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

International authors speak at AUS

American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted seven prominent international writers at its campus last week. The authors were in the emirate for the Sharjah...
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AUS wins top awards at the Sustainable Campus Initiative

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CAS faculty member receives prestigious alumni award

Dr. Ali Alnaser, a faculty member from the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) at American University of Sharjah (AUS), was recognized as one of the winners of...
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AUS highlights forensic science topics

American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted the second part of the Forensic Science Experts’ Series seminar as they recently hosted Dubai Forensics Science and...
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Forensic science expert hosts lecture at AUS

The Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at American University of Sharjah (AUS) held the Forensic Science Experts' Series seminar to...
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AUS researchers identify harmful elements present in shisha charcoal, dokha and their smoke

A team of researchers at American University of Sharjah (AUS) has been working hard to dispel the notion that alternative tobacco products (ATPs) such as...
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Events

10
Mar

10th Asian Symposium on Intense Laser Science

Hall B, Main Building
March 10, 2018
08:00 - 17:00
Free
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08
Feb

AUS Model United Nations (AUSMUN)

Main Building
February 8, 2018
05:00 - 00:00
By Invitation
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28
Nov

There Is Nothing Like Him? A Syntactic, Semantic, Rhetorical and Translational Analysis of Qur’anic Terminology

NAB 111, NAB Building
November 28, 2017
16:00 - 17:00
Free
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22
Nov

Physics Seminar: Adventures on the Interface of Physics and Biology with Optics and Lasers

P-216, Physics Building
November 22, 2017
15:00 - 16:00
Free
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21
Nov

CAS Dean’s Lecture : Modeling the Movement of Prehistoric People

C-109, Chemistry Building
November 21, 2017
16:00 - 17:00
Free
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19
Nov

Mapping Bookstores: 19th-Century American Literary Spaces and 21st-Century Literary Studies

LAN 111, Language Building
November 19, 2017
14:00 - 15:00
Free
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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.