الجمعة، 10 أكتوبر، 2014

B.A. in English Language and Literature



Elwasila College for Technical and Social Studies
B.A. in English Language and Literature
A Proposed Program of Study
2012
Introduction
            In response to the much expressed need for a better situation of English Language in the Sudan, Elwasila College took the initiative to establish a program of study which is both academic and professional in nature. It is meant to be the foundation stone for a future school of English which caters for the provision of qualified teachers, translators and other professional personnel needed by the media, foreign office, international organizations and business.
Mission
ElWasilla College has set for itself a core of humanistic and pedagogically sound objectives that answer to the needs of the student aspiring to reach a high level of proficiency in English to meet the challenges of present day employability.
Vision
ElWasilla College aspires to set standards of excellence in innovative curriculum design, teaching provisions, professional development and cross cultural understanding.
Nature of the Program.
·         The program offers the students a wide range of courses geared to develop the four macro skills of the English Language.
·         Likewise, it is a platform for courses focusing on topics of different interests and themes to be given on listening, speaking, reading and writing. A balance is kept as far as possible between the study of Language and Literature with a touch on ELT.
·          These components come together to offer the student sound understanding and appreciation.
Aims and Objectives 
The program aims to:-
1)   Contribute in building a strong conceptual and theoretical knowledge of how English is used as a vehicle to communicate nationally and globally.
2)   Bring the students upon graduation to a level of satisfactory competence in English language.
3)   Provide qualified personnel in English to bridge the gap in the job market.
4)   Appreciate literature as a vehicle of understanding and cultural diversity.
Degree Structure
The degree is comprised of 46 taught courses leading to the achievement of 142 credit hours to be completed in 8 semesters of 15 weeks each.
Course Assessment
Each course will be assessed by a 3-hour written examination paper. Satisfactory attendance course work and effective classroom participation will also be considered.
Provisions Needed for Implementing the Program:
These are:-

1.    Competent qualified administrative and academic staff. 
2.    A conducive environment for teaching and learning.
3.    Proper reprographic equipment reproduction facilities for the preparation of teaching materials.
4.    Up-to -date audiovisual teaching facilities, digital teaching aids, and learning programs.
5.    Well-stocked reference and textbooks physical library plus the provisions for a virtual library.
6.    Relevant extra-curricula activities.
List of Courses
1)    University Requirements Courses  18 cr.hrs
No
Course Code & Number
Course Title
1.     
Ar 101 (UR)
Arabic  1
2.     
Ar 202 (UR)
Arabic  2
3.     
RK 101 (UR)
Religious knowledge 1
4.     
RK 202 (UR)
Religious knowledge 2
5.     
SS 101 (UR)
Sudanese Studies 1
6.     
Comp 101 (UR)
Computer Skills 1
7.     
Comp202 (UR)
Computer Skills 2

2) Language Skills Development Courses   30cr.hrs
No
Course Code & Number
Course Title
1.     
LS 101
Intensive English 1
2.     
LS 202
Intensive English 2
3.     
LS 303
Intensive English 3
4.     
LS 404
Intensive English 4
5.     
LS 305
Writing Skills
6.     
LS 206
Reading Skills
7.     
LS 307
Communication Skills and Pragmatics 1
8.     
LS 408
Communication Skills and Pragmatics 2

