Bachelor of Science in English

BS English is a four (4) year program that seeks to provide its students with quality education in the English language, linguistics, and literature. The program does not only deal with Linguistics and Literature, but also incorporates other disciplines such as social, basic, and applied sciences to introduce the students to major threads of relevant fields. It strives to mold the students to become professionally enriched with communication, technical and innovative skills, while at the same time instilling in them an understanding of professional and ethical issues.

Guiding Principles for the Design of BS English Program

Before designing the program, the program committee for BS (English) set the following principles that would guide the whole program development process:

  • The BS English program should support the University in realizing its vision and mission.
  • The primary intent of the BS English program should be to prepare graduates capable of assuming a productive career in their field of specialization.
  • The program should aim to prepare graduates for a prolific career in their field of study/specializationby providing a conducive environment in teaching and learning core and emerging areas in English. The program should mold the students to become professionallyenriched with communication, technical and innovative skills, while at the same time instilling in them an understanding of professional and ethical issues.
  • The program should be benchmarked against similar programs offered by reputed national and international universities
  • The program should conform to the requirements of HEC.
  • The feedback from all the stakeholders should be sought and addressed in the program.

Careers and Progression

This degree can lead to a wide range of careers. In immediate and practical terms, the students become equipped for an enormous range of careers and postgraduate opportunities. They can go on to work in translation, teaching and academics, professional writing, arts and media, journalism, administration, public relations, leisure and tourism management, international relations, marketing. Many progress to related postgraduate courses.

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

The graduates of the BS English program are expected to:

  • Be able to use English language and communication skills acquired in pursuance of a successful career in research, teaching, print media, television and other related areas.
  • Keep abreast with current developments and issues in English language and Communication studies; pursue further education in English, Linguistics and Communication and/or carry out independent research in their area(s) of specialization.
  • Contribute positively to society through responsible, professional, and ethical practice in pursuance of their career and research.

Entry Requirement:

To be admitted to the BS English Program, applicants shall fulfill the following requirements:

  • 45% marks in HSSC (or equivalent) examination. Applicants with a qualification other than HSSC will need to furnish an equivalence certificate from Inter-Board Chairman Committee, Islamabad.
    • Students with less than 45% marks in HSSC may be admitted in the program provided
      I. They have obtained minimum 45% marks in SSC.
      II. They have obtained minimum 45% marks in English subject in HSSC.
      III. They complete zero-semester with a CGPA of 2.0 or above.
  • Pass an entrance examination.
  • Any other requirements as stipulated by the University from time to time.


Year 1 Semester 1

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG101 English Structure 3
ENG102 Introduction to Literature 3
ENG103 Introduction to Linguistics 3
SS118 Pakistan Studies / Ethics 2
XXxxx General Course I 3
XXxxx General Course II 3

Year 1 Semester 2

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG104 English Communication Skills 3 ENG101
ENG105 History of English Literature I 3
ENG106 Phonetics in English & Phonology 3 ENG101
SS108 Islamic Studies 2
XXxxx General Course III 3
XXxxx General Course Iv 3

Year 2 Semester 3

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG201 Technical Report Writing 3 ENG104
ENG202 History of English Literature II 3 ENG105
ENG203 Introduction to Morphology and Syntax 3
CS100 Introduction to Computers 3
XXxxx General Course V 3
XXxxx General Course VI 3

Year 2 Semester 4

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG204 Advanced Academic Reading & Writing 3 ENG104
ENG205 Poetry I 3
ENG206 Semantics & Pragmatics 3
SS221 Human Rights and Citizenship 3
ENG207 Prose 3
XXxxx General Course VII 3

Year 3 Semester 5

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG301 Visionary Discourse 3
ENG302 Literary Criticism 3
ENG303 Novel I 3
ENG304 Drama I 3
ENG310 Psycholinguistics 3
ENG306 English Language Teaching 3

Year 3 Semester 6

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG401 American Literature 3
ENG308 Drama II 3
ENG309 Poetry II 3
ENG405 World Literature 3
ENG311 Stylistics 3
SS401 Research Methodology in Literature and Linguistics 3

Year 4 Semester 7

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG307 Literary Theory 3
ENG402 Translation Theory & Literary Studies 3
ENG403 Novel II 3
ENG4xx Specialization elective 1 3
ENG4xx Specialization Elective 2 3

Year 4 Semester 8

Code Course CreditHrs Pre-Requisite
ENG404 Critical Discourse Analysis 3
ENG305 Sociolinguistics 3
ENG406 Postmodern Literature 3 ENG202
ENG4xx Specialization Elective 3 3
ENG4xx Specialization Elective 4 3


Students are required to take courses from this list.

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List of elective courses may be revised as per requirement.