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Trimester & Academic Year

The United States International University (USIU) academic calendar is divided into fall, spring and summer trimesters. A trimester is the same length as a semester. The academic year consists of fall and spring trimesters. The summer trimester is 3.5 months.

The curriculum offers courses, research, internships and community service. Students can enroll in a maximum of 18 credits (5 courses) per trimester. Most courses are 3 credits. Science and biomedical courses are 3 to 8 credits. Internships and research are 3 to 6 credits. Community service is not credit bearing.

Select courses from the the Class Schedule excel file, which can be downloaded from the Download Files box on this page. Click on the academic concentrations below to download syllabi. If a syllabus is not available, contact KEI and we will request it from USIU.

Courses

Business & Economics

ACT 1010 Principles of Accounting I
ACT 2010 Principles of Accounting II
ACT 3010 Accounting Information Systems I
ACT 4010 Managerial Accounting
ACT 4020 Financial Accounting I
ACT 4030 Financial Accounting II
ACT 4040A Cost Accounting
ACT 4050 International Accounting
ACT 4060 Taxation
ACT 4070A Principles of Auditing
ACT 4070 Auditing
ACT 4080 Accounting Information Systems II
ACT 4090 Accounting in the Public Sector
ACT 4110 Taxation II
ACT 4130 Forensic Accounting
BUS 1010 Introduction to Business Organizations
BUS 2010 Business Mathematics
BUS 2020 Business Communications
BUS 3010 Business Law
BUS 3020 Production & Operations Management
BUS 3030 Business Statistics
BUS 4010 Small Business Entrepreneurship
BUS 4030 Quantitative Methods
BUS 4070 Business Values & Ethics
BUS 4090 Strategic Management
BUS 4950 Senior Project
ECO 1010 Principles of Microeconomics
ECO 1020 Principles of Macroeconomics
ENT 4005 Entrepreneurial Behavior & Ethics
ENT 4020 Management of Entrepreneurial Ventures
NT 4040 Electronic Commerce
ENT 4050 International Dimension of Entrepreneurship
ENT 4060 Small Business Consulting
FIN 3010 Principles of Finance
FIN 4010 International Managerial Finance
FIN 4030 Investments
FIN 4040 Money & Capital Markets
FIN 4050 Financial Information Systems
FIN 6030 International Financial Markets
IBA 4020 International Economics & Trade
MGT 3010 Overview of Management Practices
MGT 4010 Dimensions of Leadership & Management *
MGT 4020 Organizations & Organizational Behavior
MGT 4030 Cross-Cultural Management
MGT 4040 Human Resources Management
MGT 4050 Total Quality Management *
MKT 3010 Principles of Marketing
MKT 3020 Marketing Information Systems
MKT 4010 International Marketing
MKT 4020 Marketing Research
MKT 4030 Marketing Communications & Buyer Behavior
MKT 4050 Services Marketing

Communications: Journalism, Media & Advertising

COM 1500 Intercultural Communication
JRN 1102 International Mass Media
JRN 1105 Introduction to Broadcast Media
JRN 1106 History & Theory of Public Relations
JRN 1109 Intro to Mass Communications
JRN 2102 Introduction to News Editing
JRN 2103 Fundamentals of Photography
JRN 2106 Principles of Broadcasting
JRN 2109 History & Theory of Advertising
JRN 2201 Introduction to Print Media Reporting
JRN 2221 Theories of Mass Communication
JRN 2223 Theories of Mass Communications
JRN 3000 News Reporting & Writing
JRN 3005 Fundamentals of Photography
JRN 3006 International Mass Media
JRN 3007 Communication Law & Ethics
JRN 3009 Community Media
JRN 3010 Video and Television Production I
JRN 3011 Online Journalism
JRN 3022 Business Writing
JRN 3014 Corporate Media Management
JRN 3018 Public Relations & Organizational Communication
JRN 3020 Development Journalism
JRN 3021 Media Audiences & Public Opinion
JRN 3301 Feature Writing
JRN 3911 Principles of Public Relations
JRN 3321 Radio Production I
JRN 3901 Principles of Advertising
JRN 3911 Principles of Public Relations
JRN3922: Fundamentals of Photography
JRN 4025 Creative Writing
JRN 4027 Broadcast Documentary
JRN 4031 Print Media Production
JRN 4032 Public Relations Ethics
JRN 4033 Advertising & Media Audiences
JRN 4034 Broadcast Script Writing
JRN 4401 Editorial Writing
JRN 4900 Journalism Senior Project

