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SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
  • *** The University will be closed on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to celebrate the Islamic New Year
  • *** Withdrawal deadline for Fall 2017 semester is on November 9, 2017
  • ***Senior’s meeting with the registrar regarding Degree Audits completion (September 18 – October 19)
  • *** AUD ID cards for new students will be available in the Registrar’s Office starting Sunday, September 17, 2017
  • *** Fall 2017 semester starts September 04, 2017 and ends December 21, 2017
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
B.A.I.S. Summary of Degree Requirements
 
Course Classification
Credit Hours Required
General
Middle Eastern Studies Track
Cultural Studies Track
International Relations Track
International Studies Core
33
33
33
33
International Studies Core Electives
30
30
30
30
Track Electives
-
15
15
15
Arts and Sciences Electives
15
-
-
-
Arts and Sciences Core
36
36
36
36
General Electives
6
6
6
6
Total
120
120
120
120
 
 
 
International Studies Core
 Credit Hours
 
Language (12 credit hours)
 
MEST 101
Elementary Arabic I
3
MEST 102
Elementary Arabic II
3
MEST 201
Intermediate Arabic I
3
MEST 202
Intermediate Arabic II
3
OR
FREN 101
Elementary French I
3
FREN 102
Elementary French II
3
FREN 201
Intermediate French I
3
FREN 202
Intermediate French II
3
OR
ITAL 101 Elementary Italian I 3
ITAL 102 Elementary Italian II 3
ITAL 201 Intermediate Italian I 3
ITAL 202 Intermediate Italian II 3
OR  
SPAN 101
Elementary Spanish I
3
SPAN 102
Elementary Spanish II
3
SPAN 201
Intermediate Spanish I
3
SPAN 202
Intermediate Spanish II
3
 
Media Literacy (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
COMM 101
Introduction to Global Media
3
 
Foundation (12 credit hours)
Credit Hours 
ANTH 201
Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3
ECON 201
Principles of Micro-economics
3
HIST 252
World History from 1500 to the Present
3
POLS 200
Introduction to Political Science
3
 
Capstone (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
INST 498
International Studies Capstone I
3
INST 499
International Studies Capstone II
3
 
Total International Studies Core Requirements
33
 
International Studies Core Electives (Total ≥ 30 Credit Hours)
Politics (6−9 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
POLS 201
Comparative Political Systems
3
POLS 210
Introduction to International Relations
3
POLS 320
The United Nations
3
POLS 325
International Organizations
3
POLS 330
Foreign Policy
3
POLS 340
International Diplomacy
3
POLS 341
History of Diplomatic Relations
3
POLS 401
Contemporary Political Issues
3
POLS 415
Geopolitics
3
 
History (6−9 credit hours)
Credit Hours
HIST 201
American History from the Beginnings to Reconstruction
3
HIST 202
American History from the Civil War to the Present
3
HIST 212
European History from the Renaissance to the Present
3
HIST 251
World History from Beginnings to 1500
3
HIST 310
The U.S. in World Affairs
3
HIST 350
Revolution
3
HIST 401
Contemporary Historical Issues
3
MEST 210
An Introduction to Middle East History
3
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
 
Business (6−9 credit hours)
Credit Hours
BUSI 321
Business in the International Environment
3
BUSI 401
Contemporary Business Issues
3
ECON 202
Principles of Macro-economics
3
ECON 310
History of Economic Thought
3
ECON 402
International Economics
3
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
 
Culture (6−9 credit hours)
Credit Hours
ANTH 301
Globalization
3
COMM 103
Media, Culture and Society
3
ENGL 231
World Literature I
3
ENGL 232
World Literature II
3
ENGL 311
World Mythology
3
MEST 318
Cultures of the Middle East
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
WLDC 250
Music Traditions of the World
3
WLDC 301
Religions of the World
3
 
Total International Studies Core Electives Requirements
30
 
Arts and Sciences Electives
Credit Hours
Three courses which are at the 300 or 400 level
9
Two additional courses
6
Total Arts and Sciences Electives Requirements
15
 
Arts and Sciences Core Requirements
See Arts and Sciences Core Requirements here.
Note that all degree candidates in International Studies must take MATH 200 (Mathematics with Business Applications) to fulfill the Core requirement in Mathematics.
Total Arts and Sciences Core Requirements
36
 
General Electives
6
 
TOTAL B.A.I.S. DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
120
 
International Studies Core
Credit Hours
See International Studies Core Requirements.
 
