Department of English Language & Literature (DELL)
Introduction

Introduction

Department of English Language & Literature (DELL) – *nomenclature revised in 2023, erstwhile Department of English – is one of the pioneering departments of Government College University Hyderabad. This department aims to academically and intellectually serve in line with the guidelines of Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan within defined levels of qualifications. The study programs offered here tend to bein English as the main field (with language, linguistics and literature as sub-fields thereto) concerning knowledge, skills and competencies acquired/disseminated through semester-system education policy. In terms of approaches, this department aims to contribute by innovative teaching and research with globally recognised best practices to cater to the needs of human resource development in the field of English language, linguistics and literature on a global scale and in the context of Pakistan. Whereas, this department has already been offering BS English (Language & Literature) at undergraduate level since 2020; with an envisioned transition from teaching-only to teaching-cum-research institution, this department is commencing postgraduate research degree programs too, such as MPhil English (Linguistics) and PhD English (Linguistics) from fall 2023 semester. The department encompasses a huge potential to produce graduates with quality education to fulfil the pre-existing and emerging demand of highly qualified youth for national and international market of employment and leadership in the main and sub-fields noted here in above.

Vision

This department envisions to generate and transfer knowledge with an integration of interactive, communicative, and project-based learning that may lead to inclusive participatory practices for skill-oriented, socially responsible and autonomous learning experiences leading to knowledge creation.

Mission

This department will be inclusively contributing to facilitate the development of graduates with the 21st century skills (creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration) including skills befitting career paths catering to the needs of the local and global job market relating to English language, linguistics, and literature in particular including, but not limited to,regional languages in general (in comparison/contrast with English) through research and documentation in the linguistic landscape of multilingual Pakistan.

Values

This department highly regards and contributes towards ensuring the integration of core social and professional values as part of the organisational culture that promote academic integrity, human dignity, aesthetics, ethics, inclusivity and respect for diversity without any discrimination or prejudice of any kind whatsoever.

Academic Programs

BS English (4 Years)

MS/MPhil English (Linguistic)

Ph.D. English (Linguistic)


Faculty Members
Dr. Niaz Hussain Soomro
Associate Professor
Chairman
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Dr. Niaz Hussain Soomro is currently serving as an Associate Professor and Chairman, Department of English, GC University Hyderabad (GCUH). During his current position, in addition to BS English program, he has led the commencement of three new flagship programs at this university, i.e. M.Phil. and Ph.D. programs in English (Linguistics) and English Access Microscholarship Program sponsored by Regional English Language Office (RELO) at U.S. Embassy Islamabad. Prior to joining GCUH, Dr. Soomro served as an Assistant Professor of English Linguistics at the Department of Linguistics & Philology, University of Balochistan, Quetta.

Dr. Soomro is a PhD in ELT & TESOL - with a specific focus on university learner attitudes towards learning and use of English in Pakistan - from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom, M.Ed. in English Language Teaching (with Merit) from the University of Glasgow, UK and MA English (first-class, first position) from the University of Sindh, Jamshoro. In Pakistan, he has been contributing to the field of ELT in a variety of roles including revising the syllabus for BS and MPhil programmes.

Dr. Soomro has actively been engaged in research and teaching in the subjects of Applied Linguistics, Second Language Acquisition, Bilingualism, Language Policy & Planning, Sociolinguistics, and Research Methodology including supervising research scholars working on a variety of topics related to the fields of linguistics, TESOL, and ELT. He is also an active member of TESOL International Association (USA).

Dr. Soomro completed a U.S. Exchange: Professional Development Program for Master Trainers at the University of Oregon, United States (on-site training visit from March 05-26, 2022), under NAHE-RELO Training of Trainers Project to help revamp undergraduate progrommes including English language courses in Pakistan.

Dr. Zahid Ali
Associate Professor
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This is Zahid Ali, Associate Professor, Department of English Language and Literature, Government College University, Hyderabad, Sindh, Pakistan. I did PhD in linguistics from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2016. My PhD research work is in linguistics in general and morphosyntax of Sindhi and English verb phrases in particular. My areas of interest are Syntax, Morphology (Morphosyntax) and Sociolinguistics.

At present, I have been teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students of language and linguistics at the Department of English Language and Literature, Government College University, Hyderabad. I have supervised 19 MS/MPhil and 07 BS students in Syntax, Morphology and Sociolinguistics.

Dr. Quratulain Sardar
Assistant Professor
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Dr. Quratulainis working as Assistant Professor at Department of English Government College University Hyderabad. The motivation and impetus of her employment have been teaching, research, curriculum design, and education quality.

She has maintained a balance by demonstrating a strong competency in teaching, research and outcome based education quality. She has completed her PHD in 2021 from University of Sindh, Jamhoro. Her research and teaching expertise includes Pakistani English literature, fiction, American literature and Criticism.

Mr. Idress Shar
Assistant Professor
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Mr. Abdul Sattar Laghari
Lecturer

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Mr. Parvaiz Solangi
Lecturer
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Parvaiz Solangi working as English lecturer in the department of English. M.A English and Bed Education sixteen years of experience Teaching Literature, language, philosophy, Latifiyaat.

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Mr. Parwez Ali Bughio
Lecturer
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Parwez Bughio is a seasoned instructor of English Language and Applied Linguistics who carries more than 13 years’ experiencein the concerned fields. He makes learning flexible and enjoyable with his innovative approach.

