About the Program

The Department of English aspires to assume a national and regional leading role in the teaching of and research into English language, literature, and linguistics. 

The Department 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 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 employability 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 Objectives

The program aims at:

  • 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 Concentrations

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 English major. Good communications 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

i.                GPA of at least 2.5 (or 2nd division) in both SSC and HSC exams.; or

ii.                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; or

iii.                At least C grade in 5 subjects of  O- level and 2 subjects of  A- level including; 

iv.                North American High School Diploma or equivalent;

v.                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

The B.A. (Hons.) degree requirements will be as follows:

a.           Completion of 126.0 credit hours 

b.           Passing of all courses individually and maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.50.

Financial Information

Particulars

Unit Cost (in Tk.)

Total (in Tk.)

Mode of Payment

Admission Fee

10000

10000

Once

Tuition Fee (per credit)

1500

189000

Semester-wise

Registration Fee

5000

40000

Semester-wise

Library Fee

2000

2000

Once

Lab. Fee

500

4000

Semester-wise

Student Activities Fee

500

4000

Semester-wise

Total

249000

 

List of Courses

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

ENG 100

Remedial English

0

GED Core Courses

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

ENG405

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

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