Lebanese American University

Academics

The Liberal Arts Curriculum

Mission, Educational Objectives, Learning Outcomes

The Liberal Arts Curriculum consists of 13 credits of required courses and 21 credits of elective courses for a total of 34 credits.

Required Courses (13 credits)

Six credits of English:1

Three credits of Arabic Language or Literature:2

One credit of Computer Applications:

One credit of Ethics:

One credit of Basic Health:

One credit of Physical Education:

Elective Courses (21 credits)

Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, Religion

A minimum of three and a maximum of nine credits of Cultural Studies, History, Philosophy, or Religion:

Cultural Studies:

History:

Philosophy:

Religion:

Literature

A minimum of three and a maximum of six credits of Literature, taught in the English language.

Sciences

A minimum of three and maximum of nine credits of Sciences.

Arts

A minimum of three and a maximum of six credits of Arts.

Social Sciences

A minimum of three and a maximum of nine credits of Social Sciences.

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. Sophomore students who are exempted from Arabic by the Admissions Council, must substitute the Arabic course by one of the following courses:
    • SAR221  Developmental Arabic  
    • SOC321  Sociology of the Arab World  
    • WOS313  Women in the Arab World  
    • HST230  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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