1. To demonstrate foundational and critical knowledge of the Islamic tradition as relevant to Muslim chaplains by:
- Knowing scriptures, authoritative texts, history, traditions, and practices of Islam.
- Relating one’s tradition to public issues which intersect with faith
- Engaging the Islamic tradition analytically and contextually
- Demonstrating proficiency in aspects of Muslim life related to ritual practice and devotional life.
- Recognizing different streams of thought and practice within the scholarship of Islam
- Developing an appreciative knowledge of the continuum of expressions and interpretations of the Islamic tradition.
2. To develop an appreciation of living in a pluralistic world and the dialogical skills needed to work in both multi-faith and diverse settings.
- Understanding different streams of Islamic thought and faith traditions through having a familiarity with the practices, texts, and beliefs that encapsulate these divergent world views.
- Understanding the basic beliefs and practices of many of the faith traditions other than one’s own.
- Developing dialogical skills necessary to work in multi-faith and secular settings through living interactions on campus among our diverse student body.
- To reflect on the similarities and differences of other Islamic schools of thought and other faith traditions with one’s own faith understanding.
3. To enhance abilities related to spiritual/pastoral care and community service.
- Strengthening counseling skills and public speaking ability
- Developing skills in spiritual care and relating experiences in clinical pastoral education relevant to the context of one’s own faith tradition as a Muslim chaplain and theology of spiritual care.
- Strengthening a commitment to service and compassion in one’s work as a Muslim chaplain.
- Develop skills as a Muslim chaplain to be a bridge between the Muslim community and wider public through service and mutual understanding.