The Department of English, under the School of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences (SLASS), was born with the idea of qualitative practices targeted to help students broaden their minds and grow as complete individuals. The Department offers both Graduate and Undergraduate programs in English Literature and in English Language Teaching (ELT) . The Department of English at IUB is unique because of its multi-faceted faculty enriched in all fields of English. The Department prides itself not only on the range and diversity of the courses it offers, but also on the diversity of the approaches it employs, from contemporary theory to close textual examination. Teaching methods very often incorporate seminars and workshops, and your time is equally divided between a series of workshops and lectures. The Department boasts a nurturing, creative and friendly environment.
People often suppose that teaching is the most common choice for graduates in English, but this is only one of the many careers you may pursue. Graduates in English take up careers in law, accountancy, marketing, advertising, radio and television, banking, publishing, hotel management, local government, journalism, non-government organisations, insurance, retailing and arts administration. The Department also fosters the Debating Club and The Book Club which further present you with opportunities to develop your intellectual faculty. Therefore, as a graduate you will possess skills in written and spoken communication, independent thought and judgment as well as critical thinking and research, all of which are highly valued by employers. Graduates may also opt to go on for higher studies for which the intensive courses will have prepared them adequately.