Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK

Introduction

The Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) is a private Catholic higher education institution founded by the Lebanese Maronite Order (LMO) in 1938. It is, thus, the first university which was established upon a Lebanese initiative and by Lebanese citizens (in this case by the LMO monks). From that moment, these monks, who had been entrusted with a teaching mission for more than three centuries, have undertaken the management of USEK. Their remit was to provide university teaching, in conformity with the requirements of the labor market and in close association with scientific research.

Being a national institution, USEK has brought its teachings and curricula into line with the official requirements of the Lebanese state, which acknowledges the diplomas it delivers. Furthermore, USEK remains careful in achieving synthesis of tradition and modernism in the educational options it offers, while remaining true to a Christian humanism, which is imprinted on the overall education it provides.

Located in a Middle Eastern milieu, in addition to its educational mission, USEK is committed to the preservation and promotion of the Maronite cultural heritage and the creation of a community spirit, in which the spiritual, civic and ethical values of respecting the other and their beliefs prevail.

Due to the pressure to democratize higher education, the university is deploying necessary efforts to fight exclusion and abide by a non-elitist policy, albeit without making any concessions with regard to the quality of education. The establishment of decentralized regional centers (in Zahle, Chekka and Rmeich) thus springs out of the wish to implement the right to higher education.

USEK has adapted well in light of soaring socioeconomic development and has created new vocational specializations, in order to diversify its education and meet the needs of the labor market. Its objectives also include the installation of welcoming and service-oriented infrastructures which rely on new information and communication technologies. USEK is concerned with the modernization of administrative procedures and academic systems, and also with providing continuous training.

USEK is located in the heart of Mount Lebanon; it is multilingual by tradition, and mainly a French-speaking institution. Thanks to an extremely dense network of national and international relations, it plays a key role in training highly-qualified researchers and professionals.

Nowadays, USEK welcomes more than 7,500 students across its eleven faculties and four institutes; i.e. fifteen academic units which offer a broad array of high-level diversified education.

USEK’s motto: “When the Spirit of truth comes, he will lead you to the whole truth.” (Jn 16:13)

Mission

Since its founding, USEK seeks, and in accordance with the Article 92 of the Constitutions of the OLM (ed. 2012) and the social teaching of the Catholic Church on universities, to contribute to the development of all its students through quality educational programs and research in various fields of study. By providing a high quality American-style education to its students, USEK intends to prepare future leaders for innovation, professional growth and life-long learning, in Lebanon, within the Middle East and throughout the world. USEK is committed to a faith-based educational development of its students rooted in the Catholic tradition whereby spiritual values and ethics as well as respect for cultural and religious pluralism are promoted.

Why Choose USEK?

The diplomas delivered by USEK are officially authenticated by the Lebanese state. Curricula are developed in such a way as to prepare future graduates to enter the labour market, by combining theoretical courses with practical work (lab work, traineeships, research projects and multidisciplinary team creation projects, etc.), in addition to providing the basic general knowledge needed to equip graduates within vocational circles and within society. A wide choice of hi-tech trainings and specialisations, which are adapted to the labour market needs and to the community’s requirements, are offered to the students enrolled in USEK’s ten faculties and four institutes.

Studies in USEK are based on the modular system of units which are accounted for on a half-year basis, or “credits”. By adopting this system, the University is complying with the regulations stipulated by the Lebanese state and with the provisions that were recently adopted in European universities, while also remaining compatible with the system in force in US and Canadian universities. In addition, the adoption of such a structure enables students to enjoy flexibility on all levels for the academic and financial management of the prospective degree courses. It also enables :

  • Promotion of students’ mobility in Lebanon and abroad: Credits can be accumulated and transferred from one university to another.
  • Personalisation of the students’ training: The academic course of each student is adapted to his(her) personal and vocational project.
  • Flexible Organisation of the semester: Students are allowed the freedom to choose the number of credits (while abiding by the minimum and maximum numbers set by the University) and the courses taken during the semester (out of a group of courses that are required for a given curriculum), thus enabling them to ameliorate the manner in which they set their schedule.
  • Development of close pedagogical support: The follow-up and support provided by the teachers is reinforced by the fact that, thank to this system, education is centred on the students.
  • Offer of a diversified courses to students: This system promotes a multidisciplinary approach, as well as exchanges within and among disciplines.
  • Facilitation reorientation: Thanks to the establishment of links among the various education courses that are proposed, students can easily change their curriculum without losing all their achievements.

