English Philology

Area of studies: Humanities
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Mode of Studies: Full-time
Length of Programme: 4 academic years (240 ECTS)
Name of Qualification: Bachelor of Arts

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Unique Features

English Philology is a programme that gives students the opportunity to use their knowledge of English in the process of acquiring different skills. All lectures and seminars are taught in English and teachers consult students in English.

Access Requirements

Applicant for this programme should have obtained High School graduation certificate / diploma or equivalent degree.

Competencies Acquired

Graduates of English Philology will be able:

  • to communicate with others in coherent English, both orally and in writing in different fields of activity;
  • to quickly understand essential information in documents written in English;
  • to make summaries in English and use different registers of the English language according to the context;
  • to apply their specialised knowledge in European and international institutions;
  • to use print and electronic directories and dictionaries in English;
  • to understand different kinds of writing (i.e. journalistic, literary, creative);
  • to recognise the works of major authors from different cultural periods and texts of different genres;
  • to explain cultural features of English-speaking countries and relate these to historical contexts;
  • to understand the differences between English-speaking cultures (British, American, and Canadian) as well as their native one.

Career Opportunities

The graduates of the programme will become specialists, capable of work in a variety of fields. They will satisfy the educational, academic, cultural, economic and other needs of the workplace and be capable of carrying out intellectual and cultural work independently.

The graduates of the English Philology programme may apply to a Master’s programme in Applied English Linguistics or to any other related programme.

Application Procedure

Detailed information on required documents, legalization of documents, application deadlines, tuition fees etc. is provided in the section “Addmission to BA”.

Curriculum

 

Subject title

ECTS Credits

I Year

 

I semester

31

Contemporary English, Part  1

6

Microphonetics

6

 Introductory Practical Training

3

A, B, D courses*

16

II semester

30

Contemporary English, Part  2

6

Essay Writing and Analysis

6

A Foreign Language (EU): one level

6

A, B, D courses*

12

II Year
I semester

30

British Literature (from 700 to 1660)

5

Text Analysis, Part 1

6

Qualifying Practical Training 1

5

A Foreign Language (EU): one level

6

A, B, D courses*

8

II semester

30

British Literature (from 1660)

5

Text Analysis, Part 2

6

Introduction to English Linguistics

5

A, B, D courses*

14

III Year
I semester

31

Survey of American Literature (from 1600 to 1900)

5

History of the English Language

5

Course Paper 1

5

Qualifying Practical Training  2

5

Optional courses I (1)
Language and Culture

6

Lexicology and Lexicography

6

Writing a Research Paper

6

Morphology

6

Syntax

6

 Optional courses II (1)
Theory of  the Short Story

5

Theory of Drama

5

Literature and Culture

5

Theory of Poetry

5

Theory of the Novel

5

II semester

32

Survey of American Literature (from 1900)

5

Course Paper 2

5

Optional courses I (2)
Language and Culture

6

Lexicology and Lexicography

6

Writing a Research Paper

6

Morphology

6

Syntax

6

 Optional courses II (2)
Theory of  the Short Story

5

Theory of Drama

5

 Literature and Culture

5

Theory of Poetry

5

Theory of the Novel

5

IV Year
I semester

27

Translation form English into Lithuanian

6

Pre-diploma Practical Training

3

 Optional courses (3)
 Semantics

6

Canadian Literature

6

Contemporary English Teaching Theories

6

Special Course (Linguistics)

6

Corpus Linguistics

6

Ethnic Minority Literatures in English

6

Contemporary Drama

6

British Civilization

6

Individualized EFL Instruction: Theory and Practice

6

American Civilization

6

II semester

29

Teaching English as a Foreign Language

6

Thesis Presentation

6

Final Thesis

12

Elective Subjects (1)
Language Standards and Principles of  Editing

5

Women’s Literature

6

Sociolinguistics

6

Children’s Literature

6

 Special Course (Literature)

6

Total:

240

 *A, B – optional courses.

D – elective courses.

Note: there might be some changes in the programme.