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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. 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
  1. Dissertation  6 credit hours
SL. No. Course Code Course Title Credits
1 ENG501 Article from any above mentioned concentration and submit Research Paper. 6