The special prerequisite for this programme focus, besides basic eligibility for university studies, is fieldeligibility 6: Civics A and English B. Applicants are exempted from the Civics A requirement.
Global Language – Global Literature (7.5 credits) EN232E
Subjects of English (15 credits) EN234E
Global Media - Global Culture (7.5 credits) EN233E
Reading and Responding (7.5 credits) EN218E
Academic Writing and Rhetoric (7.5 credits) EN208E
Introduction to English Grammar (7.5 credits) EN221E
Phonetics (7.5 credits) EN220E
Culture and Representation (7.5 credits) EN222E
Language Analysis (7.5 credits) EN223E
Approaching the English Canon (7.5 credits) EN224E
Academic Writing and Rhetoric II (7.5 credits) EN209E
Specialization electives (30 credits)
Study abroad (30 credits)
Specialization electives (30 credits), which can also include Work Placement Studies (15 credits) IM215E.
* Specializations may be tailored by the student. The department offers the following on a regular basis:
Theatre & Drama
English III, Linguistic Option (30 credits) EN103L
English III, Literary Option (30 credits) EN103A
The Bachelor in English Studies is a program that aims to reflect the diversity, eclecticism, and multidisciplinarity of contemporary English scholarship. The program is designed for students interested in studying the theory and practice of language in its various social forms. English Studies is thus concerned with both the history and current practices of writing and speaking in English. We examine how understandings of language have developed in fields such as phonetics, sociolinguistics, pragmatics, discourse analysis, and also how the English language has developed into a global language of communication. The focus is on examining the operations of power in the use of language with a special emphasis on gender, class, and ethnicity. English Studies also encompasses literary studies, as well as the study of language-centered cultural production at large, without privileging the historical over the contemporary. It enables the student to develop a sophisticated critical consciousness and an awareness of the ways in which language is structured and used for different purposes in a range of contexts. These contexts include, but are not limited to, film, art, music, advertising, and span English, American, and emerging post-colonial cultures.
The program emphasizes the student’s own written and oral production, incorporating performing arts and creative writing into the curriculum, thus merging critical and creative thinking. English Studies students gain skills that are applicable to a broad range of career opportunities, including teaching, media (editing, publishing, journalism, advertising, TV, radio, film, etc.), as well as business and administration. Students learn to analyze, evaluate, and create a wide range of texts. These transferable skills are recognized by employers who put a high value on: the construction of clearly expressed arguments; the logical presentation and analysis of ideas; the production of creative solutions; the competent management of large amounts of complex information; and the taking of initiative in conducting independent research. The program provides a suitable foundation for graduate studies in English, creative writing, teaching, and other fields, both in Europe and worldwide.