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  • Welcome from the Dean

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    blockquote1.pngDear students,
    Welcome to University College!
    Congratulations to you on joining a long and brilliant tradition of education at this premier institution of higher learning. As a member of University College, you are now part of a community of scholars that is engaged, dynamic and supportive. I encourage you to become an active member of this amazing group of students, faculty and staff through your participation, both in and out of the classroom. blockquote2.png

    The University College is responsible for all aspects of your first year at Abu Dhabi University as you make the transition from home and high school into a new and diverse community. During the time spent at University College, you will learn about the values of the community and the opportunities and responsibilities associated with being a member. Most importantly though, it is a time to get settled, meet peers and advisers, and consider how to explore and pursue one’s intellectual and personal interests.

    University College is proud of its unique and close network of qualified faculty, staff, peers and advisers. While there is much to learn, there are many faculty and staff who are ready to offer advice and support throughout the transition to your field of specialization. Specifically, the staff will help you achieve a smooth and successful start to your college career. We ask that you begin to familiarize yourselves with the academic expectations of the College as well as the nuts and bolts of advising and the academic calendar.

    Bear in mind the first year offers countless new experiences – many of which will be exciting and meaningful and some of which will be challenging and difficult. University College empowers you to maximize your personal, academic, and career potential. It provides diverse programs, resources and expertise in a supportive student-centred environment to facilitate your success. Our goal is to enable you to discover the full range of what you can achieve at Abu Dhabi University.

    As always, if you have any questions, we encourage you to contact us at the Dean’s office. Welcome!
    Sincerely,

    Dr. Sreethi Nair,
    Dean, University College,
    Abu Dhabi University

  • University College Vision and Mission

    University College (UC) is the initial home of all new undergraduate students who are entering Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The College delivers the General Education courses at Abu Dhabi University. UC is designed to provide an academic home to new undergraduate students who are just beginning their Post-Secondary studies. Students are prepared through an integrated liberal arts education to engage in advanced academic study in the major field of their choice in business, engineering, arts & science or one of the many other career degree choices available at the university.

    Vision

    The vision of University College is to be the welcoming academic home of new students that nurtures them and engages them in a positive academic experience in preparation for advanced academic study in the major field of their choice.

    Mission

    The mission of University College is to help new students have a successful transition from the high school to college life by providing them with the proper academic environment that helps retain and engage them in advanced academic study in the major field of their choice. This mission is achieved via an active General Education curriculum, high quality teaching, academic advising and learning support structures. University College promotes informed and ethical behavior, providing students with a solid foundation to become independent and creative lifelong learners and productive members of the society.

  • Academic Advising Manual

    University College Advisors Manual

  • General Education Learning Outcomes

    Learning Outcomes

    As students progress through the various General Education courses at University College, they will be able to:

    1. communicate effectively, responsibly and competently through the various written and/or oral formats.
    2. identify, collect, organize, analyze, evaluate and use information effectively and responsibly.
    3. apply critical thinking to make informed and logical judgments.
    4. comprehend and use quantitative ideas and methods for critical assessment of the data and effective problem- solving.
    5. demonstrate skill in the use of current computing and information technology.
    6. relate themselves to the local and global context.
    7. learn and practice strong values, ethical conduct and social responsibilities, especially personal, academic and professional integrity.
    8. develop collaboration in diverse team settings.
  • General Education Courses Offered at University College

    Through a set of carefully designed General Education courses, University College at Abu Dhabi University aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge, skills and competencies that prepare them for success in their majors and in their personal and professional lives after graduation.

    General Education Courses

    This General Education curriculum is comprised of the following courses:

    ARL 100 - Communication Skills in Arabic I
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite * ARL100 -E Pre-Requisite will be - Non-Native Arabic Speaker/or Students who studied Arabic as a secondary language at high school

    The course focuses on teaching the four language skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. It enables the student to understand and produce different types of essays using various writing techniques in Arabic. It also enables students to show literary appreciation and demonstrate effective communication.

