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, Jan. 22, 2019
Semester End: Friday, May 10, 2019
Final Exams: May 13-15, 2019

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 Empower 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
Effective Ethics in Negotiated Spaces (BES3027) Jihad Brown (Totten) Tues 1:00-3:50pm
Islam, Science and Art (BRA3060) Ozgur Koca Tues 6:30-9:20pm
Abrahamic Faiths in Conversation (BIR3100) Ozgur Koca Wed 1:00-3:50pm

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 / Staff Online Meetings:
Tues/Thurs, 5:30-7pm PT
Advanced Arabic 3B (BMU3012) Elijah Reynolds / Staff Online Meetings:
Tues/Thurs, 5:30-7pm PT
Contemporary Islamic Thought (BTH3018) Hamid Mavani Online Meetings TBA
Sunni-Shia Relations and Intra-Faith Issues (BMU3019) Hamid Mavani Online Meetings TBA
Bayan Integrative Seminar I (BIS3161 – 1 unit)
(this course is for students who expect to graduate by May 2020 or the end of Fall 2020)
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, Feb. 16.

Date Hybrid Program Activity
Jan. 22 (Tues) Begin course readings and assignments per syllabus
Feb. 9 (Sat) Students in Session A arrive for program
Feb. 10-15 (Sun-Fri) Session A Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 15 (Fri) Students in Session B arrive for program (if not already present)
Feb. 16 (Sat) Bayan Luncheon Cruise for all students and faculty
Feb. 17-22 (Sun-Fri) Session B Daily class sessions (morning & afternoon) – see below
Feb. 23 (Sat) No class / Students in Session B depart
Feb. 24 – May 10 Complete course assignments and readings per syllabus
May 13-15 Complete final exams/papers


Face-to-face session A (Feb. 9-16 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
The Sufi Tradition – Literary and Cultural Dimensions (BSF3107) Omid Safi Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Universal Maxims in Islamic Law and Beyond (BES3128) Jihad Brown (Totten) Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Islamic Law and Legal Theory (BES3121) Asifa Quraishi-Landes Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

Face-to-face session B (Feb. 16-23 including Saturday programs):

Title Faculty Day/Time
Life, Times and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad – Focus onĀ Hadith Studies/Methodologies (BMU3115) Jonathan Brown Sun-Fri 8:00AM – 1:00PM
Chaplaincy in Contexts (BSC3130) Ingrid Mattson Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM
Fundraising Strategies for Faith-Based Organizations (BLA3107) Shariq Siddiqui Sun-Fri 2:00PM – 7:00PM

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 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. Please note that only Hybrid Intensive courses may be taken; fully online courses are not available for continuing education.


If you are thinking about enrolling in a degree program at Bayan in the future and want to take one of the listed course so 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 $1,000/unit ($3,000 per 3-unit course). To do so, you must be admitted to the school as a non-degree-seeking student through an application process. Contact admissions@cst.edu for further information and application deadlines.