Offers English language courses at all levels of proficiency, as well as specialized courses for members of various professions and students preparing for the TOEFL. CEC also serves non-native speakers of Arabic by providing classes in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. Students may also take classes in a variety of other languages.
SAT, GMAT, and MCAT Preparatory Courses
- English for SAT
- Math for SAT
- English for GMAT
- Math for GMAT
- MCAT Preapratory Course
- MAC OS X Support Essentials (With Certification)
- Overview of Final Cut Pro 7
- Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 (With Certification)
- Introduction to DVD Studio Pro 4 (With Certification)
- Balanced Scorecard Management System
- Digital Radiography (With 38 ASRT credits)
- Extracurricular Activities Program
- History of Lebanon
- Business protocol & Etiquette
- History of Arts
- Life Drawing
- Introduction to Graphic Design
- Colors, Materials and Lighting
- Landscape Gardening for the Home
- Basic Photography
Standard Arabic Language
CARB 101 Standard Arabic Beginner 48 hrs
This course introduces students to the language through a proper acquisition of the alphabet, pronunciation of the sounds, connection of letters, and formation of words and simple sentences.
CARB 102 Standard Arabic Intermediate 48 hrs
This course focuses on basic grammar structures and vocabulary; and on comprehension and articulation of simple statements, questions, and paragraphs.
CARB 103 Standard Arabic Advanced 48 hrs
This course stresses complex grammar structures and vocabulary needed to comprehend and compose written and oral material.
Colloquial Arabic Language
CARB 201 Colloquial Arabic Beginner 48 hrs
This course focuses on pronunciation and vocabulary needed to engage in simple dialogues such as, greetings, directions, traveling, and shopping.
CARB 202 Colloquial Arabic Intermediate 48 hrs
This course focuses on the basic principles of expression and builds the students’ vocabulary to enable them to comprehend and compose simple sentences needed in day-to-day conversations.
CARB 203 Colloquial Arabic Advanced 48 hrs
This course offers students the opportunity to practice their communication skills in different settings to achieve a comfortable level of verbal interaction in business, social, and formal environments.
Courses are offered at all levels from beginners to advanced with emphasis on communication competence. Students who complete Level 6 are often able to pass the AUB English Entrance Exam (EEE) or the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Each student’s level is determined by a placement test given to all new applicants before the session begins.
CENG 100 English Language for Beginners 96 hrs
CENG 101 English Language Level 1 96 hrs
CENG 102 English Language Level 2 96 hrs
CENG 103 English Language Level 3 96 hrs
CENG 104 English Language Level 4 96 hrs
CENG 105 English Language Level 5 96 hrs
CENG 106 English Language Level 6 96 hrs
CENG 201 Conversational English 24 hrs
This course offers students the opportunity to speak in formal and informal situations. Throughout the course, students will participate in discussions, group activities, and simulated role-playing. They will also give and evaluate presentations.
Applicants eligible for this course must have a score of 450 on the EEE; otherwise, candidates will sit for a placement test at the CEC.
CENG 202 Creative Writing 30 hrs
This course provides participants with the opportunity to apply and extend their creative writing skills in a workshop setting through a series of directed writing activities and in-class discussions. Genre-specific writing will be addressed allowing participants to pursue specific interests in writing fiction, creative non-fiction, memoir and/or poetry. Developing voice and revision will be important components of this course. Participants will also learn how to prepare a piece of writing for publication and will examine the publishing opportunities available to writers.
CFRN 101 French I 36 hrs
This course provides students with the chance to use the language in familiar contexts both orally and in writing. In Level One, the emphasis is on conversations using basic structures.
CFRN 102 French II 36 hrs
This course provides students with the chance to use the language in familiar contexts both orally and in writing. In Level Two, the student will be able to read and write simple texts.
CITL 101 Italian 36 hrs
This course provides the student with a basic knowledge of Italian and foundation for speaking, reading, and writing the language.
CSPN 101 Spanish I 36 hrs
This course is designed to provide the student with a basic knowledge of Spanish, both of its conversational form and of the elementary grammatical structure. By the end of the course, the student will be able to engage in simple conversation, read short articles and write letters and simple compositions.