9.     
LS 109
Study Skills
10.  
LS 310
Research Methods
11.  
L311
Computer word Processing Skills

2)  Specialization Courses 
1)  Language
No
Course Code & Number
Course Title
1.     
L 401
 Phonetics and phonology 
2.     
L 402
Study of Vocabulary
3.     
L 503
Morphology and Syntax
4.     
L 504
Syntactic Analysis 1
5.     
L 605
Advanced Syntax
6.     
L 606
Advanced Writing
7.     
L 707
Technical Writing
8.     
L 708
Varieties of English
9.     
L 609
Advanced Reading (Reading the Essay)
10.  
L 840
Discourse  Analysis
11.  
L 511
Introduction to linguistics
12.  
L 712
ELT 1
13.  
L 813
ELT 2
14.  
817
Arabic Grammar 1  نحو
15.  
L 214
Arabic Morphology & Syntax  نحو وصرف
16.  
L 315
 Graduation Project
17.  
L816
Contrastive & Error Analysis
2)  Literature
1.     
Lit 301
Introduction to Literature 
2.     
Lit 402
Reading the Short Story
3.     
Lit 403
Romantic Poetry
4.     
Lit 504
The 19th Century British Novel
5.     
Lit605
Shakespeare and His Time
6.     
Lit 706
Shakespeare Plays
7.     
Lit707
20th century American Literature
8.     
Lit708
Modern African Literature
9.     
Lit509
Literature and Society
10.  
Lit510
Modern English Poetry
11.  
Lit611
Modern English Drama
12. 
Lit612
Introduction to Literary  Criticism
13. 
Lit813
Middle -Eastern Literature in Translation
14. 
Lit714
20th century British Literature
Study Plan 
Semester 1
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-req
1.     
Intensive  English level 1
3
12

2.     
Arabic  Language 1=(UR)
3
3

3.     
Religious Knowledge(UR) 1
3
3

4.     
Computer Skills  (UR)
2
3

5.     
Study Skills
3
3

6.     
Sudanese Studies (UR)
2
2

Total
16
26

 Semester 2
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-req
1.     
Intensive  English 2
3
12
Int E 1
2.     
Arabic  Language 2=(UR)
3
3
Ar. 1
3.     
Religious Knowledge(UR)2
3
3
R k. 2
4.     
Reading Skills
3
3

5.     
Computer Skills 2 (UR)
2
4
Comp. 1
6.     
Arabic Grammar 1نحو
3
2

Total
17
27

 Semester 3
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-req
1.     
Intensive  English  3
3
12
Int E 2
2.     
Writing Skills
3
3

3.     
Introduction to Literature
3
3

4.     
Communication Skills & Pragmatics 1
3
4

5.     
Research Methods
3
3

6.     
Arabic Grammar 2  نحو وصرف
3
3
نحو 1
Total
18
28


Semester 4

No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-reg
1.     
Intensive  English 4
3
12
Int E 3
2.     
Communication Skills & Pragmatics 2
3
3
C skills 1
3.     
Phonetics & Phonology
3
3

4.     
Study of Vocabulary
3
3

5.     
Literature: Reading the Short Story
3
3

6.     
19th CenturyBritish Literature (Romantic Poetry)
3
3

Total
18
27






Semester 5
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-reg
1.     
Morphology and Syntax
3
3

2.     
Syntactic Analysis 1 (grammar)
3
4

3.     
Introduction to linguistics
3
3

4.     
Reading the Novel (vict.)
3
4

5.     
Literature & Society
3
3

6.     
Modern English  Poetry
3
3

Total
18
20


Semester 6

No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-reg
1.
 Advanced Syntax
3
4

2.
Advanced Writing
3
4

3.
Reading the Essay (Advanced)
3
4

4.
Shakespeare and His Time
3
3

5.
Introduction to Literary Criticism
3
3

6.
Modern English Drama
3
3

Total
18
21



Semester 7
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-reg
1.     
Varieties of English
3
3

2.     
ELT 1
3
3

3.     
Technical Writing
3
3

4.     
20th CenturyAmerican Literature
3
3

5.     
Modern African Literature
3
3

6.     
Shakespeare Plays
3
3

7.     
20th Century British Literature
3
3

Total
21
21

Semester 8
No

Course Title
Cr.hrs
T/hrs/wk
Pre-reg
1.     
ELT 2
3
3
ELT 1
2.     
Discourse Analysis
3
3

