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Programme objectives and competencies acquired
The general aim of the study programme is to provide systematic knowledge in English Philology complying with the European standards. The BA degree in English Philology holder understands the system of the modern English language, possesses general knowledge in its origin and development, is well versed in English and American literature, is able to theoretically and practically analyze English language facts, has critical and analytical thinking ability, possesses oral as well as writing skills. The aims are achieved by the following specific tasks:
1. To acquire general university education based on the fundamental studies of the development of the world outlook which provides an opportunity to intergrate into the interdisciplinary research.
2. To provide knowledge concerning the system and structure of the modern English language, comprehending it as an evolving phenomenon within the context of the achievements of the contemporary linguistic theory, and thus develop the scientific competencies.
3. To understand the English language, to analyze its linguistic facts on different levels by applying the basic linguistic concepts; to train and develop practical English language skills in a variety of communicative acts according to such types of activities as reading, listening, speeking and writing while creating written or oral texts of diversified genres and styles.
4. To know the fundamentals of translation, to acquire skills in translation techniques, methods, and strategies and according to linguistic research methods of different schools to be able to understand, analyze, refer, translate, create and edit texts of a diversity of genres and styles orally and in written form.
5. To acquire interdisciplinary intercultural competencies; to be able to analyze and evaluate the culture of the English speaking countries; to develop skills in the second foreign language (French, German, Spanish, Italian, Swedish, or Russian); to analyze, classify, systemize, compare, and generalize linguistic facts and apply the linguistic competencies in practice.
6. To seek for the constructive intercultural dialogue, based on the general values of humanism, democracy and universal ethical norms.
The following skills and competences are acquired
Knowledge: to know the system, the origin, development and perspective of the English language, to
comprehend English and American literature, history and culture, the specific concepts of general and English linguistics, the sequence and requirements for the translation processes, to possess literary interdisciplinary thinking;
Cognitive competencies: the competence to analyze the English language facts and texts; the methodological competence of humanitarian sciences, and linguistic literary logical thinking;
Practical competences: the competence to activate and apply the knowledge of the acquired English Lexis, Grammar, Phonetics, Academic Writing, Text Analysis, English and American Literature, Translation, etc., to prepare a study and to pursue scientific research, to read figurative and literary meanings; to assimilate the competence to sort, organize, compare, classify and analyze facts of the English language; to master the English language devices and the written and oral skills of coherent enunciation of thought; to summarize, to reason, to give free and exact expression of one’s own thoughts by preserving the specific language shadings; to edit texts of various formats; to master translation and interpretation technologies, to apply translation and interpretation procedures in practice.
Transferable competences: information search skills; study skills necessary for constant professional self-help; the competence of critical and constructive reasoning, problem solving and making independent conclusions; the competence to organize one’s work independently and responsibly, to express one’s thoughts in English coherently and consistently, to think critically, to solve problems and make conclusions independently.
English Philology study programme graduates with the professional qualification of a Bachelor of Arts in English Philology are granted the following possibilities: to go on with higher level studies or to seek a professional career. English Philology graduates are enabled to do work corresponding to their specialization, i.e. they can practice as:
- translators, text editors;
- administrative assistants;
- office administrators;
- liaison officers;
- English language consultants for companies.
Access to further studies
The Bachelors of the English Philology programme, with command of the basis of comprehensive theoretical and practical English language and translation skills, are ready for Master’s studies at any Lithuanian or foreign university or for one-year professional studies in the English language subject didactics, the graduates of which are enabled to work as English language teachers at secondary or tertiary levels.
Examination and assessment regulations
The number of tasks and testing depend on the number of credits and hours. The final exam includes the marks collected during the semester and the exam mark which makes no less than 50%. The written form of the exam prevails. Course papers are assessed by the tutors according to the requirements concerning the quality of form and contents adopted by Klaipėda University Senate. The BA diploma theses are written and publicly defended according to the requirements approved by Klaipėda University Senate.
The defence of the BA diploma thesis.