USEK has always been interested in research activities, as proven by the international magazines published by the University (Melto, Parole de l’Orient), the annals and proceedings of high-level conferences and seminars held at USEK, in addition to the numerous publications, which are the result of individual or collective research works and which – by and large – pertain to a broad theme of diversification, namely that of the Lebanese and Near-Eastern heritage (musical, theological, liturgical, literary, legal, historic, architectural, technical, scientific, etc.). In this context, exchanges within and among disciplines are promoted, thus establishing links among USEK’s faculties and institutes, in order to achieve better collaboration. Moreover, the University has access to much resource equipment, earmarked for research activities and which is put at the disposal of teachers/researchers and students.

Due to its youth, USEK is asserting itself as a source of dynamism and vitality, as proven by its continuous expansion, its modern buildings and its computerization. The new information and communication technologies, which have become first-class learning tools, are wholly embedded in USEK and used in all disciplines. All lecture halls are connected to the Internet and USEK’s intranet, and many are equipped with an innovative multimedia system. Faculties and institutes are also equipped with several hi-tech laboratories. For instance, the Market Hall, which is located within the Faculty of Business and Commercial Sciences, is one of the most important among Arab universities, in terms of surface area and equipment. This hall, which receives a real-life financial data feed, is linked to the information and analysis of the Reuters financial information agency, and encompasses 20 operational computers. Hence, the students are provided with professional equipment similar to the one used in the Trading departments of major international banks.

Due to its history, its geographical location, its dynamism and its reputation in the fields of education and training, Lebanon attracts a high number of students, mainly from the Middle East, but also from Europe and North America. The teaching body also reflecting this cultural diversity, which characterizes USEK, is a source of enrichment and generates a convivial ambiance. USEK’s international dimension is also revealed through several projects, seminars and other cultural activities, which USEK is committed to, in partnership with foreign higher education institutions. These exchanges and joint works are the fruit of 81 cooperation conventions signed between USEK and foreign institutions. Thanks to these agreements, students enrolled at USEK are able to conduct their researches within the framework of a joint direction or supervision. Furthermore, the students may benefit from the option of undergoing training for one or two semesters in one of the partner universities. Finally, USEK proposes several specialisations in which the student is awarded a dual diploma (i.e. the diploma delivered is signed both by USEK and by the partner university).

Community life at USEK is about human proximity relations among the students, the teachers and the administrative staff, in a climate of reciprocal respect and responsible freedom. The University is characterised by a genuine spirit of solidarity and support, thanks to which, solid bonds of friendship are formed. Having grown accustomed to the complexity and requirements of higher education, USEK is therefore striving to recruit teachers who have high qualifications in their field of specialisation, as well as the wish to be ethically committed within the service of young students. USEK’s main campus is located in Jounieh, which borders the bay bearing the same name, along the Eastern coast of the Mediterranean. Jounieh is a cosmopolitan city, which has a radiant history, archaeology, natural beauty, leisure and sports activities and numerous amusement centres. The University’s premises combine tradition with modernism, and offer an agreeable and calm environment which favors thinking and studying.

USEK cultivates a strong feeling of belonging among its students, thanks to its welcoming student life and the multiple services it offers them. Hence, outside the framework of courses, student life in USEK takes several shapes and offers new occasions to develop new competences and knowledge and build a large network of contacts: a student magazine, social associations and clubs, pastoral work, cultural trips, student parties, etc. Since the University is keen on emphasizing the culture of the body as well as that of the mind, it also offers students a broad choice of sports activities. The program includes: basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, table tennis, oriental dance, yoga, ski, etc. In addition, USEK has several sports teams, which take part regularly in competitions among universities, as well as in national and international championships.

