Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Academic Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Academic Catalog [Published Catalog]

Courses


 

 For the current year, when searching for courses by code, enter the first digit of the course number followed by an asterisk, for example 3* 

 

 
  
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    HIST 412/4290 - Selected Topics in Modern Egyptian History (3 cr.)



    Description
    Topics to be chosen according to specific interest, such as: the making of the modern Egyptian nation; cities, towns and villages in modern Egyptian history; social and cultural history of modern Egypt.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    HIST 450/4303 - Global Capitalism and Africa: An Economic History (3 cr.)



    Description
    In this seminar students will explore the relationship between the rise of capitalism and the integration of Sub-Saharan Africa’s labor and natural resources into the global economy in the nineteenth and twentieth century. We will be especially interested in two distinct but related issues: First, we want to explore the role of African labor, minerals, and agricultural products for the economic growth of the Global North. Second, we want to examine how oversea markets and foreign influences shaped local economies and “working lives” in different regions in Africa, and explore how Africans confronted these changes.
     

  
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    HIST 400/4400 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Description
    In exceptional circumstances, students may, with department approval, arrange to study beyond the regular course offerings. Open only to juniors and seniors with a minimum B average. May be repeated for credit if content changes.

  
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    HIST 402/4488 - Selected Topics in European History (3 cr.)



    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes
  
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    HIST 401/4588 - Selected Topics in the History of the United States (3 cr.)



    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit when content changes.
  
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    HIST 420/4801 - Historical Theory and Methodology (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: To be taken in senior year

    Description
    Seminar on historical thought from its emergence in the classical world to the present, including consideration of the Arab historical tradition. Covers schools of historical interpretation and methodological approaches.

  
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    HIST 445/4905 - Selected Topics in Coptic Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course allows instructors to offer a topic in Coptic Studies. The topic will be chosen from year to year in coordination with the departments concerned and the dean of the School of HUSS, and according to the individual interests and areas of expertise of the instructors. Topics chosen may include various aspects of Coptic art and history, monasticism, folklore, or other subjects. The course may be taken more than once if the topic changes.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  , ,   ,   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
    Notes
    Students in these majors may petition preferably before registration to have the course included in their major requirements.

  
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    HIST 511/5105 - Special Topics in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century European Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    Content differs according to topics.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    HIST 542/5222 - Seminar on the Nineteenth-Century Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Readings, discussion, and research.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    HIST 543/5223 - Seminar on the Twentieth-Century Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Readings, discussion, and research.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    INTB 301/3101 - Introduction to International Business (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  .

    Description
    The social, cultural, political, legal, and technological environment of international business. The theoretical relationship underlying international business transactions and the integration of functional activities in international firms.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    INTB 408/3501 - International Finance (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The effect of the international financial environment on the major financial decisions of business. The international financial institution and their effect on firms operating in the international environment.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    INTB 412/4601 - International Marketing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The marketing problems and opportunities of the exporter, licenser, or manufacturer in a foreign country. Topics include factors in assessing world marketing opportunities and the international market mix.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Enrollment in is limited, and priority is given to students seeking the Bachelor of Business Administration degree or the Bachelor of Accounting degree, students enrolling in specified as collateral requirements in other majors, and students who have declared business administration as a minor.

  
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    JRMC 200/2200 - Introduction to Mass Communication (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introductory survey of the theory, history, structure, and function of mass communication in the Middle East and globally.

    Notes
    Open to all university students.

  
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    JRMC 201/2201 - Mass Media Writing (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study and practice of basic writing, editing, and reporting techniques used in the international print media; newsroom practices to develop listening, reading, writing and editing skills.

  
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    JRMC 202/2202 - Multimedia Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Cross-media study and practice of writing and reporting for print, broadcast, Internet.

  
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    JRMC 203/2203 - Mass Media Ethics and Responsibility (3 cr.)



    Description
    Critical analyses of media laws and professional philosophies, standards, and practices in journalism, public relations, advertising, and other fields of mass communication. Discussion of ethical and practical considerations and dilemmas in different professional and social contexts.

