List of University Courses

Course Code: HUM1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: FPS0220 + FNS0205
Course Description: This course involves key concepts and tools of critical and creative thinking, describing the reflective thinking by giving examples in social and academic life. It deals mainly with logical argument, truths, fallacies, deductive and inductive reasoning in both an informal and formal context. It brings out the role of criticality and creativity in science, human communication and Innovations.
Course Code: HUM1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: FPS0220
Course Description: This course involves the key concepts of theoretical and applied Ethics, describing the relationship betweenEthics and related fields such as religion, law, etiquette as well as local and international codes for human behaviors. This course, on the other hand, summarizes the main theories of ethics: Egoism, Altruism, Hedonism, Utilitarianism, Deontology and Existentialism. However, it involves the nature of Ethics in applied areas of life and professional fields, especially with regard to Komar University specialties: Business Ethics, Engineering Ethics and Medical Ethics.
Course Code: SOS1100
Credits Hours: 1
Prerequisite Course: All English Levels
Course Description: This course is designed to help students to adjust to a new life at KUST, understand major issues which are related to his/her affairs as a student and some skills to reach higher standards of academic achievements.
Course Code: CMP1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Talent Science course
Course Description: This course is designed to familiarize students with computer systems and their applications.  It focuses on the use of computers and technology in the students’ university life and future careers.  Students learn fundamental concepts about computer hardware, software and networks and Microsoft Windows Operating System.  Students are acquainted with a variety of computer applications, including word-processing, spreadsheets and multimedia presentations.  Students also learn the basics of networking and communications.  Internet-based applications are also investigated, as students learn how to handle emails and browse the web.  The course also includes activities that explore social and ethical issues related to computers.
Course Code:
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course:HUM1205, HUM1200
Course Description: This elective course introduces students to one of the social sciences, preferably psychology, to sharpen students’ scientific awareness and expose them to further knowledge.  Psychology provides the students with an insight into human behavior and can therefore enhance their social, academic and career lives.

