Sustainable Development Goals Related to the College of Arts & Sciences

Department - Computer Science

Course Code Course Title Course Description SDG
Course Code :CSC102
Course Title :Application Development for Beginners
Course Description :Introduction to application development. Topics include: basics of problem solving techniques, game programming, mobile applications.
Course Code :CSC122
Course Title :Computational Problem Solving
Course Description :An introductory course to problem solving and computational thinking using computer programming. Topics include: problem solving fundamentals, programming basics, variables and expressions, input/output, control structures, functions, strings and files.
Course Code :CSC123
Course Title :Fundamentals of Web Design
Course Description :Web design practices using modern technologies. Topics include: Website basic elements, Web page design, creating site content, and launching a web site.
Course Code :CSC125
Course Title :Object Oriented Programming I
Course Description :Programming fundamentals from an object oriented design perspective. Topics include: basic procedural concepts, objects, classes, interface, methods, encapsulation, information hiding, and inheritance.
Course Code :CSC225
Course Title :Programming and Data Structures
Course Description :Advanced programming techniques using data structures. Topics include recursion, lists, stacks, queues, trees, graphs, and hash tables.
Course Code :CSC226
Course Title :Object Oriented Programing II
Course Description :Object oriented analysis, design, and advanced programming concepts. Topics include: polymorphism, abstract classes, interfaces, exception handling, graphical user interface, and modelling notations.
Course Code :CSC230
Course Title :Digital Systems
Course Description :Introductory course in digital logic and its specification and simulation, number systems, binary arithmetic, boolean algebra, combinational logic design, sequential logic design (controllers), data path components (e.g. Registers, adders, register files , etc.), memory components (e.g. RAM, ROM), and register transfer level (RTL) design.
Course Code :CSC270
Course Title :Computer Systems: Architecture and Organization
Course Description :Computer architecture and organization. Topics include performance evaluation, instruction, set architecture, data path, control unit, pipelining, memory hierarchy, storage, and other I/O topics.
Course Code :CSC290
Course Title :Data Science
Course Description :Introduction to Data Science. Topics include data acquisition, data management, data preparation and integration, data analysis, model development and deployment, and visualization.
Course Code :CSC300
Course Title :Discrete Structures
Course Description :This course introduces discrete structures. Topics include: basic logic, sets, relations, functions, proof techniques, counting methods, recursion, trees and graphs.
Course Code :CSC313
Course Title :Design and Analysis of Algorithms
Course Description :Design & analysis of recursive and non-recursive algorithms. Topics include asymptotic analysis of algorithm efficiency, algorithm design techniques (e.g. divide-and-conquer, dynamic programming, greedy approaches) and their applications to computational problems, and introduction to parallel algorithms.
Course Code :CSC325
Course Title :Concepts of Programming Languages
Course Description :Principles of programming language design. Specification of syntax and semantics. Underlying implementation of block structured languages. Dynamic memory allocation for strings, lists and arrays. Imperative versus applicative programming. First order logic and logic programming. Lambda calculus and functional programming languages. Modern programming languages.
Course Code :CSC350
Course Title :Software Engineering
Course Description :Introduction to software engineering. Topics include software development life cycle, software processes, requirements engineering, software architecture and design, software testing, software evolution, and software modeling using UML.
Course Code :CSC361
Course Title :Database Management Systems
Course Description :Fundamentals of Database Management Systems. Modern database models. Basic database management concepts. Query languages. Relational algebra and relational calculus. Database design through normalization. Development experience in a team environment.
Course Code :CSC380
Course Title :Mobile Application Development
Course Description :Introduction to mobile application development. Topics include creating and deploying mobile applications, development approaches, programming languages, frameworks, application architecture, event-driven programming, model-view-controller, user interface and usability.
Course Code :CSC404
Course Title :Introduction to eCommerce
Course Description :Introduction to eCommerce. Topics include electronic data interchange, digital currency, electronic catalogs, telecommunications infrastructure, data warehousing, software agents, storage retrieval, cryptographic techniques, and different levels of security.
