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English and Translation
Key Fact
  • Program name
    English and Translation
  • Program code
    E&T
  • Dept. chair
    Dr. Linda Maloul
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    129

 About the Program

Our English and Translation Program will provide you with expertise in the main theories, concepts and tools of translation and interpreting studies. It will introduce you to linguistics and literature in a context that will allow you to contribute to the development of our society in a global setting. 

Mission

To provide the highest-quality education at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. We are committed to teaching and learning in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment, in which constructive dialogue is of primary importance. Our graduates in English and Translation will excel in creative and critical thinking, global communication, personal integrity, and civic responsibility. Our scholarly agenda prioritizes innovation for the advancement of higher education and community in the region and beyond. 

Vision

The Department aspires to provide an education consistent with the highest international standards and to become a well-known centre for cutting-edge research in English and translation. We are determined to improve the life of local and global communities through top-class education, innovative scholarship, and responsible leadership.

 Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Degree requirements in English and Translation, students should be able to exhibit skills in the following areas:

Knowledge

    • Define terms related to exact areas of specialty and approaches to English/Arabic translation, interpreting, linguistics and English/American literature.
    • Recall some aspects of language and culture.
    • List major theories and scholars in the specialized areas of study.

Cognitive Skills

Discuss and explain various issues related to literary, linguistic or translated texts.
  • Practice, demonstrate and apply certain terms and theoretical concepts to specific texts.
  • Evaluate and examine texts or data in the specialized field and give a good critical analysis.
  • Write a well-researched essay in the field of specialization.

Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and understanding.
  • Show the ability to respect different work ethics and work collaboratively with fellow students, instructors, and internship supervisors and mentors.
  • Be accountable for personal actions and accept the outcomes of one’s choices.
  • Participate in programs that promote the community’s wellbeing.

Communication Skills

Communicate effectively in written and oral English and Arabic.
  • Communicate ideas and conclusions through the use of digital content.

Psychomotor Skills

Recognize speech sounds in a variety of languages.
  • Develop hand and brain coordination, as well as breathing and voice control.

 Career Opportunities

​As a graduate of our English and Translation Program, you'll be ready for careers and opportunities including:
School teaching.
  • Professional translation and interpretation.
  • Journalism, editing, copywriting, press relations and advertising-related roles.
  • Business, government, software development, market data analysis, administration, sales and marketing-related roles.

 Graduation Requirements

​​​​Compulsory Courses: ​42
Major Core Requirements: 36
Track Technical Core Requirements: 24
Minor Elective Requirements: 9
Internship Requirement: 9
Free Electives: 9
Total: 129

 Program Plan (Linguistics)

Foundation Year
Semester 1- Foundation I Semester 2 - Foundation 2
Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking - I 2 2 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical Thinking - II 2 2 3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 2 2 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 2 2 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 2 2 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 2 2 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning &
Research Skills - I
1 2 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning &
Research Skills - II
1 2 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS - I 3 0 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS - II 2 2 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - I 1 2 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology &Language - II 1 2 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 0 3 MATH 042 Basic Math - II 3 0 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 2 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0 2 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 - Semester 1 Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 2 2 3 GENG 162 English Intro to Acad Discourse 1 2 2
Information, Media, and Technology 2 2 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 2 2 3
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 1 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics
Requirement II
2 1 2
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 1 2 Global Awareness 2 2 3
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 2 2 3 Linguistic Communication
(Foreign Languages)
2 1 2
Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2 1 2 Cultural Literacy 2 2 3
Scientific Literacy 2 2 3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2- Semester 3 Year 2- Semester 4
Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR
Civic Engagement 2 1 2 LING 322 Phonetics 3 0 3
Linguistic Communication
(Foreign Languages)
2 1 2 LING 324 History of the English Language 3 0 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 1 2 LIT 212 Survey of British Literature 3 0 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 0 3 LING 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3 0 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3 0 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 2 2 3
LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3 LIT 220 Reading and Writing NontFiction Prose 3 0 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 18
Junior Year 
Year 3- Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR
LING 326 Applied Linguistics 3 0 3 LING 325 Sociolinguistics 3 0 3
LING 323 Phonology 3 0 3 LING 423 Semantics and Pragmatics 3 0 3
LING 327 Morphology and Syntax 3 0 3 LING 422 Psycholinguistics 3 0 3
LIT 213 Survey of American Literature 3 0 3 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3 0 3
Minor technical elective 1 3 0 3 Minor technical elective 2 3 0 3
Free elective 1 3 Free elective 2 3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR Course Code Course Name LEC LAB CR
LING 424 Discourse Analysis 3 0 3 ENGL 489 Internship 9 0 9
LIT 316 Introduction to Poetry 3 0 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3 0 3
ENGL 425 Editing and Publishing 3 0 3
Minor technical elective 3 3 0 3
Free elective 3 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12
Total credit hours required for E&T Program: 129

