Words fail me. Read and wonder.
By the way, its Visiting Scholar, not professor, not teacher, not student, but Scholar. Not sure what that means. Never heard of it before. I quote from the proposed curriculum :)
C. Structure and Content of Curriculums for a Double Major : a Secular
( Rational ) Discipline, and Discipline-Oriented Islamic Studies:
( Abbreviations: GE, General Education; IGE, Islamic General
Education; STS, Science, Technology, and Society; EVIST,
Ethics and Values in Science and Technology; MHS, Medical
and Health Sciences; BME, Bio-Medical Ethics; etc. )
* An under-graduate would utilize the required GE/General Education and Elective courses, and take Self-Study courses to develop a Second Major in Discipline-Oriented Islamic Studies comprising "IGE/Islamic General Education", and an Islamic specialization.
* IGE/Islamic General Education, part of Secular GE requirements:
* a course or two in Quranic Arabic;
* a course in the Quran with explanations by Muhammad Asad;
* a course in Hadith/Sunnah using generic books like Kitab al-Kharaj ( Book of
Taxation ), Kitab al-Amwal ( Book of Economics ), besides the popular ones which deal mostly with rituals and civil matters like those of Bukhari, Muslim, etc.
* courses in Islamic Philosophy, Islamic Law, Islamic History, Islamic Sociology, etc., through respective Departments, taken as Self-Study courses through instructors who teach similar secular courses, or by other arrangements.
* Specialized Islamic "Discipline-Oriented" courses:
* Economics Major: After an IGE course, "Introduction to Islamic Economics" similar to secular "Economics 1", one would take ( Self-Study ) courses like "Islamic Public Finance", "Islamic Labor Economics", etc., after the similar secular courses on "Public Finance", "Labor Economics", etc.
* Natural Sciences and Engineering Majors: After taking the GE courses on History of Science and Technology, Philosophy of Science, etc., and writing Term Papers from Islamic perspectives, students must take ( Self-Study ) courses on History of Islamic Science, History of Islamic Technology, Philosophy of Islamic Science, etc. Advanced secular/Western courses are offered by colleges and universities in "EVIST/ Ethics and Values in Science & Technology", "STS/ Science, Technology, and Society", etc. Similar ( Self-Study ) courses must be taken in Islamic EVIST and Islamic STS through the same instructors who DO NOT have to know the Islamic perspectives!
* MHS/Medical and Health Sciences Majors: Students with GE and IGE backgrounds must develop a Second Major in Islamic BME/ Bio-Medical Ethics. This requires specialized courses in Philosophy of Islamic Medicine, History of Islamic Medicine,
and Programs in Islamic-EVIST and STS vis-a-vis MHS.
All this to be taken with a grain of piquant salt!!!