Sep 27, 2022  
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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    DSGN 317/3117 - History of Advertising in the Arab World (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    A course on the history of advertising in the Arab world that studies visual communication in the region from the rise of the printing press to the introduction of multinational brands.
     

  
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    DSGN 318/3118 - History of Arabic Calligraphy (3 cr.)



    Description
    A Slide-lecture based course that will introduce students to the history of Arabic calligraphy from the early Quran scripts, through highlights of the creative output of different Islamic dynasties until the introduction of the printing press. It will discuss the aesthetics of the calligraphic Arabic word and different stages of development of the script on paper and different media.
     

  
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    DSGN 303/3203 - Design III: Publication (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and  

    Description
    This course focuses on the different formats that a printed word can appear in on different items like brochures, catalogues, newspapers, magazines and books. Students are given briefs that push for exploration of type on different grids, as well as layouts, editing photos, structure, and space
     

  
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    DSGN 304/3204 - Design IV: Packaging (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   

    Description
    Understanding shelf-life and presence, this studio course is based on designing and understanding communication graphics for packaged products. Students experiment with structures of products and the application of type, color, and image on different media like paper, plastic, nylon etc. Projects may be based on real market client briefs and/or experimental ideas.
     

  
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    DSGN 305/3205 - Design V: Retail Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    In this course students develop one whole project in all of its applications. From a logo to in-store signage, students explore the application of a unified visual system across several media from print to on-line.
     

  
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    DSGN 313/3213 - Web Design (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    In studio we will explore concepts and the design of branding in the web environment. After presentation of the basic programs and related means of web production, as well as the importation of sound, motion and image, each student will create and design the interface of a brand that exclusively exists on the web. Students will develop a branding strategy, identity design, the components of on-line standards and its digital manual format. The instructors will provide information on strategy, information narratives, hypertext, accessibility and system. Students will experiments with type, form color, layout, grid, hierarchy, sequence etc. and explore how these behave in an electronic interface. By the end of the course, each student will have produced a working prototype and interface web site for their brand.
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring
  
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    DSGN 320/3220 - Typography II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course continues exploring the world of typography through the study of essential typographic elements and principles while discussing typographic elements and principles while discussing typographic functions and critical theoretical issues. Studies will include grid layout and page systems and typographic matching between Arabic and Latin typography
     

  
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    DSGN 330/3230 - Typography III (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Technology and typography is explored in this course. Students will explore and understand type applications on different media from cell phones to home appliances to websites. The aim of this course is to equip students in applying typography in any media such as music, videos, web applications, film titles, etc.
     

  
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    DSGN 335/3235 - Animation (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Students are taught how to deal with shapes in motion, character and background animation using director or flash.
     

  
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    DSGN 350/3250 - Digital Practices II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course continues students learning in desktop software with a focus on in-design and the cross usage of the Adobe CS package with software like Illustrator Photoshop and Bridge.
     

  
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    DSGN 360/3260 - Photography for Designers (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    How to write a photography brief, what is a product shot, how to cast the right model for your concept, food styling and photography, and working with different photographers. How and when to work with photo banks. Students will learn how to work as designers with different specialized photographers and understand the different needs of each photo assignment.
     

  
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    DSGN 365/3265 - Advertising and Branding (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    A theory and practice course on the world of art direction for advertising. Students will be exposed to classic advertising concepts like total branding and new ones like CRM and activation. The course is studio based and might include real market briefs or experimental ones
     

  
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    DSGN 400/4200 - Professional Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of all Major Courses.

    Description
    Off-campus experimental learning in Graphic Design. Students are encouraged to explore the market by interning for eight weeks at different international and Pan-Arab design houses, advertising agencies, web design companies, publishing houses, calligraphers, TV stations, printing presses, and animation houses.
     

  
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    DSGN 410/4210 - Portfolio (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of all major courses.

    Description
    This course helps students create and promote their image in the market through discussions on career pathways. It will prepares students for the professional world guiding them on how to design a digital and printed portfolio, a resume and a personal corporate identity.
     

  
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    DSGN 420/4220 - Production for Designers (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of all major courses.

