Bachelor Of Arts English

by | Feb 14, 2019

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The Bachelor Of Arts English programme is comparable to those offered in universities in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Canonical literatures in English that cover the whole period of development of English Literature, from the Medieval to the Modern, form the foundation for the Bachelor of Arts (English) programme. Due emphasis is also given to literature in English from other parts of the world such as Africa, India, Australia and the USA. The department also offers courses reflective of current interdisciplinary developments in English Literature, such as ‘Popular Culture and Literature’, ‘Literature through Language’, and ‘Global Shakespeares’.

Teaching is conducted mainly in the form of lectures and tutorials, with an emphasis on interactive learning to encourage students to stretch their abilities. Most courses adopt a 60:40 ratio in assessment, with 60% based on continuous coursework assessment and 40% from final examinations. Some courses are assessed entirely from coursework.

Core Courses

Year One (Semesters 1 & 2)

  • Reading & Writing about Literature 1
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Aspects of Poetry
  • Drama: An Introduction

Year Two (Semesters 3 & 4)

  • Reading & Writing about Literature 2
  • Theories of Literature
  • Shakespeare & His Contemporaries
  • Postcolonial Literature
  • Topics in the 19th Century
  • The 20th Century
  • World Literature
Year Three (Semesters 5 & 6)
  • Topics in Malaysian & Singaporean Literature
  • Research Project 1
  • Women and Literature
  • Research Project 2
Year Four (Semester 7)
  • Practicum
Elective Courses
Semester 2
  • Effective Writing Skills
Semester 3
  • Advertising Discourse
  • Theatre Performance in English
  • Exploring Travel Literature
Semester 4
  • Journalistic Writing
  • The Restoration and the 18th Century
  • Literature and the Environment
  • Global Shakespeares
Semester 5
  • Creative Writing
  • African Literature and Culture
  • Literature through Language
  • Texts and Contexts in the Middle Ages
Semester 6
  • Popular Culture and Literature
  • Investigating Crime Fiction
  • Studies in American Literature

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