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Moodle test

This course includes instruction in Calculus topics common to the standard college first
semester Calculus course. It begins with a review of algebra and trigonometry; then the idea
of limits and continuity is introduced. With the knowledge of limits and continuity the
student develops the concept of the derivative and its applications. At the end, the student
studies the Antiderivative of elementary functions and the applications of the definite integral
in real-life situations.

In this 3 credit course you will learn all you need to know about MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, some computer basics and lots of online platforms.

The course is geared to engage design students to creatively showcase their work and reflect on their design by building their own e-portfolio. Building on their knowledge with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, students shall develop the skill to elevate the clarity and legibility of their own designs, and apply the rules of composition to design the graphic/visual structure of their portfolio through InDesign Adobe Software. Students are expected to work on the output of their courses taken during the previous semesters- the outcome of which shall be posted at the end of the semester on ISSUU and/or Behance- the main platforms for projecting professional work

Design as an investigation and reflection on the process: This course builds on the exposure, understanding, and introductory ability of students in critical thinking, graphic communication, and design thinking skills that are acquired in Design Methods course. Focusing on our natural and synthetic environment, students shall develop further these skills through design investigations on various sensorial and conceptual set of problems. During a well-established design process, students shall learn the necessary tools and methods to re-present sensory phenomena on multiple levels, model and fabricate

objects, systems, form and space, and re-construct structural organizations within the field of Architecture. By the end of the course, students should be able to employ the various stages of the creative thought process (including critical thinking skills) in the task of producing any design solution, they should be initiated to rigorous critical inquiry to challenge untested assumptions and to build diagrams to reformulate and conceptualize problems/issues. In addition, students shall be motivated to learn independently and they should be able to transfer cognitive and imaginative thinking to drawings and physical models that express their personality and convey the concept driving the solution. Design exercises - culturally known as Projects - evolve through stages of conceptual and material development to final presentation and critical discussions that focus on intentions and process.


‘Landscape’ preserves a wide spectrum of meanings concluded in three main prospects: pragmatic needs, cultural significance, and aesthetic order. They are ephemeral and subject to many transformations, their practical, cultural, and aesthetic aspects are often embedded in a palimpsest of changing values relative to time and place.

The course introduces topical lecture series tackling main landscape principles, theories and practices in architecture and urbanism. It is an overview of the development of landscape design through time, from the classical, to the modern, reaching post-modern periods. It is an overview on historical examples of gardens, parks, communities, environmental planning and design in a holistic approach to detect trends, to relate yesterday to today, and to question the present and its connection to the future.


This course alerts students to the rules and regulations of the university; it also alerts students to university expectations, and the differences between rote learning and self-motivation; it offers guidelines to enable students to make a more informed career choice. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs.


Course Description

The course will expose students to the library resources and services available at Azm University. It will address the common anxiety of a research project and explore ways to select and develop a topic. Students will be able to carry out library research by locating information in different formats, using the library catalog, the databases and the internet. The discussion of the relevance and accuracy of information with the skills (summarizing & paraphrasing) to avoid plagiarism and cite sources will follow.


This course introduces students to the digital marketing concept and plan and to the use of social media such as Twitter, Facebook, Blogging and others to allow people to share information and serve the purpose of creating a B-to-C and B-to-B business relationship. In addition students will be acquainted with E-Commerce development, its impact on marketing transactions and management of organizations, and its legal and security issues.

This course is concerned with establishing and writing business plans. Issues explored in this workshop cover the business plan writing process and the essential factors needed to understand it; the industry analysis, the marketing strategy, the financial sourcing and projections.

This freshman-level course is for students who want to enroll in the Business School. This course helps students develop the mathematical skills they need to understand and deal with the different concepts in their studies in business and economics. Among the different topics covered in this course are the differences between linear and non-linear functions and equations, solving simultaneous equation systems, learning the basic rules of differentiation and integration, and recognizing the use of exponential and logarithmic functions.

This course contains useful resources, guides, tutorials to help students in their online and e-learning journey at Azm university! It is used during the STUDENT WORKSHOP FOR ONLINE LEARNING  conducted for new students.


This Moodle course includes tutorials, resources, and references for various online learning topics and tools, including Moodle, MS Teams and others.

This course aims at helping the students understand the basic mathematical operations and techniques that are used to solve economic and business-related problems. Real life applications introduced for better understanding of the materials.


