Center of Excellence in Higher Education
The First Private University in Bangladesh

Program : BA in English

Overview

Introduction

The Bachelor of Arts in English is designed to train students to be able to use the language for scholarly and practical purposes. The program provides excellent preparation for any profession requiring a high degree of skill and comprehension in oral and written communication.  The English major is a widely recognized and respected preparation for graduate degrees in teaching, journalism, management and administration.

Course Description

The Department of English offers undergraduate programs in English which give students an opportunity to discover more about the world they live in, to learn to appreciate the artistic works of fellow human beings and to develop literary and linguistic aptitudes of their own.

The BA in English program is recommended 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. It is specially designed as a foundation course for potential language teachers at secondary and tertiary levels.

The freshman and sophomore students will have an opportunity to do interdisciplinary courses to enable them to get a variegated general education. By the third year, they have an option of one or two of three streams: Language (Linguistics), Literature, and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Language).  Thus, they not only get a variety of options to choose from, but also equip themselves with essential skills in specialized areas.

The Faculty

The department includes faculty members who have a broad range of professional competence in the study of literature and language, and who are trained to teach courses in language study, linguistics, comparative literature, translation and world cultures.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

B.A. in English Curriculum

 

Degree           

 

                      123 credits

University Core Courses

 

                      54 credits

School Core

 

                      39 credits

Major Concentration

 

                      24 credits

Free Electives

 

                       6 credits

 

Year 1: 10 courses/30 credits

Year 1 Term 1

ENG102

Introduction to Composition

3 credits

HIS101

Bangladesh History and Culture

3  credits

MIS105

Intro. to Computer Information System

3  credits

Year 1 Term 2

ENG103

Intermediate Composition

3  credits

SOC101/ENV203/ GEO205/ANT101

Soc./Geog./Anthropology

3  credits

MAT112/MAT116

College Algebra/Precalculus

3  credits

Year 1 Term 3

ENG111

Public Speaking

3  credits

POL101/POL104

Political Science/Government

3  credits

ECO101/ECO104

Macro Principles

3  credits

BEN205

Bangla Language and Literature

3  credits

Year 2: 11 courses/34 credits                                   [30+34=64]

Year 2 Term 1

ENG115

Literature

3  credits

PHI101/PHI104

Philosophy/Ethics

3  credits

BUS172

Statistics I

3  credits

CHN/FRC/SPA/

ARB 101

Foreign Language-Introductory level

3  credits

Year 2 Term 2

ENG220/ ENG230

Introduction to Fiction/ Introduction to Poetry

3 credits

HIS102

Introduction to World Civilization

3  credits

PSY101/ENV107/ PBH101/CHE101/ PHYL107L/BIO103

Introduction to Psychology/Intro to Environmental Science/Introduction to Public Health/ Biology I/Physics I

4 credits

Year 2 Term 3

ENG210/ ENG260

Introduction to Linguistics/ Literary Theory

3 credits

ENG216

Research Methodology for Humanities

3 credits

CHN/FRC/SPA/

ARB 201/301

Foreign Language-Intermediate/advanced  Level

3 credits

POL201/POL300/

LAW206/WMS201/ POL210/

International relations/intro. to Governance/ Intro. to constitutional Law/ Gender Studies/ Human Rights

3 credits

Year 3: 10 courses/32 credits                            [30+34+32=96]

Year 3 Term 1

PSY101/ENV107/ PBH101/CHE101/ PHYL107L/BIO103

Introduction to Psychology/Intro to Environmental Science/Introduction to Public Health/ Biology I/Physics I

4 credits

ARC131

Music/Art/Design

3 credits

HIS103

Emergence of Bangladesh

3 credits

Year 3 Term 2

ENG338/ENG302/ ENG361

Elizabethan and Jacobean drama/Phonetics & Phonology/ Introduction to Applied Linguistic

3 credits

INT101/POL300/

LAW206/WMS201/ POL210/

International relations/intro. to Governance/ Intro. to constitutional Law/ Gender Studies/ Human Rights

3 credits

LBA104

Introduction to Dramatics

3 credits

ECO406

History of Economic Thought

3 credits

Year 3 Term 3

ENG336/ ENG307/ ENG366

17th Century Poetry and Prose/ Semantics & Pragmatics/  Theories of Second Language Acquisition

3  credits

LAW410/ ECO203/   ANT203/ SOC201/  PAD301/TNM201

Comparative Legal Systems/ Microeconomics/ Anthropology II/  Sociology II/  Public Administration/ Media and Communication

3 credits

PSY101/ENV107/ PBH101/CHE101/ PHYL107L/BIO103

Introduction to Psychology/Intro to Environmental Science/Introduction to Public Health/ Biology I/Physics I

4 credits

Year 4: 9 courses/27 credits                       [30+34+32+27=123]

Year 4 Term 1

ENG341/ENG312/ ENG371

The Rise and Growth of the Novel/Morphology & Syntax/  Principles of Syllabus Design & Material Development

3 credits

ENG4xx

Any elective course (from own concentration)

3 credits

ETH201

Ethical Theory

3 credits

Year 4 Term 2

ENG346/ ENG334/ ENG377

19th Century Prose and Fiction/ Sociolinguistics/ Testing and Evaluation

3 credits

ENG4xx

Any elective course (from own concentration)

3 credits

_____xxx

Free elective course (courses from any area university wide)

3 credits

Year 4 Term 3

ENG351/ ENG337/  ENG381

Modernism/Psycholinguistics/ Teaching Techniques & Practicum

3 credits

ENG4xx

Any elective course (from own concentration)

3  credits

_____xxx

Free elective course (courses from any area university wide)

3 credits










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Requirements (for batches 142 and before):

Total credit requirement for degree program is 123 credits.

