Degree Plan

 Program Objectives

The programme objectives aim to prepare graduates to:

  1. Acquire knowledge and develop skills necessary to enter careers and apply them to work effectively in a profession.
  2. Develop their knowledge and skills in the English language, literature, teaching, translation, and writing creatively, as well as the cultural context of English language.
  3.  Enhance self-confidence, ability to make proper decisions, and effective communication.
  4. Pursue lifelong learning and continuing education.

Program Outcomes


Upon successful completion of the program, students should demonstrate the ability to:

  1. Develop a high level of proficiency in English language skills;
  2. Write well and creatively in a variety of formats (e.g. academic, journalistic, critical & creative);
  3. Produce rhetorical speeches, argue and debate articulately;
  4. Make oral conference-style presentations;
  5. Criticize pieces of literature, and recognize cultural differences;
  6. Teach English as a foreign language;
  7. Translate from English into Arabic and vice versa;
  8. Function effectively in teams to accomplish goals;
  9. Employ effective communication skills consistent with the business professional environment;
  10. Assess ethics and social responsibilities relevant to the profession;
  11. Use language and translation related computer applications efficiently in the workplace; and
  12. Pursue lifelong learning and professional development.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program will be well-positioned to take advantage of various employment

opportunities such as teaching, translation, reviewing and criticizing literature, and writing

professionally. They may choose to put their high-level language and cultural skills to use in

business or the public service as:

1. Research journalists,

2. Speech and language therapists,

3. Editors,

4. Translators,

5. Public service personnel,

6. Media writers,

7. English language teachers,

8. Tour guides, and

9. Graduate assistants.

First Year, 1st Semester (1) (Preparatory) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 001English I1558-
CS 001Introduction to Information Technology132-
ENGL 003Communication Skills I404-
GS 021College Study Skills101-


Second Year, 2st Semester (4) (Freshman II) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 112English Language Skills II243ENGL 111
ENGL 115Language Structure II233ENGL 114
ENGL 116English Pronunciation223-
ENGL 118English Composition II303ENGL 117
ENGL 160Introduction to Language303-
BUS 283Industrial Psychology303-


Third Year, 1st Semester (5) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 219Conversation142ENGL 116
ENGL 222Academic Writing202ENGL 118
ENGL 231Introduction to Translation303-
ENGL 241Introduction to Literature303-
ENGL 261History of the English Language303-
ENGL 262Applied Linguistics303ENGL 160
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS 171

Third Year, 2nd Semester (6) (Sophomore) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 223Journalistic Writing303ENGL 222
ENGL 232Translation Theory and Practice303ENGL 231
ENGL 242The Novel303ENGL 241
ENGL 251Teaching English as a Foreign Language303ENGL 262
ENGL 263Phonetics303ENGL 160
ENGL 264Morphology303ENGL 160


Fourth Year, 1st Semester (7) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​


Course Code

Course TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
GS 262Arabic Professional Writing202GS 161
ENGL 311Public Speaking142ENGL 219
ENGL 324Creative Writing303ENGL 223
ENGL 333Advanced Translation303ENGL 232
ENGL 352Materials and Methods in TEFL303ENGL 251
ENGL 365Phonology303ENGL 263
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS 272


Fourth Year, 2nd Semester (8) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
GS 243Health Education III111GS 142
BUS 261Business Communication303ENGL 118
ENGL 343Drama303ENGL 241
ENGL 344Poetry303ENGL 241
GS 363Arabic Communication Skills202GS 262
ENGL 366Psycholinguistics303ENGL 160


Fourth Year, 2nd Semester (9) (Junior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.Lab.Pre-req
GS 243Health Education III111GS 142
BUS 261Business Communication300ENGL 118
ENGL 343Drama300ENGL 241
ENGL 344Poetry300ENGL 241
GS 363Arabic Communication Skills200GS 262
ENGL 366Psycholinguistics300ENGL 160


Fifth Year, 2st Semester (10) (Senior) ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req

ENGL 491

ENGL 495

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing


Elective Courses ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course codeCourse TitleLec.Lab.CreditPrerequisites
ENGL 334Issues in Translation303ENGL 333
ENGL 345Contemporary Literature303ENGL 241
ENGL 353Curriculum Design in TEFL303ENGL 352
ENGL 367Language Acquisition303ENGL 160
ENGL 435Automated and Computer Assisted Translation132ENGL 333
ENGL 454Computer Assisted language Learning132ENGL 352




Course Description

College Requirements

ENGL 001 English I (15-5-8)                                                                Prerequisite: None

This is an integrated high-beginning level English course including instruction in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar. This course is designed to improve students' overall ability in  the above-mentioned skills. Emphasis is given to class activities and practices geared toward the development of comprehension as well as fluency, immersing students in authentic language used in everyday situations and purposes related to work, social life and leisure.

