General Education Courses Description

ARAB 001 Arabic Language (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): تقديم إطار عام للغة العربية لغير المتخصصين، وتتناول الموضوعات التالية: العربية بين لغات العالم، النظام الصوتي، النظام الصرفي، النظام النحوي والنظام الكتابي، كما تتناول العربية والتعريب، والعربية والحاسوب، ثم كيف تكتب مقالاً علمياً.

BLAW 001 Human Rights (1Cr.: 1Lec,0Lab): This course aims at introducing students to the principles of human rights and its foundations. The importance of human rights in our societies, not only from a theoretical point of view but rather more from a practical one, is highlighted. Special attention is given to certain global themes on human rights, which touch on critical topics related to our society. It also covers the following topics: Human rights, key values of human rights and other values, characteristics of human rights, history of human rights, some problematic cases, the evolution of human rights, the implementation of human rights and NGOs, human rights in Lebanon, children, citizenship, democracy, discrimination and xenophobia, education, and gender equality. Lectures are in English.

ENGL 001 English Language (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): A general course that enhances the language skills and provides coverage of basic grammar, vocabulary, reading, and writing for foundation students. It deals with basic competence in reading, through exercises on getting main ideas, guessing meaning from context, understanding details, predicting and inferencing. Writing development from paragraph to composition, proceeding through writing is the focus of the course. Writing and reading build vocabulary through exercises and dictionary use and clause exercises. The latter develop grammar where the use of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs, transition signals, the reconstructing of sentences and main and subordinating clauses is practiced.

ENGL 211 Advanced Writing (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): Students write essays on different topics related to argumentation or presentation of concepts and ideas in an organized manner. This is in addition to descriptive, narrative, reflective, and creative writing. Topics chosen are related to the students’ culture diagram as well as current affairs. The ability of students to write academically and classify and organize ideas is stressed. Pre-req.: ENGL 001.

ENGL 300 Speech Communications (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab): Basic oral communication principles and theories; body, intonation, and stress language considerations; speaker-listener relationship; speech topic, context and audience; planning, preparing and delivering of platform speeches; showcase and spotlight ideas; group interactions; projects and formal presentations. Pre-req.: ENGL 211.

MGMT 002 Entrepreneurship I (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab): An introductory course designed around the development of business plan. The course examines how to formulate business ideas, select a location, select a legal form of organization, locate financing source, assess the market, and develop a human resources management system.

ENGR 001 Engineering Ethics (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab): Ethical issues in the practice of engineering, corporate responsibility; personal rights; honesty, ethical aspects of safety, risk and liability and conflicts of interest; environmental issues and sustainability; codes of ethics; emphasis on developing the capacity for independent ethical analysis of real cases. Pre-req.: earned 90 crs.