FAHS Course Descriptions
ARAB 201 Introduction to Arabic Language (3,0;3 cr.)
The course aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge of Arabic, and motivates them to appreciate the different writing styles. Students should acquire grammatical skills and learn the theoretical expressions of the language. The focus is on developing the students’ oral and written skills.
COMP 201 Computer Applications (2,2;3 cr.)
The course introduces the student to the microcomputer application packages which are available in the market and are needed by the student in his/her course of study. The main software applications that will be covered are the Microsoft Office products such as Word for word processing, Excel for designing and use of spreadsheet, and PowerPoint for presentation design.
CS 201 Cultural Studies I (The Civilizations and Cultures of the Ancient World) (3,0;3 cr.)
The theme of this course is myths and ancient beliefs, and the cultural impact of ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian, Phoenician, Greek, Christian and other civilizations.
CS 206 Youth and Rebellion in Modern Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the themes and challenges of autonomy and independence as experienced by youth literature in major works of past and contemporary times.
CS 207 Contemporary Arab Identity (3,0;3 cr.)
An examination of literary, historical and socio-political texts that express contemporary Arab self-awareness.
CS 208 Creativity and Madness (3,0;3 cr.)
Study and Analysis of the diaries of Vaslav Nijinski. The dairies were written in 1919 by the famous Russian ballet dancer who was diving into the realm of Schizophrenia.
CS 302 The Medieval Civilizations (3,0;3 cr.)
Byzantine civilization (eastern Christianity), feudalism in Europe, Islam as a religion, the Umayyad civilization (Muslim-Christian interaction), the Abbasid civilization (translation, contributions, and the issue of religion and reason), the Andalusian civilization (civilization diversity). Prerequisite: CS 301
ENG 101 Introduction to Learning Sentence Skills (3,0;3 cr.)
The course is an intermediate level designed for non-native English speakers. Needed to communicate their thoughts to others with minimal amount of distortion and misinterpretation. Knowing the traditional rules of grammar and punctuation.
ENG 201 Academic English (3,0;3 cr.)
The course develops students’ communication skills that are needed in an academic context. Students are offered instruction and training in analytical reading and writing of expository and argumentative texts and essays, as well as in note-making, especially summarizing and outlining from readings.
ENG 202 Advanced Academic English (3,0;3 cr.)
The course is designed to provide rigorous training in reading comprehension, synthesis, critiquing, and research skills. The course encourages advanced independent research as well as writing and discussion, and facilitates students’ self-expression. Prerequisite: ENG 201
ENG 241 Appreciating Drama (2,0;2 cr.)
This course introduces students to English Drama by way of carefully selected texts. The course emphasizes the primarily theatrical nature of the drama, rather than the purely literary, and students learn how to analyze plot and character. The stress is on understanding the nature of the dramatic mode.
ENG 251 The Rise of the Novel (3,0;3 cr.)
The course offers a brief introduction to the genesis and early development as well as the fundamentals of the English novel. It acquaints the student with terms such as plot, characterization, setting, native style, and the like. Also some attention is given to the historical, social, and literary backgrounds of 18th century English. The emphasis, however, is on a close study of a minimum of three representative novels.
ENG 320 Linguistics 1 (3,0;3 cr.)
This course aims at introducing students to the four major components of phonetics and phonology, morphology and syntax and semantics. Students should do enough exercises to ensure good coverage of the material at hand.
ENG 323 Linguistics II (2,0;2 cr.)
This course is a continuation of English 320 (Linguistics I). It aims at introducing the students to the following major areas: pragmatics, language variation and change, psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
ENG 324 Applied Linguistics (3,0;3 cr.)
The course aims at introducing students to some basic issues in applied linguistics and their application to second language learning and teaching. Topics to be discussed will include:
– A definition of the term and its relation to other disciplines.
– Brief discussion of language acquisition theories.
– Contrastive analysis, errors analysis, and learning strategies.
– Factors affecting foreign language learning and teaching, age factors, i.e. Adults vs. children’s learning of ESL, personality factors, socio-cultural factors in ESL learning.
ENG 328 Phonetics (2,0;2 cr.)
This course trains the students to distinguish between correct and incorrect pronunciation of the English sounds, before proceeding to develop their pronunciation skills. In addition to the parts of speech, the course deals with vowels, consonants, accentuation and rhythm, and intonation. The recorded drills form an integral part of the course.
ENG 329 Language Acquisition (3,0;3 cr.)
This course deals with the different themes and issues related to first and second language acquisition. Students should be familiarized with the major contemporary approaches to the study of first language acquisition.
ENG 332 Romantic Poetry (3,0;3 cr.)
