Course Description

ELAN 104 Analytic Reading and Writing

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ENG 101

This course aims at fulfilling the needs of reading and writing of students of the translation and linguistics major. The course integrates reading and essay writing skills at the upper-intermediate level. It equips students with vital academic vocabulary that can improve their writing skills and enable them to write at a higher thinking level. The skills gained on this course will enable students to link writing well to reading related texts and analyzing them artistically which will improve their creative and critical thinking skills in their essay writing.
ELAN 107 English Grammar I

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ENG 012

This course aims at preparing students to apply English grammar in formal contexts at an upper-intermediate level. The course integrates different kinds of activities to bridge the gap between basic knowledge of grammatical structure and its applications. It is designed to help students enhance their understanding of English grammar, expand their already learned skills and enable them to apply it their usage of English. The course will review parts of speech and their function, different verb tenses, active and passive voice, and types of clauses.
ELAN 108 English Grammar II

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 107

This course builds on the skills learned in ELAN 107 ENG Grammar and raises the students’ grammar skills to the advanced level. The course aims at building the students’ grammar skills that are based on practical rather than theoretical considerations. Areas covered in the course include real and unreal conditionals, direct - indirect speech, specification of numbers in English, use of certain modals, negatives and types of questions.
ELAN 130 Introduction to Linguistics

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ENG 012

Students are introduced to general linguistics and its major components are studied in detail. Levels of linguistic analysis are tackled according to the following hierarchy: phonetic, phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics. Students apply what they have learned on the theoretical level to of some selected spoken and written texts.
ELAN 131 Phonetics and Phonology

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

The main objective of this course is to introduce students to the description of the English sound system (vowels and consonants). Students are given intensive practice in the production and transcription of consonants and vowels in different positions and combinations. Features of connected speech are covered as well. Suprasegmental features of English such as stress, pitch, intonation are examined and practical exercises employed throughout the course enable them to use phonetic transcription effectively.
ELAN 205 Advanced Reading and Writing

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 104

This course builds on the skills learned in ELAN 104 and guides students to achievement of reading and essay writing skills at an advanced level. The course also links texts read and advanced vocabulary encountered in readings on a variety of academic topics to improve their creative writing abilities.
ELAN 206 Research Writing

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 205

Students are introduced to the tools and techniques of collecting and interpreting information. They learn how to draft a research plan by narrowing down a topic, assembling a bibliography, and putting together a review of literature in order to produce a coherent academic research paper.
ELAN 232 Morphology and Syntax

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

The course introduces the study of words, their internal structure, and how they are formed. This course is both theoretical and practical. It is theoretical in that it provides students with considerable knowledge of morphological terms and processes. Key concepts include words vs. lexical items, inflectional and derivational morphology, compounding and morphological theories. It is practical in that it helps learners develop their skills in morphological analyses on words in English and other languages. Throughout the course, the interrelations between morphology and other sub-disciplines of Linguistics (i.e., Phonology, Semantics and Syntax) are examined.
ELAN 233 Introduction to Applied Linguistics

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

This course aims to introduce students to the main areas of study in Applied Linguistics. The scope and subfields of the discipline are surveyed and articulated. The spotlight of the overview of the field is on the theories and practices of language learning and teaching.
ELAN 240 Introduction to Literature

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: None

The course explores the three major genres in English literature: Poetry, Novel, and Drama providing an overview of the development of English language/literature. The major components of literary criticism such as literary terms and critical concepts are examined with a focus on how opinion is expressed in scholarly writing.
ELAN 241 Fiction

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 240

The course is designed to acquaint students with the genre of novel as it first emerged in the 18th century in England and the reasons beyond its emergence late on the literary scene. The evolution of the novel is tracked across successive eras from 18th century through to the late 20th century with and an emphasis on the social, political, and cultural contexts prevalent in each era in the United Kingdom. The appearance and growth of the American novel in the 19th century is introduced and contrasted to its English counterpart.
ELAN 242 Drama

