Academic Catalog 2023-2024

Slippery Rock University

Middle Eastern Studies, Certificate

Curriculum Guide

GPA Requirement

Certificate GPA: 2.0 or higher

Certificate Requirements

Required Core Courses
ARAB 101Arabic Language and Culture I 13
ARAB 102Arabic Language and Culture II 13
ARAB 103Arabic Language and Culture III 13
ARAB 215Topics in Arabic Culture 13
Select three credits the following:3
Intermediate Arabic I 1
Arabic Study Abroad
Transnational Crime & Justice
Women & the Criminal Justice System
History and the Bible
History of Jews
The Contemporary Middle East
Israel-History, State and Society
Terrorism, Law and National Security
Cultural Area Studies
World Religions
International Relations
Foreign Policy
Introduction to Comparative Politics
Transnational Terrorism
Politics of Developing Areas
Total Hours15

A grade of “C” or better is required.


Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.

Important Curriculum Guide Notes

This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.

PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions

This program is effective as of Fall 2020
UCC 03.05.20
Revised 08.17.20