List of College and Department Courses

Course Code: EGH1200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Co requisite Course: N/A
Course Description: This course introduces students to the art of conversation in English.  It is designed to improve students’ ability to speak English fluently.  The course teaches students the basic vocabulary, phrases and sentences they need to use in the most common of everyday conversational situations.  In addition to listening and understanding dialogues, students are asked to engage in conversations of their own and practice the vocabulary, phrases and sentences they learn in the course.  The course also teaches students the basic structure of conversation in English.
Course Code: EGH1300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Corequisite Course: None
Course Description: This course is the first of a series of three grammar courses.  In this first course, students are introduced to the basic grammar rules and the grammatical structure of the English language.  Through many examples, exercises and tests, students acquire the knowledge of the rules and the skill to apply and use them.  Parts of speech, phrase types, clause types and sentence types constitute the focus of the introductory course.calculation of derivatives of algebraic and trigonometric functions; applications including curve sketching, related rates, and optimization, introduction to integrals.
Course Code: EGH2200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: None
Corequisite Course: None
Course Description: This course is an introduction to sound patterns and pronunciation rules in language with particular reference to English.  The course is designed to enable students to describe, define and transcribe consonants and vowels of the English language. The aim of this course is to improve students’ phonetic competence.
Course Code: LNG1305
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: EGH0615
Co requisite Course: Grammar 1
Course Description: This course helps students improve their reading comprehension skills by teaching them the key reading strategies.  A wide variety of texts are given to students as exercises.  The course assists students to build vocabulary and explore different styles of written English.
Course Code: EGH1305
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Grammar 1
Co requisite Course: None
Course Description: This course offers students who completed Grammar 1 further grammatical structures and rules of the English Language.  The course has the double function of being a complementary course for Grammar 1 and at the same time paving the way for the advanced grammar course they will take after completing this one.
Course Code: LNG1310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: College Reading I
Co requisite Course:  Grammar 2
Course Description: This is the first of a series of courses intended to develop students’ writing skills.  In this course students acquire the skill of writing complete and meaningful sentences of varying types and complexity.  They also learn how to write well organized paragraphs .
Course Code: LIT1300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: College Reading I
Corequisite Course: N/A
Course Description: An introduction to Literature is a course devised to introduce the students to literature in general including its main genres with reference to English literature. It is intended to get the students familiar with definitions of the basic concepts and English literary terms including definition of “literature” along with other basic literary terms such as figurative language, metaphor, simile, point of view and many others related to the subject. The course is also designed to provide students with a full literary background to literature and help students understand and appreciate literary texts. It also presents the classifications and sub-classifications of literature in terms of form and content such as prose and poetry as well as their subgenres. It is also meant to provide students with proper analytical tools necessary to evaluate any literary discourse. Thus Students are made aware of literary language. At the end of the course, students are expected to identify key elements in literary works such as figures of speech and literary devices and techniques. 
Course Code: EGH2210
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Grammar III
Co requisite Course:  N/A
Course Description: At times the process of communicating with other people in speech or writing can seem straightforward and simple. At other times we may find it difficult and complicated. This course which will particularly focuses on Oxford Guide to Effective Writing and Speaking is organized so that readers can look at writing and speaking in four different ways. This course will demonstrate speaker, situation, format, language and audience as essential or fundamental parts of communication. The core of the discussions will be the message in regards to all the above key works. Formal and informal situations will be illustrated in this course.
Course Code: EGH2220
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Grammar 2
Co requisite Course: N/A
Course Description: This course is available for advanced students who have already studied Grammar 1 and Grammar II. This course concentrates on those grammatical structures that are problematic and considered advanced in English and complex grammatical structures that students need to use in order to widen their knowledge of English.  The course also addresses disputable grammar issues in English.
Course Code: LNG2300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: College Writing I
Co requisite Course: Grammar III
Course Description: In this course, further reading strategies are given to students.  Advanced reading techniques like guessing, extracting implicit meaning and recognizing subtle persuasive techniques are discussed in class.  Students are also taught how to skim and scan passages.
Course Code: EGH2205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Phonetics
Co requisite Course:  N/A
Course Description: This course presents a complete explanation of English phonology. The course starts with an introduction to sound patterns and sound structures of the English language. It then describes the phonological rules, processes and constraints, natural classes, suprasegmental structures, and phonological alternations in English. The expected student learning outcome is a knowledge of English phonology as well as an improvement in the performance of the students’ pronunciation.
Course Code: TRN3200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: College Writing II
Co requisite Course:  N/A
Course Description: This course is divided into two parts.  In the first part, students are taught the various theories and types of translation.  The second part is practical translation where students are required to translate English texts into Kurdish.  The passages selected for translation are short, simple and deal with topics of general interest.
Course Code: FLG1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: NEGH0615
Co requisite Course:  N/A
Course Description: This course introduces students to the basic skills of a foreign language other than English.  The aim of this course is to develop a basic knowledge of the language by teaching students basic vocabulary, pronunciation and language structure.  The expected results is the ability to read simple texts, write and speak the language.
Course Code: TRN3205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Translation 1
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: Like Translation 1, this course teaches students the art of translation from English to Kurdish.  However, instead of focusing on translating short passage of relative simplicity and general topics, the course concentrates on longer passages which are more difficult and of an academic nature.  Further translation techniques are introduced in this course.  Students also practice interpretation in this course.
Course Code: FLG1210
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Foreign Language 1
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: The aim of this course is to enrich the basic knowledge acquired previously in the prerequisite course and develop students’ writing, reading, listening and speaking skills of the language. The expected result is the ability to understand more complex texts and express oneself more fluently.
Course Code: LNG4205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Applied Linguistics
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: This course is aimed at teaching students the basic methods used in teaching.  Various teaching-related issues are also examined, such as the use of technology in class, classroom management, lesson planning, and dealing with individual differences.  Language teaching is given emphasis and students learn how to teach each language skill (reading, listening, writing and speaking).  At the end of the course, each student is required to deliver a mini lecture on a specific topic.
Course Code: LNG3300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: College Writing II
Co requisite Course:  N/A
Course Description: The course is designed to acquaint the students with necessary information about literary and linguistic research skills, research methodology, research methods, research writing, and research revision and editing. In addition to so many other elements which are crucial for academic writers. It will be more student-centered and practice-oriented.
Course Code: TRN4200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Translation II
Co requisite Course:  None

Course Description: 

