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 Translation I
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 Basic Concepts in English Language Training and Classroom Management
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 Training
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