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

BS English Language and Literature

Department of English offers a rigorous and intensive four year degree program in English Language and Literature. The program aims at developing ability to critically read and analyze literary texts in their historical, socio-political, cultural and philosophical contexts combined with aesthetic pleasure and intellectual stimulation which study of imaginative literature provides. 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.

Program structure is flexible and diverse to cater the needs of the contemporary job market and student interests. Study of literature is blended with study of English language with the aim of improving the linguistic and pedagogical competence of those who wish to choose teaching 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. 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.

Road Map

Course Plan for BS English Language and Literature

  • Year 1, Semester 1


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1English- I (C)3
  • 2Academic Writing (C)3
  • 3Introduction to IT (C)3
  • 4Introduction to English Literature (DSFC)3
  • 5Introduction to Linguistics (DSFC)3
  • Total15
  • Year 1, Semester 2


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1English- II (C)3
  • 2Pakistan Studies (C)3
  • 3English for Occupational Purposes (C)3
  • 4Introduction to Sociology (GC)3
  • 5English Phonology and Phonetics (DSFC)3
  • Total15

  • Year 2, Semester 3


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Islam and Arabic Studies (C)3
  • 2French/ Chinese/ German (GC)3
  • 3Introduction to Psychology (GC)3
  • 4History of English Literature (DSFC)3
  • 5Sociolinguistics (DSFC)3
  • Total15
  • Year 2, Semester 4


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Rhetoric/ Public Speaking (C)3
  • 2Introduction to Philosophy (GC)3
  • 3Introduction to Anthropology (GC)3
  • 4Introduction to Mass Communication (GC)3
  • 5Short Story (DSFC)3
  • Total15

  • Year 3, Semester 5


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Introduction to PoliticalScience(GC)3
  • 2Literary Theory I (Major)3
  • 3Contemporary Issues in Applied Linguistics (DSFC)4
  • 4English Poetry (From the beginning to the 18th Century) (Major)4
  • 518th and 19th CenturyNovel (Major)4
  • Total18
  • Year 3, Semester 6


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Literary Theory II (Major)3
  • 2Psycholinguistics (Major)3
  • 3Greek and Elizabethan Drama (Major)4
  • 4Language, Culture and Society (DSFC)4
  • 5Intr. to American Literature (Major)4
  • Total18

  • Year 4, Literature - Semester 7


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Literary Theory II (Major)3
  • 2Psycholinguistics (Major)3
  • 3Greek and Elizabethan Drama (Major)4
  • 4Language, Culture and Society (DSFC)4
  • 5Intr. to American Literature (Major)4
  • Total18
  • Year 4, Literature - Semester 8


    Sr. No. Courses Cr. Hrs
  • 1Research Project/Paper or 2 courses*6
  • 2English Poetry in 19th and 20th Century4
  • 3Elective-I4
  • 4Elective-II3
  • Total16

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)

  • Courses Cr. Hrs. Fee per course Admission Fee Total Fee 1st Semester
  • 3913016,00025,000649,000105,000

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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