Human-Sciences - English-Language-and-Literature

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Beirut
  • Faculty: Human Sciences
  • Department: English Language and Literature

Program Description


Chairperson Dr. Laila Helmi
Associate Professor Dr. Adel Sakakini
Part-time Lecturers Dr. Adnan Khatab, Dr. Monib Ayoub, Mr. Akram Zreik, Dr. Diana Hadi Ms. Hiam Abboud, Ms. Ghada Onsy, Ms. Roudaina Osman Ms. Loulou Saab, Ms. Sawsan Toehme, Ms. Jihan Janoun Ms. Ghada Attie, Ms. Layal Mosleh, Ms. Loubna Nehme Ms. Angie Murad

Inspired by the mission of the Faculty of Human Sciences, the Department of English provides maximum opportunities for learning, addresses new challenges and responsibilities in a demanding environment where quality is paramount, enables the personal development of individuals, and develops the mental and intellectual potential of students by promoting critical thinking and sustainable learning for life and professional experience. This is achieved through providing a relaxed atmosphere in which a liberal education offers diversity within the realms of personal goals, aspirations and individuality.

  • Encouraging personal growth through research, attending conferences, conducting research projects.
  • Supervising academic theses according to the Department’s research plan and policies based upon the job-market needs.
  •  Encouraging interdisciplinary studies and research.
  • Providing students with state-of-the-art workshops, training courses and knowledge.
  • Encouraging students to think analytically and critically.
  • Providing students with a warm, interactive and active environment which motivates students to seek self-development and self-improvement.
  • Encouraging students to participate in recreational and cultural activities.
  • Preparing graduates capable of coping with the challenges of a constantly changing job-market.
  • Outline features of different literary genres.
  • Identify major linguistic topics.
  • Explain literary and critical theories.
  • istinguish different methods of teaching.
  • Produce translations of Arabic and English texts.
  • Analyze themes and characters in literary works.
  • Compose arguments and supporting ideas to elaborate a thesis statement; • Develop personal responses to literary works.

To obtain a Bachelor Degree in English Language and Literature, students must successfully complete a total of 99 credits + ICDL. The standard duration for the completion of the requirements for a bachelor degree is 6 semesters.

  • Teacher of English
  • Translator
  • Editor / Proofreader
  • Public Relations Officer
  • Executive Secretary
  • English-speaking Anchor on TV
  • At Publishing Houses
  • With Airlines
  • With Cultural Organizations
  • Language researcher for digital purposes

Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
ENGL223 Introduction to Poetry 2 (2Crs:2Lec) MD
ENGL225 Introduction to Drama 2 (2Crs:2Lec) MD
ENGL227 Language Enhancement 2 (2Crs:4Tutorial) MD
ENGL229 Introduction to Fiction 2 (2Crs:2Lec) MD
ENGL231 Study Skills & Academic Writing 2 ... MD
GNRL212 Faculty Elective 2 ... FE
------- Elective General 5 ... UC
Second Semester
ENGL222 Drama from the Beginning till the 18th Century 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL224 English Civilization (16th to 20th Century) 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL226 Poetry (16th to 18th Century) 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
------- Elective General 2 ... UC
------- Faculty Elective 2 ... FE
------- Elective Department 4 ... ED
Third Semester
ENGL321 English Novel (18th & 19th Century) 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL323 Introduction to Linguistics 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
------- Elective General 4 ... UC
------- Faculty Elective 2 ... FE
------- Elective Department 4 .... ED
Fourth Semester
ENGL322 Romantic, Victorian & Modern Poetry 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL324 Syntax and Morphology 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL326 American Literature 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
------- Elective General 2 ... UC
------- Faculty Elective 2 ... FE
------- Elective Department 4 ... ED
------- Faculty Elective 4 ... FE
Fifth Semester
ENGL421 Literary Criticism 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL423 Modern Drama 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
------- Elective Department 4 .... ED
------- Elective General 3 ... UC
Sixth Semester
ENGL422 Century Novel 20 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL424 Shakespeare 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
ENGL426 Semantics & Discourse Analysis 3 (3Crs:3Lec) MD
------- Faculty Elective 2 ... FE
------- Elective Department 4 ... ED

University Requirements (UR) (CUR)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
ENGL001 English Language 2 ... CUR