Historical Overview

The Faculty of Humanities had its place with the two other founding faculties at NDU: The Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, and The Faculty of Natural and Applied Sciences.

During its early years as LCHE, the Faculty mainly provided the NDU community with service courses in the English language, Human Thought, Arabic, Religion, and Political Science among others. In 1987, a B.A. in Communication Arts and a B.A. in Interior and Graphic Design were offered. In 1991, the B.A. in Advertising and Marketing was introduced. Between 1993 and 1999, additional degrees in English, Translation, Physical Education, Arabic, International Affairs and Diplomacy on both the undergraduate and graduate levels were successfully introduced.

The Faculty of Humanities had become so large by 1999 that as of 2000, the Faculty of Political Science and the Ramez G. Chagoury, Faculty of Architecture, Arts and Design were founded as independent entities.

Today, in addition to offering General Education courses and a large variety of elective courses, the Faculty of Humanities offers 8 undergraduate degree programs and 5 MA programs. It also offers Teaching Diplomas and Certificates and welcomes a large number of Intensive English students each semester.


Deans of the Faculty of Humanities

  • Mrs. Fay Niewiadomsky, 1987-1991
  • Dr. Nemer Frayha, 1991-1994
  • Dr. Assad Eid, 1993-2000
  • Dr. Boulos Sarru', 2000-2006
  • Dr. Carol Kfouri, (Acting Dean) 2006-2007
  • Dr. Carol Kfouri, 2007-2012
  • Dr. Mary-Angela Willis, (Acting Dean) 2012-2013
  • Dr. Mary-Angela Willis, 2013-2014
  • Dr. Kamal Abouchedid, 2014-Present
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