2012-2013 Catalog by American University Washington

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university administration 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 general counsel and secretary board of trustees 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 j ginzberg dean kogod school of business james m goldgeier dean school of international service claudio m grossman dean washington college of law barbara s romzek dean school of public affairs jeffrey rutenbeck dean school of communication peter starr dean college of arts and sciences carola weil dean school of professional and extended studies nancy davenport interim university librarian alumna/alumnus of american university board of trustees jeffrey a sine chair patrick butler vice chair gary m abramson

undergraduate rules and regulations undergraduate academic standards academic load the student is not making satisfactory academic progress an academic warning is not recorded on the transcript an undergraduate student admitted to and enrolled in a degree program usually registers for 15 credit hours each semester so that the required minimum of 120 credit hours for the bachelor’s degree is completed in four years students are considered full-time if registered for at least 12 credits hours half-time if registered for 6 to 11.99 credit hours and less-than-half-time if registered for less than 6 credit hours this designation applies to fall spring and summer with summer status determined by total credits across all sessions for fall and spring a typical load for a full-time student is 15 credit hours however the flat undergraduate tuition rate applies to a total of 17 credit hours to register for more than 18 credit hours students must receive permission from their academic unit

computer science 107 · all requirements for the bs in computer science degree requirements undergraduate students may apply up to 9 credit hours of approved graduate-level course work to satisfy the requirements of both degrees · all requirements for the ms in computer science including a minimum of 18 credit hours completed in residence in graduate status after the undergraduate degree has been awarded students must finish the master’s degree requirements within three years from the date of first enrollment in the master’s program · 30 credit hours of approved graduate work minor in computational mathematics · 24 credit hours with grades of c or better and at least 12 credit hours unique to the minor course requirements · · · · · · · csc-280 introduction to computer science i 4 csc-281 introduction to computer science ii 3 csc/math-360 tools of scientific computing 3 csc-432 introduction to simulation and modeling 3 math-221 calculus i 4

160 college of arts and sciences bachelor of arts ba music american university is an accredited institutional member of the national association of schools of music nasm admission to the program formal admission to the music major requires demonstrated ability through an audition and interview arranged with the department preferably prior to beginning university studies however a student may enter as an intended major and audition/interview during the first year students will be accepted based on programmatic approval and written declaration of major university requirements · a total of 120 credit hours · 6 credit hours of college writing · 3 credit hours of college mathematics or the equivalent by examination general education requirements · atotal of ten courses consisting of two courses from each of the five foundational areas · at least one course from area five the natural and mathematical sciences must include a laboratory science component · no more than two

212 kogod school of business the college of arts and sciences to ensure appropriate course sequencing however it is the student s responsibility to consult course descriptions to identify course prerequisites and when courses are offered general requirements 17 credit hours students must complete the following courses with a grade of c or better · anth-225 language and human experience 3 · econ-100 macroeconomics 3 · econ-200 microeconomics 3 · math-211 applied calculus i 4 or math 221 calculus i 4 · stat-202 basic statistics 4 business core courses 33 credit hours · · · · · · · · · · · acct-240 principles of financial accounting 3 acct-241 principles of managerial accounting 3 at fin-365 business finance 3 at ibus-300 fundamentals of international business 3 c/w itec-200 the edge of information technology 3 at itec-355 production/operations management 3 at/c ksb-100 business 1.0 3 students not taking ksb-100 in their freshman year take

264 school of international service sis-565 u.s economic relations with japan and china 3 sis-619 special studies in international politics 3 international trade law sis-630 economic policy of the european union 3 concentration 9 credit hours · 9 credit hours of courses approved by the student’s academic advisor from a related field students may design their own related field with approval of the academic advisor examples include trade and investment money and finance international business law and policy development political economy another major field in sis elective 3 credit hours · 3 credit hours selected from skills workshops internship for credit master s thesis requirement or other elective courses social science research methodology 6 credit hours option i · econ-523 applied econometrics i 3 or econ-524 applied econometrics ii 3 or stat-515 regression 3 or approved first-level methods course and acct-607 financial accounting 3 or econ-524 applied econometrics

school of public affairs 317 master of public administration mpa and master of laws llm american university s school of public affairs spa and the washington college of law wcl jointly offer a dual degree program in law and public administration the program is especially attractive for attorneys who hope to practice and innovate in the political governmental and not-for-profit realms the program provides a broad theoretical grounding in public administration and management while also providing students with a practical education in the analysis and implementation of policy and law at all levels of government admission to the program applicants must satisfy the admission requirements of both the department of public administration and policy dpap spa and washington college of law wcl admission criteria are the same as those for the m p.a however students who have been admitted to wcl will not be required to take the graduate record examination gre for entering law students

education 369 edu-420 psychology of education 3 surveys the research literature on learning theories and human development with an emphasis on the role of educators includes focus on issues and theories related to multicultural education special education evaluation memory and cognition and instructional design usually offered every term edu-520 reading writing and literature across the curriculum 3 the focus of this course is on exploring and analyzing theories models and strategies for teaching reading writing and literature across the curriculum and how to integrate these in the content areas also addresses ways of supporting diverse learners throughout the course usually offered every spring edu-462 classroom management 3 study of the instructional and behavioral components of classroom management students gain skills in assessing behavior problems planning interventions implementing various strategies and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions special attention is given to

422 course descriptions math-799 doctoral dissertation seminar in mathematics 1-12 usually offered every term business management undergraduate courses mgmt-201 global corporate citizenship 3 understanding the complexity of the business environment requires an understanding of business as a citizen certainly a good business citizen obeys the law but is that sufficient good business citizenship also requires participation in the social order and accepting and perpetuating common values this course prepares students to be managers and leaders of businesses that practice good citizenship in the global economy mgmt-353 management and organizational behavior 3 current management and organizational behavior practice and research this course provides a broad framework and skills for managers in a variety of contexts including organizational goals and responsibilities models decision theory planning control motivation leadership group behavior team skills intensive conflict and organizational

474 course descriptions arab-390 independent reading in arabic 1-6 prerequisite permission of instructor and department chair arab-406 fourth level arabic a 4 offered through au abroad programs in cairo and rabat this course is designed to move learners from a stage where they have achieved the basic grammatical skills to being able to use language in a wider cultural context the course addresses the main issues related to the arab world and culture using a skill-based approach in which students gain mastery of the language through the use of authentic materials taken from various sources teaching techniques are student-centered with the goal of teaching to make students independent users of arabic encounters with arab professionals and visits to relevant institutions are integrated in the course prerequisite arab-303 or arab-307 or equivalent arab-416 fourth level arabic b 4 offered through au abroad programs in cairo and rabat this course provides additional practice at the advanced

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