Total International Studies Core Requirements
33
 
International Studies Core Electives (Total ≥ 30 Credit Hours)
Credit Hours
 
Politics (6 credit hours)
 
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
POLS 201
Comparative Political Systems
3
POLS 210
Introduction to International Relations
3
POLS 320
The United Nations
3
POLS 325
International Organizations
3
POLS 330
Foreign Policy
3
POLS 340
International Diplomacy
3
POLS 341
History of Diplomatic Relations
3
POLS 401
Contemporary Political Issues
3
POLS 415
Geopolitics
3
 
 
 
History (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
HIST 201
American History from the Beginnings to Reconstruction
3
HIST 202
American History from the Civil War to the Present
3
HIST 212
 European History from the Renaissance to the Present
3
HIST 251
World History from Beginnings to 1500
3
HIST 310
The U.S. in World Affairs
3
HIST 401
Contemporary Historical Issues
3
MEST 210
An Introduction to Middle East History
3
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
 
Business (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
BUSI 321
Business in the International Environment
3
BUSI 401
Contemporary Business Issues
 
ECON 202
Principles of Macro-economics
3
ECON 310
History of Economic Thought
3
ECON 402
International Economics
 
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
 
Culture (6 credit hours)
 
COMM 103
Media, Culture and Society
3
ENGL 231
World Literature I
3
ENGL 232
World Literature II
3
ENGL 311
World Mythology
3
MEST 318
Cultures of the Middle East
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
 
WLDC 250
Music Traditions of the World
3
WLDC 301
Religions of the World
3
 
International Studies Core Electives
Required for the Cultural Studies Track
Credit Hours
HIST 350
Revolution
3
ANTH 301
Globalization
3
Total International Studies Core Electives Requirements
30
 
Cultural Studies Electives
Credit Hours
 
Arts (3 credit hours)
 
ARTS 203
Artistic Forms of Expression
3
ARTS 215
Multicultural Art Forms
3
ENGL 210
Creative Writing
3
MEST 329
Islamic Art and Architecture
3
VCDM 305
Art and the Electronic Age
3
WLDC 250
Music Traditions of the World
3
 
Literature (3 credit hours)
 
ENGL 305
The Epic
3
ENGL 311
World Mythology
3
ENGL 312
Biography/Autobiography
3
ENGL 313
Children’s Literature
3
ENGL 314
Coming-of-Age Novels
3
ENGL 315
Contemporary Female Authors
3
ENGL 316
Prize-Winning Authors
3
MEST 317
Middle Eastern Literature in Translation
3
MEST 384
Egypt: Literature Since 1952
3
 
Society (3 credit hours)
 
PSYC 313
Social Psychology
3
SOCI 217
Cross-Cultural Relations
3
SOCI 340
Technology and Society
3
SOCI 342
Language and Society
3
SOCI 344
Gender and Society
3
SOCI 346
Sports and Society
3
 
Geography (3 credit hours)
 
GEOG 310
Human Geography
3
POLS 310
Political Geography
3
 
Elective (3 credit hours)
 
WLDC 301
Religions of the World
3
OR
Any Cultural Studies elective course not previously taken
3
 
Total Cultural Studies Electives Requirements
15
 
Arts and Sciences Core Credit Hours
See Arts and Sciences Core Requirements.
Note that all degree candidates in International Studies must take MATH 200 (Mathematics with Business Applications) to fulfill the Core requirement in Mathematics.
 
Total Arts and Sciences Core Requirements   36
 
General Electives 6
 
TOTAL B.A.I.S. IN CULTURAL STUDIES TRACK DEGREE REQUIREMENTS 120
 
International Studies Core
Credit Hours
See International Studies Core Requirements.
 
Total international studies core requirements
33
 
 
 
International Studies Core Electives (Total ≥ 30 Credit Hours)
 
Politics (6 credit hours)
 
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
POLS 201
Comparative Political Systems
3
POLS 320
The United Nations
3
POLS 325
International Organizations
3
POLS 330
Foreign Policy
3
POLS 340
International Diplomacy
3
POLS 341
History of Diplomatic Relations
3
POLS 401
Contemporary Political Issues
3
POLS 415
Geopolitics
3
 
History (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
HIST 201
American History from the Beginnings to Reconstruction
3
HIST 202
American History from the Civil War to the Present
3
HIST 212
European History from the Renaissance to the Present
3
HIST 251
World History from Beginnings to 1500
3
HIST 310
The U.S. in World Affairs
3
HIST 401
Contemporary Historical Issues
3
MEST 210
An Introduction to Middle East History
3
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
 
Business (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
BUSI 321
Business in the International Environment
3
BUSI 401
Contemporary Business Issues
3
ECON 202
Principles of Macro-economics
3
ECON 310
History of Economic Thought
3
ECON 402
International Economics
3
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
 
Culture (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
COMM 103
Media, Culture and Society
3
ENGL 231
World Literature I
3
ENGL 232
World Literature II
3
ENGL 311
World Mythology
3
MEST 318
Cultures of the Middle East
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
WLDC 250
Music Traditions of the World
3
WLDC 301
Religions of the World
3
 
International Studies Core Electives
Required for the International Relations Track
Credit Hours
POLS 210
Introduction to International Relations
3
ANTH 301
Globalization
3
Total International Studies Core Electives Requirements
30
 
 
 
 International Relations Electives
 
Choose any five courses from among the following list of courses which are not used to satisfy the International Studies Core Electives
HIST 310
The U.S. in World Affairs
3
HIST 350
Revolution
3
HIST 401
Contemporary Historical Issues
3
MEST 352
Conflicts in the Middle East
3
MEST 383
Iraq: Reinventing the Nation
3
POLS 310
Political Geography
3
POLS 320
The United Nations
3
POLS 325
International Organizations
3
POLS 330
Foreign Policy
3
POLS 340
International Diplomacy
3
POLS 341
History of Diplomatic Relations
3
POLS 401
Contemporary Political Issues*
3
POLS 415
Geopolitics
3
SOCI 340
Technology and Society
3
Total International Relations Electives Requirements
15
 
* When the chosen topic for the seminar course relates to this program track
 
 
Arts and Sciences Core
 
See Arts and Sciences Core Requirements.
 