ENGL 002 English II (15-5-8)                                                      Prerequisite: ENGL 001

This is a continuation of ENGL 001 with an emphasis on a mastery of the materials introduced in English 001, namely in Reading, Writing, Listening/Speaking and Grammar. This course is designed to enable students to feel comfortable in the use of the English language in the academic community.

ENGL 003 Communication Skills I                                           (4-0-4) Prerequisite: None

This is the introductory course for the Communications segment of the program. It consists of oral communications components including conversational discourse to improve pronunciation, comprehension and listening skills as well as to teach accuracy and fluency. Grammar, reading, oral and vocabulary components are parts of the course.

ENGL 004 Communication Skills II                                 ( 4-0-4) Prerequisite: ENGL 003

This is the second part of the Communications segment of the program. The course includes practical oral communication tasks designed to enable the students to function in everyday life situations. It utilizes functional tasks, such as situational dialogues, debates, group discussion and presentations.

ENGL 117 English Composition I                                      (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 002

The course provides pre-composition practice from sentence to paragraph. It also develops basic skills in using the library.

ENGL 118 English Composition II (3-0-3)                                    Prerequisite: ENGL 117

It is a continuation of course ENGL 117. The course provides writing practice from paragraph to essay. It also offers practice in letter and concise writing and handles common errors in mechanics and style.

ENGL 491 Field Training (0-40-6)                                      Pre-requisite: Senior Standing

A continuous period of full semester is spent in a selected work place relating to the field of study. This field internship is intended to provide students with an opportunity to use the knowledge and skills learned in college in an actual work setting. It is intended to be both practical and theoretical. A final report that summarizes all work performed and results obtained is required at the end of the internship.

ENGL 495 Senior Project (0-40-6)                                     Pre-requisite: Senior Standing

Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior projectinstead. Each student develops and carries out a project relevant to professional goals. The project generally involves background study or research, planning, implementation, evaluation, and preparation of a written report. A departmental Senior Project Committee must approve all project proposals, and this same committee will receive regular oral and written progress reports. Final results are presented as a paper in a style suitable for publication in a professional journal along with an oral presentation in a public symposium. To foster the principle of teamwork, students may be allowed to form small groups to execute the projects jointly. Students meet weekly to discuss their projects and the research experience. The project should be viewed asthe culmination of the student's degree programJUC, EL, BA in English Language 13 Revised: 14/06/1433H (05/05/2012)

GS 031 Physical Education I (0-2-1)                                                    Prerequisite: None

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in anumber of sports including physical fitness, football, and tennis.

GS 132 Physical Education II (0-2-1)                                                Prerequisite: GS 031

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in anumber of sports including volleyball, swimming, and table tennis.

GS 233 Physical Education III (0-2-1)                                              Prerequisite: GS 132

This practical course aims at maintaining students' fitness through developing practical skills in a number of sports including basketball, badminton, and handball.

GS 041 Health Education I (1-1-1)                                                        Prerequisite: None

The course aims to introduce female students to health, physical activity and fitness as important components to quality filled life. It discusses the importance and components of a fitness program with its principles and activities. Nutrition/diet programs, body fats and body weight are discussed with their effect on health.

GS 142 Health Education II (1-1-1)                                                  Prerequisite: GS 041

The course introduces female students with the human body's major systems focusing on diseases and illnesses most pertinent to women and resulting in their mortality and disability. The course provides female students with basic training for dealing with non-life-threatening and lifethreatening emergencies at home, at work, in the family and elsewhere, and in their rules as mothers, wives, and colleagues. This includes First Aids, and Cardio Pulmonary Resistance (CPR) , Types of Infection, community common diseases including hypertension, diabetes, osteoporosis, and breast cancer.