As higher education became widespread and the socioeconomic crisis in the country grew harsher, USEK has set the following objectives for itself:

  • Make higher education accessible to all equally, without discrimination and, most importantly, without excluding economically deprived students;
  • Preserve the quality of its students’ education and training, so as to enable them to better live in society and in their vocational sphere.

USEK is keen on keeping its fees affordable, and provides its most destitute students with financial aid and payment facilities. Scholarships are also allotted to the most deserving students. Several offices and services have been put at the students’ disposal, in order to provide them with support, a listening ear, counsel and orientation. These include: The Social Service Office, the University Pastoral Work, the Students’ Affairs Office, the Orientation and Admission Office, the Infirmary, etc.

USEK’s main campus is located in Jounieh, 15 km to the north of the Lebanese capital Beirut, 10 km to the south of Byblos (Jbeil) and 50 km to the south of Tripoli. It can be easily and rapidly accessed using public transportation . Furthermore, its three regional university centres, which are located further inland (in Zahlé, Chekka and Rmeich) are teaching outposts for the students who are unable to go to the central campus.

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Programmes

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Master

Master in Criminology

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Master in Criminology (36 credits – 2 years) [+]

Master in Criminology (36 credits – 2 years) Job Opportunities Graduates of the Faculty of Law will be qualified to practice the following professions: Magistracy Bar Diplomatic Career Notary Civil Service Bank and Insurance Sectors International Organizations and Institutions Corporate Consultant Teaching [-]

Master in Diplomacy and International Security

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. [+]

Do you want to develop a global vision of international security and defense through an innovative vision of diplomacy and security? The Master in Diplomacy and International Security offered by the Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences can meet your expectations. The Higher Institute of Political and Administrative Sciences offers a Master Degree in Diplomacy and International Security over two years, following on from a Bachelor Degree, and is tailored to meet the needs of both the Anglophone and Francophone public and to better comply with the demands of the labor market and the diplomatic community. The Master in Diplomacy and International Security enables you to: Boost your career by incorporating new techniques in an ever evolving field Develop your skills in diplomacy and conflict resolution, risk analysis and political, economic and human safeties Study and work at the same time Develop your oral and written skills in order to communicate in diplomatic andInternational Security contexts How many years does it take to complete the Master degree? The Master is completed in at least two years spread over four semesters. However, this regulation is flexible. You can extend this duration if you are involved in a double degree program, or if you are part of the professional world. The Master has a total of 36 credits, including 12 credits of common education, 18 credits of specialization courses and 6 credits related to the thesis. What to do after the Master? This training opens up the possibility of pursuing a career in companies involved in defense issues. It also gives the graduates the opportunity to pursue a career in consulting for local and international companies that deal with issues of peace and risk management, etc. Graduates may also be active in national and international governments, governmental and nongovernmental organizations. Flexible conditions You can study and work at the same time, or follow a dual curriculum. This Master does not require any prerequisite course. This Master program is addressed not only to students, but also to professionals holding a Bachelor degree. [-]

Master in Education – Technology of Education

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Technology of Education [+]

Department of Educational Science The education world is nowadays facing increasingly complicated situations and major challenges. It is important that the concerned actors have a link to consider such challenges, promote new analysis and action models, update their practices and develop new projects. Due to the importance of education, which is the treasure of knowledge-based societies, the Department of Education trains several types of educational professionals at different university levels: education administrators, teachers in cycles I and II and basic education levels, educational technologists, and researchers in the field of education. The Department bases its education not only on a sum of accumulated knowledge, but also on the ability to think and to criticize in order to build a better world. And it is the responsibility of the educator of today to form the men and women of tomorrow. Objectives of the training Acquire learning theories approaches, teaching methods, used according to the taught course and learn about the learners’ characteristics, in addition to classroom management techniques; Enhance language teaching methods and the various disciplines of the program; Determine and develop didactic situations related to basic education and primary education, through their various parameters, and, relatively, to the teaching fields; Analyze didactic situations by referring to methodological options and the content proposed by the Lebanese curriculum; Deal with theoretical and practical issues concerning the specialized didactics of the French language, Mathematics, Life and Earth sciences, Arabic, History and Geography; Determine the analysis levels of the French language, and the specifications of the language teaching fields, or a discipline from the curriculum of basic education and primary education; Identify the specifications of the French language, taught as a second language, within the Lebanese educational framework. Technology of Education The specific objectives of this option are: Training in the evaluation, production and distribution of various educational tools and materials; Training for resource persons, who initiate education professionals into the use of pedagogical materials in their work. Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in Education (96 credits - 3 years) Options: Basic Education (Undergraduate and graduate studies) Specializations: French French and Math French and Sciences Arabic rabic, History/Geography and Civism Childhood Education (In progress) Teaching Diploma in Education (24 credits + internship - 2 semesters after the Bachelor) Master of Arts in Education (36 credits - 2 years after the Bachelor) Options: Basic Education Administration of Education Technology of Education Assistance of people with special needs (In progress) Ph.D. in Education (60 credits) Job Opportunities Pedagogical coordination at primary education level Basic education at primary education level Evaluation, production and distribution of pedagogical materials School administration and management Work in companies that produce educational software Research in education [-]