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 240

This course is designed to cultivate appreciation of drama by close readings and discussions of plays of three recognized masters of drama: Shakespeare, Wilde and O'Neill in the first portion of the class. Following that other distinguished plays from other parts of the world in the 19th and the 20th centuries are visited and critically discussed.
ELAN 243 Poetry

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 240

The course introduces students to English poetry through an in-depth practice readings and analysis of selected works of major British and American poets. The aim is to understand, analyze and appreciate poetry by determining and evaluating its aesthetic and human values. Students study a variety of major poetic types and forms. Poetic techniques such as figurative language, rhythm and meter are covered and discussed.
ELAN 311 Western Thought

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 240

The course introduces the basic intellectual traditions and ideologies that define the Western World. It deals with the foundational topics leading to modernity. Students are presented a broad chronological framework that tracks and identifies the eras and their governing ideas that evolved over the past ages.
ELAN 334 Semantics and Pragmatics

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

The first part of this course is an introduction to the study of semantics on both the word and sentence level. The second part gives insights into theories of language use, particularly the part on pragmatics dealing with how people communicate more than they literally say or write.
ELAN 335 Discourse Analysis

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130, ELAN 233

This course explores the ways in which language varies according to subject area, social setting, communicative purpose and the social roles and identities of those involved. It examines the workings of various forms of speaking and writing - casual conversation, interviews and interrogations, public speaking, emailing and mobile phone texting and mass media articles, to cite just some examples. Students develop skills in analyzing the properties of different texts, in characterizing the interpersonal stances adopted by speakers and writers, and in identifying and classifying the various genres or texts types which operate in particular social settings.
ELAN 336 Sociolinguistics

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

This course canvasses the various areas of research in sociolinguistics: the study of the relationship between language and society. The following topics are discussed: multilingualism (e.g. language choice, diglossia, and code switching), language planning, language maintenance and shift, geographical and social language variation, language change, politeness, language and gender, pidgins and creoles, language and culture, and ethnography.
ELAN 337 Psycholinguistics

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 130

This course provides an introduction to the field of Psycholinguistics. It covers basic topics in language comprehension, production and dissolution. It also offers relevant information on the mental lexicon.
ELAN 341 World Literature

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 240

World Literature explores literary masterpieces translated into English and unlocked. Treasures are selected from the past, continental Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin American and the Middle East are read, thoughts prompted and in class verbal exchanges articulated. This survey of master works provides students with an overview of the human experience spread across a larger canvas.
ELAN 425 Selected Works in British & American Literature

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 241

This course focuses on representative great works in British and American literature. In scope, it covers all three genres in both literatures. A novel and a play together with works of poets from both the British and American side will be read and discussed. The selections from the UK and the US complement the other.
ELAN 460 PROFESSIONAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: None

This course will provide a values-based approach to ethical professionalism and provide a method of thinking about and dealing with ethical issues in the work place. The course will provide a discussion of what a profession is and what it means to act professionally. It will include a discussion of the features of moral reasoning and provide a case resolution method for dealing with ethical issues of the work place. The course will cover in-depth those values central to moral life of any professional: integrity, respect for others, justice, compassion, and responsibility.
ELP 201 Writing for Professional Communication

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 205

This course is designed to enhance students' writing communication skills in the context of workplace situations. The primary focus of the course is on wide array of office writing genres: text messages, emails, memos, brief business correspondences, reports, and formal business letters. Writing resumes, employment applications and follow-up letters are covered as well.
ELP 202 Oral Communication for Social and Occupational Purposes

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: COM 201

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to oral communication skills in social and professional contexts. The emphasis is on learning strategies and techniques of oral communication skills in the following categories: workplace communication, office relations and career development. Students practice workplace communication exercises such as presentations and public speaking. Workplace relationship activities focused on building effective relationship, resolving conflicts, and dealing with customer services are covered as are career development skills.
ELP 303 English for Administration

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELP 201, ELAN 335

The course offers an integrated program that allows students to gain knowledge and practice of business and administrative communication. The program includes the study of organizational structures, types of organizations, management, internal and external organizational communication and business communication environment. The nature and scope of private and public administration are surveyed. The selected topics include customer service, human resources management and negotiation theory. Planning, composing and revising administrative documents are discussed as are designing and delivering informative, positive and persuasive messages.
ELP 304 English for Public Relations and Marketing

