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General Education Electives

ADM 120 - Microeconomics (3 Credits)
An overview of the modern market economy as a system for dealing with the problem of scarcity. Operation and decision-making of economic units; supply, demand and resource allocation; analysis of various market and industry structures; shortages, controls, social costs and benefits; international trade; comparative systems.
BIO310 - Biotechnology (2 Credits)
It is a field of applied biology that involves the use of living organisms and bioprocesses in engineering, technology, medicine and other fields requiring biological products. Biotechnology also utilizes these products for manufacturing purpose. Modern use of similar terms includes genetic engineering as well as cell and tissue culture technologies. This course should cover the principles and the applications of new technology to plants and microbial organisms. The students would learn more about the use of genetically engineered products to solve environmental problems.
ADM 115 - Introduction to Law and Constitutional Law (3 Credits)
BIO130 - Ecology (2 Credits)
BIO380 - Research Methods (2 Credits)
LIT 150 - Introduction to Political Science (3 Credits)
تبحث هذه المادة في عوامل الصراع السياسي بشتى أنواع. كما وتتطق إلى أطر وسائل الكفاح وذلك ربطاً بطبقية الأنظمة السياسية الحاكمة. وتركز على عوامل الصراع التالية: العامل الديمغرافي، الجغرافي، الاقتصادي، الثقافي، النفسي. وبخصوص أطر الكفاح فيتم التركيز على الكفاح السلمي والحربي.
LIT 160 - Introductory Islamic Economy (3 Credits)
BCH200 - Toxicology and Environmental Science (3 Credits)
BCH205 - Kinetic Chemistry and Thermodynamics (3 Credits)