CSPN 102 Spanish II 36 hrs
This course aims to enhance the students’ skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Students who complete this course should be able to communicate in a more professional way. Prerequisite: Spanish I
CHNS 101 Chinese I 36 hrs
This course provides students with basic working knowledge of Chinese (Mandarin).The course exposes beginners to Chinese Pinyin (spelling with one tone), Chinese characters, Chinese grammar, commonly-used sentence structures, and simple situational dialogues.
CHNS 102 Chinese II 36 hrs
This course is a continuation of Chinese I. Students will learn more characters, grammar, sentence structures, and dialogues; and they will practice simple applied writing. Prerequisite: Chinese I
CGER 101 German I 36 hrs
In this course, students will learn basic vocabulary and sentence formation that would enable them to participate in simple conversations.
CGER 102 German II 36 hrs
In this course, students will learn the basics for writing and conversing in a more professional way. Prerequisite: German I.
SAT, GMAT, and MCAT Preparatory Courses
CSAT 201 English for SAT 60 hrs
This course aims to familiarize students with the English component of the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT). It helps them practice their English language skills and vocabulary.
CSAT 202 Math for SAT 60 hrs
This course aims to familiarize students with the mathematical and reasoning components of the SAT test. It reviews mathematical concepts and helps students practice their basic math and reasoning skills.
CGMT 201 English for GMAT 30 hrs
This course aims to prepare students for the English (Verbal) component of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). It helps students improve their essay writing skills, their grammar skills, their ability to read and understand short complex passages, and be able to develop their critical reasoning skills.
CGMT 202 Math for GMAT 30 hrs
This course aims to prepare students for the Mathematical (Quantitative) component of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT). It helps them understand how Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT) works, tackle effectively both types of multiple choice questions that are usually given on the Mathematical sections of the GMAT (i.e., standard multiple choice questions and data sufficiency questions), review in detail the fundamental Mathematical concepts to be tested on the GMAT, and finally help them develop their problem solving skills through extensive practice.
CMCT 201 MCAT Preparatory Course 36 hrs
This course aims at improving the critical thinking and core knowledge of participants in the content of the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) as determined by the latest editions of Kaplan and Princeton Review, and at enhancing their writing skills and test-taking skills in order to attain a competitive score in the MCAT. Participants will do practice tests in each segment of the MCAT biology, physics, chemistry, writing and verbal reasoning.
CAPP 300 MAC OS X Support Essentials (With Certification) 42 hrs
This course provides an in-depth exploration of troubleshooting on MAC OS X. It is designed to give a tour of the breadth of functionality of Mac OS X and the best methods for effectively supporting uses of Mac OS X systems. The course is a combination of lectures and hands-on case study exercises that provide practical real-world experience. Basic Knowledge of MAC OS X and troubleshooting experience are required.
CAPP 302 Overview of Final Cut Pro 7 36 hrs
This course introduces students to the primary feature set and basic interface of Final Cut Pro. Students will learn how to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing themselves with the user interface. Topics include basic setup, adjusting and customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip and Slide tools, finishing and final output. Knowledge of Mac OS X, computer navigation, and editing terminology is required.
CAPP 303 Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 (With Certification) 42 hrs
This course focuses on the basic editing functions and aims at familiarizing students with the Final Cut Pro user interface. In this course, student will cut a scene from the TNT television series Leverage, create a promo for Seaworld’s Believe documentary, as well as master filters and effects as they edit a segment of Playing for Change, the international music-creation event. Students will start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through Final Cut Pro’s powerful advanced features. They will also learn to mark and edit clips, mix sound and titles, create transitions, apply filters, and more. Topics include basic setup, customizing preferences and settings, capturing video and audio, various editing and trimming techniques, Ripple, Roll, Slip, and Slide tools, audio editing and audio creation, finishing and final output. Knowledge of Mac OS X, computer navigation, and editing terminology is required.
