The Degree of Bachelor of Arts In International Affairs and Diplomacy


The program of International Affairs and Diplomacy is designed to provide students with broad knowledge in the field. Graduates are prepared to work in several career areas. These include the Lebanese Government, notably the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; international and regional organizations such as the United Nations and its various agencies, multinational corporations, banking institutions, educational institutions, and, among others, media enterprises and the like.

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (6 cr. ENL + 3 cr. ARB)
ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230, ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317

Philosophy and Religion
REG 212, REG 213, REG 215, REG 313, REG 314, ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences
ARP 215, BAD 201, COA 315, COA 359, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, LIR 214, MUS 210, NTR 215, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301,SOL 313

Citizenship
HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 209, POS 210, POS 225, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337
Students may not fulfill GER requirements with courses required in their major.

Science & Technology
CSC 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, STA 202, AST 201, BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 203, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, GIS 211, HEA 201, HEA 204, MIS 201, NTR 201, PHS 207, PHS 211

Major Requirements (45 cr.)

IAF 211, IAF 231, IAF 301, IAF 321, IAF 322, IAF 401, IAF 402, IAF 407, IAF 409, IAF 490, PAD 201, POS 210, POS 350, POS 353, POS 382,

Electives in LPS (21 cr.)

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Minor in IAF (for non-IAF Majors only) (18 crs.)

IAF 211, IAF 231, IAF 321
9 credits Electives from IAF courses

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
IAF 211 Intro. To International Relations 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric 3 cr.
POS 201 Intro. to Pol. Science 3 cr.
CSC 201 Computer & Its Use 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester I (15 Credits)
PAD 201 Intro. To Public Admin. 3 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace 3 cr.
IAF 231 World Political Geography 3 cr.
ECN 212 Macro – economics 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (6 Credits)
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
POS 240  Law and Society 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 Credits)
IAF 301 Modern Political Ideologies 3 cr.
PAD 241 Administrative Law 3 cr.
POS 210 Government and Politics of Lebanon 3 cr.
IAF 321 Diplomacy: Theory and Practice 3 cr.
POS 350 Comp. Gov. & Politics 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits)
POS 442 Lebanese Const. Law 3 cr.
POS 353 Governments of the Middle East 3 cr.
IAF 322 Lebanese Diplomacy 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Summer Session II (9 Credits)
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 Credits)
POS 382 Research Methods 3 cr.
IAF 401 Public International Law 3 cr.
IAF 407 International & Regional Organizations 3 cr.
IAF 402 Human Rights in Intl. Pol. 3 cr.
POS 345 Ethics & Leadership 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
IAF 409 Foreign Pol. Making of the M. P. 3 cr.
IAF 403 Arab Israeli-Conflict 3 cr.
IAF 471 Modern Europe 3 cr.
POS 479 Govt. & Politics of the US 3 cr.
IAF 490 Special Topics in International Affairs 3 cr.