English Department

Course Description

*English Department

  • Eng.  201/2001 –(Special Topics) Introduction to Literature:

This course is designed to introduce students to the basics of literature. The course is split into four sections in which students study elements of; short story, Novel, Drama and Poetry. This course will provide participants the opportunity to continue to develop the necessary knowledge of literary genres, elements of short story, poetry, drama and the novel.

  • Eng.  202/2002 Critical Approaches to Literature:

This course is designed to familiarize the students with the major approaches to study a text: New Criticism, feminism, Marxism, New Historicism, Reader-response, postmodernism, postcolonial theories etc. The major outcome of this course is to change students from escape readers, to the experienced ones who can read and analyze different texts in English from the taught theoretical perspectives.

  • Eng.102/1231- World Literature 1

This course introduces broad spectrum of literature in translation that begins in antiquity and concludes at the dawn of the Renaissance. Includes works of fiction, poetry, drama and nonfiction. This course enhances and shapes students’ knowledge of literature through analyzing selected readings from masterpieces of world literature from ancient times through the Renaissance.

  • Eng 20/1120 - Exposition and Argumentation:

This course will provide participants the opportunity to continue to develop the necessary writing skills with special emphasis on expository, descriptive, persuasive (argumentative) and narrative writing. This course will introduce advanced writing concepts and continued emphasis will be place on writing according to the rules of good essay writing.

  • SPMS 85/1185 - Introduction to Speech:

This course provides the students with an opportunity to study the components of a good presentation. It gradually guides candidates to prepare and introduce effective presentations. It also aims at increasing self confidence through controlling stage fright, enhancing participation skills and involving students in debates and discussion.

  • ENG 60/1160- Writing & Research:

Academic conventions of writing a research paper. Terminology and concepts of research: research proposal, thesis statement, bibliography, references, literature review, abstract, appendix, footnotes, acknowledgement, and table of content. The process of writing a research paper: formulation of thesis statement; writing a research proposal; follow ordering of table of contents in accordance with academic standards.

  • Eng 65/1600- Technical Writing:

This course deals with writing that occurs in the workplace and allows the reader to take an action. It will equip students with the necessary range of skills to write in a range of technical documents. Students will analyze and produce texts appropriate to the communication of scientific, technological and business data.

  • ENG: 100/1000 - (Reading for College Students):

An integrated course that focuses on enhancing and improving students’ reading skills. Participants are guided through the process of reading different text-types of various lengths to develop their comprehension and reading skills including skimming, scanning and reading for specific and detailed information. It also aims at training students on note-taking, analyzing, criticizing, summarizing and paraphrasing techniques. Moreover, this three credit-hour course is designed to consolidate and build up students’ vocabulary through receiving further practice on guessing the meaning of words through context as well as increasing their  reading speed.

  • ENG- 376 /3226The American Novel:

An examination of the modern American novel.

  • Eng 106/1222- American Literature:

An examination of literary masterpieces from North America from the mid 19th century to the present.

  • ENG 105/1221 – Early American Literature:

An introduction to the beginnings of American Literature. Notably works from Ann Bradstreet, Benjamin Franklin and Edgar Allen Poe.

  • ENG205/2171-  Business English

This course will provide participants to Integrate & exercise the basic skills that are essential in business. Practice a wide range of business skills in different business situation. Select the best job & career according to individual taste, ability & educational qualification.

  • ENG: 214- Language of the Media:

 An examination of mass media in detail giving special attention to the use of language as           propaganda, as advertisement, as genuine news or as sensationalism. The power of the media will be explored; differentiation of fact and speculation or opinion, along with the importance of being a critical consumer.

  • ENG 337/3214 – Shakespeare:

Study and explore one of the greatest tragedies of Shakespeare using the simplified version side by side with the original text. An overview of Shakespearean Sonnets.

  • HIS 112/1200: Western Civilization:

A study of selected leading figures of Western Civilization in the fields of science, medicine, art, music, literature, politics and technology.

