Available courses

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.

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 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 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.

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.


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.