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A description of each course on the four-year curriculum for the Department of English is provided below.  The courses described are ordered curriculum-wise starting with the fall semester of the freshman year of study and ending with the spring semester of the senior year.

 

1.1       Freshman Fall Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Conversation 1

LNG1200

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

See note below

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

Phonetics

LNG1220

Course Description

This course introduces students to the art of conversation in English.  It is designed to improve students’ ability to speak English fluently.  The course teaches students the basic vocabulary, phrases and sentences they need to use in the most common of everyday conversational situations.  In addition to listening and understanding dialogs, students are asked to engage in conversations of their own and practice the vocabulary, phrases and sentences they learn in the course.  The course also teaches students the basic structure of conversation in English.

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Students who wish to sign up for this course must either pass the Oxford Online Placement Test with the minimum score required by the university or successfully complete all the levels of English offered at the Center of Intensive English Programs at KUST (CIEP).

 

Course Title

Course code

Grammar 1

LNG1310

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

See note below

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is the first of a series of three grammar courses.  In this first course, students are introduced to the basic grammar rules and the grammatical structure of the English language.  Through many examples, exercises and tests, students acquire the knowledge of the rules and the skill to apply and use them.  Parts of speech, phrase types, clause types and sentence types constitute the focus of the introductory course.

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Students who wish to sign up for this course must either pass the Oxford Online Placement Test with the minimum score required by the university or successfully complete all the levels of English offered at the Center of Intensive English Programs at KUST (CIEP).

 

Course Title

Course code

Phonetics

LNG1220

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

See note below

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is an introduction to sound patterns and pronunciation rules in language with particular reference to English.  The course is designed to enable students to describe, define and transcribe consonants and vowels of the English language. The aim of this course is to improve students’ phonetic competence.

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Students who wish to sign up for this course must either pass the Oxford Online Placement Test with the minimum score required by the university or successfully complete all the levels of English offered at the Center of Intensive English Programs at KUST (CIEP).

 

Course Title

Course code

Comprehension 1

LNG1330

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

See note below

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 1

LNG1310

Course Description

This course helps students improve their reading comprehension skills by teaching them the key reading strategies.  A wide variety of texts are given to students as exercises.  The course assists students to build vocabulary, explore different styles of written English.

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Students who wish to sign up for this course must either pass the Oxford Online Placement Test with the minimum score required by the university or successfully complete all the levels of English offered at the Center of Intensive English Programs at KUST (CIEP).

 

Course Title

Course code

Critical Thinking

HUM1205

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

 

TLC0300

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course involves the key concepts and tools of critical and creative thinking, describing reflective thinking by giving examples from social and academic life.  It deals mainly with logical argument, truths, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning in both formal and informal contexts.  It brings out the role of criticality and creativity in sciences, human communication and innovations.

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The code TLC0300 refers to the Talent Communication course, which is the prerequisite course for Critical Thinking.  However, a talent communication test is also administered at KUST.  Students who sit for this test and pass with the minimum score required by the university can sign up for the Critical Thinking course without taking the Talent Communication course.

 

To sign up for this course, students must first pass Level 3 at CIEP.

 

Course Title

Course code

Introduction to Computer Science

CMP1200

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

 

TLS0305

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is designed to familiarize students with computer systems and their applications.  It focuses on the use of computers and technology in the students’ university life and future careers.  Students learn fundamental concepts about computer hardware, software and networks and Microsoft Windows Operating System.  Students are acquainted with a variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets and multimedia presentations.  Students also learn the basics of networking and communications.  Internet-based applications are also investigated, as students learn how to handle emails and browse the web.  The course also includes activities that explore social and ethical issues related to computers.

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The code TLS0305 refers to the Talent Science course, which is the prerequisite course for Introduction to Computer Science.  However, a Talent Science test is also administered at Komar Institute (KI) at KUST.  Students who sit for this test and pass with the minimum score required by the university can sign up for the Introduction to Computer Science course without taking the Talent Science course.

 

To sign up for this course, students must first pass Level 3 at CIEP.

 

Course Title

Course code

University Experience

SOS1100

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

1

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is designed to help students to adjust to a new life at KUST, understand major issues related to student affairs, and learn new tools which would improve their academic performance at the University.

