BSc English & Translation | BSc Bachelor of Science in English and Translation Degree Program
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English and Translation

Key Fact
  • Program name
    English and Translation
  • Program code
    ET
  • Chair of the Program
    Dr. Sanna Dhahir
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    129

 About the Program

​Overview

The BSc English and Translation Degree at Effat University 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. 

A Bachelor of Science Degree in English and Translation will prepare you for a career in areas such as school teaching, professional translation and interpretation, and in industries such as journalism, editing and copywriting, or other professions which require high levels of English.

The Curriculum

The curriculum for this BSc Degree in English and Translation shall set you up with the skills to critically evaluate translated texts, communicate effectively in English and Arabic, demonstrate cultural awareness and show you how to recognize speech sounds in a variety of languages. You shall be armed with analytical and evaluative insight, gathered from the combination of study within the areas of linguistics, translation, and literature which together provide you with sound knowledge and comprehension of the subjects the program covers. 

The English and Translation Program at Effat University offers three areas of specialization: Linguistics, Literature and Translation.

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

The Program of English and Translation aims to provide high quality education in Translation, Literature, and Linguistics. The program aspires to serve innovative scholarship and civic responsibility.


Mission

The Program of English and Translation aims to provide high quality education. The program seeks to graduate specialists in the fields of Translation, Literature, and Linguistics who will excel in cross-cultural competencies and civic responsibility.

Goals

  1. Enhance the program's reputation through national and international relations with the community.
  2. Encourage a pproductive work environment by ensuring transparent and effective leadership; and maintain national and seek international accreditation.
  3. Provide high quality education in Translation, and Linguistics and create a dynamic learning environment through the use of state-of-the-art learning and information resources and services.
  4. Attract and retain students who will be skilled in their fields.
  5. Substancially increase the professional development of the department staff and attract and retain researcch oriented faculty through fostering a successful research environment which increases faculty and students' research and scholarly output and activities in addition to supporting a culture of service through productive partnerships and collaborations with the community.
  6. Provide state-of-the-art labs and other facilities through optimizing the use of the budget.

 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

  • ET-K1 Define terms related to specific areas of specialty and recall some aspects of language and culture;
  • ET-K2 List major theories and scholars in the program's specialized areas of study;
  • ET-K3 Recognize speech sounds in a variety of languages.

Skills

  • ET-S1 Apply certain terms; theoretical concepts to specific texts;
  • ET-S2 Evaluate and analyze critically texts or data in a well-reseached essay in the field of specialization;
  • ET-S3 Discuss and explain various issues related to literary, linguistic or translated texts;
  • ET-S4 Develope hand and braain coordination as well as breathing and voice control.​

Competencies

  • ET-C1 Make informed decisions; by accountable for personal actions, accept the outcomes of one's choices and show independence and the ability to lead activities.
  • ET-CP2 Communicate effectively in written and oral English and Arabic, and through the use of digital content;
  • ET-CP3 Creatively apply learned technology and applications in the area of specialization to take decisions regarding difficult tasks.
  • ET-CC4 Demonstrate cultural awareness and show the ability to respect work ethics and work collaboratively with fellow students, instructors, and internship supervisors and mentors.

 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 interpreting.
  • 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 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 Any GENG except GENG 263 Linguistic Communication (English) 1 2 2
  Information, Media, and Technology 2 2 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 2 2 3
GENG161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking  2 1 2   Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2 1 2
GISL171 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 0 LEC LAB CR
  Civic Engagement 2 1 2 TRAN 241 Contrastive Text Analysis 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 ENGL 223 Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose 3 0 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 0 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3 0 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3 0 3 LING 322 Phonetics 3 0 3
LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3   Technical Elective 1 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 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3 0 3 LING 331 Semantics 3 0 3
LING 330 Discourse Analysis 3 0 3   Technical Elective 5 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 2 3 0 3   Technical Elective 6 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 3 3 0 3 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 4 3 0 3   Minor technical elective 2 3 0 3
  Minor technical elective 1 3 0 3 LING 334 Teaching Foreign & Second Languages 3 0 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
  Technical Elective 7 3 0 3 LIT 319 World Literature 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 8 3 0 3 ENGL 488 Internship 0 6 6
  Technical Elective 9 3 0 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3 0 3
ENGL 425 Editing & Publishing 3 0 3          
  Minor technical elective 3 3 0 3          
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12
                   
