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Bachelor of Studies (Hons) English Literature / Linguistics


Objectives of the Program:

English has become a Lingua Franca and basic need to approach the vast store house of knowledge of every field in the world. The B.S. (English) program has been designed to fulfill the need for a rigorous and enriching academic experience. The program has been designed for an overall development of the individual that includes exposure to an integrated series of courses in Literature, Linguistics, History, international literatures as well as social sciences, liberal arts, sciences and management. Hence the curriculum aims at preparing students to serve the productive needs not only as an individual but also as a citizen of the society.


Eligibility Criteria:

Intermediate or equivalent with minimum 2nd division.


Program Structure:

Duration: 4 years; 8 semesters

Credit Hours: 133

Compulsory

25

General Electives

24

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses

24

Majors

30

Core

24

Elective

6

Total

133


1 . The foundation courses in the Scheme of Study are mandatory for all Literature & Linguistics students.

2 . A minimum of 5 courses are to be selected from the list in the 3rd Year (Semester 5 & 6).

3 . Courses covering 30 Credit Hours are to be selected from the list in the final Year (Semester 7&8).

4 . Both the courses of Literary Criticism in the 3rd Year (Semester 5 & 6) are mandatory for students aiming to study Literature in Semesters 7& 8.


Prescribed Scheme of Study:


Courses of the Program:


Sr. No.Course CodeCourse Name Credit Hour
Semester 1
1ENG1101English I (functional English)3
2ELIN1002Introduction to Linguistics 3
3ELIT1005Introduction to English Literature-I (Poetry & Drama) 3
4 General Electives3
5 General Electives3
6PKST1101Pakistan Studies2
Semester 2
1ENG1104Communication Skills3
2ELIT1002History of English Literature medieval to Romantics3
3ELIN1601Phonetics & Phonology3
4 General Electives3
5 General Electives3
6ISL 1101Islamic Studies2
Semester 3
1ENG1103English III Creative and Technical Writing3
2ELIT2006Introduction to English Literature –II ( Novel, Short Stories and Prose)3
3ELIN2201Morphology and Syntax-I3
4  General Electives3
5 General Electives3
6CSC 1101Introduction to computers3
Semester 4
1ELIN2119Advance Academic Reading and Writing3
2ELIT2003History of English Literature II (19th Century Realism up to contemporary Times)3
3ELIN2301Semantics3
4 General Electives3
5 General Electives3
6 Human Rights and Citizenship3
One compulsory + 5 majors to be opted from the following
Semester 5
1ELIN3310Visionary Discourse (Compulsory)3
2ELIT3503Literary Criticism 3
3ELIT3101Poetry (14th to 18th Century) 3
4ELIT3202Novel (18th & 19th Century) 3
5ELIT3901Research Methodology 3
6ELIN4202Morphology & Syntax II 3
7ELIN3401 Sociolinguistics 3
8ELIN3122 Pedagogical Grammar 3
5 Majors out of 6 to be opted from the following
Semester 6
1ELIT 3501Literary Criticism and Theory 3
2ELIT 3408Classics in Drama 3
3ELIT 310219th Century Poetry 3
4ELIN3306Lexical Studies 3
5ELIN3305Discourse Analysis 3
6ELIN3501Psycholinguistics 3
In 4th Year Students will choose one stream out of the Two; 1- Literature 2- Linguistics
Literature Specific courses in 7th. & 8th. Semester
4 core + 1 Elective to be opted from the following
Semester 7
1ELIT461320th Century Literature (Poetry & Drama) (Core)3
2ELIT4614American Literature (Core) 3
3ELIT4602South Asian literature (Core) 3
4ELIT 4505Translation Theory & Literary Studies (Core) 3
5ELIT4409American Drama (Elective) 3
6ELIT4603Afro-American Literature (Elective)3
7ELIT4604Continental Literature (Elective)3
8ELIT4601Pakistani Literature (Elective)3
4 Core + 1 Elective to be opted from the following
Semester 8
1ELIT420720th Century Fiction & Nonfiction (Core) 3
2ELIN4116Teaching of Literature (Core)3
3ELIN4311Literary Stylistics (Core)3
4ELIN 4312Literary Discourse & Journalistic Writing (Core)3
5ELIT 4206Science Fiction & Fantasy (Elective)3
6ELIT 4903Research Project (Elective)3
7ELIT 4009Emerging Forms of Literature (Elective)3
Linguistics Specific courses in 7th. & 8th. Semester

MA ENGLISH


(Comprehensive Course with Equal Specialization in Linguistics and Literature)


Program Description:

Transcending the historic separation between the study of language and the study of literature, which has led to the limited role of the either, this program ensures an efficient synergy between linguistics and literature. This integrated approach is based on the premise that literature is language and language can indeed be literary. So the focus is on introducing students to seminal works in the disciplines of literature and linguistics. The programme moves beyond the traditional disciplinary segregation within English Studies and seeks to interface Literature and Linguistics, thus offering an uncompartmentalised approach to the subjects studied.


