Degree Plan

Program Objectives (Program Educational 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; and
    4. Pursue lifelong learning and continuing education.

Program Outcomes (Student 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 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,
  9. Graduate assistants.

Bachelor of Arts in English Language Degree Plan

First Year, 1st Semester (1) (Preparatory)
Course Code Course Title Lec. Lab. Credit Pre-req
ENGL 001 English I1558-
CS 001 Introduction to Information Technology 132-
ENGL 003 Communication Skills 404-
GS 021 College Study Skills 021-
TOTAL 4201015

First Year, 2nd Semester (2) (Preparatory)
Course Code Course Title Lec Lab Credit Pre-req
ENGL 002 English II1558ENGL 001
CS 002 Introduction to Computer Applications 132CS 001
MATH 010 Foundation Mathematics 404-
GS 031
GS 041
Physical Education I (Male)
Health Education I (Female)
0/12/11-
TOTAL 420/2110/915
credit hours required in the Preparatory Program: 30

Note: In place of the above preparatory art stream, students of the following preparatory science steam can also join this Bachelor program.


First Year, 1st Semester (1) (Preparatory)
Course Code Course Title Lec. Lab. Credit Pre-req
ENGL 001 Calculus I1558-
CS 001 Introduction to Information Technology 132-
ENGL 003 Communication Skills 404-
GS 021 College Study Skills 021-
TOTAL 4201015

Total credit hours required in the Degree Program: 133

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 (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 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 490 Field Training/Senior Project (0-40-9)Prerequisite: 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 educational. A final report will be required at the conclusion of the internship. Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead. 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 as well as an oral report 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 as the culmination of the student''s degree program.

MATH 010 Foundation Mathematics (4-0-4)Prerequisite: None

This theoretical course is designed to provide basic mathematics skills required for business courses. The topics to be covered include: basic properties of real numbers, linear equations and inequalities, equations and inequalities in two variables, system of linear equations and inequalities, exponents and polynomials, quadratic formula, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

MATH 011 Mathematics I (4-0-4)Prerequisite: None

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to provide basic and fundamental knowledge of math concepts that is required in further study courses. The topics include: Real numbers, integral exponents and scientific notation, polynomials and their operations, rational functions, radicals, complex numbers, equations and inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic equations, non-linear inequalities in one variable, linear & quadratic functions and their graphs, synthetic division, fundamental theorem of algebra and graphs of polynomial and rational functions. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

MATH 012 Mathematics II (4-0-4)Prerequisite: MATH 011

This course is mainly a theoretical course. It is designed to build a strong base in algebra and trigonometry that is needed for further courses. The topics include:

Exponential and logarithmic functions and their equations, trigonometric functions of any angle, fundamental properties of sine and cosine graphs, trigonometric identities, trigonometric equations and inverse trigonometric functions, systems of linear equations in two and three variables, matrices and determinants, solving linear systems by matrix and determinant methods. The students may work on computers using the provided software for enhancement of the different math topics of the course.

SCI 051 Physical Sciences (1-3-2)Prerequisite: None

This course is both theoretical and practical and composed of two major components, chemistry and physics. The former part is designed to provide an introductory knowledge for students in chemistry. The course enables students to learn about the atoms and periodic table, elements of chemistry, mixtures, chemical bonding molecular mixing, acids and bases, oxidation reduction and organic compounds with its related subjects such as drugs and plastics. The practical components of the course include laboratory experience to develop the students'' ability in experimentation, observation, measurements and also documentation. The physics part, on the other hand, provides students with sufficient understanding and knowledge in Physics, and develops their physics practical skills to meet the requirement of their respective specializations. The main topics include Mechanics, heat, electricity and magnetism, and waves - sound and light.

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

This practical course aims at maintaining students’ fitness through developing practical skills in a number 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 a number 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 life-threatening emergencies at home, at work, in the family and elsewhere, and in their roles 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.

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 and operations of a PC as well as key skills in working in a Windows based environment and word processing. The Students will also be introduced to the general concepts of networks, Internet and intranet.

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

This course will provide the students with the necessary IT key skills that will help in the course of their study. They will have hands-on experience in using a productivity tool and acquire some skills in Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentation.

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

Selection of aspects of Arabic grammar essential for written and spoken communication in everyday life with emphasis on correct grammar usage.

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

Characteristics and types of formal writing: reports; scientific research; summaries; forms; resume; evaluations and minutes of meetings.

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

Promoting interactive skills and techniques for social, academic and professional life: dialogue; presentations; persuasion and developing a positive approach.

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

The roots of the true faith. Special characteristics of Islamic faith. The Islamic view of the universe, mankind and life. Means for enrichment of life and beliefs.

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

Importance of ethics in Islam and the integration of worship and aspects of professional life. Suitability criteria for employment in Islam. Standards for professional behavior. Employee interaction with others. Application of Islam to professional violations. Saudi Laws and professional behavior.

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

The dignity of mankind and basic human rights. The Islamic viewpoint of human rights, its distinguishing characteristics, and debates related to this issue.