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.
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.
RELI 644 - Islamic Texts and Contexts Credits: 3
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 722 - Conflict and Religion Credits: 3
ENGH 665 - Seminar in Global Culture Credits: 3(when topic is Middle East or Muslim world)
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
RELI 591 - Special Topics in Religious Studies Credits: 3(when topic is Islam or Muslim communities)
RELI 646 - Islam and Human Rights Credits: 3
RELI 660 - Islamic Biomedical Ethics Credits: 3