The Department of English and Linguistics is enriched with two highly demanding undergraduate degree programmes related to English:
Furthermore, for the students of the Faculty, the Department of English and Linguistics offers courses under the two mainstreams of English (Literature and Language) and TESL as a General Degree. The courses of the Department offer a unique combination of English studies; from English literature of the Medieval period to World Literatures in English of the present day together with English language from its origins to the contemporary and applied contexts, integrating Sociolinguistics, Psycholinguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language. The Department of English and Linguistics is glad to announce the introduction of novel course units, some of which are Literature on Cinema, Children’s Literature in English, Colonial Texts on Ceylon, Language and Speech Disabilities, Teaching Learners with Special Needs, Teaching Literature, Journalism Studies, and Translation Studies.
Admission Requirements for the Undergraduate Degree Programmes.
The Selection Test provides the opportunity for any internal student of the FHSS to join the Bachelor’s Degree programmes offered by the Department. However, those who have obtained a minimum of Simple Pass (S) at the G.C.E. A/L for English (not General English) are exempt from this selection test.
In order to qualify for the Special/Honours Degree Programmes offered by the Department, a student is required, in addition to the Faculty criteria, to obtain a minimum of two (2) B passes in the two (2) semesters for the corresponding two (2) course units offered by the Department of English and Linguistics in the First Year.
It must be noted that students who are admitted to the Department of English and Linguistics are strongly advised to take ENGL and TESL Course Units as their two “Main Fields of Study” (two main subjects) in their first year of study.