SAU 500A English Literacy (2 Credits)
This course aims at developing the students’ English language competence necessary for academic purposes. The students are going to learn how to present a paper, to identify the major ideas and organization of academic texts, and to write short papers, critical reviews, and research papers. During the course, the students are going to spend most of their time for presentation and discussion of their work of on literature, linguistics, or language teaching.
SAU 501 Cultural Theories (3 Credits)
This course is to introduce to the ways in which (certain) social scientists use general conceptions of society and culture to interpret and translate collective activities, belief, and values. The first part of course will be concerned with the regularities that can be discerned behind the improvisations and conflicts of social life. The second part will deal mainly with attempts to make the ideas of other cultures (or of one’s own) intelligible by demonstrating that they fall into logical patterns or that they reflect the structure of the mind.
SAU 502A 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.
SAU 503A 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.
SAU 504A Foundation of English Education (3 credits)
This course is the first in English education. It is first to help you become competent in developing the system of English education, and indirectly in managing research in English education. The subject matter is essentially the liberating system of English education: universal, national, and local. Secondly, it is to help you contribute to the science and technology of English education. In the process you are required in group to submit a mini-research report on a current issue of English Educationand a personal accountability about your role in the group project and about your understanding of the system of English education. I will summarize the knowledge schemata, and help you complete your project.
SAU 505A Graduate Research Project (2 credits)
This course is to help you complete your thesis-writing project you have proposed before. It is not a lecture course, but a workshop course. It is understood that thus far you already have something relatively definite about what to do. You have to convince yourself that you have had an adequate competency already to make your own decision in selecting a topic, making a plan, doing the research, and writing its report in a thesis format. It is a fact however, that the declarative and procedural knowledge of research is boundless, and naturally becoming too broad for our alloted time and anyone’s limited mind. Accordingly, a maximum collaboration is a must, and everyone of you is obliged to contribute to your own and the class progress. Mine is to help make sure that your thesis is systematic, systemic, conventional, and grammatical.
SAU 506A Thesis (4credits)
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.
SPI 501 Second Language Acquisition (3 Credits)
This course discusses the reasons for second language learning, the methods of learning (acquisition), theories of second language acquisition, the process of learning, the process of analysis and synthesis, the process of embedding subtle grammatical component, inter-lingual and intra-lingual interference, perception of the learner and her/his accomplishment, the effect of S2 learning on intelligence, and the effect of S2 leaning on S1 learning.
SPI 502A 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.
SPI 503 Program and Material Design (3 Credits)
This course deals with how to design and set up an English program systematically. The larger portion of the course is practical, where the students work on a selected project proposal, such as, the S-1 curriculum or its components, a school curriculum, media, material, and non-school training program.
SPI 504A Evaluation in English Education (3 Credits)
Evaluation is an integral part of a program, including an educational program. Traditionally evaluation overlaps with testing, which directly refers to the result goal. Recent development has shown interests in process goals and even in the full integration of assessment and learning itself.
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.
SPI 505A Research in English Education (3 Credits)
This course discusses the history of translation theories, text properties, transformational, semantic, and situational models for translation, literal and connotative meanings, and various problems in translation.
SLI 501 English Phonetics And Morphophonology (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.
SLI 502 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.
SLI 503 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.
SLI 504 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.
SLI 505A 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.
SSI 501 Critical Theory (3 Credits)
The course deals the major critical schools. It discusses important debates that not oppose one school to another but may mark salient divisions within the movement.
SSI 502A Literary Criticism (3 Credits)
This course focuses on a number of current approaches to literature. It examines diverse literary texts under major twentieth-century theories and applications. In particular it will examine major literary criticisms such as historical, formalist, biographical, psychoanalytic, Marxist, reader-response, New Historicist, feminist, postcolonial, structuralism and various post-structuralism perspectives.
SSI 503A 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.
SSI 504A 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.
SMI 501 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.
SMI 502 Teaching English for Young Learners (3 Credits)
This course is designed to assist participants to acquire the theory and develop their skills 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.
SMI 503 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.
SMI 504 Introduction to Corpus Linguistics (3 Credits)
Introduction to Corpus Linguistics discusses the study of language with the use of language corpus. The discussion covers areas such as grammar, semantics, sociolinguistics, and stylistics. The course also discusses concordance programs, available online corpus, and the development of simple corpus.
SMI 505 Comparative Literature (3 Credits)
Comparative Literature urges students and scholars to appreciate and understand literature with a broad, cross-cultural multi-dimensionality of outlook, utilizing interdisciplinary methodology in juxtaposing literatures of different cultures, languages, periods, movements, types and themes in translation or in the original languages.
This course helps prepare the student in careers that require cross-cultural expansiveness as well as helps develop linguistic and critical skills and cultivate creativity and sensitivities needed in training for job opportunities in the teaching of literatures and languages.
SMI 506 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).
SMI 507A 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.
SMI 507 History of English (3 Credits)
This course is meant to highlight how English has developed from a tribal language which was merger of Low German dialects to the language of the English nation and finally to its present status as an international language. A special concern is paid to the status and development of English in Indonesia. This course also highlights the problems that English has encountered in its development and in its current state.
SMI 511 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.
STI 503 Story Board (2 Credits)
This course focuses on applying storyboarding and scripting techniques. Contents to be covered include the various purposes and formats of storyboards, the basic terminology and concepts used in storyboarding, and the application of storyboarding techniques to the creation of storyboards with or without a written script. This course is a project-oriented course and in the end of the course the project from student will be compiled.
STI 502 Learning Management System (2 Credits)
Moodle stands for Modular Object-Oriented Dynamic Learning Environment. It is a Learning Management System (LMS) that provides documents, graded assignments, quizzes and discussion forums. This course is a project-oriented course and the students will learn step by step install, design and apply moodle.