Degree Plan

 Freshmen Year

First Year, 1st Semester  (Freshman), Level 1 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 111English Language Skills I243-
ENGL 113Reading Skills 233-
ENGL 114Language Structure I223-
ENGL 117English Composition I303-
GS 142Health Education II (Female)111-
​GS 161​Arabic Practical Grammar​2​0​2​-
GS 171Belief and its Consequences202-
Total: 7141017-


First Year, 2nd Semester (Freshman), Level 2 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
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-
Total: 615918-


 Sophomore Year

Second Year, 1st Semester (Sophomore), Level 3 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 211Academic Speaking142ENGL 116
ENGL 221Academic Writing303ENGL 118
ENGL 231Introduction to Translation303-
ENGL 241Introduction to Literature303-
ENGL 262Applied Linguistics303ENGL 160
ENGL 260 Contrastive Grammar202ENGL 160
GS 272Professional Ethics202GS 171
Total: 717418-

Second Year, 2nd Semester (Sophomore), Level 4 ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
​ENGL 212​Public Speaking​1​4​2​ENGL 211
ENGL 223Journalistic Writing303ENGL 221
ENGL 232Translation Theory and Practice303

ENGL 231, 360

, 262

ENGL 242The Novel303ENGL 241
ENGL 251Teaching English as a Foreign Language303ENGL 262
ENGL 265Phonetics and Phonology303ENGL 262
Total: 616417-


 Junior Year

Third Year, 1st Semester (Junior), Level 5 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

 Course Code

Course TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
​ENGL 334​Issues in Translation​30​3​​ENGL 232
ENGL 344Poetry303ENGL 242
ENGL 345Contemporary Literature303ENGL 242
ENGL 351Computer Assisted Language Learning132ENGL 251
ENGL 354Language Testing303ENGL 251
​GS 262​Arabic Professional Writing​2​0​2​GS 161
GS 373Human Rights in Islam202GS 272
Total: 717318-


Third Year, 2nd Semester (Junior), Level 6 ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
ENGL 335Introduction to Interpreting303ENGL 334 
ENGL 343Drama303ENGL 344
​ENGL 363​Morphology & Syntax​3​03​​ENGL 265
​ENGL XXX​Elective I​3​0​3​ENGL XXX
​BUS 261​Business Communication​3​0​3​ENGL 118
GS 363Arabic Communication Skills202GS 262
Total: 617017-


 Senior Year

Fourth Year,  1st Semester (Senior), Level 7 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req
​ENGL 435​Automated and Computer Assisted Translation  ​1​3​2​ENGL 334
​ENGL 446​Literary Criticism​3​0​3​ENGL 343
​ENGL 456​Second Language Learning​3​0​3​ENGL 354
​ENGL 466​Semantics & Pragmatics​3​0​3​​ENGL 363
​ENGL 467​Discourse Analysis​3​0​3​ENGL 363​
​ENGL XXX​Elective II​3​0​3​​ENGL XXX
Total: 616317-


Fourth Year, 2nd Semester (Senior), Level 8 ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
Course CodeCourse TitleLec. Lab.CreditPre-req


ENGL 491†

ENGL 495‡

Field Training

Senior Project

0406Senior Standing
Total: 10406-


Field Training should be the first destination of students

‡ Students who encounter obstacles to be placed in a workplace are directed to do a senior project instead.


​ Elective Courses ​ ​ ​ ​ ​
​GroupCourse codeCourse TitleLec.Lab.CreditPrerequisites
​IENGL 324Creative Writing303ENGL 223
ENGL 336Genre Translation303ENGL 334
ENGL 353Curriculum Design in TEFL303ENGL 251
ENGL 364Historical Linguistics303ENGL 265
ENGL 366Psycholinguistics 303ENGL 265
​II ​​ ​ ​ ​ ​ENGL 424The Language of Media303ENGL 223
​ENGL 436​Media Translation​30​​3​ENGL 334
​ENGL 447​The Short Story​3​0​3​ENGL 343
​ENGL 457​Material and Methods in TEFL​3​0​3​ENGL 251
​ENGL 460​Sociolinguistics​3​0​3​ENGL 363


Total credit hours required in the Degree Program: 128

Course Describtion:

Collage Requirements
ENGL 117 English Composition I (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: None

This course will help students to write essays in different styles, which will allow them to understand how texts are constructed. Furthermore, students will learn how to organize and structure their work starting from sentence level to paragraph level, and to the essay level. It will further introduce students to summarizing, paraphrasing and quoting.

