TOTAL SEMESTERS: 8
DURATION OF EACH COURSE: 3 CREDIT HRS
a. Functional English & Communication Skills
1. 1st SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)1: PARTS OF SPEECH AND BASIC ENGLISH STRUCTURE 1
2. 2nd SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)2: PARTS OF SPEECH AND BASIC ENGLISH STRUCTURE 2
3. 3rd SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)3: ADVANCE COMMUNICATION AND COMPOSITION 1
4. 4th SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)4: ADVANCE COMMUNICATION AND COMPOSITION 2
b. Elective Courses for Students of English Only
1. 1st SEMESTER:EE.I (01): Selection of Poems & Essays
2. 2nd SEMESTER:EE.2 (02): Selection of Plays & short stories
3. EE03 (3): Elective I. Introduction to literature: Basics
4. EE04(3): History of English Literature. I
5. EE05(3) Introduction to Linguistics
6. EE 06(4): Elective -I. History of English Literature II
7. EE 07 (4): Elective-II. Linguistics. II
8. EE08 (4): Elective-III. Literary Appreciation & Basic Critical Standards.
9. EE09 (5): Elective-I. Poetry I: Beginning to 17th Century.
10. EE 10(5): Elective-II. Drama I: Upto Elizabethan Age
11. EE11(5): Elective III. Criticism I- Aristotle to Sidney
12. EE12 (5): Elective IV. Prose. I 17th & 18th Century
13. EE13(5): Elective V. English Language Teaching (ELT)
14. EE14(6): Elective I. Poetry II. 18th and 19th Century
15. EE15 (6): Elective II. Drama II. Post-Elizabethan
16. EE16(6); Elective III. Criticism II. Johnson, Arnold, Wordsworth, Coleridge
17. EE17(6): Elective IV. Prose II. 19th Century onwards.
18. EE18(6): Elective V. Novel. I. 18th Century.
19. EE 19(7): Elective I. Poetry III. 20th Century & Cotemporary.
20. EE20 (7): Elective II. Critism III. T.S.Eliot & Later.
21. EE 21(7): Elective III. Novel II 19th Century
22. EE 22(7): Elective III. Stylistics.
23. EE 23(7): Elective V. Modern Fiction (Short Stories).
24. EE 24 (8): Elective I. Novel III . 20th Century.
25. EE 25(8): Elective II. Pakistani Literature in English.
26. EE 26 (8): Elective III. Introduction to Modern Literary Theory
27. EE 27 (8): Elective IV. Translation studies.
28. EE 28 (8): Elective V. Research Methodology & thesis/VivaVoce
Details of Course Contents
1st SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)1:
This course shall comprise Fundamentals of Communication Skills, focusing on part of speech with elaborate description, descriptions and exercises.
1. Introduction to Part of Speech
2. Open and Closed Classes of Words
3. Nouns and Determiners: Regular and Irregular Nouns; Classes of Irregular Nouns;
Foreign Plurals; Count and Non-count Nouns; Use of Determiners with Nouns; Use
of Definite Article.
4. Verbs: Regular and Irregular Verbs; Lexical and Auxiliary verbs; Uses of Model
5. Adjectives and Adverbs: Difference; Inflection and Derivation; Types of Adjectives
and Adverbs; Order of Adjectives; Degrees of Adjectives.
6. Prepositions and Conjunctions
7. Basic Sentence and Ist Composition
Instead of a prescribed book, topics should be given which a teacher may cover from any source out of the suggested ones or from of his choice.
English Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy. Cambridge University Press
1. A University Grammar of English by Randolph Quirck and Sidney
2. Practical English Usage by Michael Swan. ELBS
2ND SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)2:
This course shall comprise Communication Skills part 2, covering punctuation, sentence-structure and paragraph on the same pattern suggested for Ist semester.
1. Introduction to Function, Structure and Types of Sentence
2. Constituents of a Sentence; Word, Phrase and Clause
3. Dependent and Independent Clauses
4. Restrictive and Non-Restrictive Clauses
5. Punctuation: Uses of Capitals, Period, Question Mark, Exclamation Mark, Comma,
Apostrophe, Dash, Hyphen, Parentheses, Brackets, Underlining, Quotation Marks,
Colon and Semi-colon.
