The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) offers a program of study leading to the M.A. degree. The Arab Studies program was established in 1978 to help meet the need for men and women highly trained and deeply knowledgeable about the language, history, culture, politics, and economics of the contemporary Arab world. The program provides a focus that sets it apart from other, more broadly constructed Middle East Studies programs in the United States. Within that Arab world focus, students construct interdisciplinary curricula that prepare them for a wide variety of careers involving the Arab world in diplomacy, government, development, business and finance, teaching, higher education, journalism, public relations, and cultural affairs. The program's demanding Arabic language requirement is a distinguishing feature regularly cited by applicants and alumni alike as a major draw and strength.
An attractive feature of the MAAS program is the option for students to enroll concurrently in graduate certificate programs in International Business Diplomacy (IBD) or Refugee and Humanitarian Emergencies (RHE). The certificates allow students additional and concentrated training while gaining regional expertise. MAAS students may also choose to pursue joint degrees programs along with PhD programs in the Departments of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Government or History, or the JD program at the GU Law Center. In addition, Georgetown’s Public Policy Institute and Business School provide a range of specialized coursework, training, and practical experience.
For more information, please see the Arab Studies home page, located at: http://ccas.georgetown.edu Fact Sheet Degree offered:
M.A. Joint programs:
M.A./Ph.D. (Arabic Language, Literature and Linguistics)
M.A./B.S. (Foreign Service)
M.A./J.D. (Law) Campus address:
- Arab Studies Program
Center for Contemporary Arab Studies
3700 O Street, N.W., Suite ICC-241
Washington, DC 20057-1020
(202) 687-8957 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (202) 687-8957 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax:
(202) 687-7001 Department e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Department Website: Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) - Georgetown University Program Director:
Judith E. Tucker Graduate Studies Contact:
Kelli Harris Size of program:
70 Master's students; of these, 4 are in M.A./Ph.D. joint programs, and 4 are in the M.A./J.D. joint program. Credits required:
36, or 33 plus thesis (with an additional 12-36 credits depending on language proficiency). Part-time option:
Part-time enrollment is not encouraged but may be possible once a student has completed the Arabic language requirement. Department URL http://ccas.georgetown.edu Degree Requirements
The M.A. in Arab Studies (MAAS) degree requires completion of a minimum of 36 semester hours (12 three-credit hour classes) in addition to basic Arabic language courses. Those who choose the thesis option must complete 33 hours plus the thesis. (See "Areas of Study" section for details.)
The full-time student will usually complete requirements for the degree in four regular semesters and the intervening summer session, depending on his or her Arabic language competence. Part-time enrollment is not encouraged, and is only possible once a student has completed the Arabic language requirement. Standard Degree Requirements:
6 Concentration Courses
Arabic oral and written competence, demonstrated by passing proficiency exam offered three times per year.
Oral comprehensive exam or thesis Academic Standards
In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School, students in the MAAS program are required to maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in both the Concentration and supporting blocks of courses. Areas of Study
The MAAS student's course of studies is determined upon initial registration in consultation with his or her faculty Concentration Advisor and the Director of the Program. Subsequent modifications in a student's program must be approved by the Director in consultation with the Concentration Advisor.
To meet the differing needs of students, the following guidelines are used to plan a program of studies:
Each student chooses a Concentration within which he or she will complete about half the credits required for the degree. Concentrations are available in Culture and Society, Economics (including Business and Development), History, Politics, and Women/Gender Studies. Students will be expected to be competent in the theoretical and methodological aspects of their Concentration as well as the substantive material.
All students are required to complete the core course, MAAS-501, Introduction to the Arab World: Theories and Methods. With rare exceptions, this course is taken during the first semester of residence. Students in the Economics and Politics concentrations are also required to complete Economics of the Middle East. Undergraduate coursework in principles of economics is a prerequisite for this course.
Each student must demonstrate written and oral competency in Modern Standard Arabic during enrollment in the program. A proficiency exam is administered three times annually. The student must maintain enrollment in appropriate basic language courses until the examination is passed. Intensive Arabic courses are offered each summer. Credits accumulated in basic Arabic language courses do not count toward the total degree requirement.
The final requirement for the degree is the successful completion of a comprehensive oral examination. Upon completion of the course work and the Arabic language proficiency exam, the student will be examined for approximately one hour by a panel of three professors. Students are expected to demonstrate in-depth knowledge in their concentration as well as general competence on the region. They are also expected to display the ability to analyze and synthesize across disciplinary boundaries.
Thesis Option: Students have the option of writing and defending a thesis in their final semester, in lieu of one concentration course and the oral comprehensive exam. Those choosing the thesis option must formally declare their intention early in the fall semester.