This course introduces students to Romanticism and develops their understanding of its nature through a close analytical reading of assigned texts from the major poets of the period. The concept of the Romantic Imagination should be studied as a major break from the Neo-Classical Age. Recurrent elements of English Romanticism should be traced, as well as the characteristic romantic modes and theses.
ENG 344 Shakespeare 1 (3,0;3 cr.)
Through the study of at least one comedy and one tragedy, the salient features of Shakespeare’s dramaturgy will be introduced. Working from the texts, Elizabethan thought and dramatic practice will naturally be considered.
ENG 351 19th Century Novel (3,0;3 cr.)
A sense of the expansiveness of the Victorian novel will be accompanied by close analysis of at least two novels, preferably early and late. Socio-political and philosophic contexts will be subordinated to the way the nineteenth- century writer made use of the novel form. Novels studied will be chosen from the output of Dickens, The Brontes, Thackeray, Trollope, Eliot, Meredith and Hardy.
ENG 361 Criticism I (3,0;3 cr.)
This course traces the philosophical and critical development of Western thought in its particular relation to “Art”. The critical selections cover the classical conception of Art, Renaissance and the 18th Century (The age of Reason) and emphasize the major trends and orientation of Arts criticism in the Western critical thought. Major orientations, motifs of criticism are also emphasized as they developed from classical periods to the 18th century.
ENG 371 Introduction to American Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
This course offers a brief introductory survey concentrating on major writers, Literature” of American works, and trends. At least one novel by a 19th century writer is studied closely. In addition, a sampling of fictional and non-fictional prose and a representative selection of poetry from the period up colonial to the end of the 19th century is discussed.
ENG 406 Techniques of Language Teaching (3,0;3 cr.)
This course is designed to familiarize the students with the various techniques of teaching the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Techniques of teaching phonological, grammatical and lexical systems of English along with audio-visual aids in language teaching, ar also dealt with.
ENG 407 Language and Society (3,0;3 cr.)
Aspects of the relationship between speakers of a language and the speech community are the subject of this course. Topics covered include language variety, dialect and register, on one hand, and types of bilingualism on the other.
ENG 412 Speech (2,0;2 cr.)
The course focuses on speech making as the primary activity. This course aims at acquainting the students with elements of speech organization, outlining and controlling the speaker’s speech tension. Students can also apply the principle of speech making to informal, everyday situation.
ENG 420 Language Evaluation (2,0;2 cr.)
In this course students are introduced to various techniques of evaluating the performance of foreign learners of language in the four skills as well as their command of the sound and grammatical systems of English and of its vocabulary. Different types of language tests (achievement, proficiency, aptitude and diagnostics) are briefly discussed too.
ENG 421 History of the English Language (2,0;2 cr.)
The course is primarily intended for senior students with an aim to presenting the historical development of English in a way that strikes a happy balance between internal inflections and external history — the political, social and intellectual factors that have determined the development at different periods. Students are introduced to the genetic hypothesis (the discovery of Sanskrit and the Proto-Indo-European family), sound laws, and loan words. The relationship between French and English in England after the Norman Conquest forms an integral part of this course. Students are also acquainted with Old English and Middle English.
ENG 422 English Phonology (2,0;2 cr.)
Students are trained in the principles of modern Phonology with special emphasis on the phoneme theory derived mainly form Chomsky and Halle. Standard topics in Phonology such as sound system, phonological processes, syllables, suprasegmenals –stress, rhythm, and intonation- and distinctive features form the core of the course. The students are also introduced to phonological rules including deletion, insertion and assimilatory rules. Comparison between phonology and morphology on the one hand and phonology and phonetics on the other is also essential.
ENG 423 English Morphology and Syntax (3,0;3 cr.)
The aim of this course is to provide the students with a general introduction to English morphology and syntax. It is designed to give the students a brief glimpse of the theory and practice of the structural grammar of the English language. A detailed analysis of English morphemes and word formation processes as well as the structure of English sentences and phrases will be treated.
ENG 424 Transformational Grammar (3,0;3 cr.)
This course deals with the background to transformational grammar in American descriptive linguistics, phrase structure grammar; Chomsky’s Syntactic Structure and earlier transformational theory, Chomsky’s Aspects of the Theory of Syntax and later transformational theory, interpretive and generative semantics, and the application of transformational grammar to varied language data.
ENG 427 Linguistics III (2,0;2 cr.)
The purpose of this course is two-fold: one is to introduce students to a variety of linguistic theories other than the “transformational” theory, (e.g. Base Syntax, lexical etc.); and the second is to select certain problems in linguistics and apply those theories to them to aid the students to choose for themselves whichever theory is more suitable to their own way of thinking.
ENG 429 Discourse Analysis (3,0;3.)
