Available courses

    This self-paced course is aimed primarily at AZMUni staff who are new to Moodle as well as those wishing to brush up on their knowledge.
    The course introduces key ideas and tools enabling participants to construct or improve their own Moodle courses

    To enrol yourself onto this course, please click on the course title- once on the course page, you will see the option 'Enrol me on this course' on the left of the page.

    This is an advanced level course that provides more opportunities for overall general language development in the four skills of listening, reading, and writing, as well as in understanding and critically discussing contemporary global issues, the course will build on the skills and the understanding of the academic norms that were fostered in English Communication Skills I and will help learners acquire the skills necessary to produce more extensive analytical and evaluative term papers.


    This course provides a micro-level analysis of behavior of individuals and groups within their organizations, and the influence that the environment has on such behavior patterns. Accordingly, the course helps individuals understand the different roles people play in the firm irrespective of functional affiliation and to gain an appreciation and understanding of the entangled interplay and interactions between people, structure, environment and other organizational dimensions.


    Accounting II expands on what the student learns in Accounting I by focusing on corporate accounting. This course discusses how corporations are structured and formed with an emphasis on corporate characteristics. Stocks, bonds, notes, purchase investments and analysis of financial statements are included, as well as an in-depth look at managerial accounting. Statements of cash flow, budgets, and budget management are also examined. Prerequisite: ACCO 202 Financial Accounting I.


    This course is a resource platform for all students participating in the 2020 Hult Prize Challenge at Azm University. It includes information about all events related to the competition like seminars, workshops, panels, semi-final, final, etc, which will be conducted to help students generate and develop their ideas. It also contains some important resources like articles, presentations, web links that are useful to the students for their projects.

    This course serves as a platform for all resources related to the 2019 Student Entrepreneur National Competition 2019, organized by AUF as part of their DEEL Program.

    Please feel free to self-enroll as a student or as a guest.

    This course is a resource platform for all students participating in the 2019 Hult Prize Competition at Azm University. It includes information about all events related to the competition like seminars, workshops, panels, semi-final, final, etc, which will be conducted to help students generate and develop their ideas. It also contains some important resources like articles, presentations, web links that are useful to the students for their projects.

    This course is intended to be used to manage the process of submitting, filtering, selecting business ideas from Azm university students to the Theemar Business Idea Competition

    This course serves as a platform for all resources related to the 2020 Student Entrepreneur National Competition, organized by AUF as part of their DEEL Program.

    Please feel free to self-enroll as a student or as a guest.


    This course is a requirement core course for first year architecture and interior design students. The course is a foundation design course, through which students experiment and explore the basic principle rules of composition and relationships between the architectural space constituents and the factors affecting, shaping the architectural space definition and experience.


    This remedial course is aimed at revising and developing basic mathematics skills for architecture students to equip them in understanding structural concepts, complex forms and geometry. This module will cover the fundamental concepts of mathematics that are applicable to architecture and engineering concepts, including: algebra, trigonometry, integration, geometric vectors in three dimensions, matrices, lines and planes, analytic geometry and differential calculus. This course is a pre-requisite to Arch 205 – Statics and Mechanics of Materials.
    The studio addresses the contemporary urge of urban insertions and adopting a theoretical and methodological approach as response to the social, cultural, economic and technological forces and implications on the urban form.
    The studio engages issues of structure, circulation organization, materiality and tectonics of the design set within a large scale urban context where the exploration of the urban fabric from its historical, morphological and typological dimensions, form the catalyst behind the type and the program of the architectural intervention.
    This course - requirement course for second year architecture and interior design students - is the second in the series of history of architecture, preceded by ARCH 307 World History of Architecture I.
    The objective of this course is to provide a broad overview of the discipline of architecture: its history, theories, methodologies; its manners of thinking and working rather than a chronological survey, the course will be organized thematically, with examples drawn from a range of historical periods as well as contemporary practice. Through lectures, readings, and discussions every student will acquire a working knowledge of key texts, buildings and architectural concepts.
    The ambition is to develop thinking strategies that will help young architects make design decisions and better appreciate the richness of the material world as well as to understand the political and social implications of every architectural production.
    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.
    The course is a continuation and intensification of Statics and Mechanics of Materials course (ARCH 205). The course introduces students to the tools used to analyze structures. The overarching goal of the course is to advance the understanding of structural behavior and to enhance the ability to apply structural analysis methods to structural systems. It tackles the fundamentals of structural analysis including types of loads, the internal loadings in structural elements and deflection of structures. Students will conduct also various structural design experiments related to the topics that they have learned during lectures. This course is a pre-requisite to Arch 306 – Building Structures and Seismic Design.
    Building on the skills acquired in sketching and technical drawing, this course shall develop the fundamentals of architectural communication depicted through the abstract and system thinking, spatial training, abstract visualization, and visual training. Accordingly, the course is expected to explore the two-way stream between conceptual/abstract and systemic thinking on one hand and abstract representation on the other. More specifically and upon the successful completion of this course, students will be able to exploit the different characteristics of the medium in use, analyze architecture design and represent graphically its essential characteristics, masterfully apply the principles of graphic composition, and understand and apply the principles governing the relationship between conceptual thinking and abstract representation. Building curiosity (hunger for knowledge) and perusal of questions through applied research form the backbone of the course.

