With the rapid globalization of the new millennium, the lingua franca of English has become more important than ever. The significance of English continues to grow in the spheres of international politics, cultural exchange and economic development. As a natural consequence of this development, the Department of English Language and Literature has been repositioned to play an even more important role in academics.
Established in 1980, our department has produced more than 1,000 excellent graduates. These students have gone on to play significant roles in society, in part thanks to our department’s unique curriculum. We go beyond simply teaching English as a language. We recognize how the study of English can help students to understand relevant aspects of culture. We see how people can contribute to their own growth and to that of society by using their deep and comprehensive understanding of English.
Our department provides students with abundant opportunities to exercise their English abilities outside the classroom by promoting student club activities. For example, our English drama association (EDA) and newsletter club (NEXUS) help members hone their English skills and give them opportunities to engage with students from other departments and universities.
The graduates of our department perform vital roles in all areas of society. A considerable number of our former students have gone on to prestigious graduate schools, thereby fostering the academic development of the department and stimulating active exchanges among themselves.
Department Features and Career Possibilities
1. Who should study in this department?
Anyone willing to take initiative in our globalized era of the 21st century can successfully complete this program by building an understanding of a variety of subjects related to British and American English language and literature.
2. What are the strengths of the department?
Students are encouraged to expand their knowledge through an investigation of a variety of subjects centered around American and British English literature and linguistics. We nurture students’ critical and creative competencies in order to help them solidify their position in and contribute to a fast-changing global society.
3. What areas does the department cover?
Our department does not stop at merely teaching functional English skills. Instead, we help students to understand the cultural contexts surrounding the language so that they can further develop themselves and contribute to the advancement of society.
4. What kinds of extra-curricular activities are available?
Our English Drama Association (EDA) and newspaper club (NEXUS) offer students opportunities to examine and enhance their English skills on their own. By engaging with students from other departments or universities, club members further develop their English communication skills.
5. What future career options are open after graduation?
Our graduates play an outstanding role in all sectors of society. A considerable number of graduates have pursued further study in graduate schools at home and abroad. Some have joined large companies. Our graduates contribute to active collaborations across all areas of society, and promote the academic development of English language and literature studies.
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