Degree in English Studies

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The University of Alcalá offers courses leading to official university degrees valid all over Spain and where applicable, throughout the territory of the European Union.

In its official studies, the University of Alcalá promotes training that is balanced in theoretical and practical aspects, promoting freedom of opinion, based on a command of content to grasp the scientific, technical or artistic methods needed to achieve the social return on the public resources invested in the training process in productive activity of future graduates.

These studies include Undergraduate Degrees, Master's Degrees and Doctorates courses.

  

Objectives

The University of Alcalá is aware of the importance of international communication and exchanges, and promotes bilingual Spanish-English studies in all its Faculties and Schools.

The main objective of the Degree in English Studies is to produce professionals with a high capacity for understanding and expression in English and a good level of proficieny in another foreign language, in addition to a comprehensive understanding of the historical, cultural, literary and linguistic conditions in English-speaking countries.

They should be able to analyse, interpret and summarise texts, engaging in in-depth diachronic and synchronic study of the English language and literature, well as its phonological, lexical, morphological and syntactic, semantic and pragmatic aspects. They should be capable of understanding the social, historical, political, and philosophical contexts of the Anglo-Saxon world, from a democratic standpoint, taking into account values such as equality of opportunities, integration and a culture for peace.

Competences

Students start by improving their level of English language proficiency and acquiring general humanistic knowledge, with in-depth study of the Spanish language, with the help of specialised and advanced handbooks and including innovative aspects; There should be capable of interpreting English oral and written texts of general and specialised contents, even outside their particular field of knowledge; able to identify linguistic and literary historical periods, genres, styles and tendencies; use a second foreign language fluently; and be capable of applying the knowledge acquired to their professional environment, conveying their reasoning to general and specialised audiences, and continuing the training on an autonomous basis.

Structure and credits

SUBJECT TYPE ECTS
Basic training (B) 60,0
Obligatory (Ob) 82,0
Optional (Opt) 84,0
Bachelor's Degree Final Project (Ob) 14,0
TOTAL CREDITS 240,0

Student profile

Those interested in this course should have an intermediate level of English, be interested in humanities and linguistics, have good memory and written expression skills, the capacity for synthesis and a gift for languages. An interest in culture and literature, a taste for reading, imagination and creativity would be desirable.

Professional opportunities and officially regulated professions

Graduates in English studies are able to work professionally in: teaching in secondary schools, adult education, lifelong learning and private language teaching centres. Translation and interpretation, on either a freelance or employed basis, in publishing houses, the media, and cultural industries. Textual and literary criticism, proofreading, literary review and consultancy, translation and documentation, philology, linguistics and grammar, press collaboration, literary production, libraries, research in archives and libraries.

First academic year taught

Course 2008/09 FIRST YEAR
Course 2009/10 FIRST AND SECOND YEAR
Course 2010/11 FIRST, SECOND AND THIRD YEAR
Course 2011/12 FIRST, SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH YEAR

Information leaflet

More information

  • Teaching centre: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
  • Official State Bulletin publication date: 13/06/2009
  • Number of places available: 50
  • Type of teaching: CLASSROOM
  • Language of instruction: SPANISH, ENGLISH
  • First Academic year taught: 2008-09

Observaciones

Study plan /of adaptation to the degree / Recognition of credits

External practicums

Final Project

International Programmes and Exchanges

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