    ARL 105 - Communication Skills in Arabic II
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ARL 100 (A/E)

    The course deals with the advanced skills: reading, writing, speaking, and listening, understanding and analyzing the content, analyzing various types of articles (scientific, journalistic, literary), articulating words according to their correct functions in the context, practicing the art of dialogue, persuasion, and opinion defense, and following various models of linguistic and functional styles. It also enables students to recognize and produce linguistic, stylistic, and technical writing forms in Standard Arabic. The course focuses on modern literary genres such as news report, book review, anecdote, and short story. The focus is on major stylistic, rhetorical, and thematic characteristics through an analysis of representative Arabic texts.

    CRT 301 – Critical Thinking
    Credit Hours: 2
    Prerequisite: ENG 200 + UNS 102

    This course will enable students to practice some of the most significant and important strategies of critical thinking and focus on applying those strategies to understand current issues, belief systems, and ethical dilemmas; examine assumptions; evaluate evidence; and assess conclusions. This will develop students’ abilities to explore a problem or question a situation, integrate all available information, arrive at a conclusion and justify their position.

    ENG 100 - English I
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    This course provides instruction and practice in university level writing skills for freshmen. It enables them to write standard academic essays with clear thesis statements and supporting/body paragraphs. The course strengthens and highlights their proficiency in grammar and sentence structure. Students are encouraged to become independent learners, capable of exploring the reading and writing process.

    ENG 200 - English II
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: “C” grade in ENG 100 + UNS 102

    The course deals with writing for academic purposes. It teaches expository writing using a process-oriented approach. The structure of paragraphs and essays and their components are taught in steps and are connected to each other. The course also reviews sentence structure and punctuation rules. Writing exercises involve extensive drafting and redrafting with individual input and tutorials from the course instructors. Students also practice writing under pressure. An important component of the course is a research project where students research and write on a topic related to their field of study or area of personal interest.

    ENG -305 - Technical Communication for Engineering and Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ENG 200

    A task-based course that introduces engineering and science students to the basic principles, techniques, and skills needed to write technical reports and make oral presentations with an emphasis on professional writing for workplace purposes. It emphasizes the basic research tools to help them prepare workplace documents and enhance their writing skills.

    ENG 300 - Technical Communication for Business and Humanities
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ENG 200

    A course that introduces students to the basic principles, techniques, and skills needed to write technical reports and make oral presentations with an emphasis on professional writing for the workplace. It emphasizes the basic research tools to help them prepare workplace documents and enhance their writing skills.

    ISL 100 - Islamic Culture
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite. ISL100 -E Pre-Requisite will be - Non-Native Arabic Speaker/or Students who studied Arabic as a secondary language at high school

    The course deals with various topics on Islamic culture with an emphasis on the general trends and fundamental issues of Islamic thought and civilization. The course covers issues such as faith, legislation, and worship, ethical, social, economic and political practices. The course also addresses the issue of how Islamic values and traditions are expressed in the Islamic civilization. In addition, it addresses the problems and challenges faced by Muslim societies in the contemporary world. Hence, this is a basic course in building an intellectual framework for understanding Islam.

    ITE 100 - Introduction to Information Technology Applications
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    This course introduces the basic concepts of computers. Topics will include basic computer components, the relationship between hardware, operating systems and other software, application software, presentation software, spreadsheets software and database software. In this course, students will learn the concepts and theory of information technology which will allow them to comfortably operate in an information society. Basically, this course is practical and students will work in a PC laboratory to fulfill the requirements of the practical work and will be exposed to a variety of standard PC software packages to enable them to do data analysis (with Excel software), professional presentations (with PowerPoint software) and store and retrieve information from databases (with Access software).

    MTG 100 – College Mathematics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    This course will provide a solid foundation for further studies in mathematics. It aims to help students develop computational, procedural, and problem-solving skills. The course will include topics such as: polynomial operations, factoring, absolute value, rational expressions, equations (linear, quadratic, radical, rational), systems of equations, inequalities, functions, graphs of quadratic and linear equations and inequalities in two variables, complex numbers and arithmetic/geometric series with their applications.

