Bachelors of Studies in English (BS English) | GIFT University

Bachelors of Studies in English (BS English)

Program Objectives

BS English program has been designed with a view to cater to the needs of Pakistani students who have the desire to excel in the fields on language and literature. The program helps students develop necessary critical ability and insight so that they may learn how to decipher a language specimen or a performance. The program provides students with a vast panorama of literary texts from around the world so that they may enhance their capacity to think critically and evaluate discourses produced in alien or unfamiliar cultural surroundings. The program also encourages the students to write for a variety of professional and social settings with grammatical accuracy, stylistic clarity and pragmatic awareness; appraising the diversity of literary and social voices within the major traditions of literature and culture.

Program Description

BS English program is run under two intertwined tracks: literature and linguistics. The program has been designed with the view that both literature and linguistics are organically linked. The practice of early narrow specialization has been avoided and open disciplinary spaces have been created through a variety of subject combinations. The combinations of subjects offered at undergraduate level fulfill the academic and intellectual need of the students with diverse aptitudes and varied plans for the future. BS English is a broad based graduate level program with an essentially modern outlook. It equips the students with a vast array of skills vital for future professional success.

Career Opportunities

BS English will fetch jobs to its students in government offices, embassies, academic institutions and policy and cultural research institutes as translators, officers, managers, teachers, customer relation officers and researchers. The graduates of BS English program will have the capacity for freelance work like editing, translation, proof reading, data processing etc. Another possible employment option is journalism where English language and literature graduates are often employed. Students can actually do the reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines, and books, or they can find positions in content/blog writing and critiquing. If someone loves to write, he/she could be an author.

Eligibility Criteria

The University welcomes application from students who have successfully completed their Intermediate or equivalent examinations with at least 2nd division. More specific admission criteria is as follows

  • Intermediate or equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks or 2nd division
  • The prospective students will have to appear in a written admission test. The prospective students must clear the written test.
  • The students who clear the written admission test will have to appear before a departmental committee for oral interview.
  • Only those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria and clear written and oral tests are recommended for admission.

Program Structure

Nature

No of Courses

Cr Hrs

Core Courses

5

15

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses

10

30

Major Courses

13

39

Elective within Major Courses

9

27

Other Area

4

12

Social Integration Program

1

3

Research Project

1

3

Total

43

129


Courses Offered

Core Courses – 24 Cr Hrs

Course Title

Credit Hours

Composition-I

3

Composition-II

3

Communication Skills

3

Academic Reading and Writing

3

Introduction to Computers

3

Islamic Studies

3

Pakistan Studies

3

Language, Culture and Identity

3

General Undergraduate Courses – 24 Cr Hrs
(8 GC-To be chosen from other disciplines)
Indicative List of areas from which general courses could be chosen:

  • Media Studies
  • Fashion Designing
  • Psychology
  • Economics

Discipline Specific Foundation Courses – 24 Cr Hrs


Introduction to English Literature-I

3

Introduction to English Literature-II

3

History of English Literature-I

3

History of English Literature-II

3

Introduction to Linguistics

3

Phonetics and Phonology

3

Semantics

3

Morphology

3

Major Courses – 33 Cr Hrs


Poetry (14th to 18th Century)

3

Novel (18th & 19th Century)

3

Non-Fiction Prose

3

Literary Criticism

3

Classics in Drama

3

19th Century Poetry

3

Syntax

3

Pragmatics

3

Sociolinguistics

3

Discourse Analysis

3

English Language Teaching (ELT)

3

Elective within Major Courses (Literature or Linguistics) – 27 Cr Hrs

  • Any 9 of the Elective Courses either from Literature or Linguistics as given below

Literature

Cr Hrs

Linguistics

Cr Hrs

Research Methods in Literature

3

Research Methods in linguistics

3

Literary Theory

3

 

 

