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 Arabic Language (GEN101)

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الإطار العام للمقرر:
يتم تقسيم المقرر إلى عدد من الوحدات تشتمل كل منها على الأتي:

  1. عرض لأحد الموضوعات.
  2. تحليل صرفي و نحوي لبعض الكلمات و الجمل.
  3. عرض للتحليل الدلالي على مستوى الكلمة و الجملة و المقطع و النص الكامل.
  4. التعرف على المصطلحات العلمية و التكنولوجية المختلفة.
  5. كيفية صياغة و كتابة بعض الموضوعات العلمية في مجالات مختلفة مثل تكنولوجيا المعلومات, إدارة الأعمال, الإعلام, الهندسة ... الخ.

          أهداف التعلم:
          بعد الانتهاء من دراسة هذا المنهج الدراسي، سيكون الطالب قادراً على:

  1. كتابة و نطق اللغة العربية بإتقان من خلال مجموعة من موضوعات للقراءة في مجالات ترتبط بتكنولوجيا المعلومات و العلوم بشكل عام.
  2. استيعاب القواعد الصرفية والنحوية والدلالية من خلال تحليل الموضوعات المقدمة.
  3. البحث في المعاجم والمكانز المختلفة سواء المطبوعة أو الإلكترونية أو المتاحة على الشبكة المعرفية العالمية (ش. م. ع).

 Creative and Scientific Thinking (GEN112)

Course Info Course Components:
Basic conceptual and practical background of creative thinking and innovation in modern organizations. Emphasis will be on techniques of creative thinking as a requirement for creativity and innovation. Students will be oriented- through this course to generate original ideas and evaluate them and develop action plans needed to apply valid ideas. History of the scientific method. The central components of scientific and critical thinking. Basic steps in the scientific method.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Understand the creative process (within the context of normal cognitive processing.
2. Comprehend and apply creative thinking techniques.
3. Evaluate generated ideas using objective evaluation criteria.
4. Develop an action plan to put valid ideas into effect.
5. Apply the problem solving model to handle business problems and innovate organizations.
6. Develop a brief history of the scientific method.
7. Present the central components and the basic steps of the scientific method.

 Health and Society (SCI101)

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Course Components:
This course emphasizes the major aspects of health and health related areas that are of concern to individuals and society. It explores the nature and causes of health problems and discusses how different diseases can be prevented and treated when needed. Various topics are covered including concepts of nutrition, weight control, active living, tobacco and caffeine, heart health, psychological health, addiction, health systems and consumerism i.e. self protection.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To understand the basic concepts and theories of wellness.
2. To appreciate the impact of healthy citizens on society.
3. To be aware of health systems and approaches implemented in Egypt.
4. To develop basic understanding of different types of diseases and health hazards.

 Report Writing & Presentation (GEN213)

Course Info Course Components:
  1. Arabic Part صياغة التقارير باللغة العربية                                                     

الأجزاء الأساسية في التقرير. تصنيف التقارير. تحديد نوعية المستمعين والقراء. عرض عام لطرق الصياغة والاتصال والتفكير الواضح. موجز ومراجعة للأفكار الأساسية في النحو والصرف والإملاء وغيرها.
دعم فعالية طرق الاتصال عن طريق الوسائط المختلفة. الأدوات الأساسية التي تساعد في "كتابة" التقارير سواء المسموعة أو المطبوعة. على سبيل المثال برمجيات (WORD-EXCEL- POWERPOINT ) العربية وغيرها من البرمجيات المساعدة.
تقديم طرق حل المشكلات باستخدام تطبيقات الـ Microsoft Office من اجل إعداد الطلاب لحل مشاكل العمل الحقيقية.

