SPRING 2017

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, January 17, 2017
Semester End: Friday, May 5, 2017
Final Exams: May 8-10, 2017

Bayan students may take courses that fulfill requirements from Bayan, CST, AJRCA, and the University of the West. Register in the Student Portal, and make note of the Add/Drop deadline.

Bayan On-Campus Courses (weekly three-hour class meetings)

Title Faculty Day/Time
The Qur’an: Collection, Composition and Teachings Dr. Hamid Mavani Tues 6:30-9:20 PM
Islamic Law and Legal Theory Dr. Hamid Mavani Wed 1:00-3:50 PM
Muslim Spirituality Among the Religions of the World Dr. Ozgur Koca Tues 1:00-3:50 PM
Global Islamic Movements and Ideologies Dr. Ozgur Koca Wed 6:30-9:20 PM

Bayan Online Courses (periodic online meetings)

Title Faculty Day/Time
Beginning Arabic 1B (BMU3007) Elijah Reynolds T/Th 3:00 – 4:30PM PT
Intermediate Arabic 2B (BMU3010) Elijah Reynolds T/Th 5:00 – 6:30PM PT
Bayan Integrative Seminar I – M.A. thesis/project prep (BIS3161) Munir Shaikh 5 online mtgs

Bayan Hybrid Intensive Courses

Note the following schedule, which includes required activities in addition to the indicated class session timings. Sessions A & B overlap on Saturday, February 11.

Date Hybrid Program Activity
Feb. 3 (Fri) Students in Session A arrive for program
Feb. 4 (Sat) Faculty/student Welcome and Activity
Feb. 5-10 (Sun-Fri) Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 10 (Fri) Students in Session B arrive for program
Feb. 11 (Sat) Faculty/student Luncheon
Feb. 12-17 (Sun-Fri) Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 18 (Sat) Faculty/student Capstone program

Face-to-face session A (Feb. 04 – 11 including Saturday programs):

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Note the modified intensive format for Session A: 3 full days per course during this week.

Title Faculty Day/Time
Foundations of the Islamic Worldview: A Survey of Muslim Theology Dr. Umar F. Abd-Allah Sun-Tue 9:00AM – 6:00PM
Community Organizing as Spiritual Practice Dr. Rami Nashashibi Wed-Fri 9:00AM – 6:00PM

Face-to-face session B (Feb. 11 – 18 including Saturday programs):

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Standard intensive format for Session B: 5 hours per day per course for 6 days.

Title Faculty Day/Time
The Life, Times, and Teachings of the Prophet Muhammad Dr. Jonathan Brown Sun-Fri 8:00AM -1:00PM
History of Islam Dr. Ovamir Anjum Sun-Fri 3:00PM – 8:00PM

Enrolling in our courses as a Community Member (Continuing Education)

You don’t have to be enrolled in a degree program to take courses at Bayan. Space permitting, community members age 18 and above are welcome to join our degree-seeking students in the classroom and learn from our world-class faculty, by enrolling through Bayan Extension (joining our courses in this way is called “continuing education”). No credit is given for courses taken, and such courses cannot be counted in the future towards a degree. Review the schedule of courses and the timings for in-person class sessions.
Click on the title of the course you are interested in above for details and enrollment information.