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International Studies: Islamic Studies - AC

Major: 6234
Effective Term: 2010 Summer I Final Term: 2014 Summer
Award: AC
Total Credits: 36

The Academic Certificate (AC) in International Studies: Islamic Studies is designed to provide 1) a foundation in general education courses relevant to international studies for academic transfer to colleges or universities for students; 2) a specialization in international education for secondary-level teachers; 3) a foundation in Islamic studies courses for people in government agencies or in local businesses and industries with international interests in the Islamic world; and 4) a wide offering of Islamic studies courses for concrete background for international travelers.

Admission Criteria: None
Program Prerequisites: None
Required Courses
Academic CORE: Credits 18
Students must complete the following courses:
Business or Communications: 3 credits
COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication (3)
International Business:
IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade (3)
Humanities: 6 credits
Art History:
ARH101Pre-historic through Gothic Art 3
Philosophy/Religion: 3 credits
REL243World Religions 3
Social Sciences: 9 credits
GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere 3
HIS110World History to 1500 3
HIS111World History 1500 to the Present 3
Restricted Electives
Academic Specialization: Credits: 12
Students must choose 12 credits from the following course options. No more than two courses can be taken from any one course prefix.
ASB222Buried Cities and Lost Tribes: Old World (3)
Art History:
ARH203Art of Ancient Egypt (3)
ARH240Art and Architecture of the Islamic World to 1800 (3)
ARB101Elementary Arabic I (4)
ARB102Elementary Arabic II (4)
Arabic Humanities:
AHU245Arabic Culture and Islam (3)
International Business:
IBS155Islamic Countries: International Business Environment(2)
HIS113History of Eastern Civilizations to 1850 (3)
HIS114History of Eastern Civilizations 1850 to Present (3)
HIS240History of Islamic Civilization from the 6th Century to 1800 (3)
HIS277The Modern Middle East (3)
HUM240Islamic Ideas and Values (3)
Political Science:
POS212Political Dynamics in Contemporary Muslim Countries (3)
REL212Introduction to Islam (3)
REL/WST290Women and Religion (3)
Women's Studies:
WST244Women in Muslim Societies (3)
Restricted Electives: 6 credits
(Students must select and complete 6 credits from any of the following prefixes or, with prior approval from the program director or designee, 6 credits may be substituted from the Academic Specialization area.)
ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3)
ASB211Women in Other Cultures (3)
Art History:
ARH102Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3)
ECN250World Economic Systems (3)
GCU102Introduction to Human Geography (3)
GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography (4)
Music Humanities and Literature:
MHL143:Music in World Cultures (3)
PHI104World Philosophy (3)
Political Science:
POS120World Politics (3)
PSY132Psychology and Culture (3)
SOC101Introduction to Sociology (3)

Program Competencies

  1. Explain how people of other cultures may be motivated by historical forces, religious beliefs, cultural values and political/economic realities (IBS109 or COM263)
  2. Explain the impact of the Ottoman Empire on European history (COM263 or IBS109)
  3. Describe the aesthetical and cultural development of Islam within the context of world civilization (ARH101)
  4. Describe philosophical and religious ideas of Islam within the context of world civilization (REL243)
  5. Describe the various cultural, historical, economic and political groups of Central Asia and the eastern hemisphere and their complex interrelationships (GCU121)
  6. Analyze the origins of "Europe" circa 1000 C.E. and explain Islam's influence to its development. (HIS110)
  7. Explain the impact of the Ottoman Empire on European history (HIS111)

Additional information is available at MCCCD's Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation.

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