Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature



Major Required: 19 Courses (57 Credits - 114 ECTS)

Explores the field of linguistics, and serves as a general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing with a focus on English. During the semester, students will investigate the basic theories and methods of the different areas of linguistics, including phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics. Topics include the intricate rule systems that govern language, the similarities and differences among languages, and how spoken language relates to written language. Pre-requisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Designed to guide participants as they explore how language functions from a linguistic perspective with focus on form, meaning and use, how this knowledge can be transmitted effectively to English language learners, and which resources to use in the search for answers to complex language issues. It is also designed to provide an opportunity for participants to gradually acquire the confidence that they can express themselves concisely on matters related to TESOL both in writing and in discussion with their peers. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200 Credits: 3
This course takes as point of departure a view of discourse as social action. Students will engage in the description and interpretation of spoken and written language in use in various settings: political contexts; the media, including advertising and social media; computer mediated communication; professional discourses - academic, health communication and business discourses. Topics to be explored will include genres and discourses; intertextuality and interdiscursivity; construction of identities; language, power and ideology; analysis of narratives; contrastive discourse analysis. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201. Credits: 3
Introduces students to psycholinguistics: the study of the relationship between language and the processes of brain and mind. The course covers key issues in the field such as the biological bases of language, speech perception, the lexicon, sentence processing, speech production and language acquisition. Students also examine the methods used in psycholinguistic research in order to interpret the types of results these methods have uncovered. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG200. Credits: 3
Introduces students to literature by providing a broad overview of the three major genres: the short story, poetry, and drama, with some exposure to critical theory; discusses the elements of fiction, poetry and drama, such the role of setting, character, plot, theme, style, imagery, symbolism, metaphors, and tone in fiction and poetry, and the differences between ancient Greek and Shakespearean theatre. Students are introduced to representative texts and the historical/cultural contexts that produced them. Prerequisites: GE105. Co-requisites: GE106. Credits: 3
Explores four major plays by William Shakespeare; "Hamlet", "Macbeth", "Romeo and Juliet" and "A Midsummer's Night's Dream", as well as several of his sonnets in the context of the English Renaissance. Attention is given to the use of language--puns, metaphors, and hidden meanings--in the plays and the poems. Classroom analysis focuses on key elements of Shakespeare's artistry, particularly the choice of setting in "Macbeth" and "Midsummer Night's Dream", the ghost scenes in "Macbeth" and "Hamlet", and the plays-within-the-plays in "Hamlet" and "Midsummer Night's Dream". The developing role of English theatre in general is explored. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
Explores a range of short stories written in English and some works in translation. Students are acquainted with the hallmarks of short fiction and learn to appreciate the variety of styles and forms that have produced the short story genre. Particular attention is paid to what makes a short story its own, unique art form. Works by Chekhov, Flaubert to the more contemporary works of O'Connor, McCullers, Updike and Lahiri (among others), will be read and discussed. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the basic elements of poetry—prosody, meter, rhyme, and poetic language. The course examines selected poems from major British and American poets such as T. S. Eliot, Sylvia Plath, Emily Dickinson, Wallace Stevens, William Carlos Williams, Robert Frost, Ted Hughes et al from both the perspective of craft and content. The course will also introduce the poetry of Greek poets, such as the translated work of Konstantinos Kavafis and Argiris Chionis. The course’s aim is to enable students to see poetry as a specialized use of language that conveys emotions and meaning through image and meter. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG220 Credits: 3
