American University of Beirut

Communication Skills Program
  • Our Mission

    ​​​​​​At the heart of AUB's goals to foster liberal arts education, the Communication Skills Program prepares students to be effective writers within a variety of rhetorical situations both in the academic community and beyond. The Program views writing as a process involving multiple modalities and promotes critical reading, thinking, and research skills in line with principles of academic integrity. Using interactive inquiry-based pedagogies, our Program nurtures students' potential to become life-long learners, to transfer skills between disciplines, to ethically engage with their world, and to navigate the challenges of the 21st Century.​​

    Welcome to the CSP, a space where reading meets writing, inquiry and analysis meet empathy and adaptive thinking, and where writers’ choices receive attention and supportive feedback from the community of teachers and students. Building on its strong sense of community, our teachers and students approach reading and writing as contextualized social practices and help refine students' rhetorical awareness, guiding their research-based exploratory and expository writings.
    The CSP is a non-degree granting program and offers five writing instruction courses to fulfill General Education requirements in English Communication Skills. The Program maintains strong professional links with the rhetoric and composition faculty within the Department of English.

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