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Certificate, Middle East Studies: Curriculum

The NU-Q certificate in Middle East studies is currently being phased out.

Eligibility

Students starting the certificate before summer 2017 may continue pursuing the certificate. Current students pursuing the certificate must 1) graduate by summer 2020 and 2) complete the Middle East studies certificate by summer 2020.

Students graduating after summer 2020 cannot earn the certificate. Students who entered NU-Q before summer 2017 cannot pursue the certificate.

Requirements Overview

Eligible courses

NU-Q courses

  • ANTH 242: Introduction to Middle East Anthropology
  • ARABIC 142: Arabic for Media (1/2 Unit)
  • ARABIC 316-1 (Evanston campus): Reading Arabic Poetry (in Arabic)
  • ENG 242/379: Modern Middle Eastern Literature
  • ENG 379, Moroccan Women Writers
  • HIST 242: History of Medieval Muslim Empires
  • HIST 242: History of the Modern Middle East
  • HIST 242: The History of Modern Africa
  • HIST 242/387: Islam in the Shaping of African History
  • HIST 387: Britain and the Middle East
  • HIST 387: Colonialism and Decolonization in the Muslim World
  • HIST 387: Muslim Empires of the Medieval Period
  • INTERDIS 202-0: Topics in Interdisciplinary: Museums and Society
  • INTERDIS 301: The Doha Seminar
  • MIT 351‐0: National Cinema: Cinemas of the Middle East
  • MIT 351-0: National Cinema: Iran
  • MIT 351: NATIONAL CINEMA: cinemas of the ‘Middle East’ and North Africa
  • MIT 398: Alternative Media in the Middle East
  • MIT 398: Arab Television Industries
  • MIT 398: Arab TV Role Models
  • MIT 399: Independent Study: Arab TV Role Models
  • JOUR 390/MIT 398: Special Topics, Islam, America, and the Media
  • JOUR 390/MIT 398: The Media and Journalism in Today’s Middle East
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 242: Arab Women in Civil Society
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 242: Gulf Society and Politics 
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 242: Introduction to Middle East Politics
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 309/387: Contemporary Arab Thought
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 309/387: Islamism and Politics in the Middle East 
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 387: The Arab Spring
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 387: Politics of Legitimacy in the Arabian Gulf Region 
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 387: Public Opinion in the Middle East
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 390: Media Politics in the Arab World 
  • RELIGION 242: Sufism
  • RELIGION 242/387: Islam in America 
  • RELIGION 242/387: Modern Islamic Reform Movements 
  • RELIGION 242/387: Overview of Islamic Intellectual History

Additional Courses

  • ANTH 242: Introduction to Middle East Anthropology (Pahwa – Fall 2010)
  • ANTH 242: Middle East: Arab Modernities (Spring 2013: Pahwa)
  • ENG 242: Gender in Arab Popular fiction (Fall 2014: Rajakumar)
  • ENG 379: Advanced Topics on Gender in Arab Popular fiction (Fall 2014: Rajakumar)
  • HIST 387: Muslim Empires of the Medieval Period (Spring 2012: Wright)
  • MIT 351: History of Egyptian Cinema (Wilkerson – Fall 2012, Summer 2012)
  • MIT 379: Topics in F/V/A - Cityscapes on Film: Doha-Paris (Fall 2013: Sobel)
  • MIT 398: Undergraduate Seminar - Arab Television Industries (Spring 2014: Khalil)
  • MIT 398/JOUR: Installing a Multimedia Majlis (Spring 2015: Kane, Mitchell, Paschyn, Pike and Mir)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 387: Advanced Topics - The Arab Spring (2012 Fall: Burns)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 387: Qatari Female Civil Society (2014 Spring: Mitchell)
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE 399: Qatar and the World Values Survey (Mitchell – Fall 2012)
  • SOC 387: Youth Cultures in The Middle East (Fall 2012: Harkness & Khalil)
  • SOC 387/MIT 398: Globalization of Youth Cultures in the Middle East (Khalil/Harkness Fall 2012)

CMUQ courses

  • 79-2: Arab Spring
  • 79-2: Political History of the Modern Middle East
  • 48-577: Middle Eastern Cities
  • 70-513: TBH: Arabian Gulf Society
  • 79-284: Islam, Africa, and the Arab World
  • 79-285: Islam in the United States
  • 79-378: Islam and Integration with Society: Case Studies

GU-Q courses

  • ARAB 331: The Arabian Nights in Western Literature
  • ECON 364: Economics of the Middle East
  • HIST 160: Middle East I
  • HIST 161: Middle East II
  • HIST 260: Problem of Identity in the Middle East
  • HIST 467: Islamic Law and Gender
  • INAF 258: Lebanon’s History, Society and Politics
  • INAF 324: Secularism in the Middle East
  • GOVT 416: Comparative Politics of the Middle East
  • THEO 144: Islamic Mystical Tradition

VCUQatar courses

  • ARTH 260, 261: Islamic Art Survey
  • ARTH 311: Islamic Art and the West Before 1200
  • ARTH 312: Islamic Art and the West Before 1200 to 1600
  • ARTH 321: Islamic Art and the West Before 1600 to 1800
  • ARTH 465: Islamic Art and the West from 1800 to 1900
  • ARTH 466: Modern Contemporary Art in the Middle East
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