The General Education Department (GED) offers all courses pertaining to humanities, social sciences, and the natural and applied sciences in Dubai University College. The department works hand in hand with other colleges at DUC in order to assess their needs in the area of general education.
The objective of the General Education Department is to:
Educate Dubai University College students in the areas of the humanities, social sciences, modern technology, mathematics, languages, communication skills and natural and applied science;
Develop studentsí skills in critical thinking and effective reasoning, as well as their skills in evaluating othersí explanations and arguments;
Improve studentsí ability to understand or develop new ideas and to present them to others;
Broaden studentsí perspectives to ideas shaping the world around them, and helping them to see their roles in the community;
Promote studentsí acquisition of basic skills and the expansion of their intellectual and aesthetic horizons;
Develop studentsí skills in other essential areas of modern knowledge, including research, computing and information technology;
Put students in direct contact with UAE society, and all-important political, economic and socio-cultural events that have shaped UAE society as well as the Arab and Islamic world;
Provide a grounding in the wealth of human experience and the necessity of taking diversity into account throughout studentsí life;
Prepare students with the tools and talents needed to manage future roles in family, community, workplace, and society;
Equip and inspire students to become a lifelong learner.
(last updated: 21-August-2002)
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