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Islamic Studies Certificate

Certificate Code: CTISLM

Contact: Dr. Loren Lybarger

Sample Program for Islamic Studies Certificate

Admissions Information

Certificate Requirements

Program Overview

The certificate in Islamic studies enables motivated undergraduate students to gain knowledge of the Islamic religion and the diverse cultures and societies that it has influenced. It provides a curricular framework that integrates the study of Islam and Muslim cultures and subcultures.

Careers and Graduate School

The certificate would help students in world religions, international studies, history, geography, political science, etc. enter graduate programs or careers connected with the Near East, Africa, and South and Southeast Asia.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy: No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission: No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Certificate Requirements

Certificate Hours Requirement

The Islamic studies certificate program requires a minimum of 15 hours, plus 16 hours from the language requirement.

Core Requirements

Complete the following course:

  • CLWR 3330 - Introduction to Islam Credit Hours: 3.0

Complete one of the following courses:

  • CLWR 4330 - Political Islam Credit Hours: 3.0
  • CLWR 4340 - Sufism-Mysticism and Asceticism in Islam Credit Hours: 3.0

Historical Concentration

Complete one of the following concentrations:

Middle East

Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

  • HIST 3320 - History of Women in the Middle East Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3330 - Oil, the Persian Gulf, and World Power Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3352 - Legacy of Genghis Khan Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3370 - Middle East History 600 to 1500 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3371 - Middle East History 1500 to the present Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3532 - History of the Crusades Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 4905 - Colloquium in Middle Eastern History Credit Hours: 3.0
Africa

Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

  • HIST 3380 - History of West Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3410 - History of Africa to 1850 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3411 - History of Africa Since 1850 Credit Hours: 3.0
Southeast Asia

Complete 6 hours from the following courses:

  • HIST 3450 - Southeast Asia to c. 1750: The Creative Synthesis Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3451 - Southeast Asia, c. 1750 to 1945: Change and Conflict Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 3452 - Southeast Asia, 1945 to the Present: The Search for Stability Credit Hours: 3.0
  • HIST 4904 - Colloquium in the History of Southeast Asia Credit Hours: 3.0

Extra-Departmental Elective

Complete 3 hours from the following courses.

  • AAS 1010 - African American History I, 1526-1875 Credit Hours: 3.0
  • AAS 2020 - African American History II, 1876 to late twentieth century Credit Hours: 3.0
  • AAS 3680 - African American Political Thought Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ANTH 3570 - Anthropology of Religion Credit Hours: 3.0
  • ANTH 3800 - Cultures of South Asia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3310 - Geography of Africa Credit Hours: 3.0
  • GEOG 3380 - Geography of Asia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • INST 3201 - Focus on Malaysia Credit Hours: 3.0
  • INST 3202 - Tun Razak Seminar: Southeast Asia Studies Credit Hours: 3.0

Language Requirement

Under certificate adviser's direction, complete 4 courses at University level in one language relevant to the area of historical concentration (AKAN, ARAB, HIND, INDO, or SWAH).

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