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Students do not have to pass Level 3 at CIEP before signing up for this course.

 

1.2       Freshman Spring Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Conversation 2

LNG1201

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Conversation 1

LNG1200

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course picks up from where its prerequisite course, Conversation 1, leaves off.  It is meant to boost students’ fluency of speech even further by providing them with further conversational phrases, idioms and vocabulary.  The students are required to engage in further conversations of longer and more complicated nature.

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Course Title

Course code

Grammar 2

LNG1311

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 1

LNG1310

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course offers students who completed Grammar 1 further grammatical structures and rules of the English Language.  The course has the double function of being a complementary course for Grammar 1 and at the same time paving the way for the advanced grammar course they will take after completing this one.

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Course Title

Course code

Composition

LNG1340

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 1

LNG1310

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 2

LNG1311

Course Description

This is the first of a series of courses intended to develop students’ writing skills.  In this course students acquire the skill of writing complete and meaningful sentences of varying types and complexity.  They also learn how to write paragraphs which are well organized.

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Course Title

Course code

Introduction to Literature

LIT1325

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Comprehension 1

LNG1330

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 2

LNG1311

Course Description

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to literature in general including its main genres with reference to English literature.  The course is designed to provide students with a full and solid general literary background to literature and help students understand and appreciate literary texts.  It is also meant to give students analytical tools which they can use to evaluate literary discourse.  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.

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Course Title

Course code

Introduction to Ethics

HUM1200

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

 

TLC0300

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course covers the key concepts in theoretical and applied ethics, describing the relationship between ethics and related fields such as religion, law, etiquette, as well as local and international codes of conduct.  This course is an attempt to examine the basic truth about human nature in order to discover the deepest and most common truths about human beings, establishing guiding principles that facilitate life in a community, and on the other hand, summarizes the main theories of ethics: Egoism, Altruism, Hedonism, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Existentialism.  The course also covers the nature of ethics in applied areas of life and professional fields, especially with regard to Komar University specialties: Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics and Medical Ethics.

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The code TLC0300 refers to the Talent Communication course, which is the prerequisite course for Introduction to Ethics.  However, a talent communication test is also administered at KUST.  Students who sit for this test and pass with the minimum score required by the university can sign up for the Introduction to Ethics course without taking the Talent Communication course.

 

To sign up for this course, students must first pass Level 3 at CIEP.

 

Course Title

Course code

Kurdology

SOS1205

Year of Study

Semester

Freshman Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

 

TLC0300

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course offers a general survey of the linguistic, geographical, historical, social, religious, political, cultural and artistic aspects of the Kurdish people, especially in Iraq.  The race of Kurds in Kurdistan, their language, dialects, geographical distribution, social structure, tribal hierarchy revolutions and political movements, literature, folklore, lifestyle and art comprise the subject matter of this course. 

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The code TLC0300 refers to the Talent Communication course, which is the prerequisite course for Kurdology.  However, a talent communication test is also administered at KUST.  Students who sit for this test and pass with the minimum score required by the university can sign up for the Kurdology course without taking the Talent Communication course.

 

To sign up for this course, students must first pass Level 3 at CIEP.

 

1.3       Sophomore Fall Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Advanced Conversation 1

LNG2200

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Conversation 2

LNG1201

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course fosters the development of skills that learners need to use English confidently and clearly wherever they are - at home, at work, travelling, studying or just in social situations with English-speakers. The activities are mostly practical such as shopping or travelling or cover typical work situations.  The course focuses on applying what students learned in Conversation 1 and Conversation 2 to realistic situations.

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Course Title

Course code

Advanced Grammar

LNG2220

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Grammar 2

LNG1311

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is available for advanced students who have already studied Grammar 1 and Grammr the grammar of English in their second year. This course concentrates on those grammatical structures that are problematic and considered advanced in English and complex grammatical structures which students need to use in order to widen their knowledge of English.  The course also addresses disputable grammar issues in English.

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Course Title

Course code

Comprehension 2

LNG2331

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Comprehension 1

LNG1330

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

In this course, further reading strategies are given to students.  Advanced reading techniques like guessing, extracting implicit meaning and recognizing subtle persuasive techniques are discussed in class.  Students are also taught how to skim and scan passages.