This course is a theoretical and practical introduction to interpreting between the two languages of English and Kurdish (and Arabic). The theoretical part introduces the students to interpreting, its types and models, and the various settings in which interpreting services are required including healthcare, legal, social, political, etc. The practical part, however, focuses on training students so that they can learn the practice of interpreting by doing it either face to face, in front of audience, or in conferences. Although this course is only an introduction and the period is not long enough to cover everything, it lays the foundation for students on the basis of which they can develop their understanding as well as skills in interpreting.
Course Code: FLG2205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Foreign Language II
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: This course is designed for students who already finished two courses on this foreign language.  Students practice the four primary language skills acquired earlier. The students at this stage are expected to have a fair fluency of the language.
Course Code: TRN4205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Interpreting
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: This course explores the different techniques used at the different types of audiovisual translation, namely, subtitling, dubbing, audio description and other related areas. The course provides trainees with necessary skills and knowledge to work as translators in the audiovisual media industry.
Course Code: FLG2210
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Foreign Language III
Co requisite Course:  None
Course Description: This course provides students with advanced vocabulary, grammar rules and sentence structure in the foreign language studied.  By the end of this course, students should be able to produce well organized and error-free essays of various types.  They can also engage in conversation and read and understand texts of various levels of complexity.

Course Code: LIT2305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite course: Introduction to Literature

Co-requisite Course:

Course Description: This course introduces students to texts from Medieval ages, Renaissance and the Neoclassical age. The focus is on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.

Course Code: LIT2300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Literature

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course is a chronological and, to some extent, critical survey of the English people and literature during the Medieval Ages, the Renaissance and the Neoclassical age. It sheds light on religious, political, social, economic, etc. factors affecting the English nation and their literature. It also explains the elements studied to differentiate between one literary age and another and describes the distinctive elements of each literary age. It paves the way for the students to study British Literature II, which studies Romanticism, Victorian Literature, Modernism and Postmodernism.

Course Code: LIT4300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Exploring Drama II

Co-requisisite Course:N/A

Course Description: This course introduces students to texts from the 18th and 19th Centuries. The focus is on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.

Course Code: LNG1200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite: EGH0615

Co-requisite: N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to introduce language to students who will be specialized in studying English language. In order to help learners study languages, they have to have a deep understanding of the issue of language. In this course, learners will be given some topics related to language in terms of defining what language is, hypotheses of the origin of language, properties of language, functions of language and finally the two forms of language, namely, spoken and written forms.

It has to be mentioned that all the topics covered are not language specific. However, English will be given as an example, along with other languages, because these students will be specialized in English language. This course prepares students to study linguistics after finishing this course successfully.

Course Code: LIT2310

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: British Literature I

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is a chronological and, to some extent, critical survey of the English people and literature during the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern ages. It sheds light on religious, political, social, economic, etc. factors affecting the English nation and their literature.

Course Code: LNG2305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: College Reading II

Co-requisite: N/A

Course Description:

The course starts with giving some general and important guidelines on how to write an academic and effective essay. Clearly presenting the structure of an essay, students will be informed about how to write a good thesis statement, outline their essay, and write a good introduction and conclusion.

Studying various types of essay would be a core of this course. Students will be informed about techniques of writing each and every type of essay that this course covers. Since punctuation is vital for writing, studying punctuation marks would be the subject of every lesson.

Course Code: LNG1205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Introduction to Language
Course Description: This course presents the meaning of the following terms: language, linguistics, and the study of language. It offers students a general basis of linguistic knowledge. Fundamental concepts and branches of linguistics are outlined throughout the course.
Course Code: LIT4300
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Critical Approached to Literature

Course Description: This is an advanced course in writing.  It falls into two parts.  In the first part, students are exposed to a variety of extracts from texts that come from different literary genres in order to examine what writing techniques authors use and how writers manipulate language and style to accommodate the themes of texts.  In the second part of the course, each student writes a short story, a short poem and a brief nonfictional piece of writing.

