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Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology (BAUST), Saidpur

Department of English

About

The department of English is one of the newest and promising departments of Bangladesh Army University of Science and Technology (BAUST), Saidpur. It set out its journey in Fall, 2016.

The Department of English is the liberal arts core of the University. The Department fosters the imaginative, observational, analytical and communicative skills of its students through its three major streams: Literature, Applied Linguistics & ELT and Media and Cultural Studies. The Department also offers Minor programmes in History, Philosophy, Bangla Literature, Computer Fundamentals which help the students to contextualize their learning.

The program is spread over 04 (four) academic years and 08 (eight) semesters. The course contents cover the major British authors and their significant works along with major areas related to literary criticism, critical theory, applied linguistics, and language teaching. Besides, classical literatures and literatures from America and the continent have been included in the syllabus. Pedagogical methods of this department emphasize interaction and communication, so that students graduate with confidence in both oral and written communication abilities.

The department is committed to nurture the potentialities of the students to make them capable to survive and compete well in a 21st century backdrop. Its BA (Hons) in English programme is manoeuvred by carefully selected syllabus combining useful courses both from English literature and linguistics. The courses will introduce the students with great works of western literary canon and make them familiarize with the foundation and advanced linguistic and literary theories. On a practical ground, having completed the degree the students will be able to express their ideas clearly and fluently both in written and spoken English. Developing good presentation skills is also a key focus in most courses.

In classrooms, students are encouraged to explore their full capacity through maximum participation in class-room activities, such as pair/group discussion, presentation, free-writing etc. The weaker students are specially taken in care given their maximum attendance and class participation. Outside classroom the department is shortly going to launch a language club where students from any department across the university may join and actively take part and enrich their language skills.

The department looks forward to take initiatives in research work valuable in contributing to the Higher Education in Bangladesh.

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