Program Description

English Language and Literature


The English Language and Literature Program continues to contribute to the development of Al-Ahliyya Amman University, the first private university in Jordan, as a prestigious academic institution at the local and regional levels. The program in English Language and Literature was offered in 1991. The program aims to build students’ cognitive skills as well as their analytical and critical abilities in English language and literature. It also stimulates an effective engagement in constructive scientific research.

English Language and Literature

Number Of Credit Hours

4 (1)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Bachelor degree in the English Language and Literature program include a High School Certificate or equivalent in the following:


  • Scientific
  • Scientific - Medical Field
  • Scientific - Engineering Field
  • Scientific - Pure Sciences Field
  • Literary
  • Comprehensive Health Education
  • Informatics Administration
  • Sharia
  • Commercial
  • Hotel
  • Household Economy

Job Opportunities

  • English language teachers
  • Literature and Research teachers
  • Teacher librarians
  • Research assistants
  • Publishing assistants
  • Editorial assistants
  • Copy editors

Study Plans and Program Files

Educational Objectives


Program Learning Objectives (PLO's):

  • Knowledge:
  • Identifying the most important critical theories and schools in linguistics, literature and translation.
  • Understanding important works from different literary genres across different historical eras.
  • Skills:
  • Analyzing and criticizing different literary texts in the light of different literary and cultural approaches.
  • Utilizing the appropriate methodology and critical tools to write specialized research in critical literary and linguistic studies.
  • Demonstrating different English language skills through acquiring the necessary vocabulary, terminology and idioms to write sound texts and develop coherent conversations.
  • Competencies:
  • Utilizing the acquired analytical and critical skills to enhance understanding of cultural, social and political phenomena by way of serving the local, regional and international communities.
  • Collaborating proficiently within diverse teams, showcasing effective decision-making, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Exemplifying ethical and professional conduct, applying principles of integrity and respect within different contexts.

Students Learning Outcomes (SLO's):

  • Students will identify and apply major critical theories and schools in linguistics, literature, and translation, demonstrating a comprehensive understanding of diverse approaches to literary and linguistic analysis.
  • Students will be introduced to major works that belong to various literary genres across different historical eras, enabling them to appreciate and critically engage with works of literature.
  • Students will interpret literary texts in light of their cultural, socio-political and historical contexts.
  • Students will employ appropriate methodologies and critical tools to conduct specialized research in literary studies and advance scholarly knowledge in the field.
  • Students will develop diverse language skills, encompassing written and spoken communication, and will acquire the necessary vocabulary, terminology, and idioms to produce competent texts and engage in coherent conversations in English.
  • Students will utilize acquired analytical and critical skills to enhance their understanding of cultural, social, and political phenomena, enabling them to contribute profoundly to local, regional, and international issues.


Program Learning Objectives and Students Learning Outcomes:


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