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Sultan Qaboos University

The catalogue of undergraduate courses is organized such that the courses are grouped under
general subject areas within each College or Centre that offers them. A unique alphanumeric
code identifies each course and generally reflects the subject area of the course content and the
department in which it is taught. However, some courses are multidisciplinary and are shown
under the Colleges' Office of the Dean.

Up to date English and Arabic course descriptions (and degree plans) can be viewed on the
Universitys Deanship of Admissions and Registration web pages.

This catalogue is a supplementary publication to the SQU prospectus that details the
programmes offered at the University.
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College of Agricultural and Marine Sciences. . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1

Animal and Veterinary Sciences ............................................................................................................................................................... 1


Crop Sciences .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 9
Food Science and Nutrition...................................................................................................................................................................... 13
Marine Science and Fisheries.................................................................................................................................................................. 19
Natural Resource Economics .................................................................................................................................................................. 24
College Courses (Office of the Dean) ................................................................................................................................................... 27
Soils, Water, and Agricultural Engineering ....................................................................................................................................... 28
College of Arts and Social Sciences ................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Arabic................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 36
Archaeology .................................................................................................................................................................................................... 39
Arts ..................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 41
Defense and Security Studies .................................................................................................................................................................. 41
English ............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 42
Environment................................................................................................................................................................................................... 48
French................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49
Geography........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 49
Geography Information System ............................................................................................................................................................. 62
German .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 63
History............................................................................................................................................................................................................... 64
Information Science .................................................................................................................................................................................... 68
Mass Communication ................................................................................................................................................................................. 82
Music .................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 90
Persian .............................................................................................................................................................................................................. 96
Philosophy ....................................................................................................................................................................................................... 96
Planning ............................................................................................................................................................................................................ 97
Social work ...................................................................................................................................................................................................... 99
Sociology ........................................................................................................................................................................................................105
Theatre Arts ..................................................................................................................................................................................................113
Tourism ..........................................................................................................................................................................................................116
Translation ....................................................................................................................................................................................................126
Centre for Preparatory Studies ......................................................................................................................................................................130

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English .............................................................................................................................................................................................................130
Information Technology (IT) ................................................................................................................................................................131
Mathematics .................................................................................................................................................................................................132
Language Skills ............................................................................................................................................................................................133
College of Economics and Political Science ..............................................................................................................................................138
Accounting .....................................................................................................................................................................................................138
Economics and Finance ...........................................................................................................................................................................141
Information Systems .................................................................................................................................................................................146
Management .................................................................................................................................................................................................151
Marketing .......................................................................................................................................................................................................155
College Courses (Office of the Dean) .................................................................................................................................................158
Operations Management and Business Statistics ........................................................................................................................158
Business Statistics ......................................................................................................................................................................................162
Political Science...........................................................................................................................................................................................165
College of Education ...........................................................................................................................................................................................169
Art Education ...............................................................................................................................................................................................169
Curriculum and Teaching Methods ....................................................................................................................................................174
Education .......................................................................................................................................................................................................182
Childhood Education ................................................................................................................................................................................190
Instructional and Teaching Technologies .......................................................................................................................................194
Islamic Science ............................................................................................................................................................................................199
Physical Education .....................................................................................................................................................................................204
Psychology.....................................................................................................................................................................................................210
College of Engineering .......................................................................................................................................................................................221
Civil and Architectural Engineering ...................................................................................................................................................221
Civil Engineering ........................................................................................................................................................................................224
Electrical and Computer Engineering ...............................................................................................................................................231
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering ...........................................................................................................................................243
College Courses (Office of the Dean) .................................................................................................................................................259
Mechatronics ................................................................................................................................................................................................260
Petroleum and Chemical Engineering...............................................................................................................................................262
College Of Law .......................................................................................................................................................................................................269
Commercial Law .........................................................................................................................................................................................269
General Law ..................................................................................................................................................................................................272
Language Skills for Law ...........................................................................................................................................................................277

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Private Law ...................................................................................................................................................................................................277


College of Medicine and Health Sciences ...................................................................................................................................................283
Clinical and Biomedical Physics ...........................................................................................................................................................283
Clinical Biochemistry ................................................................................................................................................................................283
Clinical Skills .................................................................................................................................................................................................285
College Courses (Office of the Dean) .................................................................................................................................................285
Drugs ................................................................................................................................................................................................................290
Epidemiology abd Medical Statistics .................................................................................................................................................290
Hawmatology ...............................................................................................................................................................................................291
Immunology..................................................................................................................................................................................................293
Intercalated Phase .....................................................................................................................................................................................293
Biomedical Sciences ..................................................................................................................................................................................296
Medical Systems..........................................................................................................................................................................................299
Microbiology and Immunology ............................................................................................................................................................300
Pathology .......................................................................................................................................................................................................301
Pharmacology ..............................................................................................................................................................................................302
College of Nursing ................................................................................................................................................................................................303
Nursing............................................................................................................................................................................................................303
College of Science .................................................................................................................................................................................................314
Biology ............................................................................................................................................................................................................314
Chemistry .......................................................................................................................................................................................................320
Computer Science.......................................................................................................................................................................................328
Earth Science ................................................................................................................................................................................................335
Mathematics .................................................................................................................................................................................................341
Statistics .........................................................................................................................................................................................................346
Physics.............................................................................................................................................................................................................349

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Animal and Veterinary Sciences

ANVS2000 Omani Wildlife Wonders (Arabic) (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course will focus on the wonders of some of
the Omani Wildlife animals. It will also cover their classification and the effort made by the sultanate for their
conservation. Pre-Requisite: None

ANVS2001 Introduction to Animal Science (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is designed
to provide the students with an overview of the principles of animal sciences and their application to breeding, feeding
and management of livestock and poultry production in Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

ANVS2002 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces the student to the principles of animal health, behaviour, and management; as well as use of simple
equipment. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

ANVS2006 Veterinary Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Develop the knowledge and
skills about various pathological genus and species of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Focuses on various laboratory methods
used in identification of bacterial and fungal organisms. Pre-Requisite: ANVS2002 or ANVS2001 or BIOL2101

ANVS2008 Veterinary Immunology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Impart an understanding of
how the animal host interacts with pathogenic microbes and other antigens. Additional aspects of immunology such as
allergy, autoimmunity, graft rejection and immunity to tumours will be addressed. Pre-Requisite: ANVS2002 or
ANVS2001 or BIOL2101

ANVS2101 Introduction to Animal Science (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is designed
to provide the students with an overview of the principles of animal sciences and their application to breeding, feeding
and management of livestock and poultry production in Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or
FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

ANVS2201 Introduction to Veterinary Technology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces the student to the principles of animal health, behaviour, welfare, and management; as well as use of simple
equipment. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

ANVS2204 Veterinary Parasitology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the life
cycles, transmission, geographical distribution, control and diseases caused by the major parasites that affect domestic
animals and wildlife. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS2206 Veterinary Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Develop the knowledge and
skills about various pathological genus and species of bacteria, fungi and viruses. Focuses on various laboratory methods
used in identification of bacterial and fungal organisms. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201,
BIOL2101))

ANVS2207 Veterinary Pharmacology and Pharmacy (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
teaches the knowledge, use, and administration of the drugs and medicaments used in veterinary medicine. Poisons and
toxic substances of veterinary importance are also taught. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201,
BIOL2101))

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ANVS3001 Genetics and Animal Breeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
the student to the principles of classical Mendelian genetics and the application of this principle to animal breeding and
management. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3001 Genetics and Animal Breeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
the student to the principles of classical Mendelian genetics and the application of this principle to animal breeding and
management. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3002 Animal Health (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Provide a basic understanding of the
concepts of health and disease. Students will be introduced to the undertaking of the physical examination,
manifestations and pathogenesis of common diseases of livestock and management of the neonate, the collection of
clinical and pathological samples and interpretation of common laboratory tests. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3004 Anatomy and Histology of Farm Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A basic
course which teaches the student the essential macro and micro structure of the body in farm animals. Topics include
studies of the microscopic structure of body tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle, skin, blood, and nerves. The course
contains practical sessions of demonstrations and dissections as well as use of microscopes to study tissue structure. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3006 Systemic Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to understand the
basics of the functions of the body's main organs as a prelude to study courses related to the evolution of diseases. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3007 Animal Reproductive Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will
impart the basic skill necessary for students to understand the structure and function of male and female reproductive
system of livestock. It also covers the hormonal interaction and diseases affecting the fertility of the animals. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS3010 Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesiology (Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) This course
teaches the principles and skills involved in taking radiographs; use of ultrasonography; and how to induce and maintain
anaesthesia in animal patients. Emphasis is also placed on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment used. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101

ANVS3011 Veterinary Haematology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the
knowledge and skills required for evaluation of the hematopoietic system. Pre-Requisite: ANVS2002, BIOL2101

ANVS3013 Veterinary Imaging and Anaesthesiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
teaches the principles and skills involved in taking radiographs; use of ultrasonography; and how to induce and maintain
anaesthesia in animal patients. Emphasis is also placed on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment used. Pre-
Requisite: ANVS3004

ANVS3014 Animal Biotechnology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is designed to
introduce students the multidisciplinary area of animal biotechnology this include DNA collection, PCR and DNA
analysis in farm animals. It will also discuss the application of biotechnology in the field of animal science. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101

ANVS3101 Genetics and Animal Breeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces the student to the principles of classical Mendelian genetics and the application of this principle to animal
breeding and management. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001,

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CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107)


or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS3102 Animal Health (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course explores the management
techniques for raising healthy farm animals, including signs of health and disease; treatment of minor cases of disease;
when to seek professional help; causes of ill-health; disease resistance; prevention and control of major diseases; and
methods of restraint and control of farm animals. Pre-requisites: ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS3104 Anatomy and Histology of Farm Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A basic
course which teaches the student the essential macro and micro structure of the body in farm animals. Topics include
studies of the microscopic structure of body tissues such as bone, cartilage, muscle, skin, blood, and nerves. The course
contains practical sessions of demonstrations and dissections as well as use of microscopes to study tissue structure. Pre-
Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS3105 Fundamental of Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course was designed to
provide the students with: A solid understanding of the composition of the food and the relationship between food and
animal/ human needs. Basic knowledge of digestion, absorption and metabolism of nutrients, so that you will understand
the principle of nutrition. Information so that you will be able to make intelligent choices about your diet, of diets for
animals and recommendations of others. Practical laboratory experience in Food/Feed analysis and how to write reports.
Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS3106 Systemic Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course aims to develop the
students' understanding of mammalian body functions from the perspective of livestock production through the study of
body systems, exclusive of reproductive physiology which is covered in PHYL 3012. Topics include the role of cell
membranes and feedback mechanisms in maintaining homeostasis; development, transmission and regulation of nerve
impulses; endocrine system and its hormones; and basic organ systems. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101) or
(ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS3107 Animal Reproductive Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course describes
the structure and function of the male and female reproductive systems and the mechanisms controlling the oestrous
cycle, pregnancy and parturition in the female and spermatogenesis in the male. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS3108 Farm Sanitation, Disease Control and Preventive Medicine (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) Objectives: covers the principles of public health and sanitation as they applied to veterinary medicine. The
course will emphasize epidemiology, public health principles and regulation, zoonosis and meat and food hygiene. Pre-
Requisite: ANVS2004

ANVS3110 Animal Biotechnology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is designed to
introduce students the multidisciplinary area of animal biotechnology this include DNA collection, PCR and DNA
analysis in farm animals. It will also discuss the application of biotechnology in the field of animal science. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101

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ANVS3208 Veterinary Immunology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Impart an understanding of
how the animal host interacts with pathogenic microbes and other antigens. Additional aspects of Immunology such as
allergy, autoimmunity, graft rejection and immunity to tumours will be addressed. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101,
BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS3211 Veterinary Haematology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the
knowledge and skills required for evaluation of the hematopoietic and urinary systems. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101,
BIOL2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101))

ANVS3212 Clinical Chemistry Cytology and Coprology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course teaches the principles and skills required for performing clinical chemistry tests, cytology, and faecal analyses in a
veterinary setting. Pre-Requisite: ANVS2201, ANVS3211, BIOL2101

ANVS3213 Veterinary Imaging and Anaesthesiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
teaches the principles and skills involved in taking radiographs; use of ultrasonography; and. how to induce and maintain
anaesthesia in animal patients. Emphasis.is also placed on the proper use and maintenance of the equipment used. Pre-
Requisite: ANVS3104

ANVS4004 Camel Physiology and Husbandry (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An overview of the
physiology of camel and the adaptive mechanisms of desert animals in hot environment will be addressed. In addition,
the management and the present and future socio-economic roles of this desert livestock will be discussed. Pre-Requisite:
BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS4005 Farm Practicum (Lecture/Lab (1 hr Lecture, 4 hrs Lab) 3CR 75 hrs) Principle and application of analytical
equipment most commonly used in biological sciences. This includes chromatography, Spectrophotometry,
electrophoresis, electron microscopy and ELISA. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101 or ANVS2001

ANVS4007 Animal Feed and Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course designed to
equipped students how livestock feed nutrients are determined, and how formulate balance rations for poultry, goat ,
sheep, beef and dairy cattle. Pre-Requisite: ANVS3005 or ANVS2001

ANVS4010 Veterinary Pathology and Necropsy Techniques (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Instruct students on the organization concept of general pathology, necropsy and supportive laboratory procedures.
Student will learn how to undertake a necropsy on mammalian and avian species, record findings. Collection,
preservation and submission of Specimens are essential parts. Pre-Requisite: ANVS3004

ANVS4012 Diseases of Large Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will introduce
students to the most important diseases affecting horses, sheep, goats, cows and camels. Special Emphasis will be
placed on those diseases that have the most significant economic impact in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite:
ANVS3006

ANVS4013 Diagnostic Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Develop the knowledge and
skills to perform microbiological diagnostic techniques. Focuses on various pathological genuses of bacteria, fungi and
viruses. Pre-Requisite: ANVS2006

ANVS4014 Veterinary Technology Externship (Field Work 8 3CR 45 hrs) Students will work with veterinarians and
in diagnostic laboratories outside of SQU to gain additional practical field experience. Pre-Requisite: None

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ANVS4015 Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics and Pathology Rotation (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) Teaches the
knowledge and skills necessary to perform various types of diagnostic tests that are commonly performed in the clinical
laboratory setting. Particular emphasis will be placed on students understanding the value of quality control in the
laboratory and the generation of reliable test result. It will cover rotation on haematology, blood chemistry, microbiology,
urine analysis, Parasitology and cytological examination. Pre-Requisite: ANVS3004

ANVS4016 Small Animal Clinical Procedures (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course teaches the clinical aspects of
disease diagnosis and health management of companion animals, using live cases. Emphasis is also placed on proper
collection of appropriate samples for laboratory examination Pre-Requisite: ANVS4021

ANVS4017 Large Animal Health Rotation 1 (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) Students will gain extensive exposure to disease
identification, management and mastering of practical skills necessary to assist Veterinarians of samples, diagnosis and
treatment of large animal skills necessary to assist veterinarians in the collection of samples, diagnosis and treatment of
large animal diseases Pre-Requisite: None

ANVS4018 Meat Hygiene and Abattoir Practice (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course focuses on the anti-mortem
inspection of slaughter animals to ensure that the meat is free from diseases and safe for Human consumption. Pre-
Requisite: ANVS2004

ANVS4019 Laboratory Animal Health Rotation (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course teaches the handling. Care,
health management and disease prevention in common laboratory animals, using live animals. Pre-Requisite:
((ANVS4214, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4214,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4214, BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4214, BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

ANVS4020 Large Animal Health Rotation 11 (Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) Students will gain additional exposure to
disease identification, management of practical skills necessary to assist veterinarians in the collection of samples,
diagnosis and treatment of large animal diseases. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, P HYS2101) or (ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001,
PHYS2101))

ANVS4021 Diseases of Small and Laboratory Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course focuses on the identification, management, restraint and diseases of companion animals and some important
laboratory animals. Pre-Requisite: ANVS3006

ANVS4022 Veterinary Public Health (Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) This course focuses on the anti-mortem and post-
mortem inspection of slaughter animals to ensure that the meat is free from diseases and safe for human consumption.
Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, PHYS2101))

ANVS4101 Dairy Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course studies the operation of
dairy and beef, cattle farms including their genetic improvement and management under different systems. Pre-
Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or
(ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201,

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BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101,


CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4102 Poultry Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the student the
principles and techniques involved in the management of poultry for meat and egg production. Topics include the
anatomy and physiology of poultry, the merits of various poultry farm management systems, principles of poultry
feeding and flock health management. Pre-Requisite:ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101 BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4104 Camel Physiology and Husbandry (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An overview of the
physiology of camel and the adaptive mechanisms of desert animals in hot environment will be addressed. In addition,
the management and the present and future socio-economic roles of this desert livestock will be discussed. Pre-Requisite:
((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or
(ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4105 Farm Practicum (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Principle and application of analytical
equipment most commonly used in biological sciences. This includes chromatography, spectrophotometry,
electrophoresis, electron microscopy and ELISA. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000 , CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, HYS2101) or(ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2107))

ANVS4106 Sheep and Goat Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advanced course in
sheep and goat management under both extensive and intensive systems, including a thorough study of breed types and
distribution of sheep and goat populations, as well as management of sheep and goats for meat, milk, fibre and skin
production. Pre-Requisite: (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or
(ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4107 Animal Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course designed to equipped
students how livestock feed nutrients are determined, and how formulate balance rations for poultry, goat, sheep, beef
and dairy cattle. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS3105, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS3105, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2107))

ANVS4108 Meat Science (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will provide the students with
fundamental knowledge in evaluation and measurement of carcass and meat quality characteristics and meat hygiene.
Also discuss the link between the meat consumption and human health Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

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ANVS4110 Veterinary Pathology and Necropsy Techniques (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Instruct students on the organizational concept of general pathology, necropsy and supportive laboratory procedures.
Student will learn how to undertake a necropsy on mammalian and avian species, record findings. Collection,
preservation and submission of specimens are essential parts. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS3104, BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS3104, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4111 Horse Management and Care (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
the students to the principles of horse management and care. Students will learn about the physical and functional aspects
of the horse body, its nutrition, breeding, reproduction and health. They have practical hands-on training on how to care
and manage horses for various purposes. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4112 Diseases of Large Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will introduce
students to the most important diseases affecting horses, sheep, goats, cows and camels. Special emphasis will be
placed on those diseases that have the most significant economic impact in the Sultanate of Oman Pre-Requisite:
((ANVS3106, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS3106,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4123 Beef Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to provide students
with the knowledge to manage for beef production. This includes genetic improvement, breeding, feeding digestive
physiology and disease control under different systems. The course will provide students with the following objectives:
Understand the importance of the scientific basis of beef production including the ruminant physiology, aspects of
genetic selection and environmental physiology. Describe the various aspects of beef cattle nutrition that are important
for different management systems appreciate the criteria which underlie the design of buildings and handling facilities for
beef cattle. Understand the needs for replacement animals and the ways in which there can be met. Understand the ways
in which beef cattle workers can minimize losses that are caused by disease. Understand the ways in which beef cattle
farming is related to marketing of meat production. Understand procedures for the hygienic meat production and the
subsequent handling of meat. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4124 Dairy and Beef Cattle Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course studies the
operation of dairy and beef, cattle farms including their genetic improvement and management under different systems.
Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or
(ANVS2101, BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2201, BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4213 Diagnostic Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Develop the knowledge and
skills to perform microbiological diagnostic techniques. Focuses on various pathological genus and species of bacteria,
fungi and viruses. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS2206, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS2206, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2107))

ANVS4214 Diseases of Small and Laboratory Animals (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course focuses on the identification, management, restraint and diseases of companion animals and some important
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laboratory animals. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS3106, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,


CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS3106, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2107))

ANVS4215 Clinical Laboratory Diagnostics And Pathology Rotation (Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) Teaches the
knowledge and skills necessary to perform various types of diagnostic tests that are commonly performed in the clinical
laboratory of a veterinary setting. Particular emphasis will be placed on students understanding the value of quality
control in the laboratory and the generation of reliable test results. It will cover rotation on haematology, blood
chemistry, microbiology, urine analysis, Parasitology and cytological examination. Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS3211,
BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS3211, BIOL2101, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS207))

ANVS4216 Small Animal Clinical Procedures (Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the clinical aspects of
disease diagnosis and health management of companion animals, using live cases. Emphasis is also placed on proper
collection of appropriate samples for laboratory: examination. Pre-Requisite: ANVS4021

ANVS4217 Large Animal Health Rotation 1 (Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) Students will gain extensive exposure to disease
identification, management and mastering of practical skills necessary to assist veterinarians in the collection of samples,
, diagnosis and treatment of large animal diseases Pre-Requisite:

ANVS4218 Veterinary Public Health (Field Work (2:1) 2CR 60 hrs) This course focuses on the ante-mortem and post-
mortem inspection of slaughter animals to ensure mat the meat is free from diseases and safe for human consumption. .
Pre-Requisite: ANVS4010

ANVS4219 Laboratory Animal Health Rotation (Practical 2CR 60 hrs) This course teaches the handling, care, health
management and disease prevention in common laboratory animals, using live animals Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS4214,
BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4214, BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4220 Large Animal Health Rotation II (Practical 2CR 60 hrs) Students will gain additional exposure to disease
identification, management and mastering of practical skills necessary to assist veterinarians in the collection of
samples/diagnosis and treatment of large animal diseases Pre-Requisite: ((ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (ANVS4217, BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

ANVS4800 Animal Science Internship (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) Animal Science Internship provided the student with
the opportunity to work in a professional environment before graduating. The professional situation could be in research
or a commercial private business or extension. Pre-Requisite: None:

ANVS4801 Veterinary Technology Internship (Field Work 8 3CR 45 hrs) Students will work with veterinarians and in
diagnostic laboratories outside of SQU to gain additional practical field experience Pre- Pre-Requisite: None
ANVS4900 Animal Science Special Problems (Project 3CR 90 hrs) An individualized course allowing the student to
work on a one-to-one basis with an academic staff member on a specific problem or project pertaining to the area of
interest of the staff member and the student. Pre-Requisite: None

ANVS4901 Veterinary Technology Externship (Field Work 8 3CR 45 hrs) Students will work with veterinarians and
in diagnostic laboratories outside of SQU to gain additional practical Held experience Pre- Pre-Requisite: None

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Crop Sciences

CROP2000 Insects and Humans: Friends or Foes (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course introduces the world of insects
and their relatives to the lay person, demonstrating the importance of this group of mini animals to humans, how they
impact (both positively and negatively) our lives and environment. In addition, careers and applied areas of entomology
will be overviewed. The students will learn basic information about the structure and function of insects, their
reproduction and life cycles, their classification, and their fascinating behaviours. Students will also learn the
fundamentals of how to study insects, emphasizing methods of collection, preservation, rearing, and behavioural
experiments. Pre-Requisite: None

CROP2001 Principles of Genetics (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This introductory course gives
the basic genetics principles in cytogenetics, molecular genetics, quantitative genetics, and biotechnology and their
application in agricultural practices. Problem solving skills with relevance to genetic principles and applications are
emphasized. Pre-Requisite: BIOL1091 or BIOL1092 or BIOL2101

CROP2011 Ornamental Horticulture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course explains the
general physiology and environmental requirements for propagating, growing, and maintaining indoor and ornamental
plants, with emphasis on those adapted to the Omani environment. Pre-Requisite: None

CROP2201 Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A basic
course designed to familiarize students with theoretical and applied aspects of molecular biology. Pre-Requisite: None:

CROP2510 Introduction to Crop Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Course aim at
understanding the basic principles involved in production of filed, horticultural and fodder crops. It also includes brief
introduction of different production and protection areas. In additions, different important crops in the Sultanate and their
production, pests and diseases are discussed. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

CROP3121 Bee -Keeping (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is a basic course designed to
introduce the students to the approaches and methods of rearing honeybees for production of honey under local
conditions. It involves a project in which students will individually hands hands-on experience with the rearing and
upkeep of honey bees. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101

CROP3502 Forages and Pastures (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers aspects of
pasture establishment, management, and improvement, as well as forage handling, conservation, and evaluation. Pre-
Requisite: None

CROP3512 Vegetable Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Course aim at teaching the
students different vegetables produced in the Sultanate. In addition to the cultural practices and requirements needed for
vegetable production; the course touch on some of the nutritional values of different crop studied. Pre-Requisite: None

CROP3514 Fruit Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course explains the principles
and practices of fruit production including land preparation, irrigation, fertilization, pruning, pests, and disease
control, with emphasis on tropical fruit trees. Pre-Requisite: CROP2510

CROP3522 Plant Pathology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to give basic
information on the nature and causes of plant diseases and covers topics such as types of plant pathogens, how pathogens
cause disease, plant resistance to the pathogens, classification, life history and control of economically important plants
diseases caused by fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes. Pre-Requisite: BIOL1091 or BIOL1092 or BIOL2101

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CROP3526 General Entomology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This introductory course gives an
understanding of the basic structure and functions of various body parts of insects. Topics include modification of
structures in major types of insects; study of characteristics of insect orders of agricultural importance; influence of
weather factors, both abiotic and biotic, on abundance and distribution of insects. Pre-Requisite: BIOL1091 or BIOL1092
or BIOL2101

CROP4001 Crop Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers mineral
nutrition of plants, including the physiological role of essential nutrient elements. Topics include growth of crop
plants under field conditions, growth measurements, and concepts of crop rotation, the intensive cropping system, and
green manuring. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, BIOL3011, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, BIOL3011, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, BIOL3011, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, BIOL3011, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

CROP4002 Plant Breeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Domestication of crops; Introduction;
hybridization and Selection; Breeding self-pollinated crops; Breeding vegetatively propagated crops; Supplemental
Breeding techniques; Variety release and Seed multiplication. Pre-Requisite: (CROP2001 or GENE2001)

CROP4005 Field Crop Production (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advanced course dealing
with the cultural and management practices for selected field crops, as well as soil and climatic requirements for
optimum yield. Pre-Requisite: CROP2510

CROP4006 Weeds and their Control (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An intermediate course
designed to familiarize the students with the importance and management of weeds in agriculture. This includes weed
classification, growth and reproduction, and principles and effects of controlling agronomic and horticultural weeds with
emphasis on chemical control methods. Pre-Requisite: (BIOL1091 or BIOL1092 or BIOL2101)

CROP4011 Plant Propagation (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course deals with the methods
of sexual and asexual propagation of plants. Pre-Requisite: (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, CROP2510, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101,
CROP2510, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
CROP2510, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP2510, CROP3001,
PHYS2101))

CROP4111 Methods in Plant Pathology (Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is designed to
develop the student's technical skills in plant pathology. It includes techniques used in the study of plant pathogenic
microorganisms such as fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes including preparation of culture media, isolation and
microscopic investigation of plant pathogens, short and long term preservation of plant pathogenic microorganisms, and
detection of bacteria and viruses using advanced techniques. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

CROP4115 Phytonematology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course deals with plant-
associated and plant-associated nematodes, their biology, morphology and systematics. This course is designed to
familiarize students with the role of nematodes as causal agent and vector of plant disease. It covers isolation,
identification, morphology, classification, biology, crop losses and control of economically important groups of plant
parasitic nematodes. Pre-Requisite: (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,

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CROP3522, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, CROP3522,


PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3522, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, CROP3522, PHYS2101))

CROP4213 Floriculture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)


Pre-Requisite: CROP2011
CROP4444 Organic Agriculture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will cover the history
of organic farming, principles, practices and policies. Organic production methods will be covered, including soils, crops
and other farm products. Students will become familiar with requirements for organic certification. Course materials will
also examine industry trends, markets, and global demand for organic and other "green" labels. Pre-Requisite:
(CROP2510 or BIOL2101)

CROP4512 Postharvest Physiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Course aim at understanding
the basic physiological processes that occur after harvesting in vegetables and fruits and the way they influence the shelf
life and freshness. It also deals with different ways to extend shelf life and reducing post-harvest losses through proper
packing and controlled atmosphere storage. Pre-Requisite: None

CROP4514 Land Plant Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This intermediate course is
designed to introduce the aesthetic and functional basis for classifying landscape plants and the requirements for their
establishment and development with emphasis on maintenance and management of turf grass, shrubs, trees, hedges,
boarders, and paved areas. Pre-Requisite: CROP2510

CROP4517 Nursery and Greenhouse Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is an
advanced course designed to develop student's managerial skills in nursery and greenhouse operations; form planning to
marketing. It involves production techniques including facilities and their environmental impact, provisions of media,
watering, nutrition, sanitation, protection and shaping of plants under protected and open field operations. Pre-Requisite:
CROP2510

CROP4520 Crop Growth and Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) this course provides
an introduction to basic crop development and physiology with an emphasis on how that information will relate to crop
production. Cropping system emphasized, but relevant examples from other parts of the region and world are used when
appropriate. Course is intended for students who will be involved in some aspects of crop production. Pre-Requisite:
BIOL2101

CROP4523 Medical and Veterinary Entomology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A basic course
designed to introduce insects that are blood feeders, parasites, or scavenger on warm blooded animals. It includes
classification, study of mouth parts, characteristic features, economic importance, life cycle and control. Pre-Requisite:
BIOL1091 or BIOL1092 or BIOL2101

CROP4524 Biological Control of Arthropod Crop Pests (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course involves the study of introduced and indigenous predatory and parasitic arthropods as well as arthropod pathogens
which are important in agricultural pest management. The role of these organisms in the suppression of arthropod crop
pest populations is discussed. In addition, practices and methods applied in classical, augmentative, and conservation
biological control programs are presented. The course also reviews the history of foreign exploration and successful
biological control programs. The student will be able to distinguish between different groups of biological control agents
through lab and field demonstrations and through a required diverse collection of natural enemies which is an integral
practical requirement of the course. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, CROP3526, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001,

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CROP3526, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3526,


PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, CROP3526, PHYS2101))

CROP4526 Economic Entomology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advanced course designed to
improve the students skills in correctly identifying the injuries, symptoms caused by insects on crops and making correct
assessment of the extent of damage and suggesting recommendations for their control. It emphasizes bionomics and
management of insect pests of fruit, vegetable and field crops in Oman. Control of pests of grains and locusts is also
included. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, CROP3526,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, CROP3526, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3526, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, CROP3526, PHYS2101))

CROP4529 Pesticides in Agriculture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) this is intermediate course
designed to familiarize students with the properties of pesticides and their use and limitations. It includes classification,
formulation, principles of toxicology and application. Pre-Requisite: CHEM1091 or CHEM2101

CROP4530 Insect Biotechnology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A Comprehensive study on
application of molecular techniques in applied entomology. Topics included: using molecular techniques in insect-pest
management; extraction and amplification of insect DNA; PCR and optimization; DNA visualization; gene mutation in
insect management; molecular identification of insecticide resistance; genetic engineering; advantages, risks and ethics of
molecular crop protection. Pre-Requisite: CROP2201 or BIOL2102 or ANVS3001 or BIOC2011

CROP4532 Integrated Pest Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course exposes the
students to the principles of agricultural pest management, emphasizing economic feasibility and lessening of pesticide
dependence for a healthy environment. These objectives will be reached through understanding and monitoring of crops
and pests and by integrating safe and effective pest control measures. Students will conduct short monitoring field studies
of chosen pests. Pre-Requisite: CROP3526

Crop Sciences
CROP4541 Plant Pathogens (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advance course designed to provide
the students with general understanding of the characteristics of plant pathogenic fungi, prokaryotes and viruses. It
includes morphological, biological and ecological characteristics and procedures for diagnosis and control of plant
pathogens. Pre-Requisite: CROP3522 or PROT3522

CROP4542 Diseases of Economic Crops (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advanced course
designed to familiarize the students with diseases associated with economic crops in the Sultanate. It includes
information on taxonomy, distribution epidemiology and control of selected plant pathogenic fungi, prokaryotes, viruses
and nematodes of major field, fruit and vegetable crops Pre-Requisite: CROP3522 or PROT3522

CROP4543 Methods in Plant Pathology (Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) A basic course designed to develop the student's
technical skills in plant pathology. It includes techniques used in the study of plant pathogenic microorganisms such as
fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes including preparation of culture media, isolation and microscopic investigation of
plant pathogens, short and long term preservation of plant pathogenic microorganisms and reproduction of plant diseases.
Pre-Requisite: (BIOL1091 or BIOL1092 or BIOL2101 or CROP3522)

CROP4544 Integrated Disease Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An advanced course
designed to provide the students with students with sufficient theory and detail to evaluate whether or not a given disease
management approach is likely to be effective. It includes the full range of principles and practices of disease
management. Pre-Requisite:

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CROP4546 Integrated Pest and disease Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
exposes the students to the principles of agricultural pest and disease management, emphasizing economic feasibility and
lessening of pesticide dependence for a healthy environment. These objectives will be reached through understanding and
monitoring of crops, pests, and diseases and by integrating safe and effective pest control measures. Students will
conduct short monitoring field studies of chosen pests and diseases. Pre-Requisite: CROP3522, CROP3526

CROP4800 Plant Science Internship (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) The course is designed to provide the student with
practical skills in crop production and protection. Students are placed in actual service with technical, business or
government establishment dealing with horticulture, agronomy and crop protection. Pre-Requisite: None

CROP4900 Crop Sciences Special Problem (Project 3CR 135 hrs) An advanced course designed to train students in
conducting research and gathering and processing of data in the fields of agronomy, horticulture, entomology and plant
pathology Pre-Requisite: None

Food Science and Nutrition

FSHN2000 Foods, Nutrition and Health (University Elective) (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is designed for all
SOQ students interested in knowing the influence of food patterns on health and physical performance. It deals with the
description of balanced diet, the study of the nutrients, interrelationships, and sources, effects of processing and storage
and food safety. The overall goal of the course is to make the student aware of their food environment in relation to
nutrition and disease. Current national and international issues affecting food and nutrition will be discussed. Pre-
Requisite: None

FSHN2071 Principles of Food Science (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) (English and Arabic): This comprehensive introduction to
food science and technology covers the interdisciplinary subjects within food science (chemistry, microbiology,
engineering and nutrition), towards an understanding of food raw materials and their methods of handling, processing,
distribution and consumption. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or
FPEL0604

FSHN2102 Principles of Food Science-Application Lab (lab/Practical 2CR 60 hrs) This course deals with the
behaviour, function and interactions of major food ingredients/components. The effects of preparation methods and
ingredient substitutions on chemical and physical properties of food constituents will be demonstrated. The effects of the
physical and chemical changes on functional and sensory attributes will also be studied. Students will prepare and
evaluate different food products (breads, cakes, pretzels, jelly, meats, fruits, vegetables, etc.) using various chemical,
instrumental and sensory analysis techniques. The focus is on applied food development for dietetic students. Pre-
Requisite: FSHN2101

FSHN2301 Introduction to the Human Diet (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An introductory course
dealing with general concepts of human nutrition. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602
or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

FSHN2302 Principles of Biochemistry (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An introduction to basic
biochemistry, dealing with the chemical events in plant and animal systems. This includes the mechanisms of enzyme
catalysis, bioenergetics, biochemical transfer of genetic information and protein synthesis, and cellular regulation of
metabolic pathways. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CHEM2101

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FSHN3071 Food Chemistry I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The study of basic chemical
components of agricultural products and how these components form food systems. Topics include water, carbohydrates,
lipids and proteins in food. Pre-Requisite: ((CHEM2091, FSHN2001) or (CHEM2110, FSHN2001) or (CHEM2091,
FSHN2302) or (CHEM2110, FSHN2302))

FSHN3101 Properties of Food and Agricultural Materials (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course deals with the definition and scope, measurement and prediction models of significant properties of food and
biological materials and their importance in product development, process design, storage stability and sensory quality.
The course includes physical, water sorption, textural/mechanical and rheological properties. Pre-Requisite: PHYS1091
or PHYS2101 or PHYS2107

FSHN3102 Elements of Food Engineering (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The objective of this
course is to introduce a limited number of engineering fundamentals. The topics include are introduction (dimension,
engineering units, systems, properties, area, density and concentration), material and energy balances, energy for food
processing, fluid flow and heat transfer in food processing, and psychometrics. Pre-Requisite: PHYS2101 or PHYS2107

FSHN3103 Food Analysis (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The study of basic techniques of food
analysis. Topics include proximate analysis, spectroscopy, chromatography, densitometry, and refractometry. Pre-
Requisite: None

FSHN3104 Food Chemistry I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The study of basic chemical
components of agricultural products and how these components form food systems. Topics include water, carbohydrates,
lipids and proteins in food. Pre-Requisite: ((CHEM2091, FSHN2001) or (CHEM2110, FSHN2001) or (CHEM2091,
FSHN2302) or (CHEM2110, FSHN2302))

FSHN3105 Food Microbiology I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A study of the methods used in the
isolation, detection, characterization and enumeration of microorganisms in food and food products with emphasis on
those associated with food spoilage and foodborne illness. Pre-Requisite: BIOL3441

FSHN3106 Food Processing 1 (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course emphasizes the principles
and methods employed in the preservation and conversion of foods into shelf-stable, convenient and palatable food
products emphasizing the importance of raw material quality, thermal processing, drying, chilling and storage,
freezing, and materials handling. Pre-Requisite: FSHN2101 or SWAE2001

FSHN3107 Food Sanitation and Quality Control (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Deals with the
concept of food sanitation and quality control. The three major areas are the food quality control, Hazard Analysis
Critical Control Point (HACCP), hygiene and food sanitation, and food standard. Pre-Requisite: BIOL3441, FSHN2101

FSHN3108 Food Packaging (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course examines the chemical and
physical properties and manufacture of the basic materials used to construct packaging, as well as the economics, design
and regulation of food packaging. Specific packages currently used for individual food commodity groups are presented,
with emphasis on newer technologies. Lab classes introduce testing methods for evaluating the adequacy of food
packaging, with emphasis on physical testing of package materials and complete packaging. Pre-Requisite: PHYS2101 or
FSHN3102

FSHN3109 Sensory Evaluation of Food (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A discussion of the sensory
techniques used in evaluating the flavour, colour and texture of foods, and the effects of these properties in consumer
acceptance. Topics include: objectives methods for measuring the above qualities, including training and evaluation of
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control program. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2101,
PHYS2101

FSHN3301 Principles of Human Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course provides an
insight into the basic and applied principles of human nutrition and their relationship to health. It describes the classes of
nutrients their characteristics, food sources with emphasis on their functions, digestion, absorption and metabolism in the
human body. Cultural and social aspects of foods, food commodities, food choices and their relationship in developing
the nutritious and balanced diets. Pre-Requisite: (FSHN2001 or FSHN2071 or FSHN2301 or BICH2001 or FOOD2071
or NUTR2301 or NUTR3001)

FSHN3302 Clinical Biochemistry (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is emphasizing on
the various aspects of biochemical disorders of the human organism. The course of Clinical Biochemistry is the
conjunctive ring between biochemistry and basic fields of medicine. Also the exploratory techniques that are applied in
the practice are presented and the way of utilization of biochemical data in diagnosis and treatment is studied. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101, CHEM2101, FSHN2302

FSHN3305 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course studies
the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. Their effect on health, disease and their metabolism under different
physiological and pathological conditions is discussed. The integration in terms of energy metabolism, in the fed and,
fasted states is also covered. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, FSHN2301) or (CHEM2101, FSHN2301))

FSHN3306 Micro-nutrients in Human Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course
describes the fat and water soluble vitamins, as well as minerals and trace elements. Their occurrence in foods,
absorption, metabolism, deficiency, excess, requirement, assessment and toxicity. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3305

FSHN3307 Nutrition Assessment and Planning (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
provides insight into various indicators of nutritional status in individuals as well as communities. It focuses on various
methods of nutritional assessment including anthropometric and clinical diagnostics. Estimation of nutrient intakes is
also studied. Pre-Requisite: FSHN2301, FSHN3306

FSHN3308 Medical Nutrition Therapy 1 (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A course presenting a
systematic approach to the physiological and biochemical aspects of chronic disorders such as diabetes, cardiovascular
disorders and renal diseases. Principles and planning of dietary management of these disorders will be discussed. Pre-
Requisite: FSHN3307, LANC2033, NURS2016, PHAR2004

FSHN3444 Macronutrients in Human Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course studies
the metabolism of lipids, carbohydrates and proteins. Their effect on health, disease and their metabolism under different
physiological and pathological conditions is discussed. The integration in terms of energy metabolism, in the fed and,
fasted states is also covered. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3301 or FSHN2301

FSHN3801 Nutrition Practicum I (Internship 1CR 120 hrs) The course provides the students with an opportunity to
observe and begins to develop core skills needed in implementing the dietetic care process with individuals in food
service facilities. Pre-Requisite: FSHN2102, NREC3107

FSHN3802 Nutrition Practicum II (Internship 1CR 120 hrs) The course provides the students with an opportunity to
observe and begins to develop core skills needed in implementing the dietetic care process with individuals in
community nutrition. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3308, FSHN3801

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FSHN3803 Nutrition Practicum III (Internship 1CR 120 hrs) The course provides the students with an opportunity to
observe and begins to develop core skills needed in implementing the dietetic care process with individuals in clinical
settings. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3802

FSHN4073 Food Microbiology II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The beneficial aspects of
microorganisms associated with food, including of fermentation biotechnology, biochemical techniques in the
evaluation of food related organisms, and biochemical pathways important in the understanding of microbial growth are
discussed. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3073 or BIOL4030 or MICB3073

FSHN4074 Fish and Fish Products (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course studies the
principles and used in Fish and Fish products handles and manufacturing and quality evaluation of raw materials and
finished products using physio-chemical, microbiological and sensorial methods. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL3441,
FSHN2001) or (BICH2001, BIOL3441))

FSHN4101 Food and Process Engineering (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The major goal is to
teach the generic concepts of food processing, engineering principles, and quality parameters considering few examples
of unit operation as models. The four major areas are the introduction to food process and engineering, drying and
concentration, freezing and heat exchanger. Pre-Requisite: (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3102, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, FSHN3106, PHYS2101))

FSHN4102 Food Laws and Regulations (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course surveys the food regulatory climate in
Oman, GCC countries and other regions of the world. It reviews the resources which serve as sources of Oman food
regulatory policy. Other regulatory issues: agencies involved, good manufacturing practices, food standards,
regulations of additives, labelling, and other related issues are discussed Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2071, PHYS2101) or(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN2071, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001,
CAMS4002, CHEM2101, FSHN2071, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, FSHN2071, PHYS2101))

FSHN4104 Food Chemistry II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Food Chemistry II studies advanced
chemical components of agricultural products and how these components are combined to form food systems. Topics
include Vitamins, food dispersions, food enzymes, additives and their regulations. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3104, PHYS2101

FSHN4105 Food Microbiology II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The beneficial aspects of
microorganisms associated with food, including discussion of fermentation biotechnology, biochemical techniques in
the evaluation of food related organisms, and biochemical pathways important in the understanding of microbial growth
are discussed. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3105,
PHYS2101) or BIOL4030)

FSHN4106 Food Processing II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Principles of food processing are
covered including fermentation and enzyme technology, membrane concentration, dehydration, extrusion, microwave
and infrared radiation, and freeze concentration. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3106, PHYS2101

FSHN4107 Milk and Milk Products (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A study of milk chemistry in
relation to handling, processing, and keeping quality. Topics include: principles and techniques used in the manufacture
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organoleptic methods. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,


FSHN3104, FSHN3105, FSHN3106, PHYS210

FSHN4108 Fish and Fish Products (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course studies the
principles and used in Fish and Fish Products handles and manufacturing, and quality evaluation of raw materials and
finished products using physio-chemical, microbiological, and sensorial methods. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, BIOL3441,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2302, PHYS2101

FSHN4109 Meat and Meat Products (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A study of the basic science of
meat, including: protein chemistry; microstructure; ante mortem and post-mortem changes; meat pigments; microbiology
and parasitology; sensory characteristics of meat. The aim is to provide an understanding of the principles and techniques
of meat processing, packaging, use of animal by-products, plant sanitation and quality control in the meat industry.
Social and economic factors are discussed, in terms of their effect on the technology of meat processing. Pre-Requisite:
BIOL2101, BIOL3441, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2302, PHYS2101

FSHN4110 Snacks Foods Processing (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course provides a
comprehensive overview of the snack food industry. The course covers food process operations that are key operations in
snack food industry such as puffing, frying, extrusion and baking. Technical knowledge of raw materials, processing
techniques, quality control and evaluation of snack food is demonstrated in the course. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3106, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN3106, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, FSHN3106, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN3106, PHYS2101))

FSHN4111 Public Sanitation (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course highlights the importance
of the public health and food health in hospitality industry. Microorganisms play a central role in the safety of foods. The
course will present a survey on the roles of disease-causing microorganisms in foods and beverages. It will also focus on
regulations of public health in the guestrooms and public areas in the hotel. Food preservations methods will also be
discussed. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CAMS4001, CHEM2101,
LANC2140, LANC2141, PHYS2101

FSHN4120 Food Products Development (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A study of the concept of
food as a product, including the role and function of food ingredients in relation to food product formulations, technical
and economic feasibility, distribution, consumer acceptance, and evaluation. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3106, FSHN3108, FSHN3109, PHYS210

FSHN4302 Clinical Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A senior course exposing the student
to clinical settings, demeanours and handling of patients' files in health care facilities. It also covers meal planning and
menu writing for the disorders Internal and parenteral nutrition and their practical implications will be emphasized.
Students work on real life case studies and get exposure in handling the problem. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3401, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN3401, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, FSHN3401, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN3401, PHYS2101))

FSHN4303 Life Cycle Nutrition (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers the human
nutritional requirement in various stages of the life cycle. Physiological and psychological aspects in relation to nutrition
at every stage are discussed. The course also focuses on physiological changes that occur during growth and development
as well as physiological stress in pregnant and lactating mothers. Pre-Requisite: (FSHN2301 or FSHN3301)

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FSHN4305 Food Service Systems -Production and Purchasing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Survey of the purchasing of
food, supplies and equipment for restaurants, hospitals, schools, hotels, nursing homes and other areas of institutional
foodservice. Particular attention will be paid to product specifications and identification, and to the systems supporting
ordering, receiving, storage and issuing sequence Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, NREC3107, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, NREC3107, PHYS2107))

FSHN4306 Community Nutrition (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Community Nutrition is an area within the
nutritional sciences concerned with the promotion of health and prevention of disease in communities and populations.
Community Nutrition has a broad scope of issues, ranging from hunger to obesity, and deal with social and political units
that range from families to governments. The course provides an insight about the theories and methodologies, which are
used as tools for examining issues in community nutrition. It combines an understanding of the biological basis of
nutrition and health with the application of social science tools for working with groups and populations to address
important nutritional issues. It provides basic knowledge on nutrition education strategies, techniques, material
development, and general health behaviour theories for culturally and economically diverse populations. The course will
also introduce the principles of population assessment, program planning and evaluation. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3307, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3307, PHYS2107))

FSHN4307 Nutrition Care Process (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Nutrition Care Process (NCP) is a systematic approach in
providing nutrition care with the objective of providing high quality care. NCP provides dietetics/nutritionist
professionals with a framework for critical thinking and decision-making -leading to more efficient and effective care
and greater recognition of the role of professionals in care settings. The course will cover care process and models,
international dietetics and nutrition terminology, health informatics, and ethics and code of conduct within the context of
the health care system. Pre-Requisite: FSHN3303

FSHN4308 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A specialist course
highlighting the physiological and biochemical aspects and diet therapy of disorders such as trauma, inflammations and
burns; gastrointestinal tract, surgery, metabolic disorders, and cancer. Principles and planning of dietary management of
these disorders will be discussed in details. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3308, NURS4020, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN3308, NURS4020, PHYS2107))

FSHN4309 Nutritional Toxicology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course provides an insight
into nutritional toxicology with special emphasis on naturally occurring toxins, genetically modified foods, food
allergies, xenobiotics and nitrification of foods. The role of toxicological studies in determining safe doses of additives
are also discussed. Drug nutrient interactions and consumer concerns regarding food additives and novel food are also
included. The course also includes the comparison of nutritive value of processed and refined foods. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3104, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3104, PHYS2107))

FSHN4501 Community Nutrition (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Community Nutrition is an area within the
nutritional sciences concerned with the promotion of health and prevention of disease in communities and populations.
Community Nutrition has a broad scope of issues, ranging from hunger to obesity, and deal with social and political units
that range from families to governments. The course provides an insight about the theories and methodologies, which are
used as tools for examining issues in community nutrition. It combines an understanding of the biological basis of
nutrition and health with the application of social science tools for working groups and populations to address important
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general health behaviour theories for culturally and economically diverse populations. The course will also introduce the
principles of population assessment, program planning and evaluation. Pre-Requisite: FSHN2301 or FSHN3301

FSHN4502 Nutritional Toxicology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course provides an insight
into nutritional toxicology with special emphasis on naturally occurring toxins, genetically modified foods, food
allergies, xenobiotics and nitrification of foods. The role of toxicological studies in determining safe doses of additives
are also discussed. Drug nutrient interactions and consumer concerns regarding food additives and novel food are also
included. The course also includes the comparison of nutritive value of processed and refined foods. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3104, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN2301, FSHN3104, PHYS2107))

FSHN4800 Food Science and Nutrition Internship (Internship 3CR 15 hrs) The food science and Nutrition internship
program provides the student with the opportunity to work in a professional environment before graduating. The
professional situation could be in research or a commercial private business or extension. Pre-Requisite: ((FSHN3071,
FSHN3073, FSHN3076) or (CHEM3071, FOOD3076, MICB3073) or (FSHN3301, FSHN3303, FSHN3401) or
(NUTR3301, NUTR3303, NUTR3401))

FSHN4900 Food Science and Nutrition Project (Project 3CR 90 hrs) This individualized course allows the student to
work on a one-to-on basis with an academic staff member on a specific problem or project pertaining to the area of
interest of the staff member and the student. Pre-Requisite: ((FSHN3071, FSHN3073, FSHN3076) or (FSHN3301,
FSHN3333, FSHN3401))

Marine Science and Fisheries

MASF2000 Sea World (Arabic) (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course introduces to the students the amazing scientific facts
about the sea world. The course covers different subjects under the Marine Science and Fisheries including introduction
to fish taxonomy; fish migration, fish respiration; fish reproduction; fish communication; coastal ecosystems; deep sea
fishes; hydrothermal vents; and introduction to the basics of oceanography. Furthermore the course sheds some light on
the fisheries of Oman and their importance to the country's economy. Pre-Requisite: None

MASF2003 Introduction to Marine Science and Fisheries (Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course introduces the student to the basic disciplines of the marine environment and fishery system. It covers marine
biodiversity and biology, oceanography, ichthyology, fisheries biology and technology, fisheries management and
development and aquaculture. The student is expected to develop an integrated knowledge of such disciplines. Pre-
Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

MASF3001 Physical Oceanography (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this course the students will
learn about the physical properties of sea water and fundamental concepts in physical oceanography: basic physical laws
and forces, laws of mass continuity, theory of stability in oceans, concepts of the equation of motion, ocean currents,
ocean circulation, waves and tides, methods of data collection and analysis in physical oceanography and concepts in
satellite oceanography will be described and discussed. Pre-Requisite: PHYS2101 and ((MASF2001, MATH1106) or
(MASF2002, MATH1106) or (MASF2003, MATH1106) or (FPMT0105, MASF2001) or (FPMT0109, MASF2001) or
(FPMT0105, MASF2002) or (FPMT0109, MASF2002) or (FPMT0105, MASF2003) or (FPMT0109, MASF2003))

MASF3020 Oceanography (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An introduction to the physical,
chemical, and biological properties of the oceans and the sea floor. Pre-Requisite: MASF2001 or MASF2002 or
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MASF3021 Marine Sciences Practicum (Lecture/Field Work (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Provides practical overview of methods
and techniques in marine science and aquaculture, alternating between field and laboratory studies on various methods of
sampling, good lab. Practice and taxonomic studies. Significant component will focus on report writing skills. Pre-
Requisite: MASF2001 or MASF2002 or MASF2003

MASF3026 Marine Biology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers the broad diversity of
marine organisms and habitats, including the introduction of ocean sciences, effect of physical environment on
organisms, introduction to diversity of marine organisms and the biodiversity. Biomass and productivity at primary,
secondary and tertiary trophic level are also reviewed. Pre-Requisite: MASF2001 or MASF2002 or MASF2003

MASF3033 Coastal Navigation (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Through lectures, laboratory
exercises and work on board the department's vessel, students will learn about the theory and practice of piloting,
navigation and seamanship. They will also learn various techniques of operating traditional and commercial fishing gears
and how to relate these operations to navigation. Pre-Requisite: MASF2001 or FISH2001 or MASF2002 or MASF2003

MASF3040 Ichthyology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course examines the structure and
functioning of fishes and their anatomical, physiological, and behavioural adaptations for different habitats. Laboratory
exercises are devoted to collecting and identifying fishes representative of local marine habitats and to considering the
adaptations which equip various species to occupy their niches. Pre-Requisite: MASF2001 or MASF2002 or MASF2003

MASF3052 Marine Invertebrate Zoology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course presents a
comparative, evolutionary and functional view of the numerous groups of marine invertebrates. The morphology of the
different group is explored and different body-plans analysed. The functional morphology of locomotion, feeding,
respiration, reproduction and sensory structure will be linked across Phyla and studied in more details. A portion of the
practicals will be devoted to the identification of the most common marine invertebrates of Oman and on the use and
design of taxonomic keys. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101

MASF3053 Marine Vertebrate Zoology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Marine vertebrate zoology
is the study of vertebrate animals which live in the marine environment. This includes fish, reptiles, seabirds and
mammals. In this course we will look at the biology of these animals, their adaptations to life at sea, their development
processes and their evolutionary relationships. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101

MASF3060 Integrated Coastal Zone Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An introduction
to the principles underlying integrated coastal management (ICZM) with emphasis on the planning and management of
coastal resources and environments as these are impacted by mariculture, fisheries and tourist activities. Consideration is
given to physical, socioeconomic, and political interconnections within the ICZM framework. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, MASF2001) or (BIOL2101, MASF2002) or (BIOL2101, MASF2003))

MASF3062 Aquaculture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An overview of the general principles of
aquaculture, with emphasis on potential cultivable warm water species; nutrition and feeding; diseases and parasitism;
culture systems and their maintenance; and production, economics, and management. Pre-Requisite: MASF3040 or
FISH3040

MASF3082 Seafood Quality and Processing (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) To provide students
with a general understanding of the various factors which determine quality in seafood products derived from both
aquaculture and from the commercial fishery. Particular emphasis is on quality changes in fresh fish and in processed
products. The effects of capture method, handling at sea, handling at port and primary processing on quality are detailed.
The course examines current practices in Oman and covers the topic of quality assurance programs. Pre-Requisite: None

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MASF3090 Fishing Gear and Vessel Technologies (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this course,
the students will learn about the production, materials and design procedures used in the construction of different fishing
gears. They will evaluate fishing efficiency of existing fishing gears in Oman and explore the potential use of modern
technology. They will explore the materials, calculations and design procedures used in designing and building small
fishing vessels. Pre-Requisite: MASF2001 or MASF2002 or MASF2003

MASF3093 Marine Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An
introduction to biological macromolecules (structure and function of carbohydrates, amino acids, peptides, proteins,
lipids and nucleic acids) that are the molecular basis for all living systems will be presented. Special features associated
with marine organisms will be highlighted, along with principles of cellular function, amino acid chemistry, structure and
function of proteins, properties of enzymes and their regulation, and the role of the architecture of DNA in replication
and repair will be elaborated. Extensive examples will be given to demonstrate how marine organisms have adapted to
exploit the unique and extreme environments they inhabit. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CHEM2101

MASF3094 Marine Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course will describe and
discuss the evolution, diversity and importance of the microorganisms that live in the sea. Lectures will focus on the
morphology as well as the physiology of major microbial groups (viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoans and algae). Special
emphasis will be placed on the central role played by the "microbial loop" in the cycling of organic matter and energy in
the food-web context. The unique ability of bacteria to survive and function in extreme environmental conditions will be
highlighted. Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101, CHEM2101

MASF3100 Marine Tourism (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An examination of the impact of
marine touring at the community level, formalization of management systems and need for marine extension and
enforcement processes. Consideration of infrastructure development and its regional effects. Pre-Requisite: ((MASF2001,
MASF3026) or (MASF2002, MASF3026) or (MASF2003, MASF3026))

MASF4001 Critical Reading and Scientific Writing (Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This courser is designed to
assist students in the reading, understanding and assessment of written and on-line scientific literature. A range of
material contributed by all departmental faculty will be selected. Students will read paper(s) before a seminar in which
various approaches to aiding and assessing their comprehension of the paper will be employed. Students will answer
structured questions and provide a short written critique and presentation based on their understanding of the paper(s)
scientific content. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
MASF2003, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF2003,
PHYS2107))

MASF4020 Marine Ecology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course focuses on the aspects of
ecology most relevant to marine sciences. After an introduction covering the ecological principle and definition, a large
chapter reviews the marine ecosystems with special emphasis to Oman (coral reef, pelagic system, upwelling system,
mangroves and sandy and rocky shores). A second main section of the course focuses on the measure and the statistical
comparison of community structure, diversity, population abundances and other characteristics of communities. Finally,
important ecological principles (Island effect, intermediate disturbance, and top-down vs. bottom-up controls) are studied
Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3026, PHYS2101))

MASF4042 Fisheries Biology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This intermediate level course deals
with the life histories and behaviour of fin fishes important to Omani fisheries, Biological aspects important to
estimating yields and behavioural aspects related to capture techniques are emphasized. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101,
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CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3040, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,


CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3040, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MASF3040, PHYS2101) or(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3040, PHYS2101))

MASF4043 Fisheries Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this course we will explore
practical and implementable means of how fisheries are managed worldwide. The shortcomings and advantages of
various regulations and management plans will be discussed in depth. The use and interpretation of stock assessment
models to guide fisheries managers in their decisions will be examined. The course consists of lectures and computer-
based laboratory work Pre-Requisite: MASF4042

MASF4044 Fisheries Management II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This advanced level course
deals with the principles and concepts important to the understanding of the population dynamics and assessment of the
stock status of exploited fish stocks and development of relevant fisheries management plans. Emphasis is placed on
methodology applicable to tropical fisheries of Oman and other developing countries. Methodology includes, but is not
restricted to, sampling design, data collection and database management, analysis of data and interpretation of results.
The aim is to understand the dynamics of how individual growth, mortality and recruitment regulate population size or
abundance. Moreover, students will be able to undertake, theoretically and practically, a basic stock assessment (per-
recruit model) of a near-shore species of Oman. Students, based on the above, will be able to draw-up management plans
relevant to the conservation of fish species on a case to case basis. The course consists of lectures and computer-based
lab work Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF4043,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF4043, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MASF4043, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF4043, PHYS2101))

MASF4045 Marine Pollution (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course investigates the various
form of pollution in the marine environment. In addition to evaluating the risks of marine pollution through a review of
the various contaminants (Oxygen demanding waste, oil. metals, Halogenated hydrocarbons, solids and radioactivity),
the focus is placed on the mechanisms involved: diffuse vs. punctual pollution, fate of pollutants and solutions for
mitigation and remediation. Although global issues are tackled, the accent is placed on local problems. Aspects of the
Omani legislation in terms of pollution control, impact assessment are also reviewed. Several methods used in marine
pollution studies are tested in the laboratory (HPLC, toxicity test) and field measurements are also carried out. Pre-
Requisite: CHEM2101

MASF4060 Omani Fisheries Resources (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objective of this course is to review with the
students the most important aspects of Oman Marine Fisheries. The course aims to provide the students with the history
and identification of the Omani fisheries and their current status. The course objective goes beyond that and will attempt
to identify information gaps and problems associated with each fishery and suggest future work. At the completion of the
course the student is expected to have built up an up to date knowledge about the Omani fisheries sector. The successful
completion of this course should also enable the student to describe and evaluate the dynamics of the fisheries science.
Pre-Requisite: FISH3040 or MASF3040

MASF4064 Advanced Aquaculture (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The application of new
developments in science and biotechnology to aquaculture production methods will be examined. Current topics in
nutrition, reproduction and health will be covered as they apply to commercial aquaculture in a tropical marine
environment. Pre-Requisite: MASF3062 or FISH4062

MASF4100 Marine Natural Products (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An examination of
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molecules from animal and plants, their applications in the biomedical, agrochemical, fine chemical and pigment
industries and the importance of marine extremophile research. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, MASF3026, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001,
MASF3026, PHYS2101))

MASF4110 Marine Ecosystem Modelling (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Various types of
conceptual, descriptive, analytical and box models will be investigated. The notion of stability, convergence, chaos etc.
Will be approached. The course is computer intensive and makes use of specialized software applicable to fisheries and
marine modelling Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
MASF4020, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF4020,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MASF4020, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF4020, PHYS2101))

MASF4200 Satellite Oceanography (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is an interdisciplinary
course for graduates with some academic background in physics and oceanography. The course explores several aspects
of remote sensing and satellite oceanography to study physical and biological processes in the marine environment. The
concepts of electromagnetic radiation interaction and its modification by atmospheric and ocean surface processes will be
explained. This course familiarizes the students with identification of several ocean surface processes and features in the
coastal zone as well as in the open ocean from the satellite images. Further in this course, the students will learn about
tele-connections between global scale processes in the ocean and their role in regional changes. This course covers a few
exercises on processing and interpretation of satellite images. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3001, PHYS2107))

MASF4201 Aquaculture Systems and Engineering (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) To enhance
students' knowledge in advanced aquaculture production systems and engineering that will enable them to design,
construct, operate and maintain aquaculture facilities. This course covers key aspects of aquaculture production systems:
site selection, design and operation of key systems and components such as water supply systems will be covered. Pre-
Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3062, PHYS2101))

MASF4202 Fish Pathology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) To provide students with detailed
understanding of the various aquatic pathogens and diseases. This course will be covered introduction of fish disease,
epidemiology, prevention, control and management of the major diseases such as viral, bacterial, and parasitic diseases of
wild and cultured aquatic organisms. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MASF3062,
PHYS2101))

MASF4203 Fish Reproductive Physiology and Breeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course covers physiological processes essential for fish reproduction, from egg and sperm development to spawning,
and the techniques for induced spawning, fertilization and incubation, larval and post-larval rearing. Seed production
techniques for selected species with aquaculture potential in Oman are included in the course. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MASF3062, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101 , CROP3001 , MASF3062 , PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
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CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101 , MASF3062, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,


CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101 , CROP3001 , MASF3062, PHYS2101))

MASF4204 Fish Nutrition and Feeding (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course emphasizes the
importance of nutrition and feeding in aquaculture. Topics include the essential nutrients (proteins, lipids,
carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals), digestion, nutrient absorption, digestibility, energy, energetics and feeding, diet
quality determination, live foods, feeding strategy for larval culture, artificial and alternative larval foods, development
of artificial diets for fish larvae, pond fertilization to produce natural foods, compound feeds, and dispensing
aquaculture feeds. Practical exercise on fish feeding will be conducted in order to give the students the opportunity to
apply the knowledge they have gained from the lectures. Pre-Requisite: MASF3062

MASF4800 Fisheries Internship/Work Experience (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course provides an opportunity to
work in a fishery related business or government agency, where the student performs procedures typical of the profession
under the immediate supervision of the host organization. The program of work and the criteria for evaluating
performance are jointly developed by the host and the Department. Pre-Requisite: None

MASF4900 Special Problem in Marine Sciences and Fisheries (Project 3CR 180 hrs) This course is an advanced
course on any aspect of research in the field of Marine Science and Fisheries. It aims at giving the student an introduction
to the requirements and the methodology of research in the field, in the laboratory or on meta-analysis of existing data.
The student should contact any instructor in the Department to decide on a subject of research, a time line and a
methodology prior to registering to the course. Under the supervision of the instructor, the student is required to prepare,
carry out and report a small research project (equivalent to approximately 180 hours of work). The importance of
preparation, the ability of the student to carry out experiments and to reports the results of their investigations in written
and oral format will all be taken into consideration for the final evaluation. Pre-Requisite: ((CAMS3000, CROP3001) or
(CAMS3000, CROP3001) or (CAMS3001, CAMS4002) or (CAMS4002, CROP3001))

MASF4901 Special Problem in Marine Sciences and Fisheries (Workshop (2:1) 6CR 180 hrs) This course is an
advanced course on any aspect of research in the field of Marine Science and Fisheries. It aims at giving the student an
introduction to the requirements and the methodology of research in the field, in the laboratory or on meta-analysis of
existing data. The student should contact any instructor in the department to decide on a subject of research, a time line
and a methodology prior to registering to the course. Under the supervision of the instructor, the students are required to
prepare, carry out and report a small research project (equivalent to approximately 180 hours of work the importance of
preparation, the ability of the student to carry out experiments and to reports the results of their investigations in written
and oral format will all be taken into consideration for the final evaluation. Pre-Requisite: None

Natural Resource Economics

NREC2004 The World Food Problem (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This introductory course addresses the economics of food
security and hunger on a global scale. The economic significance of food for long term welfare, productivity and
economic growth are explained. The respective roles of agriculture, horticulture, fisheries and aquaculture are described.
Possible policy responses by states, particularly arid states, are described. Pre-Requisite: None

NREC3010 Production Economics and Business Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the basic
principles of production economics, focusing on issuer of business management and production planning. Pre-Requisite:
NREC2003 or AGEC2003 or CAMS2003

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NREC3011 Economics of Fisheries Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An introduction to natural resources economics
as applied to fisheries, focusing on the bio-economic model and its application to determine the optimal level of
production. The course also develops the underlying concepts of a fishery firm's decision, objectives, costs and revenues.
Policy instruments for a sustainable management of fisheries are discussed. Pre-Requisite: AGEC2003 or NREC2003 or
CAMS2003

NREC3101 Marketing of Agricultural and Fisheries Products (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) General introductory course
covering operations involved in the movement of agricultural commodities from farmer/fishermen to consumer and the
factors that influence the market framing the operation of agribusiness firms. Pre-Requisite: AGEC2003 or NREC2003 or
CAMS2003

NREC3102 Agricultural and Food Policies (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines agricultural and food policy
issues with emphasis on a world perspective. It studies and analyses issues related to nutrition, agricultural production,
pricing, population, economic development, income and food security, and international trade. Pre-Requisite:
AGEC2003 or NREC2003 or CAMS2003

NREC3103 Macroeconomics Policy and Natural Resources (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to introduce
students to macroeconomic policy. Students are introduced to the following macroeconomics concepts: the circular flow
of income; the measurement of national output; Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and Gross National Income (GNI). The
course aims to show how the ownership of natural resources by a country influences the structure and growth of the
macro economy. Pre-Requisite: LANC2141 or LANC2041

NREC3104 Intermediate Microeconomics for Natural Resources Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The focus of
the course will be the application of microeconomics to natural resources. So lectures will cover the concepts of
economic rent, renewable, non-renewable and environmental resources. The basic concepts of demand, supply and cost
will be applied to natural resource sectors. Pre-Requisite: ((AGEC2003, LANC2141) or (AGEC2003, LANC2041) or
(LANC2141, NREC2003) or (LANC2041, NREC2003) or (CAMS2003, LANC2141) or (CAMS2003, LANC2041))

NREC3105 Water Economics and Policy (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The dependence of society and the economy upon
water has always been crucial. We are living in a world where the resources are fixed and demand is ever increasing.
This course introduces students to the links between water and economy, the role that cost and economic value play in
water resource allocation. The course will address the energy-water nexus and destination in the GCC countries and
wastewater treatment and recycling as an alternative option to destination. Water management institutions and water
sustainability will be at the heart of the course. Pre-Requisite: NREC2003 or CAMS2003

NREC3106 Social Survey Design and Analysis (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Scientific method in social science; Sources of
data; Rational of sampling and methods of sampling; Methods of social data collection; Designating social survey
schedules; Interviewing guidelines; Organizing and conducting of social surveys; Data compilation and analysis; Report
writing and presentation. Pre-Requisite: CAMS2003, CAMS3001

NREC3107 Food Service Systems Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main objective this course is to
equip students with knowledge on foodservice operations and business principles needed to manage food service
businesses successfully. The topics include systems approach, menu planning, the operational functions, facilities
planning and design, organizational design, leadership, human resource management, performance improvement. Pre-
Requisite: FSHN2072 or NREC3101

