English Language and Literature - double subject


I. First Year.

a. The First Year Program of the studies of English Language and Literature is composed of compulsory courses with the following codes (34 credits total):

Fall semester
AJ01001 Practical Language I
AJ02001 Introduction to Linguistics
AJ02003 English Grammar I
AJ04000 Introduction to Literature I - lecture
AJ04001 Introduction to Literature I
AJ06001 Introduction to British Studies I
AJ07001 Introduction to American Studies I

Spring semester
AJ01002 Practical Language II
AJ02002 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
AJ02004 English Grammar II
AJ04002 Introduction to Literature II - lecture
AJ04003 Introduction to Literature II
AJ06002 Introduction to British Studies II
AJ07002 Introduction to American Studies II

b. Students who began their studies in previous years and gained less than 34 credits in the first year of studies must make up for the difference in the number of credits in the following years (see ii.e).

II. In 2nd and 3rd Years, students choose their own program each semester. Nevertheless, they must fulfill the following requirements:

a. Pass the compulsory courses Academic Writing (AJ13001) and Spoken Fluency (AJ11501) and finish them with exams.

b. Pass Introduction to Translation (AJ19000) and finish it with an exam.

c. Pass three linguistic courses and finish them with exams. The codes for these courses begin AJ12xxx.

d. Pass three basic literary courses and finish them with exams; two of them dealing with the history of British literature (codes AJ14000 to AJ14007) and one with the history of American literature (codes AJ15000 to AJ15002).

e. Pass three cultural studies courses and finish them with exams. The codes of these courses begin with AJ16xxx, AJ17xxx and AJ18xxx.

f. Pass the exam in English language (AJ11010), normally at the end of the 4th semester.

g. Pass the English Language Oral Proficiency Exam (AJ11020)

III. The Thesis
Students who finish their studies with English Language and Literature as their major subject must pass the Bachelor's Thesis Seminar (AJ19800, 10 credits) and write and defend a Bachelor's major (diploma) thesis (AJ19850).
The process of writing a B.A. major thesis usually lasts at least two semesters: in the first semester, the student prepares for writing and submits assignments in the electronic Thesis Seminar, and in the second semester, the student writes, finishes and submits the thesis.

Programme Description:

The studies are divided into two main parts:

1. First year

2. Second and Third years

First Year

In the first year, the Department offers only compulsory courses. These courses are general introductions to the disciplines and topics to be studied in the later years in more detail and specificity.

Students must pass the AJ09999 Qualifying Exam at the end of the Spring semester.

Second and Third years

The choice of individual courses is to a large degree up to each student's personal decision. The offer is wide. There are dozens of courses covering various topics from which to choosethe (typically, there are 40 courses in the Fall and 30 courses in the Spring).

Below are the compulsory courses and exams:

1. AJ19000 Introduction to Translation (offered each semester)

2. AJ11010 English Language Exam (offered every semester; it is recommended that students pass the exam at the end of their second year)

3. Courses associated with the Bachelor's Diploma Thesis writing process:
- AJ19800: Bachelor's Thesis Seminar (recommended in the fifth semester)
- AJ19850: Bachelor's Thesis (recommended in the sixth semester)

4. AJ19999 Final State Exam

Optional courses offered at the Department for the second and third years (students choose from the offerings to meet the requirements regarding the compulsory courses as well as to obtain the additional credits needed as compulsory options or even options):

1. Practical English courses (PE)

2. Linguistic courses (Lg)
a) compulsory options as listed above
b) options - the offerings vary

3. Literary courses (Lt)
a) compulsory options as listed above
b) options - the offerings vary

4. Cultural Studies courses (CS)

5. Translation Studies courses (TS)
a) AJ19000 Introduction to Translation - compulsory course
b) options

6. Intensive courses - usually offered by a visiting professor in the last week of the preceding exam period, in which credit is given for 100% attendance and preparation.

7. other courses

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