    Statistics techniques for business students

    This course instructs students on different communication formats and styles within the work environment, and how to adjust to each one.

    This course teaches students specific fundamental tools enabling them to formulate and implement organizational integrative strategies in the objective of creating and sustaining a competitive advantage in a global context and in the purpose of satisfying the needs of its various stakeholders. In addition, students will examine and evaluate the impact of innovation and creativity on the organization’s offerings and strategic positioning.


    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. 


    This course provides a thorough coverage of various marketing research tools along an applied orientation, including a systematic analysis of the steps comprising the marketing research process, starting with research problem definition and terminating with data collection, analysis, and presentation. Topics covered include qualitative methods for exploratory research design, descriptive research design, causal research design, questionnaire design, sampling design in addition to measuring and scaling.


    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.

    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 helps students to capitalize on the entrepreneurship way of thinking and approach to initiate and develop new business and venture. Students will also learn to deal with usual matters and threats related to the survival of the new venture and how to successfully grow within the context of very competitive and evolving markets.


    This course constitutes a rigorous program that focuses on enhancing the application of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing.  This course is designed to help learners develop and more so intensively apply the basic skills they will need later on in their studies.  Learners will read and understand a variety of texts, write well-structured and coherent compare-contrast, cause-effect, and argumentative paragraphs with minimal grammatical, mechanical, and lexical errors as they progress towards writing well-organized academic essays, and comfortably use basic listening and speaking skills in their discussions and presentations.  As this is more of a communicative skills enhancing course, learners will be extensively indulged in experimenting with and experiencing the English language.

    A major focus of this course is to help learners develop the language and communicative skills needed to express the main functions used in academic discourse.  In this course, learners read, discuss, and analyze intermediate course texts, enrich their vocabulary, practice definitions, and clearly discuss both orally and in accurate and well-organized academic paragraphs similarities, point out differences, and state causes and effects of different topics.

    Moreover, this course helps learners develop their confidence and effectiveness in using spoken English in a range of academic situations as well as develop their academic listening skills.  Particular effort is put to help learners improve their pronunciation of English as they are provided with ample opportunities to listen to authentic speeches and recordings and then analyze them in terms of their phonological features (individual sounds and stress patterns) and also to practice speaking using the language studied.

    Using self and peer-editing, learners will also find this course extremely helpful in developing their writing skills as they are required to deal with error analysis and substantial grammatical and mechanical topics.


    In this course, particular care is given to support beginner learners in building up a strong foundation of basic language and learning skills.  Learners will be introduced to the basic structures of the English language and will be given continuous support to develop the minimum required in the four skills of listening, reading, speaking, and writing.  At the end of this level, learners will be able to listen to, read, analyze, and understand simple beginner to lower-intermediate level texts, have simple conversations about basic matters, and to write short narrative and descriptive paragraphs with minimal grammatical and mechanical errors.

    It focuses on strengthening individual learners’ foundations for the use of the four communicative skills.  This course is designed to help learners further develop and apply the basic skills they will need to build on in order to progress in their English language acquisition.  Using extensive lower-intermediate to intermediate level reading material, learners will be guided in their effort to analyze, discover, and explain as many language lessons as possible as they progress in their abilities to communicate in English.  Learners will also experiment with a variety of listening material, simple descriptive and process paragraph writing and editing, and speaking opportunities.  In this course again, learners will be given ample time and chances to get comfortable in their efforts to familiarize themselves with the English language.