For information on the courses of study in joint degree programs, see the MAAS website. Admissions APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR FALL 2011 January 1, 2011 ADMISSION INFORMATION SUMMARY
Please read the complete admissions information found on the Graduate School website at: http://grad.georgetown.edu/pages/admissions.cfm ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Application Materials required:
Non-refundable Application Fee
Statement of Purpose
Official Transcripts (all prior institutions)
Official Recommendations (3)
TOEFL/IELTS (please see below)
Writing Sample/Essay (see supplemental data sheet for details)
Supplemental Data Sheet (go to the link below to download form)
The M.A. in Arab Studies program welcomes applicants who have some background in the region and in their proposed concentration. Though not required, prior knowledge of Arabic and appropriate work or life experience in the region are helpful. Successful MAAS candidates have strong analytic capabilities, high standardized test scores, an excellent academic record, and a commitment to a future career related to the region. It is also helpful if applicants, especially those proposing to concentrate in economics or politics, have already completed basic courses in macro- and microeconomics.
Please see the department website for a checklist of required application materials, including the supplemental data sheet and required scholarly essay. Arab Studies only admits students for the fall semester.
Apply to this graduate program using our online application form, located at: http://grad.georgetown.edu/pages/apply_online.cfm
A Supplemental Data Sheet, available on the departmental website, must be downloaded and submitted within the online application. The Supplemental Data Sheet and other forms can be found at: http://ccas.georgetown.edu/academics-graduate-apply.cfm Official hard copy transcripts should be mailed to the following address:
GRE - GRADUATE RECORD EXAM
- Office of Graduate Admissions
Attn: Credentials (Arab Studies)
3520 Prospect Street, NW, CB-207
Washington, DC 20057-1004
Results of the General Test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) are required for all native English-speaking applicants, and foreign students with degrees from colleges and universities in countries where English is the primary language. There is no required minimum
score on the GRE. Georgetown University's reporting code is 5244. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without GRE scores. Information on registering to take the GRE can be found at: http://www.gre.org/ttindex.html ENGLISH PROFICIENCY: TOEFL / IELTS
All applicants are required to demonstrate a level of proficiency in the English language sufficient to meet the admission requirement of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. Proficiency can be demonstrated by the receipt of a bachelor's or advanced degree from an accredited institution of higher education in the United States or from a university where English is the primary language of instruction (please note that applicants receiving degrees at universities in U.S. territories, such as Puerto Rico, are required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS unless the primary language of instruction at the institution is English).
All other applicants must achieve at least a minimum score on either the TOEFL or IELTS test. Test scores must be received by the application deadline date. Applicants should allow six to eight weeks from the test date for the reporting of scores to the institution. Applications will not be considered without TOEFL/IELTS scores. TOEFL:
A minimum score of 600 (paper-based test) or 250 (computer-based test)
or 100 (iBT test)
on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Georgetown University's reporting code is 5244. TOEFL information: http://www.ets.org/toefl/
Faculty Director of the Master of Arts in Arab Studies Program:
- IELTS: A minimum score of 7.5 from the International English Language Testing System. IELTS Information: http://www.ielts.org
Professor Judith E. Tucker, Ph.D., Harvard University. Professors:
John Esposito, Ph.D., Temple University; Yvonne Haddad, Ph.D., Hartford Seminary; Michael Hudson Ph.D., Yale University; John Ruedy, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles (emeritus); Barbara Stowasser, Ph.D., University of Münster; Judith E. Tucker, Ph.D., Harvard University; John Voll, Ph.D., Harvard University. Associate Professors:
Daniel Brumberg, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Ahmad Dallal, Ph.D., Columbia University; Scott Redford, Ph.D., Harvard University; Amira Sonbol, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Tarik Yousef, Ph.D., Harvard University. Assistant Professors:
Osama Abi-Mershed, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Fida Adely, Ph.D., Columbia University; Gábor Ágoston, Ph.D., Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Amin Bonnah, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Rochelle Davis, Ph.D., University of Michigan; Paul Heck, Ph.D., University of Chicago; Steven J. King, Ph.D., Princeton University; Sylvia Önder, Ph.D., Ohio State University (Visiting); Felizitas Opwis, Ph.D., Yale University; Col. Terrence Potter, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Jean-Francois Seznec, Ph.D., Yale University; Samer Shehata, Ph.D., Princeton University (Visiting). Adjunct Professors, Post-Doctoral Fellows and Lecturers:
Tamim Al-Barghouti, Ph.D., Boston University; John Duke Anthony, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University; Belkacem Baccouche, M.A., Kent State University; Noureddine Jebnoun, Ph.D., Sorbonne University; Eric Goldstein, M.A., Columbia University; Bassam Haddad, Ph.D., Georgetown University; Laurie King-Irani, Ph.D., Indiana University; Juan Romero, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin. Course Descriptions
Course descriptions, as well as class schedules and other information about Arab Studies program course offerings can be found on the University Registrar's course site located at: http://explore.georgetown.edu/courses/index.cfm?Action=List&ProgramID=2 print
وهذه برامج Arab studies
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