How To Use This Section
This section of the catalog lists the graduate academic fields in alphabetical order.
The following are the departmental prefixes used in labeling courses:
Arabic Language Intensive
Arab & Islamic Civilizations
Arabic Writing Courses
Center for Arabic Studies Abroad
English & Comparative Literature
English Language Intensive
Forced Migration & Refugee Studies
Gender & Women’s Studies
International Human Rights Law
Journalism and Mass Communication
LL.M. in International & Comparative Law
Management of Information Systems
Middle East Studies
Public Policy & Administration
Rhetoric & Composition
Teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Not all departmental prefixes represent fields in which a degree is offered; some represent only courses.
Courses numbered 500-599 are open to graduate students; however, a senior student who has a B average may take two graduate courses, not exceeding six credits, either for graduate credit or for completion of requirements for the bachelor’s degree. In this case the chair of the department concerned must notify the registrar’s office.
Note Concerning Course Schedules
Most course descriptions indicate the semester in which each course is usually offered, but this information is subject to change and many courses are not taught every year. The registrar’s office distributes a detailed schedule of courses offered at the beginning of each semester which contains accurate information on which courses are offered, at what time, and by whom they are taught.
For long-term planning, students should consult their advisers and/or individual departments for help in designing their programs of study. Students coming from the United States, especially year-abroad students, should contact the university’s office in New York for current information about specific course offerings.