October 21, 2019 at 11:42 am

Spring 2020 | Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate Courses

Black and white map showing Middle East and North Africa, and labeled Middle East and North Africa Studies, Ohio University

Four Spring 2020 courses fulfill requirements for the Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate.

The following list includes course name, time, instructor, and prerequisites. The certificate is offered by the History Department at Ohio University in conjunction with a number of courses from other departments. Students and advisers interested in learning more about the MENA studies certificate should consult the requirements and contact the coordinator of the program, Dr. Ziad Abu-Rish at

Courses Satisfying Elective Requirements

ARAB 1120 – Elementary Arabic
MWF  9:40–10:35 a.m. or 10:45–11:40 a.m. | Prerequisite: None
Dr. Mohamed Amira

CLWR 4330 – Political Islam
TTh 3:05–4:25 a.m. | Prerequisite: None
Dr. Loren Lybarger

HIST 3562 – Muslim, Christians, and Jews in the History of Medieval Spain
TTh 1:30–2:50 p.m. | Prerequisite: None
Dr. Miriam Shadis

POCO 4010 – Seminar in Political Communication: Populism, Post-Truth, & Representation in/about Turkey and the Middle East
TH 10:30–11:50 a.m. | Prerequisites: Waived for MENA Studies Certificate Students
Dr. Mathew deTar

About the Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate

The Middle East and North Africa Studies Certificate program is designed to provide an interdisciplinary understanding of the history and contemporary dynamics of the Middle East and North Africa region. The curriculum draws on the expertise of diverse faculty from across the social sciences and humanities whose training, research, and teaching center on the Middle East and North Africa region. This is all the more important to address given the immense importance of the region to a variety of careers, including education, journalism, international affairs, public policy, economic development, and security.

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