English Language and Translation







University Requirement

Faculty Requirement

Major Requirement

Free Ellective

Complementary Requirement

Total Credit Hours

Complementary Requirement is not calcualted in total credit hours

University Requirement - 24 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 15 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0161201 English Communication Skills 3 Grammar: question tags, modals, future forms, articles, adjectives, adverbs, if structures; vocabulary: relationships, work, activities, media, war, sport; writing skills: essay, notes, messages, application letters; basic and advanced reading skills; basic and advanced listening skills; verbal skills: oral presentations, arguments.
A0161101 Arabic Communication Skills 3 Language levels: phonological level, grammatical level, rhetorical level, orthographic level, comprehension and speaking; grammar exercises, nominal sentences, verbal sentences, kana and its sisters, Inna and its sisters, dual, masculine plural, feminine plural, indeclinable nouns, vocative, appositives; exercises in morphology, present participle, and past participle; spelling and punctuation, dictionaries, listening and speaking.
A0161301 National Education 3 Concepts and terms; Geography of Jordan; contemporary political history of Jordan; Jordanian Society; Jordanian constitutional and democratic life; Jordanian national institutions; challenges facing Jordan; threats to civic life: fanaticism, extremism, terrorism, violence; corruption: definitions, types, causes, impact, and prevention.
A0161112 Leadership and Societal Responsibility 1 This course deals with prominent titles related to leadership, such as: the meaning of leadership, the vocabulary that falls under the term, leadership styles, leadership and social responsibility, change management and strategies, building an effective team, the leader and managing diversity, how to discover future leaders and support them, and women leaders.
A0161401 Military Sciences 3 The establishment and development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan; the history of the Arab Legion; peacekeeping troops; preparing the nation for defense and liberation.
A0161113 Life Skills 1 This course deals with the vital interest of the individual on the individual and collective level. It is like a passport to the success of individuals and helps them understand their personal competencies. It discusses the meaning of skills, their levels, characteristics and importance, communication skill and communication, and trains them on self-skills such as the skill of time management, organizing and defining it, and providing examples of its fields of application and activities. carried out by the students themselves. It also deals with thinking skills, its importance, education, and forms such as problem-solving and decision-making as forms of complex thinking or its strategies. The course also deals with training students on methods of dialogue and exchange of views as an entry point to resolving differences and mitigating frictions when we witness the openness of societies, correct study skills, family success and conservatism.
A0161111 Entrepreneurship and Innovation 1 Economic science definition: its objectives and the economic problem; The relation between the economic science and other sciences; Economic analysis methods; Production possibilities curve; National income accounts; Consumption; Investment; Saving; Unemployment; Inflation; Money and Banking; Financial and monetary policy and its role in dealing with the imbalanced economy through these policies; Economic development in terms of importance and objectives and economic planning to achieve such objectives; Demand and supply theory and consumer equilibrium; Cost and production theory; Producer equilibrium in different markets.

