School of Foundation and Liberal Studies
In line with the principle of life-long learning and the belief that the
main purpose of education is to produce well rounded and balanced
individuals whose potential is developed to the fullest extent possible, the
School of Foundation and Liberal Studies (SFLS) offers the Bachelor
of Arts (Hons) in Liberal Studies and Bachelor of Arts
(Hons) in Psychology degree programmes.
Candidates can be admitted into the above degree programme either through
the regular entry mode or the open entry mode.
Candidates who have not fulfilled all the conditions for direct regular
entry or open entry will be required to undergo and successfully complete a
Check out the following programmes:
Besides offering the above programmes, the SFLS services the programmes of
all schools in WOU by offering MPW (mata pelajaran wajib) and
university compulsory courses.
The Headstart Programme is a one semester programme with face-to-face
tutorial sessions conducted on every weekend. It is designed to help
students enhance their literacy and numeracy skills before proceeding for
tertiary studies. The following courses are taught in this programme:
The SFLS also conducts other categories of courses for all
WOU learners. They are the University and Malaysian Qualifications Agency
(MQA) [previously known as Lembaga Akreditasi Negara (LAN)] courses as well
as Foundation courses in English and Mathematics to further consolidate
learners’ basic knowledge and competencies.
The SFLS is also in the process of developing other
programmes for lifelong learning and continuing education. These
include short-term and long-term courses designed to help individuals enrich
their knowledge and living skills as well as to upgrade and enhance
workplace skills and competencies.
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Dr S Nagarajan - Acting Dean/Senior Lecturer
PhD (Malaya), MA (Comm Policy) (City U, London), MA (Pol Sc) (Madurai),
PGDip in Journalism (RPICM, Bombay), BSc (Madras)
Ms Jasmine Selvarani Emmanuel - Senior Lecturer
MA (English Language), BA Ed (Hons) (USM); currently pursuing Doctorate in
Education at OUM.
Ms Rabikha Hasni bt. Suparman - Lecturer
MPA (USM), BA (Hons) (Malay Language and Linguistics) (UPM), Dip IT
SFLS Advisory Peer Group (APG)
Dato’ Dr Sharom Ahmat
Chairman, Board of Directors, Socio-Economic and Environmental Research
Dato’ Seri Nazir Ariff
Executive Director, Ivory Properties Group
Prof Dato’ Anwar Fazal
Director, Right Livelihood College, Centre for Policy Research &
International Studies (CenPRIS), USM
Prof Dato’ Dr Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof
Adjunct Professor, Cultural Centre, Universiti Malaya
Dr Lalitha Jeyasingam
Palliative Care Physician, National Cancer Society of Malaysia, Penang
Dr Tan Liok Ee
President, BOLD Association for Children with Special Needs, Penang
Assoc Prof Dr Neelam Aggarwal
Dean, School of Arts and Social Science, SIM University, Singapore