Course Description - Pre-professional Year 1 (2nd Sem)

THE PRE-PROFESSIONAL YEAR 1 (SECOND SEMESTER) 

ENGL 111 - ENGLISH COMMUNICATION SKILLS II
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (2 credits)

Course Description


This is a four-month course in oral and written communication designed for students in their second semester of the Pre-Professional Program. It emphasizes the development of listening and speaking skills essential for daily communication tasks inside and outside of the classroom. It also includes regular composition exercises to give students writing practice at the paragraph level. The approach is multi-skilled; all four language skills are developed systematically and new vocabulary is integrated into thematically arranged units. The course is divided into two components: Oral Skills Lab and Writing Workshops.

 

ENGL 112 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE STRUCTURES AND DRILLS II
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (2 credits) - (4 hrs/week)

Course Description


This course is the second half of the Intermediate Language Structures and Drills sequence. It includes a review of the simple noun phrase, pronouns, count and non-count nouns, article usage and quantifiers, and covers modal auxiliary verbs and passive constructions appropriate for academic and scientific writing. It also provides students with a brief introduction to complex sentence structure, focusing primarily on the adjective clause and gerunds and infinitives. Throughout the course, grammatical structures are presented through an active oral approach and reinforced through extensive drill practice, guided conversation exercises and daily written homework assignments.

 

ENGL 113 - ENGLISH ACADEMIC READING AND VOCABULARY II
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (2 credits) - (4 hrs/week)

Course Description


This course is the second half of the Intermediate Academic Reading and Vocabulary sequence. It emphasizes the development of reading and critical thinking skills essential for academic studies at the university level. Vocabulary development is also stressed throughout the program. Glossary lists are used along with the reading passages in the core textbooks and students are taught word building strategies. They are also taught how to infer the meaning of unknown words from context and are encouraged to use an English-English dictionary. Reading skills are reinforced through regular in-class activities and homework assignments.

 

ARBC 111 - ARABIC LANGUAGE SKILLS II
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (2 Credits)

Course Description

 

The course aims at developing the writing skills of the students, starting at the word level and proceeding to the sentence, paragraph and essay levels. The course includes an introduction to Arabic editing terms and presents a definition of writing. It also covers the different modes of writing and the historical stages of recording written Arabic. The course also handles the components of writing such as the word, the sentence and the paragraph. It discusses the style and the characteristics of eloquent writing. The students also do literary analysis that includes prose and poetry, and receive training in writing summaries, letters and reports.

 

BIOL 101 - BIOLOGY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (2 Credits)

Course Description

This is an introductory course that aims to introduce students to the basic principles and concepts of biology. The course emphasizes the molecular and cellular basis of life, biochemical processes, cellular structure and function, cell growth and division. It also includes an introduction to viruses and bacteria. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the cellular and molecular levels.

 

CHEM 101 - CHEMISTRY FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
Credit Hours: 4
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2

This course is divided into two parts: 

Part 1 : General Chemistry
The fundamentals of chemistry are covered in this part. Topics include chemical foundations, chemical composition and stoichiometry, classification of chemical reactions, atomic structure and periodic table, chemical bonding and molecular structure, major definitions of acids, bases and buffers, solution chemistry, liquids and solids, and intermolecular attractions.

Part 2 : Organic Chemistry
The organic chemistry part provides a broad introduction to the basic principles, theories and applications of the chemistry of carbon compounds. Topics include modern structural theory, organic nomenclature, stereochemistry, an introduction to functional group chemistry, preparation, reactions of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, cyclic hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, aromatic compounds, ethers, epoxides, alcohols, phenols, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids and derivatives, and amines. The organic part also provides an introduction to the chemistry of aromatic compounds.

 

PHYS 101 - PHYSICS FOR HEALTH SCIENCES
Course Length: 15 Weeks
Semester: 2 (4 Credits)

Course Description

A study of some of the major concepts and laws of classical and modern physics which will provide students with a foundation for understanding, at a conceptual level, the natural phenomena and technological applications encountered in medical fields (EKG, X-ray, CAT scan, Human eye, Endoscopes, Lasik, Radiation Therapy, etc.) and everyday life (GPS, Energy, Power, Sound Waves, Superconductivity, Global Warming, Ozone Layer, Radiation, Nuclear Reactors, Ipods, etc.).

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