The University College Requirements

University College requirements are 30 credits out of which 21 credits are Compulsory Courses. Every student is required to take the mandatory credit hours that cover Islamic Culture, English Language, Arabic, Mathematics, Introduction to Information Technology, and Humanities, in addition to courses in Natural or Physical Sciences, and classes in the Social or Behavioral Sciences. The requirements are:

Course Code #

Course Title

Cr

Prerequisite

English language, Mathematics and Use of Computers

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

3

 

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

3

ENG 101

MTH

100

College Algebra

3

 

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

3

 

Islamic Studies, History, or Culture

GED

100

Islamic Studies

3

 

Humanities or Arts

GED

110

UAE Society

3

 

English, Arabic, or other languages

GED

120

Communications Skills in Arabic

3

48

Natural or Physical Sciences Requirement (3 credits)

GED

130

Introduction to GIS

3

 

GED

140

Conceptual Physics

3

 

Social or Behavioral Sciences Requirement (6 credits)

GED

150

Critical Thinking

3

 

GED

160

Psychology in Everyday Life

3

 

GED

170

Ethics and the Modern World

3

 

GED

180

Human Behavior and Socialization

3

 

 

Core Requirements

i. Core Courses (45 credits) covering the English Language and Translation Program’s six fields of knowledge: General, Skills Courses, Language, Linguistics, Translation, and Practicum/Training/Internship. 
ii. Elective Courses (15 credits) chosen from a list of courses.

Core Courses

Course #

Course Title

45 Cr

Prerequisite

ENG 112

Reading Skills

3

ENG 101

ENG 114

English Grammar

3

ENG 102

ENG 202

Business Communication

3

ENG 102

ENG 205

Advanced English Writing Skills

3

ENG 102

ENG 210

Speech Communication

3

ENG 102

ENG 220

Literature in the Modern World 

3

ENG 102

ENG 225

Language and Linguistics

3

ENG 102

ENG 231

Syntax I

3

ENG 225 

ENG 232

Phonetics and Phonology

3

ENG 101, 112

ENG 233

Morphology and Lexical Studies

3

ENG 225

ENG 234

Discourse Analysis

3

ENG 114

ENG 325

Sociolinguistics

3

ENG 225

ENG 333

Error Analysis

3

ENG 114

ENG 335

Advanced English Vocabulary

3

ENG 102

ENG 434

Contrastive Linguistics

 

ENG 225

 CORE Requirements /  Electives ( 15 Credits)

ENG 310

Advanced English Grammar

3

ENG 114

ENG 330

History of the English Language

3

ENG 225

ENG 331

Syntax II

3

 ENG 231

ENG 332

Linguistics II

3

ENG 225

ENG 401

Business and Legal Translation

3

ENG 340

ENG 420

Creative Writing

3

ENG  205

ENG 433

Computer-Assisted Language Learning

3

none

ENG 441

Translation of Literary Texts

3

ENG 340

ENG 443

Translation of Economic and Financial Texts

3

ENG 340

ENG 472

Consecutive Interpreting II

3

ENG 471

 

Concentration

All students must complete a total of 21 credits of major and major-related requirements

CONCENTRATION Courses

Course #

Course Title

21 Cr

Prerequisite

ENG 340

English-Arabic Translation

3

ENG 102, GED 120

ENG 341

Arabic - English Translation

3

GED 120, ENG 102

ENG 342

Translation Theory And Practice

3

ENG 340

ENG 344

Introduction to Consecutive Interpreting

3

ENG 102, GED 120

ENG 442

Multimedia Translation

3

ENG 340

ENG 471

Consecutive Interpreting I

3

ENG 344

ENG 490

Practicum/Training/Internship

3

 

 

Fees Electives (12 Credits)

Students must complete any four courses at the 100 level or above.