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Note from the Dean

The mission of the Faculty of Humanities (FH) at NDU is to form lifelong learners and professional graduates with high ethical and professional standards. The Faculty houses four Departments: English and Translation; Media Studies; Psychology, Education, and Physical Education; and Religious, Cultural, and Philosophical Studies.

The FH is the hub of the University’s Liberal Arts Curriculum, equipping all NDU students with a set of soft skills ranging from critical and analytical competencies to problem-solving abilities and the communication skills essential in today’s world, allowing them to graduate with a well-rounded academic background and perspective. 

Our programs offer graduate and undergraduate degrees in areas such as Advertising and Marketing, Communication Arts, Education, Language and Literature, Physical Education, Psychology, and Translation and Interpretation, with various emphases and concentrations for students to specialize in. Future educators are also invited to obtain their Teaching Diploma or Teaching Certificate at the Faculty.

To optimize the students’ experience, the FH provides access to state-of-the-art facilities comprising a modern studio at the Division of Audio-Visual Arts, an up-to-date Newsroom with the latest technology, the Psychology Lab, the Translation and Interpretation Lab, and the Writing Center.  

Quality assurance and excellence are the core values driving our mission, demonstrated by the accreditation held by the Advertising and Marketing program from the International Advertising Association (IAA) as well as the Centre International de Liaison des Ecoles de Cinéma et de Télévision (CILECT) membership of the Communication Arts – Radio and TV major. 
Furthermore, the Faculty hosts two research centers that embody our purpose-driven philosophy: the Benedict XVI Endowed Chair of Religious, Cultural, and Philosophical Studies in addition to the Center for Applied Research in Education (CARE). The Benedict Chair aims primarily to develop and expand NDU’s identity, mission, and vision while the work of CARE is centered on enhancing the quality of teaching and learning at NDU as well as at the national and international levels.

Dr. Maria Bou Zeid, Dean

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