“Words are alive when there is thought; literature is not a salvation from life, it is an escape towards life. " says the famous British writer and critic Cyrill Connolly.
Thought, the product of the ability to think, which is one of the qualities that make human beings human, and the life that feeds him are the raw material of literature. Each of the stories, novels and poems tells about the lives before us, human nature, feelings, pain, loves, dilemmas and indecisions. In short, literature is a handbook on life that puts people at the center. In this period when you start to take conscious steps about life, the main purpose of Atlas University English Language and Literature Department is; To raise individuals who are kneaded with literature, therefore, read, think, question and, most importantly, produce.
In this context, opening different corridors for yourself in life is to comprehend English, which is a language that removes the boundaries of communication in the 21st century. In this age where our daily lives are wrapped with technology, internet and social media, our mission is to bring you, our valuable students, to your goals as the academic staff of Atlas University English Language and Literature Department To train students who have a command of the four basic skills of English, reading, writing, listening and speaking, who can understand, interpret and analyze the literary texts they read, and know the concepts and theories of English literature.
The fields of study of the graduates of the Department of English Language and Literature are quite wide. First of all, they can work as an English teacher or as an instructor in preparatory units of universities. They can work as an editor in publishing houses, as a news text writer in various media organizations, as a translator for programs, scenarios, advertisements, movies, subtitles, and as announcers. They can work in ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Ministry of National Education, the State Planning Organization, the Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade and in various state institutions.
The elements that make education and teaching meaningful and effective are your enthusiasm for language and literature, your love and belonging to your department and university. We; In this way, we are ready to raise our students as young people who are professionally equipped, respectful to human beings like every individual kneaded with literature, and who have professional ethics, consciousness and responsibility.
Information note: The language of instruction in the department of English Language and Literature is English. Therefore, if students pass the English Proficiency exam at the beginning of the academic year, they can start the department without having to read the preparatory class.
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