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- B.A in English -

B. A(Honors) in English

Description of the Program: B.A (Honors) in English is a four year program of 140 credits.It is enriched with both the literature and linguistics to comply with demands of modern culture and society.

 

Program Educational Objectives (PEO): 

The PEO is to provide the students of the Department of English with the most modern knowledge of literary and linguistic minds. They will be introduced with the earliest English and American writers as well as postmodern theorists and literature. The department is to create professionals with a high sense of culture, world order, and humane qualities. They will be able to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century. They will be an asset for the community, the country, and the world, at large. The specific PEO’s are as follows:

 

  1. Establish a good learning environment in the department so that the graduates can attain knowledge, skills and attitude and be fit to meet the future challenges in the job market. 

 

  1. Introduce most modern and updated syllabus according to the needs of society as well as demands of potential employers; 

 

  1. Enroll good quality students with commitment so that the graduates can achieve desired standards.

 

  1. Improve physical facilities, like laboratory, library, classroom etc. to create better learning conditions to achieve desired goal. 

 

  1. Ensure effective teaching-learning for meaningful quality education. 

 

  1. Establish fair and effective procedures to assess achievement of the students.

 

  1. Improve student support services so that students' personal and academic needs can be met.

 

  1. Make an effective team of teaching and non-teaching staff for meaningful quality education as well as services. 

 

  1. Develop capacity, formulate policy, and undertake programs for innovative research and development works.

 

Program Learning Outcome(PLO):

On completion of B.A (Honors) in English at AUB, the graduates will be able to -

  1. Communicate both in oral and written English.
  2.  Design syllabus for ESL/EFL learners and evaluate English language skills.
  3. Teach English language teaching techniques to ESL/EFL learners.
  4. Compete for jobs at home and abroad related to their subject matters and other skills.
  5. Uphold the ethical and moral standard of universal order.
  6. Sensible towards humanitarian causes and show better qualities of human beings in everyday life.   
  7. Develop an understanding of major issues relating to English Language, Literature and research. 
  8. Relate their knowledge and skills with real life situations 
  9. Understand theme, structure and design of English Language and Literature
  10. Reflect on human values as prescribed in respective texts. 
  11. They should be able to use educational technology in class and professional presentations. 
  12. Review English literature and compare contemporary writers. 

 

Curriculum Structure

  • Duration of the Program: 4 years / 8 semesters (6 monthly)
  • Total credit: 132 Hours
  • Non Credit: Four courses
  • Course Distribution: Total number of courses:48
  • Compulsory Courses: 28 Courses=84 Credits

 

Semester wise Course Offer

1st Semester

SL.

Course Title 

Course Code

1

Intensive Language Course (Grammar)

232- 1001

2

Intensive Language Course (Speaking and Listening)

232- 1002

3

Intensive Language Course (Reading)

232- 1003

4

Intensive Language Course (Writing)

232= 1004

5

Introduction to Literature

232- 1105

6

Introduction to Bengali Literature

0231- 1102


 

2ndSemester 

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Introduction to Drama

0232-1311

2

Elementary Linguistics

0232-1210

3

Introduction to poetry

0232-1107

4

Foundation English I

0232-1101

5

Basics of Computers

061-1101

6

Islamic Ethics

0221-1207



 

3rd Semester

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Fiction and Non-Fictional Prose

0232-2217

2

Classics in Translation

0232-1312

3

Methodology of Language Teaching

0232-2219

4

Studies in English History

0232-2218

5

Comparative Economic Systems

0311-2308

6

Bangladesh Studies

0133-2210


 

4th Semester 

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Metaphysical Poetry

0232-232

2

Discourse Analysis

0232-3413

3

Eighteenth Century English Literature

0232-3227

4

The Romantics

0232-3331

5

Introduction to Philosophy

0223-1105

6

Comparative Social Systems

0314-1103




 

5th Semester 

 

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Writing Basics

0232-1103

2

Teaching Tehniques

0232- 4132

3

20th Century English Poetry & Drama

0232-4237

4

Language Testing and Evaluation

0232-4235

5

Business Communication

0414- 2401

6

Bengali Language and Culture

 


 

6th Semester 

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Professional/Advanced writing

0232-4551

2

19th Century Literature(Poetry)

0232-4133

3

William Shakespeare

0232-4340

4

Literary Criticism

0232-4342

5

History of Emergence of Bangladesh

0133-2411

6

19th Century Literature (Novel)

0232-4236


 

7th Semester

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

0232-4238

2

Modern American poetry  

0232-4550

3

Syllabus Designing & Material Production

0232-3330

4

Sociolinguistics

0232-3123

5

Psycholinguistics

0232-3124

6

Stylistics

0232-4447


 

8th Semester 

SL.

Course Title

Course Code

1

Old English in Translation

0232-4549

2

Studies in English History

0232-2218

3

Comparative Legal Systems

0421-4845

4

Comparative Political Systems

0312-1205

5

17th Century Prose and Drama

0232-3228

6

ELT Research Project

0232-4339