Non-Specialization Courses

MTS101 Calculus-I & Plane Geometry

This is intended as an introductory course on differential and integral calculus. The aim is to acquaint students with the basic methods of calculus required for a range of analyses as well as to provide them with the requisite knowledge for enrolling in advanced courses in mathematics.

MTS102 Introduction to Statistics

This course is an introductory course for data analysis, presentation, and probability. The aim is to acquaint students with the basic methods of data handling required for a range of statistical analyses, as well as to provide them with the requisite knowledge for enrolling in advanced courses in statistics and quantitative research methods. Prerequisite: MTS 101

SSC106 Intermediate English Composition

This course will build on the previous course to further teach students how to communicate effectively using written English. Students will learn how to develop deliberate, methodological strategies to generate ideas, formulate arguments, draft essays, revise, and proofread, and cite academic sources. The course will help students to gather and synthesize evidence pertinent to the arguments they choose to make, as well as facilitate guided practice in a range of written modes, including but not limited to narrative, discursive, argumentative, reflective, and summary writing.

SSC201/205/209 Foreign Language I

All students have to choose one of three foreign languages taught at IBA -- French, Arabic, and Mandarin – and progress towards an advanced level of comprehension and communication in it. A sequence of four courses proceeds from an introduction to grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, to proficiency in listening and speaking, and finally to an analysis of literary and cultural texts produced in the language studied.

SSC202/206/210 Foreign Language II

All students have to choose one of three foreign languages taught at IBA -- French, Arabic, and Mandarin – and progress towards an advanced level of comprehension and communication in it. A sequence of four courses proceeds from an introduction to grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, to proficiency in listening and speaking, and finally to an analysis of literary and cultural texts produced in the language studied.

SSC203/207/211 Foreign Language III

All students have to choose one of three foreign languages taught at IBA -- French, Arabic, and Mandarin – and progress towards an advanced level of comprehension and communication in it. A sequence of four courses proceeds from an introduction to grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, to proficiency in listening and speaking, and finally to an analysis of literary and cultural texts produced in the language studied.

SSC204/208/212 Foreign Language IV

All students have to choose one of three foreign languages taught at IBA -- French, Arabic, and Mandarin – and progress towards an advanced level of comprehension and communication in it. A sequence of four courses proceeds from an introduction to grammar, punctuation and vocabulary, to proficiency in listening and speaking, and finally to an analysis of literary and cultural texts produced in the language studied.