The Minor in German Language is an 18-credit hour program. It aims to equip students with basic written and oral skills in German language in a range of contexts. Students will have the ability to analyze and translate short texts from English and Arabic into German and vice versa. By the end of the courses, students should have acquired the skills necessary to take the relevant language exam at the Goethe institute.
The program responds to a growing demand for professional translators well-equipped with linguistic and cultural knowledge to meet the needs of the multinational society of the UAE. The program is designed to provide theoretical and practical training for students to become professional translators, and to introduce them to the requirements of specialized translation. The curriculum ensures students will have the required linguistic fluency and familiarizes them with problems they may face in English-into-Arabic and Arabic-into-English translation. It also introduces them to different ways of solving those problems in light of textual and extra-textual factors that may affect their choices. The curriculum includes various specialized courses such as legal, scientific, media, and business translation, as well as community interpreting. It also offers internship opportunities for students to train in different institutions around the UAE.
The Minor in Business Translation is an 18-credit hour program. It aims to introduce students to the various types of business letters and documents. Students will learn how to effectively write and translate different business texts in both languages.
The Minor in French Language is an 18-credit hour program. It aims to equip students with basic written and oral skills in the French language in a range of contexts. Students will have the ability to analyze and translate short texts from English and Arabic into French and vice versa. By the end of the courses, students should have acquired the skills necessary to take an exam set by the Chamber of Commerce & Industry of Paris to gain the Diplôme de Français Professional B1.
The Minor in Korean Language is an 18-credit hour program. It aims to equip students with basic written and oral skills in Korean language in a range of contexts. Students will have the ability to analyze and translate very short texts from English and Arabic into Korean and vice versa. By the end of the courses, students should have acquired the skills necessary to take an exam set by the Korean Embassy, entitling them to a certificate issued by the embassy.
The Bachelor of Social Work ( BSW) at The Department of Social Work is a professional degree in compliance with Global Standards of the international Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW). The program aims to educate, train and prepare culturally competent generalist social work practitioners that promote social change and problem solving on the Micro, Mezzo, and Macro levels. The BSW program is conceptualized along Islamic principles of social solidarity, cooperation and mutual aid within an ecological/strengths perspective with a focus on the traditional Arab/Muslim family and the multicultural expatriate populations.
Family is the most important social institution. Healthy and happy families tend to produce persons who are able to enjoy their own lives and to contribute meaningfully to society. In today’s culture, however, families struggle to sustain life-long commitments. The main rationale of this minor is to provide students with knowledge and skills that produce social researchers and practitioners, who are prepared for a career working with peopleyoung and old; men and women; children, teenagers and adults. A focus of this minor is on the development of the individual in a family context throughout the life cycle.
The Minor in Cognitive Science is an interdisciplinary investigation of mental functions and intelligent systems through the intersecting disciplines of philosophy, psychology, linguistics, biology, and Information Technology. It offers a primary specialization in one of the component disciplines and a secondary specialization in another one of the composite disciplines. It investigates key concepts and models regarding memory, decision-making, perception, action control, emotion and other mental functions and provides methods for studying both natural and artificial intelligence systems.
The Minor in Political Science is an eighteen credit-hour academic program. It includes the core courses in Political Science. Its main objectives are to provide students with the essential concepts, principles, and theories in the various subfields of Political Science, and to equip them with some skills and competencies necessary for successful careers in politics and related areas.
The Department of Political Science offers a B.A. program in political science. Students can choose to concentrate their studies in International Politics and Political Systems or in Public Policy and Administration. The structure of the program provides students with the theory and practice that enable them to explore the subdivisions of the discipline: Political Thought, Comparative Politics, International Relations, and Public Policy. The program offers students quality education that provides them with the required knowledge and skills to lead them to exciting careers in federal and local government, research centers, international organizations, and media, or to pursue graduate studies in political science.