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School of Liberal Studies

(UKM Pusat Pengajian Citra Universiti)


CITRA Compulsory Courses

This course covers the relationship between the field of philosophy and the National Education Philosophy as well as Rukun Negara. This course aims to enable students to understand the field of philosophy as a tool to harmonize cultures of thinking about life through the arts and ways of thinking as well as through the concepts of insan (Malay for ‘human’). The main topics in philosophy which are epistemology, metaphysics and ethics are discussed in the context of current issues. Emphasis is given to philosophy as a basis for inter-cultural dialogue and to foster common values. Discussions on current issues are made from a comparative perspective between philosophy, science and civilization.

Basic Reading

  • Blackburn, S. 2016. The Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy. Oxford, United Kingdom: Oxford University Press.
  • Dzulkifli, A.R. & Rosnani, H. 2019. Pentafsiran Baharu Falsafah Pendidikan Kebangsaan dan Pelaksanaannya Pasca 2020. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press.
  • Rosnani, H. 2017. Revitalization of Philosophy And Philosophical Inquiry in Muslim Education. Kulliyah of Education, IIUM.
  • Shaharir Mohamad Zain. 2018. Falsafah Ilmu: Daripada Karya-Karya Besar Sains & Matematik Islam Malayonesia. Kajang: Akademi Kajian Ketamadunan.
  • Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas. 2019. Islam and Secularism. Kuala Lumpur: Ta’dib International

This course explores the concept of ethics from diverse perspectives and civilizations. It also introduces various social and cultural developments across ethnic groups. In addition, this course studies the growth of ethics and civilization from various civilizational perspectives. Discussions and debates on contemporary issues from the economic, political, social, cultural, environmental and ethical perspectives can enhance students’ moral and professional attributes. Some relevant high impact education practices (HIEPs) will be applied in the teaching and learning of this course. At the end of this course students should be able to relate to ethics and civic-minded citizenship.

Basic Reading

  • Cheng, Y. 2016. Islam and Secularism: The Quest for A Unity of Knowledge. Kuala Lumpur: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia.
  • Harari, Y.N. 2017. Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow. Australia: Harper Collins.
  • Iansiti, M & Lakhani, K.R. 2020. Competing in the Age of AI: Strategy and Leadership When Algorithms and Networks Run the World. Boston, MA: Harvard Business Review Press.
  • MacKinnon, B. 2015. Ethics: Theory and Contemporary Issues (8th ed.). Stamford, CT: Cengage Learning.
  • Maszlee Malik. 2017. Foundations of Islamic Governance: A South East Asian Perspective (1st ed). London & New York: Routledge.

This course aims to introduce entrepreneurship to all UKM students. Its main objective is to provide basic knowledge of entrepreneurship to the students and to encourage them to choose business as their career option. The concepts and theories of entrepreneurship that include team building (teaming) and leadership, strategy and management, marketing and market research, finance, manufacturing or production and oral presentation will be taught. Students will apply the link between various business components taught in the course individually and in groups.  Students will also have discussions and present a business plan.

Basic Reading

  • Rosilah H., Norngainy T., Mohd Hizam H., Wan Mimi Diyana W. Z. (pnyt) et. al. 2017. Principles of Entrepreneurship and Innovation.Edisi Ketiga. Bangi: Pusat Citra UKM.
  • Sodri Ariffin & Syahira Hamidon (pnyt). 2017. Introduction to Entrepreneur. Kuala Lumpur: Oxford Fajar.
  • Norasmah O., Rosilah H., Wan Mimi Diyana W. Z. (pnyt). 2017. Pendidikan Asas Keusahawanan. Bangi: Penerbit UKM.
  • J & Tid. J . 2011. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. UK: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Bters, T.H., Dorf, R.C., & Nelson, A.J., 2014. Technology Ventures: From Idea to Enterprise.Edisi keempat. McGraw-Hill International.
  • Rosli Mahmood, Azrain Nasyrah Mustapa, Rosli Saad, Mohamad Yusop Mohd Jani, Norria Zakaria, & Syahrina Abdullah. Prinsip-prinsip Keusahawanan: Pendekatan Gunaan. Edisi Kedua. Singapura: Cengage Learning Asia Pte. Ltd.
  • Kuratko, D. F. 2009. Introduction to Entrepreneurship. 8e International Edition. United State: South-Western Cengage Learning.

