General Courses

General Courses

CS100 – Introduction to Computers

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

The course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary for using computers. Emphasis will be on applications and independent work. The objective of this course is to equip students with fundamental computer skills that enables them to use computers, word processing and graphics software. Students will also be exposed to spreadsheets and presentation software as will as Windows operating systems in order to arrange and work with files and folders.

 

SKILL110 – Learning Skills

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to increase the chances of success for first year students. The course teaches proven academic learning strategies that require in-depth analysis and consistent application, resulting in academic success and preparation for professional careers. These skills and strategies include goal setting, time management, self-assessment of preferred learning styles and career aptitudes, academic reading, note-taking, test taking and memory techniques.

 

SKILL120 – Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

The course begins with an introduction to problem solving via simple logical puzzles. This is followed by an elementary study of arguments, including general rules for arguments and types of arguments. Critical thinking and reasoning are approached through a more advanced study of arguments dealing with values and ethics, reality, causality, induction and deduction. The course concludes with discussions of faulty reasoning and fallacy. The teaching methodology for the course involves student-centred learning through collaborative enquiry.

 

SKILL121 – Leadership and Team Work

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

Teamwork and leadership depends on willingness to act and to learn from experience. Exercising leadership and building successful teams requires information from a wide variety of disciplines. The course increases students’ capacity to enhance their performance potential, competence and skills. Students learn that leadership involves inspiring and developing people toward goal mobilization. Success as a leader requires learning continually from experience through the disciplined integration of action and reflection. Leaders must know how to use feedback to create change. Because of the emphasis on leadership and teams, this course requires that students interact in class. Although a great deal of learning takes place in class, learning depends significantly on how much effort students put into this course outside of the classroom.

 

MATH100 – Elementary Mathematics

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

Students on this course will study: Real number: Integers and rational numbers; Exponents; Polynomials; Factoring; Complex numbers; Linear and absolute value equations; Quadratic & other types of equations; Inequalities; Two-dimensional coordinate system and graphs; Introduction to functions; Linear functions; Quadratic functions; Properties of graphs; Algebra of functions; Inverse functions; Remainder theorem and factor theorem; Polynomial functions of higher degrees; Zeros of polynomial functions; Fundamental theorem of algebra; Graphs of rational functions and their applications.

 

PE101 – Physical Education (1)

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None

This course introduces a number of activities at a basic level, e.g. basketball, football, handball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, volleyball, taekwondo, karate, judo, weight-training and physical fitness. Each introduction lasts for three weeks.Each student selects a minimum of three activities. There are also seminars on health maintenance for over-40s, on healthy diets and on infectious diseases.

 

PE102 – Physical Education (2)

Prerequisites: PE101

This course introduces at a basic level some activities such as basketball, football, handball, swimming, table-tennis, tennis, volleyball, taekwondo, karate, judo, weight-training and physical fitness. Each introduction lasts for three weeks. Each student selects a minimum of three activities. There are also seminars on Non-infectious diseases, on addictive drugs and on common laboratory tests and their indications.

 

ARAB101 – Arabic Language Skills

Co-requisite: None

Prerequisite: None