Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

European University Cyprus Online

Program Description

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

European University Cyprus Online

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

The English Language and Literature program enables students to develop the critical skills needed for textual reading and analysis, as well as the practical skills required to understand and teach the world’s primary international language. The program covers a broad range of English-language texts, examining significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics, as well as providing the cognitive skills required to teach English as a foreign language.

Academic program

All students pursuing the Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature must complete the following requirements:


  • Humanities & Social Sciences (16 ECT)
  • Introduction to Philosophy
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Social Behavioral and Political Sciences (10 ECTS)
  • Philosophy, Psychology or Political Science
  • History, Anthropology or Sociology
  • English and Communication (11 ECTS)
  • Public Speaking
  • Instruction in Expository Writing
  • Computer Fundamentals (5 ECTS)
  • Computer Fundamentals and Applications


  • Advanced Expository Writing
  • Introduction To Poetry
  • Introduction To Drama
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Shakespeare
  • Critical and Cultural Theory
  • Modern Poetry
  • Modern Drama
  • The 19th Century English Novel
  • Major European Novels of the 20th Century
  • Introduction to Linguistics I
  • Introduction to Linguistics II
  • The History of the English Language
  • English Grammar
  • Phonetics and Phonology
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Applied Linguistics
  • Teaching Methodology
  • English as a Global Language


  • The European Romantic Movement
  • European Drama
  • Women in Literature
  • Creative Writing
  • Writing Literary Nonfiction
  • Post-Colonialism
  • Modernism and Postmodernism
  • American Fiction
  • British Fiction
  • African - American Literature
  • The Literary Dimension of Film
  • Special Topics: Literature
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Second Language Acquisition
  • Language Disabilities and The Language Processes
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Teaching Young Learners
  • Teaching English for Specific Purposes
  • Linguistics and Translation
  • English Materials and the Media
  • Special Topics I Linguistics


The Interdisciplinary Academic Recognition and Information Agency of Greece (DOATAP–Hellenic NARIC) and the Evaluation Committee of Private Universities (ECPU) of the Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus.

Learning outcomes

General Objectives

  • To develop the student’s capacity to think, write and speak effectively and creatively in the English Language;
  • To develop, through the study of literary texts and cultural theory, a deeper understanding of social, moral and ethical values, including the ability to negotiate between differing value systems.
  • Reflect on students’ relationship to others and their responsibilities to community and society through a literary frame.
  • To develop the student’s analytical, decision making and English communication competencies.
  • To develop those qualities of self-reliance, responsibility, integrity, and self-awareness which will promote personal achievement and contribution to organizations;
  • To build breadth of perspective through the general education requirements and provide sufficient specialization to meet basic professional and career requirements;
  • To provide the student with the basic requirements for academic and/or career advancement.
  • To equip students with wide competencies in writing, across a broad spectrum of career paths.

Specific Objectives

  • To give the student every facility to acquire the skills and knowledge needed to analyze and appreciate texts in linguistic and literary terms;
  • To give the student the opportunity to examine how language is acquired and how social and cultural attitudes are revealed in the ways English is spoken, written and used in society and literature;
  • To understand the nature of social and cultural attitudes, explore their inter-relationship with language, and their expression in literary texts;
  • To study the chronological and structural developments in English language and literature and apply this knowledge in critical analysis of texts;
  • To develop research skills in order to critically analyze a range of English language and literature texts, both oral and written;
  • To foster awareness of contemporary developments in writing, in English-speaking countries as well as internationally;
  • To encourage comprehensive awareness of the social and intellectual contexts of English literature, both past and present;
  • To introduce current debates about the significance of language and literature and their role in cultural and social life;
  • To develop an ability to engage confidently in an imaginative, critical and open-minded understanding of a wide range of works and literature;
  • To develop research, analytical, and linguistic skills both for study and later life.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquire a working knowledge about and of the English language in its past, present, and future tendencies.
  • Produce critical research essays that demonstrate broad experience with English language texts from a variety of literary traditions.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of significant historical, philosophical, and cultural developments through the study of literature and linguistics.
  • Apply in coursework those cognitive and practical skills required in careers such as teaching EFL, editing, and publishing.
  • Produce sophisticated critical work on the social, psychological, and cultural dimensions of Linguistics.
  • Demonstrate competence in critical and theoretical skills applicable to textual reading and analysis as the foundations for graduate study.
  • Apply technological as well as critical and theoretical methodologies in the construction of a sound teaching approach.

Career opportunities

  • Teaching
  • Media
  • Publishing
  • Advertising
  • International Organizations and Business

Application requirements

  • Copy of High School Leaving Certificate
  • One passport-size photograph
  • Proof of English proficiency, which includes one of the following:
    • Undergraduate instruction and coursework in English
    • The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination with a minimum score of 600 (paper-based total) or 250 (computer-based total)
    • IELTS examination with a score of 7.0
    • English language IGCSE O’ Level with grade of B or above
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated February 1, 2017
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4 years
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5,940 EUR
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