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B.A. in Arab World Studies

B.A. in Arab World Studies

American University

American University, Washington D.C., United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors

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Offered by the Arab World Studies program, College of Arts and Sciences. The BA in Arab World Studies is an interdisciplinary major that offers students the opportunity to learn about Arab societies from multiple perspectives. The strength of the program is its holistic approach to studying the Arab Middle East, which is analyzed through its politics, economy, gender relations, literature, geography, religion, and its place in a globalizing world. Major Requirements 36 credit hours with grades of C or better including a minimum of 15 credit hours at the 300-level or above Demonstrate Arabic language proficiency through completion of two years of college-level study (ARAB-203) or equivalent as certified by the Department of World Languages and Cultures Course Requirements FOUNDATION COURSES (9 CREDIT HOURS) REQUIRED AWST-115 Introduction to the Arab World FA3 (3) SOCY-225 Arab Societies FA3 (3) ONE OF THE FOLLOWING: GOVT-110 Politics in the United States FA4 (3-4) SISU-105 World Politics FA3 (3) SOCY-150 Global Sociology FA4 (3) CONCENTRATION (15 CREDIT HOURS) Complete 15 credit hours with one course from each of the following categories: METHODOLOGY GOVT-310 Introduction to Political Research (3) SISU-206 Introduction to International Relations Research (3) SISU-368 Differences and Similarities in Conflict Resolution (3) SOCY-320 Introduction to Social Research (3) SOCY-321 Sociological Reasoning with Quantitative Data (3) SOCY-322 Qualitative Research Methods (3) Other methodology course approved by program advisor THEORY SISU-393 International Relations Theory (3) SOCY-315 Classical Social Theory (3) WGSS-400 Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Theory (3) Other theory course approved by program advisor HISTORY HIST-248 Introduction to Modern Middle East (3) SISU-215 Contemporary Middle East (3) SISU-319 Arab-Israeli Relations (3) SISU-365 Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3) : The World of Islam Other history course approved by program advisor GENDER GOVT-487 Gender and Politics in the Middle East (3) SOCY-235 Gender in Transnational Perspectives FA3 (3) WGSS-225 Gender, Politics, and Power FA4 (3) WGSS-350 Interpreting Gender in Culture (3) (approved topic) ECONOMY ECON-458 Economics of the World Regions (3) IBUS-244 International Management Practices (2-3) : Gulf Cooperation Countries (3 credit hours required) ELECTIVES (9 CREDIT HOURS) Complete 9 credit hours from the following or other approved courses: AWST-491 Internship in Arab World Studies (1-6) (3 credit hours required) COMM-280 Contemporary Media in a Global Society FA3 (3) RELG-470 Islam (3) SISU-365 Topics in Identity, Race, Gender, and Culture: Middle East (3) : Contemporary Islam and International Relations CAPSTONE (3 CREDIT HOURS) 3 credit hours in an approved capstone project course ARABIC LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT Students must demonstrate Arabic language proficiency at the intermediate level (ARAB-203). Students with previous experience with the language may test out of one or more of the following courses (evaluation conducted in collaboration with the Arabic language program). ARAB-102 Arabic Elementary I (5) ARAB-103 Arabic Elementary II (5) ARAB-202 Arabic Intermediate I (5) ARAB-203 Arabic Intermediate II (5)