Program Objectives:

The program aims to:

1. Make students aware of the core literary as well as linguistic concepts, enabling them to apply the said concepts when and where required.

2. Enable students to interpret various discourse types in their linguistic as well as cultural contexts.

3. Provide students with pedagogic tools effective in learners' language education.

4. Conduct original research in their selected area of study


Scheme of Studies:

The students will study 22 courses in four semesters over a period of 2 years. Each course is of 3 credit hours. Total 72 CH: 66 CH in taught courses and 06 CH in thesis. The summary of the scheme of studies is as under:


SEMESTER I

  1. Introduction to Linguistics
  2. Introduction to Literature
  3. Phonetics & Phonology
  4. Poetry I
  5. Drama I
  6. Literary Criticism

SEMESTER II

  1. Morphology and Syntax 1
  2. ELT
  3. Semantics & Pragmatics
  4. Poetry II
  5. Drama II
  6. Sociolinguistics

SEMESTER III

  1. Novel
  2. Psycholinguistics
  3. Morphology and Syntax 11
  4. Prose
  5. Research Methodology & *Thesis Writing

SEMESTER IV

  1. American Literature
  2. Stylistics
  3. English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
  4. Discourse Analysis
  5. Pakistani Literature in English

*Research Thesis (6 credit hours) is compulsory.


Entry Requirements:

1. BA with 2nd Class (overall+ in the relevant subject)

2. Applicants with B.Sc. degree (100-mark English subject) will not be entertained.


Mode of Teaching:

We propose to take up varying modes of instruction in the course of program like instructor-led lectures, class-room presentations by students, tutorials, practical exercises at individual or team level and others.

Focus on speaking skills.

Special focus is given to grooming students' ability to communicate their ideas in oral as well as written form


Mode of Evaluation:

Based on the subject matter of the courses taught, students' academic performance will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations (mid and final term), book reviews, written assignments (term papers), demonstrations and presentations, etc.

MA English Literature


Program Description:

The program primarily aims to develop and promote literary scholarship among the participants by providing them with necessary tools and training for the purpose. We, in the course of the program, look forward to enable our students contribute effectively to the ongoing academic discussion on multiple issues in the field of literary studies. We propose an in-depth study of the defined areas of study in Literature while focusing mainly on those of contemporary relevance and significance. The courses offered have been designed to facilitate the development and establishment of specialist knowledge and competence with an underlying aim to promote an understanding and awareness of scholarly literature and research in English studies. We ultimately target the encouragement and development of skills and knowledge related to independent inquiry in order to ensure the success of our students at both academic and research levels.


Program Objectives:

The program aims to achieve the following objectives:

1. To understand the historical context surrounding literary works including the political, social, religious, and artistic milieu.

2. Identify elements of poetry such as basic rhythms, meters, and rhyme schemes; uses of metaphor; the conventions of poetic forms.

3. Identify the elements of prose genres (fiction, drama, satire): plot, setting, character, theme, irony, and argument.

4. Articulate a critical position or interpretation; gather and use textual or critical evidence to support a particular interpretation.


Scheme of Studies:

The students will study 22 courses in four semesters over a period of 2 years. Each course is of 3 credit hours. Total 72 CH: 66 CH in taught courses and 06 CH in thesis. The summary of the scheme of studies is as under:


SEMESTER I -------------------------- YEAR-1
Sr. No.Course TitleCredit Hours
1.  History of English Literature3
2.  Classical and Elizabethan Drama3
3.  Novel3
4.  Prose3
5.  Classical Poetry3
6.  Literary Criticism3
SEMESTER II
1.  Jacobean and Neo- Classical Poetry3
2.  Victorian Drama 3
3.  Victorian Fiction3
4.  Prose3
5.  American Literature (Prose and Fiction)3
6.  Restoration Comedy3
SEMESTER III -------------------------- YEAR-2
1.  Romantic and Modern Poetry3
2.  American Literature (Poetry and Drama)3
3.  Literary Theory 3
4.  Introduction to Linguistics3
5.  Research Methodology3
SEMESTER IV
1.  Modern Drama3
2.  Contribution of Linguistics to Literature/Stylistics3
3.  Pakistani Literature in English3
4.  Postcolonial Fiction3
5.  *Research Dissertation/ 2 optional courses 6

Entry Requirements:

1. BA with 2nd Class (overall+ in the relevant subject)

2. Applicants with B.Sc. degree (100-mark English subject) will not be entertained.


Mode of Evaluation:

Based on the subject matter of the courses taught, students’ academic performance will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations (mid and final term), book reviews, written assignments (term papers), demonstrations and presentations.

