BA (Honours) in English Language

 Programme overview

This degree in English Language focuses on developing highly employable bi-lingual individuals with marketable skills for potential employers. Apart from its vocational applications, it provides candidates with rigorous intellectual education, valuable in training them to analyze perceptively and critically, to reason effectively and express themselves clearly and rationally. Professions that require expertise in English Language include, but are not restricted to Translation, Journalism & the Media, Publishing, Human Resources and Public Relations.

Programme Objectives:

The general goals of the BA (Hons) in English Language have been to produce graduates with excellent communication skills in English language; and secondly, to ensure that those graduates are also able to describe, appreciate and analyze the language in the great variety of forms in which it occurs – spoken and written, formal and informal, in different contexts, genres and by different speakers. The first goal means improving proficiency to high levels; the second requires a thorough background in the subfields of theoretical linguistics.

 Awards: (students must register for a particular award in order to qualify for that award)

  • Diploma in Higher Education
  • BA (Honours)

 Mode of delivery: Full time and Part time

 Programme Structure

Students who are registered for this programme, they are required to register on level 0 for 4 modules. This Level equips students with essential language skills for the challenges of level 1.  Like other programmes offered in the college, students are required to pass 8 modules totalling 120 credits in each year (level). In the final year students must also register for the project (dissertation) accounts for 30 credits (equivalent to a double module). In total students must satisfactorily complete 420 credits (28 modules) with a combination of core and specialisation modules to be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons).

Please note that:

Programme structures may be subject to change and modules may be offered in any of the semesters in an academic year

Modules in Level 0

#

Module name

Credits

1

English Language and Communication Skills

15

2

English Language Study Skills

15

3

Spoken and Written Arabic

15

4

Reading and Vocabulary Building in English

15

5

General Writing in English*

15

 

Total credits

60

*For those who are not native Arabic Speakers

 Modules in Level 1

#

Module name

Credits

1

Introduction to Linguistics

15

2

English Phonology and Phonetics

15

3

English Grammar in Practice

15

4

Intensive Academic Reading

15

5

Principles of Translation

15

6

Varieties of English

15

7

Language and Society

15

8

Academic Writing in English

15

 

Total Credits

120

 

 Modules in Level 2

#

Module name

Credits

1

Corpus-Based English Study

15

2

History of the English Language

15

3

English Syntax

15

4

Critical Reading and Writing Skills in English

15

5

Fiction in English

15

6

Semantics and Pragmatics

15 

7

English Language and the Media

15

8

English Research Methods

15

 

Total Credits

120

 

 Modules in Level 3

#

Module name

Credits

1

Project (Dissertation)

30

2

Theories of Language Learning

15

3

Spoken Discourse

15

4

Poetry in English

15

5

Written Discourse

15

6

Second Language Acquisition

15

7

Contemporary Drama in English

15

 

Total Credits

120

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