In order to explore the information concealed in the data, this course intends to introduce students to data management and analytics. Students are able to use science to solve issues in a variety of sectors based on the information they have learned. The approaches for data analysis and data visualisation are highlighted. A selection of applications is used to learn. There is also a discussion about the software's introduction and data analytics methodology. Students are able to describe the data used at the end of the course.

Basic Reading

  • Hurwitz, J., Nugent, A., Halper, F., Kaufman, M., 2013. Big Data For Dummies, Wiley & Sons.
  • Mann, P.S., 2017. Introductory Statistics, 9th Edition, Wiley & Sons.
  • Field, A., 2013. Discovering statistics using IBM SPSS statistics. Sage.
  • Winston, W. L., 2016. Microsoft Excel Data Analysis and Business Modelling.5th. Ed. Microsoft Press.
  • Triola, M.F., 2014. Elementary Statistics Using Excel, 5th Edition. Pearson.

This course covers the Malaysian Constitution, Community and Unity, National Development, Religion and Belief, History and Politics, System and Structure of National Administration, and Community and Unity. With the goal of promoting a sense of universality, this course seeks to generate graduates who are aware of their Malaysian identity. The implementation of teaching and learning will take the shape of lectures, tasks, tests, and learning experiences.

Basic Reading

  • Mardiana Nordin dan Hasnah Hussin. 2014. Pengajian Malaysia. Shah Alam  Oxford Fajar
  • INTAN .1991. Malaysia Kita. Kuala Lumpur: Institut Tadbiran Awam Negara.
  • Mohamed Suffian Hashim. 1994. Mengenal Perlembagaan Malaysia. Edisi Kedua. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
  • Nazaruddin Haji Mohd Jail, Ma’rof Redzuan, Asnarulkhadi Abu Samah dan Ismail Hj Mohd Rashid.2004. Pengajian Malaysia:  Kenegaraan dan Kewarganegaraan. Edisi Kedua. Petaling Jaya. Prentice Hall.
  • Nazri Muslim. 2015. Islam dan Melayu: Tiang Seri Hubungan Etnik di Malaysia. Bangi: Penerbit UKM.
  • Ruslan Zainuddin, Mohd Mahadee Ismail & Zaini Othman. 2010. Kenegaraan Malaysia. Edisi Kedua.Shah Alam: Oxford Fajar.

Students from other countries learn fundamental Malay communication skills in this course that covers everyday scenarios. Students will be exposed to speaking and writing rudimentary Malay. Lectures, tutorials, assignments, and student learning experiences both inside and outside of the classroom will all be used to execute teaching and learning. Students should be able to successfully converse and write using simple phrases at the end of this course.

Basic Reading

  • Zarina Othman, Roosfa Hashim & Rusdi Abdullah. 2012. Modul Komunikasi Bahasa Melayu Antarabangsa, KPT. Penerbit UKM Press.
  • Yong Chyn Chye, Rohaidah Mashudi, Maarof Abd Rahman. 2012. Bahasa Kebangsaan untuk Pelajar Luar Negara: Malay Language for International Students. Petaling Jaya: Pearson Malaysia.
  • Norhashimah Jalaluddin, Mardian Shah Omar dan Norzilawati Jais. 2006. Bahasa Melayu untuk Penutur Asing. Buku 1 dan 2. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
  • Siti Hajar Abdul Aziz. 2008. Siri Pendidikan Guru Bahasa Melayu I. Shah Alam: Oxford Fajar Sdn. Bhd.
  • Nik Safiah Karim, Farid M. Onn, Hashim Haji Musa dan Abdul Hamid Mahmood. 2004. Tatabahasa Dewan, Edisi Baru. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.