    The course aims at acquainting the student with general principles of healthy nutrition by providing adequate knowledge regarding major nutrients, their needs, metabolism, and biological importance. By the end of the course, students will understand the bases for sound nutrition, be aware of the most important nutritional problems in the community, their causes, and know ways of management of these problems.  


    This course is designed for students who are new to programming, and want to learn how to build Android apps. Android is a software stack for mobile devices that includes an operating system, middleware and key applications. The Android Software Development Kit (SDK) provides the tools and the Application Program Interfaces (APIs) necessary to begin developing applications on the Android platform using the Java programming language. The course will introduce the basics of the mobile application development for the Android platform, Android application components, Activities and their lifecycle, UI design, Multimedia, 2D graphics and networking support in Android. Students will learn skills for creating and deploying Android applications.


    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 of diversification instruments. 


    The course addresses basic skills and competencies 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.

    The objective of this course is to enable students to pursue greater proficiency in a variety of computer programs and operating systems, with particular focus on those widely used, such as those subsumed under Microsoft Office and Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Instructor will gauge the aptitude of the students and, time permitting, may offer a basic introduction to Photoshop. Students will also be alerted to the significance of the ICDL certificate.

    The course presents the theoretical background, approaches, principles and techniques of teaching and assessing mathematics in the elementary school. 


    The course provides an introduction to the field of guidance and counseling. It emphasizes the role of the counselor in a variety of settings, including the school and community, as well as the tools and strategies used in those settings. 


    The course introduces children’s literature as a medium for teaching all subject matter in the elementary school. It focuses on the different genres, their characteristics and implementation techniques in the classroom. The course discusses traditional and contemporary literature.


    The course examines the different types and methods of assessment such as summative, formative, authentic and standardized testing. Students construct and analyze assessment tools. Implications on teaching and learning are emphasized. 


    This course provides a critical overview of key aspects of child development (physical, psychosocial, and cognitive) from theories and research from the pioneers in the field that span conception to the transition to kindergarten. Important contexts that shape children’s development will also be a major focus of this course, such as family, child care, socioeconomic and policy influences. 


    This course focuses on teaching as a profession which affects the social, cultural and philosophical dimensions of communities. The course examines the education sector as a factor for mobilizing change in the local, regional and international contexts.


    In this course students explore topics such as democracy, political ideologies and political culture, it asks where our political values, and ideas. The course also develops a strong link between the theory and practice of politics, and helps students better understand the world by strengthening their capacity for critical thinking and undertaking research. Overall, this course provides students with useful tools for the exploration and discussion of political problems. Theoretical concepts and their application are examined.
    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.

    This program focuses on building strong foundations for the use of the four skills of reading, listening, speaking, and writing. This program is designed to help learners develop and apply the basic skills they will need to build on in order to progress in their English language acquisition. In this course, learners will be introduced to the basic structures of the English language. Through extensive material and practice, learners will be guided in their effort to become better able to communicate in English.  They will experiment with a variety of listening material, reading texts, paragraph writing and editing, and speaking opportunities.  This is more of an experiential-learning based communicative skills building course in which learners will be given ample time and chances to get comfortable in their efforts to familiarize themselves with the English language. 


    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.


    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 are also introduced for better understanding of the materials.

    This course introduces the basic concepts of descriptive and inferential statistics, with an emphasis on primary data analysis and visualization. Throughout this semester, the students will learn how to effectively collect, understand, and analyze data. Topics include: methods for collecting and summarizing data, sampling methods, quantitative and qualitative variables, frequency and probability calculations, and data analysis interpretation.


    BUSS 310/Lecture/A - Internship | Credits 0.00 
    This course is an introduction to the professional practice. It involves a documented practical experience of a two-month’s period in a professional firm that is approved by the Faculty.

    MGMT 306/Lecture/A - Human Resource Mangement | Credits 3.00 
    This course introduces students to the management of human resources in organizations. Students are exposed to human resource management strategies and practices and how to apply them in all types and sizes of organizations in the global environment. This course nurtures an understanding of the entire human capital management cycle as a major strategic asset, including the process of acquiring, training, appraising, and compensating employees and attending to their labor relations, health and safety, and fairness concerns.

    MGMT 410/Lecture/A - System & Total Quality Management | Credits 3.00 
    This course introduces students to the quality management concept and principles. Students are also familiarized with the fundamental theories and models created by Deming, Prize, Juran, Baldrige and others and with the recent systems that are applied to implement and monitor quality and the impact it has on an organization’s performance and business success. This course tackles various issues that usually arise in industries such as improvement in production processes, customer service approaches, cost reduction and process effectiveness and efficiency, team management, and employees’ development.

