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Middle Eastern Culture and Pedagogy (Certificate NDP)

The Middle Eastern Culture and Pedagogy (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona is a two semester course of non-degree graduate study designed to serve the needs of Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistants, international or domestic students exploring advanced study

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Full-time Duration: 6 months
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students of the Middle Eastern Culture and Pedagogy (Certificate NDP) at University of Arizona will register for twelve graduate credits (normally four 3 credit 500 level courses) distributed as follows.

  • 3 credits of Middle Eastern language pedagogy or a 500 level pedagogy class approved by the MECAP advisor
  • 6 credits of 500 level MENAS courses on culture, literature, linguistics, advanced language, Islamic studies, gender, history, or politics
  • 3 credits of additional MENAS graduate work or graduate level work in another discipline or area studies program (such as American studies) to be approved by the MECAP advisor

The School of Middle Eastern and North African Studies is a multi-disciplinary unit focusing on the region extending from Morocco to Afghanistan which includes the Arab world, Iran, Israel and Turkey, providing a full range of language courses in Arabic, Persian, Turkish and Hebrew (through Judaic Studies) and undergraduate and graduate studies in culture, history, religion, politics and conflict.

MENAS offers programs leading to the Bachelor of Arts (BA), Master of Arts (MA) and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in Near Eastern Studies, with courses in Anthropology, Art and Architecture, Geography, History, Linguistics, Islamic Studies, Literary Studies, Mass Culture and Media Studies, Minority Studies, and Political Science.

MENAS offers, in conjunction with other departments, a Dual MA in MENAS and Journalism, a Dual MA in MENAS and Library Science, a Dual MA-MPA in MENAS and Public Policy, and a Dual PhD in MENAS and Anthropology. Minor Programs in MENAS are offered for PhD students in other departments.

Courses include:

  • Language pedagogy
  • Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Advanced language
  • Islamic studies
  • Gender
  • History
  • Politics

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