Bachelor of Arts (BA) Program in English Language

The BA in English language is a four-year, 120 Credit Hours program designed to enable its holders to develop advanced knowledge and proficiency of the English language skills and fair knowledge of English literature. The program focuses on pairing theoretical and practical work including practicum in real situations that require the use of English language. In addition, the program follows a modern liberal arts approach by exposing the students to a sound knowledge of general sciences, the arts, a study of the Omani culture, a mastery of general computing skills, and an efficient usage of Arabic Language.


The mission of the B.A. program in English in the Dept. of Languages and Translation at Dhofar University is to graduate students who can communicate clearly and intelligently in tasks and situations that require the use of the English language, understand written English of some complexity, and appreciate the cultural situation of language and elements of linguistics and literature, and be competent in ‘higher order’ reading skills and critical and lateral thinking skills.

To graduate with a BA in English Language, students must satisfactorily complete 120 credit hours of course work from the courses that are described in the Program of Study with an overall minimum average of 65 percent, and a cumulative average of 70 percent in the major courses.

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The general requirements include the following set of 10 courses encompassing 30 credit hours:

  • ARAB 101: Academic Writing in Arabic
  • CMPS 100A: Introduction to Technical Computing for the Arts
  • ENGL 101: Basic Academic English I
  • ENGL 102: Basic Academic English II
  • ENGL 203: Advanced Academic English I
  • ENGL 204: Advanced Academic English II
  • MATH 103: Mathematics for Social Sciences I
  • SOCS 100: World Civilizations I
  • SOCS 102: Omani Society
  • SOCS 200: World Civilizations II

The college requirements include the following set of 4 courses encompassing 12 credit hours:

  • One, 3-credit hours course in physical/natural sciences elective
  • One, 3-credit hours course in humanities/social sciences elective
  • Two, 6-credit hours courses in any other major


The program requirements for BA in English Language program consists of 78 Credit Hours distributed as detailed in tabs.

This set consists of the following 14 Courses encompassing 42 Credit hours:

  • ENGL 120: Understanding English Grammar
  • ENGL 160: Understanding Literature
  • ENGL 210: Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENGL 215: The Sounds of English
  • ENGL 230: Prose and Fiction in English
  • ENGL 270: Situational English
  • ENGL 285: Writing Workshop
  • ENGL 290: Poetry
  • ENGL 310: Meaning in Language
  • ENGL 320: Introduction to Creative Writing
  • ENGL 335: Discourse Analysis
  • ENGL 375: Drama
  • ENGL 420: Models of Second Language Acquisition
  • ENGL 470: History of the English Language

This set consists of 12 courses encompassing 36 Credit hrs chosen from the following list:

  • ENGL 240: Introduction to Language
  • ENGL 255: The Psychology of Language
  • ENGL 260: Shakespeare
  • ENGL 265: Culture in the Classroom
  • ENGL 275: Rhetoric
  • ENGL 280: Business English
  • ENGL 300: Foundations of Linguistic Theory
  • ENGL 315: The Novel
  • ENGL 330: The Victorian Age
  • ENGL 345: Morphology
  • ENGL 350: Advanced Writing for Humanities
  • ENGL 355: Language in Society
  • ENGL 360: Advanced Writing for Professional Fields
  • ENGL 365: Advanced Creative Writing
  • ENGL 415: The Romantic Movement
  • ENGL 440: Special Topic in Literature or Language
  • ENGL 455: Language and Gender
  • TRAN 250: Contrastive Analysis