Certificate in Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 600-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 600-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificates may be earned by regularly matriculated or extended learning students and denote successful completion of a prescribed program of study designed to:

  1. impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or
  2. produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or
  3. provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field.

Certain certificate programs contain 6000-level courses as requirements and/or electives. These 6000-level courses may not be taken by undergraduate students. Candidates must receive two-thirds of their certificate-applicable credit from the university. The transferring of credit or the substitution of courses may occur only after application to the appropriate campus authority.

Certificate Requirements (31 units)

Core Courses (12)
Twelve units chosen from:12
Anthropology of the Middle East
Exploring the World of Islam through Literature
Classical Islamic Civilization
Emerging Topics in Human Geography (When topic is Middle East/Islam)
Government and Politics of the Middle East
Language Requirement (3)
A minimum of three units from one of the following courses chosen in consultation with the Coordinator for the Islamic and Middel Eastern Studies certificate:3
Beginning Arabic 1
Beginning Arabic 2
Arabic Communication
Arabic Literature and societies
Arabic Media
Arabic for Professional Communication
Arab Culture, Media and Identity
Explorations of Arabic Literary Texts
Spoken Arabic
Introduction to Arabic Linguistics
Electives (16)
Sixteen units chosen from:16
Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe
Arab Culture, Media and Identity
Explorations of Arabic Literary Texts
Explorations in Arabic Media
Female Voices in Arab American Literature
Voices and Visions from the Arab World
Advanced Topics in Media Studies
Studies in Literary Diversity
Muslim Women in Media and Society
Topics in Oral History
Modern Middle East
Mughal India and the Early Modern World
Modern India at the Crossroads of Empire
History of Christianity I
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Modern Iran
Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History
Nationalism and Conflict in the Middle East
U.S. Media and the Middle East
Iran-U.S. Relations
Politics of Oil
Seminar in Comparative Politics
An Independent Study course chosen in anthropology, English, history, humanities or political science on an Islamic/ Middle Eastern topic.
Topics in Strategy: (When the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
Other courses related to the Middle East and Islamic World, to be approved in advance by the Islamic and Middle East Studies coordinator, can be used to fulfill the electives area.
NOTE: 6000 level courses are not available for undergraduate students.
Total Units31