Department of General Education

What is General Education?

General Education offers to the students’ breadth of knowledge and skills to be successful in this rapidly changing world. The department acts as a bridge between the Foundation program and the specialisations of the Major courses.

Students have to take these courses to acquire the University degree as required by the American affiliates of the College. The wide-ranging courses offered help students to widen their knowledge, develop their analytical and critical thinking skills, be life-long learners and be ready for the job market; in short, develop themselves holistically.

  1. Communications
  2. Humanities
  3. Social Sciences
  4. Life and the Natural Sciences, and Interdisciplinary Studies

To acquire an Associate degree or a Bachelor’s degree from MCBS, students have to take 30% -60% of the courses offered by the department of General Education. All courses are either Required or Elective depending on the degree audit of the students. The pass grade for the Required courses is C- while for the Electives is D. The courses are categorised into Communication, Social Sciences, Humanities, Natural and Interdisciplinary Sciences.

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

Discipline Course Code Course Name
Communicating Skills
ENG 101 English Composition 1
ENG 102 English Composition 2
ENG 212 Business Writing
ENG 213 Technical Writing
ENG 214 Business Writing (Commercial Law)
Natural Sciences
BIO 100 General Biology
PHY 1 How Things Work
Social Sciences
ECON 110 Principles of Microeconomics
ECON 120 Principles of Macroeconomics
EDU 132 Personal Health
ENT 201 Entrepreneurship - Creativity and Innovation
POLSCI 140 Public Administration
POLSCI 180 International Relations
POLSCI 1820 Global Issues
PSYCH 003 Introduction to Psychology
PSYCH 160 Social Psychology
SOC 10 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 120 Social Issues
SOC 140 Critical Thinking
SOC 1311 Social Change
ARA 100 Elementary Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers
ARA 110 Arabic for Native speakers
COM  030 Interpersonal Communication
COM  040 Intercultural Communication
ENG 105 Introduction to Public Speaking
ENG 106 Introduction to Public Speaking (Commercial Law)
ENG 112 Topics in Writing
ENG 120 Introduction to Literature
ENG 140 World Literature
ENG 220 Introduction to Literary Studies
ENG 250 Critical Reading
HIST 100 History of Islamic Science
  HIST 250 Islam in the modern World
PHIL 154 Business Ethics
PHIL 160 Formal Logic
PHIL 258 Computers and Ethics
TRAN 200 Topics in Translation