Goals and Learning Outcomes
Local and Global Perspectives
Students will be able to understand and appreciate the complex social factors associated with the development of the United Arab Emirates as a society rooted in its history, culture and religion, yet open to the challenges and contributions of modern, international society. In addition, Abu Dhabi University students who complete their University Requirements will demonstrate an appreciation of how to cope with the challenges associated with an integrated university studies program in an ethical and personally responsible manner.
Advanced English and Arabic Language Skills
Students will be able to listen, read, write and speak in English and Arabic such that they can function in the multicultural environment of the University and the international business environment of the United Arab Emirates. Students will demonstrate their facility in written and spoken English by completing courses in their majors in the English language.
Facility in Communication
Students will be able to organize and present their ideas and research in a variety of settings throughout their academic career at Abu Dhabi University. Courses in the UC, as well as in the academic colleges, require that students work individually and in groups to conduct research, prepare presentations, and deliver those presentations individually and collectively to classes, and when appropriate, to external audiences.
Critical and Analytical Reasoning
Students will be able to comprehend a range of approaches to analyzing mathematical, statistical and scientific disciplinary approaches for understanding an issue; identifying a problem; separating symptoms of the problem; analyzing how to solve the problem; and appreciating in a linear context of critical reasoning. They will be able to use their cognitive abilities to select an appropriate method for conceptualizing issues, defining problems, and developing responses in an ethical and reasoned manner.
Technology and Computer Facility
Students will be able to utilize information technology to assist with their learning, and apply basic skills and applications in their course work, and personal and professional lives.
Leadership and Teamwork
Students will take advantage of their in-class studies and extracurricular opportunities to develop their abilities to work closely with others in a cross-cultural environment; to organize and complete projects; to create and deliver presentations with other students and the university community; and to provide leadership both in their group work in classes and in their extracurricular activities.
Study and Research Skills
Students will be able to utilize fundamental study and research techniques in order to be able to become self-directed, life-long learners and scholars capable of taking the initiative to enhance their own knowledge and skills. They also will be taught to prepare themselves for continuous learning individually and in groups.