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, camamin@umich.edu, 313-436-9171

Information on the MEST Certificate

  • Required pre-requisites:  Hist 101 or 102 or 103 and Comp 106

    Course options and certificate notes and guidelines

    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 see Prof. Amin in 1270 SSB, camamin@umich.edu, fall 2016.

  • Students who complete the MEST should be able to demonstrate:

    1. The ability to formulate viable research projects in Middle East Studies.  

    2. The ability to contextualize that research within the scholarly literature of Middle East Studies generally and relevant subfields (e.g. History, Anthropology).

  • Imran Aijaz

      Associate Professor, Philosophy

      iaijaz@umich.edu

    Camron Michael Amin

      Professor, History

      camamin@umich.edu

    Hani Bawardi

      Associate Professor, History

      bawardi@umich.edu

    Rifaat Dika

      Lecture IV, Arabic

      rdika@umich.edu

    Sally Howell

      Associate Professor, History

      sfhowell@umich.edu

    Farah Kawtharani

      Associate Professor, Arabic

      fkawth@umich.edu

    Ara Sanjian

      Associate Professor, History

      arasan@umich.edu

    Ronald Stockton

      Professor, Political Science

      rstock@umich.edu

    Rose Wellman

      Assistant Professor, Anthropology

      wellmanr@umich.edu

  • Fall 2017

    Menu A Courses

    HIST 3511:  The Modern Middle East, 1918-1945 (CRN: 12315)

    Online 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking, Social and Behavioral Analysis

     

    Menu B Courses

    AAAS 3671: Introduction to Arab American Studies (CRN: 11667)

    11 AM - 12:15 PM TR 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Sally Howell DDC: None

     

    ANTH 373: Anthropological Perspectives on the Middle East (CRN: 12243)

    11 AM - 12:15 PM MW 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Rose Wellman DDC: None

     

    ARBC 301: Higher Intermediate Arabic (CRN: 10690)

    2 PM - 3:15 PM TR 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Farah Kawtharani DDC: None

     

    ARBC 332: Arabic Cinema (CRN: 12261)

    6PM - 8:45PM W 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Rifaat Dika DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking, Intersections

     

    PHIL 306: Islamic Philosophy (CRN: 12287)

    2 PM - 3:15 PM MW 06-SEPT-2017 - 12-DEC-2017 Instructor: Imran Aijaz DDC: None

     

    Winter 2018

    Menu A Courses

    HIST 3502:  The Middle East 570 to 1800 (Section 001 - CRN: 22371)

    11 AM - 12:15 PM T

    08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018

    Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Intersections, Social and Behavioral Analysis, Upper-level Writing Intensive Course

     

    HIST 3502:  The Middle East 570 to 1800 (Section 002 - CRN: 22372)

    Online 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Intersections, Social and Behavioral Analysis, Upper-level Writing Intensive Course

     

    HIST 3512:  Modern Middle East, 1945-1991 (CRN: 22367)

    3:30 PM - 4:45 PM MW

    08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018

    Instructor: Ara Sanjian DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking, Social and Behavioral Analysis

     

    Menu B Courses

    ARBC 302: Higher Intermediate Arabic

    12 PM - 1:45 PM MW 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Rifaat Dika

    DDC:None   

     

    ARBC 335: Arabic Civilization

    2 PM - 4:45 PM TR 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Farah Kawtharani DDC: Humanities and the Arts

     

    AAST 4677: Arab American Identites

    2 PM - 4:45 PM R 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Hani Bawardi DDC: Capstone Experience, Upper-level Writing Intensive Course

     

    AAST 3634: History of Islam in the US

    12:30 PM - 1:45 PM TR 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Sally Howell DDC: None  

     

    POL 385: Middle East Politics

    9:30 AM - 10:45 AM TR 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Ronald Stockton DDC: None  

     

    Possible Menu A or Menu B Course*

    HIST 4999: Senior Research Seminar (Section 001 - CRN: 20831)

    11 AM - 12:15 PM R 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Camron Michael Amin

    DDC: Capstone Experience, Upper-level Writing Intensive

     

    HIST 4999: Senior Research Seminar (Section 002 - CRN: 22377)

    Online 08-JAN-2018 - 20-APR-2018 Instructor: Camron Michael Amin

    DDC: Capstone Experience, Upper-level Writing Intensive

    *Depending on the subject of the research project undertaken by the student in History 4999, the student may petition the MEST Coordinator for the History 4999 to count for EITHER MENU A or MENU B.  Please contact Camron Michael Amin with any questions.