USEK Continuing Learning Center (UCLC)

Ongoing Courses

CHINESE LANGUAGE

This beginner-level course will teach learners the basics of the Chinese language, especially its characters, pronunciation, and tones. Participants will progressively get accustomed to Chinese characters, how to read/write them correctly, and how to write and understand simple sentences as well as engage in basic dialogues.

Instructor: Ms. Karen Chemaly
Start date: October 10, 2022
End date: December 15, 2022
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays | 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 30 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 150 USD



ITALIAN LANGUAGE III

This third level of Italian language will help learners complete the A2/B1- level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Participants will continue to build on previously acquired competences in A1+, guess the meaning of occasional unknown words from the context, and understand the meaning of sentences if the topic discussed is familiar. They can generally follow the main points of extended discussion around them, provided that speech is clear and in standard language.

Instructor: Ms. Caterina Brianda
Start date: October 10, 2022
End date: December 8, 2022
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays l 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 20 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 250 USD



ENGLISH CONVERSATION

This course will enable learners to hold a conversation in which they can voice their opinions and express themselves clearly on various subjects, using well-constructed arguments and real-life examples.

Instructor: Ms. Christiane Chehade
Start date: October 19, 2022
End date: December 21, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays l 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 30 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 200 USD



PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR

This course will enable learners to acquire the basic knowledge needed to identify ethical issues, the skills to resolve ethical dilemmas, and the ability to make ethical decisions in a conflict of obligations, in addition to the choices at hand in a professional context. It will also teach specific values and a code of conduct setting out the ethical principles and standards relating to customers, colleagues, employers, the social work profession, and society.

Instructor: Laurence Ajaka, PhD
Start date: October 11, 2022
End date: December 22, 2022
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays l 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Duration: 40 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 300 USD



SPECIAL TOPICS IN MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING

This course introduces managerial accounting as the provision of accounting information for a company’s internal users. It is the organization’s internal accounting system and is designed to support the information needs of managers. Unlike financial accounting, managerial accounting is not bound by any formal criteria, such as generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP). Managerial accounting has 3 broad objectives:
  • Provide information for planning the organization’s actions.
  • Provide information for controlling the organization’s actions.
  • Provide information for making effective decisions.

Instructor: Élie Akoury, PhD
Start date: October 11, 2022
End date: November 15, 2022
Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays l 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



DIGITAL MARKETING

Digital marketing influences all aspects of our commercial projects. Electronic media and technology enable organizations to acquire products and services and to sell goods and services to customers in the marketplace while optimizing internal communication, as well as communication with customers by monitoring the external environment. This course provides an overview of the e-marketing world and its strategic integration into business and relies on marketing principles to study specific platforms. E-marketing offers many opportunities for brands and their positioning. By addressing what is unique about emarketing, the training explains how these technologies create value for customers and benefits for businesses and their brands.
The training deals with various issues, such as:
  • introducing electronic marketing and its technological foundations.
  • explaining the commercial implications of digital marketing.
  • understanding customer behavior on different platforms.
  • discussing crisis management and campaign creation.
  • tackling selling strategies on social media.


Instructor: Ms. Suzanne El Khoury
Start date: October 5, 2022
End date: December 7, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays l 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



STRATEGIC PLANNING AND DECISION-MAKING

This workshop offers extensive training on strategy, strategic planning, strategic decision-making, and creative problem solving by explaining the concepts of creative thinking and the techniques to master the thinking and decision-making process. Strategic management is the ongoing planning, monitoring, analysis, and assessment of an organization’s needs to meet its goals and objectives. Changes in business environments will require organizations to constantly assess their strategies for success and ensure their ability to make the right strategic decisions.

Instructor: Marwan Stambuli, PhD
Start date: October 10, 2022
End date: November 3, 2022
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays l 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Duration: 12 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



ADVANCED SOAPMAKING

The course will provide participants with all the information they need about oils, butters, and fragrances, so that they can easily create their own bar soap recipes. With the knowledge they acquire from this course, they will be able to create their own unique handcrafted soaps and learn how to color soaps with natural and cosmetic colors. The course will also teach the techniques to swirl colors, make liquid and glycerin soaps, and formulate with surfactants.

Instructor: Nancy Zgheib, PhD
Start date: October 12, 2022
End date: December 14, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays l 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Duration: 20 hours
Delivery mode: Hybrid
Course fees: 200 USD



DERMAL SCIENCES

This course aims at helping participants develop a comprehensive foundation knowledge in all areas of dermal science. Participants will develop the ability to adequately assess major dermal concerns and will acquire the necessary skills to perform safe and effective dermal treatments. They will also learn how to provide pre- and post-operative care for clients who have undergone plastic, reconstructive, and cosmetic procedures.

Instructor: Lea Saab, PhD
Start date: October 19, 2022
End date: December 21, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays l 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Duration: 30 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 300 USD



MULTICULTURAL MANAGEMENT

This course provides in-depth understanding of the concept of culture, both the visible and invisible components that shapes people’s choices, actions, and attitudes. Participants gain the skills necessary to work well with colleagues from other nations and to integrate into a global professional setting more effectively. Additionally, it imparts cross-cultural knowledge, increases awareness, and fosters practical skills to assist people in building an intercultural toolbox specifically designed for their next international trip.

Instructor: Mr. Anthony Bassili
Start date: October 10, 2022
End date: November 17, 2022
Schedule: Mondays and Thursdays l 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



INTRODUCTION TO SUSTAINABILITY

This course focuses on key knowledge areas of sustainability theory and practice. Participants will gain knowledge of the primary players in sustainability, as well as the ethics and approaches involved.

Instructor: Mr. Anthony Bassili
Start date: October 5, 2022
End date: December 21, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays l 6:00 p.m. – 7:15 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



SEMIOTICS

Semiotics, the study of signs and symbols, is fundamental to the processes of communication and production of meaning in our life.
This course provides:
  • An introduction to different semioticians such as Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes, Charles Peirce, Umberto Eco, etc.
  • Semiotic theories and practices useful for critical thinking.
  • Readings from classic and contemporary work in semiotics, performance theory and linguistic anthropology, analyzing media and art forms from around the world.

At the end of the course, participants will:
  • Develop an understanding of semiotics and its application to the analysis of communication and meaning.
  • Determine the signs/messages that should be used and those which should be avoided, and whether proposed options are likely to have the desired impact.
  • Apply semiotic principles to any area of interest.

Instructor: Ms. Cynthia Zeinoun
Start date: October 18, 2022
End date: December 20, 2022
Schedule: Mondays l 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Duration: 15 hours
Delivery mode: Online
Course fees: 130 USD



TECHNICAL DRAWING AutoCAD 2&3D

The objective of this course is to initiate learners to technical drawings and to the use of the AutoCAD software. It is a first-time course about learning the fundamentals of reading and composing technical drawings in 2D and 3D. Learners are initiated to freehand sketching, multi-view drawing, section views, and building architecture drawing.

Instructor: Elie Abi Safi, PhD
Start Date: October 19, 2022
End Date: November 25, 2022
Schedule: Wednesdays and Fridays l 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Duration: 24 Hours
Delivery mode: Hybrid
Course fees: 180 USD

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