Master in Interior Architecture

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. [+]

The Master in Interior Design gives the student a professional training level based on creativity, professionalism, and also upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills. To design a project is to set sensitive and creative intellectual and artistic relations between space and light, materials, colors, equipment, furniture, objects and users. Program Structure Studies leading to the Master in Interior Design are organized around three specialization options: Interior Design Architecture, Product Design and Scenography. Each option is a place for reflection, synthesis and creation, of which the workshop project is the main part of the training. The courses and seminars allow the student to deepen their proficiency in specialized areas under the guidance of professionals. They will broaden their fields of application through a multidisciplinary approach and develop their versatility through these student workshops, planned on themes related to interior architecture, design, landscape, theater and new technologies of communication etc. They also fit the student's work in its human and social context. The minimum duration to obtain a Master in Interior (Master in Interior Architecture) is two years. The training program includes a minimum of 42 credits distributed as follows: 36 mandatory specialization courses (Interior Design, Product Design or Scenography) 6 elective courses according to the specialization Job Opportunities Self-employed: independent or multidisciplinary combination Offices of architecture, interior design or state agencies Furniture design Textile design Design objects: lamps, etc... Theater scenography [-]

Master in Specialized Higher Musical Education

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education [+]

Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education The proposed options by the Department of Higher and Specialized Musical Education are as follows: Musical instrument Occidental Classical Singing Arabic singing Musical composition Solfeggio / Dictation This Department is intended for students of the School of Music who have their baccalaureate, have reached the ¾ of the instrument or singing program, and want to perfect the domain of performance and interpretation. At the end of their studies, students will be awarded a Bachelor, Master or Doctorate in Specialized Higher Musical Education under one of the following specializations: Musical Instrument, Occidental Classical Singing, Arabic Singing, Musical Composition, Solfeggio / Dictation. [-]

Master in Visual Arts

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Studies in Visual and Performing Arts are based on exploration, competence and the progressive deepening of knowledge, as well as on the deepening and ongoing evolution of learning. This program cannot therefore be academically considered without the support of regular and assiduous practical and reflexive participation of students. [+]

Studies in Visual and Performing Arts are based on exploration, competence and the progressive deepening of knowledge, as well as on the deepening and ongoing evolution of learning. This program cannot therefore be academically considered without the support of regular and assiduous practical and reflexive participation of students. Programs are established according to the international system of American credits. Throughout undergraduate studies (BA), the program focuses on specialized training in the option chosen by students. The possession of technical, theoretical and artistic skills enables them to professionally carry out projects that will lead to the autonomous conduct of artistic and commercial orders. At the end of the Bachelor degree, students improve and expand their skills in the field of their specialization, thanks to advanced courses and a set of management, organization and business techniques, useful for the success of their senior projects. These skills and techniques are supposed to activate the acquired knowledge, in preparation for academic and professional integration. Courses of the Department of Visual and Performing Arts are exclusively offered in the main campus of Kaslik. Master in Visual Arts (36 credits - 2 years) Audiovisual: Multimedia Audiovisual: Arts Video Cinema Television Photography Job Opportunities Potential job opportunities are found in the professional sectors of image production, based on the execution of projects in the field of audiovisual, motion picture, television, photography, theater and multimedia. Television channels or subsidiary production companies Film production companies Making of movies and documentaries Web design and 2D and 3D animation production companies Commercial photographic production companies Newspapers Sales and business relations in the field of photography Career in film and digital laboratories [-]