    Description
    Design production is explored in all its phases and aspects in this course. From preparing files for different design products to color separation and advanced techniques in printing. Students will be exposed to different highlights in the history of printing and will be acquainted with printing terminology, and the visual and tactile aspects of paper, printing and binding.
     

  
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    DSGN 469/4269 - Senior Project Thesis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Completion of all major courses.

    Description
    An independent research with a topic approved by the department. Students are requested to work independently and submit a comprehensive paper on their chosen topic.
     

  
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    DSGN 470/4270 - Senior Project Practice (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Independent design project as a continuation of researched topics approved previously by the department. Visiting critics will be invited to review as assess the final project.
     

  
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    ECLT 123/1023 - Experiencing Creativity: Texts and Images



    Description
    The course introduces short literary works juxtaposed to texts and visual material from different fields of knowledge in order to train students to read, differentiate, and interpret texts and images.

  
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    ECLT 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Description
    Course addressing broad intellectual concerns and accessible to all first-year students as part of the Primary Level Core.

  
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    ECLT 200/2010 - Introduction to Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    For students interested in literature but not necessarily intending to major in the field, this course will enable the student to acquire the tools and learn the methods which would help him/her understand poetry, fiction and drama and develop a deeper appreciation of great literary texts from various places and times.

  
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    ECLT 201/2011 - Survey of British Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces students to a selection of major works in British Literature from its beginnings to the present.  It instructs students to analyze and interpret influential novels, plays, poems, and essays.  The course presents the development of British literature historically while emphasizing the cultural and aesthetic dimensions of the texts.

  
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    ECLT 202/2012 - Global Literature in English (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course explores modern literature written in English by native and non-native speakers (African, Arab, American, British, European, Indian, and Asian writers). This course emphasizes the stylistic analysis, theoretical examination, and historical context of shorter texts to develop an appreciation for the globalization of English-language literary production, and for the role of postcolonial writers.

  
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    ECLT 209/2019 - Introduction to American Studies (3 cr.)



    Description
    This interdisciplinary course is designed to introduce students to key events and texts in the history and culture of the United States. Using films, literature and historical texts, the course will examine American culture within a historical context.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 299/2096 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in International/World Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECLT 299/2097 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in Arab World Studies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

  
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    ECLT 299/2099 - Selected Topics for the Core Curriculum in Humanities (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

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

  
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    ECLT 301/3001 - Medieval Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces the student to the literary culture and counter-culture of the Middle Ages through reading selected autobiographical and fictional texts from St. Augustine, Abelard, Heloise, Dante, Chaucer, Attar and The Arabian Nights.

  
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    ECLT 302/3002 - Literature of the Renaissance (3 cr.)



    Description
    A survey of Renaissance authors, beginning with Petrarch and the origins of the Renaissance in Italy. The course traces this cultural revolution as it spread from Italy to other parts of the European continent and finally to Tudor England.

  
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    ECLT 303/3003 - Seventeenth-Century Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The literary developments that followed the Renaissance are explored, culminating in discussion of John Milton and his epic masterpiece, Paradise Lost.

  
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    ECLT 304/3004 - Eighteenth-Century Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Dominant modes in European literature and thought between 1660 and 1760.
    Works not originally written in English will be read in English translations.

  
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    ECLT 305/3005 - Romanticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major European and American ideas and literary works of the period 1760-1848.
    Works not originally written in English will be read in English translations.

  
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    ECLT 306/3006 - Nineteenth-Century European Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major European works of fiction, poetry and drama from the period between 1789-1914.
    Works not originally written in English will be read in English translations.

  
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    ECLT 308/3008 - Modern European and American Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected readings of American and European authors representing literary trends from 1900 to the present

  
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    ECLT 310/3010 - American Literature to 1900 (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected readings of literary works beginning with pre-Columbian oral traditions and moving from the colonial era to the early national period through to the late nineteenth century.

    Cross-listed
    Same as .
  
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    ECLT 311/3011 - Modern American Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Works of twentieth-century American writers. The reading list may be chosen to reflect changing ethnic and cultural phenomena and will vary from year to year.

    Cross-listed
    Same as .
  
