Course Descriptions




ACC 101: Financial Accounting I (3 credits)

This is the first of the two-semester course. The course is designed to examine how the various assets, liabilities and equity accounts are computed, and presented in the financial statements; establish the basic rules and regulations in the normal usage of accounting information; and interpret and communicate financial information for the purpose of evaluation of accounting records.


ACC 102: Financial Accounting II (3 credits)

This is the second of the two-semester course. The course is designed to examine how the various assets and liabilities are computed, and assess the depreciation and interest calculations; identify the investment opportunities and record the benefits; appreciate the unique features of recording partnership accounts; recognize the need for calculating stock transactions of corporations; analyze the methodologies used and the importance of cash flow statements; and interpret the financial statements through different analytical tools. Prerequisite: ACC 101


ACC 202: Management Accounting (3 credits)

ACC 202 emphasizes analysis, reporting and the use of accounting data as a management tool for managerial control and decision-making through the use of accounting methods. It is designed to build on the objectives mastered by students in an introductory financial accounting course. This course gives students a perspective of how accounting is used as a tool by the management in carrying out its functions of planning, directing and motivating, controlling and in all aspects of decision-making. Prerequisite: ACC 102




ATH 111: Introduction to Cultural Anthropology (3 credits)

ATH 111 provides some interesting and fascinating facts about the real world through theoretical analysis of cultures, both written and filmed. Topics include social, cultural and ecological patterns of human societies. The course gives an overview of the basic divisions of anthropology, focusing primarily on cultural anthropology. It deals with cultural differences and anthropological fieldwork experiences with illustrations from readings, lectures and films. The course gives an insight into the layers of culture by looking at the five major institutions—family, marriage, religion, politics and economics. It seeks to explore different perspectives of researchers (both male and female, western and non-western). Certain themes run through the course from the beginning to the end. The course suggests that complexity is a part of social situations that involve intercultural contact. Multiple perspectives are at the core of this course. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements for the General Education component. Prerequisite: College Level English


Business Administration


MAN 110: Introduction to Business,  Entrepreneurship and Innovation (3 credits)

The survey course combines and introductory overview of basic business functions and ownership structures along with the related topics of entrepreneurship and innovation. Areas of coverage include the various ways in which businesses are owned, managed and controlled as well as the business skills and commitment necessary to successfully develop an entrepreneurial venture. The basic concepts associated with innovation in a business setting are similarly addressed and tied to the related concept of developing an entrepreneurial venture.  Marketing, management, information technology, basic economic theory as well as accounting and finance are also introduced  in a manner designed to give students a basic grounding prior to further advanced study. Prerequisite: College Level English


MAN 125: Human Relations in Administration (3 credits)

The human relations that managers need to develop interaction skills that contribute directly to effective human resource management and the development of higher productivity are studied. Skill areas include leadership, motivation, communications, group dynamics, organizational development, management by objectives, and time management. Prerequisite: College Level English


MAN 206: Business Law I (3 credits)

MAN 206 will familiarize the students opting for the business courses with the basic outline of the laws relating to contracts, sales, agency, bailment, tort and cyber. In addition, ethical issues related to business are also discussed. This course will create awareness and highlight the legal issues that may affect business operations. A section covering UAE Business Law will be examined.


MAN 215: Principles of Management (3 credits)

MAN 215 is designed to examine the fundamentals and principles of management in order to develop in students an understanding of management in any formal organization. Special attention is paid to planning and decision-making. International management is also covered.


MAN 300: Operations Management (3 credits)

MAN 300 in operations and production management considers the evolution of the modern operations function, the design of the system supervision scheduling, the management of materials and the provision of services. Prerequisite: IT 100, MAT 120, MAT 220


MAN 305: Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

MAN 305 focuses on developing the student’s understanding of the various factors from micro to macro that influence individual and group behavior in organizations. Specifically, the course will study individual differences, perceptual processes, performance management through motivational techniques, group dynamics, leadership, team-building, power and politics and contextual factors such as technology, structure, strategy and culture. These topics will be explored in an international context with special attention given to cultural differences. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MAN 311: Human Resource Management (3 credits)

MAN 311 examines the fundamentals of policies and administration. Major tasks of procedures and developing, maintaining and utilizing of an effective team are studied. Students are introduced to human resource management in the UAE. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MAN 328: Organizational Leadership (3 credits)

MAN 328 draws on an interdisciplinary approach that demonstrates and validates how knowledge from a number of social science disciplines affects the study of leadership.

