S2 Kajian Bahasa Inggris

Program Pasca Sarjana - Universitas Sanata Dharma





FOU 510 Critical Discourse Analysis (3 Credits)

This course aims at helping the students develop their sensitivity of the manifestation of power and solidarity in a text and their skill in analyzing the manifestation in text and the use of language elements to express the manifestation. The material covers Faircloush's three-dimension analysis and four-stage analysis, Foucoult's geneological analysis of discourse, Bourdieu's concepts such capital theory, symbolic power, habitus, and distinction, Derrida's deconstruction theory, and van Dijk's Sociocognitive Approach. The class also discusses Systemic Functional Grammar, appraisal theory, and seven building tasks of language as a tool for discourse analysis.

FOU 511 Foundation of English Education (3 Credits)

This course aims to help you become aware of the goal of English language education, the instructional materials or what the students have to learn, what the instructional processes are, patterns of interaction between teacher and students as well as between and among students, and how the attainment  of the learning outcomes are assessed. Students learn established instructional design models, established templates in learning teaching cycle, various language teaching methods, language learning assessment and eventually learning program plan. 

FOU 512 Foundation of English Linguistics (3 credits)

This course is meant to provide sound foundation of linguistic knowledge and skills in linguistic analysis. It covers basic and essential as well as advanced concepts in linguistics, which are required for describing, explaining and analysing various linguistic phenomena. It deals with linguistic recent issues, topics, and materials presented in multiple processes; requires partnership between lecturers and students and among students; and celebrates the participants’ diversity and open-mindedness as well as the participants’ sound mastery of theories and their applicability.

FOU 513 Foundation of English Literature (3 credits)

Designed as foundations to the study of literature, this course will examine the ongoing debates surrounding “What is literature?” and “What is NOT literature?” by focusing on various texts within their respective contexts. It will discuss the ways in which creative literature directly relates to the personal, social, political and spiritual aspects of people’s life. Here, the word “English” is used as the name for world resources of languages, cultures and peoples, hence approachable to national/international and global/local repositioning. This course will also pay attention to some key vocabularies and primary critical skills to access a variety of literary genres across times and a handful of literary theories (introductory in nature) by means of critical reading.

FOU 514 Foundation of Translation Studies (3 Credits)

Translation having become a discipline of its own, this course is foundation in nature. It gives a holistic portrayal of translation studies for you to analyze critically. It includes the concept, design, and implementation of translating as a sub-discipline in English language studies, so you can delve further independently the foci of your choice in due time . To make the best use of the accessible time and other facilities, this course is essentially collaborative and project-based. Everyone of you is reponsible for a given portfolio component to analyze critically, share it with the class, and make it part of a documented portfolio. Every student has to acquire the complete portfolio for probable future use. 

EDU 521 Second Language Acquisition (3 Credits).

Second Language Acquisition (SLA) is a core course in the English Education stream of the graduate program in English Language Studies. The course examines various areas of SLA research which includes, but not limited to, learner language, factors affecting the acquisition of a second language, SLA in the classroom and formal interaction, individual differences in SLA, and the applicability of SLA theories to ESL/EFL teaching and learning. The course exposes students to what has been done and how in various research areas and also provides a sound basis for students to situate their (current and) future research in the existing SLA research context.

EDU 522 English Education Technology (3 Credits).

This course discusses the pedagogic aspects of the use of computer for language learning or computer assisted language learning (CALL) and gives the students the skills to develop language teaching material using a computer software and web-site.

EDU 523 Program and Material Design (3 Credits).

This course is a project-oriented one and it covers three components: (1) the theories and principles in English language program and materials deign or the theoretical model, (2) program and materials design or the iconic model, and (3) program and materials or course book evaluation.

EDU 524 Research in English Education (3 Credits).


