R2-DL/224/6/0072(A11470)10/27

Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Studies

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The programme centres on the theoretical aspects and practical applications of the English language and literature. Its curriculum focuses on education, literature, human behaviour, liberal arts and society. The programme aims to produce graduates who are competent and proficient in the English language, in addition to possessing character and ethics.

You will learn to communicate ideas, information and arguments in a manner which is relevant, focused, effective and clear in the English language. You will be able to explain and analyse the structure and function of the English language system at multiple levels, and apply critical and linguistic skills to read, discuss and create literary and non-literary texts.

The programme allows specialisation in either Language and Literature or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). You will gain effective oral and written skills in negotiation and persuasion as well as an entrepreneurial mind to adapt to the 21st century. You will be able to apply theories and research methods to analyse and interpret literature as well as engage in lifelong learning to update and expand your knowledge.

  • Fully accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA)
  • Recognised by the Public Service Department (JPA)

Comprehensive Courses

Relevant, Skill-Based Syllabus and Technology Integrated Learning

Top-Tier Student Experience

Accessible, Friendly and Experienced Instructors

Affordable

Scholarships and Fees

Environmentally Friendly

Online Assignments Submission

Flexible

Study Anywhere and Anytime

“The expert in anything was once a beginner.”
Helen Hayes

Top Core Courses

Fundamentals that will build you up to stay relevant and excellent today, tomorrow and beyond.

General Linguistics

This course provides a thorough understanding of the major sub-fields of linguistics, namely Phonetics and Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics and Pragmatics.

Pragmatics

This course helps in the comprehension of how lexical, grammatical, metaphorical, and interactional devices are used to express meanings in different contexts, disciplines and circumstances such as the classroom, with a clear focus on pragmatic meaning and usage.

Discourse Analysis

This course gives an insight into how people use language in everyday written and verbal forms. Students will be introduced to the fundamental approaches to discourse analysis, particularly from a social science perspective.

Society and Language

This course enables the comprehension and appreciation of the issues in multilingual speech communities, especially with English regarded as an international and universal language. It is also crucial for students to be aware of language variation that occurs in the interconnectedness of language and society.

Readings and Research Work in English Studies

This course offers a wide range of reading materials in the area of English studies from various sources which include online resources, reference books and journals. It provides students with the opportunity to carry out simple research based on their readings in an area of

English studies. Students will learn how to search for, interpret, evaluate and use research in their work.

Learning Path

Students will be introduced to the skills and knowledge that they need in order to succeed in university. Students will develop core skills in academic study, writing skills, communication skills and learning skills.

Students will discover practical issues involving the use of language in the real world such as Discourse Analysis and Pragmatics.

Students will have the choice of specialising in Language and Literature or Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Students will be equipped with the necessary skills for effective communication and a high level of fluency in self-expression.

Students will be able to apply what they have learned in the programme during their internships, as well as put their problem-solving knowledge and research skills into use in the final year research project.

The programme is an excellent preparation for careers in teaching, media, advertising, writing and publishing. The job possibilities include:

  • English Teacher
  • TESL Teacher
  • Lecturer
  • Writer
  • Journalist
  • Copywriter
  • Proof-reader
  • Editorial staff of newspaper, magazine, broadcast and online publications
  • Translator
  • Tour Guide
  • Legislative Aide
  • Librarian.

You will also be well-prepared for graduate or professional studies in English, communications, law or any other fields where communication skills are important.

BACHELOR OF ARTS (HONS) IN ENGLISH STUDIES (BAES)

No.

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

MPU AND UNIVERSITY COURSES

1.

MPU3183/03

MPU3143/03

Penghayatan Etika dan Peradaban (for Malaysian students) OR

Bahasa Komunikasi 2 (for International students)

3

2.

MPU3193/03

Philosophy and Current Issues

3

3.

MPU3213/03

MPU3223/03

Bahasa Kebangsaan A (for students without SPM credit in BM) OR

Decision Making Skills (for students with SPM credit in BM and international students)

3

4.

MPU3412/02

Co-curriculum

2

5.

  BBM210/03

Entrepreneurship Development

3

Subtotal Credit Hours

14

BASIC MAJOR COURSES

1.

ELL201/05

General Linguistics

5

2.

ELL203/05

The History of the English Language

5

3.

ELL204/05

Society and Language

5

4.

ELL207/05

Pragmatics

5

5.

ELL301/05

English Morphology and Syntax

5

6.

ELL302/05

Discourse Analysis 

5

7.

ELL303/05

Readings and Research Work in English Studies

5

8.

ELL305/05

Semantics

5

9.

LSS312/05

Principles of Social Research

5

10.

LSP103/05

Interpersonal Skills

5

Subtotal Credit Hours

50

CORE MINOR COURSES (Language and Literature)

1.

ELL210/05

English Language for Business Communication   (APEL.C)

5

2.

ELL205/05

Language and Media

5

3.

ELL208/05

Introduction to British and American Literature

5

4.

