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About Center for Gulf Studies
Certificate in Gulf Studies

The Gulf Studies Certificate Program is designed for visiting students or non-degree-seeking students who wish to spend a semester at AUK focusing on regional history, politics, society, culture, and the arts. Students are required to take a total of four courses (12 credit hours) from the courses recommended by the Director of the Center for Gulf Studies. Students are asked to contact the Director for current course listings.

A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 in the requirements is needed to successfully complete the Gulf Studies Certificate Program.

BENEFITS OF A GULF STUDIES CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
1. Exposure to Gulf society, culture, and lifestyle.
2. Opportunity to begin/expand Arabic language study.
3. Enhanced understanding of Arab traditions, history, and culture.
4. Preparation for careers in a variety of fields.

Not all courses may be available every semester. As new courses are developed, more choices will become available for certificate electives. For students with no background in Arabic, ARAB 101 or ARAB 201 (Arabic as a Second Language I or II) is recommended. For students with a background in Arabic, ARAB 215 (Arabic Composition I) or ARAB 205 (Survey of Arab-Islamic Civilization) is recommended.

It is recommended that students choose courses applicable to the Gulf Studies Certificate Program in both the Humanities (including the following prefixes: ARAB, ART, COMM, ENGL, and MUSC) and in the Social Sciences (including the following prefixes: HIST, IR, PLSC, and SBSA) in consultation with the director and/or their academic advisor.

Please find below all the classes for Fall 2019 that would align with the Gulf Studies Certificate:

Instructor Title Subj. Code Course # Seq # CRN MTYP Room Begin End Meet Pattern
Raymond Farrin Arabic Basic Language Skills ARAB 114 2 8252 LEC B306 1230 1345 MW
Raymond Farrin Arabic Basic Language Skills ARAB 114 1 8246 LEC B306 1100 1215 MW
  Srvy Arab-Islamic Civilization ARAB 205 1 8254 LEC B306 1530 1645 UR
  Arabic Composition I ARAB 215 2 8258 LEC B306 1800 1850 UTR
  Arabic Composition I ARAB 215 1 8256 LEC B306 1700 1750 UTR
Khetam Al Khouli Readings in Arabic Heritage ARAB 220 2 8263 LEC B210 1000 1050 UTR
Khetam Al Khouli Readings in Arabic Heritage ARAB 220 1 8261 LEC B209 900 950 UTR
Khetam Al Khouli Readings in Arabic Heritage ARAB 220 3 8265 LEC B103 1300 1350 UTR
Raymond Farrin Modern Arabic Literature ARAB 312 1 8266 LEC B103 1700 1815 MW
Abdulrahman Al-Farhan Arab Women and Literature ARAB 313 2 8270 LEC B205 1530 1645 MW
Abdulrahman Al-Farhan Arab Women and Literature ARAB 313 1 8269 LEC B205 1230 1345 MW
Abdulrahman Al-Farhan Literature of Al-Andalus ARAB 315 1 8274 LEC B111 1100 1215 MW
Khetam Al Khouli Modern Arabic Novel ARAB 318 1 8276 LEC B112 1200 1250 UTR
Ali Aljamal Islamic Economics ARAB 389 1 8623 SPT A105 930 1045 MW
Yasmeen Alsaleh Arab and Islamic Art ART 103 1 8471 LEC B111 930 1045 MW
Hesham Al-Awadi History and Politics of Kuwait HIST 201 2 8099 LEC A206 1230 1345 MW
Hesham Al-Awadi History and Politics of Kuwait HIST 201 1 8098 LEC A206 1400 1515 UR
Gholamreza Vatandoust Hist& Politics Iranian Wrld HIST 202 1 8094 LEC A203 1530 1645 UR
Hesham Al-Awadi The Reign of Mubarak HIST 317 1 8102 LEC A206 930 1045 MW
Shareefah Al-Adwani Kuwait Foreign Policy IR 389 1 8081 LEC A106 1530 1645 UR
Lisa Urkevich Music of the Arabian Peninsula MUSC 370 1 8358 LEC C013 1400 1630 U
Lisa Urkevich Music of the Arabian Peninsula MUSC 370 2 8365 LEC C012 1400 1630 M
Lisa Urkevich Music of the Arabian Peninsula SBSA 370 1 8405 LEC C013 1400 1530 U
Lisa Urkevich Music of the Arabian Peninsula SBSA 370 2 8417 LEC C012 1400 1630 M
 
 






 
 

  
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