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ARAB AND ISLAMIC STUDIES CERTIFICATE AT UNT!

Effective: 2014-2015 Academic Year 

Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate is an undergraduate academic certificate designed to enable students to acquire knowledge skills about Arab and Islamic cultures, economies, societies and politics.  The required course work in Arab and Islamic Studies will help students develop cross cultural communication skills and enhance their competitiveness to enter a professional program or occupation related to the Arab and Islamic worlds. 

The Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate is open to all majors. It will be administered by the International Studies Program in the College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) at the College of Visual Arts and Design.

Justification:
The Arab and Islamic worlds are important regions of the world due to abundance of oil, oil revenues, strategic value to the United States and the west, sources of political instability including crisis of authority and democratization and security problems including a variety of geo-political conflicts, the future of Iraq, Afghanistan and the spread of nuclear weapons. In view of these serious issues, it is important for our university to introduce a certificate in Arab and Islamic Studies for our students who are majoring in different disciplines.  The Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate is an undergraduate academic certificate designed to enable students to acquire knowledge skills about Arab and Islamic cultures, economies, societies and politics.  The required course work in Arab and Islamic Studies will help students develop cross cultural communication skills and enhance their competitiveness to enter a professional program or occupation related to the Arab and Islamic worlds.

Requirements:

  1. Students are strongly encouraged to achieve Arabic language proficiency through the level of LANG 1020 by completing course work or through examination.
  2. Complete 12 credit hours at UNT in such areas relevant to the certificate.
  3. Acquire Arab and Islamic worlds experience via one or more of the following:
    • Study Abroad in an Arab or Islamic country
    • Internship in an area related to the Arab and Islamic worlds
    • Volunteer Service in Projects related to the Arab and Islamic worlds
  4. Participate in 5 international events or activities on campus/or the DFW community related to Arab and Islamic affairs. Include documentation of participating in these activities along with a summary report.

Find the necessary forms below:
Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate
Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate Completion Form
Arab and Islamic Studies Certificate Posting Form

ORGANIZATIONS AT UNT

Project Nur https://www.facebook.com/groups/untprojectnur
Model International Organization https://www.facebook.com/groups/untmio
Muslim Student Association (MSA) https://www.facebook.com/groups/5280498499/

COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Texas Muslim Women's Foundation http://www.tmwf.org
Iraqi American Association of North Texas http://www.iaant.org
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth http://www.dfwworld.org

UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND RESOURCES

University of Texas at Austin - Center for Middle Eastern Studies http://www.utexas.edu/cola/depts/mes/center/cmes.php

ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

Middle Eastern Studies Association (MESA) http://mesa.arizona.edu
Association for Modern and Contemporary Art of the Arab World, Iran, and Turkey (AMCA) http://www.amcainternational.org
The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq http://www.taarii.org