Programs

Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum

Curriculum A offers students of the School of Arts and Sciences, the School of Engineering and the School of Architecture and Design a selection of courses in a variety of subjects that aim to complement their major of study and to broaden their intellectual exposure. It is divided into a core of required courses, and a wide selection of electives in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences.

The Liberal Arts and Sciences Curriculum (LASC) consists of:

Specific Program Requirements

Required Courses (6 credits)

Course Number Course Name Cr.
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3
COM203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3

Elective Courses

The Liberal Arts electives are organized under three general categories. Selection of electives from these categories is subject to the criteria specific to each program.

Arts and Humanities

English

Course Number Course Name Cr.
ENG211 Literature I 3
ENG212 Literature II 3
ENG216 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG216H Introduction to Literature 3
ENG323 Renaissance Drama 3
ENG324 Medieval Literature 3
ENG325 Renaissance Poetry   3
ENG326 Restoration and Neoclassical Literature 3
ENG328 Early Novel 3
ENG336 Romantic and Victorian Poetry 3
ENG339 19th-Century British Novel 3
ENG342 Modernism and Beyond 3
ENG342H Modernism and Beyond 3
ENG345 The 20th-Century British Novel 3
ENG346 Contemporary Culture 3
ENG346H Contemporary Culture 3
ENG348 Postcolonial Anglophone Literatures 3
ENG351 Early American Literature 3
ENG352 20th-Century American Novel 3
ENG354 Theories of Literature and Culture 3
ENG372 Comparative and World Literatures 3
ENG372H Comparative and World Literatures 3
ENG479 Topics in Literature and Culture 3

Fine Arts

Course Number Course Name Cr.
ARC371/DES371 History of Architecture I 3
ARC375DES375IAA375 Introduction to Islamic Art (650-1650) 3
ARC376DES376IAA376 Introduction to Islamic Architecture (650-1650) 3
ART331 History of Art I 3
ART332 History of Art II 3
ART335 Islamic Art of the Middle East 3
ART431 Modern Art 3
IAA375H Introduction to Islamic Art (650-1650) 3

Communication Arts

Course Number Course Name Cr.
JSC312 Media and Society 3
TVF221 Art of Film 3

Arabic Language and Literature

Course Number Course Name Cr.
ARA303 Arabic Grammar and Syntax 3
ARA310 Classical Arabic Rhetoric & Literary Criticism 3
ARA313 Creative Writing 3
ARA320 Pre-Islamic and Umayyad Poetry 3
ARA323 Abbasid Poetry 3
ARA323H Abbasid Poetry 3
ARA324 Andalusian Literature 3
ARA325 Classical Prose 3
ARA330 Lebanese Literary Heritage 3
ARA341 Modern Arabic Novel and Short Story 3
ARA342 Arabic Drama 3
ARA343 Modern Arabic Poetry 3
ARA344 Trends in Modern Literature 3
ARA344H Trend in Modern Literature 3

Music Appreciation

Course Number Course Name Cr.
PFA211 Survey of Western Music 3
PFA212 Survey of Middle Eastern Music 3

Philosophy

Course Number Course Name Cr.
PHL301 Ethics 3
PHL302 Theory of Knowledge 3
PHL303 Metaphysics 3
PHL304 19th Century Philosophy (effective spring 2018) 3
PHL306 Phenomenology (effective spring 2018) 3
PHL311 Philosophy of Religion 3
PHL311H Philosophy of Religion 3
PHL322 Philosophy in Literature & Film (effective spring 2018) 3
PHL324 Philosophy of Science 3

Religion

Course Number Course Name Cr.
REL312 Interpretation of Religious Literature 3
REL411 Myth and Ritual 3
REL412 History of Religious Thought in the Middle East 3
REL413 Representatives of Christian Thought in the Modern Period 3
REL414 Representatives of Islamic Thought in the Modern Period 3

Theater

Course Number Course Name Cr.
PFA242 Art of Theater 3
PFA249 Theater in Lebanon and the Arab World 3
PFA252 Lebanese Musical Theater 3

Cultural Studies

Course Number Course Name Cr.
CST201 Cultural Studies I 3
CST202 Cultural Studies II 3
CST203 Cultural Studies III 3

History

Course Number Course Name Cr.
HST221 The Ancient World, Greece and Rome 3
HST231 History of Lebanon, from the Imarah to the 1975-1990 War 3
HST240 History of the Arab Peoples 3
HST242 Europe and the Middle East 3
HST242H Europe and the Middle East 3
HST302 Medieval Europe 3
HST303 Early Modern Europe 3
HST303H Early Modern Europe 3

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Course Number Course Name Cr.
AST200 Introduction to Astronomy  3
BIO201 General Biology I 3
BIO202 General Biology II 3
CHM201 Chemical Principles 3
CHM202 Analytical Chemistry 3
ENV200 Introduction to Environmental Science 3
NUT201 Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3
NUT201H Fundamentals of Human Nutrition 3

Computer Science

Course Number Course Name Cr.
CSC241 Introduction to Computing  3

Social Sciences

Course Number Course Name Cr.
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
PJE201 Cross-cultural Communication and Conflict 3
PJE201H Cross-cultural Communication and Conflict 3
POL201 Introduction to Political Science 3
POL231 Introduction to Human Rights 3
POL231H Introduction to Human Rights 3
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
PSY202 Child Psychology 3
PSY335 Organizational Psychology 3
SOC201 Introduction to Sociology 3
SOC215 Introduction to Gender Studies 3
SOC321 Sociology of the Arab World 3
SWO311 Social Problems 3
WOS311 Issues and Debates in Feminist Theory  3
WOS313 Women in the Arab World: Sociological Perspectives 3
WOS412 Representations of Women in the Arts and the Media 3