Academic Coursework:

Muslim American Scholars Initiative includes academic coursework which is an integral part of the Internship experience. The Washington Center typically offers up to 30 courses each semester. Led by a well-qualified faculty who are dedicated teachers, classes are grounded in traditional disciplines. Classes meet one evening a week and are taught in a seminar style.

Courses are frequently taught in the following areas:

International Affairs & Foreign Policy

  • U.S. Foreign Policy
  • How Washington Engages the Arab Middle East: Strategies, Policies and Realities
  • Rising China and the U.S. – Relations in the 20th and 21st Centuries
  • Washington and the World
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  • Communication Law and Ethics
  • Introduction to Public Relations and Public Relations Writing
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American Politics and Public Policy

  • Campaigning for a Cause: How Advocacy Groups Change the World
  • Government and Business in the New Economic Reality: How Washington Really Works
  • The Federal Budget: Can Congress and the President Govern America?
  • Mass Media and American Politics
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Law and Criminal Justice

  • Philosophy of Law, the Supreme Court and the U.S. Constitutional Tradition
  • Introduction to Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure
  • International Organizations and Humanitarian Law
  • Forensic Psychology
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Business and Administration

  • Essentials for Aspiring Leaders
  • Global Markets and International Business Strategies
  • Nonprofit Leadership and Management
  • International Business: Case Studies in the Strategic Management of International Trade Affairs
  • From Ideas to Action: the Anatomy of Entrepreneurship
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History and Cultural Studies

  • Scandalous Washington: Uncovering D.C. History
  • Media and the Movies
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