3.     
Middle Eastern Literary in Translation
3
3

4.     
Contrastive & Error Analysis
3
3

5.     
Graduation Project
3
3

6.     
C/Skills (words Processing)
3
3

Total
18
18




Courses Descriptions
1- Language Skills Development Courses
The Intensive English Programme: In E.101, In.E.102, In.E.201.In.E.202. (Levels 1-4)
Aims:
1.    To raise the student's English language Proficiency levels for their success in their academic courses and future careers.
2.    To address knowledge and skills in listening, speaking, reading writing, grammar and vocabulary that are necessary for student's academic and non-academic success in English.
Program Strategy
·   The Intensive English program consists of English instruction at four proficiency levels.
·   The first two levels provide remedial work, instruction and practice in reading, writing, listening and speaking, vocabulary building, handwriting   and computer assisted language-learning CALL.
·   The second two levels concentrate on oral and written communication skills.
·   The program is skills oriented and acknowledges the needs of false beginners to follow an integrated communicative approach.
Reading
The course starts with a brief description of what reading is, the stages of the reading process and what a good reader does. Then students are exposed to different topics in order to develop basic reading skills such as identifying the topic , the supporting ideas , coherence structure the meaning of information / vocabulary from context etc.
Writing
Students practice different sentence formation and sentences combining to produce complex sentences with ideas subordinated by adverbs, relative and adjective clauses. Students learn how to form a topic sentence and a controlling idea and expand it by way of details, examples, anecdotes etc. The rules of punctuation are also practiced.
Listening & Speaking
The course develops in the students the ability to hold conversations and give a talk or presentation. It also demonstrates to them a range of listening strategies and appropriate functional strategies that facilitate communication.
Grammar
The grammar component at this level focuses on the relationships among basic tenses and develops a familiarity with simple sentence structure and subject verb agreement.
Hand writing and lay out
In.E.102 Intensive English level (2)                                  3cr.hrs
Reading
Students at this level learn to understand the main ideas in simple texts dealing with a variety of topics in familiar situation and show some ability to find meaning from context in simplified prose. Students are expected to learn how to skim, scan, predict the topic, the focus and recognize collection of key words.

Writing
  At this level, the writing instruction is based on further developing writing proficiency, refining the paragraph writing and utilizing appropriate details to support controlling ideas. Students are introduced to different modes and mechanical skills of writing.
Listening & speaking
The listening component at this level focuses on taking  notes from lectures , presentations and multimedia materials in addition to continue working on comprehending English conversation .
The speaking component focuses on what started at level l, students will continue practicing speaking mechanics such as voice projection and proper eye contact, and students will also be introduced to making oral presentations.
Grammar
Grammar instruction at this level involves an introduction to complex
Ideas involving time relationships in perfect and progresses forms, an introduction to complex sentences, active and passive voice, adjective and time clauses .
Handwriting:-
   Mechanical skills of handwriting and formatting.
In.E.201: Intensive English level (3)                                   3cr.hrs
Reading
At this level students should be able to read with understanding texts dealing with topics of interest to them. They are expected to make inferences about author, topic, and meaning, identify word definitions from context, understand the purpose and tone of text and be able to paraphrase and summarize portions of the text Techniques for fast reading are presented and practiced.
Writing
Writing instruction at this level stresses grammatical and lexical accuracy and provides practices of producing complex structures.
Development of thesis statement writing, summarizing, classifying and planning multiple paragraph composition are also practiced.
Listening & Speaking
* Listening and speaking are integrated in to one core course. Students are introduced to intensive and extensive listening activities and are shown how to move from passive mode of listening to one where they can actively and critically exploit listening activities for academic purposes. Student practice getting the main idea, understanding inference, remembering the sequence of events in talk or conversation and note taking.
* Students practice speaking in front of others with Wait-time techniques, how to ask for clarification, repetition and how to use signal expressions.
Grammar
  Complex grammatical forms and clause structures are introduced. Time and voice, modal verbs, determiners quantifiers, possessive, and connectors are practiced. Students will also be introduced to conditionals, adverbials noun phrase modification and infinitive verb forms.
Handwriting:-
 Further practice of layout and formatting.