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    ECLT 344/3014 - Literature and Philosophy (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course concentrates on the intersection of the literary mode with the philosophical quest in Eastern and Western writing. Students are trained to analyze philosophical myths, tales, poems and dialogues as well as grasp the symbolic structures and expository techniques of philosophers.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 330/3030 - Literature and Cinema (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course investigates the relationship between literature and cinema and how they complement each other in representing textually and visually a broad theme, a historical period, or a national concern.

  
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    ECLT 332/3032 - World Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course covers seminal literary works in both Western and non-Western canons, assigned in editions of excellent English translations.

  
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    ECLT 333/3033 - African Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course concentrates on modern literature of the African continent with special emphasis on sub-Saharan literary works, including their correspondence to North African literature. Texts by prominent writers from Africa (men and women/ black and white) will be analyzed in relation to the indigenous culture and oral creativity, as well as in relation to the colonial and post-colonial experience.

  
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    ECLT 345/3045 - Literature and Gender (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course investigates gender roles in literary texts and the image of women in different historical periods and cultural settings. Readings include Feminist and anti-Feminist literary and theoretical texts drawn from the North and the South.

  
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    ECLT 346/3046 - Third World Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course analyzes Third World literary texts from Asia, Africa and South America in their historical context and their contribution to post-colonial discourse.

  
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    ECLT 348/3048 - Contemporary Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course explores literary texts which marked the period following World War II as well as very recent European and American works in a comparative context.

  
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    ECLT 352/3052 - Recurrent Themes in Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course revolves around a selected literary theme (such as Romance, Friendship, or Loss among others), recurring in different cultures and regions of the world or/and recurring through the ages.  The literary theme might be in one genre (drama, fiction, or poetry) or in a combination of genres.

  
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    ECLT 353/3053 - Modern Drama (3 cr.)



    Description
    A study of mainly European drama in the period from Ibsen to the present, including plays by Shaw, Chekhov, Strindberg, Pirandello, Brecht, Sartre, Beckett, Pinter and others, and dealing with related developments in theatre, cultures and society.

  
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    ECLT 360/3060 - Shakespeare (3 cr.)



    Description
    Analysis of Shakespearean drama, including tragedy, comedy, history and romance. The course begins with an examination of the theatrical and historical content in which Shakespeare lived and wrote. It then focuses on individual plays, paying attention to the details of Shakespearean language, as well as to the broader issues of power, politics and gender.

  
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    ECLT 370/3070 - Creative Writing (3 cr.)



    Description
    A course on literary writing designed to accommodate the needs of diverse students.  Emphasis is on developing one’s own story-telling, play-writing, and/or poetic skills by studying the craft of influential authors from different regions and traditions.  The students will meet and interact with Cairo-based emerging and established creative writers as part of their course work.

  
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    ECLT 347/3099 - Selected Topics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of specific topics in genre and other areas of special interest and expertise of the faculty. May be repeated for credit if content changes. In recent years, the following have been offered under this heading: The Arabian Nights, The Lyrical Mode (in English, Arabic and French), Autobiographies, Literature and Cultural History, Literature and the Visual Arts, Literature and Urban Culture, Theory of Narrative, The European Novel, Figures of the Scared, T. S. Eliot, The Bloomsbury Group and Albert Camus.

  
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    ECLT 409/4009 - Greek Classics in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major works of Greek literature since 700 B.C., chosen on the basis of merit and influence and studied in the most artistic translations.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 410/4010 - Classics of the Ancient World (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major works in ancient Near Eastern and Latin literatures studied in the most artistic translations.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 411/4011 - History of Literary Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of central documents in the tradition of Western literary criticism, from Plato to the Romantics.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 412/4012 - Modern Literary Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Analysis of the major trends in modern literary theory, such as Russian formalism, new criticism and post-structuralism.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 447/4099 - Capstone Seminar: Selected Topics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Examination of specific themes and other topics of special interest. This coure is designed to meet the requirements of a capstone seminar for the core curriculm. May be repeated for credit if content changes.

  
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    ECLT 506/5106 - Greek Classics in Translation (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major works of Greek literature since 700 B.C., chosen on the basis of merit and influence and studied in the most artistic translations.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 507/5107 - Classics of the Ancient World (3 cr.)