Credits: 4 (4, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELP 201, ELAN 335

The course focuses on selected topics on public relations: roles, processes, applications, strategies and tactics. Students gain insight on the nature of public relations, its evolution, psychology, ethics, and professionalism. The course also goes over research, program planning, public opinion theory and the connection of PR to marketing, fund-raising, advertising, journalism and law.
ELP 405 English for Global Media and Communication Technologies

Credits: 4 (4, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELP 201, ELP 202, ELAN 335

This course introduces students to the typical linguistic and extra-linguistic features of English media texts. Its aims is to promote a greater awareness of the central concerns in writing and editing English texts for the media and explores intertextual and multimedia communication in everyday life.
ELP 407 English Scientific, Technical and Web-Based Writing

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELP 201, ELAN 335

This course helps students understand different types of technical writing, desktop publishing web page design conventions. The emphasis is on style and format to achieve clarity, correctness, conciseness, and online presence in technical writing. Students enjoy liberty to choose their own topics to develop their linguistic and graphical skills and other transferable skills.
ELP 408 English for Political Communication

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELP 201, ELAN 335

This course looks at political communication close up. Following a brief sketch of the historical aspects of communication and public relations in politics, the course looks at fundamental themes and types of political communication, such as agenda setting, negotiation, bargaining, campaigning and branding.
ELP 492 Cooperative Learning

Credits: 10 Prerequisite: Departmental Approval

The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to spend a specified period of time in several local and possibly international institutions and companies, and according to a suggested work plan of training. The duration of the program is 7 months and carries a 10 credit hours weight. The evaluation and supervision of the student’s performance are provided by both the hosting workplace and the relevant CH department.
ETRA 250 Introduction to Translation

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN None

This course introduces the basic concepts and elements of translation theory and practice. Items covered include approaches, methods and techniques, steps of the translation process, review, reformulation and revision. Students are familiarized with the role and functions of translator/interpreter in the process of interlingual communication.
ETRA 351 Sight Translation

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ETRA 250

Considered as the meeting ground between translation and interpreting, sight translation joins the starting point of the written mode and the end-product of the oral one. Students are given a written text in one language and are tasked to immediately render its meaning orally into the other language. To do this proficiently, two major skills are required: 1) fast reading and comprehension of texts, 2) quick oral response into the other language. Acquisition of these skills is the focus of the course.
ETRA 353 Computer Applications in Translation

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 250

This course is an introduction to the topics and methods in the field of applied linguistics. The course emphasizes the application of applied linguistics theories to problems of second language teaching and learning and to language in social context. Topics discussed and developed include grammar and vocabulary, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, functional linguistics, non-native reading research, writing, listening and speaking as well as assessment.
ETRA 354: Lexicography and Terminology

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ETRA 232

The art of dictionary making and the principles of terminology are the subjects of this course. Students are introduced to the main types of dictionaries and their respective uses and components. Dictionary compilation and evaluation methods are also discussed.
TEFL 250 Language Acquisition

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 233

This course introduces students to major theories and research topics related to first language development and second language acquisition, including their applications to language teaching.
TEFL 351 TEFL METHODS I

Credits: 4 (4, 0, 0) Prerequisite: ELAN 250

This course is an introduction to the teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). It is intended for those who contemplate a career in TEFL. Through a series of lectures, readings, discussions, classroom observations, practical teaching assignments (micro teaching and in class teaching), and interviews, students explore the educational contexts in which English is taught and learned. The course provides a good background and a basic training that is necessary for the TEFL career
TEFL 353 Technology in Language Teaching

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

This course is about using computers, or more widely speaking, technologies, as tutors or as tools, in teaching/learning a language. The course introduces students to the latest theories cued to the field of computer assisted language learning. The objective is to enable students to discriminate, analyze and comprehend the pros and the cons of the applications available on the market, so as to exploit these technologies to their full potential, or to be aware of the flaws. Students are trained to do research and hone their critical thinking and presentation skills.
TEFL 452 TEFL METHODS II

