(ENGL4113) Introduction to Economics & Business Studies-S1-2019-20

Introduction to Management Principles, Concepts and Techniques, Management Process and functions including:

Planning and decision-making, organizing, staffing, leadership, motivation, communication and control.

Nature and importance of business and its objectives, development of a fundamental understanding of some basic functions in business such as production and operations, marketing, finance, and human resource management.

TRAN4213-S1 Translation: Theoretical and Workplace-S1-2019-20

This course introduces students to attitudinal aspects through an overview of translation studies and related workplace issues. The first of the two components of the course outlines the development of translation studies through different stages and eras, starting from the Roman era up to the present with a special focus on practical aspects.

The second component of the course focuses on important professional facets that range from workplace and job environment facets to professional performance competencies. It also provides a special attention to deontological and ethical aspects in addition to legislative matters governing the translation profession.


This advanced course on English grammar deals with sentence structures, from simple to complex. It focuses on grammatical structures, namely phrases and clauses, and how these structures are used in the realization of different communicative goals. It deals with practical analysis of various sentence structures. A range of authentic written texts will be used to demonstrate the use of grammatical structures and their effects. The course puts strong emphasis on various aspects of grammaticality, accuracy and correctness.

LING4113 Language Acquisition and Learning-S1-2019-20

This course offers an introduction to the most influential theories of first and second language acquisition as they relate to foreign (L2) language teaching and learning. The student is introduced to Behaviourism, Innatism, Cognitivism, Interactionism, and sociocultural perspectives, and how theoretical research impacts on language teaching methods and approaches (e.g. audiolingual, grammar-translation, communicative language teaching...). These are related to further investigations into learner differences, the nature of L1 & L2 language and learner characteristics, age, and stages of development. Major factors that affect L2learning are focused on such as motivation, attitude, aptitude, cultural background; and how they relate to classroom interaction and instruction.

WRIT4111-2019S1 Professional Writing I-S1-1-2019-20

This course examines the theoretical principles of writing in the professional workplace and basic writing techniques with practical application through reading, discussion and extensive writing exercises. It introduces conventions, formats and pillars of professional writing which include audience analysis, text and purpose. In this course, students will be guided through the way in which written communication plays an important role in getting a job and being successful in their work place.

COMM4112-ٍ1-2019 Rhetoric and Communication

This course introduces the history of rhetoric, rhetorical analysis and skills of persuasive communication. The course is explicitly designed to raise student’s awareness of rhetorical devices such as hedging, symbolism, metaphor, analogy, idiom, paradox, oxymoron, personification, cliché, stereotype, irony and humour. Students will be given the opportunity to improve their own rhetorical skills through in-class practice with oral debates and academic writing that is argumentative in tone.

ENGL4112-S1-2019 Introduction to Law and International Relations

The course aims to develop students’ awareness of law and international relations by introducing a selection of the terminology and concepts related to these two areas. Through exposure to a number of texts and case studies related to law and international relations, the course intends to broaden students’ knowledge and culture and enable them to embark on specialized translation.

TRAN4115-S1-2019 Documentary Research & Translation Tools

The course offers a comprehensive overview of and hands-on training in electronic tools available to the translator first for the documentary research (terminological and topic-wise) necessary before starting a translation, and second for the translation and post-translation process, such as Computer Assisted Translation (CAT) and Translation Memory (TM).

TRAN4111-S1-2019 Business Translation

The course aims at initiating specialized translation. Through exposure to different types of business (finance, economy, management, marketing…etc.) texts and the related lexicon, the course intends to develop the relevant skills to deal with business concepts and terminology effectively.