NREC3220 Agribusiness Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course emphasizes the application of economic,
financial and managerial analysis to the agribusiness and fisheries sectors. Student will develop an understanding of the
problems and barriers facing agricultural and fisheries processing and marketing firms. Alternative agribusiness and

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fisheries marketing strategies will examined and related to economic principles. Pre-Requisite: AGEC2003 or
NREC2003 or CAMS2003

NREC3300 Natural Resources and Environmental Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an
understanding of the issues surrounding the economics of natural resources including land, water, fisheries and
minerals. The economic theory and analytical technique for natural resource allocation and management are developed.
Pre-Requisite: AGEC2003 or NREC2003

NREC4010 Applied Econometrics (Lecture 4CR 60 hrs) The objective of this course is to provide students with good
understanding of the theory and practice of econometrics. Real world economic data will be used to estimate economic
models, test hypothesis and make forecasting. Particular emphasis will be on multiple regression analysis, and other
useful model in economics such as probit and logit model. Pre-Requisite: ((AGEC2003, STAT3001) or (NREC2003,
STAT3001) or (CAMS2003, STAT3001) or (AGEC2003, CROP3001) or (CROP3001, NREC2003) or (CAMS2003,
CROP3001) or (AGEC2003, CAMS3001) or (CAMS3001, NREC2003) or (CAMS2003, CAMS3001))

NREC4101 Mathematical Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to strengthen the relevant mathematical
skills for economists of students specializing in natural resource economics. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001,
PHYS2101))

NREC4102 The Management of Natural Resource Project (Lecture 4CR 60 hrs) The course covers the project cycle
(identification, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) applied to natural resources. Pre-Requisite:
((CAMS2003, CAMS3001) or (CAMS2003, CROP3001) or (CAMS3001, NREC2003) or (CROP3001, NREC2003))

NREC4103 Agribusiness Entrepreneurship (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main objective this course is to equip students
with knowledge and skills that are required for choosing and starting up a viable business. The topics include the concept
of entrepreneurship, characteristics of successful entrepreneurs, developing individual innovation, environmental
assessment and marketing research, financial analysis, entrepreneurial issues for start-up and growth. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, PHYS2101))

NREC4104 Applied Econometrics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This objective of this course is to provide students with good
understanding of the theory and practice of econometrics. Real world economic data will be used to estimate economic
models, test hypothesis and undertake forecasting. Particular emphasis will be on multiple regression analysis, and other
useful model in economics such as probit and logit models. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

NREC4105 The Management of Natural Resource Projects (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course covers the project cycle
(identification, preparation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation) applied to natural resources. Pre-Requisite:
((BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2107))

NREC4230 Agricultural Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides student with and understanding of the
tools of financial analysis applied to the agricultural and agribusiness. Students will learn to assess investment

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opportunities from a lender and borrower perspective and the role of the government in dealing with market failure in
rural financing. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

NREC4410 International Agricultural Trade (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An intermediate level course covers principal of
comparative advantage, gains from trade, barriers to trade including tariff and non-tariff barriers, and current issues in
world agricultural trade. It provides students with an understanding of the factors affecting international competition and
the role of international trade institutions (GATT, WTO) in monitoring world trade. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

NREC4420 Economic Development (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course deals with them role of
agriculture in the process of economic development, topics include the concept of economic development, prerequisite
for development , and factors affecting development including distribution, rural infrastructure, rural-urban migration,
and related agricultural and rural policies. Pre-Requisite: AGEC2003 or NREC2003 or CAMS2003

NREC4430 Benefit Cost Analysis (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Cost benefit Analysis is a body of microeconomic methods
and techniques widely used for deciding on project viability and adoption. Cost-benefit analysis will be studied from
a conceptual point of view as well as from a more applied perspective. Emphasis will be put on the conceptual
underpinnings of project evaluation. The objective is to prepare students to participate in project management and be
effective members of evaluation teams using cost-benefit analyses, impact analysis and cost effectiveness analysis.
Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

NREC4500 Agricultural Extension Methods and Techniques (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives the student
interested in extension activities some exposure to, and training in, basic methods and techniques needed for effective
extension work. Pre-Requisite: None

NREC4800 Internship (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course exposes the student to real-world economics and
businesses situations involving agricultural and marine products, so that they apply academic knowledge to practical
economic and business problems. Pre-Requisite: None

NREC4900 Project in Agricultural Economics (Project 3CR 135 hrs) This course will provide the student with the
opportunity to work closely with his advisor on particular subject of interest to the student and the faculty and in
which the student will apply the appropriate analytical techniques used in the field. Pre-Requisite: None

College Courses (Office of the Dean)

CAMS1000 SQU Undergraduate Academic Regulation (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course aims to introduce Rules and
Regulations that are designated for undergraduate SQU students. The course will teach students strategies for self-end
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handle failure and probation issues. GPA (cumulative and semester) calculations and Ks consequences will be
Introduced. Experts from different related fields will be invited to give lectures. Pre-Requisite: None

CAMS2000 Introduction to Agricultural and Marine Sciences (Lecture 0CR 30 hrs) This course introduces
incoming students to the various majors and courses offered by the different departments in College of Agricultural
and Marine Sciences. Pre-Requisite: None

CAMS2002 Health, Safety and Environment (Lecture: Lab (1:1) 2CR 30 hrs) The course examines the principles and
components of health, safety and environment. The importance of health safety and policies as they relate to safety codes
and issues will be studied. Student will analyse the development of health and safety programs including roles,
responsibilities, safety committee functions safe work practice, biosafety, physical, mechanical and electronic safety and
their related documents required by safety regulation. The course also covers management of hazardous materials and
hazardous wastes and the effects of environmental agents (chemical, physical and biological) on human health. Upon
completion, students should be able to recognize safety hazards and recommend strategies for remediation and
compliance. Pre-Requisite: None

CAMS2003 Introduction to Food and Resource Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An Introductory course in economic
theory with applications to the food and natural resources sectors. The central theme of the course is how markets work
and how prices are determined. Topics include supply and demand, production and costs, and the place of these sectors in
the macro economy. Pre-Requisite: (FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604)

CAMS3000 Seminar and Presentation Skills (Lecture/Seminar (1:1) 2CR 30 hrs) The course will be begin by helping
students to define problems to be studied, and reported orally and in writing. Ethical conduct in data collection, analysis
and presentation will be emphasized. Finally, guidelines to make effective oral presentations and reporting will be taught.
Pre-Requisite: ((CAMS2000, LANC2141) or (CAMS2000, LANC2041))

CAMS3001 Biometry and Experimental Design in Agricultural and Marine Sciences (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2
hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course emphasizes the practical applications of statistical tools in looking at information and
making decisions. The laboratory portion of the course introduces the student to the implementation of statistical
methods using computers. Pre-Requisite: ((CAMS2000, LANC2141) or (CAMS2000, LANC2041))

CAMS4001 Management and Business Skills (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objective is to introduce students to several
central business and management ideas so that they gain an understanding of how the private sector company works. The
course will describe the following concepts: business strategy and the business mission, meeting legal requirements,
accounting standards, marketing, raising money, employing people, the business plan and business failure. Pre-
Requisite: BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101

Soils, Water, and Agricultural Engineering

SWAE2001 Introduction to Agricultural Engineering (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an introduction to
major focal areas in agricultural. Initially fundamental engineering concepts applicable to all focal areas are taught. This
is followed by introductory lectures on (a) power and machinery (b) post-harvest handling (c) food processing
engineering and (d) soil and water engineering. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or
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SWAE2003 Water in Arid Environments (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is offered as a University Elective to
improve awareness of water as a scarce resource in arid environments, and the need to conserve it. Students will be
introduced to the Hydrologic Cycle, unique characteristics of water and arid environments, water resources of Oman,
environmental issues affection water resources in Oman, demand for water in Agricultural, Domestic and Industrial
sectors of Oman, and means to conserve water in these sectors. Pre-Requisite: None

SWAE2201 Introduction to Soil and Water (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An introductory course
that covers properties of soils and water, fundamental principles of water movement in soils, especially in arid climates.
Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

SWAE2300 Workshop Practice (Lecture/Workshop(1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) The course will cover basic principles and
practice in workshop layout, welding, metal work, machine tools, fabrication and application of engineering
drawing and safety issues. Woodwork will also be introduced. Pre-Requisite: None

SWAE2302 Fundamentals of Agricultural Machinery (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
is foundation course that deals with tractors as main source of power and fundamentals of farm machinery operations in
seedbed preparation, sowing and planting, inter-cultivation, harvesting of field and horticultural crops, crop spraying.
The course covers other units of power that will be used in irrigation like electrical motors and small internal combustion
engines. Pre-Requisite: PHYS2101 or PHYS2107 or SWAE2001

SWAE2307 Workshop Practice I (Practical 1CR 30 hrs) The course will cover basic principles and practice in
workshop layout, application of engineering drawing, measurements, engineering materials and safety issues. Pre-
Requisite: None

SWAE3001 GIS for Environmentalists (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) To provide a basic,
practical understanding of GIS concepts, technical issues, and applications applied to soil, water and environmental
sciences Pre-Requisite: None

SWAE3002 Desertification and Land Restoration (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will provide students with an
understanding of the nature, causes and extent of desertification. It will also identify key strategies that may be used to
combat desertification. Pre-Requisite: SWAE2201

SWAE3005 Land Surveying (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course equips students with the
essential skills necessary in land surveying. It covers basic principles of land surveying, theory of measurements and
errors, distance, levelling, angles, use of theodolite, arwa computation, global positioning system (GPS), and Geographic
Information System (GIS). Pre-Requisite: ((MATH1192, PHYS2101) or (MATH1106, PHYS2101) or (MATH2107,
PHYS2101) or (MATH1192, PHYS1091) or (MATH1106, PHYS1091) or (MATH2107, PHYS1091) or PHYS2107 or
(FPMT0109, PHYS2101) or (FPMT0109, PHYS1091))

SWAE3201 Power Units (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course deals with the units of power
and equipment used in Farming and crop production operations, including farm tractors as the main source of power,
wind, power, solar power, human power, electrical motors and farm machinery. Pre-Requisite: SWAE2001 or
SWAE2002 or MEIE2129

SWAE3203 Post Harvest Technology and Quality Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A
study of the principles, technology and management systems used during harvesting, handling, packaging, storage,
marketing, and traceability of fresh food products and other biological materials including fresh fish, fruit, vegetables,
grains, meat, milk, and hay for livestock. Emphasis will be on technical and environmental factors affecting product
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damage, and controlled atmosphere storage for reducing losses and maintaining quality. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2193,
PHYS1091, SWAE2001) or (MATH2193, PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (BIOR2001, MATH2193, PHYS1091) or
(BIOR2001, MATH2193, PHYS2101) or (MATH1106 , PHYS1091, SWAE2001) or (MATH1106, PHYS2101,
SWAE2001) or (BIOR2001, MATH1106, PHYS1091) or (BIOR2001, MATH1106, PHYS2101))

SWAE3219 Applied Mathematics and Computer Modelling in Water Engineering (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60
hrs) This course gives practical training in computer algebra (basic calculus, algebra, ordinary and partial differential
equations. Fourier transforms, programming, graphing) applied to modelling natural and engineered systems (aquifers,
streams, channels, dams, pipes, etc.) relevant to hydrology and water engineering. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2107,
PHYS2101) or (MATH2107, PHYS2107))

SWAE3302 Environmental Soil Chemistry (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will cover
basic soil and chemical concepts, the various chemical processes which occur in soil and the chemical behaviour of soil
constituent surfaces and the application of this concept to understand many of the soil chemical reactions that affect a
contaminants mobility and toxicity. Pre-Requisite: CHEM1091 or CHEM2101 or SWAE2201

SWAE3303 Elements of Hydrology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An intermediate level course
that introduces the hydrologic cycle and reviews processes that affect it such as precipitation, evaporation,
transpiration, run off infiltration and groundwater. Pre-Requisite: (MATH1106, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or
(MATH1106, PHYS2107, SWAE2001) or (BIOR2001, MATH1106) or (MATH1106, SOIL2201) or (FPMT0109,
PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (FPMT0109, PHYS2107, SWAE2001) or (BIOR2001, FPMT0109) or (FPMT0109,
SOIL2201))

SWAE3304 Soil and Water Conservation (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides basic knowledge on the wise
use of soil and water resources. The hazards caused by erosion, sedimentation, and pollution, and the techniques
needed to conserve soil and maintain the environment is all covered in this course. Pre-Requisite: None

SWAE3305 Agroclimatology (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This basic course deals with the description and analysis of
environmental boundary layer and its interaction with animal and plant life. Climatic impacts of global climate change on
agriculture are studied. Adaptations, modifications and environmental control for productive agricultures are
investigated. Pre-Requisite: PHYS1091 or PHYS2101 or PHYS2107

SWAE3306 Fundamentals of Computer Programming (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course exposes the
student to design and development of interactive windows programs in the event-driven object-oriented environment of
Visual Basic, and stresses the importance of good programming practices such as the use of naming conventions, flow
charts, and code documentation. The intention is to develop skills not only to write Visual Basic programmes, but also
other programming language. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2193, PHYS2101) or (MATH2193, PHYS1091) or (MATH1106,
PHYS2101) or (MATH1106, PHYS1091) or CAMS2001 or PHYS2107 or (FPMT0109, PHYS1091) or (FPMT0109,
PHYS2101))

SWAE3307 Workshop Practice II (Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) The course will cover basic
principles and practice in an engineering workshop. In this course students learn metal forming work, fabrication of
machine components by different welding techniques, machining with machine tools such as drills, lathes, milling,
shaping, sheering and bending machines. Pre-Requisite: SWAE2307

SWAE3308 Instrumentation and Control Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
deals with instrumentation, measurement and control systems, in particular measurement of physical and engineering
parameters, such as temperature, humidity, flow, moisture, pressure, speed, radiation, etc. The students will also be
introduced to systems used to control agricultural and bio-physical processes. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2193, PHYS2101)

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or (MATH2193, PHYS1091) or (MATH1106, PHYS2101) or (MATH1106, PHYS1091) or (MATH1192, MATH2107) or


PHYS2107 or (FPMT0109, PHYS1091) or (FPMT0109, PHYS2101))

SWAE3310 Fundamentals of Fluid Mechanics (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is
aimed to introduce the students to the behaviour of fluids at rest and in motion with an emphasis on physical concepts
and methods of beginning form basic principles. The course covers fluid static, laws of fluid static, laws of fluid
dynamics, dimensional analysis and similitude, incompressible inviscid and viscous flows and 1-D movement of ideal
gases. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2107, MATH2193, PHYS1091) or (MATH2107, MATH2193, PHYS2101) or
(MATH1106, MATH2107, PHYS1091) or (MATH1106, MATH2107, PHYS2101) or PHYS2107 or (FPMT0109,
MATH2107, PHYS2101) or (FPMT0109, MATH2107, PHYS1091))

SWAE3311 Environmental Soil Physics (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An intermediate level
course that introduces the physical properties of soil such as structure, physical constituents, and the soil water system. It
deals with the physical mechanisms that place in soils. E.g. Movement and exchange of gases, movement and
availability of soil-water, and chemical movement Pre-Requisite: ((MATH1106, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or
(MATH1106, PHYS2107, SWAE2201) or (MATH1106, PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (MATH1106, PHYS2107,
SWAE2001) or (FPMT0109, PHYS2101, SWAE2201 or (FPMT0109, PHYS2107, SWAE2201) or (FPMT0109,
PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (FPMT0109, PHYS2107, SWAE2001))

SWAE3315 Water Quality (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course addresses the physical,
chemical and biological aspects of water quality. Topics to be discussed are: Introduction to water quality, surface water
quality, groundwater quality, impacts of agriculture on water quality, strategies for water quality assessment, sampling
and analysis, and data handling and presentation. Students will also learn about water quality standards, pollutant sources
and pathways, temporal and spatial variations of water quality and biological oxidation of organic matter. Pre-Requisite:
((CHEM1091, MATH1192) or (CHEM2101, MATH1192) or (CHEM1091, MATH1106) or (CHEM2101, MATH1106) or
BIOL2101 or SWAE2201 or (CHEM1091, FPMT0109) or (CHEM2101, FPMT0109))

SWAE3402 Irrigation Principles (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This intermediate course deals
with water as a valuable resource in arid environments and as an essential factor in food productivity and security. The
physical properties and processes involved in irrigation are studied to determine the crop water requirements, and the
models used in irrigation scheduling are overviewed. Methods of water application and irrigation systems are described.
Pre-Requisite: SWAE2201 or SOIL2201 or SWAE2002

SWAE3411 Environmental Soil Microbiology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
addresses types, growth, and functions of microbes living in soils. Topics to be discussed are: Historical background of
soil microbiology, microbial growth, distribution of microbes within the soil media, techniques used for sampling and
collection of soil microbes, culturing methods, and the involvement of soil microbes in the biochemical cycling of soils.
Pre-Requisite: BIOL2101

SWAE4006 Arid Zone Hydrology (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students will be introduced to the Hydrologic Cycle, and the
emphasis will placed on key hydrological processes in arid zone such as, evaporation, storm water runoff, infiltration,
and recharges to groundwater. Hydraulics of major hydrological features in Oman such as wadis, aflag, springs and
aquifers will be taught. In addition, key aspects of agricultural water management and agro forestry management in arid
regions will be covered. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101, SWAE3303) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101,
SWAE3303) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE3303)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE3303))

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SWAE4110 Soil and Water Tour (Field Work (1:6) 2CR 90 hrs) This tour takes place during the break between the fall
and spring semester. Students examine and describe the most common types of soils exist in the Sultanate of Oman. The
tour also includes evaluation of soils based on their agricultural and non-agricultural use. Various agricultural practices
including irrigation and addition of soil amendments are also observed and discussed. Pre-Requisite: SWAE4404

SWAE4111 Hydrogeology for Soil-Water-Landscape Interactions (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course emphasizes in situ soils in the real-world landscape where distinct pedogenic features (such as soil structure,
horizonation, and heterogeneity), environmental variables (such as climate. land forms, and organisms), and
anthropogenic impacts (such as land use and management) interact and dictate the landscape water flux. The course also
discusses the possible agronomic and environmental applications as due to the interactive pedogenic and hydrologic
processes. Hydrus software will be used and hands-on skills will be promoted with this course. Pre-Requisite:
SWAE2201, SWAE3303, SWAE3311

SWAE4202 Tillage and Soil Machine Relationships (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Advanced
study of the mechanics of soil-engaging fools as applied to food production and land clearing. Special emphasis on the
interactions between the machine system and biological systems (soil, plants). Conservation tillage system. Pre-
Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE3201) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE3201) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE3201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE3201))

SWAE4204 Advances in Postharvest Technology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A study of recent
technological innovations for reducing losses, enhancing quality and safety, extending shelf life, improving quarantine
status, and adding value to fresh foods and other biological materials. Emphasis will be on understanding the suite of
technological innovations that are commercially available and their practical applications in agricultural and marine food
business. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101 , CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101,
SWAE3203) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, FSHN4100, PHYS2101)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE3203) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, FSHN4100, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE3203) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN4100, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE3203) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, FSHN4100, PHYS2101))

SWAE4217 Transport of Chemicals in Porous Media (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Intermediate-level course that discusses
transport of conservative and reactive chemicals and pollutants through variably- saturated soil and groundwater systems.
Topics, such as diffusion, dispersion, preferential flow, etc. are discussed thoroughly. Pre-Requisite: MATH2107,
SWAE3311

SWAE4300 Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering Design Project I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) One of two courses offered by the Department of Bioresource and Agricultural Engineering where students,
either individually or as part of a team, plan, develop, execute, analyse and report on an engineering design project
which integrates skills in various areas. The project is the student's own work with guidance and advice from the faculty.
A complete written report as well as a verbal presentation is required. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MATH2108, PHYS2101, PHYS2108) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2108, PHYS2101, PHYS2108) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MATH2108, PHYS2101, PHYS2108) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2108, PHYS2101, PHYS2108))

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SWAE4301 Agricultural Engineering Design Project II (Project 3CR 90 hrs) A capstone course that builds on the
material covered in SWAE4300 where students, either individually or as part of a team, plan, develop, execute, analyse
and report on an engineering design project which integrates skills in various areas. The project is the student's own work
with guidance and advice from the faculty. A complete written report as well as a verbal presentation is required. Pre-
Requisite: SWAE4300

SWAE4302 Agriculture in Controlled Environments (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This advanced course equips students with
theory and applications of various types of protected agricultural structures and systems and their effects on the
production of crops planted inside these controlled environments. New technological applications under water-scarce,
arid environments such as greenhouse, hydroponics, design, implementation and practices and other related technology
will be taught. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, CROP2510,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2001)
or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP2510, PHYS2101) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP2510, CROP3001, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2001) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP2510, CROP3001, PHYS2101))

SWAE4304 Modelling and Analysis of Biological-physical Systems (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
deals with techniques used in mathematical model formulation of biological and physical system, such as root solving,
numerical integration, analytical models, regression and linear programming. Pre-Requisite: ((MATH2193, PHYS2101)
or (MATH2193, PHYS1091) or (MATH1106, PHYS2101) or (MATH1106, PHYS1091) or PHYS2107 or (FPMT0109,
PHYS2101) or (FPMT0109, PHYS1091))

SWAE4305 Water Control and Supply (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) this course uses the basic concepts of fluid flow
understand and design water storage and distribution systems as related to agricultural and environmental systems. Pre-
Requisite: (SWAE3310 or SWAE2201 or MATH1106 or (FPMT0103, FPMT0109) or (FPMT0104, FPMT0109))

SWAE4325 Water Treatment (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to increase student's understanding of basic
theory of most treatment processes dealing with water, wastewater, and saline water. The course will cover the following
treatment processes: Screening and Sedimentation, Aeration, Coagulation and Flocculation, Filtration, water Softening,
Biological Treatment of Wastewater, and Wetlands for Wastewater Treatment, Reverse Osmosis Desalination, etc.
Wastewater disposal and reuse methods will also be discussed. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3315) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3315) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3315) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3315))

SWAE4400 Groundwater Hydrology (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is designed for the Water Resources Manager to better
understand water behaviour in aquifers, including groundwater occurrence, movement and pollution. Pre-Requisite:
SWAE3303 or WATR3303

SWAE4401 Water and Nutrients in Soil-Plant Environment (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course focuses on water and nutrient cycling in soil plant environment. After completion of this course students will be
knowledgeable of the role of water and nutrients in agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. Pre-
Requisite: (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101,

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CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,


CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201))

SWAE4402 Design and Management of Irrigation Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
advanced course builds on irrigation principles and reviews fluid mechanics and hydraulics as basis for the selection,
design and management of gravity and pressurized irrigation systems. Water measurements in open and closed conduits
are studied, together with pumping water for irrigation and drainage. Evaluation of irrigation systems is exercised. Pre-
Requisite: SWAE3402 or WATR3402

SWAE4404 Soil Genesis and Classification (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course provides
knowledge on how soils are formed through the interaction of climate, vegetation/biotic features, parent material, and
slope over time. Major soil formation processes and their influences to the genesis of different types of soils are
discussed. The course also provide students some practical experience in describing soil profiles, classifying soil, and
making soil interpretations for the various land uses. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, ERSC2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, ERSC2101,
PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or
(BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, ERSC2101, PHYS2101) or (BIOL2101,
CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000,
CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CHEM2101, CROP3001, ERSC2101, PHYS2101))

SWAE4410 Soil and Water Tour (Field Work (3:1) 1CR 45 hrs) This tour takes place during the break between the fall
and spring semester. Students examine and describe the most common types of soils exist in the Sultanate of Oman. The
tour also includes evaluation irrigation of soils based on their agricultural use. Various agricultural practices including
irrigation and addition of soil amendments are also observed and discussed. Pre-Requisite: SWAE4404 or SOIL4404

SWAE4412 Management of Salt affected Soils (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Materials have been organized to integrate
contemporary concepts and management practices for agricultural water and salinity problems. Case studies, field trips
and lab analyses are parts of this course. Upon completion of this course, the students will be able to dear with salinity
problems from diagnosis to reclamation and management. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003,
CAMS3000, CAMS3001, CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, PHYS2101, SWAE2201) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002, CHEM2101,
CROP3001, PHYS2101, SWAE2201))

SWAE4415 Water Resources Management and Legislation (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) this course addresses management
of water resources in arid environments and national and international laws governing water use. Topics to be discussed
are: water resources management in Oman, water resources planning, economics of water resources planning and
management, the management of water resources, groundwater management, water quality management and water
resources legislation in Oman. Pre-Requisite: ((BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000, CAMS3001,
CHEM2101, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3303) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3000,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3303) or (BIOL2101, CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS3001,
CAMS4002, CHEM2101, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3303) or (BIOL2101 , CAMS2000, CAMS2003, CAMS4002,
CHEM2101, CROP3001, MATH2107, PHYS2101, SWAE3303))

SWAE4800 Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering Internship (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) Practical experience in a
working situation Pre-Requisite: None

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SWAE4801 Agricultural Engineering Internship (Internship 0CR 1 hrs) Practical experience in a working situation
Pre-Requisite None:

SWAE4900 Soils, Water and Agricultural Engineering Project (Project 3CR 135 hrs) Procedures and methodology
(practical and statistical) of research in a specific area in soils, water and agricultural engineering. Pre-Requisite: None

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College of Arts and Social Sciences

Arabic

ARAB1000 Arabic Language (Arabic Laboratory 3CR 90 hrs) This course is designed to study Arabic language
through discussion of some verses from the Holy Quran, texts from the prophet's Hadeeth, and from ancient and modern
literature .Much attention will be given to the application and language practice in class and through the assignments
given to the students. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1001 Arabic (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to study Arabic language through discussion of
some verses from the Holy Quran, texts from the prophet's Hadeeth, and from ancient and modern literature .Much
attention will be given to the application and language practice in class and through the assignments given to the
students. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1018 An Introduction to Arabic Language and Literature (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course
is to introduce the historical development of Arabic Language and Literature, in addition to the artistic features of the
different literary genres. It gives an idea about the influence of Holy Quran in establishing different sciences. Pre-
Requisite: None

ARAB1019 Arabic For Non Speaker (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to meet the
needs of non-Arabic speaking students and to develop their language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening),
throughout a selected texts and topics, that provide students with vocabularies, expressions, basic and compound
structures (i.e. nominal and verbal) and conjunctions of Arabic language. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1021 Language Skills for Law (Arabic Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course is designed to meet the needs of
law students and to enhance their Arabic language proficiency, throughout the study of a selected legal texts and topics,
that provide students with terms, expressions and vocabularies, enable them to improve their understanding of the
argumentation devices, develop their grammatical competence, and enable them to analyse legal discourse to be aware of
the impact of language on legal formation and content. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1365 Creative Writing (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course follows a student-centred approach to creative
writing offering a range of practical strategies to help students to develop their composition. The emphasis is on practical
guidelines to writing that include exercises and activities designed to ignite and sustain the writing impulse. The course
places emphasis on three most popular composition forms; Fiction, poetry, and articles. The door is open to other forms
of writing as well such as travel writing and bibliographies. The course highlights practice through guided activities,
supported by supplementary articles and literary samples including poems, prose extracts and short stories to illustrate
particular writing methods or strategies. It aims to stimulate students' imagination, develop their talents and train them to
read literature with critical eyes. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1685 Reading in Rhetoric and Criticism (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce
issues from the classical Arabic criticism and some of the texts that dealt with Arabic rhetoric issues, to develop these
skills of understanding and evaluation of such texts by the students. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB1791 Orientalism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce the history of Orientalism
and to deal with the views of orientalists and the effect of these views on the other forms of culture and arts. Pre-
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ARAB1795 The Literary and Linguistic Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to enable
the students to read and understand the classical works in Arabic Language and Literature and the relation of those
classical resources to the modern and contemporary literary and linguistic works. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB2031 Arabic Language Skill 1 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to enable the students to
develop their skills in listening, reading, speaking and writing. Pre-Requisite: Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB2347 Islamic and Umayyad Literature (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at introducing Islamic and
Umayyad literature; poetry and prose, studying the pioneers of this time and analysing some selected texts. It also gives
more emphasis on issues like the Holy Qurans style, oratory art (khatabah) Pre-Requisite: ARAB2346

ARAB2475 Classical Literary Criticism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce the concept
of literary criticism to the students, in addition to its historical development throughout Arabic history and studying the
most critical issues related to it. Pre-Requisite: ARAB2346

ARAB2588 Prosody and Rhyme (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to enable the students to
practice and to deal with the rhythm and harmony of both poems and prose and that is by understanding its effect on the
literature. Pre-Requisite: ARAB2346

ARAB2793 Research Methodology (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is designed to introduce students to the
basic principles of scientific research, enable them to acquire the skills of using references, train them how to write
research papers according to the specifications of scientific methods. It is divided into two parts; theoretical and practical.
Every student should prepare a paper on a linguistic or literary topic and present it in class for discussion. Pre-Requisite:
ARAB1018

ARAB3000 Arabic Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to develop Arabic linguistic
competence and performance of political science and to enable them to recognize features of political discourse, as such
its lexical, morphology via exposing various types of prominent political texts. It covers functionality of Arabic language
within political filed, strategies of generating and analysing political terms lexicography. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3117 Syntax and Morphology 2 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to introduce the students to
syntactic rules in Arabic grammar and to train them how to apply them in usage. It also covers the following topics:
Predicate, doer of the action, transitive and intransitive verbs, objects, exclusive case, circumstantial case, and
specification case, in addition to topics from Morphology such as: affixation of pronouns to verbs, affixation of assurance
n to verbs and nouns of different ends. Pre-Requisite: ARAB2116

ARAB3118 Syntax and Morphology3 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to introduce the students to the
syntactic rules in Arabic grammar and to train them how to apply them in usage. It also covers the following topics:
prepositions, genitive case, praise and dispraise style, qualifiers, nouns that stand for verbs, in addition to some topics
from Morphology such as: derivative and non derivative words, infinitive structures and feminine and masculine gender.
Pre-Requisite: ARAB3117

ARAB3130 Phonetics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: an overview of phonetic studies; familiarization
with the organs of speech and their functions as well as the methods of speech-sound production; the difference between
phonetics and phonology; classification of sounds; voiced and unvoiced sounds; Daniel Jones' theory; syllables, stress
and intonation in addition to the theory of the phoneme. Pre-Requisite: ARAB1110

ARAB3161 Essential Grammar 1 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to enable the students to use
the language in a proper way after having the basic grammatical knowledge Pre-Requisite: None

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ARAB3162 Essential Grammar 2 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a continuation of ARAB2125: Syntax
and Morphology. Pre-Requisite: ARAB3161

ARAB3231 Maghribi and Andalusian Literature (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main elements of the Andalusian
and Maghribi literature through different periods are to he covered-celebrated poets and scholars with selected literary
and critical texts are also to be analysed and examined including the creation of stanzaic poetry and the elegy of lost
kingdoms. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3232 Lexicology and Terminology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce students to the
recent theories in the field of lexicography and their applications to modern dictionaries with critical study on the
classical dictionaries in order to show their contribution to such field. In addition to that, the course aims to get the
students acquainted with the modern study of terminology and its basic principles besides the contribution of Arab
Linguists in the past and present. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3233 Linguistics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to introduce students to the basic ideas
about modern linguistics, its fields, related issues and methods of linguistic studies, in addition to the contributions of the
Arab linguists to this field. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3241 Phonetics (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce students to the physical properties of
speech sounds and * their production system in the light of modern linguistic methods and to train students to describe
the sounds of the Arabic alphabet and how to pronounce them. It also works at familiarizing students with the old Arab
.phoneticians and scientist Pre-Requisite: ARAB2240

ARAB3260 Literature in Oman and the Gulf (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Literature sources in the Gulf, Oman,
immigrant Asian and African writers Omani literature in different eras and Aprzoalamh, literature, Oman and the Gulf in
the modern era and the definition of its own properties, and fields and figures, currents openness and innovation in the
contemporary movement in the Gulf, the different races literary (established, the message, rhetoric, poetry, story) with an
analytical study Madrash texts from all directions. Pre-Requisite: ARAB1220

ARAB3348 Abbasid Literature (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at introducing the literary production of
the Abbasid era (132-656 H), giving an idea about the political, social and cultural activities of that time. More emphasis
is given to the important issues; such as the New Style (Badi) and its pioneers. Some selected texts are also to be
analyzed. Pre-Requisite: ARAB2347

ARAB3349 Literature of Andalusia and Maghrib (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at underlining
different themes and topics in the Andalusian and Maghribi literature from the rise to the fall of the Islamic States,
introducing the pioneers of that period along with the analysis of some selected literary texts. It also gives more emphasis
on literary and cultural issues such as the exchanged influence of literature in Arabian East and West, and the art of the
new genre Muwashahat. Pre-Requisite: ARAB3348

ARAB3350 Literature of Oman and the Gulf (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the different
literary geners in Oman and the Gulf States, throughout different literary eras. It also covers some selected literary texts.
Pre-Requisite: ARAB3348

ARAB3354 Classical Literature (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at introducing classic Arabic literature,
form pre-Islamic period to the end of Abbasid era. It, also covers the analysis of some selected texts. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3476 Modern Literary Criticism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) In this course students have to study the
development of the most significant modern schools in literary criticism, and the relevant literary issues. Students should
also apply their knowledge to the related literary texts. Pre-Requisite: ARAB2475

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ARAB3555 Functional Art of Writing (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students in this course aim for achieving
functional Arabic skills. Practica, oral and written exercises and the oral written art of compilation are among the targets
of this course. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3683 Rhetoric 1 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce the historical development of
Arabic rhetoric and its most famous schools, issues and characters and to train the students to apply its techniques to
some of the exercises. Pre-Requisite: None

ARAB3684 Rhetoric 2 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is continuation for Arab 2686. Therefore, it has the
same aim of the previous course. Pre-Requisite: ARAB3683

ARAB4119 Syntax and Morphology 4 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to introduce the students to
syntactic rules in Arabic grammar and to train them in how to apply them in usage. It also covers the following topics:
vocative case, particulization style, caution and inducement style, verbal nouns, present verb cases, conditional sentence,
numeral usage, in addition to topics from morphology such as: diminutive case, attributive case, weak verbs substitution
and juncture and starting. Pre-Requisite: ARAB3118

ARAB4120 Lexicon and Semantics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to acquaint the student with the
opinions of Arab scholars on the language and its development including aspects of its dialects past and present. As well,
the scholars' views on analogy, derivation, inflection, and the features of Arabic words and expressions are examined,
with an attempt to link these to methods of modern linguistic study. Pre-Requisite: ARAB3130

ARAB4121 Syntactic and Morphological Applications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to train students
how to apply their learning in Arabic Syntax and Morphology through some Arabic texts, besides training them how to
utilize fine Arabic styles depending on their previous linguistic knowledge to improve their language skills in reading,
writing and speaking. Pre-Requisite: ARAB4119

Archaeology

ARCH1120 Principles of Archaeology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is directed to identify the fundamentals
of archaeological investigations and the related sciences in this field. Issues like early settlements and socio-economic
developments are discussed through the medium of the course. Slides and documentary films are used to illustrate this
course. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH1130 Prehistoric Archaeology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the technical and
development in prehistoric communities leading to the beginnings of writing. The course gives special attention to issues
such as the beginnings of settlements, the emergence of the village, pottery production and early agriculture and animal
keeping. Slides are used to demonstrate the course. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH1140 Introduction to Archaeology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at providing the student with
an understanding of this discipline. The course deals with the methods and techniques of archaeology. Certain
archaeological sites from Oman will be discussed. Slides will be used to illustrate the different components of the course.
Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH1170 Development of Civilization in Oman. (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The records of archacology and
history unequivocally have singled out Oman as an area of multi-interaction in the region. This covers the main
archaeological sites in Oman and their connections with other neighbouring entities in the region. Furthermore, the
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into the diffused influence from Oman to the heritage of other sites in the region. Slides are used to demonstrate the
course. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH1532 Crisis and Heritage in Developing Countries (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course attempts at
enabling students to understand the scientific dimensions that are correlated with the term" crisis" It also motivates the
actual examination of the student upon encountering crisis out of the optimistic hypothetical examination, which often
blends the general policies in dealing with crisis. Furthermore, this course presents basic elements of managing crisis,
and major stages of managing crisis starting with the stage of decreasing strength of crisis on the cultural and natural
heritage, and the potentil of a complete strategy for managing and protecting the natural and cultural heritage. Pre-
Requisite: None

ARCH1540 The Natural and Cultural Heritage of Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course focuses in the
natural and cultural heritage of Oman and the significance of its preservation and conservation. The vital part of these
two components in shaping the early history of Oman is discusses through the medium of the course. Also the impact of
geology, climate, fauna and flora on Oman's early civilizations and cultural features are addressed. Slides and
documentary films are used to illustrate this course. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH3000 Archaeology of Oman and Arabian Gulf in the Ancient Periods (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This
course covers major stages of development up to the rise of Islam, and includes stone ages, cultures of Ras el-Hamra,
Ubaid, Um-el-Nar, Magan and Dilmun in addition to the archaeology of the Gulf during the Iron age and the Hellenistic
period. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH3110 The Begining of Writing and its Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deald with the
beginning of writing starting rock arts and its development to pictorial and hieroglyphic writing in Nile Valley and
Mesopotamia, then the development of syllable cuneiform to alphabetical cuneiform, which called "Ugarit" , and what
had developed from it to the alphabetical Semitic languages, as well as how these alphabets transferred to the European
languages. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH3221 Managemant of Heritage and Archaeology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the
concept and the beginnings and development of the archaeological heritage management as a science. It also introduces
institutions, laws and conventions regarding the world archaeological heritage management. Then, it defines the
archaeological heritage management in Oman and the factors influencing it, and then discusses legislations and laws
relating to the conservation and preservation, management and ownership of archaeological heritage in Oman, as well as
the role of education, training, research funding, and awareness in the development of the archaeological heritage
management in Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH3300 Special Topic in Oman Cultural Heritage (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers a topic not
included in the list of courses offered by the Department of Archaeology based on the availability of instructors, e.g.
Metallurgy in Oman, Omani numismatic, ship making in Oman, ancient foreign relations of Oman, and other topics. Pre-
Requisite: None

ARCH4100 Archaeological Texts in English (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at developing at capability
of students in English language. It is to enable students at have access to the literature of archaeology and comprehend
the corpus of terminologies and definitions. Selected texts will be chosen from journals and other scientific sources
dealing with issues related to Oman and world-wide archaeology. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH4160 Cultural Heritage and Development in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course aims to provide
the student with an introduction to the richness and diversity of the tangible and intangible components of the Omani
heritage. It also aims to shed lights on relationship between this heritage and the different facets of the development
which started in Oman since the early years of the 1970s. The course also discusses the best ways through which the
interaction between heritage and development can be reached. Pre-Requisite: None

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ARCH4220 Omani Culture through the Ages (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) Oman has been an important country
throughout history. It's location on the Indian Ocean in between India, Africa and Asia has meant that it has been
connected with many of the great developments in human history from the beginning of civilization to modern times. As
we look around Oman we can find evidence of Oman's cultural development in the unique archaeological and historical
record that is preserved. This course will examine this development through time, focusing on some of the key
developments, looking at the evidence for them, their meaning and significance. The course both as an outline of Omani
cultural development and as an introduction to some of the broader themes of the development of human society. Pre-
Requisite: None

ARCH4500 Ancient Towns and Settlements in Oman. (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course examines the ancient
towns and settlements in the Omani peninsula. It is concerned with the beginning of urbanism and the cultural and
economic developments in this region. The archaeology of sites like Ras Alhamra, Hafit, Alnar and wadi Sug is widely
discussed in this course. Moreover, the influence of these sites in the region is equally discussed. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH4550 Special Topic in the Archaeology of Arabia (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course is designed to cover
new topic or discoveries that take place in the archaeology of Arabia. It aims at furnish the students with the latest
developments in various specializations within the archaeology of the Arabian Peninsula. The course is not confined to a
certain period or particular region in Arabia. Pre-Requisite: None

ARCH4720 Archaeology of Oman during the Islamic Periods. (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course deals with
the importance of Oman in the beginning of Islam and later periods. It will present the Islamic archaeological features
including towns, villages, forts, harbours, mosques and schools. This will be through studying the three major patterns of
the Omani Islamic architecture, which are military, religious and civil architecture, and their most important remains.
Moreover, the course will throw a light on the distinctive coins and finds such as pottery, metals and decorations. Pre-
Requisite: None

Arts

ARTS1001 Research Skills (English Lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture -2hrs Lab) 2CR 60 hrs.) This course introduces students
to the skills required to carry out an internet research project. They learn to use the internet and computer software, as
well as the academic conventions associated with research. They also undertake a number of research-related projects to
enable them to acquire and practice these skills. Pre-Requisite: (TRAN4821 or (ENGL2135, ENGL2217))

ARTS1002 Technology and Innovation Management (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) Technology and innovation are
nowadays considered the most important competitive advantages for any organizations of all types and sizes.
Organization that fails to continually innovate is not likely to succeed. As competition becomes tougher and market
challenges increase, innovation is an imperative for the competitiveness of any organization. Moreover, as innovation is a
highly uncertain process it needs to be managed carefully to reduce risk and uncertainty. This course addresses the area
of the management of technological innovation and will cover the basic theory of technology and innovation
management and its various procedures and sub-components. It will also provide opportunities for students to learn about
innovation techniques and will enhance their understanding about the various types of innovation and technology
transfer. Pre-Requisite: None

Defense and Security Studies

DEFE1501 Introduction to Strategic Studies (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) This course aims to introduce the concept
of strategy and its foundation and improvement throughout the history. It also focuses on roots, context and overview and

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the new strategies. The students will also learn the different types of strategies, school of strategies, and the power and
outcome of implementing strategies. Pre-Requisite: None

DEFE1502 Introduction to Civil-Military Relations (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) In this course students will
examine the nexus between state-centric and human security, as well as the difficulties for military forces and
humanitarian actors in navigating the 'space' in which they are co-located. It will explore also different theories and
conceptions of civil-military relations. This course will provide attention to the international experiences in civil-military
relations. It demonstrates also Middle East models in civil-military relations. The overall aim of the course is for students
to gain a better understanding of the boundaries and complexities of civil-military relations. Pre-Requisite: None

English

ENGL1524 English Reading Skills (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) Designed to develop the ability of the student to read
a range of academic texts, this course stresses pre-reading activities, reading by phrases to improve comprehension and
speed, and using context clues to deduce vocabulary meaning. Pre-Requisite: None

ENGL1530 Basic English Reading Skills (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course is designed as an elective to
College of Arts and Social Sciences students (excluding English majors) to develop their ability to read a wide range of
academic texts. It stresses pre-reading skills as well as reading skills with emphasis on reading by phrases to improve
comprehension and speed and using context clues to deduce vocabulary meanings. Pre-Requisite: None

ENGL2108 Modern English Grammar (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs.) This course surveys modern English grammar,
stressing form and function in language use. It provides instruction and practice in the rules of English grammar and in
recognizing grammar errors. Students learn to produce correct language at sentence and text level. They explore how
grammatical structures are used in authentic language. Students are able to rate their own progress using international
mastery tests, such as TOEFL and IELTS. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

ENGL2109 Effective Reading (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab) 3CR 60 hrs.) This is an intensive course
aimed at developing effective reading strategies with an emphasis on vocabulary development. A variety of text types on
selected themes is used. Pre-Requisite: COMP1100, LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

ENGL2134 Critical Reading (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs.) This intensive reading course aims to increase students'
ability to read independently and critically a rich variety of texts. Students learn how to analyze argument, point of view,
bias, assumptions and intended readership. They continue to develop their vocabulary and back-ground knowledge. A
significant component of the course will be assigned out of class reading. Pre-Requisite: ((LANC1118, LANC1119,
LANC1120) or ENGL2109)

ENGL2135 Effective Writing (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab) 3CR 60 hrs.) This course helps students
write effectively for different purposes and audiences. Students write a variety of text types from 700 to 1000 words in
length, including narratives, descriptions, directions, including process analysis, memos and formal letters, news and
information reports, including illustration/example, comparison/contrast. They learn their distinguishing characteristics,
structure and key linguistic features. They practice revising and editing their own writing, and analyzing and responding
to the writing of others. Pre-Requisite: COMP1100, ENGL2108

ENGL2211 Introduction to Fiction (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) By concentrating on the reading of different types of
short fiction, particularly the short story, this course introduces students to the techniques and the intellectual and artistic
range of the genre. Additionally, the course aims to improve reading proficiency by exposing students to a variety of
English language usage. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

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ENGL2217 Introduction to Poetry and Drama (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces students to basic
elements of poetry and drama as genres through the study of poems and plays from different ages and cultures. While
engaging in critical analysis of specific works, students acquire relevant critical terminology. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2211

ENGL2225 Introduction to Literature I, Prose (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course seeks to acquaint
prospective teachers of English with various forms of prose, such as myth and fable, the essay, biography and short
stories. Attention is given to basic critical terminology and strategies for analyzing texts. Speaking, writing and reading
skills are also emphasized. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

ENGL2226 Introduction to Literature II, Poetry and Drama (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course seeks to
acquaint prospective teachers of English with the basic elements of poetry and drama. Emphasizing close reading of
assigned texts, it also aims to develop critical independence, interpretative confidence, and the writing, reading and
speaking skills relevant for the classroom. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2225

ENGL2320 Introduction to the Study of Language and Phonetics (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course
familiarizes students with the properties of language that distinguish it from other systems of communication, in addition
to introducing the different components of linguistic competence. It also offers a basic grounding in articulatory
phonetics and the phonemic transcription of words. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

ENGL2327 Phonology and Morphology (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course builds on the introductory
linguistics course ENGL 2320 by exposing students to sound patterns and word structure in English. Phonology
examines stress, syllables and the interactions between sounds. Morphology introduces the structure of words, word
formation and inflection. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2320

ENGL3119 Advanced Writing (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This course asks students to undertake small scale
academic research leading to a longer term paper. They define a research question and carry out all the stages necessary
to produce an academic research paper. In addition, an oral presentation based on their research experience is given. Pre-
Requisite: ARTS1001, ENGL2135, ENGL3329

ENGL3127 Academic Writing (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs.) This course focuses on the development of students'
ability to read and write analytically and critically. Students will practice skills of definition, synthesis, analysis
(cause/effect, classification), persuasion/argument and critique. Some attention will be paid to associated skills in library
searching, use of sources and bibliographic referencing. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2135 or ENGL2217 or ENGL2226 or
TRAN2220

ENGL3128 Speaking (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs.) This is an advanced course in speaking in which students develop
the confidence and skills needed to speak in a variety of public settings. They prepare and present speeches of various
kinds, as well as organize and participate in group discussions and debates, both impromptu and prepared. Students learn
to think logically, to listen critically and to criticize constructively. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2134 or ENGL2135 or
ENGL2108

ENGL3129 Research Project (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This course builds on the academic writing skills
developed in ENGL 3127. Students develop a focused research project, conduct library research, collect field data and
write a research paper with formal citations and bibliography. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3127 or ARTS1001

ENGL3214 American Survey I (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course is designed to develop the students'
understanding of and appreciation for early American literature in its social, historical and literary context, covering the
period from the beginning of the seventeenth century to the middle of the nineteenth century. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2217

ENGL3215 American Survey II (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course continues the survey of American literature
from the mid-nineteenth century to 1914. Emphasizing representative works of major writers, it also introduces

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significant themes and movements in American literature and the historical development of the literature and thought of
the period. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214

ENGL3217 Children's Literature (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course seeks to acquaint prospective teachers of
English with aspects of children's literature directly relevant to the classroom. Extensive reading will enhance their
cultural knowledge, interpretative abilities and language skills. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2225

ENGL3218 British Survey I (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course focuses on selected works of British literature
from the Anglo-Saxon Period to the Restoration, placing them in a social and historical context. The literature of the
Elizabethan and Stuart reigns is particularly emphasized. Consideration is also given to developments in the language.
Pre-Requisite: ENGL2217

ENGL3219 British Survey II (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course traces the growth of British literature from the
Restoration through the Age of Enlightenment and concludes with a study of the first generation of Romantic poets
(Blake, Wordsworth, and Coleridge). The interaction of literature and society is included in the study. Pre-Requisite:
ENGL3128, ENGL3218

ENGL3220 Modern Drama (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The course is designed to develop the students'
understanding of drama as a literary genre, and their appreciation of modern drama in the context of world literature. It
takes into account the history of European and American Drama, as well as looking at drama from other parts of the
world. The course aims at helping students become aware of some of the elements of drama through their study of
particular plays. They will also have the opportunity to study individual plays from different social and historical
contexts and to make comparisons between these when possible. Students will be encouraged to study drama not only as
a literary genre but also as a performing art, and to participate in classroom performances and play readings. Pre-
Requisite: ENGL3218 or ENGL3214

ENGL3324 Techniques in Translation (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces students to the basic
principles of translation, from English to Arabic and Arabic to English, through practical translation. Consideration is
given to various aspects essential to the translating process, including source text analysis and target text production
while focusing on meaning at word, sentence and text level. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3217

ENGL3328 Language in Society (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course has two components, one of which covers
issues related to the role of language in the construction of social identity and the other examines and analyzes the
relationship between language and power, as well as evaluates the notion of globalization and the spread of English in the
global context. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL3329 Syntax and Semantics (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces basic concepts of syntactic
and semantic analysis. The syntactic component of the course will acquaint students with the principles of linguistic
analysis at the clause and sentence levels. The semantics component offers an introduction to the basic concepts and
methods in the analysis of natural language meaning at word and sentence level. Pre-Requisite: ENGL2327 or
TRAN2220

ENGL3417 Studies in Longer Fiction (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course aims to equip prospective teachers of
English with the tools required to read extended works of fiction and to appreciate the different literary strategies
underlying them. Texts are selected to reflect critically a variety of fictive approaches. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3217 or
ENGL2226

ENGL3419 Translation III (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course builds on Translation I and Translation II.
Competence is developed through translating informative, argumentative and instructive texts (e.g. legal and technical
texts). Emphasis is also placed on developing students' awareness of problems arising in these text types and ways of
handling them. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3318 or ENGL3418 or TRAN2322

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ENGL4211 Studies in the Novel (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course is designed to introduce students to the
novel and analyzes its major elements, such as plot, structure, point of view, character and setting. Pre-Requisite:
ENGL3214 or ENGL3218

ENGL4219 British Survey III (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Through the careful examination of works of major
writers, this survey course follows the development of British literature from the time of the second-generation
Romantics to the eve of the First World War. Attention is given to the relationship of the literature to its social,
philosophical and historical contexts. Pre-Requisite: ((ENGL3119, ENGL3219) or (ENGL3129, ENGL3219))

ENGL4220 Readings in Modern Arabic Literature (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces students to
the major themes, forms and literary conventions of Modern Arabic literature in English. Selections of contemporary
writing by significant Arab authors from the Middle East and North Africa are studied. Pre-Requisite: ((ENGL3119,
ENGL3215) or (ENGL3129, ENGL3215))

ENGL4221 Modern Novel (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course focuses on the various thematic and stylistic
developments in the modern novel. The social, economic and cultural changes in the twentieth century are explored with
specific reference to two or more novels. Pre-Requisite: ((ENGL3119, ENGL3215, ENGL3220) or (ENGL3129,
ENGL3215, ENGL3220))

ENGL4222 Modern Poetry (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course covers poetry written in English between 1900
and the present, enabling students to understand the aims, techniques and achievements of major poets within the social
and intellectual context of modernism. Emphasis is placed on developing the critical vocabulary and conceptual abilities
to speak and write about these issues. Pre-Requisite: ENGL4221

ENGL4230 Shakespeare (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course provides students with the background necessary
for an effective understanding of Shakespeare's works. It does so by requiring the reading of representative works, with
emphasis on his plays, and by placing them within their intellectual, historical and theatrical contexts. Pre-Requisite:
ENGL4219

ENGL4235 World Literature in English (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course surveys the rich diversity of
literary expression, cultural history and human values reflected in English medium writing around the globe in countries
other than Britain and the United States. It explores a wide range of prose and verse texts that express the complexity of
the modern world. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3129, ENGL3328

ENGL4325 Applied Linguistics (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This is task-oriented course which builds on students
previous learning in courses in the Dept. of English and the College of Education. It aims to consolidate and extend
competences in professional matters for language teachers. The course is specifically designed to meet ACTFL criteria
2c, 3a and 5a by i) making explicit the connections between language learning theory and practice in task design, ii)
introducing students to methodologies that use other subject disciplines as a vehicle for language teaching, and iii)
presenting means of language assessment. The course also trains students in applying their professional knowledge
(culture, linguistics and language learning methodologies) to the use of texts (stories, factual, texts, etc.) as a preparation
for independent teaching. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3012, ENGL3129

ENGL4329 Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course studies (a) the patterns of
language beyond words and sentences; the relations binding them together to form discourses; and the global and local
properties of connected speech and writing, and (b) the relationship between language use and users; factors governing
language choice in interaction; and the communicative functions of different language forms. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3129
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ENGL4420 Translation Studies (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces different theoretical approaches
to translation while linking them to practice. Special emphasis is placed on critical analysis and evaluation of different
translated texts in both English and Arabic. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or ENGL3419 or ENGL4319

ENGL4421 Language Acquisition (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Bridging the gap between educational psychology,
linguistics and language teaching methodology, this course has the overall aim of deepening the students' understanding
of first and second language development. It examines first language acquisition and the relevance this may have to
second language acquisition and major theoretical views on SLA (in both classroom and 'natural' contexts). Learning
styles and learning and communication strategies are also covered. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3012, ENGL3129, ENGL3329

ENGL4560 Period Study (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) The course centers on such areas as the Romantic Movement,
the beginnings of Modernism, the First World War, the Nineteen-Twenties and the Post-Colonial Period in order to
provide more extensive reading in the works, themes and forms that distinguish one period in the development of
literature and thought. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or ENGL3217 or TRAN3123

ENGL4561 Genre Study (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) In this course, the student examines major authors and their
works from a selected literary genre. Topics as varied as children's literature, gothic literature, satire and autobiography
may be chosen. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3123 or ENGL3214 or ENGL3217

ENGL4562 Special Topic in Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) An exploration is undertaken of the intellectual
and artistic backgrounds and representative works of a selected area of literary interest not otherwise studied in the core
programme of the Department. Areas of interest may include nature in literature, realism, and utopian literature, post-
modernism and non-Shakespearean drama. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3123 or ENGL3214 or ENGL3217

ENGL4563 Major Author (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) In this course, the student examines the works of one
particular author in considerable depth. Emphasis is on the unity of the author's complete work as well as on steps in the
development of his/her unique voice or style. The relationship between the author's life and oeuvre receive some
attention. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3123 or ENGL3214 or ENGL3217

ENGL4564 Eighteenth Century Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) The period from the Restoration to the
beginning of Romanticism is scrutinized in some depth. One play and one novel are studied, together with selected
poems and prose pieces by such seminal authors as Pope, Swift and Johnson. The works are related to their cultural
context by additional readings in Enlightenment philosophy. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or TRAN3123 or ENGL3217

ENGL4565 Nineteenth Century Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course examines major literary trends
in the nineteenth century. Both the Romantic and the Victorian periods are studied through selected British and American
authors. The reaction of nineteenth-century literature to the changes wrought by the Industrial Revolution and to the self-
examination prompted by scientific developments is emphasized. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3217 or ENGL3214 or
TRAN3123

ENGL4566 Twentieth Century Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) Selecting from a variety of significant writers
and genres, this course concentrates on literary themes, forms and movements, to develop a broad understanding of the
currents of thought that have characterized literature in English in the twentieth century. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or
TRAN3123 or ENGL3217

ENGL4567 Comparative Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) At least two novels (one in English and one
translated into English) are studied and points of contrast and similarity examined. Emphasis is on theme and language
and on how particular writers, within different cultural contexts, tackle similar issues. The treatment of various themes is
compared, focusing particularly on contrasting strategies (evasive, direct, euphemistic, iconoclastic, and so forth). Pre-
Requisite: ENGL3214 or TRAN3123 or ENGL3217

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ENGL4568 World Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) Recognizing that much contemporary literature is written
from a world perspective rather than a national one, this course examines some "cosmopolitan" works and considers their
cultural and linguistic implications. The student may begin with James Joyce, for example, and then proceed through the
works of other writers such as Samuel Beckett and V.S. Naipaul. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or TRAN3123 or ENGL3217

ENGL4569 Modern Literary Criticism (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The student is introduced to modern literary
criticism and critical perspectives, beginning with the formalist and psychological approaches and the new critics; then
continuing on to archetypal, structuralist, feminist and deconstructivist methodologies. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or
TRAN3123 or ENGL3217

ENGL4570 Aspects of Sociolinguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course examines the various ways in which
language and society are related. In particular, the student is introduced to those principles necessary for formulating a
methodology which will connect data collection with theory. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4571 Aspects of Psycholinguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces the student to the
current state of knowledge regarding the relationship of language and cognition. It attempts to answer three questions:
what we know when we know a language, how we use this knowledge in producing and comprehending speech, and how
we acquire this knowledge. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4572 Aspects of Translation (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course focuses on translation as a linguistic
science, paying close attention to grammatical, stylistic and contextual aspects. The student is required to translate some
specific texts that represent different registers in language usage. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4573 Special Topic in Linguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) An in-depth study of an aspect of linguistics not
covered in detail elsewhere in the curriculum. Areas of interest may include language acquisition, models and theories of
translation, historical linguistics and text linguistics. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4574 Aspects of Syntax and Semantics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) An overview of linguistic structure at both
sentential and supra-sentential levels of discourse, together with an introduction to basic concepts in semantics (mainly
sense-relations). The material is introduced and discussed through a series of readings, both literary and non-literary in
nature. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4575 Advanced Language Studies (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) The student is presented with opportunities to
reinforce and expand understanding of English grammar and the relationship between grammatical options and effective
writing, both personal and professional. Pre-Requisite: ARTS1001 or ENGL3127

ENGL4576 Aspects of Language Proficiency (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) Expository writing and analytic reading
skills are refined and extended by this course, which aims simultaneously to elevate oral-aural proficiency to a higher
level. Pre-Requisite: ARTS1001 or ENGL3127

ENGL4577 Language and Culture (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course explores the relationship between
language, culture and society in different areas of the world. Linguistic and cross-linguistic studies throw light on the
nature of linguistic patterning in social contexts, to enhance cultural understanding. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4578 Word Formation and Morphology (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) Starting with a review of morphological
principles, this course teaches the student to analyses the word-formation process. Such issues as nominalization,
lexicalization, productivity, affixation and compounding are considered in detail. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4579 Advanced Oral Proficiency (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course aims to enhance spoken English
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sounds, stress and intonation patterns, and by sharpening listening skills. Emphasis is on understanding English spoken at
a normal rate of delivery. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3128

ENGL4580 Special Topic in Linguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) An in-depth study of an aspect of linguistics not
covered in detail elsewhere in the curriculum. Areas of interest may include language acquisition, models and theories of
translation, historical linguistics and text linguistics. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4581 Readings in Applied Linguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course offers readings in areas that are
of practical relevance and of major concern to the profession of English language teaching. The course focuses on such
topics as language awareness, areas of professional competence, classroom language instruction and its relationship to
language learning and language acquisition. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3012, ENGL3129

ENGL4582 Language in Use (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course offers the practical side of language in use. It
briefly introduces students to topics such as language variation, language and gender, language and power, language and
politics, narratives, etc. The students are asked to choose one of the above topics, collect data and analyses these data. By
the end of the course the students are expected to write a project offering the results obtained from their data collection
and analysis. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4590 Anthropological Linguistics (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) Anthropological Linguistics studies natural
human languages as an intrinsic part of human culture and society, empirically examining this inter-relationship between
language, culture, and society. The course tries to develop a practical approach to communication that combines the
formal properties of language with the dynamics of social and cultural inter-action. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3329

ENGL4591 Literary Criticism (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces students to the major critical
essays from classical times to the present. Emphasis is placed on the developments and changes of critical concepts and
terminology throughout the ages. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or ENGL3217 or TRAN3123

ENGL4592 Classical Background to English Literature (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces
students to Greek and Roman literature, examining mythology and drama as well as epic and lyric poetry. Emphasis is on
works which have influenced later thought and writing. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3123 or ENGL3217 or ENGL3214

ENGL4593 Studies in the Essay (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course introduces students to the literature of the
Arab world translated into English. It surveys a corpus of literary works across the various genres and is as broadly
representative of the Arab world as possible. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or ENGL3217 or TRAN3123

ENGL4595 Creative Writing (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs.) This course calls on students to write pieces which engage
the reader's imagination rather than to explain or argue, as in essay writing. Students are asked to compose any of the
following: short poems, short stories and dialogues. Pre-Requisite: ENGL3214 or ENGL3217 or TRAN3123

Environment

ENVI2110 Environmental Systems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Definition of ecosystems and their components and
biogeochemical cycles and energy inputs and outputs. The interaction of human beings with the environment. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG2124 or GEOG1015

ENVI2115 Natural Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Introduction of the concepts of natural resources and their
classification, utilization and their present and future. Pre-Requisite : ENVI2110 or GEOG2124

ENVI3120 Environmental Pollution (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) This course aims to provide understanding of the
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resource bases. The course will specially cover the ways globalization has contributed to the spread and increase of
pollution and pollutants and the ways to curb these impacts. Pre-Requisite: ENVI2110

ENVI3123 Environment and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Study of the issues related to the interaction of
society and environment as exemplified in environmental economics and efforts to curb pollution and management of
urban settlements. Pre-Requisite: ENVI2110 or GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

ENVI3125 Environment Hazards (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Study of natural and human disasters including
geologic, climatic, biological disasters in addition to desertification and famines and other manmade disaster. Pre-
Requisite: ENVI2110 or ENVI4130

ENVI4130 Physical Resources Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Theories and models of natural resources
utilization and the elements of environmental management as reflected in policies and low codes and the institutions
responsible for their implementation. Pre-Requisite: ENVI2115 or ENVI3120

ENVI4135 Environment of Development Programmes in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Explanation of the
relations between economic development and natural resources. The impact of development projects on terrestrial and
water ecosystems especially the over utilization of fragile environmental resources in the Sultanate and the problems
resulting out of that. Pre-Requisite: ENVI2110 or ENVI3120

ENVI4140 Land Use (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) Patterns of land use as derived from field work and how they are
shown on maps according to different levels. Pre-Requisite: ENVI2115 or PLAN2310 or GGIS2410

French

FREN4522 French for Tourism (4) (French Lecture/Lab (2 hrs. lecture, 2 hrs. lab) 3CR 60 hrs.) This is a second stage
intermediate level course in French. It continues the work undertaken in FREN4521, and develops the students' abilities
to operate in a wider range of tourism contexts, to further depth and complexity. Students will be expected to undertake a
small-scale project of their own, and make presentations in tourism-related contexts.
Pre-Requisite: FREN4521

Geography

GEOG1000 Introduction to Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The course aims to introduce students to the
field of Geography and helps them acquire understanding of its nature, perspectives, insights and conceptual approaches
which form a solid foundation for the specialized study of Geography. In the course, students are exposed to different
branches of Geography and how they relate to each other with special emphasis on modern intellectual perspectives and
methods of addressing challenges ensuing from inter-relations between physical built-up and the diverse patterns of
human behaviour. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG1015 Introduction to Geography (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs.) Introduction to geography and study of
geography especially its scope of content, interests, and methods of contemporary trends. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG1050 Medical Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The course intends to trace the evolution of human
disease and the two-way relationship between disease and society through the consideration the biological and social
causes of human disease and the impact of social and ecological change on its evolution. The course will also touch upon
the theoretical and practice-based issues in the area of health and the contributions geographers can make to the
evaluation of variations in health care on hand case studies of contemporary diseases such as AIDS and Malaria. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1150

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GEOG1051 Applied Physical Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The course intends to introduce the students to
how they apply the knowledge and skills they previously acquired in the various fields of physical geography by
analyzing and evaluating the real environmental problems. Special consideration will be devoted to key issues of
environmental change in Oman such as soil erosion, sand movement. Landslides, urban microclimate and water
reservoirs. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1052 Geography of Water Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The course intends to introduce the students
to how they apply the knowledge and skills they previously acquired in the various fields of physical geography by
analysing and evaluating the real environmental problems. Special consideration will be devoted to key issues of
environmental change in Oman such as soil erosion, sand movement. Landslides, urban microclimate and water
reservoirs. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1053 Geomorphology of Arid Areas (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course addresses the study of the arid and
semi-arid deserts' physical characteristics and their physical forms. Additionally, it discusses the environmental problems
in arid and semi-arid lands, such as drought, floods, desertification, the future of the arid lands, and how to exploit these
lands. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1054 Climate Change (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The first part of the course covers the processes controlling
the climate, including the interactions between the atmosphere, the oceans, the solid earth, and the biosphere. Next the
course will focus on the climate history of the past. Finally, the course includes a number of issues related to global
change including global warming, stratospheric ozone depletion, and global air pollution. Discusses the causes, evidence,
future projections, societal and environmental impacts, and potential solutions. Introduces the debate on global warming
with a focus on scientific issues. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1055 Geography of Developed Countries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will cover several developed
countries such as USA, Western Europe, Japan and Russia economically and politically. The relationships between these
countries and the developing World countries are studied, also. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1056 Geography of Energy (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to study the physical and
human factors that affect the distribution of industries, industrial region, and types of industries. It also covers industrial
location include: The modelling of the industrial location, and the evaluation of the industrial sites (Alfred Fibre's
theory). Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1057 Geography of Tourism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students introduced to the most important areas of
tourism in Oman. Discovering and developing these areas should be concentrated on .Students introduced to the
importance of tourism in Oman as a way of diversification of local income. The evolution of tourism participation in
GDP will be analysed, too. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1058 Geography of Globalization (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Globalization "is the closer integration of the
countries and peoples of the world,.brought about by the enormous reduction of costs of transportation and
communication, and the breaking down of artificial barriers to the flow of goods, services, capital, knowledge, and
people across borders. Globalization attracts increasing interest and importance in contemporary world affairs. It also
inspires researchers and critics, who are aiming to explore different facets of the phenomenon of globalization. The
course introduces the main debates about the implications of globalization on real life, from many different aspects, so it
includes discussions about the following points: the various definitions for the concept of globalization historical
development and roots of globalization. assessing the importance of globalization via different disciplines and
perspectives. economic globalization and its dimensions the impact of globalization on culture and the impact of culture
on globalization merit discussion globalization and environment. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

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GEOG1059 Geography of Rural Settlements (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to the
principles, concepts, and methods of analysis used in the study of rural settlements. This course includes studies about
the rural settlements with respect to form, origin and layout, evolution, village types, building materials, architectural
styles, growth, sites and sizes. It examines geographic perspectives on contemporary rural settlement issues such as rural
depopulation, rural exodus, commuting, second homes and rural -urban relationships, and rural socio-economic change.
Related issues of regional and community economic viability and social vitality in the context of settlement policies are
addressed. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1060 Geography of Transportation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of the concept of Geography of Transportation and Trade. Topics cover: study the physical and human
factors that affect the transportation in general, the economics of transportation, and all types of transportation. It also
covers world trade and globalization. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1100 Geography of Co-Operation Council (GCC) Countries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course will start
with the study of the physical geography of the GCC focusing on similarities and disparities of aspects of geology,
geomorphology and climatology and on the manner of human interaction with them specifically how they are exploited
and how the arising economic and environmental problems are resolved. After this basic introduction, the course will
study the human components, mainly population structures and characteristics and their relation with demographic
perspectives in the GCC, the south-west Asian region and worldwide, as well as the general economic setup and the main
human activities. Within this context, emphasis will be given to the opportunities, complementarities, obstacles and
possibilities which can secure sustainable development in GCC countries. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG1110 Physical Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide the student with basic
facts necessary for understanding the environment. Topics include: The earth and the universe. The elements of weather
and climate. The natural vegetation and soils. The hydrosphere and the lithosphere. The major geomorphic features and
processes. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

