College of Arts and Science

About the College


The College of Arts and Sciences at Umm Al Quwain University was established in 2019. Programs include BA in English Language and Translation and BA in Sociology. The college also offers general requirements courses for all colleges of the university. The college is keen on qualifying students to ensure their readiness for future jobs in their fields of specialization, and in line with the university's vision, students engage in modern education and research that keep up with contemporary challenges in several fields that serve real development in the country and the region.

 

Dean’s Speech

I am pleased to welcome you to the College of Arts and Sciences at Umm Al Quwain University. Students of the 21st century sometimes wonder how this traditional education fits into an increasingly technological world catering to highly specialized markets. The college works on refining the student's mind and preparing him/her to be an effective decision maker. The student learns with recognized scholars and researchers who are committed to academic excellence and pursue academic and professional goals. Interaction between faculty members and students is the real distinguishing feature of the college, as the college has a stimulating learning environment that promotes personal growth and development of knowledge and leads to success and excellence. The rich diversity of the College of Arts and Sciences provides students with opportunities to build their critical thinking and communication skills, develop intellect and creativity, and helps them develop empathy and a sense of action for the common good. The college currently offers two Bachelor of Arts programs; Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Translation and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology.

Dr. Rabeah Taleb
Acting Dean 
 

Specializations

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The program works on preparing specialized and qualified cadres in social and developmental work in various government and private institutions. It provides students with the scientific and applied foundations of Sociology and its various branches, such as Medical Sociology, Media Sociology, Social Statistics, Family Sociology, Development Sociology, Future Sociology, Social Planning, and Women’s Sociology. It also provides students with the necessary knowledge that qualifies them to acquire skills in dealing with people of determination and social problems, as well as providing them with practical and applied knowledge that students acquire through internship and field training over two years in related institutions.

  • Bachelor of English Language and Translation (On hold)

    It is accredited by the Ministry of Education in the United Arab Emirates. The program aims to raise the level of students in the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening as well as their ability in translation keeping in mind the ever increasing demand for professionally qualified and trained professionals to fulfill the region demands in translation and other English language demanding fields. The English Language and Translation Program offers courses that have been developed to help students achieve high levels of communicative competence in English, learn about major theories and trends in linguistics, and apply linguistic principles and findings in areas such as phonology, morphology, and discourse analysis. The program also provides practical training in translating from English into Arabic and vice versa for various texts. Graduates can look forward to career options in areas such as translation and education, and they can also work as authors and editors. Engaging in these rich academic experiences will impact, in positive ways, the lives of students.

 

Credit Hours

Sociology Program

132 Hours Divided over 4 Years.

English Language and Translation (On hold)

132 Hours Divided over 4 Years.

 

Program language

The language of instruction for the Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is Arabic.
The language of instruction for the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Translation is English.

 

Career Opportunities

Sociology Program

 

Fields

Location

  • Social counsellor
  • Social worker

Schools

  • Behaviour therapist
  • Specialist for the care of prisoners and their families
  • Social counsellor

Correctional and  Penal and institutions

  • Local Police
  • Child protection specialist

Social Police

  • Family Court (Family Guidance and Counselling Specialist)

Courts

  • People of determination care specialist
  • Elderly care specialist

Ministry of Community Development

  • Specialist in treating and rehabilitating addicts, such as (Awnak Center)
  • Family cohesion specialist
  • Social research specialist

Community Development Authority- Dubai   and its specialized centres

  • Community care specialist
  • social development

Voluntary and charitable private associations

 

 

English Language and Translation

Graduates can look forward to career choices in fields such as translation, education, advertising and marketing primarily as translators. They also can work as copywriters, editors and public relation personnel.