This course also seeks to cultivate the students’ understanding of the extent and complexity of behavior required of leaders in a variety of organizational settings. The course will attempt to sharpen the students’ awareness of their potential as leaders and to improve their leadership performance by focusing on practical, everyday applications of the material covered. Interaction with practicing leaders will be a major course component. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MAN 340: Small Business Management (3 credits)

MAN 340 focuses on the factors that contribute to the personal success of small business operators and affect successful enterprises in the UAE. Case studies and contemporary readings are used. International considerations are included. Prerequisite: MAN 215, ACC 202


MAN 345: Family Business Management (3 credits)

MAN 345 explores the dynamics associated with family firms with an emphasis on the environment in which UAE family businesses operate. The course will explore and analyze the manner in which family businesses are governed and managed with particular attention paid to issues of succession and continuity. The course utilizes both class speakers with family business backgrounds as well as tailored case studies. Prerequisite: MAN 215



MAN 415: Project Management (3 credits)

MAN 415 seeks to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to both plan and control moderately complex projects. Emphasis is on providing the practical knowledge on managing project scope, schedule and resources. Topics include project life cycle, work breakdown structure, network diagrams, scheduling techniques (to include GANTT, PERT, CPM), resource allocation decisions as well as audit and termination. Concepts are applied through team projects and tutorials using project management software. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MAN 420: International Business (3 credits)

MAN 420 is designed to provide students with an initial examination of the differences between business in a domestic context and business in an international context. It will also include some exposure to basic concepts that are deemed important in understanding how international business works. These concepts include importing, exporting, political, cultural and social environments considerations trade theory, government influence on trade and global management strategy. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MAN 440: Managing Quality (3 credits)

MAN 440 addresses all aspects of quality which is a crucial component for ensuring ultimate customer satisfaction, efficient resource allocation and effective Human Resource Management. Students will gain a strong understanding of the basic concepts associated with achieving consistently high levels of quality in a variety of organizational settings. Areas addressed include various approaches to quality management, quality-related planning and statistical processes as well as the efforts underway in the UAE to ensure a culture of quality permeates all organizations. Methodologies associated with Total Quality Management form the foundation of the coursework. Prerequisite: MAN 215, MAT 220, MAT 225


MAN 460: Business Policy and Strategy (3 credits)

MAN 460 is a business capstone course has an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the process of strategic management which includes strategic analysis, planning, implementation, evaluation and control from the perspective of top management in profit-making corporations and public and non-profit international organizations. Text and case studies are used extensively. Prerequisite: FIN 300, MAN 305, IT 208, MAN 300




ECO 201: Microeconomics (3 credits)

ECO 201 examines the role of economic systems in allocating scarce resources to satisfy the needs and wants of individual members of a society. After a brief exposure to alternative economic systems, the focus becomes the nature and performance of free market capitalism. Primary emphasis is placed upon the development of models that explain the behavior of consumers, producers and resource suppliers in various market structures. The course also focuses on the definition, scope and fundamental problems in economics, types of economic systems and market failure. Prerequisite: MAT 120


ECO 202: Macroeconomics (3 credits)

ECO 202 explores the manner in which the overall levels of output, income, employment and prices are determined in a capitalist economy. The focus is on the forces that act to shape these factors and determine their fluctuations. The role of governments, the influence of fiscal and monetary policy on the level of economic activity are also major areas of study. The impact of international transactions, globalization and trade on UAE national economy is discussed. Prerequisite: MAT 120


ECO 303: Managerial Economics (3 credits)