    Description
    Major works in ancient Near Eastern and Latin literatures studied in the most artistic translations.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 508/5108 - History of Literary Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Study of central documents in the history of literary criticism, from Plato to the Romantics.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 509/5109 - Modern Literary Criticism (3 cr.)



    Description
    Analysis of the major trends in modern literary theory, such as Russian formalism, new criticism and post-structuralism.

    Cross-listed
    Same as  .
  
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    ECLT 510/5110 - Renaissance Writers (3 cr.)



    Description
    Detailed study of the works of selected British or European writers from Petrarch to Shakespeare.

  
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    ECLT 512/5112 - Seventeenth-Century Writers (3 cr.)



    Description
    Detailed study of the works of selected seventeenth-century European and British writers.

  
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    ECLT 514/5114 - Eighteenth-Century Writers (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected works of major eighteenth-century writers.

  
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    ECLT 516/5116 - The Romantic Movement (3 cr.)



    Description
    Selected critical problems in the Romantic movement..

  
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    ECLT 517/5117 - Nineteenth-Century Writers (3 cr.)



    Description
    Works of selected major nineteenth-century novelists and poets.

  
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    ECLT 523/5123 - Modern Poets (3 cr.)



    Description
    Readings and analyses of works of major British, European, and American poets from the beginnings of the Symbolist and Imagist movements to the present.

  
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    ECLT 531/5131 - The Modern Novel (3 cr.)



    Description
    Works of selected novelists of the twentieth century.

  
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    ECLT 540/5140 - Readings in American Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading.

  
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    ECLT 542/5142 - Readings in French Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading.

  
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    ECLT 543/5143 - Readings in British Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading.

  
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    ECLT 545-546/5199-5299 - Selected Topics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading, research, and discussion. In recent years, the following courses have been offered under this heading: The Arabian Nights, The Lyrical Mode (in English, Arabic and French), Autobiographies, Literature and Cultural History, Literature and the Visual Arts, Literature and Urban Culture, Theory of Narrative, The European Novel, Figures of the Scared, T. S. Eliot, The Bloomsbury Group and Albert Camus.

    When Offered
    5199 offered in fall, 5299 in spring.
    Repeatable
    May be repeated for credit if content changes.
  
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    ECLT 555/5255 - Research Methods in Literature (3 cr.)



    Description
    The course introduces scholarship, debates, methods, and professional trends in the field of literary studies, considering questions of theory, application, interdisciplinary, and textuality. The goal of this course is to train students in the methods that they will use to conduct literary research in their papers and theses, giving careful attention to library resources and academic style.
     

  
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    ECLT 588/5288 - Comprehensives (no cr.)



    Description
    Individual consultation for students preparing for the comprehensive examination.

  
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    ECLT 599/5298 - Research Guidance and Thesis (no cr.)



  
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    ECON 199/1099 - Selected Topics for Core Curriculum (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course enables students to understand and employ the unique way of economic thinking and judgment. The course utilizes blended teaching methods to illustrate economic concepts and to apply the economist’s approach to various aspects of human behavior. These range from real-time, societal, personal, and business examples to simulation exercises.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    This course does not count as part of Economics major or minor requirements.

  
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    ECON 202/2011 - Introduction to Microeconomics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Fundamental economic concepts and methods of economic analysis with emphasis on microeconomic issues. Analyzes basic principles of market economics including resource allocation, opportunity cost, core elements of demand and supply, market equilibrium, elasticity, pricing, market structure, and trade exchange. Labor and capital markets, market efficiency, regulation, and social welfare implications.

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.

  
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    ECON 201/2021 - Introduction to Macroeconomics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Fundamental economic concepts and methods of economic analysis with emphasis on macroeconomic issues. Analyzes aggregate economic activity in relation to the level, stability and growth of national income. Topics analyzed include the determination and effects of national income, consumption, investment, unemployment, inflation, interest rates, and how these may be influenced by monetary, fiscal and other policies.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 215/2051 - Economic History of the Modern Middle East (3 cr.)



    Description
    Historical survey of the economic conditions, systems, and institutions of the Middle East with special emphasis on the period 1800-1945.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 216/2061 - Mathematics for Economists I (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      or equivalent.

