BS English Language and Literature

Department of English offers a rigorous and intensive 4-Year degree program in English Language and Literature. The program aims at developing learners’ ability to critically read and analyze linguistics and literary texts in their historical, socio-political, cultural and philosophical contexts combined with aesthetic pleasure and intellectual stimulation. Emphasis is on the breadth and depth of coverage in the selection of courses in order to develop an understanding of different genres and forms of literary expression (poetry, prose, novel, drama, non- fiction) as well as linguistic and rhetorical skills through frequent reading and writing assignments and class discussions.

The program structure is flexible and diverse to cater to the needs of the contemporary job market and student interests at the same time. Study of literature is blended with the study of English language with the aim of improving the linguistic and pedagogical competence of those who wish to choose to teach as their career as well as those preparing for careers in media, business, diplomacy etc., which demand well developed interpretive communication skills. We expect that this program of study taught by our highly enthusiastic and qualified faculty will instill in students a passion for reading and writing. It will provide confidence to appreciate, interpret and analyze complex literary texts by contextualizing them in their broad theoretical and ideological context in written and oral form.

Outline

  • Total Number of Credit Hours: 130
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Course Load per Semester: 15-18 Credit Hours
  • Number of Courses per Semester: 5

Road Map

Course Plan for BS English Language and Literature

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1EL1143Study SkillsCompulsory General3
  • 2ELHU1043Introduction to AnthropologyGeneral3
  • 3ELHU1013Pakistan StudiesCompulsory3
  • 4EL1103English-I: Reading and Writing SkillsFoundational3
  • 5EL1613Introduction to Literary StudiesSubject-specific Foundational3
  • 6EL1423Introduction to Language StudiesSubject-specific Foundational3
  • Total18
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1ELHU1023Islamic StudiesCompulsory3
  • 2ELHU1053Introduction to PhilosophyGeneral3
  • 3ELHU1063Introduction to PsychologyGeneral3
  • 4ELL1113English-II: Advanced English WritingFoundational3
  • 5EL1433Introduction to Phonetics & PhonologySubject-specific Foundational3
  • 6EL1623Lit Forms and MovementsSubject-specific Foundational3
  • Total18

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1EL2313Introduction to Mass CommunicationsGeneral3
  • 2EL2713Global PoetryGeneral3
  • 3EL2123English-III: Communication SkillsFoundational3
  • 4EL2723Short StorySubject-specific3
  • 5EL2623Introduction to MorphologySubject-specific3
  • 6ELCS1013Introduction to Information & Computer Technology (ICT) SkillsFoundational3
  • Total18
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1ELHU2033Introduction to SociologyCompulsory General3
  • 2EL2133English-IV: Academic Reading & WritingFoundational3
  • 3EL2733Classical and Renaissance DramaSubject-specific3
  • 4EL2743Classical PoetrySubject-specific3
  • 5EL2453SemanticsSubject-specific3
  • 6EL2753Rise of the Novel (18th to 19th Century)Subject-specific3
  • Total18

  • Year 3, Semester 5


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1ELHU3073Introduction to International RelationsGeneral3
  • 2EL3413Foreign LanguageCompulsory General3
  • 3EL3763Romantic and Victorian PoetrySubject-specific3
  • 4EL3633Foundations of Literary Theory and CriticismSubject-specific3
  • 5EL3403SociolinguisticsSubject-specific3
  • 6EL3463Forensic LinguisticsSubject-specific3
  • Total18
  • Year 3, Semester 6


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1EL3773Modern PoetrySubject-specific3
  • 2EL3783Modern DramaSubject-specific3
  • 3EL3793Modern NovelSubject-specific3
  • 4EL3473Grammar & SyntaxSubject-specific3
  • 5EL3153Discourse StudiesSubject-specific3
  • 6EL3163Creative NonfictionSubject-specific3
  • Total18

  • Year 4, Literature - Semester 7


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1EL4173Research Methods & Term Paper WritingSubject-specific3
  • 2EL4483Applied LinguisticsSubject-specific3
  • 3EL4183StylisticsSubject-specific3
  • 4EL4643Literary Theory and PracticeSubject-specific3
  • 5EL4653Pakistani Literature in EnglishSubject-specific3
  • Total15
  • Year 4, Literature - Semester 8


    Sr. No. Course Code Course Title Category Cr. Hrs.
  • 1EL4663Postcolonial LiteratureSubject-specific3
  • 2EL4673American LiteratureSubject-specific3
  • 3EL4493Translation StudiesSubject-specific3
  • 4EL4193Womens WritingSubject-specific3
  • 5EL4403World EnglishesSubject-specific3
  • Total15

Admission Criteria

A candidate must have Intermediate Certificate in Arts, Sciences or Commerce from a recognized Board/ Institution of higher education in Pakistan or A Levels from an English Educational System. Candidates are also required to appear in an in-house written test, followed by an interview.

Prospects

The program structure is flexible and diverse to cater to the needs of the contemporary job market and student interests at the same time. Study of literature is blended with the study of English language with the aim of improving the linguistic and pedagogical competence of those who wish to choose to teach as their career as well as those preparing for careers in media, business, diplomacy etc., which demand well developed interpretive and communication skill. We expect that this program of study taught by our highly enthusiastic and qualified faculty will instill in students a passion for reading and writing. It will provide confidence to appreciate, interpret and analyze complex literary texts by contextualizing them in their broad theoretical and ideological context in written and oral form.

Fee Structure

BS English Language & Literature ( 4 yrs, 8 semesters)

  • Sr. No. COURSE NAME ADMISSION FEE FEE PER CREDIT HOUR Total No. Of Credit Hours Total Fee
  • 1BS English25,0004,8001386,87,400

Disclaimer

The above-mentioned fee structure is for illustration purpose only. UCP reserves the rights to make changes in the Fee Structure whenever deemed necessary or appropriate.

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