1-1 Definition and Purpose of the Program
This program is based on the educational system of the society and the general attitude toward various fields of humanities, especially English language and literature. With an emphasis on the principle of usefulness and the relationship of courses with one another, the program adapts the courses to students' expectations based on a logical order with the following two goals in mind:
A – Acquisition of the four English language skills (listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing); and
B – Familiarizing students with English literature and helping to develop students' literary talent and taste.
1-2 Mission and ability of English language and literature graduates
If the above goals are achieved, the graduates of this program will be able to:
A – Introduce Iranian literature and culture and Islamic knowledge to foreign communities as much as possible;
B – Inform the Iranian society about the latest scientific and technical developments in the world by researching English-language books and articles;
C – Serve in fields where English language skills are required (writing critical analytical articles in English, translating humanities articles and books from English to Persian and vice versa, and teaching English); and
D – Have the necessary preparation for continuing higher education in order to provide the academic staff of universities and other research centers.
1-3 Program Curriculum
Continuous Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature consists of 8 semesters, so the duration of the program for full-time students is at least 4 years.
After graduation, students in this field can continue their studies without interruption until the end of the master program if they succeed in the entrance exam for the master's degree. This program is valid for 5 years from the date of approval and after that, it needs to be reviewed.
1-4 Number and Type of Courses
The undergraduate program in English Language and Literature includes 135 courses as follows:
A – General courses as proposed by the Supreme Planning Council, 18 units;
B – Joint basic and core courses in English language and literature, including 30 courses contained in the 76-unit curriculum;
C – Specialized courses, including poetry, drama, history of literature, literary criticism, and literary schools; and
D – Internship project.