Lebanese American University

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Freshman Requirements (Before Fall 2014)

The curriculum below is for students who were admitted before fall 2014. Students admitted as of fall 2014 should follow the current freshman program.

Freshman Arts Requirements (30 Credits)

Number Course Cr
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ENG101 English I1 3
ARA101 Arabic Essay Reading and Writing I2 3
ART101 Introduction to Music and Art 3
ENG102 English II1 3
ARA102 Arabic Essay Reading and Writing II2 3

Any two of the following Science courses (8 credits) OR one Science course plus one Mathematics course (7 credits):

Number Course Cr
BIO101 Introduction to Biological Science 4
PHY101 Introduction to Physical Science 4
CHM101 General Chemistry 4

 

Number Course Cr
MTH111 Basic Mathematics 3
BUS105 Business Mathematics 3
Other Freshman Math 3

Any one of the following Social Science courses (3 credits):

Number Course Cr
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
POL201 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC201 Introduction to Sociology 3

Free Electives (1 or 2 credits).

Freshman Science Requirements (32 Credits)

Number Course Cr
CHM101 General Chemistry 4
MTH101 Calculus I 3
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3
ENG101 English I1 3
ARA101 Arabic Essay Reading and Writing I2 3
MTH102 Calculus II 3
PHY111 Mechanics 4
ART101 Introduction to Music and Art 3
ENG102 English II1 3

Any one of the following Social Science courses (3 credits):

Number Course Cr
ECO201 Microeconomics 3
ECO202 Macroeconomics 3
POL201 Introduction to Political Science 3
PSY201 Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC201 Introduction to Sociology 3

Notes:

    1. Entering Freshman students with scores between 500 and 549 on the Entrance English Exam (EEE), or its equivalent on the Test Of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), must take ENG009 Remedial English (valued at three non-credits), ENG101 English I (worth three credits), and ENG102 English II (worth three credits), before taking the Sophomore level English courses.
    2. Entering Freshman students with scores between 550 and 599 on the EEE, or its equivalent on the TOEFL, must take ENG101 English I (worth three credits), and ENG102 English II (worth three credits), before taking the Sophomore level English courses.
    3. Entering Freshman students with scores between 600 and 649 on the EEE, or its equivalent on the TOEFL, if enrolled in a BA/BS Program, must take ENG102 English II (worth three credits), before taking the Sophomore level English courses. They must also take three elective credits to make up for the missing credits. If the students are enrolled in an AA/AAS Program, they must take ENG102 English II (worth three credits), and either ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric, or ENG203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication.
    4. Entering Freshman students with scores of 650 and above on the EEE, or its equivalent on the TOEFL, if enrolled in a BA/BS Program, can take Sophomore level English courses directly. They must also take six elective credits to make up for missing credits. If the students are enrolled in an AA/AAS Program, they must take ENG202 Sophomore Rhetoric, and ENG203 Fundamentals of Oral Communication.
  1. Freshman students who are exempted from Arabic by the Admissions council can substitute the Arabic course(s) with:
    Number Course Cr
    SAR111 Standard Arabic I  
    SAR112 Standard Arabic II  
    HST 230 History of Lebanon, from Antelias Man to the Ottoman Conquest  
    HST231 History of Lebanon, from the Imarah to the 1975-1990 War  
    HST240 History of the Arab Peoples  

 


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