About the department
In Fall 2014, the Department of English became an independent Department at the Lebanese American University, and it currently houses a renewed B.A. Program in English with a new track in professional creative writing and a minor in English. It also houses a Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) of both language and literature courses, which gives the Department a strong liberal arts profile. In addition, the Department of English acts as the major service Department of the University by offering academic English language courses, ranging from intensive and remedial to advanced levels, for the entire University community.
We operate on the two campuses of the Lebanese American University, in Beirut and in Byblos, although the B.A. Program in English is offered in Beirut only.
The mission of the Department of English at LAU is to provide students with strong communication skills in spoken and written English and to provide independent, cultural, and creative competence to meet the increasing challenges of educational, academic, media and other professional workplaces.
Students who graduate from our program will be prepared for professional creative writing and field-related careers, as well as for graduate programs in English Studies, Comparative Literature, and other interdisciplinary fields, in Lebanon and abroad.
For this reason, the Department of English works closely together with the B.A. Programs in Translation, Arabic, History, Philosophy, and Communication Arts so that students broaden their horizons through elective courses.
Degrees and programs offered
The department of English offers a BA in English.
The department also offers a minor in English.