    Description
    Calculus of a single variable. Composite functions, limits and asymptotes, continuity, differentiation, Taylor’s theorem, maxima and minima and points of inflexion, logarithmic and exponential functions, integration. Applications to economic theory and business finance.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
    Notes
    Students who take both    and ECON 2061 will be granted credit for only one of the two courses.

  
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    ECON 218/2081 - Statistics for Economists (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    The course covers the general theory of estimation. Topics include: sampling distributions, testing hypotheses about the difference between two means, analysis of variance (ANOVA), correlation and simple regression analysis, nonparametric statistics including Chi-squared & Index numbers.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 224/2091 - Economic History (3 cr.)



    Description
    Theories of economic evolution with a special focus on Europe. Includes analyses of technological change, property rights systems and economic growth, and income distribution. Examines the transition from feudalism to capitalism, first and second industrial revolutions, the 20th century Great Depression and the reconstruction of the world economies after World War II.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 302/3011 - Intermediate Microeconomic Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Preferences, utility theory, and derivation of consumer demand. Convergence conditions in consumer choice. Slutsky decomposition. Supply, cost structure, factor inputs, and technology. Properties of production functions including the Euler Theorem. Monopoly, duopoly (Bertrand and Cournot), oligopoly, monopolistic, and competitive markets. The extent of market entry. Labor choice, the capital asset pricing model, and technological innovation. Introduction to game theory. General equilibrium and welfare economics.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 310/3013 - Public Finance (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Application of efficiency criteria to political decision making: allocation of resources to social goods, tax and subsidy correctives for externalities, minimizing excess burden of financing government activity. Equity criteria for tax systems and income distribution. Analysis of Egypt’s public finances and evaluation of Egyptian public policy.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 301/3021 - Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and (   or   ).

    Description
    This course covers aggregate economic behavior using Keynesian and Neoclassical macroeconomic analysis. Various theories of how a nation’s income, employment and price level behave under static and dynamic conditions are examined. Topics covered include: income determination, unemployment, price stability, budget deficits, balance of payments equilibrium and economic growth, in addition to the impact of fiscal, monetary and exchange rate policy on macroeconomic performance.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 303/3041 - Money and Banking (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Prerequisite:   plus   and  

     

    Description
    This course emphasizes the role of central banks, monetary tools, the banking sector and financial markets in impacting domestic macroeconomic performance and the global economy. Topics include: monetary theory; central banking; management of the banking system; financial regulations; and the interaction between monetary policy, financial markets and macroeconomic performance. The course combines theoretical formalization with empirical investigations.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.

  
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    ECON 309/3051 - Emerging Economies (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    This course conducts a critical analysis of the specific economic and institutional characteristics enabling emerging economies to achieve rapid and sustainable economic growth and development. Case studies will also be used to illustrate the impact of these nations upon global integration dynamics.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECON 348/3052 - Agricultural Economics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    This course is concerned with the application of economic theory to agricultural markets and food security with special reference to Egypt and other developing countries. Analysis will focus upon agricultural resource allocation, price determination, market structures, water scarcity, commodity trading, and other topics within the context of an increasingly globalized framework of trade and financial institutions.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECON 312/3053 - Economic Development (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    Major economic problems of developing countries. Alternative explanations of underdevelopment and theories of development. Major domestic and international aspects of development including population growth, capital accumulation and international economic relations. Sustainable development.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 320/3055 - The Digital Economy: Information Technology, Knowledge and Intellectual Property (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and   .

    Description
    The course offers analysis of the economics of information technology, knowledge and intellectual property. Topics include: electronic readiness, knowledge measurement indices, the digital divide; economics of content: knowledge as a public good, static and dynamic costs and benefits of intellectual property rights; competition and intellectual property; open business models, innovation and entrepreneurship in the digital economy.


     

     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.

