Courses

Intergrated Course:

Aiming at giving a strong foundation of language skills, this course provides students with 4 language skills: listening, speaking, reading and vocabulary building, and writing. Students will get multicultural knowledge and vacobulary items that will enhance their understanding and point of view.

 

Interpersonal Speaking:

This course provides students with theories of English language functions in speaking: introducing, saying goodbye, describing, requesting, apologizing, and asking permission. The students then practice the theories given in the conversation and in presentation. Students will also enhanced with English pronunciation. By the end of this course, students are able to converse in various situation with the correct pronunciation.

 

Interpersonal Listening:

In this course, students will learn about language functions that are generally used inconversations, such as introducing self, giving directions, ordering at a restaurant, answering phone calls, etc. This course also provides the basis for all listening skills, especially the ones for simple conversations. Video and audio tapes will help students improve their English comprehension and familiarize them with American, British, and Australian English accent and expressions. The class will meet as a group twice a week in which one meeting lasts for 100 minutes and the other lasts for 50 minutes. Students will listen to various everyday topics (self introduction, weather, directions, etc) and practice different listening skills such as listening for details, listening for gist, guessing, and predicting in order to help them become more efficient listeners and language learners through the application of techniques and strategies.

 

Public Speaking:

The speaking ability in front of public in various situation is the main agenda in this course. To achieve the goal, the students will increase their speaking ability to develop their critical thinking.

 

Academic Listening:

This course familiarizes students with TOEFL and TOEIC listening tests. The course also provides materials dealing with literature (poems, monologues, etc.) and business matters (negotiating, making appointments, etc.).

 

Extensive Reading:

This course requires the students to read individually aiming at least 1000 pages from different English literary texts, based on their interests and reading level. The reading activities are integrated with the ability to communicate in English.

 

Reading Skills:

The purpose of this course is to equipt the students with reading skills and critical reading, especially in analyzing and evaluating. This course also give opportunities for students to develop their critical thinking through the reading exercises and to accustom students with various texts formats.

 

Academic Reading & Writing:

This course equips the students with techniques for recognizing the types of texts, including argumentative texts, recognizing the parts of a textbook, annotating, and note-taking for academic assignments through in-class and independent reading and writing activities. The course consists of mostly workshops (not lecture) to practice using the techniques of critical reading for preparing to write research paper on the topic area of Literature and Culture as the prototype of their thesis or project. Writing workshops focus on the practice of summarizing, paraphrasing, and synthesizing skills and the practice of writing abstract, using proper in-text citation, and referencing. Students’ active participation is the center of the learning process in this class.

 

Introduction to Creative Writing:

Students will be exposed to several genres such as poetry, prose, and drama, especially to the process of writing such literary works. This course attempts to also encourage students to use language to express their opinion and feeling in creative ways. At the end of the course, students will produce several creative works to be collected in a volume of creative writing portfolio.

 

Intermediate Grammar:

This course gives knowledge on intermediate English grammatical structure, such as two-word verbs, gerunds and infinitives, modals, passive voice, boun clause, adjective clause, and conditional sentences type 3. At the end of the course, students are able to understand and use the appropriate English grammatical structure.

 

Advanced Grammar:

The knowledge of grammar in context, modals, passive voice, conditional sentences, inversion, noun clause, adjective clause, reduced clause, dan parallel structure are the main agenda of this course. It is presented both in theory and practice to help the students understand the English grammatical structure in sentence and text level, especially in the identification and formation of clauses.

 

Introduction to Literature:

This course aims to enable students to identify the three literary forms; i.e. short fiction, poetry, and drama. The course also introduce students to authors of various time periods and nationalities. Students are equipt with basic interpretative theories to help them analyze literary works. The students are exposed to awareness how literary works reflect people’s interior and social lives, to enhance their tolerance and empathy, and enable students to read carefully and critically as well as to criticize literary works creatively.

 

 Introduction to Philosophy:

Literary analysis and criticism is the basic component of this course. The approaches to analyze literary texts are exposed to the students. The students read and discuss literary texts from different cultural backgrounds, both contents and authors. The students will learn to analyze literary texts from different perspectives.

 

 Research Methods in Creative Writing:

This course introduce research types and characteristics, it also gives knowledge about research instrument and its management. Students will learn about different research methodology and procedures and decide which one is approriate with their topics. The students will do exercise on designing research on writing literary texts, including designing and conducting interview.

 

World Literature in Multicultural Perspective:

This course introduces the students to the issues of multiculturalism in literary works from different countries and cultures. Participants of this class will be required to pass Introduction to Literature. In this course, they will read stories and poems that mirror multiculturality of different societies and discuss the issues of multiculturalism. They will analyze literary works to see how multicultural they are and also analyze the works to be used for promoting multicultural perspective (Cai 2002) in this global era.

 

 World Literature in Comparative Perspective:

This course provides the students knowledge and practice of comparative literature. The students will also deal with the understanding of world literature to enable them to conduct a comparative study on several literary works across eras and continents.

