This graduate certificate allows students to examine the complex issues involved in understanding the Middle East and the broader Islamic world from a variety of perspectives. Students study both contemporary and historical developments in these regions; they take core courses in various disciplines, including political science, history, and religious studies, and have the opportunity to take elective courses in an even broader set of disciplines, including sociology, anthropology, literature, and art history.
Applicants to all graduate programs at George Mason University must meet the admission standards and application requirements for graduate study as specified in Graduate Admissions. For information specific to the graduate certificate in Middle East and Islamic Studies, see Application Requirements and Deadlines.
For policies governing all graduate certificates, see AP.6.8 Requirements for Graduate Certificates.
Total credits: 18
This certificate may be pursued on a full-or part-time basis.
|MEIS 500||Critical Issues and Debates in Middle East and Islamic Studies||3|
|HIST 575||Approaches to Middle East and Islamic History||3|
|GOVT 632||Politics and Societies of the Middle East||3|
|RELI 644||Islamic Texts and Contexts||3|
|Select two electives from the following:||6|
|Regional Ethnography 1|
|Special Topics in Art History 2|
|Topics in Art History 2|
|World Religions, Diplomacy, and Conflict Resolution|
|Conflict and Religion|
|Seminar in Global Culture 3|
|Topics in North African Francophone Literature and Culture|
|Special Topics 4|
|Special Topics 4|
|Issues in Regional Geography 5|
|Advanced Seminar in Comparative Politics 6|
|Islam and Politics|
|Problems in Middle Eastern History|
|Graduate Internship in Middle East and Islamic Studies|
|Directed Readings in Middle East and Islamic Studies|
|Special Topics in Religious Studies 7|
|Muslim Comparative Theologies: Sunni-Shi`i Religious Thought|
|Islam and Human Rights|
|Islamic Biomedical Ethics|
When topic is Middle East and North Africa.
When topic is Middle Eastern or Islamic art.
When topic is Middle East or Muslim world.
When topic is a language of the Middle East or Muslim world.
When topic is Middle East.
When topic is the Middle East or a Muslim world region.
When topic is Islam or Muslim communities.