UNIVERSITY OF MANAGEMENT AND TECHNOLOGY

Academic Programs

BS English Studies

Introduction

English is widely used across Pakistan especially for academic and official purposes, besides being used as a lingua franca all over the world for communication, education, trade, technology and entertainment. In such a situation, learning of English has become a survival toolkit. In addition to this skills that English Studies, help to foster are greatly sought after by top employers in many fields. Effective learning is only possible through effective teaching. Hence, the purpose of introducing a BS program dedicated to English Studies is to produce English Language professionals who can successfully work in various fields. Proficiency in English cannot be acquired simply by knowing the mechanics of English language. So, this program is a blend of language, literature and pedagogy. 

Rationale of the Program

Pakistan is a multilingual country. There are multiple regional languages spoken across the country along with the national language Urdu, while English enjoys the de facto status of the official language. It is noteworthy that the use of English is gaining currency due to the increasing number of educated Pakistanis who are exposed to it through more than one medium. Moreover, English is used as a lingua and it is also the primary language of trade, mass media, science and technology. The educational policy in Pakistan encourages the teaching of English in schools from the very first grade. So, there is an urgent need for professional English teachers who can teach it to both the beginners and advanced ESL learners. The program has been designed to fulfill the growing demand of English language professionals in general and specifically English language and literature teachers.

Program Objectives

  1. Equip the students with the basic literary, theoretical and structural knowledge of English language
  2. Enable the students to reflect on the structure of language, relationship of language with society, approaches of language teaching, management of language classroom and teaching practices
  3. Equip the students with the pedagogical skills and knowledge required to teach English language and literature to beginners and advanced ESL learners
  4. Enable the students to solve real-life problems related to the teaching of English language & literature and management of language classroom in a professional way.

Compulsory Courses

  • Islamic Studies
  • Pakistan Studies
  • Computer Applications
  • Human Rights & Citizenship
  • English I
  • English II
  • English III
  • Advance Academic Reading and Writing
  • Visionary Discourse

General Courses

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Education
  • Life and Learning 
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Gender Studies
  • Introduction to Political Science

Foundational Courses

  • Introduction to English Literature-I (Poetry & Drama)
  • History of English Literature (Medieval to Romantics)
  • Phonetics & Phonology
  • Introduction to English Literature-II (Novel, Short Story & Prose)
  • History of English Literature II (19th Century Realism up to Contemporary Times)
  • Language Learning Theories & Practices
  • Teaching Literature
  • Language Acquisition
  • Computer Assisted Language Learning
  • Experiential Language Learning
  • Assessment in ELT
  • Classroom Management
  • Syllabus & Material Development
  • English for Specific Purposes

Major Courses

  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Morphology & Syntax I
  • Research Methodology
  • Literary Criticism
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Creative Writing
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Lexical Studies
  • Semantics and Pragmatics
  • Literary Stylistic Analysis
  • Teaching Practice
  • Project Writing

Elective Courses

  • Fundamentals of Translation Studies
  • Educational Management and Administration
  • Research Project
  • Fundamentals of Applied Linguistics
  • Post-colonial Literature
  • World Englishes
  • Discourse Analysis

Project Writing

  • A Project of approximately 10,000 words equal to 3 credit hours

Total credit Hours

140 credit hours

Career Prospects

BS English Studies graduates can anticipate a bright career ahead of them as English language practitioners at both primary and tertiary levels in schools and colleges. However, they must not perceive their role in educational institutions as limited only to teaching English as a second/foreign language. Rather, they may equally contribute in language testing and assessment, designing curriculum, classroom management and educational management and administration. They can also work as content writers, translators, media presenters, and critical analysts in both industry and academia.

Admission Criteria

Intermediate (FA, FSc, ICom, ICs or any other equivalent degree) with 50% marks and UMT Entry Test with 50% marks.

Program Summary

 

PROGRAM SUMMARY

DURATION

4-Year

CREDIT HOURS

140

COURSEWORK

137

PROJECT

03

ADMISSION CRITERION

Intermediate (FA, FSc, ICom, ICs or any other equivalent degree) with 50% marks and

UMT Entry Test with 50% marks

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