Michigan State University

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 roughly 60 core faculty in disciplines including Anthropology, Art History, Business, Communications, Education, English, French, Geography, History, Journalism, Language and Literature, Law, Medicine, Political Science, Psychiatry, Religion, and Sociology,

The Muslim Studies Program sponsors an annual conference, brown bags, and various lectures and films throughout the academic year.  From 2012 to the present the MSU Muslim Studies Program has partnered with MSU Libraries on Muslim Journeys programming, originally funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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.