(Comprehensive Course with Equal Specialization in Linguistics and Literature)
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.
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:
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Literature
Phonetics & Phonology
Morphology and Syntax 1
Semantics & Pragmatics
Morphology and Syntax 11
Research Methodology & *Thesis Writing
English for Specific Purposes (ESP)
Pakistani Literature in English
*Research Thesis (6 credit hours) is compulsory.
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.