In the increasingly globalized world, students need to understand a broad range of people, situations and information while maintaining their values. The Humanities department aims to help students, by offering a range of mandatory and elective courses ranging from Arabic and Islamic Studies to Critical Thinking and an introduction to Psychology, as well as new and interesting courses being continuously developed. Our foundation courses teach students to unpick messages they receive in research, the media, social media, and in persuasive arguments, to see what messages truly lie behind them, and to be able to question the information they are receiving.
In addition to this, emotional intelligence is at the forefront of most employers minds nowadays, which means young people need be able to deal with a variety of different people and situations well as well as being book smart, knowing how to. These course aim to guide students morally and look at the information they are receiving in a critical manner, as well as understanding a variety of different people from their view points.