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Asian Languages Asian Languages 4
The Asian languages department was first established in the middle of the scholastic year 2007/2008 after being separated from the then Modern Language Department. This newly created department continues with the University of Jordan’s time honored tradition of providing its students with quality education mainly in the field of Asian language and the literature. The department hosts four current separate B.A programs, namely the Korean-English, Chinese-English Program, Russian-English and Turkish-English joint programs which are overseen by twenty dedicated faculty members ranging from PhD. to MA. holders in their respective fields of specialization. In addition the department offers academic instruction in such languages as Japanese, Urdu and Hebrew, many of these are expected to be upgraded to full B.A program status in the near future. In addition to being the center-point for the academic pursuit of Asian languages in Jordan, the department also acts as a cultural bridge, through various cultural days and events, introducing the respective cultures and ways of thinking of many Asian countries, enriching the learning experience of our students, and creating within them a global citizen who is capable of dealing with the challenges of a world that is rapidly globalizing. The department prides itself with maintaining excellent ties of cooperation and friendship with many foreign embassies and international cooperation institutions, working together to provide students with the best and most satisfying of learning experiences provided in the University of Jordan.
  
French Language and Literature French Language and Literature2
The program of B.A in language and literature French of the University of Jordan began in 1987/1988. First, it was a part of the centre of languages, then the department of the modern languages before being formed as independent department in 1997 in the faculty of Letters and now in the faculty of Foreign Languages. This department aims to provide students of linguistic and conversational competences in French language. It aims also at preparing students for the market in different fields especially: education, translation, business and tourism.
  
European Languages European Languages3
The German section was established in the year 1988, and has been since then one of the most successful at the department of European Languages of the University of Jordan. In first and second year of specialization, the German section starts offering the language courses to prepare the students for studying the advance courses: literature, tourism, economic, mass media, and other courses. Rationale - Arab countries import technology from and export more and more goods to German speaking countries. If we want these increasing economic relations to be a success, persons with a profound knowledge in German are a must. - The tourist industry will develop more and more in Jordan given its rich tourist attractions, whether it is its natural beauty or the historic and cultural sites, which are very attractive for the educated german tourist. The tourist industry is going to be successful only with German speaking tourist guides and German speaking employees in hotels and tourist agencies. - The presence of Jordanian nationals with a profound knowledge of the German language facilitates the commercial, cultural and scientific exchange between Jordan and the German speaking countries. Components of the Study Plan: The Study Plan for the B.A. Degree in German and English Language and Literature consists of 144 credit hours Goals : 1. Maintain and develop distinctive education in German Language that enables every student to attain the highest level of professional and personal development which s/he can achieve. 2. Equip all undergraduates with knowledge, and with both practical and general transferable skills, to enable them to play a leading and creative role as professional German teachers, translators, government civil servants, tourist guides and private sector employees. 3. Graduate students able to conduct research and to enrol in postgraduate studies in order to meet the needs of the market for German speaking professionals. 4. Provide courses which offer breadth and depth in their subject matter in the various fields of German. 5. Ensure that students acquire an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities and of the impact of cross-cultural dimensions on both the societal and global levels. 6. Respond through its program to the needs of public and private sectors by providing the community with graduates with high standards and abilities to use the German language in professional fields like translation, business & economy, media, tourism and teaching. 7 . Develop connections and relations with national, international and German organizations and institutions in order to exchange experiences. Fields of work The graduates with the Double Major program can apply for a job in the following areas: - Teaching area - Translation area - Tourism area - Mass media area - Diplomatic services and embassies The Spanish section was established in the year 1998, and has been since then one of the most successful at the department of European Languages of the University of Jordan. In first and second year of specialization, the Spanish section starts offering the language courses to prepare the students for studying the advance courses: literature, tourism, economic, mass media, and other courses. Rationale - Arab countries import technology from and export more and more goods to Spanish speaking countries. If we want these increasing economic relations to be a success, persons with a profound knowledge in Spanish are a must. - The tourist industry will develop more and more in Jordan given its rich tourist attractions, whether it is its natural beauty or the historic and cultural sites, which are very attractive for the educated spanish tourist. The tourist industry is going to be successful only with Spanish speaking tourist guides and Spanish speaking employees in hotels and tourist agencies. - The presence of Jordanian nationals with a profound knowledge of the Spanish language facilitates the commercial, cultural and scientific exchange between Jordan and the Spanish speaking countries. Components of the Study Plan: The Study Plan for the B.A. Degree in Spanish and English Language and Literature consists of 144 credit hours Goals : 1. Maintain and develop distinctive education in Spanish Language that enables every student to attain the highest level of professional and personal development which s/he can achieve. 2. Equip all undergraduates with knowledge, and with both practical and general transferable skills, to enable them to play a leading and creative role as professional Spanish teachers, translators, government civil servants, tourist guides and private sector employees. 3. Graduate students able to conduct research and to enrol in postgraduate studies in order to meet the needs of the market for Spanish speaking professionals. 4. Provide courses which offer breadth and depth in their subject matter in the various fields of Spanish. 5. Ensure that students acquire an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities and of the impact of cross-cultural dimensions on both the societal and global levels. 6. Respond through its program to the needs of public and private sectors by providing the community with graduates with high standards and abilities to use the Spanish language in professional fields like translation, business & economy, media, tourism and teaching. . 7. Develop connections and relations with national, international and Spanish organizations and institutions in order to exchange experiences. Fields of work The graduates with the Double Major program can apply for a job in the following areas: - Teaching area - Translation area - Tourism area - Mass media area - Diplomatic services and embassies The Italian section was established in the year 1998, and has been since then one of the most successful at the department of European Languages of the University of Jordan. In first and second year of specialization, the Italian section starts offering the language courses to prepare the students for studying the advance courses: literature, tourism, economic, mass media, and other courses. Rationale - Arab countries import technology from and export more and more goods to Italian speaking countries. If we want these increasing economic relations to be a success, persons with a profound knowledge in Italian are a must. - The tourist industry will develop more and more in Jordan given its rich tourist attractions, whether it is its natural beauty or the historic and cultural sites, which are very attractive for the educated Italian tourist. The tourist industry is going to be successful only with Italian speaking tourist guides and Italian speaking employees in hotels and tourist agencies. - The presence of Jordanian nationals with a profound knowledge of the Italian language facilitates the commercial, cultural and scientific exchange between Jordan and the Italian speaking countries. Components of the Study Plan: The Study Plan for the B.A. Degree in Italian and English Language and Literature consists of 144 credit hours Goals : 1. Maintain and develop distinctive education in Italian Language that enables every student to attain the highest level of professional and personal development which s/he can achieve. 2. Equip all undergraduates with knowledge, and with both practical and general transferable skills, to enable them to play a leading and creative role as professional Italian teachers, translators, government civil servants, tourist guides and private sector employees. 3. Graduate students able to conduct research and to enrol in postgraduate studies in order to meet the needs of the market for Italian speaking professionals. 4. Provide courses which offer breadth and depth in their subject matter in the various fields of Italian. 5. Ensure that students acquire an understanding of their professional and ethical responsibilities and of the impact of cross-cultural dimensions on both the societal and global levels. 6. Respond through its program to the needs of public and private sectors by providing the community with graduates with high standards and abilities to use the Italian language in professional fields like translation, business & economy, media, tourism and teaching. . 7. Develop connections and relations with national, international and Italian organizations and institutions in order to exchange experiences. Fields of work The graduates with the Double Major program can apply for a job in the following areas: - Teaching area - Translation area - Tourism area - Mass media area - Diplomatic services and embassies
  