GS 243 Health Education III (1-1-1)                                                 Prerequisite: GS 142

Examines current and historical influences on women's health throughout the life span. Anthropological, epidemiological, sociological, and political factors relating to specific health issues are presented. In addition to gender, the variables of race and class are examined as they affect women''s health.

GS 021 College Study Skills (0-2-1)                                                      Prerequisite: None

This is a preparatory year course aimed at addressing issues facing new students on transferring from the secondary to further college education. Skills gained during this course include motivation, time management, effective participation and note writing in lectures and preparing for exams.

CS 001 Introduction to Information Technology (1-3-2)                    Prerequisite: None

The students will be introduced to the main areas of Information Technology and the impact of Information Technology on society. Students will also be introduced to the main concepts andoperations of a PC as well as key skills in working in a Windows based environment and wordprocessing. The Students will also be introduced to the general concepts of networks, Internetand intranet.

CS 002 Introduction to Computer Applications (1-3-2)                   Prerequisite: CS 001

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GS 161 Arabic Practical Grammar (2-0-2)                                           Prerequisite: None

Studying chosen parts of Arabic grammar, verbs, the five verbs, nouns that are subject to desinential infliction with letters, derivatives, abrogatives, indeclinable, numbers, hamzah, in a practical way with numerous applications.

GS 262 Arabic Professional Writing (2-0-2)                                     Prerequisite: GS 161

Sources and forms of objective writing. Objective essay, reporting, evaluation, administrative messages, summary and scientific research.

GS 363 Arabic Communication Skills (2-0-2)                                    Prerequisite: GS 262

Aims to develop the student's skills of effective language oral communication through conversational techniques, persuasion, influence, debating, interviews, etc.

GS 171 Belief and its Consequences (2-0-2)                                        Prerequisite: None

The roots of the right faith, special characteristics of the Islamic faith, Islamic description of the universe, human beings and life, reasons for increasing the faith.

GS 272 Professional Ethics (2-0-2)                                                   Prerequisite: GS 171

Good behavior for the integrated Islamic personality, principles of social dealings, professional ethics.

GS 373 Human Rights in Islam (2-0-2)                                             Prerequisite: GS 272

Special characteristics of Islam, the five totalities and their applications, Islamic systems {social,economic, punishment} .

BUS 261 Business Communication (3-0-3)                                   Prerequisite: ENGL118

Principles, techniques, and skills needed to conduct scientific, technical, or business writing. Forms and styles of communication in and among business organizations, business letters, and library research projects and use of business periodicals. Preparation and presentation of oral reports will be covered. Instruction in the writing of reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. Emphasis on clarity, conciseness, and accuracy of expression. Research techniques, information design, effective use of graphics. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids.

BUS 283 Industrial Psychology (3-0-3)                                            Prerequisite: None

This course is designed to enable the student to understand the fundamentals of human relations, workplace interactions, the forces involved in group dynamics, the importance of psychological testing, counseling and guidance, and interviewing techniques.

Language Skills
ENGL 111 English Language Skills I (2-4-3)                                Prerequisite: ENGL 002

Semi-intensive course in basic English Language skills. This multi-skills course for students who have completed a beginning course in English at the Prep. Year program includes work on listening, speaking, grammar, reading and writing. Students establish a firm foundation of English sounds, forms, and functions in order to communicate in a college where English is the medium of instruction. Reading and writing activities reinforce the oral communications work and help students develop a balanced language skill profile.

ENGL 112 English Language Skills II (2-4-3)                               Prerequisite: ENGL 111

It is a continuation of course ENGL 111. Semi-intensive course in intermediate English Language Skills. This multi-skills course focuses on reading, writing, and communication skills essential in an academic setting. Students target their English skill development toward more specialized language learning goals. Core classes help students develop accuracy and fluency in speaking and writing, understand the main and supporting ideas of authentic listening and reading materials, and apply their language skills to more complex communicative and guided research tasks.

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ENGL 113 Reading Skills (2-3-3)                                                   Prerequisite: ENGL 002

Reading strategies for academic work; reading with increased comprehension and speed, vocabulary expansion, and summary writing. It also enhances some of the study skills required from college students.

