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 body and brain fitness
methods to gain values and integrity. The course analyzes the basic
fundamentals and techniques used in a particular physical and/or mental activity.
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 3 CH
This course introduces the fundamental principles of nuclear, organic and general chemistry and their practical applications. It focuses on the structure of biochemical molecules and their physical and chemical properties. The course also includes inquiry based qualitative and quantitative laboratory experiments.
COMM 1301: Communication Skills I 3 CH
This course focuses on the development of intellectual viewpoints, class discussions and debates. The course emphasizes the writing skills needed to produce different types of essays, demonstrating key rhetorical devices and correct citations. It highlights the processes needed for essay development.
COMM 1302: Communication Skills II 3 CH
This course reinforces critical reading and academic texts analysis. It focuses on advanced writing skills towards the development of different types of essays using APA style. The course emphasizes writing an extended argumentative essay.
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
This course introduces the concept of entrepreneurship, nature of enterprise and role of the entrepreneur. It emphasizes the theoretical and practical perspectives of the entrepreneurship process. The course also explores other aspects of entrepreneurship including the development and evaluation of business plans and the presentation and pitching to the business investors.
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 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 History Through Film 3 CH
This course introduces
history through film and how film makers approach twentieth century events to
construct history. It explores how film influences popular perception of
historical events. The course highlights the representation of gender and
culture in film.
HIST 2301: Modern Middle East History 3 CH
This course focuses on the major political and socioeconomic forces that have shaped the Middle East in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries with particular emphasis on the Arab World. It examines the last years of reform and change in the Ottoman Empire, the rise of independent states in the post-war period and the development of new social and political identities. The course emphasizes the use of primary and secondary sources for objective scholarship, argument, and analysis of events.
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
developing a relationship with Allah through the introduction of the pillars of
faith and proving His existence through His creation of the universe. It
emphasizes the practice of these pillars in daily life and helps respond to
misconceptions surrounding Islam. It also introduces the pillars of Islam and
the sources of Islamic Shari’a.
ISLS 1301: محبة الله
تركز المادة على تنمية العلاقة بالله عز وجل بالتعرف على أركان الإيمان فتستطيع الطالبة الدلالة على وجود الله وقدرته و آياته في الكون, وربط أركان الإيمان بالحياة العامة, و التعرف على اجابة التساؤلات المثارة حول الايمان والاسلام من مصادر التشريع الرئيسية. كما تهدف المادة إلى التعرف على بعض أركان الإسلام لتجويد تطبيقها. وإدراك مصادر التشريع في الإسلام.
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 introduces
the status of women in Islam and other civilizations. It focuses on her the
religious, financial, political and civil rights. It also identifies women’s
rights and obligations in marriage and divorce, while distinguishing between cultural
habits and religion.
ISLS 1302: المرأة و الأسرة
تهدف المادة إلى مقارنة المرأة في الحضارات السابقة و مكانتها في الإسلام وتكريم الله لها في جوانب متعددة. و استنباط أهمية الأسرة من خلال دراستها لأحكام الزواج و الطلاق. و ربط آثار هذه الأحكام باستقرار الأسرة. و عرض بعض العادات الإجتماعية المتعلقة بالزواج على سياق المنهج الإسلامي للزواج. و إدراك الأخطاء في بعض الممارسات الاجتماعية في الطلاق.
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 1301: Sociolinguistics 3 CH
This course studies the relationship between language and society and the role of different social variables in shaping language. It emphasizes the analysis of authentic speech and various sociolinguistic topics.
LITR 1301: Literature Through Film 3 CH
This course introduces literature to students through film. It covers a number of genres and basic literary concepts and skills necessary for appreciating selected literary works. It focuses on literary analysis tools and addresses social problems introduced in literature and film.
ITAI1201: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence 2 CH
This course focuses on the basics of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It requires no prior knowledge of computing or mathematics. It presents the concepts and techniques of AI in problem solving, using popular examples in a simple, non-mathematical and non-algorithmic approach. The course explains how an AI agent searches for a goal, how it satisfies constraints, and how simple probabilistic approaches are used to give excellent predictions in a practical method.
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: Music Appreciation 2 CH
This course introduces the history of music from the ancient period until the contemporary era. It explores application of music theories in each era. It introduces basic music language. It focuses on developing an appreciation of music genres and instruments.
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.
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: 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