The Degree of Master of Arts in Political Science
American Studies


The program introduces students to the field of Political Science in general, and concentrates on American Studies. In addition to the general Political Science courses, students take courses which include: American History, American Constitutional Law, Government and Politics of the US, American Political Parties and Pressure Groups, and American culture. The major program will equip students with professional preparation in the respective areas to include: Public sector, foreign service, international and regional organizations, multi-national corporations, banking institutions, media and other enterprises.

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Communication Skills in English and Arabic (9 cr.)
Communication Skills in English: ENL 213 & ENL 223 or ENL 230 (6 cr.)
Communication Skills in Arabic, One course from: ARB 211, ARB 212, ARB 224, ARB 231, ARB 317 (3 cr.)

Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)
Religion, One course from: REG 212, REG 213, REG 313, REG 314
Philosophy & Ethics, One course from: ENS 205, PHL 211, PHL 311, POS 345, COA 360

Cultural Studies & Social Sciences (6 cr.)
ARP 215, COA 315, COA 359, FAP 215, HUT 305, HUT 306, MUS 210, NTR 215, LIR 214, PSL 201, SOL 201, SOL 301, BAD 201, ECN 200, ECN 211, ECN 212

Citizenship (6 cr.)
Two courses from: HIT 211, IAF 301,POS 201, POS 210, POS 240, POS 319, POS 337 (3 cr.)
Students may not fulfill GER requirements with courses required in their major.

Science & Technology (6 cr.)
Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science, One course from:CSC 201, MAT 201, MAT 202, STA 202 (3 cr.)
Natural Sciences, One course from: PHS 211, PHS 207, AST 201, CHM 211, ENS 201, ENS 202, ENS 206, BIO 202, BIO 203, HEA 201, NTR 201 (3 cr.)

Major Requirements (45 cr.)

IAF 211, IAF 301, IAF 401, IAF 407, IAF 409, PAD 201, PAD 241, PAD 302, POS 210, POS 345, POS 350, POS 353, POS 382, POS 442, POS 490.

Electives in LPS (21 cr.)

Free Electives (6 cr.)

Minor in American Studies (18 cr.)

AMS 305, AMS 316, AMS 408, AMS 481, AMS 483, POS 479

Suggested Program

Fall Semester I (15 Credits)
POS 201 Intro. to Pol. Science 3 cr.
IAF 211 Intro. To Intl. Relations 3 cr.
ENL 213 Sophomore Rhetoric 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.
POS 240 Law & Society 3 cr.
ENL 230 English in the Workplace 3 cr.
HIT 211 Hist. of Leb. & M.E. 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
       
Summer Session I (6 Credits)
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester II (15 Credits)
AMS 316 American History 3 cr.
IAF 301 Modern Pol. Ideologies 3 cr.
POS 350 Comp. Government & Pol. 3 cr.
POS 210 Gov. & Politics Of Lebanon 3 cr.
___ ___ GER 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester II (15 Credits)
POS 331 Judicial Politics 3 cr.
PAD 302 Elements of Pub. Policy 3 cr.
AMS 481 American Const. Law 3 cr.
IAF 321 Diplomacy: Theory & Practice 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
       
Summer Session II (9 Credits)
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.
___ ___ Free Elective 3 cr.
       
Fall Semester III (15 credits)
POS 345 Ethics & Leadership 3 cr.
POS 317 Pol. Parties, Pub. Op. Pressure Gr. 3 cr.
IAF 402 Human Rights in Intl. Pol. 3 cr.
IAF 407 Intl. & Regional Org. 3 cr.
AMS 408 American Foreign Policy 3 cr.
       
Spring Semester III (15 Credits)
POS 421 Environmental Pol. 3 cr.
POS 479 Gov. & Pol. Of US 3 cr.
IAF 401 Public Intl. Law 3 cr.
POS 490 Special Topics in Pol. Science 3 cr.
___ ___ Major Elective 3 cr.