The Middle East Studies Certificate is a credential for students who have studied the history and culture of the Middle East from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.
Requiring a minimum of 12 upper-division credits after the completion of pre-requisites, the MEST Certificate can complement your major or stand alone as a post baccalaureate credential.
Contact MEST Coordinator:
Camron Michael Amin, firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-436-9171
Information on the MEST Certificate
Required pre-requisites: Hist 101 or 102 or 103 and Comp 106
Earning the certificate requires a minimum of 12 upper-division credit hours selected from among Menu A (history) and Menu B (non-history) courses. No more than 9 credit hours can be from Menu A. No more than 6 credit hours can be from Menu B.
All work will be at the 300+ level and only 3 hours may be shared with another major, minor, or certificate. There will be GPA criteria for admission and posting of the certificate.
If you are interested please contact Prof. Amin, email@example.com, 313-439-9171, 1270 SSB.
Students who complete the MEST should be able to demonstrate:
The ability to formulate viable research projects in Middle East Studies.
The ability to contextualize that research within the scholarly literature of Middle East Studies generally and relevant subfields (e.g. History, Anthropology).
Menu A Courses
HIST 3520: Lebanon in the Modern Middle East (CRN: 14024)
|12:30-1:45 PM||TR||Fall 2020||Instructor: Ara Sanjian||
Menu B Courses
ARBC 301: Higher Intermediate Arabic (CRN: 10690)
|3:30-4:45 PM||MW||Fall 2020||Instructor: Rifaat Dika||
ARBC 310: Arabic Translation Skills (CRN: 14121)
|12:00-1:45 PM||TR||Fall 2020||Instructor: Wessam Elmeligi||
AAST 3150: Intro to Arab American Studies (CRN: 11886)
|11 AM-12:15 PM||MW||Fall 2020||Instructor: Sally Howell||
AAST 3151: Public Cultural Work in Arab American Studies (CRN: 13889)
|6:00-8:45 PM||M||Fall 2020||Instructor: Sally Howell||
AAST 4677: Arab American Identities (CRN: 13890)
|6:00-8:45 PM||T||Fall 2020||Instructor: Hani Bawardi||
DDC: Capstone, Upper-Level Writing
ANTH 373: Anthropology of the Middle East (CRN: 13867)
|11 AM-12:15PM||MW||Fall 2020||Instructor: Rose Wellman||DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking, Social and Behavioral|
PHIL 306: Islamic Philosophy (CRN: 12287)
|2:00-3:15 PM||MW||Fall 2020||Instructor: Imran Aijaz||DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking|
POL 385: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (CRN: 13863)
|3:30-4:45 PM||TR||Fall 2020||Instructor: Ron Stockton||DDC: Intersections|