Academic Catalog 2011-2012 by American University in Bulgaria

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about the university mission statement the mission of the american university in bulgaria is to educate students of outstanding potential in a community of academic excellence diversity and respect and to prepare them for democratic and ethical leadership in serving the needs of the region and the world vision our aspirations for 2015 we envision a community of diverse and creative students of outstanding potential living and learning together in an engaging and rigorous academic environment on a campus which offers world-class academic recreational and residential facilities mentored by internationally respected faculty committed to the liberal arts tradition graduates will be fully prepared for lives of professional achievement personal fulfillment and service statement on liberal learning aubg strives to provide its students with a liberal education an education that nurtures both the skills needed for successful careers and an ongoing intellectual curiosity that leads to a thirst

deadline are assessed a late fee of $50 and are also subject to having their course registration cancelled without prior notice while the tuition is unpaid overload fee students who register for an academic overload are assessed a fee of $100 per credit hour for the 18th and 19th credit hour registered in a semester and $194 for each credit hour beyond 19 no student may take more than 22 credits in a semester see academic policies transcript fee the charge for an official transcript either paper or electronic is $5 certified diploma copies a certified diploma copy is a photocopy of the original authenticated by the university a certified copy can be issued upon request because the university does not keep copies of diplomas the original diploma or a clear photocopy of it must be presented certified copies of the diplomas are $5 each diploma duplicates duplicate american diplomas may be produced upon request such copies cost $10 and will be stamped “copy” requests for

the grading status of a course or drop a course students must abide by all enrollment regulations when adding classes during this time period students may drop courses for any reason first-year students require the approval of their advisor for registration requests for the changes can be made online at http or through the registrars office to drop a course after the add/drop period see the section on withdrawal administrative withdrawal after the first week of classes but before the withdrawal deadline end of the 7th week of classes any faculty member may remove a student from a course if the student fails to adhere to the written policies of the class syllabus or if the student s performance is so deficient that the faculty member judges that that the student has no realistic prospect of finishing the course successfully the faculty member must inform the student and the registrars office in writing when taking this action the grade appearing on the student s

application an application to withdraw from the university is available from the registrars office applications declaring the intent to withdraw from the university must be submitted by april 15 for the fall and november 15 for the spring semester students must also clear all financial and other obligations to the university applications received after that date will be subject to a late fee and may be rejected by the university if deemed detrimental to the institution additionally students withdrawing after the beginning of classes in any semester will be liable for part or all of the tuition and other costs associated with enrollment information on tuition refunds for withdrawals after the beginning of the semester is under “tuition and fees” students withdrawing from the university after classes begin but before the end of the fifth week of the semester will be dropped from enrolled classes those withdrawing after that date will receive grades of w in each of his/her

eur 406 topics in economics related to european integration prerequisites either eur or pos 300-level course 3 credits pos 307 eur 307 research methods idem 3 credits eur topics may be repeated for credit as long as the precise topic is different language proficiency mll 387 eu terminology spanish german or french 3 credits prerequisites consist of four language courses intro i intro ii intermediate i intermediate ii students can waive prerequisite language courses on the basis of equivalent language knowledge either by sitting for a placement test or providing a proof of proficiency eur courses not counting toward the major eur 492 senior thesis disciplinary honors in eur to fulfill the requirements for a degree with honors in european politics students must have a 3.66 or higher gpa in courses counted toward the major and earn a grade of b or above in eur 492 senior thesis a completed senior thesis counts as a state exam history and civilizations the study of history and

eur 405 topics in areas related to the european union prerequisites either eur or pos 300-level course 3 credits eur 406 topics in economics related to european integration prerequisites either eur or pos 300-level course 3 credits pos 307 eur 307 research methods prerequisites either eur or pos 300-level course 3 credits fine arts the fine arts minor provides an interdisciplinary approach to creative human expression for students interested in the artistic performance process and inquiry students have flexibility in designing their course of study within the minor and may choose to acquire either an in-depth understanding of a particular performance or process art such as music or theater or a broader critical awareness of the visual and performing arts the second distribution category at least one course must be chosen from among the far offerings far 109 is recommended for students concentrating in music for a concentration in theater both far 251 and far 252 and at least one