This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and standards of Economics. Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including theories and model of economics, scarcity and choice in one, two or more persons, demand in product, supply in product, market equilibrium, the price system, supply and demand analysis, market efficiency, price elasticity of demand, calculating elasticity, household choice in output and input markets and the production process. The course helps to instill in students a fascination with both the functioning of the economy and the power and breadth of economics. Students will come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well and poorly. The art and science of economic thinking and the look at some policy and even personal decisions in a different way is the main goal of this course.


The objective of this course is to provide a conceptual framework for the study, understanding and application of the overall concepts behind strategic management and business policy. Topics covered include an overview of strategic management and business policy and how to conduct environmental scanning, SWOT analysis, formulation, and strategy implementation and control. Students will be using case studies to formalize their education in a practical manner.

This course shall deliver a broad perspective of essential principles, practices and opportunities in Strategic Management & Business Policy and tools, and develop knowledge and skills for effective use of these concepts and tools in business decisions.


This course introduces students with the internal use of accounting information to make sound accounting decisions. It covers topics related to cost determination and flow, cost profit analysis, break-even analysis, budgeting from a business decision-making perspective and variance analysis.

In this course, the student is introduced to the subject of business statistics needed in business activities, the basic procedures in problem solving, and the sources and types of data used by business firms. Basic probability concepts will be introduced to the students. This course covers frequency distributions, statistical graphs, descriptive measures, basic probability concepts, permutations and combinations, probability distributions, sampling.


This course teaches students to utilize statistical tools to solve practical business problems. The topics include a variety of concepts of both descriptive and inferential statistics.  The course host a collection of competences like description, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data, in addition to probability, random variables, estimations and their applications to business frameworks. This course introduces applied statistics for business and management covering topics of estimation; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; simple regression and correlation; multiple regressions; introduction to nonparametric statistics; and goodness of fit tests and contingency analysis. The course also emphasizes the use of spreadsheets and interpretation of the output of analysis.


This course focuses on derivative securities and today’s financial markets and institutions. Students are introduced to different financial instruments such as alternatives, option markets, futures, option estimating models, option pricing as well as principles of swaps, in addition to financial risk management while dealing with derivatives.


This course familiarizes students with elementary concepts and techniques of finance. It focuses on the time value of money, cash flow, interest rates, capital budgeting decisions, return, risk, cost of capital, financial statement and financial leverage, dividend and payout policy and business ethical issues.


This course introduces students to the foundations and characteristics of international financial management in an international context. The course focuses on financial issues and decisions confronting companies operating globally. As such, students deal with international regulatory differences, cost of capital and access to capital markets, foreign exchange fluctuation risks, political risks, taxation, investment decisions and international portfolio diversification instruments.

This course includes an in-depth study of product costing systems spoilage/rework and scrap, cost estimation, linear and non-linear CVP, production, quality, and pricing decisions, capital budgeting; operational budgeting, variance analysis, decentralization, segmented reporting, transfer pricing, performance evaluation and incentive systems. Spreadsheet applications are used to reinforce some course concepts.

This course introduces students to the control and reporting of cash and receivables along with the methods used for stock and acquisition assessment, transfer and financial reporting issues and financial statement interrelation. In addition, students learn about inventory valuation and the structure of financial accounting revenue recognition.

Performance review and appraisal (PAR) is the process by which a manager or consultant (1) examines and evaluates an employee's work behavior by comparing it with preset standards, (2) documents the results of the comparison, and (3) uses the results to provide feedback to the employee to show where improvements are needed and why. Performance appraisals are applied to determine who needs what training, and who will be promoted, demoted, retained, or fired.

This course discusses the challenge to design and administer a PAR system as a sequential set of complex activities, roles, responsibilities and interactions that culminate in a rating.

This course represents an introduction to the mechanical installations in various building types. On the first hand, it deals with the Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) systems, energy management systems and solar collectors. On the other hand, sanitary engineering issues such as water distribution, sanitary systems and rainwater drainage will be tackled.

This studio emphasizes the complete building as a final product, engaging issues of structure, circulation, program, organization, building systems, materiality and tectonics, and will explore the emerging technologies in environmental systems as a means to create sustainable buildings that are responsive to their environment. Semester work schedule is organized in segments addressing a particular urban location and program at three different scales, emphasizing the imperative people-centered relationship between architectural space, site and city.


This course is aimed at providing the students with advanced knowledge, aptitude and skills required to use a range of fundamental computational modeling skills in Architecture and Design, exposing the students to the most common used commands in the workspace, allowing them to take control of a professional modeling

This Course Stresses’ also on design for computation not as a skill but as an experimental methodology.

