Academic Catalog

The Academic Catalog is a comprehensive guide that serves as a record of programs offered, courses, services, amenities, along with academic policies and procedures, here at AUAF. The online Catalog is the official Catalog whereby changes are incorporated at intervals throughout the year. 

2020/2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog (revised 28/01/2021)
2020/2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Archives

2019/2020 Academic Catalog 2016/2017 Academic Catalog 2013/2014 Academic Catalog 2008/2010 Academic Catalog
2018/2019 Academic Catalog 2015/2016 Academic Catalog 2011/2013 Academic Catalog 2007/2008 Academic Catalog
2017/2018 Academic Catalog 2014/2015 Academic Catalog 2010/2011 Academic Catalog 2006/2007 Academic Catalog

 

 

 

Degrees at AUAF:

A degree is not conferred for a mere collection of credits. A well-balanced, unified, and complete program of study is required. The overall program of the student frequently may exceed the minimum requirements as specified for each degree and students should plan carefully so that they can complete their degree within the required timeframe. The majority of students graduate with more than the 120 minimum required credits for the four-year degrees. The LLB requires more than 120 credits to graduate. Students who choose a minor may also require more than the minimum number of degree credits in order to graduate. 

Students can participate in the graduation ceremony if they can reasonably complete all requirements by the end of the Spring semester. Students who need to take courses in the summer and fall will graduate in the following year.

Degree Plans

Students will follow the degree plan in place at the time in which they declare their program. Should you wish to change your degree plan to a more recent version, contact your Academic Advisor for review and submit a Declaration form to the Registrar's Office with any changes. Students need to complete the general education requirements before moving on to 300 and 400-level classes. Despite the student’s choice of governing program requirements (degree plan), all students are bound by the current Catalogue with regard to prerequisites/corequisites for individual courses. Changes in Degree Plans are listed below. 

2020/2021 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts and Laws

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2019/2020 Degree Plans 

Bachelor of Arts and Laws

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2018/2019 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2017/2018 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration

2015/2016 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

2014/2015 Degree Plans

Bachelor of Arts and Laws

Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Public Administration

Bachelor of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

 

Master's in Business Administration

Master degrees at AUAF are a minimum of two years of academic studies (usually longer) and require a thesis.

MBA Degree Plan


Minors

Minors at AUAF broaden students’ perspectives in interdisciplinary coursework and bridge together the major with an emphasis on a secondary focus. 

Undergraduate students in good standing are eligible for one minor. Undergraduate students may be required or may choose to complete a minor as part of their Bachelor’s degree. Some degree programs may have specific program recommendations as to the minors to pursue.

A minor consists of at least 15 semester hours, including several upper-level academic works concentrated in one academic discipline, and the coursework must not be the same as the student’s major. A student interested in pursuing a minor should talk with their academic advisor about the particular discipline they want to pursue once they have declared a major. The minor declaration form must be submitted at least one semester (fall or spring) before graduation. Students choosing to complete a minor will graduate with more than 120 credit hours.

It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that they satisfy the requirements for the minor. Students should contact their advisor for any questions regarding the completion of the minor. If a student decides that they no longer wish to pursue a minor, they must contact the Office of the Registrar and follow the process to have it removed from their degree plan. Credits used to complete the minor cannot duplicate credits used to fulfill major requirements. Not all courses offered in the minor are offered during any given semester. Students should work with their academic advisor to plan accordingly. Course requirements for approved minors are as follows:

Electrical Engineering and Renewable Energy
Required Courses:
MTH 130 Calculus I
EEN 115 Digital Logic Design
EEN 215 Electronic and Circuit Theory
EEN 315 Power Electronics
EEN 415 Renewable & Sustainable Energy

Literary Studies and Humanities
Not available to English majors.
Required Courses:
ENG 150 Response to Literature
Two of:

ENG 200-level courses or higher; or an
ENG 200 level course and HUM 215
Two of:
ENG 300-level courses or higher

General Liberal Education Requirement courses (ENG 110/ENG 115/ENG 215/ENG 271) may not be counted towards the minor in Literary Studies and Humanities.

Public Administration
Not available to Political Science and Public Administration Majors
Required courses:
PAD 110 Introduction to Public Administration
PAD 210 Public Policy Making
Two of:
PAD 300-level courses
One of: PAD 400-level courses

Data Science
Not available to Information Technology Majors
Required courses (12.0 credits):
ITC 250 Introduction to Data Science
ITC 255 Statistical Data Analysis
ITC 300 Data Visualization
ITC 360 Data Mining

Math
Required courses:
MTH 120 Discrete Mathematics
MTH 130 Calculus I
MTH 145 Calculus II
One of:
MTH 135 Linear Algebra
MTH 245 Calculus III
Any MTH 200 class not listed above
Two of:
MTH 310 Linear Optimization
MTH 320 Differential Equations
MTH 330 Probability
MTH 340 Game Theory
Any MTH 300 or 400 level course not listed above
Any STA 300 or 400 level course not listed above

Gender Studies
Required Courses:
GEN 110 Introduction to Gender Studies
GEN 210/SOC 210 Sociology of Gender
Three of:
GEN 310/POL 499 Gender in Afghanistan
SOC 310 Social Science Research Methods
GEN 410/SOC 410 Marriage and Family
GEN 499 Special Topics in Gender Studies
Any GEN 300/400 level course not listed above

Peace Studies and Transitional Justice
Two of:
LGS 340 International Humanitarian Law
LGS 342 International Human Rights Law
LGS 343 International Criminal Law
LGS 364 Negotiations
Three of:
POL 311 Peace and Conflict Resolution
POL 315 Political Violence and Terrorism
POL 399 Special Topics

Law
Not available to Law students.
Required Courses:
Five courses (15.0 credit hours) in Law, including at least two law courses (6.0 credit hours) at the 300-level or higher.

Political Science
Not available to Political Science and Public Administration Majors
Required courses:
POL 110 Introduction to Political Science
Two of:
POL 210 International Relations
POL 220 Introduction to Comparative Politics
POL 250 Introduction to Political Theory
POL 130 Introduction to Afghan Government and Politics
One of:
POL 300-level courses
One of:
POL 400-level courses

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