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General Studies

A set of classes to develop general college-level skills and thinking processes.

Please select one of the following (descriptions are from the AOU website):

181 Research Methodology 2 credits

In this course students will learn how to write successful academic papers. They will be taken through the steps of note taking, formulating the paper, writing a draft, revising it and preparing bibliographies and footnotes. They will also be made aware of some of the Islamic resources available in English.

Textbook: 10 Steps in Writing the Research Paper, R. Markman, P. Markman, M. Waddell

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

182 Computer Literacy 3 credits

This introductory course will assist students to be able to use the computer in the following areas: operating systems, application software, computer peripherals, and online resources.

Textbook: How to Use Computers, Lisa Biow & Bob Temple

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

381 Western Philosophy 2 credits

This course will help the students understand the logical progression of philosophical problems and shed light on the work of Plato, Kant and several other western philosophers.

Textbook: Does the Center Hold? Donald Palmer

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

382 Psychology of Education 3 credits

This course addresses issues related to studentís motivation, cultural diversity, human development, and ways of knowledge acquisition, as well as methods of individual measurement and evaluation.

Textbook: To be determined

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

383 Teaching Methodology 2 credits

This course teaches the essentials for potential teachers. It includes a comprehensive look at the core methods of teaching, the qualities of an effective teacher, teaching goals and objectives, instructional strategies, classroom management, including discipline and order, as well as an overview of the assessment of student achievement.

Textbook: The Differentiated Classroom, Carol Ann Thomlinson

Additional Materials: Audiotapes

 

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