    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 provides students with some insights into real world information business processing concepts in the electronic age and the impacts it has on the organizations’ 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 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 elasticities, 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.


    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 morphabality 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.

    This course is an introduction to the basic language of visualization and conceptual reading/representation of architecture and the built environment offering a shared inventory of mental and manual skills to enable students to further their research and applications in their future design work. The course stresses on experimentation through the exploration of the relationship between the idea or the object of representation and its graphic depiction through a particular set of media, materials, and techniques. It shall be dedicated to introducing the tools of communication, such as perspective and the behavior of light and shadow, and exposing students to the different media inviting them to learn their essential characteristics and potentials. Media that shall be focused on are pencil, charcoal, with concentration on freehand sketching.  Students are also expected to acquire and appreciate the values of neatness and graphic composition.

    his Design Studio is the first of a chain of studios that foster research and innovation in architecture design. It is focused on the development of analytical and technical skills for perceiving, understanding, and manipulating spatial definitions and relationships, in light of the investigation results of the students’ immediate context to unravel direct, unfulfilled, and latent stakeholders needs. Rather than enforcing a generic formal premise, students shall learn to progressively develop innovative solutions based on responding to a specific user needs, what the site and the natural environment have to offer, and exploiting the properties of the material(s) they use.

    Students shall investigate, first, different activities in an urban living towards the development of innovative solutions and then the subject of these investigations shall change to encompass different types of a dwelling.


    This Design Studio is the first of a chain of studios that foster research and innovation in architecture design. It is focused on the development of analytical and technical skills for perceiving, understanding, and manipulating spatial definitions and relationships, in light of the investigation results of the students’ immediate context to unravel direct, unfulfilled, and latent stakeholders needs. Rather than enforcing a generic formal premise, students shall learn to progressively develop innovative solutions based on responding to a specific user needs, what the site and the natural environment have to offer, and exploiting the properties of the material(s) they use.

    Students shall investigate, first, different activities in an urban living towards the development of innovative solutions and then the subject of these investigations shall change to encompass different types of a dwelling.


    This course applies with students the fundamental concepts of creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the application of tools in Revit architecture. The Autodesk Revit platform offers a wide range of functionality, and supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. During this course and by working on and towards a comprehensive design project, students will learn to create an intelligent 3D virtual model that represents building facilities, and to integrate project data across the full range of architectural documents. Furthermore, students will learn to apply a comprehensive set of analysis leading to a more informed and sound design decisions. In the process, students will carry a complete overview of all building parts and building performance on structural, thermal, and lighting levels. By the end of this course, students are expected to understand the core concept of BIM to apply it to their own projects and design practices.


    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 including: file management, Cartesian coordinates system, drawing setup, drawing aids, layer usage, drawing 2D geometric shapes, editing objects, array, text applications, dimensions and dimension variables, paper space and viewports, templates, external references, and printing/plotting.

    In World History of Architecture I, the new pedagogy of teaching History of Architecture is manifested by two main intertwined threads:. The first is a deviation from the conventional chronological historical survey through following a THEMATIC categorization of the concept of DWELLING with its main trilogy of HOUSES OF MAN, GOD, and THE DEAD as the main thematic divisions of the course. The second is the inclusion of design as a tool of investigation and as an instigator for unraveling the artifacts/buildings’ hidden layers. The course investigates new means for studying ARCHITECTURE and DESIGN through the history of architecture. While revisiting historical precedents within this trilogy, we shall strive to decipher, experiment, and discover the “why” located in the past, looked at through both a contemporary eye and the language of architecture communication be it 2D drawings (plans, sections, diagrams) and/or 3D conceptual models.


    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.

    The course seeks to deliver competences in acoustics for the design of architectural spaces so that the acoustic environment fulfills the requirements from community and users. Competences cover the understanding of the effect of noise loads from internal and external sources and the use of theoretical and empirical methods to deal with sound insulation issues. It will also develop skills on room acoustics, i.e. the understanding of how sound spreads in volumes and what it takes to achieve desired sound quality in rooms by using modelling and analysis.


    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 addresses the review of concrete and steel structural systems, and the selection of specific applications for structural design projects applicable to a real life situation. This course also tackles the fundamentals of reinforced concrete and steel design methods used in current engineering practice. The comparison between theoretical design and code compliance (Concrete/ACI, Steel/AISC) for detailed design is covered as well.