To speak to the needs of beginners in the study of style, the course assumes a formulaic approach, i.e., it teaches style through grammar. In other words, it teaches grammar as style. The course is meant to be practical. Each chapter concentrates on a major syntactic structure or concept and considers it stylistic role in sentences form 20th century fiction and nonfiction. In all, the course includes fifteen major grammatical topics with several examples on each. These topics are: kernel sentences, noun phrases, verb phrases, adjectives and adverbs, prepositions, conjunction and coordination, dependent clauses, sentence openers and inversion, free modifiers, the appositive, (interrogative, imperative, exclamatory), the passive voice transformation, parallelism, cohesion, syntactic symbolism, grammar as analogue.
ENG 431 Victorian Poetry (3,0;3.)
This core course introduces the student to some themes, trends and genres in Victorian poetry. The student is expected to be acquainted with the social, political, historical and literary background of the period prior to starting the textual study of some representative poems of the era. The first three lectures of the term form the introductory part of the course, while the rest is assigned to the actual study of the prescribed texts.
ENG 432 Modern Poetry (3,0;3.)
Students should confront major poems by central poets of the Modern Period. One unifying approach would be to trace the two central currents of modern poetry: traditional and modernistic. Other models are no doubt as attractive. Beginning with Hardy, major poets such as Hardy, Yeats, Robinson, Frost, Stevens, Eliot, Pound and Auden should be included. Satellite poets such as Roethke, Stafford, McNeice, Williams and Winters should be included to varying degrees to give as full a view of achievements and developments as possible. As many poems as possible should be given intensive analysis.
ENG 443 Modern Drama (3,0;3 cr.)
This course will give an overview of the development of modern drama from Shaw to Pinter. Main trends, such as realism, the theaters of “Anger” and of the “Absurd” will be illustrated. Two to three major representative plays will then be explored in depth.
ENG 451 British Modern Novel (3,0;3 cr.)
This course offers only the briefest of introductions to the modern British novel. Three novels, at the most, can be taught, through close concentration on the texts and constant reference to the literary and cultural backgrounds.
ENG 461 CRITICISM II (2,0;2 cr.)
This course begins with Romanticism and emphasizes the movement’s major trends. These are then set in relation to classical concepts and the new developments in criticism such as the New Criticism, Structuralism, phenomenology, etc. Post-Structuralism is then introduced as the culmination of these different schools
TRA 211 General Translation from Arabic into English I (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the principles of professional translation. Description of the methodology and cognitive process involved in translation. Presentation of recurrent difficulties related to inter-linguistic transfer. Exercises. Translation of general pragmatic texts
GHN 201 General Nutrition (3,0;3 cr.)
A brief nutritional survey of nutrients, including their food sources, digestion, metabolism, functions, and requirements in humans. This course also includes recent topics.
SBHS 202 General Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
Principles and findings of modem psychology with attention to their experimental foundations, utilizing reports of original research and other materials geared to prepare the student for majoring in psychology.
PSYC 211 Introduction to Social Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
A course on the scientific study of how individuals think, feel, and behave in regard to other people, and how individuals’ thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are affected by other people.
SBHS 219 Sensation and Perception (3,0;3 cr.)
Examines the physiological mechanisms of the primary sensory systems and explores their relationships to higher cognitive functions.
SBHS 221 Psychology of Learning (3,0;3 cr.)
Examines Neurological, behavioral and other current approaches to human learning.
SBHS 225 Psychology of Personality (3,0;3 cr.)
Examination of methods of measuring personality, theories of personality, biological and sociological factors which influence personality
SBHS 233 Cognitive Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
This course will focus on two broad areas of cognitive psychology, memory, and language. Special emphasis will be placed on language comprehension.
SBHS 239 Introduction to Clinical Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the field of clinical psychology with a view to understanding the research, assessment, and intervention approaches considered by clinical psychologists and the theoretical, ethical, and professional issues confronting them.
EDUC 219 The Use of Computer Applications in Education (2,2;3 cr.)
General knowledge about the use of microcomputers in education. Using common computer applications such as word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software in teaching/learning activities. Evaluating the effectiveness of educational software in teaching/learning in various subject matter areas.
MATH 203 Mathematics for Social Sciences (3,0;3 cr.)
Not open to students with prior credit in MATH 101 or its equivalent. Polynomials, factoring, first and second-degree equations, inequalities, absolute value, straight lines, Gaussian elimination, functions, graphs, exponential and logarithmic functions differentiation.
PSYC 251 Introduction to Cognitive Science (3,0;3 cr.)
This course is an introduction to the interdisciplinary study of cognitive science which involves research about the workings of the mind from the fields of psychology, linguistics, philosophy, education, computer science, neuroscience, anthropology, engineering, and others. The course aims to provide students with an appreciation for the range of disciplinary perspectives and methods and the applications of cognitive science to everyday life.
