Bachelor in English Language and Literature


Základní info

The English Language and Literature bachelor’s degree program at UNYP aims to

  • introduce students to the history of literature in English and the discipline of literary criticism and interpretation;
  • develop critical thinking and interpretive skills, research skills, and the information literacy needed to enable successful graduates to find work in a broad range of fields, or to pursue further study at the postgraduate level;
  • develop, to a high degree, students’ abilities to interpret written communication, to create analytical and interpretive arguments, and to express themselves in complex, polished English prose.


The major consists of three main study areas:

  • Literature, Literary History, and Literary Criticism
  • Language and Culture
  • Applied, Professional, and Research Writing

The program’s interdisciplinary focus fosters the development of broadly educated individuals who are able to apply their knowledge and skills creatively and flexibly in a broad range of situations and prepares them for a wide range of careers, or for further study at the postgraduate level. This degree is awarded by Empire State College, State University of New York.

Appropriately for the study of literature in Prague, the program includes a significant emphasis comparative world literatures; literature in English from outside the major centers of literary production; and non-canonical literature.

What can I do with a degree in English Language & Literature?

Successful graduates interested in further study may progress to master’s and doctoral degree programs in

Graduates who enter the job market with a bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature may find employment in a wide range of professions, often those emphasizing research skills; analytic and interpretive skills; production of written materials; and communication, whether oral or written.

Required Courses

Lower-Level Courses
English Composition 1
English Composition 2
College Algebra
Computers and Applications
Reason and Argument
Analysis and Interpretation of Literature
Genre-based course: 3 credits from the list below:
* Short Story
* The Novel
* Introduction to Poetry
Theme- or period-based course: 3 credits from the list below:
* Great Books: Western
* U.S. Multicultural Fiction
* Ideal Worlds: Utopian Literature
* Contemporary Issues in Literature
* Myth, Symbol, and Fable in Literature
Social sciences / Cultural studies course: 3 credits from the list below:
* Introduction to Communication
* Cultural Anthropology
* Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Media Writing
Professional writing course: 3 credits from the list below:
* News Writing
* Public Relations Principles

Upper-Level Courses
Other World Literatures in English
Shakespeare: Power and Justice
Major 19th-Century British and American Writers
20th-Century British and American Novel
British and American Poetry of the 20th Century
World Literature in Translation
English Grammar and Linguistics
Communication Theories
Rhetorical Dimensions of Race, Class, and Gender
Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Advanced Research and Writing
Advanced professional writing: 3 credits from the list below:
* News Reporting
* Advanced Public Relations
* Translation Workshop
Senior Project Proposal and Academic Planning
Senior Project Thesis

Students must also fulfill General Education requirements as part of their bachelor's degree program. See the UNYP Student Guide for more details.

Complementary courses

In consultation with their academic advisor, students may choose courses to focus on a certain literary genre, period, or theme; or may focus on a particular area of applied skills such as News Writing, Public Relations, teaching English, or translation.

Elective courses

Each semester, students select elective courses in consultation with an academic advisor, choosing from the wide range of courses, including Honors courses and courses in UNYP’s other majors (Business, Communication and Mass Media, International Economic Relations, and Psychology).

Bachelor in English Language and Literature

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