Administration of Common First Year - Study Plan for the Common First Year

Study Plan for the Common First Year

Study Plan for the Common First Year

Study Plan for the Common First Year

    The study plan for the common first year was designed to cover the necessary basic skills, and its courses were distributed over two semesters, with (13) hours for the first semester and (13) hours for the second semester of the academic year, which is equivalent to (26) actual hours. The table below shows the approved study plan:

Number and ​​code Name of ​​​course Credit hours
CS 001 Computer Essentials 3
MATH 001 Fundamentals of Mathematics 3
CI 001 Academic Skills 2
COMM 001 Communication Skills 2
ENG 001 English language skills 16
Total 26

Courses Description

English Langu​​age Skills

   This course aims to strengthen and develop students' abilities in the five basics skills of English language: listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. It includes a various range of activities to deal with these skills by covering the following concepts: basic sentences patterns, grammar rules, tenses, helping sentences, answers to questions, symbols used in English, and conditional sentences. In addition, this course will focus on constructing and using of a non-complex sentence, and comparing between adjectives and adverbs.​

Computer Esse​​ntials

   This course aims to provides an overview of computing basics that focus on five essential areas of information technology: applications, systems, development, data and communications. It helps to develop students' understanding to absorb the core concepts of information technology and enable them to effectively utilize planning and analysis through information technology by practical application using the techniques and tools that are available for students. This course also explains the basic concepts of computer systems and information technology and displays the best way to use computers and explore software by offering information about the physical computer components and its functions as well as detailed information that covers applied software.

Fundam​entals of Mathematics

    This course aims tp provide a comprehensive review of math basics as it highlights the development of mathematical, algebraic and numerical skills in higher thinking of problem solving. It also enhances mathematical and logical interference in dialogue and discussion skills. This course covers the following topics: linear equations, multiple pairings border and charts, exponential and logarithmic associations, equations and inequalities, linear programming and series, groups, counting systems, permutations, combinations and possibilities.

Commun​​ication Skills

    This course aims to assist students to develop trends, capabilities and effective communicate with themselves and others. It enhances self-confidence and harmonious relationships in respectful, safety and effective environment by strengthening communicative, cognitive, social, receptive and productive skills.

Academic ​​​Skills

    This course aims to help students to manage themselves, their abilities and their potential that lead to success, creativity and critical thinking. It enhances the acquisition and utilization of strategies, research tools and learning methods positively which benefit them to acquire, organize and recall knowledge as well as conducting scientific research.  In addition, it strengthens self-learning tools, strategies, patterns and methods in effective E-learning environments.