FALL 2018

All courses take place over the entire semester, regardless of the format in which they are offered and when face-to-face instruction and/or online class meetings occur.

Semester Start: Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018
Semester End: Friday, Dec. 18, 2018
Final Exams: Dec. 19-21, 2018

Bayan students may take courses that fulfill requirements from Bayan, CST, AJRCA, and the University of the West. Register for CST and Bayan courses in the Student Portal, and make note of the Add/Drop deadlines. Register at partner schools by contacting their registrars.

On-Campus Courses (weekly class meetings on campus)

Title Faculty Day/Time
Muslim Spirituality Among the Religions of the World (BSF3037) Ozgur Koca Tues 1:00-3:50pm
The Qur’an: Composition, Collection and Teachings (BTS3000) Hamid Mavani Tues 6:30-9:20pm
Sunni-Shia Relations and Intrafaith Issues (BMU3019) Hamid Mavani Wed 1:00-3:50pm
Islamic Theology and Philosophy (BTH3025) Ozgur Koca Wed 6:30-9:20pm

Fully Online Courses (no face-to-face class meetings)

These courses feature a combination of “asynchronous” (independent online work) and “synchronous” (scheduled live online meetings) learning.

Title Faculty Day/Time
Intermediate Arabic 2A (BMU3009) Staff Online Meetings:
Tues/Thurs, 5:30-7pm PT
Introduction to the Islamic Cultural Heritage (BCS3117) Susan Douglass 4 Online Meetings TBA
Cultivating the Campus Environment – Professional Learning Communities (BRE3015) Omar Ezzeldine 4 Online Meetings TBA
Bayan Integrative Seminar II (BIS3162 – 1 unit)
(this course is only for students who have taken BIS3161 and
have already completed at least 24 units in other courses)
Munir Shaikh 5 Online Meetings TBA

Hybrid Intensive Courses

These courses feature a combination of face-to-face meetings on campus plus “asynchronous” online learning and a few live “synchronous” online meetings.

Note the following schedule, which includes required activities in addition to the indicated class session timings. Sessions A & B overlap on Saturday, Sept. 22.

Date Hybrid Program Activity
Sept. 4 (Tues) Begin course readings and assignments per syllabus
Sept. 15 (Sat) Students in Session A arrive for program
Sept. 16-21 (Sun-Fri) Session A Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Sept. 21 (Fri) Students in Session B arrive for program (if not already present)
Sept. 22 (Sat) Bayan Luncheon Cruise for all students and faculty
Sept. 23-28 (Sun-Fri) Session B Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Sept. 29 (Sat) No class / Students in Session B depart unless staying for Session C
Sept. 30 (Sun) – Oct. 2 (Tues) Session C Full-day class sessions – see below
Oct. 3 – Dec. 17 Complete course assignments and readings per syllabus
Dec. 19-21 Complete final exams/papers


Face-to-face session A (Sept. 15-22 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation (BIR3100) Reinhard Krauss Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
History of Islam (BHS3113) Ovamir Anjum Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Face-to-face session B (Sept. 22-29 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Islamic Chaplaincy courses
Crisis Intervention (BSC3136) Khalid Latif Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Facilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals (BSC3130) Jamaal Diwan Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Face-to-face session C (Sept. 30 – Oct. 2):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Islam in Blackamerica: From Slavery to Hip-Hop (BCS3099) Sherman Jackson Sun-Tues 8:00AM – 7:00PM