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Course Title

Course code

Short Story

ENG2360

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Literature

LIT1325

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course serves as an introduction to the literary genre of the Short Story.  It provides the basic literary and linguistic characteristics of the genre.  This course also provides information about the origin, history and development of the Short Story.  A selection of short stories are read, clearly examined and analyzed in class to illustrate these characteristics.

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Course Title

Course code

Medieval Drama

ENG2355

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Literature

LIT1325

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course introduces students to the birth and development of English drama during the Middle Ages.  Characteristics of medieval drama are discussed thoroughly in terms of themes, motifs, structure and characterization.  The types of medieval plays are also discussed and extracts are analyzed.  A typical medieval play such as Everyman is studied in its entirety.

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Course Title

Course code

Social Science (Elective)

 

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

 

HUM1205

HUM1200

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This elective course introduces students to one of the social sciences, preferably psychology, to sharpen students’ scientific awareness and expose them to further knowledge.  Psychology provides the students with an insight into human behavior and can therefore enhance their social, academic and career lives.

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1.4       Sophomore Spring Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Advanced Conversation 2

LNG2201

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Advanced Conversation 1

LNG2200

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

Phonology

LNG2231

Course Description

This is the fourth and last conversation course students take at the Department.  It is an advanced course that focuses on debates and persuasive methods in everyday conversation.  Students also learn how to converse academically and professionally and also have the chance to learn the art of public speaking.  Sociolinguistic and psychological factors are discussed in relation to conversation as well.

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Course Title

Course code

Phonology

LNG2231

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Phonetics

LNG1220

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course presents a compete explanation of English phonology. The course starts with an introduction to sound patterns and sound structures of the English language. It then describes the phonological rules, processes and constraints, natural classes, suprasegmental structures, and phonological alternations in English. The expected student learning outcome is a knowledge of English phonology as well as an improvement in the performance of the students’ pronunciation.

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Course Title

Course code

Essay Writing

LNG2341

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Composition

Advanced Grammar

LNG1340

LNG2220

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is available to students who successfully completed the Composition course.  After learning how to write effective sentences and paragraphs in the prerequisite course, students here acquire the skill of writing effective, well organized, well documented essays.  Although students in this course master the art of writing various types of essays, such as narrative, descriptive, expository and reflective essays, the focus of the course is to teach them how to master writing academic essays.

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Course Title

Course code

The Rise of the Novel

ENG2361

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Short Story

ENG2360

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is aimed at analyzing the different stages that the English novel went through starting from the birth of the English novel at the end of the sixteenth century to its development in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. The expected result is a familiarity with the history of the English novel as well as the ability to analyze plot, themes, figurative language and characters in fiction.

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Course Title

Course code

Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

ENG2365

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Literature

LIT1325

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course provides students with the major skills required to appreciate and analyze English poetry written during the Renaissance and the Eighteenth century.  The course commences with an introduction that surveys the historical and literary scene of the period and then moves on to a close reading of a number of representative poems written at the time.

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Course Title

Course code

Social Science Elective

 

Year of Study

Semester

Sophomore Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

University Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This elective course introduces students to one of the social sciences, preferably psychology, to sharpen students’ scientific awareness and expose them to further knowledge.  Psychology provides the students with an insight into human behavior and can therefore enhance their social, academic and career lives.

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1.5       Junior Fall Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Translation 1

TRN3200

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is divided into two parts.  In the first part, students are taught the various theories and types of translation.  The second part is practical translation where students are required to translate English texts into Kurdish.  The passages selected for translation are short, simple and deal with topics of general interest.

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Course Title

Course code

Foreign Language 1

FLG3200

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course introduces students to the basic skills of a foreign language other than English.  The aim of this course is to develop a basic knowledge of the language by teaching students basic vocabulary, pronunciation and language structure.  The expected results is the ability to read simple texts, write and speak the language.

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Course Title

Course code

Creative Writing

ENG3345

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Essay Writing

LNG2341

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This is an advanced course in writing.  It falls into two parts.  In the first part, students are exposed to a variety of extracts from texts that come from different literary genres in order to examine what writing techniques authors use and how writers manipulate language and style to accommodate the themes of texts.  In the second part of the course, each student writes a short story, a short poem and a brief nonfictional piece of writing.

