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Course Specifications

Level One

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
112 Lang Conversation 3 1
Course description
This course comprises selected topics that enable students to express themselves clearly and correctly. The course also includes some guided topics that relate to situations that take place in common everyday life. This course is based on the listening course (119 Lang.).
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
113 Lang. Intensive reading 1 3 1
Course description
This course comprises short reading texts that include simple vocabulary items, structures and meanings that evolve around topics that meet the students' needs. The core of the course materials emanate from texts taught in listening and conversation. These reading texts are specially selected and strictly controlled.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
114 Lang. Writing 1 3 1
Course description
In this course, the student is trained to write short texts in a variety of subjects. The student accomplishes this by writing short sentences and paragraphs which express his thoughts and feelings. Also this course trains the student to use the rules of dictation and script functionally.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
115 Lang. Structures 2 1
Course description
This course enables the student to functionally use a number of selected morphological and grammatical structures; by recognizing, distinguishing and applying these structures. The structures are extracted from texts already studied in listening, speaking and reading comprehension.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
116 Lang. Vocabulary 2 1
Course description
This course provides students with the first 1.000 common used words. They are trained how to use them in a variety of situations. Emphasis is drawn on physical perceivable words which are easier to understand and can be used in a variety of contexts.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
117 Lang. Sounds 2 1
Course description
This course comprises audio and vocal material to enable the students to perfect their pronunciation of the Arabic sounds and distinguish between sounds of similar articulation. The students also learn important aspects and phenomena of speech, such as intonation, stress and accent.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
118 Lang. Quran Recitation 2 1
Course description
This course requires memorizing chapters from the Holy Quran (Ash- sharh up to AL- Qarea) and reciting selected chapters (Al- A'la up to Al- lail). The students are taught how to apply some of Tajweed (Recitation) rules in a functional manner and further develop their linguistic and learning skills.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
119 Lang. Listening 1 3 1
Course description
This course provides the students with a variety of listening materials that include short texts such as: dialogues, short stories and conversation associated to their everyday lives. The material selected goes in harmony with course 112 (conversation).
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
119 Lang. Listening 1 3 1
Course description
This course provides the students with a variety of listening materials that include short texts such as: dialogues, short stories and conversation associated to their everyday lives. The material selected goes in harmony with course 112 (conversation).

Level Tow

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
120 Lang. Quran Recitation 2 2 2
Course description
This course requires memorizing chapters from the Holy Quran (AL- Al'a up to Ad- Duha) and reciting some other selected chapters (An- Naba' up to At- Tariq) and acquainting students with some Tajweed rules (Noon & Tanween) in addition to a simplified interpretation to the overall meaning of the Quran’s verses. The Quran material is used to further develop the students’ linguistic skills in learning the Language skills.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
127 Lang. LISTENING 2 3 2
Course description
This course provides short and medium texts that include dialogues, stories, conversations, newscasts, radio and T.V programs suitable to the linguistic standard and experience of students.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
122 Lang. Oral Composition 3 2
Course description
In this course, the students are taught to express themselves orally and to actively participate in dialogues and discussions in selected topics.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
123 Lang. Intensive Reading 2 3 2
Course description
This course is comprised of selected reading materials of medium length. These reading materials contain expressions, vocabulary and grammatical structures which suit the students' level. The students are expected to understand the texts in depth. The students are also trained to read correctly, using a variety of activities and reading strategies.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
124 Lang. Extensive Reading 2 3 2
Course description
This course comprises extensive or wider reading material. The students are expected to come to classroom having read the required portion of the texts, and discuss them in the classroom and answer questions which measure their comprehension. The simplicity of the text is taken into consideration when selecting the reading materials.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
125 Lang. Written composition 2 3 2
Course description
This course trains the students to write in various topics of medium length. Some of these topics are restricted and others are free. Some of these topics are drawn from materials already studied. This course extends the students knowledge of rules of dictation, and also provides them with a brief introduction to theoretical spelling rules.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
126 Lang. Grammar 1 3 2
Course description
This course enables students to functionally use number of morphological and grammatical structures which were previously studied in other Language skills such as listing, reading comprehension, and oral expression.

