School of Humanities

B.A. in English Language and Literature

B.A. in English Language and Literature

Welcome to B.A (Hons) in English Language & Literature

At a Glance

Faculty : Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Department : Dept. of English
Program : Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language & Literature
Duration : 4 Years (12 Semesters)
Total Credit : 132
Academic System : Structured Credit Hour System
Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become.

  C.S. Lewis, Novelist, Poet, Academic & Literary Critic.


ELL is an academic discipline that includes the study of literature written in the English language including literatures from the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Including in the program is the study of basic English linguistics (including English phonetics, phonology, syntax, morphology, semantics, pragmatics, corpus linguistics, and stylistics), and English sociolinguistics (including discourse analysis of written and spoken texts in the English language, the history of the English language, English language learning and teaching, and the study of the English Language of the World).
The Department of English offers a 4-year bachelor degree on ‘Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in English Language and Literature (ELL). To become a graduate in this field one has to complete 132 credits.The degree is meant for the students who wish to acquire skills in reading and writing and have a solid grounding in Anglo-American literature for secondary or post-secondary teaching or to develop analytical and expressive skills valuable in many professional careers.


Entry Requirements

Minimum 2nd division or GPA 2.5 in both SSC and HSC or equivalent examinations or ‘O’ Level in five subjects and ‘A’ Level in two majors with minimum ‘C’ grade in each or US high school diploma.


Course Curriculum

The required courses for this program are stated below :

Course Type No. of Courses Credit Hours
A Foundation Courses :
1. General Education Courses 04 12
2. Computer Courses (CIT) 01 03
3. Integrated Courses (INT) 03 06
B Departmental Courses :
1. English Foundation Courses 10 30
2. Core Courses 22 66
3. Specialization Courses 04 12
4. Thesis & Viva-voce 01 13
  Total 45 132


Career Scope

The careers possibilities open to NUB English graduates are endless. Graduates with an English degree often pursue a career in high school, college or university level teaching. Some English graduates continue their education in graduate or professional programs. Many graduates pursue careers in fields where their communication and analytical skills are major assets.

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