Scheme of Studies:

Semester-wise breakdown of BS English (linguistics and literature) Courses

Year 1 (First Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
GC-101 Study Skills Compulsory General 3
GC-102 Introduction to Geography General 3
GC-103 Pakistan Studies Compulsory 2
ELL-101 English I: Reading and Writing Skills Foundational 3
ELL-102 Introduction to Literary Studies Subject-specific Foundational 3
ELL-103 Introduction to Language Studies Subject-specific Foundational 3
Total 17

Year 1 (Second Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
GC-104 Islamic Studies Compulsory 2
GC-105 Elementary Mathematics & Stats General 3
GC-106 Introduction to Philosophy General 3
ELL-104 English II: Composition Writing Foundational 3
ELL-105 Introduction to Phonetics & Phonology Subject-specific Foundational 3
ELL-106 Literary Forms and Movements Subject-specific Foundational 3
Total 17

* Adapted from HEC website

Year 2 (Third Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
GC-201 Introduction to Information & Computer Technology (ICT) Skills Foundational 2+1
GC-202 Islamic History & Culture General 3
GC-203 Global Poetry General 3
ELL-201 English III: Communication and Presentation Skills Foundational 3
ELL-202 Short Fictional Narratives Subject specific 3
ELL-203 Introduction to Morphology Subject specific 3
Total 18

Year 2 (Fourth Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
GC-204 Human Rights & Citizenship Compulsory General 3
ELL-204 English IV: Academic Reading & Writing Foundational 3
ELL-205 Classical and Renaissance Drama Subject-specific 3
ELL-206 Classical Poetry Subject-specific 3
ELL-207 Semantics Subject-specific 3
ELL-208 Rise of the Novel (18th to 19th century) Subject-specific 3
Total 18

Year 3 (Fifth Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
GC-301 Introduction to International Relations General 3
GC-302 Introduction to Environmental Studies Compulsory General 3
ELL-301 Romantic and Victorian Poetry Subject-specific 3
ELL-302 Foundations of Literary Theory & Criticism Subject-specific 3
ELL-303 Sociolinguistics Subject-specific 3
ELL-304 Popular Fiction Subject-specific 3
Total 18

Year 3 (Sixth Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
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
Total 18

Year 4 (Seventh Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
ELL-401 Research Methods and Term Paper Writing Subject-specific 3
ELL-402 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Subject-specific 3
ELL-403 Introduction to Stylistics Subject-specific 3
ELL-404 Literary Theory and Practice Subject-specific 3
ELL-405 Pakistani Literature in English Subject-specific 3
Total 15

Year 4 (Eighth Semester)

Course Code Course Title Course type Credit Hours
ELL-406 Postcolonial Literature Subject-specific 3
ELL-407 American Literature Subject-specific 3
ELL-408 Introduction to Translation Studies Subject-specific 3
ELL-409 Introduction to Women’s Writing Subject-specific 3
ELL-410 World Englishes Subject-specific 3
Total 15
  • 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 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