  
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    JRMC 230/2230 - Photography Foundations 1 (3 cr.)



    Description
    History of photography, digital camera skills, visual composition, digital production, developing assignment ideas, interpreting images.
     

  
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    JRMC 250/2250 - Global Media Systems (3 cr.)



    Description
    Comparative study of global communication systems and theory in relation to national and international development.

    Notes
    Open to all university students.

  
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    JRMC 270/2270 - Online Communication (3 cr.)



    Description
    An introduction to the Internet as a medium of communication, as well as to its nature, development, and future. Students will examine how the Internet is being used, and how it is affecting communities and societies at large. Ethical aspects of the online experience will also be covered.

  
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    JRMC 299/2299 - Selected Topic for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all students, irrespective of major.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited and priority is given to students with declared JMC majors.

  
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    JRMC 301/3301 - Journalism Editing and Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Principles of, and laboratory practice in, copyediting and proofreading; headline writing; scaling and cropping photographs; and layout and design.

  
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    JRMC 305/3305 - Introduction to Visual Communication (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Introductory laboratory in basics of typography, desktop publishing, digital design of publications and advertising. Taught by lecture with practical application.

  
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    JRMC 310/3310 - Public Opinion, Persuasion and Propaganda (3 cr.)



    Description
    Theoretical and practical study of the social role of international and national mass media, policymakers and the public in formation of public opinion.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Open to all university students.

  
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    JRMC 312/3312 - Multimedia Journalism Lab: The Caravan (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      ,  and    or consent of instructor.

    Description
    Supervised newsroom experience in reporting, writing, editing, designing and layout for print, broadcast and online version of The Caravan and AUC TV.

  
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    JRMC 315/3315 - Introduction to Advertising (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Survey of professional principles and practices in advertising and their relationship to business and government, with special emphasis on the United States and Egypt.

  
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    JRMC 320/3320 - Mass Communication Research (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing.

    Description
    Methods and theories used in mass communication research. Emphasis on the various methods and measurement tools used in message, communicator and audience measurements. They will learn to work with statistics, databases, specialized websites and other resources.

  
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    JRMC 330/3330 - Photojournalism and Documentary Practices (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    History of photojournalism, advanced camera skills, photographic lighting skills, visual story-telling strategies, editing and sequencing, research subjects, building a portfolio.
     

  
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    JRMC 333/3333 - Research for Journalists (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      

    Description
    A research course designed specifically for journalists, providing students with a broad understanding of how to find and analyze various forms of information. They will learn to use databases, specialized websites and other Internet resources and how to organize and apply their findings for news and feature reporting.

    Notes


  
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    JRMC 337/3337 - TV Scriptwriting and Production (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Classroom and field training in basic television scriptwriting and story production. Instruction in theoretical principles that differentiate television from print journalism, ethical aspects of picture use and editing and related topics. Requires weekly practice hours outside class time.

  
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    JRMC 339/3339 - Studio Production: AUC TV (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Techniques of television production and presentation from planning and writing to directing and producing. Topics of study include elements of various forms of television writing, production, design, lighting, graphics, program planning and production practices in a studio or workshop setting. Requires weekly practice time outside class to provide AUC TV’s daily news bulletin.

     

  
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    JRMC 355/3355 - Creative Strategy and Advertising Copywriting (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and  

    Description
    Development of creative strategy, writing advertising and promotional copy, designing and preparing layouts for various media, planning and executing written and oral presentations.

    Notes


  
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    JRMC 402/4402 - Reporting and Writing in Arabic (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of university general requirements in Arabic and   .

    Description
    Advanced principles and practice in reporting and writing in and from Arabic.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    JRMC 403/4403 - Feature and Magazine Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Principles and intensive practice in researching, organizing, and writing feature articles for international newspapers and magazines.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited and priority is given to students with declared MMJ majors.

  
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    JRMC 405/4405 - Advanced Visual Communication (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Advanced practical integration of digital text and photographs in desktop publishing of printed material using state-of-the-art production hardware and software.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    JRMC 406/4406 - Internship (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing.

