ANTH 1301: Introduction to Anthropology 3 CH
This course provides an introduction to the field of anthropology through its four subfields. Students study the theory and application of forensic anthropology, as well as cultural anthropology. Students also gain hands-on experience with archaeology and study ancient civilization. Moreover, the course offers a brief introduction to sociolinguistics and its various applications across disciplines. By introducing students to the four subfields of anthropology, they learn various methods and perspectives that shape the study of human diversity and development.
ARAB 1301: Treasures of Rhetoric 3 CH
This course focuses on the basics of Arabic grammar. It offers training in the effective use of correct classical Arabic in speech and writing. It also reinforces the ability to read, analyze, and discuss texts, in addition to producing written expressions.
ARAB1301: كنوز البلاغة
يركز هذا المقرر على أساسيات النحو في اللغه العربية، ويدرب على النطق والتعبير الصحيحين بالفصحى. كما يعزز القدره على قراءة النصوص، وتحليلها، ومناقشتها. والتدريب على التعبير الكتابي.
ARAB 1302: Genres of Writing 3 CH
This course focuses on the difference between creative and professional writing in the Arabic language. It highlights the importance of effective writing in various professional fields. It also reinforces summarizing, coherence and research writing.
ARAB 1302: أنواع الكتابة
توضح هذه المادة الفروق النوعية في الكتابة، وتقنيات كل نوع منها. وتهيء للتحرير الصحيح في المجلات والصحف وغيرها.وتدرب على مهارة التلخيص، وإتقان الربط بين الفقرات. كما وتتناول تقنيات البحث العلمي.
ARAB 1303: Favorite Stories 3 CH
This course provides an overview of the art and genres of Arabic story writing and their effect on people's life. It focuses on the technical structure of the story and its literary aesthetic elements. The course also covers stories from the Qur'an and the Hadith and explores their characteristics. It highlights the link between religious and ethical values and real life situations.
ARAB 1303: أحسن القصص
تركز هذه المادة على أهمية الفنون القصصية في حياة الشعوب وأنواعها. وتوضح الهيكل الفني الذي يقوم عليه فنّ القصة، وتظهر مواطن الجمال الأدبي فيها. كما تتناول القصص القرآني والنبوي وخصائصه. وتعزز المادة القيم الدينية والأخلاقية وتربطها بالواقع.
ARTS 1301: Art Appreciation 3 CH
This course presents an overview of the origins and historical development of art and its relation to culture and society from the prehistoric period to modern times. Art in various cultures is the subject of the course and the emphasis is on the art forms of painting, sculpture and architecture. The elements of art and the principles of design as well as the different media are taught in order to enhance the appreciation of art.
ARTS 1304: Saudi Arts 3 CH
This course introduces Saudi Art from its early development until the present. It provides an overview of emerging art movements and expressions and discusses different artists' trends, methodologies, techniques and inspirational dynamics. The course also addresses the importance of identity, culture and religion to the formulation of Saudi Art as well as its limitations. It highlights the role of local and regional art museums and galleries.
ARTS 1305: Islamic Art and Heritage 3 CH
The course presents an artistic and historical overview of the art and architecture of the Islamic world, stretching from North Africa to the Indus Valley, and its relation and importance to Islamic culture and traditions from the rise of Islam in the seventh century to the Mongol conquest of Baghdad in the mid-thirteenth century. The art forms of painting, manuscripts, decorative arts, and architecture (both religious and secular) will be emphasized to appreciate what came to be known as the 'Golden Age of Islam'.
ARTS2305:Islamic Art and Heritage II 3 CH
This course focuses on the art, architecture and culture of the Islamic world. It provides an overview of the wealth of art beyond the Arab lands from 1250-1800. It emphasizes both religious and, secular art forms of painting, manuscripts, decorative arts, and architecture. The course additionally examines the visual culture of the Islamic world from a dynastic perspective.
BBBF 1101:Basic Body and Brain Fitness 1 CH
This course focuses on sports and fitness methods to gain values and integrity of sportsmanship and its rules and regulations. The course analyzes the basic fundamentals and techniques used in a particular physical activity. Physical activities vary from semester to semester.