6. Qualities of a Standard Sentence:
a. Agreement: Noun-Pronoun Agreement; Subject-Verb Agreement
7. Paragraph: Function and Structure
8. Paragraph: Topic Sentence and Supporting Sentences
9. Basics of Formal Correspondence: Writing Letters and Applications etc.
1. The Little Brown Handbook by H. Ramsay Fowler & Jane E. Aaron
Little Brown & Company, 1980/1995 editions.
2. Writing Effective paragraphs by Howard CJ. Cambridge: Winthrop Publishers,
3. Writer s Guide and Index to English by Wilma and David Ebbitt.
4. English II: a Contemporary Approach by Robdert W Boyton. New York:
3rd SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)3:
1. Phonetic Symbols & Rules of Pronunciation
2. Uses & Functions of Dictionaries
3. Building Vocabulary:
• Word-formation; Prefixes & Suffixes.
• Pairs of Words, Synonyms & Antonyms;
• Idioms & Phrases
4. Business Communication: Letters, Application, CV s and Technical Reports.
1) Effective Business Communication by H.A Murphy
2) The Little Brown Handbook
3) An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English by A.C Gimson
London: Edward Hrnold, 1971
Note: The Concerned teacher may alternatively choose relevant sources per availability and convenience.
4TH SEMESTER FE (FUNCTIONAL ENGLISH)4:
1. Writing Essay & the Whole Paper
a. Discovering and limiting a subject
b. Defining your purpose
c. Considering your audience
d. Developing your topic
e. Developing your theses
f. Organizing your ideas
(ii) Drafting and Revising the Essay
a. Writing the first draft
b. Revising the first draft
c. Editing the revised draft
d. Proofreading and submitting the final draft
e. Receiving and giving criticism
(iii). Writing and Revising Paragraphs
a. Maintaining paragraph unity
b. Achieving paragraph coherence
c. Developing the paragraph
d. writing special kinds of Paragraphs
e. Linking paragraphs in the essay
(IV). Reading and Writing Arguments
a. Reading arguments critically
b. Recognizing fallacies
c. Developing an argument
d. Using reason and evidence
e. Reaching your readers
f. Revising yours argument
g. Examining a sample argument
2. Précis: Objectives, Importance, Nature & Methods
3. Comprehension : Objectives, Importance, Nature & Methods
4. Expansion : Objectives, Importance, Nature & Methods
1. The Little Brown Handbook(Part-I chapters 1,2,3,4)
2. Write Better, Speak Better Published by Readers Digest Publishers
3. Exploring the World of English by S. Saadat Ali Shah
EE 01 English Elective: Ist semester
Essays & Poetry
Selection compiled & published by the Department
EE02 English Elective: 2nd semester
Short stories & Plays.
Selection complied and published by the Department
3RD SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH ELECTIVE)
EE 03 (3): Introduction to Literature
Definition, Role & Functions of Literature
Major Literary Genres
Recurrent Literary & Critical Terms
Major Literary Trends & Movements in English Literature.
1) An Introduction to the Study of Literature by H. Newman
2) Literature by Robert Diyani. (Introductory chapters.)
EE04 (3) History of English Literature
Part I. Beginning to the 17th Century
Books Recommended: Cambridge History of English Literature
Introductory Chapters from Norton Anthology of English Literature
EE05 (3): Linguistics I (Introduction to Linguistics)
The origin of language; the nature of language. Definition and salient features of language; comparison with animal communication; common prejudices; synchrony and diachrony; prescriptive/descriptive Language functions; illocutionary forces; communication, phatic communication; cultural transmission, duality, Discreteness; language and perception of the world/reality.
The Sounds of language: Phonetics/phonology; articulation, voice and voiceless, manner of articulation, vowels and consonants, supra-segmental features; stress, intonation, rhythm etc. Variants; code, dialect, accent, sociolect, idiolect, register, jargon, diglossia, pidgin creole etc.
Sources: 1) The Study of Language by George Yule.
2) Introducing Linguistics by David Crystal.
4th SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH ELECTIVE)
COURSE NO. 1
EE 06 (4) History of English literature
Part II: 18th century onwards.