    Description
    Field experience in an approved professional setting in journalism, advertising, public relations, public information, broadcast or online media outlet. Supervised by a professional and an AUC full-time faculty member.

    Notes


  
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    JRMC 412/4412 - Newsroom Editing and Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Supervised advanced newsroom experience in writing, editing, layout and management of Caravan, the AUC newspaper.

  
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    JRMC 415/4415 - Public Relations Theory and Techniques (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Principles and practical use of public relations and public information techniques, with emphasis on media use for business and non-profit organizations.

  
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    JRMC 420/4420 - Media Management (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing.

    Description
    Management theories and practices as applied to media organization, unique characteristics of media outlets, various operating philosophies, legal issues, regulations and related topics will also be covered including programming strategies.

    Notes


  
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    JRMC 425/4425 - Integrated Marketing Communication Campaigns Capstone (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Examination, development, and critique of advertising and marketing communication campaigns, with emphasis given to creative and media factors.

    Notes
    IMC seniors only.

  
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    JRMC 441/4441 - Camera and Editing Workshop (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Intensive field and lab training with digital video camera. Computer-driven digital editing program enables video journalist to shoot and edit news events to a finished professional product. Requires weekly practice hours outside class time.

  
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    JRMC 444/4444 - Media Law and Policy (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    An explanation of communication law and regulation with its major segments libel, privacy and news-gathering together with journalists’ rights and defenses against libel suits. Issues of national and international topics are covered together with media law cases.
     

    Cross-listed
     
  
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    JRMC 460/4460 - Audio Production (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and junior standing.

    Description
    Studio experience in Audio production.

  
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    JRMC 471/4471 - Online Journalism (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       

    Description
    Examination of the emerging forms of information delivery by computer and related convergence of print and broadcast media. Emphasis on learning multi-media reporting skills needed to publish quality work on the Internet.

  
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    JRMC 480/4480 - Multimedia Reporting Capstone (3 cr.)



    Description
    Advanced principles and practice in news gathering and reporting, effective organization and presentation, and writing. Students produce a capstone reporting project that demonstrates their ability to operate on all media platforms and produce professional, responsible and ethical journalism.

  
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    JRMC 482/4482 - Media Convergence Capstone (3 cr.)



    Description
    Explores the intersection of mass communication technologies. Students examine the digital future of media and the impact of media convergence on politics, business, civil and global society.

  
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    JRMC 490/4490 - Special Topics in Mass Communication (1-3 cr.)



    Description
    Special topics in journalism and mass communication will vary depending on instructor.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated by student for credit if content changes
  
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    JRMC 499/4499 - Directed Individual Study in Mass Communication (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Junior standing and written project proposal endorsed by fulltime faculty with project review by department.

    Description
    Individual projects in mass communication completed under the supervision of a full-time mass communication faculty member. Students propose projects not covered by coursework that will complement their academic programs.

    Repeatable
    May be repeated once for credit if content changes.
    Notes
    Enrollment is limited and priority is given to students with declared JRMC majors.

  
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    JRMC 500/5200 - Seminar in Mass Communication Theory and Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Survey of mass communication theory and the philosophical, sociological and political effects of mass media on audiences and societies.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    JRMC 501/5201 - Advanced Reporting and Writing (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    appropriate professional experience or undergraduate coursework (  and   or equivalent).

    Description
    Intensive reporting, research, and writing of in-depth articles for magazines and newspapers with intent to publish.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    JRMC 502/5202 - Seminar: Current Issues in Mass Communication (3 cr.)



    Description
    Overview of major issues in mass communication and how they impact audiences and society.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    JRMC 504/5204 - Seminar: Research Methods in Mass Communication (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to scientific method and mass media research methods: field surveys, quantitative and qualitative research.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    JRMC 506/5206 - Internship (3 cr.)



