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Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to produce graduates who are able to appreciate and apply the integration of art-science (fusion) scientific knowledge to address issues of management and governance of cities and sustainable communities in the context of sustainable development and management. The focus is also given to the intricate relationship between human and physical processes that shape the ecology and urban environment. This program will explore the social and ecological processes in a city that has complexity, conflict and diversity of its own. The programme structure is flexible to allow students the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. This program is offered full time/part time basis.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required  Credit Hours

Core

12

Dissertation

28

Total 

40

Course Offering

Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGG 511/3

Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

100

-

-

HGM511/3

Sustainable Cities And Communities

40

60

HGT514/3

Research Methods

40

60

-

HGM512/3

Communities in Urban

40

60

-

HGP591/28

Dissertation

100

-










Legend:
CW   -   Course Work
EW    -   Examination Assessment


SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGG511/3    Selected Topics On Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course requires critical academic evaluation and discussions on selected topics emphasizing on sustainable cities and communities. Discussions will focus on aspects of urban sustainability, environmental, socio-economic and its dwellers. Students are to to select a few topics in the context of urbanization and community in Malaysia. They will present the relationship between local and international  urbanization and community processes  in seminars, presentations and class discussions.

HGM511/3    Sustainable Cities And Communities

This course will discuss the economic, environmental and community needs for stable and sustainable cities and communities in order to ensure sustainable livelihood of current and future communities.  It will provide basic skills in planning and formulating a sustainable city and community model based on existing cities which covers data entry, processing and analysis. Students will acquire skills in developing and applying the sustainable city and community model to resolve the existing unsustainability practice in cities and communities.

HGM512/3    Communities In Urban Management

This course will discuss the needs of sustainable comunities in the city. It includes topics on demography,values, legal awareness and implementation, security, crime prevention, allocation of space for community interaction, such as open space and places of worship, to cultivate harmonious relationship among ethnic groups in order to maintain existing sustainable community livelihood and of the future. The course will provide basic skills in planning and drafting a sustainable community model based on existing cities. Theoretical and practical aspects of planning and developing sustainable community involve data input, manipulation and analysis; will be conducted by students based on an existing city. Students will gain skills in developing and applying sustainable community model to solve the unsustainability problems in communities and cities today.

HGT514/3    Research Methods

This course will equip students with skills in designing research projects and encourage students to identify strengths and weaknesses of various methods in solving cities and communities-related problems.Among the skills that will be taught include the use of qualitative and quantitative methods in research related to sustainable cities and communities. Emphasis will be given to the use of statistical methods to analyze data and solve problems related to the city and the community.

HGP591/28    Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in solving problems related to urban and sustainable communities.

Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses

Introduction

The Master of Arts programme in Linguistics and English Language Studies aims to serve the needs of graduates who are interested in furthering their studies in Linguistic and English Language Studies by coursework and dissertation. The mixed-mode structure is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a coursework-based M.A. programme that is flexible. The flexibility of the programme lies in the dissertation component that allows candidates to do research on a particular area that is relevant to their experience and interests. Candidates who join this programme have the option of choosing part-time or full-time status to suit their personal and work schedule.
 
Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Units

Core

12

Dissertation

28

Total Units

40

Course Offering

Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HET 514/3

Research Methods in Language Studies

100

-

-

HET 515/3

Linguistic Studies

60

40

-

HET 524/3

Psychology and Sociology of Language

60

40

-

HET 525/3

Perspectives in English Language Studies: Literacy and   Literature

60

40

-

HET 526/28

Dissertation

100

-

Legend :
CW -  Course Work
EW  - Examination Assessme

SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HET 514/3    Research Methods In Language Studies

The course comprises fundamental topics in research, particularly those involved in language and linguistic research.  Students will be equipped with the knowledge of research concepts and structures such as problem statements, research questions and objectives, research proposal, methodology as well as data analysis.  In addition, qualitative and quantitative methods of research will also be emphasized in the course.  Qualitative research issues such as qualitative data collection techniques as well as analysis methods such as textual analysis and literary criticism will be given emphasis.   The course will equip students with relevant knowledge in quantitative research methodology issues such as types of data collection and techniques, research instrument design as well as statistical analysis techniques.  Through a research proposal writing exercise, students will demonstrate their  understanding of the academic  research including the search of a relevant research topic, the development of research questions, the contextualization of the research through a literature review, the use of relevant theories and appropriate methodology, the analysis of the data and the discussion of research findings.

