ISL101 Islamic Studies I (2 Credit Hours)
Introduces Islamic culture and stresses its importance and contribution to humanity. It addresses Sharia Law in terms of sources, underpinnings, and objectives. It also instills in students and enhances faith in its viability and all-inclusiveness. The course counts for the social science component of the university general education requirements.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

ISL112 Islamic Studies II (2 Credit Hours)
Discusses both community and family systems in Islam, their groundedness, and reform mechanisms. It examines the problems they encounter, and shatters misconceptions. It also presents the injunction of the Sharia Law in pertinent contexts. The course counts for the social science component of the university general education requirements.
Pre-requisites: ISL 101 Co-requisites: None

ARB 101 Arabic Language I (2 Credit Hours)
Concentrates on developing Arabic language skills in areas related to paragraph writing, orthography, punctuation, style, vocabulary, and conversation in Standard Arabic. It also enhances student's literary appreciation ability and provides morphological and syntactic insight into text analysis. This course counts for a Humanities course in the University's General Education Requirements. 
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

ARB 112 Arabic Language II (2 Credit Hours)
Focuses on developing student's Arabic language skills to higher proficiency levels in various domains, including essay writing, conversation and discussion in Standard Arabic, text analysis, style, and lexical repertoire. The course also introduces the different literary schools and their respective characteristics. It counts for a Humanities course in the University's General Education Requirements.
Pre-requisites: ARB 101 Co-requisites: None

Freshman English 1 (ENG101 A) - 3 Credit Hours
ENG101 B Freshman English 1 2 Credit Hours (CoM)
Freshman English 101 (A/B) Is a skill-based writing-intensive course that develops the student's abilities in the following: basic research, effective written expression in essay and report writing, text analysis and deconstruction – all with a focus on the use of these skills in their chosen pathways. The course has a vocabulary development focus as an addendum – whereby students trace the development of meaning through the etymological origins of the language, through the contribution of Arabic, to the influence of other languages. This serves as the basis for conceptual and PBL-based research on the concepts that underpin terminology in the Engineering, Science, Medicine and Business pathways. The course counts for a Humanities course in the University's General Education Requirements.
Pre-requisites: None  Co-requisites: None

Freshman English II (ENG 112A) - 3 Credit Hours
ENG 112B Freshman English II 2 Credit Hours (CoM
Freshman English II (A/B) is a skills-based course developing student's abilities in problem-solving and research-based enquiry and the presentation of findings according to international publication ("house style") requirements. The course looks at second language acquisition and cultural rhetoric as a prelude to an examination of general oral and written discourse (in argumentation and persuasion) generally, and, specifically in the students' pathway studies. It also focuses on reading comprehension and structure skills, plus test-taking competencies, requisite for the attainment of TOEFL 650 scores. The course counts for a Humanities course in the University's General Education Requirements.
Pre-requisites: ENG 101 Co-requisites: None

ENG 222 Technical Writing (3 Credit Hours)
This course develops technical vocabulary, reading, listening/speaking and research skills that enhance technical discourse via a CLIL (content and language integrated learning) and project-based curriculum delivery to facilitate advanced-level written expression that explores the technological parameters of the student's pathway studies. It encourages accessing traditional sources of information, but also by extra-curricular means (e.g. field trips, site visits, guest presentations and media/popular audio-visual resources) as a practical anchor to balance the theoretical aspects of traditional writing studies. The course counts for a Humanities course in the University's General Education Requirements.
Pre-requisites: ENG 101, ENG 112 Co-requisites: None

