Department Of English

Introduction

We are one of the leading centers of studies in English linguistics and literature in the region. We pride ourselves on the rich cultural and literary heritage of the region. We try to foster understanding of linguistics, literatures and cultures with local and global perspectives. We motivate students to explore the pleasures of reading and studying literature. We try to encourage our students to undertake study of linguistics and literature with new questions of language, society, culture, history, criticism, theory, and analysis.  By teaching students about close reading, creative writing, literary interpretation, content analysis, discourse analysis, critical analysis, historical research, exploratory research and experimental research, our aim is to help students understand the power of language, conceptual innovation, argument, research, investigation, creative expression and multifarious aspects of communication. We offer a professional and congenial environment where we promote an appreciation of the richness and variety of texts in the language. Our programs offer myriad opportunities for intellectual growth and imaginative reasoning. We offer rigorous training in interpretive thinking and precise expression, teaching students to create ideas, organize them, draw deductions and make connections to new ideas, and articulate them in eloquent, expressive, fluent and convincing ways. Our post-graduate programs feature the study of imaginative language, rhetoric and poetic and narrative arts.  In the said programs our focus is on the
roles of imaginative writing and presentations which play an important role in almost every aspects of human experience.
The Department values committed teaching and supervision in an atmosphere of vigorous research and provides students with a flexible program of study wherein the MA English Literature (EL) and MA English Languages Teaching & Linguistics (ELTL) degree are typically completed within a twenty four months . At M.Phil Level, research work is optional and students can take two extra subjects in lieu of research work. In addition to teaching students in the classes, the department also offers a wide range of activities in languages, literature and linguistics in the form of seminars, symposiums, conferences and workshops. Renowned scholars and outstanding researchers from national and international universities deliver their valuable talks on such academic occasions. Besides, these events provide opportunities to students to showcase their research in front of celebrated guests in the form of poster-presentations.

Mission

The Department of English strives to provide the state-of-the-art education to students by developing an understanding of English language learning and teaching, linguistics and literature to promote research in all relevant fields which will lead our students to participate in society as active members, efficient researchers and responsible citizens.

Vision

The department seeks to foster knowledge and develop research culture among the students of undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate levels. The department provides students an exposure of modern learning in all areas with coherent and well-structured courses, qualified staff along with research-based seminars and conferences focusing on contemporary issues in the relevant areas of specialization. 

Programs Offered

Degree Title Duration Entry Requirement
BS English Bachelor of Science In English 4 Years Intermediate or equivalent with at least 2nd division
MA English Master of Arts in English 2 Years Graduation Or equivalent with at least 2nd division
M. Phil English M. Phil English 2 Years 16 Years relevant education / level 6, from HEC recognize institute (Passed the previous degree with a cumulative GPA score of 2.5/4.0 (under a semester system) or a second class Master’s degree (earned under annual system)).
GAT General (Category B) with at least 50 % score

 

SCHEME OF STUDIES 

(BS ENGLISH) 

FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

GC101

Study Skills

Compulsory General

3

GC102

Introduction to Geography

General

3

GC103

Pakistan Studies

Compulsory

2

ELL101

English I: Reading and Writing Skills

Foundational

3

ELL102

Introduction to Literary Studies

Subject-specific Foundational

3

ELL103

Introduction to Language Studies

Subject-specific Foundational

 

 

SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

GC104

Islamic Studies

Compulsory

2

GC105

Elementary Mathematics & Stats

General

3

GC106

Introduction to Philosophy

General

3

ELL104

English II: Composition Writing

Foundational

3

ELL105

Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology

Subject-specific Foundational

3

ELL106

Literary Forms and Movements

Subject-specific Foundational

3

 

THIRD SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

GC201

Introduction to Information & Computer  Technology Skills

Foundational

2 + 1

GC202

Islamic History & Culture

General

3

GC203

Global Poetry

General

3

ELL201

English and Presentation Skills

Foundational

3

ELL202

Short Fictional Narratives

Subject-specific

3

ELL203

Introduction to Morphology

Subject-specific

3

 

FOURTH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

GC204

Human Rights & Citizenship

Compulsory

General

3

ELL204

English    IV: Academic Reading & Writing                      

Foundational

3

ELL205

Classical and Renaissance Drama    

Subject-specific

3

ELL206

Classical Poetry

Subject-specific

3

ELL207

Semantics

Subject-specific

3

ELL208

Rise of the Novel (18th to 19th century)

Subject-specific

3

 

FIFTH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

GC302

Introduction To  International  Relations

General

3

ELL301

Introduction to  Environmental  Studies

Compulsory  General

3

ELL302

Romantic  and  Victorian  Poetry

Subject-specific

3

ELL303

Foundations of  Literary  Theory & Criticism

Subject-specific

3

ELL304

Sociolinguistics

Subject-specific

3

GC302

Popular Fiction

General

3

 

SIXTH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

ELL305

Modern Poetry

Subject-specific

3

ELL306

Modern Drama

Subject-specific

3

ELL307

Modern Novel

Subject-specific

3

ELL308

Grammar & Syntax

Subject-specific

3

ELL309

Discourse Studies

Subject-specific

3

ELL310

Creative Nonfiction

Subject-specific

3

 

SEVENTH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

ELL401

Research Methods and Term Paper Writing

Subject-specific

3

ELL402

Introduction to  Applied Linguistics

Subject-specific

3

ELL403

Introduction to Stylistics

Subject-specific

3

ELL404

Literary Theory  and Practice

Subject-specific

3

ELL405

Pakistani Literature in English

Subject-specific

3

 

EIGHTH SEMESTER

Course Code

Course Title

Course type

Cr Hrs.