SBHS 231 Psychological Measurement & Scaling (3,0;3 cr.)
Principles and methods of measurement and scaling in psychology.
PSYC 205 Special Topics in Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
Course that provides a general overview of an area of psychology that is not normally covered by the department’s offerings.
PSYC 215 Child Abnormal Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the major theories and treatment perspectives of abnormal behaviors in children arm adolescents including autism and schizophrenia, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorders, phobias and depression.
PSYC 247 Introduction to Culture and Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
The course aims to sensitize students to the importance of culture in psychological processes, and focuses on Indigenous, cultural, and cross-cultural psychological theories and findings.
PSYC 241 Introduction to Health Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the field of health psychology with a view to understanding psychological and lifestyle factors in a variety of major diseases such as heart attacks, cancer, and AIDS; and to considering best practices in the prevention of ill-health and the promotion of good health.
ENG 234 Gender and Language (3,0;3 cr.)
This course explores sexism in language. It will also examine gender-based language differences in relation to status, age, historical context, and attitudes.
CS 202 Cultural Studies II (3,0;3 cr.)
Byzantine civilization (eastern Christianity), feudalism in Europe, Islam, Islam as a religion, the Umayyad civilization (Muslim-Christian interaction), the Abbasid civilization (translation, contributions, and the issue of religion and reason), the Andalusian civilization (civilization diversity).
PSYC 237 Behavioral Neuroscience (3,0;3 cr.)
A course designed to provide an understanding of the fundamentals of the study of behavior in relation to brain function. This course surveys how the human brain is structured and organized and how it functions in order to produce movement and perception, as well as language, memory, and feeling. Toward this end it draws upon knowledge acquired from studies of animal brains, neurologically intact humans, and patients with brain dysfunction.
PSYC 217 Abnormal Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the major theories and treatment perspectives of abnormal behaviors including phobias, eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance-use disorders and sexual disorders.
SBHS 293 Undergraduate Seminar in General Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
Review of Significant research in major areas in psychology.
PHIL 221 Philosophy of Mind (3,0;3 cr.)
An introductory examination of contemporary accounts of the nature of the mental, and of psychological explanation.
PSYC 207 Psychology of the Arts (3,0;3 cr.)
This course throws light upon several works of art investigating the process of the psychological causes behind the creative forces that motivated artists to paint, compose, sculpture etc…and their psychological effect and influence on their audience
SBHS 201 Introduction to the Study of Society (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the study of social phenomena. Basic concepts, principles, and methods common to sociology and anthropology are employed for the analysis of structure and change in society. It includes the structure and origin of some basic human institutions such as family, kinship, religion, language.
SBHS 214 Sociological Theory (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of some of the major theoretical perspectives and critical issues of classical and contemporary sociological theory.
CS 205 Introduction to the Communication Process (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the study of human communication processes. The course draws upon relevant concepts in social psychology, and leans heavily on class group projects, usually in the form of simulations of communication situations.
SBHS 216 Arab Culture and Society (3,0;3 cr.)
A study of contemporary Arab society: its complexity, diversity, and internal dynamics. Considers social structures, social groups, cultural patterns, and processes and agents of social and cultural change. Examines current debates on major issues in Arab culture and society.
SBHS 210 Research Methods (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of the basic techniques and designs of social research, including quantitative methods, the relationship between micro and macro approaches to society, the interplay between theory and research.
SBHS 212 Social Anthropology (3,0;3 cr.)
A general introduction to the theories and methods of anthropology with special attention to the transformation of traditional society. Analysis of the primary institutions of family, economy, religion, and politics in relation to technological change and modernization.
CS 209 Introduction to Feminist Theory (3,0;3 cr.)
The course examines feminism and its historical development through analysis and critique of the different feminist theories that have emerged during the twentieth century.
SBHS 224 Population Studies (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the field of population studies: basic techniques and methods of demographic analysis and issues in population policy and planning.
SBHS 222 Urbanization (3,0;3 cr.)
Evolution of urban settlements from antiquity to present times. Industrial cities, metropolis and mega polis, third world and some Arab cities will be considered. Cultural and social patterns of organization will be emphasized.
SBHS 230 Social Stratification (3,0;3 cr.)
Principles and theories of social stratification, forms of social inequality, social strata and mobility in. selected societies, differential class behavior, consequences of social stratification, and class conflict.
SBHS 236 Social and Cultural Change (3,0;3 cr.)
Theories and patterns of change, the role of innovation and acculturation in change, social conditions that promote or hinder change, and problems of development. Emphasis on developing countries.
SBHS 238 Religion and Society (3,0;3 cr.)
An analysis of the relationship between society and religion, including both the formal institution and informal processes which deal with the supernatural. A study of the origin and development of ritual and religion and functions for both the individual and society.