 

Admission Requirements for the Bachelor

Sociology Program

  • Copy of Hight Secondary School or its equivalent from the competent authorities, provided with minimum Average of 60% for all tracks.
  • A copy of the Emirates ID card.
  • Six new personal photos (3x4), with the triple name written behind each photo.
  • Fill out the admission application provided by the admission and registration.
  • Copy of valid passport with residence for non-nationals or the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.
  • Certificate of good conduct and behavior.
  • The English language proficiency certificate requirement for one of the following certificates and according to the minimum corresponding to each of them or an equivalent certificate accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (TOEFL: 450 / IELTS: 4.5 / EmSAT: 950)
  • Arabic EmSAT with a minimum score 1,000.
  • Pass of student interview.

English Language and Translation

  • Copy of Hight Secondary School or its equivalent from the competent authorities, provided with minimum Average of 60% for all tracks.
  • A copy of the Emirates ID card
  • Six new personal photos (3x4), with the triple name written behind each photo.
  • Fill out the admission application provided by the admission and registration.
  • Copy of valid passport with residence for non-nationals or the Gulf Cooperation Council countries
  • Certificate of good conduct and behaviour.
  • The English language proficiency certificate requirement for one of the following certificates and according to the minimum corresponding to each of them or an equivalent certificate accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation (TOEFL: 500 / IELTS: 5.0 / EmSAT: 1100).
  • Student interview

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Sociology Program

After successfully completing this program, the graduate will be able to:

Knowledge:

A1

Understand the different conditions that met for the emergence of sociology and its different fields and branches.

A2

Show understanding the major theories and trends in linguistics, and the application of linguistic principles and findings to such areas as phonetics, phonology, lexis, morphology, discourse analysis, contrastive analysis and stylistics.

A3

Understand the methodology of sociology and the theoretical background.

 

Skills:

B1

Analyze patterns of human social behavior.

B2

Employ social strategies and policies with more creative and constructive thinking.

B3

Apply preventive and curative intervention plans and programs to confront individual and group problems.

 

Competencies:

Autonomy & Responsibility (C1)

C1.1

Compose theoretical and field social research and analyzing its data, with efficient use of statistical data analysis software, and global databases.

C1.2

Evaluate the tools of the present, to deal with problems and unfavorable circumstances and manage the crisis to enhance the principles of sustainability. 

C1.3

Appraise responsibility for work and leadership in social enterprises.

Role in Context (C2)

C2.1

Value team work and adhere to the institutional system.

C2.2

Appraise criticism and self-learning to keep pace with social and cultural changes.

Self-Development (C3)

C3

Assess own learning and developing the interpersonal skills to function effectively in a diverse cross, functional environment in accordance with the sociology ethics.

 
 
English Language and Translation
Program Learning Outcomes according to the Qualifications Framework in the United Arab Emirates (QF Emirates)
After successfully completing this program, the graduate will be able to:
 
Knowledge:

A1

1.1

Demonstrate understanding of social, cognitive, and personal variables from research and experience in second language acquisition (SLA).

A2

2.1

Recognize the relationship between sociology and its interaction relationships with other complementary social sciences.

A3

2.2

Recognise and make distinctions between alternative analyses of empirical data at one or more levels of linguistic analysisظ.

A4

3.1

Illustrate knowledge and understanding of literary classics, canon, genres, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature.

A5

4.1

Show knowledge and understanding of the different translation genres and styles.

A6

5.2

Demonstrate understanding the skills and competencies utilized in problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of English language and translation situations.

 

Skills:

B1

1.2

Collect, synthesise and utilise material from a variety of sources in both oral and written contexts.

B2

2.3

Describe and apply core analytical concepts used in linguistic analysis, namely, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics.

B3

4.2

Interpret and analyze a text using different approaches from literary, rhetorical and/or linguistic theories.

 
English Language and Translation Program Objectives and Program Learning Outcomes Matrix
 

To raise the competency level in the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, achieved through the specific language courses required to be complete during the first two years of study.

A1

1.1

Demonstrate understanding of social, cognitive, and personal variables from research and experience in second language acquisition (SLA).

 

To develop a broader understanding of the language system and subsidiary language disciplines in language study to be open to multiple cultures, and be well able to interact with different cultures, by developing their communicative, grammatical and pragmatic competences through e.g. Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, etc.