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In.E.202: Intensive English level (4)                            3cr.hrs
Reading
Students should be able to read longer prose text. They should be able to follow essential points in areas of specific interest with the ability to understand conceptually abstract and linguistically complex text of the type of the found in university reference books.
Writing
 The writing instruction at this level is designed to further refine the writing skills of organizing ideas, paraphrasing, summarizing and synthesizing English at an academic level to produce a coherent and well-organized short essay. 
Listening & Speaking
Special emphasis will be made on taking notes form live or taped academic lectures, summarizing the main ideas and identifying/ extracting specific information to use for writing or discussion, the speaking skills development will encourage students to contribute to group and class discussion, present information orally to class and give opinion.
Grammar
Complex structures and discourse connectors will be practiced. Previously learnt grammatical structures such as the verb system, subject verb agreement, adverb clauses, relative clauses, prepositions, phrasal verbs, gerunds and infinitives will be reviewed.
Handwriting:-
Layout and formatting
Suggested Course Books
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Program Description
305: Writing Skills
Aims
·         To further develop the writing skills introduced in intensive English 1-4.
·         To enable students to develop and connect paragraphs to construct a short essay that is both grammatically correct and appropriate to the situation,
Description
The course covers:-
·         Essay planning and organization of thoughts.
·         Constructing of topic sentences and supporting details.
·         Writing of short essays.
·         Techniques of exposition such as definitions, exemplification, etc.
·         The course should aloe cover a set of writing oriented grammatical structures such as sentence compounding embedding etc.
Course Books
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206 Reading Skills
Aims:
·         To further develop comprehension and vocabulary of passage, which are stylistically, and structurally more demanding than the ones covered in levels 1-4.
·         To develop critical thinking.
·         To encourage reading for pleasure and enlightment.
Description
Students learn to identify the main ideas in simple texts dealing with a variety of topics in familiar situations and find meaning from context. Students are expected to learn how to skim, scan, predict the focus and recognize collocation key words.
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307-Communication Skills & Pragmatics 1                      3cr. hrs
Aims:
·         To develop batter listening comprehension
·         To improve pronunciation skills for successful communication
·         To introduce the fundamentals of spoken English
Description
The course is structured around-
·         Various listening skills
·         Speech performance focusing on general elements of speech delivery and spoken language structure (contractions, reduced speech, voice tone, consonant clusters, stress etc.
·         Presentation skills – public speaking techniques, language compensation strategies, non- verbal communication etc.
·         Pair &group work, oral presentations, watching videos, role-play, and development of oral skills needed to communicate in everyday life situation.
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109 Study Skills
Aims:-
·          To help the students improve their study habits.
·          To arm them with necessary academic skills needed for university education.
Description:
  The course is designed to ease the students into their academic life. Students are instructed on:
·         Proper time use.
·         Proper utilization of lectures: note –taking / note making, asking for classification and making interventions.
·         Library use, reference citation,  etc.
·         Dictionary use.
·          Reading non-verbal data (graphs, charts etc).
·          Reading and answering exam questions.
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310 Research Methods
Aims:-
·         To train the students on the technicalities and conversation needed for research writing.
·         To introduce them to the electronic search facilities.

Description:
·         The students are instructed on how to collect data, evaluate source, make notes, formalize research questions, citing references and questions etc.
·         Students are acquainted, through models, with the different formatting of dissertations.
·         Students are expected to be prepared for the production of a dissertation upon graduation.
Course Books
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311 Computer Word-Processing Skills                             2cr . hrs 
Aims:-
·         To introduce some of the most important features of present day computer use systems.
Description:
·         Students will learn how computers are used to carry-out top-desk publishing and presentations.
·         Students will concentrate on one type of computer system. Microsoft-Windows based P.C. is used as a model. Soft ware tools are also introduced.

Specialization Courses
1)Language
401 Phonetics &Phonology                                                3cr. hrs
Aims:-
·         To give the general theoretical background about speech sounds.
·         To explain how English is pronounced (RP).
  • To improve the students understanding of the sound system of English and hence enhance their speaking and listening skills.
 Description: 
 The course familiarizes the students with a description of the speech and sound production mechanism.  Students receive practice in phonetic transcription and ear- training and pronunciation. The course will also show how sounds in English are organized and distributed. Knowledge of the phonemic system is also introduced.