Looks at language as a social phenomenon and studies the impact of variables such as cultural norms, regional origin, ethnicity, gender, social class and education on the way language is used. Students examine current topics in cross-cultural communication, bilingualism and code-switching, multilingual societies, and the widespread use of English as a Lingua Franca. The course also introduces students to the areas of language policy and language planning and addresses the educational implications of sociolinguistic diversity. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG202. Credits: 3
Explores the pragmatic aspects of communication i.e. how the interaction between language and context influences meaning; pragmatics deals with the question of how meaning is shaped by extra textual factors such as the cultural setting, the situational context and the role of participants. Particular emphasis is given to pragmatic phenomena such as deixis, speech acts, conversational implicature and politeness. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201. Credits: 3
This course is an advanced study of a selected area in linguistics. The focus of the course will vary depending on faculty’s current research interests and student interest. Students will build on work they have completed in years 1 and 2 and will get the chance to explore in depth an area of linguistics. Topics may include: Advanced Themes in Sociolinguistics, Corpus linguistics, Forensic linguistics, Bilingualism, The Language of Media and Social Media, Evolutionary Linguistics. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG300. Credits: 3
Addresses a number of key issues in Developmental and Clinical Linguistics, inlcuding: how language develops in childhood (first language acquisition); second language acquisition, bilingual language acquisition; language and cognition; how language is processed, stored and produced by the brain; how language may fail to develop and how it may go wrong later in life; how children acquire reading and writing and the characteristics/treatment of learning difficulties; causation, diagnosis and treatment of common communication disorders. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG203 Credits: 3
Introduces students to the principles of communicative language teaching. The course includes the theoretical and practical applications of teaching the four skills of reading, writing, listening, and speaking and also examines the teaching of grammar. Students investigate different approaches to classroom management and lesson planning, as well as developing an awareness of how to choose materials and techniques appropriately for different age groups. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201. Co-requisites: ENG203. Credits: 3
Designed to build on the techniques and principles of modern communicative language teaching covered in the Introduction to Methodology course. This course aims to deepen students’ knowledge by focusing on specific aspects of language teaching and encouraging them to approach classroom materials and teaching in a more critical and creative manner. Particular attention is given to special topics, Second Language Teaching Methods and Approaches, technology in education, learning difficulties, phonetics and phonology, and error correction. In addition, testing and evaluation, and the teaching of grammar and lexis are explored. During this course, students are expected to be able to overcome the limitations of course books by adapting or supplementing materials in order to produce a more communicative lesson, one which reflects their own students’ needs and interests. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG203, ENG310 Credits: 3
Provides intensive study of the novel as a literary form based on close readings of representative texts from the 19th century to the present. Emphasis is given to the analysis of narrative, temporality, memory, voice and the status of the subject. The course analyzes how economic and social influences (modern city, industrialism, transportation etc.) as well as developments in the sciences (Darwin) influenced the 19th century novel (Bronte, Dickens, James, Hardy, G. Eliot). Aesthetic and cultural stakes are explored in radically varied constructions of modernity (Woolf, Joyce, Conrad, Lawrence, Rushdie). Finally, questions are addressed that relate to the colonial legacy and the globalized and "post-national" identities in the post-war novel (Golding et al) and are relevant to readers of the present (Kureishi, Ishiguro et al). Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG220, ENG221 Credits: 3
(capstone course for all BAELL majors - Students have the option of doing two Practicum courses if they wish; i.e. A BAELL degree candidate may choose to complete a TESOL Practicum course, and a Practicum in either Linguistics or Literature which would count for two culminating projects in two areas of specialization).

