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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
International Studies: Islamic Studies
Major: 6234
First Term: 2010 Summer I    Final Term: Current
Award: AC
Total Credits: 36
CIPS Code: 24.0103
Initiating College: Paradise Valley Community college
Program Availability: College-Specific
Occupational Area:
Instructional Council: Humanities (35)
GPA: 2.00

Detailed Program Information


Description: 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.

Program Notes:
+ indicates course has prerequisite and/or corequisites.



Required Courses
 Credits: 18
 
Academic CORE:Credits 18
Students must complete the following courses:
 
Business or Communications:Credits: 3
 
Communications:
 COM263Elements of Intercultural Communication (3) 
OR
International Business:
 IBS109Cultural Dimension for International Trade (3)3
 
Humanities:Credits: 6
 
Art History:
 ARH101Pre-historic through Gothic Art3
 
Philosophy/Religion:Credits: 3
 REL243World Religions3
 
Social Sciences:Credits: 9
 
Geography:
 GCU121World Geography I: Eastern Hemisphere3
 
History:
 HIS110World History to 15003
 HIS111World History 1500 to the Present3
 
Restricted Electives
 Credits: 18
 
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.
 
Anthropology:
 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) 
 
Arabic:
 ARB101Elementary Arabic I (4) 
 ARB102Elementary Arabic II (4) 
 
Arabic Humanities:
 AHU245Arabic Culture and Islam (3) 
 
International Business:
 IBS155Islamic Countries: International Business Environment(2) 
 
History:
 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) 
 
Humanities:
 HUM240Islamic Ideas and Values (3) 
 
Political Science:
 POS212Political Dynamics in Contemporary Muslim Countries (3) 
 
Religion:
 REL212Introduction to Islam (3) 
 REL/WST290Women and Religion (3) 
 
Women's Studies:
 WST244Women in Muslim Societies (3) 
 
Restricted Electives:Crdits: 6
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.
 
Anthropology
 ASB102Introduction to Cultural and Social Anthropology (3) 
 ASB211Women in Other Cultures (3) 
 
Art History:
 ARH102Renaissance through Contemporary Art (3) 
 
Economics:
 ECN250World Economic Systems (3) 
 
Geography:
 GCU102Introduction to Human Geography (3) 
 GPH111Introduction to Physical Geography (4) 
 
Music Humanities and Literature:
 MHL143Music in World Cultures (3) 
 
Philosophy:
 PHI104World Philosophy (3) 
 
Political Science:
 POS120World Politics (3) 
 
Psychology:
 PSY132Psychology and Culture (3) 
 
Sociology:
 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, COM263)
2.Explain the impact of the Ottoman Empire on European history. (COM263, 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)