Course Catalogue

Course Code: ENG 4208
Course Name:
Advanced Composition and Stylistics
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course will build on the contents of the Writing about Literature and Stylistics courses to provide advanced reading and writing skills to students. Using longer and more complicated literary texts, students will hone their rhetoric strategies in writing academic/literary analyses in the form of research papers. Students will also develop their editing and proofreading skills. The course may also cover writing strategies for job applications or resume writing. This course is offered to students who do not acquire the requisite grade in ENG 4101 Research Methodology course to qualify for the project/dissertation/internship.

Course Code: ENG 4209
Course Name:
Testing and Assessment
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course introduces basic principles and concepts in language testing covering issues related to design, development, administration and evaluation. It also aims to deepen learners’ understanding of the different purposes of assessment in reference to theoretical underpinnings.

Course Code: ENG 4218
Course Name:
Transnational Literature
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Globalization has brought into prominence numerous writers who have immigrated from their countries of origin and produced literary works that cannot be pigeon-holed under any national category. These writers provide valuable insights into social and psychological predicaments faced by the contemporary faced by humanity in our time. The concept of the transnational supersedes that of diaspora. The relationship between two concepts can be explored in the context of this course.

Course Code: ENG 422
Course Name:
Cinema as Literature
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Literature is driven by the written word. The power of images during the twentieth century (particularly in film), has seemingly supplanted the power of the written word. This course will offer a comparative look at film and literature in order to examine how the two have continued to modify one another during the past century. In other words, this course will study what is gained or lost when such classics as Pather Panchali are put into filmic version.

Course Code: ENG 4291
Course Name:
Literary Translation: Bengali to English
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

The course will provide students with an understanding of literary translation, its techniques and basic processes and provide students with examples of formal translation as well as practical tips.

Course Code: ENG 4292
Course Name:
Literary Translation: English to Bengali
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

In this course, students will learn about the craft of translation - in this case from English to Bangla. They will be aware of the needs of semantic and cultural translation and will be able to make accurate and well-constructed translation.

Course Code: ENG 4293
Course Name:
Translating in a Professional Context
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Students in this course will have an opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills in translation in an actual workplace. This will allow them to understand their role as a professional translator in a team. They will encounter ethical, linguistic and technological challenges to learn how to cope with them.

Course Code: ENG 4297
Course Name:
Project
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Students choose to complete a project (translation or linguistic project) in lieu of the non-thesis/dissertation option. In this project, students will choose a particular author or topic, write an introductory chapter, and produce a substantial, sustained examination of the topic or translation of a work by the chosen author.

Course Code: ENG 4298
Course Name:
Internship
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Students choosing to complete an internship in their final term must contact the Career Services Office for help with placement or may find a placement on their own. At the end of the semester, a report must be submitted to the department supervisor to whom the student is reporting.

Course Code: ENG 4299
Course Name:
Dissertation
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

Writing a dissertation provides students with the opportunity to showcase the skills and knowledge they have gained to organize and conduct a research project. Writing a thesis requires a process through which students arrive at the final product – the dissertation. This process includes defining a topic, conducting the research/literature review, writing drafts, submitting the edited thesis, and, finally, defending the thesis.

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