    Description
    Field experience in an approved professional setting in journalism, advertising, public relations or public information. Supervised by a professional and an AUC full-time faculty member.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    JRMC 540/5240 - Reporting Civil Society (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      .

    Description
    Provides the knowledge and skills that enable students to report on Arab civil society organizations. Combines seminar-style instruction on structure and role of civil society groups with hands-on print and radio reporting about Egyptian civil society for a new civil society portal based at the Adham Center.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    JRMC 550/5250 - Seminar in International Communication (3 cr.)



    Description
    World news communication systems, including news-gathering agencies; the role of foreign correspondents, the foreign press, information flow, propaganda and comparative press laws.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    JRMC 560/5260 - Seminar on Electronic Journalism and Arab Society (3 cr.)



    Description
    A comprehensive seminar examining the role of journalists in society. Covers both historic role and rights and responsibilities today. Issues include ethics, journalist-government relations, fairness and balance, freedom of the press, impact on domestic and international policy, role of the media in conflict and related topics. Discussion will cover comparative approaches in the West, developing countries and the Arab world, with particular emphasis on role of media in regional politics and international relations in the post-9/11 era.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    JRMC 570/5270 - Seminar in Mass Communication and National Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    The role of mass communication in developing nations and its relationship to economic growth, education, socialization, persuasion, and diffusion of innovation.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    JRMC 571/5271 - Digital Journalism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of the ways in which all forms of journalism are converging in the digital realm. Emphasis will include writing and reporting for the internet and other multi-media platforms, such as podcasts and digital phones, and the practical ways in which broadcast and print are merging on the internet.

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    JRMC 580/5280 - Impact of Television: Issues and Developments (3 cr.)



    Description
    Media-specific issues and developments in television related to programming and production; production and delivery; technological bias and special problems such as piracy, television and religion, regulation and “equal time.”

    When Offered
    Offered in spring.
  
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    JRMC 588/5288 - Comprehensives (no cr.)



    Description
    Individual consultation for students preparing for the comprehensive examination.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    JRMC 590/5290 - Special Topics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Content varies with the instructor. Can be repeated once for credit if content changes.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    JRMC 599/5299 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



    Description
    Consultation with students as they prepare their theses.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    LALT 101/1010 - Libraries and Learning Technologies (0 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

     

    Description
    This course is designed to help undergraduate students improve their research skills through exposure to information literacy concepts. Students are taught to locate, evaluate and use information properly, through a variety of hands on activities and assignments.

  
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    LAW 471/4371 - Introduction to Public International Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduces students to the practice and theoretical foundations of public international law, covering such topics as sources doctrine (customary international law, treaty law etc.), international personality, jurisdiction, state responsibility, self-determination and the use of force. This course may be counted towards the Dual Degree Option combining a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Human Rights Law.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    LAW 475/4375 - Introduction to Egyptian and Islamic Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    The Egyptian legal system will be considered according to its present structure and historical development, including institutions, processes, laws, and the courts. There will be special emphasis on developments in constitutional law and the role played by the constitution in the political context of present day Egypt. The course also offers an introduction to Islamic jurisprudence in the classical doctrine, in the pre-modern Egyptian legal system and in contemporary Egypt. This course may be counted towards the Dual Degree Option combining a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Human Rights Law.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    LAW 478/4378 - Introduction to International Human Rights Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course provides an overview of the major human rights treaties, customary norms, international institutions and mechanisms of enforcement while at the same time, encouraging a critical stance, which questions the role and effect of human rights in a world of distress and inequality. This course may be counted towards the Dual Degree Option combining a BA in Political Science and an MA in International Human Rights Law.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as   .
    When Offered
    Offered once a year.
  
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    LAW 500/5200 - Legal Research and Writing (3 cr.)



    Description
    A workshop designed to develop the lawyering skills in research, drafting, legal argument and oral presentation, especially with respect to practice in transnational legal problems and settings. Required of all students in the LL.M program during the first semester of study.