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

This course complements English Composition I by introducing freshmen students to concepts and techniques necessary for writing a research paper. These include collection and evaluation of sources, note taking, and interpretation of data, synthesis, and documentation.

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

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.

GS 142 Health Education II (1-1-1)
Prerequisite: None

The course introduces female students to 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 Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resistance (CPR), and types of Infection, community common diseases including hypertension, Diabetes, Osteoporosis and breast cancer.

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

This course introduces the students to parts of Arabic grammar, verbs, the five verbs, nouns that are subject to desinential inflection with letters, derivatives, abrogative, indeclinable, numbers, hamzah, in a practical way with numerous applications.

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

This course introduces the students to the roots of the right faith, special characteristics of Islamic faith, lslamic description of the universe, human beings and life, reasons for increasing the faith.

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

This course focuses on sources and forms of objective writing, objective essays, reporting, Resume, administrative messages, summary and minutes of the meeting.

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

The course focuses on the importance of ethics in Islam, the integration of worship and aspects of professional life, suitability criteria for employment in lslam, standards for professional behavior, Employees' interaction with others, Application of Islam to professional violations, Saudi Laws and professional behavior.

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

This course aims to develop the student's skills of effective language, oral communication through conversational techniques, persuasion, influence, debating, and interviews.

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

The course discusses the dignity of mankind and basic human rights. It also elaborates on the Islamic viewpoint of human rights. Its distinguishing characteristics and debates related to this issue.

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

BUS 261 Business Communication (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 118

It tackles the 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.  It instructs the students on writing reports, letters, and other exercises applicable to a wide range of disciplines and careers. There is an emphasis on clarity, conciseness, accuracy of expression, research techniques, information design, and effective use of graphics. Eventually students will produce a properly formatted report, complete with outline and supporting graphic aids.


Language Skills:

ENGL 111 English Language Skills I (2-4-3)
Prerequisite: None 

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 (3-0-3)
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 idea and supporting ideas of authentic listening and reading materials, and apply their language skills to more complex communicative and guided research tasks.

ENGL 113 Reading Skills (2-3-3)
Prerequisite: None

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 (2-2-3)
Prerequisite: None

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 211 Academic Speaking (1-4-2)
Prerequisite: ENGL 116

This course aims to develop student’s confidence and effectiveness in using spoken English in a range of academic situations particularly related to presentations. In addition, students will be able to develop their academic listening skills as well as their critical thinking skills. The course instructs students in planning and structuring different types of presentations, such as, short informative academic talks, debate, posters, and to use information technology, i.e. PPT, in presentations.

ENGL 212 Public Speaking (1-4-2)
Prerequisite: ENGL 211

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. Oral communication 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 221 Academic Writing (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 118

A course in which fluency in the forms & modes of academic writing related to research writing will be developed & consolidated through the finding & reading of source materials, summarizing & paraphrasing the materials, reworking these into a research paper, and using appropriate referencing techniques. Primary research techniques will also be introduced. Research topics will be selected from major areas of language, namely, linguistics, TEFL, translation, and literature.

ENGL 223 Journalistic Writing (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 221  A

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, 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.

*ENGL 424 The Language of Media (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 223

This course targets students who want to study language of Media and Communication Studies across all media platforms—from traditional mass media formats like news, public relations, and advertising to emerging digital media platforms. The course introduces how media speech depends on the type of content, aims of communicators and the whole communicative situation. Students will be taught through a wide range of learning and teaching methods, from workshops and practical exercises, to seminars, discussions and lectures.



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, 260, 262

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 334 Issues in Translation (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 232

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 335 Introduction to Interpreting (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 334

The course is an introduction to the techniques of interpreting streams of speech from and into English. It trains students to perform at sight, liaison, consecutive and simultaneous interpreting and identify extemporaneous and prepared speech. It also 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.

ENGL 435 Automated and Computer Assisted
Translation (1-3-2)
Prerequisite: ENGL 334

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 336 Genre Translation
Prerequisite: ENGL 334

This course trains students in translating English and Arabic texts which cover diverse areas of business, legal, administrative, and political texts. The course aims to introduce students to the basic concepts, principles, ethics and skills involved and to furnish them with pertinent practical information about the genre translations’ role and profession. The course does not only deal with such theoretical material, but also aims to expose students to a live hands-on practice of various texts translations situations and techniques such as business, administrative, legal, and political ethics.

