General Studies

Programme Title (Arabic) NA
Nature
Programme Code GS0002
Programme Duration 1 Year/Cycle
Programme Level  
Award Category  
Effective From 2017/2018 Sem 2
Owner School of Foundation
Professional Body
No Programme Professional Body Recognition Assigned
Target Groups*
Other
Qualification Completion Requirements Criteria
Year/Cycle Semester Delivery Range Code Title Core or Stream Version Credits Edit Del
1 Semester 1 General AP5005 Introduction to Computing Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General AP5301 Personal Academic Learning Elective 1 15    
                   
1 Semester 1 National Requirements - Arabic GS3104 Introductory Arabic Optional 1 5    
1 Semester 1 National Requirements GS5103 Modern Economic History of Bahrain Core 1 5    
1 Semester 1 National Requirements - Arabic GS5104 Arabic Language Optional 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS5805 ICDL Computer Essentials and Online Essentials Elective 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS5806 ICDL Word Processing and Spreadsheets Elective 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS5807 ICDL Databases Elective 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS5808 ICDL IT Security and Presentations Elective 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS6003 Special Project (15 credits) Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 National Requirements GS6102 Introduction to Human Rights Core 1 5    
1 Semester 1 General GS6202 Work Placement Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6203 Market Yourself Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6205 Thinking Outside the Box Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6304 Foods that Changed History: A World History Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6309 Comics and Culture Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6501 Reading the World Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6507 Speaking to Persuade - Debate and Public Speaking Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6902 Coaching Skills- maximize your personal and professional potential Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS6903 Consumerism and Society Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 General GS7001 Special Project (15 Credits Level 7) Elective 1 15    
1 Semester 1 ICT IT6009 Introduction to Information Systems Elective 1 15    
                   

 

Programme Overview*

The  General Electives Programme provides opportunities for students to enrol in courses that belong to the following two categories:

  • National Requirement Courses, as required by the Higher Education Council

  • Elective Courses which are not part of any qualification bearing programme; i.e. not listed on a schedule of qualification specific courses

The programme is unique in that it does not provide for a qualification. It identifies a ‘home’ to create certainty as to Faculty ‘ownership’ and responsibilities for development, delivery, moderation & review and results approval. 

 

Entry and Selection*

Enrolled in a programme of study at Bahrain Polytechnic requiring the completion of Elective and National Requirement courses.

 

Selection and Criteria and Process*
  • If an individual course has selection criteria and process then these will apply.

  • If an individual course has no selection criteria, students studying full-time at Bahrain Polytechnic will be given first priority to the course they have selected. Degree Programmes students are prioritized over Foundation students who have completed degree entry requirements. Should more students apply than there are available places then students will then be selected on ‘first in, first served’ basis, with degree students given priority.

Major Selection Criteria*

N/A

Accreditation / External Approval Requirements*

Specified in each course descriptor.

Attendance Requirements*

Attendance requirements are described in the policy Student Attendance A/AB/010.

Qualification Overview*

N/A

Qualification Aim*

N/A

Graduate Pathways and Destination*

N/A

Other Information*

NA

Semester Schedules

Year 1 / Semester 1

Core
Course Code Title
GS6102 Introduction to Human Rights
GS5103 Modern Economic History of Bahrain
Optional
Course Code Title
GS5104 Arabic Language
GS3104 Introductory Arabic
Elective
Course Code Title
GS6902 Coaching Skills- maximize your personal and professional potential
GS6309 Comics and Culture
GS6903 Consumerism and Society
GS6304 Foods that Changed History: A World History
GS5805 ICDL Computer Essentials and Online Essentials
GS5807 ICDL Databases
GS5808 ICDL IT Security and Presentations
GS5806 ICDL Word Processing and Spreadsheets
AP5005 Introduction to Computing
GS6203 Market Yourself
AP5301 Personal Academic Learning
GS6501 Reading the World
GS6507 Speaking to Persuade - Debate and Public Speaking
GS6003 Special Project (15 credits)
GS7001 Special Project (15 Credits Level 7)
GS6205 Thinking Outside the Box
GS6202 Work Placement