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General information

1.1. Name of the study program


English language and literature


1.2. Head/leader of the study program





1.3. Level of study program


I cycle / undergraduate study

Undergraduate BA study program



1.4. Academic/scientific/professional title upon completion of studies

Sshort name:

Professor of English language and literature

Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature

2.1. Reasons for starting the study The study of English language and literature has existed for 11 years at the University of Zenica. It was founded within the Faculty of Pedagogy, which in 2013 grew into the Faculty of Philosophy. From the very beginning, the study was conceived as a general study of English language and literature, i.e. as a philological study that also includes basic teacher training. Unlike all other professions in which one can know the English language and be successful in communicating in this language, the final results of the English language and literature study program are specialists for language, they possess basic formal linguistic  knowledge about language in general, about English, about one's mother tongue, about professional registers and linguistic aspects of these registers, and about sociolinguistic aspects of the relationship between two languages (English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian). In the context of the future development of BiH, its path towards the EU and openness to the world as a whole, and considering the global role of the English language, the need for English language specialists in our society is unquestionable. This study is a ticket to many occupations and professions, as well as to continuing education in the field of philology and other related disciplines.
2.2. Evaluation of expediency with regard to the needs of the labor market in the public and private sector According to its content and objectives, this study program prepares experts for language issues related to the English language, translation and education. The undergraduate study program is designed as a basis for multiple cycles of studies in philology and related disciplines and prepares students for continuing education in the second cycle of studies. Considering the European orientation of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the role of the English language in communication on a global level, there is a need for English language experts in addition to education in areas such as translation, publishing, journalism, culture, tourism and hotel management, traffic and communication, etc.
2.3. Alignment with mission and strategy
The study of English language and literature is one of the study programs present at the Faculty of Education - today's Faculty of Philosophy - since its foundation. As a foreign language study, it is an indispensable part of the philological studies of the Faculty of Philosophy in Zenica, and it fits into the mission and strategy of this faculty of developing humanistic scientific and professional disciplines within UNZE.
2.4. Comparability of the study program s
programs of other higher education institutions in Bosnia and Herzegovina and beyond
In its basic features, the program is harmonized with other similar programs in Bosnia and Herzegovina, but at the same time it has specificities in the program content of individual linguistic subjects, as well as in the concept of organizing the first cycle of studies lasting 4 study years.
2.5. Connection with the local community
(economy, public institutions)
Connection with similar departments at other universities, with primary and secondary schools of ZDK, with the cultural community, universities in Anglophone countries (through embassies), connection with the British Council.
Description of the study program
3.1. Science/art field

study program


Humanities; field: Philology; narrow field: English.

3.2. Duration of the study program

(is there a possibility to study at

distance learning, part-time study, etc.)

Eight semesters, i.e. four years. Distance learning or

part-time study due to the nature of the field (language skills) and material

conditions at UNZE (space, personnel, equipment)

3.3. Minimum number of ECTS points

required to complete studies


240 ECTS


3.4. Conditions of study enrollment

In accordance with the legal provisions of the relevant laws, regulations and

UNZA Statute.















3.5. Learning outcomes

- basic knowledge of morphosyntactic and phonetic description of English


– solid pronunciation of the English language

- an enviable level of language skills (C1) in writing, reading, listening and

communicating in English

– solid knowledge of the cultural and historical heritage of Great Britain and North America as the two leading English-speaking 'territories'

- solid knowledge of literary works in English

writers of Great Britain and North America

- solid knowledge of basic pedagogical and didactic-methodical elements related to teaching work and foreign language teaching

- basic knowledge of linguistics and literary-historical sciences required for continuing studies in the second cycle

- application of acquired knowledge in communication in English


- independent teaching of the English language and the culture of Anglophone societies in educational institutions where that language is taught as a foreign language (in accordance with the provisions of the relevant laws)

- evaluation of student work, as well as evaluation of one's own work in the goal

corrections and further improvement

- independent training in language and other fields of study and lifelong learning.

3.6. Possibility of employment (list

possible employers) and the opinion of organizations related to the labor market on the adequacy of the expected learning outcomes (attach)


Economy, administration, tourism, diplomacy, education,

publishing, etc.


3.7. Possibility of continuing studies

II cycle of studies in the same or related scientific and professional field (English and

philology as well as other humanistic and social disciplines)

3.8. When registering SP II and III cycles

list the undergraduate studies of the proposer or other institutions in BiH from which it is possible to enroll in the proposed study


4.3. Study structure (number of semesters, size of groups for lectures and exercises/seminars)

Number of semesters: 8

Size of lecture groups/Exercise group size: determined in accordance with the Decision on Standards and Normatives for Performing Higher Education Activities in the Zenica - Doboj Canton.


4.4. Enrollment requirements for the next semester Certified previous semester of study.
4.6. List of courses and/or modules to be taken

also perform in a foreign language (specify the language)

All vocational courses are taught in English (linguistic

linguistic, literary-historical, methodological). General subjects as well as specialist subjects (pedagogical-psychological) are conducted in BHS language.

4.7. Completion of studies:


a) Way of completing studies

Passed all exams, fulfilled all obligations on subjects in

in accordance with the syllabi, all semesters have been listened to and certified

study. No final paper is provided.

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