English offers a major and a minor in English literature, MA and
PhD research degrees, and General Elective subjects to all NTU students. We
also offer a creative writing minor. English is a vital part of the
university, and English graduates, equipped with valuable skills in creative
and critical thinking, and the vital values of human understanding and empathy,
have made significant contributions in the fields of the arts and education,
the civil service and business sectors.
Our programme encourages innovative thought,
open expression, and high levels of interaction and debate between academic
staff and students with the aim of developing a thriving and exciting home for
ideas and creativity. We promote contemporary approaches to literary study in a
spirit of openness and intellectual discovery, while cultivating an environment
that encourages adventurous thinking from a diversity of perspectives.
In addition to offering a full range of modules
from established literary tradition, we are constantly alert to developments in
contemporary literature and culture, including literary and cultural trends in
Asia, global and transnational studies, as well as the emergence of creative
writing as a rigorous academic discipline.
Our dedicated and experienced faculty possess a
diverse range of research and teaching interests, and specializations. The
curriculum we have developed fosters creative and critical engagement with
human issues, and with diverse cultures and disciplines. We provide an
inspirational environment in which students can become intelligent readers and
writers committed to the pursuit and sharing of knowledge.