Credits: 4 (4, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

The course deepens students' knowledge and understanding of English language teaching. It features a blend of theory and practice that helps them to develop professionally. Skills and techniques that help throughout the teaching career are cultivated. The course goes deeper into current theories of first and second language acquisition and how these theories influence teaching methodologies. Teaching methodologies (mainstream and experimental) are examined and the effectiveness of these methodologies in different learning environments are discussed.
TEFL 454 Evaluation and Assessment

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

This course examines the purposes and types of assessment and evaluation used in education, and in particular the innovations associated with them. Students learn some feedback and evaluation strategies which are necessary to enhance the delivery of instructions. The first part of the course helps them identify the necessary qualities in a good test: validity, reliability, practicality, beneficial backwash, etc. The second part of the course helps to put the principles of testing into practice so they can evaluate and write tests.
TEFL 455 Curriculum Design & Material Development

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

This course introduces a modern approach to designing ELT curricula, courses, and materials. It is divided into two parts. In the first part, the instructor works with the students and guides them in analyzing a course in a program. In the second half, through needs analysis, students identify curricular goals and course objectives, and then determine the appropriate syllabus structure, develop a course unit outline, plan and create materials for the unit, determine training needs for future course instructors, and devise a system of evaluation. In the end, students will formally propose a new curriculum in an in-class presentation.
TEFL 457 English for Young Learners

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

This course aims to provide students with the theoretical and practical aspects of Teaching English to Young Learners (TEYL). More specifically, the course addresses issues related to theories of learning, learning strategies for young children, teaching-learning activities, classroom methods and techniques used in TEYL (games, songs and visual materials) and their use in teaching and assessment of young English learners.
TEFL 458 English for Specific Purposes

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351, TEFL 452

The course deals with varieties of English, their uses and modes of classifying them. The course involves a practical examination and analysis of texts from different professions such as medicine, business, hospitality, law, etc.
TEFL 459 Practicum

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0) Prerequisite: TEFL 351

This course is designed for trainees in TEFL. It helps them to strengthen their practical teaching skills. First, trainees learn about teaching in TEFL I and TEFL II courses (through reading and in-class teaching assignments). Next, they take part in a series of responsibilities, including observations of other teachers, reporting on those observations, practice teaching, keeping teaching reflections in a personal teaching journal, and receiving feedback from the trainer.
TEFL 492 Cooperative Learning

Credits: 10 Prerequisite: Department Approval

The aim of the course is to provide students with an opportunity to join a professional program of TEFL within an actual paid work environment, and according to a suggested work plan of training. The duration of the program is 7 months at an approved female educational institution by the college. The evaluation and supervision of the student’s performance are provided by both the aforementioned institution and the department.
ARAB 201 Functional Grammar

Credits: 3 (3,0,0) (ENG University Requirement)

The courses teaches the major functional rules of grammar: case markers and word order. It focuses on three noun cases and three verb cases using common examples. Special attention is given to practical exercises.
ENG 101 Intensive English Writing

Credits: 3 (3, 0, 0)

This first level college writing course is designed to train students in the basic skills necessary for writing in general. It focuses on writing essays using various rhetorical methods and patterns such as narration, argumentation, persuasion, description, comparison/contrast, problem/ solution, etc. Students are required to write essays both in and outside of the classroom.
IR 101 Information Resources

Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite:

This course provides an introduction to techniques of information retrieval and information evaluation. Students completing this course will have the skills needed to locate and critically evaluate information, to think critically about research strategies, and to apply these concepts to undergraduate research using library resources and the internet to develop a research proposal.
EUR 101 European Language I

Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: Departmental Approval

The course is an elementary course in a major European language. Students learn basic vocabulary and grammar in discourse through listening, speaking, reading and writing. The object is on developing basic communicative ability through short and varied discourse.
EUR 102 European Language II

Credits: 3 (3,0,0) Prerequisite: Departmental Approval

This course builds on what was learned in EUR 101. Vocabulary range grows and grammatical competence improves as practice their language skills in situational and topic-based discourse units. Students read short simplified stories and retell them orally and in writing.