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English and Translation
Key Fact
  • Program name
    English and Translation
  • Program code
    ET
  • Chair of the Department
    Dr. Sanna Dhahir
  • 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. 

Vision

The Department of English and Translation aims to be a leading provider of internationally recognized education and a well-known centre for research in Translation, Literature, and Linguistics. We aspire to serve as agents of cultural understanding, innovative scholarship and civic responsibility.

Mission

The Department of English and Translation seeks​ to provide high quality education in accordance with Effat University core values. We are committed to excellence in teaching and learning in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment. Our graduates will be specialists in their respective fields and will excel in creative and critical thinking, cross-cultural competencies, research, and civic responsibility.​​

Goals

  1. Enhance the department's national and international recognition by deepening its impact and contribution to the community.
  2. Encourage a positive and productive work environment by ensuring effective leadership and transparent governance.
  3. Maintain national and seek international accreditation and recognition.
  4. Sustain academic excellence
  5. Cultivate excellence in student development and attract and retain students who will graduate as specialists in their fields.
  6. Continue to provide faculty and students with the necessary learning and information resources and optimize the use of these resources.
  7. Continue to provide students with state-of–the-art labs and other facilities.
  8. Diversify the sources of income for the department and optimize the use of the budget.
  9. Substantially increase the professional development of the department staff and attract research oriented faculty.
  10. Substantially increase faculty and students' research and scholarly output and activities.
  11. Further develop and strengthen the department's reputation through national and international relations with the communities.

 Concentrations

​​The English and Translation Department offers three areas of concentration:​

  1. Linguistics
  2. Literature​
  3. Translation

 Learning Outcomes

​​The program offers a variety of linguistics, translation, and literature courses which together provide the student with sound knowledge and comprehension of the subjects the program covers, and armed with analytical and evaluative insight.  By completing the E&T program, students are expected to be able to:

Knowledge (K)

  • K1- Define terms related to specific areas of specialty and approaches to English/Arabic translation and interpreting, linguistics and British/American literature;
  • K2- Recall some aspects of language and culture;
  • K3- List major theories and scholars in the specialized areas of study.

The E&T program promotes independent learning skills and the ability to grasp and conceptualize a broad spectrum of ideas in a wide-range of areas related to the study of Linguistics, Translation and Literature. As a result, students are expected to manifest the ability to:

Cognitive skills (C)

  • C1- Discuss and explain various issues related to literary, linguistic or translated texts;
  • C2- Practice, demonstrate and apply certain terms, theoretical concepts to specific texts;
  • C3- Evaluate and examine texts or data in the specialized field and give a good critical analysis;
  • C4- Write a well-researched essay in the field of specialization.​

Through collaborative and interdisciplinary research, as well as through taking college-wide core courses in Islamic ethics, students in the E&T program will learn to:

Interpersonal Skills and Responsibility (IR)

  • IR1- Demonstrate cultural awareness and understanding;
  • IR2- Show the ability to respect work ethics and work collaboratively with fellow students, instructors, and internship supervisors and mentors; and
  • IR3- be accountable for personal actions and accept the outcomes of one’s choices.
  • IR4- Participate in programs that promote the community’s wellbeing.

By taking courses which foster language and linguistic skills, students in this program are expected to:

Communication Skills (CS)

  • CS1-Communicate effectively in written and oral English and Arabic;
  • CS2- Communicate ideas and conclusions through the use of digital content.​

Within the domain of articulatory phonetics and/or interpreting, students learn to:

Psychomotor Skills (P)

  • P1- Recognize speech sounds in a variety of languages;  and                     
  • P2- 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.
  • Employment in industries such as journalism, editing, copywriting, press relations and advertising.
  • Careers in business, government, software development, market data analysis, administration, sales and marketing.
  • Other professions that need high levels of English
  • Language skills, research skills and critical and analytical abilities.
  • Further studies in linguistics, literature, translation and TEFL.

 Program Plan (Linguistics)

English and Translation Linguistics Program Plan (PDF)​​​
​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


 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 (Literature)

English and Translation Literature Program Plan (PDF)​​​
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)

English and Translation Translation Program Plan (PDF)​​​
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​
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Admissions
High-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
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137800
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137796 

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