SBHS 242 Comparative Study of Ethnicity (3,0;3 cr.)
The analysis of minority cultures and changing boundaries between ethnic groups. A comparative study of institutions and value orientations of minorities, with emphasis on cultures of the Middle East.
SBHS 211 Social Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
An introductory examination of the physics, metaphysics, logic, ethics, and politics of Aristotle.
SBHS 218 Analysis of Social Behavioral Data (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of basic statistical techniques used in analyzing social and behavioral data. Students participate in the analysis of research data by applying various analytical techniques using computer packages. Students also interpret research findings and write a research report.
CMPS 206 Computers & Programming for the Arts (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduces computers and illustrates their use. Common applications are considered in word-processing, spreadsheets and database systems. Introduction to the Internet and the World Wide Web. The course is meant to be a computer literacy course.
SBHS 244 Mass Media and Society (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of mass media institutions and an examination of the role of the mass media in society. Introduction to basic principles and concepts as developed in the west and as applied in the Middle East.
SBHS 260 Sociology of Human Rights (3,0;3 cr.)
The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the history, concepts, institutions, and applications of human rights. Although mainly from a Western perspective, applications will be canvassed from the Middle East. Classes cover philosophical foundations of human rights law; discrimination, xenophobia and racism; civil, political, social, and economic rights; women’s rights; children’s rights; rights of minorities and indigenous people; and migrant workers’ rights.
SBHS 292 Undergraduate Seminar in Communication (3,0;3 cr.)
An undergraduate seminar on the role of communication in society and on communication planning for national development. The content areas may change and the course may be repeated for credit.
ENG 233 Language in Society (3,0;3 cr.)
This course examines language variations in English as they relate to geographic and social factors. The course covers such topics as dialect, accent and Standard English. The course will analyze social discourse, socio-linguistic theories, diversity, and uniformity, multilingualism, and speech communities.
PHIL 213 History of Ancient & Medieval Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of ancient and medieval philosophy from the pre-Socratics to Aquinas.
PHIL 201 Introduction to Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to philosophy and its methods through an analysis of traditional issues in ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, and the philosophy of religion.
PHIL 101 Applied Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
This course deals with philosophical questions which have practical import; it aims to introduce students to the philosophical mode of analysis.
PHIL 200 History of Modern Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
A survey of early modem philosophy, from Descartes to Kant.
PHIL 230 Philosophy of Plato (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to some of Plato’s major dialogues.
PHIL 102 Philosophical Classics (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the thought of some major figures in the history of philosophy.
PHIL 215 Nineteenth Century Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
An introductory survey of post-Kantian philosophy, with emphasis on Fichte, Schelling, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Kierkegaard, and Nietzsche.
PHIL 232 Islamic Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
An examination of the philosophical and religious thought of major philosophers of Islam.
ARAB 249 Sufi Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
The aim of this course is to acquaint the student with Sufi literature as one of the major aspects in Arabic Literature.
CS 210 Influence of Islamic Philosophy on Islamic Art and Design (3,0;3 cr.)
This course investigates the special characteristics of Islamic Art which were dictated by Islamic beliefs i.e. calligraphy, pattern design and architecture.
PHIL 222 Philosophy of Science (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to the philosophical problems and issues which arise in trying to understand the nature of science
PHIL 219 Existentialism (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to existentialist philosophy, within the context of nineteenth-century and early twentieth-century philosophy.
PHIL 217 Aesthetics (3,0;3 cr.)
An examination of the central problems and issues which arise in the interpretation, analysis and evaluation of works of art.
ENG 230 Existentialist Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
This course investigates the literal works of Jean Paul Sartre and his belief in existentialism.
PHIL 211 Introduction to Logic (3,0;3 cr.)
A first introduction to formal and informal logic, including argument analysis, informal fallacies, natural deduction methods in propositional and first-order predicate logic.
PHIL 231 Philosophy OF Aristotle (3,0;3 cr.)
An introductory examination of the physics, metaphysics, logic, ethics, and politics of Aristotle
PHIL 223 Philosophy of Language (3,0;3 cr.)
An introductory examination of various contemporary accounts of the nature of language and meaning.
ENGL 231 Advanced Academic Writing (3,0;3 cr.)
Fluency and productivity in the forms and modes of academic writing will be developed through selective readings and writing exercises. Students will be taught to develop their style and proficiency in major academic genres.
PHIL 210 Ethics (3,0;3 cr.)
An Introduction to some of the major normative ethical theories based on the study of the original writings of selected philosophers, and including a part on applied ethics.
PHIL 216 Political Philosophy (3,0;3 cr.)
An examination of the main issues of political philosophy, such as political obligation, justice, political rights, and other issues.