Course Books & Reading List
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402 Study of Vocabulary
Aims:-
·         To increase vocabulary building abilities through analyzing word structure.
·         To enable students to guess systematically the meanings of words.
·         To stress the importance of vocabulary related concepts.
Description:

Words structure (affixes and combining forms) and the use of dictionaries are examined and practiced. Strategies for enlarging students’ vocabulary and vocabulary related concepts of collocation, semantic range, lexical sets, idioms and discourse are also introduced.
Course Books & Reading List
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503: Morphology &Syntax          
Aims:-
·         To familiarize the  students with  the rules of word formation
·         To demonstrate the relationship between syntax and morphology.
·         To train students to use varied structures when writing and speaking.
Description:
The course provides an introduction to the study of words formation and the internal structure of words, giving a knowledge of morphemes and the morphological rules of the language. The structure of sentences and the grammatical relation and restriction governing matters such as word order, grouping of words and use of syntactic categories will also be covered.
Course Books & References
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504: Syntactic Analysis 1                                               3cr.hrs.
Aims:-
·         To provide practical study of English grammar.
·         To provide functional description syntactic categories.
Description: 
·         The grammar at this level focuses on the relationship among basic tenses and develops a familiarity with simple sentence structure and subject verb agreement.
·         It also covers levels of analysis, scale of rank, word order, sentence patterns and structural positions, function words and sequence of tenses.  


Course Books & References
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605: Advanced Synatic Analysis 2                                    3cr.hrs
Aims:-
·         To introduce the students to the descriptive analysis of sentence constituents.
·         To continue an in depth study of English grammar.
Description: 
 This course complements the grammar covered in 504. Here the students review analysis of sentence constituents and examine syntactic processes such as coordination, subordination, complexity and related logical connectors.
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606 Advanced Writing
Aims:- 
·         To practice the writing functions necessary for academic work.
·         To train the students to achieve the goal of writing to meet the academic and professional needs.
Description: 
·         This course trains the students to practice writing the essay. Construction of thesis statement, the writing of an introductory paragraph and conclusion will be emphasized.
·         Students write personal reflections, analyze a variety of topics of increasing complexity and length.
·         Few model essays are to be examined in class discussion.
·         After that, the students should be able to write essays without the artificial reference provided by the model.
Course Book & References
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708 Varieties of English
 Aims:- 
·         To further develop the students understanding and appreciation of language as a tool of communication.
·         To provide them with tools and techniques to enable them to distinguish the different forms and functions of registers.
Description:

The course shows the students how language is adapted to suit the subject matter, medium, participants and purpose.
It also provides the students with tools and techniques for analyzing and distinguishing forms and function by register.
Students learn basic terms and then examine different registers to identify their main features.
Reading List
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609: Advanced Reading (Reading the essay)                   3cr.hrs
Aims:- 
The course introduces the students to extensive reading of authentic texts. 
Description:

·         The course introduces the students to a particular kind of non-fiction. They read increasingly longer essays written by contemporary essayists.
·         They will have extensive training in vocabulary, comprehension and the analysis of essays, emphasizing ideas, organizing, style, movement of theme, emotional distance etc.
Course Books & Reading List
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810: Discourse Analysis                                                3cr.hrs
Aims:- 
·         To develop an awareness of the differences between spoken and written discourse.
·         To help the students identify and employ cohesive devices
·         To sensitize them to the effect of situation and context on the formality and informality of language.

Description:
This course introduces the students to the features of written and spoken discourse. The students learn to identify concepts like focus, coherence and cohesion, topic and reference, the role of context in interpretation, information structure, background knowledge and how sentences can be manipulated to achieve effect.
Course Books & References

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511: Introduction to Linguistics
Aims:- 
·            To Introduce the Students to the field of linguistics.
·         To provide foundation concepts and terminology.
·         To provide information about the analysis and description of human languages.
·            To raise awareness about the nature of language and its relation to society, psychology etc
Description:
The course is an introduction to the scientific study of language and of the main concerns of modern linguistics; phonetics, phonology, syntax and semantics. Practical analysis and problem solving are introduced.