HET 515/3    Linguistic Studies
    
The course serves as a foundation for more advanced work in linguistics. It explores core areas of linguistics, namely the sub field of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and emphasizes the main conceptual foundations of linguistics and the methods of analysis, argumentation and justification within the field.

HET 524/3    Psychology And Sociology Of Language

The course covers topics on the psychology and sociology of language that are pertinent for advanced level students.  The psychology of language component of the course aims to stimulate discussion and ideas among students on central issues in the study of language processing.  The topics that will be discussed are fundamental issues in the area of language acquisition and development.  The sociology of language component covers the field of sociolinguistics and explores selected issues related to language and society.  The component highlights a variety of relationships between language and society, including for an example, language variation, societal multilingualism and language and gender.  It also aims to develop the students’ knowledge of the various approaches to the study of sociolinguistics to the point where they are able to conduct their own research, analyse and synthesize data acquired through sociolinguistic research of the speech commununity.

HET 525/3    Perspectives in English Language Studies: Literacy And  Literature

The course will expose students to theoretical and critical issues related to literacy and literature. The literacy component enhances students’ knowledge of and critical engagement with forms of literacies currently sustainable to new economic and social realities. It encompasses multiliteracies, critical literacies and forms of literacies associated with information and multimedia technologies. The literary component interrogates the discourse of literary texts using a number of critical frameworks thereby sensitising readers to the ideological nature of literary discourse and the ways in which certain dominant ideas of nation, race, ethnicity and gender are ratified or challenged. The course develops students’ ability to think, interpret and evaluate differing views and perspectives – workplace skills which are much sought after by stakeholders in today’s knowledge-intensive society.

HET 526/28    Dissertation

The dissertation course requires students to carry out research in linguistics or literature under the guidance of a supervisor. Students will use primary and secondary information and design their research study appropriately. They will hand in a completed dissertation at the end of the course.


Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The aim of this graduate program is to enhance the student’s skills in current scientific knowledge in theory, method and application of geographic information in various fields such as urban and regional planning, social planning, resource management, business management and planning as well as environmental aspects. The programme structure is flexible and it allows students to acquire the opportunities of enhancing certain field of studies by doing research topics based on their interest, ability and educational experience. At present, this program is offered full time since most of the courses involve practical works through computer application in the lab.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Credit Hours

Core

20

Dissertation

20

Total

40





Penawaran Kursus  / Course Offering


Course


% CW


% EW


Sem I


Sem II

HGT511/4

Geographic Information Systems

40

60

HGT512/4

Digital Remote Sensing

40

60

HGT513/4

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

60

-

HGT521/4

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

60

-

EITHER

HGT522/4

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

or

HGT523/4

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

or

HGT524/4

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

60

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-

Legend:
CW – Course Work
EW –  Examination Assessment

SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HGT511/4    Geographic Information Systems

The course aims to discuss GIS application in representing spatial phenomena using computer systems and give basic skills in GIS application involve inputting, manipulating, analyzing and presenting data. In addition, it also discusses basic GIS concept, data model and database development, manipulation and analysis and presenting data in GIS.
    
HGT512/4   Digital Remote Sensing

The aim of this course is to disseminate a broad range of understanding on the use of digital remote sensing as it is incumbent upon all to fully understand the basic concepts and fundamentals of digital remote sensing prior to digital image processing techniques. This course also aims at training postgraduate level to technically analyze and evaluate the physical environment with the application of digital remote sensing. Students will be trained in decision-making based on specific case studies in order to inculcate information management skill.

HGT513/4    Research Methods And Geographic Database Management

This course introduces skills in applying qualitative and quantitative methods in geographic research. Emphasis will be given to the application of research method and data management. It will include the application of multivariate statistics in data analysis and solving spatial problem. It also discusses how to gather, manage and analyse geographic data and to apply then in solving the problems in human and physical geography.

HGT521/4    Locational and Spatial Analysis

This course discusses various aspects of locational analysis, which includes optimum locational model and multi criteria evaluation. It also discuss spatial problem and method in solving the spatial problem, such as in finding spatial distribution pattern and spatial interaction. Emphasis will be given to the application of algorithm and appropriate methodology in analyzing the spatial phenomena.

