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THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

 
 

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 a four year undergraduate programme in English Literature as well as in English Language Teaching (ELT).  Linguistics is integrated into it.

 

WHY STUDY ENGLISH ? 

 
English is a versatile and expanding discipline that has evolved over the years often through interaction with other fields such as comparative literature, drama, and more recently, with linguistics and English language teaching. The degree in Literature

at IUB, carefully tailored to the student's’ varied interests exposes students to a variety of texts in English Literature as well as developing expertise in the analysis and evaluation of English prose and poetry.  The ELT programme is valuable for those who would like to have specialized training in teaching English language skills to Bangla speakers.
The Department of English 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. Graduates may also opt to go on for higher studies for which the intensive course will have prepared them adequately.

 

CAREER PROSPECTS AND GRADUATE DESTINATIONS

 

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, The Book Club and the IUB Literary Society 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.