American Univesity of Beirut

Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies
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    ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Media Studies (SOAM) is home to 240 undergraduate and graduate students and 37 full-time and part-time faculty members. It offers two undergraduate degrees, one leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Anthropology and one leading to a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication; as well as three graduate programs, leading to an MA in Anthropology, an MA in Sociology and an MA in Media Studies (one thesis track and one project track). It houses 3 minors in Media Studies: one in Communication, one in Film and Visual Culture and one in Reporting in the Digital Age and 3 minors in Sociology/Anthropology, one in Anthropology, one in Sociology and one in Human Rights and Transitional Justice. A chairperson and a director of media studies lead the department. An administrative officer supports the department administration. ​ 

    Please enter the sites of our two programs, Sociology-Anthropology and Media Stu​dies, to learn more about our degrees, course of​​fe​rings and current events.

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