Department of English

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English

 
PROGRAM PURPOSE

 

The Bachelor of Arts in English is designed to expose the students to English language and literature for scholarly and practical purposes. The program provides excellent preparation for any profession requiring a higher level of knowledge and comprehension in oral and written communication. The graduates will be prepared for teaching, research, and administrative responsibility. English major is widely recognized as desired preparation for graduate degrees in teaching, journalism, management, and administration. The program is also suitable for students interested in a broad general background in the humanities with a concentration in literature and language and for those interested in obtaining a firm foundation for further study in graduate school levels.

This is a broad-based, multidisciplinary program designed to equip the graduates to meet the demand of the changing society. The program is built on a number of foundation courses of general interests that will broaden horizon of the students. The support courses will directly facilitate the understanding of the core courses.

 The B.A. (Hons) in English in VUB is a full time day program. This is a four year program consisting of 12 semesters. Students will be required to do 40 courses consisting of 120 credit hours.

 

Structure of Course:

 

Group

Course

Credits

Foundation and General Education Courses

6

18

Core Courses

30

90

Language Courses  

4

12

Total

 

120

 

1. Foundation And General Education Courses:

   (Students will take from this group six courses as approved by the Course Coordinator)

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Credits

BEN

201

Bengali Language

3

SOC

101

Intro to Social Science

3

SOC

102

Intro to Psychology

3

SOC

103

Intro to Anthropology

3

HUM

101

World civilization & culture

3

HUM

102

Contemporary ideologies & politics

3

HUM

201

Ethics & Philosophy

3

HUM

202

International relations

3

HUM

203

Language & culture

3

HUM

204

Eastern Thought

3

HUM

205

European History

3

ENG

101

Remedial English

3

ENG

106

Oral Communication Improvement

3

ENG

116

Intermediate Reading and Writing

3

 

2. Core Courses (Students will take 30 courses from this group as approved by the Course Coordinator)

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Credits

ENG

121

English Language

3

ENG

122

English Composition

3

ENG

109

Practicum in Language Skills

3

ENG

201

History of English Language

3

ENG

202

Introduction to Linguistics

3

ENG

203

Introduction to English Language Teaching

3

ENG

204

Critical Appreciation, Rhetoric & Prosody

3

ENG

205

Survey of South Asian Literature

3

ENG

206

Advanced Grammar

3

ENG

301

Introduction to Poetry

3

ENG

302

Introduction to Prose

3

ENG

303

Introduction to Drama

3

ENG

304

The Romantic Poets

3

ENG

305

Survey of American Literature (1)

3

ENG

306

Survey of American Literature (2)

3

ENG

307

Elizabethan & Jacobean Literature

3

ENG

308

18th Century English Literature

3

ENG

309

19th Century English Literature

3

ENG

310

Classical Literary Theories

3

ENG

311

English Non-fictional Prose

3

ENG

410

20th Century English Literary Theories

3

ENG

411

Classics in Translation

3

ENG

412

Modern Literature

3

ENG

413

Contemporary  English Poetry

3

ENG

414

Modern Drama

3

ENG

415

Old  &Middle English Literature

3

ENG

416

Contemporary Fiction

3

ENG

417

Shakespeare

3

ENG

418

History of English Literature

3

ENG

419

Metaphysical Poets

3

ENG

420

Restoration Literature

3

ENG

421

European Literature (In Translations)

3

 

 

3. Language Courses (Fro concentration in English Language, Students will take four courses from this group as approved by the Course Coordinator.

 

Course

Code

Course Title

Credits

ENG

401

Structure of English

3

ENG

402

Modern English Syntax

3

ENG

403

Semantics

3

ENG

404

Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology

3

ENG

405

Introduction to Sociolinguistic & Psycholinguistic

3

ENG

406

Second Language Acquisition

3

ENG

407

Introduction to Technical Writing

3

ENG

408

Business English

3