Introduction:

The program in English ( Applied Linguistics) cultivates the ability to peruse critically and
creatively—to see the value in the power and domain of language to shape thought and address
the world—to be delicate to the manners by which literature is produced
The importance of language in itself and in literature cannot be overlooked. It is language
through which literature is pictured and presented for the world. The study of literature remains
incomplete without focusing on the delicacies of the language in which it is expressed. Language
is inherently loaded with ideological meanings and understanding these imports of ideals
requires an inquisitive mind, assisted by appropriate knowledge. The department of English aims
at equipping the students with knowledge of linguistics, simultaneously introducing them to the
aesthetics of literary studies, and infusing an interest in research
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. We seek to propagate freedom of inquiry and
creativity through scholarship and learning of highest caliber among leaders of the future. The
methodical approach to teaching is eclectic, offering courses in classical, modern, postmodern,
and contemporary literature. The carefully chalked out scheme of study equally accentuates
linguistics; introducing new streams in terms of rhetoric and critical discourse. 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 our students.
Our undergraduate program introduces a range of subjects that not only induce the spirit of
learning and exploration, but also provides our students with a multi-dimensional world-view
that inspires lifelong habits of critical thinking and compassionate understanding required for
wholesome existence. While linguistic studies deal with the contours of communicative
mediums, literature caters to instinctive understanding of life, encompassing a channeled arrays
of cross-disciplinary concepts related to social, psychological and historical understanding, thus
creating an influx of a sufficiently compact knowledge-base.

CAREER PROSPECTS:

  • The graduates of this program will be assets in content writing market including national and international organizations
  • The graduates of BS English will have strong knowledge and expertise in real-world language problems and can further pursue planning, research, and consultancy work for various firms.
  • The graduates of BS English can secure their spots in the language policy making and get involved in effective and sound policy making process.
  • Graduates of BS English will have strong knowledge and expertise required in English Teaching.
  • Graduates will be able to secure market competitive jobs in the field of journalism and mass media.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • PLO 1: Students will demonstrate the capacity to write and speak clearly, read perceptively, and think critically.
  • PLO 2: Students will demonstrate the understanding of historical traditions in English language and literature.
  • PLO 3: Students will demonstrate understanding of how written and spoken language expresses diverse cultural experiences.
  • PLO 4: Students will demonstrate a broad and integrated knowledge of literary theory, criticism, and pedagogy.
  • PLO 5: Students will demonstrate the ability to relate the language with culture
  • PLO 6: Students will demonstrate the ability to teach English for various purposes.
  • PLO 7: Students will be prepared for careers outside academe that require advanced analytical and communication skills.
  • PLO 8: Students will be able to engage with the texts that are culturally constructed in time, place, and tradition.

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 132 HOURS.

Admission Requirements

  • 12 Years education with at least 45%in annual system.
  • MAJU Admission Test and Previous Academic Performance.
  • Interview.

Duration

  • BS in English program is a four-year degree program comprising of 8 semesters. There will be a Fall and a Spring semester each year. The summer semester can also be utilized as a bridging semester to improve the Grades. The minimum duration to complete the degree program is 04 years, and the maximum limit is 07 years.

Internships

  • All students ideally undergo 4-8 weeks internship arranged by the placement office. The internship is usually taken after passing 72 Credit Hours. An internship coordinator closely monitors the course. Successful completion of an internship is an essential requirement for graduation.

 

Degree Requirement

Minimum 2.0/4.0 CGPA

Semester 1

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Foundational   English I (Listening & Speaking) 03
  2 Compulsory   Pak. Studies 03
  3 Subject- specific Foundational   Introduction to linguistics 03
  4 Compulsory   Islamic studies/Ethics 02
  5 Foundational   Computer concepts and application 3
  6 General   Principles of Psychology 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 17

Semester 2

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Foundational   English II: Communicative Listening and Speaking skills 03
  2 Subject specific foundational   Introduction to Literature 03
  3 Subject specific   Globalization & spread of English 03
  4 General   International Relations 03
  5 Foundational   Business and Technical English Writing 03
  6 Subject specific   Short story 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 18

Semester 3

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Foundational   English Grammar 03
  2 General   Introduction to philosophy 03
  3 Subject specific   Eras of English 03
  4 Subject specific   Literary Criticism 03
  5 General   Human Rights & Citizenship 03
  6 Subject specific   Essays 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 18

Semester 4

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Subject specific   Literature and society 03
  2 Subject specific   English for specific purpose 03
  3 Foundational   Introduction to English Poetry 03
  4 General   Gender studies 03
  5 Subject specific   Fiction 03
  6 Foundational   Communication skills 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 18

Semester 5

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Subject specific   Teaching English as Second language 03
  2 Subject specific   Literary Theory 03
  3 Subject specific   Classical poetry (14-18thcentury) 03
  4 Subject specific   Critical discourse analysis 03
  5 Subject specific   Shakespeare studies 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 15

Semester 6

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Subject specific   Curriculum development and Syllabus design 03
  2 Subject specific   Socio-linguistics 03
  3 Subject specific   Drama 03
  4 Subject specific   Psycholinguistics 03
  5 Subject specific   World Literature 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 15

Semester 7

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Subject specific   Phonetics & Phonology 03
  2 Subject specific   Morphology and Syntax 03
  3 Subject specific   Elective I 03
  4 Subject specific   Elective II 03
  5 Subject specific   Research Methods in Applied Linguistics 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 15

Semester 8

 

  S.NO COURSE TYPE   COURSE NAME CREDIT HOURS
  1 Subject specific   Semantics and Pragmatics 03
  2 Subject specific   Pedagogic Grammar 03
  3 Subject specific   Research Project in Applied linguistics 03
  4 Subject specific   Elective I 03
  5 Subject specific   Elective II 03
  Total Cr. Hrs 15

List of Electives:

  1. List of Electives:

    1. Introduction to Computational Linguistics

    2. Introduction to Critical Pedagogy

    3. World Englishes

    4. Pakistani English

    5. Second language acquisition

    6. Translation Studies

    7. Introduction to Forensic Linguistics

    8. Clinical Linguistics

    10. Language Testing and Assessment

    11. Language and education

    12. Language and gender

    13. Corpus linguistics

    14. Language, Culture, Identity

    15. Media Discourse Analysis