BA English

BA English

Program Overview 

Following the syllabus and curriculum prescribed by Mahatma Gandhi University, the Department of  English focuses on teaching English Language and Literature, Cultural and Critical Theory emphasizing the perspectives of feminism, cultural studies and subaltern studies. The Dept offers the following  certificate courses to enrich and supplement the syllabus:

Course Code 

Name of the Certificate Course 

Year of  

Introduction

HBC/ENG/CP01/2019-20 

Certificate Programme in Communication Skills in  English (CPCSE)

2019

HBC/ENG/CP01/2019-20 

Certificate Programme in Film Studies (CPFS) 

2019

Entry Requirements 

A pass in the Plus Two Examination of the Kerala Higher Secondary Examination Board or the Board of  Examinations of any other State of India, or the Central Board of Secondary Education or the Council for  the Indian School Certificate Examinations, recognized as equivalent to the Plus Two of the Kerala Higher  Secondary Examination Board with not less than 450% marks in aggregate. However, SC/ST, OBC and  other eligible communities shall be given relaxation as per the M G University Rules and Guidelines. 

Program structure 

B. A. English Language and Literature (Model II) Teaching programme is a three-year course structured  into six semesters. The total number of courses for the programme is 30. To fulfill the requirements of  the course the students have to submit a project in the sixth semester and take a Via-Voce Examination  based on it. is 26. The Thirty Courses are divided into the following: 

  • Common Courses (English: 4; Second Language 2) 
  • Core Courses (14)
  • Complementary Courses (4) 
  • Vocational Courses (4) 
  • Open Course (1)  
  • Choice Based Course in Frontier Area (1) 

Graduate attributes 

Undergraduates in English Language and Literature (Model II) acquire introductory knowledge in the  history and structure of the English Language, the Evolution of English Literature, Indian Writing in  English, Postcolonial Literatures and the basics of Education and English Language Teaching. The  following are the graduate attributes of our students: 

  • The ability to understand and interpret literature and form independent, subjective views about works of literature. 
  • The aptitude to think independently and form critical opinions regarding literature. 3. The skill to find and critically read secondary sources which enlighten understanding of literary  works. 
  • The flair to apply theoretical concepts in the evaluation of literature 
  • The ability to understand the socio-political and historical contexts which inform the study of  literature. 
  • The critical aptitude that helps to identify and elaborate research problems in relation to  literature and culture. 
  • The essential knowledge of the theoretical and practical aspects of English phonetics.

General Attributes 

  • Involve with self-assurance in studies in the fields of literature and culture. 
  • Search for resources of knowledge in archival and web sources 
  • Realization of being part of the society and the natural environment. 
  • Recognizing that the freedom and equality of other human beings is as crucial as our own. 5. Developing an inclusive attitude and ability to accept dissent irrespective of diversity in race, culture and gender. 

Career Opportunities 

Graduate who have undergone this Model II Programme in English can find avenues in higher studies  and careers related to teaching and Literary Studies. They may turn to courses in journalism to find  opportunities in the realm of media. With the essential language skills acquired through this programme  they can also turn to the world of advertising, especially as copy writers. They can be successful bloggers  able to analyse social issues with a critical eye. Or they may toe the line in focusing on careers in the Civil  Service and other government jobs through writing competitive exams.