 Program Plan (Literature)

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course Code  Course Title Credit Hours Course Code  Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical
Thinking-II
3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS - I 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS - II 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - I 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3 GENG 162 English Intro to Acad Discourse 2
Information, Media, and Technology 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 3
GENG161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
GISL171 Social and Moral Values in Islam  2 Global Awareness 3
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3 Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2
Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2   Cultural Literacy 3
  Scientific Literacy 3    
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
Civic Engagement 2 LIT 220 Reading and Writing Non‑Fiction Prose 3
Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2 LIT 212 Survey of British Literature 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 LING 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3  GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
 LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3   Minor technical elective 1 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 18
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
LIT 213 Survey of American Literature 3 LIT314 Shakespeare and Drama 3
LIT 312 Introduction to Western Thought -II 3 LIT315 Modern and Contemporary Poetry 3
LIT 313 Short Narrative in English 3  LIT413  Modern Novel 3
 LING 322 Phonetics 3  LIT414 Modern and Contemporary Drama 3
 LIT 316 Introduction to Poetry 3   Minor technical elective 2 3
  Free elective 1 3   Free elective 2 3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
LIT415 Literary Criticism 3 ENGL 489 Internship 9
LIT416 World Literature 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3
ENGL 425 Editing and Publishing 3    
  Minor technical elective 3 3    
  Free elective 3 3    
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12

 Program Plan (Translation)

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course Code  Course Title Credit Hours Course Code  Course Title Credit Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical Thinking-II 3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS - I 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS - II 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - I 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology & Language - II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
GMTH 141H Mathematics for Humanities 3 GENG 162 English Intro to Acad Discourse 2
Information, Media, and Technology 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 3
GENG161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
GISL171 Social and Moral Values in Islam  2 Global Awareness 3
Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3 Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2
Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2   Cultural Literacy 3
  Scientific Literacy 3      
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 15
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
Civic Engagement 2 TRAN 341 Text Linguistics & Translation 3
Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2 TRAN 343 Issues in Translation 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 LIT 212 Survey of British Literature 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 LING 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3  GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3
 LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3 LIT220  Reading and Writing Non-Fiction Prose 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 18
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6
TRAN 342 Scientific and Medical Translation 3 TRAN 346 OR TRAN 345 Literary Translation OR Translation of Computer Texts 3
TRAN 347 Dictionary Terminology and Documentation Resources 3 TRAN 348 Business &Media Translation 3
LIT 213 Survey of American Literature 3  TRAN 349 Legal and Political Translation 3
 LING 322 Phonetics 3 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3
  Minor technical elective 1 3   Minor technical elective 2 3
  Free elective 1 3   Free elective 2 3
Total Credit Hours 18 Total Credit Hours 18
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
TRAN 441 Introduction to Interpreting 3 ENGL 489 Internship 9
LIT 316 Introduction to Poetry 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3
ENGL 425 Editing and Publishing 3      
  Minor technical elective 3 3      
  Free elective 3 3      
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12​
Admissions
Hi-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
1, 2
Cut-Score
512, 612
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
525
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137791
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137796 

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