Total credit hours required for E&T Program:  129​

 Graduation Requirements

​​​​General Education Requirements: ​42
Program Core Requirements: 42
Stream Core Requirements: 9
Stream Technical Electives: 27
Minor Technical Electives: 9
Total: 129

 Program Plan (Literature)

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 Any GENG except GENG 263 Linguistic Communication (English) 1 2 2
  Information, Media, and Technology 2 2 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 2 2 3
GENG161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking  2 1 2   Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2 1 2
GISL171 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 0 LEC LAB CR
  Civic Engagement 2 1 2 TRAN 241 Contrastive Text Analysis 3 0 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2 1 2 LIT 316 Introduction to Poetry 3 0 3
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 1 2 ENGL 223 Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose 3 0 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 0 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3 0 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3 0 3 LING 322 Phonetics 3 0 3
LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3   Technical Elective 1 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 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3 0 3 LIT 414 Modern and Contemporary Drama 3 0 3
LIT 313 Short Narrative in English 3 0 3   Technical Elective 4 3 0 3
LIT 319 World Literature 3 0 3   Technical Elective 5 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 2 3 0 3 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 3 3 0 3   Minor technical elective 2 3 0 3
  Minor technical elective 1 3 0 3 LING 334 Teaching Foreign & Second Languages 3 0 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
  Technical Elective 6 3 0 3   Technical Elective 9 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 7 3 0 3 ENGL 488 Internship 0 6 6
  Technical Elective 8 3 0 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3 0 3
ENGL 425 Editing & Publishing 3 0 3          
  Minor technical elective 3 3 0 3          
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12
                   
Total credit hours required for E&T Program:  129​

 Program Plan (Translation)

English and ​Translation 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 Any GENG except GENG 263 Linguistic Communication (English) 1 2 2
  Information, Media, and Technology 2 2 3 GSTA 140 or 141 Quantitative Reasoning 2 2 3
GENG161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking  2 1 2   Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2 1 2
GISL171 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 0 LEC LAB CR
  Civic Engagement 2 1 2 TRAN 241 Contrastive Text Analysis 3 0 3
  Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages) 2 1 2 TRAN 341 Text Linguistics & Translation 3 0 3
  Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2 1 2 ENGL 223 Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose 3 0 3
TRAN 141 Introduction to Translation 3 0 3 GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar and Research 3 0 3
LIT 211 Introduction to Literature 3 0 3 LING 322 Phonetics 3 0 3
LING 221 Introduction to Linguistics 3 0 3   Technical Elective 1 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 321 Structure and Function of the English Language 3 0 3   Technical Elective 5 2 2 3
TRAN 343 Issues in Translation 3 0 3   Technical Elective 6 2 2 3
  Technical Elective 2 2 2 3 TRAN 339 Introduction to Interpreting 2 2 3
  Technical Elective 3 2 2 3 LIT 311 Introduction to Western Thought I 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 4 2 2 3   Minor technical elective 2 3 0 3
  Minor technical elective 1 3 0 3 LING 334 Teaching Foreign & Second Languages 3 0 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
  Technical Elective 7 2 2 3 LIT 319 World Literature 3 0 3
  Technical Elective 8 2 2 3 ENGL 488 Internship 0 6 6
  Technical Elective 9 2 2 3 ENGL 493 Senior Seminar 3 0 3
ENGL 425 Editing & Publishing 3 0 3          
  Minor technical elective 3 3 0 3          
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 12
                   
Total credit hours required for E&T Program:  129​

 Fact Sheet

 

 

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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
Program Chair
Tel.+966 122137791
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137796 

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