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Associate Of Science- (English)

Associate of Science in English consists of 63 Credit Hours.

This is a two-year undergraduate degree program that lets the students acquire knowledge of the recurrent themes in English Literature and of specific work in literature done during different eras. The program enables them to use logical reasoning for problem-solving and develop their critical thinking and writing skills. This program is useful in many ways as it helps individuals establish broad and multiple perspectives in relation to the society and world at large; to integrate knowledge and understand the inter-relationships of the scholarly disciplines; and to understand and demonstrate writing and speaking processes through drafting, revision, editing and presentations.

Foundation Courses
(Placement in this course is subject to the result of the University Placement Test) This course focuses on all four skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening in general, and writing in particular at elementary level. With an ordered and integrated approach, the course strengthens students’ communicative competence in the English language. The learners are expected to be users of the language in informal as well as formal contexts with a sense of accommodation for new ideas.
(Placement in this course is subject to the result of the University Placement Test) This course focuses on understanding of the English language to prepare the students at intermediate level of language skills including reading, writing, speaking and listening.
Module I
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technology driven society. Students develop skills in word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website designing. Throughout the course, the emphasis is on digital literacy, effective electronic research and current issues.
A course in reading, writing, reflection and discussion, emphasizing rhetorical analysis and strategies for focusing, developing, and organizing writing. Special attention is also given to strategies for writing, revising and editing. In all, the course implies a general introduction to the principles of writing with emphasis on writing process, thesis, context, purpose and audience.
This course informs the readers about how historical and socio-cultural events influence literature written in English. Although the scope of the course is quite expansive, the readers focus on era from early 16th to late 19th century that is till the Romantic Movement. In its broader spectrum, the course covers a reference to the multiple factors from economic theories to religious, philosophical and metaphysical debates that overlap in these literary works of diverse nature and time periods under multiple contexts.
This course introduces various forms and styles of the genre of poetry, originally in English or translated. The readers will find here a combination of elegy, ode, lyric, ballad, free verse, and many other types. In a way the variety of the poetic expressions inform about the sub-generic elements regarding long, light, shaped, free, or other possible forms of verse. There is a lot of scope for further analysis and research into the secrets of versification: tone and mood, metre, rhythm, rhyme, and such technical details.
This course aims to familiarize students with the principles of making different kinds of oral presentations and speeches. Students study how to make an outline, collect data and organize it to develop clarity. After generating ideas and finalizing topics, the students deliver speeches and learn to manipulate body language, tone, voice variation, etc. Gradually, the students gain confidence and overcome the fear of public speaking.
A comprehensive history of Pakistan is taught starting from pre- independence period. The second part of the course focuses on the basic Islamic concepts.
Module II
This particular course deals with good citizenship values and human rights components. Although the course does not strictly or necessarily fall under the category of English curriculum and syllabi, the contents designed for this course will be studied and used by the teachers of English language and literature to offer a comparative study with the textbooks they use for their classes.
This course introduces various forms and styles of the genre of poetry, originally in English or translated. The readers will find here a combination of elegy, ode, lyric, ballad, free verse, and many other types. In a way the variety of the poetic expressions inform about the sub-generic elements regarding long, light, shaped, free, or other possible forms of verse. There is a lot of scope for further analysis and research into the secrets of versification: tone and mood, meter, rhythm, rhyme, etc.
Students are introduced to major schools and movements in linguistics, use of language in communication, scope of linguistics and introduction to major branches of linguistics, discourse analysis (difference between Spoken and Written discourse, conversational structure, turn-taking, coherence/ cohesion) and stylistic variation and change.
In this course the students study intellectual reason, critical thinking, and intelligent decision-making and sound judgment.
Political science is a social science concerned with the theory and practice of politics, the analysis of political systems and political behavior. Political science is methodologically diverse and appropriates many methods originating in social research. Approaches include positivism, rational choice theory, etc.
Module III
It gives an overview of economic and social systems, basic concepts such as income & resources, production and consumption, exchange & distribution. It also covers price mechanism of firms, consumer behavior and industries, production & cost functions, market structures, and in-depth analysis of demand and supply.
The course helps students to develop their business writing skills in letter writing, memo writing and to familiarize students with the purpose, format, classification, planning and organization of commercial correspondence.
The aim of this part of the curriculum is to introduce the students to fiction as far as short stories and novels are concerned. It will prepare them for the reading of full length texts of novels with an understanding of the elements of the novel such as plot, character, vision etc.
This course aims to provide descriptive, analytical and applied knowledge about the sound system of English and also identify the problems of English pronunciation.
Gender StudiesThis is a field of interdisciplinary study which analyzes race, ethnicity, sexuality and location. It focuses on both genders and their relations to each other. At the same time, it also takes into account how gender intersects with social, ethnic and cultural differences. These multiple interdependencies allow Gender Studies to produce more precise knowledge.
Module IV
The course focuses on critical reading and advanced writing skills. Students are exposed to a wide range of text types including description, argumentation, comparison and contrast etc, for enhancing reading skills. Further practice in writing summaries of articles, report writing, presenting ideas in academic material in writing is given to consolidate the foundations of writing skills.
In this course students learn to describe how English sentences are constructed and they develop the skills necessary to analyze sentence structure. In so doing they will use tools and methods of modern linguistics.
The aim of the course is to make learners understand some important literary expressions in prose works other than short story and novel. Broadly speaking, it includes political and polemical writings, and philosophical, and moral or religious writings.
The aim of introducing this course is to enable the students to have a full view of 18th to 19th century novel which is rich in diversity, creativity and popular appeal.
International relations is the study of relationships between countries, including the roles of states, intergovernmental organizations (IGOs), international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and multinational corporations (MNCs). It is both an academic and public policy field.
Start On 2019-01-21
Total Credit Hours 63 Credit Hours
Degree Associate Degree Program

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