The following courses are offered in Lebanon. Click an item to expand or collapse it.

ARAB/SOCI270
Arab People and Their Culture

2sh credits

Lectures, readings, and discussions will introduce students to the diversity of cultures within the Levantine, North Africa, and the Gulf region. It will give an overview of history, arts, and politics.

ARAB120, 121
Basic Conversation

3, 3sh credits

An introductory course in speaking and listening, providing an overview of and introduction to the functions of spoken Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB110, 111
Basic Grammar

3, 3sh credits

An introductory course in grammar, providing an overview of and an introduction to the structure of the Arabic language, with emphasis on sentence patterns, basic sentence constituents, parts of speech, and tenses.

ARAB140, 141
Basic Reading

3, 3sh credits

An introductory course in reading, providing an overview of Arabic characters and words and simple texts.

ARAB130, 131
Basic Writing

3, 3sh credits

An introductory course in writing, beginning with the instruction of Arabic characters, the formation of words and simple sentences.

ARAB/HIST260
Current Events in the Arab World

2sh credits

This course will give a periodic review of news coverage and current events in the Arab world, including the Gulf, Levantine, and North Africa. It will focus on review of television, newspapers, magazines, and radio programs.

PHIL240
Ethics in Modern Society

3sh credits

The study of moral theories and principles. Consideration of ethical issues within the biblical tradition.

ARAB220, 221
Intermediate Conversation

3, 3sh credits

Development of fluency in conversation and accuracy in listening skills necessary for effective communication in academic and non-academic settings.

ARAB 210, 211
Intermediate Grammar

3, 3sh credits

Development of Arabic grammatical skills necessary for clear written and oral communication in Modern Standard Arabic.

ARAB240, 241
Intermediate Reading

3, 3sh credits

Development and emphasis on building vocabulary and reading skills. Introduction of simple texts from authentic Arabic books and newspapers.

ARAB230, 231
Intermediate Writing

3, 3sh credits

Development of writing skills to form more complex sentences and paragraphs. Development of writing strategies and skills necessary for well-developed academic writing.

ARAB397
Internship

1.5–3sh credits

One (1.5) credit repeatable for a total of three (3) credits for the whole academic year. 110 semester hours are compulsory for one semester internship credit. Internship’s credit is included in the full-load taken by the student. Opportunities: communication, marketing, teaching, television, international development, IT, business, graphic design, photography, and chaplaincy.

RELB212
Ministry of Jesus

3sh credits

The mission, message, and meaning of Jesus for his day and now. The appeal of Christ’s message. Christ’s first and second Advent.

PEAC101
Physical Education

1sh credits

This class serves as a physical complement to the intensive study program. Various methods of body development, physical fitness, and the proper way to conduct, organize, and participate in physical activities. Activities vary, and may include tennis, basketball, soccer, volleyball. Repeatable.

HLED110
Principles of Healthful Living

2sh credits

Basic factors contributing to a healthful lifestyle. Principles of holistic health and application.

ARAB/RELB280
Religion

2sh credits

This course will give an overview of the Bible with special emphasis on the life of Jesus Christ as portrayed through the Gospel accounts in Mediterranean context.

ARAB150
Spiritual Life in an Arabic Context I

1sh credits

An introductory course to spiritual life in a Middle Eastern context using the Arabic language Bible, with focus on words, phrases, themes, and implications.

ARAB250
Spiritual Life in an Arabic Context II

1sh credits

A course on spiritual life in a Middle Eastern context with continuing study of the Arabic language Bible. Emphasis on related vocabulary and personal application. Prerequisite: ARAB150.

SOCI200
Theory and Practice of Service

2sh credits

A theoretical and practical approach to understanding and meeting community needs. Development of a personalized plan for service and its application in the local community.