Communications: Cinematography & Animation

Animation
ANM 1010 History of Film Animation
ANM 1020 Fundamentals of Animation
ANM 1030 Introduction to Drawing
ANM 1040 Character Design
ANM 1050 Cinema & TV Equipment Workshop
ANM 1060 Illustration & Environmental Design
ANM 1070 The Art of the Storyboard & Animation Design
ANM 2010 Fundamentals of Scripting for Animation
ANM 2020 Introduction to 2D & 3D Animation
ANM 2040 Acting for Animation
ANM 2050 Camera Language & Cinematography
ANM 2060 Storyboarding & the Script
ANM 2070 Theoretical Perspectives in Film & Animation
ANM 2080 Composition & Sound Design for Animation
ANM 2090 Theories of Popular Media & Art
ANM 3000 Fundamentals of Compositing
ANM 3020 Digital Effects for Film & TV
ANM 3040 3D Modeling & Design Methods
ANM 3060 Advanced 2D Computer Animation
ANM 3080 Aesthetics of the African Story
ANM 4000 Law & Ethics in the Animation Business
ANM 4010 Character Rigging
ANM 4020 3D Environment & Effects
ANM 4030 Advanced 3D Animation
ANM 4040 The Business of Animation Content
ANM 4050 Advanced Scripting for Animation & Production

Film Production
FLA 1005 History of Film & Video
FLA 1010 Fundamentals of Photography & Cinematography
FLA 1015 Fundamentals of Scripting
FLA 1020 Film & Video Production Fundamentals
FLA 1030 Fundamentals of Film Editing
FLA 1035 Introduction to Production Design & Art Directing
FLA 1040 Camera Operation Techniques & Aesthetics
FLA 2010 The Business of Film, Culture & Society
FLA 2015 Fundamentals of Film Directing
FLA 2020 Principles of Writing for Dramatic & Factual Production
FLA 2025 World Approaches to Film
FLA 2030 Entertainment Law & Ethics of Film Production & Directing
FLA 2035 Film Theory & Criticism

Cinematography
CIN 2005 Visual Production Design
CIN 3005 Advanced Color Theory & Color Timing for Cinematography
CIN 3010 Shooting the Master Sene
CIN 3015 Visual Effects & Green Screen Cinematography
CIN 4050 Studio Production
CIN 4010 Script Analysis & Project for Cinematography

Sound
SND 1005 History & Theory of Sound for Film & Video
SND 2010 Sound Physics
SND 2015 Sound Design & Aesthetics
SND 3005 Sound Mixing
SND 3010 Sound Script Analysis & Project
PRD 3005 The Art of the Pitch
PRD 4010 Production from Green Light to Completion

Scripting
SCR 3005 Screen Writing: Characters & Genres
SCR 3010 Writing for the Short Film
SCR 3015 Writing for Television Drama
SCR 4005 Feature Film Writing
SCR 4010 Script Analysis & Project for Scripting

Directing
DIR 3005 Art Direction & Production Design
DIR 3010 Directing Actors
DIR 3015 Location & Studio Directing
DIR 4005 Directing the Master Sene
DIR 4010 Script Analysis & Project for Directing

Editing
EDT 3005 Sound & VFX for Film & Video
EDT 3010 Advanced Color Theory & Color Timing for Editing
EDT 3015 After Effects
EDT 4005 Editing the Narrative
EDT 4010 Sound Design for the Final Mix & Project

