Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

University of Ruhuna

Department of English and Linguistics

The Department of English & Linguistics was founded in 2015 and it currently teaches course units in Prescriptive & Descriptive Linguistics, Literature (Fiction, Poetry & Drama), Stylistics, Applied Linguistics, and Language Pedagogy in English for both BA (Special) and (General) Degrees awarded under the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences.

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Department of English and Linguistics
University of Ruhuna
Matara
Sri Lanka

Tel : +94 412222681/82 Ext: 3802
Fax : +94 412227010
Email : eltu@hss.ruh.ac.lk

Head's Message

I am pleased to send this message to the H&SS Faculty website, representing the Department of English & Linguistics that caters for a timely requirement of the University of Ruhuna in fulfilling its role in the national-level social, cultural, and economic development efforts of Sri Lanka.

The brief introduction to the department makes it clear that it has the potential to help produce an undergraduate in English who is able to take up any challenging academic or professional position that demands an advanced knowledge and expertise in a variety of disciplines in English.

Currently, the department has a regular clientele of 39 students and a regular staff of three academics including the Head.

Under the guidance of its founder Head, Senior Professor Dr EA Gamini Fonseka, the department keeps abreast with the academic, research, and pedagogical practices and procedures maintained in advanced university settings in the rest of the world.

Course Units

  Special General
1000 Level
1st Semester
ENG 11513   Introduction to English Language ENG 11513   Introduction to English Language
ENG 11523   Expressive Skills ENG 11523   Expressive Skills
 
1000 Level
2st Semester
ENG 12513   Introduction to English Literature ENG 12513   Introduction to English Literature
ENG 12523   Reporting Skills ENG 12523   Reporting Skills
 
2000 Level
1st Semester
ENG 21613   Analytical Reading and Writing ENG 21513    Critical Reading and Writing
ENG 21623   Introduction to 19th and 20th Century Literature ENG 21523   Basic Concepts in English Language Teaching and Classroom Management
ENG 21633   Basic Concepts in English Language Teaching and Classroom Management  
ENG 21653   Extensive Reading  
ENG 21643   Translation I  
 
2000 Level
2st Semester
ENG 22613   Journalism and Reviewing ENG 22513   Introduction to Sri Lankan Literature in English
ENG 22623   Sri Lankan Literature in English ENG 22523   Analysing and Interpreting Information
ENG 22633   Pedagogical Theory and Practice ENG 22533   Translation I
ENG 22653   Analysing and Interpreting Information  
ENG 22643   Children’s Literature  
 
3000 Level
1st Semester
ENG 31613   Advanced Writing ENG 31513   Analytical Writing
ENG 31623   Classics of English Literature ENG 31523   Translation II
ENG 31633   Teaching the Four Skills ENG 31533   Teaching the Four Skills
ENG 31653   Summarising  
ENG 31643   Translation II  
 
3000 Level
2st Semester
ENG 32613   Structure of English ENG 32513   Introduction to World Literature in English
ENG 32623   World Literature in English  
ENG 32633   Testing and Evaluation  
ENG 32643   Sociolinguistics  
 
4000 Level
1st Semester
ENG 41613   Research Methodology  
ENG 41623   Independent Study I  
ENG 41633   Post-colonial Literature  
ENG 41643   Current Trends in English Language Teaching  
ENG 41663   Academic and Professional Writing  
ENG 41653   Western Classics (Extracts)  
 
4000 Level
2st Semester
ENG 42613   Discourse Analysis  
ENG 42623   Independent Study II  
ENG 42633   Sri Lankan Writing  
ENG 42643   Institutional Training  
ENG 42653   Historical Linguistics