Elective Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0161501 Islamic Culture 3 Definition of the culture, characteristics of the Islamic culture, Islamic culture and other cultures; the sources of Islamic culture: The Holy Quran, Sunna, the Arabic language, history of Islam; fields of Islamic culture: faith, worship, morals; challenges facing the Islamic culture: orientalism, globalization, secularism; young people and the impacts of foreign cultures, women and Islam, Islam and terrorism.
A0161701 History of Jordan and Palestine 3 The geography of Jordan and Palestine, Jordan and Palestine in ancient times, general historical look, Jordan, and Palestine in the Mamluk era, Jordan, and Palestine during the First World War (1914- 1918), Emirate of East Jordan (Transjordan), constitutional and legislative life in Jordan, Palestine under the British Mandate, and Jordanian-Palestinian relations, Jerusalem, historical status.
A0161703 Archaeology and Tourism in Jordan 3 Tourism definition; Classification of Tourism; The difference between tourist and other traveler?s concepts, Travel types, The definition of Archaeology and archaeological sites: Archaeological surveys and excavations; Documentation; Jordan through the ages; Components of tourism in Jordan; Elements of tourist attractions in Jordan: Archeological sites, Natural sites, Natural reserves, Forests; Tourist movement and types in Jordan; Economical impact of tourism in Jordan.
A0161601 Contemporary Issues 3 Identify the most important contemporary local, national and regional issues, the most prominent contemporary challenges and their questions from development, youth, extremism, globalization, culture and identity; Jerusalem and its central position, the Arab-Israeli conflict
A0161802 Development and Environment 3 The course provides awareness and insight into the environmental issue, its vocabulary, the human relationship with the ecosystem, and environmental hazards to avoid. It also works to develop students' understanding and awareness of basic ecological concepts, and to reinforce their attitudes and values, in order to practice solving environmental problems. And linking it to comprehensive development and its relationship to water, food and energy security.
A0411601 Legal Education and Human Rights 3 This course identifying the basic concepts of human rights in an analytical way, and then realistic clarify of the international & regional means dealing with human rights such as treaties, recommendations and international means that are in the process of formation, such imperative rules & customs, this course also address realistically the content of human rights and the rights of the first generation such as right of living. The second-generation rights such as the right to work and third-generation rights such as the right of environment. International ways to protect human rights in general. In addition, the extent to which the Jordanian constitution is compatible with international human rights standards.
A0161901 Media and Public Relations 3 The nexus between media and society in terms of the social, political, economic and cultural power of the media, the role of the media in giving people the opportunity to express their opinions and promote international relations. Communication and public relations, communication and its types, levels, forms, properties, fields, activities, physical and nonphysical (symbolic) environment, and obstacles to the communicative process. Public relations: its beginnings, development, principles, bases, importance, functions, planning, activities.

Elective Courses - 3 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0871103 Principles of Renewable Energy 3 Introduction to renewable Energy include Photovoltaic, Wind power, Micro hydropower, Biomass energy, Waste power, Solar thermal power, Geothermal power, Ocean energy (tidal, tide-flow and wave), Ocean energy (OTEC), , Comparison of characteristics and cost of renewables. How we can use the sun, wind, biomass, geothermal resources, and water to generate more sustainable energy. It explains the fundamentals of energy, including the transfer of energy, as well as the limitations of natural resources. Starting with solar power, the text illustrates how energy from the sun is transferred and stored; used for heating, cooling, and lighting; collected and concentrated; and converted into electricity
A1321100 Sport and Health 3 Defining health and fitness: physical education, health education; the cognitive, emotional, skill-oriented, and social goals of physical education; the history of physical education: ancient, medieval, and modern ages, the Olympics, Athletics in Jordan: nutrition and exercising; athletic injuries: bone, joint , muscle, skin injuries; special exercises for figure deformation; diseases related to lack of exercise: diabetes, obesity, being underweight, back pain, cancer; hooliganism: causes and recommended solutions for hooliganism.
A0591111 Digital Literacy 3 Digital Literacy is a concept that describes how technology and the Internet are shaping the way people interact and how they affect us as individuals and as a society. This course educate students on the uses of digital technologies, the dangers of digital technology and the need to build a culture of ethical use of the Internet and introduce the concept of responsible freedom.
A0612303 Society Health 3 The course aims to provide students with the basic principles that enhance the concept of health and health prevention in its various physical, psychological and social aspects. The student will also be provided with information that helps individuals realize their health needs in the context of the culture and values ??systems they live in and how to meet these needs, which is known as improving health and quality of life.
A0161602 Critical Thinking Skills 3 The concept of critical thinking, its components; characteristics of critical thinking individuals; Critical thinking skills: the skill of interpretation, analysis, evaluation, inference, expectation, prediction; Stages of critical thinking: Motivation, searching for information, linking information, evaluation, expression, and integration

