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

  • Pre-requisites and Requirements

    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.

  • Program Goals

    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).

  • Faculty and Staff

    Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine

      Assistant Professor, English

      gzeinedd@umich.edu

    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

  • Course Offerings

    Summer 2018

    Menu A Courses

    HIST/WGST 338:  Women and Islam in Middle Eastern History (CRN: 31363)

    Online Summer I 2018 (May-June) Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Upper-Level Writing; Intersections;  Social and Behavioral Analysis

     

    Menu B Courses

    MCL 390a: The Qur'an: An Introduction  (CRN: 31433)

    6:00-8:45 PM Summer I 2018 (May-June) Instructor: Rifaat Dika DDC: None                   

     

    Fall  2018

    Menu A Courses

    HIST 4515:  Culture and History in Modern Iran (Hybrid (001): CRN:13044)

    12:30 - 1:45 PM W

    Fall 2018

    Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Capstone; Intersections

     

    HIST 4515:  Culture and History in Modern Iran (Online (002): CRN: 13045)

    Online Fall 2018 Instructor: Camron Michael Amin DDC: Capstone; Intersections              

     

    HIST 3520: Lebanon in the Modern Middle East (CRN: 12781)

    2:00-3:15 PM MW

    Fall 2018

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

     

    Menu B Courses

    PHIL 306:  Islamic Philosophy  (CRN: 12887)

    2:00-3:155 PM MW Fall 2018 Instructor: Imran Aijaz

    DDC:None                                     

     

    ARBC 301:  Higher Intermediate Arabic  (CRN: 10690)

    3:30-4:45 PM TR Fall 2018 Instructor: TBA

    DDC: None                                                  

     

    ARBC 351:  Contemporary Arabic Literature  (CRN: 12869)

    3:30-4:45 PM MW Fall 2018 Instructor: Rifaat Dika DDC: Critical and Creative Thinking

     

    AAST 3150: Introduction to Arab American Studies  (CRN: 11667)

    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM TR Fall 2018 Instructor: Sally Howell DDC: Intersections              

     

    AAST 473: Arab American Women Writers  (CRN: 13061)

    2:00 PM - 3:15 PM MW Fall 2018 Instructor: Ghassan Abou-Zeineddine DDC: Humanities and the Arts, Intersections            

     

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

    11:00 AM - 12:15 PM MW Fall 2018 Instructor: Rose Wellman DDC: None                    

Middle East Studies Certificate Program

Social Sciences Building (SSB)
Phone: 
313-436-9171
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