MSc

Master of Science in Oenology

Campus Full time June 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Department of Agri-Food Sciences supports the vision and mission statements of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences through multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research activities in food science. The mission of the department is to produce socially and ethically responsible graduates who are leaders in dealing successfully with the national and global food and health challenges and who will have a positive impact on their communities and the food industries for the betterment of the quality of human life. [+]

The Department of Agri-Food Sciences supports the vision and mission statements of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences through multidisciplinary teaching, learning and research activities in food science. The mission of the department is to produce socially and ethically responsible graduates who are leaders in dealing successfully with the national and global food and health challenges and who will have a positive impact on their communities and the food industries for the betterment of the quality of human life. Program Educational Objectives Graduates of the Agri-Food Sciences program at USEK will be highly competent in: Investing the scientific and engineering skills acquired throughout their studies to meet the emerging challenges in the food industry; Serving as effective leaders and team members by applying academic skills and contributing effectively in multidisciplinary exploratory and production teams. Program Learning Outcomes Graduates of the Agri-Food Sciences program at USEK will have the ability to: Manage the production and establish a quality system of the food production chain; Meet the emerging challenges in the food industry through mastering the most innovative tools; Formulate solutions to food safety and processing problems; Design surveys in the purpose of acquiring, analyzing and interpreting food industry related data; Drive the business strategies of food companies, from the initial steps to the stage of product distribution; Function effectively on multi-disciplinary teams and communicate accurately to a variety of audiences; Participate in public debates on current food related issues. [-]

MS in Actuarial and Financial Mathematics

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Fields of application in mathematics are numerous and range from statistics and data analysis to algorithmics, a discipline related to theoretical computing and applied modeling in all disciplines through computer networks, chemistry, biology, economy, finance and demography, in addition to systems engineering. Actuaries are one of these application fields. [+]

Fields of application in mathematics are numerous and range from statistics and data analysis to algorithmics, a discipline related to theoretical computing and applied modeling in all disciplines through computer networks, chemistry, biology, economy, finance and demography, in addition to systems engineering. Actuaries are one of these application fields. This training focuses on analysis, control of risks and future financial impacts of uncertain events. Actuaries particularly deal with calculations of insurance policies, pension plans, interest rates, social security benefits, business projects, etc. Statistics provide numerical methods in the analysis and interpretation of data collection. Job Opportunities Training in Mathematics offers the graduates the opportunity to integrate in the fields of: Teaching Research Investment banks, insurance companies, companies and organizations managing long term financing projects [-]

MS in Biochemistry

Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

This highly varied new specialization, interested in the chemistry of the living world, has made major breakthroughs in various fields, including biotechnology, particularly health, genetics, pharmacology, cosmetology, food industry, and environment. The training is based on a highly advanced program in cellular biology, chemistry and biochemistry, both on the theoretical and experimental levels and multidisciplinary research. [+]

This highly varied new specialization, interested in the chemistry of the living world, has made major breakthroughs in various fields, including biotechnology, particularly health, genetics, pharmacology, cosmetology, food industry, and environment. The training is based on a highly advanced program in cellular biology, chemistry and biochemistry, both on the theoretical and experimental levels and multidisciplinary research. Diplomas Bachelor of Sciences in Biochemistry (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Sciences in Biochemistry (36 credits - Bachelor + 2 years) This program is oriented towards options in the following field: cosmetology and pharmacology (French and English sections). Job Opportunities The career of biochemists offers a high potential of integration into the labor market, particularly in the biotechnological, and pharmaceutical industries, in addition to industrial enzymology. Biochemists carry out laboratory analysis and research, design methods and processes, and control quality in companies. They develop products, techniques and procedures that allow applications in various fields: medicine, pharmacology, ecology, etc. [-]