MA English Language Teaching (ELT)


Program Description:

This full-time MA in ELT has been designed specifically with the aim of providing advanced teacher education for those wishing to become teachers of English as a Foreign / Second language. The program allows teachers to develop and reflect upon their understanding of the various theoretical and practical issues that impact upon the field of language teaching. It places particular emphasis on the notion of informed and critical teaching and the need for teachers to mediate between theory and practice in constructing pedagogies according to specific teaching-learning contexts. The courses offered in the syllabus have been selected in accordance to the needs of the teachers of English in local as well as global context.


Program Objectives:

The proposed program aims to achieve following objectives:

1. To enable students to achieve the best professional training in the field of English Language Teaching.

2. To enable students to acquire the knowledge, range of capabilities, experiences and qualities which are required for the teaching profession.

3. To afford the opportunity to develop skills in areas of pedagogic practice relevant in contemporary educational systems internationally, for example, new technologies and materials development.

4. To provide students with the necessary skills to carry out research in the area of ELT.


Scheme of Studies:

The students will study 24 courses, 06 courses in each semester over a period of 2 years. Each course is of 3 credit hours. Total 72 CH: 66 CH in taught courses and 6 CH in thesis. The summary of the scheme of studies is as under.


SEMESTER I

1. General linguistics

2. History of English Language and literature

3. Phonetics and phonology

4. Language Teaching: Approaches, Methods & Techniques

5. Language Learning Theories

SEMESTER II

1. Teaching Language Skills

2. Teaching of Vocabulary and Grammar

3. Language Teacher Development

4. Psycholinguistics / Sociolinguistics

5. Computer Assisted Language Teaching(CALT)

SEMESTER III

1. Teaching English for Specific Purposes

2. Error Analysis

3. Syntactic theory

4. Semantics / Pragmatics

5. Research Methodology in ELT

SEMESTER IV

1. Syllabus Designing

2. Discourse Analysis

3. Teaching of Literature

4. Principles of Testing and Evaluation

5. Dissertation


Entry Requirements:

1. BA with 2nd class (overall + in the relevant subject)

2. Applicants with BSc degree (100-mark English subject) will not be entertained.


Nature of Program:

This program is flexible, modular and supported by learning packages, with classes to be held in evenings and/or weekends to suit full-time workers. The program can be taken in combined mode, full-time or part-time study in different semesters.


Mode of Teaching:

We propose to take up varying modes of instruction in the course of program like instructor-led lectures, class-room presentations by students, tutorials, practical exercises at individual or team level and others.


Mode of Evaluation:

Based on the subject matter of the courses taught, students' academic performance will be evaluated on the basis of written examinations (mid and final term), book reviews, written assignments (term papers), demonstrations and presentations, etc.

MS/M.Phil. in Linguistics


Program Description:

This program is a survey of the latest advances in Linguistics with an aim to extend the limits of knowledge and skills of those who are interested in carrying out research in the field. The program aims to equip students with an understanding of key issues and research finding in linguistics, and with the skills to make a significant professional contribution to the field. The entire program is positively in line with the vision of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan with intent to produce prospective leadership and knowledge building among our students.

The students will study eight courses, four courses in each semester over a period of one year. They must study FOUR core courses, two in each semester. They can select TWO elective courses in each semester from the courses offered to complete their course work for MS in Linguistics (24 credit hours). Each course is of 3 CH. Total 30 CH: 24CH in taught courses and 6 CH in thesis.


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. 16 Years degree in English Language/Literature/TEFL/ELT/ESP/ from HEC recognized university/DAI with at least 2nd Division i.e. 45% marks or with CGPA 2.5
  2. HEC recognized MA degree in NTS Test with 50 % marks.

Program Structure:

Minimum Duration: 02 Years; 04 Semesters

Minimum Credit Hours: 30

Category

Credit Hour

Core

12

Elective

12

Thesis

6

Total Credit Hour

30


Core Courses

Course Code

Course

Credit Hrs

ELIN 5901

Research Methodology in linguistics

3

ELIN 5203

Issues in Syntax

3

ELIN 5001

Theories of language Description

3

ELIN 5101

Applied Linguistics

3

TOTAL

12


Elective Courses

Four elective courses are to be selected from the following list prescribed by the HEC as well as University.


