The Human Sciences department functions as a servicing department offering courses designed by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) which include the Islamic and Asian Civilization and Ethnic Relations as well as elective courses to all university students. The elective courses are developed to prepare students to understand their potential, social background and expectations of the future and global perspectives. In collaboration with other CMLHS departments, this department supports students’ development in generic as well as soft skills.
We are proud to announce that Human Sciences department is a home to UMP’s Biofeedback Lab. Equipped with modern biofeedback machines; this lab is the only lab in Malaysia which is solely dedicated to improve human performance, personality, attitudes, stress management and emotional stability. The lab is managed by experts from various fields such as Islamic and comparative religious studies, human development, psychology, counseling, training, quality and productivity, economic, management, learning and study skills and civilization studies.
Degree & Diploma
Islamic & Asian Civilation 1
Contemporary Leadership in Community
Introduction to Human Behavior
Malaysia: The Impact of Globalization
Technology for Human Capital Development
The English Language department comprises language teachers and lecturers who are dynamic and dedicated in ensuring that the teaching and learning of English is relevant and exciting for students. Teaching and learning activities at CMLHS incorporates the use of technology in its 13 state-of-the-art multimedia language labs, a mini theatre and a recording studio. Through these technological facilities, students are exposed to a variety of language software like Tell Me More, Tensebusters and Sky Pronunciation. Language instructors also use blog, Edmodo, Moodle, Wikispaces and instant messaging as a platform to disseminate learning materials and communicate electronically with their students. The English Language department will continue to provide UMP students with classroom contexts that assimilate the real world experiences through assignments and projects.
English for Academic Skills
English for Occupational Communication
Fundamentals of English Language
English for Academic Communication
English for Technical Communication
English for Professional Communication
Critical Thinking Through Literature
Language in Society
Project Based Proposal Writing
The Foreign Languages department was established to offer foreign language courses in UMP. Foreign language is a compulsory course and every UMP student must choose one language which they are interested in learning. Besides that, the department conducts language courses relevant to the needs of the university. Among the languages offered are Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, Spanish and German.
The objective of the department is to provide adequate knowledge and training in the field of foreign languages to undergraduate students and the opportunity to learn these languages for business and social settings. The department also provides language courses for workplaces to cater to the language needs of the university’s community. This is relevant to the vision and mission of the university which is to encourage students and associates to be multilingual, thus be able to participate in various activities particularly international program. The department has nine language teachers who are dedicated to teaching the courses which emphasize oral communication skills.
Mandarin for Beginners
German for Beginners
Japanese for Beginners
Arabic for Beginners
Spanish for Beginners
Malay Language for Beginners
Mandarin for Intermediate
German for Intermediate
Japanese for Intermediate
Arabic for Intermediate
Spanish for Intermediate
Malay Language for Intermediate
Soft Skills is introduced to complement UMP students’ technical skills and knowledge. Generally, today’s job market demands more than just knowledge and skills. Beyond these job-specific technical skills, soft skills are nearly universally sought by employers. The challenge is to introduce a program which allows students to learn and capitalize their soft-skills competencies.
Soft Skills department is given the responsibility to organize necessary programs based on feedback from the industries (Fatmawati, Mansor, Mohd Azam, Muhammad Nubli & Norrihan, 2005). The implementation of Soft Skills programs requires effort from all quarters as this program cannot be realized without the support from each and every UMP associate and student. It is the university’s mission to produce proficient graduates physically, emotionally, spiritually and intellectually.
Soft Skills concept was initiated in 2002, and it has been implemented in stages since then. Soft Skills program is continually evaluated and improved with regards to its method of implementation, content and evaluation to match the current market and MOHE’s needs.
To develop a well-rounded personality and competency based on positive values in an effort to uphold the vision and mission of UMP.
Soft Skills are inculcated to all students through two programs, and both methods are implemented through two credited courses:
The basic elements of soft skills introduced and assessed include:
Degree & Diploma
Soft Skills 1 (Basic Soft Skills)
Soft Skills 2 (Industrial Soft Skills)