Course Code: EGH1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Co requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course helps student improve their ability to speak English fluently. The course focuses on a range of skillsets, including improving listening comprehension, participating in class discussions, understanding conversational strategies, giving group presentations, asking and answering questions, and improving through self-evaluation of speech.  Specifically, this course seeks to explore strategies for communicating effectively in a variety of academic and social situations, e.g., expressing an opinion, agreeing/disagreeing, asking for clarification, interrupting, etc.
Course Code: LNG1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Language
Course Description: An Introduction to Linguistics provides a brief introduction to the basic components of linguistic study such as phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics. The course also presents topics that lie in the outer layer of the linguistic circle as language actively contributes to a large number of human activities such as psycholinguistics, language variation, and language change. It has to be mentioned that all the topics covered are not language specific. However, English will be given as an example, along with other languages.
Course Code: LIT4300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Critical Approached to Literature

Course Description:

This course introduces students to some of the processes and techniques of creative writing in multiple genres. Students learn some of the elements of poetry, drama and fiction, and experiment with writing in those genres. Reading various works of great authors in class, along with reading assignments, expose students to various writing styles, and provide examples of the techniques and strategies of those authors. There will be much of in-class writing practice in the form of workshops, and this includes learning how to respond to writing in different genres. The students will also practice reading and discussing texts of their own. Class time is devoted to discussing the writer’s craft and learning about the different aspects of the creative process, sharing students’ work, responding to students’ writing, providing constructive criticism, and assigning reading and writing tasks.
Course Code: LIT3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: American Literature

Course Description:

Studying literary criticism is an essential part of the academic study of any department that covers the study of literature. It is also a required field of study for those students who study language and literature.  This course– critical approaches to literature – starts with an introduction that covers the definition of literary criticism, types of critics and an overview of the course to acquaint the students with the subjects that will be studied throughout the course. The course is then engaged with the study of theoretical criticism: the students study and discuss the ideas of some outstanding and historical figures who contributed to the rise and development of literary criticism. The ideas of classical, Renaissance, Romantic, Victorian and modern critics are discussed in the first three weeks of the course. Then, the course shifts to the study of practical criticism. The principles of different literary approaches are discussed, and sample texts are given to the students each week to be analyzed by using the critical approaches.

The course aims to encourage the students to read, develop critical thinking, and apply critical approaches to the literary texts that they encounter or read in order to understand, appreciate and perceive various meanings of literary texts on different levels.

Course Code: LNG3200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Syntax
Course Description: This course explores different topics in semantic theory, lexical semantics and sentential semantics. It demonstrates the difference between linguistic meaning and non-linguistic meaning and various aspects of linguistic meaning. It also highlights the types of meaning by outlining several classifications by leading semanticists.
Course Code: LIT3305
Credits Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Exploring Poetry II
Co-requisite: N/A
Prerequisite Course: This course introduces students to the medieval, renaissance, and neoclassical drama. The modes of drama in each age will be studied thoroughly in terms of themes, motifs, structure, and characterization. The types of medieval plays also are discussed, and extracts are analyzed. Moreover, a wide variety of combined collection of plays, bibliography, from birth to the end of medieval age–primary and secondary sources and actual performances– will be introduced to students to understand the drama of the ages properly.
Course Code: EGH3205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Grammar III

Course Description:

This course aims to introduce the undergraduate students of the English department to the basic concepts of modern descriptive- structural syntax and their application. By now, the current students are supposed to have taken sufficient courses in pedagogical grammars and should be ready to start a theoretical descriptive syntax course that would increase their input and analytical skills to provide answers to questions as to how sentence constituents are analyzed, how they function and integrate and coordinate with other constituents to form more complex structures.
Course Code: KGP4495
Credits Hours: 1
Prerequisite Course: Research Methodology
Course Description: This is considered the first of two final steps of the students’ research process and it is the application of what students have learned in the Research Methodology course.  Each student is required to submit an academic research paper under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Code: LIT3315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Exploring Drama I
Course Description:This course introduces the students to the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern playwrights and dramas. It also provides information about the characteristics of drama of each age. Through studying selected plays, students will become acquainted with canonical playwrights, their beliefs, styles, and the themes they represent in their plays and how one age differs from another structurally and thematically. Students’ critical, analytical and interpretive skills will be honed through studying the ages and the plays.
Course Code: LIT2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Exploring Poetry I
Co requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

The course explores a wide selection of important Old Poets, Middle Age, and Renaissance poets in 16th century. The poems for critical analysis include established works by well-known poets, whose works express the quintessence of Renaissance culture and society.  The poems start with Beowulf and end with Neoclassical poetry. The course also involves 17th century poetry which starts with metaphysical poets, John Donne. The study follows the development of poetry in the aforementioned century through Cavalier poets including John suckling.

