2011-2012 Catalog by American University Washington

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university administration board of trustees jeffrey a sine chair patrick butler vice chair gary m abramson gina f adams stephanie m bennett-smith kim cape jack c cassell gary d cohn pamela m deese david r drobis marc n duber hani m.s farsi c.a daniel gasby chazmon q gates james e girard thomas a gottschalk gisela b huberman c nicholas keating jr cornelius m kerwin margery kraus gerald bruce lee charles h lydecker robyn rafferty mathias alan l meltzer regina l muehlhauser leigh a riddick arthur j rothkopf peter l scher mark l schneider john r schol neal a sharma cornelius m kerwin president scott a bass provost teresa flannery vice president of communication gail s hanson vice president of campus life mary e kennard vice president and general counsel thomas j minar vice president of development and alumni relations donald l myers chief financial officer vice president and treasurer david e taylor chief of staff phyllis a peres senior vice provost and dean of academic affairs michael

52 academic regulations time and eligibility for taking the comprehensive tool and where required oral examinations application to take comprehensive examinations is made to the academic unit on a standard form available from that office after approval is obtained the student pays the appropriate fee to student accounts in most cases students should plan to apply during the first week of classes of the semester in which they plan to take the examinations examination fields each college school or department offers its current list of standard comprehensive examination fields including certain “core” fields and areas in which candidates in particular degree programs must present themselves for examination in some disciplines it may be possible to choose an available field outside the major area of study examination grading usually each comprehensive written examination is read by two readers and is rated “distinction,” “satisfactory,” or

computer science 101 · csc-521 design and organization of programming · · · · languages 3 or equivalent csc-540 computer system organization and programming 3 or equivalent csc-565 operating systems 3 csc-570 database management systems 3 9 credit hours from the following csc-510 legal issues in computing 3 csc-535 user interface analysis and design 3 csc-543 object-oriented analysis and design 3 csc-544 object-oriented programming 3 csc-546 introduction to computer networks 3 csc-568 artificial intelligence 3 csc-589 topics in computer science 3 csc-596 selected topics with departmental approval csc-610 introduction to geographic information systems 3 csc-636 advanced database management 3 if not used to fulfill nonthesis option requirement csc-637 database administration 3 if not used to fulfill nonthesis option requirement csc-689 topics in computer science 3 csc-691 internship 1–6 csc-692 cooperative education field experience 3–6 csc-696 selected

150 college of arts and sciences · no more than two courses may be taken in the same discipline major requirements · 56 credit hours with grades of c or better course requirements · · · · · · · · · · · · csc-280 introduction to computer science i 4 math-221 calculus i 4 math-222 calculus ii 4 math-310 linear algebra 3 math-313 calculus iii 4 math-321 differential equations 3 math-501 probability 3 math-503 foundations of mathematics 3 math-550 complex analysis 3 stat-202 basic statistics 4 stat-502 introduction to mathematical statistics 3 a two-course sequence from the following note this requirement may be waived for students with more than one major in this department bio-110 general biology i 5:1 4 and bio-210 general biology ii 5:2 4 chem-110 general chemistry i 5:1 4 and chem-210 general chemistry ii 5:2 4 phys-110 principles of physics i 5:1 4 and phys-210 principles of physics ii 5:2 4 stat-302 intermediate statistics 3 and stat-515

kogod school of business 199 marketing 12 credit hours · mktg-301 consumer behavior 3 · mktg-302 marketing research 3 · 6 credit hours from the following ibus-301 international marketing 3 mktg-311 internet marketing 3 mktg-402 marketing strategy 3 mktg-411 advertising and marketing communications management 3 mktg-412 advertising and promotion campaigns 3 mktg-421 brand management 3 mktg-431 direct response marketing 3 mktg-441 sports marketing management 3 real estate 12 credit hours · 6 credit hours from the following real-373 real estate principles and transactions 3 real-474 real estate finance and economics 3 real-475 real estate management and development 3 · 6 credit hours from the following fin-464 financial markets and institutions 3 fin-465 derivative securities 3 fin-469 investment analysis 3 university honors program to graduate with university honors students must be admitted to the university honors program maintain a minimum cumulative gpa of 3.50 and

248 school of international service sis-619 special studies in international politics advanced statistics research design and research methods for international affairs 3 · methodology course work appropriate to the student’s research interests 3 research and writing requirement 6 credit hours concentration 9 credit hours · 9 credit hours of approved coursework constituting an academically-sound functional area e.g diplomacy energy/environment national security etc or regional field of study social science research methodology 6 credit hours · sis-797 master’s thesis supervision 6 · sis-600 statistics research design and research methods or substantial research paper requirement note the thesis or substantial research paper must relate clearly to the field of international politics united states foreign policy usfp 39-42 credit hours the u.s foreign policy program presents a rigorous course of study that provides students with the knowledge and skills to

school of public affairs 297 fin-630 financial analysis concepts and applications 3 · comm-642 public communication management 3 · mgmt-633 leading people and organizations 3 or mgmt-609 management of organizations and human capital 3 · puad-681 managing nonprofit organizations 3 · 6 credit hours approved by a program advisor graduate certificate in public management admission to the program open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution certificate requirements · 15 credit hours of approved course work with at least 6 credit open to students with a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution hours at the 600-level or above with grades of c or better grades of c or d in certificate program courses are not accepted toward the fulfillment of certificate requirements although these grades will be included in the calculation of the gpa students must have at least a 3.0 gpa in certificate courses in order to be awarded a

346 course descriptions and research from contemporary journals on remediation suggestions summarized in a comprehensive report usually offered every spring prerequisite permission of instructor edu-608 teaching social studies in the elementary school 3 focuses on understanding how to support all learners through the use of various strategies methods and modes for effective social studies teaching emphasis on the analysis of current research in effective social studies teaching and learning includes practical application in local elementary schools usually offered every spring edu-609 effective teaching for diverse learners 3 through action research students explore ways of organizing and managing classrooms to support diverse learners students engage in curriculum design and implementation across the curriculum including instructional planning an using portfolios the role that families the community and other professionals can play in assessment and curriculum planning are explored

language and foreign studies 395 span-253 spanish intermediate ii 4 continuation of span-252 usually offered every spring prerequisite span-252 or equivalent span-323 spanish iii 3 offered as part of the au abroad programs in chile this course reviews the basics of spanish grammar including present past future and preterite and imperfect tenses to help students gain conversational skills for students who have completed intermediate levels of spanish but not recently span-333 advanced spanish iii 3 offered as part of the au abroad programs in chile this course starts with a review of the preterite imperfect tenses and continues with lessons on prepositions pronouns imperative tense and present and past subjunctive tenses for students who have completed intermediate levels of spanish recently span-336 intensive spanish iii 4 offered as part of the madrid and the mediterranean au abroad program students acquire fluency in comprehension speaking reading and writing the course focuses on

444 course descriptions developing countries popularly referred to as microfinance institutions mfis the course familiarizes students with the policy organizational and technical aspects of microfinance and provides the tools to evaluate and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of microfinance as a tool for economic development usually offered every fall sis-633 selected topics in international communication 1–3 topics vary by section may be repeated for credit with different topic introduction to a specific technique or approach currently used in the international communication/cross-cultural communication field focusing on intercultural training multicultural negotiation intercultural leadership or another similar area usually offered every term may be taken pass/fail only sis-634 field survey research methods 3 this course provides basic training in designing a field-based research project in international development it is structured to combine the theoretical aspects of