Prospective Graduate Diploma Students
The diploma program in Middle East Studies is designed to fill the need for familiarity with modern Middle Eastern culture and society, particularly for students who have not been exposed to an intensive study of the Middle East at the undergraduate level.
To obtain the diploma each candidate must demonstrate, in addition to the normal university requirements in English, proficiency in Modern Standard Arabic up to the completion of ALNG 1101-1102-1103.
Five courses are required for the Diploma, from at least three departments. Students can take a maximum of two courses at the 400 level.
Students are expected to finish the program in two semesters, though they may take up to four semesters to complete their requirements.
Students must take three of the following courses:
Core Courses (Choose three courses)
Elective Courses Offered in Spring 2020 (Choose two courses)
||Selected Topics in the History of Islamic Thought and Institutions: "Major Works in Islamic Studies"
||Cairo in the Cultural Imaginary
||Sira and Hadith
||Seminar on Economic Development and Policy in the Middle East
||Economics of Egypt
||Modern Literary Criticism: Interpretation and Culture
||Selected Topics in World History: Family in History
|The Marriage Crisis and the Middle East
||Selected Topics in the History of the Modern Middle East: Women and Gender
|Selected Topics in the History of the Modern Middle East: Arabs in America
||Selected Topics in the History of the Modern Middle East: Modern Lebanon
||Selected Topics in Modern Egyptian History: Egypt under Nasser: Regime, Class, and Society
||Human Rights in the Middle East
|International Politics in the Middle East
|International Political Economy
||Regime Change and Democratization
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