Social Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

International Students
Degree type:
Thematic Clusters

Program Description:


aech1100 environmental awareness & ethics (2 credits)

Engineers need to be aware of the environmental concerns and ethical issues when designing/operating equipment or systems. This course presents an overview of environmental concerns in the oil and gas industry including the effects of the industry on the environment and vice versa. Professional practice and ethics are covered to enable the learner to understand ethical and legal expectations within the industry and profession. An introduction to environmental science is also provided, as well as coverage of pollution and the interactions between petroleum and various components of the environment. Through a variety of lectures and group discussions, students acquire the necessary knowledge to take into consideration the environment and ethics in any operation or design of systems and components.

ahhg2080 ethics in healthcare (3 credits)

This is an introductory course in health care ethics, legal issues, and workplace concerns. The student understands, appreciates, and evaluates commonly encountered ethical, legal, and professional problems in the workplace. Through course content, lectures, selected readings, and student discussion, ethical and legal theories are examined together with what constitutes professional behavior, values, and practical wisdom. These concepts are applied to current issues related to healthcare professionals.

BUSG2001 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3 credits)

This is an introductory course that presents basic business concepts related to entrepreneurship to students through interactive classes. It aims to help students understand the entrepreneurs' mindset and how they identify, evaluate, and select business opportunities, transforming ideas into feasible ventures. Throughout the course, students will engage in researching and assessing the feasibility of a business idea. Through participation in workshops, such as ideation, and exploring opportunities, students will learn to apply fundamental business concepts to a business model to determine its potential for success.

BUSG2002 Project Management (3 credits)

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of project management throughout the project life cycle. Utilizing the project management framework standardized by the Project Management Institute (PMI), students review project management processes, knowledge areas, and the tools and techniques used to manage projects from their initiation to closeout. Other topics include the importance of stakeholders, work breakdown structure (WBS), critical path analysis, risk analysis, and earned value management (EVM).

SSHA1001 Islamic & Arab Civilization (3 credits)

This course examines the development of the Islamic & Arab civilization, its significance in the social, political, and cultural domains, in addition to its contributions to human society in different areas. The course combines historical and theoretical approaches but places greater emphasis on the practical approach, as it examines how the development, thought, and institutions of Islamic & Arab civilization manifest themselves in modern Arab & Muslim societies and geographies. In light of Qatar National Vision, students reflect on the importance of Islamic & Arab civilizational theories and values in order to understand, sustain, and thrive within a society rooted in ideals of justice and openness in a world with ever-changing political, economic, and social conditions.

SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology (3 credits)

Sociology focuses on the systematic understanding of important aspects of social interaction, organization, institutions, and change. This course introduces students to major themes in sociological thinking, including the interplay between the individual and society, how society is both stable and changing, the causes and consequences of social inequality, and the social construction of human life. Students discuss social patterns and how such patterns change over time and in different settings. Through engagement with the social basis of everyday life, students develop critical thinking and understanding of the social structures and processes that shape diverse forms of human life.

SSHA1003 Introductory Psychology (3 credits)

Basic knowledge of key psychological concepts is a valuable asset for students in any field of study. This course introduces students to the concept of psychology as a science with emphasis on current experimentation in the field and the various methods of psychological research. Topics include brain and behavior, learning and motivation, cognitive and health psychology, social psychology, and personality development.

SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning (3 credits)

Ethical reasoning is a type of critical thinking that uses ethical principles and frameworks to ensure sound decision-making and effective problem solving. This course introduces the theories, methods, and practical problems of ethics and moral philosophy. Topics covered in this course include the nature of ethical reasoning, moral theories of notable philosophers, the concepts of right and wrong, and moral responsibility. The course is designed to help students develop their critical thinking capabilities from an ethical perspective and to better understand various moral problems in today’s world.

SSHA1005 Law & Society (3 credits)

A general understanding of local law benefits all students. This law and society course focuses on general legal topics targeting non-law students. The legal topics include the definition, sources and classifications of the law, including constitutional law, general principles of human rights, commercial, tort and contract law, intellectual property, data protection and privacy law, labor law, oil and gas regulations, QFC securities law, and international laws. Through application of lecture materials and laws, students explore the fundamentals of the law and assess and problem- solve various regional or international legal situations.

SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts (3 credits)

Aesthetic appreciation and experience of the arts is an essential component of personal development and ability to relate to the arts as they form a broader cultural context of expression, social reflection, and critique. This course introduces students to the arts in Qatar through the perspective of the exhibitions curated by Qatar Museums. Students will discuss different art forms and learn how to relate personally to artistic expression, as well as its appreciation. Through engagement with artists, exhibitions and cultural events, students will reflect on their own interpretation of different art forms and the role of the arts in defining contemporary culture. Exposure to a wide range of art-industry practitioners allows students to become aware of the creative market and its opportunities.

SSHA2001 Qatar Education System (3 credits)


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