Course Details

The Department of English offers Bachelor of Arts in English (Hons) 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.
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Bachelor of Arts in English program has the following areas as specialization/concentration

  • English Literature
  • Applied Linguistics\ELT

Major in English

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
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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


BA in English program consists of minimum 126 Credit Hours as per the following Course Structure:

  • Core Courses
    • Number of Courses
      22 x 3
    • Credit Hours
  • General Requirement
    • Number of Courses
      10 x 3
    • Credit Hours
  • Optional General Education
    • Number of Courses
      5 x 3
    • Credit Hours
  • Elective requirement
    • Number of Courses
      9 x 3
    • Credit Hours
  • Thesis / Research Paper
    • Number of Courses
    • Credit Hours
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Minimum GPA 2.5 in both S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent

Duration of the

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.

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English is the major language of communication in the scientific and technological world. The medium of instruction at RUD is English. Students are required to have proficiency in both spoken and written English, although the students will be taught two courses on English in two consecutive semesters to make them skilled in technical & communicative English.
The performance of a student in a given course is made through Continuous Evaluation that comprises of Class Test, Class Attendance, Homework / Assignment and a Semester Final Examination. Letter Grades and Grade Points are used to evaluate the performance of a student in a given course. The grading system at RUD is as per with national and international standards, which is also in sharp compliance of the University Grants Commission’s guidelines. A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C & D are the passing grades while F is the failing grade. The numerical equivalence of the grades as used in calculating the CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) is as follows:
Numerical Grade Letter Grade Grade Point
80% and above A+ 4.00
75% to less than 80% A 3.75
70% to less than 75% A- 3.50
65% to less than 70% B+ 3.25
60% to less than 65% B 3.00
55% to less than 60% B- 2.75
50% to less than 55% C+ 2.50
45% to less than 50% C 2.25
40% to less than 45% D 2.00
Less than 40% F 0.00
The Grade Point Average (GPA) will be computed in the following way: GPA=

Evaluation Procedures

Total credit hour for each course is 3 and total marks for each course is 100.

The distribution of marks for each course is as follows:

Particulars Numbers
Class Attendance 10
Assignment/Term Paper 10
Class Test/Presentation/Viva Voce 10
Midterm Examination: 50 (Converted to 30
Final Examination: 50 (Converted to) 40
Total: 100
Number of Class test and Presentation will be depended on course teacher.
Total time for midterm examination will be 120 minutes (2.00 hour) and semester final examination will be 120 minutes (2 hours).