BIOL 1301: Human Biology 3 CH
This course focuses on the study of the structure and function of the human basic unit of life "the cell." It covers the development of the human body from the basic cellular level to the complexity of the organ systems. The course also introduces the immune, digestive and nervous systems in detail and relates the immune system to health and disease. The course also provides an overview of genetics, including mechanisms of inheritance and genetic disorders.
BIO 1302: Marine Life and Ecology 3 CH
This course explains physical and chemical characteristics of sea and ocean water. It introduces the study of microbial and multicellular marine organisms. The course focuses on the physiological and ecological adaptations of marine life. It also emphasizes the impact of human activities on marine environment and the economic importance of marine life. Practical observations of marine organisms and ecosystems, estuaries and coral reefs offsite are part of the learning experience.
CHEM 1301: Chemistry and Our World 3 CH
The course examines the fundamental principles of general, organic, biochemistry and pharmaceutical chemistry in the context of daily life. This course will enrich daily life even when one chooses a different profession. It helps in understanding the common chemicals such as fertilizers, pesticides, food additives and the effect of these chemicals on the environment. Emphasis is placed on a conceptual, qualitative, and quantitative understanding of the chemical processes that are experienced in daily life.
COMM 1301: Communication Skills I 3 CH
This course focuses on developing effective and natural communicative competence for success in life and in the workplace through the integration of writing, reading, listening and speaking skills. It emphasizes the ability to critically and strategically read, analyze and reflect on a variety of texts and improving the academic and creative writing skills. It also enhances the ability to listen and to speak spontaneously and confidently.
COMM 1302: Communication Skills II 3 CH
This course focuses on the development of public speaking skills required to communicate and succeed in classes, workplaces, and communities. It emphasizes active participation for recognition and application of public speaking techniques related to researching, outlining, preparing, writing and organizing the speech. The course provides practice in the appropriate use of verbal and non-verbal methods of communication when giving public speeches to a large audience and in small group settings. It also focuses on developing students' self-confidence, listening skills and critical thinking skills through evaluating one's as well as other people's speeches.
DRAM1301:Theater Arts 3 CH
This course introduces theater arts and focuses on its related practices. It concentrates on four theater arts: pantomime, monologue, stand-up comedy, sarcasm, and flash drama. The course boosts self-confidence, and develops self-expression and performing skills in an entertaining, stress-free environment.
ENTR 3301: Entrepreneurship and Design Thinking 3 CH
Introduction to Entrepreneurship is a course designed for students of all disciplines and will provide an overview of essential entrepreneurial concepts in a broad context. This course will examine how ideation, business model development processes, and essential entrepreneurial skills are essential to not only creating successful new ventures, but to enabling employees and company team members to become "entrepreneurs". Entrepreneurship then becomes a catalyst to advance the career path of the individual, as well as to increase the productivity and longevity of companies. Students will learn the basic theories and tools used to create successful business models, and they will formulate their own business idea, create a dynamic business model canvas and business plan using concepts learned, and present a pitch for their business idea at the end of the course.
EMOI 1201: Emotional Intelligence 2 CH
This course focuses on the key concepts of Emotional Intelligence. It emphasizes the importance and benefits of Emotional Intelligence. It also raises awareness about the role of competencies and skills in an individual's career.
FREN 1301: French Language and Culture 3 CH
This course introduces French, idiomatic expressions, and the basic grammar structures necessary for communication in daily situations. Topics of current events and special interest will be emphasized in short classroom discussions. Emphasis is on the four main language skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The course offers a variety of communicative activities to help students achieve basic proficiency in the target language.
HEAL 1301: Basic First Aid 3 CH
The course provides training to deal with life threatening and non-life threatening emergencies. It emphasizes the skills to perform basic life support procedures in non-hospital settings. It also focuses on the first aid for a range of injuries and sudden illnesses. Additionally the course explores ways to prevent injuries.