Course Code: LIT4305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Exploring Fiction I

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course will cover Modern and Postmodern novels and short stories from English literature. The aim of the course is to help students to understand and appreciate fiction work through learning certain characteristics or device of fiction, helps to make a literary work unified and meaningful. They will understand the function of each individual element and how it helps to understand the whole story. Once they understand that usefulness of each individual element once they read and interpret fictional texts. Through interpretation which is a common ground to share their experiences with one another, and ultimately learn to appreciate and critique literary work.

Course Code: LIT3300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: British Literature II

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: American Literature requires students to pass British literature II.  Course work seeks to make students aware of American literary history and heritage.  The course includes a variety of genres, composition, vocabulary, literary analysis, and introduction to literary criticism. Some attention focuses on the historical/cultural contexts of the literary periods.

Course Code: EGH3200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Phonology

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to help learners who study English language to be familiar with an important area of language which is morphology. As part of the requirement, when a language learner studies a language, they have to study knowledge of the language as well. Morphology, as the study of the process of word-formation, is an important part of studying any language. This course starts with basic definition of a morpheme and ends with covering the process of word formation. Types of morphemes, their syntactic and semantic functions, the process of affixation, types of affixes and the process of word formation are among the topics to be covered in this course.

 

Course Code: LNG4200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Semantics

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course deals with some introductory and basic issues in pragmatics, such as deixis, presupposition, implicature, the cooperative principle, speech acts (direct and indirect) and the relationship between pragmatics, semantics and syntax. Particular topics include reading and discussing latest research. Emphasis is placed on participation and looking for everyday illustrations of pragmatic principles.

Course Code: EGH4300

Credit Hour: 3

Prerequisite Course: Pragmatics

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

The current course is designed to explore aspects of discourse itself, then discourse analysis. While explaining some basic facets of discourse analysis methods and approaches, its main focus will be on the explanation of what discourse analysis is and how it can be applied to pieces of language (written and spoken).  Although Discourse Analysis is “sometimes accused of being large and rather messy.”(Cook, 1992: 2). Here, the focus is narrowed to giving particular attention to the analysis of authentic material (i.e. extracts from a variety of written and spoken discourses). Moreover, a practical exploration into the aspects of the language and the various tools is employed for analyzing them. The students will be familiarized with key concepts and the actual act of Discourse Analysis.

Course Code: LIT4305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Creative Writing

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course introduces students to the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure and helps students develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoyfilm as an art and entertainment form.

Course Code: LNG4210

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Teaching Methods

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce the subject of curriculum and its design to the students. As a graduate of English department, it is vital that students know about the structure of a curriculum in their specialty and how it is designed. Basically, this course is divided into two parts; curriculum structure and curriculum design. To understand the basics of curriculum and its components is a prerequisite for curricula design. Therefore, this course covers both parts. It starts with defining curriculum and its essential parts. Then, it covers the steps of designing a curriculum for English language learners. The course would be mainly practical as students are encouraged to apply what they study and finally come up with a small-scale material of their own at the end of the course.

Course Code: LNG3205

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Minimum 70 CH

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce the basics of applied linguistics to English language learners. As an important branch of linguistics, applied linguistics has become a prominent field of study as well as research in the last few years. It is crucial for language researchers to have an idea about the basic pillars of this field. This course starts with defining applied linguistics. It then moves to the branches of applied linguistics such as the relationship between language and education, language learning, language acquisition, first language and second language acquisition, language and classroom, the four skills, testing and assessment in language learning process, language planning and language study.

Course Code: LNG1200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: EGH0615

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

An Introduction to Language offers an engaging guide to the history and nature of language, illustrating the origins of language, the place of language as a communicative system, how it works and its major functions. The course will serve as an introduction to Linguistics and will introduce language to students who will be specialized in studying English language. In this course, learners will be given some topics related to language in terms of defining what language is, theories of the origin of language, properties of language, functions of language and finally the two forms of language, namely, spoken and written forms. Finally, it has to be mentioned that all the topics covered are not language specific; However, English will be given as an example, along with other languages.

