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SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
CERTIFICATE REQUIREMENTS
Certificate in MEST Summary of Requirements
 
Course Classification
Credit Hours Required
Arabic Language
3
Required courses
6
Humanities/Social Sciences
3
Religion
3
Area Studies
3
Total
18
 
Course Components
 
Arabic Language* (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 101
Elementary Arabic I
3
MEST 102
Elementary Arabic II
3
MEST 201
Intermediate Arabic I
3
MEST 202
Intermediate Arabic II
3
MEST 301
Arabic Proficiency I
3
MEST 302
Arabic Proficiency II
3
 
* Students who are already capable of demonstrating the required familiarity with Modern Standard Arabic can arrange for a consultation with the MES Coordinator, in order to verify that condition. In that case, any other course which can be applied to satisfy the MES Certificate requirements may be taken as a substitute.
 
Required Courses (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 210
An Introduction to Middle East History
3
And one of the following courses:
MEST 310
Islamic Civilization
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
 
Humanities/Social Sciences (3 credit hours)
 Credit Hours
MEST 310
Islamic Civilization
3
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
MEST 317
Middle Eastern Literature in Translation
3
MEST 318
Cultures of the Middle East
3
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 320
The Qur’an: Text, History, and Meaning
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
MEST 329
Islamic Art and Architecture
3
MEST 330
The Ancient Near East (c. 3500 B.C.E. - 100 C.E.)
3
MEST 333
The Middle East in Late Antiquity (c. 250 - 800 C.E.)
3
MEST 352
Conflicts in the Middle East
3
MEST 353
Women and Gender in the Middle East
3
 
Religion (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 320
The Qur’an: Text, History, and Meaning
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
MEST 329
Islamic Art and Architecture
3
MEST 350
Religions of the Middle East
3
 
Area Studies (3 credit hours)
 Credit Hours
MEST 380
The Gulf: Culture and Economics Since 1970
3
MEST 381
North Africa: Nation, Society and Culture
3
MEST 382
The Levant: Arab Lands of the Eastern Mediterranean
3
MEST 383
Iraq: Reinventing the Nation
3
MEST 384
Egypt: Literature Since 1952
3
 
Completion Requirements
The certificate will be awarded upon a student’s completion of all Certificate requirements. All courses applied towards the Certificate in Middle Eastern Studies program must be completed with a grade of C or above, and students must achieve a minimum 2.0 CGPA for the Certificate. Students completing the program should request the Certificate from the Registrar’s Office.
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