The curriculum of the English Language and Literature Department includes the study of mythology, British society and culture, and literary genres and periods ranging from Old and Middle English to the eighteenth, nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. It also covers postcolonial studies and literary theory. The Department’s program is designed around critical reading, writing, and thinking. Students learn to read critically, to write clearly and persuasively, to express themselves and communicate at an academic level in English, and to develop intellectually; elective courses allow them to broaden their academic and cultural horizons.
Why study at Bilkent University
Bilkent University was founded to provide an environment for learning and intellectual growth encompassing the sciences, technology, humanities and the arts.
Bilkent offers a stimulating learning environment and a colorful social atmosphere. Its extensive campus provides a comfortable base for academic studies and extracurricular involvement while having the advantages of being close to a thriving metropolis. Students can commute to campus via the free shuttle system.
Bilkent University has recently been ranked 54th in the 2018 Times Higher Education (THE) Asia University Rankings. According to I.S.I. Citation Indexes, Bilkent continues to rank high in Turkey in a number of published papers per faculty member and ranks high internationally.