As of September 2010 the Department of English Studies at the University of Cyprus is offering a restructured Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature (BA in English), as well as a range of Minor Programmes, currently in:
 
(A) English Literature
(B) English Linguistics
(C) American Literature and Culture
(D) Gender Studies
 
For the minor programmes, please click here or scroll down the page.
 
The Department also participates in the interdisciplinary Modern Languages and European Studies Programme, hosted within the Department of French and European Studies at the University of Cyprus. For a description of the courses offered by the Department of English Studies to the Modern Languages and European Studies Programme, please click here.
 
 
Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Language and Literature (BA in English)

 
The new structure of the BA in English consists of three different tracks within the same Programme. These are:
 
1) Anglophone Literature and Cultural Studies
2) Theoretical and Applied Linguistics
3) Translation Studies
 
The tracks are areas of specialization within the same degree and have been designed in order to create a flexible, more diverse degree and to provide students with the opportunity to focus on specific areas of interest during their studies.
 
In particular, the courses in the first two semesters (1st year of studies) – and some courses in later semesters – are common for all three tracks. At the beginning of the 2nd year of studies (3rd semester) students must opt for one of the three tracks offered by the respective Sections. The tracks may overlap at various points, thus students are given the opportunity to customize their programme of studies in their 2nd, 3rd, and 4th years by choosing compulsory and elective courses from any of the three tracks (see the large table further down, entitled Overall Structure of the BA in English). Choice of track must be finalised by the 5th semester of studies the latest.
 
According to the new structure of the BA in English students must fulfil the following requirements: 17 compulsory courses in the 1st and 2nd year, 16 compulsory and elective courses in the 3rd and 4th year, 4 University elective courses (from other Departments of the University of Cyprus), and 3 Foreign Language courses (other than English). Students may choose to prepare a final thesis in place of 2 electives in their 4th year of studies. The following table shows the number of courses and the total of European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) points required to obtain a BA in English (following any of the three tracks):
 
Courses ECTS Total
1st and 2nd year:17 compulsory courses 5 each 85
3rd and 4th year: 16 compulsory and elective courses 7.5 each 120
from 1st year on: 4 University elective courses 5 each 20
from 1st year on: 3 Foreign Language courses (other than English) 5 each 15
     
Grand Total: 40 Courses   240 ECTS
 
The table below provides an overview of the BA in English with all three tracks. For a detailed view of each track separately, along with course descriptions, please click on one of the following headings:
 
For detailed course descriptions per semester, please click here.
 
Overall Structure of the BA in English
 
LIT   Anglophone Literature and Cultural Studies track
LING      Theoretical and Applied Linguistics track
TRA   Translation Studies track
FL   Foreign Language
UE   University Elective
        
 
1st YEAR
 
1st SEMESTER   ECTS
     
ENG 101 English for Academic Purposes 5
ENG 110 Introduction to the Study of Fiction 5
ENG 120 Introduction to the Study of Poetry 5
ENG 160 Introduction to Linguistics 5
ENG 102 Research Skills in the Humanities 5
FL 1 Foreign Language 5 (30)
     
2nd SEMESTER    
     
ENG 103 Academic Essay Writing 5
ENG 130 Introduction to the Study of Drama 5
ENG 161 Language and Mind 5
ENG 170 Introduction to Translation Practice 5
FL 2 Foreign Language 5
UE 1 University Elective 5 (30)
   
  Total 1st year:
60

2nd YEAR
 
3rd SEMESTER ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES ECTS
     
ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry 5
ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction 5
FL 3 Foreign Language 5
UE 2 University Elective 5
plus 2 out of:    
ENG 270 Translation Methodology  
ENG 240 Pedagogical Grammar  
ENG 250-255 Topics in Phonetics & Phonology of English 2Χ5 (30)
     
 3rd SEMESTER  THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 240  Pedagogical Grammar  5
ENG 250-255  Topics in Phonetics & Phonology of English  5
FL 3  Foreign Language  5
UE 2  University Elective  5
plus 2 out of:    
ENG 270  Translation Methodology  
ENG 211-219  Topics in Fiction  
ENG 220-229  Topics in Poetry  2Χ5 (30)
     
3rd SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 270 Translation Methodology 5
FL 3 Foreign Language 5
UE 2 University Elective 5
plus 3 out of:    
ENG 240 Pedagogical Grammar  
ENG 250-255 Topics in Phonetics and Phonology of English  
ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction  
ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry 3Χ5 (30)
     
4th SEMESTER ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES  
     
ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction 5
ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry 5
UE 3 University Elective 5
UE 4 University Elective 5
plus 2 out of:    
ENG 241 Sociolinguistics  
ENG 256-259 Topics in Semantics & Pragmatics  
ENG 260-269 Topics in Morphology & Syntax  
ENG 280 Translation Theory 2Χ5 (30)
     
4th SEMESTER THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 241 Sociolinguistics 5
ENG 256-259 Topics in Semantics & Pragmatics 5
ENG 260-269 Topics in Morphology & Syntax 5
UE 3 University Elective 5
UE 4 University Elective 5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction  
ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry  
ENG 280 Translation Theory 1Χ5 (30)
     