ENG410a-PRACTICUM I (Literature)

Aims to guide students in their final written projects; the instructor oversees the research methodologies applied to the student's extended essay. "Literary Critical Analysis" will have introduced students to the various theories and theoretical practices which they can choose to apply to this culminating assignment. The areas in which students may focus their essay include theatre, comparative literature, American studies, poetry, and translation. Prerequisite(s) for Literature strand: GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG221, ENG222, ENG223, ENG310, ENG311, ENG320, ENG321, ENG420, PSY200; Co-requisite(s): ENG300, ENG301 Credits: 3

ENG410b-PRACTICUM I (Linguistics)

Aims to help students carry out a research project in an agreed upon area of linguistics and to further pursue their interest on a specific topic. Students draft research proposals, and through interactive lectures, class discussions and presentations, peer- reviews and individual supervision students build on skills necessary for the undertaking and completion of their research projects. Topics covered include: formulation of research questions, methodology, data collection, data analysis and critical reviews of the literature. Prerequisite(s) for Linguistics strand: GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG220, ENG300, ENG301, ENG310, ENG311, PSY200; Co-requisite(s): ENG221, ENG223, ENG321, ENG420 Credits: 3


This course is designed to prepare students for actual classroom teaching, building up their experience and confidence through micro-teaching and observations before teaching in an actual language classroom. During this course, students are expected to plan and teach lessons. Students will participate in peer-teaching sessions, as well as teaching in a real language classroom. They are required to do a minimum of 20 hours of observation and teaching in addition to attending classes for peer-teaching, feedback, and instruction. Prerequisite(s) for TESOL strand: GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG220, ENG300, ENG301, ENG310, ENG311, PSY200 Co-requisite(s): ENG221, ENG 222, ENG223, ENG420 Credits: 3

Provides an introduction to research design in the field of Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). Students will acquire the basic principles and skills needed to design and conduct classroom research. The course guides students through the research process: reviewing current literature, examining different methods, formulating research questions, selecting appropriate tools for collecting data, analyzing data and interpreting findings. Research topics include classroom interaction, teaching techniques, attitudes of teachers and learners and any other topics in classroom research relevant to the students’ interests. Prerequisite(s) GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201, ENG202, ENG203, ENG300, ENG301, ENG310, ENG311, ENG410c, PSY200 Credits: 3
This course is an introduction to literary and cultural theory and to some of the main questions that have triggered theoretical discussion around the study of arts and literature since the late 19th century. These include questions about the nature of art and literature, meaning, subjectivity and culture. Major movements of literary theory will be explored including: Formalism, Practical and New Criticism, Reader-Response Theory, Structuralism, Psychoanalysis, Colonial literature, Marxism and feminism. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG220, ENG223, ENG320; Co-requisite(s): ENG222, ENG321. Credits: 3
Surveys key texts in the American canon beginning with the Transcendentalist Movement and Ralph Waldo Emerson compared to the Dark Romanticism of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The birth of early American Poetry is studied via two versatile representatives, namely Walt Whitman and Emily Dickinson. Thereafter, a timeline of developments in American Literature is explored beginning with the Realism of Mark Twain and Henry James through to the voice of disillusionment caused by the war as echoed by Scott Fitzgerald and Ernest Hemingway. Discussion will also include the rise of American Drama with the works of Eugene O’ Neill, Tennessee Williams and Arthur Miller culminating in prominent representatives of post-war American prose and poetry. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG220, ENG320, ENG221, ENG321, ENG420 Credits: 3
Introduces students to the basic concepts and problems encountered in social scientific investigation, including types of data and measurement, sampling, probability, an d research design. This is an introductory course in social science research methodology that emphasizes the importance and limitations of theory and methodology in social science research, as well as the purposes of applied research, program evaluation and research ethics. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106. Credits: 3

Major Electives: Select 2 Courses (6 Credits - 12 ECTS)