Managerial Economics involves the fundamental application of economic theories and concepts for managerial and administrative decision making. Key economic theories on the consumer, firm, demand, production, cost, economic models and marginal analysis will be reviewed. The increase understanding of microeconomics and its analytical tools such as forecasting, regression and linear programming will sharpen the student’s ability to identify and solve real-life business problems. Computer applications are required. Prerequisite: ACC202, ECO 201, ECO 202


ECO 310: Money and Banking (3 credits)

This course is designed for students in the Finance concentration. It consists of a broad overview of the basic concept of money and the financial system, interest rates, financial instruments and financial markets. Furthermore, this course will lead to the understanding of financial institutions, the role and structure of central banks and their monetary policies. The course will also address modern monetary economics and Islamic banking. Prerequisite: ECO 202, MAT 120, ACC 202




ENG 120: College Composition I (3 credits)

English 120 is a college-level writing course that introduces students to various forms of academic discourse. Students are required to prepare essays in a variety of rhetorical modes, including exposition, description and argumentation. In addition to out of class writing assignments, students will be required to compose in-class essays in response to readings and other prompts. ENG 120 introduces students to process-writing techniques and library research. The primary focus of ENG 120 is to help students acquire the writing skills they need to succeed in an academic environment. Prerequisite: Placement Test


ENG 121: College Composition II (3 credits)

English 121 is the sequel to English 120. This course concentrates on argumentative writing and requires students to prepare a major research report, one that reveals fluency with argumentative strategies and rhetorical conventions. In addition, students are introduced to analytical reading techniques, critical research methods and current documentation procedures. Although other kinds of writing are commonly assigned in English 121, argumentation remains the major focus of study. Prerequisite: ENG 120


ENG 212: Public Speaking (3 credits)

ENG 212 is designed to help students develop specific abilities, including organization and delivery skills, for all speaking situations. Various aspects such as verbal, non-verbal and vocal communication skills will be stressed. Prerequisite: ENG 121


ENG 220: Business Communication (3 credits)

English 220 is an introduction to the practical application of communication skills, involving listening and feedback, preparation of business correspondence, employment applications and resumes, formal research reports and job-seeking skills. Oral and written communication skills are emphasized. Prerequisite: ENG 121, ENG 212




FIN 100: Personal Finance (3 credits)
This course provides a survey of the areas of personal economic problems with which all individuals must contend. Course content guides each person towards receiving favorable results in the following areas: buying on credit, borrowing money, using bank services, and investing savings; selecting from various types of insurance coverage; home ownership vs. renting; obtaining investment information, investing in stocks and bonds; income taxes; Social Security; Medicare, retirement planning and annuities; and estate planning, wills, and trusts.


FIN 300: Principles of Finance (3 credits)

FIN 300 is designed for a general business student. It consists of a broad overview of the basic principles and theoretical framework leading to sound corporate financial management decision-making and shareholder wealth maximization. The course also addresses issues that face modern corporate managers when making capital budgeting and capital structure decisions. Prerequisite: ACC 202, ECO 202, MAT 120


FIN 310: Fundamentals of Investment (3 credits)

This course serves as an introduction to the overall investment environment, including the various investment markets, information and transactions. It covers the conceptual tools needed by the investors – the concepts of return and risk and the basic approaches to portfolio management. It examines the most popular types of investments, ie common stocks, bonds and mutual funds and discusses how to construct and administer a portfolio. It also introduces derivative securities – mainly options and futures. Students will learn about the decision making implications and consequences of each investment action made through the various investment vehicles and strategies. Pre-requisite FIN 300


FIN 315 Islamic Banking and Finance (3 credits)

This course serves as an introduction to the origin and contemporary development of Islamic Banking and Finance. It explores current and future challenges to Islamic Finance in an integrated world economy. Islamic Banking and Finance has transformed from an infant industry in the 1970s to one of the most viable and efficient alternative models of financial intermediation. Prerequisite: FIN 300


FIN 420: Advanced Corporate Finance (3 credits)

This course focuses on how companies invest in real assets, how they raise the money to pay for these investments and how those assets ultimately affect the value of the firm. It provides a broad introduction to the financial landscape involving the financial markets and financial institutions, the concepts of debt and equity sources of financing and valuation and the effect financial leverage has on the firm value; capital budgeting methods; cash flow forecasting and risk analysis, flow of funds analysis and its time value; credit policy formulation and operation, and the cost of capital. This course is designed for students seeking a more in-depth understanding of the economic analysis of strategic and tactical investments, and the integration of investment and financial corporate strategies. Pre-requisite FIN 300 / 3rd year standing.


