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  • Mission and Learning Outcomes

    Program Mission

    The BA program in English aims to graduate students who meet the national and regional needs for bilingual human resources in a variety of professions. It is designed to graduate students who possess the intellectual and academic knowledge and practical skills that prepare them for their future careers and the challenges of a fast changing world.

    Program Objectives

    The program aims at:

    1. Providing graduates with the skills required for mastering the English language as a means of communication, by offering courses in listening, speaking, reading and writing, from both practical and academic perspectives;
    2. Offering language programs tailored to students’ needs and market demand;
    3. Developing students’ ability to identify, analyze and resolve problems often encountered by learners of English as a foreign language;
    4. Preparing students for teaching English at different school levels through equipping them with requisite pedagogical awareness and well-informed classroom practices;
    5. Enhancing students’ linguistic, practical, and professional understanding of the nature of the translation process and its diverse fields;
    6. Promoting students’ innovation and productivity through appropriate academic guidance;
    7. Capitalizing on students’ ability to functionalize modern technological approaches and applications in developing personal capabilities and research methods for life-long learning; and
    8. Familiarizing students with the linguistic and literary communication resources for accomplishing different social, affective and cognitive actions and interactions.
  • Curriculum

    General Education 33 credit hours
    College Requirements 33 credit hours
    Major Requirements 30 credit hours
    Open Electives 9 credit hours
    Major Electives -
    Internship Option  15 credit hours
    Practicum Option 15 credit hours

     

    General Education Requirements 33 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ARL 100 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic I (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 100 (E) Communication Skills in Arabic I (E) No Prerequisite 3
    ARL 105 (A) Communication Skills in Arabic II (A) ARL 100 (A) 3
    ARL 105 (E) Communication Skills in Arabic II (E) ARL 100 (E) 3
    CRT 301 Critical Thinking UNS 102 + ENG 200 2
    ENG 100 English I No Prerequisite 3
    ENG 200 English II ENG 100 "C" grade+ UNS102 3
    ISL 100 (A) Islamic Culture (A) No Prerequisite 3
    ISL 100 (E) Islamic Culture (E) No Prerequisite 3
    ITE 100 Introduction to Information Technology Applications No Prerequisite 3
    NSC 201 Natural Sciences No Prerequisite 3
    PHI 300 Professional Ethics ENG 200 3
    PSY 201 General Psychology UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    SOC 201 UAE and GCC Society UNS 102 + ENG 100 3
    UNS 102 University Study Skills No Prerequisite 1

     

    College Requirements 33 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ENG 204 Situational Conversation ENG 200 3
    ENG 205 Critical Reading Skills ENG 200 3
    ENG 206 English Grammar ENG 200 3
    ENG 209 English Composition I ENG 200 3
    ENG 303 Introduction to the Study of Language ENG 206 3
    ENG 306 Writing 2 ENG 209 3
    ENG 307 English Phonetics and Phonology ENG 204 3
    ENG 310 Debate and Discussion ENG 204 3
    ENG 401 Discourse Analysis ENG 303 3
    LIT 301 Introduction to English Literature ENG 209 3
    LIT 302 Readings in Contemporary English Literature LIT 301 3

     

    Major Requirements 30 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    Compulsory Courses 30 Credit Hours
    TFL 302 Educational Linguistics ENG 303 3
    TFL 304 Methods of Teaching 1 ENG 303 3
    TFL 306 Curriculum and Material Development No Prerequisite 3
    TFL 401 Methods of Teaching 2 TFL 304 3
    TRA 301 Introduction to Translation ENG 206 3
    TRA 302 Issues in Translating English Texts TRA 301 3
    TRA 304 Issues in Translating Arabic Texts TRA 301 3
    TRA 307 Media Translation TRA 301 3
    LIT 406 Survey of British Literature LIT 301 3
    LIT 408 Survey of American Literature LIT 301 3

     

    Open Electives 9 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    OE 1 Open Elective I - 3
    OE 2 Open Elective II - 3
    OE 3 Open Elective III - 3

    A student can choose one of the following combinations to satisfy Open Requirements:

    1. Minor (appears on transcript).
    2. 3 courses (9 credit hours) from the English Major Electives and 3 Free Elective courses (9 credit hours).
    English Major Electives
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ENG 402 Contrastive Analysis ENG 303 & ENG 307 3
    ENG 403 Language and Society ENG 303 3
    ENG 405  Advanced Writing ENG 305 3
    ENG 407 Morphology of English ENG 303 3
    ENG 409 Syntax of English ENG 303 3
    ENG 411 Lexical Semantics ENG 303 3
    ENG 413 Pragmatics ENG 303 3
    ENG 417 History of English ENG 303 3
    LIT 410 World Literature in Translation LIT 301 3
    LIT 412 Major Author LIT 301 3
    LIT 414 Literary Genre LIT 301 3
    LIT 416 Topic in Literature LIT 301 3
    TFL 402 Error Analysis and Material Design ENG 302 3
    TFL 404 Psychology of Language Learning PSY 201 3
    TRA 401 Issues in Technical/Genre Translation TRA 302 + TRA 304 3
    TRA 402 Principles of Translation Quality Assessment TRA 401 3
    TRA 403 Theory of Translation and Professional Issues TRA 302 + TRA 304 3
    TRA 404 Introduction to Interpreting TRA 302 + TRA 304 3

     

    Internship Option 15 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ENG 399 Internship/Capstone Course/Project in English 96 Credit Hours 3
    ME1 Major Elective I - 3
    ME2 Major Elective II - 3
    ME3 Major Elective III - 3
    ME4 Major Elective IV - 3

     

    Practicum Option 15 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ENG 399-PR Practicum 108 Credit Hours 6
    ME1 Major Elective I - 3
    ME2 Major Elective II - 3
    ME3 Major Elective III - 3

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