BSEng

Bachelor of Arts – (English Literature/Linguistics)

CategoryHumanities

Credit Hours136

Program Duration4 Years

Program Overview

This program consists of 136 credit hours.

Eligibility Criteria

12-years of Education in any discipline like Sciences, Commerce, Humanities and others with at least Second Division/2.0 CGPA.

Module I

A course in reading, writing, reflection and discussion, emphasizing rhetorical analysis and strategies for focusing, developing, and organizing writing. Special attention is also given to strategies for writing, revising and editing. In all, the course implies a general introduction to the principles of writing with emphasis on writing process, thesis, context, purpose and audience.
A comprehensive course to focus on the basic Islamic concepts.
A comprehensive history of Pakistan is taught starting from pre- independence period.
This course informs the readers about how historical and socio-cultural events influence literature written in English. Although the scope of the course is quite expansive, the readers focus on era from early 16th to late 19th century that is till the Romantic Movement. In its broader spectrum, the course covers a reference to the multiple factors from economic theories to religious, philosophical and metaphysical debates that overlap in these literary works of diverse nature and time periods under multiple contexts.
This course introduces various forms and styles of the genre of poetry, originally in English or translated. The readers will find here a combination of elegy, ode, lyric, ballad, free verse, and many other types. In a way the variety of the poetic expressions inform about the sub-generic elements regarding long, light, shaped, free, or other possible forms of verse. There is a lot of scope for further analysis and research into the secrets of versification: tone and mood, metre, rhythm, rhyme, and such technical details.
This course aims to familiarize students with the principles of making different kinds of oral presentations and speeches. Students study how to make an outline, collect data and organize it to develop clarity. After generating ideas and finalizing topics, the students deliver speeches and learn to manipulate body language, tone, voice variation, etc. Gradually, the students gain confidence and overcome the fear of public speaking.

Module II

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technology driven society. Students develop skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website designing. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on digital literacy, effective electronic research and current issues.
This course aims to provide descriptive, analytical and applied knowledge about the sound system of English and also identify the problems of English pronunciation.
Political Science
In this course the students study intellectual reason, critical thinking, and intelligent decision-making and sound judgment.
The course focuses on critical reading and advanced writing skills. Students are exposed to a wide range of text types including description, argumentation, comparison and contrast etc, for enhancing reading skills. Further practice in writing summaries of articles, report writing, presenting ideas in academic material in writing is given to consolidate the foundations of writing skills.
Literary Forms and Movements

Module III

Short Fictional Narratives
Introduction to Morphology
Anthropology
Classical and Renaissance Drama
The course aims to enhance student’s understanding of search for knowledge through objective and systematic method of finding solutions to a problem. It will cover such topics as scientific investigation, defining and redefining problems, formulating hypothesis, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ethical issues in research.

Module IV

International relations is the study of relationships between countries, including the roles of states, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations (MNCs). It is both an academic and public policy field.
Post-Colonial Literature
Shakespeare Studies
Semantics
This particular course deals with good citizenship values and human rights components. Although the course does not strictly or necessarily fall under the category of English curriculum and syllabi, the contents designed for this course will be studied and used by the teachers of English language and literature to offer a comparative study with the textbooks they use for their classes.
It will introduce the students to the study of human mind and behavior by researching and establishing both general principles and specific cases. In this, they will explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, personality and behavior, brain functioning and interpersonal relationships

Module V

TESOL - I Teaching English Language Skills
This course examines the musical literature of the Romantic era (1800-1900) and the composers and the cultural and political forces that played a vital role in the creation of the poetic works of that era. Students will examine musical genre in order to develop an understanding of the musical style of 19th century poetry, and will explore these stylistic concepts through listening and investigating published sources.
The aim of the course is to make learners understand some important literary expressions in prose works other than short story and novel. Broadly speaking, it includes political and polemical writings, and philosophical, and moral or religious writings.
Grammar and Syntax
Rise of Novel (18 - 19 Century)
The genre traces its origins to the works of late 18th century writers, reaching early high points with Renaissance, and continuing today with authors being ranked among the top writers. Among the themes and issues explored in this literature are the role of African Americans within the larger American society, African-American culture, racism, slavery, and equality.The genre traces its origins to the works of late 18th century writers, reaching early high points with Renaissance, and continuing today with authors being ranked among the top writers. Among the themes and issues explored in this literature are the role of African Americans within the larger American society, African-American culture, racism, slavery, and equality.

Module VI

TESOL - II Teaching English Language Skills
Psycholinguistics
This course aims to introduce the contributions that women writers have made over the years. Women’s writings are associated with extensive social and political change. Some of these changes were radical, even revolutionary in the re-definition of women’s roles in both private and public domains. This course will focus on representative voices of women in literature who express the challenges of changing sensibilities through female experience. Literary texts are drawn from different genre (poetry, drama and fiction) and the writers included come from different subject positions as defined by race, nation, and class.
Pakistani Literature in English
The aims of this course are to enable the student to get familiarized with selected research techniques and approaches within the quantitative research paradigm; and to develop an understanding of basic concepts underlying the use of statistics; understanding ways of constructing, analyzing and reporting quantitative data.

Module VII

Literary Criticism is an intensive course in literary criticism and theory. It prepares the students of literature and language to understand the historical background to literary criticism, exploring its development in the light of some contemporary and later viewpoints. Overall it will focus much on the poetic and dramatic forms in order to highlight some significant trends and concepts around poetry and imagination and tradition and tragedy. The course definitely proves to be a question-raiser when it comes to asking oneself: why and how to understand literature through criticism.
Modern Novel
It makes the students aware of concepts, processes of word formation and use of sense relations. The students will study lexical units, processes in word building, morphology and lexicography.
Discourse Analysis
The aims of this course are to enable the student to get familiarized with selected research techniques and approaches within the qualitative research paradigm; and to develop an understanding of basic concepts underlying the use of statistics; understanding ways of constructing, analyzing and reporting qualitative data.
It comprises 03 credit hours, and the rationale of research is to give awareness about research to the students in their professional as well as their personal lives. It also introduces quantitative and qualitative paradigms of research.

Module VIII

This course introduces basic concepts and theoretical models of literacy and highlights significant research carried out by literacy researches and social anthropologists across the globe.
Global Poetry
Sociolinguistics
This course is specifically concerned with American drama to enhance readers’ overall understanding of American drama. It contains major dramatic voices in American literature that have played a great role in determining the distinctive American strengths in modern American society.
Literature of Muslim World
It comprises 06 credit hours, and the rationale of research is to give awareness about research to the students in their professional as well as their personal lives. It also introduces quantitative and qualitative paradigms of research.

Internship

Internship 6-8 Weeks

Program Features

Courses 46
Duration 4 Years
Level Undergraduate