Preparatory Courses

The Raphael Recanati International School curriculum includes preparatory courses prior to the beginning of the academic year, designed to teach new students various skills that will be necessary to succeed in their studies.

Preparatory Courses


Students who are enrolled in the following programs are required to complete a preparatory course in Mathematics: 

  • BA in Business Administration
  • BA in Business & Economics 
  • BA in Entrepreneurship & Business
  • BSc in Computer Science
  • BA in Entrepreneurship & BSc in Computer Science 

 


Students who are enrolled in the BSc in Computer Science or the BA in Entrepreneurship & BSc in Computer Science programs are required to complete an additional preparatory course in Computer Programming. 



Preparatory Math Course for Business


Applicants who have been admitted to the BA program in Business Administration, the double major program in Business Administration and Economics, or the double major program in Entrepreneurship and Business, will likely be required to participate in a Mathematics preparatory course. Applicants are required to refer to their acceptance letter to determine if they are required to participate in this course. 

Course topics:

 

  • Basic algebraic operations 
  • Algebraic identities 
  • Solving equations and inequalities 
  • Linear and quadratic functions 
  • The Cartesian coordinate system (the xy-plane) 
  • Logarithms and exponents: Basic techniques and equations 
  • Differentiation techniques and applications of the derivative 
  • Limits of functions 
  • Graphing functions 
  • Arithmetic and geometric sequences 


We strongly recommend that students review the subjects listed above as some previous knowledge is assumed in these subjects. 

Length of the course: 80 academic hours (15 sessions) 

Dates of the summer 2022 course: August 16, 2022 - September 22, 2022



 

Mathematics Refresher Course for Computer Science

 

We offer our applicants an online refresher course to bridge the gap between their high school mathematics and university mathematics. The course may also be used as a condition for enrolling in the mandatory preparatory course, in cases where applicants do not meet the program admissions requirements. Such applicants will be required to attend the refresher course and pass its final exam. Students who do not achieve a passing grade in the final exam will not be permitted to continue to the mandatory preparatory course or enroll in the BSc degrees. 

 

Course topics:

  • Basic algebra equations
  • Arithmetic sequences
  • Geometric sequences
  • Trigonometric identities
  • Functions

 

Length of course: 50 academic hours (10 sessions)

Dates of the course: April 25, 2022 - June 6, 2022

The course will be conducted online via zoom

 

For the course flyer, click here 

 

 

 

Preparatory Math Course for Computer Science 


Applicants who have been admitted to the BSc program in Computer Science or the Double Major program in Entrepreneurship & Computer Science, will likely be required to pass a Mathematics preparatory course for Computer Science. Applicants are required to refer to their acceptance letter to determine if they are required to pass this course in order to officially enroll in the School of Computer Science.

Course Topics:

 

  • Equations of one or two variables
  • Linear equations
  • Quadratic equations 
  • Equation of a higher degree 
  • Equations with parameters 
  • Equations with radicals
  • Polynomial division
  • Inequalities (linear, quadratic, higher degree, with quotients, with absolute value, “and/or” systems) 
  • Exponents and logarithms (properties, equations and inequalities) 
  • Basic functions: Linear and quadratic 
  • Sequences (arithmetic, geometric, recursive) 
  • Complex numbers
  • Limits
  • Derivatives (definition, application) 
  • Function investigation: Polynomials; Rational functions; Radicals; Exponential and logarithmic functions including parametric problems
  • Trigonometric identities and equations

 

Length of the course: 100 academic hours (17 sessions) 

Dates of the summer 2022 course: August 14, 2022 - October 6, 2022



Preparatory Programming Course For Computer Science or Entrepreneurship & Computer Science Degree


The purpose of the course is to provide participants with basic programming skills and to prepare them for the course “Introduction to Computer Science,” which is offered in the Fall semester. This preparatory course is an introductory course that requires no prior knowledge or background in programming, but the fundamental topics are studied at a fast pace. Participation in the course is mandatory.

Course topics: 

  • Basic data types 
  • Variables 
  • Logic and arithmetic expressions 
  • Control structures (if, while, for) 
  • One-dimensional arrays 
  • Writing, documentation, and testing computer programs in Java


Length of the course: 40 academic hours (10 sessions) 
Dates of the summer 2022 course: August 14, 2022 - September 7, 2022



Preparatory English Course 


Based on previous studies and level of English proficiency (demonstrated on an English proficiency exam), candidates may be required to participate in an English language preparatory course (English Mechina). This course is designed to prepare non-native speakers for academic studies in English. Please refer to your acceptance letter to determine whether you are required to participate in this course. 

 

Attendance and participation: Students are expected to actively participate in class activities and complete the homework assignments to reach their full potential from this learning experience.


Students who attend less than 80% of the lessons or fail to achieve a passing course grade (60 out of 100), will be required to achieve a final grade of at least 70 in the subsequent course – "English Advanced 1" instead of the usual 60 minimum required grade to pass the course.



Please refer to the e-mail from your admissions coordinator, stating whether you are required to participate in this course, or not.



Length of the course: 33 academic hours (11 sessions) 
Dates of the summer 2022 course: August 24, 2022 - September 21, 2022