Syllabuses - 2nd Semester 2019- 2020

1- ENG 307 - Sociolinguistics


Course description  The course aims to explain how language varies according to social variables such as class, gender, ethnicity, age, and regional background. Code-switching by bilingual speakers and in multilingual situations is illustrated with reference to particular contexts. The diglossic situation of Arabic is closely examined. Language planning is exemplified in relation to specific language policies.

2- ENG 211 - Grammar in Use

Course Description and Objectives 1- Identify basic parts of speech (verbs, nouns, adjectives, adverb, pronouns, prepositions, conjunctions).
2- Identify the different types of English sentence and phrase structures
3- Correctly use grammatical elements such as verb tenses, subject-verb agreement, nouns, pronouns, and modals.
4- Correctly spell words after attaching number and tense suffixes to them
5- Correctly pronounce words after attaching number and tense suffixes to them.

3- ENG 222 - Introduction to Applied Linguistics:

 Course description   This course aims at introducing students to the field of Applied Linguistics and its major areas of research: pragmatics, discourse analysis, psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and sociolinguistics.      
Course Objectives
 Students should be able to:
  1. Understand and explain the various basic notions of Pragmatics, Discourse analysis, Psycholinguistics: First and Second Language Acquisition, and Sociolinguistics
  2. Understand the areas of research in applied linguistics, and the key issues and implications
  3. Understand the implications of applied linguistics studies on pedagogy
  4. Perform analyses of language samples, applying what they studied through hands-on activities and analysis of their native language
Textbooks Schmitt, Norbert. (2010). An introduction to Applied Linguistics. Second Edition. Hodder Educatione, G. (2006). The Study of Language. Third Edition. Cambridge: Cambridge University press.

4- ENG 426 - Discourse Analysis:

Course description The course introduces students to the analysis of naturally connected discourse, spoken and written by providing them with some theoretical basis (i.e. exposing students to the different approaches to the analysis of the communicative functions of language), and more importantly providing students with tools to analyze a wide variety of discourse types.
Textbook Paltridge, B. (2006). Discourse Analysis: An Introduction. London: Continuum Discourse.