    MTT 101 - Mathematics for Science & Technology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: “C” grade in MTG 100/ Math Placement Test

    A course that provides students with a background in mathematical skills essential for progression to the study of Calculus and further engineering mathematics. Topics include the review of Basic Algebra; Linear, Quadratic, Exponential, and Logarithmic functions and equations (Analysis and graphs). It also includes the study of Trigonometric Functions and equations (including graphs and their inverses). The course defines the polar coordinates as well as the complex numbers and explains in detail the system of equations and the use of Matrices and Determinants to solve it.

    MTT 102 – Calculus 1
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: “C” Grade in MTT 101 or Math Placement Test

    This is a single variable calculus course. Its purpose is to establish a firm understanding of the foundations of calculus and its applications in real world problems. Students will be introduced to the concepts and applications of limits, continuity, derivatives, anti-derivatives, definite integrals and applications. Students will also be exposed to applications such as curve sketching, optimization problems, area and volumes.

    NSC 201 – Natural Science
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    This course provides students with a fundamental knowledge in science to help them understand and communicate the profound changes in their society. The concepts of the four main principles: chemistry, environment, biology, and physics are presented in a way that highlights their interrelationships. In addition, the course addresses several local and global environmental issues which have significant impacts on sustainability and everyday life.

    PHI 300 – Professional Ethics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ENG 200

    The course provides an introduction to the philosophical study of ethics in various professions. It describes an overview of some of the crucial questions regarding morality in professional settings and provides systematic procedures for answering questions about what is right and what is wrong, what is acceptable and what is unacceptable in those settings. It also develops the ability to consider how different points of view might provide us with guidance on a number of ethical and moral issues. The course is designed to assist students in developing their abilities to understand, discuss, debate, analyze, and evaluate ethical issues in various organization settings. Students will learn to apply and express their view points about their own ethical stands and think critically and analytically about ethical dilemmas in various professions.

    PSY 201 – General Psychology
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ENG 100 + UNS 102

    The course provides a broad introduction to the field of psychology in its current form as the scientific study of behavior and mental processes subject to environmental influences. The scope of this course includes basic psychological concepts underlying human behavior in such areas as cognition, personal and social behaviors.

    SOC 201 - UAE and GCC Society
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: ENG 100 & UNS 102

    This is an analytical course that provides a comprehensive understanding of the UAE and GCC Society in terms of its culture and history, in addition to its social, economic, environmental and political development. This course is designed to promote students’ self-awareness of cultural stability and to build a clear understanding of their own society and culture as well as those of other countries. In addition, this course fosters independent thinking, develops problem-solving skills, and encourages students to make a positive contribution to their society.

    STT 100 – General Statistics
    Credit Hours: 3
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    This course is designed to enable the students to understand important concepts in general statistics. It deals with basic and essential topics such as descriptive statistics, probability, and binomial and normal distributions. The course focuses on the importance of different types of statistics and their application in life.

    UNS 102 – University Study Skills
    Credit Hours: 1
    Prerequisite: No Prerequisite

    The course is designed to help students achieve personal and professional development as they prepare to move from the secondary level of education to the higher level of university education. The course is designed to help freshmen to adapt to the university environment and develop a better understanding of the essential academic skills such as information literacy, academic literacy, and time and study management. The course offers students training in those skills that are vital to the academic learning process. Students also learn to self-assess their strengths and weaknesses during their academic life. The course also aims to promote an environment where students are recognized for having high levels of integrity which is an indispensable part of their personal and intellectual growth.

  • Dean’s Office

    • Dr.Sreethi Nair

      Dean, University College,
      Director Humanities & Social Science Program

      PhD, Educational Psychology

      University of Kerala, India

      Tel #: +97125015716

      Email: sreethi.nair@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Shannon Todd Glasgow

      UC Coordinator, AA Campus

      Masters in English as a Foreign Language,

      South Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois

      Tel #: +97137090740

      Email: shannon.glasgow@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Rachelle Rodriquez

      Academic Advisor, University College

      BS Community Development, Minor in Film and Audiovisual Communication

      University of the Philippines, Philippines

      Tel #: +97125015748

      Email: rachelle.Rodriguez@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Mary Grace Ereño

      Executive Assistant, University College

      BS Computer Engineering

      Adamson University, Philippines

      Tel #: +97125015338

      Email: mary.ereno@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Amelita Regino

      Admin Assistant, University College

      BS Computer Science

      Philippine Women’s University, Philippines

      Tel #: +97125015338

      Email: amelita.regino@adu.ac.ae

  • Faculty

    Abu Dhabi faculty

    Full-time experienced faculty, all of whom have both theoretical and practical knowledge with PhD degrees from well-recognized American and European Universities.