Reading List
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712:English Language Teaching (ELT) 1                         3cr.hrs
Aims:- 
·         To introduce the basic theoretical foundations of language teaching.
·         To introduce different methods of teaching
·         To introduce the students to a future career in teaching English.
Description:
·         The course intends to introduce the basics of the different methods of ELT and give a brief account of how first and second languages are learnt.
·         Topics covered include curriculum meaning and design, lesson planning, testing and evaluation, The role of learning strategies etc.
·         Students will practice peer teaching in class.
Reading List
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713: English Language Teaching 2 (ELT) 2                     3cr.hrs
Aims:- 
To give the students an opportunity to further practice classroom techniques of teaching the different language skills on the light of the theories presented in ELT1.
Description:
This course is a continuation of ELT1. In it, each language skill /area is individually discussed and followed by live demonstration lesson, microteaching or video presentation.

Reading List & References
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314لغة عربية 1 (نحو)                                                                           3 cr.hrs
 الأهـداف:
1- تمكين الطالب من استخدام قواعد اللغة استخداما سليما.
2- تعرف الطالب الأصول النحوية ومدلولاتها لتجنب الأخطاء اللغوية والنحوية.
3- تنمية مدارك الدارسين على تذوق اللغة العربية وإدراك نواحي الجمال فيها.
توصيف المقرر: 
·        يتكون المقرر من دراسة تركيب الجملة ،الفاعل ونائب الفاعل والمفاعيل المختلفة، التمييز والاستثناء والحال بالإضافة إلى تطبيقات عامة من إعراب آيات قرآنية ونماذج من الشعر.
المصادر والمراجع: 
لغة عربية 2 (نحو وصرف)  315                                                            3 cr.hrs


 الأهـداف:
1-     تمكين الطالب من تطبيق القواعد النحوية والصرفية تطبيقا سليما.
2-     إيصال القاعدة النحوية والصرفية بأسلوب ميسر يمكن الطالب من الاستفادة منها.

توصيف المقرر: 
·        يتكون المقرر من دراسة كان واخواتها ، إن وأخواتها، لا النافية للجنس ، الفعل المتعدي واللازم ،الأفعال التي تنصب 3 مفاعيل.
·        دراسة جموع القلة والكثرة ، الإعلال والإبدال التقاء الساكنين بالإضافة الى تطبيقات عملية عامة.
المصادر والمراجع:
816: Contrastive and Error Analysis(C/A&EA)           3 cr. hrs
Amis
·   To make the students aware  of the similarities  & differences between English  and Arabic 
·   To train them on how to predict learning problems.
·   To train the students on how to analyze  and explain  errors
Description
·         The course gives the students practice in applying language theories to outline the difference between English and Arabic languages.
·         It introduces the objective of the C/A hypothesis and methods of analysis.
·          It focuses of selected areas of phonology, morphology grammar and syntax.
·         It also introduces the study of the factors that influence and characterize second language learners system and of theories of inter language and language learning.
·         Practical analysis of English learner’s errors will be focused on as well.
Reading List & References
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817: Graduation Project                                                    4cr. hrs
Amis:
·         To enable the students to apply their knowledge of research methods.
Description
·         Each students is to chose a topic on language or literature and seek approval by a supervisor. An acceptable proposal will be agreed upon before commencing the writing.
·         Each student will be required to produce a computer processed essay of not less than----words before the end of semester 8.
Specialization Courses (cont)
2)Literature
301: Introduction to Literature                                         3cr. hrs
Aims:-
·         To introduce the students to the nature of English literature.
·         Familiarize them with the literary genres.



Description:
·         The course presents literature as a field of study in the wider contexts of the social, literary and cultural concerns, which shaped the literary discourse.
·          The students are introduced to the three literary genres: Poetry, prose and drama through the reading of selected texts.
 Reading List & References
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402: Reading the Short Story                                            3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To introduce the students to the most contemporary literary genres.
·            To encourage them to read for pleasure.
   Description:
·            The course covers the nature of the short story, its plot, structure, characterization and the narrative viewpoint and how it affects the reader’s response.
·            The writer’s choice of language and style are also covered.        
Reading List & References
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403: The Romantic Poetry
Aims 
·            To acquaint the students with the great heritage of the English Romantic period.
·            To encourage them to read poetry for pleasure
Description:
A representative selection from renouned poets will be studied. Emphasis will be on the features, events and themes, which characters the poetry of the period.
Focus will be on the critical and philosophical trends of the period.
Reading List & References
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509: The 19th Century British Novel                                  3cr.hrs
Aims:

The course aims to introduce the students to the main features of the C19th novel, through investigating some prominent works of the age.
Description:
Some works of the leading Victorian novelists will be read and discussed to show the immense social changes and humanitarian issues aroused by the industrial and political revolution, the clash between the old and  new and the  fate of the individual.