Course Code :CSC405
Course Title :User Interface Development
Course Description :Introduction to user interface design principles and techniques. Topics include user and task analysis, interaction design, interaction elements and styles, design patterns, visual communication, prototyping, and evaluation of different user interfaces.
Course Code :CSC451
Course Title :Capstone Project
Course Description :The senior capstone course provides computer science students the opportunity to employ knowledge gained from courses throughout the curriculum to develop a software solution to a real-world problem from conception to completion. Students work in teams to develop software applications. Advanced methods related to requirements analysis, software design, project management, documentation and testing, programming techniques, and database designs will be applied on an incremental basis since the emphasis is on semester-long capstone team projects.
Course Code :CSC473
Course Title :Computer Networks & Communications
Course Description :Introduction to computer communications networks. Topics include circuit-switching, packet switching, TCP/IP model layers, and wireless networks.
Course Code :CSC476
Course Title :Operating Systems
Course Description :Design & implementation of operating systems. Topics include basic operating system structure, process and thread management, deadlocks, memory management, file management, input / output management, and distributed systems.
Course Code :CSC477
Course Title :Security in Computing
Course Description :Introduction to computer security and privacy. Topics include security in programs, operating systems, networks and databases.
Course Code :CSC489
Course Title :Topics in Computer Science
Course Description :Topics in Computer Science
Course Code :CSC490
Course Title :Introduction to Academic Research in CSC
Course Description :Introduction to Academic Research in Computer Science. Topics include: Research techniques and approaches, Computer Science research areas and metrics, literature review, writing a research paper, referencing and citations, and developing an effective workflow.
Course Code :CSC492
Course Title :Practicum in Computer Science
Course Description :Practicum in Computer Science prepares students for successful computing related careers. The course aims to train and certify the students with market demanding fields such as computer networks, database systems, computer system/ applications, business and leadership etc.
Course Code :PHIL245
Course Title :Ethics and the Computer
Course Description :Introduction to ethics theory and ethical decision making within the computing profession context. Topics include local and global impact of computing solutions, intellectual property, privacy, network security, electronic crimes and computer reliability.

Department - English

Course Code Course Title Course Description SDG
Course Code :EDU 351
Course Title :Introduction to Teaching
Course Description :Explores the multiple roles and functions of professional teaching including: communication, leadership, management skills, use of technology and identification of needs of diverse populations. Portfolio preparation will be introduced. A minimum of 20 HOURS of observation in school is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 352
Course Title :Introduction to Schools
Course Description :Examines selected concepts and principles underlying public education will be covered. A minimum of 20 hours of observation in schools is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 353
Course Title :Introduction to Learners
Course Description :Focuses on the role of appropriate educational environments in fostering positive physical, cognitive, social and moral outcomes. Reading relevant research will be combined with experiences in the field and technology-based assignments to investigate both biological and socio-cultural forces that shape the development process. A minimum of 10 field experience hours required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 354
Course Title :History and Philosophical Foundations of Education
Course Description :Investigates the history, philosophies, and purposes of education, with an emphasis on the roles of public schools, the role of the teacher as a change agent, the influence of technology on today’s classrooms, and both western and non-western educational practices and traditions.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 355
Course Title :Introduction to Instructional Methods
Course Description :Focuses on skill development in planning instruction, selecting content, use of various teaching methods, designing assessment, developing classroom climate and management strategies. The course includes participation in professional development through observing students in a school setting, microteaching, using educational technology and portfolio development. A minimum of 12 field experience hours required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 356
Course Title :The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
Course Description :Applies of the principles of psychology to an understanding of the dynamics of teaching behavior and learning behavior. Course material also involves both theoretical and practical approaches to analysis of the learning environment of the school. This course is required of all who are preparing to teach.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 357
Course Title :Teaching and Reading in secondary school Content Areas
Course Description :Focuses on methods and materials for improving reading and study strategies in content area classes in secondary school. A minimum of 20 hours of observation in schools is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 358
Course Title :Writing for Teachers
Course Description :Covers techniques for teaching writing to both native speakers of English and EFL learners and includes all aspects of the teaching processing; readings in current theory and research on writing and the implications for teachers. Guides and assists in maturing the writing skills of future teachers. A minimum of 20 hours of observation in school is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 451
Course Title :Class Room Assessment