GEOG1150 Fundamentals of Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with
knowledge about Geography horizons, branches, interests, approaches, modern trends, and its principle philosophy that
based on understanding of Physical and human phenomena, and relationship and interaction between Mankind and his
Geographical Environment. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG1200 Contemporary Environment Issues (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course introduces students to a
range of contemporary environmental issues required to raise their environmental literacy and awareness. The course is
premised on the understanding that many of the environmental issues are not solely environmental but are actually
influenced by a number of complex interacting factors including economic, social, cultural and political factors. Issues
addressed include: local and long range contaminants and their pollutive impact on the atmosphere and hydrosphere,
climate change and variability and their future impacts, water scarcity and water management, population pressures and
their dialectic relation with resource depletion and vulnerability. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG1220 Human Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course emphasize: the evolution of human
geography, man demographic and distributional characteristics, human settlements, major economic activities,
transportation and communication patterns, diffusion modes and the state where such activities interact. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

GEOG1230 Population Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of population geography with concentration on
mortality and mortality rate and natural growth and migration. Study of population structure esp. sex, age, and economic
structure. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1000 or GEOG1000

GEOG1250 Geography of Climate (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will start with an overview of the present
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observe today. We will review basic radiation laws, atmospheric dynamics, and contemporary climate issues. We will
review some of the statistical techniques that are currently in use to identify contemporary climate variability Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1252 Urban Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the concepts and the concerns of urban geog.
Emphases will be placed on introducing the students to the main approaches in studying urban geography: historical, city
systems and cities as systems (studying cities as points and as areas). Certain concepts like: urbanization process, urban
growth, urbanism, urbanization curve and urbanization levels are studied. The economic growth theories that explain city
growth and central place theory are studied, too. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG1737 Introduction to Cartography and Surveying (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduction to maps and the
different types. Training in manual and the mechanical map making. Field surveys and how they are transformed into
maps. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1110 or GEOG1000

GEOG2021 Man and Natural Environments in Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Study of the characteristics of the
major Omani ecosystems and the problems they face and the suggested solutions. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG2031 Urbanization in the Arabian Gulf (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Study of urbanization in the Gulf
countries especially the attributes of this process and the factors influencing it and its ultimate impacts of Gulf society.
Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG2122 Man and Environment (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Introduction to the interaction of human beings with
their physical and human environments. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG2124 Geography of Climate (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to acquaint the student with
how climates are turned and the way they influence the physical environment and life. Topics include: The elements of
weather and climate, weather and weather forecasting maps, climatic classifications, climate and life, and applied
climatology. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1110 or GEOG1000

GEOG2132 Geomorphology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at introducing the student to the main
processes shaping the land surface and cover topics such as: the major geomorphic features of the earth and its internal
structures, erosion and weathering processes, fluvial processes, snow and glaciers , the geomorphology of the arid lands,
and man as a geomorphic agent. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1110 or GEOG100

GEOG2240 Urban Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of towns as an ecosystem with its own
socioeconomic, cultural and spatial attributes. Pre-Requisite: (GEOG1230 or GEOG1000

GEOG2341 Development Problems in Developing Countries (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Definition of the socio-
economics characteristics of developing countries and reasons behind their underdevelopment and factors which impede
their economic and social growth. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG2352 Geomorphology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course deals with the study of Land forms and the
factors which formed it during the old ages until now. In addition, it deals with geomorphologic processes such as water,
aerial, coastal, and glacial erosion. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG2353 Surveying and Cartography (English Lecture/Field Work (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) The course aims to provide
students with principles of surveying and cartography. The first part focuses on surveying methods such as measuring
distances, angles, levels, and coordinates. The second parts focuses on cartography topics such as map reading,
measuring distances and areas calculation on maps plus map classification, map elements, and digital maps. Pre-
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GEOG2354 Population Geography (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of the concept of Population geography. Topics cover: population growth, the spatial variations in the
distribution, fertility, mortality, migration. It also covers population composition and population policies. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG1150

GEOG2355 Introduction to Cartography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to study history of maps and
contributions of Arabs and Muslims in their development. It deals to study the fundamentals of maps, such as scales,
coordinates, map projections and map key. The course concern with maps types and their importance. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG1150

GEOG2450 Economic Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic understanding
of the economic geography. Topics cover: the study of physical and human factors that affect the economic production. It
also covers economic activity in developing and developed countries such as: pasture, fishing, agriculture. Economic
geography is concerned with the location and distribution of economic activity. It also focuses on the industrial location,
transportation and world trade. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG2451 Biogeography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Biogeography is the science that attempts to characterize and
understand the distribution of organisms, both past and present. This course offers an overview of the theories, methods,
and current directions in modern biogeography, emphasizing terrestrial plant and animal species and communities. The
main part of the course is built up around plant and animal geographical regions. The students will gain an overview of
the geographical localization and distribution of the main types of ecosystems on the earth. They will gain knowledge of
the most important concepts and methods in ecosystem-mapping. Emphasis will be placed on the factors that influence
the development of various ecosystems. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1250

GEOG2452 Geographical Information Systems (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at study of principals, theories, and applications of GIS with focus on data kinds, data collection, data
analysis, and data display. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2353

GEOG2453 Quantitative Methods in Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students
with statistical methods that enable them to understand interpret analyses different geographical problems. This achieved
by explanation and application on examples from different branches of Geography to help them using these methods in
their research. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG2524 Geography of the Contemporary World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of change in global
geography and models of spatial dispersion of population and wealth in the light of progressive developments in the
world. Study of future geography and alternative strategies. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230 or GEOG1000

GEOG2529 Geography of Asia and Africa (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG2736 Geographical Information System (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Introduction
to the GIS and how it is built and the design of data bases. Training on the arc/info. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1737 or
GEOG1000

GEOG3114 Medical Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The relationship between the natural environment and
public health and Imam analyze how the transmission of diseases and migration. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or
GEOG100

GEOG3117 Biogeography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of the analysis of the relationship between the physical
environment and human health and how diseases migrate from one person or from one region to another. Pre-Requisite:
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GEOG3123 Applied Physical Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of the ways physical geography data and
information is employed in solving some of the problems related to the areas of physical geography. How the physical
set-up affects the environment. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2132 or GEOG1000

GEOG3125 Geography of Water Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of physical aspects of water resources
and their role in sustainable developments especially in the Arab world. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1110 or
GEOG1000 or ENVI211)

GEOG3133 Desert and Arid Lands Geomorphology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Definition of the various
geomorphological processes, such as weathering and erosion that occurs in the dry land. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2132 or
GEOG1000

GEOG3152 Physical Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of the natural characteristics of the
Sultanate of Oman and to clarify the most important natural problems and study the relationship between the natural
variables. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2124, GEOG2132

GEOG3251 Economic Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course covers: factors affecting industrialization,
types of industries, theories of industrial location, energy production, energy and industry in Oman and the Gulf
countries. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230 or GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

GEOG3337 Geographic Information Systems Applications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at study of
principals, theories of GIS with focus on its different applications through understanding of spatial data types, data
collection, data processing, data analysis, and data display. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2355

GEOG3521 Tourism and Recreation Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course contains a
comprehensive study of the geography of Oman and its most important tourist areas. It focuses on the discovery and
development of the spare-time and recreational areas in Oman. The course also covers the promotion of the recreational
sites. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG3525 Geography of the Super Powers (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Its a comparative study of any two super-
powers explaining the geographical components of their power base and their relationships with developing countries.
Pre-Requisite: GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

GEOG3550 Physical Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The course will concentrate especially on the
use theoretical information from various fields of physical geography and how this information reflects itself in issues
related to the location, climate, geology and geomorphology of Oman. In addition, the course will deal with the most
important physical obstacles to the developmental efforts in Oman. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2451

GEOG3551 Remote Sensing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide students with principles of aerial
photos and satellite images. It aims also to train students to use aerial photos analysis instruments and using computers
for satellite images analysis. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2353

GEOG3561 Environmental Systems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to give a basic introduction to the
scientific framework of environmental studies and the way mother Earth behaves as a highly organized system in terms
of inputs, interactions, outputs and feedbacks. Within this context, the course will focus on elaboration of the basic
conceptual frameworks and perspectives which endeavour to analyse and understand the close interaction between the
physical elements of the environment and human beings and negative and positive outcomes of this interaction. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG2451

GEOG3562 Climate Systems (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to give a general outline of the major
changes in the climatic history of the Earth with special focus on the quantitative analysis of contemporary climate
oscillations and how their future trends are monitored and their anticipated impacts on the physical environment and
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human civilization. The course endeavours to provide answers to a number of questions pertaining to the reliability of
climate change predictions and outline the nature of strategies which could be adopted to reduce the anticipated negative
impacts. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2451

GEOG3563 Material Cycles and Pollution (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide a basic
understanding of environmental pollution focusing mainly on its meaning, causes and its impacts on physical and social
systems as well as methods of its measurement. Topics outlined include types of pollutants and their sustainable values
especially those pertaining to critical air and water pollution. The course includes also reference to urban and industrial
garbage and their impacts and how they are managed. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2451

GEOG3571 Regional Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the philosophy of regional planning, and the
concepts which included in it. Physical and human factors that affect the planning process are studied too. Emphases will
be placed upon analysing some methods and patterns of regional planning. Some planning theories, planning strategies
and procedures are introduced to the students also. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1252

GEOG3572 Statistical Analysis in Urban Planning (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The application of statistical
methods and techniques in planning. The development of carefully considered logical and quantitative argument (using
data for description, estimation, comparison and explanation) is emphasized. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2453

GEOG3573 Systems and Policies of Urban Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the systems, policies and
legislations that influence and guide the urbanization process. Practical exercises will focus on the Omani urban patterns
and development in time and space. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1252

GEOG3581 Population Data Sources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is aimed at familiarize students to
theories in population studies. Topics covered include R. Malthus, M.T.Sadler, Thomas Doubleday, H. Spencer, Arsene
Dumont, Carr-Saunders, Karl Marx, Ester Boserup, D.Grigg, R. Bilsborrow. It also provides an overview of different
data sources for population studies. Focus on: population censuses and vital statistics data. It also covers all types of
samples, surveys, and other resources. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2354

GEOG3582 Population Growth: (Fertility, Mortality, and Migration) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this
course is to provide a basic understanding of population growth and its components, and cover: fertility (birth rates,
TFR), mortality (death rates), natural increase rates, and economic and social factors affecting population growth. It also,
focuses on causes and effects of human migration flows, both internal and international, including refugee and migrant
workers. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2354

GEOG3583 Demographic Analysis 1 (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course introduces students to the basic
techniques of demographic data analysis using computer packages (Excel, SPSS, spectrum, and GIS). Topics include:
statistical and demographic data analysis, components of population growth, natural increase rates, and all types of
fertility, population projection, life tables (life expectancy), time series, and survival ratio. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2354

GEOG3591 Tachometric Surveying and GPS (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to examine the concepts,
methodologies and techniques of Tachometric Surveying. It aims also to train students in the field using land surveying
tools and equipment's to measure lengths, angles, levels, and coordinates by Global Positioning Systems (GPS). Pre-
Requisite: GEOG2353

GEOG3592 Introduction to Programming (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students shall utilize Arc Objects and VBA
to create applications that perform fundamental spatial tasks such as geoprocessing, editing, database management,
projecting data, and map creation. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2353

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GEOG3593 Spatial Databases (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course design to develop theoretical knowledge and
practical skills in the development, manipulation and analysis of spatial and attribute databases. Introducing advanced
GIS application is also another objective of the course. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2353

GEOG3650 Research Methods in Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop the scientific
basis for regulating the process of scientific research in geographical studies specially description, analysis and
interpretation of research methods with emphasis on quantitative and qualitative analysis. There are many approaches
and methods in geographical studies including descriptive and analytical approach, regional and quantitative methods as
well as to follow modern techniques, such as Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing Pre-Requisite:
GEOG1150

GEOG3651 Distribution Maps (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide students with principles of
distribution maps to enable them produce maps considering scientific principles by using traditional and modern
methods. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2353

GEOG3661 GIS and Remote Sensing Applications in Environment (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objective of
this course is to provide a solid practical knowledge of geographic information systems, remote sensing, global
positioning systems and how they are employed in the monitoring and analysis of environmental reality and management
of environmental resources as well as assessment of environmental risks and hazards Pre-Requisite: GEOG2452

GEOG3662 Environmental Policies and Agreements (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to introduce
students to the complexity of policy problems surrounding international environmental issues and why these issues
present unique challenges. Focus will be on specific policy problems such as regional and international conventions and
agreements on free trade, sustainable development, climate change and endangered species. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2451

GEOG3663 Environmental Economics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to consider environmental issues
from an economic perspective especially the relation of the environment to economic growth. Topics include especially
on energy economics, the economics of marine resources, the economics of conservation and biodiversity preservation
and the economics of environmental depletion and pollution as well as the valuation of ecosystem services and the role of
natural and social capital in economic development Pre-Requisite: GEOG3561

GEOG3664 Summer Training (Arabic Field Work 0CR 450 hrs) The course aims to provide an opportunity for
students of environmental studies, interaction with the practice of environmental issues and integration in the public or
private institutions relevant to the issues that were addressed concepts and operations in a scientific abstract in the
classroom and in order to increase their ability to observation field and all, and analysis of data from reality and raise
questions about it. This training will be in the public or private institutions selected under the supervision of professors
and department. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3561

GEOG3671 Urban Planning and Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the historical evolution of urban
planning, and its relationships with development. The process of urban planning and its procedures are studied, also.
Emphases will be placed upon studying urban land use patterns, factors that affect these patterns. Procedures and
planning tools will be studied through carrying out certain plan. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1252

GEOG3672 Land Use Planning (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course highlights the various factors responsible for
changes in land use and the temporal and spatial characteristics . The course strives also for the identification of the
relation between sustainable development and land use and how database pertaining for that are compiled. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG3571

GEOG3673 Planning of Infrastructure and Services (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is dealing with the
following: -Explaining the concept of infrastructure and basic needs and its importance to the development of urban
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plans. -Identify the goals of investment and financial resource needed, as well as responsible institutions of needs
provision on the local, regional and national levels. -Enable students to acquire skills of sectorial and space urban
planning. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3571

GEOG3674 Summer Training (Arabic Field Work 0CR 450 hrs) Planning, interaction with the practice of urban and
regional planning and integration in the public or private institutions relevant to the issues that were addressed concepts
and operations in a scientific abstract in the Classroom and in order to increase their ability to observation field and
analysis of data from reality and raise questions about it. This training will be in the public or private institutions selected
under the supervision of professors of the department. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3671

GEOG3681 Demographic Analysis 2 (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course introduces students to the basic
techniques of demographic data analysis using computer packages (Excel, SPSS, spectrum, and GIS). Topics include:
statistical and demographic data analysis for: all types of Mortality and internal and international migration. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG3583

GEOG3682 Human Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic understanding
of the concept of human development. Topics cover: methods of measurements, indicators and index of human
development such as: life expectancy at birth, knowledge (education), decent standard of living, situation of woman on
the society (empowerment). Also focus on the gap between developed and developing countries in terms of human
development. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3583

GEOG3683 Population Economics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of the relationship between population and resources. Topics cover: natural resources, human resources,
population growth, population and resources theories (Malthus and Boserup), economic value of population, population
structure and population aging and food problem in the world. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3583

GEOG3684 Summer Training (Arabic and English Field Work 0CR 450 hrs) The aim of this course is to increase
students' knowledge of data collection, interpretation, and solution, and to improve their technical and communication
skills. Each student must participate in a summer training program in the government (such as: Ministry of National
Economy, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Social Development and etc.) or non-government institutions. And submit a
formal written report on his work during the program, and give an oral presentation (seminar). The period of training
must be at least eight weeks. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3681

GEOG3691 Satellite Images Processing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) To develop an advanced understanding of the
theoretical of image processing and their utility in specific remote sensing applications. The course emphasizes on Image
processing techniques and analysis, Image classification, change detection. Moreover, the integration between GIS data
and remote sensing, modelling, and remote sensing applications in Geographical and Environmental Analysis will be
covered extensively. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3551

GEOG3692 Spatial Analysis (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide an in depth understanding of
basic geographical analysis techniques and to provide theoretical and practical experience of the use of algorithms for
GIS analysis. It also covers GIS models, analytical models, surface models, and networks modelling. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG3593

GEOG3693 Mobile GIS (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will introduce students to concepts in Mobile GIS
technology, GPS theory, and the integration of GPS and GIS data. Students will learn how to use hand-held GPS units,
hand held personal computers, and ArcPad, GPS Analyst, and Trimble GPS software. Additionally, this course will
provide students with the opportunity to plan and implement field surveys in a team environment, as well as perform
laboratory-based geospatial data analysis on information collected in the field. The course will emphasize the integration
of geospatial technologies for field surveys. Pre-Requisite: None

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GEOG3694 Summer Training (English Field Work 0CR 450 hrs) The main objective of this course is to practice the
GIS concepts and related subjects in real application from market and industrial. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3591

GEOG3736 Quantitative Techniques for Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Training in the employment of
measurement and geographical analysis with applications on different branches of geography. Employment of computers
in the analysis of data. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1000

GEOG3756 Aerial Photographs and Remote Sensing (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduction to aerial photography,
aerial photographs imageries and how they are read and interpreted and employed in geographical research. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1737 or GEOG2736

GEOG3759 Distribution Maps (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of quantitative and qualitative distribution maps and
signs used in these maps especially lines and graphs. Pre-Requisite: (GEOG1737 or GEOG2736)

GEOG3952 Introduction to Programming (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students shall utilize Arc Objects and VBA
to create applications that perform fundamental spatial tasks such as geoprocessing, editing, database management,
projecting data, and map creation. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2350

GEOG4122 Man and Environmental Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of human activities pertaining to
the food resources and energy resources. Efforts and solutions to the conservation and sustainability of non-renewable
resources. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1110 or GEOG1000

GEOG4124 Climatic Changes (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of history of climatic change and indication. The
contemporary climatic scenarios and the future of the global climate. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1000 or GEOG1015

GEOG4251 Geography of Industry and Energy (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of the bases of industry and
factors of industrial location and the production and consumption of energy and manufacturing industries dependant on
them. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1015 or GEOG1230 or GEOG1000

GEOG4255 Geography of Tourism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The economic importance of tourism as the industry
with special consideration to its patterns and environmental, economic and social impacts. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230 or
GEOG1015 or GEOG1000

GEOG4260 Political Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The concept of political geography and its geographical,
economic and demographic controls. Strategic political theories and problems of boundaries with special reference to
selected examples. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230 or GEOG1000 or POLS1902

GEOG4267 Human Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The social geography of Oman pertaining
especially to demography, economics, settlements and environment. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230, GEOG3251

GEOG4268 Human Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of the general features of human geography of Oman. Topics cover: introduction in physical geography of
Oman, population, settlements, agriculture and fishing in Oman. It also covers: the role of oil and gas sector for financing
the development projects in other sectors, mining and industry, and development of services, and human development in
Oman. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3153 or GEOG1230 or GEOG3152

GEOG4320 Rural Settlements (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Types of forms of the rural settlements and the physical
and social factors influencing them in addition to how some of their characteristics are statistically measured. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1230 or GEOG1015 or GEOG1000

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GEOG4520 Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at acquainting the student with socio-
economic and physical processes that are shaping the geography of Oman. Topics include: the physical and human with
emphasis on development and change and regional contrasts geography of the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG2124 or GEOG2132 or GEOG1000

GEOG4523 Geography of the Arab World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide general
characteristics of the Arab World. Topics cover: geological and topographic features, climate, and soils and vegetation. It
also covers political geography of the Arab world and population and its economic activities. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1000
or GEOG1015

GEOG4731 Field Work Geography (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 75 hrs) Field training on the study and the analysis
of physical and human phenomenon. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2132

GEOG4750 Man and Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course intends to introduce the students to the
various human activities and their relationship to food, energy and other economic resources. It will also touch upon the
current situation of resources at local, regional and international levels and alternative solution to enhance sustainability
of non-renewable in particular. During the course, particular attention will be given to community response to specific
environmental issues. Theoretical concepts will be used to illustrate and assess the impacts that these actors have on
environmental policy and planning. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2451 or GEOG1220

GEOG4751 Geography of Arab World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide general
characteristics of the Arab World. Topics cover: geological and topographic features, climate, and soils and vegetation. It
also covers political geography of the Arab world and population and its economic activities. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG4760 Management of Natural Resources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) . The course aims to review the
economic and ecological approaches in the utilization of renewable and non-renewable resources and provide the
students with main concepts and methods of analysis of problems of resource management. Special focus will be given to
the analysis of ways and methods the social systems adopt in order to secure sustainable returns from the environment.
The course will emphasize the concepts pertaining to sustainability and the existing conflicts between economic
development and the need for environmental conservation Pre-Requisite: GEOG3661

GEOG4761 Environmental Indicators in Oman (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide an historical
and analytical study of the formulation, implementation, and consequences of environmental policy in Oman. Attention
will be directed at issues specific to environmental indicators of sustainable development and to what extent they are
realized by Oman as well as the investigation of the relationships between national policies and international
organizations concerned with environmental problems. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3661

GEOG4764 Environment and Development Issues in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide
students with knowledge of relationship between economic development and natural resources, and the impact of
development in Oman on marine and terrestrial environments. The course aims to enable students to understand
environments kinds, problems, methods to deal with such problems. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG4771 GIS and RS Applications in Planning (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on using GIS and
RS in designing a general urban plan. GIS and RS techniques and data in planning will be covered in different planning
sectors such as 3D city modelling and infrastructure services planning. Transportation planning, water and electrical and
waste water networks. The student will get interesting experience on using GIS and RS to plan different urban activities.
Pre-Requisite: GEOG2452 or GEOG3551

GEOG4772 Urban Renewal and Rehabilitation (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the components of
the urban environment and the physical, social and functional changes which could occur within it and their consequent
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rehabilitation. This course deals with urban growth patterns and provides bases and criteria of urban studies, able to
identify urban decay areas. It will endow students with the ability to define specific targets for the renewal of such urban
areas, in the sight of scientific theories and legal local context. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3671

GEOG4773 Urbanization and Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the rise of urban society and the
evolution of urbanization process in third world and in the developed world also. Emphases will be placed on the role of
cities in national development by reviewing the evolution and characteristics 0f the World major cities, and by policy
which confronts national regimes within poor nations and the entire developed World. Understanding urbanization
process and analysing how cities developed and affects development in both poor and in developed countries will be
studied too. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG4781 Population Policies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide students a basic
knowledge about the definition and all types of population policy. Topics cover: how population policies establish; How
population programmers being practiced in developed and developing world; And the relationship between population
policy and population planning. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3683

GEOG4782 Population and Reproductive Health (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to provide a
basic understanding of the concept of reproductive health. Topics cover: family planning, maternal and child health,
sexual transmitted diseases, HIV infection and sexual health. Also focus on the analysis of reproductive health services
and its impacts on population of Oman. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3582

GEOG4787 Population Problems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is aimed to improve students' demographic
analysis skills and to introduce a variety of problems dealing with human population, including changes in its
distribution, fertility, mortality and migration in both developed and developing world. Examples of problems studied
include: relations between population growth and environment and population growth and socioeconomic development.
Pre-Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG4791 Modelling and Simulation with GIS (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will cover the concepts of
modelling and simulation; mathematical models; basic items of a model; simulation techniques; model-based simulation;
and its uses as a design and evaluation tool; simulation languages; simulation packages such as GPSS. Moreover,
Students will use 3ds Max software to create, modify, light, animate, and add special effects to virtual 3D models and
environments that can be used to simulate activities in spatial applications. Some computer aided drafting (CAD)
experience is preferred. The course is designed to provide students with skills to visualize, analyse, simulate and model
spatial systems to help in the planning and decision-making processes. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3692

GEOG4792 Web GIS (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with a detailed vision of
contemporary issues of Cartography. The course starts with a comprehensive study of methodological developments with
focus on the role of IT in establishing and publishing maps and spatial data on the Internet. The practical side includes
number of exercises to prepare and publish maps over the Internet. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3692

GEOG4794 Digital Maps Analysis (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course discusses principals and techniques of
digital maps production especially collection, processing, and representing spatial data on digital maps. This course
focuses on modern technology in cartography such as web cartography, dynamic maps, GIS, and remote sensing. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1150

GEOG4810 Project (Arabic Project 3CR 45 hrs) The project is an independent study where the student selects a
problem related to his course of study in physical planning or environmental studies and through research presents
solutions to that problem. Pre-Requisite: None

GEOG4851 Human Geography of Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
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Oman, population, settlements, agriculture and fishing in Oman. It also covers: the role of oil and gas sector for financing
the development projects in other sectors, mining and industry, and development of services, and human development in
Oman. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3550

GEOG4852 Political Geography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the interaction between the geographical
features and patterns on the one hand and the political processes and political phenomena on other hand. Emphasis will
be placed on the evolution of political geography. Also the differences between geopolitics and political geography will
be studied. Students will be introduced to certain concepts and approaches such as the nation, the development of
territorial states, political borders, colonization, globalization, and international relations and political geographical
problems. Pre-Requisite: GEOG2354 or POLS1902

GEOG4862 Environmental Impact Assessment (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to stress the
importance of environmental assessment and environmental impact assessment in the planning and decision making
processes and outline the most important local, regional and global models and methods employed in this assessment.
The course intends especially to provide students with the necessary skills in assessment of the impacts of economic
activities on the concerned environmental and social system and the methodology of preparing the final assessment
report. Pre-Requisite: GEOG4760

GEOG4863 Graduation Project in Environment (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide an historical
and analytical study of the formulation, implementation, and consequences of environmental policy in Oman. Attention
will be directed at issues specific to environmental indicators of sustainable development and to what extent they are
realized by Oman as well as the investigation of the relationships between national policies and international
organizations concerned with environmental problems. Pre-Requisite: GEOG4760

GEOG4864 Graduation Project in Environment (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The graduation project is an important
exercise that involves background reading, data collection and analysis and finally reporting on a certain geographical
issue or problem according to a work plan agreed to by a selected supervisor from the Department. The goal of the
graduation project is to validate that students have acquired the skills, knowledge and concepts necessary to perform
satisfactorily when they leave the university. It is considered to be one of the vehicles of demonstrating the students'
accumulation of knowledge and expertise throughout their undergraduate education in the Department. It is
recommended that the selected research project addresses a theme that reflects the obligation of the University to service
the community. When finished, students are expected to give a presentation of their results in the form of seminar within
the framework of the Department. Pre-Requisite: GEOG4760

GEOG4871 Planning and Socio-cultural Dimensions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The social and cultural dimensions
have acquired a great importance in the planning process, especially in recent decades, as a reaction to the wave of
globalization in all aspects of life, including urban planning. Therefore, interested bodies have begun to re-orient
themselves to the local cultures of their countries. The multiculturalism is a fundamental point in this subject, especially
in the cities, that have large numbers of immigrants from different communities and cultures. Pre-Requisite: GEOG4772

GEOG4872 Graduation Project in Urban Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The student must write a graduation
project in the 8th semester. The graduation project should be related to issues in regional and urban planning, particularly
in the Sultanate of Oman. -Application of scientific concepts and theories as well as research methods studied in the
previous semesters -Collection of data and material from institutions and to do field studies -Classification and analysis
of the data -Writing, analysis and discussion of the results Pre-Requisite: GEOG4771

GEOG4881 Population of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to study population of Oman in
details. Topics cover: population growth (include births, deaths and migration), distribution patterns, population
structures, migration (internal and international) and urbanization, population and resources, population and environment,
and national population policies. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3583

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GEOG4882 Graduation Project in Population Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The project is applied study
where the student selects a population problem or issue with the help of a supervisor and is required to conduct the
necessary literature review, collecting, analysing the data, and finally presents rustle or solutions to that problem. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG3583

GEOG4891 GIS Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop the depth processes of GIS
implementation and to integrate GIS into business and decision making. Pre-Requisite: GEOG4791

GEOG4892 Graduation Project in GIS (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop skills of undertaking
independent research and working up and presentation of research results. Training in field-based research and
engagement in collection and analysis of data by using GIS. The students will learn how to prepare presentation and
writing final research thesis Pre-Requisite: GEOG4791

Geography Information System

GGIS2410 Surveying and Global Positioning Systems (Arabic and English Lecture/Field Work (1:2) 3CR 45 hrs)
Introduction to the elements and concepts in ground surveying and GPS and their application in real situation. Pre-
Requisite: GEOG1737

GGIS2420 Information Technology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Elements of computer and GIS and exposure to
basics of theories of data bases compilation and design. The course includes also the analysis of GIS through ritual
Basics and other programming languages Pre-Requisite: GEOG1000 or GEOG1737 or GGIS2410

GGIS3410 Spatial Database and Applications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Development of theory and application
capabilities to use spatial and non-spatial data and how this data is monitored, entered, analysed and produced as applied
in one of the programmers. Pre-Requisite: GGIS2420 or GGIS2410 or GEOG2736

GGIS3420 Image Processing (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Theories and applications related to the analysis of imageries
and remote sensing .Spatial analysis of digital imageries using advanced software. Pre-Requisite: (GGIS2410 or
GEOG3756)

GGIS3430 Summer Internship (Arabic Field Placement 0CR 180 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

GGIS4410 Cartographic Data Handling (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) New methods and approaches to the design and
production of Cartographic data and the utilization the web to present Cartographic data. Pre-Requisite: GGIS3420,
GGIS4420

GGIS4420 Spatial Analysis and Modelling (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Concepts and applications of special and non-
special data models. Pre-Requisite: GGIS3420 or PLAN2310 or GGIS2410

GGIS4430 GIS Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Administration of GIS processes and the application of the
GIS in commercial issues and decision making. Pre-Requisite: GGIS3420 or GGIS4420

Geophysics

GEOP3691 Satellite Images Processing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) To develop an advanced understanding of the
theoretical of image processing and their utility in specific remote sensing applications. The course emphasizes on Image
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and remote sensing, modelling, and remote sensing applications in Geographical and Environmental Analysis will be
covered extensively. Pre-Requisite: GEOG3651

GEOP4771 GIS and RS Applications in Planning (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on using GIS and
RS in designing a general urban plan. GIS and RS techniques and data in planning will be covered in different planning
sectors such as 3D city modelling and infrastructure services planning. Transportation planning, water and electrical and
waste water networks. The student will get interesting experience on using GIS and RS to plan different urban activities.
Pre-Requisite: GEOG3551

German

TOUR1211 German for Tourism 1 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
By the end of this course, students will be able to talk about themselves, their families, their studies and their homes.
They can read and write simple sentences and begin to develop an understanding of German grammar and structure. Pre-
Requisite:

TOUR1212 German for Tourism 2 (German Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Pre-Requisite:

TOUR1213 German for Tourism 3 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course is designed to equip students with the ability to write their CV and simple invitation letters. Students are
taught the necessary vocabulary to describe pictures showing Oman's traditions and to talk about their religion. All
students should reach level A1.2 of the Common European Framework. Pre-Requisite: TOUR1212 or GERM3522

TOUR1214 German for Tourism 4 (German Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Students are taught to write
application letters for employment in the field of tourism. They learn the relevant vocabulary and grammar in order to
present themselves in a job interview situation. They understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to
personal and family information, local geography and employment. Pre-Requisite: GERM4521 or TOUR1213

TOUR1215 German for Tourism 5 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Students will be able to
write two consecutive letters to German addresses (initial letter and answer letter). They will also know how to outline a
formally correct travel program for a trip of 3 days through Oman for German tourists and explain this tour to tourists by
using the necessary means of speaking. Students should reach level A2 of the Common European Framework. Pre-
Requisite: TOUR1114 or GERM4522

TOUR1216 German for Tourism 6 (German Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) Students learn the relevant grammar and vocabulary
in order to write a presentation paper about their graduation project. Emphasis is also put on the practice of speaking
about their studies, their internship and the graduation project. Based upon the written paper, students present their
graduation project in front of German guests. Students should reach level B1 of the Common European Framework. Pre-
Requisite: None

GERM4522 German for Tourism (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is a second stage
intermediate level course in German. It continues the work undertaken in GERM4521, and develops the students' abilities
to operate in a wider range of tourism contexts, to further depth and complexity. Students will be expected to undertake a
small-scale project of their own, and make presentations in tourism-related contexts. Pre-Requisite: GERM4521

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History

HIST1010 Oman and Islamic Civilization (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is a comprehensive survey of the
role of Oman in Islamic civilization including an historical and geographical introduction to Oman before Islam; the
efforts of the Omanis in spreading Islam; study of aspects of Islamic civilization, and Oman's role. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1012 Oman and Islamic Civilization (Arabic Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) This course is a comprehensive survey of
the role of Oman in Islamic civilization including an historical and geographical introduction to Oman before Islam; the
efforts of the Omanis in spreading Islam; study of aspects of Islamic civilization, and Oman's role. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1015 The History of Al-Quds (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course studies the history of Al-Quds since
ancient times, focusing on its religions importance and its history before Islam and under Islamic rule, as well as the
crusades, the ottoman period, the European colonial occupation and Jewish colonisation, the Arab-Israeli conflict and Al-
Quds and Palestine issues in international organizations. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1024 Introduction to World History (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is a complete survey of the rise and
fall of ancient eastern and western civilizations dealing with its major aspects including geographic discoveries and
colonization. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1025 Introduction to World History and Civilization (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a comprehensive
introduction to world civilization, including factors in the rise of Eastern civilization; features of Near Eastern
civilizations; Mesopotamia; the Nile valley; ancient Syria; the Arabian peninsula; Persia; heritage of the ancient East;
European civilizations; features of Greek civilization; Hellenistic civilization; features of Roman civilization; features of
medieval civilizations; interaction between the Arabs and Byzantium. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1040 Some Aspects of the History of Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is an attempt to provide a
comprehensive overview of Omani history. It deals mainly with general aspects of Oman's civilization throughout the
historical stages as follows: Ancient Oman, early Islamic Oman, the Ibadi Imamate system, the Nabhani period, Oman
and Portuguese, the Ya'aribah dynasty and the Al Bu Sa'id dynasty. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1050 Arab World and the West (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is survey of the relations between the
Arab world and the West. It emphasized on political and social aspects from the 16th century up to the end of World War
II whether it was friendly or antagonistic phases. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1110 History of the Ancient Near Eastern Civilization (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A general survey of ancient
near Eastern civilizations, in Egypt, Syria, Mesopotamia and Arabia including the Arab Gulf Area. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST1320 History of Prophet and Caliphate Era (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) History of the Prophetic and Rashidin
period: It is a historical survey of the period of preaching of Islam during the time of the Prophet in Mecca then in
Medina. It also includes the building of the state in Medina and the jihad. As for Rashidin period it includes all the
achievements of the orthodox caliphs and the Ridda, the expansion of Islam in all directions. Heads with the conflict
between Ali and Mu'awiya. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2020 Modern and Contemporary History of the G.C.C. Countries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study
of the history of the G.C.C. countries in the 19th and 20th centuries. This will be tackled through the study of the history
of the ruling dynasties of these states and their relations. The course also includes the rivalry of the European powers in
the Gulf area. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2110 Arab History before Islam (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: history of the Arabian peninsula
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of the Arab kingdoms; the Arab kingdoms in South Arabia; Ma'an; Sheba; Himyar; the Kingdoms on the borders of Syria
and Iraq; the Nabateans, the Palmyrans, the Ghassanids, the Lakhumids. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2210 European History and Civilization in the Middle Ages (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies
the chief features of European history and civilization in the Middle Ages; including the Arab influence on European
civilisation in the Middle Ages. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2301 History of Early Islam until the End of the Umayyid Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
includes the history of the period of the prophet as well as the Orthodox and Umayyad Caliphates. It deals with various
aspects of achievement of the period. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2311 The History of Islamic State in the Umayyid Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the
history of the eras of the Prophet and the Orthodox calipha with emphasis on the founding of the Arab Islamic state and
the Islamic conquests. Pre-Requisite: HIST1320

HIST2312 History of the Islamic State in the Abbasid Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the
fhistory of the Islamic state in the Abbasid period from 132 -656 AH with emphasis on the first part of the Abbasid era.
Pre-Requisite: HIST2311

HIST2316 Islamic State until the end of Abbasid period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the
history of Islamic state from its beginning until the end of the Abbasids. It concentrates on the major political events as
well as the cultural/social and economic aspects during the renaissances period (4th century A.H./ 10th century A.D.)
which witnessed the progress of all kinds of culture whether scientific or humanities. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2411 The Ottoman State (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the Origins of the Ottoman Turks,
and the development of their state between 1517-1914 A.D. it includes a study of the rise of Ottoman state and its
characteristics, Ottoman expansion in Europe and the Arab world, various movements against the government until the
first world war. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST2510 The History of Science and Research Methods (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a general introduction
to historical research methods, specifically: historical research methods; aims and qualities of the historian; choosing a
research topic/plan; collecting sources and references; criticism of historical sources; its importance; specifying the
relation between conflicting texts; major research areas; the adaptation method; footnotes; recording sources in footnotes;
applied study. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3210 The Byzantine State (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the Byzantine State whose history
extended from the Third century to the middle of the fifteenth century; the relations between Byzantines and Muslims;
the fall of Constantinople; features of Byzantine civilization. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3211 The Ayyubides and Mamelukes (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the Byzantine Empire
between 384 and 1453 AD with emphasis on relations between the Byzantines and the Islamic World. Pre-Requisite:
None

HIST3212 The Commerce of the World in the Middle Ages (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the
commercial activities between East and West in Medieval ages, including trade routes and commercial markets,
caravansaries and banks. It also deals with the exports and imports. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3215 The Outlines of Medieval European History (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course in a general survey of
Western and Eastern Europe and its civilization in the Middle Ages. It also includes Europe's relations with the Muslims.
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HIST3360 The History of Maghreb and Al-Andalus (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a comprehensive study for
the history of al-Maghreb and Andalus in the Islamic age from the conquest until the fall of Granada, including: the
principal features of Islamic civilization in Al-Maghreb and Andalus. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3401 The Ottoman State (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the Origins of the Ottoman Turks,
and the development of their state between 1517-1914 A.D. it includes a study of the rise of Ottoman state and its
characteristics, Ottoman expansion in Europe and the Arab world, various movements against the government until the
first world war. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3411 The Contemporary and Modern History of Europe (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the
principal features of modern European history from the Renaissance to the Congress of Vienna including: the European
Renaissance in the sixteenth century; the religious wars; the nationalist state; the religious reform movement; Europe in
the eighteenth century; the English revolution; the Seven Years War (1756 -1763); the Age of Enlightenment; features of
modern intellectual thought. Pre-Requisite: HIST2210

HIST3412 Contemporary and Modern History of the Arab World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a
comprehensive study of the Arab world in modern and contemporary times. It deals with the Arab awakening in the 20th
century and the Arabs attitude during the 1st and 2nd world wars. Arab resistance of imperialist activities and their strive
for independence. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST3510 The History of Science and Research Methods (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of history, its
fields of research and its relations to other disciplines specifically: the nature and purpose of history; the goals of the
study of history; supporting disciplines; methods of historical research; choosing a research topic; collating sources and
references; criticising historical sources; major research areas; writing a historical research paper; applied study. Pre-
Requisite: None

HIST3522 Historical texts and Documents (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the historical texts
derived from original sources with the English language. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4111 The History of Oman and the Arab Gulf Region (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the
Ancient history of Oman and the Arab Gulf region. It emphasizes on the civilization of the period concerned. Pre-
Requisite: None

HIST4210 The History of the Relations between East and West in the Middle Ages (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs)
This is a comprehensive study of relations between East and West in the Middle Ages, especially during the wars of the
Crusades, including: the development of Europe's relations with the East through the wars of the Crusades; the effect of
the Crusader wars on east and west. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4270 Studies on Oman's Ancient History (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the history
of Oman before Islam and its contribution to human civilization. The course focuses on issues related to the Omani
Settlements in prehistoric times, the relationship of Oman with Mesopotamia and the Indus Valley, Oman in Greco-
Roman period, and Oman in the Sasanian Period. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4312 The History of Economy in the Islamic Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with
economic history of Islamic society during the early Islamic centuries, especially in the field of Agriculture, industry and
commerce. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4313 The Islamic Navy (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the history of Islamic Navy, and the
development of the military fleet. It also studies models of ships built in various provinces of the Islamic world. Pre-
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HIST4314 The Eastern Islamic States in Islamic Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides a history of
independent Islamic states in the East during the Abbasids time. It consists of the study of the rise of al-Tahariyat State,
al-Zaydiyat State, al-Safariyat State, al-Samaniyat State and al-Ghaznawiyat State. It also discusses the most important
aspects of civilization in these states. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4315 The Faltemids State (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the history of the Fattimid state,
including: introduction to the Fattimids; the rise of the Fattimid state in the Maghreb; the transfer of the Fattimid
Caliphate to Egypt; the first Fattimid Age; the second Fattimid Age (the age of the great ministers); features of Fattimid
civilization. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4319 Islamic Systems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the history of the political,
administrative, financial, judicial and military institutions in the Islamic state. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4321 History of Oman in the Islamic Period (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with topics from the
political history of Oman from the advent of Islam until the Portuguese invasion. It also studies cultural, social and
economic aspects of the period. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4411 Contemporary and Modern History of Asia (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with political,
social, economic issues from modern and contemporary history of Asia. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4417 Contemporary History of the World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the contemporary
world history from the world war II until the end of the 20th century-it also includes the influence of the great powers
and their endeavour to divide the world into regions according to the new world order. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4420 The Contemporary Islamic World (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of problems in the
contemporary Islamic World focussing on their historical roots and evolution up to the present time: for example, the
problem of Lebanon; the problem of Palestine; the Western Sahara; Southern Sudan; the Iran-Iraq conflict; the Muslims
in the Philippines; Afghanistan; the Muslims in India and the creation of Pakistan; the Muslims in the Soviet Union. Pre-
Requisite: None

HIST4430 The History of Arabian and African Relations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the
development of Afro-Arab relations in the modern era, including: the Arab presence in East Africa up to the founding of
the Sultanate of Zanzibar; Arab penetration into the Christian kingdoms of Ethiopia and Nubia; the Arabs and the
kingdoms of Western Sudan; the spread of Zanzibari influence into the Congo and the hilly lake lands; the Arab
civilizing role in Africa in the nineteenth century. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4442 Contemporary and Modern History of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a comprehensive study
of the history of Oman in the modern era with emphasis: the history of Oman in the late Nabhani period; the Ya'aribi
dynasty; the Omani struggle and the ejection on the Portugese from Oman and East Africa; the Al Busa'id dynasty;
relations between Oman and the European powers in the Gulf, East Africa, the Arabian States in the Gulf, Iran and
United State. Pre-Requisite: HIST4321 or MASS1112 or POLS1900

HIST4443 The General History of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a general History of Oman since the rise
of Islam to the 20th Century. The course tackles different topics with emphasis on the Islamisation of Oman, and the role
of the Omanis in Islamic conquests, and their relation with Ummiyyad and Abbasid statest,the Imamate in Oman, the
Nabahina Kingdom, the Yarubi and Busaidi states and their foreign relations. Pre-Requisite: None

HIST4450 Contemporary and Modern History of Arabia (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will provide a full
study of the contemporary history of Arabia countries. It will also focus the early rise of the states of Arabian, political,
social and economic development in the 20th century will be examined in depth, and further light will be thrown on
internal and external relations with foreign powers. Pre-Requisite: None

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HIST4470 History of the United States (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a general survey of history of USA,
from the settlement of Europeans until the end of World War II. It includes the period of British imperialism; the
American Revolution and the war of independence, the civil war and emerging of USA as a great power. Pre-Requisite:
None

HIST4522 Seminar for Graduation (Project) (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the project prepared
by the student under the supervision of a lecturer. The project should be prepared during the 7th and 8th terms. Pre-
Requisite: None

HIST4530 Methods of Historical Research / Graduation project (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with
methods of historical research through selection of a Topic, Collection of secondary and primary sources, critique of
historical sources, and organization of the research into chapters and sub-selections using correct referencing and footing
methods. The student will than apply this Theoretical knowledge to an applied project under supervision of their
supervisor. Pre-Requisite: None

Information Science

INFO1040 The Library and Scientific Research (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course provides the students with
the necessary skills required for searching for the information from its manual and electronic sources (automated
catalogues, printed reference tools, and databases available on CDROMs). The course also provides technical training in
how to use various research methods. Lectures/ practical training/visits. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO1060 Information Science (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This is an introduction to different aspects of library and
information science. It covers its the definition, value, and characteristics; information institution and their message,
purposes, functions, and roles in information sources development; the concept of the information science; information
profession; and the current issues in information technology and communication. Lectures/visits/practical training. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO1102 Introduction to Information Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course intends to be an introduction
to information studies (IS), including: the fundamental concepts of information, storage, retrieval, documentation, and
communication; the changing nature of the profession within the information institutions, archival centres, and learning
resource centres, the challenges and opportunities facing information professionals, and the impact of technology on
information studies. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO1103 General Information Sources (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course identifies the main
concepts related to general information resources and reference services; Familiarize students with different types of
reference questions and how to answer them; Enable students to use both paper and digital references The importance
and types of general information resources and related concepts. Paper and digital references; types of reference
questions; reference interview; search strategies; evaluation, selection; major reference tools. The future trend of
reference work. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO1140 Collection Building and Development (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) The course
intends to enable students to master basic skills applicable to collection development. Include are: users community ,
collection development policies , acquisitions and factors affecting it , acquisition method and produces , collection
evaluation and weeding , cooperative acquisition , electronic publishing and computerized acquisition.
Pre-Requisite: INFO1060

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INFO1150 General Information Sources (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) The course provides
necessary skills for using information sources and retrieving data. Topics covered include : the concept of the general
information sources ; their characteristics ; categories ; selection ; evaluation ; manual and computerized references ;
focus on the reference question and the appropriate strategy to answer it. Pre-Requisite: INFO1060

INFO1160 Introduction to Information Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at understanding the
fundamentals of Information Studies. It examines theories and practices of use of information in various settings. It also
clarifies concepts of information use, information services, and information technology in libraries and information
centres. It helps students understand and realize the sub-disciplines of Information Studies, such as information seeking,
information organization, information retrieval, and knowledge management. The overall objective of this course is to
familiarize and introduce students to the basics of information society and how information plays a major role in the
everyday activities of people in different societal settings Pre-Requisite: None

INFO1170 Collection Building and Development (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) Building and developing different types
of information sources. Collection development process, including community analysis, policy, selection, acquisition,
weeding and evaluation criteria. Cooperative collection development as well as computerized acquisition. Pre-Requisite:
None

INFO2111 Collection Building and Development (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course enables students to gain the
required skills and knowledge related to collection building and development; Enable students to manage the collection
of different types of information institutions consistent with the librarys objectives, users needs and the available
financial resources Building and developing different types of information sources. Collection development process,
including community analysis, policy, selection, acquisition, weeding and evaluation criteria. Cooperative collection
development as well as computerized acquisition. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2130 Children Libraries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Explore and understand the society needs for quality
children's library services Distinguish and identify the characteristics of children libraries among other types of libraries;
Understand the distinctive managerial skills associated with children libraries Issues related to children libraries such as
management, collections development, library services, and the special information needs of users at early ages. Practical
information about materials that will appeal to today's children and reflects best library practices. Advice on helping
librarians become aware and confident in dealing with the special information needs of children. Enhance skills and
knowledge that increase users' satisfaction. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2131 Management of Information Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Provide students with an
understanding of concepts, theories, and issues relevant to institutions management; Enable students to study problems
and challenges facing institutions management ; Identify the current and future trends in managing information
institutions Concepts and practical issues relevant to information institutions management of national, academic, public,
and special libraries. Management theories, principles and schools of thought, planning, organizing, budgeting, staffing,
and controlling. Problems, current and future trends in institutions management. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2140 Ethics of Information Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the concept of information ethics as
related to the concept of digital information society ; Develop knowledge with regard to the technological dimensions in
the information society and ethical issues emerging; provide students with guidance about the methods of protecting
information society from the common ethical abuses The concept of information society ethics and the profession of
information. The cognitive and technological dimensions in the information society. The global digital information
society. Ethical issues faced by digital information society. Protection of intellectual property rights. Information privacy.
Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2160 General Information Sources (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The importance and types of general
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interview; search strategies; evaluation, selection; major reference tools. The future trend of reference work. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO2210 Information Technology (Arabic and English Lecture / Lab (2hrs lectures 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is a
comprehensive review of modern information technology (IT) and its administration. Topics covered include include: the
(IT)concept; technological storage, retrieval, and communication; microforms; multimedia; artificial intelligence; expert
systems; electronic publishing; information transfer; developing countries and IT; and applications of IT information
institutions. Lectures/practical training/visits Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2220 Using Computer in Libraries and Information (Arabic lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Students study in this course the application of computers in libraries; it concentrates on the new electronic integrated
systems and software, which are developed the library services. Pre-Requisite: (INFO2210 or COMP1100)

INFO2320 Descriptive Cataloguing for Traditional Sources (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Organizing information sources such as Arabic and foreign books; periodicals and other publications, applying (ISBD)
and (AACR). Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2330 Subject Analysis (Arabic lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Deals with the concept of Subject
Analysis of several information sources, the role of choosing subject headings, use of thesaurus, Arabic and foreign
subject headings lists. Levels of Analysis. Pre-Requisite: INFO2320

INFO2350 Metadata and Descriptive Cataloguing of Non-Traditional Sources (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2
hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Apply the Anglo-American rules in cataloguing non-traditional information materials
; Train students in using MARC 21 for cataloguing non-traditional information materials ; Train the students in using the
cataloguing tools available on the Web ; Develop the skills for using the metadata in cataloguing digital materials ;
Explore the status of cataloguing the non-traditional resources in Omani libraries Characteristics and use of non-
traditional materials. Applications of Anglo-American cataloguing rules and MARC21 in cataloguing non-traditional
information materials, i.e., pictures, paper and digital maps, musical notes, films, digital materials..etc. The most recent
approaches in cataloguing non-traditional information materials. Special emphasis on metadata: definition, structures and
elements and relation with the recent cataloguing standards. Pre-Requisite: INFO2450

INFO2360 Dewey Decimal Classification on the Web (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Understand information services and their types in libraries and Information Centres; understand the impact of the
Internet and information technology on library services; Discover the importance and role of marketing for library and
information services and methods of evaluating library services The nature of information services both public and
technical Practical aspects of the use of print, electronic, and media services at different setting of libraries and
information centres. Aspects of the philosophy of administering, marketing, promoting, and evaluating library services.
Information literacy skills and the impact of the Internet and information and communication technology on information
services. Pre-Requisite: INFO1103

INFO2410 Information and Communication Technology (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Enable students to identify the latest new trends in the field of information and communication technologies; Identify the
new techniques reflections on the reality of information institutions work and services; Train students to design blogs and
how to be apply in their future profession; Provide students with the skills necessary for creating e-periodicals, databases
and books Computer technology: recent trends in computer manufacturing. Technological developments in the area of
programming languages and their implications for modern software developments. Systems software and applications in
libraries and information science. Electronic publishing and its output such as periodicals, books and electronic databases
with a focus on retrieving information from Open Access sources. Trends in communications technology such as the
telephone, fibre optics and satellite with an emphasis on Internet technology and developments of Web 2.0 and Web 3.0.
Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO1102

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INFO2420 Information Services (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Concerned with traditional and modern information
services offered by information institutions. The impact of modern technology on the reference work. Pre-Requisite:
INFO1150

INFO2430 User Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Provide students with a comprehensive understanding of user
studies ; Identify the major concepts related to information needs, uses, and information-seeking behaviour ; Identify
models, paradigms, and theories used in user studies ; Provide examples of different methods for studying information
seeking behaviour and strategies and techniques used by various groups of users ; Provide more detailed information on
information-seeking practices in developing societies in the non-English speaking world ; Identify the perceived and
actual barriers to users; effective information-seeking behaviour Examines the individual and social aspects related to
human information needs, information-seeking behaviour, and uses. Puts emphasis on the major related elements of the
human-seeking behaviour such as the nature of information, types and characteristics of seekers, models, paradigms, and
theories of information behaviour, methods for studying information behaviour. Touches on the searching strategies and
techniques, formal and informal sources of information and electronic resources utilized by users, and barriers affecting
users; information-seeking behaviour. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO2450 Descriptive Cataloguing of Traditional Sources (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs);
Provide students with a comprehensive overview of Anglo-American catalogue; Train students to use MARC 21 and
tools available on the web; Identify various cataloguing subsystems Use of Anglo-American Catalogue and MARC 21 to
catalogue traditional information materials such as books, periodicals, theses, governmental documents. Examines
subsystems developed for the automated integrated systems and the exchange the bibliographical records between
systems. Characteristics of indexes available online. Pre-Requisite: INFO1103

INFO2460 Information Services (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) ; Understand information services and their
types in libraries and Information Centres ; Understand the impact of the Internet and information technology on library
services ; Discover the importance and role of marketing for library and information services and methods of evaluating
library services The nature of information services both public and technical. Practical aspects of the use of print,
electronic, and media services at different setting of libraries and information centres. Aspects of the philosophy of
administering, marketing, promoting, and evaluating library services. Information literacy skills and the impact of the
Internet and information and communication technology on information services. Pre-Requisite: INFO1102

INFO2470 Subject Analysis and Ontology (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Enable students to gain the necessary skills to make subject analysis and choose the appropriate subject terms for
different types of information resources ; Enable students to identify the appropriate tools used in subject analysis
(Arabic and English Subject heading lists and Thesauruses) in printed and electronic Forms ; Inform students about the
new trends in the field of subject analysis particularly the term (Ontology) and it relation with subject headings lists and
thesauruses The concept of Subject analysis and its relationship with the concepts of thesauruses; ontology;
Classification and Indexing. The principles of selection and formulation of the main subject headings and the subheading.
Characteristics of a number of general and specialized Subject Heading Lists in Arabic and English Language such as
Library of Congress Subject Heading list and Medical Subject Heading list (MeSH). Applications in the use of online
thesauruses. Pre-Requisite: INFO2450

INFO3010 English Texts in Information Science (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aims to enable students acquire skills
in reading selected texts in Library and Information Science, translating and understanding the basic terms in order to
enable students read and understand English publications in the field of Library and Information Science. Pre-Requisite:
LANC1015

INFO3030 User Studies (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) ; Provide students with a comprehensive
understanding of user studies ; Identify the major concepts related to information needs, uses, and information-seeking
behaviour ; Identify models, paradigms, and theories used in user studies ; Provide examples of different methods for
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detailed information on information-seeking practices in developing societies in the non-English speaking world ;
Identify the perceived and actual barriers to users; effective information-seeking behaviour Examines the individual and
social aspects related to human information needs, information-seeking behaviour, and uses. Puts emphasis on the major
related elements of the human-seeking behaviour such as the nature of information, types and characteristics of seekers,
models, paradigms, and theories of information behaviour, methods for studying information behaviour. Touches on the
searching strategies and techniques, formal and informal sources of information and electronic resources utilized by
users, and barriers affecting users; information-seeking behaviour. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3100 History of Information Studies and Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs); Understand the history of
libraries and information institutions and how libraries have developed over time; Understand the mission, vision,
information collections, and management of libraries and information institutions over history; Help understand the
extent to which libraries have changed over time Opens windows into the history of libraries and information institutions.
Periods of time when libraries and information institutions played important roles in the development of knowledge. The
nature of libraries and institutions in the past in terms of their missions, objectives, services, size of collections, staffing,
and management issues. The development of libraries and information institutions. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3111 Scholarly Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the history and importance of research
and scholarly communication; Understand concepts and methods of scholarly communication (formal and invisible
college); Understand the impact of Internet and information technology on scholarly communication. History,
significance, and types of scholarly communication. The process that researchers and authors follow from early
beginning when thinking of an idea to the publishing of research results and developing information and extending
knowledge. Issues related to the evolution of scholarly communication and knowledge throughout the history. The
impact of Internet and information technology on scholarly communication and its role in changing patterns of research
and scientific publishing. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3122 Creative Thinking (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduce students to concepts and issues related to creative
thinking; Introduce students to the ways and methods of creative thinking; Enable students to acquire the necessary skills
for dealing with complicated and ambiguous problems and cases; Enable students to gain skills to improve information
services and production processes in the information field Creative thinking and its importance in the field of
information. Types and methods of creative thinking. Characteristics of the creative information professional. Analytical
and creative thinking. Barriers of creative thinking. Ways of motivation in different information institutions. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO3131 Arab Paper and Digital Manuscripts (Arabic Lecture: Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) Theoretical and practical
recognition of Arabic and, in particular, Omani manuscripts in the field of Arab and Omani heritage ; Practical study of
different types of manuscripts through field visits to examine their contents ; Recognize the official and national efforts
for preserving, editing, and publishing manuscripts ; Study the contemporary and modern trends of serving manuscripts
and making them available on web sites Arabic, Omani manuscripts and their significance in Arab and Omani heritage.
The growth of Arabic manuscripts and their development. The study of modern developments in the field of Arab and
Omani manuscripts and their availability on web sites. Handling bibliographical Arab and Omani manuscript tools, along
with the Arab and Omani centres indices. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3140 Periodical and Government Publications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to provide
students with the technical skills required for dealing with periodicals and government publications. Topics covered
include: the concept of periodical and government publications; their characteristics and importance as information
sources; and the bibliographic control techniques used to organize them. Lectures /visits / practical training. Pre-
Requisite: INFO3520

INFO3150 Arabic Manuscripts (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course intends to introduce students to Arabic
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classification, and bibliographic control, with special focus on Omani manuscripts. Lectures/visits/practical training. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO3170 Current Trends in Learning (Arabic Lecture 2CR 35 hrs) Pre-Requisite:

INFO3171 Paper and Digital Manuscripts (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Theoretical and practical recognition of
Arabic and, in particular, Omani manuscripts in the field of Arab and Omani heritage ; Practical study of different types
of manuscripts through field visits to examine their contents ; Recognize the official and national efforts for preserving,
editing, and publishing manuscripts ; Study the contemporary and modern trends of serving manuscripts and making
them available on web sites Arabic, Omani manuscripts and their significance in Arab and Omani heritage. The growth
of Arabic manuscripts and their development. The study of modern developments in the field of Arab and Omani
manuscripts and their availability on web sites. Handling bibliographical Arab and Omani manuscript tools, along with
the Arab and Omani centres indices. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3180 Periodicals (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: INFO3520

INFO3190 Specialized Information Sources (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: INFO3520

INFO3270 Information System and Retrieval (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Familiarize students with the fundamentals of information systems and retrieval (ISR), including structures, design,
implementation, information representation, techniques, approaches, and evaluation of retrieved information and
information systems ; Explore the different approaches to upgrade the retrieval outputs and increase the retrieval
precision through both logical steps and Boolean relationships The basic concepts, analysis, requirements, and evaluation
of Information Systems (IS). Methods and techniques needed for designing and implementing IS. Different models and
structures an IR system may take. Factors that influences the performance of an IR system. Search Engines as
Information Systems. Techniques (logical steps and relationships) for upgrading retrievals from search engines. Pre-
Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO2410

INFO3280 Databases (Arabic and English Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will provide
instruction in both fundamental principles and user-centric methodologies for effective database design. It will begin with
an introduction to analysis of data flow based on tasks and operations. Microsoft Access XP will be used for the practical
part of the course. Pre-Requisite: INFO2210

INFO3290 Open Access (Arabic Lecture: Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) Develop a basic understanding of what open access is;
Understand open access publishing and its implications and opportunities for libraries; Know about major open access
resources; Provide assistance and advice to researchers wishing or needing to provide open access to their works; Gain an
introduction to the informative potential of open access Open access concepts, history and initiatives. Open access
journals. Open Archives. Open access as a new model for scientific publishing .Open access limitations. Future trends.
Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3300 Information Networks and the Internet (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Understand the different types of networks and their functions; Make students aware of the Internet as a unique network
and source of information; Design Websites; Learn the evaluation methods of information on the Internet Information
networks and their different types, characteristics and functions. History of the Internet and related concepts. Internet
search tools (subject directories, search engines, Meta search engines) Boolean logic. Invisible Web. Design and
evaluation of Websites. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO2410

INFO3310 Indexing and Abstracting (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Divided into two main
parts: Indexing: explain the methods followed by and type of indexes such as (keyword index, subject index and others).
Practical applications in indexing. Abstracting: The concept of abstracting, methods and types of abstracts .With Practical
applications in abstracting. Pre-Requisite: INFO2330

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INFO3330 Classification (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Students study in this
course the use of Dewey Decimal Classification System (printed and Electronic version) they are classified information
sources in several topics. Pre-Requisite: INFO2330

INFO3340 Cataloguing (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The aim of the course is
to provide students with the required skills regarding the cataloguing at audio-visual and electronic materials including
microfilm, microfiche, C D S, etc. Pre-Requisite: INFO2320

INFO3350 Library of Congress Classification on the Web (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
3CR 60 hrs) ; Identify the different classification systems ; Be able to select the appropriate classification scheme ; Be
able to use Library of Congress classification on the Web Address Library of Congress Classification. Topics include:
user interface, main menu, structure of classification records, codes used in the electronic scheme, browsing and
searching options, correlations. Practical training on the use of the Library of Congress Classification (electronic
version). Pre-Requisite: INFO2360

INFO3411 Applications of Integrated Systems in Information Institutions (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs
lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Identify the main concepts related to the use of computer in libraries ; Identify in English and Arabic
different sets of terminology that demystifies the language of computer and its applications in information services ;
Understand the concept of library automation and make decisions and use of deeper knowledge of the impact of
computers on all library operations ; Recognize how to integrate technologies into library services The principles and
practices related to the use of computers and integrated systems in libraries and information institutions. The impact of
computers and the Internet on the functions and operations of the library workflow. The conceptual map of computer
applications and trends in libraries and information services. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3420 Legal Issues and Information Ethic (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Provide students with an
overview of major legal issues related to the field of information studies; Introduce students to copyright law in the
digital environment; Familiarize students with the literature related to the course topic Legal issues in information
studies. Origins, evaluation, and current status of these issues. Information security and access rights, privacy,
confidentiality, anonymity and identity, copyright, intellectual freedom and information liability and malpractice. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO3430 Indexing and Abstracting (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Introduce students to
abstracting and indexing ; Enable students to use free and restricted indexing and content analysis ; Introduce students to
the tools and thesauruses of content analysis available on web; Provide students with the consistent skills to create key
words for retrieval systems Topics covered include: Concepts, practice, types and applications of Indexing and
abstracting; tools of indexing and content analysis available on the web; essential methods and skills needed to be a good
indexer. Pre-Requisite: INFO2470

INFO3440 Database Management Systems (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Identify and
analyse the objects about which information should be kept ; Specify the basic elements and group them based on each
function required from a database to perform ; Identify the relationships between categories of data elements ; Translate
the data analysis into an effective relational database ; Application implementations based on a practical sample
Introduction to the characteristics and concepts of databases. Fundamental skills for developing and understanding the
role of data analysis in a way that leads to perform the basic function needed from a database. Required skills for
designing a database components including: tables and relationships, forms, queries, and reports based on specific
practical sample of a database. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO3410

INFO3450 Interpersonal Communication for Information Professionals (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Develop a
comprehensive understanding of concepts, theories, foundations and strategies in interpersonal communication ;Enable
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of technology on the communication process Concepts, Theories, foundations and strategies of interpersonal
communication. Types of interpersonal communication and components (sender, receiver, channel, message, and
feedback). Effective interpersonal communication skills (listening skills, persuasion, presentation, assessment, critical
and creative thinking, and conversation with different types of users). The role and impact of modern technology on the
communication process. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3460 Applications of Integrated Systems in Learning Resource Centres (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2
hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) ; Identify the concept of information system and Learning Resource Centres ; Provide students with
a general idea of information system and its important role at Learning Resource Centres ; Introduce the most common
hardware being used in organizing and processing information at learning resource centres ; Introduce Students to the
latest information systems applied at Learning Resource Centres around the universe Applications of information
systems in learning resource centres and their use in transmitting and processing information. The components of
information systems. Design and analysis of information systems. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO2410

INFO3461 Archives Legislations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Demonstrate an understanding of the essential
components and principles of the legislative power, its courts records ; Enable students to distinguish between different
types of archival documents ; Develop knowledge of archival legislation and its executive regulations ; Examine and be
familiar with the Omani archival legislation The legislative power concept, its courts, specialty, regulations, with a
particular focus on archival legislation, its execution, the laws related to arranging and accessing governmental
institutions' documents. Pre-Requisite: INFO3640

INFO3510 Learning Resource Centres (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The concept of learning resource centres (LRCs).
Their role in activating learning and education .Fundamentals of the establishing of LRCs, their development and the
standards related to the qualification of their staff. The importance of using information and communication technology
in LRCs. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3520 Information Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at defining the different types of
information institution (school, academic, special, and national). Topics covered include: the community of these
institutions; their importance, purposes, functions, services, collections, their organization, administration, and the
performance assessment; current issues; and networking. Lectures/visits. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3540 Current Trends in Learning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aims to enable students acquire the basic skills
and concepts related to learning and education and use of content analysis method in research and planning .How to
analyse proposed topics for teaching according to specific criteria. The basic concepts of learning in the era of
information revolution such as distance learning derived from Educational Psychology. Acquisition of the necessary
skills for the use of informatics and communication revolution resources and services (computer and the Internet).Make
students acquainted with current literature in the field of learning. Pre-Requisite: INFO3510:

INFO3610 Management of Learning Resource Centres (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Identify the principles of
management in general and its specifications at LRCs ; Identify the main factors of managing LRCs including planning,
coordination, communication, decision making, and managing staff and equipment ; Understand how to manage the
change in LRCs and how to make the work innovative and further productive Understanding the principles of
management in general and its implications in Learning Resource Centres specifically. Opens window into several
management issues that include, though not exclusively, planning, coordination, communication, decision making, and
management of staff, resources, and facilities. Examines the changing features of the Information Specialist and his/her
capabilities to deal with different players in the school community. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3611 Management of Current and Semi-Current Archives (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) Familiarize students with the fundamental principles of current Archives ; Educate students how to deal with
current and semi-current archival documents ; Enable students to do a comprehensive survey of the status of archival
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documents. Comprehensive survey of the status of the archival documents with a focus on how to record incoming and
outgoing documents, archival documents description, building a classification system for current Archives and
conservation tables in both paper-based. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO3630

INFO3630 Management of Archives (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) ; Introduce students to
the concept of Archives , theories and applications ; Enable students to gain a basic understanding of Archives
Management and principles and methods of conservation The concept, theories, and applications of Archives. Policy,
tools, construction, acquisition, and evaluation of archival documents. Sorting rules, archival description standards,
indexing, classification, ordering, inventory, and availability conditions of archival documents. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3640 Government Institutions and Documents (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) ; Develop knowledge of the
concept of administrative and financial organization; Acquire knowledge of the government apparatus and its
subdivisions; Gain knowledge of the institutions concerned with documents and Archives Concept of the administrative
and financial organization. Pillars of the state apparatus including legislative, executive, and judicial bodies. Different
ministries, institutions and their organization in general and those concerned with documents and Archives in particular,
with special focus on different types of administrative and financial documents their age and management. Pre-Requisite:
None

INFO3650 Classification of Archives (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3670 Archives Profession and Ethics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3710 Internet Search Strategies (Arabic LAB (1) 3CR 45 hrs) Make students aware of the Internet as a unique
source of information Develop Internet Search Skills Learn how to evaluate information on the Internet Learn how to
evaluate Websites Covered topics include: History of the Internet and related concepts. Internet search tools (subject
directories, search engines, meta search engines). Boolean Logic. Invisible Web. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3720 Information Literacy (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Principles and concepts of information literacy and its
importance. Definition of information literacy, distinction between information literacy and computer literacy, the
importance of acquiring information literacy skills, how to approach a research as an information literate students, how to
create a strategy for finding information; how to use print and electronic sources to locate information; and how to
evaluate and cite information found. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO3760 National Archives (Arabic Lecture: Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The functions of the National Archives and its
role in the preservation of the national heritage. Its relationship with the different Archives institutions. The technical
services. The legislations regulation the functions of the National Archives and their consolidation. ; Develop knowledge
of the functions of the National Archives in its relationship with administrative institutions; Understand the role of the
National Archives in preserving the national heritage; Understand the organization and access to documents in the
National Archives. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4040 Legal Issues and Information Ethics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Legislation and legal issues as related to
information resources, users, producers, copyright and intellectual property, privacy, computer crimes and internet
hackers. Also are studied work statutes in information institutions, codes of ethics related to information and information
institutions. Pre-Requisite: INFO3180 or INFO3190

