Middle East Studies, Certificate of Achievement (C)
The Middle East Studies Program involves the study of the history, politics, cultures, religions and languages of one of the most complex and critical regions of the world. Some of the questions which students will encounter in courses in this program include: What are the main tenets of the major religions of the area? What is the history of the peoples of this region? What are the political systems of these countries like? Why is the region so critical to world politics? What are the cultural differences in Middle Eastern cultures, within the Middle East and between the Middle East and the West and the East.
The Middle East Studies major also seeks to understand the question of democratization, political violence, the role of religion and ideology, the role of tradition and history in shaping the physical and psychological make-up of the region. The Program will be complemented with a Study Abroad component offering students a hands-on experience of life and culture and tradition and history of the Middle East.
The Associate in Arts in Middle East Studies degree (AA in Middle East Studies) is an interdisciplinary program that provides students with a solid foundation to transition to a Baccalaureate Degree in Middle East Studies at UCSB or at any of the other UC or CSU campuses offering a similar major.
Certificate of Achievement Requirements
Complete all Department Requirements for the Certificate of Achievement with a C or better in each course. Candidates for a Certificate of Achievement are required to complete at least 20% of the department requirements through SBCC.
|ART 216||Survey Of Islamic Art And Architecture||3|
|or ART 215||Survey Of Non-Western Art|
|HIST 138||History of the Modern Middle East||3|
|POLS 136||Middle East Government And Politics||3|
|Complete 9 units from the following:||9|
|Introduction To Cultural Anthropology|
or ANTH 109
|Comparative World Cultures|
|Beginning Modern Standard Arabic I|
|Beginning Modern Standard Arabic II|
|Survey Of Non-Western Art 1|
or ART 216
|Survey Of Islamic Art And Architecture|
|Introduction to Global Studies|
|Comparative World Religions|
or POLS 121H
|International Politics, Honors|
ART 215 or 216 can be counted toward the 9 units of electives only if not used to meet a core course above.