The English Language and Literature Department at Burch University offers unique undergraduate and graduate programs covering the study of literature, teaching, professional writing, translation methods and audiovisual translation. Our teaching staff is student oriented, offering instruction on varied subjects and taking care of individual student needs.
Our programs provide the tools you need to develop your analytical and critical communication capacities, your understanding of teaching skills, your sensitivity to language and its uses, your practical writing abilities, and your love of literature. Our diverse department teaches exciting courses ranging from Historical linguistics to global English literature. The study is based on Bologna 4+1 and 3+2 program. Graduates of B.A. M.A. and PhD program at the Department of English Language and Literature find successful careers in academia, teaching, translation and entrepreneurship.
To prepare students to be good leaders, efficiant initiators, and professional and proficient educators.
English has always been a strong, award-winning teaching department, one committed to the symbiotic relationship of teaching, research and the larger concerns of society. The department structures its academic programs historically, a practice that has readily accommodated changes that reflect the development of English studies as a discipline and the changing mission of the university. Entirely new areas of study such as world literature in English, second language acquisiton and English linguistics have been added to the curriculum. Even in courses with the most traditional titles such as Shakespeare or the Victorian novel, the selection of texts as well as the way they are taught undergoes regular reassessment and alteration. So too does the department's effort to improve the quality of the communication skills of the many students it teaches.
Aims and Objectives
Members of the department contribute to the teaching of interdisciplinary programs at the graduate level (comparative literature, drama, medieval studies). In less obvious, but perhaps even more important ways, members of the department bring their interdisciplinary interests to their English courses, addressing such areas as the relationship between English literature and literature in other languages; linguistics and literature and the other arts, sciences, history and philosophy; and the nature of literary language. In short, our concern is the place of a work of English studies in the culture of its time - and in ours - and with language and literature not only as a passive reflector, but as an active moulder of culture.
As well as examining our cultures in the broadest sense, the study of English also focuses on training students to think and write critically. The skills involved in the analysis and evaluation of complex data, and the marshalling of evidence to present convincing arguments have always played a central role in English studies. Critical thinking and effective writing are the constant goals of a changing curriculum.