This course deals with the response of building envelopes to surrounding environmental factors; covering in detail the components of the envelope: Substructure, superstructure, internal construction and finishes. This course is also an introduction to construction detailing. The aims of the course are for students to carry a basic knowledge of building construction and conventional structural systems and domestic services and to make informed decision on material choices and energy transfer mechanisms. At the end of the semester, students should be able to demonstrate a synthesis of their understanding through a design project with relevant analytic details.


This course aims for students to acquire disciplinary design skills by developing methodologies for design research, and investigations on a various set of tangible problems and learning the necessary tools and methods in design thinking to develop solutions to these problems. In the process, students shall develop rigorous critical inquiry- challenging untested assumptions- teamwork, model building and drawing, and most importantly, a systematic approach to both incremental and radical innovations. The method to be followed is the creative thinking process that can be defined along the following steps: observe, define, ideate, prototype, test, fail, and succeed.


This course forms an introduction to the discipline of architecture and constitutes the terminal studio for the core development stage of the curriculum. It intertwines the fundamentals of graphic/visual communication and design thinking skills that were acquired during the first year with the application of formal, organizational, and environmental principles in designing an architectural solution. It embodies the concept of ‘Techne’ – as knowledge related to making. Design exercises are vehicles to study basic interrelationships of material, construction, site, and program. Students explore within the triad of user, environment, and material the configuration of space and form in response to human needs and behavior, tectonics of material and processes of construction, and site and contextual drivers. The design process shall simultaneously examine interdisciplinary sources such as art, science, and philosophy for establishing the ways content architecture shares with other forms of knowledge and how that content, expressed through architecture, contributes to human well-being. Concepts are communicated through manual drawings and physical models exclusively. Emphasis is put on intellectual discipline, dialogue, assertion of interest, and a self-motivated search for critical issues.

During this course, students shall learn and apply the principles of Descriptive Geometry to illustrate and communicate their ideas and/or objects of representation within a measurable paradigm. Orthographic projections and axonometric drawings shall be mastered. Resolving intersections of complex geometric solids and constructing the resulting physical model form part of this spectrum of knowledge skills to deepen students understanding in the field of descriptive geometry and the three dimensional visualization of complex geometries. Application of these principles shall be crowned through a study and technical representation of world renowned Architectural projects. Accuracy, neatness, and a balanced composition of the outcome shall form the underlying backbone of the skill acquisition during this course.


This course is the second component of the students’ year- long design study of an architecture issue of their choice. The design study must be of a professional caliber that entitles students to graduate as professional architects ready to join the Lebanese Order of Engineers and Architects and practice in the real world. During this course, the students are expected to integrate and synthesize acquired knowledge and skills, and to develop both the theoretical/critical and practical components of the research and design project proposed in ARCH 601


ARCH 601 is conceived as a research-oriented design studio, in which students are to reflect on and critically investigate a theoretical/social/environmental problematic of a local and a global dimension and relevance to the general field of architecture and design. Students are expected to pursue an in depth research on the chosen topic and present their findings in the form of a research report leading to their preliminary design proposal that forms the basis for the design development during the following term. 


This course is a requirement course for second year architecture and interior design students. The World History of Architecture I is the first in the series of history courses.

Although History is often associated with the notion of time (past, present and future) this course deviates from the chronological traditional timeframe, and aims at a THEMATIC categorization of historical architectural artifacts.


The MDIA203 course examines the various media law, policy and regulatory frameworks that affect media establishments and how they enhance or constrain media institutions and the public in their communication activities. The course will provide students with an overview of the law directly affecting journalists; the extent to which the law specifically affects the practices in journalism; and an understanding of how the law can adapt to accommodate developments in journalism.


This course provides an overview of the right to suitable food in the context of the promotion and protection of the international human rights. The course introduces students to basic nutrition concepts for health and fitness. Also, emphasizes current dietary recommendations for maximizing well-being and minimizing risk of chronic disease. Includes unique nutrition needs for selected stages of the lifecycle, methods for evaluating creditability of nutrition claims, basic elements of food safety, diet for exercise and sports, and personal dietary evaluation techniques. Specific topics will focus on economic, social and cultural rights of importance to food security and nutritional.


This course alerts students to the rules and regulations of the university; it also alerts students to university expectations, and the differences between rote learning and self-motivation; it offers guidelines to enable students to make a more informed career choice. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs.