Level Three

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
130 Lang. Quran Recitation 3 2 3
Course description
This course requires memorizing some chapters from the Holly Quran (An-Naba' up to Al-Tariq) and reciting some other chapters (Al-Jinn up to Al-Mursalat) and provide students with some Tajweed rules of the (Noon & Tanween). The course also offers a simplified interpretation to the overall meaning of Quran verses and an explanation to some Quran vocabulary. The Quran material is used to further develop the students' linguistic and learning skills.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
132 Lang. Oral composition 2 2 3
Course description
This course enables the students to express themselves freely and talk about topics, either of their choice, or presented to for them. Some of these topics are connected with content previously studied.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
133 Lang. Intensive Reading 3 2 3
Course description
This course includes reading materials composed of various rather Lang. texts that contain abstract concepts dealing with a variety of suitable topics.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
134 Lang. Extensive Reading 2 3 3
Course description
This course comprises authentic reading materials, where the students are supposed to read on their own outside the classroom, and then will be asked to discuss the context with their teacher in class through questions and exercises that evolve around the general meaning of the texts. They are required to respond to questions that require critical reading and critical thinking.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
135 Lang. Written composition 2 2 3
Course description
This course trains students to write various free topics. They also learn the basic techniques of writing and learn more about mechanical writing and Arabic calligraphy.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
136 Lang. Grammar 2 3 3
Course description
In this course, students study a number of grammatical and morphological rules theoretically and then they are asked to apply them practically. These rules are selected from texts that students have studied either in this level or previous levels.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
137 Lang. Islamic culture 1 2 3
Course description
This course seeks to enlighten the student with the foundations of the correct Islamic creed (Pillars of Iman) and selected Jurisprudential issues related to acts of warship (Pillars of Islam) and general treatment and Islamic good conduct. The content of this topic is delivered in the Arabic Language at a level suitable to the student.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
138 Lang. Selected Literary texts 1 2 3
Course description
This course contains selected classical texts chosen from different time periods. Students are acquainted with cultural, societal and artistic aspects implied in these texts. These texts are of different literary genres (i.e. short stories, fiction, poetry and drama).
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
139 Lang. Listening 3 2 3
Course description
This course comprises listening to audio material from a variety of different sources of medium length. The material is selected from lectures, speeches, debates and other different situations. This material includes words and structures which the student has not previously encountered.

Level Four

Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
140 Lang. Listening 4 3 4
Course description
This course comprises a variety of listening materials that vary in length from medium to longer texts; including dialogues, stories, speeches, lectures and news bulletins. The students are trained to extract major and minor ideas as well as implicit explicit ideas. Some texts contain vocabulary and structures of expanded extensive nature.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
143 Lang. Written composition 3 2 4
Course description
This course trains students to use basics of scientific writing and develop their skills in functional writing. The course also requires the students to write short essays and make summaries to selected articles.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
144 Lang. Grammar 3 3 4
Course description
This course enables the student to functionally use a number of morphological and grammatical structures at an advanced level. These structures are studied theoretically and the student is required to apply them practically.
The selected structures are related to different texts which the student has already learnt.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
145 Lang. Islamic Culture 2 2 4
Course description
This course enlightens the student with the most outstanding aspects of the Islamic Culture which has been represented in the life of the Prophet (Mohammed), peace be upon him, and also in the rightly guided Khalifas (caliphs) who followed him. The student is also introduced to aspects of Islam which are related to the individual and also the society.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
146 Lang. Selected Literary texts 2 2 4
Course description
This course comprises selected literary samples of rather longer texts chosen from different periods. These samples are of different literary genres i.e. stories, fiction, poetry and drama.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
147 Lang. Computer application 1 3 4
Course description
This course acquaints the student with the P.C., the world wide web, and various programs that could him learn the Arabic Language. The student is taught how to utilize the computer and obtain maximum benefit from it in different situations; such as searching for essays, articles, reports, programs and other useful materials.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
148 Lang. Oral Composition 3 2 4
Course description
This course seeks to further develop the students’ ability to express themselves freely in rather general and personal subjects. Care is taken, when selecting topics of conversations, to encourage the students to express their own personal opinions.
Code Number Course title Credit hours Level
149 Lang. Extensive Reading 3 3 4
Course description
This course comprises more advanced reading materials the students are expected to read the allotted material on their own outside the classroom, and then discuss the contents with their teacher in class. The questions usually evolve around the overall meaning of what has been read, in addition to some advanced question requiring critical reading and creative thinking.