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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 31k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 31k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    With a bachelor’s degree in English, students will gain knowledge of American, British, and world literature as they develop proficiency in written communication. It is an excellent choice for students who enjoy literature and want to develop the essential skills of reading, independent critical thinking, and polished writing and analysis.

    Students may choose concentrations in either Literature or Creative Writing, and they may opt for either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degree in either concentration. The BA degrees provide excellent preparation for students who are planning to pursue graduate study. The BS degrees do not include the modern language requirement, thereby permitting students more freedom to explore other areas of study. Literature courses require extensive writing and critical analysis of texts, as well as giving students a culturally rich and historically aware perspective. Creative writing classes introduce students to the genres of writing available to them and prepare them for the competitive world of professional writing.

    Detailed Course Facts

    Application deadline July 1 is the last date to apply for the Fall Semester which begins late August/early September;November 1 is the last date to apply for the Spring Semester which begins mid-January Tuition fee
    • USD 30965 Year (EEA)
    • USD 30965 Year (Non-EEA)
    Start date September 2015 Duration full-time 48 months Languages Take an IELTS test
    • English
    Delivery mode On Campus Educational variant Full-time More information Go To The Course Website

    Course Content

    Suggested Program for a BA in English:


    Semester 1

    • ENGL 101 Composition & Rhetoric 3
    • FYS 101 First Year Seminar 3
    • MATH 105 Intermediate Algebra 3
    • ENGL English Elective for Major 3
    • SOC SCI Social Science Co re
    • Elective 3

    Semester 2

    • ENGL English Elective for Major 3
    • HIST American History for Major 3
    • NAT SCI Natural Science Core Elective 3
    • FA Fine Arts Core Elective 3
    • Free Elective 3

    Semester 3

    • ENGL 207 American Literature I 3
    • ENGL En glish Elective for Major 3
    • ML Modern Language 101 3
    • HUM Humanities Core Elective 3
    • SOC SCI Social Science Core
    • Elective 3

    Semester 4

    • ENGL 210 British Literature II 3
    • HIST English or World History Elective 3
    • ML Modern Language 102 3
    • HUM Humanities Core Elective 3
    • NAT SCI Natural Science Core Elective 3

    Semester 5

    • ENGL 208 American Literature II 3
    • ENGL English Elective for Major 3
    • ML Modern Language 103 3
    • Free Electives 6

    Semester 6

    • ENGL 209 British Literature I 3
    • ENGL English Elective for Major 3
    • ML Modern Language 104 3
    • Free Electives 6

    Semester 7

    • ENGL 212 or 305 World Literature or Shakespeare 3
    • CAPS 390 Capstone Seminar 3
    • Liberal Arts Elective 3
    • Free Electives 6

    Semester 8

    • ENGL 397 Senior Thesis 3
    • Liberal Arts Electives 6
    • Free Electives 6

    Learning Outcomes

    Graduates of the University of Bridgeport’s English program will be able to:

  • Critically and analytically read works of literature produced in many different cultures and historical periods.
  • Employ a variety of methods to respond to, evaluate, analyze, and understand literary and nonliterary texts.
  • Examine various literary techniques that writers use in constructing their texts, and demonstrate an understanding of these techniques.
  • Demonstrate, through discussion and writing, an understanding of significant cultural and societal issues presented in literature.
  • Apply critical and technical vocabulary to describe and analyze, and formulate an argument about, literary and other texts.
  • Distinguish between and appropriately analyze the different genres of literature.
  • See literature in context and respond to connotative meanings in literary and cultural texts.
  • Identify and evaluate appropriate research sources, incorporating the sources into documented academic writing, and formulate original arguments in response to those sources.
  • Write clearly and effectively in a variety of forms, adapting writing and analytical skills to all situations.
  • Recognize and write in accordance with a standardized system (such as MLA) for formatting research papers and citing resources.
  • Adapt literary, critical, and oral skills to communicate effectively in business and graduate school environments.
  • Develop an appreciation for literature as a source of practical wisdom, aesthetic pleasure, and knowledge of the diversity of human experience.

  • USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

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