The Department of General Education (GE) is a crucial department as it acts as the bridge between the Foundation Program offered by the CEAP and the Major Programs offered by the Computer Science and Mathematics Department and the Business Department. Students pursuing their bachelor’s and associate degrees must take nearly 25%-30% of their credits through these courses to acquire the University degree as required by the American affiliates. The Department offers a breadth of knowledge and skills to the students through interdisciplinary courses in Communication, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Natural Sciences. All course syllabi are up to date with new trends, methodologies, and formative assessments that ensure that learning outcomes are met with.

Collective expertise of international educators aims to stimulate innovative ideas and develop communicative competence that enriches students. By offering a multidimensional learning experience and fostering interdisciplinary connections and explorations, students are equipped with the spirit of enquiry, and skills such as critical thinking, effective communication, and problem-solving. These courses reshape their outlook on learning and enable them to look at the world through a transdisciplinary lens, which is vital for their academic and professional development.

Our Vision and Mission


Enable students to reshape their outlook on learning to
  • look beyond their areas of specializations towards the world outside
  • develop holistically and be lifelong learners
  • equip them with diverse skill sets and an appropriate mindset to navigate the complexities of their professional and personal life


Provide an academic environment that

  • promotes intellectual skills
  • promotes research skills
  • fosters critical thinking
  • inculcates social competencies
  • develops transferable and generic skills
  • promotes knowledge of culture, science, and society

Department Contact

Dr Aarati Mujumdar

Head of Department

Main Campus – Second Floor

  • Communication
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences
  • Natural Sciences

To acquire an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree from MCBS, students must take nearly 25%-30% of the credits offered by the Department of General Education. All courses are either required or elective depending on the degree audit of the students. The courses are categorized into Communication, Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural Sciences. Courses under the category of Communication are Required courses while courses under other categories are Electives. The pass grade for the required courses is C- while for the Electives is D.

The Department of General Education does not offer programs, however all the active courses offered by the department are listed below under four heads.


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ENG 101English Composition 13
ENG 102English Composition 23
ENG 212Business Writing3
ENG 213Technical Writing3
ENG 214Business Writing (Commercial Law)3

Natural Sciences

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
BIO 100General Biology3
PHY 1How Things Work3

Social Sciences

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ECON 110Principles of Microeconomics3
ECON 120Principles of Macroeconomics3
EDU 132Personal Health3
ENT 201Entrepreneurship - Creativity and Innovation3
HIST 100History of Islamic Science3
POLSCI 140Public Administration3
POLSCI 180International Relations3
POLSCI 1820Global Issues3
PSYCH 003Introduction to Psychology3
PSYCH 160Social Psychology3
SOC 10Introduction to Sociology3
SOC 120Social Issues3
SOC 140Critical Thinking3
SOC 1311Social Change3


Course CodeCourse NameCredits
ARA 100Elementary Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers3
ARA 110Arabic for Native speakers3
COM 030Interpersonal Communication3
COM 040Intercultural Communication3
ENG 105Introduction to Public Speaking3
ENG 106Introduction to Public Speaking (Commercial Law)3
ENG 112Topics in Writing3
ENG 120Introduction to Literature3
ENG 140World Literature3
ENG 220Introduction to Literary Studies3
ENG 250Critical Reading3
HIST 250Islam in the modern World3
PHIL 154Business Ethics3
PHIL 160Formal Logic3
PHIL 258Computers and Ethics3
TRAN 200Topics in Translation3