  • HIS 111/1100: Early Western Civilization:

This course traces the growth and development of ideas and institutions of Western culture    from ancient times to the modern era.

  • ENG 115/1310 – Grammar:

To develop skills in the understanding of English grammar and writing well constructed sentences.

  • SpMs 283/3283- Business & Professional Communication:

This course is designed to develop core communication skills that are critical in today's fast paced business environment. It deals with all elements of successful communication in business and professional contexts focusing on both written and oral communication. This course will examine the "real world" of professional communication-from employment interviews to planning and delivering a presentation and also with email, memos, letters voice mails etc.

  • SpMs 150/3250- Interpersonal Communication:

This course is designed to foster an understanding and appreciation of effective interpersonal skills. It focuses on the basic theories and models of communication and investigates the variables involved in the communication process that include: Verbal and nonverbal messages, self awareness, group process, conflict resolution, team building etc.

  • SpMs 255/3255-  Discussion and Conference methods:

This course is designed to help the participants improve their ability to engage in meaningful discussions in English. It is also meant to encourage them to develop self-confidence to be able to present their opinions to a group of people. The course has several activities for the participants to develop their skills for having successful discussions.

  • SpMs 281/3281-Communication Applications:

This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual framework and specific tools                                                 for communicating in complex environments and accomplishing academic and professional goals. Students will be expected to identify, analyze, develop and evaluate communication skills needed for success in interpersonal situations, group interactions and presentations. This course will help them to see practical applications Outside of this class for the skills they will learn and develop in this class.

  • Art 80/1180 Art Appreciation:

This course will provide essential knowledge in experiencing the visual arts. The course will develop critical understanding of Islamic, Egyptian and Roman arts. Participants will be exposed to fine arts, fabric and glass paintings and encouraged to do the same for their project. It provides firsthand experience in performing the skills they learn in their art class.

  • ENG 350/4290 – Texts & Contexts:

Examines the relationships between selected texts and the context of events of the time during which they were written.

  • ENG 75/1211 - British Literature I:

A chronological survey that explores works of the major poets and writers of British Literature from the Anglo Saxon, the Anglo Norman and the middle Ages till the 18th Century.

  • ENG 80/1212 - British Literature II

A chronological survey that explores samples of the major poets and writers of British Literature from 1800 to the present.

  • ENG 305/3305- History of the English Language:

A study of the History of English from its Anglo-Saxon roots to its role as a global language in the 21st century.

  • ENG 362/3219- The British Novel :

A study of the writing of two pre-eminent English novelists and their leading works

  • Ling 101/1010- Introduction to Translation:

Overview of translation as an academic discipline and have the basic principles and techniques for translation as means of communication  for business, texts analysis and technical translation as well as practical application through translation of texts of various types and categories.

  • Ling 102/1020- Translation for Business:

Basic principles and techniques for translation for business, texts analysis and technical translation as well as practical application through translation of texts of various types.

  • ENG 306/3306- A Linguistic Study of Modern English:

At this point, a student of English major should have a thorough knowledge of the philosophy of English language. This course shall aid the students to investigate the language from Morphological, Syntactical, Semantically and Phonetically points of view. A brief introduction of each aspect shall be provided to be followed with practical examples in order to let the students appreciate the sense of power a language has. The power of the language will be explored; differentiation of facts and speculations or theories, along with the importance of being a critical scholar.

  • ENG: 371/3222- The American Renaissance:

An examination of the reasons behind the growth of a separate American Literary movement. Students will refine their research and writing skills through the study of works by Cooper, Poe, Whitman, and Dickinson.

  • ENG 315/3211- Chaucer:

A critical study of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, comprising a reading of The Prologue and a close analysis of selected Tales.

  • ENG 353/3216- Early 19th Century English Poetry:

       A study of Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge and other 19th century poets.

  • ENG 301/3001 Special topics (Phonetics & Phonology):

A study of phonetic symbols, phonemes and other aspects of phonology and pronunciation.