Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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Department of Communication Arts

Mission

The Department of Communication Arts offers a rigorous and innovative education through a liberal arts and sciences curriculum that balances theory and practice and embraces critical inquiry, creativity, and research. The department is dedicated to excellence in the production and diffusion of knowledge and the critical practice of communication, multimedia journalism, television and film, and the performing arts. It aims to develop civically engaged and informed citizens capable of reflecting on local and global issues and their interconnectedness, and strives to graduate ethical scholars, artists, and professionals in the various communication fields and specialties.

Degrees and Minors Offered

Faculty and Staff

Associate Professors

  • Lina Abyad, Ph.D., Theater
  • Mona Knio, Ph.D., Theater
  • Jad Melki, Ph.D., Journalism & Media Studies   Chair
  • Raed Mohsen, Ph.D., Interpersonal & Public  Communication   Dean of Students

Assistant Professors

  • Seba Ali, DMA, Music
  • Nadra Assaf, Ed.D., Education & Dance   Associate Chair
  • Sabine El Chamaa, Ph.D., Film
  • Sleiman El Hajj, Ph.D. Creative Writing
  • Monika Halkort, Ph.D., Media & Information Technology
  • Sarah Kaskas, M.F.A., Cinematic Arts
  • Gretchen King, Ph.D., Communication Studies
  • Claudia Kozman, Ph.D., Journalism & Mass Communication
  • Martin Loyato, Ph.D., Music
  • Amr Selim, D.M.A., Music
  • Murdoch Stephens, Ph.D., Communication Studies

Lecturers

  • Nasser Chour, M.A., Middle Eastern Studies

Instructors

  • Usama Acra, M.A. Speech and Interpersonal Communication
  • Tony Farjallah, M.A., TV & Film
  • Joseph Khalife, Licence in Musicology

Staff

  • Houry Gostanian, Academic Assistant   Beirut
  • Lisa Hardan, Academic Assistant  Byblos

Contact Information

Beirut

  • Phone number: Extension 1272
  • Address: Safadi Fine Arts Building 110B
  • Website

Byblos

  • Phone number: Extension 2872
  • Address: Block A 711P
  • Website

* Pending completion of registration formalities with the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education