INFO4060 User Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) User studies represent one of the major fields of the library and
information science. This type of study aims at evaluating information services using the methodological and statistical
approaches in measuring information use patterns and analysing factors affecting the unity of the information system and
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which might help in improving the services and planning for establishing new system. Pre-Requisite: INFO3540 or
INFO3545

INFO4070 Practical Training (Arabic Field Work (18:6) 6CR 270 hrs) Practical training in libraries and information
centre that offer good opportunities for the application of theories knowledge acquired in the course work. Aims to train
effective information specialists capable of managing information institutions and helping users. Pre-Requisite:
INFO3330, INFO4340

INFO4090 Practical Training for Information Institutions Specialists (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 6CR 180 hrs) ;
Familiarize students with the real work environment in information institutions ; Enable students to practice the
administrative work in information institutions Addresses the practical training in libraries and information institutions
that offer good opportunities for the application of theories and the acquired knowledge in the course work. Aims at
training effective information professionals capable of managing information institutions and helping users. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO4100 Children's Literature (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4120 Research Methods in Information Science (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aims to define and explain the
importance of research methods in Information Science for the writing of research reports and thesis. Focuses on research
methods in the field of Library and Information Science Pre-Requisite: PSYC3204

INFO4130 Graduation Project (Arabic Project 3CR 45 hrs) Enable students to choose subjects and areas to be
researchable; Enable students to formulate a study problem; Enable students to select the appropriate research methods
that suitable to their research; Enable students to collect and analyse research data; Enable students to design data
collection tools Conducting research on a chosen topic related to the field of information studies. Applications of
scientific research methods and techniques. Identification of a research problem and formulation of research questions.
Writing a research report that includes: data collection and analysis, discussion of results and proposing
recommendations. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4140 Periodical and Government Publications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to provide
students with the technical skills required for dealing with periodicals and government publications. Topics covered
include: the concept of periodical and government publications; their characteristics and importance as information
sources; and the bibliographic control techniques used to organize them. Lectures/visits/practical training. Pre-Requisite:
None

INFO4150 Research Methods in Information Studies (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduce students to
the fundamental concepts and in research methods in information ; Enable students to use both quantitative and
qualitative techniques; Educate students to select and analyse an appropriate research problem ; Enable students to
evaluate and review of published literature ; Enable students to prepare a written research proposal Concepts and
methods of scientific research in the field of library and information science. Design of quantitative and qualitative
research; sampling and data collection techniques and approaches; and data analysis and research presentation. Evaluate
and analyse literature and published studies within library and information science. Pre-Requisite: PSYC3204 or
INFO4270

INFO4151 Culture of Social Networks (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the emerging culture of
networks and social networking ; Learn the techniques of networking and its impact on society ; Use and practice
successful networking skills ; Develop a social network and build confidence to approach people in different social
settings Introduction to networks and social networking and different aspects of networking culture and social relations.
Emphasize issues related to network connections and building relationships with people in professional or public settings.
Types and techniques of social networks (web 2.0) such as Facebook, twitter, Flickr, blogs, podcast and how they can be
used in organization for exchanging relevant information and self-development. Pre-Requisite: None

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INFO4160 Reading Psychology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Develop knowledge of reading different materials
appropriate for different age categories of users ; Be able to select reading materials suitable for different age categories ;
Understanding the concept of bibliotherapy Concept of reading, importance, theories, types of reading, problems and
suggested models for improving the reading skills and use of bibliotherapy as an aid to solve some psychological
problems. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4161 Research Methods in Information Studies (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduce students to the
fundamental concepts and in research methods in information; Enable students to use both quantitative and qualitative
techniques; Educate students to select and analyse an appropriate research problem; Enable students to evaluate and
review of published literature; Enable students to prepare a written research proposal Concepts and methods of scientific
research in the field of library and information science. Design of quantitative and qualitative research; sampling and data
collection techniques and approaches; and data analysis and research presentation. Evaluate and analyse literature and
published studies within library and information science. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4170 Multimedia (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the types of multimedia formats, standards, and tools
of production ; Understand the usages of multimedia and their impact as information resources ; Develop skills in
producing multimedia through the use of text, image, sound, and video Multimedia as sources of information. Issues
related to the production and usages of multimedia formats in libraries and information centres. The principles of
designing and technical directing of multimedia formats. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4180 Research and Library (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4190 Practical Training for Information Institutions Specialists (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) ;
Familiarize students with the real work environment in information institutions ; Enable students to practice the
administrative work in information institutions Addresses the practical training in libraries and information institutions
that offer good opportunities for the application of theories and the acquired knowledge in the course work. Aims at
training effective information professionals capable of managing information institutions and helping users. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO4210 Computer Application in Education (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The concept of education
and the role of computer in the developing of education. The importance of electronic education, the use of multimedia in
education and education through networks. Pre-Requisite: INFO4060

INFO4230 Information Retrieval Systems (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at acquainting students with the skills related to electronic retrieval of information. Topics covered include;
infrastructure of information and its organization; types of retrieval systems (bibliographic databases, text retrieval
systems, expert system); files format; searching (natural and controlled language)Boolean methods; Internet; and
networking. Lectures/practical training. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4270 Information Networks and Internet (Arabic and English Lecture-Lab (2-2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
promotes an understanding of the Information Networks and the Internet. It focuses on: Development, structure, tools,
and use of the Internet in daily life and at work. It examines the scope of information resources available on the network
of networks that librarians can access, organize, and use. " Finally, it explores the process of evaluating and using
selected virtual resources for doing research and helping library users. Pre-Requisite: INFO3270 or INFO2210

INFO4280 Electronic Publishing (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Focuses on the theoretical and practical
aspects of electronic publishing and the publishing on the web. Use of HTML in the design and publishing of web pages.
Electronic books and journals, online databases available through the Internet. Economics and marketing of electronic
resources .Ethics, copyright subscription, and licensing related to the use of electronics resources. Future trends. Pre-
Requisite: INFO4040 or INFO4270

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INFO4290 Virtual Libraries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course concentrates on the design, organization,
management, and use of virtual libraries. Pre-Requisite: INFO2210 and (INFO4260 or INFO3270)

INFO4340 Advanced Classification (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is divided
into two main parts: First part: Students will learn Library of Congress Classification (LOC) and Universal Decimal
Classification (UDC) systems with a comparison with Dewy Decimal Classification system. The second part:
concentrates on the application of the main and auxiliary tables in (LOC) and (UDC) with practical exercises. Pre-
Requisite: INFO3330

INFO4410 Information Marketing and Economics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an introduction to the
essentials of information marketing and economics. Topics covered include: the value of information; economics of
information; the concepts of marketing; information marketing techniques and programs; advertising information
services; information marketing research; bargaining; communication; public relations. Lectures, study cases.
Pre-Requisite: INFO2420

INFO4420 Communication and Public Relations in Information Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an
introduction to the concept of communication and its importance, elements, types, techniques, limitations, and the factors
affecting communicating in information centres. Also covered is the concept of public relations and their objectives,
techniques, programs, and their role in the establishment of the profession. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4422 Digital Libraries (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Develop knowledge of digital libraries functions,
organization, management, and related issues ; Develop skills with regard to the planning of search strategies for
information retrieval form digital libraries ; Develop research skills through independent research projects within the
digital environment, applying relevant methods and analytical approaches Types of digital library collections and
resources. Organization, access and use of digital libraries. Economic, legal, preservation, and management issues;
relation to traditional libraries. Research and development projects and initiatives. Future trends. Pre-Requisite:
FPEL0604, INFO3270

INFO4430 Book Industry and Publishing (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The Concept of book industry and
publishing. The conditions of creativity, innovation, copyright, censorship and book production, editing and marketing.
Modern methods in electronic publishing with a focus on reality of book industry in the Arab World. Pre-Requisite:
INFO4040

INFO4440 Fundamentals of Knowledge Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the basic concepts in
studying knowledge and its creation, acquisition, representation, dissemination, use and re-use, and management ;
Identify the components of knowledge management and their functions ; Assess the function, purpose, use, and
employment of knowledge in information organizations and resource learning centres, and study the typical barriers that
KM aims to overcome ; Understand the intermediate concepts, role, methods, techniques, and tools for computer support
of knowledge management Introduction to basic concepts, problems, challenges, and techniques dealing with the
organization and management of knowledge manually and with the help of computers. Exploration of the latest theory
and practice of KM. Interdisciplinary of KM (relation with other fields such as computer and management). Managing
knowledge within students' future organizations. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4441 Fundamentals of Information Security (Arabic Lecture: Lab (2:1 ) 3CR 45 hrs) ; Understand the principles
of information security ; Develop knowledge in evaluation of information security systems ; Explore distributed systems
security from the perspective of the World Wide Web and the Internet in terms of TCP/IP security Principles of
information security are addressed. Topics covered include identification and authentication, access control, security
models, and issues related to operating system integrity. Practical aspects of security and assurance are addressed relative
to UNIX, Windows NT, and approaches to security evaluation. Distributed systems security is considered from the

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perspective of the World Wide Web and the Internet in terms of TCP/IP security. Multi-level security in databases
relative to concurrency control and object-oriented systems are explored. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4450 Web Design (Arabic and English Lecture: Lab (1:2) 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to both the
practice of web design and the basic principles of web creation and development. The practical component of the course
covers not only web design but also current graphics and software tools. Students may gain a foundational knowledge of
website creation and will be able apply it to the planning, design and development of their own portfolio website. They
will also be familiar with different aspects of software applications, web development and free open-access source. . Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO4510 Public and School Libraries (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to identify the major of
both public and school libraries. Topics covered include. The library and its community, importance, objectives,
functions, collections, services, organization, public, relations, performance, assessment, computers and networking.
Lectures/visits. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4545 Knowledge Economics and Information Marketing (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Enable
students to identify the main concepts related to knowledge economics and information marketing ; Train students to
design data collection tools necessary for the conducting of surveys in the area of information marketing ; Provide
students with the skills necessary for assessing activities related to public relations and marketing services ; Train
students to design effective approaches for information marketing and services consistent with different groups of users
and help to communicate with them effectively Knowledge economics ; marketing ; marketing of social services;
information marketing ; public relations ; knowledge economics. Distinguished characteristics of information:
information as a commodity, information as a product, cost, value and monopoly, information as a capital resource;
marketing of information institution services: importance, motivations. Marketing mix; marketing and user relations;
marketing strategies; electronic information marketing: the case of the Internet. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4600 Maintenance and Preservation of documents (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Understand the conception of
maintenance and Preservation of documents; Understand the International Standards of maintenance and preservation of
documents; Understand the climatic and environmental factors that affect paper and digital documents; Discuss the
conditions of digitization of documents and the related issues The concept of digital documents and their legal
significance. The features and the basics of maintenance and preservation of documents based on International Standards
with emphasis on the effects of climatic and environmental changes on documents preservation. The security, e-
signature, pirating, viruses, damages, corrosion, transferring documents from version to another, evaluation, falsification
of digital documents and legal issues. Pre-Requisite: INFO3610

INFO4610 Diplomatics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The study of the format and content of legal documents and the
identification of their authenticity and geniuses. Focuses on the expressions characteristics of religious, political and legal
documents, ink, and calligraphy, used in the beginning and at the end of the document. The different types of stamps
used over time and their characteristics and related issues in a digital environment. ; Enable students to distinguish
between falsified documents and authentic ones; Distinguish between the different types of documents based on their
characteristics, and calligraphy; Develop knowledge of the types of stamps used by the administrative institutions and
their development over time. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4630 Internet for Learning Resource Centres Specialists (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) Identify the current trends that the Internet plays at the school environment in general and at LRC in particular ;
Understand the important search skills of the Internet and Web 2.0 features and facilities that are specifically tailored for
LRCs ; Discover the importance for fostering Information Literacy for students and the initiation of collaborative
environment between instructors and Library Specialists Understanding the impact of the Internet on Library Resource
Centres and its role in the overall school community. Discover the most available features and possibilities that the
Internet provides to foster the learning process at school, including given opportunities to enhance teacher-librarian
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information resources, and open new tools that utilize Web 2.0 applications for interactive communication. Emphasize
the need to understand proper and effective communication with the Internet at schools and the importance of learning
efficient search strategies and information retrieval. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0604, INFO3270

INFO4650 Electronic Archives (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) ; Introduces student to the
concept, objectives, functions, and stages of construction of electronic Archives ; Enable students to gain skills in
digitizing paper documents to digital documents ; Identify the types and characteristics of electronic archival documents ;
Discuss the current and future issues related to electronic Archives The concept of electronic Archives and its objectives,
functions, phases of constructions, and its relationship with e-Government. Conditions, standards, and equipment used to
digitize documents. Types and characteristics of electronic Archives. Current legal issues related to electronic Archives.
Pre-Requisite: INFO3630

INFO4670 Practical Training for Archive Specialists 1 (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) ; Familiarize students
with the real work environment in the Archives field ; Enable students to practice the administrative work in the Archives
field ; Enable students to Archives paper-based and computerized documents based on the studied theories Deals with the
practical training in National Archives. Students will practice and acquire the skills necessary for dealing with different
archival documents in the National Archives. Clarify the relationship between current and semi-current Archives and
National Archives, working conditions and methods of conservation. Pre-Requisite: INFO3550, INFO3611

INFO4671 Practical Training for Archive Specialists 2 (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) ; Deepen the student
experience in dealing with the real work environment ; Understand the relationship between the Archives and national
Archives ; Acquire experience in the archiving of paper and computerized documents Enhance the practical training in
the management of Archives in both paper and electronic versions. Acquire work experience in different conditions. Pre-
Requisite: INFO4670

INFO4680 Practical Training for Learning Resource Centres Specialists (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs)
Pre-Requisite: None

INFO4760 Electronic Government and Services (Arabic Lecture: Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The concept of e-government,
functions, objectives, and establishing stages. Electronic documents, characteristics, and medium. Issues related to:
comprehensiveness and quality of information after digitization and migration, reliability and long term preservation,
legal validity of electronic signature. Nature of information services offered to public. ; Understand the concept of e-
government, functions, and establishing stages. ; Develop knowledge of electronic documents, characteristics, mediums
and services. ; Discuss issues related electronic documents, such as authenticity and electronic signature. . Pre-Requisite:
None

INFO5120 Medical Terminology (English Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims at acquainting students
with the basic medical terminology by developing their skills related to reading, understanding, and translating of
selected English texts in health sciences. These texts are presented to students for comprehension, discussion and
translation under the instructor's supervision to enable them to follow up the literature in the field. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5140 Descriptive Cataloguing (English Lecture / Lab(2hrs lecture -2hrs Lab) 2CR 60 hrs) This course covers the
following topics: -AACR2 , cataloguing process, organization of catalogue, physical forms of catalogues and
international efforts in cataloguing, such as ISBD for monographs, non-book materials, serials, files, machine readable
titles and electronic resources. Pre-Requisite: None.

INFO5150 Classification I (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course emphasizes the two
major classification systems: -Dewey Decimal Classification -The Library of Congress Classification. . Pre-Requisite:
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INFO5210 Subject Analysis (English Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) This course covers controlled
vocabulary as reflected by lists of subject headings such as the Library of Congress Subject Headings and the Medical
Subject Headings. It also covers uncontrolled vocabulary as well. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5220 The Internet for Medical Professional (English Lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture -2hrs Lab) 2CR 60 hrs)
This course emphasizes the use of the Internet for medical professionals, therefore it covers topics as: concepts of the
Internet, WWW, search tools, subject directories, search engines, meta search tools and evaluation of web page. Practical
training in designing web homepage is required. Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5230 Classification 2 (English Lecture/Lab/Tutorial (1:2:2) 3CR 75 hrs) This course covers the use of the National
Library of Medicine Classification System with an emphasis on the class QSQZ and W-WZ as related to medicine and
other related sciences. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5240 Information System and Databases (English LAB (1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course will afford students the
opportunity to learn how to design and implement small databases and to help them acquire the experience of the use of a
computer as a tool for managing and processing information. Students will, then, become familiar with database
packages such as XP Microsoft Access. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5250 Medical Reference Work (English Lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture -2hrs Lab) 2CR 60 hrs) This course covers
the most important medical references tools (manual and digital), including: encyclopaedias, indexes and abstracts,
guides and databases. . Pre-Requisite: None

INFO5310 Practical Training in Information (English Field Work (2:1) 2CR 48 hrs) Practical Training in Technical
Processing (INFO 5310) Practical training in the Medical Library / Sultan Qaboos University to apply the knowledge that
the student acquires in order to be prepared for working as a medical information specialist or medical librarian . . Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO5320 Practical Training in Technical Processing (English Field Work (2:1) 2CR 48 hrs) Practical training in the
Medical Library at Sultan Qaboos University for working as a medical information specialist or medical librarian. Pre-
Requisite: None

INFO5330 Graduation Project (English Field Work (1:6) 2CR 90 hrs) Team graduation project to reflect students
understanding of a research phenomenon related to their field of study and to prove their ability to defend the results they
achieve and their relationship to the real world. . Pre-Requisite: None

Mass Communication

MASS1011 Electronic Publishing (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at shedding light on Electronic
Publishing specifications and types. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have a good understanding of e-
books, blogs, newspapers, etc. in addition to electronic publishing tools and design standards. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS1020 Arts of Media Editing (U.E) (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This university elective course aims at teaching
the Arts of media writing and editing to students outside the field. The course includes the basis of media writing and
editing, news writing, report writing, interviews and essays writing. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS1060 Mass Media and Society (U.E) (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Topics included in this course: The study of
mass media as a social phenomenon, the concept of society and media, critical view to mass media and the role and
impact of media in the society. Pre-Requisite: None.

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MASS1080 Principles of Public Relations (U.E) (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This basic course is designed to
introduce the students outside the field to the concept of public relations; types; Features; Research; programs and
evaluations. The course offers practical examples of public relations management in various organizations. . Pre-
Requisite: None

MASS1112 Introduction to Mass Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introductory for all
students, and aims to introduce the concept of communication, and its elements, the process of communication, and the
functions of mass media. The course aims to give historical background about the development of radio and television as
mass media. It also provide framework of knowledge in the area of journalism and electronic publications, as well as
theoretical principle of public relations and advertising. Students will be exposed to background information about the
internet and interactive communication. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS1114 Public Opinion (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with public opinion as a phenomenon in the
modern society and as an important field in mass communication studies. It concentrates on the definitions, principles
and features of public opinion, and its role in the society. The course provides students with the skills needed for
conducting public opinion polls and researches. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS2010 Theories of Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with
theoretical knowledge of mass communication theories .The student learns how media theories influence media practices.
The student participates in analysing and criticizes these theories. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS2020 Mass Media in Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This is a basic course. It aims to study the development
of Omani media. The course also focuses on the analysis of media contents and its role in Omani society. The course
studies media regulations and human resources in Omani media. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS2025 Mass Media in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a basic course. It aims to study the historical
background of Omani mass media and their development. It concentrates on analysis of media contents and their role in
Omani society, as well as, media communicators, and media laws and ethics in Oman. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS2030 Mass Media in the Gulf Arabian States (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to teach the
student the development of mass media organizations and the contemporary communication issues in the Arab Gulf
States. It concentrates on the status quo of Gulf media, its characteristics, and future. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112,
MASS2025

MASS2101 Journalism Interview (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to teach
students the basic steps for conducting journalistic interview through shading a light on the importance, history and
procedures of communication interviews. Practical works on reporting and editing journalistic interviews will be
provided. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS2112 News in Mass Media (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This basic course is
designed to introduce theoretical and practical knowledge of news gathering, writing and editing processes. Practical
works include news covering and how publishing decisions take place based on news values. The student will be also
introduced to news element such as leads and headlines. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS2113 News Reporting and Writing (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 60 hrs) This is an
intensive training course that deals with the methods of gathering and writing news. It focuses on theories and practices
in newspaper editing, copy reading, headline writing, and the gathering and publication of written and pictorial
information. It covers different aspects of the news and how to report it. Pre-Requisite: MASS2112

MASS2210 TV and Radio Technology (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
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(microphones, cameras, control room, isolated room ;;) for such production. The student will be introduced to the
characteristics of picture, camera movements, types of shots, and uses of montage. Practical works in the studio are
provided. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS2311 Propaganda and Public Opinion (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of
propaganda and its types and methods, in addition to rumours and its impact on the attitude of the public. The course also
deals with the basics of the public opinion as a phenomenon in the modern society and as an important field in mass
communication studies. It concentrates on the definitions, principles and features of public opinion, and its role in the
society. The course provides students with the skills needed for conducting public opinion polls and researches. . Pre-
Requisite: None

MASS2321 Organizational Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course includes a study of the hierarchy
of Public Relations Department in the organizations and the elements that may affect the choice of its organizational
shape. The course will pay considerable attention to the process of communication within the organizations. PR means
and tools are also introduced. Pre-Requisite: MASS2112

MASS2610 International Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to introduce students
to the concept of international communication: its importance, methods, and objectives, in addition to international
communication systems; broadcasting and news networks, importance of cooperation in communication; and the new
international information order. Students will participate in discussing and analysing issues related to international
communication. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS2620 Issues in Mass Communication (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Compulsory This course aims to help
students understand and study media topics and other related issues using the English Language. It is also geared toward
enriching their media terminology in different fields of communication. The course is set to improve students'
conversation skills in English and ability to conduct research in English. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS2630 Communication Campaigns (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Mass 2630 Communication Campaigns (3
credits = 4 Contacts) Dept. Compulsory The course seeks to advance students' understanding of the nature of
communication campaigns and how mass media are used in conducting different campaigns. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS3010 Principle of Mass Media Research (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
is designed to offer students the bases of research methodology, and to introduce them to different types of mass
communication research. It also discusses and analyses different applications of communication researches. The course
content discusses subjects such as: data gathering and data analysing; basic elements of communication research
methods, process, and guidelines for conducting communication research. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2010

MASS3020 Journalistic Translation (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The
course aims to improve students' skills in analysing the content of English media. It also improves their ability to
translate media contents from English to Arabic and vis-versa. The course contents include an introduction to translation
(its importance, types and foundation) and some exercises on translation some kinds of newspapers and magazines'
materials, such as news, editorials.etc. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112 and (LANC1022 or FPEL0600)

MASS3021 Media Translation (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) The course aims to improve students' skills
in analysing and translating news from English into Arabic. It also improves their ability to translate media contents from
English to Arabic and vice-versa. The course contents include an introduction to translation (its importance, types and
basics). Practices of news and editorials translation are to be provided. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS3022 Media and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) In this course, students will study mass communication
media as a Social Phenomenon. The course focuses on the concept of Mass Media and Society. It explores the roles and
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globalization, political participation, the role of women in the society, crime, violence, cultural identity, and other related
issues. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS3032 Media Translation (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course aims to improve students' skills in
analysing and translating news from English into Arabic. It also improves their ability to translate media contents from
English to Arabic and vice-versa. The course contents include an introduction to translation (its importance, types and
basics). Practices of news and editorials translation are to be provided. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS3033 Advanced Communication Translation (English Lecture: Tutorial (2:2) 2CR 60 hrs) This course aims at
reinforcing students; skills in the field of mass media with a special emphasis on media terms, terminology and
translation techniques from Arabic to English. The course seeks to qualify students to join the foreign affairs sections in
the Arab media. Translation of information materials such as journal reports, opinion articles, editorials radio and TV
programs will receive due attention. Pre-Requisite: MASS3021

MASS3041 Media Topic in English (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to help students understand and
study media topics and other related issues using English Language. It is also geared to enrich their media terminologies
in different fields of communication. The course is set to improve students' conversation skills in English as well as
searching in English sources. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS3050 Field Training (Arabic Internship 3CR 240 hrs) This course provides students with the opportunities for
field training in media institutions, according to their specialization. Training duties are determined by the instructor of
the course according to the training plans of the department. The aims of this course are to establish an awareness of the
professional contribution expected of graduates; to extend the students' knowledge of professional institutions such as
radio, and television, magazines, newspapers, advertising agencies, news agencies, PR departments in public and private
sectors. The course also aims to provide students with the means of assessing their own contribution within the work
environment. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS3101 Journalism Technology (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
the new trends in journalism technology including printing and electronic publishing. This will be discussed by lectures
on how to use new technology in printing and electronic publishing and designing. This course, also discusses the effect
of new technologies on media content and issues. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101, MASS2112

MASS3111 Photojournalism (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is a compulsory
course and aims to give students a general knowledge about photography and its techniques (i.e. Lenses, lighting, camera
parts). The course also teaches students some skills in photography, photo editing, and types of photojournalism Pre-
Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS3112 Investigative Reporting (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is
specialized for journalism students. It concentrates on the investigative reporting. It includes skills needed to conduct,
editing and writing investigative reports, for printed newspapers and magazines and online newspapers. The course pays
a great attention to train students to be investigative reporters and editors. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101,
MASS2112

MASS3113 Journalistic Article (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is for the
Journalism track. The course is deals with the art of reporting, editing and writing essays and editorials for newspapers
and magazines. It provides students with theoretical, practical knowledge and skills needed for reporting, editing and
writing reportages and all kinds of articles such as column and editorial. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101,
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MASS3114 Journalism Applications (Arabic Lecture: Tutorial (2:2) 2CR 60 hrs) The course is designed to enhance
student's understanding of journalistic works and different variables affecting them. Students will apply the scientific
steps of news reporting and news writing. Pre-Requisite: MASS3101

MASS3141 Press Design and Layout (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is a
compulsory and it is advanced level for media students. This course presents print design and layout and its importance
in highlighting press contents. It also gives students a theoretical and practical introduction on modern design schools.
The course discusses influences on design and layout processes. Pre-Requisite: MASS3121, MASS3131

MASS3151 Electronic Journalism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is an advanced for journalism track. It
concentrates on the electronic journalism as anew and a developing mass medium. It traces the history, the present and
the future of this phenomenon. It aims to provide students with the art and technology of electronic journalism. At the
end of the course, the students should be able to produce and maintain their own electronic newspapers and magazines.
Pre-Requisite: MASS1111, MASS2111

MASS3213 Broadcasting News (Arabic Lecture/Studio (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course presents through lectures and lab
sessions the development of broadcasting news in radio and television. News sources, equipment, selecting and writing
news items, assembling news bulletin; and the production of news programs are to be provided. Pre-Requisite:
MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS3221 Writing and Reporting Broadcast News (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
intermediate course present through lecture and lab training the development of broadcasting news in radio and
television; news sources; equipment, selecting and writing news items, assembling new bulletins; and the production of
news programs. Pre-Requisite: MASS1210

MASS3222 Broadcasting Recitation (Arabic Lecture/Studio (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to teach students the
basic skills required for recitation. It focuses on the interview techniques, training students on how to recite newscast and
live programs, and how to present ideas ideally and effectively. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS3231 Writing for Radio and Television (Arabic Lecture/Studio (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This advanced course
combines theory; practical exercises and field work in radio production studios. Topics include: characteristics of radio
and television; studios and studio equipment, methods in production for radio and television. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112,
MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS3241 Broadcasting Dialogue (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims at
teaching students the basic skills required for preparing dialogue program, interview techniques, training students on how
to set a plan for life show program (script writing, guests selection, studio preparation), and how to present, direct,
operate TV cameras, and set TV lighting for life programs. Pre-Requisite: MASS1210, MASS3211, MASS3221

MASS3242 Documentary Programs (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
the main concepts, styles, and Techniques of Radio and TV Documentary programs. It focuses on the planning and
producing such programs. Topics include educational programs and steps for preparing and conducting documentary
programs. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS3312 Advertising (Arabic Lecture/Studio (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course includes the concept of Advertising, its
characteristics and targets. The students will study the social, economic and cultural impacts of advertising, and the
advertising communication operation. The course also includes all Advertising media, its history, functions and
characteristics, to explore the content differences between all advertising types. The course also includes the elements of
advertising graphic design and editing. Students will get a practical training on analysing and criticizing the advertising
design in different Media. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2321

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MASS3313 Public Relations Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide public relations
students with knowledge and skills in the area of public relations management. Students will be exposed to presentations,
reflecting the importance of PR management, its goals, models, functions and administrative structures, and its roles in
the decision making process. It also deals with the PR management organizational function in the area of protocol,
conferences, seminars, special events, tours and press interviews and news conferences. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112,
MASS2112, MASS2321

MASS3314 Advertising Design and Production (Arabic Lecture/Studio (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to study
the concept of advertising graphic design, the advertising design creative process, the scientific principles of advertising
design, and advertising design semiotics. It focuses on studying the artistic graphic characteristics for every advertising
media, and on the different methods in producing Advertising Media. The students will be asked to design and produce
some models of Advertising using specialized graphic design software. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112,
MASS2321

MASS3315 Protocol and Organizing Events (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The course introduces the history and
development of protocol. It aims to enhance students' skills in organizing official and non-official events such as
conferences, exhibitions and meetings. Pre-Requisite: MASS3313

MASS3361 Special Topic in Journalism and Electronic Publishing (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
discusses a specific issues, topics and phenomenon related to journalism and electronic publishing field. The topics have
to be chosen from the current events and of interest to the academic and scientific circles in journalism and electronic
publishing spheres. The instructor chooses and discusses in details with the students a newly emerging topic in
journalism field. Usually the instructor selects a topic that is not included in the study plan and is of special significance.
The objective of this course is to provide the student with an opportunity to interact with a new or a newly emerging
issue in the fields of journalism. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101, MASS2112

MASS3371 Special Topic in Public Relations and Advertising (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course discusses a
specific problem related to an important topic in both public relations and advertising. The topic has to be chosen from
the current events and of interest to the academic and scientific circles in public relations and advertising spheres. The
instructor choses and discusses in details with the students a newly emerging topic in the public relations or advertising
field. Usually the instructor selects a topic that is not included in the study plan and is of special significance. The
objective of this course is to interact with a new or newly emerging issue in the fields of public relations and advertising.
Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2321

MASS4010 Management of Mass Media Establishments (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the concept
of management of media establishment. It focuses mainly on the media management, its characteristics, its role,
functions and effects on media organizations. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS4011 Communication and Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the role of the mass
media in traditional societies, the relationship between traditional and modern media, media policy in developing
countries, and the dissemination of modern ideas. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS4020 Mass Media Ethics and Laws (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to introduce the student
in lecture and lab to definition of concept of the ethics in the communication work, limits of publishing in mass media
and study the different communication charters of ethics. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS4021 International Communication (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course designed to introduce
the students to the concept of international communication: its importance, methods and objectives; international
communication systems; broadcasting and news networks; the importance of cooperation in communication; the new
international communication. The students will participate in discussing and analysing issues related to the international
communication. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

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MASS4025 New Media (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide theoretical and practical
considerations of the nature and forms of the new media, their history and development, their effects on audiences and
societies. Students will learn to distinguish, understand, appreciate, evaluate, and use new media. The term new media;
refers to computerized, digitized media such as web sites, digital video and blogs. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS4030 Mass Media in the Arabian Gulf States (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an advanced course designed
to teach the student the development of mass media organizations in Gulf States. It concentrates on the status quo of Gulf
media, its characteristics, roles and its future. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS4031 Communication and Political Issues (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an advanced and departmental
elective course. It aims to provide students with the basic political communication knowledge. It concentrates on the
relationship between the media and various political entities in the society, and examines the media attitudes toward
different political issues. The course includes the following topics: media and politics, media and political participation,
media and diplomatic relations and media and human rights. Pre-Requisite: POLS1900 or MASS1112

MASS4040 Mass Media and Crisis Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to help students
manage crisis through mass media. It teaches them different types of crisis and their assessments and how to raw a media
plan to manage a crisis. It also encourages them to deal with a mock or real crisis and apply different management plans.
Course content includes: concepts of the crisis and differences between these concepts (conflict, threat and catastrophe),
type of crisis, and ways of managing crisis, role of PR in crisis management, planning for media crisis management and
discussion and analysis of mock and real cases in communication crisis management. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112,
MASS2112

MASS4050 Graduation Project (Arabic Project 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to complete the practical work and
experience that student received during his study at the department. The student will be asked to produce his own Media
project in his field of specialization, will conduct his/her project under the supervision of both the academic supervisor
and the field supervisor in media organizations. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS4111 Specialized Journalism (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course is a
compulsory and advanced course for journalism and e-publishing students. It aims to highlight importance of specialized
journalism in modern societies and its different types. It also gives instructions in how to produce these types of printed
press in content and design. The course also gives some practices on some Arabic and Omani specialized press with
experiences of some journalists in the Arab World. Pre-Requisite: MASS3121

MASS4112 History of Arabic Press (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is elective one and it is medium level for
journalism and electronic publishing students. It aims to study history of Arabic press since beginning and it
developments in different places of the Arabic nation. It also aims to analysis critically the Arabic press content. . Pre-
Requisite: None

MASS4113 Newspaper's Design and Layout (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is
compulsory for journalism students. This course presents printed media design and layout and its importance in
highlighting newspaper's contents. It also gives students a theoretical and practical introduction to modern design and
layout schools. The course discusses factors influences the design and layout processes. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112,
MASS2101, MASS2112

MASS4114 Arabic Press (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course is an elective one for students majoring
in communication. It aims to study the Arab press and its developments in different places of the Arab states, in addition
to critically analysing its contents. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

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MASS4115 Specialized Journalism (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course is a
compulsory and advanced course for journalism and e-publishing students. It aims to explore the importance of
specialized journalism in modern societies and its different types. It also gives instructions to how to produce these types
of printed press in content and design. The course also treats some examples of Arab and Omani press and personal
experiences of specialized journalists. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101, MASS2112

MASS4116 Electronic Journalism (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is an advanced
course for journalism track. It concentrates on the electronic journalism as a new and developing mass medium. It traces
the history, the present and the future of this phenomenon. It also aims at providing students with the art and technology
of electronic journalism. Students, who successfully complete the course, will be able to produce and maintain their own
electronic newspapers and magazines. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2101, MASS2112

MASS4121 Publishing and its Organizations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) this is an advanced course for journalism. It
deals with the publishing process as a feeder industry for mass media. the course provide students with the latest trends in
publishing industry such as the electronic publishing, the copyright laws, the publishing laws and the future of books and
newspapers publishing. The course also traces the development of publishing since the invention of printing until now.
Pre-Requisite: MASS1111

MASS4131 Technology of Journalism and Electronic Publishing (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course is a compulsory and advanced course for Journalism students. It aims to develop students 'knowledge
and practice of printed and electronic journalism technologies. At the end of the course students should be able to use the
most advanced technologies in journalism field. Pre-Requisite: MASS3141, MASS3151

MASS4212 Radio and Television Directing (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course deals
with the importance of production for radio, TV and the various methods and techniques involved in broadcasting
directing, such as : shots, audio-visual effects, decoration, team work, full and non-full scripts. Pre-Requisite:
MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS4213 Educational and Documentary Programs (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is design to teach
students production of radio and TV educational and documentary programs. It teaches students the differences between
educational and documentary programs. It, also, focuses on the production steps of educational and documentary
programs and encourages students to produce their own documentaries or educational programs. The course includes
topics, such as: the use of radio and TV for educational purposes, types of documentary and educational programs and
steps and phases of production. . Pre-Requisite: None

MASS4222 Programs Planning and Production (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an advanced course designed to
help the students formulate ideas for producing television and radio programs. It discusses ways, steps and maps of
programming using advanced technology in this field. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2210

MASS4223 Planning and Production of Broadcasting Programs (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an advanced
course designed to help students formulate ideas for producing television and radio programs. It discusses ways, steps
and maps of programming using advanced technology in Pre-Requisite: MASS3213

MASS4231 Graphic Design (Arabic and English Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to
provide students with the graphic design skills needed creating media materials. The course presents students with the
opportunity to acquire practical skills in the production of media products by using design programs and desktop and
electronic publishing through training them in the basics of these areas. Pre-Requisite: MASS2210, MASS3213

MASS4312 Advertising and Consumer Behaviour (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will provide student with
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society. It also studies the marketing consequences of the advertising and the measurement of advertising activities in the
society. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112

MASS4313 Writing for Public Relations (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims
to provide students with theoretical and practical framework of the art of writing and editing for public relations. This
includes writing news release, reports, interviews and columns for the mass media (Print and Radio and TV). It also
includes writing memos, bulletins, mail and email letters, pamphlets, booklets, annual reports, public spots and
advertisements, as well as speeches. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112, MASS2321

MASS4314 Public Relations Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides the students with theoretical
and practical knowledge of public relations planning. Plan for PR; its types, steps, problems and importance will be
discussed. The course also introduces the concept of strategy, its fundamentals and factors that may affect its preparation,
as well as the concept of media campaign in the PR field, its importance, goals, functions, structure, administration and
evaluation with focusing on practical case studies. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS4315 Media Production for Public Relations (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The
course is designed for public relations students to develop their knowledge and skills in producing media materials
needed for their PR campaigns. Pre-Requisite: MASS3312, MASS4313

MASS4321 Public Relations and Stereotypes (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the role of public
relations in creating different images for individuals, institutions, and the whole society. It deals with the psychological
and social dimensions and effects of image, and concentrates on the strategic planning to draw good image for the
political candidate. Evaluated research of images in the media will be provided. Pre-Requisite: MASS1112, MASS2112

MASS4331 Planning of Advertising Campaigns (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course includes an introduction to the process of advertising campaign, the analysis of the market status and the target
audience of the Advertising campaigns. The course will focus also on the assessment of the advertising campaigns
through some practical models. Pre-Requisite: MASS1310, MASS3311

Music

MUSC1015 Introduction to Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This
introductory course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is
used as a primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC1016 Introduction to Optional Instrument Performance (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This
introductory course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC1017 Introduction to Solfeggio and Theory of Western Music (English Lecture 4CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces students to the theories and principles of solfeggio. Emphasis is on developing students' aural skills. The piano
is used for practice. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0600

MUSC1018 English for Musicology 1 (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course offers intensive technical English
needed for music and musicology. It focuses on fundamentals English terminology and concepts used in musicology and
ethnomusicology and their equivalents in Standard Arabic with a view to prepare students to comparative musicology.
Pre-Requisite: LANC0501 or LANC0502 or FPEL0501 or FPEL0502

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MUSC2012 Poetic and Musical Meter (Arabic Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course aims at drawing a connection
between poetry and music. Poetry of various styles and ages is studied in an attempt to link between the foot of a verse
meter and music beats. Emphasis is also in developing students' poetry appreciation through listening and analysis of
vocal performances of Standard Arabic poetry. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC2023 Solfeggio and Theory of Western Music 1 (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on western music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC1017

MUSC2024 Solfeggio and Theory of Arabic Music 1 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on Arab music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC1017

MUSC2025 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 1 (Arabic Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory course equips
students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a primary instrument
for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC1015

MUSC2026 Optional Instrument Performance 1 (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: MUSC1016

MUSC2027 Arabic Singing 1 (Arabic Practical 2CR 60 hrs) This course introduces students to two main styles in the
Arabic song; the Andalusian muwashah and the Egyptian dawr. Emphasis is also on improving students' skills in vocal
performance, including the improvement and development of tone. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC2028 Computer Applications in Music (English Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course acquaints students with
computer software for music notation and composition. Emphasis is on the various requirements for producing a
complete orchestral work. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC2029 Solfeggio and Theory of Western Music 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on western music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC2023

MUSC2030 Solfeggio and Theory of Arabic Music 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on Arab music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC2024

MUSC2031 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC2025

MUSC2032 Optional Instrument Performance 2 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: MUSC2026

MUSC2033 Arabic Singing 2 (Arabic Practical 2CR 60 hrs) This course introduces students to two main styles in the
Arabic song; the Andalusian muwashah and the Egyptian dawr. Emphasis is also on improving students' skills in vocal
performance, including the improvement and development of tone. Pre-Requisite: MUSC2027

MUSC2034 Organology (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course introduces students to the various
musical instruments used since antiquity; woodwind, string, and rhythmic. Content includes production methods,
development of instruments, and their role in musical bands. Pre-Requisite: None

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MUSC2035 Musical Acoustics (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course explores the phenomenon of
sound: production and reception. Exposure to the various aspects related to sound is done through a study of the sound
producing system and mechanism as well as the special equipment and software used to analyse sound waves. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC3034 Solfeggio and Theory of Western Music 3 (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on both Arab and western music. Pre-
Requisite: MUSC2029

MUSC3035 Solfeggio and Theory of Arabic Music 3 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on Arab music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC2030

MUSC3036 Basic Instrument performance (Piano) 3 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC2031

MUSC3037 Optional Instrument Performance 3 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: MUSC2032

MUSC3038 History of Western Music 1 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course surveys the different
stages in the history of western music. Emphasis is on studying the main schools of music and the external influences on
these schools. The historical development of western music is also studied. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC3039 History of Arabic Music 1 (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course surveys the different stages in the
history of Arab music. Emphasis is on studying the main schools of music in the Arabian Peninsula and the external
influences on these schools. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC3040 Principals of Harmony (Arabic and English Practical 2CR 60 hrs) This course teaches students the
fundamentals of harmony through theory and practice. Functional relationships are presented through the basic harmonic,
melodic, rhythmic, and formal procedures of music. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC3041 Fundamentals of Music Composition (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course develops
students' compositional abilities through developing their skills in analyzing and evaluating music. The relationship of
Arab music with western music is explored through studying various music forms and styles. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC3042 Solfeggio and Theory of Western Music 4 (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on western music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC3034

MUSC3043 Solfeggio and Theory of Arabic Music 4 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course acquaints
students with the fundamentals and theories of the language of music. Emphasis is on Arab music. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC3035

MUSC3044 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 4 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3036

MUSC3045 Optional Instrument Performance 4 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument Pre-Requisite: MUSC3037

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MUSC3046 History of Western Music 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course surveys the different
stages in the history of western music. Emphasis is on studying the main schools of music and the external influences on
these schools. The historical development of western music is also studied. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3038

MUSC3047 History of Arabic Music 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course surveys the different
stages in the history of Arab music. Emphasis is on studying the main schools of music in the Arabian Peninsula and the
external influences on these schools. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3039

MUSC3048 Harmony 1 (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course offers basic background in harmony through theory
and practice, emphasis is on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords, etc. Practice includes
keyboards harmony and composition. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3040

MUSC3049 Development of the Language of Western Music (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab)
2CR 45 hrs) This course familiarizes students with the major trends in 19th and 20th century western music. It explores
the various music theories and the development of principles and techniques at various levels: composition, harmony,
instruments and orchestra. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4044 Harmony 2 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course offers basic grounding in harmony
through theory and practice. Emphasis is on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords etc. Practice
includes keyboard harmony and composition. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3048

MUSC4045 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 5 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3044

MUSC4046 Optional Instrument Performance (Piano) 5 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3045

MUSC4047 Analysis of Western Music 1 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course increases student's
interest and knowledge in western music. It familiarizes them with music literature since the Renaissance period until the
music in the 20th century. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4048 Analysis of Arabic Music 1 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course increases student's
interest and knowledge in Arab music. It familiarizes them with traditional music literature since the Renaissance period
until the Ottoman Empire. Analysis of Arab music is also a major component of the course. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4049 Principals of Counterpoint 1 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course equips students with
fundamental contrapuntal techniques to understand the intertextuality of music. Students are trained at finding solution
that fit and complement the background melody. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3048

MUSC4050 Musicology and Seminar (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course explores the history of musicology and
related aspects: archives, musical works, instruments, history of music and religious singing etc. Presentation and writing
skills are developed throughout. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4051 Instrumentation and Orchestration 1 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course aims at
teaching students instrumentation and orchestration techniques for woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments
with emphasis on setting, form, and standard practices for various ensembles and genres. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4052 Sight Reading and Dictation 1 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course develops students'
aural skills and enables them to identify and comprehend the expressive elements of musical notation. Students learn the
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course develops students' creative skills as well as trains them to act and react to surrounding stimuli. This is done by
dictation as well as listening to and performing music. Sight reading and summarising musical notations is also part of
the course. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4053 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 6 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC3044

MUSC4054 Optional Instrument Performance 6 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform major instrument. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4055 Analysis of Western Music 2 (Arabic and English Lecture / Lab (2hrs lecture -2hrs Lab) 1CR 30 hrs) This
course increases student's interest and knowledge in western music. It familiarizes them with music literature since the
Renaissance period until the music in the 20th century. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4047

MUSC4056 Analysis of Arabic Music 2 (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course increases student's
interest and knowledge in Arab music. It familiarizes them with traditional music literature since the Renaissance period
until the Ottoman Empire. Analysis of Arab music is also a major component of the course. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4057 Instrumentation and Orchestration 2 (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course aims at
teaching students instrumentation and orchestration techniques for woodwind, brass, string, and percussion instruments
with emphasis on setting, form, and standard practices for various ensembles and genres. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4051

MUSC4058 Omani Traditional Music and Rhythms (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course familiarizes students
with Omani folk music through learning songs from Omani culture: ceremonial, religious, and worldly. The qualities and
aesthetics of this art are emphasized Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4059 Principals of Counterpoint 2 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course equips students with
fundamental contrapuntal techniques to understand the intertextuality of music. Students are trained at finding solution
that fit and complement the background melody. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4049

MUSC4060 Sight Reading and Dictation 2 (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course develops students'
aural skills and enables them to identify and comprehend the expressive elements of musical notation. Students learn the
essentials of notation and apply them on traditional and folk music. Notation of western music is also studied. Pre-
Requisite: MUSC4052

MUSC4061 Harmony 3 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course offers basic grounding in harmony
through theory and practice. Emphasis is on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords etc. Practice
includes keyboard harmony and composition. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4044

MUSC4062 Research Methodology and Graduation Project (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab)
2CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to the skills required to carry out an academic research project. They learn to
use the internet and computer software, as well as the academic conventions associated with research. Pre-Requisite:
MUSC4050

MUSC4501 Aural Training (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course further
develops ear training skills; connecting sound and notation through analysis, aural dictation and sight singing. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC4502 Advanced Harmony and Counterpoint (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
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counterpoint. The various contrapuntal techniques are learnt through intensive theoretical and practical work. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC4503 Music Instruments Makes and Maintenance (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
0CR 60 hrs) This course introduces students to the process of making and repairing string instruments. Practice is
emphasized. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4504 Gulf Rhythm (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course exposes students to
the features of rhythm in the music of the Arabian Gulf through learning the main syllables and meter used in this music.
Practice on some rhythmic instruments used in folk music is an integral part of this course. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC4506 Sound Engineering and Recording (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course aims at training students in different methods of sound synthesis through the use of technology. Practice is
emphasized through the production of various musical projects such as recording solo and ensemble performances. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC4507 Film Music (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course familiarizes students with various sound
effects used in films. Analysis of melodies in visual music and dramatic conceptualization are emphasized. Pre-
Requisite: None

MUSC4509 Music Appreciation (Arabic and English practical 2CR 30 hrs) This course increases student's interest and
knowledge in Arab and western music. It familiarizes them with traditional music literature since the Renaissance period
until the Ottoman Empire. Analysis of Arab music is also a major component of the course. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC5006 Music Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 7 (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This
introductory course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is
used as a primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4053

MUSC5007 Music Optional Instrument Performance 7 (Arabic and English Laboratory 2CR 60 hrs) This
introductory course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-
Requisite: MUSC4054

MUSC5008 Harmony 4 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This course offers basic grounding in harmony
through theory and practice. Emphasis is on scales, intervals, triads, non-harmonic tones, seventh chords etc. Practice
includes keyboard harmony and composition. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4061

MUSC5009 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 7 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4053

MUSC5010 Optional Instrument Performance 7 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC5011 Philosophy and Aesthetics of Music (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course exposes students to the
aesthetics of music throughout history, beginning from Ancient Greece until the early 20th century. It also examines the
development of music aesthetic values in the past century and the relationship between music philosophy and its
aesthetics as well the effect of various philosophical trends on music. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC5012 Sociology of Music (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course explores music in its various
social contexts. Students are exposed to the social functions and uses of music in the life of primitive societies and ethnic
groups, and in producing prominent musicians. Pre-Requisite: None

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MUSC5013 Music Ensembles1 (Arabic and English Laboratory 1CR 30 hrs) This course exposes students to the
requirements of orchestral performance and to the accompaniment techniques for instrumental and vocal performers.
Practice is in a mixed group of instrumental and vocal performers, with an emphasis on training students to perform on
stage and for an audience. Pre-Requisite: None

MUSC5014 Optional Instrument Performance 8 (Arabic and English Practical 1CR 30 hrs) This introductory course
equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their major instrument. Pre-Requisite: MUSC5010

MUSC5015 Music Ensembles 2 (Arabic Lecture 1CR 30 hrs) This course exposes students to the requirements of
orchestral performance and to the accompaniment techniques for instrumental and vocal performers. Practice is in a
mixed group of instrumental and vocal performers, with an emphasis on training students to perform on stage and for an
audience.
Pre-Requisite: MUSC5013

MUSC5016 Basic Instrument Performance (Piano) 8 (Arabic and English Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This introductory
course equips students with the basic techniques needed to perform on their basic instrument. The piano is used as a
primary instrument for understanding the theory of music and for aural training. Pre-Requisite: MUSC5009

MUSC5020 Graduation Project (Arabic and English lab/Practical 3CR 60 hrs) This course represents the culmination
of instrument playing. Students, in collaboration with their instructors, select musical compositions relevant to their
instruments and levels and practice them under the supervision of their specialized instructors. Students are also required
to perform as an ensemble at the end of the semester in addition to their solo performance. Pre-Requisite: MUSC4050

Persian

PERS1010 Introduction to Persian Language (Persian Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is an introductory to Persian
language, designed to provide the students with a historical linguistic overview in-addition to the development of its
various phases up to its contemporary version. The course also aims, to enable the students to be familiar with the Persian
alphabet, to distinguish Persian phonetic and phonological features, to gain and learn new vocabulary, to understand the
basic grammar of the language and to practice its structure. With special emphasis on the main colloquial spread spoken
of the Persian language. Pre-Requisite: None

PERS1020 An Introduction to Persian Literature (Persian Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course is designed to give
students a profound idea about the Persian Literature, its historical development, genres and biographies of its famous
writers, in addition to analysis of their literary works Pre-Requisite: None

Philosophy

PHIL1100 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to give students the
ability to straight thinking, and disciplined, and identify the problem in a subject, and follow the logical steps to solve it,
and the student familiar with cultural norms of scientific and rules of thinking, and the disadvantages of crooked thinking
and Mgtath, and the types of fluency that makes an innovative person in problem-solving, and recognize student
inference methods, and persuasion feasible in different Mazanha. Pre-Requisite: None

PHIL2030 Philosophy and Society (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This intermediate course is; an introduction to the
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social relations. Philosophy and the social system of values, philosophy and social organizations, and the relation of
philosophy to science. Pre-Requisite: None

PHIL2060 Ethics (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) A survey of the meaning of ethics, and the foundations of ethical
behaviour. Topics include: the philosophy of ethics; major issues such as the relative and absolute in various periods of
history; ethics of religion, the principle modern schools of ethics. Pre-Requisite: None

PHIL2070 Trends of Contemporary Philosophical Thought (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This intermediate course is
designed to learn a survey of the types of contemporary philosophical thought: materialism, with its many branches such
as realist and analytical philosophy and logical positivism, Marxism, pragmatism, structuralism and phenomenalism.
Pre-Requisite: None

Planning

PLAN2310 Regional Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of theories of regional growth and regional
developments and components of regional planning and planning regions. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230 or GEOG2240

PLAN2315 Urban Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Study of urban land use and the factors influencing it and the
way population economics and social data is related to its planning is collected and monitored. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310
or GEOG1230 or GEOG1737

PLAN3310 Transport and Network Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Consideration of stages preceding the
design of roads and parks. Methods of transport data collection. Reception of the demand volume on transport and how
this is translated in to suggestions and policies. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310 or PLAN2315

PLAN3311 Statistical Analysis for Planning (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The application of
statistical methods and techniques in planning. The development of carefully considered logical and quantitative
argument (using data for description, estimation, comparison and explanation) is emphasized. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230
or GEOG2240 or PLAN2315

PLAN3320 Housing Policies and Programmes in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Student learns on the housing
cycle in Oman, and on policies and legislation and government initiatives that seek to provide adequate housing in urban
and rural environments, and identifies the main factors affecting the real estate and land market. Pre-Requisite: None

PLAN3322 Urban Planning Policies and Systems (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Studying the systems,
policies and legislations that influence and guide the urbanization process. Practical exercises will focus on the Omani
urban patterns and development in time and space scales. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2315 or PLAN3320

PLAN3610 Urban Map (Arabic and English Lecture/Field Work (1:2) 3CR 45 hrs) This course will study the different
types of urban maps such as infrastructure and zoning maps ( the core, sectors, suburbs, new cities, satellite cities, etc.),
land use sketches and urban and functional structures. The preliminary procedures and studies for each type of urban
maps will be studied. Reading and analysing maps methodologically will help students to identify the latent levels of
strengthens or weakness in order to put up scenarios for the urbanization process. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310

PLAN3615 Urban Design (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) Basic elements and principles of urban
design will be studied. An overview of urban design process through case studies will be investigated including urban
policy, plan, program, project identification, Formulation, finance, management and implementation of urban projects
Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310

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PLAN3620 Practical Training (Arabic and English Field Work 0CR 24 hrs) The Students have to do a practical
training in an institutions or organizations in governmental or non-governmental sector, which related with the regional
and urban planning. The students will develop their skills to apply the scientific theories, to deal with the environment of
work and to learn a project management in planning and development. Pre-Requisite: ENVI4140

PLAN4310 Locations Methods (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Theories and methods employed in the analysis of
industrial and agricultural location and urban and rural land use. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310

PLAN4325 Urbanization and Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Elements and components of the urbanization
process and how they interact and impact of that on socio-economic system at the urban level and its periphery
.Relationship of all that to development. Pre-Requisite: PLAN2310

Population Studies

POPU2610 History of Population (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to illustrate the demographic
history of population in the world. Focus on: the sources of demographic history, population in the 20th century,
demographic transition, and international agencies interested in population matters. Pre-Requisite: GEOG1230

POPU2620 Population Growth, Fertility and Mortality (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to
provide a basic understanding of population growth and its components, and cover: fertility (birth rates, TFR), mortality
(death rates), natural increase rates, and economic and social factors affecting population growth. Pre-Requisite:
GEOG1000 or GEOG1230 or POPU2610

POPU3610 Migration (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main aim of this course is to study the sources of migration
data, types of migration (internal and international), and third world phenomenon: rural-urban migration, reasons (push
and pull factors) and consequences of migration. Pre-Requisite: POPU2620 or POPU2610

POPU3620 Methods of Demographic Analysis (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course provides the student a basic
knowledge of demographic data analysis using computer packages. Topics include: statistical data analysis, population
growth rate, natural increase rates, population projection, life tables (life expectancy), time series, and survival ratio. Pre-
Requisite: POPU3610

POPU3621 Population and Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main purpose of this course is to present
the relationship between population pressure and development. Topics cover: the effect of population growth on:
employment, unemployment, migration, and national income, also will focus on the relationship between the increases of
fertility rate and educational and health status. Pre-Requisite: POPU3620 or POPU2610 or POPU4610

POPU3624 Human Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic understanding
of the concept of human development. Topics cover: methods of measurements, indicators and index of human
development such as: life expectancy at birth, knowledge (education), decent standard of living, situation of woman on
the society (empowerment). Also will focus on the gap between developed and developing countries in terms of human
development. Pre-Requisite: POPU2620 or POPU2610

POPU4610 Economics of Population (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to provide a basic
understanding of the relationship between population and resources. Topics cover: natural resources, human resources,
population growth, population and resources theories (Malthus and Boserup), and food problem in the world. Pre-
Requisite: POPU3620 or POPU3610

POPU4630 Population of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) the course is designed to study population of Oman in
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migration, population and resources, population and environment, and national population policies. Pre-Requisite:
POPU3620 or POPU4610)

Social work

SOWK1100 Introduction to Social Work (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at acquainting students with the
basic knowledge of the social work profession. This course covers the history and development of the social work
profession, concepts, methods, ethics and principles. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK1110 Introduction to Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides background knowledge of
the social work profession, and constitutes the cornerstone for other subjects to be studied in the preparation of
professional social worker. The aim of the course is to furnish students with basic knowledge about the profession of
social work such as the concept, the philosophy, the objectives, the components, the values and general skills of the
practice of social work. The course also seeks to introduce students to the main approaches of the profession (working
with individuals, working with groups, organizing community), and the supporting means (research in social work, social
planning, and management). It also provides a brief introduction to some core areas of the profession such as schools and
health services. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK1210 Management of Social and Educational Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to
provide students with knowledge and principles related to the management of educational and social institutions from a
sociological perspective; the relationship between educational administration and public administration; the main
functions of administration in educational and social institutions; and the principles and skills for the management of
such institutions in the Omani context. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK1310 Social Services in the Sultanate of Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the
students to the reality of social welfare in the Sultanate of Oman; traditional and modern social welfare in the Omani
society; and knowledge related to contemporary social welfare programmes. The course deals with the basic concepts
related to social welfare, models of social welfare and its modern directions, based on examples from the reality of
Omani society including legislation, policies, programmes and plans in the spheres of motherhood, childhood, social
welfare, social insurance, care for workers, persons with disabilities, and the elderly; and other spheres of social work in
the Sultanate of Oman.
Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100

SOWK1311 Methodology Research in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) Basic social science methods of
research as applied to social welfare. A critical understanding of research utilization. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK2107 English for Social Work (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Definitions History Development. Concepts.
Methods. Pre-Requisite: SOWK3303

SOWK2108 Social Work Counselling (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Focus on developing basic interviewing skills for
individuals and groups and basic community organizing skills. Pre-Requisite: PSYC2104, SOWK1100

SOWK2110 English for Social Work (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides the students a dose of English
terminology and texts related to the general practice of social work such as schools, health services, social welfare, etc.
This will help the student to acquire the basic knowledge related to the jargon of social work and to follow-up to the most
recent studies and research in the field. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK2114 Statistics for Social Work (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to
introduce the student to the importance of statistics and its applications in the social sciences in general and social work

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in particular by focusing on statistical topics related to social research such as the use of graphs, sampling techniques,
measures of central tendency, correlations, etc., and the use SPSS in social work research. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK2120 Social Work Practice with Individuals (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to familiarize
students with knowledge and skills of one professional approach to social work focusing on individuals. The main topics
of the course include the principles of serving the individual and operations (study, diagnosis and treatment); the areas of
practicing the individual approach such as schools, workplace, juvenile delinquents, and how to analyse situations
professionally using the method of social work with the individual. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK2130 Guidance and Social Counselling (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course seeks to provide students of
social work the ability and skill in carrying out guidance and counselling. The student will study several topics related to
the concept of guidance and counselling, counselling objectives, fields, approaches and strategies. The course also aims
to introduce students to the steps and stages of individual and collective guidance and counselling and the foundations
counselling and guidance programs in various institutions, particularly in the area of schools Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK2210 Social Welfare Services in Oman (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the students to the
reality of social welfare in the Sultanate of Oman; traditional and modern social welfare in the Omani society; and
knowledge related to contemporary social welfare programs. The course deals with the basic concepts related to social
welfare, models of social welfare and its modern directions, based on examples from the reality of Omani society
including legislation, policies, programs and plans in different spheres in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite:
SOWK1110

SOWK2220 Social Work with Groups (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to familiarize students with
knowledge and skills the professional approach to social work focusing on groups. The main topics of the course
includes the principles of serving groups, types of groups, operations of group service, organizations working with the
group, programs and registration in working with groups, and introduces some approaches to working with groups such
as the interactive developmental approaches. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120

SOWK2221 Operations and Applications of Social Work with Individuals (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
aims to furnish students with the most advanced in the professional practice with individuals focusing on studying,
diagnosis and remedy; the analysis of individual cases in the light of some models of professional intervention such as
the behavioural, the cognitive, and the socio-psychological approaches. The course also aims to upgrade the skills of
students and to train in the application of professional interventions techniques for working with individuals Pre-
Requisite: SOWK2120

SOWK2230 Social Case Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course consists of two parts. The first part provides
students with concepts, principles, values, philosophical perspective, components and processes, and the bases of the
professional practice of case work. In addition, it seeks to provide students with the theoretical approaches that interpret
individual behaviour and problems as well the intervention models used in the helping process. Pre-Requisite:
SOWK1100

SOWK2231 Social Work Practice with Groups (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students is introduced to group work
methods including mutual aid group therapy and social goals. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2230

SOWK2232 Social Work Practice with Communities (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students is introduced to the
Community organizing process, power and conflict, organizing strategies and community development. Pre-Requisite:
SOWK2230

SOWK2234 Case Work Processes and Applications (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The second part of Case Work
course seeks to provide students with the advanced bases of casework processes, focusing on study, diagnosis and
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essential and advanced casework skills with individuals and provides students with intervention techniques. Pre-
Requisite: SOWK2230

SOWK2240 Social Work Practice with Communities (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to familiarize the
student with the knowledge and skills related to the third professional approach to social work (working with the
community) including the basics of how to organize, the objectives of the professional practice in organizing
communities, steps and stages of working with the community, roles of community organizer, tools for how to organize
communities, and how to analyse cases professionally using community organization approach. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK3110 Research Methods in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The course seeks to equip students with
the knowledge and skills related to scientific research in social work and training in a practical and logical way beginning
with identifying the research problem up to the writing the final report in the various fields of social work. The course
also sheds light on research that deals with measuring the dividend and effectiveness of professional intervention that
characterize the applied nature of the social work profession. It also focuses on training the student of social work to
monitor and identify the main problems of research in general and the problems of the school in particular in the Omani
society. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2240

SOWK3120 Social Work in Health Services (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce
students to the concept of social work and its role in the area of health services. This course aims to clarify the
relationship between the social environment and the incidence of certain diseases. The course focuses on the basic health
concepts in social work; health services provided to citizens; the preventive, curative and developmental role of the social
worker in the area of health services and in activating these services; and the methods and skills, both with the patients or
their families or groups at risk, as well as methods of sensitizing the community and its groups in the principles of public
health and disease prevention in general. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110 or SOWK1100

SOWK3130 School Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focus on the principles of social work in the
school including its concept, philosophy and goals in order highlight the most common problems in the school, indicating
the contributions expected from social worker to help alleviate and overcome these problems. The course also deals with
the most important organizations within the school, the relationship between the school and the environment, and the
major impediments to social work in the school in general and Oman in particular. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120

SOWK3140 Human Behaviour and the Social Environment (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide
social work students the scientific facts and basic concepts related to human behaviour and the environmental, social and
cultural factors that motivates and direct behaviour. The course deals with the different stages of human development
including pre-natal, childhood, adolescence, youth, and adulthood and elderliness stages, emphasizing their
characteristics and the challenges and problems face the human being in each stage. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110 or
SOWK1100

SOWK3150 Social Work and Local Community Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to
explain the concept of community development, its modern trends, and the contribution of social work to achieve
development objectives and goals. The course focuses on voluntary and citizen participation, small-scale enterprises as
opportunities for youth, the role of women in development, women empowerment, and conscientization as a method to
overcome negative thoughts of some groups in the community, and developing the feeling of citizenship and
belongingness. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK3210 Fieldwork Training (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) This course aims to provide students with the
knowledge associated with fieldwork training institutions and their methods of work; the application of the theoretical
framework obtained by the student in the professional courses in the fieldwork reality; training students to work with
individual cases, groups and communities; the application of methods of professional intervention and working with
individuals, groups and communities; skills needed to work with the institutions related to the sphere of professional
practice. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120, SOWK2220, SOWK2240, SOWK3130

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SOWK3220 Social Work with Youth (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce students to the
field of youth welfare in contemporary societies, including the related concepts, the characteristics and needs of this
important stage of human growth, and the problems facing the youth; the care for young people in modern societies and
modern trends in this area; the role of social work profession in the care of youth at preventive, curative and
developmental levels; methods, strategies and professional skills for intervention in young people care focusing on the
Omani society. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2220 and (SOWK1110 or SOWK1100)

SOWK3230 Social Work with the Disabled (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the concept of persons
with special needs and its related modern concepts in the social and educational sciences in general and social work in
particular. The course includes the role of the social worker in the service of the persons with special needs and enable
them to face challenges and obstacles that limit their opportunities to satisfy their basic needs in their daily life; the
concept of equality of opportunities and social integration for the persons with special needs; the professional aspect of
the social worker and effectiveness with other relevant professionals such as teachers, physicians and specialist in
physiotherapy and occupational therapy in the pursuit of providing adequate social service. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120
and (SOWK1110 or SOWK1100)

SOWK3240 Social work and Volunteers (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to introduce students to
voluntary work and its related basic concepts; its importance in society and the fields in social work; forms and types of
voluntary work; the spheres of voluntary work in the area of social services ; the difficulties faced by voluntary work; the
role could played by the social worker in various institutions to stimulate voluntary work ; and this course concern issues
related to voluntary work in developing societies in general and in the Omani society in particular; and revitalization of
voluntary work in various fields. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2240 and (SOWK1110 or SOWK1100)

SOWK3250 Tests and Measures in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course helps students to develop
some basic skills for the construction, application, correction and interpretation some tests and measures used by the
social worker in various social work institutions by introducing them to the concepts of measurement and evaluation,
methods of constructing tests and measures, procedures of validity and reliability, psychological tests (intelligence,
individual and group potentials), and personality test and methods of estimation. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120

SOWK3301 Social Policy and Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students are introduced to the nature and
development of social service administration. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100

SOWK3302 Volunteers in Community and Social Services (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The development, training,
and support of volunteers as a critical adjunct to community and social services. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2230

SOWK3303 The Management of Social and Educational Organizations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course
aims to provide social work students withe the bases of managing social and educational organizations from the social
perspective. In addition, it seeks to provide students with an overview about the functions of administration, basics and
skills required to manage those organizations in the society of Oman. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100

SOWK3304 Scales and Measurements Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at developing
students basic skills to building and applying some scales that social workers might use in social work institutions. The
course is focusing on the concepts of measuring, evaluation, building scales, validity and reliability, recognizing some
psychological scales such as: IQ test and personal assessment scales. Pre-Requisite: PSYC2104

SOWK3320 Field Placement I (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) Students are placed one day per week in a social
service agency where they receive direct supervision and evaluation of their social work practice. Pre-Requisite:
SOWK2231, SOWK2232, SOWK4421

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SOWK3350 Social Work in Health Services (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide social work
students with the concept of social work and its role in the field of health services. The course seeks to clarify the mutual
relation between social environment and some diseases. The content of the course includes: some health concepts; health
services for citizens; the preventive, the curative, and the developmental role of social worker and its activation in health
service organizations; skills and intervention techniques with patients and their families, at risk populations;
conscientization techniques of individuals and groups with the foundations public health. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2231

SOWK3421 Social Work with Disabilities (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Social work practice with people with special
needs including physical and developmental disabilities. Individual and family support as well as institutional and
community policies are reviewed. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK4110 Statistics for Social Work (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to
introduce the student to the importance of statistics and its applications in the social sciences in general and social work
in particular by focusing on statistical topics related to social research such as the use of graphs, sampling techniques,
measures of central tendency, correlations, etc., and the use SPSS in social work research. Pre-Requisite: SOWK3110

SOWK4120 Advanced Fieldwork Training (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 180 hrs) This course has similar objectives
as the previous course SOWK3320 aims to providing the student the opportunity of working directly with clients at
different levels. Emphasis is on furnishing the students with the necessary skills for working with individuals, groups and
communities. Students will also be trained on the methods of professional intervention in various social institutions,
especially schools. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2240

SOWK4130 Social Work with the Family (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course illustrates the importance of
studying the family as a social system including its structure, roles, functions, needs and problems; childhood and its
relationship with the family; welfare care provided to the family as a social system and to childhood and motherhood as
sub-systems; and methods of social worker skills for professional intervention with the family and its sub-systems to
assist it in meeting its basic needs and solving its major problems (divorce and marital disputes, abandonment and poor
socialization, etc.) in the context of contemporary Omani society. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2220

