BS (Hons) in English Literature

BS (Hons.) in English Literature

The study scheme proposed herein is for the degree of BS (Hons.) in English Literature. This program is a unique initiative anywhere in the world. With a particular focus on the distinct literary history of Pakistan, the program offers a unique opportunity to immerse in a wide spectrum of regional literature. With the participation of leading artists and creative writers of the country, ICCS sponsors a number of workshops for students to explore the diverse the literary heritage in many regional language of Pakistan.

ICCS is concerned about the loss of precious literary heritage of Pakistan where some of the ancient oral literature is fading away. For instance, colonial travelogues could be pursued both as a literary excurses and an expose on regional heritage.

Apparently, the program runs its course under two tracks: literature and creative writing. But they are intertwined. The program is designed to show that both are organically linked. Those students pursuing the literature track are shown how creative writing plays a crucial role in the development of literature. Similarly, creative writing students are introduced to the existing literature in order to underscore the significance of literature in creative writing.

Career Choices for Students

BS in English will fetch jobs to its students in every central and state government office. Also English translators, officers, Asst. managers and managers are required with such qualifications. Post graduates can apply for a post of manager or Asst. manager. Students may also apply for public sector undertaking banks. Any given day students also have an option of opening their own translation firm and get various translation projects advertised through internet.

They could also do some freelance work like editing, translation, proof reading, interpreting, data processing etc. One of the great employment options is journalism or reporting. However, one may also need a journalism degree, but many employers are willing to take English degree as substitute. Students can actually do the reporting and writing for newspapers, magazines, and books, or they can find positions in editing and critiquing. If someone loves to write, he/she could be an author. Above all, through skills in creative writing students have a myriad of opportunities ranging from the wide world of mass communication, print and electronic journalism, corporate publishing, content editing on the web, technical writing, in-house publishing, report generation, professional consultancy and many other many other avenues.

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 in the beginning of the 4-year (Hons.) Program in English Literature, fulfill the academic and intellectual need of the students with diverse aptitudes and varied plans for the future.

Admission Criteria for BS (Hons.) in English Literature

  • All applicants must have completed at least twelve years of education.
  • All applicants must present their current valid NTS score cards.
  • All applicants must undergo a written comprehensive test for competence in English Language.

Duration

4 years (8 Semesters)

Credits

Each course is worth 3 credit hours except for Islamic Studies and Pakistan Studies

Degree Requirements

130 credit hours

 

Program Road Map

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs.

Pre Req.

Code

Course Title

Cr. Hrs

Pre Req.

Year 1

First Semester

Second Semester

 

Major Module

 

 

 

Major Module

 

 

LR101

History of English Literature I

3

 

LR108

History of English Literature  II

3

LR101

LR102

Introduction to Poetry I

3

 

LR109

Writing About Literature  II

3

LR105

LR105

Writing About Literature I

3

 

LR110

Introduction to Fiction I

3

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

LR103

American Short Stories

3

 

LR111

Comparative Literature

3

 

LR104

Classicism and Romanticism

3

 

LR112

Romanticism and Victorian Age

3

 

LR106

20th Century English Novel

3

 

LR106

20th Century English Novel

3

 

LR107

Metaphysical Poetry

3

 

LR107

Metaphysical Poetry

3

 

 

Compulsory

 

 

 

Compulsory

 

 

EN101

English Grammar and Comprehension

3

 

EN102

Composition and Communication

3

EN102

ISL101

Islamic Studies

2

 

POL102

Pakistan Studies

2

 

Year 2

First Semester

Second Semester

 

Major Module

 

 

 

Major Module

 

 

LR201

Introduction to Poetry II

3

LR102

LR207

Introduction to Fiction II

3

LR110

LR202

Reading Short Story: Form, Technique and Theory

3

 

LR202

Reading Short Story: Form, Technique and Theory

3

 

LR203

Literature of the Laureates

3

 

LR203

Literature of the Laureates

3

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

LR204

English Prose

3

 

LR204

English Prose

3

 

LR205

Renaissance Poetry and Prose I

3

 

LR208

Renaissance Poetry and Prose II

3

LR205

LR206

Modern and Postmodern Literature

3

 

