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BA in English Program

Course Details of BA Honors in English 

The Department of English offers Bachelor of Arts in English (Honors) program with concentration in English Literature and ELT (English Language Teaching). This program aims at providing modern and extensive education in English language literature and language teaching for preparing graduates equipped with knowledge and skills required for professional success in different sectors. The program also aims at training students

  • In the basic skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening English.
  • To read analytically
  • To think critically and logically
  • To learn basic research methodology
  • To know about the major literary movements and periods, authors and their representative works, and critical theories related to English literature
  • To develop competence in aesthetic appreciation of literature
  • To understand other countries and cultures
  • To train them in media communication, translation work and creative writing.
  • To train learners to do research autonomously in literature and ELT

 

Specialization

Bachelor of Arts in English program has the following areas as specialization/concentration

  1. English Literature
  2. Applied Linguistics\ELT

 

Major in English Literature

Specific Objectives

Students who complete a major in English literature will be able to

  • Appreciate and enjoy literature
  • Train learners in creative writing
  • Develop critical and analytical skill in the learners
  • Enable the learners to write academic essay, assignments, research paper and thesis
  • Trace the origin and development of English language
  • Conduct research in accordance with prescribed guidelines
  • Familiarize learners with the major literary movements in Great Britain, USA, Indian subcontinent and Africa
  • Analyze and evaluate literary works on the basis of critical theories
  • Write research papers in accordance with MLA(Modern Language Association) guidelines

 

Major in ELT (English Language Teaching)

Specific Objectives

Major in Applied Linguistics/ELT will help the students to attain

  • Proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and listening in different aspects of language such as phonetics and phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics and discourse
  • Confidence in the knowledge and use of a variety of instructional methods, techniques and strategies for the enhancement of student learning
  • Knowledge and skills to familiarize learners with the different areas of language teaching such as Syllabus Design, Materials design, approaches and methods, testing and evaluation
  • Knowledge and application of effective characteristics and behaviors of teachers
  • Knowledge and application of effective teaching and learning styles
  • Ability to communicate effectively with pupils, peers, parents and school personnel
  • A high standard of professional ethics, integrity and personal character

 

Admission Requirements

Minimum GPA 2.5 in both S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent

 

Duration of the Program

The duration of Bachelor of Arts in English program is 4 academic years with three Semesters in each year.

 

Academic Year & Semester System

Semester system is followed in this program. An academic year is of 3 (three) Semesters and the duration of each Semester is of 4 months allotted in the following manner: It takes a time period of 16 weeks where 14 weeks for instruction and 2 weeks for registration and examination.

Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English
Minimum Requirement 126 Credits

1.    General Requirement: [credit 30]

Compulsory General Education Courses

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

ENG 100

Basic English

3

2

ENG 101A

Developing English Skills-1

3

3

ENG 101B

Developing English Skills-2

3

4

ENG 102

Advance Composition

3

5

BUS 101

Introduction to Business

3

6

CSE 109

Computer Application

3

2.   Optional General Education [credit 15]

3 courses of 3.00 credit hours each and total credit hours are 15.

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

BUS 221

Business Communication

3

2

GEN 205

Bangladesh Studies

3

3

GEN 207

Ecological System and Environment

3

4

GEN 203

Introduction to Psychology

3

5

GEN 201

Introduction to Sociology

3

6

GEN 101

Introduction to Hotel & Tourism

3

7

FRN 101

French 1

3

8

FRN 102

French 11

3

9

SPA 101

Spanish 1

3

10

SPA 102

Spanish 11

3

3.    Core Courses Requirement [credit 66]

22 courses of 3.00 credit hours each and total credit hours are 66

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

ENG 104

Rhetoric and Prosody

3

2

ENG 105

Introduction to Prose and Drama

3

3

ENG 106

Introduction to Poetry

3

4

ENG 107

Introduction to Linguistics

3

5

ENG 108

Concept of ELT

3

6

ENG 201

English Phonetics and Phonology

3

7

ENG 202

History of English Language

3

8

ENG 203

Seventh and Eighteenth Century Poetry

3

9

ENG 204

Psycholinguistics

3

10

ENG 205

Sociolinguistics

3

11

ENG 206

19th Century Novel

3

12

ENG 207

Victorian Prose and Poetry

3

13

ENG 301

Elizabethan and Restoration Drama

3

14

ENG 302

Methodology of Language Teaching

3

15

ENG 306

20th Century Literature-Novel

3

16

ENG 303

Shakespeare-1

3

17

ENG 304

Romantic Poetry

3

18

ELT 305

Literary Criticism and Analysis

3

19

ELT 306

American Literature-1

3

20

ENG 401

Introduction to Literary Theory

3

21

ENG 402

Creative Writing

3

22

ENG 403

South Asian Literature

3

23

ENG 404

Modern Novel

3

24

ENG 405

 Shakespeare-11

3

4.    Concentration/Specialization : Elective requirement [credit 27]

A student will have to choose 9 courses from one of the following specialization areas (each course consists of 3.00 credit hours):

Concentration-A [literature]

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

ENG  310

English Prose from Bacon to Swift

3

2

ENG  311

Eighteenth Century Fiction

3

3

ENG  312

Continental Literature

3

4

ENG  313

Old and Middle English

3

5

ENG  314

Classics in Translation

3

6

ENG  315

Cultural Studies

3

7

ENG  410

Postcolonial theory and Literature

3

8

ENG  411

Introduction to Literary Theory

3

9

ENG  412

Modern Poetry

3

10

ENG  413

Modern Drama

3

11

ENG  416

Chaucer to Byron

3

12

ENG  417

American Literature-11

3

13

ENG  418

Shakespeare and his Contemporaries

3

14

ENG  419

Women and Literature

3

Concentration-B [ELT\ Applied Linguistics]

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

ENG  211

Teaching Language Through Literature

3

2

ENG  212

Second Language Acquisition

3

3

ENG  213

Syllabus an Material Design

3

4

ENG  214

English For the Media

3

5

ENG  320

English For Specific Purpose

3

6

ENG  321

Syntax and Semantics in Language Learning

3

7

ENG  322

Translation Studies

3

8

ENG  323

Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis

3

9

ENG  324

Approach and methodology in ELT

3

10

ENG  420

Language Testing and evaluation

3

11

ENG  421

Research Methodology

3

12

ENG  422

Language Policy and Planning

3

13

ENG  423

Problem and Prospects of ELT in Bangladesh

3

14

ENG  424

Techniques of Teaching English language Skills

3

5.    Dissertation  6 credit hours

SL. No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

1

ENG501

Article from any above mentioned concentration and submit Research Paper.

6

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