SOWK4140 Social Work and Addiction (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course seeks to assist the student to
recognize the dimensions of the problem of drug abuse and addiction, and the reasons and psychological, social and
economic motives leading to them, and their implications at the level of individual, family, and the local and
international community, as well as the associated problems and issues smoking, alcoholism, and of behavioural and
moral deviance. The course also aims to introduce the students to the technique of professional intervention by the social
and skills required for working in this area at the preventive, therapeutic and developmental levels in the institutions
dealing with this problem. The course focuses on the preventive role of the social worker in dealing with this problem n
various social institutions, especially the educational institutions as the main target. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK4210 Social Policy and Social Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides students with
knowledge related to the concept of social policy, and its importance, objectives and ideologies, with a focus on social
policy in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as study the relationship between social policy and social planning. The course
aims also to provide the student with basic knowledge for planning and stages, and methods of preparation of social plans
in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK4220 Social Work and the Elderly (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to equip the students with the
knowledge and basic skills needed for the professional practice of social work in the field of caring for the elderly by
defining the category of the elderly and their characteristics, needs and problems; the objectives of care for the elderly;
the role of the social worker in caring for the elderly; the strategies and institutions related to the welfare of the elderly;
the welfare of the elderly in Islamic perspective; and the efforts to care for the elderly in the Omani society. Pre-
Requisite: SOWK1110

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SOWK4230 Special Topic in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course seeks to equip students with the
ability to monitor and study social problems, and to be trained in conducting applied field research related to social work
in the Omani society. The course also aims to develop research skills necessary for the implementation of these
researches. In this course, the student is expected to identify a problem or social issues of importance and related to social
work, conducting a field study along the lines followed in scientific research, and the efforts of the student be evaluated
in light of rules accepted by the scientific method. The theme could be a distinguished service program in which social
work skills be applied with individuals, groups or communities. Pre-Requisite: SOWK4110

SOWK4240 Social Work in Islamic Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to illuminate the nature of
social work in Islamic societies, with special emphasis on the integration of social work with Islamic principles. It also
aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills for practicing social work in Islamic societies. Pre-
Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK4250 Social Work and Mental Health (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with
basic knowledge of mental and psychiatric health and, and the concepts of neurological and psychotic illness, and
predisposing factors and causes and precipitator leading to them. The course also seeks to clarify social work
professional practices in this field at preventive and curative levels, and the goals, processes and skills and special
methods of intervention associated with these practices, within the framework of teamwork, which includes a number of
medical, psychological and social disciplines. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2120

SOWK4260 Social Work and Correction (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide social work
students with concepts related to social reform at the level of individuals and society. It seeks to demonstrate the services
provided by social workers in rehabilitation and correctional institutions. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK4270 Social Work and Environment (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the basic concepts of
environment, and its most important problems, the role of social work profession to keep the environment safe and
healthy. The course focuses also on curative and preventive efforts of social workers to protect the environment and
developing positive attitude to save it, in addition to the developmental approaches of environment and related
professional skills. Pre-Requisite: None

SOWK4280 Generalist Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The courses to provide Social work students with the
concept of generalist social work and the theoretical framework. The course focuses on explaining the levels of generalist
practice: micro, mezzo, and macro levels; stages, skills, models of intervention that social workers applied with
individuals, families, groups, organizations, local communities and societies. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110

SOWK4290 Communication Techniques in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course includes the study
in depth of communication in general and communication in social work profession in particular. It aims to explain the
parties of human communication, its steps, stages, levels, and used techniques with individuals, groups, and
communities. It also covers all verbal and nonverbal communication techniques. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1110 or
SOWK1100

SOWK4421 Social Work in Schools (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students are introduced to the major challenge or
children in schools such as, dropouts, conduct disorder, violence and learning disabilities. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2231

SOWK4422 Advanced Field Placement 1 (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) This course has similar objectives as
the previous course SOWK3320 aims to target the same decision the training mosque 3320, of providing the student the
opportunity of working directly with clients at different levels. Emphasis is on furnishing the students with the necessary
skills for working with individuals, groups and communities. Students will also be trained on the methods of professional
intervention in various social institutions, especially schools. Pre-Requisite: None

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SOWK4459 Social Work with Families (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to study the family as a social
system that include its structure, roles, functions, needs and problems. The course is focusing on childhood as a concept
related to the family and the characteristics of each stage; different services provided to the family, women and children.
The course seeks to provide social work students with intervention techniques with families to cope with their problems
and to meet their needs in Oman. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100

SOWK4460 Social Work with Youth (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Special problems of youth adjustment, employment,
delinquency, alienation, and self-destructive behaviour. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2230 and (SOWK1100 or SOWK1110)

SOWK4462 Social Work and the Elderly (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Social work practice with the special
challenges of aging persons and their families i.e. nursing homes, Alzheimers, mobility Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100 or
SOWK1110

SOWK4463 Social Work and Addictions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Prevention and treatment for persons addicted
to drugs and alcohol. Pre-Requisite: SOWK2230

SOWK4465 Social Work and Corrections (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Social Work practice with individuals who are
incarcerated or on parole/probation and their families. Focus on rehabilitation and restorative justice. Pre-Requisite:
SOWK2230

SOWK4466 Special Topics in Social Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Individual or small group seminar focusing
on new or developing issue in social welfare Pre-Requisite: SOWK1311

SOWK4469 Human Behaviour and Social Environment (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide
social work students with the facts and concepts that relate between human behaviour and the social, cultural and
environmental factors which motivate and guide the behaviourist demonstrates different stages of human development:
childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and ageing. The course covers the characteristics, challenges, and problems that face
the individual in each stage. Pre-Requisite: SOWK1100

Sociology

SOCI2014 Developing Societies (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Pre-Requisite:None

SOCI2120 Sociology of Family (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: the family in social thought; functions of
the family in social life; systems of marriage; patterns of choice in marriage and family creation; the analysis of family
relationships; systems of kinship; the family system in Islam; industrialization, urbanization and other social changes and
resulting changes in family relations; problems of the family in contemporary society; the working woman; divorce and
the loosening of family ties; early marriage; adaptation in family relations. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI2130 Economic Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: patterns of human settlement; features of
rural and Bedouin communities; distinction between urban and rural areas; rural sociology; theoretical approaches to the
study of rural communities; theories of the peasant economy; agriculture as a way of life; features of rural culture; social
systems in rural areas; types of Bedouin settlement; the tribe and tribal relations; features of Bedouin culture. Pre-
Requisite: None

SOCI2151 Medical Sociology (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) An intermediate course intended to students (mostly from
The college of Medicine) interested in the broad relationship between medicine and society. Lectures bear on the social
background of disease, people and the medical institutions and the social factors in health awareness. Pre-Requisite:
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SOCI2210 Social Problems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the following elements: - Definition of the
social problem trends in sociology to understand the social problems and economic direction cultural trend direction
integrative models of social problems: - population problems, illiteracy, crime and juvenile delinquency and drug
addiction divorce domestic pollution environment, rapid urbanization, poverty and backward areas in the cities of the
third world problems of young people in modern-day problems with the presentation of some of the problems
experienced by the Omani society. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI2212 Social Welfare Techniques (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to acquire knowledge related to
the methods of social welfare in the Arab world and the West and the United States of America student, the content and
dimensions of social welfare and social service principles and foundations of professional practice. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI2241 Industrial Sociology (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce Industrial through detailed
examination of its origin and the theoretical and applied context of its evolution by focusing on the following issues:
social phenomenon in industry; industrialisation and social change; industrialization and globalization. Pre-Requisite:
SOCI4170

SOCI2361 Social Issues in Arabian Gulf Societies (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This is an intermediate and elective
course which deals with the social analysis of the Gulf Societies, with a strong emphasis on social, demographic
economic and cultural aspects of these societies. Development issues will also be approached. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3120 Sociology of Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: the development of legal thought
and the emergence of legal sociology; legal sociology as a means of social control; the social framework for the law; law
and the circumstances and the interests of social groups and classes; the law, the judiciary and the achievement of social
equality; patterns of conflict and judicial measures in various societies; martial law and popular arbitration; the judicial
system in Arab societies. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3130 Sociology of Law (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: history of administration and development of
administrative thought; public, business and social institution administration; practical theories of administration; human
relations; administrative organization, processes and functions; outlining policies and specifying planning objectives;
organization; power; communication; guidance, follow-up and supervision; budgeting, finance and control; evaluation;
administration of popular social institutions. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3133 Sociology of Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course clarifies the basic concepts of Sociology of
Work; illuminates the features and characteristics of the labour market in general and in Arab countries in particular;
presentation and analysis of various occupational classifications; and career guidance for the youth; employment policies;
Arab labour mobility; human resource development; and the study of the problems of work. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3140 Sociology of Information (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course seeks to emphasize the structure of the
communication process and functions as a social interaction process that takes all sectors of society and its institutions,
and by focusing on the study of the vocabulary of the following: the concept of communication, structure of
communication and its corners process, communication and language formats, communication patterns (Profile, mass),
mass communication methods, and functions of mass communication and the dynamics of social change and
development. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3141 Educational Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An advanced course on the multifunctional role of the
educational system. Lectures give a broad analysis of the role of the educational system in the process or socialisation,
social mobility, cultural and political integration. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3150 Sociology of Change (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the following elements: social
phenomena properties Stability and change in social life, the concept of change and related concepts (development,

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growth, progress, transformation, and development) forms of social change, the theories of social change agents of social
change Massahbat social change implications Ali social change and social planning and social policy change some
features of the change in the Omani society.Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3240 Rural and Urban Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at introducing the topic of rural
sociology and areas of study in which theory and entrances in the study of rural communities, also aims to study human
settlement and characteristics of rural communities and the distinction between rural and urban areas in the community,
and the features of the culture in each, and social systems in rural and urban patterns (family system, economic system .
and others). In addition to the analysis of the emergence of cities and functions performed, and the problems of urban and
main features of urbanization in the Omani society. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3310 Social Research Methods (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An introduction to social planning, its nature and
basic principles. Topics include: stages, types and main approaches to the study of social planning; the relation between
planning, social policy and social change, especially in developing countries. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3320 Contemporary Omani Society (Arabic Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) A comprehensive course on the global
development of the Omani society and economy since 1970. Lectures give a detailed analysis of the development
strategies and achievements in Oman over the last three decades. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI3333 Applied Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to benefit from sociological knowledge
and social laws in the implementation of social policies in a number of areas such as education, health, population,
information, enterprise management, and the provision various social projects. Pre-Requisite: SOCI4170

SOCI3721 Social Statistics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the importance of statistics and their use
in the social sciences, particularly sociology. Topics include: the applications of statistics in population, economic,
industrial, health, education and service studies; use of explanatory and statistical diagrams such as data columns,
frequency curves, pie charts, centroid and dispersal measures and gradiance and correlations; applications and statistical
exercises. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4120 Sociological Texts in English (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the relation between society, culture
and personality, which defines the nature of society and analyses social structure and social systems. Topics include:
patterns of social interaction and the relation between the individual and society; social influences on personality and the
effect of culture on the individual; personality types and patterns; explanatory theories on personality; culture and sub-
cultures; national personalities; the relation between social and cultural change. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4170 Theories of Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is aimed at introducing the most important
endoscopy issues and trends in modern sociology, and so by studying the vocabulary of the following: the theory of
sociology concept . . nature . . patterns and functions, and theoretical research in sociology, the theory of contemporary
trends in sociology (structural functional, interactive Avatar, phenomenology, Alotnomithodlogia, social criticism
theories . etc.). Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4320 Contemporary Omani Society (Arabic Workshop 1CR 30 hrs) A comprehensive course on the global
development of the Omani society and economy since 1970. Lectures give a detailed analysis of the development
strategies and achievements in Oman over the last three decades. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4330 Field Training in Fields of Sociology (Arabic Field Work (5:2) 3CR 105 hrs) This course aims to
rehabilitate students and prepare them to direct the artwork in the social field in the various sectors and institutions,
through two major phases: The first concerned with the numbers of students the theoretical aim of introducing practical
training and objectives of the plan, and the nature of the scientific study of society. The second phase: in which the
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specialist staff of these institutions, and follow-up on the part of academic faculty members of the department. Pre-
Requisite: None

SOCI4362 Sociology of Organization (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the sociology of
organization by focusing on: theories of bureaucracy and its ideal type; management theories and human relations school;
the school of Man in the study of organization; and the methodological principles in organisational research. Pre-
Requisite: SOCI4170

SOCI4380 Design and Implementation of Social Researches (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at
introducing the pace of social research methodology and procedures, In terms of: the selection of the research problem,
formulation, choose the right study of the problem type, choose Find tool, how to set up research and its form, choose the
appropriate approach to the problem of search, printed form search and processing to take to the field. This course also
aims to achieve actual and direct social research practice, and through down to the field to interview a sample-or
Mojtma- search for the collection of data members, review the data in the field and a desk, dump the data and scheduling,
data analysis quantitatively and qualitatively, in writing the final report of research. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4381 Design and Implement of Social Researches 2 (Arabic Field Work 8 3CR 45 hrs) This course is considered
complete with the decision of the design and implementation of social research (1) This course deals with the topics of
the following: the creation of the research community, the establishment of channels of communication, data collection
of the sample, the desk review of the data, coding and data entry, dump the data and prepare tables, data analysis and
writing the final report.Pre-Requisite: SOCI4380

SOCI4410 Social Anthropology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of culture in all its forms, including: the
influence of culture on the behaviour of individuals, with emphasis on popular culture; analysis of popular culture, in
particular of customs and traditions, popular beliefs and arts, popular literature and traditional material culture; study of
the national character and the interactions between the popular cultural heritage and modern culture; examples of these
interactions in various social sectors and societal groups. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCI4420 Culture and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A survey of anthropological studies, emphasizing their
importance in sociology. Topics include: complex modern civilizations; the poor quarters in urban areas; industrial
organizations; medical anthropology; anthropological research on desert societies; economic anthropology;
anthropological study of international relations; study of local communities. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1001 Omani Contemporary Society (Arabic Lecture 1CR 15 hrs) This course aims to enlighten students with the
reality contemporary Omani society focusing on the of the Renaissance and the path to modernization and
comprehensive development, through descriptive and analytical study of the following: the general features of the Omani
society; the administrative organisation of the state; the Omani contemporary economy; the Oman village in the context
of agricultural development; industrial development; education and human resource development; and social welfare
policies and their evolution. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1002 Developing Societies (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to introduce the problems of
developing societies in the contemporary world in terms of what is a developing society, types of developing societies,
and the symptoms and primary causes of underdevelopment, and the dimensions of the issue of development in
underdeveloped societies. It also aims to study the fundamental issues of Sociology of Development and its mission in
the contemporary world, the study the possibility and potential of development in underdeveloped societies, the relation
between cultural changes, development, and globalization in developing societies. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1003 Omani Contemporary Society (Arabic Lecture 1CR 16 hrs) This course aims to enlighten students with the
reality contemporary Omani society focusing on the of the Renaissance and the path to modernization and
comprehensive development, through descriptive and analytical study of the following: the general features of the Omani
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of agricultural development; industrial development; education and human resource development; and social welfare
policies and their evolution. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1004 Contemporary Social Issues (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course focuses on the following: the social
and cultural characteristics of the Gulf Societies; pre-oil forms of production and their reflection on the standards of
living; Independence and modern state building in the Gulf; oil and the transformation of the social structure in the Gulf
societies; age and sex structure in the Gulf societies; foreign labour and occupational structure; and socio-economic
development in the Gulf societies: enabling factors and important constraints. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1006 Medical Sociology (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to introduce this sub-discipline of
sociology by focusing on the following issues: factors and areas of convergence between medicine and sociology, health
and disease from the perspective of sociology, theoretical and methodological issues in medical sociology, areas of
concern in medical sociology (behaviour of patients, social analysis of patients, the dynamics of interaction between
doctors and patients, the hospital as a social organisation. etc.), health and disease and problems of development in
developing societies. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1008 Sociology of Sport (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to acquaint students with concepts related
to sports as a social phenomenon and examine the interrelationships between sport and social institutions such as the
family, the school, the economy and others in contemporary society. Also introduces students to research tools and
methods applied in the field of sports sociology. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1100 Introduction to Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce sociology and its
study methods, branches, relationship with other social sciences, the thinking of its first pioneers, sociological analysis of
social life (interaction, processes, social relations), personality and socialization, principles of social organization, social
groups, culture and social life. Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY1210 History of Sociological Thought (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to track the emergence of
social thought and evolution, through the study of following y: the beginnings of social thought in ancient oriental
civilizations (Pharaonic Egypt, India, China), social thought of Greek philosophers (Plato, Aristotle) and Roman
philosophers (Augustine, Thomas Aquinas), Muslim Scholars (Al-Farabi, Ibn Khaldun), philosophers of history (Vico,
Kant, Hegel), the Enlightenment philosophers (Hobbes, Rousseau), pioneers of sociological thought in the modern era
(Auguste Comte, Spencer, Durkheim, Pareto, Weber). Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY1220 Sociology of Population (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the parameters and
dimensions of population issue, through detailed examination of the following items: demographic phenomena
(population size, sex and age classification, geographical distribution, population growth . etc.), reasons behind sociology
concern with demographic phenomena, origins of social thought in the area of population, position of social demography
within population studies, social theory in the sociology of the population, research methodology in the sociology of
population, social phenomena associated with population density (fertility, immigration, social class, . etc.), and
population and development issues in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2001 Methods of Social Welfare (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to assist students in acquiring
knowledge associated with the methods of social welfare in the Arab World, the West, and the United States of America;
the content and dimensions of social welfare, principles of social work, and the foundations of professional practice. Pre-
Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2002 Industrial Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce Industrial Sociology as a
modern and evolving sub-discipline of sociology through detailed examination of the following issues: the definition of
industrial sociology, its origin, and the context of its theoretical and applied evolution (scientific management movement,
human relations school); modern and contemporary trends in Industrial sociology; social phenomenon in industry (labour

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turnover, absence and absenteeism, alienation, job satisfaction . etc.); industrialisation and social change;
industrialization and globalization; and contemporary Arab studies in industrial sociology. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2003 Sociology of Law (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses the following elements: the concept of
social control; forms of social control (formal and informal social control); social control and compliance with standards;
social control and social commitment; customs and traditions as a means of informal social control; law and the judiciary
a means of official social control; public opinion as a means of social control; the evolution of legal thought and the
emergence of the sociology of sociology; the subject matter of the sociology of law; law as a means of social control; the
socio-legal framework; law and the judiciary in achieving social justice. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2004 Sociology of Work (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course clarified the basic concepts of Sociology of
Work; illuminates the features and characteristics of the labour market in general and in Arab countries in particular;
presentation and analysis of various occupational classifications; and career guidance for the youth; employment policies;
Arab labour mobility; human resource development; and the study of the problems of work. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2005 Media Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses communication as a process of social
interaction; sociological analysis of communication; patterns of human communication; verbal and non-verbal
communication; communication and cultural diffusion; the mass media and social change; the social function of the mass
media; the mass media, modernization and development; the mass media and social control; the mass media and national
mobilization; and the mass media and social awareness. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2006 Sociology of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the educational system as a
component of the overall structure of society from a sociological perspectives according to its rules, techniques and
methodology by studying the following: the relationship between education and sociology; the emergence of the
Sociology of Education and the evolution of its subject matter; pioneers researchers in field of the sociology of
education; social foundations of education; education as a social system; the social functions of education; and
socialization, education and society in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2007 Sociology of Medicine (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce this sub-discipline of
sociology by focusing on the following issues: factors and areas of convergence between medicine and sociology, health
and disease from the perspective of sociology, theoretical and methodological issues in medical sociology, areas of
concern in medical sociology (behaviour of patients, social analysis of patients, the dynamics of interaction between
doctors and patients, the hospital as a social organisation..etc.), health and disease and problems of development in
developing societies. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2008 Social Anthropology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to introduce the basic parameters
of anthropology at both the theoretical or practical levels, through a detailed examination of the following: the concept of
social anthropology, the relationship between anthropology and other social sciences, pioneer researchers in social
anthropology, rules and techniques of anthropological research, areas of interest in social anthropology: the evolution of
human societies, the social structure of traditional societies and basic systems (village system / economic system, social
control system. etc.) examples for contemporary anthropological studies. Pre-Requisite: SOCI1012 and SOCY1100

SOCY2009 Culture and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce the cultural system
and its relationship to the overall social structure, through the study of following: the concept of culture and society and
the relationship between them; culture: its components, characteristics, functions, and its factors of growth and
development; theories of culture (cultural diffusion, cultural association, culture conflict . etc.); culture and social change;
Arab culture (sources, components, common characteristics); sub-culture Subcommittee (rural culture, urban culture,
etc..); cultural studies in sociological literature. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2010 Environmental Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to introduce the facets of
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concept of environment and ecology; the relationship between ecology and sociology and other social sciences; social
interaction and the relationship of man to the environment, theoretical sociological approaches to the study of the
environment; the problems of environmental pollution (manifestations and methods of treatment); general applications in
the area of environmental pollution and proposals for addressing it in the Arab world. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2011 Sociology of Language (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on the effect of language on
society. It is closely related to the field of sociolinguistics, which focuses on the effect of the society on language. The
course introduces the students to the way that social dynamics affect individual and group language use. This will be
achieved by answering the following questions: Who is 'authorized' to use what language, with whom and under what
conditions; how an individual or group identity is established by the language that they have available for them to use.
Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2012 Sociology of Knowledge (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is concerned with the social organization
of knowledge -in terms of 'information', 'facts', science, ideology, common-sense and popular culture. It deals with the
broad, underlying questions about the extent and limits of social influences on people's lives and the social-cultural
foundations of their knowledge of the world. The social organization of knowledge will be considered in the context of
information technology, whether print, electronic mass media or computer technology (as in the Internet) where masses
of information are disseminated with great speed. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2110 Sociology of the Family (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses the following elements: the
family in social thought; marriage and forms of marital systems; theoretical trends in the analysis of family relations;
kinship and forms of kinship systems; the family system in Islam; industrialization, urbanization and changing family
relations; the problems facing the family in contemporary society; and family characteristics in the Omani society. Pre-
Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY2120 Social Problems (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses the following elements: the definition
of a social problem, sociological perspectives in understanding social problems (economic approach, cultural approach,
integrated approach), examples of social problems (demographic, illiteracy, crime and juvenile delinquency, drug
addiction, divorce, environmental pollution, problems of rapid urbanization, poverty and underdeveloped areas in third
world cities, problems of youth in the modern era) with the presentation of some of the problems afflicting the Omani
society. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2130 Rural and Urban Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the local
community and its characteristics and problems, through two major units. The first unit deals with the (rural community)
in terms of: the concept of the rural community; the evolution of interest in the study of the rural community; approaches
to the study of rural societies, rural settlement patterns; the structure of the rural society and its systems; rural culture; the
contemporary village and its problems; rural -urban and differences; the subsistence household and its characteristics;
and tradition and modernization in rural Oman. The second unit deals with (urban community) in terms of: the definition
of the concept of urbanization and urbanism; theory and research in urban sociology; approaches to the study of urban
communities; the city (definition, functions, patterns); trends in urban growth; the crisis of contemporary urban of
society; urban growth and problems in the Omani society. In addition, trips to some communities both rural and urban
will be organised. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100 or SOCI1012

SOCY2210 Economic Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce one of the sub-
disciplines of sociology, which deals with a social phenomenon of concern to many of the social sciences, by focusing on
the following: the nature of economic sociology, its subject matter, its importance, the relationship between economic
sociology and other social sciences, economic processes (production, distribution, exchange, . etc.), socio-economic
development in contemporary societies, he socio-economic dimensions of globalization and privatization, and the
consumption culture in the Gulf Arab societies. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1210 or SOCY1100

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SOCY2220 Theories of Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the most important issues
of theorizing and trends in contemporary sociology, through the study of following: sociological theory and its nature,
forms and functions; theory and research in sociology; contemporary theoretical trends in sociology (structural
functionalism, symbolic interactionism, phenomenology, ethnomethodology, critical social theory. etc.). Pre-Requisite:
SOCY1210 or SOCY1100

SOCY2230 Sociology of Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses the following issues: the
concept of underdevelopment; the characteristics of backward communities; the concept of development and related
concepts; sociological trends in understanding the issues of underdevelopment and development; development models
and perspectives indicators (the evolutionary perspective, the theory of dependency, self-reliant development); the Omani
model of contemporary development (strategies and spheres of development in Omani society). Pre-Requisite:
SOCY1210 or SOCY1100

SOCY3001 Sociology of Art (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at exploring the nature of 'art in society' by
looking at how art objects are produced, distributed, and consumed. Theoretical perspectives will be related to historical
and contemporary examples from a range of artistic media, with special emphasis upon music, painting, architecture, and
photography, to explore the interplay between art and society, as well as the interrelations among the different arts
themselves. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

SOCY3002 Popular Heritage and Omani Folklore (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of
folklore, popular culture and the official culture, and the historical evolution of folklore studies; different trends in the
study of folklore; traditions and customs, life-cycle customs, religious customs, festivals and different occasions customs,
popular arts; material culture (tools and traditional handicrafts). Pre-Requisite: None

SOCY3110 Applied Sociology (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on the dialectical relationship between
and application in sociology and its importance in the process of public policy formulation, design, implementation and
evaluation. This will be done through a detailed presentation of the origin of applied sociology, its early beginnings and
its most important concepts. The course also provides the student with a general idea on the main obstacles to the
application of sociological theoretical knowledge. Moreover, the course provides the student with knowledge on the
methodological perspectives of applied sociology through a simplified presentation of the stages of applied research. Pre-
Requisite: SOCY2220

SOCY3120 Sociology of Organisation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the theoretical and
methodological foundations of the sub-discipline Sociology of Organization in terms of the reasons for interest in the
study of social organizations, the sources of this type of study and its analytical levels; theories of bureaucracy (classic
and contemporary); the ideal model of bureaucracy; management theories and school of human relations school; the
school of Man in the study of organization; and the methodological principles in organisational research. Pre-Requisite:
SOCY2220

SOCY3210 Sociology of Change (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course addresses the following issues: the concept
of social change and its mechanisms and stages; factors and obstacles of social change; the characteristics of social
phenomena; stability and change in social life; the concept of change and related concepts (development, growth,
progress, transformation and development); forms of social change; theories of social change; factors of social change;
implications of social change; social change and social policy and planning; and some aspects of change in Omani
society Pre-Requisite: SOCY2220

SOCY3220 Methods of Social Research (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce scientific research
methods and techniques by focusing on the following: the concept of scientific method and its steps and procedures;
experimental and historical methodologies; the use of scientific methods in social studies and research, data collection
instruments (observation, the interview, the questionnaire); data collection; methods of social research (the case study,

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social survey, content analysis, secondary data, social measurement, deductive method; data processing and tabulation;
quantitative and qualitative analysis of the data; writing up. Pre-Requisite: SOCY2220

SOCY3230 Social Statistics (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the importance of statistics and its
uses in social sciences in general and sociology in particular and presentation of the uses of social statistics in the areas of
population, economy and industry, health, education and services (use of graphs repetitive bar curve, central tendency
measures, dispersion measures, slope and correlations, statistical tests, SPSS, statistical applications and exercises). Pre-
Requisite: SOCY2220

SOCY4110 Design and Implementation of Social Research 1 (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides the
students with an opportunity to apply the sociological knowledge they acquired during the previous semesters. Students
are trained on the design and implementation of field research focusing on: review of social research methods and
approaches; selection of a research topic; identifying the conceptual framework; identification of concepts; raising
research questions; literature review; identification of a methodological approach, research priorities and sample; the
application of research tools in the field. Pre-Requisite: SOCY3220

SOCY4120 Field Training in Sociology (Arabic Field Work (1:6) 2CR 105 hrs) This course aims to prepare the
students to conduct technical work in the social field in various sectors and institutions through two main phases. The
first phase focuses on the theoretical preparation of students by introducing the training plan and its objectives and the
nature of the scientific study of society. In the second phase students will dispatched to different social institutions for
training in the methods of social work under the supervision of specialists working in these institution, with academic
follow-up by faculty members. Pre-Requisite: SOCY3220

SOCY4210 Sociological Texts in English Language (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at providing an
opportunity for students to look into sociological literature and to develop their ability to deal with sociological literature,
studies and writings in English, through the study of selected classical and contemporary sociological texts to be dealt
with as follows: reading the whole text, the extraction of sociological terminology and concepts and then translating and
analysing them, translating the text fully, and to comment on the text in the light of sociological knowledge. Pre-
Requisite: SOCY2220

SOCY4211 Title Design and Implementation of Social Research 2 (Arabic Project 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a
follow up to the course SOCI4380 Design and Implementation of Social Research (1) and addresses the following topics:
identification of a research setting, establishing channels of communication, data collection from the sample, data audit,
coding and data entry, data unloading and tabulation, data analysis and writing final report. Pre-Requisite: SOCY4110

Theatre Arts

THAR1000 Studies in Shakespeare (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course offers an introduction to Shakespearean
drama and the Elizabethan theatre. It focuses on two of Shakespeares tragedies: Hamlet and Macbeth, in addition, to two
comedies The Taming of the Shrew, and Twelfth night. Students will read plays and critical material that examine these
plays from different critical perspectives, to shed light on some ideas and issues that are planted in the texts. In addition,
Elizabethan culture and theatre structures will be explored as an introduction to the world the world of Shakespearean
drama. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1002 Studies in the Arabic Theatre (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course is an introduction to the history of
Arabic theatre since its beginnings in the nineteenth-century up until the middle of the twentieth-century. In addition to
the historical background it explores a number of play texts (both traditionally-written and non-traditional plays) written
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through, language, and dramatic action. It is hoped that at the end of the course the student will gain a better
understanding of the history of Arabic and Arabic drama. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1004 Radio and Television Drama (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The main topics of this course are: general
concept of dramatic writing -spheres and dimensions of writing -technical differences in writing for theatre , for radio and
for television-method of writing radio play method of writing television play. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1005 Introduction to Theatre Arts (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduces aspects of theatrical performance
and production. Students will explore dramatic literature, acting, directing, design, lighting, costume, etc. Historical and
cultural context of theatre will be discussed, focusing on the Greek, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance, 18th and 19th
centuries periods up until the present time. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1006 European Drama: Expressing a Worldview through Text (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Introductory
course to European dramatic literature. The course will cover topics such as : selected plays from the 19th century and
20th century-the influence of social, economic, and political factors on playwriting-"playwrights vision" and the different
artistic and literary movements ; theatre and its role in creating meaning and reflecting social reality. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1011 Theatrical Appreciation (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course explores a variety of subjects related, in
general, to the theatrical cultures by providing students with a survey of international and Arabic theatre and the
relationship between folk culture and theatre. It also seeks to acquaint students with the elements of the text, theatrical
performances and miscellaneous issues in Omani theatre. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1012 Play Writing (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Objectives of the Syllabus: Stirring students' imagination and
thoughts to innovate a dramatic story or a play theme or to write scenario and dialogue, and therefore get acquaint to the
artistic innovation. Train students on drama writing, and things the writer should observe about While writing to theatre,
and shall know writing differences such as drama, characters, scenario, dialogue and all the techniques attached to this
art. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1016 Child's Theatre (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course explores a variety of subjects related to the study
of the history of child's theatre at the international as well as Arab levels. It seeks to study its aims and forms and the
extent to which it can be made beneficial in its practical and scholarly sides, for the child's culture in schools and in the
outside world. The course also discusses Omani school theatre as part of the corpus of child's theatre. Pre-Requisite:
None

THAR1018 Theatre and Drama: the Major Intellectual, Literary, and Artistic Movements (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30
hrs) An Introduction to dramatic literature, theory, and theatrical trends of Western and Arabic theatre until the first part
of the twentieth-century. It explores the development of theatre and drama in light of Neo-classicism, Romanticism,
Melodrama, Naturalism, and Realism. The world of the selected plays and the history of their production will be
examined in a broader context in relation to important political, social, intellectual, and artistic events. Students will
develop a critical awareness of dramatic literature, theory, and performance practice as well as learn how to read and
analyse a play. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR1035 Arabic Theatre (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to Arabic theatre and drama
since its beginnings in the nineteenth-century up until the middle of the twentieth-century. In addition to the historical
background it explores a number of play texts written by Arabic playwrights. Students will study plays paying particular
attention to form, structure, genre, style, character, thought, language, and dramatic action. Additionally, the plays will be
examined from different point of views (e.g. the actor, director, scenic designer, costume designer, audience etc.). At the
end of the course the students will gain a better understanding of Arabic theatre history, issues explored in Arabic drama,
as well as dramatic form. Pre-Requisite: None

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THAR2012 Play Writing (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is intended to introduce students to the art of
playwriting. In the beginning students will study the nature of theatre and a variety of dramatic forms since the
beginnings in Ancient Greece till today will be introduced. Student will study the fundamentals of play construction and
style, using writing exercises and the class will culminate with each student writing a scene or a short play. Pre-
Requisite: None

THAR2022 Theatre and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to: Introduce the importance of theatre
and its goals. It also aims to assist the students to investigate the relationship between the theatre and the society and the
nature of theatre as social and cultural phenomena and medium. Introduce the social and educational uses of theatre.
Analyse some theatrical texts and performances that tackled social, educational issues. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR2122 Theatre and Society (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims firstly to: Introduce the importance of
theatre and its goals. It also aims to assist the students to investigate the relationship between the theatre and the society
and the nature of theatre as social and cultural phenomena and medium. Introduce the social and educational uses of
theatre. Analyse some theatrical texts and performances that tackled social and educational issues. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR3001 Studies in Dramatic Criticism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course involves the examination of major
historical theories in criticism and is an evaluation of drama and theatre. Students will also study contemporary
approaches to criticism. Historical exploration of significant plays in major periods in Western and Middle Eastern drama
will also be studied. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR3002 Playwriting: Writing Micro drama (Arabic Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course explores the
essentials of dramatic structure in writing for the stage. The course will explore storytelling, developing story ideas,
understanding plot, character, and genre through intensive writing exercises. This class employs creative exercises and
discussion to explore the fundamentals of playwriting. Each student is expected to complete a short play at the end of the
course. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR3120 Play Analysis I (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The main topics of this course are: theoretical study of the
elements of dramatic structure and styles of character development through distinguishing examples from world and
Arabic theatre in different periods. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR4001 Theatre Adaptation (Arabic Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course Introduces students to the art
of adaptation for the stage from a playwriting perspective. Each student will adapt a myth-legend, novels, short story,
true stories, graphic novels, etc., from page to stage. This seminar explores the process of adapting source material into a
theatrical text amplified by weekly assignments and ending in an adaptation based on material of the students choice.
Pre-Requisite: None

THAR4002 World Drama : The Most Important Artistic, Literary, and Intellectual Movements (Arabic Lecture
3CR 45 hrs) The course is a survey of selected dramatic texts in their historical and cultural contexts, from ancient
Greece to the 20th century, through the lens of Western literary, artistic, and intellectual movements, such as Neo-
classicism, Romanticism, Naturalism, Realism, Expressionism, Symbolism, the Absurd, etc. The course will emphasize
as well the development of the European playhouses and theories of performance. Pre-Requisite: None

THAR4430 Playwriting (Project) (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an example of intensive workshop in the
craft of dramatic writing. The project will focus on the development of character, dialogue, and action in dramatic space.
Selected plays and scenes written by class members will be analysed in class discussions. Students will regularly read
scenes written by other students. Pre-Requisite: None

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Tourism

TOUR1001 Introduction to Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A comprehensive study of tourism and travel
industry, its principles, practices, philosophies and systems. Examination of tourism as a developing industry including
its travel modes, organizations, laws and socio-economic impact Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1020 Modern Trends in Tourism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course defines the international tourism. It
contains the different changes that affected the map of the international tourism. The course focuses on the modern and
unusual types and trends in this industry. In connection with the Arab states in general and the Sultanate of Oman in
particular Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1030 Tourism Authorities and Organizations (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course gives a detailed
overview of the tourism authorities in Oman in terms of their structure and role in the promotion of this industry. It also
focuses on the working charts and systems of the local, some regional and international governmental and non-
governmental tourism organizations and authorities. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1040 Tourism and Ecology (E) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course defines the environment and its
relation to tourism. It discuses the modern trends in ecology. The course also covers the interrelation between tourism
and hospitality projects in relevance with environment. It focuses on the different impacts of tourist activities on the
environment in Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1050 Tourism in Oman (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to study the natural and man-made
resources in Oman. It focuses on particular resources, such as: crafts, traditional customs and diet. It also contains a
survey of the most important tourist and archaeological sites in Oman. The course also provides a sufficient study of
tourism types in Oman as: culture, ecology and conference tourism. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1051 French for Beginners (French Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) In this course for beginners, students can introduce
themselves and members of their family. They can also ask and answer questions about personal details. They can read
and write simple sentences and begin to develop an understanding of French grammar. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1052 German for Beginners (German Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) In this course for beginners, students can introduce
themselves and members of their family. They can also ask and answer questions about personal details. They can read
and write simple sentences and begin to develop an understanding of German grammar. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1053 Business Etiquette and Professionalism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course teaches the rules of
social interaction, protocol, and etiquette for various occasions, as well as special emphasis on working with international
guests and doing business overseas. This information will help the student learn to blend in, and have the confidence to
approach any culture and act consistently and effectively in all areas of business transactions. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1054 Sustainable Tourism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) the concept of sustainable tourism has emerged as a
requirement to be considered in any tourism destination. The main goal of this course is to introduce students to the
concept of sustainable tourism. It aims to raise students' awareness and enhance their experience in regard to
sustainability principles and applications to such aspects as environment, economy, socio-cultural and local community.
Also, with a special reference to the case of Oman, the challenges facing the implementation of sustainable tourism and
the best practices used to overcome these challenges will be discussed. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1055 Italian for Beginners (Italian Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Students will be introduced to the basic skills required to
master when meeting Italian speakers. They will learn Italian accompanied by a multi-skills syllabus integrating themes,
structures, functions, vocabulary and pronunciation and a wide variety of audio/visual and interactive exercises. Pre-
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TOUR1056 Tourism Geographies (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course explores the complex and multi-faceted
phenomenon of tourism from a geographical perspective. Key concepts and theories are presented to facilitate learning
about the different human and physical characteristics of the worlds regions and their relationship to tourism and its
development. Cultural and environmental dimensions of tourism are examined from a variety of regional perspectives.
From the tropics to the Polar Regions, this course imparts knowledge to understanding of the key components of tourism,
namely, the industry, destinations and tourists (otherwise known as the tourism triad) and how they are shaped by spatial
mobility and geophysical patterns and processes. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560

TOUR1057 Japanese for Beginners (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Japanese letters are different from other languages.
Students will have master letters, and then they will learn Japanese accompanied by a multi-skills syllabus integrating
themes, structures, functions, vocabulary and pronunciation and a wide variety of audio and interactive exercises.
Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1059 Tourism Marketing Principles (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Tourism industry has a unique nature that
requires a suitable marketing approach. This course provides basic tourism marketing principles like the marketing
concept, tourist behaviour, and the eight tourism marketing mix elements. Students learn about these principles via
relevant readings, class discussion, and practical examples. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0500 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0560

TOUR1060 Introduction to Tourism Guidance (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to define the tourism
guidance and tourist guide. It covers the regulations of the guidance operations, the qualifications and the main duties of
the tourist guide and the problems of this career. The course also discusses the types, the interests and the psychology of
the tourists. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1070 Introduction to Financial Accounting in Hospitality and Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs)
Emphasis is on developing financial statements using the Uniform System of Accounts. Provides a basis for
understanding hospitality and tourism accounting concepts and procedures, the processing of financial data, and the flow
of financial information in the accounting cycle that result in the production of financial statements. Computerized
systems for the General ledger will be discussed. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR1080 Introduction to Hospitality (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course lays the groundwork for a basic
understanding of the lodging and food service industry by tracing the industry's growth and development both nationally
and internationally, by reviewing the organization of hotel and food and beverage operations, and by focusing on
industry opportunities and future trends. It discusses the relationship between hospitality and other services. Pre-
Requisite: TOUR1001

TOUR1111 French for Tourism 1 (French Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this course for
beginners, students can introduce themselves and others and can also ask and answer questions about personal details.
They can read and write simple sentences and begin to develop an understanding of French grammar. Pre-Requisite:
None

TOUR1112 French for Tourism 2 (French Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Pre-Requisite: TOUR1111

TOUR1113 French for Tourism 3 (French Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course further
develops basic skills in order for students to understand and communicate about jobs in the tourism business, take a
message on the phone, write a C.V, understand a job advert and take a job interview. Relevant vocabulary and grammar
(the 2 main past tenses) are taught. Pre-Requisite: TOUR1112 or FREN3522

TOUR1114 French for Tourism 4 (French Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Students study imperative tense to
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environment, country and take hotel bookings. They are also taught to write letters (application and invitation). Pre-
Requisite: TOUR1113 or FREN4521

TOUR1115 French for Tourism 5 (French Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) Students learn about promoting Oman as a tourist
destination and will be able to write brochures and set up a tour through the country. They will also make a presentation
of their work by using the necessary means of speaking. Students should reach level A2 of the Common European
Framework.
Pre-Requisite: TOUR1114

TOUR1116 French for Tourism 6 (French Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) Students learn the relevant grammar (future tense) and
vocabulary in order to write and talk about the organization of events for the public and tourists alike. This will be part of
their graduation project and they will make a presentation in front of French speaking guests.
Pre-Requisite: TOUR1115

TOUR1211 German for Tourism 1 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
By the end of this course, students will be able to talk about themselves, their families, their studies and their homes.
They can read and write simple sentences and begin to develop an understanding of German grammar and structure. Pre-
Requisite:

TOUR1212 German for Tourism 2 (German Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Pre-Requisite: Tour1211

TOUR1213 German for Tourism 3 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course is designed to equip students with the ability to write their CV and simple invitation letters. Students are
taught the necessary vocabulary to describe pictures showing Oman's traditions and to talk about their religion. All
students should reach level A1.2 of the Common European Framework. Pre-Requisite: (TOUR1212 or GERM3522)

TOUR1214 German for Tourism 4 (German Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Students are taught to write
application letters for employment in the field of tourism. They learn the relevant vocabulary and grammar in order to
present themselves in a job interview situation. They understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to
personal and family information, local geography and employment. Pre-Requisite: (GERM4521 or TOUR1213)

TOUR1215 German for Tourism 5 (German Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Students will be able to
write two consecutive letters to German addresses (initial letter and answer letter). They will also know how to outline a
formally correct travel program for a trip of 3 days through Oman for German tourists and explain this tour to tourists by
using the necessary means of speaking. Students should reach level A2 of the Common European Framework. Pre-
Requisite: TOUR1114 or GERM4522

TOUR1216 German for Tourism 6 (German Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) Students learn the relevant grammar and vocabulary
in order to write a presentation paper about their graduation project. Emphasis is also put on the practice of speaking
about their studies, their internship and the graduation project. Based upon the written paper, students present their
graduation project in front of German guests. Students should reach level B1 of the Common European Framework. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR2010 Tourism and Hospitality Legislation (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to provide a
comprehensive overview of laws and regulatory agencies governing the lodging and travel industry in Oman. The course
exposes the student to the security programs and systems that apply to the hospitality. It also gives an overview of the
entry visa to Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR2011 Tourist Behaviour (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to define human behaviour and its
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field of Tourism. The course also provides a study on human relations in tourism as well as the psychology and the
motivations of the tourists. Pre-Requisite: TOUR1010, TOUR1030, TOUR1060, TOUR1080

TOUR2020 Public Relations and Tourism Behaviour (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to define
behaviour and its different theories. It studies the factors, which frame the personal behaviour and the impact of each of
these factors on the field of Tourism. The course also provides a study on human relations in tourism as well as the
psychology and the motivations of the clients. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR2040 Research Planning in Tourism and Hospitality (E) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to
define the general frame of tourism planning. It focuses on the techniques of tourism planning and clarified the concept
of tourism policies. The course also deals with the relation between planning, development strategies and tourism. It also
focuses on the detailed outline of the tourism research planning and their applications in Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR2041 Research Methodology in Tourism and Hospitality (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an
introduction to research and analytical methods for tourism, hospitality, and leisure. It is also designed to give students a
solid foundation for doing their own research and the ability to be knowledgeable consumers of others; research. Pre-
Requisite: FPEL0604, TOUR1001, TOUR1060, TOUR1080

TOUR2050 Tourism Resources in Oman (E) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the natural and
man-made resources in Oman. It focuses on particular resources, such as: crafts, traditional customs and diet. It also
contains a survey of the most important tourist and archaeological sites in Oman. The course also provides a sufficient
study of tourism types in Oman as: culture, ecology and conference tourism. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR2090 Internship 1 (English Internship 0CR 300 hrs) The First part of the internship must be 300 hours work
experience (eight weeks), in which student may work in his/her chosen field of tourism and hospitality work such as tour
operations, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, car rental companies, transportation, conventions and visiting bureaus, or
governmental tourism offices. The student would supervised by member/members of the staff from the department. He
also must present a detailed report on this period. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR2091 Internship 1 (English Internship 3CR 450 hrs) The First part of the internship must be 300 hours work
experience (eight weeks), in which student may work in his/her chosen field of tourism and hospitality work such as tour
operations, travel agencies, hotels, resorts, car rental companies, transportation, conventions and visiting bureaus, or
governmental tourism offices. The student would supervised by member/members of the staff from the department. He
also must present a detailed report on this period. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR3010 Tourist Information System (E) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aimed to expand the student
knowledge in using the microcomputer software and its different system in the various areas of travel and hospitality
industry. It also provides extensive practice of speaking and reading. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3020 Internship 2 (English Internship 0CR 300 hrs) The second part of the internship must be 300 hours
supervised internship experience (eight weeks). The outcome of this experience provides students with a realistic view of
the managerial responsibilities, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, human resources, general business and
functional department operations in a high service oriented hospitality and tourism environment. The student would
supervised by member(s) of the staff from the department. He also must present a detailed report on this period. Pre-
Requisite: TOUR2090

TOUR3021 Internship 2 (English Internship 3CR 450 hrs) The second part of the internship must be 300 hours
supervised internship experience (eight weeks). The outcome of this experience provides students with a realistic view of
the managerial responsibilities, accounting and finance, sales and marketing, human resources, general business and
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supervised by member/members of the staff from the department. He also must present a detailed report on this period.
Pre-Requisite: TOUR2090

TOUR3100 Methods of Tourism Guidance (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides a study of the different
methods and types of tourism guidance. It also contains a study of the skills and the qualifications of this career. The
course deals with the different types of guidance and guides and how to improve a tourist area within the guide Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3110 Archaeology of Oman Through the Periods (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to
study the impact of the geographical position of Oman and its culture role in ancient periods. It also deals with the
historical sources of Oman's ancient culture. This course focuses on the archaeology of Oman in the stone ages,
pictographs and inscribed texts. Oman's ancient navy in connection with the Far East, Near East and Middle East cultures
will also be discussed in this program. It focuses on the Islamic monuments in Oman such as major centres, cities,
mosques, markets, schools palaces, forts and castles. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3120 Heritage and Traditional Crafts in Oman (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the
Oman's ancient heritage (customs, music and diet). It offers a study on the traditional crafts, which strongly related to
daily-life, such as: agriculture and fishing. Crafts of special nature, such as: silversmith, traditional dagger and sward are
also included in this study. The course discusses the methods of improving these crafts to be used as tourist souvenirs.
Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3121 Cultural Heritage of Oman (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to Study the tangible and
intangible cultural heritage of the Sultanate of Oman. It includes buildings, historic places, monuments, artefacts, etc.,
that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. It will also cover the social values and traditions, customs and
practices, artistic expression, language and other aspects of human activity. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR3130 Tourism Guidance 1 (English Lecture/Field Work (2:3) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims to train the student
in the field (Ancient and Islamic sites). It focuses on the description methods required in the tourist areas. The course also
exposes the student to the skills of speech and how to react in the emergency cases. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3140 Ancient Culture Centres in the Arabian Gulf (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the
geographical importance of the Arabian Gulf together with the names and the most important culture centres in the
Arabian Gulf in ancient periods. It focuses on the main features of these centres and their impact on the ancient cultures
of the world. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3141 Tourism Attractions in the GCC (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the most
important cultural, historical, and archaeological tourism attractions in the Arabian Gulf in ancient and modern periods. It
focuses on the main features of these attractions and their impact on the tourism movement in whole Gulf Area. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3150 Interpretation Industry in Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at presenting the
critical values of interpretation industry and profession in the tourism sector with a special reference to the Sultanate of
Oman. Student will be introduced to the meaning of interpretation as a profession and its history. Also, they will learn
about the different types and practices used in interpretation. Also, this course explores the various issues and challenges
facing the interpretation industry with a special reference to Oman. Finally, it provides practical approaches and practices
applied for minimizing the negative impacts of the discussed challenges in interpretation provision. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3161 Understanding Interpretation (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to enhance the students'
knowledge about interpretation philosophy. It deals with interpretation as an interdisciplinary profession. It discusses the
interpretation ethics at international level and challenges facing interpretation in the present and future. Pre-Requisite:
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TOUR3201 Hospitality Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will concentrate on providing an in
depth view of the various aspects and departments that fall under what is commonly known as hotel management or hotel
operations. Some of the specific departments this course will explore are -front office, housekeeping, human resources,
security, engineering and maintenance, food and beverage, accounting and finance. Aside from the various operational
procedures utilized, the course will also address legal issues within the industry including employment law, service
philosophies, best practices and technology. Pre-Requisite: TOUR1080, TOUR2050

TOUR3210 Food Production (E) (English Lecture/Workshop (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims to define the history
of the commercial food and beverage. It provides the different kinds of food, materials and kitchens. The course also
covers the different types of menu planning and the major hotel cooking. It provides a comprehensive study of the
different kinds of beverage and its services. It also focuses on the local food. Practice and fieldwork are major part in this
course. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR3220 Service in Hospitality (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr Lecture, 4 hrs Lab) 3CR 75 hrs) This course provides a
historical study of the food service. It contains the different types of services (English-French-American-Fast-etc.). It
contains the marketing aspects of the service. The course focuses on the beverage service and the service tools. Practice
and fieldwork are major part in of this course. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3231 Front Office Operations and Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course presents a
systematic approach to front office procedures by detailing the flow of business through a hotel, from the reservations
process to check-out and account settlement. The course also examines the various elements of effective front office
management, paying particular attention to the planning and evaluation of front office operations and to human resources
management. Front office procedures and management are placed within the context of the overall operation of a hotel.
Pre-Requisite: TOUR1080, TOUR2050

TOUR3240 Hotel Marketing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to differentiate between marketing and
sales. It contains a comprehensive study of the different methods of hotel advertisements, sales and techniques applied to
hospitality. The course also focuses on the strategic marketing and how to build a marketing system in the field of
Hospitality. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3250 Housekeeping Operations and Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3260 IT Applications for Hospitality (English Lecture: Lab (1:2 ) 3CR 45 hrs) Provides an overview of the
information needs of lodging properties and food service establishments; addresses essential aspects of computer
systems, such as hardware, software, and generic applications; focuses on computer-based general reservations systems
and global distribution systems, addresses the selection and implementation of computer systems; focuses on managing
information systems; and examines the impact of the Internet and private intranets on the hospitality industry. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3300 Tourism Companies and Travel Agencies Operations (English Lecture/Workshop (2:3) 3CR 75 hrs) This
course is a study of the legislation and licensing procedures of the tourism companies and travel agencies. It focuses on
the qualifications of the personnel in this field. The course covers the working system in each department of these
companies and agencies and their income sources. Practice and fieldwork are major part in of this course. The student
will focus on the reservation systems, costing sheets, quotation sheets, and pricing the tourist program. The course also
contains a study of the role of the tour-operator and tour-leader. Practice and fieldwork are major part in of this course
Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3310 Airlines Operations and Tourist Transportation (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs Lecture, 3 hrs lab) 3CR 75
hrs) This course exposes the student with the history of aviation, types and kinds of airplanes. It contains a study of the
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the airlines. It also contains a comprehensive study on pricing, issuing, and validity of the different kinds of air-tickets
and mileage system. This course is an introduction to the transport in connection with tourism. It contains a survey on the
passenger transportation modes and the qualifications required in the passenger transportation systems. Pre-Requisite:
None

TOUR3311 Airlines Operations and Management (English Lecture/Tutorial (1:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to
teach students the main terminologies utilized in the airline business; the relation between tourism and air transportation,
position of air transport now and its potential challenges; types of air transportation; and classification of the seating area.
Finally and most importantly, ticket reservation. Pre-Requisite: TOUR3300

TOUR3320 Cargo Operations (English Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) This course contains a study
on the economic importance of cargo business. It exposes the student with the main references and documents necessary
for the different kinds and types of cargo. The course also contains the important codes and terms used in the cargo, with
a focus on the different types of cargo. Practice and fieldwork are major part in of this course. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3330 Economics of Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to define the economic impacts of
tourism and hospitality. It focuses on the possibility of investment in this field, the international economic changes and
the globalization of tourism. The course also deals with the different types of economic evaluation of the projects in
connection with the feasibility studies and national income. The course also focuses on Oman's economy in the
renaissance era. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3340 Event Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Tourism academic entities have recently recognized that
events management is an essential part of the tourism industry and therefore tourism education. This course aims to
provide the students with the managerial background of organizing special events such as conferences, meetings and
festivals. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR3350 IT Applications for Tourism (English Lecture: Lab (1:2 ) 3CR 45 hrs) Provides an overview of the
information needs of tourism and travel establishments; addresses essential aspects of computer systems, such as
hardware, software, and generic applications; focuses on computer-based general reservations systems and global
distribution systems, addresses the selection and implementation of computer systems; focuses on managing information
systems; and examines the impact of the Internet and private intranets on the tourism and travel industry. Pre-Requisite:
None

TOUR3410 Culture Heritage Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course discusses the status of the
heritage in Oman and its management problems. It introduces the students to the different aspects of the cultural diversity
in Oman that stretches from the prehistoric periods up till now. The course concentrates also on studying the different
problems of the heritage management in Oman, with the aim of engaging the students in proposing plans to improve the
existing heritage management. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3411 Culture Heritage Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course discusses the status of the
heritage in Oman and its management problems. It introduces the students to the different aspects of the cultural diversity
in Oman that stretches from the prehistoric periods up till now. It also concentrates on studying the different issues
related to heritage management in Oman, with the aim of engaging the students in proposing plans for improvement. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3430 Conventions and Meeting Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to define the
tourism of conferences and meetings. It gives a historical background of this modern type of tourism. The course
contains the different of conferences, and meetings. It also focuses on the conference marketing, organization, and
management and evaluating the conferences and meetings. The course also deals with the tourist program suitable for
this kind of tourism, the success and problems of this modern trend in tourism. The course also focuses on the tourism
marketing strategies and polices. Pre-Requisite: None

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TOUR3450 Cruise Operations and Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students
with a comprehensive overview of hospitality services for the cruise industry. It covers a general overview of the cruise
industry. It also introduces aspects of ship side and shore side operations, organizational structures, typical functions in a
cruise ship's hotel, nautical and technical departments, and exemplary processes and managerial challenges. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3460 Training Management in Hospitality (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide a
thorough look at training in the hospitality Industry. It addresses how to assess and analyse the training needs of new and
established operations. It also looks upon training and development as an investment. It covers the use of training tools
and techniques, training with technology, measuring and evaluating training, and using different training techniques
when training employees, supervisors, and managers. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3470 Adventure Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Adventure tourism is a relatively new course in the
tourism education realm. The course will provide the students with the required knowledge for designing and leading
adventure tours in Oman. This will highlight as well the potential adventure destination as well as understanding the
features of the adventure tourist worldwide and in the Gulf region. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR3480 Club Operations and Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides students with an
understanding of the general operational and administrative procedures in private clubs. It will provide the student with
unique sensitivities required in managing and operating in the increasingly lucrative club management market. Topics
include leadership in club operations, strategic management in clubs, club governance, ethics and trends in clubs. Pre-
Requisite: None

TOUR3490 Eco-Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) o-Tourism is a relatively new course in the tourism education
realm. The course will provide the students with the required knowledge concerning the eco-tourism potential in Oman
as well as investigating the proper destinations. The course will additionally focus on understanding the features of the
eco-tourists as well as understanding their specific needs. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4010 Human Resources Management in Tourism and Hospitality (Arabic and English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs)
Hospitality and tourism is a people industry, and this course will teach students how to manage the important human
resources who provide services within a hospitality and tourism operation. They will learn how to fulfil the requirements
of employment and workplace laws, and discover the latest strategies for attracting employees, minimizing turnover, and
maximizing productivity. This course presents a systematic approach to human resources management in the hospitality
and tourism industry. Students will analyse contemporary issues and practices, as will as employment laws that have an
impact on the way people are managed. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4020 Statistic for Hospitality and Tourism (English Lecture-Lab (2-2) 4CR 60 hrs) Introductory coverage of
statistical methods for hospitality and tourism managerial decision-making, probability, descriptive and inferential
statistics, and regression. Quantitative techniques common to many introductory statistics courses are covered, but the
emphasis is on understanding concepts such as uncertainty, inferences from sample data, and model formulation, and on
utilizing these techniques as aids in decision-making for hospitality and tourism organizations. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4021 Statistics for Tourism and Hospitality (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introductory coverage of statistical
methods for tourism and hospitality managerial decision-makers: probability, descriptive and inferential statistics, and
regression. Quantitative techniques common to many introductory statistics courses are covered, but the emphasis is on
understanding concepts such as uncertainly, inferences from sample data, and the model formulation, and on utilizing
these techniques as an aid in decision-making for tourism and hospitality organizations. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4100 Museum Art (Arabic Lecture/Field Work (2:3) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at studying the importance of
the museums and their vital role in cultural tourism. It deals with the administrative framework of the museum and the

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methods of the museum exhibition and the lighting system, with special emphasis on the museums in Oman. Students are
trained to do tourism guidance in the museums. Part of this course will be fieldwork. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4101 Museology (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to study the importance of museums and their
vital role in cultural tourism. It deals with the administrative framework of the museum and the methods of the museum
exhibition and the lighting system, with special emphasis on the museums in Oman. Students are trained to do tourism
guidance in the museums. Part of this course will be fieldwork. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4110 Contemporary Tourism Aspects in Oman and GCC (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with
the contemporary culture and tourism aspects in Oman since 1970 up till now in all the aspects of life (educational,
artistic, industrial and social aspects). The course also includes the study of some aspects from the GCC. Pre-Requisite:
None

TOUR4120 Tourism Guidance 2 (English Lecture/Field Work (2:3) 3CR 75 hrs) In this course the student will be
trained on the guidance career in the important museums in the Sultanate of Oman and in some renaissance sites in
Oman. Pre-Requisite: TOUR3130

TOUR4130 Tourism and Transportation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to the
transpiration in connection with tourism. It contains a survey on the passenger transportation modes and the
qualifications required in the passenger transportation systems. The course also deals with the natural and man-made
factors in this industry. It also discusses the importance of transportation for the guide. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4140 Graduation Project (English Project 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to train the student to apply the
scientific methods of research and to classify and presents the historical, archaeological and tourist information. This
program of research will be applied on the archaeological and tourist areas in the Sultanate. One or two of the staff
members of the department will supervise the project. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4150 Special Interest Tour Guiding (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to develop the students
ability to manage different types of tours, with a particular focus on special interest tourism. These special forms of
tourism, offers travellers the opportunity to enrich their tour with exceptional activities which requires an expert guidance
and remarkable arrangements. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4161 Interpretive Planning (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students will learn and practice interpretive planning
for tourism attractions. This course deals with the different processes in interpretive planning. It focuses on the major
aspects required for a successful interpretive plan and trains the students on practicing the various concepts and
approaches to interpretive planning. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4200 Hotel Cost Accounting (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with hospitality accounting
including a study guestrooms accounting and food and beverage accounting. Pre-Requisite: ACCT1111 or TOUR1070

TOUR4201 Managerial Accounting for Hospitality (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course presents managerial
accounting concepts and explains how they apply to the hospitality industry. It covers such areas as specialized
accounting for hotel revenue and expenses; accounting for inventory, property, and equipment; hospitality payroll
accounting; hotel departmental financial statements; the income statement, balance sheet, and statement of cash flows;
the analysis of financial statements; interim and annual reports; budgeting expenses; forecasting sales; budgetary
reporting and analysis; and financial decision-making. Students will learn how to make effective managerial, business,
and operational decisions based on a thorough understanding of financial analyses. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4210 Feasibility Study of Hospitality and Tourist Projects (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the
basic information and steps of the feasibility study. It focuses on the tourist market and deals with the financial and
technical studies of the project. Pre-Requisite: None

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TOUR4220 Graduation Project (E) (English Project 3CR 45 hrs) In this course, the student is required to select a
tourist area, where it is possible to erect a hotel or a resort. The project is supervised by a member(s) of staff. The student
should make an oral presentation and submits a comprehensive report on his project. One or two of the staff members of
the department will supervise the project. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4240 Hospitality Marketing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will give students a basic understanding
of marketing in the hospitality sectors. It looks at marketing from a guest service perspective and covers topics including
the development of hospitality and tourism marketing, the challenges of marketing services, individual and corporate
guest behaviour, market research, market segmentation, target marketing and positioning, ethics and law, the elements of
a hospitality and tourism marketing mix, and the future of hospitality and tourism marketing. This course is designed to
provide students with basic knowledge and practical experience that will enable them to develop strategic and operating
marketing plans for hospitality properties. It stresses the marketing orientation as a management philosophy that guides
the design and delivery of guest services. Pre-Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4300 Tourism Marketing (E) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is intended to familiarise the student
with the definitions of marketing and tourism marketing. It offers a detailed study on the demand, order and consumer in
the marketing. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4310 Tourism Accounting (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the general accepted accounting
principles (GAAP) and financial operations and transactions in Tourism. It focuses on the ledgers, book keeping records,
documents and document cycle in travel agencies. The course also contains a comprehensive study on the mechanism of
the keeping and classifying tourist transactions in the Master ledgers. Pre-Requisite: ACCT1111 or TOUR1070

TOUR4311 Managerial Accounting for Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to
managerial accounting concepts and techniques with applications relating to the tourism sector. Students learn how to
make effective managerial, business, and operational decisions based on a thorough understanding of financial analyses.
It also includes how to analyse financial statements, identify costs, and develop realistic budgets and forecasts. Pre-
Requisite: TOUR2050

TOUR4320 Tourism Publicity and Advertising (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces the conception
and the importance of tourism publicity. It contains the planning methods of tourism publicity and advertising. The
course focuses on the targets of advertising policy and techniques apply in this area. It also evaluates the publicity
activities. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4330 Graduation Project (English Project 3CR 45 hrs) In this course, the student is required to select a tourist
area, where it is possible to erect a hotel or a resort. The project is supervised by a member(s) of staff. The student should
make an oral presentation and submit a comprehensive report on his project. One or two of the staff members of the
department will supervise the project. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4410 Tourism Planning and Development (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is intended to show the
student the general principals of planning. It also gives the conceptions of tourism planning and its steps. The course
contains a comprehensive study on the planning of the touristic areas and activities. It also focuses on the relation
between planning and economic development in Oman. This course gives a study on the principals of tourism
development, with special emphasis to its relations with general development of the Sultanate. The course focuses on the
balanced tourism development in the different tourist areas in Oman. It also studies some models of this development.
Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4440 Risk Management for Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Risk Management is essential for the
success of both public and private entities. All projects involve risk. To quantify and manage risks, students need to
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measure risks in project development and implementation. Students will learn to quantify risks and create risk response
strategies. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4445 Sports Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will develop an understanding of the nature,
diversity and features of sport tourism as one of the modern trends in tourism. While developing an understanding of the
changing demands for sport tourism, the supply structures and an examination of its impacts and responses in both sport
and tourism providers. In an overall view, this course will critically explore the unique interaction of sport, tourism and
event. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4450 Service Quality Management in Hospitality and Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is
designed to acquaint the students with the concepts and theories related to service quality management. Understanding
what service quality is, how it is measured, how service quality gaps and failures should be addressed, and the strategic
management of service delivery are the focus of this course. The context of the coverage will be set in the hospitality and
tourism industry. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4455 In-flight Catering Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Quality of inflight services is not often the
driving force for traveller to choose their airline. Yet a good and satisfying meal along with other services can make a
difference. The provision of food and beverages and other services to passengers and crew on board is not an easy task is
not an easy task. It consists of many processes, which need to run in a very systematic way. In this regard, In-flight
service management course is designed to offer an insight into inflight operational practices and management issues. It is
aimed at building and developing knowledge and skills in order to enable students to be more effective in airline business
environments. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4460 Cultural Heritage Tourism (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4465 Professionalism and Code of Ethics in Tourism and Hospitality (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs)
Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4470 Resort Management (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A Comprehensive analysis of applied theories,
principles, and techniques used in the management of vacation ownership resorts. It shows the students how to increase
the resort's share of the growing leisure and convention markets with the successful resort concepts contained in this
course. It also shows how to take advantage of the skyrocketing demand for "mini-vacations." including the concierge
function, computer systems, and health club/spa facility management. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4480 Tourism Destination Marketing (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will focus on designing
marketing plans for tourist destinations. The main focus here will be on studying cases of international and domestic
promotional campaign for tourist destinations. Students will be invited as well to design a comprehensive marketing
campaign for one of the Omani tourist sites. Pre-Requisite: None

TOUR4490 Entrepreneurship in Tourism (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to the
fundamentals of entrepreneurship and launching new ventures in the tourism and hospitality industry. The entrepreneur
engages in several processes in conceptualizing, developing, and operating a new business venture. An understanding of
these processes is essential to any budding entrepreneur who will be required to source finances for the venture, select a
site location, and plan for the successful operation of the new business. Pre-Requisite: None

Translation

TRAN2031 Arabic Morphology (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to enhance students' knowledge of the
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study of a variety of classical and contemporary poetic and prose texts, especially texts translated into Arabic. Pre-
Requisite: ARAB1001

TRAN2032 Arabic Syntax (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course considers the principles which govern Arabic
sentence structure and studies the application of these principles in a variety of classical and contemporary poetic and
prose texts. Special attention is paid to contemporary translated texts and the work of Arabic Language Academies in the
field of Arabic syntax. Pre-Requisite: ARAB1001

TRAN2121 Introduction to Literature (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to the different
genres of English literature: fiction, poetry, and drama, and to the terminology needed to understand and appreciate them.
It does that through discussion and analysis of representative literary tests. Moreover, it encourages students to respond
to such tests (orally and in writing) both critically and creatively. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

TRAN2220 English Morphology (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces students to linguistics and gives
them basic knowledge in the different components of linguistic competence. The emphasis will be on morphology,
whereby the students will learn the fundamentals of word structure, word formation, and inflection.
Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

TRAN2222 Contrastive Linguistics (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) English and Arabic are compared and contrasted at
the levels of morphology, lexis, syntax and semantics. Consideration is also given to the fields of contrastive tautology,
pragmatics and rhetoric with a view to developing an increasing awareness of the nature of bilingual equivalence both at
the micro-and macro-linguistic levels. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2220 or ENGL2327 or ENGL3329

TRAN2321 Introduction to Translation I English-Arabic (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces
students to principles of translation in general and to English-Arabic-English translation in particular. Topics covered
include: definition and nature of translation, types of translation, issues and techniques in translation. Students will be
trained to apply various principles and techniques in the translation of a wide range of authentic texts. Pre-Requisite:
LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

TRAN2322 Introduction to Translation II: Arabic-English (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course builds on
TRAN2321. It aims to develop student's translating skills by exposing them to other skills such as rhetorical, stylistic and
contextual means employed to develop theme and to unify discourse components. Types of texts will be more advanced.
Students will be trained to translate texts to various audiences. Pre-Requisite: LANC1118, LANC1119, LANC1120

TRAN3031 Arabic Text Analysis (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course constitutes an introduction to the concept
of textuality and its different standards. Arabic texts of differing types and genres are studied according to a function-
based classification and their linguistic features are analysed in relation to their communicative purposes and institutional
settings. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2031 or TRAN2032

TRAN3032 Arabic Skills for Translators (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course seeks to develop students' written
and oral skills in Arabic i) by examining a variety of classical and contemporary model texts ii) by focusing on and
emending weak points in the students' own writings and iii) by considering widespread errors mentioned in stylistic
manuals and highlighted by the Arabic Language Academies. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3031 or TRAN2032