A2

2.1

Show understanding the major theories and trends in linguistics, and the application of linguistic principles and findings to such areas as phonetics, phonology, lexis, morphology, discourse analysis, contrastive analysis and stylistics.

 

To develop a broader understanding of the language system and subsidiary language disciplines in language study to be open to multiple cultures, and be well able to interact with different cultures, by developing their communicative, grammatical and pragmatic competences through e.g. Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, etc.

 

A3

2.2

Recognise and make distinctions between alternative analyses of empirical data at one or more levels of linguistic analysis.

 

To be knowledgeable of world literary classics, canon, genres, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature.

A4

3.1

Illustrate knowledge and understanding of literary classics, canon, genres, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature.

To be able to translate different texts, be they literary or non-literary mastering techniques suitable to translate different genres and styles and understanding communication as a social and psychological process in terms of the concepts, levels, channels and effects.

A5

4.1

Show knowledge and understanding of the different translation genres and styles.

 

To understand the skills and competencies utilized in problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of English language and translation situations.

A6

5.2

Demonstrate understanding the skills and competencies utilized in problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of English language and translation situations.

 

To raise the competency level in the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, achieved through the specific language courses required to be complete during the first two years of study.

B1

1.2

Collect, synthesise and utilise material from a variety of sources in both oral and written contexts.

 

To develop a broader understanding of the language system and subsidiary language disciplines in language study to be open to multiple cultures, and be well able to interact with different cultures, by developing their communicative, grammatical and pragmatic competences through e.g. Linguistics, Morphology, Syntax, etc.

B2

2.3

Describe and apply core analytical concepts used in linguistic analysis, namely, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics.

 

To be able to translate different texts, be they literary or non-literary mastering techniques suitable to translate different genres and styles and understanding communication as a social and psychological process in terms of the concepts, levels, channels and effects.

B3

4.2

Interpret and analyze a text using different approaches from literary, rhetorical and/or linguistic theories.

 

 

To raise the competency level in the four language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening, achieved through the specific language courses required to be complete during the first two years of study.

Autonomy and Responsibility

C1

1.3

 

Communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English using appropriate English vocabulary, grammar, and discourse.

 

To be able to translate different texts, be they literary or non-literary mastering techniques suitable to translate different genres and styles and understanding communication as a social and psychological process in terms of the concepts, levels, channels and effects.

C2

4.4

Translate different texts, be they literary or scientific.

To be able to translate different texts, be they literary or non-literary mastering techniques suitable to translate different genres and styles and understanding communication as a social and psychological process in terms of the concepts, levels, channels and effects.

Role in Context

C3

4.3

 

Collaborate and work co-operatively with interpreting group members and/or others.

 

To understand the skills and competencies utilized in problem solving and decision making that can be applied in a variety of English language and translation situations.

C4

5.1

Utilize analytical problem-solving skills and techniques in the resolution of various English language and translation scenarios within the milieu of organizational and institutional requirements.

To be knowledgeable of world literary classics, canon, genres, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to the study of literature.

Self-Development

C5

3.2

Produce critical interpretations and analysis of literary texts with attention to language.

 

Study Plan

To Download Study Plan - Sociology Program click here

To Download Study Plan - English Language and Translation click here

 

Program Structure

Sociology Program

 

Program Requirement

No of Courses

Credit Hours

GED Compulsory

8

24

GED Free Elective

2

6

Total GED Courses

10

30

Program Compulsory

31

93

Program Free Elective

3

9

Total Sociology Courses

34

102

Program Total Credits

44

132

 

The University Requirements:

University Requirements are 30 credits out of which 24 credits Compulsory Courses and 6 are electives. The compulsory 24 credit hours consists of: 2 English communications courses, 1 mathematics course, 1 Islamic culture, UAE Society and Innovation and Creativity, and Arabic as well as a computer literacy course. The remaining 6 credits include one course in Natural or physical science and one course in behavioral sciences.