This course is to help the students acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values in doing research, mainly in English education but also in English studies in general. It is essentially project-based, where students will clarify research concepts and concept relations, and submit a publishable research-report article, if limited.  All the projects are presented in writing and orally for every class member to get informed and to respond critically. After the orientation phase, the study sessions are dedicated for project completion, responses from fellow students, and the teacher’s deliberations of the given subject matter. Assessment is made up of students’ contributions to their own study progress and to that of the class members, their research-knowledge presentation (written and oral), and their research article.

EDU 534 Evaluation in English Education (3 Credits).

This course is to help you become competent in evaluating English education. As a result of learning it you will have to be able to do it, and as a result of doing a study on it you will have to contribute to its progress. To facilitate the construction of your competence we will review the system of evaluation in English education, followed by projects for you to accomplish. You are to construct your own knowledge schemata of evaluation in English education and review in writing one component as your group project to contribute to your personal and social progress in English educational evaluation. I will give lectures in the first three meetings, and then help you complete your project.

LIN 521 English Phonetics and Morpho-phonology (3 Credits).

This course deals with both practical and theoretical aspects of English sounds and their combination into meaningful linguistic units. Description of sounds is presented through phonetic symbols and the physical nature of their production. As sounds interact with one another in their lexical realization, discussion on the interaction covers the realization in the form of words and sentences. The features under discussion include both segmental and suprasegmental aspects.

LIN 522 English Syntax (3 Credits).

This course discusses some approaches in the study of English grammar: traditional grammar, IC analysis, systemic functional grammar, and transformational grammar. It gives both the theory and the practice on the study of English grammar.

LIN 523 English Semantics (3 Credits).

This course discusses the meanings of words and sentences from various approaches. It covers scope of semantics, approaches to the study of meanings, word meaning, sentence meaning, ambiguities and vagueness, thematic roles, thematic relations, and conceptual structure.

LIN 524 Research in English Linguistics (3 Credits).

This course discusses the nature and the methods of language research and aims at helping the students develop their language research skills.

LIN 631 English Pragmatics (3 Credits).

This course discusses the concept of pragmatics, other topics in the field of pragmatics such as the nature of contexts, deixis, speech acts, conversational implicature, presupposition and conversational structure, and the relation of pragmatics and other branches of linguistics.

LIT 521 Critical Theory (3 Credits).

This course addresses different approaches of textual interpretation from Antiquity or Classical to the Victorian Period. The texts chosen explore different ways of conceiving a work and different ways of perceiving the world, such as changing concepts of truth, fiction, and social responsibility. The aim of the course is to understand some of the principal changes in attitude toward literature from Antiquity to the Victorian period.

LIT 522 Literary Criticism (3 Credits).

This course focuses on a number of current approaches to literature. It examines diverse literary theories under major twentieth-century theories. In particular it will examine major literary criticisms such as Structuralism, Post-structuralism, Psychoanalytic criticism, Marxist criticism, New Historicism, Gender studies, Postcolonial criticism, Narratology an Ecocritical theory.

LIT 523 British and American Literature (3 Credits).

This course will examine British and American Literary pieces as to show their characteristics of each alongside their respective context, including the spirit of age in which the pieces were born. Historically speaking, American Literature was formerly British which gradually developed in its own way in the process of responding critically the natural, social and cultural challenges. This suggests, the British and American pieces are reflections of the social and cultural environment. Sociological approaches will be used to observe the Literary Phenomena.

LIT 524 Research in English Literature (3 Credits).

This course is concerned with the concepts, methods and practices of Literary Criticism. It covers the concepts of criticism such as literary theory, criticism, terms and concepts, criticism and meaning, interrogative and deconstructing texts, and various approaches in literary study.

LIT 631 Asian Literature in English (3 Credits).

Demographic change of users and providers of English as well as growing interests in Asian literature written in and/or translated into English have all compelled us to rethink about literary studies in Indonesia. With regard to our postcolonial experiences within the cultural and political contexts of today, the use of more literary pieces from Southeast Asian countries in English literature studies is increasingly more important. Characteristic of postmodern age is the recognition of people as human persons; and, in this case, Asian people as multilingual and multicultural subjects. This course maps out Asian literature within the development of English as a lingua franca, believing as it does that reading and evaluating works from our own region may help promote humanistic goals in literary studies, i.e. continuous efforts to understand other people, the worlds and our-self better.