HEAL 1302: Women's Health Issues 3 CH
This course introduces a global perspective of health and emphasizes aspects that are unique to women. It focuses on specific matters in women's health. The course also addresses the prevention and treatment of women's health problems, and explores current trends in lifestyle and beauty.
HEAL 1305: Nutrition and Health 3 CH
The course provides an overview of human nutrition, its importance, and its basic principles. It examines the connection between diet and health, emphasizing nutrients, food sources, and their utilization for growth and health. It also investigates the relationships between diet and chronic diseases. Additionally, the course assesses global trends in nutrition and diet sustainability
HIST 1301: Contemporary World History 3 CH
This survey course presents an overview of important events that have shaped the twentieth century and examines them from a global perspective. The subject matter includes social, cultural and intellectual aspects of society as well as political narrative and focuses on the lives of ordinary people as well as those of the decision makers and leaders. The Course is organized both thematically and chronologically with the concept of global interrelatedness (the Global Village) as its central theme.
HIST 1304: 20th Century Reel History 3 CH
This course looks at film as history to supplement archival and written historical evidence. It focuses on how film makers approach 20th Century historic events and to what extent film constructs history. The course explores how film influences popular perception of historical events and influences public attitudes. The course is organized chronologically and thematically to include both motion pictures and documentary films.
HIST 2301: History of the Middle East 3 CH
This course will examine the major political and socioeconomic forces that have shaped the Middle East with particular emphasis on the Arab world. The collapse of the Ottoman Empire and the redrawing of the map at the Paris Peace Conference in 1919 is the core of a central theme of the course which is the relationship between the West and the Middle East. Other themes include the rise of independent states in the post-colonial period; the development of new social and political identities; the transformation of rural societies to urban ones and the effects of change on the lives of ordinary men and women.
HIST 2302: A Millennium of Muslim Contribution to Science 3 CH
This course enables students to develop an understanding and appreciation of Muslim contribution to science, technology and modern civilization. The course is designed to intertwine scientific concepts with the relevant Muslim contributions. The contribution although deeply-rooted within the early Muslim society seems to have been forgotten. Therefore, this study will re-evaluate the students' perception of the so-called Dark Ages and the role of Muslim civilization in laying the foundation of modern science and technology.
ISLS 1301: Love of Allah 3 CH
The course focuses on the importance of understanding the Islamic beliefs and instilling the love of Allah through His creation of the universe. It emphasizes the practice of these beliefs in daily life and helps respond to misconceptions surrounding Islamic faith. The course also highlights the important sources of Islamic Shari'a: Quran, Sunna, Ijma andQiyas.
ISLS 1301: محبة الله
توضح المادة أهمية فهم الإيمان فهماً صحيحًا يعتمد على غرس محبة الله عز وجل في النفس من خلال إدراك قدرة الله تعالى في الكون. كما تركز المادة على تفعيل المعتقدات الإيمانية في الحياة العامة والرد على بعض الشبهات المتعلقة بالدين. كما تسلط الضوء على المصادر الإسلامية الأصيلة، وهي القران الكريم والسنة المطهرة والإجماع والقياس، وتفرق بين الشريعة والتشريع، وأهمية ذلك في الدين الإسلامي.
ISLS 1201: Lessons from Prophet Mohammad's Life 2 CH
This course focuses on providing students with the skills necessary to identify the models and lessons to be learned from the biography of Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) and to replicate them in their own lives. Students learn to deduce the proper solutions to understand properly the current Shari'a issues by reflecting on how Prophet Mohammad tackled various situations while living in the community of Al-Madina Al-Munawara. The biography of Prophet Mohammad serves as a model to students and will contribute to the information of a new generation of informed students who are proud of their religion and who can interact with other cultures and religions without undermining their faith.
دروس من حياة الرسول :ISLS 1201
تهدف هذه المادة إلى دراسة الأحداث التاريخية العظيمة في سيرة النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم. و استخلاص العبر والدروس التي تستفيد منها في الواقع، واستنتاج الحكم الإلهية من بعض الأحداث التي واجهها الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم و استخدام الحقائق التاريخية في السيرة للرد على الشبهات المثارة حول الرسول صلى الله عليه وسلم.