ENGL 114 Language Structure I (2-3-3)                                       Prerequisite: ENGL 002

A review of English grammar through intensive written and oral practice to promote accurate and appropriate language use for students who have already studied grammar extensively and need to refine the ability to produce acceptable academic English.

ENGL 115 Language Structure II (2-3-3)                                     Prerequisite: ENGL 114

It is a continuation of course ENGL 114. It offers more advanced grammatical structures necessary for academic writing.

ENGL 116 English Pronunciation (2-2-3)                                           Prerequisite: None

A comprehensive course in the pronunciation of American English. Class work focuses on the analysis and practice of individual sounds and sound contrasts as well as the pronunciation,intonation, and rhythm of American English in connected speech.

ENGL 219 Conversation (1-4-2)                                                    Prerequisite: ENGL 116

The course provides some situational dialogues which are used to develop the learner's listening comprehension and conversational fluency. Throughout the course, students will be involved in authentic communicative and academic tasks, such as class discussions, informal debates, and oral presentations.

ENGL 311 Public Speaking (1-4-2)                                               Prerequisite: ENGL 219

An advanced oral class to assist students in developing the oral skills required in academic contexts. Students are taught how to make effective oral presentations, which are videotaped and critiqued collaboratively by the instructor and the class. Attention is paid to the rhetorical conventions of academic discourse, pronunciation, communication strategies and grammar. Oralcommunication and presentation skills essential for participation in seminars, conferences, and other academic and professional settings are among the objectives of this course.


Professional Writing

ENGL 222 Academic Writing (2-0-2)                                            Prerequisite: ENGL 118

A course in which fluency and productivity in the forms and modes of academic writing will be developed through selected readings and writing exercises. Students will be taught to develop their style and proficiency in major academic writing genres. It includes basic elements of academic writing, emphasizing improved fluency and accuracy, paragraph structure, summarizing and paraphrasing, short essays, and a final research project.

ENGL 223 Journalistic Writing (3-0-3)                                          Prerequisite: ENGL 222

A course that exposes the student to the diverse styles of journalistic writings. Hands-on exercises in reporting, writing editorials, and conducting investigative research are components of the course. Lectures by journalists are typically integrated into the program.

ENGL 324 Creative Writing (3-0-3)                                                Prerequisite: ENGL 223

The course will focus on tools and techniques of writing for the marketplace, e.g., specialized dictionaries, style-books, word-processors, brochure production, and copy-editing. Frequent and extensive writing is required. Emphasizes writing for pleasure and publication. Addresses practical problems of marketing. Provides opportunities for students to critique and practice the techniques of imaginative writing in order to develop a sound original style in various genres, such as poetry, short stories, short drama, and nonfiction.

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ENGL 231 Introduction to Translation (3-0-3)                                 Prerequisite: None

The course is a general introduction to the principles, practice, and history of translation. It surveys different types of translation examining and comparing them with the aim of proving the inadequacy of literal translation and training students to translate content and meaning. This introduction to theories of translation will help students develop their skills in translation by having them translate texts representing various written and spoken genres from English to Arabic and vice versa. Typical problems involved in such translation will be highlighted and discussed.

ENGL 232 Translation Theory and Practice                      (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 231

A close examination of major translation theories, both traditional and linguistic, and an application of these theories to the practice of translation, both literary and technical, in Arabic and English.

ENGL 333 Advanced Translation (3-0-3)                                     Prerequisite: ENGL 232

The course is an introduction to the techniques of interpreting streams of speech from and into English. It trains students to identify extemporaneous and prepared speech. It aims at refining note taking techniques and reinforcing ability to perceive essential meaning. The course emphasizes clarity of expression, correct style and grammar, proper diction, and polished presentation. It trains students in simultaneous interpretation shadowing and memory retention techniques in order to develop fluency and memory at a professional level.

ENGL 334 Issues in Translation (3-0-3)                                       Prerequisite: ENGL 333

This course provides an overview of the elementary problems associated with the translation. Some of these basic problems in translation include Arabization, culture, textuality, texture, etymology, ambiguity, language teaching, etc.

ENGL 435 Automated and Computer Assisted Translation (1-3-2) Prerequisite: ENGL 333

The course introduces students to automated and computer assisted translation. The topics covered include: bilingual word processing; automated dictionaries and term banks; alignment of texts and their translations for the purpose of compiling translation memories; internet searching for documentation and parallel texts. Appropriate software is used throughout the course.


