Department head's message

In our programs you will develop excellent critical thinking and writing skills and will become experienced and successful communicators.
Kathleen Hewett-Smith

Welcome to the Department of English!  In our programs you will develop excellent critical thinking and writing skills and will become experienced and successful communicators. The Department of English offers a BA in English Language and Literature with Concentrations in either Language or Literature, as well as an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL). We also offer two minors: English Language and English Literature. The Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature program (BAELL) provides students with broad knowledge of the ways in which literature explores the human experience and language conveys meaning. The program is designed to foster creative and critical abilities and skills that will enable students to use English in both their academic and professional lives. The MATESOL program is a comprehensive program of study that provides advanced theoretical, critical and practical knowledge to both experienced and novice teachers.

The Department of English is a close and vibrant community of students and teachers. We offer a competitive English Department Fellows program through which you can gain experience and contribute to the development of your program at AUS as well as the opportunity to join the first UAE Chapter of the International English Honor Society Sigma Tau Delta. In addition you will have the opportunity to publish your scholarly and creative work in our online journal: Asrar: Dialogues from the Diaspora. Finally, the Department of English hosts public seminars and lectures, book and film clubs, an annual open mic night and reception for students, as well as many other exciting activities. I encourage you to join us, and to get involved.

Kathleen Hewett-Smith, PhD

Head of Department 

News

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Hundreds attend popular annual AUS Environmental Day

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The much-anticipated Alice in Wonderland , played to a packed house on its opening night yesterday, April 10 at American University of Sharjah (AUS). The...
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CAS student receives Dubai Lynx 2018 Special Merit Award

An American University of Sharjah (AUS) student from the Department of Mass Communication (MCM) recently received a Special Merit Award in recognition of her “...
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Events

12
May

Smart City Research Institute Roundtable

Faculty Senate Room, Main Building
May 12, 2018
09:00 - 15:00
By Invitation
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03
May

Material Science and Engineering Institute Workshop

FDC Library Building LIB 011
May 3, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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03
May

Material Science and Engineering Institute Workshop

FDC Library Building LIB 011
May 3, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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02
May

HSE and Sustainability Management in Du and the UAE

Lecture Hall B, Main Building
May 2, 2018
11:00 - 12:30
Free
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Rotunda
April 30, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: AED 25 AUS ID & AED 50 General Admission
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30
Apr

Soirée Musicale

Arts Rotunda
April 30, 2018
19:00 - 19:00
Tickets: AED 25 AUS ID & AED 50 General Admission
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College of Arts and Sciences

Dana Abuaisha

Studying at AUS has opened unexpected doors of opportunities after my graduation. I joined the AUS Office of Advancement and Alumni Affairs immediately after my graduation, where I work as Alumni Affairs Officer. I couldn’t have done that without the help of my English professors at AUS. I’m really grateful to them!

College of Arts and Sciences

Farah Nada

I have been taught to think, and that may be this department’s greatest achievement.

College of Arts and Sciences

Bashaer Al Araf

English Language and Literature Major

I love what I study; and the English program at AUS has challenged me every semester. I've had wonderful professors who are a joy to learn from, and who lead interesting discussions in the classroom. One thing I highly value about the study of literature is that it explores a wide variety of subjects that intrigue me, such as psychology, philosophy, history, anthropology and sociology – within a single field of study.

College of Arts and Sciences

Nahla al-Subeihi

English Language and Literature Major

Majoring in English is by far the best life decision I have ever made. The courses the English program at AUS offers continue to teach me how to be a creative, articulate and vigorous member in our socially networked world.