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Final Exams

Fall 2012 Final Exams

This examination schedule applies to all evening classes and to daytime classes with their first meeting of the week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. Examination times for daytime classes which meet only on Friday will be included in the supplementary room schedule available here.

To determine the time at which an examination is scheduled, locate in the left-hand column of the table below the first day and hour of the week at which the class meets. Opposite this in the right-hand column you will find the examination time. For example, if a class meets on Monday or Wednesday at 2:00PM, look in the left column for MW at 2:00PM. To the right, you will see that the examination will be on Tuesday, 12/18 from 12:30-2:30PM.

In a few instances, all sections of a course are examined at the same time, e.g., all Math 001 on Thursday 12/20 from 9:00-11:00AM.

Exam locations are available here.

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The Office of the University Registrar is responsible for enabling students to register for courses in a timely and efficient way. All students at Georgetown should register online through MyAccess.

Pre-registration completion is December 8-11.  Pre-Registration Completion begins with MyAccess. If you have difficulty or don't use MyAccess come to Pre-Register in-person at the Office of the University Registrar on December 10 or December 11.  Confirmation of Advisement from your advisor and dean are required to initiate registration. Registration will be closed during the final exam period and reopen the day after exams end. Pre-registration completion continues December 21st.

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Dr. Dan Schueftan is the Director of the National Security Studies Center at the University of Haifa, a Senior Lecturer at the School of Political Sciences there and at the Israel Defense Forces National Defense College.   For the last four decades he has been a consultant to Israeli decision makers and to the top echelon of Israel’s Prime Minister’s Office, Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, and The National Security Council.

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Dr. Abdel-Moneim Abol Fotouh was one of the leading candidates in the Egyptian presidential elections held last May. He has an M.D. degree and is a physician by training. He also has a degree in law and a Masters degree in Business Management. He has been the president of the Arab Medical Association since 2004. Dr. Abol Fotouh was also a well known student and civic leader since the 1970s. He was a vocal voice against dictatorship and corruption during the Mubarak regime and consequently was imprisoned for several years because of his political opposition. Dr. Abol Fotouh was also a former leader of the Muslim Brotherhood and served in a leadership position within the group for over two decades. He resigned from the group in April 2011 after announcing his candidacy for president shortly after the fall of the Mubarak regime. Dr. Abol Foutoh is considered a liberal Islamic leader and is well known for his moderate positions on the most contentious issues facing Egyptian society such as the role of Islam as well women and minorities in Egyptian society. He is considered by many as a bridge between Islamic, liberal, and leftist parties in Egypt. Dr. Abol Fotouh has just announced the establishment of a new party, Strong Egypt, which has attracted the tens of thousands of Egyptian youth who joined his presidential campaign. This new party considers itself economically progressive and socially moderate, and intends to contest the upcoming parliamentary elections early next year.

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Cosponsored with CCAS. Nathan Lean is a second-year Master of Arts in Arab Studies (MAAS) student at the Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) and editor-in-chief of AslanMedia.com. He has dedicated himself to researching the network of writers and activists who have played upon Western anxieties about Islam particularly since the events of September 11, 2001. At Georgetown, his research has focused largely on North African political and cultural systems, Islam, Islamophobia, cultural diplomacy, and American foreign policy in the Middle East. In addition to The Islamophobia Industry, Lean has also co-authored (with Jalil Roshandel) Iran, Israel, and the United States: Regime Security vs. Political Legitimacy (Praeger, 2010).

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(November 19, 6:00 pm)
Ambassador Howard Schaffer will conduct a preparatory session for the Foreign Service oral examination on Monday, November 19, from 6:00 to 8:30 PM in the Executive Conference Room, 7th floor of the Intercultural Center (ICC). All present and past Georgetown students who intend to compete for the U.S. Foreign Service this year or in the future are invited to attend.  RSVP at: http://fsoexamprep.eventbrite.com/.

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INAF-338 International Affairs Research & Internship Seminar (IARIS)

This multidisciplinary seminar allows students to combine original
academic research for a selected topic in International Affairs with
the practical experience acquired during a part time internship during
the semester.

Updated info...

The deadline for enrollment is the end of the add/drop period: 18 January. Students must have their internships *secured* by 18 January, or else they will be withdrawn from the course.

In addition, students are encouraged to work with their curricular dean to determine if this three credit course may count toward their major requirements. Curricular deans will assess, on a case by case basis, whether or not INAF 338 can count toward a student’s major.

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Considering taking an internship next year? Want to apply your internship to substantive and original research?

The Georgetown University School of Foreign Service and the SFS Academic Council is proud to announce a new class this spring, INAF-338 International Affairs Research & Internship Seminar (IARIS). The new course allows BSFS students to combine significant research with an internship, while receiving course credit. Professor Maria Luise Wagner will teach the course this spring.

If interested, please fill out the attached application.

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Portuguese - 11/26

The exam will be given on November 26th from 2:30-4:30pm in the Spanish and Portuguese Dept. ICC 403. The requirements for taking the exam are as follows:
-For undergraduate students specifically, only those who have taken Advanced Portuguese or above will be allowed to take the exam
- For all students, only those who are in a program that require the proficiency exam can take it.
Any questions about the actual test may directed to the Portuguese Studies Director, Professor Vivaldo Santos at vas2@georgetown.edu.

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Sign up now in the French Department, ICC 416.

Sign ups: now until Friday, November 9th

Exam Dates: Tuesday, Nov 13th, Wednesday, Nov 14th, and Thursday, Nov 15th

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Krogh Honors Seminar

Qualifications: Open to all sophomores with a 3.5 or better GPA

The Krogh Honors Seminar: Institutions in World Politics

The Krogh Honors Seminar, named for Dean Emeritus Peter Krogh, provides the opportunity for 15 students to work with a leading scholar in the area of international affairs.  This year, the School of Foreign Service is pleased to announce that Dr. Erik Voeten will lead the seminar entitled, Institutions in World Politics. This seminar will delve into the history, conceptual issues, and contemporary debates surrounding regional and global institutions. Each student will produce an original research paper that investigates how a formal or informal institution does or does not affect outcomes in international affairs. Dr. Voeten is the Peter F. Krogh Associate Professor of Global Justice and Geopolitics. He received his PhD from Princeton. His research on the United Nations, the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights and broader issues of international cooperation has been published in journals such as the American Political Science Review, International Organization, International Studies Quarterly, Journal of Politics, and the Journal of Conflict Resolution.We are very excited that he will be leading the Krogh Honors Seminar for spring 2013.

Becoming a Krogh Scholar:

A high proportion of Krogh Scholars has gone on to graduate school and have fared well in the competition for fellowships such as Rhodes, Marshall, Mellon, Luce and Fulbright.  This success reflects the emphasis on critical thinking, close reading, and polished writing that are the hallmarks of the Scholars Seminar.  Upon successful completion of this seminar, student will become known as Krogh Scholars. Krogh Scholars will be recognized with a medal at Tropaia during their year of graduation.

How to Apply and Application Deadline:

Applicants should submit a previously written paper which highlights their analytical abilities and writing skills.  This paper is due at the SFS Dean’s Office front desk by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, December 14th.


Students who have been selected as one of the 2013 Krogh Scholars will be notified over the semester break.  In the meantime, schedule your classes for the spring as though you were not in the seminar, but keep the Krogh Seminar class time in mind when preparing your schedule.  The seminar is scheduled for Mondays, 2:00pm - 4:30pm. During add/drop period, the dean’s office will add you into the Krogh’s Seminar and help you drop one of your previously selected courses. If you have any questions, please email Dean Arsenault at ejg28@georgetown.edu.

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