Department of English Language and Literature


Academic Staff

Chairperson  Dr. Dr. Laila Helmi
Associate Professor Dr. Adel Sakakini                       
Part-time Lecturers   Dr. Adnan Khatab, Dr. Monib Ayoub, Mr. Akram Zreik, Ms. Diana Hadi, Ms. Pascale Hajal, Ms. Hiam Abboud, Ms. Ghada Onsy, Mr. Ibrahim Srour, Ms. Roudaina Osman 
Inspired by the mission of the Faculty of Arts, the Department of English provides maximum opportunities for learning, addresses new challenges and responsibilities in a demanding environment where quality is paramount, enables the personal development of individuals, and develops the mental and intellectual potential of students by promoting critical thinking and sustainable learning for life and professional experience. This is achieved through providing a relaxed atmosphere in which a liberal education offers diversity within the realms of personal goals, aspirations and individuality.

 - Encouraging personal growth through research, attending conferences, conducting research projects.
 - Supervising academic theses according to the Department's research plan and policies based upon the job-  market needs.
 - Encouraging interdisciplinary studies and research.
 - Providing students with state-of-the-art workshops, training courses and knowledge.
 - Encouraging students to think analytically and critically.
 - Providing students with a warm, interactive and active environment which motivates students to seek self-development and self-improvement.
 - Encouraging students to participate in recreational and cultural activities.
 - Preparing graduates capable of coping with the challenges of a constantly changing job-market.

Learning Outcomes
 - Outline features of different literary genres
 - Identify major linguistic topics
 - Explain literary and critical theories
 - Distinguish different methods of teaching
 - Produce translations of Arabic and English texts
 - Analyze themes and characters in literary works
 - Compose arguments and supporting ideas to elaborate a thesis statement
 - Develop personal responses to literary works

Degree Requirements
To obtain a Bachelor Degree in English Language & Literature, students must successfully complete a total of 99 credits + ICDL. The standard duration for the completion of the requirements for  of a bachelor degree is 6 semesters.

Career Opportunities
A graduate of the English Department can work as a teacher, a translator, an editor, a public relations officer, an executive secretary, English-speaking anchor on TV, as well as with publishing houses, airlines, cultural organizations and other institutions that require a sound knowledge of English.

Program Overview

I. University Requirements

II. Program Requirements