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  Oct 17, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Arab and Islamic Studies certificate


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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.

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

Students are strongly encouraged to achieve Arabic language proficiency through the level of LANG 1020 by completing course work or through examination.

Course requirements, 12 hours


To earn an Arab and Islamic studies certificate, students must complete 12 hours at UNT in such areas as the following (other courses may be used if approved by the certificate advisor):

Politics


Other requirements


 Students must also:

  1. Acquire Arab and Islamic worlds experience via one or more of the following:
    1. Study abroad in an Arab or Islamic country
    2. Internship in an area related to the Arab and Islamic worlds
    3. Volunteer service in projects related to the Arab and Islamic worlds
  2. Participate in 5 international events or activities on campus or in the DFW community related to Arab and Islamic affairs. Include documentation of participating in these activities along with a summary report.

Students successfully completing the above requirements will file for the Arab and Islamic studies certificate in the International Studies Program and the certificate will be posted to their UNT transcript. The Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Institute (CAMCSI) will also honor students graduating with the Arab and Islamic studies certificate with an annual reception in the spring semester.

 

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