Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English

Vision statement

To achieve individual and collective excellence in academic practices and professional competence.

Mission statement

In line with the mission of the university, the Department of English offers a BA in English program to prepare undergraduate students to serve in globalized settings. By providing excellent instruction and practical guidance, the program strives to attain internationally acceptable standards in preparing knowledgeable and skilled graduates who are not only equipped with the ability to think critically, but also with advanced reading and writing skills that they can use for a range of professions.

Program Outcomes

 Undergraduate students of the Department of English are expected to acquire the qualifications elaborated below

A. Knowledgeable

Students will achieve a high level of competence and expertise in the field of literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies and literary criticism. They will have in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of literary language and ways of thinking in their field.  They will develop a capacity for logical and critical thinking and will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge in analyzing diverse texts in diverse contexts from interdisciplinary perspectives. They will be able to synthesize a range of critical discourses to draw conclusions on their own. Students will be able to extend the boundaries of their knowledge through extensive research and through the application of such knowledge in solving real-life problems.

B. Proactive Students will gain the confidence to carry out research and involve themselves actively in taking initiatives across a range of fields. They will develop the capacity to identify, evaluate, and apply personal learning strategies, and update such strategies according to their academic and professional needs.
C. Creative

Students will be motivated to discover, expand, create, and explore new ideas. They will be innovation-oriented. They will develop an ability to create new opportunities and will be ready to implement them.

D. Responsible

Students will develop a strong sense of their civic responsibilities and will be motivated to apply themselves to social amelioration. They will explore different issues of moral concern and sustainability and attempt to utilize their learning experience in their social behavior. They will develop a strong sense of national identity as well as intercultural competence. They will be able to analyze local and global situations from socio-political, economic, and historical perspectives.

E. Collaborative

Students will acquire skills in working in diverse learning environments: they will be ready for individual, peer, group and team work. They will be able to contribute as valuable members of teams in decision-making and taking initiatives. They will be able to operate in a range of roles while working in teams to fulfill common goals. They will develop strong networking skills, respect the opinions and contributions of others, and assert their own opinions and lead others when necessary.

F. Articulate

They will be competent in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English. They will be able to convey their ideas clearly and effectively in front of a diverse audience in diverse professional and cultural settings. They will be able to express themselves effectively in written, verbal, or digital communication. They will be capable of actively engaging themselves in relevant online communities and share their productive ideas with their peers around the globe.

G. Life-long Learning

Students will be proficient in learning and knowledge dissemination throughout their life and view the practice as a never-ending process. They will develop their knowledge according to the needs of society and evolve continuously, mastering challenges they encounter, through their skills in interpretation and communication.

          

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of BA English program are to prepare graduates with the following qualities:

  1. To prepare graduates to be critical readers, capable of analyzing, evaluating and formulating opinions on text by applying linguistic and literary theories in their research and teaching.
  2. To provide graduates with requisite reading and writing skills for applying in a variety of professions and for accomplishing academic and professional writing.
  3. To help graduates to become facilitators who will develop and maintain networks with alumni, scholars and professionals worldwide by acquiring effective communication skills acquired in various speaking and listening courses.
  4. To equip graduates to serve society by incorporating literature and writing as sources of wisdom and insight into life as well as aesthetic pleasure through life-long learning.
+ Vision

Vision statement

To achieve individual and collective excellence in academic practices and professional competence.

+ Mission

Mission statement

In line with the mission of the university, the Department of English offers a BA in English program to prepare undergraduate students to serve in globalized settings. By providing excellent instruction and practical guidance, the program strives to attain internationally acceptable standards in preparing knowledgeable and skilled graduates who are not only equipped with the ability to think critically, but also with advanced reading and writing skills that they can use for a range of professions.

+ Program Outcomes

Program Outcomes

 Undergraduate students of the Department of English are expected to acquire the qualifications elaborated below

A. Knowledgeable

Students will achieve a high level of competence and expertise in the field of literature, linguistics, applied linguistics, cultural studies and literary criticism. They will have in-depth knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of literary language and ways of thinking in their field.  They will develop a capacity for logical and critical thinking and will be able to apply their theoretical knowledge in analyzing diverse texts in diverse contexts from interdisciplinary perspectives. They will be able to synthesize a range of critical discourses to draw conclusions on their own. Students will be able to extend the boundaries of their knowledge through extensive research and through the application of such knowledge in solving real-life problems.

