Master of Arts with Major in Abrahamic Studies

Dallas International University

Program Description

Master of Arts with Major in Abrahamic Studies

Dallas International University

The Master with a major in Abrahamic Studies prepares students to work in the Abrahamic worlds of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam through gaining an understanding of the basic concepts and theories of these global cultures. Students will acquire language essentials for the study of the Abrahamic traditions; learn to discern the points of intersection among these faiths; and will be able to serve cross-culturally in and with Abrahamic communities and organizations based on a respectful understanding of their beliefs and practices, and engendering humanitarian contributions to local and global cultural goals.

Students must complete the general core requirements (15 credit hours) and concentration-specific requirements (21 credit hours) to complete this 36 credit graduate degree. Students may choose between a concentration in Islamic Worldviews and a student-crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews.

Persons interested in this program should apply for Graduate Admission to Dallas International. If previously enrolled at Dallas International in anything other than “graduate admission status”, you will need to change your admission status.

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Prerequisites

Prior to admission to the program, you must complete the following prerequisite requirements:

AC4315 Old Testament Survey

Course Summary

As an introductory survey of the history, literature, and message of the Old Testament, this course explores the unfolding of over-arching themes, narrative storyline, and intertextual relationships as understood by the history and historiography of the Hebrew scriptures. How Jewish, Christian, historical-critical and post-modern approaches have shaped the reading of the canon will be a focus of class discussions.

Course Details

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Term(s) course is offered: Fall

AC4316 New Testament Survey

Course Summary

As an introductory survey of the history, literature, and message of the New Testament, the course traces the unfolding of over-arching themes, narrative storyline, and intertextual relationships as experienced in its religious Jewish context within Greco-Roman society. How Christian, rabbinic and historical critical approaches shaped the reading of the canon will be a focus of class discussions.

Course Details

  • Level: Undergraduate
  • Credit hours: 3
  • Term(s) course is offered: Fall

*Students may petition to waive these prerequisite requirements if they have taken equivalent courses elsewhere. Courses are evaluated on a course-by-course basis.

General Core Requirements

Abrahamic Language (6 credits)

  • AC5241 Arabic 1
  • AC5242 Arabic 2
  • AC5243 Arabic 3

OR

  • AL5321 Greek 1
  • AL5322 Greek 2

OR

  • AL5326 Hebrew 1
  • AL5327 Hebrew 2

AND

  • AC5315 Abrahamic Monotheism
  • AC5319 Abrahamic Messianism
  • AA5321 Multicultural Teamwork OR AC5321 Abrahamic Community Internship

*Arabic 1 and Arabic 2 are required for the Islamic Worldviews concentration.

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Islamic Worldviews

The following are the requirements for the Islamic Worldviews Concentration with a thesis or non-thesis option. Note that Arabic 1 and 2 are the required language in the core course requirements.

Islamic Worldviews Concentration specific courses:

  • AC5310 Core Components of Islam
  • AC5316 Contextualization Issues Among Muslim Peoples
  • AC5318 Understanding the Qur’an
  • AC5312 Islam in the 21st Century OR AC5314 Modern Islamic Religious and Political Movements
  • One approved elective in Islamic Studies

Thesis/Non-thesis options:

Non-thesis option (comprehensive exam)

  • 2 Electives (6 hours)

Thesis option

  • Thesis (6 hours)

Abrahamic Worldviews (student-crafted)

The following are the requirements for the Student crafted concentration in Abrahamic Worldviews with a thesis or non-thesis option. For this concentration, the student will work with their advisor to design a concentration in Abrahamic worldviews based upon his/her needs or goals. Each program is subject to approval by the Abraham Center.

Student Crafted Concentration courses:

  • Five approved courses in Abrahamic studies

Thesis/Non-thesis options:

Non-thesis option (comprehensive exam)

  • Two Electives (6 hours)

Thesis option

  • Thesis (6 hours)
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Last updated November 19, 2018
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