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ACC240 – Accounting Information System

This is an introductory course of the basics of use of different accounting information system. Understanding the overall data flow systems emphasizing financial information and computerized systems for accounting.

FIN 501-Financial Reporting and Analysis

Course Description

This course focuses on users of financial information and their needs, rather than the preparation of accounting data. It takes an in-depth look into company financial statements and show how information therein can be analyzed and processed to aid creditors, investors, and managers. Financial reporting and analysis is a course that will prepare students to understand business strategy and its financial implication. As a result of this course, students should be able to:


·         Understand basic concepts underlying primary financial statements and the importance of the Income Statement, Balance Sheet, and other relevant documents.

·         Locate and use information on a corporate annual report to analyze a company’s financial performance.

·         Write background material on a company, its industry and its economic environment.

·         Evaluate a company’s sources and uses of funds.

This course is complementary to Market Research and Analysis. It includes how to communicate with target markets and customers by deploying various messages and media. It covers various communications strategies and techniques such as: advertising, public relations, product placement, personal selling, promotion, sponsorship, and direct marketing. It also introduces how to create an effective marketing mix that will lead to the enterprise achieving its short and long-term goals.


This course is a survey of various political forms (democracy, authoritarianism, totalitarianism), and political institutions (presidential and parliamentary systems; federal and unitary systems). Some attention may also be given to questions related to leadership, political parties, interest groups, globalization, and media in politics. The course emphasizes the development of necessary university-level skills such as critical thinking and clarity of expression.

This course is designed to provide you with a comprehensive theoretical introduction to the positive and/or normative aspects, respectively, of marketing as a task, an activity, a function, an orientation, a paradigm, and a science, in order to build a solid foundation for advanced business courses in general and advanced marketing courses in particular. You will be introduced to: the marketing terminology; the theoretical considerations and practical applications of marketing; the scope of marketing activities in modern societies and their importance to that society’s standard of living; the global marketing environment; and ethical issues involved in marketing decisions. Students successfully completing this class will be better prepared for the next business class they take, better prepared for a business career in general and a marketing career in particular, and better prepared for life. Hopefully, this course will also further stimulate your interest in marketing studies and applications. In addition to the learning objectives listed above, upon successful completion of this course, you will have also demonstrated your ability and willingness to: engage in constructive criticism and discussion; exhibit oral and written communication skills; manage your time; use a wide range of research resources; exhibit skills and characteristics desired by employers of AUIS graduates – these skills and characteristics include motivation, dedication, discipline, creativity, integrity, diversity awareness, global thinking, analytical thinking, and a positive work attitude.

This course will provide an introduction into skills required to analyze materials from a legal perspective. It will focus on critical reasoning, legal terminology, legal writing, and supporting an argument. 

Aimed equally at literature and journalism students, this course trains students in the genres of writing about the arts that can lead to local or international publication, with a goal of each student taking at least one of the documents they create during the semester through the full process from pitch to publication in a non-campus venue. We will examine the conditions of the current field and market of arts writing, locally and internationally, online and in print, and analyse the requirements of a number of different genres of arts-writing, from reviews of single artworks, to interviews with artists, to guides to an exhibition. 

Students will read and write about a variety of art media, from literature to music, film, and computer games, with students encouraged to pursue projects in the arts that most interest them. Guest speakers will give students opportunities to learn from professional writers and editors, and students will frequently put themselves in the editor’s shoes when workshopping classmates’ writing.  By the end of the semester each student will assemble a portfolio of arts-writing written to professional specifications. 

By default a JRL course, students can list this as a LIT class if their final portfolio contains no more than 1 document written about a non-literature artform.

This course involves two elements: a survey of ancient and modern thought regarding the nature of leadership and statesmanship; and, an investigation of particular leaders and statesmen through biography and autobiography. The course is intended to raise questions such as these: What is leadership? What is statesmanship? What kind of knowledge do leaders and statesmen possess? Should leaders be bound by ethical and moral principles? What is the role of ambition in political life?


Prerequisites: CIV 101 and 102.

This course will give students exposure to American literature in a variety of forms, from letters and poems to the short story, the novel and the play. From its beginnings as a colonial society to its rise as a major twentieth century power, America has experienced great social change. The nation’s literature has, at turns, caused, responded to and reflected those various upheavals.


This particular section of the course can be sub-titled “The National Literature of Irrationalism.” 

American Literature is at the heart of American History: many politicians attributed the end of slavery, for example, to the success of an anti-slavery novel (Uncle Tom’s Cabin). But that novel was unusual precisely because it was a simple, realistic representation of social conditions. American literature, others have argued, addresses the world in stranger ways: rejecting realism for romance, it’s philosophically abstract, formally inventive, and obsessed with the weirder parts of human experience. If America is a country whose constitution is founded on Enlightenment ideas of rationality, it's also a culture capable of electing an irrationalist like Donald Trump president. So while this course will address fundamental questions like how texts by enslaved Africans, native Americans, white aristocrats, and middle-eastern immigrants can all count as “American,” we’ll focus on that underlying strangeness. Immerse yourself in an America of ghosts, madmen, murderers, mutineers, fools, tricksters, demonic possessions, fanatics, and all kinds of revolutionaries.

CIV 203 tackles important questions regarding the human condition within their historical context. It examines how perceptions, ideas and social organizations have changed over time as well as the ways in which people in different places and times have sought to answer certain ‘big questions.’ Such questions transcend ‘civilizational’ divides and are part of our common humanity; hence, this course takes a comparative approach. Students will engage with questions that are relevant to present-day dilemmas in their society.

This particular iteration of CIV 203 will be devoted to an examination of liberal education about justice and the gods through a close study of four texts -- Plato's Republic Books I and II, Averroes’ Commentary on Plato’s Republic, selected chapters of Maimonides Guide of the Perplexed and Aristotle’s Politics Book VIII.  

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