HGT522/4    GIS in Business and Services Planning

This course discusses the importance of Geography and GIS in business organization and services. It will also provide students skills in geo-demography and its usage in service sector planning such as business, banking, health facilities and education.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS in planning and evaluating market area, to evaluate suitable business area and to establish location of public facilities.


HGT523/4    GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

This course discusses the application of GIS science (Geographical Information System and Remote Sensing) in resource and disaster management. Emphasis will be given on the concept of application and techniques such as model development, multi criteria evaluation and the development of an early warning system.  This course will also discuss the application of GIS to forecast disaster and its impact to human, properties and environment.

HGT524/4    GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

This course introduces the application of GIS in social and public policy planning. Discussions will emphasize on how GIS can be used in socio-economic data management and policy planning for managing community growth. It will also discuss the application of GIS in public decision making.

HGP590/20     Disertasi /  Dissertation

This course enables the students to carry out independent academic research which will allow them to show their abilities in applying GIS practical skills in research and solving spatial problem.


Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HGT511/4

Sistem Maklumat Geografi

Geographic Information Systems

40

 

60

 

HGT512/4

Penderiaan Jauh Digital

Digital Remote Sensing

40

 

60

 

HGT513/4

Kaedah Penyelidikan Dan Pengurusan Pangkalan Data Geografi

Research Methods and Geographic Database Management

40

 

60

 

-

HGT521/4

Analisis Lokasi dan Ruangan

Locational and Spatial Analysis

40

 

60

 

-

SAMA ADA  / EITHER

 

 

 

 

HGT522/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Perniagaan Dan Perkhidmatan

GIS in Business And Services Planning

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT523/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Pengurusan Sumber Dan Bencana

GIS in Resource and Disaster Management

40

60

-

atau   / or

 

 

 

 

HGT524/4

Sains Maklumat Geografi Dalam Perancangan Sosial Dan Dasar Awam

GIS in Social and Public Policy Planning

40

 

60

 

-

HGP590/20

Disertasi  / Dissertation

100

-

Introduction
Graduation Requirement
Course Offering
Synopses of Courses


Introduction

The Master of Arts programme in Hadith aims to serve the needs of graduates who are interested in furthering their studies in Hadith by coursework and dissertation. This programme provides an alternative to the existing programme of Master of Arts (Islamic Studies) via full research which  is also offered. The mixed-mode structure is designed for graduates interested in pursuing a coursework-based M.A. programme that is flexible. The flexibility of the programme lies in the dissertation component that allows candidates to do research on a particular area that is relevant to their experience and interests. Candidates who join this programme have the option of choosing part-time or full-time status to suit their personal and work schedule.


Graduation Requirement

Type of Courses

Required Credit Hours

 Core

20

 Dissertation

24

 Total

44

Course Offering

Kursus / Course

% CW

% EW

Sem I

Sem II

HIT 511/4

Science of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT 512/4

Critical Analysis on Hadith Texts

40

60

-

HIT 513/4

Methodology of Muhaddithin

40

60

-

HIT 521/4

A Study on Sources and Status of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT 522/2

The Narrators of Hadith

40

60

-

HIT500/24

Dissertation

100

-

Legend :
CW  - Course Work
EW  -  Examination Assessment


SINOPSIS KURSUS  / SYNOPSES OF COURSES

HIT 511/4    Sains Al-Hadith / Science Of Hadith

Kursus ini akan memberi pengetahuan kepada para pelajar gambaran lengkap ilmu hadith. Memperkenalkan teknik-teknik pengumpulan hadith, kaedah-kaedah penelitian di samping mengkaji istilah-istilah yang digunapakai dalam membuat penapisan sesebuah hadith yang dinisbahkan kepada Nabi Muhammad S.A.W.  Di samping itu, beberapa hadith akan digunakan sebagai contoh kajian penapisan hadith-hadith Nabi secara terperinci.

This course aims to expose some of the basic and fundamental concepts, terminologies and principles in the field of hadith. It will highlight all basic information that any student of hadith must be equipped with before embarking into this field of knowledge.   