Course Description :Introduces methods of evaluation in the classrooms, including traditional testing, performance assessment, and task based assessment. Includes discussion of test development, construct validity, reliability and practicality. A minimum of 20 hours of observation in schools is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 452
Course Title :Instructional Materials Development
Course Description :Introduces the criteria to use in selection of instructional materials (cultural appropriateness, coverage of required content, presentation of content, and practically) and introduces development of classrooms materials to supplement the course textbook. Supplementary materials would include teacher-made worksheets, work cards, overhead projector transparencies, posters, pictures and games.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 454
Course Title :Class Room Management
Course Description :Focuses on the classroom management skills required for student teachers to achieve and maintain discipline in the classroom. Includes lesson planning, organization and pacing, choice of appropriate instructional methodology, classroom interaction and student motivation. A minimum of 20 hours of observation in schools is required.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 455
Course Title :Methods of Teaching English
Course Description :Examines the scope and sequence of English courses in the school curriculum with emphasis on the selection and organization of materials and methods of instruction and evaluation. Prepares students for student teaching by providing in depth study of the English curriculum used in the State of Kuwait. Course includes 15 hours of peer tutoring in the GUST FPU and 15 hours of observation in the GUST FPU as assigned by instructor. Taken prior to student teaching and concurrently with EDU 451, 452, 453 & 454.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 457
Course Title :Secondary School Teaching
Course Description :Provides students with clinical teaching experience in secondary school classrooms under university and school supervision.
SDG :4
Course Code :EDU 458
Course Title :Student Teaching Seminar
Course Description :Explores educational philosophy, teaching strategies, and instructional technology in the classroom setting. Seminar topics include classroom environment, teaching strategies, classroom management, assessment, and professional development
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 100
Course Title :Academic English 1
Course Description :Serves as a bridge between GUST's English Foundation program and English Composition (ENGL 110) and emphasizes key academic reading and writing skills.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 110
Course Title :English Composition 1
Course Description :Teaches critical reading and writing skills and introduces foundation skills for research writing. Emphasizes analysis of texts, exposure to texts from different genres and domains, and connecting reading and writing. Develops student's ability to work with language and texts with a greater awareness of purpose, context, and strategy.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 112
Course Title :English Composition 2
Course Description :Focuses on the development of active reading, critical thinking, and analytical writing. Students develop their academic writing skills by identifying and fulfilling the requirements of supporting an academic thesis. Students address issues of grammar and mechanics within the context of their writing.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 120
Course Title :Introduction to Literature
Course Description :Provides background to student's later encounters with literary genres, terminologies, and texts of the following critical approaches: Reader based Author based Text based.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 200
Course Title :Advanced Expository Writing
Course Description :Develops the student’s style and critical analytical abilities in contemporary American English writing.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 201
Course Title :Business Writing
Course Description :Provides students with communication skills necessary to pursue career goals. Introduces students to key business documents utilized in today's global marketplace. Helps students compose various business documents including memos, emails, letters, CVs, job application letters, and formal reports. Assists students to engage in and demonstrate critical thinking skills such as analyzing, evaluating, constructing and supporting an argument to produce business documents.
SDG :8
Course Code :ENGL 203
Course Title :Traditional Grammar
Course Description :Presents an introduction to the terms and concepts of traditional grammar, beginning with the parts of speech and moving to more complex structures such as phrases, clauses and sentences. Complex structures are made up from words in regular ways, and it is possible to describe the regularities involved by giving general statements or rules that hold for all the sentences in the language.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 204
Course Title :Language and Culture
Course Description :Investigates different aspects of cross-cultural communication and cultural differences: family life, social relationships, the workplaces, government, education, gender, romance and religion. Engages students in personal self-reflection, hands-on experiences with a goal of greater understanding of the human connections that span across cultures.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 206
Course Title :Practical English Grammar
Course Description :Provides non-English majors with fundamental knowledge about English grammar and its practical applications in academic contexts. Includes parts of speech, phrase types and sentence types. Reviews verb forms and verb tenses. Introduces word formation and sentence structure.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 208
Course Title :Advanced Business Communications
Course Description :Emphasizes the use of digital technology and rhetorical strategies to facilitate effective professional communication in international business settings. In this course students will work in pairs or small group on projects that simulate realistic international business communication scenarios. In these projects students will practice and master the skills necessary for digital personal branding, working in teams, delivering professional presentations, and interacting with customers and business partners.
