Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

Programme Aims and Objectives


The BA English Language and Literature is an innovative threefold degree programme which is comprised of English language teaching methodology, English literature and linguistics modules. The students will study the linguistic systems underlying language, exploring in detail how the language is structured, acquired, used and taught. In addition, the relationship between text, language, reader and author, society, economy, politics, culture and the individual will be explored.


The courses of the linguistics component aim to provide students with a thorough grounding of the principles underpinning the study of language and the diversity of linguistic study. The teaching modules aim to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to teaching English with an emphasis on classroom management and the use of technology. The courses in literature in English target the critical analysis of literary texts and film of different historical periods, geographical locations and genres.

Aim of the Programme

The aim of the programme is to provide students with a double major in the areas of English Literature and Linguistics, incorporating aspects of teaching methodology.

Objectives of the Programme

The degree objectives target students’ ability to:

  1. demonstrate critical thinking skills as reader, writer and viewer to literature and film in English from different genres, geographical spaces and historical periods.
  2. recognize, explain and apply current approaches in literary theory.
  3. analyse and discuss a variety of literary texts and theories brought in dialogic interaction.
  4. examine the relationship between text, reader, author and the sociocultural and politico-economic context.
  5. recognize linguistic resources that may be exploited in written texts.
  6. combine descriptive analysis with more critical and theoretical work, which develops students’ understanding of texts and/or language systems.
  7. describe, explain and interpret linguistic systems underlying language acquisition and development.
  8. identify and apply language in use patterns.
  9. demonstrate high proficiency in English.
  10. combine teaching methodologies in order to facilitate learning.

Programme Outline

oundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103-ZM Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Semester 1

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ENG-1110-ZM Academic Writing 3.00
UU-LIN-1121-ZM Introduction to Linguistics I 3.00
UU-LIN-1130-ZM History of the English Language 3.00
UU-LIT-1140-ZM Introduction to Fiction 3.00
UU-LIT-1150-ZM Introduction to Poetry 3.00

Semester 2

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ENG-1210-ZM Research Skills in Humanities 3.00
UU-TEA-1220-ZM Globalization, Identity and English Language Education 3.00
UU-TEA-1231-ZM English Language Teaching(ELT) Methodology I 3.00
UU-LIN-1242-ZM Introduction to Linguistics II 3.00
UU-LIT-1250-ZM Introduction to Drama 3.00

Semester 3

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-2312-ZM English Language Teaching Methodology II 3.00
UU-LIN-2320-ZM Language and the Brain 3.00
UU-LIN-2330-ZM Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3.00
UU-LIT-2340-ZM Romantic and Victorian Poetry 3.00
UU-LIT-2350-ZM William Shakespeare 3.00

Semester 4

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-2410-ZM Lesson Planning 3.00
UU-LIN-2420-ZM First Language Acquisition 3.00
UU-LIN-2430-ZM Introduction to Syntax 3.00
UU-LIT-2440-ZM The Victorian Novel 3.00
UU-LIT-2450-ZM Global Shakespeare 3.00

Semester 5

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-3510-ZM Teaching English to Young Learners 3.00
UU-LIN-3520-ZM Second Language Acquisition 3.00
UU-LIT-3530-ZM Postcolonial Theory and Literature 3.00
UU-LIT-3540-ZM Anglophone World Literature 3.00
UU-LIT-3550-ZM Exile and Diaspora 3.00

Semester 6

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-3610-ZM Teaching English as a Second Language 3.00
UU-LIN-3620-ZM Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders 3.00
UU-LIT-3630-ZM Literature of the Refugee 3.00
UU-LIT-3640-ZM African Worlds 3.00
UU-LIT-3650-ZM Memory and Violence in Literature and Film 3.00

Semester 7

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-4710-ZM Teaching English to students with atypical development 3.00
UU-LIN-4720-ZM Sociolinguistics 3.00
UU-LIT-4730-ZM Women Writers 3.00
UU-LIT-4740-ZM Children’s Literature 3.00
UU-LIT-4750-ZM Memoir and Life Writing 3.00

Semester 8

Required Courses
Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-4810-ZM Teaching in a Digital World 3.00
UU-LIN-4820- Psycholinguistics 3.00
UU-LIT-4830-ZM Twentieth Century American Literature 3.00
UU-LIT-4840-ZM Modernism /Postmodernism 3.00
UU-LIT-4850-ZM Intertextuality and Literary relations 3.00


Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature
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