Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Bangi, Malaysia

Available Courses

This course aims to provide an understanding of the theory and basic concepts in the international economy that covers topics in international trade and international finance. The discussion of topics in this course will cover the foundation of early and modern international trade theory, tariff and non-tariff barriers, economic integration, international factor movements, the balance of payments and foreign exchange markets, and the world financial system. At the end of this course, students should be able to discuss the relevance of international economic theory with real-world issues and related policies.

This course is designed to help students majoring in English Language Studies improve their pronunciation, oral proficiency, and their ability to communicate in various social settings. Students will learn the basic principles of the English sound system, with special emphasis on the segmental and suprasegmental aspects of the language. Students will be able to sharpen their oral skills through various activities including learning to use International Phonetics Alphabet (IPA) symbols and pronunciation dictionaries; speech analysis software; remedial exercises; oral presentations; interactive drills; and projects.

This course discusses theories that have been formulated by renowned
psychologists such as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Erich Fromm, Albert Bandura, Abraham Maslow, Erik Erikson, Carl Rogers, Raymond Cattel, and a few others regarding the nature and the development of an individual personality. It aims to provide an understanding of the contributory factors that lead to the formation and development of human characters and to answer the question of why humans behave the way they do. It also discusses the unique features of an individual personality together with the traits and characters that are being universally shared by people all over the world. This course is tailored to specifically focus on the history of personality study, the definitions and methods used to study personality, as well as personality that is being discussed in the psychoanalytic, neo-psychoanalytic, humanistic, traits approach, social learning theory, life-span development, and interpersonal theory. This course is conducted via lectures and discussions.

This course uses storytelling as a learning tool to encourage students to explore the language and heighten the students’ ability to communicate thoughts and feelings in an articulate and confident manner. These benefits will give them the experience and exposure to support daily life skills and remind them that their spoken words are powerful and that effective communication is essential. Students will select a story and learn how to tell it. They will learn the components of effective communication including visualization, summarization, identification of emotions and mood, the addition of voice and gestures, and connection to real life. As they present their story, the art of listening becomes a two-way communication. By using good eye contact and ‘reading’ body language storytellers communicate with their audience. The activities and skills that they learn will be used across the curriculum and throughout life.

This service volunteering aims to introduce students to the practice of organizing voluntary programs/activities in a multi-ethnic society. Emphasis will be given to theory and practice in organizing voluntary programs/ activities, issues, problems, and challenges of voluntary work in social transformation. Learning activities include group exercises, simulations, writing official documents, and fieldwork in multi-ethnic communities.

This course aims to introduce students to the basics of effective leadership in today’s context. Emphasis is placed on important concepts in leadership, Leadership theories, Power and influence, Leadership culture, diversity and ethics, Motivation and leadership, Communication, Leadership and advanced skills, Team building, dealing with conflict, and negotiation. Courses will be held in the form of lectures, seminars, and fieldwork. The main focus of this course is to enable students to apply knowledge and more positive aspects of leadership in the organization as well as in everyday life.

The purpose of this course is to integrate theory and practice. The course approach will be done practically using a workshop class style to discuss case studies, analyze successful CEO leadership strategies, and use leadership skills in solving small business issues. Students will learn the meaning of leadership from various disciplines, and how to make decisions as a leader who may be an initiator/innovator/mover based on inputs such as business, economic, social environment, and science and technology development. Students will analyze case studies using technical and scientific methods by collecting data and information about the viability and feasibility of a business. Students will learn leadership and entrepreneurial skills based on this experience. Students will also make a metacognitive reflection on the activities carried out in this class.

This course introduces students to the background, history, and definition of tourism from a legal perspective. Tourism policy and scope discusses the choices made by the government concerning tourism and its use in Malaysia. Legislation directly related to tourism starts with tourism-related policies. These policies will then be translated into various laws related to tourism and how the various laws are implemented. Next, this course also covers products, activities, and the importance of the tourism industry to the country. This course also covers the role of law in tourism activities and products as well as government agencies related to the implementation of tourism policies and laws. At the same time, the rights and responsibilities of tourists are also studied together from civil and criminal law perspectives such as tort, consumer law, and criminal law. Tourism also involves aspects of advertising and the aviation industry at domestic and international levels. Tourism operators including hotel and accommodation operators are also subject to the law. The main acts involved are the Land Public Transport Act 2010, the Malaysian Tourism Promotion Act 1992, the Tourism Industry Act 1992 (Amendment 2002), and the Tourism Vehicle Licensing Act 1999 and the Regulations under it. The issue of tourism security is also emphasized by taking into account aspects of security, risk management, and insurance. Finally, the relevant legal framework will be discussed to see how far it can support the tourism industry in Malaysia.

This course discusses the legal aspects of online activities in Malaysia. The main focus is on SEVEN important issues: cybercrime, electronic evidence, electronic commerce, the liability of software producers and service providers, data protection, jurisdiction, intellectual property, and the internet. In discussing the above issues, reference will be made to the provisions of law in Malaysia. Comparisons will also be made with other countries’ legal provisions and international mechanisms, where applicable.

This course covers the importance of non-economic factors in economic development, economic, social, and political theory, social institutions, socio-economic stratification, social problems, and social impact assessment, as well as the importance and need of social and economic policies in the economic development of developing countries. After following this course, students can explain the basic principles, concepts, and theories of economic, social, and political development, link social institutions and economic development, as well as evaluate community programs based on theories and current socio-economic developments.

The course is designed to guide students to explore and use social media to enhance language learning. Students will also be guided on how to use selected social media and Web 2.0 tools to enhance language learning.

This course will enable students to explore another important field in psychology which is to understand the nature and causes of individual behaviour, thoughts, and feelings in social situations. The course covers the following: social perception and cognition, attitude and attitude change, helping behaviour and aggressive behaviour, prejudice and discrimination, interpersonal relationships, social influence, group influence and the application of social psychology in daily life.

This is a basic course in human development. It aims to provide knowledge in human development from the lifespan perspective. This course will include the physical, cognitive, and socioemotional in every stage of human development discussing prenatal, infancy, childhood, and adolescent, young, middle, and late adulthood aspects. Besides this, students will be introduced to various theories in understanding human development and how biological, environmental, psychological, and social cultures play an important role in changing behavior.