English Literature | The American University of Iraq Sulaimani

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English Literature

The Bachelor of Arts in English provides students with an opportunity to read and think deeply about a range of literature written in the English language. Not only will students explore and enjoy various texts, they will develop powerful analytical and theoretical tools that can help prepare them for a variety of careers. The English Department offers students the opportunity to explore – and participate in the rich tradition of the written word in English. All students learn to approach texts and ideas critically, to consider them thoughtfully, and to write about them clearly. The enhanced fluency in English majors and minors will prepare them to compete in the domestic and international job markets for careers in teaching, government, marketing, communications, publishing, and business as well as for graduate study.

Please note the requirements below are for the 2021-2022 academic year. Different requirements may be issued by the Ministry of Higher Education for the coming academic years.

Branch Required Score
High School- Scientific or Literary Branch    60%
The ‘’5 Years institutes’’ –English Language Branch  60%
The ‘’2 years institutes’’ – English Language  55%
The ‘’2 years institutes’’ –Translation   53%
AUIS’s English Proficiency Test
The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) and the Academic Preparatory Program (APP) admits students of all ages, cultures and backgrounds. Each student’s level of English proficiency is tested (using the AUIS English placement test*) prior to the start of his or her time on campus. The AUIS admissions policies ensure that all students get the instruction that they need in order to thrive in an American-style education system. The AUIS English placement test (or equivalent English test) is used in order to determine which level (APP Level Foundations, 1, 2, 3, or the undergraduate program) a student is qualified to enter. By using the placement test to determine the English-competency levels of all of our applicants, we have created an objective and fair method of determining the proper placement of each student, either within APP or in the AUIS undergraduate program.

English Proficiency Scales  
AUIS Levels
AUIS Placement Test
Foundations of English
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Dual Enrollment
Undergraduate (UG)
Who doesn’t need the test?
  • Returnees from abroad whom studied their entire education in English schools (English and American education system)
  • Students from the 3 schools of Classical School of the Medes, British International School, and The International School of Choueifat 



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