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Program Structure

Outline of the General Education Model (38 - 42 Credit Hours)*

Cluster 1: Values to Live By (6 Credit Hours)

Required:

  • Islam [ISLM 1103 Islamic Culture] (3 Cr. Hrs.)

Choose one course from this area:

  • Ethics [from a list of approved courses] (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Cluster 2: Skills for Life (9 Credit Hours)

Choose two courses from the first area and one from the second area:

  • English Communication Skills [from a list of approved courses] (2 courses – 6 Cr. Hrs.): One course emphasizing academic writing plus one emphasizing spoken English. For 2016 cohort onwards, the spoken English course is replaced by University 101 Information Literacy course.
  • Thinking Skills [from a list of approved courses] (3 Cr. Hrs.)


Cluster 3: The Human Community (11-12 Credit Hours)

Required:

  • HSS 105 Emirates Studies (3 Cr. Hrs.) 

Choose one course (3 Cr. Hrs.) from each of the following three areas: 

  • Social and Behavioral Sciences [from a list of approved courses]
  • Humanities/Fine Arts [from a list of approved courses]
  • The Global Experience [from a list of approved courses]


Cluster 4: The Natural World (9 Credit Hours)

Choose one course (3 Cr. Hrs.) from the first area and two from the second:

  • Mathematics and Statistics [from a list of approved courses]
  • Natural Sciences [from a list of approved courses in Physics, Astronomy, Chemistry, Geology, Biology, Ecology, Food Science, Nutrition, Animal Science, Marine Science, etc.]


Cluster 5: capstone Experience (3-6 Credit Hours depending on the specialization program)

Every program must include an approved capstone experience. Normally, the capstone would conclude at the end of the student's senior year.

Aug 30, 2016