Note that all degree candidates in International Studies must take MATH 200 (Mathematics with Business Applications) to fulfill the Core requirement in Mathematics.
Total Arts and Sciences Core Requirements
36
 
General Electives
6
 
TOTAL B.A.I.S. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS TRACK DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
120
 
For advising purposes, the following categories form the organizational structure of the International Relations program track:
Geopolitics – POLS 310, POLS 401*, POLS 415
Diplomacy – POLS 340, POLS 341, POLS 401*, HIST 401*
Policy Analysis – HIST 310, POLS 330, POLS 401*
Conflict Studies – HIST 350, MEST 352, MEST 383, POLS 401*
Environment and Development – POLS 320, POLS 325, SOCI 340
 
* When the chosen topic for the seminar course relates to this program track
International Studies Core
Credit Hours
See International Studies Core Requirements here.
Total International Studies Core Requirements
33
 
 
 
International Studies Core Electives
 
 
Politics (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
POLS 201
Comparative Political Systems
3
POLS 210
Introduction to International Relations
3
POLS 320
The United Nations
3
POLS 325
International Organizations
3
POLS 330
Foreign Policy
3
POLS 340
International Diplomacy
3
POLS 341
History of Diplomatic Relations
3
POLS 401
Contemporary Political Issues
3
POLS 415
Geopolitics
3
 
 
 
History (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
HIST 201
American History from the Beginnings to Reconstruction
3
HIST 202
American History from the Civil War to the Present
3
HIST 212
European History from the Renaissance to the Present
3
HIST 251
World History from Beginnings to 1500
3
HIST 310
The U.S. in World Affairs
3
HIST 350
Revolution
3
HIST 401
Contemporary Historical Issues
3
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
 
 
 
Business (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
BUSI 321
Business in the International Environment
3
BUSI 401
Contemporary Business Issues
3
ECON 202
Principles of Macro-economics
3
ECON 310
History of Economic Thought
3
ECON 402
International Economics
3
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
 
 
 
Culture (6 credit hours)
Credit Hours
ANTH 301
Globalization
3
COMM 103
Media, Culture and Society
3
ENGL 231
World Literature I
3
ENGL 232
World Literature II
3
ENGL 311
World Mythology
3
MEST 318
Cultures of the Middle East
3
WLDC 250
Music Traditions of the World
3
WLDC 301
Religions of the World
3
 
 
 
International Studies Core Electives
Required for the Middle Eastern Studies Program Track
MEST 210
An Introduction to Middle East History
3
MEST 323
Islam: Historical and Societal Aspects
3
Total International Studies Core Electives Requirements
30
 
 Middle Eastern Studies Electives
 
Politics (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 319
Politics in the Middle East
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
 
Business (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 343
Business in the Modern Middle East
3
MEST 380
The Gulf: Culture and Economics since 1970
3
 
History (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 315
History of the Modern Middle East
3
MEST 330
The Ancient Near East (c. 3500 B.C.E.-100 C.E.)
3
MEST 333
The Middle East in Late Antiquity (c. 250 – 800 C.E.)
3
 
Culture in the Middle East (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 310
Islamic Civilization
3
MEST 317
Middle Eastern Literature in Translation
3
MEST 318
Culture in the Middle East
3
MEST 329
Islamic Art and Architecture
3
MEST 352
Conflicts in the Middle East
3
MEST 353
Women and Gender in the Middle East
3
MEST 381
North Africa: Nation, Society, and Culture
3
MEST 382
The Levant: Arab Lands of the Eastern Mediterranean
3
MEST 384
Egypt: Literature since 1952
3
 
Religion in the Middle East (3 credit hours)
Credit Hours
MEST 320
The Qur’an: Text, History and Meaning
3
MEST 327
Islamic Politics
3
MEST 329
Islamic Art and Architecture
3
MEST 350
Religions of the Middle East
3
 
Total Middle Eastern Studies Electives Requirements
15
 
Arts and Sciences Core
 
See Arts and Sciences Core Requirements here.
Note that all degree candidates in International Studies must take MATH 200 (Mathematics with Business Applications) to fulfill the Core requirement in Mathematics.
Total Arts and Sciences Core Requirements
36
 
General Electives
6
 
TOTAL B.A.I.S. IN MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES TRACK DEGREE REQUIREMENTS
120
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