Faculty Requirement - 21 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 21 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0161702 History of Natural Sciences 3 Science in the Arab and Islamic world during the Middle Ages (History of Science; Scientific Communication between Arabs and Europeans; Translation; Scientific Renaissance of Arabs in the Middle Ages); Science, Technology, and Society (Nature of Science and Technology and their Interrelatedness; Characteristics of Contemporary Science and Technology; Impact of Science and Technology on Modern Society; Science and Technology in Developing Countries).
A0141301 Research Methods in the Humanities 3 Scientific research: nature, fields and principles; Problem identification; Recourses; Rules of drafting; Hypothesis definition; Significance; Testing; Research data; Research literature; Research resources and scientific research tools; Research Methods.
A0121402 English for Special Purposes 3 English for specific purposes (ESP) is a sub-branch of teaching/learning English as a second or foreign language. It involves teaching technical English for students to meet their special needs. English for specific purposes provides learners with specific skills based on a detailed analysis of learners' professional/academic needs. Examples of ESP include English for business, medical and psychological fields or other fields which require dealing with specific jargons or terminologies.
A0131301 Health Psychology 3 The course includes behavioral, cognitive, psychological, social, and physiological factors that influence individuals' responses to health and disease. Its goals are to promote health, prevent disease, maintain quality of life, and well-being in the context of disease. It also addresses the theoretical, scientific, and applied aspects in the field of health psychology, such as health-promoting behaviors, behaviors, psychological stress, pain management, and chronic diseases.
A0162501 Human Thought 3 "This course discusses the issues of human thought and civilization, especially the Eastern and Arab-Islamic civilizations, with a focus on the elements of differentiation, unity, interaction and communication between them, and on the intellectual and material gains that they have achieved and contributed to the development of human consciousness and human life. The course starts from a comprehensive view of human thought and civilization, stressing the unity of the mind and human nature.
A0162101 The art of writing and expressing 3 Basic introductions: Expression, concept, types, language arts: Oratory, debate, dialogue, lecture, seminar; writing, art; types of writing: functional, creative; general and common principles among types of prose writing (national and creative); dimensions of writing; organizing the topic into its elements: introduction, presentation, conclusion; Colors of functional writing: Message; Academic biography; Announcement, Minutes, Research, Summary; Colors of creative writing: Story, Article, Artistic biography.
A0162102 Taste the literary text 3 Various literary texts: poetic, prose, ancient, and modern. Studying them is an applied study and focusing on addressing the structure and vision when studying each text to show its technical and content characteristics in order to reveal the general features of the literary genre to which it belongs. This course aims to break the barrier between students and literary texts and train them to Dealing with it and reading it critically and analytically.