The primary purpose of this course is to make research and discovery an attractive proposition, and the Library a contributor to the experience. It will deal with plagiarism, simple research questions, note-taking, term-paper formatting, and referencing. The course may serve as an introduction to “Research Methods”courses offered in the system.


This course considers key developments in film, television, and animation production, as well as distribution and exhibition systems, and their significance in the contemporary digital era. There is particular focus on the Lebanese media, particularly in the area of television. 
Using representative television, and online productions, this course aims is to develop thematic approaches contextualizing innovations in the form and style of these productions, while taking into account the time and place they were made, as well as their audience appeal, popularity, and entertainment functions.


This survey course examines the law, theory, and practice of human rights with a special focus on international human rights. Topics will include the history of human rights and its categorization after World War II; the role of regular international law in protecting human rights; the basic international and regional human rights instruments; connections and tensions between civil, political, social and economic rights; the status of human rights law in the Arab Countries and the relationship between the Arab Countries and the global human rights regime; and theories of cultural contingency and other academic critiques of the human rights movement. On the practical side, students will be introduced to the most important mechanisms as well as challenges to the realization and promotion of human rights


Ethical behavior in the criminal justice system. The parameters of the law and the moral codes governing admissible behavior as practiced internationally. Case studies and best practices. 

From infancy to old age, the risk of people committing crime varies with their overall human development. Explaining and predicting this variation is the central research question in criminology. Tools for understanding the onset of crime, its persistence, intermittency and desistance include the study of birth cohorts of everyone born in a certain time and place, life course studies of juvenile delinquents and non-delinquents, trajectory analysis of people studied from pre-school through middle age, and interviews with 70-year-old former delinquents who reflect on how their life-course affected the crimes they committed. Students are asked to consider what these research findings imply for major theories of crime and policies for crime prevention.


This course examines how the criminal justice system responds to crime in society. The course reviews the historical development of criminal justice agencies in Lebanon, the Arab World and internationally and the available scientific evidence on the effect these agencies have on controlling crime. The course places an emphasis on the functional creation of criminal justice agencies and the discretionary role decision makers in these agencies have in deciding how to enforce criminal laws and whom to punish. Evidence on how society measures crime and the role that each major criminal justice agency plays in controlling crime is examined from the perspective of crime victims, police, prosecutors, jurors, judges, prison officials, probation officers and parole board members. Using the model of social policy evaluation, the course asks students to consider how the results of criminal justice could be more effectively delivered to reduce the social and economic costs of crime.

This course includes instruction in Calculus topics common to the standard college first semester Calculus course. It begins with a review of algebra and various factorization techniques; then the Real numbers and the real line, the absolute values and intervals are introduced. This course teaches students the rules of inequalities enabling them to solve any inequality. In addition, in this course, the students learn the properties of Lines, Circles, Parabolas, and the functions and how to draw their graphs. At the end, the student studies how to Identify functions and Mathematical models, such Linear functions, Algebraic functions, Trigonometric functions, and many others.


In this 1 credit course, you will learn computer basics, MS Word, MS PowerPoint and MS Excel

In this 3 credit course you will learn all you need to know about MS Word, MS PowerPoint, MS Excel, some computer basics and lots of online platforms.

This is an introductory course in the field of robotics. This is an exciting interdisciplinary topic that has attracted a lot of attention over the past few years due to the increasing availability of complex robots and people's exposure to such robots in their daily lives. The course is designed for students fascinated by the concept of robots who want to learn how these intelligent machines work.

The course deals with the basics required for designing and developing any robot, they cover some topics in electronics, mechanics, control and artificial intelligence. In addition, it presents a list of robotics systems in the world, each system is decomposed into several parts, in the purpose of identifying the function of each part of the system. A large variety of applications related to these robotics systems are discussed in various fields, they are limited only by human imagination.


This course tackles the fundamental laws and principles of physics with emphasis on the application of physical principles to the problems of architecture. It focuses on kinematics, natural laws of motion, rotational motion and torques, static equilibrium and its application to the case of real structures, conservation of energy, and waves.


This course provides an introduction to the field of guidance and counselling. It emphasizes the role of the counsellor in a variety of settings, including the school and the community.

The course presents action research as a self-reflective and systematic inquiry conducted by teachers on their own practice. It emphasizes action research as a means to improve and understand practice, and change the situation in which the practice is carried out.

