Department of English Language
BA in English Language
Department of English Language provides students with thorough knowledge of
English Language and literature, the science behind language acquisition,
effective teaching methods, in addition to processing and communication.
Students will be engaged with theories of how language works as well as
hands-on analysis of linguistic data. The challenging integration of theory and
practice will enable them to become a uniquely-skilled analytical thinkers and
The aspiration of the DENL is to be among
the region’s premier English Language programs for undergraduates. The
Department also envisions to build the student's personality from several
aspects in an integrated manner to be a distinguished graduate of this
department at all levels and has an academic and professional ability which
qualifies him/her for success in their career to serve their communities. DENL
To provide appropriate
pedagogies including class size and environments,
(classrooms, equipment, resources, and technology) that will lead to student
retention and success as well as an increase in the number of majors and
To help students see
themselves as professionals as they are part of a discipline with skills and
abilities valuable in the business, teaching, publishing, or post-graduate
To give students a
sense of themselves as citizens of a larger community by encouraging
participation in service learning and in diverse and international course work
To assure that students
encounter creativity crucial to English studies through readings by
professional writers, and their own creative and critical production and
To balance the needs of
general education - communication, diversity, global perspectives,
interdisciplinary studies - with those of the major.
The Department of English Language at Knowledge
University helps students build knowledge of the content and methods of
language teaching, literary studies, TESOL, and academic, professional, and
creative writing. It also provides General Education courses in Communication, Humanities
and Ethical Citizenship. It also aims at developing proficiency in critical and
analytical thinking and empowering students to become full participants in the
university community through excellent instruction in language, cultural
awareness, and study skills.
In addition, our academic staff is committed to an
interdisciplinary approach to knowledge, evident in their involvement in
programs such as Ethnic Studies, Women's Studies, Film Studies, International
Studies, and Environmental Studies. Our graduates are well prepared for
professional and graduate study and for lifelong learning. They pursue careers
in education, research, business, law, government, and publishing. The
Department’s policies and its reading- and writing-intensive curriculum
demonstrate our commitment to the quality of Education.
The Department’s graduates will be
able to use the English Language in effective communication, critical thinking
and project management; skills that are central to most careers. The following
areas are the popular career opportunities and job prospects for graduates:
Local government and
Business, finance and
Marketing and communications
Core Courses (C)
The English Language Department’s
required core courses introduce you to a body of knowledge and fundamental
skills that are essential for you to master if you are to flourish as a reader,
writer, and critic. After taking a basic set of courses with your classmates,
you should find yourself able to reflect in common with them on the enterprise
of interpretation and expression, even as you pursue your particular interests
and passions through elective course work.
An introduction to the basics of English
Language acquisition is one of the core courses students take to know the major
theoretical and analytical approaches of learning the language. Introduction to
pronunciation and literature are available as well to declare English majors,
which are required in the first or
second year. Other core course will be related to basic skills of the English
language; Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking.
Core Courses: Theory (B)
Our methodology requirements, Poetry and
Poetics and Narrative and Narrative Theory, introduce you to some of the most
important interpretive methods we use to bring literary texts to life. First,
you learn about poems as formal artifacts that tell their own history of human
expression. Secondly, you learn to think about storytelling from a technical
perspective. What is it? How does it work? How has it changed over time? In
addition, a "Writing Intensive Seminar in English" course will
introduce you to a range of critical methods, while offering a
writing-intensive experience in a small seminar environment.
Relevance Courses (R)
Relevance courses are historical
watersheds related to different subjects in the syllabus; the pioneering
teaching methods and educational strategies used throughout the literature, the
genesis of linguistic and literary movements will form the completing parts of
the whole picture of the English language. By the time you have finished the
historical sequence, you will have a good sense of what questions to ask and
what contexts to research when you read any text.
Electives Courses (E)
Some people use the electives to explore
a broader array of topics in the DENL program. Elective subjects could be
subjects in the fields of art, culture, history, languages, communications,
religion or philosophy.
There are several options available for
completing the research project requirement. The research project class is the
most common way for our students to use their skills and provide a piece of
writing that reveals the intake of their education. Throughout the engagement
with your research project, you will have regular meetings with your appointed
supervisor. These meetings are designed to guide you with your project and make
sure you fulfil the requirement of the work.
graduate students are expected to:
Be totally familiar
with teaching methods and demonstrate the ability to teach English to speakers
of other languages.
Attain a high
competency level in the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and
Attain a profound
knowledge and understanding of the structure and usage of the English language,
including its history, structure, contemporary use, and development as a global
Attain the ability to
apply critical reading and thinking skills to read, interpret, and analyse
the ability to write various types of high-quality essays and research
papers and use critical thinking skills.
the ability to think and reason critically, to evaluate evidence and
argumentation, and to form a critical judgment of one's own work as well
as the work of others.
in-depth knowledge of the translation theory, principles and techniques;
and apply translation skills to a variety of texts.
an ability to translate texts of various registers (legal, financial,
literary, etc.) from Kurdish, Arabic to English and vice versa and utilize
translation various software programs in the translation process.
the ability to work as consecutive interpreters and demonstrate the use of
note-taking techniques, shorthand conventions, consecutive interpreting
strategies and professional ethics.
To be granted the Bachelor Degree in
English Language, students are required to successfully complete the following
Acquire general program
and course-specific learning outcomes
Acquire optional course
Prepare and defend
the Bachelor’s research paper
Module Assessment of the DENL is as follows:
certificate, attained within the last five years and with a general high school
score of 60% and above.
certificate (Diploma Five years) with a general high school score of 60% and
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IQD 2.600.000 per year