المستوى الثالث

Essay Writing 1 - مقال 1

Essay Writing 1 develops students' skills to write well-structured and meaningful paragraphs. The course begins by covering pre-writing techniques and moves onward to more defined paragraph-related elements including topic sentences, supporting sentences, concluding sentences, and paragraph coherence and unity. A review of appropriate grammatical structures is also provided where necessary. Two kinds of paragraphs are highlighted in this course: descriptive and narrative.

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Phonetics 1 - صوتيات 1

This course aims at equipping students with a fundamental knowledge of the English sound system with special reference to difficulties encountered by Arabs acquiring English pronunciation. It familiarizes students with speech production organs, speech mechanism, speech sounds (consonant and vowels), stress and syllable. The course also provides students with extensive guided practice of phonetic transcription using the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA(.

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Advanced Grammar 1 - قواعد متقدمة 1

The course is designed to teach intermediate to advanced-level language structures and skills necessary for accurate and meaningful writing and speaking. It does not focus on theory, the teaching of grammar as such, but rather on practice, the use of fundamental grammatical elements underlying the production of effective sentences and good compositions, short reports, oral presentations and so on. The course also aims at making the learners develop a sound understanding of the form, meaning and usage of intermediate to advanced English structures. Offering a mixture of grammar-based and communicative approaches, it places them in real interactive situations. Through intense classroom practice, it leads the learners to have an effortless command over both the written and the spoken word. This course covers the following grammatical constructions: tense, aspect, nouns, pronouns and modals.

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Introduction to Linguistics - مدخل لعلم اللغة

 This course is an introductory survey of linguistics, focusing on natural language phenomena and the methods used to understand them. It covers six linguistic sub-domains: phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics.

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Introduction to English Literature - مقدمة في الأدب الإنجليزي

This course introduces students to English Literature, its key concepts in literature and its genres. The course offers a short survey of periods of English literature. Then it covers the three main literary genres, which are poetry, fiction and drama, and introduces students to the technical and analytical tools related to these genres; students study selected examples of each genre and acquire the skills of reading and analyzing them

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Language Acquisition - اكتساب اللغة

This course introduces students to the field of language acquisition. It is designed to familiarize students with basic concepts and technical terms of language acquisition, and it provides them with solid background knowledge about the main theories of first language acquisition as well as the main theories of second language acquisition.  Furthermore, it demonstrates the relation between such knowledge and teaching and learning languages .

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Novel 1 - روايه 1

This course focuses on studying the history and development of the English novel and its evolution as a relatively new literary genre.  It investigates the uses and boundaries of fiction in a range of novels and narrative styles, traditional and innovative, western and non-western, and raises questions about the pleasures and meanings of verbal texts in different cultures, times, and forms. The course will explore also concepts and analytical tools for reading and interpreting fiction in general. It emphasizes formal concerns about narrative voice (omniscience, irony, unreliability, and free indirect discourse) alongside socio-historical and literary-historical perspectives on the uses and pleasures of narrative art. To foreground the problem of narrative itself, the course considers texts from a variety of time periods for exemplification, with widely varied approaches to the form. Authors will likely include Jane Austen, John Bunyan, Daniel Defoe, Eliza Haywood, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Herman Melville,  Samuel Richardson and Patrick McCabe.

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Drama 1 (Drama Survey) - مسرحية 1

 This is an introductory course to drama.  It aims to familiarize students with the evolution and the fundamental historical stages of drama. It provides a critical and comprehensive understanding of the academic discipline of the theory of drama, and introduces literary terms used in the analysis of the assigned plays. It explains also the different dramatic modes of writing used in writing drama such as realism and naturalism. Major writers we are sure to approach include Sophocles, Shakespeare, Marlowe and Johnson.

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Poetry 1 (16th and 17th centuries) - شعر 1

The course mainly focuses on the elements of English prosody and English poetry written in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. Examples of the major figures in English poetry during that time, together with examples of their poems are given.

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Morphology and Syntax - لغويات

This course introduces the students to the main concepts in morphology and syntax and applies these concepts to English words and structures. The morphology part of the course focuses on basic distinctions in word structure, such as the different types of morphemes, affixation, word formation processes and parts of speech. The students will be trained to apply these concepts in analyzing English sentences. The syntax part of the course introduces the parts of phrases and the basic sentence patterns. The students will also be able to represent the structure of sentences using tree diagrams.