ENGL 241 Introduction to Literature (3-0-3)                                       Prerequisite: None

A thematic introduction to literature written in English world-wide since 1900. Works will be chosen from a variety of genres and emphasis may vary between writers of Britain, the U.S., Ireland and countries formerly in the British Empire. It will include major works of fiction, poetry, and drama written in English.

ENGL 242 The Novel (3-0-3)                                                          Prerequisite: ENGL 241

An introduction to the development of the novel as a new literary form through a close reading of seven or eight significant texts against a background of social and philosophical currents of the eighteenth, nineteenth, and twentieth centuries.

ENGL 343 Drama (3-0-3)                                                               Prerequisite: ENGL 241

An introduction to English drama. The focus of this course will be on a selection of major playwrights from different periods. Eight to twelve plays will be read. The plays selected may vary from year to year.

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ENGL 344 Poetry (3-0-3)                                                               Prerequisite: ENGL 241

An introduction to English poetry. The focus of this course will be on major poets from various periods. This course may vary in content depending on the interest and expertise of the faculty available.

ENGL 345 Contemporary Literature (3-0-3)                                 Prerequisite: ENGL 241

A course that examines recent and current trends and movements in American literature, such as Absurdism, Post-Modernism, and ethnic literatures of the United States. The works studied will depend on the instructor, but might include such writers as Morrison, Walker, Vonnegut, Heller, and Carver.

ENGL 446 Literary Criticism (3-0-3) Prerequisites: ENGL 242, ENGL 343, ENGL 344

An exploratory course in which students will be familiarized with the dominant schools of literary theory, with an emphasis on the practical application of those schools. For the purposes of this course "text" is defined as anything that communicates meaning: for example, film, literature, history, and visual forms. An exploration of the methods and principles of criticism; generally an experiment in the application of a particular critical method or a group of related critical presuppositions to an appropriate body of English and American literature. Content varies.



ENGL 251 Teaching English as a Foreign Language (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 262

This course is aimed at students interested in TEFL as a career or as a short-term job. It seeks to develop an understanding of the principles of teaching English as a foreign language. By examining different contexts, purposes and approaches, students will be enabled to make informed decisions about language teaching methods, techniques, syllabuses and material. The course will look at the development of major teaching styles or methods in EFL, and will deal with teaching the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking. It will also consider the teaching of vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation as well as the correction of errors, lesson planning, and classroom management.

ENGL 352 Materials and Methods in TEFL (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 251

This course is divided into two parts. The first part will introduce students to the design and development of materials and texts for the teaching of EFL. It will also introduce students to evaluating EFL curricula and proficiency assessment instruments in all areas of language acquisition (pronunciation, reading, listening comprehension, etc.). The second part of the course will train students to teach EFL. This part is on practical classroom procedures and techniques rather than the theoretical aspects of language-teaching methodology.

ENGL 353 Curriculum Design in TEFL (3-0-3) Prerequisite: ENGL 352

In general, the course covers the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula and syllabi of EFL including policies that affect them. A needs-based, learning-centered approach to designing courses, with an emphasis on planning blocks of instruction larger than lesson plans. Each student will gradually design a curriculum for an actual student audience. Through needs assessment, students identify curricular goals and course objectives. From these they determine an appropriate syllabus structure, develop a course unit outline, plan and create materials for one lesson, determine training needs for course instructors and devise a system of evaluation.

ENGL 454 Computer Assisted Language Learning (1-3-2)         Prerequisite: ENGL 352

To familiarize students with the history and current state of computer assisted language learning (CALL). To equip students with the basic arguments in favor of, and against, using CALL in the language classroom. To provide hands-on experience of using CALL resources. To relate CALL to current ideas about language learning, and teaching. To provide a forum for students to discuss the relevance of CALL in language teaching.

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ENGL 455 Language Testing (3-0-3)                                            Prerequisite: ENGL 352

The aim of this course is to introduce the principles underlying the design of language tests. An understanding of these principles is useful for language teachers preparing students for public examinations or for those needing to design their own tests.



ENGL 160 Introduction to Language (3-0-3)                                     Prerequisite: None

This course is an introduction to the study of language. It discusses the uniqueness of human language and reviews major aspects of language structure common to all human languages. It is an elementary theory and practical work in phonetics, phonology, morphology, and syntax, with attention to formal grammar.