Explores how a society produces meanings and values in a communication system called semiotics, from the Greek term semion, "sign". Semiotics is an interdisciplinary field, and provides a basis for interpreting many aspects of popular culture. Such diverse topics as the study of languages, literature, and other systems of human communication (including music, film, art and advertising) all include a wide range of phenomena which can be brought together by means of a general theory of signs. The course deals with three areas: 1) verbal communication, 2) nonverbal communication (iconic systems, gestures, body language, etc.), and 3) communication through art forms. Students apply semiotic principles to their particular areas of interest and get acquainted with the history of cinema and the different cinematic genres. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106 Credits: 3
Explores the complex relationships between gender and language structure, use, and change, integrating perspectives from sociolinguistics and gender theory. Through readings, lectures, class discussions, and data analysis, students learn about gender-based differences in language use and communication and gender as a social construct that is shaped through language use; explore cross-cultural perspectives on language and gender; and examine the implications of language and gender research in institutional contexts, such as education, law, the media, and business. This course will appeal to students interested in a variety of professional fields, including English language teaching, journalism, psychology, and business. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG202. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the history and function of translation in society. Students learn the multiple ways in which translators work in multilingual and multicultural environments while they become familiar with the main theoretical streams in Translation Studies. Students understand the importance of translation as an area of study and come to appreciate the age-old role translators have played as mediators between societies and cultures. Students also gain hands-on translation practice by translating texts from English into Greek. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106; Co-requisite: ENG200 Credits: 3
Expands upon the fundamental principles and theories learned in English Methodology courses (ENG310, ENG311) in order to extend students’ understanding of and ability to combine current feedback practices with revision in English as a second (ESL) and foreign language (EFL) writing. Students are exposed to the nature, form and value of current feedback practices and models as well as strategies for the delivering of feedback, both onsite and online, that assist them in dealing effectively with a diverse student population in a variety of language teaching contexts. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG200, ENG201 Credits: 3
Focuses on training instructors who wish to teach Modern Greek as a Foreign/Second Language in Greece and abroad. The course provides participants with a practical introduction to the principles and practices of modern communicative language teaching. It focuses on the practical issues which participants may face as instructors, and introduces them to a wide variety of materials and activities. The course helps participants develop lesson planning and classroom management techniques and competencies, and design a modern Greek Language program which can be delivered conventionally (face – to – face), or via eLearning. Prerequisite(s): None Credits: 3
Introduces students to Creative Writing in its most varied application, from writing for the media and the arts to experiments in the lyric essay, fiction and poetry; the attraction of this course is in its multi-genre and inter-disciplinary application. Students interested in journalism, script-writing, and creative non-fiction, will gain from this introduction as much as those interested in the beginnings of poetry and fiction writing. Readings will take place in the craft of the lyric, non-fiction essay, art reviews, script writing, story, and poetry. Students learn the basic strategies for writing in multiple, non-academic styles while focusing on the genre of their choice. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the craft of copywriting. It begins with the importance of audience and the notion of copy as conversation and research-based brand-writing. It looks at what makes for memorable messages and the role of stories and psychological triggers in crafting persuasive texts. Numerous examples, guided observation and a variety of frequent but brief writing assignments help students develop skills in crafting conceptually robust and compelling copy. A third of the course is devoted to copy editing and covers both organizational issues as well as paragraph- and sentence-level editing. Course material and assignments represent a spectrum of print and digital formats in print and digital media drawn from the business and non-profit sectors. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, GE112 Credits: 3
Discusses some of the most important and interesting plays written during the twentieth century in English or other languages, such as works by O'Neil, Lorca, Brecht, and Ionesco (among others). Students are introduced to key elements and concepts of 20th Century Theater. Each work will be examined in its own right, but comparisons between them will also be made with a view to assessing how different playwrights deal with social, cultural political and philosophical issues of both local and universal relevance. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
Introduces students to the methodologies and tools necessary to carry out translations and addresses terminology analysis and terminology management. Students distinguish terms and non-terms, become familiar with online tools for translation and evaluate their reliability. They establish methodologies for identifying and managing their projects, while by conducting preliminary terminographical work they create their first monolingual and bilingual glossaries. Prerequisite(s): GE105, ENG205 Credits: 3
