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COMM 2311: Oral Communication (3,0)

This course assists students in the development and presentation of clear, cogent, and compelling oral presentations. Students will learn to evaluate ideas and evidence, to think critically, and to communicate effectively in group situations. Several oral presentations will be given throughout the semester. 
Prerequisite: None 

COMM 1311: Written Communication (3,0)

This course introduces students to writing as process and product. Students will learn invention, selection, arrangement, presentation, and revision as parts of the writing process leading to compositions that are clear, concise, and correct. The course will also teach students to identify and correct errors in written communication, with an emphasis on grammar, mechanics, and proper manuscript form. 
Prerequisite: None 

COMM 1312: Writing and Research (3,0)

This course continues the work of assisting students to develop, organize, and express insights, observations, and ideas effectively, but in the context of planning and composing a formal research paper. In the course of doing research for a 3,000-5,000 word paper, students will learn to use computer databases and online sources as well as library materials. Students will also significantly sharpen their analytical reading, critical thinking, and writing skills. 
Prerequisite: COMM 1311: Written Communication 

COMM 2312: Technical and Professional Communication (3,0)

This course builds on the writing and communication skills developed in COMM 1311, 1312, and 2311. Students will learn a variety of technical and professional writing techniques, will draft a professional resume, business letters, technical papers and memoranda, and will work in teams using technology to produce reports and presentations. 
Prerequisite: COMM 1311: Written Communication, COMM 1312: Writing and Research, COMM 2311: Oral Communication 

UNIV 1211: Professional Development and Competencies (2,0)

This course provides a foundation to use basic skills of learning and time management and apply these skills toward competencies related to the students chosen field. Students are introduced to the opportunities, required skills, challenges, and ethics of their chosen field, as well as to the expectations of prospective employers and accrediting agencies (where applicable). 
Prerequisite: None 

UNIV 1212: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (2,0)

This course covers basic topics involving critical thinking and problem solving. These include deductive and inductive reasoning, values and ethics, fallacy, and causality. The students will learn how to analyze and present valid arguments. 
Prerequisite: UNIV 1211: Professional Development and Competencies 

UNIV 1213: Leadership and Teamwork (2,0)

This interdisciplinary course will introduce students to the characteristics of leadership. Students gain a broad understanding of the theoretical approaches to leadership and teamwork and the core concepts of contemporary leadership. Mastering the fundamental concepts increases the students ability to apply these concepts to his or her own life experience. 
Prerequisite: UNIV 1211: Professional Development and Competencies, UNIV 1212: Critical Thinking and Problem Solving 

ASSE 2111: Learning Outcome Assessment I (1,0)

This course will be taken by students during their first semester in the second year of the undergraduate program and will orient them to learning-outcome expectations, the development of a learning portfolio, and the assessment process. 
Prerequisite: None 

ASSE 3211: Learning Outcome Assessment II (2,0)

This course will be taken by students during their first semester in the third year of the undergraduate program and will orient them to learning-outcome expectations, the development of a learning portfolio, and the assessment process.. 
Prerequisite: ASSE 2111: ASSE 2111: Learning Outcome Assessment I

GEGR 1311: World Regional Geography (3,0)

This course is primarily a survey of physical and cultural patterns of the world. It presents a broad overview of geographical features such as landforms, language of maps, graphs, languages, climates, and other aspects of each particular world region. 
Prerequisite: None 

HIST 1311: World Civilizations, 1600 Present (3,0)

This course is a survey of the development of the major civilizations of the world from 1600 to the present. HIST 1311 stresses the dynamism and expansion of the West, the interpenetration of cultures in the modern era, and the resurgence of non-Western independence in the 20th century. 
Prerequisite: None 


PSYC 1311: Introduction to Psychology (3,0)

This course is an introduction to fundamentals of psychology including an overview of the concepts and methods of such areas as perception, learning, motivation, memory, development, personality, abnormal, and social psychology. 
Prerequisite: None 

ALIS 1211: Arabic/Islamic Studies

دراسة الثقافة الإسلامية مع أبرز أهدافها وخصائصها ، والعناصر التي ترتكز عليها. كما تبحث في موضوع الثقافة الشعبية والثقافة العليا وما يطرأ عليهما من تغيير في المضامين وأثر ذلك على أفراد المجتمع . إلى غير ذلك . كما تشتمل على التفسير الإسلامي للوجود ( الإنسان ، والكون ، والحياة ) كما تحتوي على أبرز الأشكال الثقافية المتعلقة بالتعليم وبعض الجوانب التي لها مساس بالحياة الثقافية العامة . وهي أيضاً تبحث في أهم التحديات التي تواجه ثقافة المسلمين .. وكيفية التعامل معها ، مع أبرز وظائف الثقافة الإسلامية في الصراع والمواجهة  . 