CAPP 304 Introduction to DVD Studio Pro 4 (With Certification) 42 hrs
This course focuses on DVD authoring with DVD Studio Pro 4. It guides students through every aspect of DVD authoring, from initial storyboarding to burning and replication. Using compelling media and real-world production workflow, students will learn how to create amazing MPEG 2 video with Compressor as well as create eye-popping motion menus directly in DVD Studio Pro 4. They will also “author” a DVD by creating buttons, interactive links, slideshows, playlists and even adding alternate audio steam and camera angles. Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS and Final Pro is required.
CBSC 201 Balanced Scorecard Management System 45 hrs
This course focuses on developing the understanding of participants about the BSC system. Students will learn how to use the BSC system to keep track of an organization’s performance in order to monitor how well it is achieving its goals. The course includes practical training on developing strategy maps and measuring initiatives.
CTIP 101 Digital Radiography (With 38 ASRT credits) 42 hrs
Digital radiography will acquaint the radiographers with the various digital image acquisition and display systems currently being introduced into the radiology departments. Radiographers will gain technical skills to help them in the transition from an analogue to digital imaging environment. This course will also focus on radiation protection techniques employed with digital systems. This course is approved for credit (38 credits) by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists.
CLDS 102 Extracurricular Activities Program 36 hrs
The purpose of this course is to introduce participants to the objectives, programs, organization and benefits of the Extra-Curricular Activities Program at various school levels (Elementary through Secondary level). It will emphasize practical activities that contribute to the development of the student’s personality and encourage creativity, voluntary work and good citizenship. It will also focus on the essential skills needed for the leaders and providers of these activities who can be teachers, counselors, NGO leaders and parents.
CHST 101 History of Lebanon 36 hrs
This course covers the history of Mount Lebanon from the period of Fakhreddine and until the Independence in 1943. It focuses on the historical facts & dates; the political, economic, social and demographic changes; and the effects of European powers in shaping Lebanon’s history. The course also discusses the Mount Lebanon emirates with particular stress on politics & economy, and the events and policies during World War I and the effects of the war on Lebanon passing by Sykes-Picot and eventually leading to the establishment of present-day Lebanon in its present borders.
CIPE 201 Business Protocol and Etiquette 36 hrs
This course teaches students how to greet people, converse with them, understand their business and management styles while respecting their cultural attitudes. Topics include: first impressions and networking skills, dressing for success, communication at its best, business lunching and dining etiquette, hosting business potentials, and mastering business meetings.
CART 201 History of Arts 36 hrs
This course is an introduction to the art of the twentieth century. It focuses on the approaches and methodology used in the Dadaist and the Surrealist movements in visual art and literature. The course covers the sources and influences of the major artists. Styles and movements of this period are closely examined. Emphasis is on discussion of pioneering attitudes, theories, and concepts of the art world with topics ranging from a focus on artists and media, art politics, and various thematic concerns. Seminars, workshops and lectures diversify the course.
CDRW 101 Life Drawing I 36 hrs
This course concentrates on “seeing” and rendering with pencil and charcoal. Special emphasis is placed on still life, taken from nature and landscapes.
CGRD 101 Introduction to Graphic Design 36 hrs
This course is for beginners who seek an introduction to graphic design. The course helps students acquire the creative, conceptual, narrative and presentation skills necessary to integrate content with technical skills in the production of effective and evocative design. It emphasizes the principles of visual organization and the elements of graphic design that govern effective design and page layout. Topics include shape, color, and communication; visual hierarchy; word/image relationships and integration; typography; composition. It includes practical exercises in visual perception, visual organization, and visual communication.
CLGH 101 Landscape Gardening for the Home 30 hrs
This 10-week course includes: horticulture skills (potting, propagation and transplanting of annuals and perennials) and landscape principles (plant selection and layout in small gardens, balconies and indoors) introduced through lectures, live demonstrations and hands-on application.
CPHT 101 Basic Photography 36 hrs
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the photography equipment and build their basic skills in photography. It will focus on photographic methods and techniques, composition elements and theories, and the interdependence of medium and image. The course includes practical photography exercises.
CSKT 101 Sketching 36 hrs
In this course, students will learn how to execute a free hand drawing that is not intended as a finished work. They will be introduced to perspective, proportions, scales and composition.
- Colors, Materials and Lighting