The bachelor’s programme in English Studies aims to reflect the diversity of contemporary English scholarship while simultaneously reflecting the research interests of the faculty. The programme is therefore designed around current understandings of the theory and practice of language and literature in their various social forms.
In linguistics, we emphasise fields such as phonetics, sociolinguistics, semantics, pragmatics, and discourse analysis, along with how the English language has developed as a global language of communication. In literary studies, the focus is the study of language-centred cultural production in general, particularly with regards to narrative, relations between text and image, and literary and cultural theory. Specific attention is also given to examining how power operates through language, but also on how technology and aesthetics contribute to contemporary understandings of the world.
This mix of subjects and perspectives 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. In addition to literature, these contexts comprise visual communication, art, music, advertising, and span the emerging global-technological cultures of the English-speaking world.
This degree program is three (3) years, which includes the spring, summer and fall semesters for full time student. Students will profit from our successful optional Industrial Placement summer scheme after the second year, before choosing his/her domain of specialty in the final year. The first two years of the program culminates with a summer internship where students may apply skills learned in their coursework. During the third year of the program, students will choose a specific domain of expertise with the goal of becoming a domain expert. A total of at least 96 credit hours selected from the list of cores and required courses are needed prior to graduation. Students will have to carry out a research project in their fields of specialty as one of the requirements for graduation.
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- Duration 4 years
- Skill level All levels
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