The Department of English Studies The Department of English Studies offers Bachelor and Diploma Degrees in: English Literature: This program aims at developing the students’ knowledge of English language and literature, their language skills and ability of critical thinking. The Department offers rich and varied courses that cover all literary genres such as novel, drama, poetry, and criticism. Surveys of both English and American literature, linguistics, translation, and many other courses. The courses have been carefully selected from the curriculum of the Purdue University- Calumet-USA with which Bayan College is affiliated—in order to meet the needs of the Omani labor market in the fields of: teaching, media, translation, and many other varied jobs in the Sultanate’s ministries, banks, companies, and tourism sector. English Professional Writing: Professional English Writing is an ideal specialization for the students who are interested in writing and want to master different types of writing. The program focuses on teaching the practical aspects of functional writing in different contexts to qualify students to work in the field of publishing, editing, and professional writing that is needed by public and private institutions like companies, newspapers, Radio and Television. Through this specialization, the students will study several subjects including rhetoric and effective techniques of persuasion covered by a range of courses. In addition to the major courses of professional writing, there are other courses offered by both English and Media departments. Hence, the graduate will have the chance to join any of the specialized jobs available at the labor market.