English Department, founded in 1962, is the earliest established
department in the Petra Christian University (PCU).
As the world is
becoming more and more interconnected, there is an increasing
demand for professionals who have English proficiency and cultural
literacy. The Department provides a four-year-degree program
designed to meet the communication needs of a rapidly-developing
international community. The Sarjana Sastra
(equivalent to B.A. in English) is a full-time degree program
open to graduates of all streams in SMA (Senior High Schools).
Almost all courses offered in the department are delivered in
English and were designed to develop the students' oral and
written proficiency as well as to enhance their cultural sensitivity
and expand their worldview.
The main goal of the program is to enable the students to develop
a sound knowledge of literary, linguistics, and cultural studies
with a mastery of both oral and written English. The Department's
mission is to maintain the high standards of scholarship and
excellence in the humanities and in the English proficiency.
On completion of the program, the newly qualified Sarjana
Sastra (equivalent to the Bachelors of English) will be
prepared to make an effective contribution to the community
in the international context.
Our program aims to produce such professionals. Its syllabi
design is the result of years of experience in the area of English
Language Teaching as well as the development of recent theories
in literature, linguistics, and cultural studies. In addition,
we maintain intensive and meaningful contacts with the professional
world and international institutions. The syllabi content, therefore,
is based on sound theoretical foundation as well as current
needs and new developments. Successful completion of your degree
will prepare you for a variety of possible positions.
The English Department's low faculty-student ratio ensures ready
access to lecturers and quality, personalized learning. The
National Accreditation Council awarded the English Department
a grade of A (outstanding) and the assessors specifically noted
our quality in:
management of the syllabi and the teaching and learning process
performance of the students in their English proficiency
The high dedication
and commitment of the faculty members and staff
teaching and learning resources
leadership of the program
International and National Links
To enhance the quality of the teaching and learning process
and to provide students with practical knowledge and skills,
the English Department collaborates with various institutions
among which are:
- Chinese University of Hong Kong
- School of Communication Studies, Hogeschool Holland
- Amsterdam Faculty of Education
- The British Council
- American-Indonesian Exchange Fondation.
The English Deparment has had agreements with some of those
institutions for students and teacher exchange programs, cyber
class activities, and curriculum benchmarking.