 

 Translation Theories:

This course discusses about translation theories on the nature of translation, translation methods and strategies, translation unit & shift, the analysis of text and meaning, and culture and ideology in translation.

 

Interpreting:

This course provides students with the skills in oral translation from English to Indonesian and vice versa for the purposes of communication for general audiences. Different modes of interpreting are introduced and practiced using the meaning-based principles. Students will practice in breaking down the speech into meaning units of discourse and restating the message int othe target language. A sound proficiency in both the source and the target languages is imperative as a helpful aid in performing the interpreting job. Characteristics of a good interpreter, guidance, and tactics for interpreters, and the stages in the interpreteing process are also provided in the course.

 

 Research Methods in Literary and Cultural Study:

This course introduce research types and characteristics, it also gives knowledge about research instrument and its management. Students will learn about different research methodology and procedures and decide which one is approriate with their topics. The students will do exercise on designing research on analyzing literary texts, including designing and conducting interview.

 

Cross Cultural Understanding:

The aim of the course is to help students gain a better understanding of cultural diversity, the need for cross-cultural understanding, and means of achieving cross-cultural effectiveness.

 

Literary Theory and Application:

This course offers literary theory and conception to be applied in critical analysis of literary works written in English. The purpose of doing so is to equip students to be able to comprehend the knowledge and conception as well as to be able to apply them in analyzing literary works.

 

Cultural Theory and Application:

The course opens the students’ horizon that ‘the past’ is not merely academic subjects to learn, but they are incompletely known legacies to be explored deeper. The activities provide the students to comprehend various aspects of social lives and their constructions, such as image, artifacts, narratives, identities in which students will learn about races, abilities, nationalities. Some of theories learnt are Marxism, Postcolonial, and Media Studies by which hopefully can be utilized by the students in analyzing literary works.

 

Translation Practices:

The course facilitates students to know and understand profoundly the translation domain through direct training of translation from English to Indonesian and Indonesian to English. In the classes, students are given opportunities to translate various types of texts which include the informative, vocative, and expressive ones.  The trainings given based on the three different texts has the purpose to enable the students to understand the difference of the texts and empower them to be able to translate by applying the correct methods and strategies.

 

Thesis Proposal

The course equip the students with basic concept to design a research on literature and culture or creative writing. Students are to write a research proposal as a result. The planning process and research proposal writing will cover: research topic based on their interest and feasible to do, formulation of research questions, appropriate approach and perspective, and acceptable sources to support the research. To achieve the purposes of the course, Research Methods Course is a pre-requisite.  Students’ accomplishment in the course is determined by students' involvement, performances and dependency in class activities such as brainstorming, group and class discussions, group and class works, class seminars, individual consultations, and presentations. Indirectly, those various class activities benefit the students in planning their research.

 

 Creative Writing - Poetry:

This course is to enable the students to creatively create literary works in the form of various types of poems. The class activities are focused on understanding poetry through discussing poems through lecturing, discussing, reading, and writing. Students are engaged in different activities, for example: group poetry reading, pair-works, and individual works. The final result of the course is students are supposed to publish their literary work in the form of poems by means of either printed media or electronic media.

 

Creative Writing - Fiction:

The course provides knowledge about short story and novel writing. Students learn different writing styles and writing formats of short stories and novels. The activities of writing start with brainstorming, jotting down of ideas, mapping, writing and editing of two different literary genres, namely short stories and novel. By the end of the course, students are to produce the final result in the form of a portfolio consisting a fable, six-word short stories, and a fragment of a novel.

 

Creative Writing - Script Writing:

The course equips students with theories and practice to enhance their ability in script writing. Theories and practices provided include play scripts and film scripts by which students learn and develop their creativity about plot development, characters, conflicts, stage settings. The practices done in class are expected to support and prepare the students in developing a drama script as their final project.

 

Creative Writing - Travel Writing:

This course provides information and knowledge about writing methods and writing strategies and of several forms of Travel Writing. At the end of the course students are obliged to produce creative pieces of writing related to Travel Writing in the forms of  Guide Book, Destination Travel Article, dan Travel Narrative and Humor.

 

Creative Writing - Journalism:

The course equips students with basic knowledge of printed and electronic journalism; especially ews story dan profile and how to write the mentioned texts. In order to have good awareness and sense of journalistic language, students are encouraged to have a good reading habit on news story and profile. Class activities include lectures, discussions, workshops, and presentations. The final result expected is a journalistic composition in the form of news story and profile.

 

Literary Translation:

This course is equip students with theories and methodologies used in the art and craft of transalation in order to strenghten students’ interpretive skills in translating a variety of literary text types. The literary texts include fiction, poetry, plays, and literary essays. The emphasis will be paid to the structural differences between English and Indonesian; the significance of tone and style; the author’s voice; the on going problem of literariness, faithfullness, freedom, equivalence, immitation, and analogy. Regularly, students will work in groups to be assigned to have a presentation.