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Ms. Benazir Larik
Lecturer
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Ms. Benazir Larik is working as English lecturer in the department of English, her skills in communication, listening, collaborating, adaptability, empathy and patience are worth applauded. Furthermore, Ms. Benazir’s characteristics of effective teaching include an engaging classroom presence, value in real-world learning, exchange of best practices and a lifelong love of in depth learning. She hold additional charge in language and literature society at Government College University, Hyderabad.

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Ms. Muatar Shams
Lecturer
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Ms. Muatar holds a MS degree in English linguistics and she is dedicated lecturer at the Department of English, Government College University Hyderabad. With a passion for education and a commitment to fostering effective communication skills. Her expertise lies in communication skills, research and teaching. Outside of the classroom she continues to contribute to the field of English education. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as the coordinator of workshops and seminars at the Department of English. She plays vital role in organizing events that further enrich the academic experience.

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Ms. Aisha Faryal
Lecturer
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Ms. Aisha faryal is at present working as Lecturer she has the ability to inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning. Further her teaching language skills are truly profound in the lifestyle of students. Her devotion, hard work, and eternal positivity never go unnoticed due to her positive contribution.

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DEPARTMENTAL ACTIVITIES
World Teacher's Day 2023 Celebrations
Day & Date:
Thursday, 5th October, 2023
Resource Person:
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Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


One day workshop on 'Qualitative Research Methods in English Literature and Linguistics'
Day & Date:
Friday, 21th September, 2023
Resource Person:
Dr. Ghazal Shaikh (Assistant Professor), IELL, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


One day Workshop on "Global UGRAD Exchange program 2024" collaboration with Career Development Center, GCUH
Day & Date:
Friday, 8th September, 2023
Resource Person:
Ms. Mahrukh Parvez, UGRAD Alumni
Facilitator:
Ms. Muatar Memon, DELL, GCUH


One Day Seminar on 'Academic Writing'
Day & Date:
Wednesday, 23rd August, 2023
Resource Person:
Abdul Hameed Panhwar, IELL, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


One day Seminar on 'Grammar & Syntax'
Day & Date:
Wednesday, 15th February, 2023
Resource Person:
Dr. M.K Sangi, IELL, University of Sindh, Jamshoro
Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


One Day Seminar on 'Career Counselling and Competitive Exams'
Duration:
Thursday, 8th September, 2022
Resource Person:
Mr. Ayaz H. Mashoori, Paragon Academy
Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


English Language Speaking & Writing, Skills Oriented Courses
Duration:
September to December 2022
Resource Person:
Mr. Parwez Bughio, Mr. Parvaiz Solangi, Ms. Muatar Shams
Facilitator:
DELL, GCUH


B.S English (Hons) Curriculum

Semester - I (Credit Hours: 17)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ENG-601 English I: Reading and Writing Skills Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Pakistan Studies Compulsory 2 (2+0)
--- Political Science General 3 (3+0)
--- Mathematics & Statistics General 3 (3+0)
ELL-611 Introduction to Linguistics Foundation (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-612 Introduction to Literature Foundation (Literature) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 17

Semester - II (Credit Hours: 17)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ENG-602 English II: English Composition Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Islamic Studies Compulsory 2 (2+0)
--- Sindhi/Urdu General 3 (3+0)
--- Introduction to International Relations General 3 (3+0)
ELL-621 Introduction to Applied Linguistics Foundation (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-622 Literary Forms and Movements Foundation (Literature) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 17

Semester - III (Credit Hours: 18)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ENG-603 English III: Communication and Presentation Skills Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Introduction to Information & Computer Tech Skills Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Islamic History & Culture General 3 (3+0)
--- Economics General 3 (3+0)
ELL-631 Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology Foundation (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-632 History of English Literature Foundation (Literature) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 18

Semester - IV (Credit Hours: 18)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ENG-604 English IV: Academic Reading & Writing Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Human Rights & Citizenship Compulsory 3 (3+0)
--- Introduction to Philosophy General 3 (3+0)
ELL-641 Psycholinguistics Compulsory (University Elective) 3 (3+0)
ELL-642 Classical & Renaissance Drama Foundation (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-643 Introduction to Morphology Foundation (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 18

Semester - V (Credit Hours: 18)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
CS-ELL-651 Introduction to Semantics and Pragmatics Foundation (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-652 Foundations of Literary Criticism Foundation (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-653 Grammar & Syntax Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-654 Classical Poetry Core (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-655 English Language Teaching Methods Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-656 English Prose Core (Literature) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 18

Semester - VI (Credit Hours: 18)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ELL-661 Sociolinguistics Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-662 Romantic and Victorian Poetry Core (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-663 Discourse Studies Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-664 English Fiction Elective (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-665 Literary Theory and Practice Elective (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-666 Research Methodology Core (Ling. & Lit.) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 18

Semester - VII (Credit Hours: 15)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ELL-671 Stylistics Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-672 Pakistani Literature in English Core (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-673 Syllabus Design & Material Development in ELT Elective (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-674 World Literature in English Elective (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-675 Research Project (Literature / Linguistics) Core (Ling. & Lit.) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 15

Semester - VIII (Credit Hours: 15)

Course ID Course Title Course Type Credit Hours
ELL-681 World Englishes Core (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-682 Modern Drama Core (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-683 Language Testing, Assessment and Evaluation Elective (Linguistic) 3 (3+0)
ELL-684 American Literature Elective (Literature) 3 (3+0)
ELL-685 Comprehensive Viva Voce Core (Ling. & Lit.) 3 (3+0)
Total Credit Hours 15