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Course Title

Course code

Nineteenth-Century Novel

ENG3370

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

The Rise of the Novel

ENG2361

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course presents a historical background to the literary tradition of the age focusing on the English novel heritage. Students are introduced throughout the course to the key novelists of the age. The aim of the course is to familiarize students with the main characteristics of the nineteenth-century English novel.  A typical nineteenth-century English novel is examined in detail in class.

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Course Title

Course code

Renaissance and Restoration Drama

ENG3365

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Medieval Drama

ENG2355

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is intended to introduce students to the background and characteristics of English Renaissance and Restoration Drama.  Students learn how to appreciate plays written during these periods and how to analyze their structure, theme, style and dramatic techniques.  A typical play is selected from each period and is closely studied in class.

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Course Title

Course code

Introduction to Linguistics

ENG3230

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Advanced Grammar

LNG2220

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course presents the meaning of the following terms: language, linguistics, and the study of language. It offers students a general basis of linguistic knowledge. Fundamental concepts and branches of linguistics are outlined throughout the course.

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1.6       Junior Spring Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Translation 2

TRN3201

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Translation 1

TRN3200

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

Like Translation 1, this course teaches students the art of translation from English to Kurdish.  However, instead of focusing on translating short passage of relative simplicity and general topics, the course concentrates on longer passages which are more difficult and of an academic nature.  Further translation techniques are introduced in this course.  Students also practice interpretation in this course.

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Course Title

Course code

Foreign Language 2

SFL3201

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Foreign Language 1

FLG3200

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

The aim of this course is to enrich the basic knowledge acquired previously in the prerequisite course and develop students’ writing, reading, listening and speaking skills of the language. The expected result is the ability to understand more complex texts and express oneself more fluently.

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Course Title

Course code

Literary Criticism

ENG3375

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Creative Writing

ENG3345

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course sets out to provide a reasonably comprehensive account of the various theories, functions and principles of literary criticism from the classical times to the present.   It describes and demonstrates the approaches that have come to be regarded as indispensable for students of English.  Various approaches to literary texts are discussed in the course to show students how literary theory works.   The students are guided to put these theories to practice through exercises and workshops.

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Course Title

Course code

Teaching Methods

EDU3210

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is aimed at teaching students the basic methods used in teaching.  Various teaching-related issues are also examined, such as the use of technology in class, classroom management, lesson planning, and dealing with individual differences.  Language teaching is given emphasis and students learn how to teach each language skill (reading, listening, writing and speaking).  At the end of the course, each student is required to deliver a mini lecture on a specific topic.

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Course Title

Course code

Nineteenth-Century Poetry

ENG3355

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Renaissance and Eighteenth-Century Poetry

ENG2365

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course covers poetic texts written in England during the nineteenth century.  The course is divided into two parts.  The first part introduces the students to the social, political, literary, psychological and economic milieu and factors that went into the shaping of the Romantic and Victorian periods in England.  In the second part of the course, a selection of representative English Romantic and Victorian poems are examined.  The analysis of the poems comprises a close reading and involves textual, thematic, biographical, stylistic and structural interpretations.

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Course Title

Course code

Research Methodology

HUM3361

Year of Study

Semester

Junior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Essay Writing

LNG2341

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

The course is designed to acquaint the students with necessary information about research skills, research methodology, research methods, research writing, and research revision and editing. In addition to so many other elements which are crucial for academic writers. It will be more student-centered and practice-oriented.

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1.7       Senior Fall Term

 

Course Title

Course code

Translation 3

TRN4270

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Translation 2

TRN3201

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

In Translation 1 and Translation 2, students mastered the art of translation from English to Kurdish.  In this course, English is sued as the target language (TL) and Kurdish as the source language (SL).  Students practice translating short and simple passages that deal with topics of general interest from Kurdish to English.

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Course Title

Course code

Foreign Language 3

SFL4210

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Foreign Language 2

FLG3201

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course is designed for students who already finished two courses on this foreign language.  Students practice the four primary language skills acquired earlier. The students at this stage are expected to have a fair fluency of the language.