TRAN3123 Literary Translation (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course introduces students to the main features of
literary translation by contrasting it to other forms of translation, and focusing on specific aspects of literary texts, such
as their expressive function and aesthetic qualities. The course offers training in translation of different literary genres
such as poetry, fiction and drama, from and into English and Arabic. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2121, TRAN2322

TRAN3223 Lexicography and Terminology (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) After a critical review of monolingual and
bilingual dictionaries, this course focuses on the problems of terminological equivalence and variability. The phenomena

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of terminology banks and databases are also studied, as well as the role of Arabic Language Academies in terminology
creation and standardization in Arabic. Pre-Requisite: ((ENGL3127, TRAN2220) or (ENGL3127, ENGL3329))

TRAN3421 Media and Journalism (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course combines theory and practice: students
are required to read about the variety of language under consideration as well as practice intensive translation in the
genre, from and into English and Arabic. The focus in this course is on journalistic styles and texts from the aural and
visual media. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2321 or TRAN2322

TRAN3422 Translation: Commercial and Advertising (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course focuses on the
theory and practice of translating commercial correspondence and other business styles of writing from and into English
and Arabic. Attention is also paid to the micro and macro-linguistic features of advertisements and the problems of
functional and semiotic equivalence in the translation of advertising texts. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2322 or TRAN3421)

TRAN4421 Translation: Legal and Documentary (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course focuses on the theory and
practice of translating legal instruments (such as certificates, statutes and contracts) from and into English and Arabic.
Attention is also paid to linguistic features of documentary texts (such as constitutions, charters and protocols) and their
nature of their translational equivalence in the two languages. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3422 or TRAN3421

TRAN4422 Translation: Scientific and Technical (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) The two varieties of scientific and
technical language are investigated and intensive practice is given in the translation of scientific and technical texts from
and into English and Arabic. Attention is also paid to the translation of medical texts, such as hospital notices and
brochures dealing with health matters. Pre-Requisite: TRAN3422 or TRAN4421

TRAN4424 Translation Critique (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Translation quality is considered according to a
functional-pragmatic approach, which analyses and compares linguistic-situational particularities of source and target
texts and assesses the resultant relative match. An important component of this course is a translation critique assignment
carried out in consultation with the instructor. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or ENGL4420

TRAN4621 Introduction to Interpreting I: English-Arabic (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) Working from English into
Arabic and proceeding from on-sight translation through to liaison, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting, intensive
training is given in the theory and practice of this highly desirable skill. The phenomenon is also investigated from
different theoretical perspectives (interpretive theory, information-processing models and the Functional Model). Pre-
Requisite: TRAN2222 or ENGL3127

TRAN4622 Introduction to Interpreting II: Arabic -English (English Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course follows a
similar progression to TRAN4621 but the direction of interpreting is from Arabic into English. Attention is paid to the
skill of note-taking in consecutive interpreting and practice is given in the simultaneous interpretation of both informal
and formal spoken Arabic. Consideration is also given to cognitive aspects through the study of 'think-aloud protocols'.
Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or TRAN4621

TRAN4821 Practicum I (Internal) (English Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) This course consists of an extended project, carried
out under the close supervision of an instructor. The project may take one of the following forms: an annotated
translation of a medium-length text with commentary, a glossary of specialised terminology, or a contrastive study of
relevance to English-Arabic translation. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or ENGL3127

TRAN4822 Practicum II (External) (English Field Work (3:1) 3CR 140 hrs) Each student will be offered practical work
experience in the field of translation at a commercial organisation or government department on one day each week.
Regular consultation with the co-ordinator is an integral part of the course, as is submission of reports by the organisation
and student concerned. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or ENGL3319 or TRAN4821

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TRAN4823 Practicum II(External) (English Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) Each student will be offered practical work
experience in the field of translation at a commercial organization or government department on one day a week. Regular
consultation with the coordinator is an integral part of the course, as is submission of reports by the organization and
student concerned. Pre-Requisite: TRAN2222 or TRAN4821 or ENGL3319

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English

FPEL0101 English Language Level 1 (English Language Skill 0CR 300 hrs) Level 1 is the first level in the English
Foundation Programme and focuses on General English. It lasts half a semester and is for 20 hours per week. In level 1
you will have courses in General English, Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking. Level 1 uses commercial textbooks,
supplemented with materials produced at the Language Centre in order to meet the learning outcomes for this Level.
Teachers assess students throughout the level 1 course on the learning outcomes and at the end of the level students take
various end-of-level tests to determine whether they have met the learning outcomes. Pre-Requisite: None

FPEL0120 Foundation Programme English Language 0120 (English Language Skill 0CR 270 hrs) FPEL0120 is a
semester-long Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course, which covers basic grammar, vocabulary and skills
work on reading, writing, listening, and speaking. Students are also introduced to the fundamental study skills necessary
to succeed at university. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid-
and end of semester. Pre-Requisite: None

FPEL0230 Foundation Programme English Language 0230 (English Language Skill 0CR 270 hrs) This is a semester-
long FPEL course which students enter at an elementary level of English proficiency. The course takes a skills-based
approach, with a strong focus on language use in the writing lessons. Study skills are further developed and students give
a presentation. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid-and end
of semester. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0120

FPEL0300 Foundation Programme English Language 0300 (English Language Skill 0CR 144 hrs) Pre-Requisite:
FPEL0120, FPEL0201, FPEL0202

FPEL0340 Foundation Programme English Language 0340 (English Language Skill 0CR 270 hrs) This is a semester-
long (FPEL) course, which students enter at a pre-intermediate level of English proficiency. The course further develops
all general English language skills and introduces students to basic note -taking while listening to lectures. Students give
two presentations. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid-and
end of semester. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0201 or FPEL0202 or FPEL0120 or FPEL0230

FPEL0400 Foundation Programme English Language 0400 (English Language Skill 0CR 144 hrs) This is a summer
course, which students enter at a pre-intermediate level of English proficiency. The four main language skills, reading,
writing, listening and speaking -are further developed in this course. Students give one presentation on a subject
researched on line. Students are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal exams at mid-and
end of semester. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0230 or FPEL0340

FPEL0450 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 270 hrs) This is a semester-long
Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the general basic skills of reading, writing, listening
and speaking. The course also continues to consolidate study skills that are necessary for college work. The second half
of the course draws upon language-usage specific to students' specializations. Students are assessed through a
combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations at mid-and end of semester. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0230
or FPEL0301 or FPEL0302 or FPEL0340 or FPEL0300

FPEL0500 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 144 hrs) This is an eight-week
long Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and
speaking in the context of students' specializations. The course also continues to consolidate study skills necessary for

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college work and introduces the skills students need for writing a 500-word report. Students are assessed through a
combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0400 or FPEL0450

FPEL0501 English Language Level 5 (English Language Skill 0CR 80 hrs) Level 5 of the English Foundation
Programme (EFP) continues to focus on general English. However, it is the first level of the EFP that offers teaching
materials, particularly in reading, which are related to the students' majors (e.g. sciences, commerce, nursing, medicine).
Level 5 EFP lasts half a semester and is for 20 hours per week. In level 5 of the EFP students have courses on reading
(both general and on topics related to students' majors), writing, listening and speaking. Study skills, which help students
learn how to study, are integrated into these English language skills courses, and are also taught as a separate research
and presentations skills course. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0401 or FPEL0402

FPEL0560 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 270 hrs) This is a semester-long
Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course that covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking in
the context of students' specializations. The course also continues to consolidate study skills necessary for college work
and equip students with skills crucial for writing a 500-word report. Students are assessed through a combination of
continuous assessment and formal examinations at mid-and end of semester. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0340 or FPEL0400 or
FPEL0401 or FPEL0402 or FPEL0450

FPEL0600 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 144 hrs) This course is taught
either in eight weeks or over a full semester. It is a Foundation Program English Language course that covers the skills of
reading, writing, listening and speaking in the context of students' specializations. The course also consolidates study
skills that are necessary for college work, and equips students with skills crucial for writing a 500-word report. Students
are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0500 or
FPEL0560

FPEL0602 English Language Level 6 (English Language Skill 0CR 300 hrs) Level 6 of the EFP continues to develop
students general English language skills. It is the second level which offers programme-specific materials related to
students majors. Level 6 EFP lasts half a semester and is for 20 hours a week. In level 6 students have courses on
reading (both general and on topics related to students? majors), writing, listening and speaking. Study skills, which help
students, learn how to learn, are integrated into these English language skills courses, and are also taught as a separate
research and presentations skills course. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0501 or FPEL0502

FPEL0603 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 150 hrs) This is a semester-long
Foundation Program English Language (FPEL) course which covers the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking.
Class contact consists of 10 hours per week. The course draws upon language-usage specific to the students'
specializations. It also covers the study skills necessary for college work and writing a 500-word report. Students are
assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations at mid-and end of semester. Pre-
Requisite: FPEL0450 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0501 or FPEL0502

FPEL0604 Foundation Programme English Language (English Language Skill 0CR 150 hrs) This course is taught for
10 hours per week over a full semester. It is a Foundation Programme English Language course that covers the skills of
reading, writing, listening, and speaking in the context of students' specializations. The course also consolidates study
skills that are necessary for college work and equips students with skills crucial for writing the 500-word report. Students
are assessed through a combination of continuous assessment and formal examinations Pre-Requisite: FPEL0450 or
FPEL0500 or FPEL0501 or FPEL0502

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FPCS0101 Basic Computing Skills (English) (English Laboratory 0CR 60 hrs) This is the General Foundation
Program-IT (GFP-IT) course in English for students of colleges of Agricultural and Marine Sciences, Commerce and
Economics, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences, Nursing, and Science. The course exposes the students to
personal computers (PCs) and commonly used PC software packages. Topics include: computer fundamentals, basic
computer operations and file management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations, introduction to internet, WWW
and email. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0230 or FPEL0340 or FPEL0450 or FPEL0400 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0560 or
FPEL0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

FPCS0102 Basic Computing Skills (Arabic) (Arabic Laboratory 0CR 60 hrs) This is the General Foundation Program-
IT course in Arabic for students of colleges of Arts and Social Sciences, Education, and Law. The course exposes the
students to personal computers (PCs) and commonly used PC software packages. Topics include: computer
fundamentals, basic computer operations and file management, word processing, spreadsheets, presentations,
introduction to internet, WWW and email. Pre-Requisite: None

Mathematics

FPMT0101 Basic Mathematics in English (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 0CR 60 hrs) This is the first of the two
Foundation Program-Mathematics (FP-Math) courses for students of colleges of Science, Engineering, Commerce and
Economics, Agriculture, Medicine and Nursing. It deals with basic algebra, functions, and basic trigonometry. It also
exposes students to apply basic mathematics to certain real life problems. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0230 or FPEL0340 or
FPEL0450 or FPEL0400 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

FPMT0102 Basic Mathematics in Arabic (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 0CR 60 hrs) This is the first of
the two Foundation Program-Mathematics (FP-Math) courses for students of colleges of Education, Arts and Social
Sciences, and Law. It deals with basic algebra, functions, and basic trigonometry. It also exposes students to apply basic
mathematics to certain real life problems. Pre-Requisite: None

FPMT0103 Mathematics for Social Sciences in English (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 0CR 60 hrs)
This is the advanced course in the FP-Math for the students of College of Commerce and Economics. The topics covered
are: systems of linear and nonlinear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, simple and compound interest,
matrices, linear inequalities in two variables, and basic concepts of probability and statistics. Applications to real life
problems are also covered. Pre-Requisite: FPMT0101 and (FPEL0230 or FPEL0340 or FPEL0450 or FPEL0400 or
FPEL0500 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604)

FPMT0104 Mathematics for Social Sciences in Arabic (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 0CR 60 hrs) This is the
advanced course in the FP-Math for the students of Colleges of Education, Arts and Social Sciences, and Law. The topics
covered are: systems of linear and nonlinear equations, exponential and logarithmic functions, simple and compound
interest, matrices, linear inequalities in two variables, and basic concepts of probability and statistics. Applications to real
life problems are also covered. Pre-Requisite: FPMT0102

FPMT0105 Mathematics for Sciences in English (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 0CR 60 hrs) This is the advanced
course for the students of colleges of Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Medicine and Nursing. The topics covered are:
polynomials, rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, analytic trigonometry and basic concepts in
probability and statistics. Applications to real life problems are also covered. Pre-Requisite: FPMT0101 and (FPEL0230
or FPEL0340 or FPEL0450 or FPEL0400 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604)

FPMT0107 Complementary Course on Mathematics for Social Sciences (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 0CR 60 hrs)
This is the complementary course on Mathematics for Social Sciences for students seeking transfer from Science based
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value, matrix algebra, Cramer's rule, inverses of matrices, solutions of linear systems of equations and linear inequalities
in two variables Pre-Requisite: FPMT0105

FPMT0109 Complementary Course on Mathematics for Science (English Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 0CR 60 hrs) This is
a complimentary course on Mathematics for Science for students seeking transfer from non-Science based college to
Science based colleges. The topics covered are: polynomial, rational, and trigonometric functions and analytic
trigonometry. Pre-Requisite: FPMT0103 or FPMT0104

Language Skills

LANC1006 English for Education (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This course is English for Educational and
Academic Purposes course. It is intended for students joining the majors that use Arabic as a medium of instruction -
Islamic Education, Arabic Education, Physical Education and Art Education. The main purpose of this course is to equip
students with the necessary terminology related to education in general and their Respective majors in specific. It will
also help the students strengthen their reading skills and their ability to write about and discuss topics and issues related
to their field of study. Pre-Requisite: LANC1026 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0600

LANC1007 English for Educational Administration (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs.) The overall aim of this course
is to help the students with the English that will be useful for them as they do their jobs as principals/Assistant principals
in Oman schools. The course will cover the 4 skills: Reading, writing, speaking and listening, as well as help students
with Fundamental English Grammar, Vocabulary and Self-study skills. Pre-Requisite: None

LANC1008 General English for Education I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This is an integrated skills
course, with the emphasis on aural and oral skills including pronunciation, together with coverage of the basic
grammatical and lexical systems of English and practice in reading and writing. Pre-Requisite: None

LANC1009 General English for Education II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This is an integrated skills
course, with the emphasis on oral skills including pronunciation, together with coverage of the basic grammatical and
lexical systems of English and practice in reading and writing. It builds on and extends the foundation work covered in
LANC1008. Pre-Requisite: LANC1008 or LANC0200 or LANC1012

LANC1012 General English for Arts I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) This is a multi-skills course. It
provides coverage of the basic grammatical and lexical systems of English, combined with extensive practice of
speaking, listening, reading and writing. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0120

LANC1013 General English for Arts II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This is a multi-skills course. It builds
on the basic grammatical and lexical systems covered in LANC1012, and provides extensive practice of speaking,
listening, reading and writing. Pre-Requisite: LANC1012 or LANC1008 or LANC0200 or FPEL0120

LANC1014 General English for Arts III (English Language Skill 2CR 60 hrs) This is a multi-skills course that
builds on the basic grammatical and lexical systems covered in Lanc1012 and 1013. It provides practice in speaking,
listening, reading and writing, with emphasis on the skill of speaking. Pre-Requisite: LANC1013 or LANC1009

LANC1015 General English for Arts IV (English Language Skill 2CR 60 hrs) This is a multi-skills course. It builds
on the basic grammatical and lexical systems covered in LANC1012 and LANC1013, and continues to develop the skills
of speaking, listening, reading and writing practised in LANC1014.Praticular emphasis is given to the skill of speaking.
Pre-Requisite: LANC1014 or LANC0300 or FPEL0230

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LANC1016 Communication Skills for Tourism English: Listening and Speaking Effectively (English Language
Skill 3CR 90 hrs.) The aim of this course is to help students develop the essential listening and speaking skills that are
needed to equip them with the confidence to communicate effectively in all areas of the tourism industry. The main focus
of the course is listening and speaking, but students also learn to take notes, write outlines, design itineraries and discuss
a variety of debatable topics. Tourism terminology is introduced in this course. Pre-Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0550
or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0604

LANC1017 Communication Skills for Tourism English: Efficient Reading and Writing (English Language Skill
3CR 90 hrs) This course focuses on all four skills but places particular emphasis on developing students' reading and
writing skills. Students perform a range of tasks, including recognizing tourism terminology, locating and extracting
details from texts and drawing conclusions from varied sources of information. They read a variety of texts from
authentic tourism publications, extract relevant information and deliver a talk. They also design brochures, write reports
and produce different types of formal letters. The emphasis is on the style and layout of commercial correspondence as
well as on content and relevant areas of grammar and tourism terminology. Pre-Requisite: LANC1016 or LANC1070 or
LANC1073 or LANC1113 or LANC1115 or LANC1117

LANC1023 English for Music and Musicology I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) In this course, students
develop the English language skills necessary for their major through reading selected texts, extracting information from
brief spoken texts, producing structured paragraphs, and communicating effectively in the classroom on music-related
topics. In addition, students are introduced to Musicology vocabulary and expected to complete a guided project. Pre-
Requisite: LANC0500 or LANC0501 or LANC0502 or FPEL0500 or FPEL0450

LANC1025 English for Humanities (English Language Skill 0CR 90 hrs) This course of 6 hours a week for 15
weeks is without credits. It is an integrated skills course that provides coverage of the language skills and the
grammatical and lexical systems of English at an elementary level. It also provides extensive practice in speaking,
reading and writing skills through various classroom activities as well as independent work. In addition, students are
introduced to some essential study skills and are required to practise them throughout the course. Pre-Requisite: None

LANC1026 English for Humanities (English Language Skill 0CR 90 hrs) This is a course of 6 hours a week for 15
weeks and bears no credits, it builds on the language skills covered in the first course (LANC1025). The course aims to
further develop the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking and to consolidate language structures and lexis at a
pre-intermediate level. The course also incorporates an independent learning project that fosters students' autonomous
learning and critical thinking. Throughout the course, students also have an opportunity to develop some basic research
skills. Pre-Requisite: LANC1025

LANC1070 English for Commerce I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course aims to prepare students for
study in English at the University level, with emphasis on study skills development. The texts used are authentic, taken
from school and college textbooks. Students practise reading skills, use of vocabulary and the main grammatical points,
as well as information-retrieval skills during listening and the art of fluent writing, through a variety of interesting
activities. Pre-Requisite: LANC0550 or LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600

LANC1071 English for Commerce II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course further develops language
and study skills. Students practise reading, writing and presentation skills, and more productive use of language. The
main aim is to provide the sills to do basic research, synthesise relevant information, and then present it in an organized
way, in either written or spoken form. Pre-Requisite: LANC1070 or LANC2033 or LANC1016 or LANC1113 or
LANC1115 or LANC1073 or LANC2035 or LANC1117 or LANC2160 or LANC2140

LANC1074 English for Political Science I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This is the initial English Language
credit course designed for first year Political Science students of the College of Economics and Political Science, Sultan
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course work and assessments. In addition, independent and group research project work aims to provide these students
with necessary verbal and written communication skills for their field and study. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600
or FPEL0604

LANC1102 Language Skills I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course focuses on the appropriate use of the
grammatical structures in the English language, which are required for majoring in English. Its emphasis is on
developing accuracy and fluency in English through productive skills. Students are expected to apply the grammatical
rules learned in delivering oral presentations and in writing. Students are expected to apply rules they learn
comprehensively, and will be tested accordingly. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602
or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

LANC1103 Reading and Vocabulary I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course is designed to develop
reading and critical thinking skills through selected authentic literary and non-literary texts/ readers. In addition, it
familiarizes students with literary contexts and vocabulary building skills while instilling the habit of reading that meets
students wider academic needs. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or
FPEL0604

LANC1104 Writing I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) The course enhances the students' writing skills and
prepares them for the task of writing different types of academic essays while developing their written accuracy. The
focus of the course is improving students academic writing skills, and its main emphasis is on writing as a process. Pre-
Requisite: FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

LANC1113 Language Skills I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course develops students' proficiency
through grammar instruction and fluency exercises. While the emphasis of the class is on speaking and listening, there
are also reading and writing exercises that reinforce the grammar and vocabulary that students learn. Finally, students are
required to participate in discussions on a regular basis and give several presentations. Pre-Requisite: LANC0550 or
LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560

LANC1115 Reading and Vocabulary (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course develops students reading
strategies, comprehension, and vocabulary at an upper intermediate level of English. Most texts are authentic short
stories, novels, or excerpts from textbooks or magazines. While times are spent practicing reading skills, a significant
portion of class time is spent discussing what students have read. Pre-Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602
or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560

LANC1117 Writing I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course teaches students how to write an academic
essay. Emphasis is put on writing clear thesis statements, supporting ideas in well-organized paragraphs, and sentence
accuracy. Students learn how to construct complex sentences and correct their own spelling and grammar mistakes. In
addition students will work on introduction, body paragraphs and concluding description, comparison and contrast, and
cause and effect. Pre-Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0550 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560

LANC1118 Language Skills II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course further develops reading sub-skills,
comprehension and vocabulary. The texts are more demanding lexically and structurally than LANC1115 and are mainly
literary. Written and oral activities require students to respond to these texts critically. Prerequisite: LANC1115

Pre-Requisite: (LANC1113 or LANC2113 or LANC1102)

LANC1119 Reading and Vocabulary II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course further develops reading
sub-skills, comprehension and vocabulary. The texts are more demanding lexically and structurally than LANC1115 and
are mainly literary. Written and oral activities require students to respond to these texts critically. Pre-Requisite:
(LANC1115 or LANC2115 or LANC1103)

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LANC1120 Writing II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) The goal of this course is to help students become
competent and accurate writers in English by improving their use of structure, organization, cohesion and coherency, and
logical development in writing compositions and essays. The course integrates writing with the reading of novels and
short stories in this course or in LANC1119 Pre-Requisite: LANC1117 or LANC1104

LANC2033 Academic English for Medicine (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course focuses on medical
terminology, the skills of academic reading, selective paraphrasing and abstract summarising through class work,
homework and self-access assignments. It also includes group oral presentations. Pre-Requisite: LANC0601 or
LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600

LANC2034 English for Nutrition and Dietetics (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) Course focus: language and
study skills needed by Food Sciences and Nutrition students. Skills taught: academic listening, reading, writing (selective
paraphrasing and summarizing), and using a range of academic sources covering topics relevant to health professionals.
Students will also research and deliver one or more group oral presentations, with appropriate formal referencing.
Medical and pharmacy terminology are taught systematically. The course includes class work, homework writing
assignments, textbook-based and self-access tasks (Moodle or hard copy) and group discussions. Pre-Requisite:
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604

LANC2035 English for Nursing (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course focuses on medical and nursing
terminology, the skills of academic reading selective paraphrasing and report writing through classwork, homework and
self-access assignments. It also includes group oral presentations Pre-Requisite: FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603
or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or LANC0600

LANC2058 Communication in Science (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This is a content based course intended
to develop critical thinking, collaborative, innovative, and analytical skills which will enhance the overall communication
in the English language required for success in the 21st century real world. . Using general science texts for content
value, activities are designed to improve the students' ability to read, understand, comprehend, and interpret texts of
scientific nature. This content-based course is integrated with a Problem Based Learning (PBL) component in which
students are expected to solve an ill structured scientific problem and produce a poster, give a presentation and write a
reflective paper. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0560 or LANC0600 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or
FPEL0604

LANC2070 English for Commerce III (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course continues the productive
emphasis of 1071and aims to use all the skill acquired and practised in 1070 and 1071 to do academic research in a
business context from a variety of higher level sources (written and spoken) and synthesize it to produce longer papers
and presentations. Pre-Requisite: LANC1071

LANC2074 English for Political Science 2 (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course follows on from
LANC1070 and LANC1074 and promotes further reading strategies to build up conceptual awareness and student
confidence in analytical thinking. These are applied when students do two Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL)
projects and write a reflective report that focuses on People, Process and Product. The course is an integrated reading and
communicative skills course with more emphasis on developing reading strategies and critical analysis of texts. Students
are also introduced to more detailed economic and political vocabulary and are encouraged through the PBL tasks to
foster independent research and learning. Pre-Requisite: LANC1074 or LANC1102 or LANC1104 or LANC1117 or
LANC1113 or LANC2140 or LANC2160 or LANC2033 or LANC2035

LANC2085 English for Education Technology (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This is a credit course taken by
students from the College of Education, Instructional and Learning Technologies Department. This course aims to further
enhance the students' ability to promote and integrate technology-based instructional strategies and understand how to
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these tools in the classroom, as well as strategies for overcoming these challenges in order to achieve successful learning
practices together with the future of these technologies and their impact on learning and teaching. The textbook is skills-
focused, anchored around educational and technological themes selected to be productive of activities that will foster
reading, aural/oral skills and writing. Insofar as is possible, authentic materials and media are used in order to help
students develop strategies to cope with the real context of their academic studies in English. Pre-Requisite: None

LANC2115 Accelerated English (Reading and Vocabulary I) (English Language Skill 3CR 106 hrs) The aim of
this upper intermediate course is to prepare students to effectively do the reading required for English and education
majors in their academic studies. The course develops reading skills and vocabulary acquisition skills and introduces
students to authentic texts. The course consists of homework and class activities that include short stories and articles
from SRA 3a, and vocabulary exercises. Pre-Requisite: LANC0550 or LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602

LANC2140 English for Agriculture and Marine Science I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) The course will
focus on the following main areas in a more advanced and focused manner than the GFP: correctly writing up an
experiment, giving an oral presentation(s) and engaging in extensive reading. In each of these areas students will have to
demonstrate understanding and an ability to analyse text at a higher level than in the General Foundation Program.
Students will be expected to work towards giving analytical, rather than merely expository presentations and demonstrate
understanding and reflection. The same will be true of the writing component. They will also be required to use the
language with greater (grammatical) accuracy. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0602 or FPEL0601 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or
FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600

LANC2141 English for Agriculture and Marine Science II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course
develops the presentation and research skills students have acquired in LANC2040 and focuses on the active skills of
writing and speaking on topics relevant to CAMS. Students will be required to research using library, Internet and other
sources, and will demonstrate evidence of thoughtful analysis and use of proper essay/report writing conventions.
Emphasis will be put on grammatical and rhetorical functions and the ability to distinguish academic from non-academic
Pre-Requisite: LANC2140 or LANC2040 or LANC2042 or LANC2142

LANC2160 English for Engineering I (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) The aim of upper intermediate course is
to develop the study and language-related skills required by engineering students in order to deal with their academic
studies. The course teaches the academic reading and writing skills associated with the most common language functions
found in general scientific English, such as generalizing, describing, defining, classifying and hypothesizing. Pre-
Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or
FPEL0560 or FPEL0600

LANC2161 English for Engineering II (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) The aim of this advanced course is to
further develop the study and language-related skills required by engineering students in order to deal with their
academic studies. The course develops academic reading and writing skills at an intellectually challenging level. Class
work, group projects, and self-access assignments are included. Pre-Requisite: LANC2160 or LANC2162 or LANC2040
or LANC2042 or LANC2050 or LANC2052 or LANC2030 or LANC2032 or LANC2033 or LANC2035

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Accounting

ACCT1112 Introductory Financial Accounting (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces students to financial accounting as an information system which assists in making economic decisions. The
accounting concepts, assumptions and principles are introduced and applied to the preparation and interpretation of
financial statements. The course will also introduce students to some of the unique characteristics of accounting in
companies. Pre-Requisite: ((FPEL0601, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0602, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0603, FPMT0101) or
(FPEL0604, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0560, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0600, FPMT0101))

ACCT2112 Introductory Accounting II (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course concentrates on the time
value of money and the application of accounting principles to the measurement, recognition and reporting of current and
long-term liabilities as well as components of stockholders' equity. Pre-Requisite: ACCT1111

ACCT2112 Introductory Accounting II (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course concentrates on the time value
of money and the application of accounting principles to the measurement, recognition and reporting of current and long-
term liabilities as well as components of stockholders' equity. Pre-Requisite: ACCT1111

ACCT2121 Introductory Management Accounting (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Management Accounting is
concerned with assisting managers at all levels in an organization with decision-making, planning, motivating, and
control, through the provision of relevant and timely financial and non-financial information. Areas covered in the course
include cost concepts; system design for job order costing and an introduction to process costing; cost behaviour:
analysis and use; cost-volume-profit analysis; variable costing; an introduction to activity based costing; budgeting and
profit planning. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2112 or ACCT1112

ACCT2121 Introductory Management Accounting (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Management Accounting is
concerned with assisting managers at all levels in an organization with decision-making, planning, motivating, and
control, through the provision of relevant and timely financial and non-financial information. Areas covered in the course
include cost concepts; system design for job order costing and an introduction to process costing; cost behaviour:
analysis and use; cost-volume-profit analysis; variable costing; an introduction to activity based costing; budgeting and
profit planning. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2112 or ACCT1112

ACCT3113 Intermediate Financial Accounting I (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is an in-depth
examination of the theory, principles, procedures, practices and issues associated with items presented on financial
statements, with emphasis on asset recognition and income determination. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2121

ACCT3114 Intermediate Financial Accounting II (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is a continuation of
Intermediate Accounting I, with emphasis on liabilities and owners' equity. Special consideration is given to the
preparation and interpretation of the Statement of Cash Flows and to the calculation and presentation of earnings per
share. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT3122 Intermediate Management Accounting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course builds upon and develops topics
introduced in ACCT 2121 as well as introducing new areas of study. Emphasis will be placed upon the strengths and
weaknesses of techniques of analysis used by management accountants for decision-making, planning and control in
private sector organizations as well as public sector organizations. Topics included in this course are: an in depth
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information; flexible budgeting, standard costing, and variance analysis; customer profitability analysis and sales
variance analysis; allocation of support department costs and common costs and revenues. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2121

ACCT3131 Accounting Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course exposes
the student to the accounting information system, with emphasis on the design of both manual and computerized systems.
Special consideration is given to the cycle approach and the inclusion of internal control features. Computerized
accounting packages are explored and utilized in developing overall system familiarity. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2121

ACCT3131 Accounting Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course exposes
the student to the accounting information system, with emphasis on the design of both manual and computerized systems.
Special consideration is given to the cycle approach and the inclusion of internal control features. Computerized
accounting packages are explored and utilized in developing overall system familiarity. Pre-Requisite: ACCT2121

ACCT3161 Financial Statement Analysis (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course is designed to enhance
financial statement users' understanding of financial reporting in order to facilitate improved decision making. Emphasis
will be placed on the following: the basic accounting system; basic theories of traditional accounting; the impact of
different accounting methods; ratio analysis; cash flow analysis and the role of empirical research. Pre-Requisite:
ACCT3113

ACCT4116 Advanced Financial Accounting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers various accounting concepts and
techniques associated with accounting for business combinations. Other topics include foreign currency translation and
accounting for partnerships. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3114

ACCT4123 Advanced Management Accounting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course builds upon ACCT 3122 and
addresses challenging issues in the areas of decision-making and control, particularly those of a strategic nature. Areas
examined include pricing decisions and cost management; strategy, the balanced scored card, and strategic profitability
analysis; the allocation of support department costs, common costs and revenues; quality, time, and the theory of
constraints; inventory management, JIT , and back flush costing; capital budgeting and cost analysis; management
control systems and transfer pricing; and performance measurement and management incentives. Pre-Requisite:
ACCT3122

ACCT4124 Financial and Management Control Systems (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to develop student
abilities to evaluate and propose solutions to management control problems. A case study approach will be used and
areas studied will include the nature of management control systems and the management control environment,
performance measurement and incentives, control in service organizations, and control in multinationals. Pre-Requisite:
ACCT3122

ACCT4141 Auditing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the audit function, distinguishing between
operational and financial auditing. Topics include audit philosophy and concepts, audit standards, statistical sampling as
applied to auditing, and the preparation of audit reports. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT4142 Corporate Governance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objective of this course is to introduce students to the
theoretical foundations of corporate governance. The course enables students to develop an awareness of the practical
problems associated with the interaction. The course aims at developing students' analytical and technical skills necessary
to evaluate the governance of a company from the perspective of an investor or potential investor in the company. Pre-
Requisite: ACCT2121

ACCT4144 Advanced Auditing (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Advanced auditing considers
modern auditing techniques as they relate largely to the general purpose financial report audits. The syllabus builds on
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professional auditing. The emphasis is on the auditing decisions and procedures that should be followed during the
auditing of the main cycles and items of the financial statements. The implications of information technology on the audit
approach are integrated through all topics of the course. Pre-Requisite: ACCT4141

ACCT4151 International Financial Reporting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objective of this course is to familiarize
students with contemporary and conceptual issues in the area of international financial accounting and reporting. The
course will cover topics such as national/international voluntary and mandatory accounting regulations; conceptual
frameworks and their effects; asset, liability, revenue and expense controversies; accounting research and professional
issues; earnings management; value and business relevance of accounting number; and practitioner and professional
domains. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT4155 Accounting For Oil and Gas Industry (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This module aims to provide a sound
appreciation of the unique characteristics of oil and gas industry and the consequent challenges confronting the
accounting profession in preparing meaningful financial reports. The module will critically evaluate the rationale
underlying each of the alternative accounting methods proposed for the oil and gas industry (such as Full Cost,
Successful Efforts, Area of Interest, Nature of Costs and Reserve Recognition) and explain the technical application of
such methods. The perceived economic consequences associated with an accounting standard for the oil and gas industry
and the consequent politicization of the standard-setting process will also be considered. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT4161 International Accounting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines accounting issues related to
international business transactions, harmonization of accounting principles, and comparative accounting systems. Topics
include foreign currency translation and transactions, financial disclosures, trading blocs, accounting for changing prices,
international financial statement analysis, auditing for global operations, and managerial accounting issues. Pre-
Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT4165 Accounting Theory (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers a number of fundamental issues, which serve
as a framework of accounting policy. Among these are: the nature of accounting income and the problem of allocation in
its measurement; the alternatives to historical cost-based asset and income measurement, as well as various current
controversies in accounting. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3114

ACCT4166 Special Topics in Accounting (Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to give students
an opportunity to learn about current issues and developments in accounting not ordinarily dealt with elsewhere in the
curriculum. Topics offered will depend on special faculty expertise in particular areas. Prerequisites: ACCT 3114 and
consent of the department. Pre-Requisite: ACCT3114

ACCT4171 Senior Project -Accounting (Project 3CR 90 hrs) With the assistance of the project advisor, student will
select a significant project in an accounting area. The project will incorporate and synthesize accounting concepts from
the courses taken. The outcome of the project will be a report or a computer application as specified in the project
objectives. Pre-Requisite: None

ACCT4179 Summer Internship in Accounting (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student experience with
a cooperating organization as an intern. Only those organizations whose accounting programme has been approved in
advance will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer, and must submit a
written report to the Department. The internship must be followed by a minimum of one semester course work: that is, it
cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite: None

ACCT4181 Business Law (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An introduction to the legal environment for business in Oman.
Emphasis is on the development of Omani law, various facets of administration, and business ethics. Pre-Requisite:
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ACCT4182 Taxation (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is to develop knowledge in the core areas of taxation
relating to businesses and their employees. The areas of primary focus are (a) the computation of the corporation tax
liability for companies, including the detailed analysis of taxable trading profit, property business income, capital
allowances and loan relationship rules, (b) computation of income tax liability of employees and unincorporated
businesses, and (c) the scope and application of Value Added Tax (VAT). Pre-Requisite: ACCT3113

ACCT4185 Internship in Accouting (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) The Internship aims to offer students the opportunity to
apply their knowledge in real-life environments through an industry placement for eight-weeks. It is expected that the
skills students will gain from working with an organization will help them perform better on their jobs after graduation.
Pre-Requisite: None

Economics and Finance

ECON1211 Principles of Microeconomics (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) A fundamental course
devoted to the development and application of basic analytical tools and principles for use in solving economic problems.
Topics include the study of consumer behaviour, determination of input and output prices and quantities under varying
conditions of competition, resource allocation, and distribution of income. Pre-Requisite: (MNGT1510 or (FPEL0602,
FPMT0101) or (FPEL0601, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0603, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0604, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0560,
FPMT0101) or (FPEL0600, FPMT0101))

ECON2221 Principles of Macroeconomics (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is a fundamental
course that examines the basic theoretical explanation for the level and growth of economic activity. The course also
looks at business fluctuations and ways to achieve greater stability, including the roles of money and banking and fiscal
policy. Pre-Requisite: (MNGT1510 or (FPEL0602, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0601, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0603, FPMT0101)
or (FPEL0604, FPMT0101) or (FPEL0560, FPMT0101))

ECON3212 Intermediate Microeconomics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an intermediate level analysis of the role of
price mechanisms in resource allocation in markets with varying degrees of competition. The course examines the
determination of wages, rent, interest, profits, and considers the implications of microeconomic theory for public policy.
Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON3222 Intermediate Macroeconomics Theory (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An intermediate level analysis of the factors
which determine the level of economic activity, prices, employment and economic growth. Topics include analysis of
consumption, investment, government and foreign expenditures, theories of income, output, money and interest and
various macroeconomic policies. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON3223 Money and Banking (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course examines the role of money and the
banking system in the determination of national income and output. Monetary theory and policy are emphasized. Pre-
Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON3241 International Trade (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An intermediate level course which deals with the basic theories
of international trade. Topics include the basis and gains from trade, barriers to trade, trade associations, the role of trade
in promoting economic development, and the pattern of world trade. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON3242 International Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course is a continuation of
International Trade. Topics include the determination of income, employment and inflation in open economies, the
international impact of monetary/fiscal policies under fixed and flexible exchange rates and theories of exchange-rate
determination. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

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ECON3251 Economics of Oil and Natural Resources (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course
concentrates on the theory of depletable natural resources: the demand for and supply of oil, the pricing of oil in world
trade, Eurodollars, and patterns of trade in natural resources. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON3252 Environmental Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the link between the economic
system and the environment around us. Completion of the course provides the student with a sound understanding of the
main causes of environmental degradation, possible corrective policies and mechanisms to enable sustainable
development, the benefits and costs of these policies, the link between economic growth and the state of the environment,
and the possibilities of international cooperation to improve environmental quality. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211,
ECON2221

ECON3261 Introduction to Econometrics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course deals with the
evaluation and testing of economic theories. Topics include construction and testing of economic models, regression
theory, parameter estimation and statistical techniques applicable to economic models. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211,
ECON2221

ECON3271 Industrial Organization (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course looks at market structures, market
conduct and social performance by industries. Topics include firms' strategic behaviour in price and nonprice
competition, strategic entry deterrence, location strategies, product quality, advertising, and research and development.
Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4224 Public Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course deals with the examination of welfare
economics. Topics covered include government expenditures, taxation and borrowing, the effects of these on
employment, price levels and growth. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4231 Economic Development (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course emphasizes the factors underlying
economic development. Topics include measures and goals of development, the role of markets and planning, and the
challenges confronting developing countries. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4232 Economic Planning (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course examines the role of economic planning
in economic growth. Topics include: a history of economic planning; cost-benefit analysis; optimization techniques using
microeconomic tools and statistical analysis. Special emphasis is on the Omani experience in economic planning. Pre-
Requisite: ECON3222

ECON4234 Economics of the Gulf Cooperation Council Countries (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the
history of the GCC, its institutions, accomplishments and failures. There is also a short introduction to trade creation and
trade diversion effects. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4235 Islamic Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course reviews the main features of an Islamic economy.
Topics include: Islamic principles and their impact on work and productivity; the meaning of usury; Islamic laws
regarding interest rates; the role of Zakat; the impact of Islamic social justice on economic stability and growth. Pre-
Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4236 Labour Market Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course analyses labour as a factor of production
using tools from intermediate microeconomic theory. the course covers the fundamental topics of labour, labour demand
and supply, as well as wages and wage gaps. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221, ECON3212

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ECON4251 Economic Modelling (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course complements the theory of economics with
quantitative and empirical examination of diverse microeconomic issues. Also, students are challenged to set up simple
quantitative models to study certain underlying economic problems. Empirical data are derived from existing economic
studies in national and global contexts to bring up the current issues in quantitative modelling. Pre-Requisite:
ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4262 Mathematical Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate level course deals with the examination
of the formulation and application of mathematical models in economic theory. Topics include the theory of household
and firms, constrained optimization, linear and non-linear programming, and elementary differential and difference
equations. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4279 Summer Internship in Economics (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience in a real-life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an
intern in economics. Only those organizations whose program has been approved in advance by the University and
College administration will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end
of the internship, and must submit a written report to the Department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by
a minimum of one semester course work: that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite:
None:

ECON4281 Managerial Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an applied course combining economic theory and
business applications. Topics include demand and consumer behaviour, production and costs, measurement of the
influence of policy and nonpolicy variables on sales and costs, and empirical studies of market structure and pricing. Pre-
Requisite: ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4282 Contemporary Issues in Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course utilizes basic economic theories and
techniques to analyse various contemporary issues in Economics. The course will be focusing on todays most pressing
social; and political problems from an economics perspective. It will discuss and debate controversial and real world
situations requiring the use of economics principles and concepts . Examples may include Economics of: health care,
terrorism; gender discrimination, crime, poverty, education, anti-trust policy and global financial crisis. Pre-Requisite:
ECON1211, ECON2221

ECON4284 Special Topic in Economics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to apply economic analysis to a
topic or topics that warrant special treatment. The course is intended to give students an opportunity to learn about
current issues not ordinarily dealt with in other economics courses and to take advantage of special faculty expertise in
particular areas. Prerequisites: Econ 1211, Econ 2221 and consent of the department. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211,
ECON2221

ECON4285 Internship in Economics (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical experience in a
real-life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an intern in
economics. Only those organizations whose program has been approved in advance by the University and College
administration will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the
internship, and must submit a written report to the Department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a
minimum of one semester course work: that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite:None

ECON4291 Senior Project -Economics (Project 3CR 45 hrs) Under the supervision of the instructor, each student will
complete a research project in Economics that is mutually agreed to by the instructor, student, and department. The
findings of the research will be presented in a written format and may be presented orally to the department. Pre-
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FINA3311 Principles of Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A comprehensive, analytical introduction to the principal
concepts in finance. Topics include the general business environment, valuation theory, instruments of finance, financial
management decisions concerning uses and sources of funds (capital budgeting), and a survey of financial markets. Pre-
Requisite: ACCT2121 or ACCT2112

FINA3312 Intermediate Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An intermediate analysis of basic financial concepts. The course
emphasizes computer solutions to problems of capital structure and investment and financing alternatives. Other topics
include option pricing models, derivative corporate restructuring and problems of financial management. Pre-Requisite:
FINA3311

FINA3315 Personal Financial Planning (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An overview of the rapidly expanding field of personal
financial planning. Topics include risk and insurance, retirement planning, tax planning, estate planning, personal
investing, and professional financial planning designations offered in various countries. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA3322 Principles of Investment (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An intermediate level course that examines types of
investment securities, security market operations, investment policies, valuation principles, portfolio analysis and risk
assessment. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA3331 Risk Management and Insurance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An introductory study of the nature of risk and risk-
management and their effects on a commercial enterprise. Material to be covered eill include: the goals of risk
management, procedures to be used in the identification and measurement of risk, selection and implementation of the
risk management techniques, risk control of property, liability and personnel risks, risks financing, insurance decision
making, and a brief discussion on insurance industry. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA3341 Real Estate (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an intermediate course that focuses on real estate investment and
examines the related areas of law, finance, insurance, taxation, appraisal and brokerage. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311
FINA3351

Financial Analysis and Valuation (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will equip students with the skills required to
understand and analyse companies' financial statements. Emphasis will be on the valuation side rather than the
accounting side. Topics covered include: use of financial statements in valuation, analysis of the statement of
shareholders equity, analysis of balance sheet and income statement, analysis of cash flow statement, analysis of
profitability, analysis of growth and sustainable earnings, evaluation of enterprise price-to-book ratios and price-earnings
ratios, simple forecasting, quality of financial statements, and analysis of equity risk and credit risk. Pre-Requisite:
FINA3312, FINA3322

FINA3355 Feasibility Study and Analysis (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will impart the knowledge and skills
required to prepare feasibility studies and to analyse feasibility studies. Topics covered include: market research and
analysis, demand forecasting, product pricing, sales projections, project costing, financial planning, cash flow
projections, credit analysis, investment appraisal and sensitivity analysis. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA3361 Working Capital Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An in-depth examination of sources and techniques of
proper management of a firm's net working capital, that is, its current assets and current liabilities. The material to be
covered includes: financial statement analysis, financial environment, cash and marketable security management,
receivable management, inventory management, sources and management of short-term funds, and current liability
management. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA3371 Capital Structure and Budgeting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An in depth analysis of long -term financial
decisions . The material to be counted will include: financial analysis ,forecasting . the theories and techniques employed

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in capital budgeting analysis and capital structure decisions . and the sources and use of long-term funds: such as
preferred stock leasing and options. securities . Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA4311 Project Finance and Evaluation (Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) Project finance is a means of financing
large projects in an efficient manner. Projects need to be designed correctly from the outset to take advantage of its
benefits. In this lecture/seminar class we go through the techniques of analysing and designing the financial structure of a
large infrastructure project. Islamic finance tools are also considered as means to build the financial structure. Some
consideration of project evaluation is also discussed. Examples are the focus to see how project finance ideas are actually
employed in real projects. Pre-Requisite: FINA3312, FINA3322

FINA4321 Financial Modelling (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to bridge the gaps between theory and
practice by providing a nuts-and-bolts guide to solving common financial models. Makes extensive use of spreadsheet
modelling (Excel based) to implement financial models. Topics covered include: Financial Planning Models for Cash
Management, Capital Budgeting, Valuation, Capital Structure, Dividend Policy and Options. Pre-Requisite: FINA3312,
FINA3322

FINA4323 Investment Analysis and Portfolio Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the analysis
of the trade-off between risk and return in the construction of investment portfolios and the principles and practices used
in the management of individual and institutional portfolios. Emphasis is on contemporary theoretical developments and
quantitative approaches. Pre-Requisite: FINA3322

FINA4334 Futures and Options (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to options markets, commodity
markets, and financial futures markets as they function to provide pricing mechanisms and alternative investment
vehicles. Topics covered include forward and futures contracts, trading strategies involving options, swaps and other
derivative securities. Pre-Requisite: FINA3312

FINA4351 Financial Markets and Institutions (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An examination of the determination of interest
rates, relationship between interest rates and security prices, structure of interest rates, money market, bond market,
mortgage market, stock market, commercial bank sources and uses of funds, bank regulation, bank management,
international banking. saving institutions, credit unions, finance companies, mutual funds, securities firms, pension funds,
and insurance companies. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA4352 Commercial Bank Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An examination of the bank's asset-liability problems
and policies of banks. The material to be covered includes general business of commercial banking, asset-liability
management techniques, hedging against interest rate and credit risk, managing the bank's investment portfolio and
liquidity position managing bank sources of funds, providing loans to business and consumers, bank mergers and
acquisitions, international banking service options, and the impact of government policy and regulations on banking. Pre-
Requisite: FINA3311

FINA4360 Mergers and Acquisition (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the theory and practice of mergers
and acquisitions (MandA). It seeks to equip the students with the knowledge and the skills they need to have to be
effective and successful in the MandA or investment banking world. The course provides an introductory study of the
nature of the MandA environment and the acquisitions market. It also provides a highly practical approach to managing
the MandA process. The course involves developing an in-depth understanding of how and when to apply the appropriate
tools and skills to successfully complete mergers and acquisitions transactions. In this regard, we will discuss, among
others, the MandA process, MandA valuation and modelling, deal structuring and financing and MandA strategies. Pre-
Requisite: FINA3312

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FINA4361 Multinational Financial Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the financing, investment
and working capital management processes of multinational corporations, considering such variables as exchange and
political risks, accounting regula and tax law. Pre-Requisite: FINA3311

FINA4365 Special Topics Finance (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to apply financial analysis to a topic or
topics that warrant special treatment. The course is intended to give students an opportunity to learn about current issues
no ordinarily dealt with in other finance courses and to take advantage of special faculty expertise in particular areas.
Pre-Requisite: FINA3312

FINA4371 Senior Project -Finance (Project 3CR 45 hrs) Under the supervision of the instructor, each student
completes a research project in Finance that is mutually agreed to by the instructor, student, and department. The findings
of the research are presented in a written format and may be presented to the department in an oral presentation. Pre-
Requisite: None

FINA4379 Summer Internship in Finance (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This upper level summer course gives the student
practical experience working in a cooperating business, government or civic organization as an intern in finance. The
student is monitored and evaluated by the employer. In addition, the student must submit a written report to the
department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a minimum of one semester course work: that is, it cannot
be the final course completed in the degree. Prerequisite: Consent of the department (starts the last summer before
graduation) Pre-Requisite: None

FINA4385 Internship in Finance (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical experience working
in cooperating business, government or civic organization as an intern in finance. The student is monitored and
evaluated by employer. In addition, the student must submit a written report to the Department for evaluation. Pre-
Requisite :None

Information Systems

INFS1411 Introduction to Computers in Business (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An overview of
business computer systems. Topics include functional components of computers, hardware and software overview,
application software (word processor, spreadsheet, and database),business presentation techniques, e-mail and Internet.
Pre-Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602

INFS2412 Introduction to Management Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course introduces the basics of management information systems and their role in today's digital firms. It covers the
topics related to Information Technology, Information Systems, Information Security, Ethical issues, Data and
knowledge management, E-business and E-commerce, wired and wireless computing, and organizational information
systems applications designing tools. Pre-Requisite: LANC1071

INFS3300 Computer Diagnostics for Business Operations (Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims to help students to become competent in PC/Smart devices hardware and software troubleshooting,
maintenance and upgrade. It provides students with hands-on training in PC/smart devices hardware and software
installation, configuration, upgrade and diagnostics/repair. Students will gain comprehensive hands-on exposure to
PC/smart devices hardware, software, and operating systems by learning troubleshooting theory and preventative
maintenance techniques. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS3410 Fundamentals of Programming in Business (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course
consists of those skills and concepts that are essential to programming in Business practices independent of the
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underlying paradigm. It includes fundamental programming concepts, basic data structures, and algorithmic processes
and problem-solving techniques. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS3412 Web Applications Development I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this course students
will gain hands-on experience on tools and techniques that allow them to create static websites. Topics include
introductions to the Internet and the World Wide Web, XHTML, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and Web Scripting using
JavaScript. Students will also be introduced to different multimedia and graphics software such as Adobe Photoshop, MS
FrontPage and/or Adobe Dreamweaver and possibly Fireworks and Flash. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS3415 Systems Analysis and Design (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) System Analysis and
Design provides a methodical approach to developing computer based information systems. The course explores systems
development life cycle phases which includes systems planning, analysis, design, testing, and implementation. It uses
structured and unstructured techniques which support analysis and design of business Information Systems. Pre-
Requisite: INFS2412

INFS3419 Business Software Development I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is an
introduction to structured, visual and object-oriented programming. Program design and development for business
applications are stressed. Topics include fundamentals of programming in Visual Basic .NET, event-driven
programming, Graphical User Interface (GUI) concepts, working with controls and objects, menus and dialog boxes,
loops, and performing calculations using variables and constants. Pre-Requisite: INFS3410 or INFS2412

INFS4321 Human-Computer Interaction (Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an introduction to the
fundamental concepts in human-computer interaction. This course will help students build human-centered design skills
to create excellent interfaces with any technology to avoid users' frustration. The course introduces fundamental methods,
principles and tools for designing, programming and testing interactive systems. The course covers topics such as
usability and affordances, user-centered design, human cognitive and physical ergonomics, information and interactivity
structures, interaction styles, interaction techniques, and user interface software tools with a special focus on mobile user
interfaces. The course also reviews recent developments in HCI including emerging interaction styles (e.g. mobile
interaction, augmented-reality, tangible user interfaces, and ubiquitous computing) and a variety of interaction techniques
(e.g. use of voice, gesture, and eye movements). Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4333 Principles of Research Methods in Information Systems (Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course
introduces students to research problems and the ways research is conducted in the Information Systems (IS) discipline.
The course aims to develop research skills required for conducting research projects, such as writing a literature review,
articulating research questions, justifying a research approach and methodology, designing and undertaking data
collection and analysis, and presenting research results. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4344 Health Informatics (Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The course introduces the concepts and practices of
information systems in healthcare. Topics include: issues related to universal medical coding in healthcare, health and
medical databases, limitations of technology, privacy and security of electronic medical records, the economics of
healthcare computing, and the essential concepts of health information systems, new opportunities and emerging trends
in healthcare informatics. Pre-Requisite: INFS4416

INFS4414 Advanced Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course provides
critical awareness of how information systems are acquired, used, managed and controlled in organizations. Topics
include information technologies, IT support for organizational performance, data and knowledge management,
networking, e-business, mobile-computing, Enterprises Systems, IT strategy and planning, IT economics, IT acquisition,
IT security and Ethics. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

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INFS4416 Database Management I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is an introductory course in
Database Management. Upon completion of this course, the students will gain main skills to analyse, design and develop
a relational database for the business environment. The students will also get familiarized with Structured Query
Language (SQL) to create and maintain a database to program single and multiple-table queries. The student is expected
to Analyse, Design and Implement a database application as a part of the course requirements. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4416 Database Management I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This is an introductory course in
Database Management. Upon completion of this course, the students will gain main skills to analyse, design and develop
a relational database for the business environment. The students will also get familiarized with Structured Query
Language (SQL) to create and maintain a database to program single and multiple-table queries. The student is expected
to Analyse, Design and Implement a database application as a part of the course requirements. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4417 Electronic Business Strategy: Architecture and Design (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course introduces students to establish and manage an E-Business. Topics include: E-Business Fundamentals, E-
Business infrastructure, E-Business environment, E-Business Strategy, E-Supply Chain, E-procurement and E-marketing.
Also, the course will discuss a number of real life case studies from the business world. Pre-Requisite: INFS3412

INFS4418 Business Software Development II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course stresses on
the fundamental ideas behind the object-oriented approach to programming using Visual Basic.NET and the .NET
framework. It emphasizes how to build VB.NET applications from an object-oriented perspective. Concepts addressed in
this course include an introduction to the object-oriented paradigm, definition and application of objects, classes,
templates, polymorphism, abstraction and inheritance, exception handling, forms and user controls, OO design
techniques using class tools, and database programming interfaces. Pre-Requisite: INFS3419

INFS4419 Database Management II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course, is a continuation
of INFS4416, provides in depth the understanding of database management systems issues including data structure, data
processing architectures, data management, data integrity and data administration. In addition the course also introduces
the techniques for the development, deployment and management of database systems using tools e.g. SQL, PL/SQL,
Oracle Developer Suite, VB/JAVA. Pre-Requisite: INFS4416

INFS4419 Database Management II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course, is a continuation
of INFS4416, provides in depth the understanding of database management systems issues including data structure, data
processing architectures, data management, data integrity and data administration. In addition the course also introduces
the techniques for the development, deployment and management of database systems using tools e.g. SQL, PL/SQL,
Oracle Developer Suite, VB/JAVA. Pre-Requisite: INFS4416

INFS4421 Business Data Communications and Networking (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) An
introduction to data communications. Topics include telecommunications technology, networks, and applications; Local
and Wide Area Networks (LAN and WAN), issues of deploying and administrating of computer networks, the impact of
the Internet on the Information Systems development. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4422 Java Programming in Business Applications (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces the principles, practices and applications of programming in an object-oriented environment for business
applications. Techniques and language features of java are implemented in programming projects related to Web-enabled
Java database applications. Topics include design of classes, class libraries, data structures, exceptions handling, input
and output and applet programming, relational database, java and basic JDBC technique. Pre-Requisite: INFS3415,
INFS3419

INFS4425 Information Systems Security (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will provide
students with knowledge of information systems security issues, possible solutions, prevention techniques and their
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relevance to the management of information systems in organization environment. The student will gain knowledge of
the Cryptography, Network Security Applications, System Security, Public Key Encryption Digital Signature, Ethics and
Privacy etc. Pre-Requisite: INFS4421

INFS4432 Web Applications Development II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is a
continuation of INFS3412. The course covers the following topics: Web based applications, dynamic and interactive web
pages with database access. Server Side computing using .NET framework or Java Technologies, Extensible Markup
Language (XML), Security and web services, website design for usability and accessibility, website deployment and
maintenance. Pre-Requisite: INFS3412, INFS4416

INFS4441 Decision Support Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches students
how to design and use computer-based Decision Support Systems(DSS) which can benefit a manager in any functional
area of a business. In addition to practical actual system development, students are exposed to topics such as examples of
decision support situations, criteria for success and failure, implementation issues and model management. Students are
expected to design and implement prototype DSS. Pre-Requisite: INFS3410 or INFS2412

INFS4444 Information Systems Outsourcing (Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with
an in-depth understanding and practical knowledge on key issues related to Information Systems Outsourcing. Students
will explore analyse and discuss various relevant topics and complex issues faced by modern public and private
organizations with regards to outsourcing information systems. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4451 Knowledge Based Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
provides an introduction to application of Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) including Artificial Intelligence (AI)
techniques in business. Topics include knowledge and knowledge management principles, major characteristics of Expert
Systems (ES) development tools, case-based reasoning , data mining and other AI techniques. The student is expected to
design and implement an expert system as a part of the course requirements. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4461 Strategic Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Strategic information
systems enable an organization to use its core strengths to best advantages. This course examines the traditional benefits
of efficiency and effectiveness improvement, and then focuses on ways of deploying information technology for
competitive gain and value creation. Pre-Requisite: INFS4414

INFS4462 Electronic Commerce Technology (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will
develop an understanding of the technologies behind the E-commerce systems. Topics include: EC technology
infrastructure, Web server hardware and software, E-C Software, E-Commerce security, and E-Commerce payment
systems. Pre-Requisite:

INFS4463 E-Government Development and Dissemination (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) E-
government is defined broadly as any use of ICT in government organizations to facilitate internal and external
processes. The fundamental aim of e-government systems is to improve efficiency and reduce red tape in public
institutions. This course will introduce students to e-government development and diffusion issues. Best practices from
all around the world will be highlighted as well as poor ones to draw lessons to successful e-government systems. In
addition, a clear distinction between e-government and e-business systems will be emphasized to recognize the deference
between the two sectors. An integral part of this course will be to link Oman endeavour in this domain and eOman
strategy with materials discussed in class. Pre-Requisite: INFS2412

INFS4466 Systems Quality Assurance (Lecture/Lab(2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to cover methods and
tools for achieving software quality assurance at various levels of software development life cycle. The course will cover
the principles of software quality and how it is integrated in software development, outsourcing and management. Pre-
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INFS4471 Senior Project Information Systems (Project 3CR 45 hrs) With the assistance of the instructor, students
select a substantial information systems project which will incorporate and unify many of the concepts discussed in
previous courses taken in the College of Commerce and Economics. The outcome of the project is in the form of a report
and/or software application, depending on the project's stated objectives. Pre-Requisite: None

INFS4473 Independent Study (Project 3CR 45 hrs) The student is required, under the guidance of the instructure, to
make intensive study of a topic in the information systems area. This course focuses on issues related to the research and
practice of Information systems in consumer, social and organizational contexts. Topics offered will depend on special
faculty expertise in particular areas. Pre-Requisite: None

INFS4479 Summer Internship in Information Systems (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student
practical experience in a real life setting, through placement with a cooperative business, government or civic
organization. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship, and must submit a
written report to the department for evaluation. The internship starts the last summer before graduation and must be
followed by a minimum of one semester course work: that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-
requisites: consent of the department

INFS4481 Special Topics in Information Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is
designed to give students an opportunity to learn more about current issues, technologies, and developments in the area
of Information Systems not ordinarily dealt with elsewhere in the curriculum. Topics offered will depend on special
faculty expertise in particular areas. Pre-Requisite: None

INFS4485 Internship in Information System (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience, through placement with a cooperating business, government organization as an intern in operations
management. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship, and must submit a
written report to the Department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a minimum of one semester course
work that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite: None

INFS4491 Wireless Internet and Mobile Business (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course offers
an introduction to mobile business. Also explores the business issues surrounding wireless and mobile businesses,
beginning with the decision to utilize specific technologies and the application of business principles to wireless devices.
It also presents numerous challenges related to issues such as security and standardization. Pre-Requisite: INFS4421

INFS4492 Information Systems Project Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
is designed to help students understand the processes, tools, techniques, and of knowledge to successfully manage
information Systems (IS) projects. This course uses an integrated approach to information Systems project management.
It incorporates the nine knowledge areas outlined in the Project Management Body of knowledge (PMBOK). The
concepts associated with information systems management when integrated with PMBOK provide an important base of
knowledge that builds a foundation for IS project management. Students will also be required to learn and use basic
features of a project management software tools such as Project 2000. Pre-Requisite: INFS3415

INFS4493 Information Systems Audit and Control (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course will
provide students to acquire the basic core knowledge of the field of Information Systems Audit and Control, the audit
process and the protection of information, consistent with ISACA Model curriculum. The course will develop the
necessary background and skills needed to enter the Information Systems Audit and Control profession. After taking the
course the students should be able to: Understand importance and role of IS Audit function; understand the IS Audit
process and the standards of performance required by the profession; understand the complexities of IS control; perform
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methods used in performing IS audit; document work performed and collecting evidence to support work performed;
prepare for and handle various types of IS Audits. Pre-Requisite: INFS4421

INFS4494 Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD) (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Data
Mining is a multidisciplinary field which brings together a wide variety of techniques from areas of research and
development with longer histories: machine learning, pattern recognition, statistics, databases and visualisation. The aim
is to extract knowledge from the raw information stored in large databases, with the aim of better describing or
understanding the existing data, or predicting how new data will be generated in the future. This module explores the
methodologies of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). It aims to cover each stage of the KDD process,
including preliminary data exploration, data cleansing, pre-processing and the various data analysis tasks that fall under
the heading of data mining. Over the course , students should gain knowledge of algorithms and methods for data
analysis, as well as practical experience using leading KDD software packages. In addition, students will work in groups
on papers focusing on the theory and application of these techniques. Students will also implement one of the basic data
mining techniques by using one of the programing languages. Pre-Requisite: None

INFS4495 Data Mining and Business Intelligence (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Data Mining is a
multidisciplinary field which brings together a wide variety of techniques from areas of research and development with
longer histories: machine learning, pattern recognition, statistics, databases and visualisation. The aim is to extract
knowledge from the raw information stored in large i databases, with the aim of better describing or understanding the
existing data, or predicting how new data will be generated in the future (e.g. create new strategic business
opportunities). The module explores the methodologies of Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (KDD). It aims to
cover each stage of the KDD process, including preliminary data exploration, data cleansing, pre-processing and the
various data analysis tasks that fall under the heading of data mining. Over the course of this semester, students should
gain knowledge of algorithms and methods for data analysis, as well as practical experience using leading KDD software
packages. In addition, students will work in groups on papers focusing on the theory and application of these techniques.
Students will also implement one of the basic data mining techniques. Pre-Requisite: INFS3419

INFS4496 Web 0.2 Technologies and Social Networks. (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 2CR 45 hrs) The course
aims to provide students with theoretical understanding and practical knowledge j on Web 2.0 technologies and social
networks. The course offers students an opportunity to examines, analyse and discuss various emerging technologies,
trends, concepts and complex i issues faced by modern organizations. Pre-Requisite: INFS3419

Management

MNGT1500 Introduction to Business (Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course provides students with a general introduction
to the fields of business. An overall picture of business operations is presented and specialized fields within business
organizations are analysed. Students will be introduced to terminologies, concepts and different functions of business.
They will be exposed to seven major business areas, which include Accounting, Economics, Finance, Management,
Information Systems, Marketing, and Operations Management. There will also be some application to the business
environment in Oman and the world. Overall this course should serve as the foundation for further business knowledge.
Pre-Requisite: None

MNGT1515 Principles of Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an introductory course that introduces students to
management functions and processes. The course is designed to provide students with an overview of the role of
management in organizations and societies. In doing so it introduces students to important managerial issues such as
planning, organizing, influencing, and controlling and other issues deemed appropriate for contemporary organizations.
Pre-Requisite: FPEL0601 or FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0600

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MNGT2511 Fundamentals of Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A survey of the basic concepts of management and
its various functions including planning, organizing and controlling. In addition to lectures, student teams analyse
practical cases and conduct research projects to sharpen their ability to understand the role of management in achieving
organizational objectives. Pre-Requisite: MNGT1510

MNGT2515 International Business (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides students with relevant theoretical
concepts and practical insights for better understanding international businesses. Topics, such as, trade theory,
international monetary system, and foreign exchange markets, international firm strategies and organizational design,
their entry modes into international enterprise, and their behavioural and control systems. Pre-Requisite: LANC1071,
MNGT1515

MNGT3512 Organizational Behaviour (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of what determines organizational behaviour and
how this behaviour impacts satisfaction and productivity. Topics include leadership, motivation, group behaviour,
communication, inter-personal behaviour, and power. Pre-Requisite: MNGT2511 or MNGT1515

MNGT3513 Human Resources Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the foundations, functions and
objectives of human resource planning and development. Topics include an examination of policies and procedures;
programmes, manpower planning, recruitment and selection, performance appraisal, compensation and benefits, training,
safety, and industrial relations. Pre-Requisite: MNGT2515

MNGT3514 Organization Theory (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An in-depth study of organization theory, its development and
schools of thought. Special emphasis is on the systems approach as an integrating concept used to maximize
organizational effectiveness. Topics focus on the analysis of complex organizations and organizational dynamics. Pre-
Requisite: MNGT2511 or MNGT2515

MNGT3515 Research Methods in Organizations (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An examination of various approaches to
organizational investigation and analysis. Topics include empirical and theoretical analysis, comparative and cross-
cultural analysis, and use of various research techniques in gathering information and reporting results. Special emphasis
is placed on qualitative techniques and adaptation of the investigative approaches of other disciplines such as
anthropology and sociology. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT3517 Organization Theory and Design (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide students with an in-
depth understanding of organizations. The course focuses particularly on structure and design issues, as well as external
environmental factors that impact organizational structure and functioning. The core contents of the course are built upon
such topics as organizational design, the organization and its environment, and organizational change. Pre-Requisite:
MNGT1515

MNGT3518 Fundamentals of Family Business (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course discusses the unique challenges faced
by family businesses and the potential solutions. Topics include the characteristics that define family businesses and the
potential risks and benefits these bring to family businesses in Oman and beyond, family dynamics, role of non-family
members, governance and succession planning. Pre-Requisite: MNGT1515

MNGT3519 Business Ethics and Social Responsibility (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on business ethics
and social responsibilities of organizations. Topics include ethical dimensions as they relate to the various stakeholders
inside and outside the organization, ethical theory, ethical decision-making, corruption, bribery, global sourcing,
environmental sustainability, proprietary copyrights, and issues dealing with conflicting standards and values across
national borders. Pre-Requisite: MNGT1515

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MNGT3520 Management in Arabian Gulf: Case Studies (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to provide
insights into the evolving management practice and culture of the Arabian Gulf. In addition to using relevant
articles/literature, business case studies from the GCC countries will be used in this course. Pre-Requisite: MNGT2515

MNGT3521 International Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An examination of the social, cultural, political, legal,
economic and technological features of international and multi-national enterprises and how management can deal with
such complex and diverse environments. Pre-Requisite: MNGT2511 or MNGT2515

MNGT3525 Community Reinvestment (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course is designed to address business and economic
development in lower income and economically distressed locations in urban and rural areas. It is also about policies
programs public/private partnerships that can best promote investment and entrepreneurial activities in disadvantaged
communities. Pre-Requisite: MNGT1515

MNGT3543 Managerial Policies (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A discussion of managerial policy as a tool to guide, coordinate
and control the operations of the organization. The formulation, implementation and review of policies are examined for
each functional area. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512, MNGT3551

Non-Profit Organizations (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies non-business, non-governmental not-for-profit
organizations such as charities, volunteer associations, etc.. The aim is to apply management fundamentals to these
organizations while taking into account their special nature. Pre-Requisite: MNGT1515

MNGT3555 Leadership in Organization (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an exploration of the different concepts
and theories of leadership. The course builds upon the basic knowledge of leadership provided in an organizational
behaviour course by expanding on the scope and depth of different leadership topics. Major topics include historical and
current leadership theories, leadership skill, team leadership and leadership development. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT3556 Organization Training and Development (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The process of training and developing
the human resources in organizations, which includes organizational diagnosis, needs assessment, program design,
appropriate methodologies, program implementation, transfer of training, and the evaluation of program effectiveness.
Current trends in the content and process of training and development activities are also examined. Pre-Requisite:
MNGT3513

MNGT3557 Compensation and Performance Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An in-depth critique of
compensation system design and performance management strategies needed to attract, retain, develop and motivate the
human capital required for organizational effectiveness and strategic success Pre-Requisite: MNGT3515

MNGT3558 Team Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the critical input, process and outcomes
variables on the design of and maintenance of highly effective work teams. Topics include: team composition, team
norms, team decision making strategies, intra-team conflict, team building, management of effective work teams, and
team based organizational structures. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT3559 Innovation and Entrepreneurship (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides a review of the key theories
and research relevant to understanding the dynamics and practice of innovation and entrepreneurship. Emphasis is placed
on the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship in a broader context including the corporate and public services,
emerging technologies and economies, and for sustainability and development. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT3561 Staffing the Organization (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The effectiveness of staffing systems is a key variable in
meeting organizational goals. This course provides an introduction to the staffing process, covering topics such as

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strategic staffing, human resource planning, job analysis, recruitment, assessment, and making final hiring decisions.
Pre-Requisite: MNGT3513

MNGT4517 Organizational Development and Change (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The study of the theory and practice of
organization development. Topics include understanding the triggers of change; overcoming resistance to change; the
processes of organizational development, change and transformation; organizational diagnosis; intervention strategies;
evaluation and institutionalisation of change; leading and managing change. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512 or MNGT3514

MNGT4518 Seminar in Management: Special Topics and Readings (Seminar 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives the
student the opportunity for advanced study and research in management on selected topics of timely importance. Pre-
Requisite: MNGT3514

MNGT4519 Management of Change and Innovation (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course explores the importance of
innovation to business success and considers current trends in technology, society, consumer expectations and the
workforce. Examines strategies for enabling innovation and overcoming obstacles to change. It presents the concept of a
learning organization in the context of transformational leadership. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3516

MNGT4522 Global Business Strategy (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course teaches the application of strategic
management and business policy concepts to business organizations from a global perspective. Competitive strategies are
emphasized, as is the task of top management in visualizing and encouraging a global role. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3521

MNGT4531 Entrepreneurship (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the process of creating new ventures and the
entrepreneurial philosophy, attitudes and characteristics required. Topics include success and failure factors for new
ventures; identifying and evaluating opportunities; developing a business plan; successfully managing the new venture;
applications, including creating and management of stand-alone as well as internal corporate ventures. Pre-Requisite:
MNGT2515

MNGT4532 Small and Family Business Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the application of management
knowledge and techniques to running a small or family business. Topics include the challenges associated with decision-
making and problem solving in various types of small businesses, and problems of growth and expansion. Pre-Requisite:
MNGT3512

MNGT4533 Small Business Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the application of management knowledge
and techniques to running a small business. Topics include the challenges associated with decision-making and problem
solving in various types of small businesses and problems of growth and expansion. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT4535 Small Business Consulting (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) In the framework of supervised field projects, student
teams analyse the management programs of an actual business. Emphasis is placed on understanding operational and
strategic planning problems in the context of small business. Students develop a strategic plan for the success of the
business. Pre-Requisite: MNGT4531

MNGT4541 Strategic Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course integrates knowledge gained in previous courses,
emphasizing practical application of these concepts to decision-making. The student's skills in dealing with complex and
interdependent issues are sharpened through group work in case studies, simulations and experiential learning. Pre-
Requisite: ((BCOM4931, MNGT2515) or MNGT3513)

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MNGT4542 Managerial Decision Making (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines decision-making as an integral
part of management. Topics include decision theories and techniques, the human aspect, and the dynamic nature of
managerial decision-making. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3512

MNGT4544 Seminar in Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives the student the opportunity for advanced
study and research in management on selected topics of timely importance. Such topics may include an examination of
the organization, structure, administrative processes, comparative management, and operations of the Omani government,
with emphasis on efficiency, effectiveness, accountability and responsiveness. Pre-Requisite: MNGT3513

MNGT4561 Senior Project -Management (Project 3CR 45 hrs) Directed individual field study on a management topic
under the supervision of a management faculty member. The student is expected to produce a research paper on a real-
life problem. Pre-Requisite: None

MNGT4579 Summer Internship in Management (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience in a real life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an
intern in management. The student is evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship, and must submit a written
report to the department for evaluation. The internship starts the last summer before graduation and must be followed by
a minimum of one semester course work: that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-requisites:
consent of the department.

