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Bachelor of Science – (English Literature)

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Preparatory 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.

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.

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.
Module II
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.

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.
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.
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.

A comprehensive history of Pakistan is taught starting from pre- independence period. The second part of the course focuses on the basic Islamic concepts.
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.
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
This course focuses on a genre-specific historical development. The connection between the human imagination and words is very deep, and the suggested selection offers some examples of the expression of personal feeling and ideas. These poems can be studied as a refined commentary on the aesthetic concerns related to poetry and its types.
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 course aims to enhance student’s understanding of search for knowledge through objective and systematic method of finding solutions to a problem. It will cover such topics as scientific investigation, defining and redefining problems, formulating hypothesis, qualitative and quantitative approaches, and ethical issues in research.
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.

It will introduce the students to the study of human mind and behavior by researching and establishing both general principles and specific cases. In this, they will explore concepts such as perception, cognition, attention, emotion, personality and behavior, brain functioning and interpersonal relationships
Module V
This course examines the musical literature of the Romantic era (1800-1900) and the composers and the cultural and political forces that played a vital role in the creation of the poetic works of that era. Students will examine musical genre in order to develop an understanding of the musical style of 19th century poetry, and will explore these stylistic concepts through listening and investigating published sources.
Literary Criticism is an intensive course in literary criticism and theory. It prepares the students of literature and language to understand the historical background to literary criticism, exploring its development in the light of some contemporary and later viewpoints. Overall it will focus much on the poetic and dramatic forms in order to highlight some significant trends and concepts around poetry and imagination and tradition and tragedy. The course definitely proves to be a question-raiser when it comes to asking oneself: why and how to understand literature through criticism.

Keeping the historical spirit of Classical and Romantic literature in the center, this course will focus on some of the major literary movements of the 20th century. Here the students are to explore the history of modern literature from the perspective of overlapping major literary trends and tradition of the time. For example, at its core, the course will explore the changing forms of Realism as a literary requirement during the 20th century.

The aims of this course are to enable the student to get familiarized with selected research techniques and approaches within the quantitative research paradigm; and to develop an understanding of basic concepts underlying the use of statistics; understanding ways of constructing, analyzing and reporting quantitative data.

The genre traces its origins to the works of late 18th century writers, reaching early high points with Renaissance, and continuing today with authors being ranked among the top writers. Among the themes and issues explored in this literature are the role of African Americans within the larger American society, African-American culture, racism, slavery, and equality.
Module VI
This course aims to introduce the contributions that women writers have made over the years. Women’s writings are associated with extensive social and political change. Some of these changes were radical, even revolutionary in the re-definition of women’s roles in both private and public domains. This course will focus on representative voices of women in literature who express the challenges of changing sensibilities through female experience. Literary texts are drawn from different genre (poetry, drama and fiction) and the writers included come from different subject positions as defined by race, nation, and class.

After completing the course students will be able to understand the complexities of translation from one language to the other – in this case from English to Urdu and from Urdu to English – through studying translations. They will be expected to demonstrate their knowledge and skills in translation.
It is an intensive course divided into two parts. Part I is concerned with two prominent critics of English literature, while the second part deals with theories about criticism where the readers would be exposed to philosophical and critical thoughts on selected topics. This course is in line with the topics taken up in literary movements would prepare the students for critical and analytical analysis of texts and help them in their research work.

This course examines the musical literature of the Romantic era (1800-1900) and the composers and the cultural and political forces that played a vital role in the creation of the poetic works of that era. Students will examine musical genre in order to develop an understanding of the musical style of 19th century poetry, and will explore these stylistic concepts through listening and investigating published sources.

The aims of this course are to enable the student to get familiarized with selected research techniques and approaches within the qualitative research paradigm; and to develop an understanding of basic concepts underlying the use of statistics; understanding ways of constructing, analyzing and reporting qualitative data.

This part of the course focuses on connecting the diverse Western movements such as realism, naturalism, romanticism, transcendentalism, modernism, etc., as they influence multiple trends in American literary heritage and nationalism. The course will highlight these emerging trends as they culminate into the opening of democratic vistas along with repercussions of industrial and scientific expansion. Race-gender-class equations reinterpret the central meaning of America and of the changing social and economic values.
Module VII
This course will explore both discrete linguistic items such as names, titles, job titles, pronouns, marked/unmarked forms and diminutives and the larger discourse patterns associated with women’s social roles and identities e.g. ways of talking about men and women in various languages, connotations of language in context and underlying ideological assumptions within texts.
The aim of this part of the course in literature is to give the reader an opportunity to read representative works of 20th century writers including poets, dramatists and novelists. It would enhance their understanding of the emerging trends in 20th century literature and prepare them for full length study of individual genre.

This course is specifically concerned with American drama to enhance readers’ overall understanding of American drama. It contains major dramatic voices in American literature that have played a great role in determining the distinctive American strengths in modern American society.
Pakistani Literature in English
It makes the students aware of concepts, processes of word formation and use of sense relations. The students will study lexical units, processes in word building, morphology and lexicography.
It comprises 03 credit hours, and the rationale of research is to give awareness about research to the students in their professional as well as their personal lives. It also introduces quantitative and qualitative paradigms of research.

Module VIII
It comprises 03 credit hours, and the rationale of research is to give awareness about research to the students in their professional as well as their personal lives. It also introduces quantitative and qualitative paradigms of research.

This course introduces basic concepts and theoretical models of literacy and highlights significant research carried out by literacy researches and social anthropologists across the globe.
Start On 2019-01-21
Duration 4 Years
Level Beginner
Total Credit Hours 135 CREDIT HOURS
Degree Under Graduate

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