This is an introductory course designed to provide students with the basic concepts of statistical literacy and quantitative reasoning. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability theory, correlation, prediction, and statistical inference. The aim is to provide students with pragmatic tools for assessing statistical claims and conducting their own statistical analyses.



This course addresses the subject of effective management of information resources to improve the productivity and quality of managerial decision-making. Modern information system technologies applied in the business and strategic information systems in the global environment will be introduced and analyzed. Other topics include: data file structure and organization, computer systems configuration and management information.

 

The Jamal Abed Faculty of Architecture is reviving the DESIGN WEEK tradition.

 

 

JA . DW Jamal Abed Design Week, is a pedagogical design experience at The Jamal Abed Faculty of Architecture aiming at keeping the tradition first initiated at former ARCHIDES, under late Dean Abed’s vision, and aspiring to maintain this legacy over the years in the department.

JA.DW emphasizes and critically reframes the role of the discipline of architecture and more so architectural education by engaging all students in a very unique design experience that brings in contemporary and global issues while providing a deepened theoretical discourse of architecture’s relationship to environment, society, culture, technology, materiality etc.

It intends to move design beyond the mere problem-solving condition to rethink and question the current status quo and the resurging of contemporary challenges highlighting the importance of DESIGN THINKING as the core and major constituent of ARCHITECTURE as a discipline.


In this course, students will acquire an in-depth understanding of the historical/conceptual development and production of furniture artifacts with the most used materials namely: Wood & Metal. Students will get familiar with the evolution of furniture through the different historical design periods spanning different geographies/cultures (from 3000 BC until present time). In-class lectures and demonstrations of the materials’ characteristics will be accompanied with some hands-on exercises at the university’s workshop. This course will focus on spreading awareness around the culture of furniture designing and making, all while widening students’ career options giving them the choice to work as designers and/or makers in their future journey.


This course seeks to develop students’ understanding of building structures and selection criteria for appropriate systems; in addition to integration of structures with architectural objectives; conceptual design of structures for gravity and lateral wind and seismic loads. This course covers the selection of specific applications for the design of structural systems in conjunction with architectural design projects, or as applicable to a real life situation. Comparisons between theoretical design and code compliance, as well as the selection of one structural system (Concrete/ACI, Steel/AISC, or other) for detailed design, are covered.

This course introduces the fundamental principles of Electricity, Voltage, Amperage, and Wattage. Generation and distribution of power High Tension (HT) and Low Tension (LT) will be addressed. This course tackles also the preliminary analysis, estimation and design consideration of building electrical systems. In addition to highlighting the electrical requirements and distribution in buildings and the related execution problems, the course covers sustainable tools/technologies and measures in reducing power consumption with exposure to preliminary calculations of costs and savings.


Despite their infinite variety, all cities- from the first settlements to the modern megalopolis- serve and are essentially a reflection of a number of functions to their citizens, namely: social, political, legislative, cultural, and economic. The purpose of this course is to provide students with a basic theoretical framework to enable them to read, investigate, and understand the complexities of the city with its components.  Through a set of case studies, students shall realize how- - Urban and City Planning as a practice (both through physical interventions and policies) is affecting positively or negatively the life of its citizens. Starting from the genesis of cities and passing through the main normative and descriptive theories of city form, at the end of the course students will have the capacity to: read and understand the urban form through different theoretical lenses, know of different forms of transportation systems and their positive and negative impact on the urban life and city form, and appreciate the impact of the citizens involvement in the urban choices.

A combined lecture and studio course consisting of: recent building technologies, materials, finishing work and materials, and the methods, contents, and presentation of professional construction documents including execution drawings, details and schedules. The course covers building components such as floors, roofs, walls, doors, windows, and stairs. It equips students with an adequate level of knowledge and applications in the processes and procedures for building component and the multiplicity of ways that they impact architectural design. Students will get an exposure to the general construction practices by undertaking site visits. After completing this course, students will be able to: describe the relationship between drawing and construction, identify the different types of construction drawings, and use traditional and by building a synergy with the concurrent CAD I use computer aided drafting techniques to produce basic construction drawings.


This design studio marks the beginning of the skill application stage of the curriculum. Building on the skills developed in ARCH 311, it focuses on the identification and use of precedents as a valuable tool of design that opens up alternative lines of thinking towards concept development- adding depth and justification to the design process. Through probing the myriad of design parameters and understanding the design decisions that shaped a project, students will critically unravel the different dimensions in the approach of a design process that is informed by precedents, be it on the level of typology, site type, sustainability strategies, tectonics, etc. During this semester, the rigorous and creative application of the principles of environmental sustainability play also an important part in the design process. Students are expected to explore how architecture concentrates and conveys natural and cultural forces through means specific to the discipline.

