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  • Maria Luz C. Vilches
    The Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, welcomes applicants to its new Ph.D. program: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE.
    Message 1 of 1 , Aug 11, 2006
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      The Department of English, Ateneo de Manila University, welcomes
      applicants to its new Ph.D. program: DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY in ENGLISH
      LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE. The program opens in Second Semester SY
      2006-2007.

      PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

      The Ph.D. in English Language and Literature is a program that brings
      together teachers and scholars working on important overlapping
      areas of inquiry on pedagogical and interpretive approaches to
      language and literary studies. In teaching and language practices,
      the emphasis is on critical literacy and citizenship; in
      scholarship, the emphasis is on interpretative approaches. Focus is
      on the literary/cultural and language/linguistic frames in which
      specific scholarly and pedagogical practices become intelligible as
      acts with larger socio-political and intellectual implications
      especially for Philippine or other Asian contexts.

      PROGRAM AIMS:

      1. To advance the understanding of the role of English
      language and literature in society, with particular attention to its
      implications for multilingual and multi-cultural settings.

      2. To engage in a critical review of issues, options, and
      developments informing the study and teaching of language and
      literature.

      3. To contribute to the development of ideas and scholarship
      in English language and literary studies in the Philippines and in
      other parts of Asia in view of comparative cultural contexts.

      THE PH.D. ELL CURRICULUM

      The Ph.D. in ELL has 42 credit units (18 units core courses; 12
      units free electives or cognate courses; 12 units dissertation).

      The CORE COURSES
      ELL 301: Scholarly Methods 6 units
      ELL 302: Interdisciplinary Concepts & Procedures 6 units
      ELL 303: Description(s) of English 3 units
      ELL 304: Literary and Cultural Theories 3 units

      SAMPLE FREE ELECTIVES OR COGNATES
      ELL 310: Researching Language Learning & Pedagogy
      ELL 311: Program Management & Teacher Development Issues
      ELL 312: Language Program Planning & Policy Making
      ELL 313: Trends and Issues in Composition Studies & Pedagogy
      ELL 314: Literature and Language Teaching
      ELL 320: Narrative Theory
      ELL 321: Narratives of Nationalism
      ELL 322: World Fiction
      ELL 323: Ethnopoetics
      ELL 324: Social Thought & Philippine Literature
      ELL 325: Constructs of Identity in Asian Literature

      THE APPLICATION PROCESS

      1. Information on admission requirements and admission procedures
      can be obtained from the Office of Graduate Services [Dr. Norman
      Quimpo, Director] at the following address:

      Office of Graduate Services
      Room X100, Ground Floor, Xavier Hall
      Ateneo de Manila University
      Loyola Heights, 1108 Quezon City, Philippines
      Tel No. : 426-6001 loc. 5141-5142
      Fax No. : 426-5937
      E-mail Address: grad@...

      2. The information can also be viewed online from the pulled down
      menu under ADMISSIONS at the Ateneo de Manila University website:
      http://www.ateneo.edu/

      3. The Department of English requires applicants to submit a well-
      thought out and well-written statement of purpose which should
      include the following information:

      a) why they are applying to the Ph.D. ELL Program in Ateneo de
      Manila
      b) what use the Ph.D. ELL degree will have in their professional
      lives
      c) what particular gaps in knowledge they would need guidance early
      on in the program
      d) what research interests they might want to pursue

      4. Tertiary level teachers who are Filipino citizens may apply to
      CHED for a CHED scholarship for the Ph.D. ELL. Information on this
      scholarship and procedures for application may be obtained from the
      Office of Graduate Services at Ateneo de Manila University.

      5. For more information on the Ph.D. ELL Program, applicants should
      not hesitate to inquire further from the English Department on the
      following address:

      MA. LUZ C. VILCHES, Ph.D.
      Associate Professor
      Chair, Department of English, School of Humanities
      Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
      Loyola Heights 1108, Quezon City, Philippines
      Tele-fax (632)426-6120


      "Blossoms are scattered by
      the wind and the wind cares
      nothing, but the blossoms
      of the heart no wind can touch."
      -Yoshida Kenko
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