Faculty of Humanities

The Faculty of Humanities plays two roles in the academic life of the university. The first is to offer degree-granting programs on both the undergraduate and graduate levels and the second is to provide a large array of general education requirement courses, foreign language courses, and special programs designed for students at the various stages of their academic careers.

Four departments are housed under the Faculty of Humanities:

  • Department of English and Translation
  • Department of Media Studies
  • Department of Humanities and Religious Studies
  • Department of Psychology, Education and Physical Education

General Education Requirements (33 cr.)

Students (I.D.’s 2008 and on) whose majors fall under the Faculty of Humanities must fulfill the General Education Requirements as outlined below. Refer to the degree progam requirements in the appropriate department for more specific details.


  1. Psychology students will take 30 credits of GERs.
    Psychology students will be required to take 3 credits from the Cultural and Social Sciences category.
    They satisfy their Cultural and Social Sciences requirement with any course other than PSL 201.
    They must take STA 202 as 3 credits of the Science and Technology requirements.

  2. Students majoring in Mass Communication may satisfy their Philosophy requirement by taking COA 360 Media Ethics.

  3. Mass Communication students may satisfy 3 credits of their Citizenship requirements by taking COA 350 Current Issues.

  4. COA courses listed in the Cultural Studies and Social Sciences category do not satisfy GER requirements for Mass Communication students. These courses must only be taken as core or major courses.

  5. Mass Communication students must take STA 202 as 3 credits of the Science and Technology requirements.

  6. Education students must take STA 202 as 3 credits of the Science and Technology requirements.

  7. ARB 212 does not count as a GER Arabic course where it is a part of the major requirements.

  8. English students may not take LIR 214 to satisfy a GER requirement.

  9. Journalism students take COA 350 to satisfy a GER requirement

I. Communication Skills (9 cr)
English (6 cr.)
ENL 213: Sophomore English Rhetoric
ENL 223: Communication Arts
ENL 230: English in the Workplace
Arabic (3 cr.) One course from:
ARB 211: Appreciation for Arabic Literature
ARB 212: Advanced Arabic Grammar
ARB 224: Arabic Literature and Human Thought
ARB 231: Technical Arabic
ARB 317: Themes of Modern Arabic Literature in Lebanon (20th century)

II. Philosophy and Religion (6 cr.)

Religion (3 cr.)
REG 213: Catholicism
REG 212: Religion and Social Issues
REG 215: World Religions
REG 314: Marriage and Family in the Catholic Church
REG 313: The Maronites: Faith and Cultural Heritage
Philosophy and Ethics (3 cr.)
PHL 211: Logic and the Scientific Method
PHL 311: Ethics and the Modern World
POS 345: Ethics and Leadership
ENS 205: Environment, Society and Ethics
COA 360: Media Ethics

III. Cultural Studies and Social Sciences (6 cr.)

Cultural Studies (3 cr.)
HUT 305: Human Thought to 1500
HUT 306: Human Thought from 1500 to the Present
LIR 214: Introduction to Literary Genres
MUS 210: Music Appreciation
FAP 215: Art and Culture
ARP 215: Cultural Themes in Lebanese Arch
COA 359: Media and Society
COA 315: World Cinema Survey
NTR 215: Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
Social Sciences (3 cr.)
PSL 201: Introduction to Psychology
SOL 201: Introduction to Sociology
SOL 301: Introduction to Anthropology
SOL 313: Family Violence and Child Abuse
BAD 201: Fundamentals of Management
ECN 200: Survey of Economics
ECN 211:  Principles of Micro Economics
ECN 212:  Principles of Macro Economics

IV. Citizenship (6 cr.)

Two courses from the following pool:
POS 201: Introduction to Political Science
HIT 211: History of Lebanon and the Middle East
POS 210: Government and Politics in Lebanon
POS 212: Political History of the Near East until WWI
POS 240: Law and Society
IAF 301: Modern Political Ideologies
COA 350: Current Issues

V. Science and Technology (6 cr.)

Mathematics/Statistics/Computer Science (3 cr.)
CSC 201: Computers and Their Use
CSC 202: Computers for Visual Arts
CSC 203: Introduction to Programming
MAT 201: Fundamentals of Mathematics
MAT 202: Mathematics for Arts
MAT 204: Mathematics for Business and Economics I
MAT 211: Discrete MathematicsE
MIS 201: Introduction to Management Information Systems
STA 201: Statistics for Social Sciences
STA 202: Statistics for Humanities
STA 206: Applied Statistics for Business and EconomicsI
Natural Sciences (3 cr.)
PHS 211: Principles of Physics
PHS 207: Development of Science and Technology
AST 201: Discovering Astronomy
AST 210: Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics
BIO 201: Your Body in Action
CHM 211: Principles of Chemistry
ENS 201: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENS 202: Environment and Sustainable Development
ENS 205: Environment, Society, and Ethics
ENS 206: Ecotourism
GIS 211: Principles of Geographic Information Systems
GEO 202: Geology for Architects
BIO 202: Mystery of Life
BIO 203: Discover Biology
HEA 201: Health Awareness
HEA 204: Contemporary Health Issues
NTR 201: Basic Human Nutrition