By the end of this semester, students shall have acquired a great sensibility to the importance of the role that the immediate users, the context and the environment have in shaping an architectural design solution. Students shall build an in-depth understanding of these factors through their study of architectural precedents. They will demonstrate their creative design process through concise abstract diagrams and clearly communicate their conceptions using the appropriate media of architectural presentation both visual (digital and/or manual) and verbal.


This course is an introduction to an overview and concepts of Computer Aided Design in lectures and exercise form. It enables the students to execute various 2-D digital architectural drawings. The course will comprise basic computer aided drafting skills using the latest release of CAD software.


This course seeks to enhance the basic arithmetic skills and vocabulary, which are required for the study of algebra, numerical computations and analytical geometry to prepare students to undertake the course Math 110. Topics include operations with whole numbers, fractions, decimals, evaluating and simplifying variable expressions, basic geometric problems, solving linear equations, quadratics equations and inequalities, basic trigonometry, vectors in 2D and basic differential calculus.

This course is the second component of the students’ year- long design study of an architecture issue of their choice. The design study must be of a professional and of scholarly caliber that entitles students to graduate as professional architects ready to pursue their academic and/or profession career that is propelled by the research questions/interests that are identified and sharpened during this year. During this course, the students are expected to integrate and synthesize acquired knowledge and skills, and to develop both the theoretical/critical and practical components of the research and design project proposed in ARCH 601.

Their project outcome should demonstrate their full abilities in critical thinking and representation, building practices, technical skills, architectural innovation and knowledge creation, integrated architectural solutions, and professional practice.



ARCH 318 focuses on three major topics/themes: 

The Tectonics of Architecture, Functionalism & Aesthetics, and the stirrings of urban consciousness from the earlier vernacular societies to the establishment of the modern urban city. Through these modules, students are introduced to seminal writings and texts that had a major role in shaping the architectural thought and the structuring of cities through time.

At the end of the course, students are expected to acquire sharp analytical and inquisitive skills, by which they are able to indulge in research leading to the formulation of a design synthesis that reflects a convincing understanding of the effects of socio-cultural and technological / scientific progress on the complexity of the Architectural discourse in space and time.


This course offers an introductory overview of the principal materials used in the construction industry of today.  More specifically, the course introduces the fabrication and properties of the main classes of materials: metals, ceramics, polymers and composites with special focus on steel, concrete, brick, glass, plastic and wood. Fundamental characteristics of these materials are explained along their structural, mechanical, physical and chemical properties as well as along their behavior and long-term performance. At the end of this course, students will gain a comparative knowledge of material properties and possible applications in architecture. In addition, they will demonstrate a basic ability in evaluating the effect of the environment on service life performance, properties and failure modes of these materials.


This course looks into architectural innovation within a context where design, composition and modes of production for scales from wearables to buildings have radically changed due to an increasing sophistication and pervasiveness of computationally driven design and fabrication technologies. During the semester, material systems are examined for the ability to act in a responsive manner, by instrumentalizing their native material composition as well as introducing technologies for sensing and geometric transformation. Students are expected to research in the way materials can be responsive to degrees of morphability and in how their extra-systemic qualities are transformational when placed in different contexts or experienced in different manners. Collaborative project-based research prioritizes design through examination, ongoing iteration and calibration of experiments, both virtual and real.


Students are introduced to financial developments causing unfolding financial and banking crises through history in western countries and their long-lasting effects and consequences on the world economy in general, banks and individuals in particular. Students are also invited to think and analyze the causes of the crises, their antecedents, and how they can be resolved and avoided through basic research and group work.

This course introduces students to the principles and practices of modern Islamic finance and Islamic banking and the differences with traditional banking and finance. Students focus on the operations of Islamic banks with regard to debt-based, profit-sharing finance instruments, and Islamic investment vehicles, as well as risk management issues.

This course familiarizes students with elementary concepts and techniques of finance. It focuses on the time value of money, cash flow, interest rates, capital budgeting decisions, return, risk, cost of capital, financial statement and financial leverage, dividend and payout policy and business ethical issues.

This course introduces students with the internal use of accounting information to make sound accounting decisions. It covers topics related to cost determination and flow, cost profit analysis, break-even analysis, budgeting from a business decision-making perspective and variance analysis.