bus 400 decision science introduction to deterministic and probabilistic models applied to business decision-making topics include linear programming integer programming multi-criteria decision-making network models decision analysis simulation and queuing analysis emphasis is on the development and solution of mathematical models and their interpretation by business decision makers prerequisite bus 341 cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly bus 429 topics in accounting advanced study of issues of accounting topics theory or current issues topics will vary according to instructor and student interest examples include auditing international accounting standards or advanced accounting prerequisites declared bus major junior standing bus 320 cr 3 6 ects cr offered irregularly bus 430 corporate finance ii this course is intended to give the student an operational knowledge of corporate finance by combining theory and application it introduces the advanced concepts of risk return and cost of

visual analysis of some of the most important art works of the renaissance gen ed aesthetic expression cr.3 6 ects cr offered in the fall ties especially in politics economics and religion gen ed historical sources cr.3 6 ects cr offered in the spring far 307 history of jazz explores the origins and historical development of african-american music both sacred and secular traces the stylistic and social evolution of jazz through the music of the seminal artists and ensembles who have shaped and transformed this uniquely american music develops aural and visual awareness through in-class independent listening and multimedia performances gen ed aesthetic expression cr.3 6 ects cr offered in the spring hty 201 myth-making in history this course is designed to give basic knowledge about the major types of myths that were developed and were proliferated in history since antiquity to the present and to help students to understand the abiding power of myths in both historiography and

mat 105 elementary linear algebra and analytical geometry the course offers a general view to some important ideas and techniques in the field starting with a discussion of systems of linear equations the natural source of the subject the important technique of matrices matrix operations and determinants is considered an illustration of the general concepts in the plane and space geometry helps the students to cultivate their intuition and interpretative skills in the area an elementary introduction to general vector spaces linear transformations and eigenvalue problems initiates the students into this powerful technique gen ed quantitative reasoning prerequisite completion of introductory mathematics requirement see page 56 cr 3 6 ects cr offered every semester mat 201 mathematical statistics the course offers a general view to some important ideas and techniques in probability theory and mathematical statistics including random variables and probability distribution functions

nikolova milena assistant professor of business administration ph.d business administration george washington university 2009 white robert assistant professor of philosophy and ethics ph.d political studies university of auckland 2008 nilsen jeffrey associate professor of economics ph.d economics princeton university 1994 wien markus associate professor in history ph.d history european university institute 2005 on leave spring 2012 payne christopher professor of business ph.d applied science university of liverpool 1980 zankina emilia assistant professor of political science ph.d international affairs university of pittsburgh 2010 phillips robert jr associate professor of political science and international relations ph.d international studies university of south carolina 1991 zuleta hernando associate professor of economics ph.d economics universitat pompeu fabra 2003 polich robert professor of journalism ph.d public affairs communication stanford university 1976 fulbright

purchasing 143 registrars 143 residence life 145 security 143 skaptopara i 145 skaptopara ii 145 skaptopara iii 145 sports activities 145 student government 145 student loans 143 student services 145 transportation 144 university events 144 university relations 144 vice president for finance and administration 143 overload 44 pass/fail 44 placement advanced 15 plagiarism 30 pre-registration 45 prior approval 40 probation 32-33 refund policy 18-19 registration 45 religious holidays 45 residence life 28 145 resident assistants 28 sat 14 24 scholarship 21 sign-in policy 46 special topics 88 standing academic 31-33 state exams 34 status full-time 37 part-time 18 student accounts 22 student life 29 student services 26-28 suspension 33 test center 25 toefl 13 24 transcript fee 20 transcripts 46 transfer 16-17 46-47 trustees board of 139-140 tuition and fees 18-20 university council 141 unscheduled class meetings 47 visiting students 17 withdrawal from courses 47 withdrawal from university