FIN 430: Financial Markets and Institutions (3 credits)

This course examines the form and function of various financial markets and the manner in which financial managers use these markets to accomplish strategic corporate objectives. This course offers a unique analysis of the risks faced by investors and savers interacting through both financial institutions and financial markets, and also the strategies that can be adopted for controlling and better manage these risks. The course also outlines the ways in which a modern financial manager, saver, and investor can expand return with a managed level of risk to achieve the best, or most favorable, risk-return outcome. Important practical tools such as how to issue and trade financial securities and how to analyze financial statements and loan applications will arm students with the skills necessary to understand and manage financial market and institution risks in this dynamic environment. Pre-requisite FIN 420


Fine Arts/Humanities


FAS 201: Introduction to the Humanities I: Greece Through the Renaissance (3 credits)

The Introduction of Humanities I is the first of two courses which provide a general survey of the humanities as part of the “liberal arts” component of the General Education Program.

FAS 201 traces the humanistic tradition from its origins in the hunter-gatherers of the Old Stone Age, through the first origins of settled agricultural communities of the Neolithic Age, the first true civilizations in Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt, the flowering of the classical period in Greek and Roman civilizations up to the dawn of the Christian Era, the emergence of Islam, Medieval Europe up to the Renaissance, to the colonization of Africa, and the discovery of the Americas.


FAS 202: Introduction to the Humanities II: Baroque Through Modernism (3 credits)

FAS 202 assumes students have had little or no previous exposure to its content. It offers vocabulary, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts in their cultural contexts in history, music, literature and ideas. It focuses on the cultural periods of the Baroque, the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Realism and Early Modernism while also exploring related themes in non-European cultures.





HIS 114: US History Since 1877 (3 credits)

HIS 114 is a survey course that covers the period following the Civil War. The economic, political and ideological developments that allowed the United States to attain a position of world leadership are closely examined.


HIS 115: Modern History of the Middle East (3 credits)

HIS 115 surveys the period following the fall of the Ottoman Empire up until the modern era.

The course highlights the economic, political and ideological developments that explain the development of the Middle East in general, and the UAE in particular.



Human Resource Management


HRM 310:  Employment Law and Labor Standards   (3 credits)

 The legislative and regulatory aspect of labor and employment that impact human resource in the UAE are evaluated, including employment policies and employment rights.  Students are also introduced to governmental and human resource practices and standards in the UAE. Prerequisite: MAN 311


HRM 320:  Occupational Health and Safety   (3 credits)

 This Human Resource Management course is concerned with the protection, safety, health and welfare of employees at work. This will help students to develop competencies needed to be effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of health and safety programs and systems in a wide variety of occupational settings. Prerequisite:  MAN 311


HRM 410:  Benefits and Compensation Management   (3 credits)

 This course focuses on the design and implementation of the total compensation system, including development of organizational pay policy that considers the impact of external market forces. All forms of benefits are examined, such as health benefits, disability and life benefits, flexible spending accounts, retirement and incentive policies. Benefits and Compensation standards under rules of UAE Ministry of Labor will be studied and reviewed. Prerequisite:         HRM 310


HRM 420:  Employment Training, Recruitment & Selection (3 credits)

 This course deals with employee training, recruitment, and selection processes. Topics include interviewing candidates and determining the selection criteria to get the best candidate suited to a specific job. Trends in recruitment, legal considerations related to prospect interviewing and employment testing are also introduced. Prerequisite:  HRM 310


HRM 450:  Human Resource Strategy and Implementation  (3 credits)

