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Collection Development Policy Statement: Muslim Studies and Middle East Studies

Factors Influencing Collection Policy

The MSU Libraries' Muslim Studies and Middle East studies collections strive to be suitable for an undergraduate curriculum while meeting the research needs of the faculty.

The Muslim Studies Program has 40 core faculty in disciplines including Anthropology, Art History, Business, Communications, Education, English, French, Geography, History, Journalism, Language and Literature, Law, Medicine, Political Science, Religion, and Sociology,

The Muslim Studies Program sponsors an annual conference, brown bags, and various lectures and films throughout the academic year.  From 2012-2014, the MSU Muslim Studies Program collaborated with the MSU Libraries on the National Endowment for the Humanities grant funded programming Muslim Journeys; this programming continued in 2015-2016 with the Muslim Journeys Book Club.  The MSU Libraries will continue to partner with the Muslim Studies Program as a host for educational and cultural events.

The focus of the Muslim Studies Program is on the contemporary experiences of Muslims as reflected in art, language, literature, film, and media; and on complex challenges facing Muslim states and societies, as well as on Muslim minority communities around the world. 

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