Program for academic year 2021-2022
Qur'an and Bible 1 Oct 25th - Dec 15th 2021
Qur'an and Bible 2 Jan 12th - Mar 23rd 2022
History of Muslim&Christian Dialogue Jan 10th - Mar 21st 2022
Contemporary Issues in Muslim&Christian Dialogue May 16th - June 29th 2022
From The Sanneh Institute, Accra, Ghana: Historical Survey of Islam and Christian-Muslim relations in Africa, Sept 10th - Dec 10th 2021
Courses offered (click title for details)
History of Muslim-Christian Dialogue: Case studies over the centuries
Contemporary Issues in Muslim&Christian Dialogue: Historical, theological and practical approaches
Qur'an and Bible 1: Parallel narratives in the Torah and the Qur'an
Qur'an and Bible 2: Interpreting the texts in today's world
A unique suite of courses
Open internationally, with students from up to 14 countries
Can be accessed for accreditation by institutions world-wide
Can combine on-line learning with local face-to-face study
These courses build credit towards a CMCS Houston Certificate in Muslim & Christian Studies.
Courses are suitable for accreditation at final year undergraduate or master's level.
Each course requires 3 credit hours of study:
40-45 hours of class and online lectures
80-90 hours of additional reading, research and writing.
Courses can be taught over 5, 7 or 10 week periods.
"CMCS Houston online courses are well packaged and delivered by seasoned lecturers and experts in the field of Muslim-Christian relations. The content of the course is very rich, the lecturers are friendly and you will have a lot to think about and engage with in your career pursuits and personal relationships with people of other faiths. Their courses provide a helpful opportunity to study together, share and learn from other participants in a very open and inspiring environment." (Summer 2020 student)
CMCS Houston's online courses may also be taught 'on demand' for institutions which wish to incorporate them into their accredited courses. Each course involves students from at least two institutions in two different countries, so that students can benefit from both cross-cultural and inter-faith interactions. The course is also open for audit to individuals who apply independently.
For example, our first course was offered for credit by Baylor University and by the Theological College of Northern Nigeria, and included students from Ghana, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Jordan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia.
An institution nominates a faculty member who takes responsibility for assessment and accreditation. Alternatively, the institution may request CMCS Houston to carry out assessment on its behalf.
Each course has tutorial and discussion classes which are, where possible, conducted in local face-to-face groups. For institutions, these are normally facilitated by the nominated faculty member.