B.A. (Hons.) in English

Overview

The Department of English at International Standard University (ISU) seeks to provide its students with quality education and rigorous training in the English language, literature, and applied and theoretical linguistics. It also aims to develop the students’ English language, thinking, and research skills. Through the unique combination of breadth and depth, theory and practice, knowledge and skills, the Department endeavors to prepare its students to achieve language proficiency, succeed academically and professionally, thrive intellectually, and meet the requirements of the job market. The Department also emphasizes scholarly research and community outreach and service and promotes intercultural understanding and exchange. The program requires acquiring a good command of English Language skills, an extensive reading of literary texts with a primary focus on their contexts, genres, theoretical apparatus, and interpretive tools, and getting familiar with the basic facts, levels and branches of linguistics as well as a study of general education courses so that the students can develop insights into different enlightened ideas, and attain employ-ability skills in competitive job markets. Therefore, the program is committed to preparing the students for any field that values careful reading, precise thinking, and the ability to write clear, persuasive prose.

Program Educational Objectives (PEO)

PEO 1 To provide students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge and deep understanding of English language, literature, and linguistics; PEO 2 To develop students’ language and communication skills through employing a theory and technology enhanced approach to teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; PEO 3 To cultivate students’ critical and creative thinking skills and fostering their research capabilities; PEO 4 To conduct theoretical, empirical, practical, and comparative research on the English language, literature, and linguistics; PEO 5 To exploit the intersection and mutual benefits between the English language/ linguistics and modern technological applications.

PEO to Mission Statement Mapping


Mission StatementPEO 1PEO 2PEO 3PEO 4PEO 5
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M23
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Correlation: 3- High, 2-Medium, 1-Low

Program Outcomes (PO)

The courses of the Program- BA (Hons) in English at ISU- are designed to help the students attain required learning outcomes. After the completion of the program, a student will be able to effectively:
  • PLO 1: Communicate in English language in diverse contexts.
  • PLO 2: Read, analyze, interpret, appreciate, and research literature in English.
  • PLO 3: Analyze, explicate and research varied aspects of the English language.
  • PLO 4: Exploit and research applied linguistics pertinent to English language teaching.

Mapping of POs to PEOs

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PEO 13
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PEO 2
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PEO 3
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PEO 4
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PEO 5
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Correlation: 3- High, 2-Medium, 1-Low

Program Objectives

Providing students with broad theoretical and practical knowledge and deep understanding of English language, literature, and linguistics; developing students’ language and communication skills through employing a theory and technology-enhanced approach to teaching listening, speaking, reading, and writing; cultivating students’ critical and creative thinking skills and fostering their research capabilities; conducting theoretical, empirical, practical, and comparative research on the English language, literature, and linguistics; exploiting the intersection and mutual benefits between the English language/ linguistics and modern technological applications.

Areas of Concentration

The program concentrates on the courses on English literature ranging from the old period to the postmodern period encompassing all representative works so that the students can attain a complete insight into understanding the various literary trends, tendencies, and movements. Simultaneously, they will be able to appreciate the body of literary works critically.

Career Opportunities

There are myriad of jobs that you can do with a degree in English. Studying English prepares you for a diverse range of professional fields, including teaching, journalism, publishing, media, and fine arts. You can also get jobs in the entertainment, public relations, non-profit and even technology fields. In fact, there are actually a vast number of careers you can build with an English major. Good communication skills are incredibly important to employers, and learning how to communicate well is an integral part of majoring in English. You also learn how to research, think critically, and use your creativity with all super employable skills.

One who passes B.A. (Hons.) in English with CGPA 3.0 and above has a fair chance to qualify in BCS and other lucrative jobs in both the public and private sectors.

Admission Requirements

  • GPA of at least 2.5 (or 2nd division) in both SSC and HSC exams.
  • GPA of at least 2.00 either in SSC or HSC exam but the total GPA of SSC & HSC must be at least 6.00.
  • O-level with at least 5 subjects and A-level with at least 2 subjects in which there must be at least ‘B’ grades or GPA 4.00 in 4 subjects and ‘C’ grades or GPA 3.50 in the remaining 3 subjects.
  • North American High School Diploma or equivalent.
  • Direct admission for students having GPA 5 in both SSC & HSC, 5 “A’s” in O-Level and 3 “A’s” in A-Level.

Course Structure

Course Category No. of Courses Credit per Course Total Credits
General Education(GED) 6 3 18
Second /Foreign Language 1 3 03
Language and Linguistics 9 3 27
Major 20 3 60
Thesis 1 6 6
Minor 4 3 12
Total 126

Degree Requirements

  • Completion of 126.0 credit hours.
  • Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Financial Information

ParticularsUnit Cost (in Tk.)Total (in Tk.)Mode of Payment
Admission Fee + Form Fee1050010500Once
Tuition Fee (Per Credit) (Total 126 credits)1600201600Semester- wise
Registration Fee500040000Semester-wise
Internship Registration FeeN/AN/AN/A
Library Fee20002000Once
Lab. Fee5004000Semester-wise
Student Activities Fee5004000Semester-wise
Total
262100

List of Courses

Particulars Course Code Course Title Credits

GED Core Courses

ENG 100 Remedial English 0
ENG 101 English Composition 3
ENG 102 English II Oral and Written Communication 3
GED 119 History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh 3
GED 117 Functional Bangla 3
GED 107 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology 3
GED 111 Computer Fundamentals and Web Technology 3
Program Major Courses ENG 401 Old English Literature in Translation 3
ENG 402 Medieval English Literature 3
ENG 403 Renaissance English Literature 3
ENG 404 Introduction to Poetry 3
ENG 405 Introduction to Prose and Drama 3
ENG 406 Shakespearean Drama 3
ENG 407 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3
ENG 408 Restoration and 18th Century English Literature 3
ENG 409 Romantic Poetry 3
ENG 410 English Novel from Austen to Hardy 3
ENG 411 Victorian Prose and Poetry 3
ENG 412 American Literature I 3
ENG 413 American Literature II 3
ENG 414 Modern English Literature 3
ENG 415 South Asian Literature in English 3
ENG 416 African and Caribbean Literature in English 3
ENG 417 Critical Theory& Criticism 3
ENG 418 Colonial and Post-Colonial Literature 3
ENG 419 Classics in Translation 3
ENG 420 Research Methodology 3
ENG 421 Thesis 6
Language and Linguistics Courses ENG 201 Spoken English and Phonetics 3
ENG 202 Reading & Writing 3
ENG 203 Developing Vocabulary 3
ENG 204 English for Professional Purposes 3
ENG 205 Introduction to Linguistics 3
ENG 206 English Language Teaching (ELT) 3
ENG 207 Fundamentals of Sociolinguistics 3
ENG 208 Teaching Language through Literature 3
ENG 209 Academic Writing 3
ENG 210 Teaching Second Language Skills 3
ENG 211 Language and Media 3
ENG 212 Discourse Analysis 3
Second/Foreign Language Courses FLN 101 Foreign Language Spanish 3
FLN 102 Foreign Language French 3
FLN 103 Foreign Language Japanese 3
Minor Courses ENG 301 Introduction to Bangla Literature 3
ENG 302 History of English Literature 3
ENG 303 History of England 3
ENG 304 Western Philosophy 3