Middle East and Islamic Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Graduate Certificate in Middle East and Islamic Studies

The graduate certificate 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 may be pursued on a part-time or full-time basis.

The University Catalog is the authoritative source for information on program requirements and courses. The Schedule of Classes is the authoritative source for information on classes scheduled for this semester. See the Schedule for the most up-to-date information and see Patriot web to register for classes. Requirements may be different for earlier catalog years. See the University Catalog archives.

Certificate Requirements

Total credits: 18

Core Courses

MEIS 500 Critical Issues and Debates in Middle East and Islamic Studies 3
HIST 575 Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History 3
GOVT 632 Politics and Societies of the Middle East 3
RELI 644 Islamic Texts and Contexts 3
Total Credits 12

Electives

Select two electives from the following: 6
Regional Ethnography (when topic is Middle East and North Africa)
Special Topics in Art History and the Decorative Arts (when topic is Middle Eastern or Islamic art)
Topics in Art History (when topic is Middle East or Islamic art)
CONF 653
World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution
CONF 722
Conflict and Religion
Seminar in Global Culture (when topic is Middle East or Muslim world)
Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture
Special Topics (when topic is a language of the Middle East or Muslim world)
Special Topics (when topic is a language of the Middle East or Muslim world)
GGS 533
Issues in Regional Geography (when topic is Middle East)
GOVT 731
Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics (when topic is the Middle East or a Muslim world region)
GOVT 733
Islam and Politics
Problems in Middle Eastern History
Graduate Internship in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Directed Readings in Middle East and Islamic Studies
Special Topics in Religious Studies (when topic is Islam or Muslim communities)
Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni-Shi`i Religious Thought
Islam and Human Rights
Islamic Biomedical Ethics
Total Credits 6
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