Course Summary

This course introduces students to essential macroeconomic principles and core macroeconomic theories. The focus is on understanding the workings of three markets of a modern economy: the goods market, the money market and the labor market. The goal is to learn how to think critically about the economy using formal tools such as algebraic and statistical models. Hence, we will be making use of a fair share of our knowledge of basic algebra and calculus as well as graphs and statistical indicators. Discussions of contemporary macroeconomic policy and extensive references to current economic issues faced by the US and global economies will be one aspect of class instruction. A successful student will become, by the end of the semester, familiar with current debates on fiscal and monetary policy, fiscal deficits and the global economy. To this end, you will be asked to read articles from economic journals and newspapers such the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal.

Course Objectives:

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

•          Explain essential economic principles, main macroeconomic concerns and know how to calculate basic macroeconomic indicators.

•          Explain essential economic principles that underlie the workings of the goods market, the money market and the labor market in a modern economy.

•          Analyze the mechanism and channels through which fiscal and monetary policies affect the macroeconomy.

•          Evaluate and synthesize current economic debates on macroeconomic policy intervention.

•          Use simple macroeconomic models to analyze an economy and to derive the effects of exogenous shocks on output, employment and the price level.

•          Explain different perspectives in macroeconomics

This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and standards of Economics. Several important concepts will be studied in detail, including theories and model of economics, scarcity and choice in one, two or more persons, demand in product, supply in product, market equilibrium, the price system, supply and demand analysis, market efficiency, price elasticity of demand, calculating elasticity, household choice in output and input markets and the production process. The course helps to instill in students a fascination with both the functioning of the economy and the power and breadth of economics. Students will come away with a basic understanding of how market economies function, an appreciation for the things they do well and poorly. The art and science of economic thinking and the look at some policy and even personal decisions in a different way is the main goal of this course.

Course Goals

·       Discuss the fundamentals of economic methods, theories, and models.

·       Describe microeconomics, macroeconomics and the diverse fields of economics.

·       Discuss scarcity, choice and opportunity cost in a one or more-person economy.

·       Discuss factors that affect demand and the demand curve.

·       Explain the principles of market equilibrium.

·       Describe the function of price rationing.

·       Discuss the fundamentals of the price elasticity of demand

·       Distinguish between four types of elasticity

·       Discuss the relationship between budget constraint and household demand.

·       Identify the factors that affect the three basic decisions of profit-maximizing firms.



This course introduces students to essential macroeconomic principles and core macroeconomic theories. The focus is on understanding the workings of three markets of a modern economy: the goods market, the money market and the labor market. The goal is to learn how to think critically about the economy using formal tools such as algebraic and statistical models. Hence, we will be making use of a fair share of our knowledge of basic algebra and calculus as well as graphs and statistical indicators. Discussions of contemporary macroeconomic policy and extensive references to current economic issues faced by the US and global economies will be one aspect of class instruction. A successful student will become, by the end of the semester, familiar with current debates on fiscal and monetary policy, fiscal deficits and the global economy. To this end, you will be asked to read articles from economic journals and newspapers such the Financial Times or the Wall Street Journal.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

•          Explain essential economic principles, main macroeconomic concerns and know how to calculate basic macroeconomic indicators.

•          Explain essential economic principles that underlie the workings of the goods market, the money market and the labor market in a modern economy.

•          Analyze the mechanism and channels through which fiscal and monetary policies affect the macroeconomy.

•          Evaluate and synthesize current economic debates on macroeconomic policy intervention.

•          Use simple macroeconomic models to analyze an economy and to derive the effects of exogenous shocks on output, employment and the price level.

•          Explain different perspectives in macroeconomics.

This course aims at helping the students understand the basic mathematical operations and techniques that are used to solve economic and business-related problems. Real life applications introduced for better understanding of the materials.


This course teaches students to utilize statistical tools to solve practical business problems. The topics include a variety of concepts of both descriptive and inferential statistics.  The course host a collection of competences like description, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of data, in addition to probability, random variables, estimations and their applications to business frameworks. This course introduces applied statistics for business and management covering topics of estimation; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; simple regression and correlation; multiple regressions; introduction to nonparametric statistics; and goodness of fit tests and contingency analysis. The course also emphasizes the use of spreadsheets and interpretation of the output of analysis.


This course familiarizes students with the integration of key business processes within the organization’s chain members and for the purpose of adding value to it and to the offering it produces. The course will be approached from a managerial perspective where global supply chain management emphasizes on the flow of information management, the development of partnerships between various stakeholders at different stages, from the supply of raw material to the supply of finished goods to customers. As such, global supply chain management focuses on system design, operations, and on the application of decision models encompassing procurement, production, distribution, logistics and services.