THE 631 Graduate Research Project (3 credits).

This course is a project-based one. The students learn how to make a research proposal: how to identify an area of research, decide what topic to do research on, satiating the topic in the context of existing research, formulate research question, design proper methodology to answer the research questions, what literature to review, and how the data will be analysed. The outcome of the course is a research proposal to be presented at the grand seminar or thesis proposal seminar. The proposal is to be used as the basis for the thesis research.

THE 641 Thesis (6credits).

A thesis is an academic writing on a topic selected according to one’s concentration. A student has to write a thesis to show his/her mastery of his/her field and the application of the theories for a certain language phenomenon, literary work, or language teaching problem.

ELE 638 Theory and Practice of Translation (3 Credits).

This course examines various theoretical concepts of translation, focusing as it does on the interdisciplinary nature of translation studies. While discussing common issues and terminology in translation in terms of their linguistic and cultural aspects as well as the difficulties that may entail, this course will provide opportunity for practicing general skills of translating a variety of select texts from the source language into the target language.

ELE 523 Teaching English to Young Learners (3 Credits).

This course is designed to assist participants to acquire the theory and develop their competence in teaching young learners in the EFL classroom. Through learning-centered activities, collaboration among participants and participants with the convener, classroom observation as well as peer and practice teaching, participants in this course will explore various aspects of and develop their competence in teaching EFL to young learners.

ELE 633 Post-colonial Literature (3 credits).

The emergence of English as a lingua franca has made British Literature (thus include literatures from ex-colonized countries) irrelevant when examined without competing histories of nation, gender and class within today’s multiplicity of sociopolitical, historical and ideological contexts. This course will examine afresh selected canonical works from Shakespeare to the more recent “British” literary texts.

ELE 634 Stylistics (3 credits).

This course aims at giving a critical overview of the students’ understanding in the study of the totality of the choices available for expressive effects as well as the characteristic features that may help in the identification of the author or the date of composition, in the analysis of the phonological, semantic, and syntactic characteristics of a text (rhetoric, philology, linguistics, and new stylistics).

ELE 635 World English Literature (3 credits).

This course introduces students to representative works of World Literature from Antiquity to the modern time, emphasizing it as it does on the literary, cultural and human significant aspects of the works from the Western and non-Western literary tradition. It is designed to promote and understanding of different works from different cultural contexts and values which either unite or differentiate the literary practice.

ELE 636 Statistics for Research (3 Credits).

This course is first to help you build up your perspectives of statistics for research (conceptual component). This will allow you to decide whether or not your research should use statistics, and if it should, which. Secondly, it is to help you handle the statistical mechanics of a given research project, generally electronically. They are packed in two projects: individual and group. Enabling concepts and procedures will be discussed in the first three meetings, the rest of the meetings are for project reports and completion, with a focus discussion of a given statistical issue.

ELE 638 Theory and Practice of Translation (3 Credits).

This course examines various theoretical concepts of translation, focusing as it does on the interdisciplinary nature of translation studies. While discussing common issues and terminology in translation in terms of their linguistic and cultural aspects as well as the difficulties that may entail, this course will provide opportunity for practicing general skills of translating a variety of select texts from the source language into the target language.

ELE 6311 Sociolinguistics (3 Credits).

Sociolinguistics is the study of the many ways language and society are related to one another. This study combines many branches of human studies: sociology, psychology, anthropology and more.   Language performance is a social behavior that shows who and what the involved participants in the behavior are. In addition, there is a strong need to manage multilingual resources since bilingualism is a common phenomenon in different parts of the world. However, sociolinguistics is a study that observes rather than prescribes language use. Thus, it is committed to observing and reporting on language, rather than prescribing how to use it. Since this course is offered within the context of the English language studies, the data explored in this course are limited to those related to English either as a native language, a second language, or a foreign language.

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