Major Requirement - 63 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 57 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0151103 Introduction to Writing 3 Sentence and paragraph writing: sentence type, simple, compound, complex and compound complex, phrases and clauses, complete and incomplete sentences, and vocabulary enrichment; major errors: faulty verb use, sentence fragment, subject-verb disagreement, pronoun-antecedent disagreement, shift, dangling modifier, comma splice, and omission; paragraph structure: topic or thesis sentence and concluding sentence, body, and conclusion; types of writing: narration, description, comparison and contrast, cause and effect.
A0153501 Seminar in Translation 3 The practice of translation: Subtitling, Machine translation, Court interpreting, Culture and Translation, Gender and Translation. Topics in Linguistics: Discourse Analysis, Grammar, Interlinguistics, Language learning, lexicology, Corpus Linguistics, movements and schools, the study of dialects.
A0154101 Research Writing 3 Research techniques and essential concepts of research: problem identification, review of literature, and formulation of hypotheses/ objectives; research methods and their application to research; methods of data collection: interviews, observations, experiments, etc.; constructing a research design: preparing a research proposal, deciding on a data collection method, data analysis and interpretation: sorting, displaying, and interpreting data; the format of a research report: principles of report writing, making recommendations, and documentation.
A0154601 Arabic Rhetoric 3 Introduction; definition; metaphors; similes; semantics, literary techniques, counterpoints, paronomasia, puns, metonymy, discourse analysis, context, deviation, symbolism, intertextuality, imagery.
A0154801 Field Training 3 Introduction; definition; metaphors; similes; semantics, literary techniques, counterpoints, paronomasia, puns, metonymy, discourse analysis, context, deviation, symbolism, intertextuality, imagery.
A0154402 Computer-Assisted Translation 3 Technology and translation: the role of computer softwares in the process of translation; the use of translation memory programs; applying such programs to a variety of text types; technical skills necessary to use CAT tools such as Omega T and Trados; essential techniques: using computer, internet, machine translation programs such as Google translate; using word documents to write, edit and translate texts, check vocabulary, misuse, style and grammatical errors and revise and paraphrase translated texts.
A0152401 General Translation (English-Arabic) 3 Basic concepts: definitions, types, and historical background; basic steps: reading, analyzing, looking up words, reproducing, editing, and proof reading; basic structures: verbs and tenses, types of sentences, passive structures, and collocations and conjunctions.
A0152402 General Translation (Arabic-English) 3 Basic concepts: definitions, types, and historical background; basic steps: reading, analyzing, looking up words, reproducing, editing, and proof reading; basic structures: verbs and tenses, types of sentences, passive structures, and collocations and conjunctions.
A0153401 Journalistic Translation 3 Aspects: cultural, political, social, philosophical, cross-cultural, ideological and discursive dimensions of translated texts; Sources: newspapers, news bulletins, speeches, magazines, political meetings, political parties, and international resolutions.
A0151401 Introduction to Translation 3 General principles of translation; types of translation: literal translation, communicative translation, functional translation, free translation; types of meaning: denotative meaning, connotative meaning, associative meaning, stylistic meaning, grammatical meaning; equivalence at the word level; equivalence above the word level: collocations, idioms and fixed expressions.
A0152101 Essay Writing 3 Main parts of essay: introduction, body, and conclusion; special sentences: thesis statement, topic sentences, transitional sentences and concluding sentence; process of writing: drafting, revising, outlining; types of essay: narration, description, process, comparison and contrast, cause and effect, and argument; words: enrichment of vocabulary, spelling, wordiness vs. conciseness, and repetition; punctuation.
A0152601 Arabic Syntax and Morphology 3 Principles of grammar and syntax: morphology, verb structures, verb roots: triple-letter root, non-triple, explicit abstract noun, implicit abstract noun, functions of the abstract nouns, derivations. Nominal sentences: different forms of mubtada?a and khabar. Incomplete verbs: kana and its group, Inna and its group. Verbal sentences: forms.
A0153403 Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting (2 3 Theoretical premises: techniques, equipments, characteristics of interpreters, partners, aids, background information, glossaries, and codes of conduct, retrieving and rephrasing; application: using the booth and equipments, role-playing, audio-video presentations, repetition and interpretation.
A0151101 Reading and Comprehension 3 Reading comprehension skills: scanning, previewing and predicting, building a powerful vocabulary, recognizing the different patterns of organization, skimming, making inferences; thinking skills: exercises for improving the skill of thinking in English; reading faster: understanding different kinds of texts, developing one?s vocabulary, improving reading speed.
A0153402 Consecutive and Simultaneous Interpreting (1) 3 Theoretical premises: techniques, equipments, background information, time management, codes of conduct short and long term memory and characteristics of consecutive translators; application: audio-visual presentation, repetition, note-taking, written translation, consecutive translation.
A0151102 Listening and Speaking 3 Communication skills: understanding of discussions from different fields of knowledge, improving critical thinking; speaking skills: reacting efficiently to different kinds of conversation, speaking the English language confidently; Listening skills: Improving students? listening skills, reacting efficiently to different types listening material; building a powerful vocabulary.
A0154501 Dictionaries and Terminology 3 Dictionary making; dictionaries and language number: monolingual dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, multilingual dictionaries; dictionaries and language levels: standard dictionary, colloquial dictionary, standard-colloquial dictionary, colloquial-standard dictionary; dictionaries and roles: prescriptive dictionary, descriptive dictionary, historical dictionary,; dictionaries and explanation: pronunciation dictionary, grammatical dictionary, synonym dictionary; dictionaries and entries: language dictionary, encyclopedic dictionary; dictionaries and users: dictionaries for native speakers; dictionaries for learners of a foreign language.
A0152501 Theories of Translation 3 Equivalence, shifts, register, free vs. Literal translation, Speech Acts, Grice?s Maxims, Pragmatics, Semiotics, Intertexuality, Critical linguistic Analysis, Text-types, translation and ideology, domestication and foreignisation, postmodernism and translation.
A0154401 Legal Translation 3 Theory: importance, features and characteristics, terminology and jargon; Types: contracts, agreement, resolutions, U.N organizations, Jordan Constitution, states? relations, pledges and acknowledgements, buying and selling agreements, publication by-laws, patent registration, university regulations, certificates, forms, and licenses.

