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المقررات الدراسية - Deanship of Preparatory Year Guideline

المقررات الدراسية

 The Department offers six courses at two levels: level one and level two. The details of courses are as follows:

Level 1

 

S. No.

Course Title

Course Code

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Learning Objectives

1

Reading Skills

140

2

4

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. recognize reading structure
  2. recognize main ideas
  3. identify supporting details
  4. get meaning from context
  5. recognize titles and paragraph topics
  6. use skimming for topics and main ideas

2

Writing Skills

141

2

4

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1.  write simple sentences;
  2. start composing after effective pre-writing activities;
  3.  write a simple paragraph with a reasonable topic sentence;
  4. support a topic sentence with supporting details;
  5.  form different types of complex and compound sentences independently;
  6. work with fellow students to achieve any given task.

3

Listening

&

Speaking Skills

142

2

4

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. hold short and meaningful conversations among themselves;
  2. express themselves at an intelligible and acceptable level of spoken English;
  3. identify the main ideas in a text (audio);
  4. identify fine details in a text;
  5. use the acquired vocabulary;
  6. eliminate the use of the first language (Arabic) inside the classroom.

4

Grammar

& Vocabulary

143

2

4

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. produce effective and grammatically correct sentences;
  2. use articles, phrases and clauses correctly;
  3. use several kinds of verb tense, modal verb and word formation correctly and appropriately;
  4. use different verbal forms (gerunds, infinitives and participles);
  5. produce simple and compound sentences correctly.

 

Level 2 

 

 

S. No.

Course Title

Course Code

Credit Hours

Contact Hours

Learning Objectives

1

General

English

150

2

10

By the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  1. read various kinds of texts (interviews, reports, magazine articles etc.) to practice strategies such as inference, scanning, skimming and identifying functional and notional elements;
  2. compose grammatically correct sentences, write a paragraph with an effective topic sentence and supportive detail;
  3. use words and grammar appropriately in order to render correct nuances;
  4. effectively and appropriately use conversational devices such as ‘so' and ‘right';
  5. initiate, continue and end conversations in novel and varied situations.
  6. listen to understand main points and note down detailed information.

2

Technical Writing

151

3

6

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  1. write a simple and technical paragraph with an effective topic sentence;
  2. support the topic sentence with appropriate details;
  3. take effective notes and write concise summaries;
  4. write a covering letter and CV tailored for a particular job;
  5. write a formal letter for different situations;
  6. write memos and reports for various contexts;
  7. comprehend and use ESP vocabulary for different professional fields.