ENG 224 English for Medical Students (2 Credit Hours)
Is concerned with developing fluency and confidence in using English in medical contexts. It increases EFL medical students' familiarity with medical written language and discourse in different medical contexts. The focus is on carrying out specialized activities in English, but attention is given to reading comprehension skills (expanding the English general and medical vocabulary repertoire through extensive readings), academic and scientific writing skills, and technical medical terms as required. Prerequisite: ENG 101, ENG 112. Engineering Ethics (PHL 101A) - 3 Credit Hours Examines the ethical dimensions of engineering practice by appealing to relevant concepts and principles in applied ethics; professional ethics; philosophy of technology; and science, technology, and society studies. The importance of these principles for good decision making will be highlighted through analysis of the role of engineers in socially and morally complex case study scenarios illustrating practical issues such as social justice in international engineering projects; standards of professional responsibility; sustainable development; risk analysis modeling; and autonomy based rights in the workplace.
Pre-requisites: None. Co-requisites: None

PHL 101B Biomedical Ethics (2 Credit Hours)
Presents the basic moral principles that govern medical and scientific research. It also provides insight into the application of these principles through case studies pertinent to ethical issues in international health research as well as clinical ethics.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

ANT 101 Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology (3 Credit Hours)
Is an introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology. It helps students explore anthropology and its four major sub-branches. Drawing from diverse ethnographic case studies from around the world, it focuses on the significance of sociocultural anthropology for appreciating the diversity of contemporary and past human cultures and creating an awareness of ethnographic research methods and diverse anthropological perspectives. It enhances students understanding of the similarities and differences among human cultures and their appreciation of cultural constructions of realities. The course counts for a Social Science course in the University's General Education Requirements.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

ANT 102 Entrepreneurial Multiculturalism (3 Credit Hours)
Presents interdisciplinary knowledge on how business cultures evolve in various societies in the world. It explores as to why some individuals/social groups are more successful in entrepreneurship than others within the same societies and cross-culturally.
Pre-requisites: None Co-requisites: None

FRE 101 Elementary French (3 Credit Hours)
Introduces the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Emphasis is places on the development of the basic language skills, vis., listening, speaking, reading, and writing, in addition to grammar and contextual vocabulary.
Pre-requisites: None. Co-requisites: None

FRE 112 Elementary French (3 Credit Hours)
Continues and builds upon the fundamental elements of the French language within a cultural context. Continued emphasis on the development of basic language skills, vis., listening, speaking, reading and writing in addition to grammar and contextual vocabulary.
Pre-requisites: FRE 101 Co-requisites: None

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology (3 Credit Hours)
Introduces psychology and its key concepts, theories, research methods, and contributions to the understanding of human behavior. Topics include the nervous system, perception, motivation, learning and memory, social behavior, personality, developmental, and clinical psychology. The course also introduces past and current theories and contributions of eminent psychologists.
Pre-requisites: None. Co-requisites: None



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Chemistry

Chemistry is essential to the development of society and offers solutions to today's challenges including environmental issues, sustainable energy, and the development of new medicines.

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Humanities & Social Sciences

The Department is primarily concerned with instilling, promoting and refining the university students' 'Faith', 'Knowledge', and 'Performance'; the crucial underpinnings determined by the late King Faisal (MGBHS) for the advancement of the nation.

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Life Sciences

Department of Life Sciences is to promote understanding of the function of molecules, cells, tissues and organs with a concentration on hereditary factors and genetic mechanisms controlling fundamental biological processes, particularly in relation to the human body..

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Mathematics & Computer Science

Mathematics is critical to the understanding of scientific and engineering concepts as nature laws are best described in a mathematical language, and as engineering concepts are modeled and achieved through mathematical tools.

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Physics

The Department of Physics at Alfaisal University provides high quality physics education, producing well prepared graduates who are confident in their abilities and understanding of various physics subjects. To accomplish this mission, the department relies on its world-class faculty members.

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Nanoscience & Nanotechnology

The Master's Program in Nanoscience & Nanotechnology provides a solid background in materials chemistry, solid state physics, and an introduction to biotechnology.

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University Preparatory Program (UPP)

The AUPP is a centre of excellence in teaching sciences and English. Our experienced instructors, as teachers and mentors, are here to facilitate your learning and the transition to the college of your choice.

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