Summer course in Middle East Politics & World Affairs (June 11-22, 2012)
The Lebanese American University offers an intensive two-week 3 credit hour summer course in Middle East Politics and World Affairs (POL421/INA814) at its Beirut Campus.
The course provides an ideal opportunity to examine relevant topics in the politics of the contemporary MENA region with particular reference to the following core thematic areas:
- Introduction to the Politics of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA)
- The Expansion of Civil Society and Media Roles in Contemporary Transitions
- The revisited paradigms of political transitions in the Region against the backdrop of the uprisings
- Political Pragmatism of Islamists and liberals
- Transformation of Political Economy
- Comparative MENA country survey and analysis
- International Relations of the Middle East
With a strong policy-oriented component, the course offers graduate and undergraduate international students the opportunity to:
- Interact with prominent guest speakers, politicians, and diplomats from the Region
- Visit local organizations, media and research centers
- Participate in focus group meetings with local activists in various extracurricular activities.
Who can take the course?
- Undergraduate students
- Graduate students
- Researchers on Middle East politics or international affairs
Class Time: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am -12:40 pm (June 11 – 22)
Cost: undergraduate course fees $1,569; graduate course fees $1,743
Student housing cost for the 2 weeks: $600 for single room; $450 for double room
Health insurance fees: to be announced
Students interested in acquiring or advancing their Arabic language skills may choose to continue their study on campus with the SINARC program throughout the following six weeks.
- Non-LAU students
- Undergraduate student: at least at the junior level (2nd year), in good academic standing with introductory background in Political Science/International Affairs
- Graduate student: in Political Science/International Affairs or related fields
- Applicants will apply online
- When applying select the “Two weeks Summer program”
- Deadline for applications is April 20, 2012
- Application fees $50
- Copies of supporting documents (see below) should be uploaded or e-mailed to the following address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Original copies should be submitted at arrival, which is a requirement for issuing a transcript at the completion of the course.
- A transcript from the home University.
- Applicants coming from a university where English is not the language of instruction, are required to sit for the International TOEFL IBT and get a minimum score of 80.
- A clear photocopy of the identity card or passport.
- One passport size photo (digital)
Once you are accepted into the course, a non-refundable registration fee will be required by: May 6, 2012.