ELL209/05

New Literatures in English

5

5.

ELL304/05

Critical Reading

5

6.

ELL306/05

World Englishes

5

7.

LHL221/05

Selections of Asian Literature

5

8.

LHL331/05

Creative Writing   (APEL.C)

5

Subtotal Credit Hours

40

CORE MINOR COURSES (Teaching English as a Second Language) - TESL

1.

EED205/05

Introduction to Pedagogy

5

2.

EED208/05

The Arts for Children in Language Learning   (APEL.C)

5

3.

EED215/05

Currículum Theory and Design

5

4.

EED216/05

Second Language Acquisition

5

5.

EED217/05

Language Assessment

5

6.

EED306/05

English Language for Teachers   (APEL.C)

5

7.

EED308/05

English Language Teaching in Malaysia

5

8.

EED309/05

Principles and Practices of English Language Teaching in Primary Schools

5

Subtotal Credit Hours

40

CORE: FINAL YEAR PROJECT

1.

LSS313/06

Research Paper

6

Subtotal Credit Hours

6

CORE: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE

1.

ELL311/08

Industrial Training (For Language and Literature minor) OR  (APEL.C)

8

2.

EED310/08

Teaching Practice and Internship (For TESL Minor) OR  (APEL.C)

8

3.

EED311/08

Teaching Internship Project (For TESL minor)

8

Subtotal Credit Hours

8

1.

EED228/05

Education in a Globalised World

5

2.

EED202/05

Inclusive Education

5

3.

LSP205/05

Managing Stress at Work

5

4.

LLS101/05

Introduction to Humanities

5

Subtotal Credit Hours

5

 

Total Credit Hours

123

 

APEL.C Courses

The maximum credit transfer through APEL.C is 30% of the total graduating credits for a specific programme of study. This requirement shall be read together with MQA Policies on Credit Transfer, Guidelines on Credit Transfer for MOOC, Micro-credentials and other relevant conditions stipulated by the MQA and MOHE from time to time. The maximum credit transfer allowed for a Diploma-to-Bachelor’s Degree study (based on formal qualifications) is 50% of the total credits for the degree programme, while the existing 60% maximum credit transfer allowable for a combination of formal qualifications with Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL.C), Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and Micro-Credentials (MCs) remains the same.

For courses that you intend to apply for APEL.C but are not listed above, please contact Ms. Quah Phaik Luan at  plquah@wou.edu.my.

Kindly contact your nearest Regional Centre if you need further clarification.

Candidates with the following criteria will be eligible to be considered for admission into the undergraduate programme:

1. Regular Entry

Candidates must possess a minimum of:

  • Grade C (SGP 2.0) in at least two (2) subjects/ two (2) Principals in STPM / HSC / A-Level; or
  • Five (5) grade Bs in UEC Senior Middle III, or
  • Other equivalent qualifications recognised by the Malaysian Government

 

2. Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL)

Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) provides an opportunity for individuals with working experience but lack of formal academic qualifications to pursue their tertiary studies. APEL involves the identification, documentation and assessment of prior experiential learning to determine the extent to which an individual has achieved the desired learning outcomes, for access to a programme of study.

 

Applicants should comply with the following admission criteria stipulated by the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) and Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA):

 

  • The candidate should be at least 21 years of age in the year of application and possess relevant work experience.

Fee Schedule

(Effective May 2022 Semester)

Wawasan Open University uses a unique model of delivering education to both Open Distance Learning (ODL) and On-Campus Learning (OCL) students with tuition fees for the following level of programmes that can be worked out as follows: 

 Level

Total Number of Courses

  Total Number of Credits

 Tuition Fees  (RM)

Undergraduate

Diploma

29

  90

12,250 – 13,950

Bachelor’s Degree

26 – 39

  120 – 126

27,880 – 43,520

Post-Graduate

Postgraduate Diploma

7

  33

9,888

Master’s Programme

8 – 13

  41 – 46

25,800 – 29,700

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

10

  80

47,350

 

Notes:

  • A one-off payment Processing and Administration fee is chargeable for new students and varies according to programme.
  • Open Distance Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • On Campus Learning Study Resource and Services fee is chargeable every semester and varies according to programme.
  • All totals are merely indicative and fees are subject to change without notice.

 

All of the University’s courses are classified into three categories, i.e., lower level, middle level or higher level. Lower-level courses are basic, introductory or foundation courses designed for freshmen. Middle-level courses may require some knowledge of previous study or a certain amount of intellectual maturity. Higher level courses are specialised courses usually designed for those majoring in a particular discipline. The level of a course is indicated by the first digit of the course code, i.e., lower level courses are indicated by the code 1XX/XX, middle level courses by 2XX/XX and higher level courses by 3XX/XX or 4XX/XX. The 2 digits after the slash indicate the credit value of the course. i.e., WLA101/03 is a lower level course of 3 credits while BBM203/05 is a middle level course of 5 credits and TEC305/10 is a higher level course of 10 credits.

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