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BSc English and Translation Degree

This program is not accepting students this semester ​
Key Fact
  • Program name
    BSc English and Translation Degree
  • Program code
    ET
  • Program Chair
    Dr. Linda F. Maloul
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    129

 About the Program

Overview

The English and Translation Department in Effat College of Humanities at Effat University offers an undergraduate program in English and Translation. The program provides the students with expertise in the main theories, concepts and tools of translation and interpreting studies, linguistics and literature.

This program fills a real need locally in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, regionally in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and globally. It graduates competent Arabic-English translators and interpreters, English teachers, ESL teachers, research candidates in linguistics, literature, and translation, as well as potential employees in various professions where proficiency in English is required. These qualified graduates will benefit local economy, reduce dependence on international recruitment, and empower women in the socio-economic structure of the country.

The Curriculum​

The Bachelor of science in English and Translation will equip you with the skills to critically evaluate and analyse texts, communicate effectively in English and Arabic, demonstrate cultural awareness and creatively apply technology in your area of specialization. You will 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.

In the early years of your academic journey at the Bachelor of Science in English & Translation, you will take courses from the General Education Program (GEP). which is an innovative program rooted in Liberal Arts Education. GEP promotes a vibrant environment for excellence in education, research and community engagement. It also accommodates the needs of 21st-century students by providing state-of-the-art courses in technology, natural, environmental, social, formal and quantitative sciences as well as research and community service.​

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

The educational objectives of the Program are to:

  1. Provide students with the necessary knowledge for a career or a research program in the fields of Translation, Linguistics and Literature.
  2. Train students in the skills and techniques most needed in the job market.
  3. Train students on how to use relevant technology in their field of study.
  4. Provide students with the necessary theoretical tools to identify, analyze and solve problems encountered in their field.
  5. Develop the students' abilities to conduct research and studies in the field.
  6. Develop their cultural awareness and their ability to respect research and work ethics.
  7. Develop leadership skills, responsibility and independence
  8. Train students to communicate effectively in written and oral English​

 Vision, Mission, and Goals

Vision

The program of English & Translation aims to provide advanced knowledge and skills in Translation, Literature, Linguistics and related fields. The program aspires to be a center for research and training.

Mission

The program of English & Translation graduates specialists in intercultural and inter-lingual communication who will excel in creative and critical thinking, cross-cultural competencies, research and civic responsibility.

Goals

  1. Ensure the ET Program's achievement of its mission through offering quality education, community service and research.
  2. Encourage a positive and productive work environment through transparent and effective leadership; also maintain national and seek international accreditation.
  3. Provide high quality education in Translation, Literature, and Linguistics, creating a dynamic learning environment through the use of state of-the-art learning resources.
  4. Attract and retain students who will become skilled in their respective fields.
  5. Retain and attract research-oriented faculty through substantially increasing their professional development.
  6. Provide state-of–the-art labs and other facilities through optimizing budget use.
  7. Foster a successful research environment to increase faculty and students' research and scholarly output and activities.
  8. Support a culture of service through productive partnerships and collaborations with the community.​

 Concentrations

Concentrations​

The English and Translation Department offers three areas of concentration:

  1. Linguistics

  2. Literature

  3. Translation

 Learning Outcomes

By completing the E&T program, students are expected to be able to:

Knowledge & Understan​​ding​

K1- Define terms related to specific areas of specialty and recall some aspects of language and culture;

K2-  List major theories and scholars in the program's specialized areas of study;

K3- Recognize speech sounds in a variety of languages.

Skills

Cognitive Skills

S1- Apply certain terms, theoretical concepts to specific texts;

S2- Evaluate and analyze critically texts or data in a well-researched essay in the field of specialization;

S3- Discuss and explain various issues related to literary, linguistic or translated texts.

Practical and Physical Skills

S4- Develop hand and brain coordination as well as breathing and voice control​

Communication & Information Technology Skills

S5- Communicate effectively in written and oral English and Arabic, and through the use of digital content

S6- Creatively apply learned technology and applications in the area of specialization to take decisions regarding difficult tasks.

