Middle East and Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Middle East and Islamic Studies

The graduate certificate in Middle East and Islamic studies allows students to examine the complex issues involved in understanding the Middle East and the broader Islamic world from a variety of perspectives. Students study both contemporary and historical developments in these regions; they take core courses in various disciplines, including political science, history, and religious studies, and have the opportunity to take elective courses in an even broader set of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, literature, and art history.

The graduate certificate in Middle East and Islamic studies may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

Certificate Requirements (Catalog Year 2016-2017)

Four core courses (12 credits)

MEIS 500 - Critical Issues and Debates in Middle East and Islamic Studies Credits: 3

HIST 575 - Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History Credits: 3

GOVT 632 - Politics and Societies of the Middle East Credits: 3

RELI 644 - Islamic Texts and Contexts Credits: 3

Two elective courses (6 credits) chosen from:

ANTH 635 - Regional Ethnography Credits: 3(when topic is Middle East and North Africa)

ARTH 599 - Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts Credits: 1-6(when topic is Middle Eastern or Islamic art)

ARTH 699 - Topics in Art History Credits: 3(when topic is Middle East or Islamic art)

CONF 653 - World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution Credits: 3

CONF 722 - Conflict and Religion Credits: 3

ENGH 665 - Seminar in Global Culture Credits: 3(when topic is Middle East or Muslim world)

FREN 553 - Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture Credits: 3

FRLN 550 - Special Topics Credits: 3(when topic is a language of the Middle East or Muslim world)

FRLN 551 - Special Topics Credits: 3(when topic is a language of the Middle East or Muslim world)

GGS 533 - Issues in Regional GeographyCredits: 1-6(when topic is Middle East)

GOVT 731 - Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics Credits: 3(when topic is the Middle East or a Muslim world region)

GOVT 733 - Islam and PoliticsCredits: 3

HIST 585 - Problems in Middle Eastern History Credits: 3

MEIS 794 - Graduate Internship in Middle East and Islamic Studies Credits: 3

MEIS 796 - Directed Readings in Middle East and Islamic Studies Credits: 3

RELI 591 - Special Topics in Religious Studies Credits: 3(when topic is Islam or Muslim communities)

RELI 645 - Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni-Shi`i Religious Thought Credits: 3

RELI 646 - Islam and Human Rights Credits: 3

RELI 660 - Islamic Biomedical Ethics Credits: 3

Total: 18 credits

Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

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