  
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    ECON 316/3061 - Mathematics for Economists II (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Matrix algebra and input-output analysis. Determinant, rank, and inverse of a matrix. Cramer’s rule. Multivariable functions and partial derivatives. Constrained and unconstrained optimization. Homogeneous and homothetic properties. First-order difference and differential equations. Applications to economic theory.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 308/3071 - Labor Economics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    The course offers a general treatment of modern theoretical and empirical labor economics. Topics to be covered include: operation of labor markets; wage determination; firm, industry and public sector labor demand; human capital investment; race and gender employment and wage discrimination; public policy effects. The relation of labor market outcomes and attendant public policy to poverty, income distribution and economic growth is covered. (The course includes community-based learning components)
     

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 318/3081 - Introduction to Econometrics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    The course covers the General Linear Regression Model. Topics include: departures from the basic assumptions of the general model: multicollinearity, autocorrelation, heteroskedasticity, errors in variables, dynamic systems and distributed lag models, the identification problem, estimation of structural equations. Assignments include applications to real world examples.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 420/4000 - Independent Study (1-3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
    Consent of instructor and unit head, senior standing.

    Description
    Guided reading, research, and discussion based on a subject of mutual interest to a student and faculty member.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 413/4012 - Cost-Benefit Analysis (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course develops the theoretical tools and applied case study analysis to financial and economic project evaluation. Criteria for project feasibility, net worth of investment projects, cash flow discounting, and financial rates of return. Valuation, shadow pricing, and economic appraisal. Applications to real life projects.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 403/4031 - International Trade (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    International Trade Theory: Mercantilist Theory, comparative costs, and post- Ricardian theories including economies of scale and imperfect competition. Protection Theory; Effective Protection. Terms of trade, national income and the balance of payments. Fluctuations in trade. Foreign exchange markets, exchange rates and adjustment in the balance of payments. International resource movements.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 404/4041 - Financial Economics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     ,    and   .

    Description
    This course employs various methods to provide students with the theoretical tools and practical experience necessary to understand the dynamics of financial markets and their interaction with the other spheres of the economy.
     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
  
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    ECON 415/4051 - Seminar on Economic Development in the Middle East (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    This course explores the application of key concepts relating to economic development and policy analysis to contemporary problems facing countries in the Middle East and North Africa. The course focus is upon thematic policy issues such as growth and structural change; macroeconomic adjustment, industrial development, food and agriculture policy, and trade and financial sector reform.


     

     

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.

  
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    ECON 416/4061 - Mathematical Economics (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Quasiconcave programming. Arrow-Einthoven and Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Second-order difference and differential equations. Steady-state equilibrium and the saddle path. Dynamic optimization. Hamiltonian functions and transversality conditions. Applications to economic theory.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ECON 418/4081 - Econometric Methods (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
     

    Description
    Extensions of the classical linear model. Instrumental variables. Errors in variables. Maximum likelihood estimation. Simultaneous equation systems. Vector autoregressions, error correction models, nonstationarity and cointegration.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ECON 418P/4082 - Practicum (1 cr.)



    Description
    This practicum is structured to run parallel with ECON 4082. Practical problems in economic model building. Formulation of static and dynamic models. Estimation of behavioral equations of illustrative and real models using econometric packages such as RATS, TSP, SORITEC, etc., with single-equation and simultaneous-equation methods. Testing hypotheses about economic theory. Calculation of forecasts.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall.
  
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    ECON 405/4091 - History of Economic Thought (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
      and  

    Description
    This course investigates the historical evolution of economic theory by examining the development of Mercantilism, Physiocracy, Classical, Marxian, Neoclassical theory, Austrian-Keynesian and post-Keynesian economics.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 414/4094 - Economics of Egypt (3 cr.)



    Prerequisites
       and   . Junior standing or higher.

    Description
    This course is an application of economic tools to explore the performance, analyze major problems and propose reform agendas for the contemporary Egyptian economy. Among the topics discussed are the path of economic development, macroeconomic performance, sectoral behavior, and institutional restructuring since the Nasser era and up to the present time. The course gives the students a chance to conduct applied research for the most recent challenges facing the Egyptian economy.

    When Offered
    Offered in fall and spring.
  
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    ECON 411/4099 - Seminar: Special Topics in Economics (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading, research, and discussion of specific topics chosen by the instructor in theoretical policy or applied economics.

    When Offered
    Offered occasionally.
    Repeatable
    May be taken for credit more than once if content changes.
  
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    ECON 521/5200 - Independent Study (3 cr.)



    Description
    Guided reading, research, and discussion based on a subject of mutual interest to a student and faculty member. Must obtain the approval of the Director of Graduate Program and Chair of the Department.

 

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