Course Code: EGH1300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Course Description: This course is designed for freshman students. This course aims to teach English grammar descriptively and functionally. It firstly attempts to describe the tenses of English language along with their passive forms. Then, it moves to the main parts of speech.
Course Code: LNG1305
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Corequisite: EGH1300
Course Description: This course helps students improve their reading comprehension skills by teaching them the key reading strategies in English.  A wide variety of texts are given to students as exercises.  The course assists students to build a large corpus of vocabulary and explore different styles of written English.  They learn how to identify main and supporting ideas in texts, identify text organization and structure, use dictionaries effectively, and summarize texts.  They also acquire essential knowledge about the history, development and types of reading.
Course Code: FLG1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Course Description: This course is an integrated course of French language for beginners having reading, speaking, grammar and writing for focus.
– It begins with a full explanation of French phonetics and pronunciation.
– Students will be given different simplified handouts about different grammatical problems to master some basic grammar in order to start some basic communication in this language.

Course Code: LIT1300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: LNG1305

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

An introduction to Literature is a course devised to introduce the students to literature in general including its main genres with reference to English literature. It is intended to get the students familiar with definitions of the basic concepts and English literary terms including definition of “literature” along with other basic literary terms such as figurative language, metaphor, simile, point of view and many others related to the subject. The course is also designed to provide students with a full literary background to literature and help students understand and appreciate literary texts. It also presents the classifications and sub-classifications of literature in terms of form and content such as prose and poetry as well as their subgenres. It is also meant to provide students with proper analytical tools necessary to evaluate any literary discourse. Thus Students are made aware of literary language. At the end of the course, students are expected to identify key elements in literary works such as figures of speech and literary devices and techniques

Course Code: EGH1305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: EGH1300

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course offers students who completed Grammar I further grammatical structures and rules of the English Language. The course has the double function of being a complementary course for Grammar I and at the same time paving the way for the advanced grammar course they will take after completing this one.

In this course, learners start from revision of the tenses to indirect speech level up to and including sentence level. Learners will be familiarized with Modal. Then, they will learn about passive voice and how to use it. After that various structure of verbs will be presented to them.

After studying above mentioned subjects, then the grammatical structure of English sentences will be explained. Sentence patterns and possible structures of an English sentence will be discussed thoroughly. Along with talking about nouns, adjectives and adverbs.

Finally, the course ends with studying relatives to indirect speech.

 

Course Code: LNG1310

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: LNG1305

Co-requisite Course: EGH1305

Course Description:

This course is divided into three parts.  In the first part of the course, students learn about the history and development of writing. The first part of the course teaches students how to write effective paragraphs.  They learn how to select, narrow down and brainstorm topics, write topic sentences, major and minor supporting sentences, and concluding sentences.  They learn about unity, coherence, relevance, and the difference between academic and non-academic writing. Then learn Outlining and Essay structure.

Course Code: FLG1210

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: FLG1205

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

–         This course builds upon Foreign Language I while using the same text. This is the second stage comprising elementary French. Basic skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing will be further developed.

–         It focuses mainly on speaking and writing in order to prepare the students for future higher levels.

–         Students will be given different simplified handouts about different grammatical problems to master some basic grammar in order to start communication in this language.

Course Code: LIT2300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: LIT1300

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is a chronological and, to some extent, critical survey of the English people and literature during the Medieval Ages, the Renaissance and the Neoclassical age. It sheds light on religious, political, social, economic, etc. factors affecting the English nation and their literature. It also explains the elements studied to differentiate between one literary age and another and describes the distinctive elements of each literary age. It paves the way for the students to study British Literature II, which studies Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Modernism and Postmodernism.

Course Code: EGH2200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: LNG1205

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

The purpose of this course is to present an introduction to the study of the production of speech sounds. It will provide an overview of the basic concepts and terminology within the field of phonetics. The course will introduce the three types of phonetics: acoustic, auditory and articulatory. The course will, however, mainly focus on articulatory phonetics, while the other two types will be discussed briefly. First, the organs of speech and the role they play in the production of speech sounds will be discussed in detail. Then, the features utilized to describe each speech sound will be presented.

Moreover, the course will provide the students with the basic notions of phonemic transcription and the set of IPA symbols for transcribing English words.

Finally, the course will also enable the students to differentiate between the various English sounds and learn and identify the correct pronunciation of these sounds.

Note: The course will mainly focus on the sound patterns of Received Pronunciation (RP) although occasional reference will be made to other varieties of English as well as the sound system of Kurdish.