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Translation 1 - ترجمه 1

This course develops students’ knowledge and practical skill in translating historical and economic texts through surveying common specialized terminologies and linguistic structures unique to these two fields. The material of this course is to be derived from a variety business and economic texts. It is mainly designed for translation practice. This course introduces students to linguistic and cultural differences which impinge on the process of translation. The course is designed to enable students to master the specialized terminology of the selected types by using specialized dictionaries. Different approaches for solving translation problems are also practiced. It also improves the students' ability to identify the nature of texts and explains the common mistakes occurring in translation.

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Civilization 1 - حضارة 1

This course is a general survey and analysis of the history of Western civilization from the beginning up to the Enlightenment. Primary emphasis is placed on the development of human political, religious, and social institutions, together with the literature that accompanied such developments. The course begins with an interdisciplinary introduction (through texts and images) to early medieval England from the 5th century to Norman Conquest, with a brief survey of Anglo-Saxon history (c.600-1200). The language and Literature of the Anglo-Saxons (C. 600-1200) will be studied in detail, based mainly on texts in translation, with a glance at the neighboring and related literatures of Ireland and Scandinavia. The course moves then to discuss the influence of the Greek and Roman civilization on English Language and Literature, stopping particularly at Sophocles, Aeschylus and Euripides, and discussing their influence on English drama as a whole. The Normans are the next station which the course will stop at to explain how they added colorful touch of lightness and joy to the literature and culture of the English people. Fundamental figures such as Wyatt, Sidney, Spenser, Milton and Done who greatly influenced the sixteenth and seventeenth century English culture, life, and literature will be discussed, before we move finally to talk about The Age of Enlightenment that ultimately gave way to 19th- century Romanticism.

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Novel 3 - رواية 3

This course familiarizes students with concepts and conventions of the 19th century novel in contrast to the 18thcentury novel. We will be looking at realistic novels as bearers of social values, especially around questions of property, class, marriage, work, bureaucracy and the state, and selfhood. Novels by Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, and Henry James will be selected and thoroughly studied in the course.

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Drama 3- مسرحية 3

This course shines the spotlight on Nineteenth Century Drama. With an eye toward socio-cultural contexts and concerns, we will examine the thematic and technological changes of nineteenth-century theatre. In what ways do changes in dramatic style reflect social changes? What aspects of identity, in terms of class, gender, and race, are destabilized or re-inscribed by the nineteenth-century stage? What can theatrical adaptations tell us about the cultural and historical moments in which they are produced? We will pursue these questions and more through an exploration of Romantic verse drama, comic opera, farce, melodrama, and dramatic “realism”  and "naturalism." Readings will include works by Ibsen and Strindberg.

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Poetry 3 - شعر 3

This course focuses on the English Romantic literary movement and its main figures and literary characteristics. Students are to analyze the intellectual, historical, political and social background relevant to an understanding of English Romanticism. They are to read and Analyze a large selection of Romantic poems, discuss several critical approaches to poetry, and write short research papers (on poetry). Additionally, students are to identify Victorian literary tradition, its main figures and literary characteristics.  They are to discuss intellectual, historical, political and social issues relevant to understanding Victorian poetry. Students are to analyze a large selection of Victorian poems.

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Theoretical Criticism - نقد نظري

Literary Criticism is a survey of Western literary theory and criticism with an emphasis on the most prominent theorists, texts, schools, and ideas. It is a course in the history of ideas—specifically, ideas related to the theory and criticism of literary texts.

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Translation 3 - ترجمة 3

Translation 3 covers effective approaches and strategies for translating religious and legal texts with considerable time devoted to hands-on practice that develop students’ skills in recognizing and applying various approaches and strategies appropriately. Common syntactic and textual problems in religious and legal texts will be dealt with and specialized religious and legal terminologies will be studied.

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Semantics - لغويات (علم الدلالة )

This course covers key concepts and methods of semantic analysis providing students with a solid understanding of important concepts and critical issues in the study of communication. By the end of this course, student should be able to describe and explain the semantic structure of lexemes and their interrelated relationships and should possess enhanced understanding of various semantic structures. 