     

  
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    LAW 501/5201 - Jurisprudence (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       (prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department)

    Description
    The course will look at the major schools of legal theory in the United States including Sociological Jurisprudence, Legal Realism, Legal Process, Critical Legal Studies, Liberal Legalism, Critical Race Theory, Feminist Legal Theory and Law and Economics. The course aims at introducing students to different and innovative legal methodologies.

     

  
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    LAW 502/5202 - Comparative Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    Introduction to the main differences between Civil Law and Common Law systems with respect to selected problems regulated under public and private law regimes. The comparative study will concentrate on the American, German, and French legal systems.




  
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    LAW 503/5203 - Law and Economic Development (3 cr.)



    Description
    Exploration of the relationship between different strategies of economic development and legal reforms in the public and private spheres from a comparative law perspective.

  
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    LAW 504/5204 - European Union Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or    (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    Introduction to the major institutions and decision making procedures of the European Union’s constitutional structure as well as the foundational doctrines and processes developed by the EU judicial system.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    LAW 505/5205 - Islamic Law Reform (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or    (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    Exploration of different approaches to reforming Islamic law in the Arab World from the mid-nineteenth century to the present, paying special attention to contemporary developments in Arab legal systems.

  
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    LAW 506/5206 - Egyptian Legal History (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course explores Egypt’s various waves of “legal reform” over the past two centuries, paying close attention to the fields of constitutional law and human rights, as well as family, commercial, and criminal law. We also examine the emergence of the modern Egyptian legal elite, its rise to political and intellectual prominence, its fall during the Nasser years, and its potential for public policy impact today. Egypt’s modern legal history is set in a larger “law and development” policy frame, exploring ramifications on the rule of law, economic and political liberalization, and calls for a “return to shari’a” by Islamist political actors today.

  
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    LAW 507/5207 - The Law and Practice of the Settlement of International Disputes Between States (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    (prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department).

    Description
    The course combines the fundamentals of the law governing the settlement of international disputes between states and a Moot Court exercise. The two components of the course are intertwined. The course thus aspires to combine theoretical and practical dimensions of the experience of international dispute settlement. The doctrinal part of the course includes a general overview of the methods for dispute settlement in public international law, and basic procedural norms and principles governing international legal proceedings. The course looks in detail at specific institutions, such as the International Court of Justice, the Permanent Court of Arbitration, the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea, and others. Students will have the opportunity to study recent developments in the theory, practice and in policy debates underlying the system of international dispute settlement.

  
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    LAW 508/5208 - International Criminal Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    (prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department).

    Description
    The course will cover the central doctrines, procedures and institutions of International Criminal Law with emphasis on contemporary debates. It will consist in an overview of the main doctrines that “frame” international criminal law and set the conditions for its existence as a distinct field of legal practice, as well as substantive international crimes (Elements of crimes, War crimes, Crimes against humanity, Genocide, Aggression and Crimes against peace) and international criminal courts and tribunals.

  
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    LAW 509/5209 - International Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    An in-depth overview of the international legal system.  The course will cover the fundamental concepts, institutions, processes and mechanisms of international law.  Some of the topics that will be covered include: the relationships between public and private international law, the question of sovereignty, the sources of international law, and the place of non-State actors.

  
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    LAW 510/5210 - Introduction to International Human Rights and Humanitarian Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    This gateway course provides an overview of the substance and some of the mechanisms of international human rights and humanitarian law. The course covers the doctrinal, institutional, methodological and theoretical bases of human rights law and international humanitarian law and offers an introduction to the substantive development of the corpus of human rights and humanitarian law, through the case-law of the international, regional, and domestic monitoring and judicial authorities on selected issues of substance or procedure (varying interpretations of given substantive political, social and economic rights, standards of evidence in human rights law, universal jurisdiction, definition of terrorism in human rights and humanitarian law, etc).

  
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    LAW 511/5211 - International Humanitarian Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    (prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department).

