• Undergraduate-h
  • Minor
  • English Language Studies

Minor Pengajian Bahasa Inggeris

Bahagian Bahasa Inggeris menawarkan pakej program minor sebanyak 20 jam kredit berikut kepada pelajar dari dalam dan luar Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan:

a. Untuk pelajar DARI dalam Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan

Kod Jam kredit Kursus
HET 211 3 An Introduction to Linguistics
HET 217 3 Children’s Literature
HEK 216 3 Written Business Communication
HET 315 4 Language and Power
HET 325 3 Sociolinguistics
HXE 321 4 Contemporary Drama
Jumlah 20

 

b. Untuk pelajar DARI LUAR Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan

Kod Jam kredit Kursus
HEA 101 4

Introduction to English Language Studies

(wajib lulus sekurang-kurangnya gred C)

HET 211 3 An Introduction to Linguistics
HET 217 3 Children’s Literature
HEK 216 3 Written Business Communication
HET 325 3 Sociolinguistics
HXE 321 4 Contemporary Drama
Jumlah 20

Nota: Pelajar perlu pastikan bidang Minor yang dipilih bukanlah dari bidang yang sama dengan bidang Major pelajar. Sebagai contoh, pelajar yang bermajor dalam bidang Pengajian Bahasa Malaysia tidak dibenarkan berminor dalam Pengajian Bahasa Malaysia.

 

SINOPSIS PENGAJIAN BAHASA INGGERIS

  

HET 211/3        AN INTRODUCTION TO LINGUISTICS

This course provides the students with a general introduction to the basic topics of linguistics such as the nature of language, speech sounds and sound patterns, sentence structure, word formation and the study of meaning and language use.  It will describe and explain what language is and how it is represented in the mind by exploring the methods and techniques employed by linguists in understanding language.  Its eventual aims are to equip students with the necessary basic knowledge of linguistics and the skills for carrying out linguistic analysis in order to tackle advanced subjects in linguistics and related topics.

 

HET 217/3        CHILDREN’S LITERATURE

This course will deal with Children’s Literature as a field of study. Students will be exposed to the value and history of its development, the various genres, the range of texts and some major issues concerning Children’s Literature. Students are also expected to read, analyze and understand numerous texts and study the ways in which authors who have attempted to interest children, assess the quality of the works through relevant criteria as well as learn how to develop criteria for the selection of texts for reading programmes.

 

HEK 216/3        WRITTEN BUSINESS COMMUNICATION

The course aims to introduce students to the communication process in business contexts and various skills associated with different types of written business communication. It will focus on the skills involved in business letter writing, report writing and the writing of minutes, e-mails and other related business writings.  The course is aimed at developing students’ written communication skills needed for a variety of business situations such as to inform and to persuade. In addition, the course aims to enhance their understanding and use of different language styles in written business communication which are commonly used by professionals at the workplace.

 

HET 315/4        LANGUAGE AND POWER

This course examines the power relations at work behind the texts that we encounter in our daily lives. It combines theoretical insights from Halliday’s functional linguistics and Fairclough’s critical discourse perspective. These insights will provide students with the necessary tools to examine the language choices of writers when structuring texts, representing people and events, transmitting  attitudes, judgments, and world-view. It is through this kind of analysis that students can realise how language is used by those in power to endorse certain prejudicial or stereotyped views of marginalized groups of people in society. An awareness of such oppressive linguistic practices is important as it will help to nurture students to become ethically responsible global citizens to ensure a sustainable tomorrow.

 

HET 325/3        SOCIOLINGUISTICS

The course provides an introduction to sociolinguistics, the study of the relationship between language and society.  In exploring this dynamic relationship, key concepts in sociolinguistics such as language, dialect, accent, speech community and code-switching will be introduced. Specifically, the course is concerned with phenomena such as language variation, multilingualism, code-choice, language attitudes, etc.  Students will be equipped with the knowledge on the theoretical and methodological approaches in conducting sociolinguistic research and they will be trained to gather, analyse and interpret sociolinguistic data.

 

HXE 321/4        CONTEMPORARY DRAMA

This course aims to focus on the development of contemporary selected works of drama from 1950 to the present. It will examine the interplay between ideas of realism and naturalism and the theatricality of the performance concerned. The close reading of the plays allows students to examine the themes and trends emanating from the works as well as to critically appraise the historical, cultural and aesthetic contexts surrounding each work.  This course emphasizes the study of relevant humanistic issues such as the social construction of gender, relationship between man and woman, along with the formation of individual identity. Plays written by Henrik Ibsen, Wole Soyinka, Tennessee Williams, Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Eugene Ionesco will be examined closely.

 

HEA 101/4        INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE STUDIES

This foundation course aims to develop and enhance students’ understanding of the four English language skills of speaking, listening, reading and writing to enable them to pursue a major or minor programme in English Language Studies. Students will be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to listen, speak, read and write effectively in the English language. An integrated approach is adopted in teaching the four skills in order to promote successful language acquisition and learning. The focus of this course is not only to increase students’ English language proficiency but also to introduce them to the linguistic micro-skills essential for language skills development and further linguistic studies.