The Certificate in Mid-East Politics

On-Campus and Online Course Overview

Students will examine the political, historical, cultural, and religious issues associated with this significant area of the world. Courses center around critical elements of Mid-East history in conjunction with current trends and developments. Professors will also work with students wishing to gain Arabic language proficiency to further strengthen the student's credentials in this important policy field.

  • Interpret the history of the Middle East region through a global and biblical lens.
  • Analyze the influence of Islam on the development of the region.
  • Recommend ways of resolving conflict in the region.

Potential future positions related to this certificate are:

  • Policy researcher for think tanks or policy institutes
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • U.S. Embassy or Consulate Officer
  • CIA Analyst
  • FBI Agent
  • National Security Agency Analyst

Required Co-Requisites (0 credit hours)

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

ENGL 500
Graduate Academic Writing Seminar
(0)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

UNIV LIB
Library Research and Resources
(3)
(must be taken during first semester)

x

x

x

x

x

x

Mid-East Politics Certificate (12 credit hours)
Complete four (4) of the following courses

Course Number, Title and Credit Hours

Fall

Spring

Summer

A

B

C

D

E

F

GOV 625
International Relations Theory
(3)

x

 

x

 

 

 

GOV 653
Mid-East Politics
(3)

 

x

 

 

 

 

GOV 659
Shari'a Law
(3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

GOV 672
Islamic Political Thought
(3)

 

 

 

x

 

 

GOV 689
American Foreign Policy
(3)

 

 

x