ISLS 1302: Women and Family 3 CH
The course focuses on the status of women in pre-Islamic civilizations and their honorable status after Islam. It covers the religious, financial, political and civil rights Allah granted them. The course identifies their rights and obligations in marriage and divorce in order to maintain a successful family life and emphasizes the importance of responding to misconceptions surrounding the Muslim woman in the contemporary world.
ISLS 1302: المرأة و الأسرة
تهدف المادة إلى مقارنة وضع المرأة في الحضارات قبل الإسلام و وضعها في الإسلام وتكريم الله لها بما منحها من حقوق الدينية و المالية و السياسية و المدنية. و استنباط الحكم التشريعية في الأحكام الفقهية للزواج والطلاق لاستشعار أهمية الأسرة. و عرض بعض العادات الإجتماعية المتعلقة بالزواج والطلاق وتوجيهها ضمن سياق المنهج الإسلامي الإجتماعي والرد على بعض الشبهات التي تتعرض لها كإمرأة مسلمة معاصرة.
ISLS 1203: Scientific Miracles of the Qur'an and Sunnah 2 CH
This course introduces excerpts from the Quran and Sunnah as evidence of scientific miracles discovered in the modern world in the creation of humanity, medicine, astrology, space exploration, Earth, and maritime science. It also highlights the link between the terminology used in the Quran and Sunnah and the modern scientific description. The course focuses on the greatness, power and precision of the Creator in affirming that the Quran and Sunnah are the results of a revelation from Allah (SWT). It also emphasizes the connection between Islamic laws in the Quran and Sunnah and the scientific findings to show the grandeur of the legislations and the Legislator (SWT.)
: الإعجاز العلمي في القرآن والسنة ISLS 1203
يقدم هذا المقرر نماذج من الآيات القرآنية و الأحاديث النبوية الشريفة من حيث دلالتها الإعجازية العلمية المحققة و المكتشفة في العصر الحديث في خلق الإنسان و الطب، و في الفلك وعلوم الفضاء، وفي الارض وعلوم البحار. وكما يسلط الضوء على الرابط بين معاني المفرادات المذكورة في النص القرآني أو النبوي والوصف العلمي الحديث. ويركز المقرر على عظمة و قدرة الخالق و دقة علمه بالتأكيد على أن القرآن الكريم و الأحاديث النبوية الصحيحة وحي من الله العظيم الخبير المبدع. كما يؤكد على الرابط بين التشريعات الإسلامية المذكورة في القرآن و السنة النبوية و المكتشفات العلمية المحققة لإثبات عظمة التشريع و المشرع سبحانه و تعالى.
LNGS 3302: Sociolinguistics 3 CH
This course offers an introduction to the basic theories and models in sociolinguistics. It covers the role of different social variables in shaping language. Students will analyze authentic material, classical readings and studies conducted by well-renowned researchers as well as novices in the field. Students learn to distinguish between the different methods of data collection and apply these methods to conduct research on sociolinguistic issues such as age, ethnicity, social class, accent, dialect and style.
LITR 3301: World Literature 3 CH
The course introduces students to the major forms and genres of literature. It provides the basic literary concepts and skills necessary for understanding, appreciating and analyzing various literary works. Its scope includes promoting individual responses to major works of world literature, both orally and in writing. In considering the works chosen, students engage in imaginative and intellectual interaction with the literary texts.
LOGC1201: Logic and Problem Solving 2 CH
This course introduces fundamentals of logic and techniques to enhance the skills of problem solving. It covers the properties of number system, counting and probability, methods of reasoning and set theory. It focuses on basic elements of logic with emphasis on constructing truth tables.
MATH 1302: Math of Architecture 3 CH
This course introduces the fundamentals of Algebra. It introduces logarithmic and exponential functions, matrices and basic concepts of calculus. The course addresses math applications in an architectural context.
