Written Expression course is addressed to first-year students of English at the Department of Letters and English Language- University of Mentouri Brothers, Constantine 1.
Written expression is one of the fundamental courses that first-year students of English should learn. Though it is a challenging task for English learners to learn, it is helpful in improving different skills. Through writing, they will be able to generate ideas and to connect them using meaningful sentences, appropriate grammar, spelling and punctuation. Before starting the writing process; students will learn the skills, the methods, and the techniques of writing.
Written expression is a key course for first-year students of English because they will learn the basic rules and elements which constitute a piece of writing. They will study the major parts of speech and the building blocks of sentences (phrases and clauses). Then, they will study capitalization, punctuation, and the elements of a good paragraph. This knowledge acquired in the first year will be a basic background for learns to rely on and to develop it further.
- Dr.: Faten ADI
British Civilization is a course addressed to first year master students. the course enables the students to trace the history of ideas that the British governments adopted during the 20th century. It introduces the students to the history of Great Britain and the different ideologies adopted during that period of time (1900-1979). The course highlights the political role played by the liberals ; conservatives and the labourites in shaping the history of the kingdom.
- Dr: Moufida ZAIDI
"Literary Texts" course, which is intended for 1st year LMD students, introduces learners to the world of literature. The course allows students to be familiarized with notions and terminologies that are indispensably needed for the textual analysis of any literary text. The course will cover the major elements of the three literary genres: prose, poetry, and drama; in addition to presenting different literary texts that are from different backgrounds. The course’s highlights comprise reading texts, understanding them, and textually analyze them.
Research Methodology helps students to conduct any scientific research. In their Master Degree, students are asked to know how to write a research proposal, so this course attempts to guide them to write their research proposal successfully. Throughout this course, the students will be able to recognize the different types, steps and components of acdemic research and will also know how to write a successful research proposal for future research works.
- Teacher: Naima EUTAMENE
- Teacher: Mounira TEBDJOUN
- Dr.: Meriem MAZRI
Methodology tutorials are offered to second year students reading for a Bachelor degree in English along the academic for one and a half hours per week. Methodology tutorials are designed primarily as an introduction to the world of academic research, focusing primarily on research ethics and academic integrity.
Methodology tutorials introduce students to academic writing techniques that allow them master the scientific discourse. The latter is described as an objective discourse characterized by precision, systematicity, and rigor of the argument. The practice of these scientific writing techniques is introduced through multiple learning activities, such as paraphrasing, reformulating, and summarizing with concrete examples. Students are then introduced to the different citation styles that ensure the researcher's intellectual integrity, such as the MLA (Modern Language Association) and APA (American Psychological Association) citation styles most commonly used in the humanities and social sciences.
Examples used in Methodology tutorials include the insertion of direct quotations into the text, recognition of others ideas, use of footnotes, and insertion of bibliographic, electronic or printed sources. Students are also introduced to the use of different bibliographic sources, such as journal articles, books, research manuals, handbooks, dissertations and theses, speeches and lectures, monographs, and websites.
- Mme. : Hadda SLIMANI
- Dr: Amira HALIM
Study skills course presents the set of skills university freshmen need to be equipped with in order to be engaged in the learning process. It makes the learner able to differentiate between active and passive learning and focuses on strategies to encourage him to engage deeper in the learning process. It will help the student become more aware that learning happens when he is actively engaged in it. Study skills also aims at making students rethink their own learning approaches as it helps them discover what type of learners they are and choose learning strategies that suit their their learning styles to maximize benefits from their study time.
- Dr.: Amel ALOUACHE
- Dr: Sekhri Ouided
- Dr: Kouicem Khadidja
- Dr: Nesrine Hamani
This course introduces students to a range of aspects, not only of the English language but also of English and American culture. Indeed, students can learn about allusions and references to different aspects of English culture. They can also learn the historical context and cultural meanings of famous quotes and phrases.
The course of Modernist Literature does not confine the students to the traditions of England or the USA but includes the possibility of introducing them to traditions which inform English Literature, such as the study of Ancient Greek drama, and to literature in other contexts, such as European literature. It also provides the students with an alternative to the pervasiveness of “television culture” with its shallowness.
In sum, this course enables third year students to learn about the Modernist movement and its characteristics, and to develop personal criticism through the analysis of literary texts of the period. However, in addition to enhacing the capacity of critical thinking and citing evidence, this course is featured most of all by its aesthetic and emotional appeal.
- Teacher: GRAMA FERDOUS
- Teacher: Feratha Mouna
The ultimate goal is to provide the student with the information and terminology needed for the study of English sound Pattern, altogether with consolidating their knowledge about the phonetic transcription.
- Teacher: fakhet ibtissem
- Teacher: SIA Selma
- Dr.: BOUHANIKA Meriem