Welcome to the Department of English Literature & Linguistics (DELL) at Qatar University
If you are fascinated by the beauty of English novel, poetry, or drama, OR you are passionate about the structure and function of day-to-day language, this program is an ideal choice for you.
We have designed a very unique and challenging undergraduate program that brings together a study of English literature and linguistics. We do this by offering introductory courses in both literature and linguistics to all students majoring in English. After having completed the introductory courses at the end of the freshmen year, students are able to decide, of course with advice from the faculty and their advisor, whether their interests, skills, and talents are better suited for a career in literature or linguistics. Then they take the required number of courses in their chosen area of concentration from a variety of carefully designed sub-specialties in literature and linguistics.
In addition to a major in English, at DELL we also offer a minor in English. Our minor in English is quite popular among students majoring in other specialties such as mass communication and international affairs. We have recently launched a minor in translation which many students including English majors find quite attractive.
Many of our English majors also have the opportunity to minor in mass communication, international affairs, business, etc. Through a smart combination of concentrations and minors, we help enhance our students’ knowledge and skills and make them competitive in the job market.
Explore the DELL website to learn more about our program, and feel free to email us or stop by if you have any questions.
Rizwan Ahmad ,PhD
Head, Department of English Literature & Linguistics