  1. English Part

Basic components of a report. Classification of reports. Audience and readers of reports. Overview of composition, communication and clear thinking. Summary and revision of basic grammatical concepts and punctuation. Enhancing communication effectiveness by the use of different media.
Basic tools of report "writing" (orally and in printed form). For example, WORD- EXCEL- POWERPOINT, and any other supporting software packages.
A problem solving approach is introduced in order to prepare students to solve real-life business problems using Microsoft Office applications.



Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Indicate the scope of report writing in a Multimedia Web-based environment. A report in an IT environment may involve and stimulate many cognitive abilities.
2. Enumerate some types of reports together with their ultimate form (printed, electronic, multimedia, Web-based etc.)
3. Indicate also some aspects of proper listening and speaking, since oral reports could be an alternative.
4. Summarize the linguistic aspects needed.
5. Apply problem-solving and analysis techniques for efficient and effective solutions to business situations using Microsoft Office.

 Human Rights & Ethics (HUM202 or GEN215)

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Course Components:
The course will address the evolution of human rights, the cultural perspectives of human rights, the universal declaration of human rights, the legal instruments for their protection, the current issues and crisis facing their enforcements, and the role of nations, world bodies, and interest groups in protecting and preserving human rights. Also it deals with the dimensions of ethical behavior, theories of morality, the development of ethical beliefs and norms, contemporary moral issues, and the impact of ethics on individual behavior and the environment.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To acquaint students with the nature and role of human rights on individual and societal behavior.
2. To increase students awareness of the sources of human rights and the universal declaration of human rights.
3. To illustrate the current crisis facing the global community in accepting a unified code of human rights.
4. To familiarize students about the Egyptian constitution treatment of human rights.
5. To present the origin and evolution of human ethics.
6. To teach students the theoretical perspectives and foundations affecting the development of ethical beliefs, norms, and behaviors.

 Comparative political systems (HUM203)

Course Info Course Components:
This is a lecture course. Where there will be ample opportunity for discussion of various topics and it is expected that students will participate in the lectures by asking questions and contributing ideas. There are many different ways to compare political systems. The methodology of this course is drawn from rational choice theory and post-modern constructivism.
The course will be divided roughly into six main topics. (1) a discussion of the historical and philosophical framework for comparing political systems by examining the ideas of Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Emile Durkheim. (2) How political systems are described and classified. (3) The relationship between the economic marketplace and the political forum. (4) The effect of interest groups on political change. (5) The role of culture as a variable that defines the setting for political systems. (6) The application of different techniques and theories that explain political change in different areas (such as Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, the Middle East, South America, and Africa).

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To provide students with knowledge and skills required for understanding different political systems and critically evaluate their performance.
2. To help student acquire skills and techniques necessary for the analysis of economic and social aspects of different political systems.
3. To provide students with tools and instruments to analyze democracy, communism, and other political ideologies.
4. To enhance student capabilities to conduct analysis of democracy and the political economy.

 Contemporary global Issues (HUM302)

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Course Components:
This course examines the operation of the global system, focusing on issues and alternative ways of addressing them, as well as the possibilities the global system has for responding to people's wants and needs. The course does not have a specific set of issues since they vary overtime. The instructor with the approval of the academic department will approve the course topic (issues). addresses: 1) the global economy, including transnational corporations, significant international institutions, trade and investment flows, and the international division of labor, as well as their human consequences such as differential rates of development and well-being; 2) the global political system, including peace and security issues, relationships among states, and the impact of states on peoples' lives; 3) the global environment, including population and resource dynamics, environmental change and environmental management; and 4) global social justice and human rights, looking at a series of struggles over the ways people in different places live and relate with each other.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To provide students with necessary tools and instruments to understand theoretical and practical issues related to the economic external environment surrounding a business.
2. To provide students with necessary tools and instruments to develop personal intellectual development in the areas of globalization and its economic, social and political dimensions
3. To enhance student capability to acquire core concepts of the international trading systems and the role of multinational companies.
4. To develop student's knowledge and skills to understand global issues whether social, political, cultural, or economic and their impact on human life quality.

