“Words are alive when there is thought; Literature is not a salvation from life, but an escape to life, ”says the famous British writer and critic Cyrill Connolly.
One of the characteristics that make people human, thought and life that feeds it is the raw material of literature. Each of the stories, novels, poems tells about the lives, human nature, feelings, sufferings, love, dilemmas and indecisities that lived before us. Briefly, literature is a handbook on life that centers on human beings. In this period when you started to take conscious steps about life, the main purpose of the Department of English Language and Literature at Atlas University is to raise individuals who are kneaded with literature, hence reading, thinking, questioning and most importantly producing.
In this context, opening different corridors to yourself in life is to grasp English in every aspect, which is a language that removes the boundaries of communication in the 21st century. In this era, where our daily lives with technology, internet and social media are embracing, our mission as Atlas University and English Language and Literature faculty members on the way to reach our valuable students to your goals; Having the skills of reading, writing, listening and speaking which are the four basic skills of English; To educate students who understand, interpret, analyze literary texts, and know the concepts and theories of English Literature.
The fields of study of 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 the preparatory units of universities. They can be editors in publishers, news copywriting, programs, scripts, advertisements, films, subtitles translators and announcers in various media organizations. They can work in various state institutions and ministries such as the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of National Education, State Planning Organization, Undersecretariat of Treasury and Foreign Trade.
Dear students, the elements that make education and teaching meaningful and effective are your enthusiasm, love, and belonging to your university and university. In this way, we are ready to raise our students as young people who are professionally equipped, respectful to human beings like every individual who is kneaded with literature, with professional ethics, consciousness and responsibility.
Information note: The language of instruction in the department of English Language and Literature is English. Therefore (if necessary) English Preparatory School is compulsory.
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