Courses

Course Description of Coordination Unit for Service Courses

31010    Arabic  Language Communication Skills Placement Test

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 0

Testing basic grammars in Arabic.

31019    Arabic Language Communication Skills (Remedial)

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 0

This course focuses on the applications that develop the four skills through a set of various tools. The aim is to give students trainings so that they can read loudly and silently, comprehend what they listen to, deepen their abilities to write creatively and functionally, and develop ‘speaking’ skills.

31020    English Language Communication Skills Placement Test

Prerequisite: None Credit Hours: 0

Testing basic grammars in English.

31029    English Language Communication Skills (Remedial)

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 0

This course is offered to students at the intermediate level to develop the students’ ability in the four basic skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. The materials and activities included in the course are designed in such a way to provide practice in these four skills. Therefore, the practice will improve the students’ use of English for academic purposes and communication.

31111    Arabic Language Communication Skills

Prerequisite: 31019                         Credit Hours: 3

This course addresses the communication skills in Arabic (Reading, writing, listening and speaking). It focuses on the applications that develop these skills through a set of various basics and tools. The aim is to give students trainings so that they can read loudly and silently, comprehend what they listen to, deepen their abilities to write creatively and functionally, and develop ‘speaking’ skills through, debate, discussions and critical thinking.

31121    English Language Communication Skills

Prerequisite: 31029                         Credit Hours: 3

This course aims at developing students’ ability in the four basic skills: (reading, writing, speaking and listening). Practice will improve the students’ use of English for academic purposes and communication. The speaking is intended to enable students practice the oral skills and to improve students’ pronunciation. Thus, different speaking techniques are undertaken during classes throughout the semester.

31151    National Education

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course discusses Jordan: the land, people and homeland, the Arab nation, history of Jordan, political system, Jordanian society, major national institutions, internal and external challenges facing Jordan as well as the role of local institutions in achieving development in national awareness and the family and its role in society.

31152    Islamic Arabic Civilization

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

The course presents the concept of civilization, stages of development of Islamic Arabic civilization, principles and grounds of Islamic Arabic civilization, areas of cultural creativity in Islamic Arabic civilization, linguistics, theology. Islamic jurisprudence, philosophy, natural and social sciences. Islamic art and music and unity of the Arab and Islamic worlds.

31161    Introductions to Library Science

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course discusses how to get to information sources, the types of cataloging, the types of catalogs, types of classification, information and knowledge, information society, information services. Information technology, information storage, information retrieval and dissemination, information and Internet.

31171    History of Science

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

The course focuses on the importance of understanding science as a socio-historic phenomenon, science as industry. Science and development, cognitive conditions of scientific production. Examples: Kepler and Planck, science as social production. Socio-historic determinants of the social production of science, Main epochs of the history of natural science, Greek Science, Hellenistic science Roman science, Arabic Islamic science Modern European science, science in the contemporary Arab world. Epistemological periodization of natural science. Roots of the philosophy of nature, the Ionians. Platonic project in astronomy. Aristotle. Ptolemy, Arabic Islamic astronomy and the 17th century Scientific Revolution.

31211    Arabic Literature

Prerequisite: 31111                         Credit Hours: 3

The aim of this course is to developing students' taste of Arabic literature through reading of literature essays, analysis, introducing some literature aspects from different eras, introducing some preliminary concepts such as: literature, text, taste, criticism, realizing the basic steps in processing the literary text, recognizing the literary texts of different genres, such as: poetry, Thoughts, story, Essay, and authors of her book and studying  models of literary texts which belong to different periods of time, and analysis and interpretation.

31130    Foreign Language

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

PSUT offers Mandarin (Chinese) course to catch up the trend, equipped with an experienced lecturers from Taiwan, who can lead you the easier way to obtain this language skill in a joyful environment. In this course, students will learn the pronunciation, common words and some basic but practical grammar, such as introduction of oneself, greetings, hobby, shopping, etc. Do not hesitated to register in  this enjoyable course to get immersed in Mandarin (Chinese) culture and language.

31251    Military Science (Jordanian Students Only)

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3                  Grade: Pass/Fail

This course is intended to present the history of the Jordanian army, Jordanian peace forces, preparing the nation for defense and liberation, as well as genesis and development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

31261    Introductions to Politics and Economics

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

The course addresses the nature of political economy, the issues of political economy, and the importance of the market. Market effects and political economy, three ideologies of political economy, the dynamics of the international political economy, the political economy of structural changes, long-term variations of economic growth and the effect of political hegemonic, the politics of international trade, the political economy of international finance.

31262    Introductions to Educational Science

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course discusses education principles and philosophy, education and individuals, education and learning, education and society, education and development, educational courses and methods, educational institutions and educational assessments and education in the Arab and Islamic worlds.

31263  / 20200  Technical Writing and Communication Skills

Prerequisite: 31111, 31121           Credit Hours: 3

This course introduces students to the written, oral, and digital aspects of technical communication, reporting on scientific and technical material, team communication, the conventions of technical exposition, collaborative writing, and principles of various technical reports, including abstracts, proposals, presentations, and manuals, memos, letters, technical reports and business correspondence.

31271    Environmental Science

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the basic concepts in ecology; organization, structure and function of ecosystem and  ecosystem properties;  cycling of matter and flow of energy in ecosystems and their equilibrium; factors involved in the regulation, growth, and general dynamics of populations; data needed to describe populations, population growth, population models, and regulatory mechanisms; spatial and temporal variation and properties of populations; community structure and interactions; succession patterns in aquatic and terrestrial communities.

31351    Contemporary Issues in the Arab World

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on social and national fragmentation in the Arab east: Features and roots, the Arab-Israeli conflict, democracy and civil society in the Arab world, pan- Arabism and Islam, the self and the other, secularism, the Arabs and globalization and human security in the Arab world.

31352    Jerusalem: History and facts

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

The aim of the course is to address the following topics: the geographic borders of Al-Quds through history, a glance at the historical discoveries in Al-Quds, al-Quds and the British occupation, the establishment of Israel, the Israeli plans to jadeite Al-Quds, importance of Al-Quds from religion point of view, the infringements of Al-Aqsa mosque since 1967 by Israel.

31361    Introductions to Philosophy

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

The course tackles the definition of philosophy, the relation between philosophy and science, the science-based and religion-based thoughts, a historical review of philosophy and science, a discussion of the most important fields in philosophy.

31371    Health Education

Prerequisite: None                         Credit Hours: 3

This course is an attempt to understand the responsibility we have for our own health, learn skills for dealing with emergency cases, and have personal safety and accident prevention as well as discussing mental health, mental illness and stress.