 Human Geography (HUM301)

Course Info Course Components:
The purpose of the course is to introduce students to human geography to enhance their knowledge about its nature, scope, and impact on development. Many topics are covered in the course including population, migration, human identity in terms of race, ethnicity, and gender, political and urban geography, and issues of developments.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To acquaint students with the main issues in human geography.
2. To provide students with knowledge related to world population characteristics and migration and immigration trends.
3. To enrich students knowledge about identity, languages, religions, political and urban geography.
4. To address the main issues of development and sectors of production, and human-environment.

 Earth & the Universe (SCI302)

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Course Components:
This course emphasizes the main concepts in general astronomy The topics of the current course include the history of astronomy and the development of modern astrophysics, the structure and origin of the solar system and the Milky Way, the birth and death of stars, galaxies, and the search for extraterrestrial life. The Scientific Method and the fundamental laws of physics are stressed. Special emphasis is placed on the latest discoveries in astronomy and tools used in modern astronomy. It describe the origin and structure of the Earth and the Moon.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To understand the basic concepts of the history of astronomy.
2. To appreciate the discovery process of our solar system.
3. To be aware of the fundamental laws of motion and current astronomical measurements in solving problems
4. To Apply basic numerical calculations governing the motions and distances of the stars and planets.

 Environmental Studies (SCI301)

Course Info Course Components:
This course examines the patterns and trends of the major environmental systems (water, agriculture, forestry, mining, energy and biodiversity), including the conventional and sustainable use of these natural resources within a biophysical framework. This course include examples from local, regional and global systems and use case studies to address the above mentioned environmental systems within the context of global change. This course include introduction to innovative, solution-driven thinking in environmental issues. The subject is multi-disciplinary, involving the applications of a wide range of subjects from natural and social sciences, including issues such as natural resources and environmental management.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To understand the major environmental systems.
2. To appreciate the importance of conservation of the natural resources.
3. To be aware of the Environmental Pollution.

 Introduction to Biological Sciences (SCI201)

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Course Components:
An introductory course emphasis the current biological concepts pertaining to evolutionary and behavioral adaptations, biological diversity, ecology, in addition to form and function of organisms. The course includes a survey of living organisms based on accepted classification systems, and provide knowledge of many different kinds of living organisms on earth.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To Explain the role of evolution in the history of life on Earth.
2. To Elaborate on distribution and adaptations of organisms.
3. To Describe the biodiversity of life on earth.
4. To Communicate understanding of man's role in biodiversity.

 Introduction to Physical Sciences (SCI202)

Course Info Course Components:
This course emphasizes the main concepts and tools of introduction to Physical Sciences. The current course addresses the subjects of the metric system, velocity and acceleration, forces and momentum, temperature, energy, waves, the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, and balancing equations. The topics covered are selected from the fields of chemistry and physics, and their relationships to other sciences, technology, and society.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. To develop the basic knowledge needed to understand the structure of matter, the transformations of energy, the motion of things, and the forces of nature.
2. To acquire scientific habits of mind and to become aware of historical developments in science.

 Introduction to Behavioral Sciences (HUM104)

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Course Components:
TThe purpose of this course is to introduce students to the main theories and concepts in fields of behavioral sciences, in particular anthropology, sociology and psychology. With respect to anthropology, the focus will be mainly on its subfields and perspectives, culture, human ecology and the belief systems. Also the course covers important sociological issues such as the study of society from a sociological perspective, analysis of modern societies, socialization and stratification. Moreover, it addresses important psychological subjects related to human development, personality, stress and health, and psychological disorder.

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Develop clearly the contribution of the fields of anthropology, sociology, and psychology in understanding human behavior.
2. Explain the main theories and concepts of these behavioral sciences.
3. Develop a clear understanding of selected topics in anthropology, sociology and psychology.
4. Demonstrate to the student the importance of studying behavioral sciences in social economic and political life.

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