Programmes
  1. The main emphasis of the Amharic Language and Literature courses will be on those elements designed to provide skilled, knowledgeable and well-rounded experts.
  2. The degree will be BA in Ethiopian Language(s) and Literature – Amharic. Practice in the language and in any other subjects given will form a central part of the course and a range of supportive courses in addition to major area courses. 
  3. Final assessment will be by a combination of written examinations, continuous assessments, evaluation of field work presentation, and a Student Research Project.                                                               Graduate Profile

With or without further professional training as deemed necessary, graduates will be able to serve/work as:

  • Writers and editors of reports (both general and technical), minutes, newspaper dispatches (releases and articles), essays, and speeches Editors, critics and reviewers of literary works
  • Journalists and public relations officers 
  • Compilers and editors of dictionaries 
  • Translators, interpreters and terminologists
  • Public relations officers in various offices and organisations
  • Researchers in issues related to literature (oral and written), literacy, language, language planning, language, society and culture
  • Consultants in issues related to language and literature.
Teaching / Learning Methods
The mode of learning will be student-centered, participatory and reflective. Students will be allowed to work individually, in pairs, and in groups and make presentations and write reports as well as taking part in whole class discussion. The instructor designs meaningful tasks and monitors the ongoing learning process. Besides this, he has a facilitating role during pair, group and whole class discussion.

Programme Requirements 
Admission Requirements 
The Department of Amharic Language and Literature has such study areas as literature, linguistics and language skills. Candidates who have successfully completed the preparatory programme with a pass mark in both social and natural science entrance examinations can be admitted. 
 
Graduation Requirements
Students will be eligible for graduation upon: 
  • Successful completion of all courses in major, general and supportive courses with a minimum CGPA of 2.00 in overall credit hours
  • Removing all “F”, “NG”, and “I” grades from every course the students have registered for 
  • A minimum of “C” Grade in CBTP and student research projects.
  Grading System
The students will be graded on the letter grade system.
              GRADE        DESCRIPTION          GRADE POINTS
               A +                  Excellent                       4.0
               A                     Very Good                     4.0
               A -                  Very Good                     3.75
               B+                   Very Good                     3.35
               B                    Good                               3.0
               B-                  Good                               2.75
               C+                 Satisfactory                      2.5
               C                   Average                             2.0
               F                    Repeat                                0
               P                   Pass                                    -
               I                    Incomplete                          -
               NG                 No Grade                            -

Percentage grade points are converted into letter grades using the  fixed scale grades (≥95= A+, 94.9  85  = A ,84.9 -80=A-, 79.9-75=B+, 74.9- 70= B, 69.9 – 65= B-, 64.9-60= C+, 59.9-50=C, ≤49.9 =F )
  • No credit and no grade point are given for an “F”. 
  • The total grade points are then divided by the total credit course for the GPA. 
Quality Assurance
The quality of teaching can be assured through making reference books, textbooks and teaching materials available. Moreover, well qualified members of staff and better laboratory facilities may enhance the quality of education. The potential stakeholders, employers and alumni will be consulted to get feedback about the quality of the programme.
Naming and Coding
         All courses offered shall be named and numbered. 
Naming
          All course names are abbreviated to four letters.
For example: All major courses named ELAm are coined from the first Letters of the words Ethiopian, Language(s) and Amharic.
                E – Ethiopian
                L – Language(s)
                Am – Amharic
Course Coding
The course number has three digits. Each of the three digits has a separate meaning. 
  
Example: ELAm 213, Language and Society                                        
  • The first figure (2) indicates the year, i.e., second year.
  • The middle Figure (1) indicates the courses given in the department, i.e. 1=Linguistics, 2 = Literature, 0 = Skills courses and 3 = Common and supportive courses
  • The third figure (3) stands for semesters; odd numbers   stand for first semester and even numbers for the second semester courses.
Nomenclature of the Degree
 English: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ethiopian Language(s) & Literature - Amharic 
 Duration 
The course lasts for three years with semesters of 16 weeks.
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