Courses

PHU 101 – Astronomy 3

This elective course is designed for the students of the College of Business to fulfill part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in a survey manner using only pre-calculus mathematics. The covered material includes spectroscopy, telescopes, the solar system and its formation theories, the life cycle of stars, galaxies and the general structure of the universe, and an introduction to cosmology.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 102 –The Science of Energy and the Environment 3

This elective course is designed for College of Business students to fulfill part of their science requirements. The material of the course is presented in a survey manner with a minimum use of mathematic. The course material covers topics from geography, geology, climatology, oil resources and usage, and environmental issues as they pertain to Saudi Arabia. The course also covers topics about renewable energy resources that might displace or substitute oil in the future. The course aims to familiarize the business students with the general scientific issues that influence the energy economy of Saudi Arabia, the economy in which the business students will be conducting their future business activities.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 103 – Mechanics and Waves for Engineers 4

The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, energy and momentum conservation, harmonic motion, mechanical waves, and sound. The course includes a mandatory laboratory.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 124 –Electromagnetism and Optics for Engineers 4

The material of this course requires knowledge of differential and integral calculus. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics. The course includes a mandatory laboratory.
Prerequisite: PHU 103

PHU 205 – Mechanics and Waves for Life Sciences 4

The material of the course is Algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of vectors, kinematics, Newtonian Mechanics, harmonic motion, mechanical waves, and sound. The course includes a mandatory laboratory.
Prerequisite: None.

PHU 216-Electromagnetism and Optics for Life Sciences 4

The material of the course is Algebra based. The covered material includes the basics of electricity and magnetism, electromagnetic radiation, and optics. The course includes a mandatory laboratory.
Prerequisite: PHU 205.


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