This course is an introductory course to entrepreneurship.  It covers topics related to the nature and importance of entrepreneurship, forms of entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial mind and the entrepreneurial process. It also explains the process of developing successful business ideas including recognizing opportunities and generating ideas, encouraging creativity, conducting feasibility analysis, developing an effective business model, conducting industry and competitor analysis and writing/presenting a business plan.

TEOM 415/Lecture/A - Information System Analysis & Design | Credits 3.00
The course teaches students how information systems are used in a business setting to solve critical organizational issues through various information systems function. Students are also acquainted with the core advantages of properly using information systems planning and design in the objective, among other things, to develop expertise in the field, cope with ethical matters, and making sound strategic decisions.

This course provides students with some insights into real world information business processing concepts in the electronic age and the impacts it has on the organization’s functional side, the creation and commercialization of goods in a global business environment, the improvement of customer service, and the overall economy among other things. Students shall be familiarized with the landscape of online business which faces new challenges emphasizing transaction cost reduction models as an alternative to the old traditional business model and encompassing latest technological developments and creating sustainable competitive advantages.

This course examines the international environment for business and offers theoretical and practical background to implement strategies and marketing for successfully penetrating international markets and managing international firms. The course covers theories of international trade, foreign direct investment, international financial institutions, differences in political economy and culture, barriers to trade, foreign exchange, and business-government relations

This course tackles accounting issues, principles and reporting practices pertaining to governmental and non-profit organizations. Students are familiarized with state and local accounting, use different types of funds, state budget appropriation, means of control, and with the analysis and reporting of governmental and non-profit organization financial statements.

This course focuses on reporting of current and long-term liabilities, stockholders’ equity, retained earnings, dilutive securities, intangible assets and EPS. In addition, students will be acquainted with income taxes concepts, accounting for pension, and leases, and changes and error analyses.

This course introduces students to the corporate social responsibility’s concepts and issues from social, cultural and economic perspectives and the conflicts that can arise between corporate values and interests. It focuses on the public responsibility an organization undertakes within the community, the obligations to the environment and the ethical challenges it faces as part of its sustainability and business strategy, and beyond its traditional goals of generating profit and growth.

Color plays an important role in our lives, and everyone interacts with it on a daily basis. Color conveys visual information, and can affect us physically as well as psychologically. Understand more about color, color theory, composition, and how you can use it, experiment and explore in an informal studio environment with students from a variety of disciplines. Also, this course aims to extend students painting skills, idea generation and cultivating originality, painting movements, develop their art and critical practices, broaden their understanding and abilities to make and discuss art. By the end of this course, students will present their painting portfolio.

This course provides an overview of the right to suitable food in the context of the promotion and protection of the international human rights. The course introduces students to basic nutrition concepts for health and fitness. Also, emphasizes current dietary recommendations for maximizing well-being and minimizing risk of chronic disease. Includes unique nutrition needs for selected stages of the lifecycle, methods for evaluating creditability of nutrition claims, basic elements of food safety, diet for exercise and sports, and personal dietary evaluation techniques. Specific topics will focus on economic, social and cultural rights of importance to food security and nutritional. 


This course teaches students how to critically and effectively access, analyze, evaluate and create various digital media messages. The course builds on the concept on information literacy and frames it within the digital and new media paradigm. It teaches the essential new media production skills and knowledge needed to create digital media messages for their studies and research, including principles of digital design, photo manipulation, video/audio production, blogging and podcasting. Simultaneously, students learn how to analyze media messages, understand the underlying forces that contribute to shaping those messages, and explore how media shape politics, culture, and society.

This course alerts students to the rules and regulations of the university; it also alerts students to university expectations, and the differences between rote learning and self-motivation; it offers guidelines to enable students to make a more informed career choice. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs.


The primary purpose of this course is to make research and discovery an attractive proposition, and the Library a contributor to the experience. It will deal with plagiarism, simple research questions, note-taking, term-paper formatting, and referencing. The course may serve as an introduction to “Research Methods” courses offered in the system.


This course tackles the fundamental laws and principles of physics with emphasis on the application of physical principles to the problems of architecture. It focuses on kinematics, natural laws of motion, rotational motion and torques, static equilibrium and its application to the case of real structures, conservation of energy, and waves.