PSPA 220 Globalization and Culture
PSPA 221 Theories and History of the State
PSPA 237 The Modern Middle East in International Politics
PSPA 238 International Political Economy
PSPA 293D Senior Seminar: The United States and the Middle East
PSPA 304 Theories of Political Economy
PSPA 310 International Politics
PSPA 311 International Politics and the Middle East
PSPA 317 International Political Economy
PSPA 318 Theories of International Relations
For prospective Students:
Information about applying to the AUB's Political Studies MA program, see PSPA
-In your statement of purpose please explain your intellectual background and exactly what you wish to study and with whom in the PSPA dept.
-Please provide two letters that assess your academic/intellectual abilities.
-Optional: Include a writing sample.
Note: The PS program is very small and thus we cannot accept all qualified applicants. We generally accept students who we feel will benefit the most from the program and are interested in the topics that match our faculty expertise.
Information about applying to AUB's Middle East Studies MA program, see CAMES
- In your statement of purpose please explain your intellectual background and exactly what you wish to study and with whom at AUB.
- Please provide two letters that assess academic/intellectual abilities. Letters from language instructors are generally of little use to us.
Please note: Admissions to the MES program is highly competitive and requires prior background in Middle East Studies and (in most cases) rigorous training at the undergraduate level as well as high GPA and GRE scores. Applicants are advised to apply to additional programs if they have a particular interest in AUB.
The program does not currently provide funding (except for the Thesis).
Students with limited background in social science or humanities training, borderline mastery of academic English, or no academic background in Middle Eastern Studies will not likely be admitted to the MA program. We recommend that you apply as a Special Student-Not Working Towards a Degree and take one or more AUB graduate classes (in MEST or another dept) and re-apply after gaining a letter of recommendation from your instructor.
To see what I am currently teaching, search for my name on the AUB dynamic course schedule
"Why I majored in Politics," an essay for Major Choices, Princeton University. [read at your own risk]
Archived Syllabi (previously taught at Johns Hopkins University)
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