UnderGraduate catalog: 2020/21 term 1

Courses

Beginner English 1

This course provides familiarity with the alphabet, reading mechanics, listening skills, and simple pronunciation. At the end of the course, students will be able to read and write the English alphabet as well as introduce themselves using simple phrases. This course uses Arabic as the non-English language base for student support and prompts. There is no peer assessment in this course.

Course Code: ENGL 0001
Prerequisites: none
Credits: none

Beginner English 2

This course assumes limited knowledge of the English language. Students will be able to read simple directions, introduce themselves, give short biographical data, and begin to understand basic phrases needed for everyday English communication. This course uses Arabic as the non-English language base for student support and prompts.

Course Code: ENGL 0002
Prerequisites: ENGL 0001
Credits: none

Elementary English 1

This course focuses on basic grammar and simple sentence structures. Students will be able to explain their background and give information on the most immediate needs in their daily lives. This course contains peer assessment that involves short and direct answers.  This course is offered only in English.

Course Code: ENGL 0003
Prerequisites: ENGL 0002
Credits: none

Elementary English 2

This course concludes the foundation of simple applied grammar and composition. Students will be able to participate in a simple exchange of information and understand expressions used most in everyday life, including simple employment phrases. Further, students will start to formulate simple paragraphs. They will also learn the academic skill of editing and revising their work. This course is offered only in English.

Course Code: ENGL 0004
Prerequisites: ENGL 0003
Credits: none

Pre-Intermediate English 1

In this course, students will be introduced to reading strategies with an emphasis on short readings in their field of study. They will learn different note-taking strategies and create mixed length sentences. They will be able to formulate a simple 5-paragraph paper based on personal interest.  This course is offered only in English.

Course Code: ENGL 0005
Prerequisites: ENGL 0004
Credits: none

Pre-Intermediate English 2

In this course, students will learn academic uses of grammar and begin to perform basic research. Topics of applied grammar and paraphrase are an additional focus for students. Students will be able to present their knowledge of subjects in their field of study through informative essays. There is peer assessment in the form of review and editing feedback.  This course is offered only in English.

Course Code: ENGL 0006
Prerequisites: ENGL 0005
Credits: none

Intermediate English 1 (EAP)

In this course, students expand their academic English skills as they are introduced to complex texts and discussions in their field. They will also be able to take a side on a written debate and express their opinion. Students will be able to present subjects clearly via persuasive and argumentative essay with a special emphasis on refining grammar and increasing vocabulary. Focusing on utilizing composition knowledge, students hypothesize on academics including journal articles. There is peer assessment in the form of review and editing feedback.  This course is offered only in English.

Course Code: ENGL 0007
Prerequisites: ENGL 0006
Credits: none

Intermediate English 2 (EAP)

This course is a capstone of all what the students have learned from previous levels and will test students’ ability to demonstrate in clear and academic terms different aspects of their discipline’s subject matter. They will be able to write a compare/contrast essay. There is peer assessment in the form of review and editing feedback. The student must pass a final exam at a B2 score or higher.  This course is offered only in English. Proctored.

Course Code: ENGL 0008
Prerequisites: ENGL 0007
Credits: none