About the Program
The Department of English aspires to assume a national and regional leading role in the teaching of and research into English language, literature, and linguistics.
The Department seeks to provide its students with quality education and rigorous training in the English language, literature, and applied and theoretical linguistics. It also aims to develop the students’ English language, thinking, and research skills. Through the unique combination of breadth and depth, theory and practice, knowledge and skills, the Department endeavors to prepare its students to achieve language proficiency, succeed academically and professionally, thrive intellectually, and meet the requirements of the job market. The Department also emphasizes scholarly research and community outreach and service, and promotes intercultural understanding and exchange.
The program requires acquiring a good command of English Language skills, an extensive reading of literary texts with primary focus on their contexts, genres, theoretical apparatus, and interpretive tools, and getting familiar with the basic facts, levels and branches of linguistics as well as a study of general education courses so that the students can develop insights into different enlightened ideas, and attain employability skills in competitive job markets. Therefore, the program is committed to preparing the students for any field that values careful reading, precise thinking, and the ability to write clear, persuasive prose.
The program aims at:
- providing students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge and deep understanding of English language, literature, and linguistics;
- developing students’ language and communication skills through employing a theory and technology enhanced approach to teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing;
- cultivating students’ critical and creative thinking skills and fostering their research capabilities;
- conducting theoretical, empirical, practical, and comparative research on the English language, literature, and linguistics;
- exploiting the intersection and mutual benefits between the English language/ linguistics and modern technological applications.
Areas of Concentrations
The program concentrates on the courses on English literature ranging from the old period to the postmodern period encompassing all representative works so that the students can attain a complete insight into understanding the various literary trends, tendencies, and movements. Simultaneously, they will be able to appreciate the body of literary works critically.
There are myriad of jobs that you can do with a degree in English. Studying English prepares you for a diverse range of professional fields, including teaching, journalism, publishing, media, and fine arts. You can also get jobs in the entertainment, public relations, non-profit and even technology fields. In fact, there are actually a vast number of careers you can build with English major. Good communications skills are incredibly important to employers, and learning how to communicate well is an integral part of majoring in English. You also learn how to research, think critically, and use your creativity with all super employable skills.
One who passes B.A. (Hons.) in English with CGPA 3.0 and above has a fair chance to qualify in BCS and other lucrative jobs in both the public and private sectors.
i. GPA of at least 2.5 (or 2nd division) in both SSC and HSC exams.; or
ii. GPA of at least 2.00 either in SSC or HSC exam. but the total GPA of SSC & HSC must be at least 6.00; or
iii. At least C grade in 5 subjects of O- level and 2 subjects of A- level including;
iv. North American High School Diploma or equivalent;
v. Direct admission for students having GPA 5 in both SSC & HSC, 5 “A’s” in O-Level and 3 “A’s” in A-Level
The B.A. (Hons.) degree requirements will be as follows:
a. Completion of 126.0 credit hours
b. Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.50.