Graduation Requirements BA (ELAm)
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 in the overall, in the major, supportive, and general fields of study is required to graduate.
Graduation Requirements - MA (TeAm)
In line with the graduation requirements of the School of Graduate Studies of AAU, and of the College of social Sciences and Humanities, Faculty of language Studies in particular, graduation with Master of Arts in Applied-Linguistics in Teaching Amharic involves both course work and research. The course work includes small scale projects, presentation of the results of the projects, term papers, practical exercises, tests and examinations. A minimum of CGPA of 3.00 for course work and a minimum grade of “Satisfactory” for thesis work is required for graduation.
For a successful completion of the program, candidates must:
conduct a research work as a requirement for graduation and earn at least the minimum status of thesis evaluation which is PASS.
Graduation requirements PHD (ALEL)
PhD student in this program are required to complete the course work and have a minimum of 3.0 CGPA to register for Dissertation (ALEL 902). The PhD in Applied Linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian Languages shall be a four-year full time study, under normal circumstances. The first three semesters of the PhD program contain course work and a seminar on selected topics in Applied Linguistics and Ethiopian Languages, in which the candidates present a paper on a topic related to their dissertation. In the remaining five semesters, the candidates are expected to accomplish their research and write up their dissertation.
The dissertation must be a scientific work of international academic standard and it should contribute to the development of new knowledge. The dissertation may be a self-contained work or a continuation of previous academic work in the candidate’s field of study. Works that have already been submitted by the candidate for the completion of previous examinations cannot be submitted for evaluation. The dissertation is carried out under the guidance of one supervisor who has the responsibility for the overall study and progress of the candidate. Candidates have the chance to suggest their supervisor. However, the relevance of the dissertation topic to the suggested supervisor’s area of specialization and experience will be taken into consideration. The candidate is required to propose her/his dissertation topic by the beginning of the third semester.
Students admitted to candidacy must register for dissertation after the successful completion of the course work every semester until degree completion or they may be dropped from the program. Students not yet admitted to candidacy may be dropped from the program if they full to enroll for at least one course in any two-year period. After being admitted to candidacy, all students must enroll for credit hours of dissertation research before the graduation. PhD candidates of Applied Linguistics in Teaching Ethiopian Languages have to submit three copies of their dissertation two months before the oral exam.
This should be done in accordance with the Senate Legislation. An examining board comprising a panel of three members (the principal supervisor, one internal examiner and one external examiner) will be set up. The examiners will be recommended by the Joint DGC of the two departments and approved by the joint Academic Commission. The supervisor and the two examiners will separately submit a written assessment of the dissertation to the chairman of the Joint DGC before the oral exam.