1- Analyze major literary works, genres, periods, and critical approaches to British, American, and World literature.
2- Develop English language skills by engaging students in a wide range of communicative tasks and activities in academic and non-academic contexts.
3- Analyze critically literary works based on essential facts, historical contexts, literary theories and principles, and critical approaches to British, American and World literature.
4- Describe and discuss characteristics of literature in English from diverse literary periods and cultures, applying correct terminology for literary genres.
5- Discuss general issues concerning the nature and function of natural human language and language acquisition including the domains of phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse analysis and pragmatics.
6- Analyze the grammatical system of natural human languages, with special focus on English, based on the domains of Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis.
7- Show respect of cultural diversity, ethics, and professional behavior through interacting with and demonstrating appreciation of different literary works from a variety of cultures.
8- Utilize key concepts and theories in literary criticism to generate original analysis of texts.
9- Utilize scientific research methodologies, higher order thinking skills, critical thinking, and creativity in analyzing and observing issues related to the knowledge and skills of the English language and literature.
10- Use information and communication technology to access databases and international information to develop knowledge, skills, and to generate new knowledge in English literary and linguistic texts.