Encourages and guides students in applying the theoretical and methodological skills and techniques acquired for translating various texts from English into Greek, raising awareness of translation as a process and product (target text). Students are introduced to source text analysis and become familiar with content and terminology analysis before engaging in a translation. The course provides insight to the steps of translation encouraging students to ‘pool in’ and utilize all previous theoretical and practical skills acquired. Students are assigned source texts from different genres and discourses to be translated into Greek, ultimately developing critical awareness of how the basic principles of translation theory can be applied in practice. Prerequisite(s): GE105, ENG205 Credits: 3
Surveys key texts in the American canon beginning with William Bradford, John Winthrop and Anne Bradstreet as well as Native American creation myths. A timeline of developments in nation-building and its literature from the Puritans and Native Americans through to the American Enlightenment and Renaissance will be explored, up through to contemporary American voices that address multicultural, racial and ethnic concerns regarding identity and belonging. Discussion will include the works of Emerson, Hawthorne, Wheatley, Jefferson, Lincoln, Jacobs, Hurston, Far and Alexei, among others. Prerequisites: GE105, GE106, ENG220. Credits: 3
The course will be a topic-specific course offering that will facilitate the study and exploration of current trends and ideas in the field. This will also provide options for invited or visiting professors to develop a course of study around an issue/theme in their area of expertise related to the discipline of comparative literature. Subject interests such as explorations of the city in literature, investigations of the post-colonial, travel writing, and nature writing, are among the possible areas of focus. Co-requisite: ENG420. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG220, ENG222; Co-requisites: ENG321, ENG420. Credits: 3
Students focus on the dimension of culture and culture transfer through translation and learn to treat texts as linguistic, cultural and ideological products. Attention is paid to issues of culture-bound items and untranslatability. Students enhance their cultural knowledge by analyzing various texts. Also, addressed is the issue of cultural preferences of both source and target environments. Prerequisite(s): GE105, ENG205 Credits: 3
Encourages and guides students towards applying the theoretical and methodological skills and techniques acquired for translating various texts from Greek into English raising awareness of translation as a process and product (target text). Students use the tools learned in previous courses to translate various texts from Greek into English including financial, legal, technical and promotional material. Prerequisite(s): GE105, ENG205 Credits: 3
This course introduces translation as a practice in the creative industries, such as game localization, advertising, website translation, museum translation, translation for festivals, transcreation and other aspects of translation that would require a more creative approach. Students are introduced to the aspect of translation following specific guidelines, client specifications and requirements, while at the same time applying a translational freedom. Students understand the importance of delivering the message through a language that involves playfulness, poetic diction, humor and narration.
This course explores urban experience since the mid-nineteenth century and attempts to answer a set of questions relating to our experience of the city. What is the way in which we conceptualize, represent and construct discourse about cities in anglophone literature and in criticism/theory? What are the different subjects who view the city (e.g. the Flâneur)? What are the various representations of the city (travel literature, detective novel, short story, novel—among others) that bespeak the experience of urban space? The exploration of modern consciousness may reflect or be triggered by city roaming producing a dialectic between urban landscapes and the subject’s sense of selfhood. This course will offer insight into the literary representations of the city, while urban spaces such as coffee shops, train stations, hotels, department stores, or simply the streets will be ready to embody the urban experience. The selected texts will be read and analyzed in the light of relevant theoretical approaches with special emphasis on urban literary theories. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106, ENG220, ENG321, ENG221, ENG222. Credits: 3
Introduces students to fundamental dramatic genres by exploring the works of key directors, practitioners and artistic movements. Starting from Stanislavski and Brecht, the class will explore Dada, the Surrealists and the Theatre of the Absurd. As well as exploring the philosophy of each artistic movement, students will discuss and analyze selected texts in order to achieve a thorough understanding of both the theory and the practice of theater. The text analyses will be accompanied by some practical group work in the class. There is no need for prior acting experience. Co-requisites: GE105. Credits: 3
Presents the process of producing a play - from the first reading to its staging. Students explore the roles of all the collaborators in a theatre production (director, actors, designer, composer etc.) and realize them in practice. Depending on the students' interests, the play to be approached will be either from the world repertory or a new work composed by the students. The course will be completed with a performance presented by the students. Interested students are invited to have a short discussion/interview with the instructor before enrolling in the course. Co-requisite: GE105, GE144. Credits: 3
Introduces the field of educational psychology and explores the development of cognitive functions and language, individual and cultural differences, and research on teaching and learning. The course also covers conceptual approaches, stages of process, structure, and effectiveness of psychological and educational interventions for children and adolescents, linking theory, research, education, and intervention in the school community. The course also focuses on symptoms and interventions for children and adolescents with learning disabilities and ADHD. Prerequisite(s): GE105, GE106 Credits: 3

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