SDG :8
Course Code :ENGL 209
Course Title :Introductory Topics in Translation
Course Description :Covers topics of professional interest in translation in various areas of specialization such as legal, commercial, technical, scientific and audio visual translation. Topics include translation for the government, translation for business, translation for multimedia and digital humanities. Discusses translation ethics. Exposes students to the basics of computer-aided translation.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 212
Course Title :Arabic Grammar for Translators
Course Description :Focuses on the elements of grammatical mastery in the Arabic language with an emphasis on the many textual features of the Arabic language.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 272
Course Title :Languages of the World
Course Description :Introduces the student to the concepts of language, dialect, and linguistic diversity. Presents geographical and historical survey of the world's languages, focusing on the ways in which languages can differ from one another. Explains language endangerment, language extinction, and the threat to linguistic diversity it poses. Requires that students investigate one of the world's lesser known languages and report on its status with respect to issues discussed in class.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 299
Course Title :Introduction to Research Methods
Course Description :Introduces the scientific method in language studies and quantitative/ qualitative research methods. Familiarizes students with data collection techniques and basic data analysis using MS-Excel.
SDG :9
Course Code :ENGL 300
Course Title :History of the English Language
Course Description :Provides a historical survey of the English language from its Indo-European roots through Old and Middle English to the present. Topics include changes in sound, meaning, and grammar, as well as developments in American English, including regional and social dialects.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 310
Course Title :Translation Theory & Practice
Course Description :Introduces students to the various theories in the field and their application in translation.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 312
Course Title :Translation with Technology
Course Description :Introduces students to translation software and to principles of machine translation. Exposes students to a variety of computer-based translation techniques and translation programs.
SDG :9 & 10
Course Code :ENGL 361
Course Title :Translation for Media
Course Description :Introduces students to the practice of translation for the media. This subject establishes a theoretical framework for media translation and offers extensive practice in translating materials in a wide range of media.
SDG :9 & 10
Course Code :ENGL 370
Course Title :Translation for Science & Technology
Course Description :Introduces students to the practice of translation for science and technology. It establishes a theoretical framework for translating scientific and technological idioms and expressions and offers extensive practice in translating materials in a wide range of texts.
SDG :9 & 10
Course Code :ENGL 371
Course Title :Adolescent Literature
Course Description :Explores the common themes in YA literature including multiculturalism, identity, gender, and disability. Surveys excerpts of 'new classics' and examines the literary trends associated with them. Emphasizes critical reading as part of the exploration of YA literature in which we explore the politics at hands in each of these texts. Focuses on how we can as educators use young adult literature to develop and enhance critical reading/ thinking skills.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 372
Course Title :Childrens Literature
Course Description :Surveys a broad range of children's literature and its cultural contexts. Aims to teach students to identify literary elements and understand the history and development of children's literature and key issues today. Focuses on the important role children's literature plays in elementary literacy instruction.
SDG :4
Course Code :ENGL 409
Course Title :Special Topics in Translation
Course Description :Approaches translation as a wider extra-textual phenomenon that considers cultural encounters as acts of translation. Introduces functionalist, cultural approaches to translation and the critical methods of cultural studies. Covers major historical processes including orientalism, colonialism, post-colonialism, and globalization. Focuses on issues of identity, gender, representation and authenticity of source cultures, and cultural appropriation by the target culture. Requires competency of both Arabic and English to read, analyze, and translate key texts in travel writing.
SDG :9 & 10
Course Code :ENGL 414
Course Title :Translation Project
Course Description :Helps students to work closely with his/her instructor on the production of an extended translation related topic of the student's own choice. Assists students to improve their expertise in examining texts and analyzing the academic, theoretical, linguistic, and socio-cultural issues underlying communication across cultures. Enhances student's ability to conduct professional translation both in English and Arabic texts. Helps students conduct an advanced project in translating texts from English into Arabic and vice versa.