Course codes

Courses

Credit Hours

ELIN 5305

Critical Discourse Analysis

3

ELIN 5102

Language Assessment

3

ELIN 6402

Bilingualism

3

ELIN 6103

Teaching and learning English in large Classes

3

ELIN 6403

Globalization and Spread of English

3

ELIN 6105

Computational Linguistics

3

ELIN 6107

E.S.P.

3

ELIN 6304

Stylistics

3

ELIN 6104

Translation Studies

3

ELIN 6404

Cross-Cultural Communication

3

ELIN 5302

Semantics and Pragmatics

3

ELIN 6601

Phonetics and Phonology

3

TOTAL

3+3+3+3=12


Thesis: 06 credit hours OR

Two more Courses of 03 credit hours each from the list of electives.

Total Credit hours=30


Semester Wise Distribution of Courses:

The Course spreads on two years, with one year's coursework and one year's thesis.

The Coursework consists of two semesters.


Semester

Total CH

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1

12

ELIN5901

Research Methodology in linguistics (Core)

3

ELIN5203

Issues in Syntax (Core)

3

ELIN5302

Semantics and Pragmatics

3

ELIN6601

Phoentics and phonology

3

TOTAL

12


Semester

Total CH

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

2

12

ELIN5001

Theories of Language Description (Core)

3

ELIN5101

Applied Linguistics (Core)

3

ELIN5305

Critical Discourse Analysis

3

ELIN6402

Bilingualism

3

TOTAL

12


Thesis Work = 6       Credit Hours 12+12+6= 30


M.Phil. in English Literature


Program Description

M.Phil. in English Literature is a specialized program designed with an aim to broaden and diversify the interest and expertise of those who are interested in carrying out research in the field. The proposed structure of the program has been chalked out with a rationale of imparting an excelled command of the various literary genres in Literature, the theory in Literature and the contemporary shifting paradigms which characterize most of the debates in Literature today. The course is distinguished as we claim to offer opportunities of critical thinking. The ideal is materialized through the application of theory in unison with comparative analyses of various Literatures being produced around the world. The objectives of the entire program in general and those of each course in particular are positively in line with the vision of Higher Education Commission of Pakistan with intent to produce prospective leadership and knowledge building among our students.


Eligibility Criteria:

  1. 16 Years degree in English Language/Literature/TEFL/ELT/ESP/ from HEC recognized university/DAI with at least 2nd Division i.e. 45% marks or with CGPA 2.5
  2. NTS Test with 50 % marks.

Program Structure:

Minimum Duration: 02 Years; 04 Semesters.

Minimum Credit Hours: 30


Category

Credit Hour

Core

6

Elective

18

Thesis

6

Total Credit Hour

30


Core Courses

Course Code

Course

Credit Hrs

ELIT5902

Advanced Research and Bibliographic Methods

3

ELIT 5504

Literary Criticism and Theory

3

TOTAL

6


Elective Courses:

Six elective courses are to be selected from the following list prescribed by the HEC as well as University.


Course codes

Courses

Credit Hours

ELIT5506

Literary Criticism & Theory II (Advanced)

3

ELIT5406

Elizabethan and Restoration Drama

3

ELIT5106

Modern and Contemporary Poetry

3

ELIT5007

Aesthetics & Literary Genres

3

ELIT5204

Modern and Contemporary Fiction

3

ELIT5608

American Literature - I (Novel and Short Story)

3

ELIT5407

Modern and Contemporary Drama

3

ELIT5612

Women's Writings

3

ELIT5609

American Literature - II (Drama and Poetry)

3

ELIT5610

Comparative Literature

3

ELIT5611

World Literature in Translation

3

ELIT5607

Existential Literature

3

ELIT5606

Postcolonial Literature

3

TOTAL

3+3+3+3+3+3=18


Thesis: 06 credit hours

Total Credit hours=30


Semester Wise Distribution of Courses:

The Course spreads on two years, with one year's coursework and one year's thesis.

The Coursework consists of two semesters.


Semester

Total CH

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

1

12

ELIT5902

Advance Resaerch and Bibliographic methods (Core)

3

ELIT5106

Modern and Contemporary Poetry

3

ELIT5406

Elizabethan and Restoration Drama or Classical and Shakespearean Drama

3

ELIT5608

American Literature I (Novel and Short story)

3

TOTAL

12


Semester

Total CH

Course Code

Course Name

Credit Hour

2

12

ELIT 5504

Literary Criticism and Theories (Core)

3

ELIT5407

Modern and Contemporary Drama

3

ELIT5606/

ELIT5607

Postcolonial Studies/ existentialist Literature

3

ELIT5609

American Literature II (drama and Poetry)

3

TOTAL

12


Thesis Work = 6      Credit Hours 12+12+6= 30