Books Recommended: 1) Cambridge History of English Literature
3) Introductory Chapters from Norton Anthology of English
COURSE NO. 2
EE 07 (4). Linguistics II
Psycholinguistics: Language as a mental phenomenon, psychomotor
factors; language and thinking, language difference and the Whorpian hypothesis_ language and identity; the looking glass self; reading and writing: factors in reading and writing; listening and speaking. Child language acquisition; stages in language development; language maturity and brain development.
Sociolinguistics: Language as a social phenomenon; dialectology; language and the individual, discourse analysis; language and power/politics, Myths about language. Bilingualism and multilingualism.
Semantics: theories of meaning; levels of meaning, non-linguistic factors in meaning; syntactic, structuralism etc.
Syntax: Syntactic features, constituent analysis and structure rules; deep and surface structure.
Stylistics: Stylistic variation and change.
Sources: 1) The Study of Language by George Yule
2) Introducing Linguistics by David Crystal
COURSE NO. 3
EE 08 (4) Literary Appreciation & Basic Critical standards.
Basics of Critical Appreciation
Recurrent Literary Terms
Critical Evaluation of a Poem
Figures of speech & their Function
Critical Analysis of a play
Aspects of the Novel & their Significance.
1) Aspects of the Novel by E.M. Forster
2) Literature by Robert Diyani
3) Any standard Dictionary of Literary Terms
5th SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH)
EE 09(5) Poetry. I (Beginning to the 17th century)
Chaucer Prologue to Canterbury Tales
Pardoner s Tale
Sidney, Spencer & Shakespeare: 3 sonnets from each
Metaphysical poetry: 10 selected poems
John Milton: Paradise Lost Book I.
EE10(5) Early English Drama
Marlowe: Dr. Faustus
Shakespeare: Macbeth, Othello, Hamlet (Any one of them)
Twelfth Night, The Merchant of Venice, A Mid Summer Night s
Dream (Any one of them)
Ben Jonson: The Alchemist
EE11(5) Criticism I
Longinus: On the sublime
Sidney: An Apology for Poetry.
EE12(5) Early English Prose
Francis Bacon: Of Studies, Of Friendship, Of Marriage & Single Life, Of Great place, Of Simulation & Dissimulate ( Any three)
John Milton: Aeropagatica.
Jonathon Swift : Gulliver Travels
Charles Lamb: Poor Relations, Dream Children.
EE 13(5) TEFL/ELT:
1. Introduction; why a second language? The importance of language, especially English, for man; psycho-social dimensions.
2. Broad theories and approaches to the phenomenon of learning/language; dominant Schools of thought:
3. Mechanistic/behavioristic theories Mentaqlistic/cognitive theories; Gestalt theory etc.
4. Research on Child Language Acquisition Theory; Stages in L1; implications for ELT
5. Second Language Acquisition Theory: comparison and contract of L1 and L2 acquisition; implications for language teaching.
6. The concept of learning and acquisition in language teaching; competence and performance; implications for language teaching
7. The history of language teaching; explaining why and how changes occurred:
a. The Grammar-Translation Method (GTM)
b. The Natural Approach
c. The Direct/Army method.
d. The Communicative Approach.
8. Classroom Management; The role of teacher/learner; organization of learning groups. Using Teaching Aids.
9. Language skills: Factors in listening/speaking and reading/writing.
10. Language Teaching Modals; Approaches, Methods and techniques
11. Critical literacy; critical pedagogy; English in Pakistan.
12. Evaluation; Types of evaluation
1) Approaches and Methods in language Teaching by Jack C.Richards and Theodore S. Roders: Cambridge University Press: 2000
2) Developing Second Language skills, Theory to Practice by Kenneth Chastain: MSNally Publishing Company Chicago: 1976.
3) Remaking English in Pakistan by Dr. Riaz Hassan; NUML: 2004
6th SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH)
EE 14 (6) Poetry II. 18th & 19th Century
Pope: Epistle II. To A Lady
Johnson: The Vanity of Human Wishes
Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
Blake: Introduction to the Songs of Experience.
