Department of English
Any language, irrespective of its age and fame, demands to be practiced in its entirety, which includes its intricate system of rules (la langue) and its wide range of literature (la parole). The colonial legacy has provided us with the gift of such a language that is now considered the most prestigious one with its skyscraping demand increasing persistently. In our socioeconomic and cultural context as well, it has now become the undertaking of our students to become good users of English to compete in the arena of higher education and job both in domestic and overseas environment.
The Department of English is one of the earliest and vibrant departments at BUBT. The significance of English as a world language and the affluent stock of English literature are both brought to light here with special contemplation on recent developments in the fields of linguistics, literary theory and criticism with their basics been kept as the kernel of the undergraduate and graduate programs. The undergraduate students here get the chance to savor the taste of both linguistics and literature and gradually prefer the field of concentration in their senior years. They are taught to critically appreciate all the genres of English literature, while it is expected from them to comprehend both technical components and thematic aspects of the masterpieces by acclaimed authors included in the well thought out syllabus. They are incessantly motivated to inculcate in them a critical insight with the intention that, they might be able to judge the multifarious paths and philosophy offered by different authors. Besides, the students get the chance to know and practice in depth the major fields of language and linguistics including Phonetics, Semantics, Pragmatics, Syntax, Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics, ELT etc.
Currently, the Department has fifteen fulltime faculty members who earned their degrees from famous foreign and local universities and are always engaged in different literary activities. The department regularly organizes seminars, where professional literary figures present their scholarly papers and enlighten and stimulate the students in doing their own study from innovative standpoints. With the state of the art classrooms equipped with multimedia facilities, the teachers use audio-visual materials to make the classroom environment more interactive. Beside the BA (Honors) program, a 2 year MA program has been in action with concentration on literature, whereas the present day trend of English Language Teaching (ELT) has also been taken into consideration resulting in a separate Masters program (1 year) in this prospective area of concentration.
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Department of English
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