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Academic Debate

This course is designed to develop students’ abilities and skills in academic communication, argumentation and debate. The topics of this course train the Students to use sources for academic communication, to produce knowledge, to raise academic questions and to answer the questions scientifically. It also trains them to think critically, to respect others’ points of view and also to direct academic arguments. In this course, students are directed to raise questions and analyze the scientific texts logically and critically, i.e. they are guided to conduct a critical analysis of what they read and are provided with opportunities to practice and develop their skills by writing their reflections on the material studied and on their own learning. Moreover, they are assisted to Identifying problems academically and offer appropriate and scientific suggestions for solving such problems. Also, a number of lectures are devoted to teaching Health and Safety subject to train students about health awareness in order to use  laboratories, and protecting against diseases in cafeterias, libraries and lecture halls.

Furthermore, the course will focus on the importance of debate and time management. The aims of this course is to: 

  1. To foster critical thinking and thoughtful expression
  2. To appreciate the diversity of social relations in communities
  3. To develop intellectualism and confidence of expression.  At the end of the course, students will be able to:  1. Exercise debating skills and enhance abilities to express thoughtful, informed opinions in public settings.
  4. Use reliable sources to gather evidence in a responsive, critical way.
  5. Demonstrate skills of peaceful negotiation with others.
  6. Prepare and execute an argument that is logically ground and contributes to the good of the community.
  7. Identify emergent problems in communities and to see oneself as an active agent committed to the resolution of them.
  8. Demonstrate openness to diverse viewpoints and to express a willingness to change as a result.
  9. Demonstrate knowledge in learning communities using tools of technology for the common good. 

Computer Skills I

Basic concepts of Information Technology, File management and personal computer.  The main objective of this course is to qualify the student to pass the ICDL exam in the second two modules covering Word processing and electronic spreadsheets using Microsoft Office 2007. The ICDL program has a well-defined set of objectives which include

  1. Promoting and encouraging computer literacy between students independent of their specialization
  2. Raise the level of knowledge about Information Technology and the level of competence in using personal computers and common computer applications for all students
  3. Ensure that all computer users understand best practices and the advantages of using a personal computer
  4. To increase the productivity of students and graduates who need to use computers in their specialization and work
  5. To enable better returns from investments in Information Technology (IT)
  6. To provide a basic qualification degree which will allow all students, regardless of their specialization to be part of the Information Society

Kurdology I

Kurdology is a subject designed for the first year students in different departments, it is a very important and interesting subject for Kurds and all of the other international students who would like to learn the history, culture, economical issues and the Folklore of Kurds. The term Kurdology is originated from the (Kurd + logy); the first part refers to the Kurdish nation while the second part refers to the science, acquaintance, knowledge, Introduction of Kurds as well as research, it means that this subject is designed to introduce the Kurdish nation to the world. This subject leads to investigating research about in the fields of (History, geography, language, culture, Kurdish literature, and Kurdish nation citizenship). The importance of this course appears through (history, geography, language, Art, literature, archaeology, bibliography) and many other areas related to the kurdish nation. In addition, this course will focus of different views of Western European scientists and researchers and Eastern Scientists (Including Muslim and Kurdish Scholars) about the Kurdish languages, dialects and cultures which are used throughout the history.

General English I

  • This course develops basic listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition for use in the classroom and daily life. The course is intended for beginners in English and for students with basic communication abilities.
  • Learner outcomes include improved ability to understand basic spoken English and to communicate in common situations by using basic language functions and the appropriate vocabulary with standard pronunciation.
  • Materials include a textbook for listening, speaking, and pronunciation and a picture dictionary.
  • Activities include both in-class and out-of-class listening and speaking tasks.This course develops basic reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. The course is intended for beginners in English and for students with limited basic abilities in reading and writing.
  • Learner outcomes include improved ability to read and understand basic high frequency vocabulary and simple sentences, to write at the sentence and simple paragraph level with accurate spelling and punctuation and to understand and use accurately basic verb tenses and grammar.
  • Materials include a reading and vocabulary text and a grammar text.

Principles of Accounting I

Introduces financial accounting theory, including the accounting cycle, analysis and recording of transactions, and reporting financial information in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP). This is the first term of the traditional accounting principles sequence. The course emphasizes the theoretical foundations of accounting and analytical skills needed by business and accounting students. Those with financial record-keeping responsibilities in their current employment will find it essential.  An understanding of accounting is necessary to examine the performance and financial health of business. For this reason, accounting is often referred to as the ‘language of business’. This course is the ideal way for students to acquire a valuable skill as well as begin to develop an appreciation of the role of accounting in the evaluation and management of a business. Accordingly, it is recommended as a course both for students interested in business generally, and for those planning a career in accounting. Upon completion of the course students will be able to:

  1.  Use debit and credit accounting to record and adjust basic business transactions.
  2. Prepare multi-step income statements, classified balance sheets, and statements of retained earnings.
  3. Use basic financial statement ratio analysis to evaluate financial performance.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of each step in the accounting cycle.
  5. Know and apply organizational internal control components.  
  6. Use Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to record common business transactions involving merchandise inventory, cash, and accounts receivable transactions.

Principles of Statistics

This subject is designed to provide students majoring in management, accounting, economics and other fields of business administration with an introductory survey of the many applications of descriptive statistics

The definition of statistics given earlier referred to organizing, presenting and summarizing the data. When the students have completed this course, they will be able to:

  1. Organize, analyze, interpret and summarize the data in a useful and informative manner. 
  2. Calculate the central tendency and interpret the meaning and also applications of dispersion.
  3.  Measure the growth rate, in"nation or price ind# and real value.
  4. Understand, calculate and interpret the regression and correlation concept.
  5. Calculate and interpret the general trend in time series.

Principles of Management I

In this course, you will learn to recognize the characteristics of proper management by identifying what successful managers do and how they do it. Understanding how managers work is just as beneficial for the subordinate employee as it is for the manager. This course is designed to teach you the fundamentals of management as they are practiced today.

This course will illustrate how management evolves as firms grow in size. It is based upon the idea that the essential purpose of a business is to produce products and services in order to meet the needs and wants of the marketplace. A manager marshals an organization's resources (its people, finances, facilities, and equipment) toward this fundamental goal. In this course, you will explore the tasks that today's managers perform and delve into the key knowledge areas that managers need to master in order to run successful and profitable businesses.