English Language and Literature (4 years, Bachelor of Arts)


The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language.

Employment Opportunities

Teaching, Media, Publishing, Advertising, International Organizations and Business.

Program Outline

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature must complete the following requirements:

Degree Requirements Credits ECTS
General Education Requirements 15 26
Core Requirements 81 150
Major Requirements 27 54
Free Electives 6 10
Total Requirements 129 240

General Education Requirements 15 Credits 26 ECTS
English and Communication 6 11
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ENG103 Instruction in Expository Writing 3 6
COM101 Public Speaking 3 5
Computer Fundamentals 3 5
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
CSC190 Computer Fundamentals and Applications 3 5
Social Behavioral and Political Sciences 6 10

Select two of the following courses:

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
PHL101 Introduction to Philosophy 3 6
PSY103 Introduction to Psychology 3 6
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology 3 5
POL101 Introduction to Politics 3 5
ANT240 Cultural Anthropology 3 6

Core Requirements 81 Credits 150 ECTS
Code Course Title Credits ECTS
LIN362 Teaching Methodology 3 6
ENG379 British Fiction 3 6
ENG377 American Fiction 3 6
LIN340 Teaching Young Learners 3 6
ENG260 Critical and Cultural Theory 3 6
ENG220 Introduction to Fiction 3 5
LIN206 Introduction to Linguistics I 3 5
LIN207 Introduction to Linguistics II 3 5
LIN209 The History of the English Language 3 5
LIN211 English Grammar 3 5
LIN215 Sociolinguistics 3 6
LIN217 Psycholinguistics 3 6
LIN221 Applied Linguistics 3 6
ENG320 Modern Drama 3 6
ENG330 The 19th Century English Novel 3 6
ENG345 Post-Colonialism 3 6
ENG371 Major European Novels of the 20th Century 3 6
LIN325 Second Language Acquisition 3 6
ENG218 Introduction To Drama 3 5
ENG212 Introduction To Poetry 3 5
ENG203 Advanced Expository Writing 3 5
ENG312 Contemporary Poetry 3 6
LIN370 English as a Global Language 3 5
ENG219 Romanticism 3 5
LIN214 Phonetics and Phonology 3 5
ENG243 Shakespeare 3 5
LIN430 English Teaching Internship 3 6
ENG430 Internship in Professional Writing 3 6

Major Requirements 27 Credits 54 ECTS

Select nine of the following courses:

Code Course Title Credits ECTS
ENG210 The European Short Story 3 6
ENG304 Literary Nonfiction 3 6
LIN361 Translation 3 6
LIN365 Technology in Second Language Learning 3 6
ENG395 Film Adaptation 3 6
LIN327 Language Disabilities and The Language Processes 3 6
LIN329 Discourse Analysis 3 6
ENG382 African - American Literature 3 6
ENG441 Special Topics: Literature 3 6
ENG352 Modernism and Postmodernism 3 6
LIN223 Pragmatics 3 6
ENG230 European Drama 3 6
ENG250 Women in Literature 3 6
ENG303 Creative Writing 3 6
LIN220 Semantics 3 6
LIN441 Special Topics: Linguistics 3 6
LIN342 Teaching English for Specific Purposes 3 6
ENG360 Children's Literature 3 6
ENG370 Literary Translation 3 6

Free Electives 6 Credits 10 ECTS

Objectives & Outcomes

General Objectives
  • To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively in the English Language;
  • To develop, through the study of literary texts and cultural theory, a deeper understanding of social, moral and ethical values, including the ability to negotiate between differing value systems.
  • Reflect on students’ relationship to others and their responsibilities to community and society through a literary frame.
  • To develop the student’s analytical, decision making and English communication competencies.
  • To develop those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity, and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations;
  • To build breadth of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements;
  • To provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement.
  • To equip students with wide competencies in writing, across a broad spectrum of career paths.
Specific Objectives
  • To give the student every facility to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to analyze and appreciate texts in linguistic and literary terms;
  • To give the student the opportunity to examine how language is acquired and how social and cultural attitudes are revealed in the ways English is spoken, written and used in society and literature;
  • To understand the nature of social and cultural attitudes, explore their inter-relationship with language, and their expression in literary texts;
  • To study the chronological and structural developments in English language and literature and apply this knowledge in critical analysis of texts;
  • To develop research skills in order to critically analyze a range of English language and literature texts, both oral and written;
  • To foster awareness of contemporary developments in writing, in English-speaking countries as well as internationally;
  • To encourage comprehensive awareness of the social and intellectual contexts of English literature, both past and present;
  • To introduce current debates about the significance of language and literature and their role in cultural and social life;
  • To develop an ability to engage confidently in an imaginative, critical and open-minded understanding of a wide range of works and literature;
  • To develop research, analytical, and linguistic skills both for study and later life;
  • To acquaint students with the nature, history and functions of human language and enrich their knowledge about the discipline of Linguistics.
Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Acquire a working knowledge about and of the English language in its past, present, and future tendencies.
  • Effectively analyze the structure of the English language from various linguistics perspectives such as Syntax, Phonetics and Phonology, Psycholinguistics, Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Semantics and Pragmatics.
  • Critically think and question popular beliefs about language and their possible scientific validity
  • Produce critical research essays that demonstrate broad experience with English language texts from a variety of literary traditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics.
  • Apply in coursework those methods and practical skills required in careers such as teaching EFL”, editing, and publishing.
  • Produce sophisticated critical work on the social, psychological, and cultural dimensions of Linguistics.
  • Demonstrate competence in critical and theoretical skills applicable to textual reading and analysis as the foundations for graduate study.
  • Apply technological as well as critical and theoretical methodologies in the construction of a sound teaching approach.

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