Welcome to the Department of English and Humanities website! We, at the School of English and Humanities, are concerned with the most important subject in today’s interconnected world — English language and literature. The study of English has a positive impact on every aspect of our practical and intellectual life.
On these pages, you will find information about faculty; undergraduate and graduate study in English.
Our award-winning faculty pursue research in English and American literatures from the medieval to the twenty-first century, as well as language and applied linguistics. The department has particular strength in South Asian literatures, creative writing and Composition.
I hope you enjoy learning more about our people and programs, and I welcome your questions and communications at [email protected]
– Prof. Shamsad Mortuza, PhD, Pro Vice Chancellor and Head, Department of English and Humanities
Mission Statement of Department/Research Center:
The Department of English and Humanities at ULAB is a forward-looking and globally connected academic platform offering both BA in English and MA in English degrees. In recent years, DEH has established its niche as the most ‘happening’ place for international and national academic and cultural activities.
The Department is designed to give students a solid foundation for building critical and cultural awareness as well as to open unfamiliar worlds and exciting new ways of thinking about humanities. As an English Major, students will also learn communication and language skills that are applicable across disciplines. The focus areas involve: critical reading, critical writing, and critical thinking. The department tries to develop in students not only basic communication skills in the lingua franca of the world, but also in other key areas necessary both to intellectual and professional advancement: humanistic content, analysis, argumentation, rhetoric, stylistics and so on. These broad offerings to all students make the department one of the major nodal points in the University’s Liberal Arts curriculum.
The Department’s courses are not confined to traditional disciplinary boundaries, but are open to inter- and cross-disciplinary offerings. This dynamic approach allows students to develop skills and sensibilities vitally required by modern English language and literature teachers and by people across professional fields: communications and media, business and marketing, and so on.
The Department of English and Humanities (DEH) is committed in its holistic vision to impart an education to students which combines language skills with literary sensibilities so that graduates become competent and responsible citizens of the world.
Notes: All courses are 3 credits unless otherwise indicated.