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    AL AIN FAculty

    Full-time experienced faculty, all of whom have both theoretical and practical knowledge with PhD degrees from well-recognized American and European Universities.

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    Abu Dhabi faculty

    • Dr.Sreethi Nair

      Dean, University College

      PhD, Educational Psychology

      University of Kerala, India

      Tel #: +97125015716

      Email: sreethi.nair@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Hala Nazmy

      Mathematics and Science Program Director
      Math Placement Test Coordinator
      Math Course Coordinator
      Learning Support Center Coordinator
      Senior Instructor of Mathematics

      MSc, Civil Engineering

      Polytechnic University, USA

      Tel #: +97125015606

      Email: hala.nazmy@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Tara Muayad Rashad Al-Hadithy

      Director, English Language Program
      Assistant Professor of English

      PhD in Translation and Linguistics

      Al-Mustansiriya University-Baghdad/Iraq. (2006)

      Tel #: +97125015807

      Email: tara.rashad@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Ashwitha Antony- D'Souza

      Assistant Professor of English Coordinator, ENG 300

      PhD English

      University of Pune, India

      Tel #: +97125015708

      Email: ashwitha.antony@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Yara Azouqa

      Senior Instructor of English
      UC Learning Community Coordinator

      Master of Education in Management & Policy

      HCT, UAE

      Tel #: +97125015621

      Email: yara.azouqa@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Sura Qiqieh

      Writing Center Coordinator
      English II Course Coordinator
      Senior Instructor of English

      MA in English Linguistics

      Yarmouk University, Jordan

      Tel #: +97125015650

      Email: sura.qiqieh@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Nudrat Qayyum

      English I Course Coordinator
      Instructor of English

      MA, English Language & Literature

      University of Baluchistan, Pakistan

      Tel #: +97125015787

      Email: nudrat.qayyum@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Beena Vijayavalsalan

      Senior Instructor of English

      MA in English

      Madras University, India.

      Tel #: +97137090730

      Email: beena.v@adu.ac.ae

    • Ms.Anne Syokau Shabaya

      Instructor of English - UC

      MA Tesol

      Sheffield Hallam University UK

      Tel #: +97125015369

      Email: anne.shabaya@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Gehan Labib Hafez Abu ElEnain

      Assistant professor, Coordinator of Natural Sciences
      Coordinator of AD Science Festival ADU / ADEC

      PhD in Biology

      Cairo University, Egypt

      Tel #: +97125015383

      Email: gehan.elenain@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Jaya Sunil Kumar

      Statistics Course Coordinator
      Instructor of Mathematics and Statistics

      MSc Mathematics,

      Calicut University, India

      Tel #: +97125015734

      Email: jaya.kumar@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Hatem Mohamed Deif

      Instructor of Mathematics

      MSc, Electrical Engineering

      University of Louisville, USA

      Tel #: +97125015786

      Email: hatem.deif@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Smitha Dev

       

      Psychology Course Coordinator
      Assistant Professor of Psychology

      PhD in Applied Psychology

      University of Kerala, India

      Tel #: +97125015627

      Email: smitha.dev@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Sam E. Eldakak

      Humanities and Social Science Program Director
      Professional Ethics Course Coordinator
      Senior Instructor of Ethics

      MEd, Instructional Technology

      American Intercontinental University, USA

      Tel #: +97125015867

      Email: sam.eldakak@adu.ac.ae

    • Mrs.Rubina Qureshi

      UAE and GCC Society Course Coordinator
      Instructor of Sociology

      MEd, Teacher Education

      The Aga Khan University, Pakistan

      Tel #: +97125015614

      Email: rubina.qureshi@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Al Arabi Thaier