4th SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 280 Translation Theory 5
UE 3 University Elective 5
UE 4 University Elective 5
plus 3 out of:    
ENG 241 Sociolinguistics  
ENG 256-259 Topics in Semantics & Pragmatics  
ENG 260-269 Topics in Morphology & Syntax  
ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction  
ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry 3Χ5 (30)
     
  Total 2nd year: 60
 
3rd YEAR
 
5th SEMESTER  ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES ECTS
     
ENG 350 EFL Teaching Methodology 7.5
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 340 Language Change & Development  
ENG 390-399 Topics in Translation Studies 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
5th SEMESTER  THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 350 EFL Teaching Methodology 7.5
ENG 340 Language Change and Development 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 390-399 Topics in Translation Studies  
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
5th SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 350 EFL Teaching Methodology 7.5
ENG 390-399 Topics in Translation Studies 7.5
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 340 Language Change & Development  
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
6th SEMESTER ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES  
     
ENG 310 History of Literary Theory and Criticism 7.5
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 341 Psycholinguistics  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
6th SEMESTER THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 341 Psycholinguistics 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
plus 2 out of:    
ENG 310 History of Literary Theory and Criticism  
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 2Χ7.5 (30)
     
6th SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
plus 3 out of:    
ENG 341 Psycholinguistics  
ENG 310 History of Literary Theory and Criticism  
ENG 330-339 Topics in Theatre  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 3Χ7.5 (30)
     
  Total 3rd year: 60
 
4th YEAR
 
7th SEMESTER  ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES ECTS
     
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 410 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
7th SEMESTER  THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 440 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
7th SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 470 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
8th SEMESTER ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES  
     
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 420 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
8th SEMESTER THEORETICAL & APPLIED LINGUISTICS  
     
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
ENG 540-569 Elective LING 7.5
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 450 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
     
8th SEMESTER TRANSLATION STUDIES  
     
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA 7.5
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
plus 1 out of:    
ENG 570-599 Elective TRA  
ENG 540-569 Elective LING  
ENG 500-539 Elective LIT  
ENG 480 Thesis* 1Χ7.5 (30)
  Total 4th year: 60
     
  Grand Total: 240
 
* For information on the requirements for a B.A. thesis see here.
 

Minor Programmes offered by the Department of English Studies (top)

 
(A) MINOR in ANGLOPHONE LITERATURE AND CULTURAL STUDIES
 
Students taking a minor in English Literature are required to fulfil the Foreign Language Requirement in English in addition to nine courses in English Literature. The composition of the course requirements is as follows:
 
(a) Three compulsory courses
  • ENG 110 Introduction to the Study of Fiction
  • ENG 120 Introduction to the Study of Poetry
  • ENG 130 Introduction to the Study of Drama
(b) Six additional compulsory courses
The additional six courses must be chosen from among the courses offered in the Anglophone Literature and Cultural Studies track. Choices will be made in accordance with students' interests and guidance of faculty members of the Literature Section. Students may opt to take one or two courses in Translation Studies instead of literature courses.
 
(B) MINOR in ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
 
Students taking a minor in English Linguistics are required to fulfil the Foreign Language Requirement in English in addition to ten courses required for the minor. These are:
 
(a) Six compulsory courses
  • ENG 160 Introduction to Linguistics
  • ENG 240 Pedagogical Grammar
  • ENG 250-255 Topics in Phonetics and Phonology of English
  • ENG 260-269 Topics in Morphology and Syntax of English
  • ENG 256-259 Topics in Semantics and Pragmatics
  • One of the following: ENG 241 Sociolinguistics, ENG 350 Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, or ENG 341 Psycholinguistics
(b) Four additional courses
Four courses must be taken from the Linguistics and/or Professional components of the BA Degree in English Language and Literature. All course choices are subject to approval by the Department.
 
(C) MINOR IN AMERICAN LITERATURE AND CULTURE
 
Students must attend seven compulsory courses and at least two elective courses in American Literature and Cultureoffered by the Anglophone Literature and Cultural Studies track. The tenth course required for the minor may be a third elective course in the field (from among the courses offered by the programme), an Independent Study project related to the field (supervised by a qualified faculty member), or a relevant course from another programme. In the latter two cases, approval by the Department of English Studies and by the relevant instructor is required. The seven compulsory courses are:
  • ENG 110 Introduction to the Study of Fiction
  • ENG 130 Introduction to the Study of Drama
  • ENG 211-219 Topics in Fiction
  • ENG 310 History of Literary Theory and Criticism
  • ENG 220-229 Topics in Poetry
  • Seminar in American Studies I
  • Seminar in American Studies II
(D) MINOR in GENDER STUDIES (interdepartmental)
 
Click here for the brochure and course offerings for 2011-2012!
 
The programme is offered in collaboration with the following Departments:
Students are required to take ENG 546 Introduction to Feminist Theory and a sufficient number of the designated elective courses to graduate with 60 ECTS. Given the interdepartmental nature of the programme, students are required to take courses from at least three different Departments. Available options will vary from year to year according to the interests of members of staff and the needs of the collaborating Departments. Specific options will be announced before the beginning of each semester. After consultation with their advisor and instructors, students may choose up to two postgraduate courses in Gender Studies. They may also conduct independent research in a relevant area under the supervision of one of the collaborating academics.