SDG :9 & 10
Course Code :ENGL 415
Course Title :Language in Society
Course Description :Examines the ways in which relationships and structures in society influence language and vice versa. Explores variations in language that are determined by region, gender, socio-economic level, and cultural background. Introduces major sociolinguistic theories. Explores methods of analyzing language issues in the students' own lives to help them establish positions in the light of findings of sociolinguistic research.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 444
Course Title :19th Century English Novel
Course Description :Novels of the Romantic and Victorian periods, from Austen to George Eliot.
SDG :5
Course Code :ENGL 454
Course Title :World Literature
Course Description :Analyzes representative works of world literature, Western and non-Western, from Antiquity to modern times. Highlights certain periods (e.g. from Antiquity to the Renaissance, the 18th century to the late 19th century, or the modern and post-modern periods) or certain thematic concerns. Analyzes works in their cultural/historical contexts and their enduring human values which unite the different literary traditions. Promotes critical thinking and writing within a framework of cultural diversity as well as comparative and interdisciplinary analysis.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 473
Course Title :Narrative and Cultural Studies
Course Description :Introduces theories that have defined cultural studies. Focuses on the dynamics of culture regionally and globally, through interdisciplinary cultural critique and analysis, from literature to other media generally.
SDG :10
Course Code :ENGL 499
Course Title :Practicum in Translation /Linguistics
Course Description :Provides students with opportunities to explore career interests while applying knowledge and skills learned in the classroom in a work settings. Helps students gain a clearer sense of what they still need to learn or how their skills can be improved and provides an opportunity to build professional networks.
SDG :9 & 10

Department - H&SS

Course Code Course Title Course Description SDG
Course Code :ISTD 131
Course Title :Human Rights in Islam
Course Description :Investigates the concepts of freedom of religion, equality between the sexes, the rights of all parties in different relation dynamics, among many others, in Islam. It will take as its point of departure verses of the Qur'an and Hadiths from the Prophet (s.a.w) and analyze the myriad ways in which they are interpreted.
SDG :5 & 10
Course Code :PHIL 143
Course Title :Approaches to Ethics
Course Description :Offers a systematic introduction into the principal Western philosophical models of ethics with a focus on virtue ethics and classical theories.
SDG :11
Course Code :POLI 190
Course Title :Universal Human Rights: Ideals & Realities
Course Description :Aims to defend the position that human rights are universal rights by unpacking the concept of universal human rights: its historical beginnings, its possible religious and cultural influences and conflicts, and the ongoing contentions that surround it. Addresses ongoing local, regional, and global rights issues and violations and discusses the transformative power of education for human rights. This course equips students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to contribute to the worldwide human rights dialogue.
SDG :5 & 10
Course Code :POLI 191
Course Title :Redefining Citizenship: Lessons from COVID-19
Course Description :Unpacks the concept of citizenship before analyzing expansions to its meaning. First, basic components of national citizenship are studied (legal status; rights and responsibilities; belonging; participation). Next, more expansive models are explored, from multicultural/cosmopolitan to global/digital citizenship, addressing their possibilities and limitations. Finally, global issues spotlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic are addressed, and definitions for citizenship in a post-COVID19 world are suggested together. The role of education for transformative citizenship is highlighted.
SDG :5 & 10
Course Code :PSYC 103
Course Title :General Psychology
Course Description :Introduces the general principles of psychology and human behavior. Topics include: development, basic principles of learning, memory, intelligence, motivation, emotions, personality theories, abnormal behavior, health and social influence. New trends in psychology are also presented.
SDG :3
Course Code :PSYC 141
Course Title :Human-Computer Interaction
Course Description :Introduces to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). You will examine issues and challenges related to the interaction between people and technology. The class explores the social and cognitive characteristics of people who use information systems. You will learn techniques for understanding user needs, human factors design and evaluation.
