This semester involves teaching semantics to the 5th semester students, English Dept., School of Languages, University of Zakho. Emphases are on letting the students know about linguistic, semantic concepts and topics such as meaning, its types and theories. Also, light is shed on lexical semantics (including lexical fields, sense relations like synonymy, antonymy, hyponymy, homonymy, polysemy, holonymy and meronymy), idioms, collocations, style, proverbs, among other minor topics.
This is a student-centred course in which topics are presented by the instructor, and they are explained, assigned and completed by students both during lesson periods and outside of class. Quizzes are given according to the accomplishment of topics within lessons. One assignment and at least two quizzes will be the main tasks within the grading range in the semester.