All courses take place over the entire semester (January 22 through May 16), regardless of the format in which they are offered and when face-to-face instruction and/or online class meetings occur.

Semester Start: Monday, January 22, 2018
Semester End: Friday, May 11, 2018
Final Exams: May 14-16, 2018

Bayan students may take courses that fulfill requirements from Bayan, CST, AJRCA, and the University of the West. Register in the Student Portal for Bayan and CST courses, and contact other schools’ registrars for enrollment instructions. Make note of the Add/Drop deadline and refund schedule of the respective institutions.

On-Campus Courses (weekly class meetings on campus)

Title Faculty Day/Time
Islamic Law and Legal Theory (BES3021) Hamid Mavani Tue 6:30-9:20pm (Craig)
Global Islamic Movements (BTH3052) Ozgur Koca Tue 8:30-11:20am (Craig)

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 2B (BMU3010) Elijah Reynolds Online Meetings:
Mon & Wed, 5:00-6:30pm PT (except Feb. 11-17 and holidays)
The Qur’an: Collection, Composition and Teachings (BTS3000) Joseph Lumbard Online Meetings TBA
Bayan Integrative Seminar I – M.A. thesis/project (BIS3161) Munir Shaikh 5 Online Meetings TBA

Hybrid Intensive Courses

These courses feature a combination of intensive face-to-face meetings on campus, plus live online meetings, plus independent online work.

Note the following schedule, which includes required activities in addition to the indicated class session timings.

Date Hybrid Program Activity
Dec. 18 (Mon) Begin course readings for Week 0 hybrid-intensive courses only
Jan. 13 (Sat) Students in Week 0 courses arrive for program / Welcome Dinner
Jan. 14-19 (Sun-Fri) Week 0: Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Jan. 20 (Sat) Students in Week 0 courses depart
Jan. 22 (Mon) Begin course readings for Week 4 hybrid-intensive courses,
as well as on-campus and fully online courses
Feb. 10 (Sat) Students in Week 4 courses arrive for program / Welcome Dinner
Feb. 11-13 (Sun-Tues) 3 full-day classes for Preaching & Public Presentation of Islam course
Feb. 14-16 (Wed-Fri) 3 full-day classes for Islamic Theology & Philosophy course
Feb. 17 (Sat) Luncheon Cruise for Faculty and Students in Week 4 courses
Feb. 19 – May 11 Complete course assignments and readings per syllabi
May 14-16 Complete final exams/papers

Face-to-face sessions in Week Zero (Jan. 14-19):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Islam and Liberal Citizenship Mohammad Fadel Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Chaplaincy in Contexts Ingrid Mattson Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM
On Friday, Jan. 19, the timings for the above 2 courses will be swapped: Dr. Mattson will teach in the morning slot, and Dr. Fadel will teach in the afternoon slot.

Face-to-face sessions in Week 4 (Feb. 11-16):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Preaching and Public Presentation of Islam
Guest presenters include Dalia Mogahed, Mehdi Hasan,
Sh. Omar Suleiman, and Tariq Aquil
Jihad Turk Sun-Tue 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Curriculum Design, Development and Integration Karima Alavi Sun-Tue 8:00AM – 7:00PM
Islamic Theology and Philosophy Asad Ahmed Wed-Fri 8:00AM – 7:00PM

Enrolling in our Hybrid Intensive 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.

If you are thinking about enrolling in a degree program at Bayan in the future and want to take a course that will count for the program at that time, you should take the course for credit instead of continuing education, at the full tuition rate of $880/unit ($2,640 per 3-unit course). To do so, you must be admitted to the school as a non-degree-seeking student through an application process before the start of the semester. Contact admissions@cst.edu for further information and application deadlines.