SDG :3
Course Code :PSYC 251
Course Title :Health Psychology
Course Description :Discusses theories and research results on health and health behavior. Applies health behavior to different aspects of social, personal and professional life.
SDG :3
Course Code :SOC 120
Course Title :Gender Roles in Society
Course Description :Introduces students to the sociological analysis of gender roles in mainstream society, with specific focus on the social constructional approach to gender in the social institutions of family, work, education and politics, Theories of Biology and Psychology will be compared to Sociological theories to explore the nature and nurture debates on gender roles, as will research on feminism and masculinities. The relationship between gender roles and social inequality and individual and social consequences of changing gender roles in contemporary society will be explored.
SDG :5
Course Code :SOC 121
Course Title :Introduction to Gender Studies
Course Description :Introduces students to cultural, political and historical issues that shape gender. Examines key concepts and debates in gender studies, including global and cultural gender issues. Introduces students to diverse experiences and gendered power relationships.
SDG :5
Course Code :SOC 140
Course Title :Social Problems
Course Description :Acquaints students with the theoretical, methodological and substantive issues in the study of social problems, emphasizing how social problems are defined and how solutions are proposed and adopted. Social problems are conceptualized as consequences of social organization, not as the result of individual pathology. While the textbook focuses on social problems in America, we will examine facts, causes and solutions to a number of social problems in Kuwait and throughout the world today.
SDG :8 & 16
Course Code :SOC 141
Course Title :Intro to Criminology & Criminal Justice
Course Description :Introduction to the basic concepts and approaches in the study of criminology and criminal justice. The major components of the criminal justice systems are examined.
SDG :11

Department - MCM

Course Code Course Title Course Description SDG
Course Code :MCM 101
Course Title :Media Literacy
Course Description :Use critical thinking to analyze media and news literacy such as media production, messages and delivery with relations to the audience, media industry, digital, social media, and media professions.
SDG:4, 10 & 16
Course Code :MCM 102
Course Title :Introduction to Public Speaking
Course Description :This course will cover theories and techniques of organization, evidence, argumentation, persuasion, and delivery in public speaking.
SDG: 3, 5, 6, 7, 10,11,12,13,14,15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 103
Course Title :Introduction to Mass Media
Course Description :This course is an introduction to oral, print, and electronic media of communication. Emphasis is placed on history, theory, and criticism of the mass media as cultural institutions.
SDG:4 & 10
Course Code :MCM 105
Course Title :Communication layout and design
Course Description :In this course, students heavily deal with different computer software to create designs and layout for various mass communication messages such as Journalism, Advertising, Public Relations, and Visual Communication. Students are taught how to create informative and persuasive messages.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 107
Course Title :Introduction to Cinema
Course Description :This course presents students to the process of creating films and people involved in the process and the description of their tasks. Students are also introduced to the different types and genres of films.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 121
Course Title :Fundamentals of Digital Media Production
Course Description :Introduces students to theories and principles applicable to the production of audio and video content for media platforms.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 141
Course Title :Introduction to Public Relations/Advertising
Course Description :This course introduces publicity methods and public relations representation of profit and nonprofit institutions to the public; use of communication research and media, as applied to the public relations profession. The course also covers the history, rhetoric, and aesthetics of advertising. A basic understanding of industry issues and key areas such as account management, research, strategy, creative, media, and production.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 206
Course Title :Introduction to Writing for Mass Media
Course Description :Elementary principles and practice of writing for mass media in varied program formats, with emphasis on preparation of written materials for news, public relations, and public affairs.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 209
Course Title :Fundamentals of Advertising
Course Description :Introduces the students to advertising. It covers the diverse range of advertising theories and practices and surveys the different advertising objectives including information and persuasion. Areas of focus include advertising basics, appeals, advertising history, advertising and society, advertising agencies, media planning, creativity, and advertising layout and design.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 211
Course Title :Photojournalism
Course Description :Take photographs of new events, sports, features and other standard newspaper and magazine events while learning basic visual and technical aspects of photojournalism such as frame composition and shutter speed.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 212
Course Title :Social Media principles and practices
Course Description :Prepares students to critically explore, define, and use social media in personal and professional contexts by examining their contemporary trends and tools. A hands-on-approach in lesson delivery equips students with a practical appreciation of how important forms of emerging media work.