(a) Ode: Intimations of Immortality
(b) To Milton
(c) Composed upon Westminster Bridge
The Rime of the Ancient Mariner
Dejection: An Ode
Stanzas for Music
When we two Parted
To a Skylark
Hymn to Intellectual Beauty
Keats: Bright star, To Homer, To Sleep
Browning: My Last Duchess
EE 15 (6) Drama II. Post-Elizabethan
Sheridan: The Rivals.
Robert Bolt: A Man for All Seasons
T.S. Eliot: Murder in the Cathedral
G.B. Shaw: Man and the Superman
Arthur Miller: The Death of a Salesman
EE 16 (6) Criticism
Dryden: Essay on Dramatic Poesie
Johnson: On Fiction, Preface to Shakespeare
Wordsworth: Preface to Lyrical Ballads
Coleridge: Biographia literaria
Arnold: The Functions of Criticism at the Present Time
EE 17 (6) Modern Prose
Lytton Strachey: Dr. Arnold
Bertrand Russell: (i) Authority v/s Freedom in Education
(ii) Eastern & Western Ideals
Susanne K. Langer. The Cultural Importance of Art
Robertson Davies. The Deadliest of the Sins
Helen Keller. The story of My life.
EE 18 (6) Novel I. 18th Century
Defoe: Moll Flanders
Fielding : Tom Jones
7th SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH)
EE 19 (7) Modern Poetry
Thomas Hardy. (1840-1928)
Shelley s Skylark
W.B Yeats (1865 -1939)
The Second Coming
Among School Children
T.S. Eliot (1888-1965)
The Wasteland (Selections)
Robert Graves (1895 -1985 )
Stevie Smith (1903-1971)
Not Waving But Drowning
Andrew Motion (b. 1952 )
Thomas Blackburn (1916 – 1977 )
The Lucky Marriage
Philip Larkin (b. 1922 – 1985 )
Ted Hughes (b. 1930 – 1998 )
Hawk Roosting .
EE 20 (7) CRITICISM III
Traditions & Individual Talent
Aspects of the Novel
What is an Author ?
Jean F. Lyotards
Defining the Postmodern
Literary Theory: An Introduction
EE 21 (7) Novel
Charles Dickens A Tale of Two Cities.
Thomas Hardy The Mayor of Caster bridge
Charlotte Bronte Jane Eyre
Emily Bronte. Wuthering Heights
EE 22 (7) Stylistics
Stylistics as a branch of linguistics
Style and Register
Stylistic Analysis of a Variety of Written and Spoken Texts
Thomas, Janny. 1995. Meaning in Interaction. Lodon: Longman.
Widdowson, Henry. 1992. Practical Stylistics. Oxford: Oxford University press.
EE 23 (7) Modern Fiction (Short Stories) (7th Semester) (Short stories)
Thomas Hardy (1840-1928)
The Withered Arm.
The Superstitious Man s Story.
Rudyard Kipling (1865 – 1936) The Gardener
James Joyce (1882-1941). The Boarding House
D.H. Lawrence (1885-1930) The Blind Man
Katherine Mansfield (1888 - 1923) Bliss.
Shirley Jackson (1916 -1995) Charles.
8th SEMESTER BS (ENGLISH)
EE 24 (8) 20th Century Novel
William Golding: Lord of the Flies
Henry James: The Portrait of a lady
Ernest Hemingway A Farewell to Arms.
John Steinbeck The Pearl
EE 25 (8) English Literature by Pakistani Writers
BAPSI SIDWA (b. 1938) The Crow-eaters
MOHSIN HAMID (b.1971) The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2007)
KAMILA SHAMSIE (b.1973) Broken Verses (2005)
DAUD KAMAL (1935 -1987) Five Selected Poems
EE 26(8) Introduction to Modern Literary Theory
EE 27 (8) Translation Studies
History, Theory & Practice of Translation
Selection from Pickthall s Translation of the Qur an
Fitzgerald s Translation of Qmar Khayyam
Selections from Daud Kamal s Translation of Faiz
Dr. Aurang Zeb Shah s Translation of Ghani Khan
i) In Other Words: A Coursebook on Translation by Mona Baker London: Routledge, 1992
ii) Translation & Translating by Roger Bell. London, 1994.