American Univesity of Beirut

Department Of English
  • The Department of English is the focal point of studying language and literature in a context of overlapping diasporas  and multilingual traditions. Research and teaching include historical and analytical approaches to language and rhetoric, academic and creative modes of writing, literary theory, and a wide range of literary texts as well as visual and cultural practices.


    Before contacting advisers or departmental officers, please consult the policies below.

    The Office of the Registrar notes that registering for courses for any purpose other than your own program completion is a violation of the student code of conduct and will be referred for disciplinary action. 

    Communication Skills Program 

    ENGL 100, 102, 203, 204, 206 Capacity is not raised in sections of these courses. In case all sections are full and a demonstrated need to register remains, please write to Director Malakeh Khoury at with a cc to; include your schedule in the email.

    English Literature and English Language Courses
    ENGL 108, 205, 207, 209, 212, 214, 219, 221, 226, 227, 236, 238, 239, 244U, 249, 254A, 254F, 255F, 262D, 294D
    Capacity is not raised during the registration period. The chair will consider raising capacity during drop-add to accommodate seniors who need specific courses to graduate only at the request of instructors. Prior to drop-add, please seek to add courses via AUBsis only.

    Specific Exceptions​
    ENGL 233 A very small number of additional students may be accommodated based on demonstrated need and proficiency in translation involving Arabic and English. Write an email to your need to register in order to graduate. Only students who best meet the specifications and are approved for registration will be notified and no further correspondence will be dealt with. In all other cases, you may join 233 via AUBsis only.

    ENGL 263 Admission is by nomination and invitation.
    ENGL 254G Admission is by instructor’s permission. Please fill the following form:​  ​

    The Department of English offers B.A. degree programs in Language and Literature, and minors in four areas: Language, Literature, Creative Writing, and Gender Studies. In addition, it offers three Minors in collaboration with other departments and programs at AUB: a Minor in Translation with the Department of Arabic and Near Eastern Languages, a Minor in Theater with the Department of Fine Arts and Art History and the Civilization Studies Program, and a Minor in Film and Visual Culture with the Media Studies Program of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies. 
    At the graduate level, the Department offers MA degrees in Language and i​n Literature. The Department of English features a wide array of courses, which include courses in literature (English, American, and comparative/world literature), language, rhetoric and composition, creative writing, translation, theater, film and visual culture, gender and women’s studies, digital humanities, in addition to courses in academic ​writing offered by the Communication Skills Program. ​​ ​

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