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Department of English Language and Literature

ENGL233 | WRITING 1

The course emphasizes writing skills needed in the study of literature and language, with attention to basic grammatical structures and rhetorical modes. Close reading and critical analysis are used to generate ideas and logical organization.

ENGL234 | WRITING 2

This is an advanced course in essay writing, reading and research skills. At least half the course is devoted to studying the sources available for research today, practical applications in academic papers, and research strategies in different situations.

ENGL235 | ENGLISH GRAMMAR

This course is a formal analysis of the basic grammatical structures of English and their appropriate use for communication in real-life situations. It is designed to promote students' proficiency to the level of communication and accuracy. It puts a great deal of emphasis on exercises and applicative aspects

ENGL236 | INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

This course is a general introduction to the study of language which surveys current language issues and emphasizes English linguistics. It provides students with basic knowledge concerning the relationship between language and society, language and the brain, language and the dialects, as well as knowledge of the principles of English phonology, morphology, syntax and semantics.

ENGL237 | FUNCTIONAL PHONETICS

The course emphasizes a practical approach to developing fluency and accuracy in spoken English. It provides training in phonetics and covers air stream mechanisms, places and manners of articulation, the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) system of transcription.

ENGL238 | INTRODUCTION TO LITERATURE

This course consists of readings and practical literary analysis of poetry, short story, and drama. It includes an introduction to literary concepts and evaluation of the three genres.

ENGL330 | ENGLISH LITERATURE 1

This is a historical and critical overview of the development of English literature from Beowulf to the eighteenth century with emphasis on major writers and movements

ENGL331 | ENGLISH LITERATURE 2

This course continues the historical and critical overview of the development of English literature from the eighteenth century to the present with emphasis on major authors and movements

ENGL3321 | STRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE NOVEL

This course is an intensive discussion of this literary genre including aspects such as structure, narrative technique, characterization, and thematic development in selected works

 

ENGL3322 | MODERN FICTION

As a study of the evolution of fiction in the post-1945 period, the course examines contemporary short stories and novels in English through their relationship to literary and intellectual traditions, principal themes and technical innovations

ENGL333 | CRITICISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE

This course develops practice in literary analysis. In addition to knowledge of literary concepts, the course uses major critical theories to enhance understanding of literary texts.

ENGL334 | PHONOLOGY AND MORPHOLOGY

This course surveys phonological principles and practices with special emphasis on the structure of words in the lexicon of English. It further explores the interaction between morphological and phonological constructs.

 

ENGL335 | AMERICAN LITERATURE

The course concentrates on the emergence of a distinctive American literary tradition in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with some attention to the colonial period in North America. Specific themes are traced in major texts with particular relevance to our region.

ENGL336 | SYNTAX

This is an introduction to English syntax with special emphasis on clause structure and argumentation for different types of phrasal internal structures. Complements, adjuncts, attributes, and other types of premodifiers and postmodifiers are also examined.

ENGL337 | SEMANTICS

This is an introduction to methods of semantic analysis and their applications. Topics include word meaning and meaning postulates, lexical structure and relations, metaphors and idioms, sentences and utterances, semantic roles and conversational principles.

ENGL338 | MYTHOLOGY AND LITERATURE

Through a study of selected world mythologies, the course traces       recurrent patterns and specific references or applications in literary works. It highlights developments in the uses of the classical and biblical traditions in western literature, and it examines the relationship of "myth" to "reality."

ENGL339 | INTERACTIVE ENGLISH

This course is designed to develop English majors â oral and listening skills in English with the aim of enhancing students abilities to effectively conceptualize, organize, and present ideas and arguments. A variety of activities, including oral presentations, interactive exercises, and facilitation skills are used as training techniques with emphasis placed on intellectual engagement, not exclusive to academia. The course is adapted to students needs and interests.

ENGL3391 | PSYCHOLINGUISTICS

This course studies the relationship between Linguistics and Psychology, and focuses on the study of the human mind, the role of language in thought, language acquisition and bilingualism.

ENGL3392 | SOCIOLINGUISTICS

This course places language in it social context. It introduces the linguistic variations in society according to class, power, geographical area and gender, as well as the importance of language in the socialization process of a society individuals. These areas will be studied in terms of how speech sounds, morphemes and sentence structure are affected by/affect the social situation.

ENGL4301 | DEVELOPMENT OF DRAMA

The course is a critical study of drama as a genre. Representative examples of the major periods and types of western drama from the Greeks to the present are studied.

ENGL4302 | MODERN DRAMA

As an investigation of a period of theatrical experimentation and innovation organized thematically, the  course studies conflicting traditions and varieties of recent dramatic works.

ENGL431 | SHAKESPEARE

Selected comedies, tragedies and histories of Shakespeare are considered from a variety of critical, theatrical, historical and textual perspectives. The Elizabethan world view is introduced to render texts more accessible to the reader

ENGL432 | CONTRASTIVE LINGUISTICS

The course focuses on linguistic analysis of similarities and differences between the linguistic systems of Arabic and English. Emphasis will be on problems of interference for Arabic speakers learning English. Application is an integral part of this course.

ENGL433 | ISSUES IN CRITICAL THEORY

The development of important issues such as the nature of the creative process, the role of the artist, the function of literature in society, relationships to ideology, representational theories and other specific issues as they evolve in traditional, modernist and postmodernist critical thinking Prerequisite: ENGL333

ENGL434 | ADVANCED ENGLISH GRAMMAR

The course examines advanced areas in English grammar such as time, tense, aspect, proposing and post-posing, construction types, and verb complementation. Emphasis is given to accuracy in description and to exercises.  

ENGL435 | MODERN POETRY

This course is designed to increase understanding of poetry. It covers such topics as versification, form, structure, and figurative language. Students are introduced to a range of poetic styles and techniques written in English, with emphasis on twentieth-century varieties. The aim is to produce a mastery of poetic terminology and an articulate response to it.

ENGL436 | DISCOURSE ANALYSIS

The course introduces students to the most recent theories in discourse analysis of spoken and written language with focus on the analysis of conversation and of written texts.

ENGL437 | WORLD LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

Through reading representative works from Africa, South Asia, the Caribbean and other non-British/non-American writers, this course surveys the range and significance of post colonial / neocolonial writing. Historical, political, cultural, language and other issues are discussed as they bear on an understanding of such writing

ENGL4381 | SEMINAR IN LINGUISTICS

This course is an in-depth study of a specific area of Language and / or Linguistics to be announced every semester. The course emphasizes research and therefore producing a research project is a requirement.

ENGL4382 | SEMINAR IN LITERATURE

This course is an in-depth study of a specific area in Literature to be announced every semester. The course emphasizes research and therefore producing a research project is a requirement.

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