 This is a capstone course in Human Resource Management which will apply many of the theories that students have studied in other courses. This course analyzes the function of a human resource department, including its strategy of defining structure, roles and the importance of its alignment with a company’s overall business strategy. Topics such as recruitment, compensation, disciplinary policy and employee development will be applied in the development of Human Resource. Current challenges faced by the employers in a highly diverse labor force in the UAE will also be assessed. Prerequisite:  HRM 410, HRM 420


Information Technology


IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology (3 credits)

This fundamental computer literacy course provides a good knowledge and understanding of the computer and different applications that support both academic and professional requirements. It also provides the basics of Internet facility and email system which are very much essential in today’s world. The course is comprised of two components—lectures that focus on the concepts, theory and uses of the computer and practical work in which students acquire working knowledge of an operating system and devices. In addition, the Microsoft Office programs for word processing, spreadsheets, presentation graphics and database are examined.

IT 201 – Website Computing


This course covers how to write syntactically correct HTML5 and CSS, and how to create interactive web experiences with JavaScript. This course will introduce student with Server-side concept of SQL and PHP. Mastering this range of technologies will allow student to design and develop high quality responsive web sites.



IT 208: Business Systems Analysis and Design (3 credits)

IT 208 provides students with the necessary level of information systems education relative to understanding the uses and roles of information systems in business organizations. Students will learn how to translate business requirements into information systems that support a company’s short and long term objectives. This course includes a survey of theory and practice of information systems. Incorporated into the course is the practical use of system development in designing/developing appropriate information system architecture. Prerequisite: IT 100




LIT 200: Introduction to Critical Reading: Text and Context (3 credits)

LIT 200 introduces students to the study and appreciation of literature. It explores the literary genres of short story, poetry, drama and novel. There is an option for non-fiction prose as well. The course covers an introduction to literary terminology and an introduction to critical analysis of literature. A thematic approach to literature may be used. The emphasis in this course is on contemporary literature. Prerequisite: ENG 120





MKT 113:  Introduction to Marketing   (3 credits)

This course examines the underlying principles of marketing and how organizations define and segment a market, identify marketing opportunities and problems, develop products, services, experiences and ideas for chosen target markets more effectively than their competitors. It serves as a foundation for further studies in business by developing an overview of where marketing fits within organizations and what framework marketing provides for enhancing and enabling the conduct of a business.. Prerequisite: College Level English


MKT 220:  Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Design   (3 credits)

This course provides an overview of the entrepreneurial process as well as the design thinking for innovation. Students will acquire the knowledge and skills needed to manage innovative development; to recognize and evaluate potential opportunities; to plan and execute strategies to exploit these opportunities; and to acquire the resources necessary for their implementation. Students will focus on opportunity spotting and evaluation; industry and market research; business strategy and entrepreneurial finance.  The students will develop the expertise associated with pitching to resource providers, negotiating deals, and launching new ventures. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MKT 300:  Marketing Management   (3 credits)

MKT 300 examines the basic functions involved in the exchange process that is designed to meet customers’ needs. Such functions include marketing research, target-market selection, product design, promotional activities, distribution and pricing. Prerequisite: MAN 215


MKT 327: Consumer Behavior (3 credits)

Consumer behavior is an introduction to the basic theories of consumer behavior and its application to marketing. Consumer preferences, buying motivation, attitudes, and cultures are explored to help students understand consumer buying habits. The course also examines the decision making process for designing the most suitable product marketing mix. Prerequisite: MKT 300, MAN 215


MKT 335: Marketing Research (3 credits)

Marketing research is a comprehensive introduction to the marketing research process. Research design is examined and both primary and secondary data collection are emphasized through proper designing of survey questionnaire, sampling procedures, and basic data analysis. Communicating research result is also highlighted. Prerequisite: MKT 300, MAN 215, ECO 201, ECO 202, ENG 220


MKT 410: Integrated Marketing Communication (3 credits)

This course introduces the students to Integrated Marketing Communication (IMC), to familiarize them with its meaning and importance, its evolution, the economic and regulatory aspects and its scope from local to global. Furthermore, the course will highlight the foundations advertising as a marketing tool, and its real economic, social, and cultural role. Prerequisite: MKT 300, MKT 327, ENG 220


