Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English
English Studies at the University of Zurich comprises subjects in the fields of both English Literature and English Linguistics.
In English Literature, we are concerned with literature written in the English language (especially that of Great Britain and the United States) from the early modern period to the present day. In the field of English Linguistics, we examine spoken and written forms of the English language, from its origins to today, and we also examine the literature of the Middle Ages.
A major in English Literature and Linguistics (HF 120 or HF 90) allows students to acquire a broad knowledge of both Linguistics and Literature, as well as the ability to think in a methodical and scientific way. In addition, the course ensures improved proficiency in the English language, especially with regard to English as an academic language, and furnishes students with an understanding of cultural and regional issues in Great Britain and the United States in particular.
Those who choose to study English as a first subsidiary subject (NF 60) first receive a solid overview of both English Literature and English Linguistics before going on to specialise in one of the fields. As with all other courses of study in English, an advancement in English language competence, and in an understanding of the cultural and regional issues of the two main English-speaking countries is also an integral part of the subject.
Students with English as a second subsidiary subject (NF 30) will be provided with a balanced overview of both English Literature and English Linguistics. In addition, the course allows students to consolidate their English language skills, and imparts an understanding of cultural and regional issues in Great Britain and the United States in particular.
Further details about the respective courses and their regulations can be found in the:
Studienordnung (pdf download. Document available in German only
- Course lists in the Vorlesungsverzeichnis:
|Major||Grosses HF 120||HF 90|
Grosses NF 60 Sprachwissenschaft
Grosses NF 60 Literaturwissenschaft
|Kleines NF 30|
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