The Department offers Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) courses in Philosophy, Religion, and Sociology, the very courses that embody the spirit of the University’s mission.
With the collective efforts of the Department’s faculty members, the Department has recently developed two minors, one in Philosophy, and another in Sociology. Work is in process on a minor in theology with a view towards developing these minors into majors pending student enrollment.
The real vocational spirit of the whole University depends on what this Department offers; this explains the tight scrutiny in the Department hiring process. Accordingly, the guiding policy of this Department is to strengthen in our students a genuine sense of their own responsibility for the great gift of life, a deeper understanding of their own cultural identity, an openness to diversity, respect for human dignity and rights, and concern for the common good. The main goal of the Department is to provide an education that fosters excellence in scholarship, lifelong learning, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, moral integrity, spirit of stewardship, a genuine sense of freedom, and belief in God.
The Department of Religious, Cultural and Philosophical Studies – Chair, faculty members, and staff is looking forward to welcoming all registered students, and embarking together with them on a beautiful and fruitful educational journey.
Jerome Daher, Chairperson