B. Proactive Students will gain the confidence to carry out research and involve themselves actively in taking initiatives across a range of fields. They will develop the capacity to identify, evaluate, and apply personal learning strategies, and update such strategies according to their academic and professional needs.
C. Creative

Students will be motivated to discover, expand, create, and explore new ideas. They will be innovation-oriented. They will develop an ability to create new opportunities and will be ready to implement them.

D. Responsible

Students will develop a strong sense of their civic responsibilities and will be motivated to apply themselves to social amelioration. They will explore different issues of moral concern and sustainability and attempt to utilize their learning experience in their social behavior. They will develop a strong sense of national identity as well as intercultural competence. They will be able to analyze local and global situations from socio-political, economic, and historical perspectives.

E. Collaborative

Students will acquire skills in working in diverse learning environments: they will be ready for individual, peer, group and team work. They will be able to contribute as valuable members of teams in decision-making and taking initiatives. They will be able to operate in a range of roles while working in teams to fulfill common goals. They will develop strong networking skills, respect the opinions and contributions of others, and assert their own opinions and lead others when necessary.

F. Articulate

They will be competent in reading, writing, listening, and speaking in English. They will be able to convey their ideas clearly and effectively in front of a diverse audience in diverse professional and cultural settings. They will be able to express themselves effectively in written, verbal, or digital communication. They will be capable of actively engaging themselves in relevant online communities and share their productive ideas with their peers around the globe.

G. Life-long Learning

Students will be proficient in learning and knowledge dissemination throughout their life and view the practice as a never-ending process. They will develop their knowledge according to the needs of society and evolve continuously, mastering challenges they encounter, through their skills in interpretation and communication.

          

+ Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of BA English program are to prepare graduates with the following qualities:

  1. To prepare graduates to be critical readers, capable of analyzing, evaluating and formulating opinions on text by applying linguistic and literary theories in their research and teaching.
  2. To provide graduates with requisite reading and writing skills for applying in a variety of professions and for accomplishing academic and professional writing.
  3. To help graduates to become facilitators who will develop and maintain networks with alumni, scholars and professionals worldwide by acquiring effective communication skills acquired in various speaking and listening courses.
  4. To equip graduates to serve society by incorporating literature and writing as sources of wisdom and insight into life as well as aesthetic pleasure through life-long learning.

The general and specific curriculum objectives are as follows:

General:

a) Promote liberal humanitarian values through the study of the masterpieces of English and American literature, non-native writings in English, cultural studies, postcolonial studies etc.

b) Polish, refine and develop sensibilities and cultivate professionalism in manner and behaviour of students to prepare them to be successful future leaders/civil administrators.

c) Strengthen the moral fabric of students and develop their ability to distinguish right from wrong.

d) Promote humanitarian causes in a world dominated by commercial motives.

Specific:

a) Develop excellent communication skills in English, since it is the gateway to success in professional life nowadays nationally and internationally.

b) Prepare good English language and literature teaching professionals to cater to the need of skilled English teachers at the tertiary level in Bangladesh, who will, in turn, help train teachers for secondary and primary levels.

c) Train students as course curriculum designers for English language programs in the country.

d) Train students as English text book/material designers so that they can produce culture and context-sensitive ELT materials.

e) Enable students to design and mark English language tests so that they can evaluate tests of English language and literature and also work as trainers and assessors of standard international English language tests such IELTS and TOEFL.

f) Develop translation skills (for translating our art, literature and culture into English and translating foreign literature, art culture and good textbooks on different subjects from English to Bangla).

g) Impart knowledge and skills required to work with the media, e.g. as news editors in TV and as sub-editors in newspapers.

h) Impart training in creative writing in English so that through their own creative writings they can familiarize foreign nationals with our culture.