SDG:1, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10,11,12,13,14,15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 245
Course Title :Typography
Course Description :This course introduces the study of typography in visual communications. Emphasis upon form of letters, words, and pages; and upon the body of knowledge required for professional typographic applications. On completion, students will have developed a body of professional industry-standard works that demonstrate their awareness of contemporary design practice and their ability to work within it.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 251
Course Title :Introduction to Visual Communications
Course Description :Helps students to understand the theories of visual communications including human perception, psychology of color, and principles of design. Students learn the vocabulary of a visual language. Building upon the vocabulary, they learn how visual elements can be persuasive within a professional communication context. Covers the application of theories to graphic, design, animation, video, audio editing and web design. This course is offered every semester.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 252
Course Title :Graphic Design
Course Description :This course will develop a working knowledge of graphic design. It includes Vector graphics creation (Adobe Illustrator, Corel Draw). The course also introduces the design of 3D computer graphics and animation. A brief history and philosophy behind this new technology via videos, graphic examples. Students will also explore the use of 3D for television and motion picture animations.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 253
Course Title :Visual Culture
Course Description :Introduces the social and historical backgrounds that inform the ever-increasing visual culture we live in. Explores the roles and influences visual representations and visual productions have on cultural experience and historical events. It draws on theories, as well as numerous historical and contemporary examples from art, design, film, video, advertising, television, new media and other forms of visual communication.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 254
Course Title :Visual Storytelling
Course Description :Provides the basic building blocks of various visual narrative techniques. The course covers photography, illustration, storyboarding, advertising, film, comics, cartoons, audio, and documentaries. Students will learn how to evolve a simple idea into a structured story through both dynamic (moving images) and static mediums (still images).
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 301
Course Title :Mass Media management
Course Description :Includes the theories of mass media management, with application to media operations. Investigates economic, legal and ethical problems and issues concerning media management.
SDG:4, 8, 9 & 10
Course Code :MCM 305
Course Title :Communication Campaigns
Course Description :Students are introduced to the principals of public relations, political, and advertising campaigns. Concepts include research, planning, message design, targeting audience and evaluation.
SDG:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 306
Course Title :Promotion Design
Course Description :Explores the application of advanced graphic design and promotional techniques used in creating advertisements and other marketing collateral. The course allows the exploration of creative mediums and techniques with a focus on 3-D items and environments, such as packaging, point of sale, trade shows, exhibition spaces and concept stores.
SDG:3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 308
Course Title :Political Communication
Course Description :This course deals with the intersection of media and politics. The influence and sources of influence of each on the other is discussed.
SDG:4, 5, 9, 10 & 16
Course Code :MCM 309
Course Title :Arab Media and Society
Course Description :Prepares students to explore, understand and critique the state of Arab media in both historical and contemporary contexts. Theoretical ideas such as hegemony, post-colonialism and Orientalism are introduced to situate the development of Arab media systems within the framework of the social and political conditions from which they emerged. Various media systems, forms and products are examined to highlight commonalities and distinctions across the multitude of media we classify as Arab.
SDG:4, 9, 10 & 16
Course Code :MCM 332
Course Title :Field Production
Course Description :Studies the basic skills necessary to provide news packages for broadcast. Students gain knowledge on story development and production skills needed to write, interview, report, shoot and edit audio and video news stories.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 341
Course Title :Cases in PR/Advertising
Course Description :Students are presented to real cases of successful and unsuccessful advertising and public relations projects and tasks that allow students to critically think of the process of conducting these projects and what they need to avoid.
SDG:3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 353
Course Title :Motion Graphics
Course Description :Introduces students to the principles and elements of motion design. It identifies methods and process for conceptualizing in time-based media, as well as developing a vocabulary and visual language for motion. In addition to stressing systems, structure and synthesis of text and image for time-based media, the course also provides knowledge and skills in the digital creativity, such as 2D and 3D animation.
