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 a) impart specified professional/vocational/career competencies; or b) produce mastery of the content of a sub-field of an academic major (discipline); or c) provide exposure to the range of materials in a traditional or emerging interdisciplinary field. For further certificate information, see the current bulletin under certificate programs.

(Requirements: 36 units)

Core Courses (16 units)

1.  ANTH 358, Peoples of the Middle East (4)
2. HIST 383, Classical Islamic Civilization (4)
3. HUM 375, World of Islam (4)
4. PSCI 308, Government and Politics of the Middle East (4)


Electives (20 units)

  • Twenty units chosen from:

ANTH 303, Prehistory of the Middle East and Europe (4)
ANTH 334, Anthropology and Film (4)
ARAB 216, Introduction to Literary Texts (4)
ARAB 290, Arabic Literature in Translation (4)
ARAB 370, Arabic Film and Culture (4)
ARAB 470, Contemporary Issues in Arab Culture (4)
ARAB 471, Media-The Arab World (4)
ARAB 480, Special Topics in Classical Islamic Texts (4)
ARAB 481, Special Topics in Contemporary Arabic Literature (4)
COMM. 565, Advanced Topics in Mass Communication (4)  (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
ENG 319, Studies in Literary Diversity (Contemporary Middle Eastern Literature, Contemporary Middle Eastern fiction, Non-western Women Writers) (4)
HIST 330, Oral History: Americans at War in Iraq (4)
HIST 380, World Religions (4)
HIST 384, Modern Middle East (4)
HIST 480, History of Christianity I (4)
HIST 485, Arab Israeli Conflict (4)
HIST 486, Modern Iran (4)
HIST 487, Topics in Modern Middle Eastern History (4)
HIST 491, Nationalism and conflict in the Middle East (4)
HIST 492, U.S. Media and the Middle East (4)
HIST 493, Iran-U.S. Relations (4)
PSCI 540, Seminar in Comparative Politics (4) (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East)
PSCI 605, Topics in Strategy (4) (when the topic is Islamic/Middle East topic (4)
SOC 606, Sociology of Terrorism (4)

An Independent Study course (595) chosen in anthropology, English, history, humanities or political science on a Middle Eastern topic. (4)

NOTE: 600-level courses are not available for undergraduate students.