MATH 2302: Geometry 3 CH
This course introduces the essential elements of geometry, with a focus on Euclidean Geometry. It also explores the properties of different shapes in two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometry. It emphasizes the implementation of geometry in different disciplines.
MATR 1301: Material and Recycling 3 CH
This course introduces the physical, chemical, mechanical and structural properties of materials. It emphasizes the study and applications of traditional, synthetic, metals, advanced and sustainable materials. The course also explores the methods of disposal and recycling of materials.
MUSC1201: Introduction to Music Appreciation 3 CH
This course covers the history of music from the ancient period, before 500 AD, until modern times. It focuses on developing an appreciation of music with its types and instruments. It also provides a basic understanding of the link between music and other art forms.
PHYS 1301: Introductory Physics 3 CH
This course introduces fundamental principles of physics and their applications in solving variety of problems in different contexts. It also examines applications related to architecture and modern technology. Emphasis is placed on developing a conceptual understanding of techniques through laboratory exercises and multimedia simulations.
PSYC 1301: Human Development 3 CH
This course introduces the history and the sequences of human development throughout the life span and the processes that underlie it. It provides a comprehensive overview of the psychological theories and the scientific study of human development from birth to late adulthood and death. It focuses on the individual's physical, cognitive, emotional and social development through the five life stages.
PSYC 1302: Introduction to Psychology 3 CH
This course offers an introduction to the broad field of psychology, one of social sciences. Basic principles, research methods, the biological basis of behavior, sensation and perception, cognition and decision making, learning and memory, personality development, abnormal behavior and mental health issues. Concentrating on important concepts such as motivation and emotions will be one of the aims. Emphasis also will be placed on the application of psychology to diverse human endeavors. And above all this survey of psychology will acquaint you with the major concepts and terminology of the discipline and give you a better understanding of self and others. There will be projects, quizzes, exams and a final exam. Class participation will also be important in the grading.
PSYC 1303: Social Psychology 3 CH
This introductory course provides an overview of many topics that relate to social psychology and the issues that stem from social system such as attitude formation, group behavior, cultural subgroups, and general systems theory. The course also introduces issues such as conformity, role patterning, leadership, and the influence of social systems context on patterns of relationship development as well as the effect of social influence on the development of human behavior.
PSYC 1305: Adolescent Development 3 CH
This course is designed to familiarize students with the different theories in adolescent development. We will shed light on the role of the physical, social and psychological development. We will discuss traditional theories as well as the most contemporary approaches to adolescent development. We will compare and contrast the adolescent from a western and a Saudi perspective. We will shed awareness on the impact that culture, gender and ethnicity has on development. We will learn about the impact of ones gender and ethnicity development. This introductory course will provide a more sophisticated look at the theories as they pertain to actual individuals. In class lectures will contain a lot of group work.
SOCI 1301: Introduction to Sociology 3 CH
This course introduces the key theories and concepts of sociology. It emphasizes engagement in society and reflection upon inequality in relation to the various forms of stratification. It also provides tools needed for critical thinking, culture and global citizenship in the modern world.
SOCI 1302: Modern Families 3 CH
The course provides a global perspective on issues related to contemporary family life. It identifies the types of marital structure and the problems of kinship in various cultures and societies. It introduces the system of mate selection, marriage and divorce in a comparative perspective. It also covers problems of contemporary families, gender roles, parenting practices and issues of gender inequality and poverty in today's world.
SOCI 2301: People and Their Environment 3 CH
This course enables students to develop an understanding of and appreciation for the interactions between people and their environments. An emphasis is placed on understanding "local to global" studies of various cultures in space and time. Additionally, the course surveys human populations and activities on Earth with an emphasis on the interaction between cultural, economic, and environmental factors.
STAT 2301: Elementary Statistics 3 CH
This course gives the student an introduction to some of the basic statistical methods used in practice. It introduces concrete examples of data handling and presents standard techniques for displaying and summarizing data sets. Other topics studied are discrete and continuous random variables, normal curves, statistical inference and hypothesis testing.
Pre-requisite: MATH 1301 or its equivalent