MKT 415: Customer Relationship Management (3 credits)

Customer Relationship Management course will orient students on evolving concepts and strategies on meeting the satisfaction and trust of more technology driven customers. Latest tools and techniques used in connecting with customers will be studied and learned to improve the development of a more effective customer relationship program. Pre-requisite: MAN 215


MKT 450: Marketing Strategy (3 credits)

This course is a comprehensive introduction to the marketing research process. Research design is examined and both primary and secondary data collections are emphasized through proper designing of survey questionnaire, sampling procedures, and basic data analysis. Communicating research result is also highlighted. Prerequisite: MKT 300, MKT 410, IT 208, MAN 300, MAN 305



Mathematics and Statistics


MAT 117: College Algebra (3 credits)

A College Algebra course containing topics such as solving, graphing and applying linear and quadratic equations and inequalities; exponential and logarithmic properties; linear quadratic, rational, absolute value and square root functions; functions operations, compositions and inverses and systems of equations and inequalities, all with applications throughout the course. Prerequisite: Placement Test.


MAT 118: Pre-Calculus Algebra (3 credits)

MAT 118 is designed to prepare the student for the study of Calculus. Topics include sequences; series; mathematical induction; determinants, and systems of equations. Also included are polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions and equations and polynomial and rational inequalities. Functions and graphs are emphasized. A graphing calculator may be required.


MAT 119: Pre-Calculus Trigonometry (3 credits)

MAT 119 is designed to prepare the student for the study of Calculus. Topics include a functional approach to trigonometry; trigonometric identities; solving triangles; DeMoivre’s theorem; vectors; polar coordinates and parametric equations. A graphing calculator may be required.


MAT 120: Finite Mathematics (3 credits)

MAT 120 is designed to prepare students for other courses in the core curriculum and for their majors. Topics include solving equations, modeling with linear, quadratic, exponential and logarithmic functions and the mathematics of finance and probability. The use of software (EXCEL) is integrated with the curriculum. Prerequisite: Placement Test or MAT 050


MAT 121: Mathematical Concepts and Techniques for Business (3 credits)

MAT 121 is an anthology for business majors that enriches and augments the techniques developed in MAT 120. Special attention is given to developing the topics using examples from business and employing calculators and computer packages. Topics covered include matrices and their application, an introduction to linear programming, the summation notations and an introduction to calculus applied to polynomials.


MAT 122: Calculus for Business (3 credits)

MAT 122 includes the college-level skills of Calculus such as functions, graphs, limits, differentiation, integration and applications.


MAT 220: Statistics (3 credits)

MAT 220 is a fundamental course in the application of statistics that includes descriptive statistics, probability distributions, hypothesis testing and basic linear regression. Students will gain experience using statistical software. Prerequisite: MAT 120


MAT 225:  Quantitative Methods for Management   (3 credits)

MAT 225 provides an introduction to some of the key quantitative techniques that are used in business and management today. These techniques are part of the scientific discipline known as Management Science/Operational Research. The course is designed for students to appreciate the advantages and limitations of these techniques so that they can understand where and when they can be applied in management situations. This is an essential background for many modern management roles and the skills learnt on this course will enhance an individual’s employability. Some of the techniques will make use of and extend topics in probability and statistics which were introduced in the MAT 120 and MAT 220 courses. Examples and case studies will be used in the lectures so that the applications of these techniques are appreciated. Prerequisite: MAT 120, MAT 220



MAT 231: Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (4 credits)

MAT 231 is the first three-course sequence in Calculus. Students should have access to a graphical calculator throughout the sequence of courses. Topics include: analytic geometry, functions, limits, continuity, derivatives and their applications, transcendental functions, anti-derivatives, and definite integrals. Prerequisite: Placement Test


MAT 232: Calculus with Analytical Geometry II (4 credits)

MAT 232 is the second of a three-course sequence in Calculus. Topics include techniques of integration, conics, polar coordinates, indeterminate forms, I’Hospitals rule, proper integrals, infinite series, parametric equations, improper integrals, vectors, volume, arc length. Surface area, work and other applications of integration. A graphing calculator may be required in certain sections of this course. Prerequisite: MAT 231