ALIS 1212: Arabic/Islamic Studies

دراسة علم الاجتماع الإسلامي مع أبرز أهدافه ومزاياه والمصادر التي يرتكز عليها . كما يشتمل على أبرز القضايا الاجتماعية كالمتعلقة بالبيئة وتلوثها ، وقضايا المجتمع الأخرى ... وكيفية التعامل معها . كما يبحث في أصول النظام الاجتماعي في الإسلام وقيمه الثابتة ، والمسؤولية وأسسها وشروطها ، وأهميتها في المجتمع . كما يتم التركيز على نظام الأسرة في الإسلام وما يتعلق بها من أحكام وموضوعات مختلفة  . 


ALIS 2211: Arabic/Islamic Studies

دراسة علم الأخلاق وفلسفته وأهدافه وأبرز وأبرز خصائصه من منظور إسلامي ، كما يبحث في معايير الأخلاق في الأنظمة الوضعية المعاصرة ، وكذا في الإسلام . كما يتم التأكيد على موضوع الإلزام في الفلسفة الأخلاقية الإسلامية وأبرز خصائصه ومصادره مقارنة بمصادره في الأنظمة الوضعية المعاصرة كما يتم البحث في أخلاق العمل المهني ودور المؤسسات في الإلزام الخلقي من منظور إسلامي ، ثم التعريج على بعض النماذج من أخلاق الرسول الكريم ، صلى الله عليه وسلم ، وصحبه الكرام ، وذلك للإفادة منها في التعامل مع القيم الأخلاقية ، ورفع مستواها  . 


ALIS 2212: Arabic/Islamic Studies

البحث في سيرة الرسول ، صلى الله عليه وسلم ، وما يتعلق به من وقائع وأحداث ، وأيضاً ما كان عليه مجتمع الجزيرة قبل الإسلام في وضعه الاجتماعي والديني والسياسي والتجاري .. إلخ . وما تم من إصلاح الإعوجاج على كافة الأصعدة بعد ظهور الإسلام . وبالجملة : يبحث في الأحداث التاريخية للسيرة النبوية ، مع التركيز على أبرز العبر والدروس ، وتوظيف ذلك في تنمية قضايا المجتمع على الصعيد الديني ، والاجتماعي والاقتصادي ، وغير ذلك  .  


Physical Education I

Physical Education I covers basic topics involving the benefits of physical activity, nutritional guidelines for healthy eating, the various components of health and wellness, and the value of developing healthy lifestyle habits. Students of PHED 1111 will acquire the knowledge and skills that will allow them to make informed decisions about healthy lifestyle habits. In the process they will analyze their dietary habits as well as their physical fitness habits. They will spend time reading the course textbook and exploring the internet for relevant resources. The course begins with an overview of the difference between health, wellness, and fitness. This is followed by an examination of physical activity and its many benefits. The components of fitness are discussed requiring students to complete a major assignment. The students are also required to analyze their dietary habits and provide healthier alternatives. The teaching methodology for the course provides student-centered learning through collaborative enquiry. 

Physical Education II

Physical Education (Health and Wellness) covers basic topics involving questionable exercises in physical activity, caring for one’s back and neck, evaluating fitness products, and the examination of destructive health behaviors. Students of PHED 1112 will acquire the knowledge and skills that will allow them to evaluate fitness products and health gyms, and make informed decisions concerning destructive lifestyle habits. In the process they will evaluate their exercise habits as well as their current lifestyle habits. They will spend time reading the course textbook and exploring the internet for relevant resources. The course begins with an overview of exercises considered unhealthy. This is followed by an examination of how to care for one’s back, neck, and posture. Destructive health behaviors are discussed requiring students to complete a major assignment. The students are also required to evaluate fitness products advertised in the media, and learn about stress management techniques. The teaching methodology for the course provides student-centered learning through collaborative enquiry.