Middle East Studies, Certificate

(Code 355-601)

Advisor: S. Fink (Philosophy and Religious Studies).

The Certificate in Middle East Studies is designed for students who have a strong interest in Middle East Studies, but are not able to complete the requirements for a minor in Middle East Studies.

Twelve semester credits from at least three prefixes, selected from the following list:
Geography of the Middle East and North Africa
Politics of the Middle East
Arab-Israeli Conflict
Sociology of the Middle East

NOTE 1: Courses cannot be counted in both the major and the certificate program.

NOTE 2: Though there are no program prerequisites for the Certificate in Middle East Studies, there may be prerequisites for some of the courses that are a part of the Certificate.

Program Learning Options

Students completing this program will be expected to meet the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of Middle Eastern history, politics, religion, and culture.
  • Apply a variety of methodological approaches in carrying out research in Middle Eastern studies.
  • Deconstruct uniform conceptions of the Middle East through familiarity with the diversity of Middle Eastern culture and society.