Major Requirements

BCH240 - Biochemistry I (3 Credits)
Biochemistry of nucleic acids, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids with an emphasis on the kinetics, thermodynamics, catalytic and regulatory strategies of biochemical reactions and bioenergetics. Designed for biochemistry majors and others desiring part one of a two semester comprehensive biochemistry series.
BCH240L - Biochemistry I Lab (1 Credits)
Biochemistry of nucleic acids, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids with an emphasis on the kinetics, thermodynamics, catalytic and regulatory strategies of biochemical reactions and bioenergetics. Designed for biochemistry majors and others desiring part one of a two semester comprehensive biochemistry series.
BCH310 - Biochemistry II (3 Credits)
Continuation of Biochemistry I with focus on metabolic pathways, cycles, and control mechanisms. This course will cover bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Designed for biochemistry majors and others desiring part two of a two semester comprehensive biochemistry series.
BCH310L - Biochemistry II Lab (1 Credits)
Continuation of Biochemistry I with focus on metabolic pathways, cycles, and control mechanisms. This course will cover bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Designed for biochemistry majors and others desiring part two of a two semester comprehensive biochemistry series.
BIO131 - General Biology (3 Credits)
General Biology is designed to provide the fundamentals of biological science. This course emphasis and covers the following topics: general chemistry and biochemistry of the cell, cell structure and function, origin and evolution of living things, molecular and organismal genetics, classification, animal development (reproduction and embryology): form and function, and vertebrate physiology and ecology. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate understanding of life at the molecular and cellular levels as well as developmental and environmental level. This course is intended for students majoring in biology or for non-biology majors who wish to take advanced biology courses.
BIO160 - Cell Biology (3 Credits)
This course introduces the student to the cell as a unit of structure of all living organisms. It includes: cell theory, biodiversity and classification of living things, plant cell wall and plasmodesmata and bacterial cell wall, structure and functions of cells and cellular organelles, Cell cycle and mechanism of cell division, cellular respiration and energy transformers, chromatin and DNA structure, function and packaging, cellular junctions.
BIO230 - General Microbiology (2 Credits)
This course explores the biology of microorganisms whether they are unicellular, multi cellular, or even acellular. Major areas to be covered include microbial cell structure and function, physiology, metabolism, genetics, diversity and ecology. Applied aspects of microbiology will also be covered, such as biotechnology, the role of microorganisms in environmental processes, and medical microbiology. Microbiology is a prerequisite for many subjects such as virology, mycology, parasitology, bacteriology and immunology.
BIO230L - General Microbiology Lab (1 Credits)
Microbiological laboratory is based on procedures that usually must be aseptic, and use a variety of tools such as light microscopes with a combination of stains and dyes. The laboratory experiments include media preparation and their different types, methods to count, detect and identify microorganisms, cultivation & isolation of bacteria, antibiotic disc sensibility test.
BIO300 - Transmission Genetics (2 Credits)
Basic principles of classical genetics. Meiosis and chromosomal basis of Mendelian inheritance. Linkage, crossing-over and gene mapping. Sex and heredity. The genetic material. Mutations and chromosome aberrations. Pattern of inheritance. Cytoplasmic inheritance. Population genetics.
BIO305 - Molecular Biology (3 Credits)
An extension and expansion of BCH310 emphasizing the basics of molecular genetic processes in bacteria, plants, and animals. It also includes a study of gene organization and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasizing applications in modern biotechnology, and the genetic and biochemical techniques involved in manipulating and assaying gene expression.
BIO305L - Molecular Biology Lab (1 Credits)
An extension and expansion of BCH310 emphasizing the basics of molecular genetic processes in bacteria, plants, and animals. It also includes a study of gene organization and control of gene expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes, emphasizing applications in modern biotechnology, and the genetic and biochemical techniques involved in manipulating and assaying gene expression.
BIO345 - Immunology (3 Credits)
The course deals with the physiological functioning of the immune system in states of both health and diseases; malfunctions of the immune system in immunological disorders (autoimmune diseases, hypersensitivities, immune deficiency, transplant rejection); the physical, chemical and physiological characteristics of the components of the immune system in vitro, in situ, and in vivo. This course will focus on the role and component of the immune system, immune response and finally disorders of the immune system.
BIO390 - Graduation Project (2 Credits)
This course includes the participation in a laboratory or library research project under supervision of a faculty member.
CHM165 - General Chemistry I (3 Credits)
Measurements and significant figures, chemical reactions; stoichiometry; the gaseous state; thermo chemistry; electronic structure and periodicity; chemical bonding; molecular shapes; states of matter and intermolecular forces; physical properties of solutions, principles of equilibrium.
CHM165L - General Chemistry I Lab (1 Credits)
CHM166 - General Chemistry II (3 Credits)
Theoretical. Chemical kinetics; chemical equilibrium; chemical thermodynamics; acid-base equilibria in aqueous solutions; solubility and complex ion equilibria; electrochemistry; nuclear chemistry.
CHM166L - General Chemistry II Lab (1 Credits)
Practical. The course includes experiments dealing with the following topics: safety and laboratory rules; chemical observations; stoichiometry; volumetric analysis; oxidation and reduction; colligative properties; thermochemistry, chemical kinetics; equilibrium; electrochemistry; thermodynamics.
CHM203 - Inorganic Chemistry (3 Credits)
Hydrogen like wave functions; polyelectronic systems; energy states; shielding and atomic properties; symmetry and character table; ionic bonding: lattice energy, packing and ionic sizes, Born-Haber cycle and applications; covalent bonding: valence bond theory, molecular orbital theory; electronegativity; structure and reactivity; chemical forces.
CHM203L - Inorganic Chemistry Lab (1 Credits)
CHM210 - Analytical Chemistry (3 Credits)
Theoretical: Fundamental analytical processes; including solution equilibrium, titration, electrochemical theories and applications, chromatography, spectrophotometry, Electrophoresis techniques.
CHM210L - Analytical Chemistry Lab (1 Credits)
Practical: The course includes experiments dealing with the following topics: statistical treatment of data; gravimetric analysis; acid-base titration; precipitation titration; complexometric titrations; redox titrations.
CHM246 - Organic Chemistry I (2 Credits)
Atomic Structure; Bonding; Lewis structures, line structures, Wave properties of electrons, atomic and molecular orbitals; Single and multiple bonding in organic molecules; Molecular shapes and hybridization; Bond rotation; Isomers and stereoisomers; Dipole moments and other intermolecular forces; Solubility; Structure and Stereochemistry of Alkanes; Stereochemistry; Alkyl Halides: Nucleophilic Substitution and Elimination; Structure, classification and reactions of Alkenes, Alkynes and Alcohols. Multiscale Operational Organic Chemistry: Properties of Functional Groups; Separating the Components of Panacetin and Recrystallization and Melting Point; Separation of Unknown by Column Chromatography; Preparation of 2-chloro-2-methylbutane; Dehydration of 4-Methylcyclohexanol; Synthesis of Salicylic acid.
CHM246L - Organic Chemistry I Lab (1 Credits)
This course introduces the students to basic techniques and procedures to isolate, purify, and to characterize organic compounds and simple reactions used in the organic laboratory. The student will also be trained on the proper practices to write a scientific laboratory report.
CHM250 - Organic Chemistry II (3 Credits)
Introduction to organic spectroscopy; aromatic compounds; carbonyl compounds; carboxylic acids and derivatives; amines; phenols; aryl halides; b –dicarbonyl compounds.
MAT105 - Linear Algebra for Life Sciences (3 Credits)
Subspaces Linear independence, bases, dimension. Direct sums and complementary subspaces. Linear maps and their matrix representation, isomorphism. Relation between rank and nullity. Change of basis. Determinant and trace of a square matrix. The inverse matrix. Determinant of an endomorphism. Systems of linear equations. Characteristic and minimal polynomials. Eigenvalues and eigenvectors. Diagonal and triangular forms.
STAT156 - Principles of Biostatistics (2 Credits)
Statistics is application in a wide range of topics in biology. The science of biostatistics encompasses the design of biological experiments, especially in medicine and agriculture; the collection, summarization, and analysis of data from those experiments; and the interpretation of, and inference from, the results. Students will focus in this course on descriptive statistics, distribution, probability, estimation problems, test Chi square, means, variance, median, regression and correlation.
BCH215 - Physical Chemistry for Biologists (2 Credits)
Consent of instructor and senior standing. Classical and statistical thermodynamics with applications to pure systems, solutions and electrochemistry; transport; chemical and enzyme kinetics, quantum chemistry of structure and chemical bond; and spectroscopy all with emphasis on biological applications.
PHY101 - General Physics (3 Credits)
This course should cover basic information such as motion in one and two dimensions, Newton's law, mechanical energies, Rotational, Waves, sound and Light, geometrical and physical optics, temperature, heat.
BCH301 - Biochemistry of Integrated Systems (2 Credits)
This course focuses on inter- and intra-cellular communication, from the generation of signaling molecules through the cellular responses. It teaches concepts central to understanding cellular signaling mechanisms. It covers the major signaling pathways and several emerging pathways. Analysis of protein-protein interaction networks in cellular signal transduction.
BCH305 - Enzymology (3 Credits)
This course is intended to prepare the student to BIOC 310 and t give him the needed knowledge about the enzymes as follow: naming and classification kinetics, regulation and control (inhibition and activation), allosteric, coenzymes and their role, and also enzyme assay and methods of analysis.
BCH305L - Enzymology Lab (1 Credits)
BCH316 - Applied Biochemistry (2 Credits)
This course covers the subject of basic biochemistry and molecular biology methods for separation and analysis of biological materials, including chromatography, electrophoresis, spectrophotometry, centrifugation, use of radioisotopes, molecular cloning and DNA sequencing.

