Enrolling is the process of registering for the courses students intend to study for a particular semester. After admission, students will enroll for courses based on the courses offered by the university.
The university offers the following courses for the undergraduate students in addition to General Education (GenEd) courses:
This unique programme is designed for those students who are seeking to perfect and polish their English language skills to become successful BRAC University students. This course is for those students who proved themselves competent in their respective discipline during the admission text except in English.
This twelve weeks long intensive programme which encourages holistic approach based on critical thinking and inquiry is designed by an American fellow Beth Trudell. The goal of this programme is to assist the students to become active and independent learners, critical thinkers, responsible and thoughtful adults and most importantly successful university students. Reading and writing classes in this programme provide opportunities to read, annotate and talk about a variety of texts. It introduces writing as a systematic and creative task. Listening and speaking classes prepare students for real-world speaking situations such as solving problems, exchanging information and describing their experiences. Critical thinking and enhancement classes add a new creative element. These multi skilled classes based on specific interest provide exposure and help the students to reason, converse and build analytical skills. The students who come from mainstream Bangla medium background enjoy this intellectually challenging and welcoming atmosphere.
ENG 091: Foundation Course in English (Non-credit)
This course is designed for the intermediate level students to improve all four language skills- listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course is divided into two parts, each dealing with one pair of skills- the speaking and listening is one pair and the reading and writing is the other. The students are introduced to strategies of each skill and are expected to use them in and beyond the course. They practice reading both fiction and non-fiction, writing in different genres, listening to tracks and presenting to audience.
The materials for the course are developed in line with the students’ present knowledge and the level they are expected to achieve. Besides, active participation of the students in the class proceedings is encouraged and enforced to create better effect of learning.
ENG 101: English Fundamentals (3 credits)
This course is designed for the students at an upper intermediate language proficiency level. To sharpen all four language skills, the strand is parted into two pairs of skills: the speaking and listening pair and the reading and writing pair.
This course exposes students to a variety of academic and professional use of language. It enhances students’ vocabulary range, grammatical practice, organizational capacity and analytical understanding. It focuses on writing academic papers, analyzing reading materials and grooming students’ listening and speaking skills, further emphasizing on strategies of the language skills.
The material of the course is designed in such a way that students can get the utmost benefit to improve themselves. This course, like all of the BIL courses, is learner-centered, and encourages and enforces active student participation.
ENG 102: English Composition (3 credits)
This course is designed for advanced level students and is therefore focused on developing their capacity of critical reading and academic writing skills. Once again divided in pairs of skills- speaking & listening and reading & writing- this is more professional and academic in design, and concentrates on academic writing, critical and analytical reading and formal presentation. The course is heavy founded on extracting and developing the students’ critical reading and critical thinking abilities.
Once again leaning on learner-centered and task-based teaching methodologies, the course materials are developed to expose students to more academic and professional readings. The students are definitely encouraged and enforced to actively participate in the classroom activities.
MAT 091: Basic Course in Mathematics (Non-credit)
Topics including sets, relations and functions, real and complex numbers system, exponents and radicals, algebraic expressions; quadratic and cubic equations, systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants with simple applications; binomial theorem, sequences, summation of series (arithmetic and geometric), permutations and combinations, elementary trigonometry; trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; co-ordinate geometry; statics-composition and resolution of forces, equilibrium of concurrent forces; dynamics-speed and velocity, acceleration, equationsof motion. No credit.
MAT 092: Remedial Course in Mathematics (Non-credit)
The idea and methods of describing a set, finite and infinite sets, empty set, subset, universal set, union and intersection of sets, disjoint set, difference of sets, complement of set, power set, cartesian product of sets, real and complex numbers system, number line, interval notation, absolute value, polynomials, exponents and radicals, algebraic expressions; variable, constant, power, coefficient, factorization, highest common factor, least common multiple, quadratic and cubic equations, variation, relation, functions and their graphs, rational functions and their graphs, simple functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, matrices and determinants with applications; binomial theorem, sequences, summation of series (arithmetic and geometric), permutations and combinations, elementary trigonometry; trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions; calculus (rate of change, derivative) Cartesian coordinate system; various form of linear equations, distance between two points, formulas of area and volume (rectangles, parallelogram, triangles, circles, cylinders, spheres), composition and resolution of forces, equilibrium of concurrent forces; dynamics, statics, speed and velocity, acceleration, equations of motion, Mean (arithmetic, geometry, harmonic), mode, median, sample, variable, data, frequency distribution, graphical presentation, measures of central tendency and measures of dispersion, introduction to probability.