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This course covers the 1500-year history of the English language, from its remote Indo-European origin as a dialect to the present day as an international language. It provides substantial information about the English language at different periods using the main theoretical and technical concepts of historical linguistics. It discusses how external historical factors such as politics, socio-economics, and culture cause internal historical changes in terms of its phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics throughout the different historical periods of the development of the English language.
This course deals with approaches and methods being used in teaching English as a second language (ESL) / as a foreign language (EFL). It discusses the  and theories of language learning and demonstrate teaching practices using various methods and approaches for adult and young learners of English (ELS/EFL). It also tackles some important aspect of teaching practices such as classroom management, Instructional material design and lesson planning.

Gender and Language is a diverse and rapidly developing field, which has both academic and popular appeal. The ‘turn to language’ across the humanities and social sciences, and the impact of critical linguistics and discourse analysis, have contributed to a reframing of questions on gender and language. This course provides a broad overview of key issues and questions, and aims to do so in both theoretical and practical ways. It introduces key theoretical concepts and frameworks and illustrates and exemplifies the relationships between gender and language use, by looking at specific texts (spoken and written), situated in specific contexts. In addition, each module/topic contains questions and suggestions for further reading, to allow those new to the field to locate the issues discussed critically and in context.


This course provides a comprehensive examination of linguistic semantics, exploring the principles that govern how meaning is constructed in the English language. Students will analyze the interplay between words, sentences, and discourse to develop a nuanced understanding of meaning creation. Through the study of semantic theories, pragmatic principles, and real-world applications, students will gain insights into the complexities of linguistic
This course focuses on some of the key theories that inform CMC, which are broadly understood as theories of the self, theories of dyadic interaction, and theories of large-scale interaction. These theories shall be discussed in specific contexts like organizational communication, group communication, interpersonal communication, and intrapersonal communication. It also illustrates how these theories may apply to social media, online influence, and politics. 

Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students’ communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual, and/or web-based output for various purposes

This course teaches the basics of writing skills with special emphasis on creating technical documents being used in business and academic settings - particularly in the field of Agriculture.  It will train students on how to write different business letters, proposals, reports, technical descriptions/instructions, graphic aids, and other types of documents circulating inside and outside of the business organization. 

Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students’ communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual, and/or web-based output for various purposes

Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students’ communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual, and/or web-based output for various purposes

Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students’ communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual, and/or web-based output for various purposes

Purposive Communication is a three-unit course that develops students’ communicative competence and enhances their cultural and intercultural awareness through multimodal tasks that provide them opportunities for communicating effectively and appropriately to a multicultural audience in a local or global context. It equips students with tools for critical evaluation of a variety of texts and focuses on the power of language and the impact of images to emphasize the importance of conveying messages responsibly. The knowledge, skills, and insights that students gain from this course may be used in their other academic endeavors, their chosen disciplines, and their future careers as they compose and produce relevant oral, written, audio-visual, and/or web-based output for various purposes

This is a remedial course for those students who incurred a mark of INC last semester. You need to study the topics and pass the remedial examination in order to comply with your INC requirement. 

This course surveys the 1500 years history of the English language, from its origins as a dialect to the present day as an international language. It also focuses on larger social concerns about language use, variety, and change; the relationship between spelling and pronunciation; the notion of dialect and variation across geographical and class boundaries; the arguments concerning English as an official language and the status of standard English; the role of the dictionary in describing and prescribing usage; and the ways in which words change meaning, as well as the manner in which English speakers have coined and borrowed