A word of welcome from the English Department’s HOD,

Dear students, 

It gives me great pleasure to welcome you here, in our English Department.  

As an academic department, we are very much committed to offer our students high standard quality learning and teaching experience. We offer undergraduate Bachelor and Diploma degrees in English Language and Literature and Bachelor in Translation. Our programmes are very carefully designed to meet students’ future career expectations and prepare them as strong graduates ready to cope with the ever competitive job market locally as well as internationally. We have extracurricular activities that engage, enhance, and provide our students with a healthy learning environment.       

When you come here, you’ll, immediately, feel more than just students. You’ll become members of the English Department participating in all its activities.  So, welcome again. We hope you enjoy your stay!

Dr. Omar Al Sawafi

Head of English Department

(omar@buc.edu.om) 

Mission, vision, goals and characteristics of the graduates

Vision of English Department

The department of English strives to achieve high standards of academic excellence and contribute to the production of knowledge in English language, literature and translation studies nationally and internationally.

Mission of English Department

The department of English prepares students to become critical thinkers, competent communicators and professional interpreters. The department is also dedicated to develop curriculum and effectively maintain research activities and community projects.

Department Goals

  1. Enable students to develop knowledge in English language and literature and acquire language and translation skills needed in the job market.
  2. Develop students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  3. Promote students’ creativity and learning skills through classroom work and extracurricular activities.
  4. Enable students to communicate information confidently and efficiently in spoken and written discourse.
  5. Promote diversity and teamwork that would help students work in a multi-cultural environment.
  6.  Help faculty enhance their research performance and contribute to national and international knowledge production.
  7. Provide technology-based learning environments that would ensure and secure academic integrity and research ethics.

BUC Graduate Attributes

  1. Oral and written communication: Ability to communicate arguments and ideas clearly in oral, visual, and written forms and to various audiences.
  2. Critical thinking: Ability to critically evaluate, analyze and interpret information from various sources to formulate their understanding.
  3. Problem-solving: Ability to apply logical and methodical approaches to define and investigate problems and formulate creative solutions.
  4. Ethical decision making: Autonomous individuals able of personal and project management skills including organization, working to a deadline, time and resources management, and an awareness of relevant ethical and legal frameworks.
  5. Technology skills: Advanced IT competencies and proficiency in the use of internet sources.
  6. Team-work spirit: Ability to work as part of a diverse team with multiple perspectives showing interpersonal skills and an appreciation for sharing, cooperating, and working towards common goals.
  7. Value citizenship, locally and globally: Loyalty and a solid commitment to the nation’s social, economic, and cultural development and understanding diversity issues and contemporary international issues. 
  8. Value diversity: Respect for various perspectives and inter-cultural awareness that fosters multi-cultural competence and open-mindedness.