General Education Requirements

ADM 105 - Introduction to Information Technology (3 Credits)
Topics include the Internet; computer hardware; operating systems and application software; multimedia; network communication; personal, social, and ethical issues. Systems and application software; multimedia; network communication; personal, social, and ethical issues.
EDU 105 - Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)
يتناول المقرر: تعريف علم الاجتماع وعلاقته بغيره من فروع المعرفة, مفهومه,أهميته, فروعه وأبحاثه. علاقته بالفلسفة والتاريخ والجغرافيا وعلم النفس والاقتصاد والسياسة والقانون والأديان واللغة. المجتمعات والجماعات البشرية, مكونات النظم الاجتماعية, عمليات الضبط الاجتماعي, مفاهيم المراكز والأدوار الاجتماعية, العمليات والمتغيرات الاجتماعية, الظواهر الاجتماعية والمشكلات والعوامل المؤثرة في الظواهر الاجتماعية.
LIT 110 - Arabic Language I (3 Credits)
The primary aim of this course is to familiarize the students with correct writing styles, to avoid linguistic and spelling errors, to use proper punctuations, and to master various correspondence styles. The course also discusses the main principles of Arabic grammar through selected texts, spelling rules, writing paragraphs about subjects related to the selected texts, summary techniques, punctuations, rules of number spelling, common linguistic errors, titles, Curriculum Vitae editing techniq
LIT 120 - English Language I / French Language I (3 Credits)
This is a study skills course that aims at developing potential teacher’s proficiency in the skills of test taking, studying, word attacking, paraphrasing, restating and handwriting.
LIT 105 - Arabic Civilization (3 Credits)
This course introduces the overall concepts of civilization and the most important factors that contributed to the emergence of Islamic civilization. It also encompasses the main characteristics of the Islamic civilization with particular focus on the human dimension. Manifestations of Islamic civilization in policy, management, economy, society, and sciences are emphasized.

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