MNGT4585 Internship in Management (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical experience in
a real life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an intern in
management. The student is evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship ,and must submit a written report to
the department for evaluation. Pre-Requisite: None

Marketing

MRKT3611 Principles of Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An introductory course in marketing. Topics include
analysis of customer needs and wants; segmenting and targeting markets; dveloping product, promotion, pricing, and
distribution strategies; the relationship between the consumer, business government, and society. Pre-Requisite:
((ECON1211, ECON2221) or CAMS2003)

MRKT3621 Consumer Behaviour (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An integration of basic concepts, models and theories
explaining the buying and consumption behaviour of customers. Emphasis is on solving marketing problems through
understanding consumer behaviour. Topics include: characteristics of the consumer (perception, the decision process,
attitudes); external factors which affect buying patterns such as culture, social groups and diffusion. Pre-Requisite:
MRKT3611

MRKT3631 Marketing Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: the integration of a business' other
functions with marketing in the decision-making process; issues determining the match between a company's products
and services and the needs of the market; elements of the marketing mix (product policy and development; pricing
strategies; channel decisions and physical distribution; communication and promotion, advertising and sales). Pre-
Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3632 Retail Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course applies basic strategic marketing management
principles to decision making in retailing. Emphasis is on how the dynamic retailing environment affects retailing
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facilities planning; merchandise planning and buying; branding; customer service; promotion and merchandising;
logistics and pricing. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3633 Advertising and Promotion (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: the role of advertising in the economy
and the impact of advertising on our economic and social life; planning an ad campaign based on consumer and market
information; message appeals; media selection; scheduling; measuring effectiveness; current criticism and regulation of
advertising; major marketing communication tools such as personal selling and sales promotions. Pre-Requisite:
MRKT3611

MRKT3634 Marketing Channels (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the structure and behaviour of
distribution channels from a managerial viewpoint. Topics include the analysis of marketing institutions and agencies as
well as the behavioural aspects of channel relations-including roles of members, use of power, and resolution of conflict.
Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3634 Marketing Channels (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course examines the structure and behaviour of
distribution channels from a managerial viewpoint. Topics include the analysis of marketing institutions and agencies as
well as the behavioural aspects of channel relations-including roles of members, use of power, and resolution of conflict.
Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3635 Sales Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A study of the role of sale and sales management in marketing.
Topics include sales planning and budgeting, sales force deployment and supervision, including recruitment, selection,
training, motivation, and compensation of sales personnel. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3636 New Product Development (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will consider the role of new products in the
survival and growth strategies of organizations it will focus on the major problems firms encounter in directing and
managing their product development and marketing activities. Also, it will examine the development process from
conception of ideas to commercial introduction, and the marketing life cycle from introduction to deletion of products.
Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3637 Relationship Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will provide students with an understanding of
the theory and practices of relationship marketing and their impact in an organization. It will examine various forms and
types of relationships. Finally, marketing strategies will be developed based on customer database analysis. Pre-
Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT3638 Pricing Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides a framework for understanding pricing
strategies and policies. Topics include pricing in competitive markets, estimating demand, pricing through the product
life cycle stages, price discrimination and pricing in business-to-business markets. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4641 Marketing Research (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course the theory and application of marketing research as
a tool for the marketing decision-making process. Topics include problem definition, research design, sampling
procedures, data collection, statistical analysis, interpretation of data, and the reporting of research findings. The student
executes a consumer research survey and uses a computer to analyse research data. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4642 Customer Relationship Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on improving business
through the acquisition and retention of select customers. Topics include customer services success, customer perceptions
and expectations, and collecting, analysing, and utilizing market intelligence. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4651 Business Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the planning and execution of marketing
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business products from raw materials to major installations and services. Topics include product planning and
introduction, market analysis and forecasting, channels, pricing, field sales force management, advertising, market cost
analysis, and government, relations. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4652 Marketing of Services (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course considers the management of activities required
to market new and existing services. Topics include the innovation system (behavioural and organizational) of making
service product decisions, product planning processes, marketing audits, services and the law, and new service trends.
Emphasis is on the marketing of intangibles. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4653 Special Topics in Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives students and faculty the opportunity
to explore contemporary topics in marketing which are not covered elsewhere in the curriculum. Pre-Requisite:
MRKT3611

MRKT4654 Business Ethics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to explore the major ethical dimensions of
marketing decisions and to discuss the steps that marketing managers might take to improve and/or monitor ethical
concerns, and to foster and socially responsible behaviour in their organizations. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4655 Internet Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will examine the impact of internet on traditional
methods of marketing and explore The existing and potential future uses of internet for performing various marketing
function such as Product development, advertising. Marketing research , market creation, customer service and Channel
redesign. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4656 Social Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course applies marketing theory, principles, concepts and
frameworks in social setting to help solve social problems. The course examines consumer behaviour, social marketing
planning, situational and stakeholder analysis, segmenting and targeting social customers and the marketing mix. Pre-
Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4657 Marketing for Non-profit Organization (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an integrated
overview of marketing theory, strategy, processes and practices in non-profit organisational context . Topics include:
strategic marketing planning, market intelligence, planning and budgeting the marketing mix and understanding
consumers. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4661 International Marketing (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the techniques for entering foreign
markets, from the point of view of the marketing manager. Topics include the fundamental concepts, principles and
theories for marketing in an international setting; conducting market research studies in foreign markets; development of
product, pricing, promotional and distribution policies and strategies. Pre-Requisite: MRKT3611

MRKT4671 Senior Project -Marketing (Project 3CR 60 hrs) Directed individual field study and research on a selected
marketing topic, under the immediate supervision of a faculty member. Pre-Requisite: None

MRKT4679 Summer Internship In Marketing (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience in a real life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an
intern in marketing. Only those organizations whose program has been approved in advance by the University and
College administration will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end
of the internship, and must submit a written report to the department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a
minimum of one semester of course work: that is it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-requisites:
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MRKT4685 Internship in Marketing (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical experience in a
real life setting, through placement with a cooperating business, governmental or civic organization as an intern in
marketing. Only those organizations whose program has been approved in advance by the University and College
administration will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the
internship, and must submit a written report to the department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a
minimum of one semester of course work that is it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite:
None

College Courses (Office of the Dean)

BCOM1950 Varieties of Public and Professional Communication (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
To explore through authentic material, and practice with the students the wide range of communication processes in
institutional contexts ranging from public, to personal and workplace. Various media -oral, written and electronic; mono-
logic and interactive; small group, face-to-face, and large audience; gender and intercultural factors will also be
examined. Pre-Requisite: None

BCOM1960 Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace (Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The main objective of the
course is to raise students' awareness of the importance of intercultural communication in professional setting, as well as
develop students' independence in decision-making and problem-solving through problem-based learning techniques. It
is crucial to enhance students' tolerance and acceptance of other cultures and ethnicities, introduce them to culture-related
norms of etiquette and behaviour. It is also important to supply students with essential communicative techniques,
strategies and tactics vital for maintaining efficient dialogue in the international context, as well as assist them in
understanding their own cultural identity. Pre-Requisite: LANC0600 or LANC0601 or LANC0602 or FPEL0601 or
FPEL0602 or FPEL0603 or FPEL0604 or FPEL0560

BCOM2911 Business Communication (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The basic level of a three-
course communications sequence, Business Communication introduces the student to the theory and practice of the styles
and objectives of successful communication in simulated corporate contexts. Students analyse texts and use correct,
forceful English to prepare letters, memos, resumes, and short reports. Pre-Requisite: LANC2070

BCOM3921 Public Speaking for Business (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The intermediate course in a three-course
communications sequence, draws upon materials related to business to develop skills of oral self-expression. Through
learning to organize, question, and evaluate facts and ideas, students will achieve the twin rhetorical functions of
exposition and persuasion. Pre-Requisite: BCOM2911

BCOM4931 Technical Writing for Business (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The advanced level of a tree course communications
sequence, Technical Writing for Business studies and practices the genres of technical writing required in business,
government, and industry, including proposals, technical reports, manuals, and abstracts. Students are required to
complete a major project in one of the genres. Pre-Requisite: BCOM2911

Operations Management and Business Statistics

POMG2710 Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Operations management is the study of all activities that
involves the processing of the inputs of a business and deliver its outputs. Topics include operations strategy, quality
management, analysis of locations, productive capacity, human resource management, forecasting, inventory models,
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computers and integration of modern management science methods in operations management are emphasized. Pre-
Requisite: STAT1811

POMG2711 Introduction to Management Science (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
presents quantitative methods necessary for decision making in business. Topics covered are an introduction to linear
programming (graphical solution, use of computer software for optimization, optimal solution and sensitivity analysis),
extensions to goal programming and integer programming, specialized linear programming models of assignment,
transportation, and trans-shipment, decision theory (decision tree, expected value and utility, value of information) theory
of waiting lines and their economics analysis, introduction to compture simulation. Computers will be used to obtain
solutions of these problems. Formulation and analysis of business applications will be emphasized. Pre-Requisite:
STAT1811 and (MATH1102 or MATH1062)

POMG3276 Inventory Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on two functions: The first function is
the management of inventory that emphasizes on basic inventory models (deterministic and probabilistic) for an
independent demand item. Then extends the models to the multiple items and issues associated with coordinating their
ordering or production. For dependent demand items the course includes lot sizing techniques and material requirements
planning. The second function is master production schedule, and capacity management. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712

POMG3710 Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Operations management is the study of all activities
performing the inputs of a business into its outputs. Topics include operations strategy, quality management, analysis of
location, and capacity, human resource management, forecasting, inventory models, aggregate planning, material
resources planning, scheduling, project management, and just-in-time methods. Use of computers and integration of
modern management science methods in operations management are emphasized. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

POMG3711 Principles of Management Science (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
presents quantitative methods necessary for decision making in business. Topics covered are an introduction to linear
programming (graphical solution, use of computer software for optimization, optimal solution and sensitivity analysis),
extensions to goal programming and integer programming, specialized linear programming models of assignment,
transportation, and trans-shipment, decision theory (decision tree, expected value and utility, value of information) theory
of waiting lines and their economics analysis, introduction to computer simulation. Computers will be used to obtain
solutions to these problems. Formulation and analysis of business applications will be emphasized. Pre-Requisite:
POMG2712

POMG3713 Quality Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on the fundamental nature of quality and
its implications for business. Topics include perspective on quality of pioneers such as Deming, Crosby, and Juran,
quality awards and standards such as ISO 9000, statistical quality control methods: process control and acceptance
sampling, process capability analysis, reliability, economics, technical, and management issues in quality improvement,
and applications in service and manufacturing sectors. Pre-Requisite: (POMG2712 or POMG3712)

POMG3714 Production Planning and Inventory Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on two
functions: Production planning and inventory management. The production planning function emphasizes on demand
forecasting, aggregate production planning, master production schedule, and capacity management. The inventory
management function emphasizes on basic inventory models (deterministic and probabilistic) for independent demand
(continuous and discrete) items, then extending the models to the multiple items. For dependent demand items the course
includes lot sizing techniques and material requirements planning. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3715 Service Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an overview of the service
sector and its characteristics. Topics covered are design or service systems: queuing models, location, layout, and
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and service information systems. Cases and projects may be used to expose students to the practical of service. Pre-
Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3716 Production Planning and Scheduling (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course would provide a system
development approach for long-term, intermediate-term and short-term planning with a view to scheduling and
controlling resources efficiently. Topics include: forecasting, developing master production schedule, capacity
management, aggregate production planning, sequencing of jobs on machines under different environments, production
control procedures. The course would also use related case studies and computer models. Pre-Requisite: POMG3711 or
POMG3726

POMG3717 Computer Simulation (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course is an introduction to
simulation methodology for business application. Random number generation, discrete event modelling, model
verification and validation, and statistical analysis of output. Monte Carlo simulation on spreadsheets. Knowledge of
programming using a general purpose simulation language. Model development, design, simulation, and performance
evaluation of real life systems in service and manufacturing. Pre-Requisite: POMG2711

POMG3718 Logistics Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers a wide range of topics in logistics
management (such as procurement, warehousing, material handling, transportation, location, storage, information
technology). The students are introduced to a set of approaches for designing and planning logistics channels and
efficiently integrating manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors across the supply chains. The students will also learn
how to balance the different cost-trade-offs in logistics. The course covers basic strategic, tactical and operational issues
in logistics management. Pre-Requisite: POMG3725 or POMG3726

POMG3719 Enterprises Resources Planning Systems (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The purpose
of this course is to provide an introduction to enterprise resource planning (ERP) exemplified by a specific ERP system.
The course will prepare the participants for future decisions about the use, evaluation, and implementation of business
software. Also, we will discuss how to support and optimize the inherent business processes in operations management.
Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3720 Purchasing Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides general and specific purchasing
information that will serve to strengthen the student's ability to participate in today's global purchasing environment.
Topics include procurement strategy, supplier evaluation and selection, contract execution, negotiation strategies,
strategic cost management, e-procurement, and global purchasing. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3721 Productivity Measurement and Improvement (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Equipment utilization, conserving
materials and energy, and reducing human efforts. Topics include: productivity, work methods design, process analysis,
activity charts, operations analysis, setting time standards. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3721 Productivity Measurement and Improvement (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Equipment utilization, conserving
materials and energy, and reducing human efforts. Topics include: productivity, work methods design, process analysis,
activity charts, operations analysis, setting time standards. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3722 Operations Strategy (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course highlights the importance of operations strategy for
an organization's success in the competitive marketplace. Operations strategy involves decisions that relate to the design
of a process and the infrastructure needed to support the process. This course introduces tools for formulating Operations
Strategy and increasing productivity. Operations related characteristics that help an organization to maintain presence and
gain advantage in the marketplace include: price, quality, delivery speed, delivery reliability, and flexibility in terms of
product mix and volume. The course shows how the identification of market characteristics can lead to the appropriate
choice of process and infrastructure. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

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POMG3723 Statistics For Operations Management (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
focuses on statistical inference. Topics covered include: inferences about means, proportions, and variances of two
populations, contingency tables, regression and correlation, residual analysis of variance, regression model building. A
statistical software package is used to discuss the application in business and economics. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or
POMG3712

POMG3724 Simulation (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Computer simulation refers to the use of a
computer to perform experiments on a model of a real system. Topics include introduction to simulation methodology for
business application, random number generation, discrete event modelling, model verification and validation, and
statistical analysis of output, Monte Carlo simulation on spreadsheets, programming using standard simulation languages,
model development, design, simulation, and performance evaluation of real life systems in service and manufacturing.
Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG3725 Supply Chain Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course would provide students with concepts,
insights, practical tools and techniques for the management of supply chain. This course is an extension to the logistics
management course. It covers supply chain network modelling, information sharing and risk pooling, strategic alliances,
outsourcing strategies, E-commerce, supply chain security, customer relationships, and performance measures. Pre-
Requisite: POMG2712

POMG3726 Inventory Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course focuses on two functions: The first function is
the management of inventory that emphasizes on basic inventory models (deterministic and probabilistic) for an
independent demand item. Then extends the models to the multiple items and issues associated with coordinating their
ordering or production. For dependent demand items the course includes lot sizing techniques and material requirements
planning. The second function is master production schedule, and capacity management. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712

POMG4720 Warehouse Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The purpose of this course is to introduce students to
concepts and practices used in modern storage facilities in order to improve operating costs, space utilization,
productivity, throughput, and customer service. The main focus of the course is on the management and operation of
storgae facilities. However, some design issues related to layout and material handling are also discussed due to their
impact on operations. Pre-Requisite: POMG3712 or POMG2712

POMG4722 Logistics and Supply Chain Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers a wide range of topics
in logistics and supply chain management (such as transportation, location, storage, modelling, planning and problem
resolutions in supply chains). The students are introduced to a set of approaches for designing and planning logistics
channels and efficiently integrating manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors across the supply chains. The course will
cover basic strategic, tactical and operational issues in logistics and supply chain management besides introducing some
advanced topics like risk pooling and bull whip effect. Pre-Requisite: POMG3714

POMG4723 Technology Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course looks at technology management from a
primarily strategic perspective. Technology management encompasses research and development, manufacturing and
service operations, maintenance, and technology transfer. The topics covered by the course include: planning
technological change in diversified organization, understanding innovation and invention, implementing new technology
in products, service and manufacturing processes, forecasting technological change and its economic impact, and
planning research. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG4724 Cases in Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is based on case studies as a bridge
between theory and application. The student applies previously gained knowledge of quantitative techniques by
developing, step by step, solutions to several realistic problems. Emphasis is on current industrial interest and basic
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POMG4725 Special Topics in Operations Management (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives students and faculty
the opportunity to explore operations management topics of current interest, which are not covered elsewhere in the
curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

POMG4726 Applied Optimisation Methods (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Mathematical programming techniques for
optimizations are studied with a view to applying them in solving operations management problems. Both exact and
approximate solution approaches are considered. Computer use is extensive. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712 or POMG3712

POMG4729 Senior Project-Operations Management (Project 3CR 45 hrs) This course helps the student to integrate
the knowledge that has been acquired from different courses in the field of operations management, and apply it to
current real world problems drawn from production and service organizations. The student analyses these problems, and
then develops and recommends solutions using operations management techniques under the guidance of the instructor.
Pre-Requisite: None

POMG4730 Business Process Re-Engineering (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This coures teaches studets how to apply the
concepts and the methods of Business Process Reengineering (BPR) for improving the effectiveness of business
operations. Various problem areas, technical and/or organizational, are considered. Students learn to use modern
analytical tools as they practice problem solving. The course uses a blend of lectures, discussions,case studies and field
projects. Pre-Requisite: POMG3712

POMG4735 Project Planning and Control (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Introduces concepts and techniques for planning and
control of complex projects. Students are taught fundamentals of organization, planning and control of projects. Topics
include project selection, cost estimation, activity scheduling and control, human resources management, and project risk
management. Concepts are applied through team projects and project management software. Pre-Requisite: POMG2712
or POMG3712

POMG4785 Internship in Operations Management (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience, through placement with a cooperating business, government organization as an intern in operations
management. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship, and must submit a
written report to the Department for evaluation. The internship must be followed by a minimum of one semester course
work that is, it cannot be the final course completed in the degree. Pre-Requisite: None

Business Statistics

STAT1811 Business Statistics I (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course examines descriptive
Statistics and the methods for analysing data from business and economics. Topics include: graphical methods of
presenting data; measures of location and dispersion, contingency tables, marginal and conditional probabilities; random
variables; Binomial, Poisson, Uniform, Exponential, and Normal distributions; sampling distributions of the mean and
the proportion; inference about population mean and proportion. Pre-Requisite: ((FPEL0600, FPMT0103) or
(FPEL0601, FPMT0103) or (FPEL0602, FPMT0103) or (FPEL0603, FPMT0103) or (FPEL0604, FPMT0103) or
(FPEL0560, FPMT0103))

STAT2812 Business Statistics II (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) In this continuation of STAT1811.
Emphasis is on inferential statistics. Topics include: inferences about means, proportions, and variances of two
populations; contingency tables; regression and correlation; residual analysis of variance; contingency tables; regression
and correlation; residual analysis; analysis of variance; regression model building. A statistical software package is used
to discuss the application in business and economics. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

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STAT3811 Probability and Inferential Statistics for Business (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course focuses
on probability concepts and statistical inference with applications to business and economics. It covers topics beyond
those discussed in STAT1811. Topics include: Probability concepts of Random Variables, Order Statistics and thier
distributions; e.g. geometric, Negative Binomial, Hupergeometric, Ecponential, Gamma, Beta, Chisquared, F and
Lognormal. Conditional probability, Bayes theorem and applications. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3812 Business Statistics II (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This is the continuation of STAT1811. Emphasis
is on statistical inference. Topics include: inferences about means, proportions, and variances of populations;
contingency tables; regression and correlation; analysis of variance; regression model building, basic non-parametric
tests. A statistical software package is used to discuss the application in business and economics. Pre-Requisite:
STAT1811

STAT3821 Mathematical Statistics for Business (Lecture/Tutorial 3CR 45 hrs) Emphases of this course are on
probabilistic concepts of random variables and statistical inference. Topics include: sample space; counting principle;
discrete and continuous random variables and their distribution; sample moments; point and interval estimation;
properties of estimators; methods of estimation; order Statistic; sufficient Statistic; simple and composite hypotheses;
types of error; uniformly most powerful tests. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3822 Probability Models in Business Decisions. (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Probability concepts reviewed, including
conditional probability and Bayes' Rule introduced. Probability distributions and models (including queueing, Markov
and decision theory) are studied to business problems. Business applications illustrated through cases and projects. Pre-
Requisite: STAT1811 or POMG3711

STAT3823 Statistical Packages for Data Analysis (Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
teaches students how to use spreadsheet software (such as EXCEL) and statistical packages (such us Minitab, SPSS and
SAS) for analysing business data. Topics covered include descriptive statistics (inculding graphical representations),
estimation and testing of hypotheses, correlation and regression, and fitting distributions to empirical data. Pre-Requisite:
STAT2812

STAT3824 Social and Economic Statistics (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to give students the
opportunity to explore statistical knowledge in demographic, social and economic statistics. Topics include price index,
quantity index, cost of living index, weighted and un-weighted index, income distribution, size and structure of
population, rates and ratios, fertility, mortality, migration, urbanization, life expectancy and construction of life tables,
and age distribution. Statistical Software will be used for this course. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3827 Statistical Quality Control (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) Statistical quality control refers to the use of
statistical methods in the monitoring and maintaining of the quality of products and services. Topics include definition of
quality, Deming's fourteen points, total quality management, causes of variation in quality, different types of quality
control, scope of quality control; control charts for variables and attributes, process capability analysis, consumer's risk,
producer's risk, single and double sampling inspection plans. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3831 Regression Analysis with Business Applications (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course emphasis is on business
application of theoretical concepts of multiple regression, with computer analysis of data. Topics include: variable-
selection procedures; weighted least squares; serial correlation; multi co-linearity; residual analysis; transformations;
regression model in matrix form; regression and ANOVA formulations of the general linear model. Pre-Requisite:
STAT1811

STAT3832 Forecasting and Time Series Methods for Business (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course focuses on various
techniques used in business forecasting. Topics include: decomposition of a time series; exponential smoothing methods;
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regression of time series data; Box-Jenkins (ARIMA) methodology; identification, estimation, and checking the
adequacy of the fitted model. A statistical software package is used to analyse time series data. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3833 Computer Software for Business Statistics (LAB (1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course teaches students how to use
spreadsheet software, such as EXCEL, and statistical software, such as Minitab and SPSS, for analysing business data.
Course has two modules; parametric and non-parametric analyses. Topics in statistical inference, correlation and
regression, and fitting distributions to empirical data will be covered. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3841 Design and Analysis of Experiments (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims at teaching the
scientific approach to experimentation and analysis of variance. Topics include: completely randomized, randomized
block, factorial and Latin square experimental designs; Incomplete block design and balanced incomplete block design;
analysis of covariance. A statistical software package is used. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3851 Nonparametric Statistics (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course focuses on techniques of
analysing data that consist of ranks or that do not meet the assumptions of a parametric test. Topics include: Sign test,
Median test, runs test; Wilcoxon and Man-Whitney tests; and Kendal's Tau test; Kruskal-Wallis and Friedman tests for
ANOVA; rank correlation; simple linear regression; Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. A statistical software package is used in
analysing data. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT3852 Qualitative Models for Business (Lecture/Tutorial (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide the
general principles that underlie qualitative choice models that are now being applied in numerous fields such as housing,
labour, energy, and communications. Topics include the general form, derivation, and estimation of qualitative choice
models. Models for binary and binomial data, linear logistic models, Modelling correlation between binary responses,
The beta-binomial models, Mixed models for binary data, Multilevel modelling, Mixed models in meta-analysis,
Categorical data, Multivariate binary data. Logit and probity models. Statistical Software will be used for this course.
Pre-Requisite: STAT3851

STAT4824 Multivariate Statistical Methods (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course teaches multivariate
statistical methods to analyse data from behavioural sciences. Methods include: multivariate tests, principal component
analysis, factor analysis, cluster analysis, and discriminant analysis. A statistical Software package is used to analyse
multivariate data. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT4833 Special Topics in Probability and Statistics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course gives the opportunity for
students and the faculty to explore topics of current interest in probability and Statistics that are not covered elsewhere in
the curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

STAT4834 Data Mining With Statistical Methods (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at understanding data
mining that contributes to the success of businesses becoming more capable of accessing consumers. It uses real data and
actual cases to motivate learning the applicability of data mining techniques such as, data exploration, reduction,
classification and predictive performance to develop business models. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT4842 Introduction to Survey Design and Sampling (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at acquainting the
students with the tasks and problems encountered while conducting a survey, with emphasis on theory and methodology.
Topics include: sampling principles; sample design (random, stratified, multi-stage, and cluster sampling); questionnaire
construction; response problems. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

STAT4843 Actuarial Statistics (Lecture/Tutorial (2:2) 3CR 60 hrs) This course provides the fundamentals of actuarial
studies in insurance and retirement systems related to random events that affect human life or property and their financial
impact. The course teaches to analyse the risk of occurrence of those events through life contingencies, loss and survival
models, credibility, and simulation. Pre-Requisite: STAT1811

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STAT4861 Senior Project in Business Statistics (Project 3CR 60 hrs) The student is expected to use his/her statistical
background to analyse data drawn from public or private sector of Omani society. This analysis is to be done under the
supervision of a faculty member, and the final results must be presented as a research report. Pre-Requisite: None

STAT4879 Summer Internship in Business Statistics (Internship 3CR 320 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience in a real-life placement with a cooperating business, government or civic organization as an intern in
Statistics. Only those organizations whose programs have been approved in advance by the university and college
administration will be asked to accept interns. The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the
internship, and he/she must submit a written report to the department for evaluation. Pre-Requisite: None

STAT4885 Internship in Business Statistics (Internship 3CR 135 hrs) This course gives the student practical
experience in a real-life placement with a cooperating business government or civic organization as an intern in Statistics.
Only those organizations whose programs have been approved in advance by the university and college administration
will be asked to accept interns . The student is monitored and evaluated by the employer at the end of the internship and
he/she must submit a written report to the department for evaluation. Pre-Requisite: None

Political Science

LANC2074 English for Political Science 2 (English Language Skill 3CR 90 hrs) This course follows on from
LANC1070 and LANC1074and promotes further reading strategies to build up conceptual awareness and student
confidence in analytical thinking. These are applied when students do two Problem/Project Based Learning (PBL)
projects and write a reflective report which focuses on People, Process and Product. The course is an integrated reading
and communicative skills course with more emphasis on developing reading strategies and critical analysis of texts.
Students are also introduced to more detailed economic and political vocabulary and are encouraged through the PBL
tasks to foster independent research and learning. Pre-Requisite: LANC1074 or LANC1102 or LANC1104 or LANC1117
or LANC1113 or LANC2140 or LANC2160 or LANC2033 or LANC2035

POLS1900 Introduction to Political Science (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers major concepts theories, and
approaches to the study of Political Science and its various subfields. Pre-Requisite: FPEL0603 or FPEL0601 or
FPEL0602 or FPEL0600 or FPEL0560 or FPEL0604

POLS1901 Introduction to Comparative Politics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to the discipline
of comparative politics and its basic methods and applications. Comparative politics is the study of world politics with a
focus within countries rather than between countries. The course teaches students how to use political concepts as 'tools'
to understand patterns and events. Major political systems around the world will be introduced and explained. Overall the
course aims to give students valuable theoretical and practical skills of research and analysis for understanding today's
political world. Pre-Requisite: POLS1900

POLS1902 Introduction to International Relations (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is the second pillar of the
program and a prerequisite for many other courses. It introduces students to the basic principles of international relations
that remain constant despite the challenges of current international affairs. It focuses on the general framework of world
affairs, international actors, International Organizations, especially the UN, international peace and conflict parameters. It
further studies internationally recognized states' types, power components, power politics, international systems, and the
use of Force Diplomacy as well as, conflict resolutions. Pre-Requisite: POLS1900

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POLS1970 Governance and Politics of Oman (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a survey of Omani governmental
structures and policy making procedures including key domestic policy issues. Pre-Requisite: POLS1900, POLS1901

POLS2904 Social Media Tools: Use and Application (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to the many
social media tools that are being used new masses. Through tutorials, videos and activities, students will strengthen their
knowledge and skills in using social media. The course topics includes various technologies, interactive web conference,
twitter, blogs, RSS, social networks, YouTube and online videos, text messaging, online data visualization tools, online
collaborative writing, and online communities. It explores many social media applications through a variety of links and
articles; discovers how social media tools are being implemented in public health. Pre-Requisite: FPCS0101, FPEL0603

POLS2905 Foreign Policy Of Oman (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Survey of Key regional and international policy issues of
Oman. Pre-Requisite: POLS1902

POLS2906 Research Methods in Social Sciences (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Conducting a qualitative (sometimes
quantitative) research and especially carrying out a social survey, problem of objectivity in strategic research, cultivating
a specific formula on research problems and most importantly, propound a right hypothesis on a deep subject are the
assets of this course. Preparing extended outline in accordance with hypothesis assembled in social sciences, extending
and transformation techniques, data- collection, and research writings are the steps which will be learnt in this course. It
further covers general and extended topics such as, selecting a Problem and Reviewing a Research, Sampling and
Generalizability, Measurement, Reliability and Validity, Data Collection and Descriptive Statistics, Descriptive and
Correlation Methods, Qualitative Research, Pre and True experimental Research Methods and Quasi-experimental
Research. Pre-Requisite: None

POLS2930 Political Communication (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to political communication
and its key functions, theories and applications. It explains the interactive relationships and information flows between
political actors, the media and the public in the context of historical and modern developments. The course also provides
some practical vocational skills in political communication. Pre-Requisite: LANC1071

POLS3907 Comparative Political Systems (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers the major concepts, methods, and
theoretical debates in comparative politics, including cultural, rational and institutional approaches. Pre-Requisite:
POLS1901

POLS3908 International Relations Theory (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course explores alternative theoretical
approaches to understanding World politics in its historical and contemporary dimensions. Pre-Requisite: POLS1902

POLS3909 Senior Project in Political Science (Project 3CR 45 hrs) This project will be prepared by fourth-year
students especially after completing 60 credit hours in the B.A. Political Science program. An original hypothesis should
be initiated and scientific and if possible deep project should be written. The topics should be selected from the list of the
sub-fields in political science like: comparative politics, politics, public policies, international relations, government,
diplomacy, etc. Specific topics should be attentively chosen from themes related to the Arab Gulf region and if possible,
would focus on Oman. Student and his/her supervisor should agree upon the topic from the beginning, and the project
would proceed under the guidance of the assigned supervisor. Pre-Requisite: None

POLS3910 Summer Internship in Political Science (Internship 3CR 45 hrs) This project will be prepared by fourth-
year students especially after completing 60 credit hours in the B.A. Political Science program. An original hypothesis
should be initiated and scientific and if possible deep project should be written. The topics should be selected from the
list of the sub-fields in political science like: comparative politics, politics, public policies, international relations,
government, diplomacy, etc. Specific topics should be attentively chosen from themes related to the Arab Gulf region
and if possible, would focus on Oman. Student and his/her supervisor should agree upon the topic from the beginning,
and the project would proceed under the guidance of the assigned supervisor. Pre-Requisite: None
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POLS3913 Comparative Politics of the West (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a comparative political analysis of
politics and governments of Western Europe and United States. Pre-Requisite: None

POLS3915 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course provides an overview of Middle
East politics focusing on regime type, the politics of religion, and political economy. Pre-Requisite: POLS1901

POLS3916 International Relations of the Middle East (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course analyses the regional
international relations of the Middle East. Pre-Requisite: POLS1902

POLS3917 Issues in Domestic Public Policy (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an in depth examination of decision-
making processes and the substance of selected domestic and/or foreign policy issues. Pre-Requisite: POLS1900,
POLS1970

POLS3918 Comparative Politics of the West (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers a comparative political analysis
of politics and governments of western Europe and the United State Pre-Requisite: POLS3907

POLS3919 Current Issues in International Politics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an in depth examination of
decision-making processes and the substance of selected international policy issues. Pre-Requisite: POLS3908

POLS3921 International and Regional Organizations (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course explores the institutional
structures, political processes and the impact of international and regional organizations within the context of politics.
Pre-Requisite: None

POLS3922 Negotiation and Conflict Resolution (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Settlement of International Disputes, this course
aims at providing students with theoretical knowledge and practical skills needed to be effective negotiators. Pre-
Requisite: None

POLS3930 Technical Writing for Political Science (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to develop students'
technical writing skills for Political science studies, through instruction in the main principles and techniques of technical
writing. It covers topics on planning, drafting, revising, and editing. It assesses practical skills such as an extensive
research based documented report, preparation of final projects, and some different technical writing genres, including
official letters, resumes, memos, reports, proposals, political feasibility studies, revision instructions and formal reports.
Pre-Requisite: POLS2930

POLS4911 Political Behaviour (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Examination of the sources, patterns, and consequences of
individual-level political behaviour. Pre-Requisite: None

POLS4912 International Security (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an overview of international security issues with
insight from a variety of historical periods and theoretical approaches to inform analysis. Pre-Requisite: POLS1902

POLS4913 International Political Economy (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course analyses the political aspects of global
relationships, focusing issues as globalization, trade, development. Pre-Requisite: ECON1211

POLS4914 Political Thought (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a survey of major political thinkers, ancient and
modern. Pre-Requisite: SOCY1100

POLS4923 Asia and Global Politics (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) A survey of the causes and consequences of the rise of Asia
with a political economic and security focus. Pre-Requisite: POLS1902
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POLS4925 Security in the Gulf Region (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Examination of issues related to security in the Gulf
region. Pre-Requisite: POLS4912

POLS4926 Special Topics in Political Science (Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This Course gives the student the opportunity for
advanced study and research in Political science on selected topics of timely importance. Pre-Requisite: None

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Art Education

ARED1001 Contemporary Visual Arts (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course provides a comprehensive
introduction to the concept of art, and a survey of the components of modern art. It also familiarizes students with
modern artistic trends explaining their major characteristics, motives and significance. The course also familiarizes them
with components of the work of art and the role of each component in the language of form. The course provides students
with various practices through the use of different means and raw materials particularly those that are environment
specific. The aim is to train students to practice different forms of fine arts so as to acquire the language of arts in
general. This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the concept of art, and a survey of the components of
modern art. It also familiarizes students with modern artistic trends explaining their major characteristics, motives and
significance. The course also familiarizes them with components of the work of art and the role of each component in the
language of form. The course provides students with various practices through the use of different means and raw
materials particularly those that are environment specific. The aim is to train students to practice different forms of fine
arts so as to acquire the language of arts in general. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1002 Appreciation of Islamic Arts and Arabic (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course represents an
introduction to selected models of Islamic art and Arabic orthography employed in buildings, furniture and manuscripts.
It also deals with ways of using and employing them in Omani manual popular arts following the development of their
patterns and creating contemporary artistic innovations derived from Islamic decorative arts and Arabic orthography.
Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1100 Art Education for Individuals with Special Needs (Arabic Lecture/Lab1 2CR 60 hrs) This course aims
to acquaint students with role of art as a medium for individuals with special needs (those with mental, sensory and
physical handicaps, and as means for curing the sick. The course also aims at acquainting the students with the role of art
with talented individuals who employ it as a means for outperforming and adapting to life. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1110 Drawing (1) (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims to use drawing tools like pencil,
ink and carbon for drawing, and to study form and elements in still life. Also, it study beautiful things to use dark, light,
texture and traditional enviously. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1120 Introduction to Art Education and Theories (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) The aim of this
course is to introduce Art Education to students and to acquaint them with its different domains. Content areas include
the concept of Art Education and related terms and disciplines. They also include its functions in society in general and
in education in particular. The course presents the most important theories and studies of Art Education and the effect of
Art Education on understanding children's artistic behaviour. The course also includes preliminary practical applications
to be a basis for further deeper ones in future. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1130 Ceramics (1) (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims to show beautiful value in
ceramic form from clay, shape, treatment processes, forming methods and surface different element of nature to
development of cultural skills. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1210 Painting (1) (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at identifying the principles and
basics of composing paintings, water-colour techniques and treatments, differentiation between drawing and painting as
regards the techniques and treatments used in each, as well as reviewing world experiences in water-colour paintings and
building the ability to produce such paintings. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1220 Principles of Design (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at presenting the
constructional laws and bases of decorative designs, identifying the types of Islamic decorations, various formations of
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the motifs in the design, dealing with spectrum colours through a full understanding of their characteristics and students'
attaining of skills of using water-based colours (gouache, acrylic and inks) and their various techniques. Pre-Requisite:
None

ARED1230 History of Ancient Arts and Civilizations (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) History of Ancient Arts and
Civilizations course includes studies of the forms of expression of the visual arts of painting, sculpture, architecture and
crafts, and other technical products. Since the beginnings of primitive art in the Middle Ages, Ancient Egyptian Art,
Mesopotamian, Greek art, Romania, the art of medieval times and in the Renaissance. The focus will be on the analysis
of the original artwork of various interpretations, Special based upon its intended use, and role in a particular society. The
course aims to know the characteristics of General technical and unique artistic and aesthetic values of each work of art.
Pre-Requisite: None

ARED1430 History of Ancient Art and Civilizations (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) An introduction to an intensified
study in the arts of ancient civilizations -such as ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Mesopotamian and other arts-to
identify their general characteristic and unique traits, recognizing the relationship between each period and its artistic
output and the factors behind the uniqueness of each, so that students learn the importance of art and its role in the
development of civilization throughout history and providing them with comparative critical skills to enable them to
apply the positive aspects of these arts to practical life. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED2110 Weaving With Different Fibres (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at reviewing
the history of weaving in the world and in Oman; learning weaving terminology, types of weaving and their
contemporary uses; recognizing media and fibres and methods of using them, as well as the impact of woven fabrics in
weaving designs and acquiring skills of making various artistic knots together in artworks according to the specific use of
each. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED2120 Drawing 2 (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at develop the students' ability to
observe and understand spatial relationships between things, whether natural or synthetic, and treating them with
different drawing media, and providing students with the opportunity to exhibit their own styles in expressing themselves
through drawing and construct a suitable amount of art concepts and ideas related to this field. Pre-Requisite: ARED1110

ARED2130 Design Applications (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at providing various
experiences to make designs according to constructional rules of decorative designs, dealing with the colours of spectrum
through a lull understanding of their psychological and physical characteristics, means of employing them to assert the
aesthetics of the artwork, basic concepts and mono-dimensional artistic elements in building structural systems that
achieve advanced and innovative designs, designs of decorative character employing expression values of light and
movement, as well as systems to achieve multi-surface decorative paintings. Pre-Requisite: ARED1220

ARED2210 Textile Printing (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) In this course, students learns basic scientific
and practical terminology in the different techniques if printing on different textiles and surfaces, its media, tools,
methods, available alternatives that can be used, types of designs suitable for each printing technique, especially those of
manual printing such as direct and indirect printing, etching and dye printing. This course concentrates in its intensive
instruction on applied experimentation according to the functionality of the printed matter, as well as on technical
treatment in printing, with an emphasis on innovative aspects in fusing printing techniques together, to impact
educational aspects and upgrading the aesthetic aspects of printed designs. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED2220 Sculpture 1 (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) The aim of this course is to identify what sculpture
is, its importance, mission, concepts, types, developments and roles throughout history and in modern times. It also aims
at identifying sculptural media, tools, techniques, finishing, presentation methods and styles, as well as training in how to
appreciate the various types of sculpture, methods of teaching and evaluating different sculptures, providing them with
the skills of designing and implementing sculptures, besides technical skills of making plaster moulds and models from
different media. Pre-Requisite: None

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ARED2230 Painting 2 (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at developing students' experiences
in dealing with colours, widening their intellectual approaches through diversifying the media, methods of treatment,
techniques and experimentation, through reviewing distinguished world experiences in painting, so as to encourage them
to search for new aesthetic variables suitable for their personalities and highlight their individuality and uniqueness. Pre-
Requisite: ARED1210

ARED2240 Child's Art (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this course is get to know about the various aspects of
child arts, such as development phases of child drawings and the characteristics of each phase; the relationship between a
child's artistic development and his/her social, cognitive and creative development; the most important ways and
approaches to encourage this development and push it in the right path so as to make use of identifying the motives
behind child drawings and the characteristics of the drawings of both talented and disabled children to identify teacher's
role in directing each according to different periods. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED2250 History of Islamic Art (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at identifying the impact of belief
on the philosophy and origin of art, realizing the influence of Islamic thought on the styles of architecture and applied
arts in the different Islamic periods, revealing the unique characteristics of this art and identifying the most important
characteristic of different Islamic painting. Pre-Requisite: ARED1230

ARED3110 Modern Painting (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at enabling students to test
and discuss modern and contemporary artworks of different cultures and periods, providing them with the language of art
and the ability to practice art criticism through analysis of different modern and contemporary artworks. It also enables
them to learn modern techniques and scientific methods of producing artworks of contemporary character, identify the
most important trends in art such as modernism, post-modernism and contemporary art, train in producing creative works
in different trends and schools of modern and contemporary art, as well as develop their ability to research and
experiment in media innovated and available in nature and in the Omani environment in particular. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3120 Hand Crafts (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This is a mandatory course that aims at providing
students with art skills through integrated applications with various environmentally available media to employ and use
their skills to meet the needs of educational, cultural and small industrial institutions as well as the requirements of the
local market. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3130 3D Modelling (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) The course aims at teaching students the
differences between the basics of 3d design, 3d constructional thought, through the concept of spatial sculpture,
emphasizing different techniques of dealing with 2d slice, the line and mono-dimensional in the light of the
constructional school of sculpture. It also aims at providing students with knowledge on the development of the concept
of sculpture in the light of scientific technical advances relative to modern media and linking this concept with real life
and scientific advances. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3140 Sculpture 2 (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course tackles advanced artistic practices to
realize the basics of 3D sculpture in different media, such as wood, clay and stone; the ability to express through the
values and elements of sculpture such as mass, void, colour, texture and different performance methods with this art, so
as to develop various skills of 3D sculpture to make use of them in art education. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3150 Principles of Graphic Carving (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) In this course students get
acquainted with the basic scientific and practical terminology of different techniques of graphic carving, especially those
of copper, wood and linoleum carvings. In its intensive study, this course concentrates on applied experimentation
according to the function of the printed material. In this course students get acquainted with the basic scientific and
practical terminology of different techniques of graphic carving, especially those of copper, wood and linoleum carvings.

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In its intensive study, this course concentrates on applied experimentation according to the function of the printed
material. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3160 Daily Life Art`s Skills (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course aims at making use of the
various art experiences gained by students during their study, lo produce simple daily life artworks and help in
transferring this experience to the society in general, and in opening a market for small art products. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3170 Aesthetics of Arabic Calligraphy (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs)


This course aims at teaching students the aesthetics of modern freehand and classic Arabic calligraphy, presenting the
plastic basics of Arabic scripts and their relationship with the compositional foundations of decorative designs, methods
of making multi-level decorative paintings, as well as the techniques of using acrylic-colours and dealing with cardboard
in implementation Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3210 History of Modern and Contemporary Arts (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course tries to gets
students acquainted with the most important schools of modern art starting from the 19th century, the reasons for their
emergence as well as acquainting them with technical traits and characteristics of the most important contemporary
trends in art and studying the most important changes that have taken place in the contemporary art scene. Pre-Requisite:
ARED1230 or ARED2250

ARED3220 Ceramics 2 (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This is an advanced course aimed at studying
treatments related to ceramic constructions, their relationship with media, form or function, environment and aesthetic
values in the ceramic heritage in general and the Omani in particular. It also aims at developing innovation in the area of
design/applied thought, as well as presenting an advanced level of studying oxides, their colours, mixtures, coatings,
glazes and their ingredients and ratios, different methods of application, thermal treatments of paints through secondary
firing, as well as experimenting before making integrated applications on artworks to integrate students' experience in
treating surfaces of pottery works through the colours of the paints and their textural and visual effects. Pre-Requisite:
ARED1130

ARED3230 Art Crafts (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This is an optional course aiming at providing
students with artistic skills through integrated practical applications on industrial fundamentals and decorative styles of a
number of crafts and trades in the Sultanate of Oman, as well as studying these crafts, learning the phases of their
development, such as metalwork, dying and carpentry, and making use of them in art education in the Sultanate. Pre-
Requisite: None

ARED3240 Experimentation in Different Media (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course tries to
direct students to experimental thought in art, to make use of media available in the environment whether natural,
synthetic or readymade objects the moulding of which depends upon experimental systems, study of different
characteristics and dealing with them to produce artworks. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3250 Contemporary Techniques in Arts (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75 hrs) This course helps to
introduce to students the most important modern and contemporary techniques in producing artworks in all areas of
plastic art; providing them with technical and innovative skills to implement innovated art models, as well as enabling
students to find innovated aesthetic solutions in their artworks through employment of modern techniques in their works.
Pre-Requisite: None

ARED3260 Graphic Design 1 (Arabic Lecture/Field Work (1:3) 2CR 60 hrs) This course handles the scientific
foundations of graphic design using software and computer; introducing it as a new science related to art education and
supplementary to design basics. This course also discusses the most important contemporary tools available to the artist
designer, such as advanced design software, office accessories related to the creative productive process such as printers,
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training in finding solutions for the problems faced by the designer while designing and directing. Pre-Requisite:
ARED1220

ARED4102 Advanced Applications in the Subspecialty Artostru Disciplines (Arabic Lecture/Studio (1:4) 3CR 75
hrs) The curriculum expose group of knowledge skills and advanced technology in different fields of art that posed by
department, the aim is to develop the students creative capacities in the field of art that is intended to increase the dosage
of training through a selection of free professional, and to implement an art project at the end of the semester reflects the
benefit earned by the student in terms of techniques and knowledge associated with the movement of visual art on the
international scene, and the latest scientific experience in this area. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED4110 Graphic Design 2 (Arabic Lecture/Field Work (1:3) 2CR 60 hrs) This course deals with the
constructional foundations of a number of design areas such as the logo and different advertising posters whether external
or internal and the technical specifications of each, through the multi-potentials of computer software of artistic design,
as well as developing the students' creative ability when designing a work tackling some compositional problem. Pre-
Requisite: ARED3260

ARED4120 Art Criticism and Appreciation (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course aims at developing the artistic
vision in students when viewing different artworks, developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments related to visual
reading of works, through studying theories of aesthetics and art appreciation. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED4130 Art Culture and Community Services (Arabic Lecture/Workshop (1:3) 2CR 60 hrs) This course aims at
disseminating mass culture through deepening the link between the artist and the masses. It also aims at shedding light on
the role of museums, art exhibitions, cinema, and elements of cinematic composition, computer and video as
communication means effective in serving the society. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED4140 Art Education for Special Needs (Arabic Lecture/Field Work (1:3) 2CR 60 hrs) This course tries to give
an introduction and preface to art education for the special needing; identifying the special needing in society and their
types; identifying human senses and their positive and negative impact on man; identifying human behaviour and the role
and effectiveness of Art Education with the special needing and the extent of its impact on them. Pre-Requisite: None

ARED4150 Critical Reading in Plastic Arts (Arabic Lecture/Workshop (1:3) 2CR 60 hrs) This advanced course
aims at developing the ability to make aesthetic judgments on artworks through analysis of their expressive content and
training in criticizing critical writings in local and international newspapers and magazines specialized in plastic arts.
Pre-Requisite: None

ARED4201 Modern and Contemporary Art (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at exploring the motives
and roots of modern and contemporary Art and linking Philosophy and culture of this century with particular to the Arab
word and Oman. Pre-Requisite: ARED1203, ARED3201

ARED4260 Advanced Applications in Subspecialty Artistry Disciplines (Arabic Lecture/Field Work (1:3) 2CR 60
hrs) The curriculum expose group of knowledge skills and advanced technology in different fields of art that posed by
department, the aim is to develop the students creative capacities in the field of art that is intended to increase the dosage
of training through a selection of free professional, and to implement an art project at the end of the semester reflects the
benefit earned by the student in terms of techniques and knowledge associated with the movement of visual art on the
international scene, and the latest scientific experience in this area. Pre-Requisite: None

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Curriculum and Teaching Methods

CUTM1001 Science and Science Education (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course presents the concept of science,
its nature, and its structure. It also treats the concept of scientific literacy, and its elements. It aims at introducing the role
of science in serving the society, and the inter-relationship among science, society, culture, and environment. The local
scientific activities are emphasized. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM1002 Environmental Education (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at introduces the concept of
environment, its components, and the causes of environmental equilibrium and dis-equilibrium. It also discusses the role
of human beings in the process of environmental dis-equilibrium and its consequences on the society. It presents some
local environmental issues, and some important environmental policies. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM1003 Principles of Teaching (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course aims at giving students general
background knowledge on pedagogy, its importance, concepts and skills. It covers the definition of teaching, its
components and processes. Content areas include planning, implementation, evaluation, methods of teaching, class room
interaction, questioning, motivating and class room management. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3000 General Methods of Teaching (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to provide the candidate
with knowledge, skills, and values related to teaching in basic education and post-primary education. The candidates gain
knowledge in the new teaching methods, strategies and techniques, as well as the employing of modern technology, and
training him on the application to be able to link the teaching methods of different classroom activities mental processes
with students, and the ability to address the alternative conceptions they have, and enjoy the innovative thinking of
various teaching positions and also gives him knowledge about lesson planning skills, and it implementation and
evaluation. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3006 Educational Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop students' abilities in
understanding the concept of curriculum, its types, bases, its Islamic identity, and the relationship between its
components (i.e. objectives, content, techniques, activities, and evaluation). It also aims to help students to capture the
different designs and organizations of curriculum theoretically and practically. It also focuses on core and integrated
curriculum as well as the different processes of developing and evaluating curriculum in its different stages and
identifying the roles of people involved in these stages. Finally the course presents practical applications for the different
components of curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3007 Educational Curriculum (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at providing students with the
bases of ELT curriculum design and development. Content areas include the distinction between curriculum and
syllabus, a brief account of bases of ELT curriculum design and the different components of a curriculum guide and
types of ELT syllabi. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3009 School Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course is designed to give the student
a good idea about Curriculum Concepts, Curriculum Foundations, especially the philosophical, Social Psychological and
Knowledge Factors. It concentrates also on the Components of Curriculum especially aims, Content, Experience and
Evaluation. Both lecture and Discussion Methods will be used with two exams and some activities. Pre-Requisite:
EDUC2005

CUTM3010 Methods of Teaching Islamic Education I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course contains the following : the meaning of method in teaching and relation with other curriculum elements ,
general characteristics of teaching methods in Islamic education , competences of Islamic education teachers, the use of
teaching methods, such as: discussion , story, inquiry problem-solving , role play, deductive, inductive and the integrative
approach in teaching The Holy Quran, the Prophet's Sunna, Islamic doctrine, Jurisprudence, the Prophet's biography with
practical samples in teaching the Holy Quran and Prophet's Sunna. There will also be training in teaching skills through
microteaching. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3007, CUTM3401

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CUTM3011 Methods of Teaching Arabic I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
aims at helping students to acquire a series of knowledge, skills and values related to teaching Arabic in the second phase
of Basic Education. It covers the following topics;(1) the nature and roles of Language, (2) the teaching difficulties of
Arabic, (3) the definitions, advantages and principles of micro-teaching, (4) the general teaching skills, including lesson
planning, implementation and evaluation,(5) the general teaching methods and their applications to teaching Arabic, (6)
teaching language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing ), (7) teaching Arabic language elements (grammar,
spelling rules and handwriting ) and (8) the planning, implementation and evaluation of language activities. Pre-
Requisite: CUTM3402, TECH3007

CUTM3012 Methods of Teaching English I (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course
introduces the students to the major trends and methods in TEFL for both young learners and adults. It familiarizes the
students with the strategies and models for teaching receptive skills and some language areas such as pronunciation and
vocabulary. Moreover, the course focuses on equipping the students with the necessary skills in lesson planning. In
addition, the course provides student teachers with a step-by-step practical training in teaching the above-mentioned
content (microteaching 1). It is worth mentioning that the content of the course takes into account the local needs of
teaching English as a foreign language. Pre-Requisite: ((CUTM3007, TECH3008) or (CUTM3007, TECH2007))

CUTM3014 Methods of Teaching Social Studies I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at introducing students to the concept of social studies and its historical developments, its relation with other
disciplines; helping students to identify aims and objectives their sources and how they are stated and written; to be
familiar with the traditional and modern methods of teaching how they are used effectively in practice and what are the
pros and cons of each method. The course aims also at training students in effectively using textbooks, analysing their
content, and making use of instructional media, assessment instruments and devices, and lesson planning and stating
questions in the classroom situations. The course includes practical application of lesson planning and implementation,
classroom management and interaction, which are carried out through micro teaching sessions. Pre-Requisite:
CUTM3403, TECH3007

CUTM3016 Methods of Teaching Science I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
introduces students to the nature of science and its processes. It provides them with knowledge, skills and attitudes that
enable them to teach science in accordance with modern trends in science education. It emphasizes the importance of
linking classroom practice to learners mental processes and their developmental characteristics. It encourages students to
become creative thinkers and be able to produce variety of teaching ideas for a single teaching situation. It focuses on
science education aims for the twenty first century, general teaching skills, content analysis, and attitudes towards science
and science teaching. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3007, CUTM3404

CUTM3017 Methods of Teaching Mathematics I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
Mathematics objectives in Basic education and its Mathematics basic cores, lesson plan preparation skills and practical
models, Content analysis of Mathematics in Basic Education (Concepts, algorithms and skills), Mathematics teaching
methods and strategies: cooperative learning, discovery and problem solving. Students will learn new trends in
Mathematics teaching and new evaluation methods of mathematics education. This course includes the uses of
educational technology in mathematics e.g. Computers and Calculators. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3007, CUTM3405

CUTM3018 Methods of Teaching Physical Education I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
The course aims at providing the students with an introduction to Physical Education through studying a theoretical
framework of the teaching process and connecting it with the practical side. The course presents a description of the
Physical Education teacher's tasks and activities related to implementing the syllabus inside the school and participating
in the supplementary educational activities outside school. The course also provides a clarification of the basic teaching
methods suitable for the nature of the content and the different stages of students' age with an emphasis on the
importance of planning and its role in helping the teacher to create and innovate besides giving attention to measurement
and evaluation in the learning situation. Pre-Requisite: ((CUTM3400, TECH3007) or (CUTM3406, TECH3007))

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CUTM3027 Methods of Teaching Art Education I (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at helping the student to master the skills and learning tasks in the areas of planning, implementing and
evaluating teaching in art education; acquire the pedagogic knowledge, skills and teaching methods of teaching art
education in the second cycle basic education in the Sultanate of Oman ; analysing the books of art education in the same
cycle and developing the skills necessary for mastering the learning tasks; teaching some of the art education topics in
microteaching and designing and building concept maps and advanced organizers.. The methods used in teaching this
course are lecturing, discussion, cooperative learning, and workshops, group work, field training, individual assignment
and projects. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3407, TECH3007

CUTM3029 Information Technology Teaching Methods 1 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs
lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers the following items: -Objectives of information technology teaching methods. -
Approaches of information technology teaching methods. -Different methods in teaching information technology. -
Planning in information technology teaching. -practicing in information technology teaching methods. -Evaluation in
information technology teaching methods. Pre-Requisite: ((CUTM3006, CUTM3408) or (TECH2007, TECH3008))

CUTM3030 Methods of Teaching Music (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The course aims
to provide students with the knowledge and skills required for teaching music as to accord with contemporary trends in
teaching. It also focuses on acquainting the students with characteristics and competencies of the music education
teacher, how to plan a good lesson, attempting new methods in teaching music, show some of the teaching methods of
music, classroom management issues, discussing some of the common mistakes in teaching music, and presenting some
evaluation methods applicable in teaching music. It also helps the students in selecting the right methods when practicing
teaching in the microteaching with his/her classmates. Students are expected to plan for their lessons, evaluate the
teaching or their colleagues, give feedback to them, be familiar with using various teaching methods presented to them
and show their creative and annalistic skills in the microteaching. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3110 Contemporary Trends in Teaching/Learning Methods (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab)
3CR 60 hrs) The course concentrates on modern theories and models of designing teaching. It exposes students to
learning's tasks and competencies. It directs most attention to modern strategies of learning, such as: co-operative
learning, problem solving, projects, peer teaching conceptual mapping and teaching for thinking. It covers the modern
styles of learning, for example: independent (self) learning, mastery learning, individualized instruction, classroom
creative activities and extracurricular activities. Pre-Requisite: EDUC2005

CUTM3112 Contemporary Trends of Curricula Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed
to acquaint the student with the knowledge and basic concepts related to educational services for individuals with special
needs (handicapped and gifted); topics include: introducing special education, its objectives and philosophy, special
education in Arab World and in Oman , with special reference to exploring diagnosing difficulties , it's psychological and
educational characteristics , the suitable education programs for learning difficulties , the nature and definition of
creativity , theoretical approaches explaining mental superiority the psychological , physical , mental and social
characteristics of gifted individuals , the development of thinking and the essential dimensions of creativity. Pre-
Requisite: None

CUTM3113 Educational Updates in Teaching (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to provide a vision of
the developments in classroom teaching. It informs students about contemporary trends in teaching methods, teachers'
supervision, teaching situation formation, and technology based-teaching. It also illustrates the appropriate students'
modern evaluation methods such as portfolios, etc. The course comprises practical application on basic education and
post-basic education schools. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3114 Educational Updates in Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to provide a vision
of the developments in educational curricula. It inform students about curriculum building, designing and evaluating
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curriculum strengths and weaknesses by conducting diagnostic studies and submit their finding to decision makers. The
course will comprise practical application on basic education and post-basic education schools. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3400 Educational Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop students' abilities in
understanding the concept of curriculum, its types, bases, its Islamic identity, and the relationship between its
components (i.e. objectives, content, techniques, activities, and evaluation). It also aims to help students to capture the
different designs and organizations of curriculum theoretically and practically. It also focuses on core and integrated
curriculum as well as the different processes of developing and evaluating curriculum in its different stages and
identifying the roles of people involved in these stages. Finally the course presents practical applications for the different
components of curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3401 Islamic Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of curriculum past
and present, its elements and foundations. It also covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing,
implementing, evaluating and developing Islamic education curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and
sequencing areas of content and task types of Islamic education curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3402 Arabic Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of curriculum past
and present. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing
Arabic curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content and task types of Arabic
curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3403 Social Studies Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of
curriculum, its components and principles and criteria of their selection, organization and analysis It covers the
definitions, rationales ,steps and procedures followed in building, designing, implementing, evaluating and developing
Social Studies curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3404 Science Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of curriculum past
and present. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing
science curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content, task types and designs of
science curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3405 Mathematics Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept of
curriculum. It covers the definitions and procedures followed in designing, implementing, evaluating and developing
Mathematics curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of content and task types of
Mathematics curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3406 Physical curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at acquitting students with the
principles and aims related to skills identified in the Omani PE national curriculum. It gives students opportunities to
plan programs to promote better integrated learning experiences. The course covers health education through physical
education and learning learn different subjects through physical education. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3407 Art Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce the concept of curriculum in
generally and in art education in particularly and its history, establishment, basics and processes. Its also aims to
introduce the student to curriculum models in teaching art and its development and stages of teaching art curriculum in
order to understand the basics of art education curriculum design and its components. Its also aims to introduce the
curriculum organizing in generally and in art curriculum in specifically. This course also includes the role of art
curriculum in developing creative thinking and the way of analysing and developing art curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3408 Information Technology Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course deals with the concept
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and developing Information Technology curriculum. The course also covers criteria of selecting and sequencing areas of
content, task types and designs of Information Technology curriculum. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3906 Curriculum for Music Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course presents definitions of
curriculum and traces their development historically. The roles of the teacher, students, and the content area are also
discussed. The components of the schools curriculum within a contemporary perspective is outlined in the course in a
detailed and extensive way starting with studying the content area, the organization way and moving towards establishing
the educational aims and selecting the appropriate teaching methods, instructional aids, learning activities, and finally
evaluation methods. The foundation for creating music curriculum, creating school syllabus, establishing the required
Standards, various curriculum matrixes, evaluation and development of music education curriculum are also important
focus in this course. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM3908 Curriculum for Music Education (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course presents definitions of
curriculum and traces their development historically. The roles of the teacher, students, and the content area are also
discussed. The components of the schools curriculum within a contemporary perspective is outlined in the course in a
detailed and extensive way starting with studying the content area, the organization way and moving towards establishing
the educational aims and selecting the appropriate teaching methods, instructional aids, learning activities, and finally
evaluation methods. The foundation for creating music curriculum, creating school syllabus, establishing the required
standards, various curriculum matrixes, evaluation and development of music education curriculum are also important
focus in this course. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM4010 Methods of Teaching Islamic Education II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
The content of this course appears in the following: modern attitudes toward teaching Islamic education use of new
technology in teaching education such as: television, computer, and internet. In addition, self-learning, cooperative group
learning, thinking skills, content analysis, problems related to memorizing the Holy Quran and the prophet's sunna,
problems related to the constitution of morals and attitudes, skills of performance, training in teaching skills through
microteaching and modern teaching methods to teach Islamic education. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3010

CUTM4011 Methods of Teaching Arabic II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
aims at providing students with knowledge, skills values and positive attitudes of teaching Arabic in the latest years of
the second phase of Basic Education and the two years of post Basic Education. The course focuses on teaching Arabic
literature. This includes topics related to the aims, methods and difficulties of teaching: (1) the history of Arabic
literature, (2) literary texts, (3) rhetoric, (4) literary appreciation and criticism, and (5) prosody. The course also covers
pedagogical topics such as: the good qualities of the teacher of Arabic, extra language activities, and teaching practice.
Pre-Requisite: CUTM3011

CUTM4012 Methods of Teaching English II (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course is a continuation of the previous prerequisite CUTM 3012. It provides the students with a critical analysis of the
remaining major trends and methods in TEFL for both young learners and adults. It familiarizes the students with the
strategies and models for teaching productive skills and some language areas such as pronunciation and structure.
Moreover, the student teachers are to be familiarized with the major techniques for integrative teaching of English
language. The course also focuses on equipping the students with the necessary skills in classroom management. In
addition, it provides student teachers with a step-by-step practical training in teaching the above-mentioned content
(microteaching 2). Pre-Requisite: CUTM3012

CUTM4014 Methods of Teaching Social Studies II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at broadening and deepening the students knowledge of social studies concepts, issues and methods, helping
them acquire the necessary skills for using modern methods and approaches to teaching social studies: enquiry, problem
solving cooperative learning, brainstorming and environmental education, as well as skills relating to effective use of
maps and globe. Students are also provided with knowledge and skills necessary for dealing with various kinds of
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information technology -computer and data bases-and how to be used in teaching social studies. Pre-Requisite:
CUTM3014

CUTM4016 Methods of Teaching Science II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
provides students with knowledge and skills necessary for practicing modern science teaching methods. It enables
prospective science teacher to evaluate learning outcomes and to identify students' misconceptions. This course
emphasizes the importance of linking teaching practice to major learning theories in science education such as
constructivism, information processing theory, and Ausbies theory of meaningful learning. Moreover, this course aims
to develop prospective teachers' critical and creative thinking and train them to become independent learners. It also
focuses on elevating their motivation to teach science. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3016

CUTM4017 Methods of Teaching Mathematics II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at developing advanced skills in teaching mathematics. Therefore, the content includes the following
subjects: The analysis of math curriculum in secondary school and in high stage of basic education school, teaching
mathematic proves and mathematical thinking utilization of computers in teaching mathematics (Internet and Microsoft
programs), teaching selected subject matters of math content, applications of theories of learning in teaching mathematics
(Gagne, Paige, etc.), and teaching math for special students. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3017