 

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

Cr. H

English language, mathematics and use of computers

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

None

3

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

ENG 101

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

None

3

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

None

3

Islamic studies, history, or culture

GED

100

Islamic Studies

None

3

Humanities or arts

GED

110

UAE Society

None

3

IEC

111

Innovation, Creativity & Entrepreneurship

None

3

Arabic, or other languages

GED

120

Communication Skills in Arabic

None

3

Natural or physical sciences requirement: student will select one course (3 credits) from the following

GED

130

Introduction to GIS

None

3

GED

140

Conceptual Physics

None

3

Social or behavioral Sciences requirement: student will select one course (3 credits) from the following

GED

150

Critical Thinking

None

3

GED

160

Psychology in Everyday Life

None

3

GED

180

Human Behavior and Socialization

None

3

Total

30


Four years plan

 

Year

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Pre-requisite

First Year

First

SOC 101

مدخل إلى علم الاجتماع

Introduction to Sociology

-

SOC 102

علم الاجتماع التطبيقي

Applied Sociology

-

SOC 103

المجتمع الإماراتي المعاصر

Contemporary Emirati society

-

SOC 104

الأنثروبولوجيا (علم الإنسان)

Social Anthropology

-

ENG 101

مهارات الاتصال باللغة الانجليزية (1)

Compositions and Modern English I

-

CIT 100

المدخل إلى تقنية المعلومات

Computer Concepts and Applications

-

 

متطلب جامعة أختياري

GED Free Elective

 

Second

SOC 105

علم الاجتماع الطبي

Medical Sociology

-

SOC 106

علم اجتماع الإعلام

Sociology of Media

-

SOC 107

الإحصاء الاجتماعي

Social Statistics

-

GED 120

مهارات الاتصال باللغة العربية

Communication Skills in Arabic

GED 120

ENG 102

مهارات الاتصال باللغة الانجليزية (2)

Compositions and Modern English II

ENG 101

-

متطلب برنامج اختياري

Program Free Elective Requirement

-

Second Year

First

SOC 201

مناهج البحث الاجتماعي

Social Research Methods

SOC 102

SOC 202

علم اجتماع العمل

Sociology of

Work

-

SOC 203

التشريعات الاجتماعية

Social Legislations

SOC 103

SOC 204

علم الاجتماع الأسري

Sociology of the Family

-

MTH 100

الرياضيات

College Algebra

-

Second

SOC 205

قضايا العولمة

Issues of globalization

SOC 106

SOC 206

علم اجتماع المستقبل

Sociology of the future

-

SOC 207

علم الاجتماع الصناعي

Industrial Sociology

-

-

متطلب جامعة اختياري

GED Free Elective

-

-

متطلب برنامج اختياري

Program Free Elective Requirement

-

Third Year

First

SOC 301

النظريات الاجتماعية الكلاسيكية

Classic Social Theories

SOC 101

SOC 302

علم الاجتماع الحضري

Urban Sociology

SOC 106

SOC 303

تصميم وتنفيذ البحوث الاجتماعية

Design and Implementation of Social Research

SOC 107, SOC 201

SOC 304

علم اجتماع السكان

Sociology of Population

SOC 107

IEC 111

الإبتكار وريادة الأعمال

Innovation Creativity and Entrepreneurship

-

 

 

متطلب برنامج اختياري

Program Free Elective Requirement

 

