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DEAN'S MESSAGE

With the inception of LUAWMS, Department of English has been established. As English is a compulsory part of syllabi of all undergraduate programmes, the importance of this Department has further been enhanced. Apart from compulsory courses of other disciplines of the University, English is offered as 04 Year degree programme as well. The rationale behind 04 year programme in English is to produce bright graduates for Central Superior Services (CSS), Provincial Civil Services (PCS), educational institutions, media and so on. Understanding and application of impressively effective communication skills are absolute essentials for making a mark in any field or profession. It goes without saying that communication skills are founded in knowing the language of those with whom one has to interact. English is therefore the language which is most understood all over the world.

04 Year BA Honours programme is a step of HEC in the right direction to raise the level of education in Pakistan at par with the world. First time in history of this country curriculum has been designed to meet both national and the international standards keeping in view the professional needs of the learners. Lasbela University started the HEC-Curriculum of English for BA (04 Years Honours and MA 02 years Honours) programme right from its establishment about 2 years ago, and named it BS English.

HEC has designed courses keeping in view the professional interest of the learners in English Language and its uses in communication skills, world literary traditions, understanding the principles of applied Linguistics and the research methodology. Prior knowledge of linguistics is not essential. Subjects like Foundation of English, Pakistan Studies, Islamic Studies, Communication Skills, Urdu, Academic Reading and Writing, Human rights and Principles of Business are compulsory requirements. Then there are minor, core, and major subjects.

Department of English Language and Literature is publishing a journal named as “Balochistan Journal of Linguistics” and its published papers (of recent volumes) are available on university website.

 

Dr. Nasir Abbas
Dean, Faculty of Language and Litrature

INTRODUCTION

The Department of English Language and Literature was established when LUAWMS started its first session in 2005-6. Initially, it was a part of the faculty of Social Sciences. Later on, it was re-notified as Faculty of language and literature. It is growing remarkably over the years in terms academic and professional activities.

VISION AND MISSION

The rationale behind 04 year programme in English is to produce bright graduates for Central Superior Services (CSS), Provincial Civil Services (PCS), educational institutions, administrative jobs, media and so on. Understanding and application of impressively effective communication skills are absolute essentials for making a mark in any field or profession. It goes without saying that communication skills are founded in knowing the language of those with whom one has to interact. English is therefore the language which is most understood all over the world..

OBJECTIVES

  • To teach students modern communication skills
  • To make students well-versed in communication skills
  • To teach students the essence of language, linguistics and literature
  • To make students aware of the modern techniques in research methodology
  • To expose students to the modern world trends
  • To teach them the basic ethics of humanity and civilization
  • To improve their writing skills so that they can extend their thoughts

DEPARTMENTS

LANGUAGE & LITRATURE IN ENGLISH

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING

 

HUMANITIES

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

The Department of English Language and Literature was established when LUAWMS started its first session in 2005-06. Initially, it was a part of the faculty of Social Sciences. Later on, it was re-notified as Faculty of Languages and Literature. It has been growing rapidly and remarkably over the years in terms academic and professional activities. The faculty has three foreign qualified PhD faculty members who did their PhD from England and Malaysia. In addition to that, two faculty members are perusing PhD from China and Germany.

Faculty of Languages and Literature has seven departments; Language & literature in English, English Language and Linguistics, English Language Teaching, Humanities, Chinese Language Center, Regional languages of Balochistan and Department of Foreign Languages.

Department of Language & literature in English offers BS English Language & Literature with a vision to empower our students with oral and written communication skills, critical thinking, research aptitude and intellectual novelty. We encourage our students to embrace and appreciate diversity which enables them to excel in fields as diverse as teaching, media, communication, civil service, and many others.

Department of English Language and Linguistics is offering BS (English) and MS English (Linguistics) Degree Program, and soon PhD Program will also be started in English Linguistics that covers core areas of Linguistics. The department provides students the opportunity to acquire profound understanding of language structures, psychological facets of language, sociocultural and sociopolitical perspectives of languages, specifically relevant to regional languages of Pakistan. The department offers research in theoretical and applied linguistics.

Department of English Language Teaching (ELT) will soon start BS degree program. As English is a compulsory part of syllabi of all undergraduate and graduate programs in all departments of university, Department of English Language Teaching provides supporting faculty to the other departments of the university for teaching Functional English, Communication Skills, Academic Writing and other language proficiency courses to the students of English as well as other departments of university. This department focuses on empowering students of all departments to use English in all situations, specifically for academic and professional purposes effectively.

Department of Humanities includes Islamic Learning, Pakistan Studies. This department also provides supporting faculty to the other departments of university for teaching Islamic learning and Pakistan studies as these subjects are compulsory courses in all undergraduate programs. Department of Humanities is also starting BS program in Islamic Learning in fall 2019.

To appreciate a wide range of literature in foreign languages of the world, and to attract various foreign scholarships from different countries, department of Foreign Language is planned to be established very soon. Initially, the department will start courses in German language. The department will also start courses in French, Spanish and Arabic language in coming years.

To cherish the beautiful culture and rituals of Balochistan and to promote the regional languages of Balochistan, Faculty of Languages and Literature has planned to establish Department of Regional Languages of Balochistan which is scheduled to be functioning very soon. The department will offer degree programmes, and short courses in regional language of Balochistan.

After the announcement of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in 2015, there has been an unprecedented surge in the number of students interested in learning Chinese because it will increase employment opportunities for Pakistani students. In this regard, Faculty of Languages and Literature has planned to launch Chinese Language Centre which is scheduled to start functioning 2020.

Faculty of Languages and Literature has also launched its research journal named Balochistan Journal of Linguistics (BJL) which is acknowledged by the HEC. Up till now, 7 Volumes (editions) of BJL have been published. Moreover, two research projects are currently ongoing in the faculty on “Retreat of Tasawwuf culture in Pakistan and its Impacts” and “VOT: Voice Onset Time for Plosives Implications for Learners of English in Balochistan”.

Recently Faculty of Languages and Literature organized an International conference ICTAL 2019 in which many renowned international and national speakers and scholar were invited. Theme of the conference was “Language Typology in Pakistan, mainly in Balochistan”.

Moreover, Faculty of Languages and Literature also organizes different Seminars and workshops for the students and teachers for their professional and educational development.

Last Update: July 16, 2021