SDG:4, 5 & 9
Course Code :MCM 380
Course Title :Advanced Audio/Video Production
Course Description :Provides students with hands-on training in the sequence of digital media production. Includes training on pre-production and planning, audio and video capture, and post-production and editing.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 405
Course Title :Special Topics in Visual Communication
Course Description :Special Topics in Visual Communication.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 411
Course Title :Media Law and Ethics
Course Description :Discussion of laws and ethics affecting the mass media. Exploration of problems and issues in legal regulation of media content, ownership and ethical standards such as privacy, censorship, honesty, fairness, and objectivity.
SDG:4, 5, 8, 9, 12 & 16
Course Code :MCM 412
Course Title :Communication Theory
Course Description :Survey of elements and processes critical to human communication behavior. Comparison of influential communication theories.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 413
Course Title :Research methods in Mass Communication
Course Description :Introduction to the fundamental tools of quantitative research in communication. Focus of the course is on reading and comprehending communication research reports rather than conducting quantitative research.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 432
Course Title :Senior Project in Digital Media
Course Description :Enables students to develop creative works such as audio and/or video projects as part of their professional training. The course should be conducted under the mentorship of industry professionals in coordination with the course instructor.
SDG:4 & 9
Course Code :MCM 441
Course Title :Integrated Marketing Communication
Course Description :This course presents students to a combining approach gathering elements and ideas from marketing and communication as a method to achieve organizational goals. Students learn that organizations mix public relations, advertising, marketing, personal communication and others, can increase their advantages. Students are presented to IMC components, planning, and message design.
SDG:3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 455
Course Title :Internship
Course Description :Professional attachment to an onsite professional media organization. Requires students to officially document work and hours performed.
SDG:3, 5, 6, 7, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16
Course Code :MCM 495
Course Title :Special Topics in Mass Communication
Course Description :Based on faculty’s selection of topics, students are presented to a certain topic focusing on mass communication.
SDG:4 & 9

Department - M&NS

Course Code Course Title Course Description SDG
Course Code :BIOL 103
Course Title :Environmental Biology
Course Description :Examines the organization of natural ecosystem as it relates to the human community. Basic ecological principles are applied to current environmental issues. Among the topics to be examined are past and present uses and abuses of natural resources; environmental ethics and public policy; global environmental problems; human population growth; pollution; waste disposal; habitat loss; species extinction; and strategies for attaining a sustainable earth;
SDG :6, 7, 12, 13, 14 & 15
Course Code :ENVR 103
Course Title :Weather and Climate
Course Description :Serves as a general environmental science course for the non-science major. Topics include: atmospheric composition, solar radiation, temperature, moisture and condensation relationship between air pressure and wind, weather patterns, severe weather, optical phenomena in the atmosphere, and the behavior and possible changes of climate, Air Pollution, Climate Changes, Greenhouse Warning.
SDG :7 & 13
Course Code :PHYS 100
Course Title :How Things Work
Course Description :This is an introductory course for students in non-science majors presenting physical principles and laws through examples from everyday life experiences. Topics covered include inertia, speed and velocity, acceleration, Newton’s laws, projectile motion, rotational motion, work and energy, friction, conservation laws, equilibrium, Hooke’s law, fluids and their motion, heat and thermodynamics, mechanical waves and resonance.
SDG :7
Course Code :PHED 101
Course Title :Intro to Personal Health
Course Description :This course is designed to provide an overview of physical activity and lifetime personal fitness. The course introduces different components of fitness, different types of aerobic/anaerobic exercises, flexibility and body composition, muscular strength and endurance and management of personal fitness and nutrition. The course covers a variety of lifetime activities that promote health and well-being.
SDG :3
Course Code :CHEM 103
Course Title :Environmental Chemistry
Course Description :Introduces chemistry conceptually; focusing on its eminent role in our everyday life, majorly in the environment. Highlights the chemical principles with little emphasis on calculations for non-science major students. Provides essential topics; Molecular Reasons. The chemist's toolbox, Atoms and Elements, Molecules, Compounds, and Chemical Reactions, Energy for Today and Tomorrow, The Air Around Us, The Liquids & Solids Around Us; Especially Water, Acids and Bases.
SDG :6 & 7