      Arabic Language Course Coordinator
      Senior Instructor of Arabic

      MA, Arabic Language

      University of Tunis, Tunisia

      Tel #: +97125015656

      Email: alarabi.thaer@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Anand Dwivedi

      Instructor in Humanities and Social Science Discipline

      UNS Course Coordinator

      Master in Business Administration,

      University of Allahabad, India

      Tel #: +97125015615

      Email: anand.dwivedi@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Ayman El Dessouki

      Assistant Professor

      Ph.D., Political Science

      Cairo University, Egypt

      Tel #: +97125015246

      Email: ayman.eissawi@adu.ac.ae

    AL AIN FAculty

    • Mr.Maher Hashem Heal

      ITE100 course Coordinator
      Instructor of Information Technology

      Masters in Computer Networks, CCNA, CCAI

      University of Baghdad, Iraq

      Tel #: +97137090732

      Email: maher.hashem@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Lamis Jomah Abu Lebda

      MTG100 Course Coordinator
      Assistant Professor of Mathematics

      PhD, Mathematics

      University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq

      Tel #: +97137090733

      Email: lamis.jomah@adu.ac.ae

    • Dr.Mohammed AL Zokani

      Arabic Language Course Coordinator
      Assistant Professor of Arabic Language

      PhD, Linguistics (Arabic)

      Damascus University, Syria.

      Tel #: +97137090712

      Email: mohammed.alzokani@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Rafik Zinoubi

      University Study Skills Coordinator
      Instructor of English & University Study Skills

      Master's of Arts in Education Leadership

      Abu Dhabi University, U.A.E

      Tel #: +97137090749

      Email: rafik.alzainobi@adu.ac.ae

    • Mr.Shannon Todd Glasgow

      UC Coordinator, AA Campus

      Masters in English as a Foreign Language,

      South Illinois University at Carbondale, Illinois

      Tel #: +97137090740

      Email: shannon.glasgow@adu.ac.ae

  • Support Centers in University College

    The Learning Support Center

    The Learning Support Center (LSC), operating under the University College (UC), is an academic support resource designed to assist students who need extra support to be successful in their courses. The center provides peer mentoring and tutoring facilities that help students to improve their academic standing. It is an interdisciplinary support service. Its administrators and practitioners have varied backgrounds and professional interests including educational technology, distance education, research, academic disciplines (writing, reading, learning, math & science), tutoring, and developmental education.

    The mission of the Learning Support Center is to provide supplementary academic support to assist students in strengthening their college-wide abilities in math, the sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences.

    This mission is achieved by offering students opportunities:

    • to participate orally in small interactive groups with other students, tutors, and faculty members;
    • to develop critical thinking skills;
    • to strengthen written and oral communication; and
    • to apply quantitative information to problem solving.

    Free drop-in tutoring provided by peer assistants is available to all ADU students in most courses offered on campus.

    The Writing Center

    The Writing Center is a resource for writers of all abilities, and our main goal is to help students become better writers by offering help at every stage of the writing process. It provides focused assistance to students to help them make an overall improvement not only in their academic writing but also in their creative writing. Its objectives are:

    • To provide support in enhancing the writing skills of students in English and Arabic languages.
    • To help students make appropriate choices regarding the purpose, context, form and style of writing.
    • To ensure that students have opportunities to use both formal and informal writing as a means of self-expression, creative expression, and exploration.
    • To ensure that students have ample opportunities to explore the writing process by writing drafts of papers, receiving comments from peers and faculty, utilizing services within the Writing Center, and engaging in revision and editing of written assignments.
    • To provide workshops to students and faculty in different aspects of language learning and teaching.

    For more details about Writing Center: Click here

Events

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National Day Ceremony Nov 28, 2016 to Nov 28, 2016
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International Aviation Conference May 22, 2016 to May 23, 2016
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Think Science Exhibition 2016 Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 19, 2016
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Getex 2016 Apr 13, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016

Reach Us

Abu Dhabi Campus

P.O Box 59911, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Al Ain Campus

P.O Box 1790, Al Ain, UAE

Toll Free Number:

800-ADYOU (800-23968)

International Students:

+971 2 5015555 (Call Center)

Email: admissions@adu.ac.ae