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)
|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.
|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):
|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):
|Life, Times and Teachings of Prophet Muhammad – Focus on 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)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and application deadlines.