Computer Sciences & Information Systems

APT 1020 Introduction to Programming Using C/C++
APT 1030 Fundamentals of Programming Languages
APT 1040 Introduction to Web Design and Applications
APT 1050 Database Systems
APT 2010 Systems Analysis and Design
APT 2020 Computer Organization & Assembly Programming
APT 2022 Introduction to Assembly Programming
APT 2030 Digital Electronics
APT 2040 Operating Systems
APT 2050 Computer Network and Telecommunication
APT 2060 Data Structures & Algorithms
APT 2080 Introduction to Software Engineering
APT 2090 Computer Graphics
APT 3040 Object Oriented Design and Programming
APT 3050 Introduction to Project Management
APT 3060 Mobile Programming
APT 3080 Management Information Systems
APT 3090 Cryptography and Network Security
APP 4030 Information Systems & Engineering
APP 4040 Data Structures & Algorithms
APP 4060 Operating Systems II
APT 4900 Applied Computer Technology Project
APT 4910 Applied Computer Technology Internship
IST 0999 Computer Competency
IST 1010 Introduction to Information Systems
IST 2010 Computer Organization & Programming
IST 2020 Introduction to Programming
IST 2040 Information Systems & Applications
IST 2050 Electronic Business Strategy Architecture & Design
IST 3020 Principles of Operating Systems
IST 4010 Advanced Information Systems
IST 4020 Systems Analysis & Design
IST 4030 Database Management Systems
IST 4040 Decision Analysis
ST 4050 Global Information Systems
IST 4060 Telecommunications & Networks
IST 4070 Object-Oriented Programming
IST 4080 Backend Database and Structured Query Language
IST 4900 Information Systems Senior Project
DST 4010 Distributed Systems
DST 4020 Mobile computing
DST 4030 Parallel Computing
DST 4040 Digital Wireless Communication and Networks
DST 4050 Embedded Real-Time Systems
NET 4010 Client-Server & Distributed Systems
NET 4020 Network Management
NET 4030 Internet Architecture & Protocols
NET 4040 Telecommunications Operations
NSC 2215 Introduction to Physical Mechanics
SFE 4010 Human Computer Interaction
SFE 4020 Software Design and Architecture
SFE 4030 Software Testing and Quality Assurance
SFE 4040 Software Requirements & Estimation
SFE 4050 Software Process and Project Management

Criminology, Forensics & Law

CJS 1101 Introduction to Criminal Justice Systems
CJS 1103 Juvenile Justice
CJS 1104 Criminology
CJS 2201 Criminal Law
CJS 2202 Criminal Procedure
CJS 2204 Corrections and Punishment
CJS 2205 Ethics in Criminal Justice
CJS 2207 Diversity and Criminal Justice
CJS 2210 Crime and Gender
CJS 2211 Community and Social Justice
CJS 3301 Crime and Public Policy
CJS 3303 Victimology
CJS 3305 Forensic Science
CJS 3306 Criminal Investigations
CJS 3307 Comparative Criminal Justice Systems
CJS 3309 Terrorism and International Security
CJS 3312 Community Policing
CJS 3313 Information Technology and Crime
CJS 4120 Criminal Evidence
CJS 4130 Research Methods in Criminal Justice
CJS 4136 International Criminal Law and Procedures
CJS 4140 Police Administration
CJS 4150 Criminal Justice Administration
CJS 4125 Seminar in Criminal Justice
FIC 4020 Forensic Accounting & Fraud Investigation
FIC 4040 Information Technology and Cybercrime
PSY 2105 Social Psychology
PSY 2125 Human Sexuality
PSY 3115 Abnormal Psychology
SOC 2201 Introduction to Sociology
SOC 3305 Deviant Behaviour

Environment: Science, Policy & Management

ENV 2000 Introduction to Environmental Science
ENV 2001 Sustainable Resource Management
ENV 3200 Water Use & Management
ENV 3288 Field Studies
ENV 3300 Energy Use & Management
ENV 4000 Environmental Economics
ENV 4200 Environmental Law
NSC 2205 Human Physiology
NSC 2212 Life, Environment & Society
NSC 2215 Introduction to Physical Mechanics
NSC 2216 Introduction to Earth Sciences
NSC 3304 Biology & the Environment
GEO 3000 Geography & the Environment

Foreign Languages & Cultural Studies

GEO 2100 World Regional Geography
HIS 2010 History of Africa Since 1800
HIS 3015 20th Century Eastern Africa
HIS 3025 History of Kenya
HIS 4120 African Economic History Since 1900
IRL 3060 African International Relations
IRL 4001 Regional Conflict in Africa
IRL 4050 US-Africa Relations
IRL 4811 Critical Issues in Africa
IRL 3010 Developmental Issues in Africa
LIT 4785 African Authors Seminar
SWA 1000 Beginning Kiswahili I
SWA 1001 Beginning Kiswahili II
SPN 1000 Beginning Spanish I
SPN 1001 Beginning Spanish II
PN 2002 Business Spanish
SPN 2003 Tourist Spanish
SPN 3001 Literature in Spanish II
SPN 3002 Literature in Spanish II
SPN 4000 Culture & Civilization of Spain
SPN 4005 Culture & Civilization of Latin America
CHI 1000 Beginning Chinese I
CHI 1001 Beginning Chinese II
ARB 1000 Beginning Arabic I
ARB 3001 Arabic Culture and Civilization
FRN 1000 Beginning French I
FRN 1001 Beginning French II
FRN 2001 Intermediate French I
FRN 2500 Advanced Grammar & Composition
FRN 3000 Literature in French I
JPN 1000 Beginning Japanese I
PN 1001 Beginning Japanese II