MAT 233: Calculus with Analytical Geometry III (4 credits)

MAT 233 is the third of a three-course sequence in Calculus. Topics include vectors in 3-space, 3-dimensional surfaces, multi-variate functions, cylindrical and spherical coordinates, multiple integrals, partial derivatives, vector fields, Green’s Theorem, and Stoke’s Theorem. A graphic calculator may be required in certain sections of this course. Prerequisite: MAT 232


MAT 234: CALCULUS IV – Differential Equations and Linear Algebra (4 credits)

This is an applied course in ordinary differential equations, which is primarily for students in the physical, behavioral and engineering sciences. Differential equations are the fundamental tools that modern science and engineering use to model physical reality. This course consists of concepts generally encountered in a first course in differential equations including a comprehensive treatment of first order differential equations employing a variety of solution techniques. A study of higher order equations, largely second order, is included with emphasis on linear equations possessing constant coefficients as well as variable coefficients. Classical and contemporary applications are included throughout coming from diverse fields such as mechanics, electrical circuits, economics and concludes with a discussion of the Laplace transform and its application to linear equations with constant coefficients. Prerequisite: MAT 233







PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy (3 credits)

PHL 210 provides a general introduction to the big questions of philosophy, including questions of existence, knowledge, freedom and meaning. The purpose of the course is to introduce students to great thinkers and theories while engaging them in the exploration of the same timeless questions applied to contemporary issues.


PHL 215: MoralDecision-Making: Theories and Challenges (3 credits)

PHL 215 is an ethics course that addresses the ways people make judgments about right and wrong actions. Areas of consideration include theories of morality, moral development and decision-making; comparisons between morality and other areas of life, such as law and religion; and contemporary moral issues facing individuals and society.


PHL 216: Business Ethics (3 credits)

PHL 216 is a philosophical study of the moral issues in business. Topics include corporate responsibility, conflict of interests, morality in advertising, preferential hiring (e.g. minorities in women), personal morality versus employer loyalty and cultural theoretical issues and their impact on business decisions. Prerequisite: Placement Test


PHL 230: Religions of the World (3 credits)

PHL 230 offers an introductory survey of major religious traditions of the world. Through lectures, discussions, assigned readings and audiovisual presentations, students will gain a broad, basic knowledge of Eastern as well as Western religions. Zoroastrianism, Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism, Sikhism, Judaism, Christianity, Islam. Confucianism, Taoism and Shinto will be examined. Each religion will be studied under five principal divisions: origin and development, literature, tenets, ritual and worship, ethics and institutions. To have a better understanding of all religions, their historical and cultural frameworks along with important social aspects such as identity, tolerance, conformity and gender will be examined. This course partially satisfies the writing requirements for the General Education component. Prerequisite: College Level English.

ISC 100 – Islamic Culture


The course aims to introduce the learner to the concepts and beliefs in Islam that form the basics of Islamic culture. The students are expected to identify the differences, compare values and preferences in Islamic culture with the existing ones. The course consists of a general review of Islam as a religion and as an approach to life. The objective of this course is to enable the student to demonstrate awareness of the effects of culture upon interpersonal communications and to interact appropriately to the culture of the colleague/patient/client.




PSY 108: Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)

PSY 108 is an introduction to various areas of psychology, including scientific investigation, motivation, personality, intelligence, behavioral deviation, perception, learning and human development. It provides a basis for further study in related areas. Prerequisite: College Level English


PSY 211: Human Growth and Development (3 credits)

Students in this course study about physical and psychological development from the prenatal period to death. Patterns of human development are also considered. Prerequisite: PSY 108


PSY 216:   Psychology of Personality   (3 credits)

The course (and text) is organized around six important domains of knowledge that cover topics as diverse as genetics, psychodynamic motives, traits, the self, gender, culture, stress, coping and health. As we explore these domains of knowledge through the text and lectures, we will develop a fairly comprehensive overview of the field of personality psychology as it exists today. Students will also develop an appreciation for individual differences and aspects of individual self for continued reflection and exploration. Prerequisite: PSY 108