Core        
66 credits
General Education Courses   
27    “       (6 credits from Core)
 
Concentration Elective     
36    “
   


1. Core courses: (66 credits)                  3 credits each

ENG 109     
Academic English I
ENG 110   
Academic English II
ENG 112  
Reading Skill and Vocabulary Building
ENG 118  
Introduction to Fiction
ENG 119  
Introduction to Drama
ENG 200   
Structure of English
ENG 202  
Stylistics
ENG 205  
Advanced Writing
ENG 210   
Introduction to Linguistics 
ENG 211  
Basic Theories of Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
ENG 212 
History of the English Language
ENG 215
Language and Culture
ENG 219
European Classics in Translation
ENG 222 
Survey of American Literature 
ENG 223
Survey of British Literature
ENG 230
Introduction to Poetry
ENG 310
Phonetics and Phonology
ENG 311 
Semantics
ENG 335
Introduction to Literary Theory    
ENG 450
Teaching Techniques
ENG 456
Testing and Evaluation
ENG 490
Senior Tutorial  
 
or
ENG 491
Teaching Practicum     

2. General Education Courses (27 credits)

English requirements of 6 credits (ENG109 & ENG110) are automatically fulfilled in core requirements. A total number of 21 credits need to be completed:

        

Computer Science/Science/MIS    6
Environmental Studies    3
Liberal Arts and Social Sciences                      9
Psychology                                           3
Total 21

 

3. Concentration Electives (36 credits)

Students select one of the following concentrations and complete 21 credits in it. They have an option of doing the remaining 15 credits from either (a) their own concentration, or (b) any of the other two concentrations, or (c) any other discipline.


A. Concentration Electives for Language:

 

ENG 204

Introduction to Applied Linguistics

ENG 208

An Introduction to Journalism

ENG 315

Electronic Journal Workshops

ENG 316

Introduction to Creative Writing

ENG 319

Fundamentals of Language Acquisition and Development

ENG 320

Discourse Analysis

ENG 370

Business Communication

ENG 401

Contrastive Grammar

ENG 402

Modern English Transformational and Generative Grammar

ENG 410

Sociolinguistics

ENG 411

Psycholinguistics

ENG 412

Modern Schools of Linguistics

ENG 414

English for Public Relations

ENG 470

Theory and Practice of Translation

 

B.  Concentration Electives for Literature:

ENG 201

The Short Story

ENG 225

Survey of South Asian Literature in English

ENG 301

Poetry of the English Renaissance: From Spenser to Milton

ENG 304

Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama Excluding Shakespeare

ENG 305

Shakespeare Studies

ENG 306

Restoration and Augustan Literature

ENG 323

The Rise of the Novel

ENG 326

Romantic Poetry

ENG 331

Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

ENG 332

Victorian Poetry and Prose

ENG 333

Nineteenth-Century American Fiction

ENG 380

Literary Theory I: From Plato to Johnson

ENG 405

Modernism and Postmodernism in Poetry: From Yeats to Ginsberg

ENG 415

Twentieth-Century Fiction in English

ENG 418

Twentieth-Century Drama in English

ENG 426

Literary Theory II: From Wordsworth to Derrida

ENG 428

Nineteenth-and Twentieth-Century Feminist writings

ENG 430

Senior Seminar in Literature

 

C.   Concentration Electives for TESOL (Teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages):

ENG 318

Principles of Materials Development

ENG 319

Fundamentals of Language Acquisition and Development

ENG 401

Contrastive Grammar

ENG 402

Modern English Transformational and Generative Grammar

ENG 410

Socio linguistics

ENG 411

Psycholinguistics

ENG 434

Syllabus Design

ENG 451

Teaching Reading

ENG 452

Teaching Grammar    

ENG 453

Teaching Composition

ENG 454

Teaching Listening and Speaking

ENG 455

Computer Assisted Language Learning







Dual/Minor/Others

Dual Major Program in English (Summer 2014 & before)

BA in English students can complete dual major in any two of the three concentrations (Linguistics, Literature or TESOL). Requirements will be as follows:

Total credits: 129

Breakdown is given below:

Core                    : 66 credits
General Education courses     : 21 credits
Concentration Electives:       
First Concentration  : 21 credits (7 courses)
Second Concentration:  
                Open - 15 credits  
          Additional - 06 credits : 21 credits (5 open + 2 additional courses)

Major in English For Students of Other Academic Departments/Programs:    45 Credits

Minimum CGPA requirement is 2.5

   

Course ID   Course Title            Credits
ENG 112   Reading Skill and Vocabulary Building 3
ENG 118 Introduction to Fiction    3
ENG 119   Introduction to Drama              3
ENG 210    Introduction to Linguistics   3
ENG 212  History of the English Language 3
ENG 215 Language and Culture 3
ENG 219  European Classics in Translation 3
ENG 230  Introduction to Poetry 3
ENG 310  Phonetics and Phonology 3
ENG 3xx Any Three courses  9
ENG 4xx  Any Three courses 9

Note: Students who have taken BUS251 (Business Communication) may not take ENG370 (Business Communication).

Minor program in English for students of other academic departments / programs

Total credits: 30

Core                                      12 credits

Concentration Elective      18 credits

The students must take 12 credits (One course from each of the 4 levels, i.e. levels 100 through 400) from the core courses. The student who has done ENG 103 or ENG 105 may be credited with a 100 level course. S/he needs to take 18 credits from the following three disciplines of concentration elective: Language, Literature and TESOL. Of these 18 credits, s/he will take 12 credits from concentration minor and 6 credits from the remaining two concentrations.

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