School of Foundation and Liberal Studies
MPW compulsory, University compulsory and Foundation
Besides the BA (Hons) in Liberal Studies and BA (Hons) in Psychology degree
programmes, the SFLS also conducts a Headstart Programme to enhance
learners’ readiness for tertiary study before they embark on degree
programmes at the University.
The following courses are taught in this programme:
Bahasa Kebangsaan A
This course aims to improve your proficiency in Bahasa Malaysia and prepares
you to express your thoughts and ideas and communicate effectively in formal
and informal settings. It also trains you to acquire listening and writing
skills for career advancement.
This course provides you with an overall understanding of Malaysia as a
nation. It covers various historical aspects and the system of rule of law
practised in Malaysia. It explains major development policies and plans and
discusses national and socio-economic development and other contemporary
This is a compulsory subject for all non-Muslim students studying at private
institutions of higher learning. Pendidikan Moral (Moral studies) is aimed
at instilling the ability to appreciate and practise moral values among
students in the Malaysian society. The course encourages logical and
rational thinking based on various moral theories and religious values,
thereby providing you with some guidelines on how to overcome moral
conflicts and dilemmas.
This is a compulsory subject for all Muslim students studying at private
institutions of higher learning. It explains Islam as a way of life in a
complete, balanced and integrated manner.
University compulsory courses
Learning Skills for University Studies
The main aim of this course is to develop and enhance a set of attitudes and
practices that will lead to successful and independent lifelong learning in
an Open and Distance Learning (ODL) environment. The course equips you with
skills to learn effectively, to manage time and stress, to cope with
assessments, to prepare written and oral presentations, to search for
information and to manage Wawasan Open University's learning systems.
Communication Skills for the Workplace
This course aims to develop English language proficiency and communication
skills at the workplace. The course provides various practices in
relation to the workplace, to enable students to select suitable registers
of the English language and to employ appropriate strategies when
communicating in the workplace. Relevant areas in grammar and vocabulary
development have been integrated into the units. Cross-cultural tips for
effective communication are also discussed.
Advanced Writing Skills for University Studies
This course focuses on specifically developing writing skills in English
which are central to the production of well-researched and accurately
presented written assignments. It includes improving student ability to
interpret assignment questions correctly, selecting materials from various
sources, incorporating the ideas and information presented by others, while
at the same time avoiding plagiarism. It also helps to develop student
ability to write academic essays in English and also equips them with skills
for writing technical documents.
Note: The other four University compulsory courses (University
Mathematics A/B, University Mathematics for General Studies, and
Introduction To Computing And Internet) are offered by the School of Science