LR206

Modern and Postmodern Literature

3

 

 

Transdisciplinary (TDS)

 

 

 

Transdisciplinary (TDS)

 

 

TDS101

Literary Theory l

3

 

TDS109

Education, Culture and Society

3

 

TDS102

Philosophy of Science

3

 

TDS110

Lahore Architecture

3

 

TDS103

Classics of World Literature

3

 

TDS111

Major Religions of the World

3

 

TDS104

Critical Thinking

3

 

TDS112

Communication Theory

3

 

TDS105

Environmental Studies l

3

 

TDS113

Conceptual Foundations of Social Sciences

3

 

TDS106

Challenges to Islam in the Modern World I

3

 

TDS114

Philosophy and Contemporary World

3

 

TDS107

Applied Ethics

3

 

TDS115

Introduction to Post-modernist Theory

3

 

TDS108

Life and Learning

3

 

TDS116

Logical Reasoning

3

 

 

Compulsory

 

 

 

Compulsory

 

 

EN201

Communication and Technical Writing

3

 

 

 

 

 

RM201

Research Methodology

3

 

COM201

Computer Application

3

 

Year 3

First Semester

Second Semester

 

Major Module

 

 

 

Major Module

 

 

LR301

Introduction to Novel: Form, Technique and Theory

3

 

LR301

Introduction to Novel: Form, Technique and Theory

3

 

LR302

Literature Written in English

3

 

LR302

Literature Written in English

3

 

LR303

Twentieth Century Authors: 1900-1945

3

 

LR303

Twentieth Century Authors: 1900-1945

3

 

LR304

Screen Literature

3

 

LR304

Screen Literature

3

 

LR305

Critical Appreciation

3

 

LR305

Critical Appreciation

3

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

LR306

Language Analysis

3

 

LR306

Language Analysis

3

 

LR307

Nineteenth Century Literature 1: The Romantics

3

 

LR307

Nineteenth Century Literature 1: The Romantics

3

 

LR308

Introduction to Creative Writing Non-Fiction

3

 

LR308

Introduction to Creative Writing: Non-Fiction

3

 

LR309

The Art of Poetry

3

 

LR309

The Art of Poetry

3

 

LR310

Literary Theory

3

 

LR310

Literary Theory

3

 

LR311

English Novel from Dofoe to Austen

3

 

LR312

English Novel from Scott to Hardy

3

 

 

Transdisciplinary (TDS)

 

 

 

Transdisciplinary (TDS)

 

 

TDS117

Pakistani English

3

 

TDS122

Leadership Skills

3

 

TDS118

Critical Thinking II

3

 

TDS123

Literary Theory II

3

 

TDS119

Basics of Photography

3

 

TDS124

Challenges to Islam in the Modern World II

3

 

TDS120

Human Resource Management

3

 

TDS125

Social and Cultural History of India

3

 

TDS121

Social and Cultural History of Pakistan

3

 

TDS126

Philosophy and Contemporary World

3

 

TDS127

Socio Linguistics

3

 

TDS127

Socio Linguistics

 

 

Year 4

First Semester

Second Semester

 

Major Module

 

 

 

Major Module

 

 

LR401

Post- Colonial Literature

3

 

LR409

Final Project

3

 

LR402

Shakespearean Drama 

3

 

LR402

Shakespearean Drama 

3

 

LR403

American Novel since 1945

3

 

LR403

American Novel since 1945

3

 

LR404

Comparative Study of Selected Tragedies of Shakespeare

3

 

LR404

Comparative Study of Selected Tragedies of Shakespeare

3

 

LR405

Comparative Study of Selected Comedies of Shakespeare

3

 

LR405

Comparative Study of Selected Comedies of Shakespeare

3

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

 

Allied Modules

 

 

LR406

Myth and Fairytale

3

 

LR406

Myth and Fairytale

 

 

LR407

Woman and Literature

3

 

LR407

Woman and Literature

 

 

LR408

Renaissance Narratives

3

 

LR408

Renaissance Narratives

 

 

LR409

Thematic Study of Myth and Symbolism

3

 

LR409

Thematic Study of Myth and Symbolism

3

 

 

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