Elective Courses - 6 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0122201 Pronunciation and Speech 3 Articulating English speech sound: correcting pronunciation, reducing mother language effect, drills on vowels diphthongs, stress patterns and intonation; improving other oral communication skills: giving formal and informal speech, greetings, introducing oneself, asking for information, expressing agreements and disagreement, formal and informal invitation, courtesy and politeness in speech.
A0153601 Modern Arabic Literature 3 A general introduction to modern prose; the rise of modern prose, stages of development, the study of artistic prose: story, novel, play, essay; the analysis of prose texts; linking Arabic prose with foreign prose.
A0154403 Literary Translation 3 Basic concepts: definition of literature, English and Arabic distinguished works, aesthetic value, form and content; types of literary works in both languages, levels of language; applications; assessment.
A0154405 Audio Visual Translation 3 Knowledge of major modalities of audiovisual translation in today?s market and knowledge of best practices in subtitling and dubbing, and the ability to apply them in fragments of movies, documentaries and any audiovisual material. Learning the interaction between text and image and the technical issues and constraints involved in creating both monolingual and interlingual subtitles. Using software to create subtitles and dubbing scripts and translate video content such as movies, documentaries and shows from Arabic into English and vice versa.
A0123301 Semantics 3 Theories of language in communication: face to face communication; utterances: sentences, utterances, facial expressions, differences between utterances and sentences; proposition: sense, intended meaning; occurrences and contexts: meaning of meaning, meaning and intonation patterns; reference and predicates: referring expressions, sense property, proposition and sense, discourse analysis, logic and facts; real situation and daily experiences.
A0154404 Advanced Legal Translation 3 A theoretical and practical course which tackles the characteristics and features of advanced levels of legal documents including but not exclusive to banking documents, taxation and accounting documents, interrogation and questioning sessions, court hearings, trials and judgments and their oral and/or written translation from Arabic into English.