ENGL 261 History of the English Language (3-0-3)                           Prerequisite: None

An introductory survey of the history of the English language, Linguistic and sociolinguistic, from its earliest Indo-European origins to the present day. The nature and changes of the language are presented by reviewing the shifts that have occurred from Indo-European, Germanic, Old English, Middle English, up to Early Modern English.

ENGL 262 Applied Linguistics (3-0-3)                                           Prerequisite: ENGL 160

This course deals with the implications of the findings of theoretical and empirical research of language in all its aspects (language structure, language acquisition, and language variation and use) for the language learner and language teacher.

ENGL 263 Phonetics (3-0-3)                                                          Prerequisite: ENGL 160

A study of the articulatory, auditory, and acoustic description of the sounds of the English language. This course also includes descriptions of the sounds of Arabic. The practical component of this course involves practice in transcription and production of sounds in most languages.

ENGL 264 Morphology (3-0-3)                                                      Prerequisite: ENGL 160

This course is intended to provide an introduction to the principal theoretical questions in morphology, concentrating on paradigm-based realizational approaches to inflection. It examines the structure of paradigms, the role of stems in inflection, the relationship between clitics and affixes. It also examines the structure of lexical entries and their relation to derivational and compounding processes. These notions will be related to students' first language namely Arabic whenever possible.

ENGL 365 Phonology (3-0-3)                                                       Prerequisite: ENGL 263

A survey of theories of phonological description including phonemics, distinctive features, and generative phonology; an application of these theories to actual linguistic data from various languages with concentration on Arabic and English. This course gives greater details, however, about the role of English segmentals (consonants, vowels, and diphthongs) and suprasegmentals (stress and intonation) in making meaningful utterances. It further guides students into the domain of generative approach to phonological analysis. The concept of the phoneme, phonotactics, phonological processes, and distinctive features analysis are also presented.

ENGL 366 Psycholinguistics (3-0-3)                                             Prerequisite: ENGL 160

An introduction to the fields of first and second language acquisition, highlighting such issues as stages of acquisition, order of acquisition, and theories of language learning. The practicum part of this course involves collecting and analyzing data from learners. Topics covered include formal cognitive mechanisms relevant to knowledge and use of language, with an emphasis on modular view of the mind and its consequences for L1 and L2 language acquisition and learning.

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ENGL 367 Language Acquisition (3-0-3)                                       Prerequisite: ENGL 160

The course covers theories of language learning in general, then covers the major results in the study of first language acquisition concentrating on the development of linguistic structure, including sentence structure and morphology. First language acquisition processes compared and contrasted to child and adult second language acquisition and language disorders. It will also cover theoretical perspectives that direct research in second language acquisition; and explore the relationship between linguistics and language teaching and deal with the individual variables that influence second language learning.

ENGL 460 Sociolinguistics (3-0-3)                                                Prerequisite: ENGL 160

An examination of language variations in English as they relate to geographic and social factors.This course covers such topics as dialect, accent, Standard English, lingua franca, pidgin, Creole,and jargon. Additionally, the course will analyze social discourse, socio-linguistic theories,diversity and uniformity, multilingualism, speech communities, and language planning.

ENGL 468 Syntax (3-0-3)                                                              Prerequisite: ENGL 264

Grammatical theory; types of elements and processes usable in syntactic description of varioussorts. In broad terms, "syntax" is a course about the principles of generative grammar and syntactic analysis. This course is an introduction to generative grammar, that is, the study of language as a discrete autonomous system. The course will have a strong empirical component,with students encouraged to contribute data from Arabic.

ENGL 469 Semantics (3-0-3)                                                        Prerequisite: ENGL 160

This course is intended to provide a basic introduction to formal semantics, a key component of modern linguistics. No prior knowledge of semantics is assumed in this course. It will examine a range of core topics concerning word and sentence meaning in contemporary semantics, with the focus on understanding what the issues are rather than on formalization in any particular theoretical approach. Topics will include basic notions of predicate and modifier and of compositional meaning, the semantics of different types of noun phrases, natural language quantifiers, extensional vs. intentional contexts, tense, aspect and modality and propositional