MA

Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature caters to the university’s long-term commitment to reviving the Arabic heritage and encouraging modernity and evolution in the Arab world. It also offers enriching contributions to world civilization which put an emphasis on authentic human values. [+]

The Department of Arabic Language and Literature caters to the university’s long-term commitment to reviving the Arabic heritage and encouraging modernity and evolution in the Arab world. It also offers enriching contributions to world civilization which put an emphasis on authentic human values. Diplomas The Department delivers the following diplomas, which are recognized by the Lebanese State: Bachelor of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in Arabic Language and Literature (36 credits - 2 years) Ph.D. in Arabic Language and Literature (60 credits - 3 years) Job Opportunities These officially recognized diplomas authorize their holders to work in Lebanon, in the Arab countries and around the world. They open up vast horizons and offer various job opportunities. For instance, graduates can be: Teachers in schools and universities Analysts and critics in several fields, such as literature, linguistics and arts Scientific editors, writers, controllers of literary and scientific texts in Arabic newspapers, magazines and publishing houses Consultants, cultural representatives and delegates in mass media, public services and other various private sectors Researchers in Arabic language, letters, and comparative literature Textbook writers, program designers and book evaluators [-]

Master of Arts in E-Journalism and E-Communication

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

Master of Professional Studies in E-Journalism and E-Communication: (36 credits - 2 years) [+]

Overview Founded in 2007, the Department of Journalism and Communication within the Faculty of Letters offers a multidisciplinary training which has a twofold objective. Firstly, as well utilizing new media, future journalists explore ways to improve their communication skills and experience in how to use various journalism genres. Moreover, they develop their comprehension capacities in evaluating events and social phenomena. Secondly, students gain knowledge of media discourse analysis, unbiased information and communication theories; all this will be tackled within a world where technology and its challenge are in constant evolution. Diplomas The Department issues the following diplomas, which are recognized by the Lebanese State: Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Communication (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Research in Journalism and Communication (36 credits - 2 years) Master of Professional Studies in E-Journalism and E-Communication: (36 credits - 2 years) Job Opportunities The training provides the necessary knowledge and expertise for: Journalists in the print media, television, radio, multimedia E-Journalists, web communication managers and consultants, community managers Communication professionals for companies, administrations, communities and associations Researchers and experts in the world of media, information and communication critics [-]

Master of Arts in History

Online & Campus Combined Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

History training, within the department, aims to look for the truth according to a rigorous objective approach. This role particularly helps understand and explain facts completed by Humankind through the ages and aims to derive an argumentative analysis of situations belonging to contemporary History. The privileged localization of the University has enabled members of the Institute of History, ever since its foundation, to implement a reading of humanitarian and Christian inspiration to an increasingly distorted reality. History training also seeks ways in which to reconcile Lebanese identity and cultural diversity; in order to both make the world a model of dialogue and the Lebanese an educated citizen, respectful of Human Rights and democratic values. To this end, the Institute of History offers an education, which is open to general historical knowledge and specialized Oriental studies. It initiates advanced research projects, which shed light on heritage and questions current affairs, through fundamental issues related to research (debates, conferences, colloquiums, surveys…) ™ [+]

History training, within the department, aims to look for the truth according to a rigorous objective approach. This role particularly helps understand and explain facts completed by Humankind through the ages and aims to derive an argumentative analysis of situations belonging to contemporary History. The privileged localization of the University has enabled members of the Institute of History, ever since its foundation, to implement a reading of humanitarian and Christian inspiration to an increasingly distorted reality. History training also seeks ways in which to reconcile Lebanese identity and cultural diversity; in order to both make the world a model of dialogue and the Lebanese an educated citizen, respectful of Human Rights and democratic values. To this end, the Institute of History offers an education, which is open to general historical knowledge and specialized Oriental studies. It initiates advanced research projects, which shed light on heritage and questions current affairs, through fundamental issues related to research (debates, conferences, colloquiums, surveys…) Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in History (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in History (36 credits - 5 years) Ph.D. in History (60 credits - 8 years) Job Opportunities These multidisciplinary trainings can lead to several professions, due to the acquired transversal skills. Among these professions are the following fields: Teaching Documentation Libraries Editing Museology Art criticism Tourism Excavations Research [-]