Values

Values & Ethics

V1 Demonstrate cultural awareness and show the ability to respect work ethics

Autonomy and Responsibility

V2 Make informed decisions, be accountable for personal actions and accept the outcomes of one's choices.

V3 Work collaboratively with fellow students, instructors, and internship supervisors and mentors; show independence and the ability to lead activities.​​​​​

 Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of our English and Translation Bachelor's degree, 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.​​

 Graduation Requirements

General Education Requirements: 42

Program Core Requirements: 42

Stream Core Requirements: 9

Stream Technical Electives: 27

Minor Technical Electives: 9

Total: 129​​​​​

 Study Plan (Linguistics)

English and Translation, Linguistics Concentration Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181H
    Quantitative Science
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    2-2​-3
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Formal Science
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Quantitative Reasoning
    None
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • ​Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • ​Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • TRANS 141
    Introduction to Translation
    Any ARB & any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LIT 211
    Introduction to Literature
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LING 221
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • TRANS 241
    Contrastive Text Analysis
    TRANS 141
    3-0-3
  • LING 324
    History of the English Language
    LING 324
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 223
    Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • LING​ 322
    Phonetics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LING 321
    Structure & Function of the English Language
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LING 330
    Discourse Analysis
    LING 221
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 4
     
    3-0-3

  • Minor Technical Elective 1
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LING 331
    Semantics
    LING 221
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 5
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 6
     
    3-0-3
  • LIT 311
    Introduction to Western Thought I
    Any GENG
    3-0-3

  • Minor Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • LING 334
    Teaching Foreign & Second Languages
    LING 221
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 7
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 8
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Technical Elective 9
     
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 425
    Editing & Publishing
    ENGL 223
    3-0-3
  • ​​Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LIT 319
    World Literature
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 488
    Internship
    Dept. Approval
    0-6-6
  • ENGL 493
    Senior Seminar
    Dept. Approval
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    12
  • Total Credit Hours required for E&T Program:
     
     
    129

 Study Plan (Translation)

English and Translation, Translation Concentration Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181H
    Quantitative Science
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Formal Science
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Quantitative Reasoning
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • TRANS 141
    Introduction to Translation
    Any ARB & any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LIT 211
    Introduction to Literature
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LING 221
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • TRANS 241
    Contrastive Text Analysis
    TRANS 141
    3-0-3
  • TRANS 341
    Text Lingusitics & Translation
    TRANS 141
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 223
    Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • LING​ 322
    Phonetics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LING 321
    Structure & Function of the English Language
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • TRANS 343
    Issues in Translation
    TRANS 141
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 4
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 1
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • TRAN 339
    Introduction to Interpreting
    TRAN 141
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 5
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 6
     
    3-0-3
  • LIT 311
    Introduction to Western Thought I
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • LING 334
    Teaching Foreign & Second Languages
    LING 221
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 7
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 8
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 9
     
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 425
    Editing & Publishing
    ENGL 223
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LIT 319
    World Literature
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 488
    Internship
    Dept. Approval
    0-6-6
  • ENGL 493
    Senior Seminar
    Dept. Approval
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    12
  • Total Credit Hours required for E&T Program:
     
     
    129​

 Study Plan (Literature)

English and Translation, Literature​ ​Concentration Study Plan (PDF)

    Freshman Year: Semester 1

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • GMTH 181H
    Quantitative Science
    None
    3-0-3
  • GENG 131
    Advanced English Language Skills & Critical Thinking
    None
    3-0-3
  • GISL 121
    Islam and Civil Society
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Arabic Language
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Formal Science
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Freshman Year: Semester 2

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    English Language II
    GENG 131
    3-0-3
  • GSTA 181
    Quantitative Reasoning
    None
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Foreign Language I
     
    1-2-2
  • GSEM 100
    Research Seminar
    None
    1-2-2
  • ​Choice
    Creative Arts and Cultural Studies
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    16
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 3

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Foreign Language II
     
    1-2-2
  • Choice
    Social Structure and Global Awareness II
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Physical & Environmental Sciences
     
    3-0-3
  • TRANS 141
    Introduction to Translation
    Any ARB & any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LIT 211
    Introduction to Literature
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LING 221
    Introduction to Linguistics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    17
  • Sophomore Year: Semester 4

