School of Humanities and Social Sciences

School of Humanities and Social Sciences


Course Map

AreasNo. of CoursesCredit Hours
A. General Education Courses1236
B. Core Courses (Compulsory)927
C. Core Courses (Elective)1236
D. Concentration Area—(i) Literature, or (ii) Applied Linguistics and ELT—Courses721
E. Community Service (Compulsory)Non-Credit
F. Career Preparation & Enrichment Workshops (Compulsory)Non-Credit


Curriculum Structure

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)


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