ELL406

Postcolonial Literature

Subject-specific

3

ELL407

American Literature

Subject-specific

3

ELL408

Introduction to  Translation Studies

Subject-specific

3

ELL409

Introduction to Women’s Writing

Subject-specific

3

ELL410

World Englishes

Subject-specific

3

 

Note: The given courses in the seventh and eighth semesters may be replaced with courses from the list of electives given below, provided the required expertise is available in the department. However, the ratio of the literature and linguistics courses should remain the same as the aim of undergrad degree is to impart general education in humanities. The choice of general courses may also be determined by the availability of expertise in the institution.

LIST OF ELECTIVES FOR BS (ENGLISH) PROGRAM

ENGLISH LITERATURE
African Literature
Postcolonial Women’s Writing
Postmodern Fiction
Islam and Western Literature
Pakistani Folk Literature
ENGLISH LANGUAGE/LINGUISTICS
Emerging Trends in Sociolinguistics
Introduction to Computational Linguistics
ESP
Introduction to Critical Pedagogy
Pakistani English
Second language acquisition
Introduction to Syntax
Introduction to Forensic Linguistics
Clinical Linguistics
Language Testing and Assessment
Language and education
Language and gender
Corpus linguistics

Summary

Sr. #

Categories

No. of Courses

Credit Hours

1

Foundational

05

15

2

Compulsory

02

04

3

Compulsory General

03

09

4

General

05

15

5

Subject-specific Foundational

04

12

6

Subject-specific

27

81

 

Total

46

136

 

Scheme of Studies (MA ENGLISH)

SEMESTER I

  1. English I&II
  2. Introduction to English Literature 1 (Poetry & Drama)
  3. History of English Literature (Medieval to Romantics)
  4. Introduction to English Literature II (Novel & Short Story)
  5. Introduction to Linguistics
  6. Sociolinguistics

SEMESTER 2

  1. History of English Literature II (19th Century Realism up to Contemporary Times)
  2. 14th -19th Century Poetry
  3. Classics in Drama
  4. Psycholinguistics
  5. Phonetics & Phonology
  6. Morphology & Syntax

SEMETSER 3

  1. Novel (18th & 19th Century)
  2. Literary Criticism & Theory
  3. 20th Century Literature (Poetry & Drama)
  4. Second Language Acquisition
  5. Pragmatics + Semantics
  6. Research Methods

SEMESTER 4

  1. American Literature
  2. South Asian Literature
  3. Literary Stylistics
  4. Continental Literature
  5. Discourse Analysis
  6. Research Project/ELT

Schemes of Studies (MPhil English)

 

Year-01

Semester-I

Year-01

Semester-II

Year-02

Semester-III

Semester-IV

Total Credits: 30

12 Credit Hours

 (Course Work)

Core Courses: 02

Elective Courses: 02

12 Credit Hours

(Course Work)

Core Courses: 02

Elective Courses: 02

06 Credit Hours

(Thesis)

 or

(Coursework)

 

1.Research Methodology

(Core)

2.Literary Theory

(Core)

3. Elective

4. Elective

5. Critical Theory

(Core)

6. Trends in Contemporary

 Linguistics  (Core)

7. Elective

8. Elective

For MPhil

Thesis writing 20,000 to 25,000  words

 or

For M.S

02 Additional Elective Courses  (2X3=06 Cr Hrs.) out of the given list of courses

In each semester 02 courses will be opted (4X3=12 Cr Hrs.) out of the given list of courses

  1. Discourse Analysis

2.    Sociolinguistics

  1. Stylistics
  2. Postcolonial Studies
  3. Women’s Writings
  4. World Literature in English 
  5. Lexicology and Lexicography
  6. Comparative Literature  and Translation Studies
  7. Intercultural Studies
  8. Semantics and Pragmatics
  9. Applied Linguistics
  10. Systemic Functional Linguistics
  11. Transformational Generative Linguistics
  12. Corpus Linguistics
  13. Educational Linguistics
  14. New Trends in Contemporary Linguistics
  15. Clinical and Neurolinguistics
  16. Pakistani Literature in English
  17. Postmodern American Literature
  18. Postmodern Fiction

 

Note:

1. This scheme of studies is mainly based on the HEC guidelines as provided in the Curriculum of English Studies approved by The Curriculum Division (HEC) effective from 2018 with some modifications as permitted taking into consideration the need of the students and the expertise available at the department.

2. The student will have the option to complete their degree with or without opting for research project in the light of instructions given by the HEC.