The Coordination Unit for Service Courses was established in the academic year 2013 as a replacement for the Department of Arts and Human Sciences. The Unit is directly supervised by the Vice President for Academic Affairs, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai. The Unit offers mandatory university requirement courses as well as elective courses in Human Sciences for all students at the University. The Unit aims to:

  • Provide the University’s students with service courses such as language courses, Arab and Islamic culture, introduction to philosophy, as well as other self-learning courses.
  • Develop students' academic awareness and achievement in a way that promotes excellence and high quality education.
  • Prepare the University’s students for professional careers through effective learning and adapting to contemporary curricula.
  • Preserve the national and cultural identity and utilize it in facing knowledge, the science race, and the effects of globalization.
  • Preserve the Arabic language, linguistic heritage, and Arab civilization.

Through the courses it provides, the Unit seeks to contribute to shaping students’ abilities, skills and knowledge as follows:

  • Develop students' critical and creative thinking skills.
  • Encourage the study of other cultures and their ways of thinking.
  • Introduce students to the aesthetics of Arabic Literature and its heritage.
  • Introduce students to the status quo in the Arab world, discussing and analyzing it objectively.
  • Provide students with basic and advanced knowledge of the English language.