MS English (Literature/Applied Linguistics)

Introduction

The MS English program at FUI, while conforming to HEC guidelines, carves a distinct niche for itself by offering courses that are designed to challenge and stimulate the learners and to provide a rich research-oriented educational experience

Objectives

The primary objective of the program is to create an environment wherein students are trained to develop criticality and reflection as they garner expertise in different areas of their study. The program, in particular, aims to train the students for research and to equip them with the strategies, techniques, tools and the conceptual grounding needed to transform them into researchers par excellence.

 Streams of MS English: Literature and Applied Linguistics

The MS English program at FUI is unique in that, unlike similar programs at other universities which are a blend of linguistics and literature, it offers students the option to specialize in English Literature or Applied Linguistics, which are distinct domains of study in their own rights.  Not only does this enable students to opt for a stream that best reflects their interests and strengths, but it also allows the faculty to tailor the courses to the requirements of each stream meant to provide in-depth grounding in each filed, rather than to teach generic and diluted versions of the courses as is the case in non-streamed MS English programs elsewhere.  Concomitantly, streaming also helps to produce research professionals who are experts in the fields rather than generalists. This approach stems from the belief that excellence is integral to quality research programs at this advanced level. Guided by this philosophy, the MS English programs at FUI have been specifically designed to make research a core part of the teaching process in the first year. This develops minds that think critically and are better positioned and tuned in to produce quality research work. This distinctive characteristic makes MS at FUI a sought after program and ideal for those who want to excel in what they choose to do.

 

Admission Criteria

The requisites for admission to the MS English program are:

  • 16 years of schooling or 4 years education /(124 credit hours) after HSSC/FA/FSc
  • MA English with at least 2.0 CGPA for semester system, or 50% (2nd Division) in annual system
  • GAT General score of at least 50%
  • Passing FUI entrance test and interview


 Assessment

 Assessment will be carried out through coursework, assignments, presentations, research projects, research papers and midterm and final term examinations. The assessment will be based on the creativity, argumentative quality, ideational clarity and ingenuity of the work..

Evaluation of the final dissertation will be carried out as per the HEC rules.

 

Scheme of Study

Duration:                               4-6 Semesters

Courses:                                 24 Credit Hours

Thesis:                                    6 Credit Hours

Total Credit Hours:               30 Credit Hours

 

Road Map - MS English Literature

 


Semester - 01

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

RES605

Advanced Research and Bibliographic Methods

3

3

LIT650

Literary Criticism and Theory

3

3

LIT658

CDA for Literary Studies

3

3

LIT620

Post-Colonial Theory and Literature

3

3

 


Semester - 02

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

LIT636

Modern & Contemporary Poetry

3

3

LIT640

South Asian Literature

3

3

LIT656

Postmodern Criticism

3

3

LIT612

Film Studies

3

3

ENG510

Academic and Research Writing
(Non Credit – Additional Course)

Non Credit

3

 


Semester – 03 & 04

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

 

Thesis (20,000-25,000 words)

6

Research Work Supervision

 

Options for Future Review

 

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

 

Advanced Stylistics

 

Diaspora Literature

 

20th Century Short Fiction

             

 

 

 

 

 

Road Map - MS English Linguistics

 


Semester - 01

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

RES615

Research Methodology in Applied Linguistics

3

3

LNX650

Critical Discourse Analysis

3

3

LNX610

Issues in Syntax

3

3

LNX640

Introduction to Applied Linguistics

3

3

 


Semester - 02

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

LNX630

Societal Multilingualism

3

3

LNX641

Second Language Teaching

3

3

LNX601

Language, Power and Ideology

3

3

LNX620

Theories of Language Description

3

3

ENG510

Academic and Research Writing
(Non Credit – Additional Course)

Non Credit

3

 


Semester – 03 & 04

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Lecture Hours

 

Thesis (20,000-25,000 words)

6

Research Work Supervision

 

Options for Future Review

 

 

Course Code

Course Title

 

Bilingualism

 

ESP

 

Language Assessment