Medicine, Health & Pharmacology

USIU is in the process of updating syllabi for most of the courses listed in this section. Download and use the Course Descriptions file to obtain credit transfer approval at your home university/college. Contact the KEI Program Manager if your school requires syllabi for course approval.

BCM 1341 Cellular Biology
BCM 1342 Biochemistry of Biomolecules (Biochemistry II)
BCM 1343 Metabolic Processes & Disorders
BCM 2344 Biochemistry of Specialized Tissues
BCM 2345 Enzymology
BCM 2346 Molecular Biology (Biochemistry VI)
BCM 1342 Biochemistry of Biomolecules (Biochemistry II)
BCM 3347 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Biotechnology
BOT 3351 Botanical Techniques
CHE 1305A Basic Inorganic Chemistry (Inorganic Chemistry I)
CHE 1306 Structure & Chemical Bonding (Inorganic Chemistry II)
CHE 2303 Organic Chemistry
CHE 2304 Chromatographic & Volta-metric Methods
CHE 2307 Physical & Nuclear Chemistry
CHE 2308 Nuclear Chemistry
HAN 1321 Human Anatomy I
HAN 1322 Human Anatomy II
HAN 1323 Human Anatomy III
HSC 2391 Health Economics
HSC 3492 Law & Ethics in Research
HSC 4493 Research Methods & Biostatistics
MIC 2361 Bacteriology & Mycology
MIC 2362 Parasitology & Entomology
MIC 2363 Virology & Immunology
PAT 3371 General Pathology
PAT 3372 Haematology (Human Physiology II)
PAT 3373 Clinical Chemistry
PHM 3401 Introduction to Analytical Chemistry
PHM 3402 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
PHM 3403 Medicinal Chemistry I
PHM 3411 Introduction to Pharmacy
PHM 3412 Biopharmaceutics
PHM 3413 Physical Pharmaceutics
PHM 3451 General Pharmacognosy
PHM 3471 Basic Pharmacology & Toxicology
PHM 3472 Anti-Infective Drugs
PHM 3473 Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Pharmacology
PHM 3481 Introduction to Clinical Pharmacy
PHM 3482 Infectious Diseases
PHM 3483 Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Disorders
PHM 3485 Clinical Management of Bacterial & Viral Disease
PHM 3486 Clinical Management of Fungal, Parasitic & Protozoal Disease
PHM 4405 Pharmaceutical Analysis I
PHM 4414 Unit Operations
PHM 4415 Powder Technology
PHM 4416 Dispensing & Pharmacy Practice
PHM 4452 Elements of Phytochemistry
PHM 4474 Cardiovascular & Renal Pharmacology
PHM 4475 Endocrine & Reproductive Pharmacology
PHM 4476 Nervous & Musculoskeletal Pharmacology
PHM 4484 Cardiovascular & Renal Disorders
PHM 4485 Endocrine & Reproductive System Disorders
PHM 4486 Nervous & Musculoskeletal Disorders
PHM 4491 Social & Behavioral Pharmacy
PHM 5407 Pharmaceutical Quality Control
PHM 5417 Dosage Forms
PHM 5418 Pharmaceutical Microbiology
PHM 5477 Cancer, Ocular & Skin Pharmacology
PHM 5478 Veterinary Pharmacology
PHM 5487 Neoplastic Disorders
PHM 5488 Ocular, Ear & Skin Disorders
PHM 5492 Pharmaceutical Marketing Management
PHM 5493 Pharmacy Management
PHM 5494 Elective Industrial & Hospital Attachment
PHM 5495 Research Project & Thesis
PHM 5496 Pharmacy Law & Ethics
PHY 1331 Introduction to Medical Physiology
PHY 1332 Muscle & Sensory Physiology
PHY 1333 Respiratory & Gastrointestinal Physiology
PHY 2334 Cardiovascular & Renal Physiology
PHY 2335 Endocrine & Reproductive Physiology
PHY 2336 Nervous & Sensory Physiology