Reading List & References
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605: Shakespeare and His Time                                      3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To study Shakespeare in relation to his age.
Description:
Some selected works will be examined within the Elizabethan dramatic.Tradition. The dominant political, philosophical and religious trends of the time will also be highlighted.
Reading List & References
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706: Shakespeare Plays                                                    3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To acquaint the students with Shakespeare as playwright.
Description:
·            This course, together with 605, traces the development of Shakespeare as a playwright.
·            The course will focus on the development of his tragic vision and the various levels at which his works could be taught. His imagery and the formal structure of the play will be studied. 
·            Some plays will be shown on video and discussed in tutorials, focusing on the theme, the plot and characterization.
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707: 20th Century American Literature                          3cr.hrs
Aims:

The course aims to explore the American contribution to English literature and modernism.

Description:
 The course explores the major trends and movements in the modern and contemporary novel. The major themes in some representative novels are to be discussed and the language and style explained. The meaning of the term modernism is to be studied and illustrated in the works of such major writers like Faulkner, Hemingway etc. later developments will also be considered.
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708: Modern African Literature                                      3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            The course intends to introduce African literature, its major writers, movements and trends.
·            To bestow on African literature an international status.
Description:
The course studies representative selection from African prose, poetry and drama. The conditions under which African literature emerged are to be explained together with textual analysis. The roots of the African literature during the colonial rule and the oral traditions, which shaped its form and content, are to be highlighted.
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509: Literature and Society                                     3cr.hrs 
Aims:
·            To demonstrate to the students how literature depicts the social structure and values of certain people.
Description:
The course focuses upon the ways in which literature reflects society will be explored using the sociology of literature critical approach or any similar methodology.
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510: Modern English Poetry                                            3cr.hrs 

Aims:
·            To introduce the students to the major themes of 20th century poetry as related to the radical changes in modern civilization and arts.
Description:
The focuses will be on consideration of the basic elements of modernism. A selection from the poetry of W.B Yeats, T.S.Eliot, in addition to some war poetry will be studied.
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611: Modern Drama                                                        3cr.hrs 

Aims:
·            The course aims to give a deeper insight into drama as a literary form.

Description: 
The course is concerned with modern and contemporary British drama. It describes the radical changes in C20th drama taking up the social issues and the different strands and viewpoints of life and modern man’s dilemma. The influence of the leaders of modern European drama e.g. Ibsen, Beckett etc. will be studied.
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612: Introduction to Literary Criticism                          3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To introduce the students to literary criticism.
Description:
 The contents of the course are twofold: -

1)   To introduce the students to the history of literary criticism through the different periods.
2)   To acquaint them with major schools of thought, trends and movements in modern literary schools: structuralism, reception theory and speech act theory will be studied then applied to selected texts. 
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813: Middle Eastern Literature in Translation                 3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To introduce the students to the literary achievements of major Arab and Middle Eastern Writers
Description:
The course explores the major themes and recurrent motifs that give this literature its distinctive quality both in classical and modern times.
A variety of literary genres are to be selected.
Classical writers may include e.g. Al Jahiz, Ibn AlRumi, while modern ones may focus on major modern literary figures like Najeeb Mahfouz, Tayib Saleh and Gibran.
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714: 20th century British Literature                              3cr.hrs
Aims:
·            To survey the major landmarks in 20th century British literature

Description:
The course focuses on fiction, poetry and drama.
A selection of novelists, poets and dramatist will be studied with regard to both individual achievement and style and shared social and thematic concerns.
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