PHIL 224 Philosophy of Religion (3,0;3 cr.)
An in-depth survey of the main philosophical questions connected to religion, including questions about religion as a feature of human experience, as well as questions connected to the nature of God, evil, free will, and so on.
ENG 232 Literary Aesthetics (3,0;3 cr.)
This course will locate classical literary text in the context of ideas and theories related to art as espoused by major figures in literary history. The emphasis will be on major literary figures in the canon of great literature.
ENG 207 English Language Arts (3,0;3 cr.)
Curricular and methodological developments in elementary language arts education.
ARAB 200 Basic Arabic Grammar and Syntax (3,0;3 cr.)
A training course in the basic elements of Arabic grammar, syntax, and morphology, with special emphasis on oral and writing skills.
ARAB 101 Readings in Arabic Heritage (3,0;3 cr.)
The course traces the intellectual, literary and cultural development of the Arabs from pre-Islamic up to modern times.
ARAB 207 Arabic Classical Folk Literature (2,2;3 cr.)
This course covers the following topics: folk-tales, the novella in the Arabian Nights, and the hero sagas such as Sirat Bani Hilal. It aims at studying the textual history of this special style, its language, motives and structures. Students are also exposed to various methodological approaches within folk literature.
ARAB 208 Arabic Linguistics (3,0;3 cr.)
This course deals with various topics of Arabic linguistic sciences, mainly phonetics, semantics, and lexicology.
CS 203 Modernity in Europe (3,0;3 cr.)
The Age of Renaissance in Europe, geographical discoveries (the New World), religious reform (Luther, Calvin, the Jesuits), the Enlightenment, the Arab-Islamic input as an introduction, scientific discoveries, modern philosophy: (Descartes, Kant, Hegel, Marx).
CS 204 The Modern & Contemporary Arab World (3,0;3 cr.)
The cultural impact of the French invasion of Egypt: the beginnings of orientalism and the emergence of the idea of European superiority. The first steps in Arab Renaissance (an-nahdha), the Islamic reformist trends (institutional & non-institutional thoughts): Tahtawi, Afghani, Abdo, Rida, The Secular reformist trends: Al-Kawakibi, El-Bustani, Shumayl, Antoun. The decline of the Ottoman Sultanate and evolution of Arab nationalism, and the Arabs and globalization.
EDU 210 Philosophy of Education (3,0;3 cr.)
The development of educational thought in the writing of major philosophers, including Arab thought.
EDU 211 Sociology of Education (3,0;3 cr.)
A course on the importance of teaching as a profession in the larger context of social and cultural change, and the manner in which teaching can influence the nature and direction of change.
EDU 212 Foundation of Science Education in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
A study of the nature of science and its philosophical, historical and sociological foundation with emphasis on education implications.
EDU 213 Foundation of Math Education in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
A study of the nature of mathematics and its philosophical, historical and sociological foundation with emphasis on education implications.
EDU 214 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers I (3,0;3 cr.)
An in-depth study of mathematical concepts and skills in the pre-secondary mathematics curriculum.
EDU 215 Mathematics for Elementary Teachers II (3,0;3 cr.)
An in-depth study of mathematical concepts and skills in the pre-secondary mathematics curriculum.
EDU 216 Science for Elementary Teachers I (3,0;3 cr.)
An in-depth study of science concepts and skills in the pre-secondary science curriculum.
EDU 217 Science for Elementary Teachers II (3,0;3 cr.)
An in-depth study of science concepts and skills in the pre-secondary science curriculum. (Continuation of EDU 216)
EDU 218 Teaching of Mathematics in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
Theory and practice in the methods of teaching mathematics in elementary school with observation and practice teaching.
EDU 219 Teaching of Science in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
Theory and practice in the methods of teaching science in elementary school with observation and practice teaching.
EDU 220 Instructional Procedures (3,0;3 cr.)
A basic course on instructional planning, teaching strategies, classroom management and evaluation procedures.
EDU 221 Reading Instruction in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
A study of modern trends and issues in the teaching and evaluation of reading in the elementary school. Emphasis will be on practical work to acquaint students with the processes of reading and enhance their competency in their skills.
EDU 222 The Use of Computers in a Classroom Situation (2,2;3 cr.)
The course is designed to provide prospective teachers with broad knowledge and practical activities in the various instructional applications of computers to enhance learning in a classroom situation.
EDU 223 Psychology of Education: Child and Adolescent Development (3,0;3 cr.)
A chronological study of a typical development from the prenatal period through adolescence. The relative influences and interactions of heredity and environment, and the impact of development on learning and school success are examined.
EDU 224 Arabic Children’s Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
A course that focuses on the diverse elements of ancient and modern children’s literature. Topics include poetry, fairy tales, myths and legends, fantasy, fiction and illustrated stories.