Master of Arts in International Relations

Campus Full time 2 - 3  October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. [+]

The Bachelor of Arts in International Relations at ISSPA aims to educate students about political and economic theories and stakes, which structure relations between States. This program is based on the following themes: International law and international organizations History and theory of international relations Contemporary political and economic stakes World Order and Superpowers Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (96 credits - 3 years) Master of Arts in International Relations (36 credits - 2 years) This Master sheds light on the following themes: Terrorism and international security International economy and globalization International migrations Current affairs Mediterranean politics Political communication Graduate research dissertation Job Opportunities Following this training, graduates can pursue a career in international organizations (United Nations, Arab League, Non-Governmental Organizations, etc.), embassies, media field, teaching, etc. [-]

Master of Arts in Modern Languages and Translation

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Department of Interpretation and Translation enables its students to fulfill a vocation to their country by promoting inter-linguistic communication. Knowledge and practical command of Arabic, French and English, along with the optional acquisition of other international languages, provides Lebanon with a historically beneficial multilingualism. Lebanon, situated at the confluence of East and West, also benefits from courses given in the art of translation and interpretation between the above languages. This provides a capacity for openness, dialogue, communication and exchange, which is enriching on all levels: economic, sociopolitical, educational and cultural. The Department is eager to promote this enriching multilingualism and to train professionals to practice written translation and interpretation. [+]

The Department of Interpretation and Translation enables its students to fulfill a vocation to their country by promoting inter-linguistic communication. Knowledge and practical command of Arabic, French and English, along with the optional acquisition of other international languages, provides Lebanon with a historically beneficial multilingualism. Lebanon, situated at the confluence of East and West, also benefits from courses given in the art of translation and interpretation between the above languages. This provides a capacity for openness, dialogue, communication and exchange, which is enriching on all levels: economic, sociopolitical, educational and cultural. The Department is eager to promote this enriching multilingualism and to train professionals to practice written translation and interpretation. Job Opportunities Translators/Interpreters in Public services such as Ministries and Public Administrations Translators/Interpreters in multinationals and specialized institutions Translators/Interpreters in a number of banking, industrial or commercial private institutions; multinationals, publishing houses, press agencies, newspapers and magazines Teachers of modern languages and translation Translators of books or movies; sworn translators; editorial translators; sight translators Touristic guides; public relations managers; ambassadorial staff; experts in modern languages; conference interpreters; liaison interpreters [-]

Master of Arts in Social Sciences

Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Department of Social Sciences allows you to study the behavior of Society, to understand the Human Being in his environment, and to measure the causes and effects of his well-being. It is the duty of the sociologist to be in the service of his Society, in order to lead it towards a civically minded, politically safe development, and ethical responsibility. [+]