English Language and LiteratureEnglish Language and Literature1
The department offers the following programs: First: B A in English Language and Literature: This program fosters students' knowledge of the English language and literature and develops their language competence and critical thinking skills. The program consists of three fields: 1. Advanced language skills that offers courses on the basic four skills as well as translation and journalistic writing 2. Linguistics which examines English language as a science and offers courses on linguistic, phonetics, and sociolinguistics 3. Literature which explores literary genres such as novel and drama, western theories, and periodized American and English literature Job prospects are:Media,Teaching,Translation, Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Banks and companies,Tourism Second: M A in English Language and Literature: In particular, it focuses on: 1. Novel 2. Drama 3. Criticism and Literary theory 4. Methods of research in Literature Job prospects are:Teaching, Media, Tourism, Banks and Companies, and Translation Third: M A in Translation The programme develop the students' skills in English-Arabic-English translation. In particular, it focuses on: 1. Theories of translation and methods of research in translation. 2. Written translation in the fields of economics, politics, administration and media. 3. Legal and literary translation. 4. Consecutive and simultaneous translation. Job prospects are: Written translation in various types of business, Consecutive and simultaneous translation in conferences and symposiums,Teaching, Media and journalism Forth: M A in Linguistics The programme promotes the students' knowledge and skills in linguistics. In particular, it focuses on: 1. Theoretical linguistics (Phonology,Semantics, Syntax, etc.) 2. Applied linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, Discovrce analysis, etc.) 3. Methods of research in linguistics. Job prospects are:Teaching, Media, Banks and Companies, and Translation Fifth: PhD in English Literature The program provides specialized knowledge in English Literature with six concentrations: 1. Periods literature 2. Literary genres (novel, drama, poetry) 3. Literary theory and criticism 4. Major English and American critics and authors 5. World and Arabic Literatures in English translation 6. Research methodology Job prospects are: Academia, Research centers, Media, Companies, Management and leadership positions in educational institutes