Bachelor’s Degree Program in English

The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in English program at the ZNRF University of Management Sciences (ZUMS) offers unparalleled opportunities and prepares students for a variety of careers including teaching, writing, editing, publishing, public relations, marketing and advertising, and other professions that value such knowledge and skills. In addition to providing a traditional grounding in literature and writing, the degree introduces students to a wide range of life-changing skills that will prepare them for further studies in some interesting professional areas: Law School, Journalism, Accountancy, Business and others. In fact, employers now look for graduates with multidisciplinary exposures. A student with BA in English and an advanced professional degree is highly marketable in today’s competitive job market.

In the English program, our students’ experiences are at the center of what we do. We are committed to providing an excellent learning environment and delivering innovative teaching. Your learning is supported by teachers who are experts in their fields, and innovative e-learning resources which will assist your studies at every stage. Our university provides many opportunities for you to enhance your resume and gain a range of diverse skills and experiences while you complete your degree

We want to help motivated students achieve their personal and academic goals by supporting their study at ZUMS.
To achieve this, we're offering an award where eligible recipients will be offered a large percentage of tuition fee contribution for the duration of their bachelor’s degree program. Contact us to find out if you’re eligible.


English majors at ZUMS will be able to:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with and knowledge of major developments in literatures in English (British, American and World).
  • Demonstrate awareness of the multicultural dimensions of language and literature.
  • Identify, analyze, interpret and describe the critical ideas, values, and themes that appear in literary and cultural texts and understand the way these ideas, values, and themes inform and impact culture and society, both now and in the past.
  • Apply and analyze various aspects of language through research.
  • Write analytically in a variety of formats, including essays, research papers, reflective writing, and critical reviews of secondary sources.
  • Engage with the ongoing critical and scholarly debate on language, literature and culture.
  • Program Requirements

    This undergraduate degree program is comprised of General Education courses, Core courses, Concentration area courses, Elective courses, Writing a research-based dissertation or a report on internship, Community service, and Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops. The program has two concentration areas: (i) Literature, and (ii) Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching (ELT). The structure of this program is as follows:

    Requirements for the BA (English) Degree Program
    The units required for the BA (English) are:
    Areas No. of Courses Credit Hours
    A. General Education Courses 12 36
    B. Core Courses (Compulsory) 9 27
    C. Core Courses (Elective) 12 36
    D. Concentration Area—(i) Literature, or (ii) Applied Linguistics and ELT—Courses 7 21
    E. Community Service (Compulsory) - Non-Credit
    F. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops (Compulsory) - Non-Credit
    Total 40 120

    A. General Education Courses: 12 Courses, 36 Credits

    • GED 101 History of the Liberation War and Emergence of Bangladesh (3 credits)
    • ECO 101 Introductory Economics (3 credits)
    • CSE 101 Introduction to Computing (3 credits)
    • STA 101 Basic Statistics (3 credits)
    • GED 110 Ethics and Social Responsibility (3 credits)
    • ENG 155 English Composition (3 credits)
    • GED 225 Bangladesh Studies (3 credits)
    • GED 300 Bangla Bhasha (3 credits)
    • GED 303 Introduction to Sociology and Anthropology (3 credits)
    • GED 308 Public Speaking (3 credits)
    • GED 309 Introduction to Political Science (3 credits)
    • GED 310 Introduction to Environmental Studies (3 credits)

    B. Core Courses (Compulsory): 9 Courses 27 Credits

    • ENG 201 Critical Thinking and Intermediate Composition (3 credits)
    • ENG 253 Introduction to Poetry (3 credits)
    • ENG 255 Introduction to Drama (3 credits)
    • ENG 302 Introduction to Creative Writing (3 credits)
    • ENG 337 Introduction to Linguistics (3 credits)
    • ENG 338 Shakespeare (3 credits)
    • ENG 403 Research Methodology (3 credits)
    • ENG 415 Practical Criticism: From Plato to T. S. Eliot (3 credits)
    • ENG 499 Dissertation/Internship (3 credits)

    C. Core Courses (Elective): 12 Courses, 36 Credits

    • ENG 301 Introduction to Literary Genres (3 credits)
    • ENG 305 Survey of American Literature-1 (3 credits)
    • ENG 306 Survey of American Literature-2 (3 credits)
    • ENG 311 Survey of World Literature-1: African and Caribbean (3 credits)
    • ENG 312 Survey of World Literature-2: Asia and Latin America (3 credits)
    • ENG 315 South Asian Literature in English (3 credits)
    • ENG 317 European Classics in Translation (3 credits)
    • ENG 325 Literature, Media and Culture (3 credits)
    • ENG 327 Women and Literature (3 credits)
    • ENG 329 Teaching Practicum (3 credits)
    • ENG 331 Morphology and Syntax (3 credits)
    • ENG 335 Semantics and Pragmatics (3 credits)
    • ENG 339 Discourse Analysis (3 credits)
    • ENG 345 Advanced Grammar (3 credits)
    • ENG 347 Stylistics (3 credits)
    • ENG 349 Computer Assisted Language Learning (3 credits)
    • ENG 351 Advanced ESL Technical Writing (3 credits)

    D (i). Concentration Area—Literature: 7 Courses, 21 Credits

    • ENG 355 Introduction to Literary Theory (3 credits)
    • ENG 357 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama (3 credits)
    • ENG 409 Seventeenth Century Poetry and Prose (3 credits)
    • ENG 411 Restoration and Eighteenth Century British Literature (3 credits)
    • ENG 414 Nineteenth Century Literature-1 (3 credits)
    • ENG 417 Nineteenth Century Literature-2 (3 credits)
    • ENG 419 Early Twentieth Century Literature (3 credits)

    D (ii). Concentration Area—Linguistics and ELT: 7 Courses, 21 Credits

    • ENG 353 Phonetics and Phonology (3 credits)
    • ENG 359 Second Language Acquisition (3 credits)
    • ENG 406 Sociolinguistics (3 credits)
    • ENG 408 Psycholinguistics (3 credits)
    • ENG 412 Syllabus and Material Design (3 credits)
    • ENG 416 Testing and Evaluation (3 credits)
    • ENG 421 ELT Methodology (3 credits)


    This is a non-credit requirement for graduation at the University. A student must provide community service for at least two weeks at any time during the final year of bachelor’s studies, as certified by a designated faculty member. The community service must be in programs or activities approved by the University.


    All undergraduates are required to participate in a series of Career Preparation & Enrichment workshops to prepare themselves for job applications and necessary skills for future career success. We will help you identify your unique values, interests, and goals through workshops, small groups, and one-on-one discussion. The objective is to help you to enhance your employability in national and international organizations.


    We consider student advising as the dynamic relationship between a student and adviser. Under the advising program at ZUMS, students receive comprehensive academic guidance across all four years of the undergraduate career. The advising work includes assistance in identifying research opportunities, civic engagement programs, and other resources to support a student on his/her educational journey. He


    We are committed to helping you find ways to meet, manage, and lower your education costs. You can explore the following options:

  • Scholarships, ZNRF financial aid, loans, and grants for those who qualify.
  • Our interest-free monthly payment plan.
  • No-cost electronic resources that have replaced textbooks in nearly every course.
  • Tuition assistance and/or education benefits for the children of freedom fighters.
  • A discount for eligible government employees and their spouses and dependents. how

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