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Academic Debate /BA

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 II /BA

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

General English II /BA

  • This course develops listening, speaking, pronunciation and vocabulary acquisition for use in daily life and the classroom. The course is intended for high beginner students with basic communication abilities.
  • Learner outcomes include improved ability to understand basic spoken utterances and vocabulary and to communicate in common situations by using basic language functions and the appropriate vocabulary with standard pronunciation.
  • Materials include listening and speaking and pronunciation textbooks.
  • Activities include both in-class and out-of-class listening and speaking tasks which develop the students’ communication ability. This course develops reading, writing, vocabulary and grammar skills. The course is intended for high beginner students in English and for students with basic abilities in reading and writing.
  • Learner outcomes include improved ability to read and understand high frequency vocabulary and simple and more complex sentences, to write at the paragraph and short composition level with accurate spelling and punctuation and to understand and use accurately verb tenses, nouns/pronouns, and articles.

  • Materials include a reading and vocabulary text and a grammar text.

Microecnomics

The course provides an introduction to a core area of economics known as microeconomics. It considers the operation of a market economy and the problem of how best to allocate society's scarce resources. The course considers the way in which various decision making units in the economy (individuals and firms) make their consumption and production decisions and how these decisions are coordinated. It considers the laws of supply and demand, and introduces the theory of the firm, and its components, production and cost theories and models of market structure. The various causes of market failure are assessed, and consideration is given to public policies designed to correct this market failure.

Microeconomics is the study of how decisions are made by consumers and suppliers, how these decisions determine the allocation of scarce resources in the marketplace, and how public policy can influence market outcomes for better or worse. A basic understanding of microeconomics is essential to the study of macroeconomics because “micro” provides the foundations upon which “macro” is built. It is pointless to try to explain, for example, the demand for money and how it affects interest rates in the economy without a grasp of how suppliers and buyers interact in a market. The objective of this supplement to MACROECONOMICS: An Introduction, Third Edition is to provide a relatively compact overview of microeconomics for use in a course where micro is not a prerequisite for macro, and for students who want to brush up on their micro.

Economists think of there being two sides to a market, the demand side and the supply side. The demand side consists of economic agents, households and sometimes firms, who come to the market to buy a specific good or service. The supply side consists of the suppliers of the good or service, generally firms that produce the item. In markets for final goods, which are ready for consumption, the demanders are usually the consumers in the household sector; for example, someone buying a croissant. However, in the case of capital goods, it is a firm that is the buyer of the final good; for example, a bakery buying a new automated oven. There are also markets for intermediate goods where the buyers are firms purchasing a good or service used in the production of another good or service, for example bakeries purchasing flour from millers, or millers purchasing wheat from farmers.

We study the demand and supply sides of markets separately, because each involves different groups of agents. Within each group there is a common goal but the two groups have very distinct goals. Buyers all come to the market with the same goal of getting as much satisfaction, or what economists call utility, as they can from their limited budget. Suppliers are maximizing profit by using the factors of production - land, labour, capital, and entrepreneurship, - as effectively as possible, given the costs of those factors and the price at which they can sell their product.

Principles of Accounting II/BA

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.

Applied Statistics

Statistics has two main branches, pure and applied statistics. This model belongs to the second one which concerns about collecting the data and analyzing data via some methods. Ideally, this text would be used in a one-semester course in financial models. A course in elementary statistics, the lectures are designed to be flexible enough to be used in a variety of possible courses in deferment areas such as in finance.

This course introduces students to classical formulas for finding variance, covariance and correlation and regression equation.  This subject is intended to:

The purpose of this module is training students how to calculate mean, variance, mod, median, covariance and correlation. In this course students distinguish between population and the sample of population, also they learn to verify the methods which are used to analyze the data such as finding the average of a sample or population. Furthermore the course consists of an introduction to methods of inferential statistics methods that help us decide whether the patterns we see in our data are strong enough to draw conclusions about the underlying population we are interested in.

Principles of Management II

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.