The Department of Social Sciences allows you to study the behavior of Society, to understand the Human Being in his environment, and to measure the causes and effects of his well-being. It is the duty of the sociologist to be in the service of his Society, in order to lead it towards a civically minded, politically safe development, and ethical responsibility. Thanks to the training in social sciences, students deal with social issues in terms of globalization, the components of its vocabulary, its purposes and targets. They learn to struggle against inequality, to lead collective action, to understand all forms of Middle-Eastern, Mediterranean or other politics, and to organize cultural centers. The training prepares students to do research in social sciences; particularly research that focuses on a deep exploration of their society, in order to be involved therein as promoters of salvation. Objectives of the Training The Department of Social Sciences offers a multidisciplinary education and aims to achieve the following objectives: Provide students with dual information: a) multi-disciplinary knowledge based on theoretical axes; practices and methodologies appropriate to the social sciences and humanities, b) knowledge and skills in terms of work and social intervention Provide students with knowledge and know-how in terms of organization, communication, negotiation, animation, project management, by providing professional internships. The aim is to enable students to participate in local, social and socio-cultural development and in the strengthening of social cohesion. Introduce students to economic analysis, through the acquisition of basic concepts in economy and specialized knowledge in socio-economic politics and development. Teach students to become professionals in the social intervention to enroll in the changes and social and sociocultural challenges. Required Skills Targeted skills are conveyed in terms of knowledge and potentials. At the end of the Bachelor degree program, students should therefore command essential knowledge in social sciences, particularly in sociology, and should be open to other areas of humanities. Training in Work and Social Intervention makes the future social worker a versatile social person, able to conduct a relevant and coherent social and sociocultural action which is readable for all categories involved, both at the individual and institutional level and the level of associations. After obtaining a degree in Work and Social Intervention, the student will be able to exercise, in the institutional, collective and community areas, the following skills: Identification of the expectations of individuals, groups or populations. Mobilization of partners and social actors, components of intervention areas. Accompaniment of individuals or groups, as tutors or correspondents to orient them towards appropriate field of skills in accordance with their needs and expectations. Elaboration, implementation and management of social or socio-cultural projects, in a participatory manner. At the level of Masters in Social Sciences and Work and Social Intervention: the profession of sociologist is currently very diverse and open to a wide range of field of actions and constituent sectors of the society. The Master in Social Sciences aims to train future sociologists responsible for strategic thinking, research and training. The Master of "Work and Social Intervention" prepares future social workers for management and leadership tasks in public and private institutions in their internal and external fields of actions. It offers the acquisition of knowledge and methods of transverse thinking to analyze social situations, evaluate existing social welfare programs and create structural devices meeting the requirements of these situations and their evolution. Getting acquainted with the framework of the institutional, legal, social and economic organizations. Skills covered by the Master are the following: Diplomas Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (96 credits - 3 years) Options: Work and Social Intervention Teaching Diploma in Social Sciences (24 credits after the Bachelor + internship - 2 semesters) Master in Social Sciences (36 credits - 2 years after the Bachelor) Option: Work and Social Intervention (36 credits – 2 years after the Bachelor) International Master of University Cooperation for Peace and Development (36 credits - 2 years after the Bachelor), in partnership with La Sapienza University (Roma) and the Lebanese University (Beirut) International Master of University Cooperation: Middle Eastern Sociology/Anthropology and History (MESH) (36 credits-2 years after the Bachelor), in partnership with the University of Erfurt, Germany. Ph.D. in Social Sciences (60 credits) Job Opportunities Instructor/trainer in the fields of social and economic sciences in schools and public and private social institutions (NGOs, municipalities, ministries, notably the Ministry of Social Affairs, movements, associations etc.) Administrative officer in various ministries, NGOs and social and media companies, etc. Responsible for collective social, socio-cultural, socio-educational, socio-political, socio-economic and socio religious projects. Coordinator and facilitator of services for children, youth, elderly, etc. Agent of local development in NGOs and municipalities or through projects carried out by international organizations. Director or Secretary General of an association or a social structure: public or private institutions. Head of Department (3rd grade post) in public and private institutions. Assistant in research projects in Social Sciences. University teaching for holders of a Master degree or Ph.D. Jobs in research labs in specialized sociology. Conducting opinion polls and environmental surveys in polling organizations. [-]

Master of Arts in Syro-Antiochene Sciences

Campus or Online Full time October 2017 Lebanon Jounieh

The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. [+]

The Syriac-Antiochene heritage is the backdrop of the theological thinking of the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences. The Faculty aims to develop its research and studies in this area of heritage. Within this perspective, it is committed to the process of the conservation and the development of the theological heritage of the Syriac language and traditions. This precious Syriac heritage has to be available to researchers. The Department of Syro-Antiochene Sciences aims to educate researchers in the field of the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language. It is considered as an essential complement to the Faculty of Religious and Oriental Sciences of USEK, which has taken, as a main task, to value the Antiochene heritage. The Syriac language and culture is one of the fundamental components of this heritage The Department does not ignore the other components of this heritage; this is why it includes within its programs close cultures and civilizations: Greek, Arab and Aramaic. Job Opportunities Training researchers in the culture and the civilization of the Syriac language In-depth study of Syro-Antiochene Churches: history, theology, spirituality, patristics, exegesis School and possibly university teaching Expert in religious facts [-]

Contact

Holy Spirit University of Kaslik - USEK

Address Jounieh, Lebanon
Website http://www.usek.edu.lb/
Phone +961 9 600 000