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  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) - English Language and Literature Studies

THE ELLS PROGRAMME

Synopsis of Programme

The B.A. English Language and Literature Studies (ELLS) programme is designed to fulfill the needs of the country to produce competent and knowledgeable graduates with relevant language and literary skills that will enable them to adapt effectively to the demands of a changing and global society, especially in the field of English language.  The ELLS degree programme aims to produce graduates who possess effective communication, leadership and innovative skills to reach excellence at the international level through an efficient dissemination of knowledge, cultivation of quality which emphasizes academic and professional excellence, holistic individual development and strong commitment towards local and international communities’ aspiration.

Educational Objectives:

To produce graduates who are:

  • Competent and knowledgeable in the English language and about the teaching and learning of English.
  • Knowledgeable in linguistics as a field of study (such as phonetics and phonology, semantics, syntax, sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, discourse analysis etc).
  • Equipped with relevant literary skills in order to be able  to appreciate, analyse, discuss and evaluate various types of literary texts and discourses.
  • Knowledgeable in various types of English (that is genre, register, dialect) as part of language development for teachers.
  • Equipped with relevant generic skills (that is communication skills, problem-solving skills, IT skills, study skills, team working, time management, interpersonal skills), critical and creative thinking and intellectual skills (to synthesise, analyse, and evaluate information and ideas).

Learning Outcomes
At the end of the programmes, graduates will:

i.    exhibit skills and knowledge (linguistics and language) and critical thinking in discussing various types of written genres and literary texts.

ii.    have the skills to manage information effectively through their ability to read and interpret texts.

iii.    be able to communicate using their knowledge of the  English sound system and have the skill to write reports, memos, business letters and literary reviews in the English language.

iv.    exhibit entrepreneural and management skills.
v.    exhibit scientific and thinking skills in information processing and problem solving.

vi.    use software/linguistic tools to analyse linguistic data.

vii.    have the relevant pragmatic skills and knowledge of the English language to communicate with courtesy in the community.

viii.    demonstrate  professionalism and good ethics through positive values and good work culture.

ix.    exhibit leadership qualities  in group work activities, information management and problem solutions.

Structure of the Degree Programme

The structure of  the  ELLS Degree programme is as follows:

Courses  Unit
 Module Lestari 12
 Foundation 15
 Major 45
 Electives 10
 Minor 20
 University Courses/Options 18
TOTAL 120

   

Course Structure (Module  Lestari, Foundation, Major  and Elective Courses)

Courses

Code

Credit Hours

Course

Module Lestari

(12 credit hours)

HXE 101

3

Basic Reading and Writing Skills

HXE 111

3

Communication and Presentation Skills

HXE 112

3

Reading and Writing about Literature

HXE 113

3

Study Skills

Foundation Courses

(15 credit hours)

HXE 114

3

Modern Literary Theory

HXE 107

3

Theories of Receptive and Productive Skills

HXE 110

3

Modern English and American Literature

HXE 212

3

Language and Literature

HET 211

3

An Introduction to Linguistics

Major Courses

45 credit hours

HEK 215

3

Contemporary English Grammar

HEK 216

3

Written Business Communication

HXE 224

3

Critical Theory and Practice

HEK 226

3

Effective Public Speaking

HET 227

3

Morphology and Syntax

HXE 228

3

English Poetry

HXE 229

3

Language Learning Theories

HXE 316

3

The English Novel

HXE 317

3

Literature and Film

HET 319

3

Semantics

HET 325

3

Sociolinguistics

HET 327

6

English Language Studies Project

HXE 420

3

Literature in the Renaissance Period

HET 429

3

Corpus-based Language Studies





   





     


Elective courses

 ( 10 credit hours )

A.      6 credit hours:

HXE 305

3

Malaysian Literature in English

HXE 318

3

New Englishes

B.       Choose 1 course from the following:

HXE 321

4

Contemporary Drama

HET 315

4

Language and Power

HXE 308

4

English for Specific Purposes










Minor

Students may choose to minor in a programme offered in any of the following schools or centres.

  • School of Humanities
  • School of Communication
  • School of Social Science
  • School of Management
  • School of Art
  • School of  Computer Science
  • School of Education
  • School of Language, Literacy and Translation
  • School of  Housing, Building and Planning
  • School of  Technology Industry
  • School of  Physic
  • School of Biology
  • School of  Chemistry
  • School of  Mathematic
  • Centre for Archaelogical Research Malaysia

(Please refer to Guidebook of the relevant school)

Note:  Students are not allowed to minor in the programme that they major in.


Courses

Code

Credit Hours

Course

Module Lestari

(12 credit hours)

HXE 101

3

Basic Reading and Writing Skills

HXE 111

3

Communication and Presentation Skills

HXE 112

3

Reading and Writing about Literature

HXE 113

3

Study Skills

Foundation Courses

(15 credit hours)

HXE 114

3

Modern Literary Theory

HXE 107

3

Theories of Receptive and Productive Skills

HXE 110

3

Modern English and American Literature

HXE 212

3

Language and Literature

HET 211

3

An Introduction to Linguistics

Major Courses

45 credit hours

HEK 215

3

Contemporary English Grammar

HEK 216

3

Written Business Communication

HXE 224

3

Critical Theory and Practice

HEK 226

3

Effective Public Speaking

HET 227

3

Morphology and Syntax

HXE 228

3

English Poetry

HXE 229

3

Language Learning Theories

HXE 316

3

The English Novel

HXE 317

3

Literature and Film

HET 319

3

Semantics

HET 325

3

Sociolinguistics

HET 327

6

English Language Studies Project

HXE 420

3

Literature in the Renaissance Period

HET 429

3

Corpus-based Language Studies