Requirements for the Undergraduate Certificate
The Undergraduate Certificate requires a total of eighteen (18) credits in courses chosen from an approved list, including one course in History & Social Science, one course in Religion & Culture, and additional elective courses. The coursework consists of:
1. Core Course
LCA 266, Topic: Introduction to the Middle East (J. Loewenstein). 3 credits.
LCA 2xx, Introduction to the Middle East. (Schamiloglu & Morgan or Center for Middle East Studies staff). 3 credits.
The second semester of a Middle Eastern language taught at the UW-Madison (or the equivalent, to be determined by examination). Normally the Middle Eastern language chosen will be Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, or Turkish in the following course sequence:
Other Middle Eastern languages may be substituted with the permission of the undergraduate adviser. The credits for this requirement do not count towards the 18 credits required for the Undergraduate Certificate.
3. History & Social Science
Choose one course (3 credits) in History & Social Science. Click here for the approved list of course.
4. Religion & Culture
Choose one course (3 credits) in Religion & Culture.Click here for the approved list of courses.
5. Elective Courses
Choose additional courses from the approved list of courses in History & Social Science (3. above), Religion (4. above), or Elective Courses this list to bring the total credits up to 18 credits .
6. Advanced Language Course as Elective Course
Students may also count towards the requirement for Elective Courses up to 3 credits of advanced Middle Eastern language taught at the 5th semester level or higher from the list.
Appropriate courses (including selected topics courses) containing 25% or more Middle East content but not listed on the approved lists may be allowed as exceptions by permission of the undergraduate advise