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المستوى الرابع

Essay Writing 2 - مقال 2

Essay Writing 2 develops students' skills to write academic essays. This covers the organization, structure, coherence and unity of short essays and emphasizes the use of pre-writing techniques like brainstorming, outlining, and graphic organizers. The essay types highlighted in this course include descriptive essays and narrative essays. A review of appropriate grammatical structures and common writing mistakes is also provided where necessary. Extensive practice in college-level writing and reading is necessary. Students will write and peer-review a variety of essays through a process-oriented approach to writing.

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Phonetics 2 - صوتيات 2

This course is a follow-up to Phonetics 2. It focuses on supra-segmental features that apply to a string of several sounds, such as a syllable, word or utterance. The course also provides students with extensive practice on transcribing and coding supra-segmental features.

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Advanced Grammar 2 - قواعد متقدمة 2

The course is designed to teach intermediate to advanced-level language structures and skills necessary for accurate and meaningful writing and speaking. It does not focus on theory, the teaching of grammar as such, but rather on practice, the use of fundamental grammatical elements underlying the production of effective sentences and good compositions, short reports, oral presentations and so on. The course also aims at making the learners develop a sound understanding of the form, meaning and usage of intermediate to advanced English structures. Offering a mixture of grammar-based and communicative approaches, it places them in real interactive situations. Through intense classroom practice, it leads the learners to have an effortless command over both the written and the spoken word. This course continues where its prerequisite course, Advanced Grammar 1, stops by covering the following grammatical constructions: passive voice, (noun, adjective and adverb) clauses, gerunds, infinitives, coordinating conjunctions, connectives, conditional sentences and wishes

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Introduction to American Literature - مدخل الادب الامريكي

Introduction to American Literature examines major figures in American literature, beginning in the colonial period till the 19th century, and explores the cultural complexities of an emerging and changing nation as revealed by great American authors, such as Irving,  Thoreau, Bradstreet, Hawthorne, Emerson,  Poe, James, Dickinson, Whitman,  and Twain.

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History of the English Language - تاريخ اللغة

This course is an introduction to the history of English language from Old English, throughout Middle English, and up to Modern English. It explores the linguistic and cultural development of English from the Arrival of the Germanic tribes to Britain, through the Roman conquest of England, and up to the present day to provide a comprehensive overview of the different aspects of the English language history. It gives increased historical context to themes and developments in the history of English language; and explores thoroughly the linguistic, literary, and historical features that shaped and colored the English language following a chronological approach of study. Students are required to read, analyze, and compare various scripts written in Old, Middle, and Modern English.

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- مبادئ الترجمة

The course deals with translation methods as general procedure when approaching a translation task. Then, it discusses the translation strategies and options available when dealing with translation problems at word level, sentence level and above sentence level. Also, it discusses some aspects of stylistics and how to account for them in translation. This course also discusses extralinguistic aspects that affect the translation choices like, brief, audience, medium, genre and aim of the translation.

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المستوى السادس

Novel 2- رواية 2

  The course involves intensive theoretical examination and discussion of the early seventeenth century and the eighteenth century English novel.  The approach to the novels will be threefold: 1) a close readings of important individual works with an eye for authorial style, narrative structure, character...etc.; 2) examining these novels within their socio-historical contexts; for example, what does a novel from the 18th century tell us about its time values?; 3) exploring how these novels fit into the trajectory of literary history, how they contributed to the evolution of narrative fiction and our established expectations. Influences such as the rise of philosophical rationalism, Puritanism, Methodism, together with books such as “Don Quixote,” which was one of the books that provided a model for 18th century writers, will be thoroughly studied.  Novels to be selected for reading in the course will include Miguel De Cervantes, Don Quixote (1605), Laurence Sterne's The Life and Opinions of TristramShandy, Gentleman  (1759) , as well as Henry Fielding’s  Tom Jones (1749).

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Drama 2 (Shakespeare)- مسرحية 2

This course focuses exclusively on Shakespeare as an Elizabethan dramatist. It will read a selection of Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies (namely Macbeth, Hamlet, Othello, and As you Like It) as exemplary of Elizabethan drama.  A general background of Shakespeare’s era is provided by way of developing an advanced study and a deeper understanding of his plays.  Much emphasis will be laid on the development of Shakespeare’s art as a dramatist. Autobiographical notes will also be introduced to help students come to terms with elements at work in the different plays.  Shakespeare’s universality and the canonic features of his works are some of the issues to be underscored. Criticism on Shakespearean plays as developed throughout the different ages will also be included. Modern trends in the study and the production of his plays are to be emphasized.