Psychology & Sociology

PSY 1101 Introduction to Psychology
PSY 1105 Developmental Psychology
PSY 1110 Experimental Psychology
PSY 1171 Introduction to Health Psychology
PSY 1185 Introduction to Chemical Dependency
SY 2105 Social Psychology
PSY 2120 Psychology of Learning
PSY 2125 Human Sexuality
PSY 2181 Psychopharmacology & Addiction
PSY 2182 Treatment Method & Modalities of Chemical Dependency
PSY 2183 Theories & Techniques of Chemical Dependency Counseling
PSY 3105 History & Systems of Psychology
PSY 3110 Psychology of Personality
PSY 3115 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 3125 Multicultural Diversity in Psychology
PSY 3130 Physiological Psychology
PSY 3130 Physiological Psychology
PSY 3140 Introduction to Counselling
PSY 3141 Physiology of Special Needs
PSY 3143 Psychology at Work I – Measuring Organizational Characteristics
PSY 3142 Industrial & Organizational Psychology
PSY 3150 Courtship & Marriage
PSY 3160 Introduction to Marriage & Family Therapy
PSY 3171 Social Psychology of Health Care
PSY 3172 Understanding Grief, Loss & Bereavement
PSY 3181 Trends & Issues in Chemical Dependency
PSY 3182 Group & Family Counseling with the Chemically Dependent
PSY 4110 Research Methods
PSY 4117 Cognitive Psychology
PSY 4142 Psychology at Work II – Prediction & Measurement of Human Performance
PSY 4143 Social Psychology in the Organizational Context
SY 4144 Communication & Leadership
PSY 4171 Behavioral Health Therapy
PSY 4172 HIV-AIDS Testing & Counseling
PSY 4181 Fieldwork in Chemical Dependency
PSY 4900 Psychology Senior Project
SOC 2205 The Family in the US
SOC 3301 Social Problems
SOC 3305 Deviant Behavior
SOC 3310 Family & Kinship in a Multicultural Context
SOC 3315 Sociology of Intercultural Relations
SOC 4021 Family & Kinship in a Multicultural Context

Tourism & Hospitality

HRM 1020 Kitchen Organization & Food Knowledge
HRM 3010 Food & Beverage Cost Control
HRM 3015 Hotel & Catering Law
HRM 3020 Catering Management
HRM 3025 Physical Plant Development & Maintenance
HRM 3030 Environmental Management for Hotels
HRM 3040 Hygiene & Nutrition
HRM 3050 Hotel & Restaurant Managerial Finance & Accounting
HRM 4010 Restaurant Development & Operations
HRM 4015 Food & Beverage Management
HRM 4030 Housekeeping & Laundry Management
HRM 4900 Hotel & Restaurant Senior Project
HRT 1010 Introduction to Hospitality Management
HRT 2010 Food Production
HRT 3010 Convention & Meeting Management
TOU 2020 Tourism & the Environment
TOU 2050 Travel Reservation Systems
TOU 2055 International Fares & Ticketing
TOU 3010 Tourism Products & Facilities Management
TOU 3020 International Travel & Management
TOU 3050 Travel Operations Management
TOU 4015 Wildlife Conservation, Development & Management
TOU 4025 Travel Agency Operations Techniques
TOU 4030 Tourism Economics
TOU 4035 Tour Operations Techniques
TOU 4040 Tourism Planning & Development
TOU 4055 Cultural & Heritage Tourism Development
TOU 4900 Tourism Management Senior Project

Internships & community service

Internships (for-credit) and community service (not-for-credit) allow students to learn from practical experience not attainable in a classroom setting. Internships require a commitment of 120-400 hours (3-6 credits). Service does not have a minimum requirement. Since most internships are scheduled during the day, students may be limited to taking evening and Saturday classes.

Placement is based on professional interests and availability of positions in business, marketing, finance, hospitality, communications, journalism, environment, science, wildlife, social work and humanitarian aid. Note that internship placement in Nairobi is very challenging due to the professional culture and, as such, is not guaranteed. Students must select back-up courses in case placement cannot be confirmed. Contact KEI for more information about placement options.

For more information, download:

Experiential Learning Guide
Internship syllabus

HOST UNIVERSITY

The United States International University is the first and largest private, secular university in Kenya. Since its establishment in 1969, USIU has earned a reputation as the top university in East Africa. The university is dually accredited by the Commission for Higher Education of Kenya and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges in the USA.