Course Code: LIT3310
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Research Methodology
Course Description: This course sets out to provide a reasonably comprehensive account of the various theories, functions and principles of literary criticism from the classical times to the present.   It describes and demonstrates the approaches that have come to be regarded as indispensable for students of English.  Various approaches to literary texts are discussed in the course to show students how literary theory works.   The students are guided to put these theories to practice through exercises and workshops.
Course Code: LNG3200
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Syntax
Course Description: This course deals with the branch of linguistics known as “semantics”.  The course examines meaning that is used by humans to express themselves through language. It deals with meanings in more complex structures such as phrases, sentences, and discourse. The aim of this course is to develop students’ verbal analytical skills.
Course Code: LIT3305
Credits Hours: 3
Pre-requisite: Exploring Poetry II
Co-requisite: N/A
Prerequisite Course: This course introduces students to texts from Medieval Ages, Renaissance and the Neocalssical Age. The focus will be on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.
Course Code: EGH3205
Credits Hours: 2
Prerequisite Course: Grammar III
Course Description: The course starts by introducing students to the structure of the English language focusing on various types of sentence structure and sentence types. Then the course moves on to explain the reasoning process that guides syntactic analysis.  The expected student learning outcome is a sufficient knowledge and understanding of the structure and the syntactic analysis of the English language.
Course Code: KGP4495
Credits Hours: 1
Prerequisite Course: Research Methodology
Course Description: This is considered the first of two final steps of the students’ research process and it is the application of what students have learned in the Research Methodology course.  Each student is required to submit an academic research paper under the supervision of a faculty member.
Course Code: LIT3315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Exploring Drama I
Course Description: This course introduces students to texts from the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern ages. The focus will be on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.
Course Code: LIT2315
Credits Hours: 3
Prerequisite Course: Exploring Poetry I
Co requisite Course: N/A
Course Description: This course introduces students to texts from the Romantic, Victorian, Modern and Postmodern ages. The focus is on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.

Course Code: LIT4305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Exploring Fiction I

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course introduces students to texts from the Modern and the Postmodern ages. The focus is on the analysis and interpretation of the texts. It is a student-centered course.

Course Code: LIT3300

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: British Literature II

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course introduces students to the history of American literature from the 17th century to the present time. It sheds light on religious, political, social, economic, etc. factors affecting the English nation and their literature.

Course Code: EGH3200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Phonology

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course is designed to help learners who study English language to be familiar with an important area of language which is morphology. As part of the requirement, when language learners study a language, they have to study knowledge of the language as well. Morphology, as the study of the process of word-formation, is an important part of studying any language. This course starts with basic definition of a morpheme and ends with covering the process of word formation. Types of morphemes, their syntactic and semantic functions, the process of affixation, types of affixes and the process of word formation are among the topics to be covered in this course.

 

Course Code: LNG4200

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Semantics

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course gives a full account of the theories of pragmatics in linguistics. The focus will be on the analysis of naturally occurring data, as well as the evaluation of various analytical frameworks. The students will be required to understand the concepts and issues covered in this course, to relate the philosophical tenets of pragmatics to linguistic theories, and to assess theories through empirical modes of inquiry.

Course Code: EGH4300

Credit Hour: 3

Prerequisite Course: Pragmatics

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course explores aspects of discourse and textual analysis. While explaining some basic facets of discourse analysis and approaches, its main focus will be on the narrow discourse approach rather than the broad one. Here, particular attention is given to the analysis of extracts from a variety of written texts and a practical exploration into the aspects of written text and the various tools employed for analyzing them. The textual criticism and discussion will lead students to understanding and interpreting the major thematic concerns in the text, the language and how the author’s views are presented.

Course Code: LIT4305

Credit Hours: 3

Prerequisite Course: Creative Writing

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description: This course introduces students to the basics of film analysis, cinematic formal elements, genre, and narrative structure and helps students develop the skills to recognize, analyze, describe and enjoyfilm as an art and entertainment form.

Course Code: LNG4210

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Teaching Methods

Co-requisite Course: N/A

This course introduces students to a range of theories and approaches to curriculum design, such as competency-based education and outcomes-based education. Although this course introduces such general concepts of curriculum theory and practice, the course focuses primarily upon the design and development of curriculum documents. In particular, students will develop material related to their own work environment.  The course highlights the importance of alignment; that is, the connection between course outcomes/goals, delivery of instruction, and the assessment and evaluation of learning. The course also prompts reflection upon the importance of designing and developing positive learning environments.

Course Code: LNG3205

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisite Course: Minimum 70 CH

Co-requisite Course: N/A

Course Description:

This course introduces students to the broad field of Applied Linguistics including language teaching, learner strategies, discourse analysis, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, testing, and selected issues in language teaching.  Students will be exposed to fields related to the general field of Applied Linguistics with emphasis on sub-fields belonging to second language acquisition and instruction.