Free Ellective - 24 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 24 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0121401 Introduction to Literature 3 Types of Literary Genres: poetry; figures of speech, simile, metaphor, personification, symbols, rhyme, rhythm, alliteration, paradox, lyrics, sonnets; Fiction: fact and truth, experience and analysis, short narrative, long narrative, characters, story, plot, conflict, rising and falling actions, setting, theme, point of view, open ending, interpretation(s), attitudes; Drama: dialogue, monologue, performance, perspective, audience.
A0124301 Discourse Analysis 3 Introduction: various senses of the term ?discourse?; tools employed in identifying message of discourse: formal links, macro- and micro-functions, speech acts, conversational analysis, maxims of conversation, politeness principle; discourse typology: spoken and written, reciprocal and non-reciprocal; message and word order: given and new information; extra-linguistic variables: culture, knowledge of the world, schemata; discourse structure and message variation: hedging, highlighting.
A0123402 Comparative Literature 3 Comparative studies between old Eastern and Western texts: values, events; Western and Arab modern texts: cultural perspective, socio-historical approach, political and religious perspective; Literature of the Center and periphery, narrative and power, the world and the text; Narrative and Resistance within Different Geographical Locations: Political and social resistance, women?s resistance; Inter-textuality: religious and mythic resources, the canons.
A0123202 Phonetics and Phonology 3 Concepts of phonetics: Articulatory and perceptual phonetics; distribution of sounds: consonants, vowels, diphthongs, chains of speech; phonetic transcription: phonetic symbols, distribution of sounds: consonants, vowels, diphthongs; phonology as a system: phonological rules and assimilation; sound changes and contexts: rules and formulas in phonology; abstract elements and concrete sound representation.
A0121301 English Grammar (1) 3 Grammar structures: word classes, sentence structure; verbs: tenses, state verbs and action; the passive: active and passive, special passive structures; the infinitive and the gerund; nouns and articles: countable and uncountable nouns, subject/verb agreement; adjectives and adverbs: comparative and superlative forms, adverbs and word order; reported speech: direct and reported speech, reported speech: person, place and time; relative clauses: relative clauses, the relative pronoun as object, prepositions in relative clauses, relative structures with whose and what.
A0122301 English Grammar (2 3 Transformational theory: Chomsky, Fillmore; modern syntactic theory: phrase structures, noun-phrase structure, verb-phrase structure, preposition-phrase structure, adjective-phrase structure, adverb-phrase structure; functions: subject, object, direct object, indirect object; complements: subject complement, preposition complement, object complement, verb complement.
A0123201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Modern Linguistic terms: natural spoken language, speaking and writing; speaking naturally and process of writing; channels of natural commutation: face to face, body language, speakers and listeners; common core language knowledge: shared linguistic knowledge, competence and performance; the four components: syntactic, phonological, morphological and semantic rules; phrase structure: transformation; morphology: word formation rules, lexicon, function words, lexical content words, type of word coinage; syntax: the phrase structure rules, the transformational rules.
A0122401 Novel (1) 3 The development of the novel tradition: the novel genres, the history of the novel, aspects of the novel; the 18th century novel: realism, historicism, contexts, high colonialism; The Victorian Novel: socialism, contexts, Victorian paradigms of knowledge, cultural contexts, ethics, norms, the empire, the angel in the house, education; Early 20th century novel: realism vs. experimentalism, modernism vs. traditionalism, contexts, individualism, humanism, the truth.

Complementary Requirement - 9 Credit Hours:

Compulsory Courses - 9 Credit Hours

Course Code Course Name Credit hours Description
A0161200 Remedial English Language 3 Grammar: auxiliary verbs, tenses (past, present, future) Vocabulary: friendship, communication, IT, TV shows, media, houses, places description, compound nouns, free time activities, books and movies description, food, dinning out. Variety of skills: paragraph writing, verifying formal and informal letters, writing unofficial emails, ways of using punctuation, upper case letters and conjunctions, outlining main ideas and details, inferring conclusions and impeded meanings, determining author?s perspectives, presentations, argumentation and persuasion, agreeing and disagreeing expressions, making comparisons, narrating events, expressing opinions, making official phone calls, ordering food, correct pronunciation.
A0331700 Remedial Computer Skills 3 Introduction to basic computer hardware and software; copyrights; Windows operating system; Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power point, Access; Introduction to Internet.
A0161100 Remedial Arabic Language 3 Language level and definition, speaking and comprehension texts, syntax exercises, Nominal Sentence, safe feminine plural, safe masculine plural, singularity, auxiliaries, duality, numbers, subordinates, punctuations, morphological exercise, dictation issues, Nunnation.

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