BS in English Language and Literature

University of Lahore

The degree is a 04-year program and has been specifically designed to cover core areas in linguistics, literature and English language. It encourages the learners to read and analyze critically a wide range of texts. This will orient them to various traditions of writing/speaking in English. Special emphasis is given to enhancing proficiency in oral and written English which subsequently ensures employability in various fields. Being highly interdisciplinary in nature, the program enables students to connect their knowledge of English language, literature and linguistics with several areas of social sciences such as philosophy, psychology, globalization, sociology, etc. This paves way for the students to trace and recognize current trends for conducting a small-scale research in an area of interest.

Career Opportunities

On completion of BS Language and Communication, some of the visible career options include key positions in teaching, civil services, judiciary, print and electronic media, NGOs, INGOs, multinational organizations and civil society organizations. Studies in humanities impart a strong knowledge base to establish institutions for service to humanity or even business for self-employment.



Courses Offered

Semester 1
Sr. No. Course Title Cr.Hrs
1 Study Skills 3
2 Introduction to Geography 3
3 Pakistan Studies 2
4 English I: Reading and Writing Skills 3
5 Introduction to Literary Studies 3
6 Introduction to Language Studies 3


Semester 2

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 English II: Academic Reading & Writing 3
2 Islamic Studies
3 Elementary Mathematics and Stats 3
4 Introduction to Philosophy 3
5 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 3
6 Literary Forms and Movements 3


Semester 3

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Introduction to Information and Computer Technology (ICT) Skills 3
2 Islamic History and Culture 3
3 Introduction to Psychology 3
4 English III: Communication and Presentation Skills 3
5 Short Fictional Narratives 3
6  Introduction to Morphology 3


Semester 4

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Advanced Academic Reading & Writing 3
2 Human Rights & Citizenship Education
3 Classical and Renaissance Drama 3
4 Classical Poetry 3
5 Semantics 3
6 Rise of the Novel (18th and 19th Century)

Semester 5

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Introduction to International Relations 3
2 Introduction to Environmental Sciences 3
3 Global Poetry 3
4 Foundations of Literary Theory and Criticism 3
5 Sociolinguistics 3
 6 Popular Fiction  3


Semester 6

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.
1 Romantic and Victorian Poetry 3
2 Modern Drama 3
3 Modern Novel 3
4 Grammar and Syntax 3
5 Creative Non-Fiction 3


Semester 7

Sr. No Course Title Cr. Hrs.

1 Research Methods and Term Paper Writing 3
2 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3
3 Introduction to Stylistics 3
4 Literary Theory and Practice 3
5 Pakistani Literature in English 3


Semester 8

Sr. No. Course Title Cr. Hrs.

1 Postcolonial Literature 3
2 American Literature 3
3 Introduction to Women's Writing 3
4 World Englishes 3
5 English Studies in Practice 3
6 Introduction to Translation Studies 3
Offered at Campuses
 UoL Main Campus, Lahore
Fact File

Program Duration: 4 Years

Entry Requirements: F.A./ F.Sc./ I.Com / ICS/ A-Level certificate or equivalent with minimum second division

Program Recognition
  Higher Education Commission of Pakistan