20th Century Poetry

3

Psycholinguistics

3

American Literature

3

Lexical Studies

3

Pakistani Literature

3

Translation Studies

3

South Asian Literature

3

Language Planning and Policy

3

Afro-American Literature

3

Computational Linguistics

3

African Literature

3

Stylistics

3

American Drama

3

Corpus Linguistics

3

Continental Literature

3

World English

3

Greek and Roman Theatre

3

Critical Media Discourse Analysis

3

20th Century Fiction and Non-Fiction

3

Second Language Acquisition

3

Teaching of Literature

3

Language and Gender

3

Shakespearean Studies

3

Anthropological Linguistics

3

Literary Discourse and Journalistic Writings

3

Social and Political History of Urdu through Visuals and Aural Media

3

Science Fiction and fantasy

3

Language and Gesture

3

Emerging Forms of Literature

3

Historical and Comparative Linguistics

3

Absurdist Literature

3

Sign Language Linguistics

3

Gothic Literature

3

Modern English Grammars

3

Children Literature

3

History of Human Language

3

Queer Literature

3

English for Specific Proposes

3

Dissertation – 3 Cr Hrs

The students will have to write a research project of approximately 8000-12000 words. The research project will be undertaken in either literature or linguistics. The topics will be approved by a departmental committee. After the completion of the project, an external evaluator will assess the project and will be followed by an oral interview. The research project will have pass plagiarism check to be accepted for evaluation.  

BS English – 4 Years Tentative Study Plan

Semester I

Semester II

Introduction to English Literature-I

History of English Literature-I

Introduction to Linguistics

Phonetics and Phonology

Composition-I

Composition-II

Islamic Studies

Pakistan Studies

General Course-I-i

General Course-I-ii

General Course-II-i

General Course-II-ii

Semester III

Semester IV

Introduction to English Literature-II

History of English Literature-II

Semantics

Morphology

Communication Skills

Academic Reading and Writing

Introduction to Computer

Social Integration Program

General Course-I-iii

Sociolinguistics

General Course-II-iii

 

Semester V

Semester VI

Poetry (14th to 18th Century)

Literary Theory

Novel (18th & 19th Century)

Classics in Drama

Non-Fiction Prose

19th Century Poetry

Syntax

Discourse Analysis

Pragmatics

English Language Teaching (ELT)

 

 

Semester VII

Semester VIII

Elective-I

Elective-VI

Elective-II

Elective-VII

Elective-III

Elective-VIII

Elective-IV

Elective-IX

Elective-V

Research Project

Total Credit Hours 129

 

Minimum Eligibility:

 

The University welcomes application from students who have successfully completed their Intermediate or equivalent examinations with at least 2nd division. More specific admission criteria is as follows

  • Intermediate or equivalent with a minimum of 45% marks or 2nd division
  • The prospective students will have to appear in a written admission test. The prospective students must clear the written test.
  • The students who clear the written admission test will have to appear before a departmental committee for oral interview.
  • Only those who meet the minimum eligibility criteria and clear written and oral tests are recommended for admission.

Enquiries

The Admission Office at GIFT University deals with the enquiries concerning admissions. The prospective candidates are advised to consult this office during working hours of the University.

 

General Criteria to Apply

  • The candidate fulfills the eligibility conditions of the program.
  • The candidate must have earned the eligibility qualification from a recognized educational institution.
  • Good proficiency in English language.
  • The candidate has not been debarred on disciplinary grounds during his earlier educational career.
 

Admission Application

  • Applications for admissions are invited through advertisement in the media. The prospective candidates are advised to obtain the University Prospectus, Application Form and Admission Schedule from the Admissions Office. They may make queries to the officer on duty for further information.
  • Admission Application should be submitted together with all required documents within the prescribed time limit in the Student Affairs Centre Admissions Office.
  • Online Applicants can apply just by filling the required fields of Online Application Form. Their documents will be verified at the day of admissions test and interview.
  • After admission test and interview, the Admission Committee will advise the successful candidates to deposit fee and other dues in the Accounts Office within the specified time limit.
  • On payment of fee and dues, the Accounts Office will issue the Registration Number to the candidate. at least two days prior to the commencement of the semester.
Duration (Years) 4
No. of Regular Semesters 8
Credit Hour Fee 2,725
Total Credit Hour 129
Total Program Fee 417,525
Semester Fee 49,050
Registration 6,500
Total Semester Fee 55,550
1st Semester Credit Hours 18

 

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