Second

SOC 305

علم اجتماع التنظيم

Sociology of Organization

SOC 207

SOC 306

علم اجتماع التنمية

Development Sociology

-

SOC 307

علم اجتماع الجريمة

Criminal Sociology

SOC 203

SOC 308

التدريب الميداني 1

Internship 1

60 credits and to be in year three

SOC 309

النظريات الاجتماعية المعاصرة

Contemporary Social Theories

SOC 101

GED 110

القانون والمجتمع

UAE Society

-

Fourth Year

First

SOC 401

التغير الاجتماعي والثقافي

Social and Culture Change

SOC 103

SOC 402

علم اجتماع السياحة والترفيه

Sociology of Tourism and Leisure

SOC 302,  SOC 103

SOC 403

نصوص اجتماعية باللغة الانجليزية

Sociology texts in English

ENG 102

SOC 404

التدريب الميداني2

Internship 2

SOC 308 + 90 credits & to be year four

GED 100

الثقافة الإسلامية

Islamic Studies

-

Second

SOC 405

المشكلات الاجتماعية

Social Problems

-

SOC 406

التخطيط الاجتماعي

Social Planning

SOC 206,

SOC 306

SOC 410

بحث التخرج

Graduation research

SOC 404 + 105 credits

SOC 411

علم اجتماع المعرفة

Sociology of knowledge

-

 


English Language and Translation

Proposed Course Sequence of Study

Semester

Code

Subject Title

Type

Prerequisite

Cr

Semester 1

(Level 1)

CIT

100

Computer Concepts and Applications

UR/C

 

3

ENG

101

Composition and Modern English I

UR/C

 

3

GED

100

Islamic Studies

UR/C

 

3

GED

110

UAE Society

UR/C

 

3

MTH

100

College Algebra

UR/C

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 2

(Level 2)

ENG

102

Composition and Modern English II

UR/C

ENG 101

3

ENG

112

Reading Skills

CRR

ENG 101

3

ENG

114

English Grammar

CRR

ENG 101

 

GED

120

Communications Skills in Arabic

UR/C

 

3

 

 

Natural Science

UR/E

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 3

(Level 3)

ENG

202

Business Communication

CRR

ENG 102

3

ENG

205

Advanced English Writing Skills

CRR

ENG 102

3

ENG

210

Speech Communication

CRR

ENG 102

3

ENG

220

Literature in the Modern World

CRR

ENG 102

3

ENG

225

Language and Linguistics

CRR

ENG 102

3

 

 

Social or behavioral  Sciences  (1)

UR/E

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

18

Semester 4

(Level 4)

ENG

231

Syntax I

CRR

ENG 225

3

ENG

232

Phonetics and Phonology

CRR

ENG 102, 112

3

ENG

233

Morphology & Lexical Studies

CRR

ENG 225

3

ENG

234

Discourse Analysis

CRR

ENG 114

3

 

 

Free Elective (1)

 FRE

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 5

(Level 5)

ENG

325

Sociolinguistics 

CRR

ENG 225

3

ENG

335

Advanced English Vocabulary

CRR

ENG 102

3

ENG

340

English-Arabic Translation

CNR

ENG 102,GED120

3

ENG

333

Error Analysis

CRR

ENG 114

3

ENG

 

Major Elective (1)

CRE

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 6

(Level 6)

ENG

341

Arabic- English Translation

CNR

ENG 340

3

ENG

342

Translation Theory and Practice

CNR

ENG 340

3

ENG

344

Introduction to Consecutive Interpreting

CNR

ENG 340

3

ENG

 

Major Elective (2)

CRE

 

3

 

 

Social or behavioral  Sciences  (2)

UR/E

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 7

(Level 7)

ENG

434

Contrastive Linguistics

CRR

ENG 225

3

ENG

471

Consecutive Interpreting I

CNR

ENG 344

3

ENG

490

Practicum/Training/Internship

CNR

 

3

ENG

 

Major Elective (3)

CRE

 

3

 

 

Free Elective (2)

FRE

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

Semester 8

(Level 8)

ENG

442

Multimedia Translation

CNR

ENG 340

3

ENG

 

Major Elective (4)

CRE

 

3

ENG

 

Major Elective (5)

CRE

 

3

 

 

Free Elective (3)

FRE

 

3

 

 

Free Elective (4)

FRE

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

15

 

Abbreviations: UR/C: University Requirements Compulsory Courses, UR/E: University Requirements Elective Courses, CRR:  Core Requirement, CRE: Core Requirement Elective; CNR: Concentration Requirements; FRE: Free Elective

 

Course Description

To Download Course Descriptions - Sociology Program  click here

To Download Course Descriptions - English Language and Translation   click here

 

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