    This course seeks to develop informed intuition for structures by emphasizing underlying concepts and synergy of form and structure and encourage creative design integration. The course also aims to convey engineering concepts for analyzing of basic structures and for an effective communication with engineers. Students will conduct also various design experiments related to the topics that they have learned during lectures. This course is a pre-requisite for course Arch 225 – Structural Mechanics and Analysis.


    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 a prerequisite for MATH110 course.


    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 momentum and energy, properties of materials, waves and electricity.

    Design Thinking Course provides the tools needed to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities. This course offers an immersive experience into design thinking – an empathy-based, human-centered, and rapid prototype-driven methodology for innovation. Design thinking helps to tackle challenges such as the creation of new products, technological innovation, services, business models, experiences, processes and/or systems.


    This course is designed to investigate and apply the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness and other health-related factors. Emphasis is placed on wellness through the study of nutrition, weight control, stress management, and consumer facts on exercise and fitness.
     

    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. Headhunters and HR personnel are invited to inform students of market needs and requirements. The course also informs students about communication etiquette (including e-mail etiquette), as well as writing and formatting of CVs. 

     

    Organized in modules, the course will expose students to the library resources and services available at Azm University. The course 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 to avoid plagiarism and cite sources will follow.


    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.


    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.

    The objective of this course is to enable students to pursue greater proficiency in a variety of computer programs and operating systems, with particular focus on those widely used, such as those subsumed under Microsoft Office and Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher. Instructor will gauge the aptitude of the students and, time permitting, may offer a basic introduction to Photoshop. Students will also be alerted to the significance of the ICDL certificate.

    This introductory course helps students develop the mathematical skills they need to understand and deal with the different concepts in their studies at Arts and Science.


    The course presents the theoretical background, approaches, principles and techniques of teaching and assessing science in the elementary school.

    The course presents methods for managing classrooms effectively so that student learning is maximized. Methods range from organizing time, materials, and classroom space to strategies for managing individual and large group student behaviors, for regular and special education classrooms.


    The course provides an understanding of reading development from emergent to fluent, methods of reading instruction, and reading assessment procedures. Theories and concepts involved in the process of reading, including phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension are emphasized.  


    The course provides an overview of key principles and theories of curriculum development and design. Using the Lebanese curriculum as a focus example, the course explores the components of curriculum, with a particular emphasis on planning procedures, teaching methods, and instructional strategies. 



    This is a course which combines theory and practice teaching. It presents the theoretical background, approaches, principles and techniques of teaching and assessing English as a foreign language in the elementary school. The course requires field experience, teaching practices and responsibilities.


    This course builds on the introduction to financial accounting. It covers issues and concepts related to the American Tax Code and its application as it relates to various tax entities. The course addresses important foundation tax concepts within a Lebanese context
    This course introduces students to the basic concepts and practices of internal and external auditing, the value they provide to the organization, and the independency and ethical responsibilities they require. Students will be familiarized with the internal audit role, in addition to the way an audit assignment is conducted. Moreover, students will be acquainted with the external audit practices based on specific auditing standards, planning and reporting systems.

    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 are also introduced for better understanding of the materials.

    This introductory course to the world of business covers general topics such as basic business functions and their interrelationships, accounting, finance, management, marketing and economics.


    This course builds on the knowledge gained in Financial Accounting I and covers a range of advanced financial accounting concepts. The course is designed to help students interpret financial statements and to develop a theoretical and analytical grasp of financial accounting issues. It covers liabilities and equity investments, especially long-term debt, convertible securities, equity issuance, dividends, share repurchases, leases, and deferred tax. Related topics covered include computation of diluted earnings per share, disclosure issues, earnings management, and basic financial statement analysis of cash flows. Prerequisite: ACCO 202 Financial Accounting I.

    This course provides students with a detailed and comprehensive guidance encompassing the different tools and techniques needed at each stage of the implementation of a project from its beginning at the level of objectives to its end through various functions and deliverables such as planning, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, and monitoring with the objective of maximizing the chances of success. Prerequisites: MGMT 203 Principles of Management

    This course provides students with a detailed and comprehensive guidance encompassing the different tools and techniques needed at each stage of the implementation of a project from its beginning at the level of objectives to its end through various functions and deliverables such as: planning, scheduling, budgeting, controlling, and monitoring in the objective to maximize the chances of success.

    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.

