The Course

This course, English Reading comprehension 1 which is designed for the first -Year students of the department of English aims at developing the students' reading and comprehension skills and strategies , such as  previewing, scanning, inferring, asking questions, skimming,  , etc.. through further training the students in the four basic skills of understanding, speaking, reading and writing. The course also aims at introducing the students to the world of ideas and concepts making them use and develop their background knowledge about the different topics discussed. The students will become familiar with different writing styles and different text genres and will be introduced to new vocabulary items in context, new grammatical structures, and idiomatic expressions. The course is also helpful in developing the students' analyzing, paraphrasing,  summarizing,  and writing skills through analyzing the meaning of passages, summarizing them and writing precis on them, which ultimately lead to improving their English language and fluency in reading, speaking and writing.

 Learning the reading strategies and skills cultivate in the students the love of critical reading and thinking, which help them understand texts more effectively and easily.

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Course details

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHSS )
Department: Department of English Language (DENG)
Course title: English Comprehension I
Course code: ECH7507
Language: English
Location: FHSS
Period: 2018-2019
Lecturer: Mr. Hawkar Akram Awla
Support: Office Hours 12-14 or by appointment
Peer Reviewer:  Mr.Marewan Dhahir Taher
LastPeer Reviewed: October 2018

Entry level skills

The student must be able to read various provided sources in English and write short essays and participate in class discussions.