English Language and Literature Department was founded as one of the four departments of Selcuk University, Faculty of Letters. It started formal education for the first time in 1976 with the students that enrolled in 1976-1977 academic year. Our department has been continuing its dual education service as morning and evening classes. The department also offers masters and doctoral degrees.
Our vision is to be notable and active in international field and to be equipped with the neccessary knowledge, skills, attitudes and facilities as one of the prominent programs in the field.
The program aims at training intellectual individuals who complied with Atatürk's principles and reforms, attached to universal norms, and contribute to his country on national and international scale as according with contemporary life conditions. Besides obtaining the necessary skills that they need for their field, the graduates are expected to adopt universal humanistic norms in EU membership process. Department of English Language and Literature generally believes that education of art and literature is of vital importance for developing the country, adopting the tradition of democracy, improving and saving the human values and training people who understand and respect each other. Therefore, it is aimed to transmit our own cultural values to the students' personal view on art and literature by the help of the lectures in the programme.
The program aims at raising contemporary philologists who are equipped with knowledge, skills and attitudes that can serve in all areas of English Philology. The program expects its students to be aware of the realities of the world while adopting ethical values and understanding the importance of lifelong learning. The bachelor program lasts for 4 years in 8 semesters and offers courses on advanced language skills, literary concepts, literary history, literary and critical theories, cultural studies and language, linguistics, literature and literary criticism.
English Language and Literature Department was established in 1975 as one of the first four departments of the Faculty of Letters of Selçuk University. The teaching activity of the department began after the enrolment of the students for the 1976-77 academic year in 1976. Now the department is working as an active unit of the Faculty of Science and Letters as the two faculties were consolidated after the 1982/2547 Higher Education Act The students are offered a BA program, which comprises courses on English Language, English Literature, American Literature, Linguistics, Translation, Literary Theory and Practical Criticism. The double-session-teaching program aims at providing the students (currently over 500) with a solid foundation in these fields of study. The students of the department are encouraged and expected to contribute freely to classroom activities and develop a critical approach to literature. The majority of the graduates of the program are employed as teachers of English as a Foreign Language. Some of them work as teachers of English Literature where the medium of instruction is English. Others become lecturers or research assistants in the English departments of universities. They also find jobs in private and governmental offices as translators and some of them prefer to work in banks and travel agencies. Both the students and the staff of the department are provided by Selçuk University Computer Centre with central computing and networking facilities for their educational and research needs.
Admission requirements for the program is announced by the Institute of Social Sciences during application period.
BA Degrees in English Language & Literature, English Linguistics, Applied Linguistics, English Language Teaching and other related fields.
Master's program with thesis consists of at least seven courses, seminars, specialization courses and thesis study, provided that the total number of credits is not less than 21 local credits. Seminar, specialty course and thesis study are non-credit and are evaluated as successful or unsuccessful. The program consists of a minimum of 120 ECTS credits including application studies (exhibitions, projects, recitals, concerts, representations and similar) and other activities. The graduation requires 2.50 grade point average out of 4.00.
The model of assessment and evaluation for each course is described in course teaching plan in detail.
English Language and Literature graduates find employment opportunities in these fields: several public institutions (Turkish radio and television corporation, the ministry of foreign affairs, ministry of culture and tourism, ministry of national education etc..) publishing houses, tabloid magazines, literature and culture magazines, newspapers, movie studios ,international institutions, projects and institutions related with European Communities. By developing translation ss, graduates can work as an oral or document translator in some fields which have a special terminology such as medicine, architecture, economy, automotive, archeology, and law. They can also work in tourism sector. By maintaining pedagogical formation they can work as teacher in public and private schools. English language and Literature graduates can continue their work field by continuing their career on academic area (at a level of postgraduate and doctorate) under the umbrella of university.
Upon successful completion of the master's degree, applicants can study doctoral programs in their own fields or related fields provided that they have a valid grade from ALES and have sufficient knowledge of English language.