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English Language and Literature


As a ¡°provincial characteristic program,¡± it started to enroll students in 1993, with the aim of educating students with integrated knowledge of English language, literature, linguistics and international business. We endeavor to equip our students with a global vision, general knowledge of the humanities, and skills of intercultural communication. The graduates are expected to become competent professionals in many fields, such as cultural exchange, translation and interpretation, business, media, education and etc.
The program lays equal stress on the acquisition of basic language skills (including listening, speaking, reading, writing, and translating) and specialized theoretical knowledge, aiming to cultivate the students¡¯ creativity and practical thinking. It offers students opportunities for acquiring independent critical thinking, strong intercultural awareness and communication skills.
The four-year undergraduate program of English major is characterized with flexibility in its academic duration, ranging from three to six years. Namely, students are allowed to complete their studies within three years at least or six years at most. A minimum requirement for graduation includes a total 165 credits from the courses listed in the guiding teaching plan and credits from courses required by specific teaching modules. Bachelor¡¯s degree of Arts will be granted if graduates are able to meet the requirements of credits and other necessary conditions for degree granting.
So far, over 3000 students have studied and graduated from the program of English Language and Literature. In recent years, students in this program have achieved excellent performance in TEM-4 and TEM-8(National Test for English Major-band 4 and 8), ranking high among universities of the same level of the province. Graduated students, after intense competition and open selection, have been offered job opportunities in some well-established organizations, like the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce, the Ministry of Science and Technology, State Administration of Taxation, provincial administrative offices, etc. Besides, graduates are known for their versatile talents in arts, sports and other competitive abilities.


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