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Poetry 2 - شعر 2

This course focuses on four significant periods of English poetry: the Elizabethan, the Metaphysical, the Neoclassical and the Pre-Romantic. The students should trace the impact of the historical, social, and political features of these periods on poetry. Moreover, they will learn the similarities and differences between the literary trends under study. Examples of the major figures in English poetry during these periods, together with examples of their poems are given.

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Stylistics - لغويات( اساليب)

This course introduces the theory and practice of stylistics, the concepts of style and stylistics, the nature and goals of stylistics as well as the types of stylistics. Furthermore, it familiarizes students with cohesion, coherence, foregrounding and the essential levels of textual linguistic description: phono-graphological, syntactic and lexico-semantic levels.

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Translation( II) - ترجمة 2

In this course, students will practice translating political and journalistic texts. In addition, they will be able to recognize linguistic problems in these texts and provide solutions to these problems.  Students will also be able to recognize and analyze both the cultural and semantic component of the TT. They will learn how to decrease any difficulties they encounter in translation.

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Civilization 2 - حضارة 2

Civilization II course is a completion of Civilization I course. It covers major events that have impacted the West from the Enlightenment to the present. The course will use engaging short video lessons to present and analyze the significant political and philosophical revolutions that the Western culture had undergone from the 18the century up to the present day. The course also explains how the political and philosophical revolutions that affected Western Society shaped the culture and the literature and (literary movements) of the period: Realism, Naturalism, Existentialism, Decadence, Modernism, as well as Postmodernism.

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Novel 4 - رواية 4

This course introduces students to the modern  the postmodern novel and the variety of technical, stylistic and thematic innovations developed in the fiction. It explains how free thinkers such as Charles Darwin, Sigmund Freud and Carl Marx influenced the modern era and modern literature. Themes of individuality, randomness of life, mistrust in government and religion will be studied in selected  modern and postmodern novels. Further, the course explains how the modern fiction is characterized by tremendous ambition, radical experimentation, the questioning of old conventions and the creation of new ones. Selected novels to be read in the course will be by William Golding, Virginia Wolf as well as Zadie Smith.

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Drama 4 - مسرحية 4

Modern drama” signifies a tumultuous period of theatrical experimentation allied closely with the broader framework of “modernism,” a movement in the arts commencing in the late 19th century and drawing to a close by the mid-to-late 20th century (i.e., with the onset of “postmodernism”).

 

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Poetry 4 - شعر 4

In this course, the focus will be on the outstanding poets of the modern and postmodern British poetry. The works of the representative poets are examined in the context of the poems as well as their historical, literary, and aesthetic. Students are to be introduced to the major trends in modern British poetry with special orientation in the modern and post-modern movement. Students will develop a facility in discussing the literary techniques and devices, with an emphasis on the power and the qualities of effective and expressive language in the selected poems which represent specific distinctiveness of each poet's art, philosophy and his significant contribution to the age

 

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Error Analysis - لغويات( تحليل اخطاء )

This course develops students’ expertise in error analysis. Students will be introduced to the sources of language errors and be familiarized with the process of error identification and classification. Students will complete practical class and homework assignments which develop their practical error analysis skill. The midterm and final exam will test students’ conceptual and practical knowledge about error analysis.

 

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Translation 4 - ترجمة 4

This course introduces sound translation principles, approaches and strategies relevant to translating scientific and literary texts. It provides students with ample opportunities to apply these principles, approaches and strategies and to obtain timely constructive feedback from instructor and peers. This course also concentrates on improving students' command overspecialized scientific and literary terminologies required for natural-sounding rendering of meaning into target language.

 

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Practical Criticism - نقد تطبيقي

Practical criticism is treated in this course as an ancillary skill rather than the foundation of a critical method.  After being introduced to the most common approaches used in literary criticism (as well as the methods and vocabulary of practical criticism), students will be trained to use their own impressions and understanding of an art work to critique it using the most common glossary of critical terms used in practical criticism. They should also determine the most suitable critical approach applicable to a text based on their own understanding of the literary text.   The course is designed to test students' responsiveness to what they read, as well as their knowledge of verse forms and of the technical language for describing the way prose and poetic works create their effects.

 

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