COLLEGE OF ART AND SCIENCES (CAS)


Dean Of The College Of Art And Sciences

Dean, Dr. Rawda Awwad
Associate Professor of English Literature

Welcome Note

Welcome to the American University of Kuwait and the College of Arts and Sciences. The college offers the University’s General Education curriculum, and excellent undergraduate programs leading to bachelor’s degrees (BA, BE, and BS). Students enrolled in general education courses and those who are pursuing their majors and minors in the College of Arts and Sciences work closely with a highly qualified faculty and faculty advisors in pursuit of their educational goals. In their programs of study, students are provided with the tools and specialized knowledge necessary for professional success, in addition to receiving a comprehensive education created in the tradition of the American liberal arts. Our mission is to deliver an educational experience to our students that supports their academic, intellectual, professional, personal development and life-long learning, and encourages the values that inform effective leadership and active citizenship.

The College of Arts and Sciences at the American University of Kuwait provides opportunities for inspiration, innovation, and growth. It is an exciting place to be. On behalf of our faculty and staff, I extend to all of our students best wishes for a successful academic year.

Dr. Rawda Awwad
Dean, College of Art and Sciences

Personnel Of The Office Of The Dean

Associate Dean, Administration Dr. Ali Charara
Assistant Dean, General Education & Student Academic Support Dr. Nicholas Scull
Executive Assistant to the Dean Ms. Magdalene El Neaman
Senior Faculty Support Coordinator Ms. Dalia Hassaan

 

Mission

The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) is committed to cultivating lifelong learning that empowers students to pursue technical competency in professional fields, self-awareness, a sense of civic and moral responsibility, and a breadth of vision in the tradition of liberal arts education. The College offers quality undergraduate programs leading to bachelor degrees (BA, BE and BS).

Vision

The vision of CAS is to become a leading College in the region that offers innovative, quality, undergraduate liberal arts education and that excels in teaching, research and service.

Values

The values of the College of Arts and Sciences are:

Excellence In Education: To provide students with an education that integrates the goals of the liberal arts and specialization in specific academic disciplines.

Scholarly Research And Creative Activity: To encourage and support research and creative activity that maintains high standards of education, attracts quality faculty, and promotes student’s research skills.

Leadership And Integrity: To foster within the college community the values of leadership, intellectual curiosity, ethics, civic responsibility, and respect for diversity.

Programmatic Accreditation

American Academy For Liberal Education (AALE)

The American Academy for Liberal Education (AALE) Board of Commissioners has awarded the American University of Kuwait international accreditation for the following disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, and the University General Education Program. For additional information, visit the AALE website: www.aale.org.

Accreditation Board For Engineering & Technology (ABET)

The Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science and Information Systems are in the process of seeking ABET accreditation.

Commission On English Language Program Accreditation (CEA)

The Intensive English Program (IEP) at the American University of Kuwait is accredited by the CEA since August 2009. In 2014, the CEA granted the IEP 10-year re-accreditation. For further information about this accreditation, visit the website: www.cea.accredit.org.

National Association Of Schools Of Art And Design (NASAD)

The Department of Art and Graphic Design is seeking NASAD substantial equivalency, AY 2015-2016.

Undergraduate Programs

Students entering the College of Arts and Sciences as freshmen or transfers, except those admitted as visiting students or non-degree students, select one of the following programs:

  • Bachelor of Art (BA)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BE)

There are three major areas of study in the College of Arts and Sciences. Each of these major areas is comprised of both degree- and non-degree-offering departments, as shown below:

Arts And Humanities

Degree Program Departments

  • Department of Art and Graphic Design
  • Department of Communication and Media
  • Department of English

Non-Degree Program Departments

  • Department of Arabic and Foreign Languages
  • Department of Music and Drama

Sciences And Engineering

Degree Program Departments

  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Computer Science and Information Systems

Non-Degree Program Departments

  • Department of Math and Natural Sciences

Social Sciences

Degree Program Departments

  • Department of International Relations
  • Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Non-Degree Program Departments

  • Gulf Studies Certificate Program

 

 


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