    Description
    This course provides basic introduction to the field of international humanitarian law (IHL), otherwise known as the laws of war, the law or armed conflict, or jus in bello. It will consist in an overview of the existing substantive body of international law relating to the regulation of armed conflict, as well as an exploration of its internal structure and dynamics. It will discuss in a first part the relationship between humanitarian law and both general international law and international human rights Law, with regard to applicability implementation, and enforcement. In a second part, the course and materials will approach the “principle of distinction” and its implementation in the so-called “Geneva Law”, relating to protected persons, as well as the so-called “Hague Law”, relating to the means and methods of combat. Final sessions will discuss questions of implementation and criminal responsibility.

  
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    LAW 512/5212 - Human Rights and the United Nations (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    The framework and evolution of international human rights law within the system established by the United Nations Organization examined in relation to its antecedents, establishing documents, processes of norm creation and application, and present methods and activities of monitoring within the UN system.

  
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    LAW 513/5213 - The European System of Human Rights Protection (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    The procedures and substantive law contained in conventions, treaties, reports, judgments, and other documents will be examined for a comprehensive understanding of the development of human rights law in Europe.’ These human rights systems are considered in relation to their origins in social and political movements and their subsequent effects on politics and society.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    LAW 514/5214 - Human Rights in the Middle East (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    . (Prerequisites can be waived by permission of the department).

    Description
    An overview of the dynamics of international human rights law in the Middle-East, through national, regional and universal mechanisms dealing with current human rights issues in the region. The course will cover a series of substantive themes of interest to the countries and people of the region with the help of legal cases and documents coming from the UN system, the African System, the Arab League, and national courts and institutions. The course will also examine the norms and institutions of international humanitarian law in their specific relationship to conflicts in the region.

  
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    LAW 515/5215 - Comparative Constitutional Law and Human Rights (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    How constitutional rights, concepts and practices have merged and developed within contemporary governments.  Emphasis will be on the analysis of civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights together with freedoms and liberties protected by various constitutions, considered within their social and political contexts.

  
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    LAW 516/5216 - Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    Consideration of the historical development of the recognition of economic, social and cultural rights together with present convenants and other instruments operating at the international level. Specific rights such as the right to work, trade union rights, right to social security, right to adequate standards of living, health and education are considered as well as their philosophical underpinnings and social modalities.

  
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    LAW 517/5217 - Human Rights and Identity Groups (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    This course focuses attention on the use of identity groups as legal objects of special protection in international human rights law. Various concepts related to the protection of the rights of groups that have been identified as either “vulnerable” or historically discriminated against, such as women and children, are examined. Instruments and mechanisms as well as the conceptual framework for the protection of these groups (and other non-protected “vulnerable” groups) are considered in relation to their perceived vulnerabilities.

  
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    LAW 518/5218 - International Refugee Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   . (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    This course introduces the international refugee law regime and the background and historical context from which foundational concepts emerged. The bulk of the course is spent on the 1951 Refugee Convention and its Protocol, as well as the expanding mandate of UNHCR. The course considers some of the contradictions and dilemmas of international refugee law and takes into account developments in related areas of international human rights law, international humanitarian law and migration law. This course is required for all students seeking the MA or Diploma in Migration and Refugee Studies.
     

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    LAW 519/5219 - Human Rights in Africa (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and    (Prerequisites may be waived by permission of the department)

    Description
    An overview of the contribution of the African continent to human rights law. The course will cover the specificities of Africa from the perspective of the development, interpretation, and enforcement of international human rights law from four perspectives: (1) the development and contributions of the African regional system of human rights, (2) the treatment of human rights issues in Africa by the universal system of human rights, (3) the place and application of human rights standards in selected African countries, and (4) the application of international humanitarian law in contemporary African conflict situations. As an advanced course dealing with the role of regional approaches and issues in the contemporary history of international human rights law, the substantive focus will be on the relevance of cultural and political specificity to human rights when seen from the perspective of the varied social contexts of the African continent. In light of the rich complexity of the African social, cultural and political background, some attention will be given to the particular situation of certain African States in the development of African human rights law, such as Egypt, Nigeria or South Africa.

  
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    LAW 520/5220 - Justice: Histories and Theories (3 cr.)