EDU 225 English Children’s Literature (3,0;3 cr.)
A course that focuses on the diverse elements of ancient and modern children’s literature. Topics include poetry, fairy tales, myths and legends, fantasy, fiction and illustrated stories.
EDU 231 The Teaching of English as a Second Language in Elementary Schools (2,2;3 cr.)
Theoretical background and approaches to the teaching of English as a second language, and principals and techniques of teaching basic language skills that includes classroom observation and teaching practices.
EDU 232 The Teaching of Arabic in the Elementary School (2,2;3 cr.)
Theory and practice in methods of Arabic teaching in elementary schools with observation and practice teaching in classrooms.
EDU 233 Human Development and Learning in Elementary Schools (3,0;3 cr.)
An introduction to instructional theory, the nature of intelligence, child development, and learning and behavior management, with an emphasis on the basic implications for classroom teaching.
EDU 234 Teaching the Social Studies in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge and tools necessary to teach social studies across all grade levels.
EDU 235 Teaching of Music in Elementary Schools (2,2;3 cr.)
A course on the development of students basic skills in music, combined with a study of source materials in the teaching of music, including observation and teaching practice in classrooms.
EDU 236 Teaching of Art and Craft in Elementary Schools (2,2;3 cr.)
Theory and practice in teaching visual art in the elementary school with observation and practice in classroom setting.
EDU 237 Inductive Thinking and the Social Studies in the Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to drill student teachers in implementing the inductive method of learning through their teaching of the social studies in elementary schools. Pupils will be guided by their would be teachers to use different and diversified methods or strategies of thinking in transferring their pupils
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experiences in topics dealing with different issues from the specific to the general thus enhancing their creative and cognitive powers & enriching their human experience in becoming more tolerant with opposite points of views and facing a more complete global concept of the world they live in.
EDU 320 Guidance and Counseling in Elementary School (3,0;3 cr.)
A study of the principles of the theory and practice of guidance and counseling, with special emphasis on intervention techniques that assist educators in dealing with a range of educational and vocational issues and concerns at schools.
EDU 321 Measurement and Evaluation for Classroom Teachers (2,2;3 cr.)
Introduction and practice in the construction, use, and interpretation of classroom tests.
EDU 322 Medical Issues Relevant to the Elementary School Teachers and Pupils (2,2;3 cr.)
This course introduces students to the major theories of health behavior and health promotion. Emphasis is placed on the application of health behavior theories to health promotion and education practice.
EDU 327 The Curriculum and the Elementary School Teacher (3,0;3 cr.)
Examination of organization, scope and sequence of curricula with special emphasis on various approaches to curriculum development.
EDU 328 Seminar (Issues in Elementary Education) (0,6;3 cr.)
This seminar is intended for majors in elementary education. It will focus on one or more current issues in elementary education.
EDU 329 Seminar (Education in Arab Countries) (0,6;3 cr.)
Focus on educational issues in one or more Arab countries.
EDU 340 Practicum in Elementary School (0,12;6 cr.)
Observation and practice in classroom situations under the guidance of university instructors and cooperating school teachers.
TRA 130 Introduction to Translation (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to translation as practiced professionally. Dictionaries and documentation. Exercises in preparation for translation. Translation of a variety of simple texts from Arabic into English and vice versa. This course requires a good knowledge of English and Arabic.
TRA 212 General Translation from Arabic into English II (3,0;3 cr.)
Continuation of reasoned translation undertaken in TRA211.Exercises on recurring difficulties related to inter-linguistics transfer. Translation of general pragmatics texts
TRA 233 Problems in English for Translators I (3,0;3 cr.)
Problems in English vocabulary, grammar and style. Workshop course tailored to the needs of future translators and professional writers.
TRA 234 Problems in English for Translators II (3,0;3 cr.)
Problems in English vocabulary, grammar and style. Workshop on the writing of reports, summaries and specialized texts.
TRA 272 General Translation of English into Arabic I (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the mechanisms of the professional translation. Translation of texts not techniques.
TRA 278 Problems in Arabic for Translation I (3,0;3 cr.)
Problems of vocabulary, of grammar and style in the optics of the translation. Techniques of drafting.
TRA 291 Information Technologies and Translation (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the technologies and methods that help translators and terminologists find and process information.
TRA 298 Documentation and Lexicology (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to methods of documentation used by translators and terminologists. Analysis and use of lexicographic and nonlexicographic sources. Basic concepts in lexicology.
TRA 311 Specialized Translation from Arabic into English I (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the translation of business, economic, administrative and advertising texts and the like. Vocabulary and phraseology. Exercises dealing with translation problems peculiar to such texts. Prerequisite: TRA211,TRA212
TRA 312 General Translation from Arabic into English III (3,0;3 cr.)