CUTM4018 Methods of Teaching Physical Education II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
The course aims at helping the students to understand the interrelationship connecting between the teaching methods,
strategies and approaches as well as its role in implementing the syllabus of Physical Education. The course includes up
to-date approaches of teaching the different branches of the subject suitable for the technology available at schools. The
course also emphasizes the teaching skills necessary for the Physical Education teacher and the different ways of
implementing it in real life as well as clarifying the different methods, forms and tools of evaluation that are used in
teaching. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3018

CUTM4020 Skills of Teaching (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: how to plan, carry out and evaluate
teaching; classroom management and organization; skills of posing questions, especially probing questions; preparing
various types of lessons (discovery methods, step-by-step problem-solving methods); other teaching skills (critical
thinking, inferencing, classifying and analysing information, creating small and large groups); role-playing and mimicry
and their educational applications. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM4027 Methods of Teaching Art Education II (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at helping the students to have a comprehensive knowledge of the different classifications of the teaching
units in Art Education, developing the skills of planning modules and successive teaching units and implementing these
skills in microteaching; content analysis of art education books and syllabi in the secondary stage; mastering the skills of
carrying out the learning tasks; acquiring some of the thinking styles in art education teaching and practicing these styles
in microteaching studying the appropriate and necessary strategies in the field of art education; using computer in
teaching art education, and mastering some of the recent and innovative models in planning and teaching . The methods
used in teaching this course are lecturing, discussion, cooperative learning, workshops, group work, field training,
individual assignment and projects. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3027

CUTM4029 Information Technology Teaching Methods 2 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs
lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers the following items: -The instructional strategies objectives for information
technology. -Different teaching theories. -Applying different instructional theories and models in teaching. -Utilizing,
and evaluating technology-based learning environments. -Skills of managing the class and learning. -Skills if teaching
thinking. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3029

CUTM4500 Teaching Practice (Arabic and English Teaching Practicum 9CR 450 hrs) The course aims at enabling
the candidate to apply and show his/her content knowledge to suppport his professional practices and instructional
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course provides the candidate with opportunities of practical applications of the college's conceptual framework. The
design, implementation, and evaluation of field experiences are handled according to the partnership principle in
supervision between the college and the schools. Pre-Requisite: CUTM4010 or CUTM4011 or CUTM4012 or
CUTM4014 or CUTM4029 or CUTM4017 or CUTM4018 or CUTM4027 or CUTM4016

CUTM4501 Teaching Practice I (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 3CR 90 hrs) This requires regular teaching in a
preparatory or secondary school for one school day throughout the semester. Pre-Requisite: CUTM3010 or CUTM3011
or CUTM3012 or CUTM3014 or CUTM3015 or CUTM3016 or CUTM3017 or CUTM3018 or CUTM3027 or
CUTM3029

CUTM4502 Teaching Practice II (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 6CR 180 hrs) This requires regular teaching in a
preparatory or secondary school for two school days throughout the semester. Pre-Requisite: CUTM4501 and
(CUTM4014 or CUTM4012 or CUTM4016 or CUTM4018 or CUTM4027 or CUTM4029 or CUTM4011 or CUTM4010
or CUTM4017)

CUTM5304 Methods of Teaching Arabic Language (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to give
candidates a combination of knowledge, skills, and values relating to teaching Arabic language in basic education and
post-basic education stages. It does so through introducing them to modern methods and strategies of teaching Arabic
language skills and areas such as listening, reading, speaking, writing, spelling, literary texts, rhetoric, etc. Furthermore,
the course aims to promote candidates knowledge and skills of lessons planning, implementation and assessment; critical
and creative thinking; and motivation to teach Arabic in schools. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5305 Methods of Teaching Islamic Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course introduces
candidates of Islamic Education to the nature of Islamic education, it characteristics, the qualities of effective Islamic
education teachers and their skills and roles. It also covers Islamic education lesson-planning levels and models, some
general and modern teaching methods and their applications in the field of Islamic education. General teaching methods
include inductive and deductive methods and classroom discussion. Modern teaching methods in Islamic Education
include cooperative learning, problem solving, Independent-learning, questioning techniques, inference based on
Quranic verses and Hadith and others. All methods are connected to the context of Islamic Education and the teaching of
its branches: Quran and Hadith, Islamic faith (Aqidah) doctrines, and the Prophet's biography. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5306 Methods of Teaching Science (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to provide candidates with
the knowledge, skills and attitudes that help in planning and teaching in accordance with goals of science teaching, and
train them on their practical application in the classroom. It gives great importance to developing candidates creative
thinking skills, and their ability to link teaching methods and types of classroom activities to learners mental processes
and to address their alternative conceptions. The course introduces candidates to the nature of science and different
scientific operations, as well as a number of modern teaching methods. The course also aims to train candidates on
creating safe learning environments for science teaching and on evaluating learning outcomes. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5307 Methods of Teaching Mathematics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to provide candidates
with the basic skills in planning for teaching and preparation of appropriate educational environments for mathematics
based on theories of constructivism and multiple inelegances. It also provides them with technological skills required for
Mathematics teachers such as graphing calculator in algebra, and interactive mathematics software. The course also
targets developing candidates skills of teaching mathematical concepts and NCTM standards for teaching Mathematics
as well as their knowledge of methods of assessment, creating opportunities for and emphasizing the importance of the
practical application of the developed skills and knowledge. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5309 Methods of Teaching English Language (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to develop
student teachers pedagogical knowledge and skills. It introduces methods, approaches and techniques of TEFL with a
focus on teaching the four skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary.
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targets skills of lesson planning, assessment and classroom management. It acquaints students with some traditional
approaches to ELT as well as Communicative Language teaching and Task-Based Learning and Teaching. The course
includes three weeks of field experience in local schools. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5321 Educational Curriculum (Islamic Education) (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop
candidates understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive,
psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and
the relationship between them, highlighting the Islamic identity. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of
educational assessment and curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in
school-based field experiences and relates its learning experiences to components of Islamic education curriculum,
including Quran and Hadith, Islamic faith (Aqidah), etc., in the textbooks of basic and post-basic education stages. Pre-
Requisite: None

CUTM5322 Educational Curriculum Arabic Language (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop
candidates understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive,
psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and
the relationship between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum
development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences and relates its
learning experiences to the components of Arabic language curriculum for basic and post-basic education stages. Pre-
Requisite: None

CUTM5323 ELT Curriculum (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is an introduction to curriculum design. It
explores the main principles and issues related to the development of educational curricula in general and language
curricula in particular. It covers the different states of the process, such as formulation of goals and objectives,
specification of content, and methods of evaluation. The course requires students to look critically at the ELT curriculum
in the Omani public school education. Students are involved in various tasks and activities that deepen their
understanding of the issues related to curriculum development Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5324 Educational Curriculum (Science) (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop candidates
understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive, psychological, and
social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and the relationship
between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and curriculum development. It
engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences and relates the experiences to
the components of science curriculum, its applications and elements and problems. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5325 Educational Curriculum of Mathematics (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims to develop
candidates understanding of concepts of educational curriculum, its implications, basis (philosophical, cognitive,
psychological, and social), components and elements (objectives, content, methods and activities, and assessment) and
the indissoluble link between them. It also aims to introduce candidates to methods of educational assessment and
curriculum development. It engages candidates in hands-on experiences and training in school-based field experiences
that involve teaching and assessing learning of mathematics. It also provides candidates with the NCTM standards for
school mathematics and an approach of analytical applications to mathematics in Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5400 Field Training (Arabic Field Work 8 7CR 105 hrs) Field training is designed to enable candidates to
apply and demonstrate specialized knowledge in enhancing professional practice and teaching skills as a resident teacher
in a partner school, practicing a vast range of teacher tasks. The course employs the conceptual framework of the college
as the grounds for practice. Candidates go to schools five days per week and hold weekly meetings with their cooperating
teachers and university supervisor once a week in order to raise their efficiency. Pre-Requisite: None

CUTM5500 Graduation Project (Arabic Field Work 8 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to enable the candidate to
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practices and experiences in (CUTM 5400 Field Training). They are expected to explore and discuss the issue in depth
suggesting possible solutions based on obtained data. Candidates are expected to employ valid and reliable data
collection tools such as questionnaires, interviews, observations, tests, etc. Candidates are supported in the process of
conducting and writing the action research so as to produce a research paper that meet the standards of the college and
has the following elements: title, introduction, methodology, tools, data analysis, and discussion of results, conclusion
and a list of references according to the APA style. The research paper is submitted as a part of the professional portfolio
in CUTM4500. Pre-Requisite: None

Education

EDUC2003 Foundation of Education (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at introducing the concepts of
education and its different foundations to students. It deals with nature of the teacher, students and knowledge in the light
of educational philosophies. Also, it reviews the relationship between education and communities and explores the
historical and social culture. It focuses on education and culture, education and Society. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2004 Foundations of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is meant to introduce the student to
the concept of education, its important and various foundations. It also aims at raising the awareness of the learner of the
nature of teacher, learner and knowledge in the light of some educational philosophies. It also aims to make the learner
realize the relationship between education and other societal educational, cultural, political, economic and social
institutions. Of paramount importance is the position of teacher, his roles and methods of evaluation, developing student's
realization of the basics of Islamic education, its characteristics and emphasis will be used to help students understand
educational issues through viewing them in context lecturing, debate, discussion and practical application and research
activities will be used. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2005 Educational Aims and Instructional Objectives (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) Topics include: the philosophy of education, its nature, functions and characteristics; aims of education in the
idealist, realist and progressive schools of philosophy; educational objectives in Islamic philosophy; the nature, levels
and origin of educational objectives; nationalist and educational objectives in the Arab Gulf states and the Sultanate of
Oman; classification of educational objectives; practical applications, with emphasis on deriving, formulating, realizing
and evaluating behavioural objectives in the student's area of specialization. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2006 Contemporary Trends in Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is dedicated to
contemporary trends and innovations in education, which compete with the existent trends and from alternatives to the
latter. Included under this rubric are basic education, inclusive schools, smart schools, virtual learning, learning
organizations, distance learning, home-based learning, privatization and differentiation and differentiation of learning.
The impact of some forces such as globalization and multi-cultural societies is investigated. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2007 Educational Aims and Objectives (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at acquainting students
with the concept of educational aims, its importance, sources and its classification (Taxonomy) as well as understanding
the effect of philosophy cultural and its reflection on the educational aims shared by the Gulf States. Topics include :
concepts of educational aims functions sources the relationship between education philosophy and the general
educational aims and its effect on cultural socio-economics principals of the society the current trends and the individuals
need for his development . General educational aims in the Sultanate of Oman and the classification and level of the aims
according to the educational ladder focused on basic education and post-basic education. Additionally knowledge
principles and classification of cognitive affective and psychomotor domain are analysed. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2008 Family, School and Community (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will focus on the inter-
relatedness of family, school, and Society cultural influences on the total child rising and development, through
examining principles of education as a social process in its concepts and functions. The course includes the role of the

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Society in shaping identity, and human personality through the support of family caring and support of family caring and
support to carry the total responsibility in the Society. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2009 Educational Aims (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course deals with the organisation of aims, goals
and instructional objectives. It also covers the levels of educational objective and its aspects and characteristics.
Philosophic foundation of educational objectives and sources of instructional, educational, and national objectives will be
studied in details. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2090 The Administration of Special Education Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this
course is to expose students to the general concepts of the administration of special education institutions. It includes
modern management methods, management of organizational behaviour, identification of the functions of administrative
staff, management of special classes, effective teaching and the role of the family in achieving educational goals. Pre-
Requisite: None

EDUC2101 Introduction to Educational Administration (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at
acquainting student with nature of educational administration. Topics include: historical development of educational
administration, definitions of educational administration, its relations with public administration and school management,
nature of administrative process, administrative roles and skills in education, educational administration in the Sultanate
of Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2102 Basic Theories in Educational Theories (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course highlights the
significance of theory in educational administration. It covers the prominent theories, which dominate the field for
example the scientific theory, the human relations theory, the bureaucratic theory the open systems theory and the like.
The course traces the roots of those theories and relates them to the research paradigms within which traditions they were
developed. Prominent among those paradigms are the positivistic and critical paradigms. The course also investigates the
impact sciences and disciplines on educational administration. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2103 Introduction to Educational Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to make the
student aware of the importance and development of planning in general and educational planning in particular.
Therefore, the course will cover the following topics: concepts and principles of educational planning, societal factors,
and how to applying these when designing and implementing school plan. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC2107 Classroom Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course alerts the students to the wide range
of classroom management's Concepts and their application. It also helps him/ her to acquire skills related to the
supervision of the physical and behavioural features of the classroom. The course content covers the management of the
physical environment, learning activities and student's behaviours. It addresses the rules, procedures and styles of
classroom management and how to create a safe and supportive student cantered learning environment. Teaching /
learning methods includes lectures, discussion, reports and field visits for selected classes in Omani schools. Pre-
Requisite: None

EDUC3008 Sociology of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is a study of the development of the sociology
of education. Topics include: prevalent international trends; the school as a social institution in terms of status and social
potential, social phenomena, processes and problems in schools, interaction between the school and other social
institutions; interaction between the education system and other social systems; the educational system and
accompanying social phenomena and problems; the role of the teacher; on-the-job training. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3104 Educational System and Administration in Oman and the Gulf States (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs
lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to introduce the concepts of system in general and the educational
system in particular for student in order to analyse the educational system in Oman and recognize the exchanging effects
between the educational system and the affecting cultural and social factors (e.g. demographical, geographical, religious,
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factors, analysis of the educational systems in the Gulf States and the factors that affect them, and also the important
reforms in them. Therefore, the course contains many related topics like: system, its components and affecting factors,
analysis of the educational systems in the Gulf States and the factors that affect them and also the important reforms in
them. The course focuses further on analysing the educational system in Oman and its historical development and
studying the most important educational reforms in it like the Basic Education system and the following secondary
education system and their inputs. Moreover the course introduces the concept of school administration its nature and all
the related school system to student. Also, it comes across the important classroom management methods and identifies
the important administrative roles of stakeholders in school in all levels. To achieve what mentioned above of the course
objectives strategies like lecturing discussion, individual learning and project research activities are applied. Pre-
Requisite: EDUC2004

EDUC3105 The Educational System in Oman and the Gulf (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Topics include: the
emergence and development of modern education; the main economic, cultural and social changes in Omani and Arab
Gulf societies and the role of education in these changes; contemporary education systems in the region and the main
problems facing them; international innovations in education and their potential applicability to the regional situation;
administration, planning and organization of education in the Sultanate of Oman as related to developmental directives;
features and functions of administration; school and classroom management. Pre-Requisite: EDUC2004

EDUC3106 Educational Administration from the Islamic Perspective (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
aims to establish the Islamic perspective to educational administration. It touches upon topics as the sources and
development of Islamic administration, the Shura' model of decision making, delegation, employee recruitment, human
relations, accountability, organization and planning, communication, handling conflict and similar technical processes.
The course gives special attention to the role of culture, values, virtues and ethics in educational administration. The
course establishes a critique to the existent models compares between them and the Islamic model and highlights the
potential contribution of the Islamic model to administration. Pre-Requisite: EDUC2102

EDUC3107 Economics of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This intermediate course aims at acquainting
students with the concept of economic progress and its relation to education and the process of educational investment.
Topics include: definition of the economics of education, its importance, goals, theories, intellectual trends and its
relation with the social science. Education as a human investment; wastage in education; financing education; manpower
potential; education and economic growth; social factors influencing human investment in the Sultanate of Oman. The
teaching methods applied are, dialogue, discussion, lecture and individual / group projects and field visits. Pre-Requisite:
None

EDUC3108 School Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at exposing the student to knowledge
and skills related to school administration and management. The course content covers concepts, principles, styles of
school management It includes topics such as administrative communication, time management, data base management,
school based management, participative management and its application at school's level-with reference to their
application in Omani school. Teaching/learning methods includes lectures, discussion, reports and field visits for selected
classes in Omani school. Pre-Requisite: EDUC2107

EDUC3110 Contemporary Trends in Educational Administration (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The goals of this
course are to realize and analyse the concepts trends and models in educational Administration. Topics include: TQ
management, MBO, strategic management school based management and management of conflicts, transformational
management and the Japanese model and their application in the education system Pre-Requisite: EDUC3106

EDUC3112 Human Resource Management (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course concerned with the relationship
between the employees and their organizations prior to their joining the organizations and post to termination. Topics
such as job design, job description and job specification; recruitment, short-listing and selection of employees;
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Emerging issues, which impact upon work environment such as sexual harassment, addiction and AIDS, are also
traversed. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3113 Educational Policies and Legislation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at enabling student
to concepts and nature of policy and legislation. Topics include: concept of educational policy, educational policy-
making stores, patterns of educational policy-making, active power in educational policy-making concept of educational
legislation and its types, legislative associations of education in contemporary world, types of the relationship between
educational legislations and educational policy in contemporary world, educational policy and educational legislations in
the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3114 Comparative Educational Administration (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at:
acquainting students with the basic theories and principles related to the field of comparative studies in educational
administration. It helps students to develop their perception of the national to the field and to acquire knowledge of the
educational administration and its levels; understanding models of educational administration in the developed and
developing countries with emphasis on strategies and innovations of the system. Finally, the course improves students
awareness of the development of the educational administration system in the Sultanate of Oman in the light of the
comparative studies. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3115 Professional Development (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The goals of this course are to realize and
analyse the concepts professional development and its methods and Procedures. Topics include: definitions of
professional development and its aims in service training, competences of professional development in school society,
definition training requirements of school staff, planning and evaluating professional development programmers,
professional development of administrative staff in the Oman and future trends. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3116 Educational Supervision (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course conceptualizes the role of supervision
in the educational system and is relationship with the administrative and teaching subsystems. It highlights the
supervisory role of school principals. Contemporary trends of supervision and the status of supervisors in Arab countries,
Gulf countries and Oman are included in this course. Included also are the effective approaches of supervision, the tasks
and needed competencies of supervisors; the problems, which mitigate supervisory efforts and the method for improving
supervisors' performance. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3117 Educational System and its Administration in Oman and the Gulf (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs
lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course deals with the following items: the concept of system, its kind, education as a
system, and the relation between educational system and other social system. It also contains parts about educational
administration, and fund. Study and analysis of educational system on Arab Gulf States in general and Oman in
particular, analysis of the problem facing existing educational system on Oman, Innovations and change on the Omani
educational system will be studied in details. Pre-Requisite: EDUC2003

EDUC3118 Quality and Accreditation in Education. (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) he course includes basic concepts
of quality and accreditation in education. It covers the principles, procedures, and methods of quality and accreditation
that could be used by institutions to ensure total quality in its performance such as professional accountability, quality
indicators, and community participation to improve education. The course also covers standards for ensuring positive
school environment for learning and teaching. It also focuses on procedures of school performance evaluation. It explains
the role of the quality and training unit at the school and the establishment procedure of quality assurance team.
Moreover, the course trains students to design and develop quality improvement plans in light of school self-evaluation.
Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3119 Educational Administration (Arabic Lecture-Lab (2-2) 4CR 60 hrs) The course includes basic concepts,
objectives, issues and applications of educational administration. It also covers school administration and administrative
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affecting the effectiveness of school administration. The course also covers school administrator duties and team building
strategies. The course discusses the previous aspects within the Omani educational system, and requires that students
apply some of the processes explained in the course in the Omani schools. The course includes practical applications for
course content. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3120 Human Resources Management and Development (Arabic Lecture-Lab (2-2) 4CR 60 hrs) This course
covers the relationship between employees and their organizations before they the organization and during their time in
the organization and after they finish their service at the organization. It includes processes of recruitment and hiring,
training and development, effective communication and employee evaluation. It explains writing job Descriptions and
advertisement, selecting applicants, contracting with applicants, and explaining applicants job rights, compensation and
pension. The previous processes are explained within the Omani educational system. The course also covers the process
of determining employees? Professional development needs and program planning for professional development. The
course discusses and relates the course material to the educational and school administration. The course includes
practical applications for course content. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3121 School Evaluation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course covers school evaluation components related
to the school goals and functions. It discusses school evaluation from the different trends and perspectives such as the
linear and self-control methods, systems approach, total quality management, value added and inspection approaches.
The course requires some applications of school evaluation skills on the Sultanate of Oman schools. Pre-Requisite:
PSYC2220 or PSYC2222

EDUC3122 Research in Educational Administration (Arabic Lecture: Tutorial (1:1) 4CR 60 hrs) The course aims
to introduce students to research and its nature in educational administration. It reviews the nature of administrative
research and some basic concepts related to it while concentrating on survey, futuristic, and system analysis research in
educational administration among other types of research. It also covers the use of applied research related to human
resources development programs. It also includes ethics and common errors of research in educational administration.
The course requires applications of research in educational administration through analysing published research and
writing research proposal. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC3200 Introduction to School Administration (Arabic) (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to
introduce the student to the basic concepts of school and classroom administration and its main processes. It intends to
help students define the different administrative roles and assignments of the school principal and classroom teacher. The
course also identifies and analyses the principles of classroom management and discusses the styles of classroom
management and the problems that are related to managing the classroom, or resulted from, each of those managing
styles. The course also includes some field visits to selected schools in order to give students the chance to see some of
the real practices and role of those schools' principals. Pre-Requisite: EDUC3218

EDUC3201 Introduction to School Administration (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to introduce the
student to the basic concepts of school and classroom administration and its main processes. It intends to help students
define the different administrative roles and assignments of the school principal and classroom teacher. The course also
identifies and analyses the principles of classroom management and discusses the styles of classroom management and
the problems that are related to managing the classroom, or resulted from, each of those managing styles. The course also
includes some field visits to selected schools in order to give students the chance to see some of the real practices and
role of those schools' principals. Pre-Requisite: EDUC3217

EDUC3217 Educational Systems in Oman and the Gulf States (English) (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
is based on the concept of educational system and its interactions with the other social systems. It focuses on the
educational system in Oman and the Arab Gulf States. The course assists students in criticizing the important issues
related to the educational system in Oman and its future trends. It also aims at helping students understand the main
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also seeks to help students analyse the different educational reforms in Oman and the Gulf Area. Pre-Requisite:
EDUC2003

EDUC3218 Educational Systems in Oman and the Gulf States (Arabic) (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is
based on the concept of educational system and its interactions with the other social systems. It focuses on the
educational system in Oman and the Arab Gulf States. The course assists students in criticizing the important issues
related to the educational system in Oman and its future trends. It also aims at helping students understand the main
features of the educational systems in the Arab Gulf area, and the cultural factors that affect and direct them. The course
also seeks to help students analyse the different educational reforms in Oman and the Gulf Area. Pre-Requisite:
EDUC2004

EDUC3301 School Comprehensive Evaluation (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims to: enhance the students awareness about the school comprehensive Evaluation, analyse the school aims and
its functions and design some tools to evaluate School aspects as a system. These aims can be achieved through many
topics as: the concepts of school evaluation, school as a system, function of each school component, tools which are used
to evaluate every component, and designing other tools which can be more suitable to schools at Sultanate of Oman. Pre-
Requisite: PSYC2222

EDUC4014 Administration of Local Community Educational Organizations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This
course introduces the local educational organizations, highlights their role in education and familiarizes the students with
the work environments in general. The students will become aware of the principles underpinning and to acquire the
necessary skills that enable them to participate in the administration of those organizations. Topics such as they types of
local educational organizations, their roles and interrelationship with the local community will be addressed. It is also
envisaged that the students will be trained how to analyse the system and structure of those organizations. Pre-Requisite:
EDUC3106

EDUC4016 Practicum in School Administration (Arabic Field Work (2:1) 6CR 180 hrs) The course aims to
provide students with basic required skills for planning training, and staff evaluation and professional development.
Therefore, the topics to be covered are; designing and developing school year plan, developing teachers training
programs, organizing community's projects, developing plans related to students evaluation and extra-curricular
activities. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC4103 Managing Educational Organizations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at familiarizing
student with foundations of educational organizations management. Topics include: concept of educational organization,
development of educational organization and its nature, educational organizations as social system, effective
management of educational organization and its system, educational organization development, educational organizations
in the Oman. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC4105 Futuristics of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is meant to enable the students to have
a futuristic vision in education. Topics include: the historical development of futuristic studies and their theoretical
professional framework; some difficulties facing such studies; models and international schools of thought; Arab world
face the demands of the next century; futuristic of education in Oman. It is envisaged that the course will cover topics
such as the historical background of educational futuristic studies, the theoretical and methodological issues, and
contemporary trends and schools of thought in the field of futuristic studies. The content will be tailored to the Arabic
and local Omani contexts. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC4107 Project (Arabic Project 3CR 45 hrs) The major goals of this course are: to provide student with skills of
project and its procedures. Topics include: definition of project, procedures of project planning, how to choose and
implement a project in local community (planning of students activates, training of new teachers, administrative
technology application in school, etc.), writing the project report. Pre-Requisite: None

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EDUC4108 Educational Leadership (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims: to develop students
understanding about the history and development leadership theories, perception about leaders characteristics and
competencies, understanding factors that shape leaders behaviour and develop students leadership competencies and
team work strategies. Topics include: Leadership theories, Leadership styles, behaviours and Group dynamic and
leadership competencies. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC4111 Organisational Behaviour in Educational Institutions (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The purpose of this
course is to give students a basic understanding of management and organizations; Human factors in administration;
Skills in the management of conflict in organization; theories and practical application techniques, examination of
behavioural and structural factors affecting the performance of organization including both micro and macro
organizational issues. This course provides an overview of the field of organizational behaviour with emphasis on
employing the human resources of the school to achieve organization performance. Topics also include administrative
system of motivation, job satisfaction, Conflict Management, management of change, selection, training, and the
dynamics of teams. It emphasizes basic organization development skills in managing organizational change within
groups and educational organizations. Teaching/learning methods includes lectures, discussion, reports and field visits
for selected classes in Omani schools. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC4205 Adult and Continuing Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to develop students
awareness of the concepts and functions of adult and continuing education. Acquiring knowledge regarding the history of
adult education at the international and national levels. Exploring the development of the adult education concept as a
continuous process and developing students awareness of non- formal institutions and their role at national level. Topics
include: Development of adult education in the context of continuing education; the nature and philosophy of adult
education programmes and projects in the Sultanate of Oman and the Gulf states. The roles of adult education in national
development; its strategies and analysis problems and issues related to educational planning for non- formal
organizations in the Sultanate of Oman. This course aims to develop students awareness of the concepts and functions of
adult and continuing education; Acquiring knowledge regarding the history of adult education at the international and
national levels; Exploring the development of the adult education concept as a continuous process and developing
students awareness of non-formal institutions and their role at national level. Topics include: Development of adult
education in the context of continuing education; the nature and philosophy of adult education programmes and projects
in the Sultanate of Oman and the Gulf states. The roles of adult education in national development; its strategies and
analysis problems and issues related to educational planning for non-formal organizations in the Sultanate of Oman. Pre-
Requisite: None

EDUC4305 Educational Research (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) Topics include: the
nature of academic research; basic concepts and types; the scientific approach in the natural and social sciences; methods
of scientific research in education (the historical, descriptive and experimental approaches); steps in scientific research
(the sample, means of data collection, writing the outline and the report, use of references and scholarly journals and
means of documentation). The course is supplemented by field study undertaken by the student. Pre-Requisite:
PSYC3401

EDUC5111 Educational Supervision (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims at
familiarizing students with major concepts of educational supervision to be able to analyse the educational supervision
system in the Sultanate of Oman. Topics include definitions of educational supervision, its nature ( models, types,
techniques, and trends) theories and principles of effective supervision, school management and educational leadership,
selection and training of supervisors in Oman's basic and secondary education, supervisor's role commitments in the
Sultanate of Oman, analysis of problems related to educational supervision in the Sultanate of Oman, and how to
improve it. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC5112 Educational Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at enabling students to concepts,
skills, approaches, and techniques of educational planning. In addition to deal with issues related to educational planning
in the Sultanate of Oman. Topics include: mature of educational planning, its principles and stages, nature of school

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planning and its patterns, school map, concept of plan and its stages, Training requirements of supervisors and teachers,
planning of human resources in education, development of teachers, evaluation of teachers training, analysis problems
and issues related to educational planning in the Sultanate of Oman and how to improve it. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC5113 Introduction to Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce students to the
concept of education and its necessity, importance, ways and forms. It also deals with the study of the philosophical
foundations of education and their contemporary applications represented by the core educational philosophies such as:
Essentialism, Perennialism, Progressivism, Constructivism, Existentialism, and Islamic. The course also aims to explore
the social and cultural foundations of education; the philosophy of diversity in all its patterns, forms and
terms/expressions; and the relationship between teaching profession, democracy and citizenship. Moreover, the course
includes the ethics of the teaching profession; its work values; moral laws and their legislative sources; and domains. The
course also displays models for teaching professions ethics, professional control, job commitment, justice, respect, and
workmanship. In addition, the course intends to help students explore some of the contemporary issues in education field
Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC5114 Education and its Administration System in Oman (Arabic Lecture 4CR 60 hrs) This course aims to
introduce students to the concept of education system and its interactions with other social systems; the concept of
educational administration and its systems, main processes at the school level; and application of effective classroom
management skills. It also aims to observe the most important forces and factors affecting the education system and its
administration in the Sultanate of Oman. The course also seeks at helping students analyse the Omani philosophy of
education and its objectives, as well as identifying the current status of organizing and managing education; and the
major challenges it is confronted by. In addition, the course includes a comparison between the education system and its
administration in Oman and some of the leading global educational systems. Finally, the course assists students in
exploring the major educational and administrative reforms in the Omani education system. Pre-Requisite: EDUC5113

EDUC5115 Introduction to Education (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce students to the
concept of education and its necessity, importance, ways and forms. It also deals with the study of the philosophical
foundations of education and their contemporary applications represented by the core educational philosophies such as:
Essentialism, Perennialism, Progressivism, Constructivism, Existentialism, and Islamic. The course also aims to explore
the social and cultural foundations of education; the philosophy of diversity in all its patterns, forms and
terms/expressions; and the relationship between teaching profession, democracy and citizenship. Moreover, the course
includes the ethics of the teaching profession; its work values; moral laws and their legislative sources; and domains. The
course also displays models for teaching professions ethics, professional control, job commitment, justice, respect, and
workmanship. In addition, the course intends to help students explore some of the contemporary issues in education field.
Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC5116 Education and its Administration System in Oman (English Lecture 4CR 60 hrs) This course aims to
introduce students to the concept of education system and its interactions with other social systems; the concept of
educational administration and its systems, main processes at the school level; and application of effective classroom
management skills. It also aims to observe the most important forces and factors affecting the education System and its
administration in the Sultanate of Oman. The course also seeks at helping students analyse the Omani philosophy of
education and its objectives, as well as identifying the current status of organizing and managing education; and the
major challenges it is confronted by. In addition, the course includes a comparison between the education system and its
administration in Oman and some of the leading global educational systems. Finally, the course assists students in
exploring the major educational and administrative reforms in the Omani education system. Pre-Requisite: EDUC5115

EDUC5203 Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aim at providing
trainees with combined educational background. It handles the basic theoretical concepts in education, its importance,
and its relationship to philosophy, society, culture, social control, social mobility and social acculturation. It covers same
general philosophies and their educational application. It also covers the school as a social institution, its different roles,
and its relation to the other social institution. Pre-Requisite: None

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EDUC5204 Educational Supervision (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aim at introducing the trainees with the concept
at educational supervision, its development, and its development, and its methods, it also aims at introducing the trainees
with the responsibilities of the supervisor and his capacities especially the ones related to curriculum analysis,
organization, and activating of training programs and qualifying teachers professionally concentrating on the present
situation of educational supervision in the sultanate and ways to improve it. Pre-Requisite: None

EDUC5205 School Administration and its New Trends (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aim at providing trainees with
the theoretical fundamentals related to school administration and their applications school administration. It also includes
patterns of leadership, their theories, educational leader capacities, and the environmental factors affecting school
administration and important new trend such as managing educational diploma and managing educational change. Pre-
Requisite: None

EDUC5206 Educational Planning (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Aim at providing trainees with basic concepts of
educational planning, its field and its basic, it aims at gaining them the planning skills necessary at the school level
especially in the field specifying the needs, laying out the objective, designing a table to school projects, Designing
information systems, improving communication notes and ways, managing school time and organisation and taking
educational decisions. Pre-Requisite: None

Childhood Education

ECED1030 Theories and Applications in Early Childhood Education (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An overview
of the major theories and study of various philosophies and approaches in early childhood education, including Islamic
View, Montessori, Reggio Emilia, Head Start, etc. The focus will be on how the theories are transformed into actual
classroom practices Pre-Requisite: None

ECED1050 Special Needs Children (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This is an introductory course for the development
of understanding of various disabilities and exceptionalities which can be identified in young children. Characteristics of
the disabilities are defined and an overview is presented of societal views, social programs, and sources of information
about special needs children. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED1060 Infant Toddle Development and Care 1 (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course encompasses the
development of the infant toddlers from conception through the third years and halve. The course will capitalize on
development appropriate practices serving the above age groups in their family and group setting based on effective
teaching approaches. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2010 Child Health and Physical Development (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a study of the
ways in which to optimize the health of the young child, including the nutritional needs from infancy through childhood
and the preparation of nutritious meals and snacks n the childcare setting. It explores of the special role of motor
development and its relationship to learning and overall development of the child. The teacher's role in furthering
physical development through play and the importance of beginning lifelong fitness during childhood will be addressed.
Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2020 Experiences with the Young Child 1 (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 75 hrs) This course will include five
hours weekly of laboratory experiences with children. The experience will provide the opportunity for practical
application of the prerequisite courses ECHD 1030, ECED2150 Pre-Requisite: ECED1030, ECED2150

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ECED2030 Assessment and Evaluation of the Young Child (English Lecture/Seminar (4:1) 3CR 60 hrs)
Procedures and practices used in the assessment and evaluation of young children from birth through age six, including
observing and documenting children's skills and progress Pre-Requisite: PSYC2102 or ECED2150

ECED2040 Families and the Special Needs Child (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is a study of the issues
challenges and effects on families with special needs children. The relationship of family care and social programs and
how to work with the family unit to provide support services are also studied. Pre-Requisite: ECED1050

ECED2060 Development of Curriculum for the Whole Child (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Designing and
evaluating developmentally appropriate curricula for children birth through age 6. The course includes developing plans
for the short term (day, week) or long term (unit, school year), determining curriculum objectives, and planning for
theme curricula. The integration of all aspects of development cognitive, language, affective and physical, into curricular
plans is emphasized. Pre-Requisite: ECED2150

ECED2080 The Learning Environment (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will address the importance of the
environment in the classroom setting includes selection of age, appropriate equipment and materials, room arrangement,
and ongoing analysis of the efficiency and effectiveness of the classroom environment. Utilization of teacher made
materials, multiple uses of equipment, and importance of aesthetic atmosphere will be included. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2100 Development of Language and Literacy (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course explores of the
determinants of the development of language and literacy in the young child. Current theories, research and practices for
extending children's language and pre-reading skills are discussed. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2110 Observation and Assessment of the Special Needs Child (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Adaptations of
observation techniques for the unique needs of special child are studied including basic assessment methods for
identifying the current skill levels, planning steps for ways to enhance development and means of documenting progress
of the special needs child. Pre-Requisite: ECED1050, ECED2030

ECED2120 Early Childhood Literature (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course tackles various types of early
childhood literature including stories, drama, rhymes, and chanting, as well as the criteria of choosing developmentally
appropriate literature for young children. It also covers the skill of analysing the arts of early childhood literature and
their teaching methods and training on how to write for children and how to prepare different stories and their
storytelling. It tackles also the importance of books in children's lives and what make books more appropriate for
children. It also focuses on the role of literature in the development of children language skills, their altitudes and values
as well as the various aspects of the children development. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2150 Toddler Development and Care 2 (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will focus on
developmentally appropriate practices serving children 3 1/2 to 6 years of age in the family and group settings, based on
research on effective teaching approaches for this age group. Pre-Requisite: ECED1060, LANC1117

ECED2170 Aesthetic Development (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course is designed to introduce teachers to the
role of the creative or expressive arts (Visual arts, drama, music and movement) in the overall educational development
of young children. Emphasis on hands-on experience with reference to early childhood/primary level arts education
theory and practice. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED2190 Child Guidance in the Educational Environment (English Lecture/Seminar (2:1) 3CR 45 hrs)
Appropriate ways of interacting with young children and creating a positive classroom environment are taught together
with guiding the effective development of the child including self-esteem, self-control, and positive qualities, attitudes
and behaviours. Pre-Requisite: None

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ECED3010 Creative Drama in the Classroom (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of the course is to provide
future students with active exploration of basic techniques in creative storytelling and drama, including mime,
improvisation, role play and play production. Individual and group practical work will be emphasized. Pre-Requisite:
None

ECED3020 Enhancing the Development of the Special Needs Child (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will
include the study of teaching techniques, therapeutic support and ways of interacting with the special needs, which can
optimize educational and developmental progress. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED3030 Language Acquisition (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An in-depth study of the development of speech, the
means of identifying specific speech problems and ways in which teachers can help children with language and speech
dysfunction. Pre-Requisite: ECED2050 or ECED2150

ECED3050 Development of Scientific and Mathematical Concepts and Skills (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This
course focuses on the methods for teaching and development of activities in math and science for the early childhood
classroom. Child cantered learning environments and hands on materials are emphasized. Pre-Requisite: ECED2060

ECED3060 Expressive Arts (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course studies the influence arts in developing curiosity
and thinking skills in young child and ways of developing creative and self-expression through the arts, including visual
arts music, and creative movement. Pre-Requisite: ((ECED2060, ECED2070) or (ECED2060, ECED2170))

ECED3070 Experiences with the Young Child 2 (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 75 hrs) This course will include four
hours weekly of laboratory experiences with children. These experiences will provide the opportunity for practical
application of the course: Pre-Requisite: ECED2020

ECED3080 Adapting the Curriculum for the Special Needs Child (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
presents an overview of the design of approaches, including the classroom setting, curriculum content and activities,
which can best meet the needs of the special child. Pre-Requisite: ECED2060

ECED3090 Action Research in the Educational Environment (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Conducting formal and
informal research within the classroom setting broadens a teacher's knowledge about the children and the learning, which
is taking place. Students will conduct research within a classroom setting and use the results to evaluate their own
teaching skills and the achievement gains of the children. The course will focus on ways in which teachers can continue
the do action research throughout their teaching careers, and how to utilize the findings. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED3100 Interpretation of Research (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will enable students to understand
and interpret the findings from research-based literature. The course emphasis will be on how educators can apply the
latest knowledge about the development of children, the teaching-learning process, new knowledge about technology in
education, and the other topics relevant to early childhood education. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED3180 Early Intervention for Children with Disabilities (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course tackles
definitions of intervention, its importance, objectives, and strategies. It focuses on health, educational, psychological, and
social feasibility of early intervention and their implications on disabled child, family, and community. Moreover, this
course tackles the characteristics of early intervention staff, early intervention programs, and early interventions centres
across developed and developing countries, drawing lessons for development of sustainable intervention programs in
Sultanate of Oman. It also focuses on methods of early identification for children at risk from birth to age eight, in the
health and education sector. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED3190 Play in Early Childhood Stage (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course tackles definitions of play and
its importance in the lives of young children from birth to age eight. This course covers the characteristics of play, its
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children develop, and how play affects the various domains of children's development. It also focuses on the physical and
psychological components of developmentally appropriate play environment, how to select toys and play materials, and
how to interact with children to facilitate their learning through play. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED3402 Design Instruction Software and Games for Children (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The aim of this
course is to introduce basic computer, multimedia and Internet applications in early childhood. It covers using authoring
languages to create educational software and games for children. It also presents an understanding of educational
software design principles for early childhood. It combines learning and teaching theories with the authoring languages;
and evaluates commercial made educational software for early childhood. Pre-Requisite: None:

ECED4010 Parent Education (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Ways in which early childhood teachers can help parents
to deal with the challenges and joys of parenthood. Considered will be ways of interacting with parents individually and
in groups. Emphasis will be on ways to share useful information and ideas, which the parents can implement in the home
setting. Pre-Requisite: ECED3070

ECED4020 Fieldwork with Special Needs Child (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 90 hrs) Application of the study of the
special needs children through direct experience on an on-going basis with special needs children in a group or family
setting. Fieldwork requirements include record keeping, planning families and support personnel. Pre-Requisite:
ECED3020

ECED4030 Fieldwork with Infants and Toddlers (Arabic Field Placement 3CR 90 hrs) Practical application of
teaching theories in early childhood education programs through participation in a teaching and caring situation with
infants and toddlers. The practicum focuses on planning implementation an evaluation of learning experiences. Pre-
Requisite: ECED3070, CUTM 3080

ECED4040 Child Rights (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The Child Rights course addressed to the students of the Early
Childhood Department will concentrate on the core concepts and general principles of child rights that stem from
understating the diversity of childhood, child development and life stages of children from an evolving capacity
approach. In addition, it will establish the understanding of a child rights-based socialization process, involving children,
parents, teachers, school management and the society as a whole. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED4050 Professional Development (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Each student will develop an individual
portfolio, which chronicles her professional development during the teacher-training program. The portfolio entries will
begin with the student's enrolment in the early childhood education. Students will add to the portfolio each semester.
During this course, the student will complete and present the portfolio for faculty review. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED4070 Fieldwork with Pre-schoolers 2 (Arabic Field Placement 6CR 180 hrs) Practical application of teaching
theories in early childhood education programs through participation in a teaching and caring situation with pre-school
children ages 3 to 6.It focuses on the planning implementation an evaluation of learning experiences. Pre-Requisite:
ECED3050, ECED3060, ECED3070

ECED4080 Creating Materials for Use by Young Children (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course will review
the learning theories and instructional methodologies of using manipulates with young children that have been introduced
in other subject specific courses. Manipulative materials help young learners with concept formation, growth of thinking
skills, and small muscle development. During the 'make and take' sessions, participants will construct work jobs, games,
matching and sequencing boards, graphic organizer, comparison charts, and concept displays. Materials will be
systematically planned and economically designed with the aim of creating enduring learning tasks Pre-Requisite: None

ECED4106 Administrating and Supervising Child Institutions (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) Students study
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facilities and equipment, recruitment of personnel and children, and management of the setting, including record keeping
and staff and parent relationships is also studied. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED4130 Practicum (Arabic practical 0CR 1 hrs) The student teachers spend between 120-150 hours at the Early
Childhood Centre at Sultan SQU over the first three years of their B.Ed. course. The student teachers spend their hours
observing, preparing, teaching and getting feedback under the supervision of the teachers at the Child Care Centre. Pre-
Requisite: None

ECED4140 Contemporary Issues and Trends in Early Childhood (English Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course
consists of an in-depth examination of a range of current educational, social, professional and community issues in the
field of early childhood education and development Content will vary to some extent depending on the prominent topics
at the time. The course focuses on: definitions of quality in early childhood programs; early childhood technology; home
learning; management of pre-school classroom; whole child; children and media; and other contemporary issues and
trends in early childhood. Pre-Requisite: None

ECED4170 Fieldwork with Pre-schoolers 1 (Arabic Field Work 9CR 300 hrs) Practical application of teaching
theories in early childhood education programs through participation in a teaching and caring situation with pre-school
children ages 3 to 6.Focuses on the planning implementation an evaluation of learning experiences. Pre-Requisite:
ECED3050, ECED3070

Instructional and Teaching Technologies

TECH1000 Study Skills (Arabic and English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This Course aims in general at developing students
self-learning skills, and dealing with students' learning difficulties related to basic study habits. The course explains
different techniques of learning how to learn, and their applications in various fields of specializations. In addition, the
course explores students self-perception of their study habits and skills, and encourages improvements in areas of
perceived weaknesses by providing activities and examples of learnable techniques for studying more productively. Pre-
Requisite: None

TECH1100 Educational Technology (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This is a core course in the Instructional
Technology (IT) program. Tech1100 gives newcomers a sense of history and an explanation of how the components of
the field fit together. There is a particular emphasis on the evolution of the "big ideas" of the field. Also, this course
introduces basic concepts in instructional technology, theoretical and philosophical foundations, and components of
educational technology domains, roles and functions of each component. In addition, the course presents the factor that
contributed to IT application. Professional ethics for practicing educational technology will be highlighted and the
contributions of the forerunners will discussed. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH1101 Educational Technology: Theory and Field (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course includes basic concepts in instructional technology, theoretical and philosophical foundations, and
components of educational technology fields, roles and functions of each component. In addition to that, the course
presents the historical development of educational technology field and the factor that contributed to its application.
Professional ethics for practicing educational technology will be highlighted. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH1201 Utilization and Maintenance of Instructional Devices (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture2,
2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The aim of this course is to provide students with the necessary skills for the utilization and
maintenance of instructional devices. It presents the primary systems of the projected, non-projected, and computerized
devices with their various accompanying materials. It also, discusses the principles of operation and safety consideration.
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TECH2000 E-Learning Courseware Development (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) This course examines the design, development, and evaluation of self-based E-learning lessons and software; and the
design of E-learning courses using readymade learning management systems such as Blackboard, and Web CT. Pre-
Requisite: TECH2212

TECH2007 Introduction to Educational Technology (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course covers the concepts of instructional media, educational technology and their role in teaching and
learning processes. In addition, it demonstrates the historical developments of this field; it also covers the models of
communication, their elements, forms and relations to education. The course explains media classification, selection,
with reference to systematic approach and instructional design. It covers their design principles, preparation, production,
development, use, and evaluation. Some instructional equipment operations are applied. The course also introduces new
technologies used in instruction (instructional TV, programmed learning, computer, interactive video, language lab,
personal tutoring system). Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2008 Technology in the Educational Environment (English lab/Practical 3CR 60 hrs) Study of the use and
misuse of technology in early childhood education environments. Topics will include the ways in which technology can
be utilized in a developmentally appropriate classroom, selection of appropriate educational software, and a review of
current research related to technology in the educational environment. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2010 Uses of Technology in Special Education (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course aims at using educational technology programs in special education. These programs include those related to
the different handicapped categories. The students will also be introduced to the methods of employing and adapting
computer programs to individuals with special needs. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2108 Educational Technology for Children (English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
introductory course introduces early childhood education students to the integration of computer and technology in pre-
school learning. It presents historical development of technology and computer utilization at different contexts. It also,
discusses the roles of computer in developing children's concepts and skills. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2111 Instructional Computer (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course introduces students to the different uses of computers in teaching and the use types. It presents historical
development of computer utilization in education at different contexts. It also, discusses the roles of computers as tools
for critical and innovative thinking. Computer based collaborative instruction will be emphasized. Computerized learning
environments will be studied in details. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2112 Learning Resources and Technology Centres (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab)
3CR 60 hrs) The course covers the LRTC mission, objectives, facilities, equipment, and the use of assistive technology
and augmentative equipment/software with students and trainees with special needs in these centres. In addition, it
addresses the organizational structure of the LRTC and its instructional role of these centres, and their relationships with
other elements in the educational systems. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2113 Traditional and Digital Photography in Education (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2
hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course covers the use of photographic equipment and software in both traditional and digital
formats with specific emphasis on its educational applications. It explains methods of photographic production, copying,
printing, and processing. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2144 Instructional Communication Skills (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) The student in this course acquires general communication skills with specific reference to instructional
communication skills. In addition, the course present methods of applying communication theory and models in the
classroom; it also presents the nature of communication process, human communication, the language and its usage, non-
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their use in the field of information cycle, verbal and non-verbal resources and individual role in communication process
and cycle. It also covers interpersonal, group, and organizational relations and their development. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2202 Introduction to Instructional Design (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) The aim of this course is to present instructional program design process. Topics include: the concept of instructional
design, its background, its importance, its relation with learning theories and system approach. Beside this the course
compares different instructional design models with analysis to its basic elements e.g. needs assessment, learner analysis,
concept analysis, task analysis, instructional strategies selection and formative and summative evaluation of instructional
materials. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2212 Designing and Producing Multimedia (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course presents basics and characteristics of software. It emphasizes the designing principles, production,
selection, utilization and evaluation. It discusses multimedia projects based learning: Author ware, hyper card, Tool box
and other authoring programs will be studied. Also, this course compares and analyses some multimedia instructional
programs systems. Some interactive programs will be designed and produced by students in their projects. Pre-Requisite:
None

TECH2221 Instructional Mass Media (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course addresses the role of school audio and video broadcasting in improving the instructional process. Topics include:
The basic elements of a school broadcasting system; how to technically set up an audio and video broadcasting systems;
designing, producing, and evaluating instructional radio and video programs. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH2223 Individual Instruction (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course covers the definition of individualized instruction, its significance, and its types with concentrations on
Programmed learning, Personalized systems of instruction, Instructional games and simulations, Programmed tutoring,
Audio tutorials systems, Collaborative Learning, self-study programs and their application in learning process Pre-
Requisite: None

TECH3000 Dissemination of Educational Innovations (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab)
3CR 60 hrs) This course aims at increasing the students' awareness of dissemination models and strategies. It emphasizes
the four major areas of the adoption process: awareness, interest, observation, and adoption of educational innovation. It
also gives the students the skills needed for planned educational change, and production of a diffusion plan for any
Educational innovation. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3001 Instructional Video (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course
covers the design and production of instructional video, shooting and production using the video camera. Additionally, it
illustrates the different ways of using the sound and light in producing these videos. It discuss the different ways of
writing script and narration, the direction process, the digital production skills, and the supervision of group project in
producing instructional video programs. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3007 Introduction to Educational Technology (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course covers the concepts of instructional media, educational technology and their teaching and learning processes.
In addition, it demonstrates the historical developments of this field; it also covers the models of communication, their
elements, forms and relations to education. The course explains media classification, selection, with reference to
systematic approach and instructional design. It covers their design principles, preparation, production, development, use,
and evaluation. Some instructional equipment operations are applied. The course also introduces new technologies used
in instruction (instructional, programmed learning, computer, interactive video, language lab, personal tutoring system).
Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3008 Introduction to Educational Technology (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
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learning processes. In addition, it demonstrates the historical developments of this field; it also covers the models of
communication, their elements, forms and relations to education. The course explains media classification, selection,
with reference to systematic approach and instructional design. It covers their design principles, preparation, production,
development, use, and evaluation. Some instructional equipment operations are applied. The course also introduces new
technologies used in instruction (instructional TV, programmed learning, computer, interactive video, language lab,
personal tutoring system). Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3111 Educational and Information Technology (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course covers the concepts of instructional media, educational technology and their role in teaching and learning
processes. In addition, it demonstrates the historical developments of this field; and explains skills of media design, with
reference to systematic approach and production, use, and evaluation. The course focuses on developing abilities in areas
of computer managed instruction, administering education technology, and decision making process in order to select
media and deal with their impediments. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3133 School Computer Networks (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course aims at training the students in designing, implementing, managing, and maintaining Local Area Networks
(LAN). The course also covers evaluation and selection of the hardware and software needed for operating, and
connecting, and securing computer systems in Local Area Networks. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3201 Computer Applications in School Administration (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) This course explains the basic use of computers to administer the school's databases and information. It emphasizes
the student's acquisition of skills in applying computer managed instruction in general, and prepares them in practicum
sessions in effective utilization of the Omani MOE school management system. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3213 Learning Resources and Technology Centres 2 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab)
3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to prepare the student for managing, maintaining, and improving the quality and services
of the learning resources and technology centres. This course explains in details different types of managing LRTC e.g.
management by objectives, collaborative management and so on. Also, the course discusses different ways of
encouraging teachers to adopt new technologies for teaching and students' learning. Pre-Requisite: TECH2112

TECH3220 E-Learning Strategies 1 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course addresses the pedagogical, institutional, cultural, and technological aspects of E-learning. It critically explores
current theories, conceptual models, practices, trends and issues in the digital delivery of learning in relations to these
aspects. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3222 Instructional Computer Programming 1 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course covers the basic skills of programming in computer languages such as HTML, Visual Basic, and
Action Script for Flash animation, with special emphasis on instructional purposes. It leads the student to be able to
produce instructional software specifically serving areas of specialty. Pre-Requisite: TECH2111

TECH3224 Instructional Computer Programming 2 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course covers the advanced skills of programming in computer languages such as XHTML, and PHP, and
JAVA, with special emphasis on instructional purposes. The course also covers instructional applications which have
some basic programming such as Authorware, Delphi, and Hyper Studio. Pre-Requisite: TECH3222

TECH3303 Instructional Systems Design (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
The aim of this course is to present instructional systems design. Topics include: the concept of instructional systems, its
background, its importance, its relation with learning theories. Beside this the course compares different instructional
systems models with analysis to its basic elements. Pre-Requisite: TECH2202

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TECH3333 Internship (Arabic and English Internship 0CR 60 hrs) Students will be asked to have a summer
internship in a governmental or non-governmental institution in the field of human resources centres in order to master
the job skills. They will be evaluated by superiors at workplaces. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH3422 E-Learning Strategies 2 (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This
course addresses the interface design, management, evaluation, and ethical aspects of E-learning. It also covers features
of synchronous and asynchronous formats of E-learning delivery. It also explores the future of E-learning and
possibilities of developing and utilizing it locally. Pre-Requisite: TECH3220

TECH4000 Educational Technology in Oman (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) This course illustrates the development of using educational technology in Oman and presents the obstacles facing
technologies and the ways to overcome these obstacles. It also discusses the different ways of diffusing and adopting the
use of the new technologies in learning and teaching. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4101 Distance Learning and Use of Internet (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) This course introduces students to the basics of distant education, its importance, goals, and requirements. It
presents the process of designing open education materials and its utilization. Also, the course introduces students to
teleconferencing technologies and systems and its basics infrastructure. It also covers the basics and historical
developmental use in education of web-based design; its concepts, objectives, principles, infrastructure, environments,
areas of applications, and its relationship to distance learning, and classroom instruction. In addition, the course addresses
other issues such as the principles of web page design; different approaches to form manage and evaluate web-based
learning materials and groups Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4102 Evaluation in Educational Technology (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR
60 hrs) The course covers various models, and methods of evaluation in the area of instructional technology such as
needs assessment, front-end analysis, process evaluation, project evaluation, and learning resources centres service
evaluation. In addition, the course will expose the students to different methods for formative and summative evaluation.
Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4211 Quality Assurance and Control in Instruction (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs
lab) 3CR 60 hrs) The aim of this course is to introduce students to the concept of Quality assurance and control in
instructional and training programs. Topics in this course include, ways of quality monitoring, standards of quality,
evaluation standards of quality programs, students' needs standards and the characteristics of the quality of basics of
instructional processes and training. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4241 Research and Studies in Instructional Technology (English Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims to
cover different types of studies and research methodologies in the field of instructional and learning technology, and
discuss the new patterns in the design of learning environments and information and communication systems in the
educational and training context. If focuses on the problems of the design, the production and the use of these
technologies and copyright issues of the instructional materials. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4242 Research and Studies in Instructional Technology (Arabic and English Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2
hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to cover different studies and research papers in the field of teaching and learning
technology, and discuss the new patterns in the design of learning environments and information and communication
systems in the educational and training contexts. It focuses on the problems of the design, the production and the use of
these technologies and copyright issues of the instructional materials. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH4999 Graduation Project (Arabic and English Project 3CR 120 hrs) This course aims to integrate the students
skills gained throughout the program, where each student is supervised independently; and is required to plan and
produce a complete technology enhanced instructional package. Pre-Requisite: TECH2000, TECH2112, TECH4101,
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TECH5000 Instructional and Communication Technology (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60
hrs) This course covers the concepts of instructional and communication technology, its role in teaching, training and
guidance. It also demonstrates types of media, equipment, and software used in these fields and their ways of use,
improvement, and evaluation. It explains using technology in school and online environments for career purposes; and in
designing practical workshops targeting graduates job-seekers, students need to know career planning, and writing CVs,
and methods of job applications, preparing for job interviews, and others to obtain job appointment. Pre-Requisite: None

TECH5001 Instructional and Information Technology (Arabic Lecture / Lab (2hrs Lecture 2hr Lab) 3CR 60 hrs)
This course covers the concepts of educational technology and their role in the teaching and learning processes. The
course anchors concepts in the historical developments of this field to modern day in terms of visuals, communication
and connections and their relations to education. The course explains media classification, selection, with reference to
systematic approach and instructional design. It covers their design principles, preparation, production, development,
technology use in ethical and secure ways, and evaluation. The course also introduces new technologies on the web used
in instruction. Hands-on practical applications and field experience are also integral parts of this course. Pre-Requisite:
None

Islamic Science

ISLM1010 Islamic Culture (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at teaching students the main constituents
of Islamic Culture. The course studies the concept of Islamic culture, its sources, characteristics and constituents.
Moreover, it focuses on God, the Universe, human being, life... etc. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1020 Human Rights in Islam (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The aim of the source is to identity the concept of
human rights in Islam, and to provide students with civil, religious and social rights. The course tackles the basic human
rights, the civil. religious, social rights and economic rights in Islam, the punitive system in Islam, and the Omani
system.. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1101 Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quran 1 (Arabic Workshop 1CR 45 hrs) The course aims'at
teaching students to properly recite the Holy Quran.' It includes: the memorization of the second Chapter of the Quran
(Sural al-Baqara) from the beginning up to verse 202, and the recitation of this Chapter from the verse 203 to its end.
Moreover, the course tackles the importance of studying the Quran and how to properly recite it. It also defines the
science of recitation (tajwid) of long vowels {madd), types of the silent Arabic character: M (/mim sakina), and N {nun
sakina) in the Quran. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1102 Introduction to Islamic Fiqh (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims to introduce students to the
meaning of Islamic Law concept and the distinction between it and other relevant terms. It aims also to acquainting
students with the various phases in Islamic Law and the characteristic of each phase. The course aims, in addition, to
provide an overview of the origin of Islamic jurisprudence and the development of different legal schools in Muslim
tradition. The student will learn about the various Muslim jurisprudence and the various factors attributed to this
variation. This course aims to discuss the distinctive characteristic of Islamic law and its comprehensive nature and its
validity over times and places. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1103 Recitation and Memorization 2 (Arabic Workshop 1CR 45 hrs)


This course deals with the memorization of the third Chapter of the Quran {al-imrari) and the forth Chapter {al-Nisa') up
to the verse 23. Then, the course teaches students how to properly recite the fourth Chapter of the Quran: from the verse
24 up to the verse 147. Students will also learn the right pronunciation of Arabic characters and their characteristics,
types of the iiighcim and the qalqafa, with application on specific Quran verses during the recitation. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1104 Family Rules (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at making students get acquainted with the
foresight of Islam in the legitimacy of marriage. Students are expected to learn the elements of proper marriage, the rights
and duties of spouses, the rights and duties of parents and children. The course compares between incidental traditions
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students with the provisions of marriage such as its introductions, basis, terms, types and obstructions. Pre-Requisite:
None

ISLM1105 Methods of Research in Islamic Science (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course introduces the
scientific research methodology in Islamic sciences and emphasizes the leading role of the medieval Islamic
methodology and its global impact. It tackles the importance of scientific research, its influence on studying the Islamic
heritage, and its application on the edition of Arabic manuscripts. It also studies the methodology of writing MA and
PhD thesis, and the different steps towards achieving that goal. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1106 Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course aims at clarifying the
main features of the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence with regard to their origins and development, the Islamic
legitimate ruling (judgment) and its branches, general rules and overall evidences. Students are expected to know the
literal indications of legitimate rulings as well as the methods of inference and deduction. Students shall be trained on
analysing legal texts and on how to interpret juristic sub issues in accordance with rules and principles. Pre-Requisite:
None

ISLM1107 Islamic Creed (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at making students know the importance of
religion and its effect on human life. It also aims at making them learn inference and deduction using self-generated
evidences on the correctness of Islamic ideology. They are expected to learn the proper pathways that lead to straight
conviction and to avoid false routes and to have faith in what should be believed in of the perfect attributes of Allah.
Students shall also learn the effect of ideology in refining human behaviour and acquire the ability to disproof suspicions
and doubts raised against proper faith in Islam. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1108 Introduction to Islamic Fiqh (Arabic Lecture 2CR 45 hrs) The need for legislation to humans , the
difference between Islamic law and other legislation , the emergence of ibadis school and other jurisprudence schools ,
sources of Islamic jurisprudence Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1109 Noble Prophet's Biography (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) It is an Intermediate Course. It aims to teach
students about the biography of the Prophet Mohammed peace Upon Him. Topics included are: Prophet birth his
childhood in Mecca, his youth, his marriage with Lady Khadijah, his Mission, the challenging of nonbelievers in Mecca
and Taif, and his Jihad. Methods of teaching are lectures, researches and discussions. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1111 Analytical Interpretations (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The objectives of this course are to achieve an
analytical study of chapters Al-'Azab (The Joint Forces) and al-Raman (The Lord of Mercy). This study will include:
the main themes of these two chapters, exegetical narrations, legislations and commands and their moral lessons. The
analytical study of these two chapters will take into consideration: the grammatical analysis, the variant readings of the
text, the occasions of revelation and the rhetorical style. It is aimed by this study that students will be better equipped of
critical thinking and other related proficiencies that make them skilful Arabic teachers. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM1140 Quran Recitation (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) Understand the necessity to learn Tajwed and its
importance for persons reciting the Holy Quran-Awareness of basic Tarweed Rules-Practice pronunciation using
Tarweed Rules-Getting rid of errors encountered by student while reciting the Holy Quran-Development of capabilities
for proper and accurate reading of Holy Quran-Ensuring perfect reciting of Holy Quran with proper reading and
according to Tajweed Rules. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2010 Prophets Biography (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course studies the Arab society before Islam. Then,
it tackles the Prophet's birthday and upbringing, the revelation in the cave of Hira', the beginning of the mission and the
difficulties encountered, his emigration (hijra), his conquests {ghazawat), and the lessons learned from his noble
biography (Peace be upon Him). Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2030 The Miracle of the Holy Quran (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course studies the miraculous
character of the holy Quran and the literature of the fjaz. Then, the course details the five categories of the fjaz: i.e. the
rhetoric, historical, scientific, numerical, educational, and the impact of fjaz on non-Muslims. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2040 Islamic Economy (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) The course studies the Islamic economy, the religious
rules that governs it, and its suitability for modern economy. It deals with the definition of the Islamic economy, its
relation to faith, morality and other Islamic legislation, the pillars of Islamic economy, both in production (human, work,
money, land, time) or distribution (zakSt, spendings, taxes) and individual ownership. Then the course compares the
Islamic economy with the socialist and capitalist ones. It studies also the Islamic system of insurance and the financial
system of the Islamic state in its resources and expenditures. Pre-Requisite: None

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ISLM2060 Family Systems in Islam (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at comparing the family system
in Islam against family systems in other civilizations as well as making students know methods of concluding marriage
contract and realizing the philosophy behind the religious legitimization of marriage. The effects and consequences of
marriage contract are also addressed. The outcomes resulting from separation between wife and husband are also taught
to students. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2070 Stories (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at deepening faith in Allah and at glorifying the
Quran. It also aims at developing skills of drawing out lessons and examples of the stories of prophets and virtuous
people as well as taking prophets as examples to imitate their conducts and ethics. The course includes study some
prophets stories ex: story of Adam, Nuh, Ibrahim, Musaa, Isaa peace upon him. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2090 Islamic Ethics (Arabic Lecture 2CR 30 hrs) This course aims at teaching students the concept of ethics in
Islam as well as the importance of these ethics and their basis and characteristics. Students shall realize that ethics and
morals are gained by the individual and thus students shall learn methods of gaining Islamic morals. The course explains
the distinctions of Islamic ethics and how they are compared to positive morals defined by humans. They shall know the
suspicions and doubts raised by enemies of Islam with regard to Islamic ethics. The course aims at immunizing students
against destructive morals as well as teaching students that Islamic ethics are connected to Islamic ideology and Sharia.
The course provides students with examples from the ethics and morals of the Prophet and other moral examples which
Islam is calling for. It shows students how to keep apart from undesired morals. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2101 Recitation and Memorization (Arabic Workshop 1CR 45 hrs) This course deals the memorization of the
verse 148 of Chapter al-Nisd' to the verse 58 of Chapter al-Ancam, and the recitation of the Chapter of al-Ancam to its
end. It studies also the waqf&nd the ibtida' in theory and application. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2103 Recitation and Memorization of the Holy Quran 4 (Arabic Workshop 1CR 45 hrs) The course aims at
making students memorize the Suras (Chapters) of Al Isra and Al Kahf, master the recitation of the 10th, 11th and 12th
sections of the Quran as well as comprehend and apply the rules of pause and start of recitation. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2105 Hadith (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) This course tackles the importance of the science of Prophetic sunna
as a second source of legislation, the efforts of Muslim scholars in the transmission of hadith, and the different
methodologies of hadith collections. Topics include the definition of hadith. the history of the codification of the sunna,
the diflcrcnt kinds of haitith mutawdiir, sahlh, hasan and dhacJf. Then, the course studies in detail the hadith
methodologies of Muslim scholars in their collections. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2106 Analytical Interpretation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at making students get
acquainted with the objective interpretation, its origin, theme and types. It also covers research methodology within this
subject as well as the most prominent publications in this field. The course includes research methods in objective
interpretation and provides practical examples such as the concept of Godhood in the Quran, the objective integrity and
unity of the Suras of Al Kahf (the cave) and Yousif. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2107 Science of the Quran (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at introducing the student to the
interpreters methods. Similarly it helps in knowing the differences between Makky a Madany, definitive (Mhkam) and
metaphorical (Mutashabih) in the Quran. It also deals with the reasons of revelation (asbablnuzul) collection of the
Quran. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2108 Jurisprudence (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lecture, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims to introduce
students to purity and prayer, the general and specific meaning of worship {'ibddah), the definition of purity (fahdrah),
the ways of removing impurities, the different types of water and their respective rule, and the etiquette of relieving one's
self. It also introduces to the study of ablution {wudu") with regard to its definition, its obligatory and recommended as
well as invalidating components. It introduces students to recommended prayers, sujud ai-sahu, and other topics affiliated
to prayer Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2109 Analytical Interpretation (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) The course aims at training students on
understanding the Quranic texts from grammatical, rhetorical and juristic points of view. It shall also train them on how
to conduct comparative analysis to the Quranic texts. The course, also, aims at making students extract lessons and
examples and apply such lessons in real life situations. The course includes analyses of Surat al Ahzab and Surat al
Rahman. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2110 Jurisprudence of worship (zakah, soum, hajj) (Arabic Lecture 3CR 45 hrs) An examination of zakah
(charity), soum (fasting), hajj (peljremage),itikaf Topics include: the meaning, conditions and necessity for zakah, the
deference between zakah and sadaqah, the properties from which zakah is taken, the meaning, conditions and necessity

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of fasting undesirable practices and those which negate fasting, fasting dispensations during Ramadhan, performance or
redemption, obligation of ordainment and atonement, rules of voluntary fasting, the necessity, conditions and basic
principles of the Hajj is duties and practices, rules for slaughtering animals during the Hajj, conditions, basic element and
things which negate itikaf, the meaning and rules for udhiyah (slaughtering animals). Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2111 Derivation of Hadeeth (Arabic Lecture/Lab (2 hrs lectures, 2 hrs lab) 3CR 60 hrs) This course aims at
teaching students the methods used by narrators in interpreting the Hadiths as well as training them on such methods.
Students shall understand how to deal with the Hadith and Sunna books. This course makes students acquire abilities to
interpret Hadiths and to have access to them at their most likely locations. It develops their abilities in making judgments
with regard to the validity and invalidity of Hadiths through studying interpretation as a subject. The course provides
students with knowledge on the approved sources of Hadiths and on methods used by scholars in including the Hadiths in
their books as well as the requirements and conditions they fulfil to carry out such task. Pre-Requisite: None

ISLM2113 Islamic Curriculum (Arabic Lecture/Lab (1 hr lecture, 3 hrs lab) 2CR 60 hrs) The course aim to tell
students the concepts of research, article and thesis of scientific and improve their skills of scientific research, collection
of scientific material, preparation of the plan, formulation of research, development of the treasures of the Islamic
heritage and the scientific method in achieving heritage, dissemination and recognition the role of Islamic scho