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Welcome to the Department of English

Dr. Philomina Ama  Okyeso
Dr. Philomina Ama  Okyeso

The Department of English began its life in the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology as a section within the then Department of Liberal Studies in the 1971/72 academic year. A year later, the English section was paired with the French Section to create the Department of Languages under a Faculty of Social Sciences. In the 2005/2006 academic year, the Department of English was established.

The Department provides an environment which allows students to tailor their degrees towards their interests and carrier goals. We offer a BA English that includes courses in both Language and Literature. Our postgraduate programmes are MPhil English and PhD English, which offer options in either Language or Literature.

We also provide an innovative Proficiency in English Programme for students from Non-English Speaking countries. The Proficiency in English Programme is delivered to students in a sensational and modernised manner ranging from topics in Grammar, Phonetics (Orals), Composition (Writing), Comprehension (Reading) and Spelling.

Faculty members publish extensively in both Language and Literature aspects of English including Semantics, Pragmatics, African Literature, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics, Grammar of English, Phonetics, Comparative Literature, Feminism, Oral Literature, Linguistic Landscape, Language and New Media, etc. This equips faculty members with the necessary skills to produce graduates that enter employment fields such as media and communications, publishing, editing, public relations, teaching and many others.