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Course Title

Course code

Semantics

ENG4240

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Linguistics

ENG3230

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course deals with the branch of linguistics known as “semantics”.  The course examines meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. It deals with meanings in more complex structures such as phrases, sentences, and discourse. The aim of this course is to develop students’ verbal analytical skills.

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Course Title

Course code

Modern Drama

ENG4375

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Renaissance and Restoration Drama

ENG3365

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course offers a historical journey into the so many different stages of modern drama starting with its early modern stages, movements and theories and ending with the late modern drama with its variety of thematic, historical, and/or generic vantages. The course will have a practical part in which students should practice the theoretical knowledge given to them about modern drama in the form of assignments revolving around modern plays that will be given during the course.

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Course Title

Course code

Modern Novel

ENG4380

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Nineteenth-Century Novel

ENG3370

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

The course aims at presenting a full knowledge of the modern English and American novel starting from its early modern stages to the late modern developments.  Students will also be offered information about the writers and full analysis of the characters, the main ideas of the novel and style.  One English and one American novel are selected to be examined thoroughly in class.

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Course Title

Course code

Syntax

ENG4231

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Linguistics

ENG3230

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

The course starts by introducing students to the structure of the English language focusing on various types of sentence structure and sentence types. Then the course moves on to explain the reasoning process that guides syntactic analysis.  The expected student learning outcome is a sufficient knowledge and understanding of the structure and the syntactic analysis of the English language.

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Course Title

Course code

Graduation Project 1

ENG4195

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Fall

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

1

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Research Methodology

HUM3361

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

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.

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Course Title

Course code

Translation 4

TRN4271

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Translation 3

TRN4270

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course, like its prerequisite, also teaches students to translate from English to Kurdish.  However, whereas the passages selected for translation in the prerequisite course are short, simple and about general topics, the passages selected for translation in this course are academic, longer and more complicated.  Students also practice interpretation in this course.

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Course Title

Course code

Foreign Language 4

SFL4211

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

College Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Foreign Language 3

FLG4210

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course provides students with advanced vocabulary, grammar rules and sentence structure in the foreign language studied.  By the end of this course, students should be able to produce well organized and error-free essays of various types.  They can also engage in conversation and read and understand texts of various levels of complexity.

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Course Title

Course code

Pragmatics

ENG4245

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

2

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Semantics

ENG4240

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course gives a full account of the theories of pragmatics in linguistics. The focus will be on the analysis of naturally occurring data, as well as the evaluation of various analytical frameworks. The students will be required to understand the concepts and issues covered by this course, to relate the philosophical tenets of pragmatics to linguistic theories, and to assess theories through empirical modes of inquiry.

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Course Title

Course code

Modern Poetry

ENG4390

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Nineteenth-Century Poetry

ENG3355

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course covers English and American poetry composed during the twentieth century.  The course is divided into two parts.  The first part introduces the students to the social, political, literary, psychological and economic milieu and factors that went into the shaping of modern poetry.  In the second part of the course, a selection of representative English and American poems are read and analyzed in class.  The analysis of the poems comprises a close reading and involves textual, thematic, biographical, stylistic, structural and psychoanalytic interpretations.

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Course Title

Course code

Discourse Analysis

ENG4276

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Introduction to Linguistics

ENG3230

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This course explores the ways in which language varies according to subject area, social setting, communicative purpose and the social roles and identities of those involved.  It examines the workings of various forms of speaking and writing - casual conversation, interviews and interrogations, public speaking, emailing and mobile phone texting and mass media articles, to cite just some examples.  Students will study the nature of meaning, how we usually convey more than we actually say or write, the role of politeness in verbal communication, the necessarily cooperative nature of most forms of communication, and what makes texts cohesive and coherent.  Students will develop skills in analyzing the properties of different texts, in characterizing the interpersonal stances adopted by speakers and writers, and in identifying and classifying the various genres or texts types which operate in particular social settings.

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Course Title

Course code

Graduation Project 2

ENG4396

Year of Study

Semester

Senior Year

Spring

Credit Hours Per Week

Requirement Type

3

Department Requirement

Prerequisite Course(s)

Prerequisite Course Code(s)

Graduation Project 1

ENG4195

Co-Requisite Course(s)

Co-Requisite Course Code(s)

None

None

Course Description

This is considered the second of the 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.

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