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The Department of English is one of the earliest departments of East West University. It began its journey in August 1996 and now has 21 full-time and 6 adjunct faculty members. The department currently offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate courses in English language, linguistics and literature to about 350 students. At this point, 102 students have received the BA (Honours) degree and 66 students have graduated with the MA degree from the department. The department is committed to providing state-of-the-art facilities to its students and faculty members. It has a multimedia language lab, a seminar and reading room, and online access to a well-stocked library. At East West, the BA (Honours) and MA programmes offer a unique blend of literature in English and applied linguistics. They represent, on the one hand, a broad sampling of British, American, and world literature written in English; on the other, developments in linguistics and language teaching that provide the opportunity to learn the use and evaluation of current classroom techniques for the teaching of English. Extensive reading and writing, along with discussion and presentation skills are required in virtually all the courses offered by the department. The expectation is that English majors will learn to turn to research, apply critical thinking and express themselves in a clear and interesting style. The focus on critical reading and analytic reasoning and lucid writing is central to the mission of the department.