*ENGL 436 Media Translation (1-3-2)
Prerequisite: ENGL 334

This course helps the students effectively gain an understanding of the different international & regional terminology. It introduces specialized vocabulary items in the fields of politics, economics, etc. The course also gives students practical translation methods in various massmedia to & from English. It also applies the principles of translation learned in the previous courses to a variety of newspaper, radio, television, and public relations texts. Attention is paid to the formats of hard news stories, feature articles, editorials, spoken and written language. 



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 344 Poetry (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 242

This is 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 242

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 343 Drama (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 344

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.

ENGL 446 Literary Criticism (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 343

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 447 The Short Story (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 343

This course will explore the concerns that contemporary short stories foreground and the way in which these concerns are often related to their narrative techniques. One of the key questions that the course wishes to take up is the resurgence of the short story. Does it reflect a subtle change in our reading habits? Or, does it show that we are more willing to deal with the more experimental fiction that some types of short fiction exposes us to?



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 351 Computer Assisted Language Learning (1-3-2)
Prerequisite: ENGL 251

This course improves the students’ understanding of modern technology and its role in language learning and teaching. It involves developing programs, web pages and activities, to assist in the task of language learning and teaching.

ENGL 354 Language Testing (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 251

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 456 Second Language Learning (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 354

The course provides a basic level of knowledge about the theoretical perspectives of first and second language acquisition, the individual differences in language learning, and the application of second language acquisition research to language teaching.

*ENGL 353 Curriculum Design in TEFL (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 251

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, learningcentered 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 457 Materials and Methods in TEFL (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 251

This course provides a contemporary account of major trends in English language teaching materials and methodology. The overall aim of the course is to provide a synthesis between ‘principle’ and ‘practice’, by making links between background issues- views of language, psychological bases of language learning- and the practical design of materials and methods.


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 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 260 Contrastive Grammar (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 160

The course provides Contrastive analysis as a systematic study of a pair of languages (Arabic and English) with a view to identifying their structural differences and similarities. It aims at presenting the linguistic basis for courses and projects on translation. Preparing students for text analysis and provide them with Key features that include a wide variety of authentic texts and transcriptions to illustrate points of grammar and to contextualize structure.

ENGL 265 Phonetics and Phonology (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 262

A successful completion of this course will lead the students to recognize the phonetic construct of the English Language and state the basic theories of phonetics and phonological analysis.  In addition, the students will learn to use the IPA chart to define and analyze different speech sounds and phonetically transcribe them. The course is designed to provide the students with an impetus to work through the process of phonological analysis and develop their problem-solving and analytical skills.

ENGL 363 Morphology & Syntax (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 265

This course provides an introduction to the basics morphology, including the notions of ‘word’ and ‘lexeme’, the components of words (roots and affixes), the structure of paradigms, the distinction between inflection and derivation, and the internal structure of compounds. This course is also intended to provide awareness on how sentences are structured in languages, to analyze the parsing tree diagrams of sentences, and to examine ‘acceptable’ and ‘unacceptable’ sample sentences from English language. These notions in Morphology and Syntax will be related to students’ first language, namely Arabic, whenever possible.

ENGL 466 Semantics & Pragmatics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 363

This course is intended to provide a basic introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics, two key components of modern linguistics. It will examine a range of core topics in both Semantics and Pragmatics ranging from sense relations, adjective meaning and noun vocabulary, figurative Language to speech acts, implicatures and connection of utterances with their background. Beginning with differentiating between the two areas, it covers interpretation of meaning on a word and sentence level to meaning in context which is the focus of Pragmatics. It equips the student with semantic vocabulary and terminology and the interaction of this knowledge with our knowledge of the real world.

ENGL 467 Discourse Analysis (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 363

This course introduced discourse analysis as a field of study that is concerned with the knowledge of language beyond the sentence for communication. It presents theoretical issues such different approaches to discourse, discourse and society, discourse and pragmatics, discourse and genre, discourse and conversation, and corpus-based approaches to discourse. It also introduces the basics to analyze different types of discourse.

*ENGL 366 Psycholinguistics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 265

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.

*ENGL 364 Historical Linguistics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 265

A detailed analysis of the phonetic, phonological, morphological, syntactic, stylistic and Pragmatic development of the English language from a cross-linguistic perspective. The course looks at the theories of Cross-Linguistic analysis, and examines those socio-political and linguistic influences that helped shape the English language from its birth, to its emergence as lingua franca in the modern day world.

*ENGL 460 Sociolinguistics (3-0-3)
Prerequisite: ENGL 363

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, sociolinguistic theories, diversity and uniformity, multilingualism, speech communities, and language planning.