    Description
    This course introduces students to justice as a problem in contemporary cultural, legal and philosophical debates. The course explores the different domains through which justice becomes a universal language of rights, and the resultant compartmentalization of human experiences along parameters in which culture is presumed to be non-existent, rendering different forms of justice, such as gender justice, appendixes to the already known. This course will engage with questions of distribution of justice - economic, social, political, historical- in the contemporary world with special focus on locating theories of justice in the practice thereof. It is conceived as laying the intellectual foundation for the GWST gender and justice graduate concentration, for graduate work in IHRL and other related fields. This is a joint course offered by the Institute for Gender and Women’s Studies and the Department of Law.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    LAW 522/5222 - International Economic and Trade Law (3 cr.)



    Description
    Rules of law and policy of economic relations under the GATT/WTO system, as well as regional agreements on trade partnerships between the European Union and the Arab Mediterranean.

  
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    LAW 523/5223 - International Commercial Arbitration (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or    (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    The law of international commercial arbitration considered from a comparative perspective in major Civil and Common Law jurisdictions, as well as its practice in the context of international transactions.

  
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    LAW 524/5224 - Comparative Corporate Governance (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Comparison of how select questions of corporate governance, control, and finance are regulated under American, French, German, and Egyptian corporate law.

  
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    LAW 525/5225 - Securities Regulation Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Legal and institutional framework for the offering, purchase and sale of investment securities under US, EU and Egyptian law, with special attention to national and transnational aspects of securities fraud.

  
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    LAW 526/5226 - Antitrust Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      (Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law department).

    Description
    Basic principles of antitrust regulation in the US from the Sherman Act to the present, compared with recent developments in EU law, and with the Egyptian Competition Law.

     

  
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    LAW 527/5227 - Graduate Law Seminar (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Department. Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department.

    Description
    Reading, discussion and intensive writing about theory and methodology in law, political theory, and relevant social sciences. This course is a pre-requisite to the Thesis requirement for all students in the LL.M. in International and Comparative Law, and MA in International Human Rights Law. The course targets students who have completed at least nine credits hours toward the degree.
     

  
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    LAW 528/5228 - Migration in International Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
        and  

    Description
    The Arab region experiences mass voluntary and involuntary population movements, driven by various factors including economic reasons, conflict and insecurity, and increasing resource scarcity and environmental change. These movements pose a challenge to regional stability and security unless there are appropriate and integrated national, regional and international responses. A course on Migration in International Law allows students to engage with issues of growing regional and international importance. While the Center for Migration and Refugee Studies offers courses in International Refugee Law and Comparative Migration Law, there is presently no course that introduces the complex and growing area of international law dealing with migration.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    LAW 570/5270 - Special Topics in Comparative Law (up to 3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Department. Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department.

    Description
    In addition to allowing the resident faculty to give special topics seminars as regular 3 credit courses, this course as well as   and   are used to accommodate the short courses that distinguished visiting lecturers give, with varying credit values depending on the number of hours covered.

    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once for credit if content changes.
  
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    LAW 571/5271 - Special Topics in International Law (up to 3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Department. Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department.

    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once for credit if content changes.
  
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    LAW 572/5272 - Special Topics in Public Law (up to 3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Permission of the Department. Prerequisites can be waived by special permission of the Law Department.

    Repeatable
    May be taken more than once for credit if content changes.
  
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    LAW 575/5275 - Special Topics in International Human Rights Law (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite: consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Specialized areas of International Human Rights Law.

    Repeatable
    May be taken a second time for credit if content changes.
  
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    LAW 584/5284 - Human Rights in Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Internship for four to six months in an organization pursuing human rights activities, or active involvement on an institutional research project having a human rights emphasis. The work is assessed on the basis of a written report and discussion.

  
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    LAW 585/5285 - Legal Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of the instructor.

    Description
    Internship for four to six months in a corporation, law firm practicing in the Middle East, international organization, an NGO pursuing Development activities. The work is assessed on the basis of
    a written report and discussion.
     

 

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