Reinforcement of practical knowledge acquired in TRA211 and TRA212.Advanced translation exercises concentrating on the differences of structure between the two languages. Translation of general pragmatic texts. Prerequisite: TRA211 and TRA212
TRA 313 Technical Translation from Arabic into English I (3,0;3 cr.)
Exercises in the translation of moderately difficult but not highly specialized scientific and technological texts. Relevant basic scientific concepts. Prerequisites: TRA211,TRA212
TRA 331 Writing Techniques I (3,0;3 cr.)
An intermediate workshop course in the writing of English to sharpen the translator’s sense of style. Development of précis writing. Prerequisite: ENG 201
TRA 371 General translation of English into Arabic II (3,0;3 cr.)
Translation texts of average difficulty referring itself to non-technical fields. Prerequisites: TRA272,TRA278
TRA 395 Introduction to terminology and the Terminography (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to Terminology and Terminography Terminological research methods. The creation and use of terminological databases. Practical work in term research and subject-field research. Prerequisite: TRA291 and TRA298
TRA 399 Differential Stylistics (3,0;3 cr.)
Comparative Stylistics Fundamentals of English-Arabic comparative stylistics; intensive practical work involving application to translation. Prerequisite: TRA212,TRA272
TRA 411 Specialized Translation from Arabic into English II (3,0;3 cr.)
Exercises in the translation of specialized texts (commercial, administrative, legal, etc.). Prerequisite: TRA311
TRA 412 In-House Practicum (3,0;3 cr.)
Advanced course in the translation of specialized texts, involving translation for clients under the supervision of the instructor.
TRA 413 Technical Translation from Arabic into English II (3,0;3 cr.)
Exercises in the translation of increasingly specialized scientific and technological texts. Professional documentation resources in the same areas. Prerequisite: TRA313
TRA 431 Writing Techniques for Translators and Professional Writers II (3,0;3 cr.)
Specialized writing, proofreading and revision techniques. Unilingual and bilingual exercises.
TRA 473 Specialized Translation of English into Arabic (3,0;3 cr.)
Translation texts referring itself to the fields economic, commercial, etc. Deepening of the languages of specialty. Prerequisites: TRA371
TRA 495 Translation Technologies (3,0;3 cr.)
Translation Technologies Advanced computer aids for translators. Machine translation. Emerging translation technologies. Impact of technology on the translation profession.
Prerequisite: TRA291 and TRA395
TRA 497 Introduction to the Theory of the Translation (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the Theory of Translation Theoretical aspects of translation: approaches, methods, functions. Practical exercises. Prerequisite: TRA312,TRA395
ARAB 202 Arabic Language II (3,0;3 cr.)
Continues training in modern standard Arabic, with emphasis on speaking, comprehension, writing, and reading. The method of teaching primarily follows the proficiency-based approach to language learning.
PHI 110 Reasoning and Critical Thinking (3,0;3 cr.)
Development of fundamental skills in reasoning and critical thinking through the study of argument types, logical structures, criteria used in the evaluation of arguments, and forms of fallacious reasoning.
PHI 112 Moral Reasoning (3,0;3 cr.)
Development of fundamental skills in moral reasoning through the study of ethical issues and the criteria used in justifying or evaluating actions. Prerequisite: PHI10
MATH 101 Calculus and Analytical Geometry I (3,0;3 cr.)
Limits, continuity, differentiation with application to crone plotting, integration with application to area, distance, volume and arc-length, fundamental theorem of calculus, transcendental functions.
MATH 102 Calculus and Analytical Geometry II (3,0;3 cr.)
Methods of integration, improper integrals, polar coordinates, conic sections, analytical geometry in space, parametric equations, vector functions and their derivatives. Prerequisite Math 101
BIO 101 Basic Concepts in Biology (3,0;3 cr.)
The course introduces the students to the forms and functions of plants and animals, and to the principles of genetics, evolution and ecology.
CHEM 101 Basic Chemistry (3,0;3 cr.)
The course covers basic chemical principles such as stoichiometry, acids and bases, the phases of matter, basic thermodynamics, and solutions.
ECON 103 Introduction to Economics (3,0;3 cr.)
The course provides an introductory coverage of the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics.
PHYS 101 Introductory Physics (3,0;3 cr.)
Measurements, motion in one dimension, vectors, motion in two dimensions, Newton’s laws with applications, work and energy; circular motion, linear momentum and collision, rotation and angular momentum, oscillations, gravity, and elements of fluid mechanics.
PSY 102 General Psychology (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the principles and concepts of psychology.
SOC 101 Basics of Sociology (3,0;3 cr.)
Introduction to the principles and concepts of sociology.