    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.


    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

    This course 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. Major emphasis will be put on research and communication skills, of which writing papers is central.

    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.



    The studio addresses the contemporary urge of urban insertions and adopting a theoretical and methodological approach as response to the social, cultural, economic and technological forces and implications on the urban form. The studio engages issues of structure, circulation organization, materiality and tectonics of the design set within a large-scale urban context where the exploration of the urban fabric from its historical, morphological and typological dimensions forms the catalyst behind the type and the program of the architectural intervention.

    This remedial course is aimed at revising and developing basic mathematics skills for architecture students to equip them in understanding structural concepts, complex forms and geometry. This module will cover the fundamental concepts of mathematics that are applicable to architecture and engineering concepts, including: algebra, trigonometry, integration, geometric vectors in three dimensions, matrices, lines and planes, analytic geometry and differential calculus. This course is a pre-requisite to Arch 205 – Statics and Mechanics of Materials.


    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.


    The course is a continuation and intensification of Statics and Mechanics of Materials course (ARCH 205). The course introduces students to the tools used to analyze structures. The overarching goal of the course is to advance the understanding of structural behavior and to enhance the ability to apply structural analysis methods to structural systems. It tackles the fundamentals of structural analysis including types of loads, the internal loadings in structural elements and deflection of structures. Students will conduct also various structural design experiments related to the topics that they have learned during lectures. This course is a pre-requisite to Arch 315 – Concrete and Steel Design.

    This course offers an introductory overview of the principle materials used in the construction industry of today.  More specifically, the course introduces the 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.

    This course applies with students the fundamental concepts of creating Building Information Modeling (BIM) through the application of tools in Revit architecture. The Autodesk Revit platform offers a wide range of functionality, and supports a BIM workflow from concept to construction. During this course and by working on and towards a comprehensive design project, students will learn to create an intelligent 3D virtual model that represents building facilities, and to integrate project data across the full range of architectural documents. Furthermore, students will learn to apply a comprehensive set of analysis leading to a more informed and sound design decisions. In the process, students will carry a complete overview of all building parts and building performance on structural, thermal, and lighting levels. By the end of this course, students are expected to understand the core concept of BIM to apply it to their own projects and design practices.


    This design studio embodies the concept of ‘Techne’ – as knowledge related to making – to form a salient axis in fostering research and innovation in design. Working further on the development of perception, understanding, and manipulation of spatial definitions and relationships, students shall 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. Design exercises are oriented towards enhancing the students’ capability to indulge themselves in the ethics of conceptualization, problem solving and the formal making of an architectural production translated both in 2D & in 3D visual presentations (manual and digital).


    Prerequisites (ARCH 407)

    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 and its analysis through a certain number of case studies, at the end of the course the 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.



    Prerequisites (ARCH 507)


    The international internship is an opportunity for students to gain practical experience in a new environment and expand their knowledge and skills as well as their professional networks. This allows them to advance their pursuit of a career by offering them new perspectives and possibilities.  By the end of this course students will be able to:

    ·        Integrate work experience with professional development and personal growth

    ·        Reflect critically on their contributions to their internship organization

    ·        Work effectively and collegially as a part of a team

    ·        Analyze the transnational and intercultural dimensions of their host agency work

    During this internship, students have to be involved in all design stages as well as site visits, documentation, client presentation, meetings, clerical work and administration tasks in order to gain insight into the day-to-day functioning of a firm.  

    This internship program is an important aspect of students’ professional development and leadership skills. The practical experience gained is expected to complement and enhance the academic program.

    Students must document this experience by submitting a weekly report and a portfolio as well as a pre-defined list on approved executed task from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The dean approval on the host company is mandatory.   It is recommended that students try to gain professional work experience early and often beyond the fourth required internship. The more students understand the role of architects in practice, the more they can leverage their learning.


    This internship is a 2 months, full-time summer work experience under the direct supervision of a registered architect. The aim is to provide students the opportunity to experience a working environment in an architecture firm in order to observe and apply their knowledge and skills. Students have the option to be involved in the variety of design stages from the preliminary conceptual design stage all through execution drawings and detailing. Students must document this experience by submitting a report and a portfolio with letters of recommendation from the supervising architect to the instructor of record. The faculty will assist students in their search for appropriate internship experiences; however, it is the students' responsibility to secure employment. The faculty approval on the host company is mandatory.  


    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.


    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 momentum and energy, properties of materials, waves and electricity.