PSY 257: Social Psychology (3 credits)

Social psychology is a dynamic study of how an individual’s thoughts, feelings and actions are affected by others. Issues discussed include prejudice, conformity, interpersonal attraction and violence. The scientific methods of studying such phenomena are emphasized. Prerequisite: PSY 108





SCI 145: General Chemistry I (3 credits)

First course in a two-term sequence, SCI 145 and SCI 146. This sequence includes two labs SCI 145L to be taken concurrently with SCI 145; and SCI 146L to be taken with SCI 146. Topics covered include chemical measurements, stoichiometry, atomic structure, periodic table, chemical bonding, inorganic compounds, nomenclature and formula writing, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, acid base chemistry and ionic reactions and descriptive chemistry of non-metals. To enroll, students must pass a department placement exam or obtain departmental approval.


SCI 145L: General Chemistry I Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory experiments to accompany SCI 145.


SCI 146: General Chemistry II (3 credits)

Final course in the two-term sequence. This sequence includes two labs. Topics covered include oxidation reduction, chemical and ionic equilibrium, kinetics, electrochemistry, coordination chemistry, thermodynamics, nuclear chemistry, an introduction to organic chemistry and highlights of descriptive chemistry of metals. Prerequisite: SCI 145


SCI 146L: General Chemistry II Lab (1 credit)

Laboratory experiments to accompany SCI 146. Prerequisite: SCI 145L


SCI 212:   Principles of Physical Science   (3 credits)

SCI 212 is a study of the basic concepts of physical science. Topics covered include the influence of the scientific method in understanding science, energy and motion; Newtonian physics, the solar system, the universe and geology.


SCI 215: Contemporary Health (3 credits)

SCI 215 will expose students to the three major dimensions of health – physical, emotional and social. Health, nutrition, substance abuse, infectious diseases and stress management are among the issues that will be discussed. Students will learn to intelligently relate knowledge of health to the social issues of our day.


SCI 219: Environmental Issues (3 credits)

Students in this course will examine major environmental problems to make them aware of current and potential environmental issues from the perspectives of society, business and the individual.



SCI 248: General Physics with Calculus I (3 credits)

Part one of a two-term comprehensive course in physics involving the use of calculus in problem solving. Topics include mechanics, heat, wave motion, and sound.


SCI 248L: General Physics with Calculus I Lab (1 credit)

Laboratories designed to accompany SCI 248.


SCI 249: General Physics with Calculus II (3 credits)

The second part of a two-term physics course employing the use of calculus. Topics covered during this term are electricity, magnetism, and optics.


SCI 249L: General Physics with Calculus II Lab (1 Credit)

Laboratories designed to accompany SCI 249.


SCI 250:    Statics   (3 credits)

This course is designed for the study of the essential elements of statics. The topics covered include the analysis of forces acting on particles and rigid bodies in static equilibrium, beams, frames and machines; vectors, forces and particle equilibrium, free body diagrams, centroids, loads and elements of frictions.  Students will gain understanding of the fundamentals of the mechanics of rigid bodies, centre of mass and moment of inertia. Prerequisite: MAT 231



Soc 110 – Introduction to UAE Society (Section B)


SOC 110 provides the basic foundation concerning contemporary life in the UAE. It explores the development and the historical changes since the establishment of the federation. It provides an overview of the UAE’s political system, role of the citizens, migration, family, population, economy, values, and the overarching characteristics of the civil society.


SOC 112: Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

SOC 112 is grounded on the basic principles and concepts of sociology. It introduces students to the sociological perspective. It places emphasis on how social, economic, religious, educational and political environments have affected cultural settings as well as human behavior. The course provides an overview of the general principles, concepts, generalizations and theories of sociology including culture, social structure, group dynamics, social problems and social change. It provides an understanding of the sociocultural heritage of different groups through the in-depth processes of reading, writing, speaking, listening and critical thinking. Prerequisite: College Level English.