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • TRANS 241
    Contrastive Text Analysis
    TRANS 141
    3-0-3
  • LIT 316
    Introduction to Poetry
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 223
    Reading & Writing Non Fiction Prose
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • GSEM 201
    Research, Innovation and Intellectual Property
    GSEM 100
    3-0-3
  • LING 322
    Phonetics
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective I
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 5

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LING 321
    Structure & Function of the English Language
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • LIT 313
    Short Narrative in English
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • LIT 319
    World Literature
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 1
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Junior Year: Semester 6

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • LIT 414
    Modern and Contemporary Drama
    LIT 211
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 4
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Technical Elective 5
     
    3-0-3
  • LIT 311
    Introduction to Western Thought I
    Any GENG
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 2
     
    3-0-3
  • LING 334
    Teaching Foreign & Second Languages
    LING 221
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    18
  • Senior Year: Semester 7

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 6
     
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 7
     
    3-0-3
  • ​Choice
    Technical Elective 8
     
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 425
    Editing & Publishing
    ENGL 223
    3-0-3
  • Choice
    Minor Technical Elective 3
     
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    15
  • Senior Year: Semester 8

  • Course Code
    Course Name
    Pre-requisite
    Credit Hours
  • Choice
    Technical Elective 9
     
    3-0-3
  • ENGL 488
    Internship
    Dept. Approval
    0-6-6
  • ENGL 493
    Senior Seminar
    Dept. Approval
    3-0-3
  • Total Credit Hours:
     
     
    12
  • Total Credit Hours required for E&T Program:
     
     
    129

 Technical Electives

Concentration Technical Electives
(9 courses only = 27 credit hrs.)

Concentration: Translation

  • Course
    Code
    Credits
    Pre-requisite
  • Political Translation
    TRAN 340
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Medical Translation
    TRAN 344
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Computer Text Translation
    TRAN 337
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Literary Translation
    TRAN 338
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Computer Applications in Translation
    TRAN 440
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Subtitling and Dubbing
    TRAN 443
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Liaison Interpreting
    TRAN 444
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Advanced Interpreting
    TRAN 445
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Pharmaceutical Translation
    TRAN 446
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Legal & International Law Translation
    TRAN 447
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Translation of Business & Economics
    TRAN 448
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141
  • Engineering & Petroleum Translation
    TRAN 449
    2-2-3
    TRAN 141​

Concentration Technical Electives (9 courses only = 27 credit hrs.)

Concentration: Linguistics


  • Course
    Code
    Credits
    Pre-requisite
  • Arabic Fiction and
    non-Fiction Writing
    ENGL 224
    2-2-3
    Any GARB course
  • Phonology
    LING 323
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Sociolinguistics
    LING 325
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Language Acquisition
    LING 333
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Corpus Linguistics
    LING 328
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Morphology
    LING 329
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Neurolinguistics
    LING 332
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Pragmatics
    LING 336
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Sign Language
    LING 436
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Semiotics
    LING 434
    3-0-3
    LING 221​


Concentration Technical Electives (9 courses only = 27 credit hrs.)

Concentration: Literature

  • Course
    Code
    Credits
    Pre-requisite
  • Linguistic Anthropology
    LING 435
    3-0-3
    LING 221
  • Survey of British Literature
    LIT 212
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Survey of American Literature
    LIT 213
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • History of World Cultures
    LIT 216
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Introduction to Western Thought 2
    LIT 312
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Shakespeare and Drama
    LIT 314
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Modern and Contemporary Poetry
    LIT 315
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Modern Novel
    LIT 413
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • Literary Criticism
    LIT 415
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • A Special Topic in Literature
    LIT 412
    3-0-3
    LIT 211
  • From Text to Film
    LIT 417
    3-0-3
    LIT 211​

 Fact Sheet

 

 

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Admissions
High-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
80%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math
Cut-Score
60%
One of the Following Placement Tests
iBT TOEFL
53
LNGT
162
IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Contact Information
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Tel.+966 122137791
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137801 

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