- Develop broad understanding of core knowledge in the natural, physical and social sciences, mathematics, humanities, history, and languages.
- Demonstrate foundational and critical knowledge of Islam
- Demonstrate an understanding of the diverse schools of thought in the Islamic tradition and their sources.
- Demonstrate knowledge of Islamic history and the historical context of some important debates prevalent in Islamic thought
- Develop general knowledge of other faith traditions and world-views
- Show appreciation of Islamic art at a novice level
- Display creative and critical thinking skills:
- analyzing issues in the historical and contemporary Islamic world, especially in the United States
- formulating relevant questions and responding to those questions in a substantive way using evidence.
- Develop the ability to communicate clearly and persuasively in various modes (aural and written) for various purposes and audiences.
- Show basic quantitative and information technology Literacy
- Develop the ability to continue life-long learning independently and collaboratively.
Personal and Social Development
- Develop skills for dialogical and constructive engagement with diversity, both inter- and intra-religious
- Develop the skills to engage effectively in the global and local civic settings
- Develop a sense of social responsibility and ethics in personal and professional life
- Demonstrate appreciation of Islamic ethical values and their application
Application of Knowledge
- Demonstrate application of knowledge, skills, and responsibilities to new settings and complex problems.