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English Language & Literature

1st Year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Liberal Arts Essential A01282 English Communication 2.00
Students often feel overwhelmed with speaking English which is a major barrier for English learners. The new English Communication Course will help students build confidence and ultimately focus fully on communication by assisting with grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension. This course will not only improve the students’ confidence but will also prepare the students for the prerequisite course on English presentation.
Liberal Arts Essential A01284 Written Communication I 2.00
Communication skills are essential qualities required for academic and social life. To this end, this course was designed to develop comprehensive communication skills such as listening, speaking and reading, focusing on writing. In particular, in the case of writing, students will learn the basic elements of writing according to procedural steps, and learn various types of writing necessary for academic and social life through theory and practice. In the process, as a university student, you will increase your immersion in learning and have a meaningful writing experience by reading articles that are helpful in exploring the problems and values ??of ‘I’.
Basic Elective B01221 Special Topics in Literature 2.00
This course is designed to provide students with a general understanding and appreciation of English literature. The course leads students to learn the fundamental characters of literature and appreciate various genres of literature. Moreover, students will practice to interpret each selected literary text with their own eyes and show their own critical point of views on each literary text.
Basic Elective B01226 Understanding Western Culture 2.00
This course develops the understanding of the western culture, reading texts that introduce general facts of the culture. It is a course designed to acquaint students with various aspects of the western culture and civilization from its beginning to the present.
Major Elective B01901 English Pronunciation 3.00
Intelligible pronunciation is one of the necessary components of oral communication. The goal of this course is to enable students to surpass the threshold level of English pronunciation so that their pronunciation will not detract from their ability to communicate. In order to achieve this goal, students will learn the basics of English phonetics, along with in-class practices.
Major Elective B01906 English Grammar I 3.00
This course provides a general survey of English grammar and encourages students to analyze various aspects of the English language.
2nd year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Elective B01766 Intermediate English Conversation Practice 2.00
This course is a follow-up course of English Conversation I that is offered for the first years. Based on the communication skills in English developed in the previous course. this course provides more intensive training in order for the students to be equipped with more ability to work globally.
Major Elective B01795 English Composition II 2.00
Students are able to write an Essay in English.
Major Essential B01801 Survey in American Literature 3.00
The general goal of Introduction to American Literature is to introduce students to various short stories from the North American Continent spanning from the late 19th and early 20th Century until modern day. Through this course, students will improve their reading, literary analysis, writing, and research skills. This class will focus on close reading of a wide array of texts.
Major Essential B01802 Introduction to English Linguistics 3.00
This subject is an introductory course of contemporatory English linguistics. It mainly deals with English sounds, words, and sentence structures on the contemproatory linguistic basis. It presupposes that the students have alreday read Introduction to Linguistics offered in the first school year and therefore in this course they are expected to learn English lingusitcs on the higher level for the further study of phonetics, phonology, syntax, and semantics. Last but not least, thorught this lecture, students can understand English more systematically and positively apply their knowledge to their real linguistic life.
Major Elective B01907 English and American Novels I 3.00
This course aims to provide a critical reading and discussion of British and/or American novels, as well as novels from Anglosphere in general. The course’s emphasis is on close reading of the text, as well as on critical considerations on the novels’ historical, cultural, social, and political significance.
3rd year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Major Essential B01750 Overview of the British Literature 3.00
This course aims to give students a general view of English literature since Neoclassicism. Students will not only study significant trends of English literature together with its historical background but appreciate major works of some major writers, which will enable them to catch the dynamic interrelation between literature and society. And students will also be able to enhance their reading ability and feel interest in English literature, which will lead to a further detailed study.
Major Elective B01753 English Debate 2.00
This course is designed to develop the discussion skills as follows: (1) the ability to present one’s opinion effectively in English (2) to provide appropriate arguments for a given topic. What is required for a good participant in English discussion does not only include one’s fluency in English but many other factors such as how logically one develops his opinion and how effectively one delivers it. This course let students practice skills related to this.
Major Elective B01769 English Syntax 3.00
This course explores how English sentences are constructed under the generative grammar framework. Generative grammar is based on the assumption that language is spoken by instinct. In the process to study generative linguistics, students acquire theoretical knowledge as well as deeper understanding of English. In addition, through the scientific process of analyzing data, setting up an analysis, examinating the validity of the hypothesis, etc., students can develop their ability to think and criticize a given task.
Major Elective B01902 Communication & Problem Solving 2.00
The course provides opportunities for students to develop English communication skills and their problem-solving ability. The work for this class includes reading various articles on social issues relevant to their present and future life, presentation, writing (essays or reports for portfolios on problems and solutions) and discussion.
4th year
English Language & Literature Curriculum
Category Code Courses Credits Abeek
Teacher Training A01151 English Education Studies in Teaching Materials and Teaching Methods 3.00
This course is designed to provide future teachers of English as a foreign language with an upto-date principles of materials development and language teaching methodology (including communicative language teaching). The ultimate aim of this course is to provide a synthesis between principle and practice through micro-teachings, students being able to design teaching materials and develop teaching skills.
Major Elective B01749 Social English 2.00
This course is intended to help students aware and understand current social, political, economic, and cultural issues and enhance their critical thinking and creative expression capabilities by attentively reading newspaper articles or other mass media news. Students will learn various English words, idiomatic expressions and sentence structures used in newspapers.
Major Elective B01761 Understanding British Poems 3.00
This overviews the history of English poetry since the Renaissance age up to the modern times. Students read the work of Shakespeare,?Metaphysical?Poets,?Pope,?Wordsworth,?Shelley,?Keats,?Tennyson,?Browning,?Yeats,?T.?S.?Eliot,?Pound, who are the representative poets in each age, and understand them related to the spirit of the times. Through this process, students learn the property and components of English poetry.
Major Elective B01798 Shakespeare 3.00
This course is designed to read Shakespeare's two representative tragedies and also to trace the literary tradition of Renaissance tragedies in connection with the Senecan influence. In addition to the traditional approaches to the plays, the perspective of cultural poetics will be used to interpret Shakespeare's plays in the concrete socio-historical context in which they were written. Last but not least, students are expected to do reading assignment(s) before each class and to be ready for active class discussions.
Major Elective B01903 Communication for Life Choice 2.00
The course provides opportunities for students to enhance their understanding of a successful life and develop their critical thinking ability. The work for this class includes reading (various articles on values), presentation of issues and opinions, writing (essays, reports, and portfolios), and discussion.

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