HIT 512/4    Analisis Kritis Matan Hadith / Critical Analysis On Hadith Texts

Kursus ini akan membincangkan kaedah menganalisis sesebuah matan hadith secara kritis. Melalui analisis ini akan dapat dinilai ketulenan sesebuah matan hadith dan ketepatan maksudnya. Kaedah-kaedah yang telah dinyatakan oleh para ulama pengkritik hadith dibincangkan. Dengan kursus ini pelajar akan terdedah kepada kaedah ilmiah mengkritik matan sesebuah hadith dan kaedah ilmiah memahami maksud matan.

This course seeks to improve the knowledge of students regarding the principles and technicalities necessary for a good and precise understanding and commentary of the texts of hadith. It also highlights the importance of comprehending issues of the time and to take them into account while interpreting and commenting on any prophetic hadith. It is hope that at the end of the course students will be able to understand necessary principles and elements to gain a correct understanding and interpretation of hadith.

HIT 513/4    Metodologi Sarjana Hadith / Methodology Of Muhaddithin

Kursus bertujuan untuk memberi pengetahuan kepada para pelajar tentang metodologi para ‘ulama’ hadith dalam proses menilai perawi, sanad dan matan hadith. Ia sangat penting bagi menjamin status sesuatu hadith yang tulen dan tidak tercemar dengan unsur-unsur luar. Di akhir kursus para pelajar akan dapat memahami tentang ketulenan dan kebenaran hadith yang benar-benar berasal dari Rasulullah SAW.

This course is designed to expose students the methodologies used by the scholars of hadith in the process of evaluating the quality of narrators, the chain of transmitters and the texts of hadiths. It is very crucial in order to identify the status of the originality and authenticity of hadiths. At the end of the course, students will be able to discern between the original and authentic hadiths of the prophet from fabricated ones.

HIT 521/4    Kajian Sumber Dan Keaslian Hadith  / A Study On Sources And  Status Of Hadith

Kursus ini akan membincangkan secara mendalam mengenai kaedah Takhrij al-Hadith. Ia sangat penting kepada pelajar untuk memahami dan mencontohi jejak langkah imam-imam hadith dan menerangkan kedudukannya dari sudut diterima atau ditolak. Kursus ini akan membimbing pelajar untuk melakukan kerja ilmiah yang paling utama bagi seseorang pelajar hadith iaitu kaedah mentakhrijkan hadith untuk membezakan hadith yang sahih dan lemah.


This course discusses the method of takhrij al-Hadith  used by the scholars of hadith in identifying the original sources of hadiths. It is vital for the student to understand and follow the footsteps of the highly recognized hadith scholars of the past in evaluating and tracing the sources of widely circulated hadith. Through this course, students will be able to understand the methodologies used to evaluate the status of hadiths and to differentiate the sound hadiths from the weak ones.

HIT 522/4    Tokoh-Tokoh Periwayat Hadith  / The Narrators Of Hadith

Kursus ini membincangkan mengenai para perawi hadith. Mereka adalah teras sanad yang menyambung antara pengkaji hadith dengan sumber matan. Sejarah mereka turut dikaji bagi memastikan kemunasabahan periwayatan. Pada akhir kursus, pelajar akan mengenali perawi-perawi hadith yang bertanggungjawab meriwayatkan hadith-hadith sahih untuk faedah masyarakat Islam.

This course aims to enlighten students on the scholarships of the narrators of hadiths. This is done through evaluating some of the materials contained in the original and most respected encyclopedia of hadith scholars in the past. At the end of the course students will be familiar with the narrators of who were responsible in separating sound hadiths for the benefit of the Muslim community.

HIT500/24    Disertasi  / Dissertation

Pelajar akan diperkenalkan dengan metodologi penyelidikan dalam bidang hadith yang melibatkan pelbagai jenis pengumpulan dan analisa data teknik pembentangan dan penulisan akademik berdasarkan petunjuk al-Qur’an dan Sunnah termasuklah menggunakan pandangan dan pengalaman pengkaji-pengkaji Islam yang lepas.      

Candidates will be introduced to the appropriate research methodology in hadith with various kinds of data collection and analysis and presentation techniques in academic writings based on the guidance of the Qur’an and the Sunnah as well as the wisdom and the experiences of past Muslim researchers.