Course Catalogue

Course Code: ENG 4109
Course Name:
Teaching Language through Literature
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course is designed to help learners discover ways to stimulate creative imagination, sociolinguistic and psycholinguistic aspects of language learning based on different literary texts.

Course Code: ENG 411
Course Name:
Semantics & Pragmatics
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course is an introduction to semantics. Semantics is the science of meaning and pragmatics and the way language is used in real world contexts. The course will introduce the systematic study of meaning in language, ranging from problems in the semantic structure of lexical systems, and syntactic and morphological contributions to sentence meaning. This course will also examine the theories of semantics and pragmatics.

Course Code: ENG 4110
Course Name:
Historical Linguistics
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Historical linguistics is the study of how and why languages change over time. The objective of this course is to introduce the concepts and methodologies of historical linguistics.  This course provides an introduction to the principles and techniques of the field of historical linguistics. Students will learn about the processes of change within phonology, morphology, syntax, and lexicon. Moreover, students will gain an understanding of how linguists describe and attempt to explicate language change. Students will learn the techniques of reconstruction, data collection, and data analysis in this course.

Course Code: ENG 4111
Course Name:
Eastern Classics in Translation
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course will introduce students to the Sanskrit epics. Students familiar with Western epics such as The Iliad and The Odyssey will find interesting similarities between these epics and the ones written in ancient India. . The students will also be introduced to classical Indian drama and Indian aesthetics. In addition, they will study a selection of stories from the Arabic Thousand and One Nights and the Persian Shahnama.  These literary works have had a far-reaching impact on the literary culture of both the East and the West.

Course Code: ENG 4112
Course Name:
Postmodernism in Literature
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course will discuss different features of and positions within the cultural phenomenon known as postmodernity. Aspects of the postmodern in fields as far apart as architecture, music, politics and television will be considered, but the course especially focuses on postmodern trends within literature. In particular, the link between modernism and postmodernism will be explored.

Course Code: ENG 4117
Course Name:
Teaching Young Learners
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

The course recognises the fact that Teaching English to Young Learners is a specific skill which needs specific training to be performed effectively. The TEYL course aims at providing students with the necessary skills, confidence and ability to be able to teach young learners.

Course Code: ENG 412
Course Name:
Bestseller Fiction
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Bestseller Fiction reads four post-modern novels (Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe, Seventee by Kenzaburo Oe, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Passion by Jeanette Winterson) connected by a persistent theme of violence, often as a strange counterpart of love. The books, representing four continents and cultures will be read in a comparative spirit with a focus on reading techniques, especially basic narrative structures and strategies.  Additionally, one may also discuss notions of mythology, zeitgeist, universality, and any other concepts suggested by the readings.  Course is recommended for English department students in the fourth year and other advanced students with high English aptitude.

Course Code: ENG 412
Course Name:
Popular Fiction
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course takes popular fiction as a specific field of cultural production. Students analyze various definitive features of that field: popular fiction’s relations to literature, genre and identity, gender and sexuality, the role of the author profile, cinematic and TV adaptations, readerships and fan interests, and processing venues. The course is built around a number of genres: crime fiction, science fiction, horror, the sex and shopping novel, the thriller and the blockbuster.

Course Code: ENG 413
Course Name:
Shakespeare’s History and Roman Plays
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course will examine a particular genre of play called the history play, in which Shakespeare examined the nature of kingship, social order, and right rule. In addition, a selection of the “Roman plays,” as they are called, in which Shakespeare drew on classical sources to tell his stories, will also be read.

Course Code: ENG 414
Course Name:
Survey of British Literature – II
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Highlights significant aspects of the British Literature from the eighteenth century to the modern period.
5. The Eighteenth Century (1660-1789)
6. The Nineteenth Century
a. The Romantic Period (1785-1830)
b. The Victorian Age (1830-1901)
7. The Twentieth Century (1901-2000)
8. The Twenty-first Century (2001- )

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