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AIMS & OBJECTIVES

The Bachelor of Arts degree programme in English Language and Literature (B.A. English) is designed to provide students with:

(a) a high level of communicative competence in the use of English;

(b) the theoretical background necessary to understand the structure and use of language in general and of the English language in particular;

(c) the ability to use knowledge of linguistics and the English language in research and teaching;

(d) competence in the major approaches to theoretical linguistics (syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, phonology and phonetics) and applied linguistics (EFL teaching, first and second language acquisition, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, translation);

(e) knowledge of the literature of English-speaking peoples and the historical and cultural background as well as knowledge of major writers and literary movements;

(f) familiarity with the history and theory of literature and the ability to analyse the ways in which literature articulates perspectives on historical, social and cultural realities;

(g) the reflective awareness, characteristic of the Humanities, that problems of knowledge and truth cannot be divorced from the textual and contextual conditions of their emergence.

To achieve these objectives, the programme offers a wide range of courses in language development, theoretical and applied linguistics, literature, history and culture, literary theory, research and teaching methodology. Students who successfully complete the programme may (1) pursue a career in teaching, professional translation, public or foreign service, and media and communication; or (2) undertake graduate studies in a wide variety of areas including British, American or Comparative Literature, Literary Theory, Cultural Studies, Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Theatre Studies, Media and Communication Studies.

English is the language of instruction in all courses; therefore, a high level of proficiency is required for admission to the programme. All courses carry three credit hours.

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

To obtain the B.A. degree in English Language and Literature, students must fulfil the following requirements:

Courses

Credit Hours

ECTS

Programme Requirements

35

105

 

University Required Courses

4

12

 

Language Other than English

3

9

 

Compulsory Courses from other Departments

1

4

 

TOTAL

43

130

 


NB: The Europe-wide ECTS points will be added soon.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT
Students majoring in English must take three courses (9 credit hours) in another foreign language. All three courses must be in the same language.

UNIVERSITY REQUIRED COURSES
Students are required to take four courses (outside the programme in English Language and Literature) from at least two faculties.

COMPULSORY COURSES FROM OTHER DEPARTMENTS
Students majoring in English Language and Literature must take an introductory course in Computer Science.