INTRODUCTION

The department of English started in the year 2019 at St.Peter’s Arts and Science College. B.A. English is a three-year program and is available for students who have passed their Higher Secondary School Examination. The focus of the program is to enable the students to comprehend and deliver the English language correctly, building a strong vocabulary and encouraging them to dive into the world of current affairs and plans. This course can be best described as the study of literature and philosophy and linguistics.
B.A English literature introduces students to both basic and advanced teaching of English literature. Students are introduced to the nuances and get an understanding of topics like Indian literature, Western literature, Contemporary literature, Shakespearean literature Milton and Neo-Classical Age, Elizabethan Age, etc… English literature entails information regarding social, cultural, historical, political and material context. The studies involues several theoretical and methodological practices.

Eligibility

For seeking admission in B.A. English literature course, candidate must have completed their 10+2 in Arts stream with a high percentage of mark in English from a recognised school board.

Vision

The vision of the department is academic excellence, professional expertise and contextual research in English literature. To enable the students to think speak and write good of elegant English.

Mission

  • To train students in communication skill in English.
  • To introduce students to the tools of literary scholarship.
  • To strengthen their ability to analyse all forms of literary expression.
  • To prepare them for careers and higher education goals.

Goals

  • To award the degree of B.A. in English with a specialization in linguistic and/or literature
  • To teach communication skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing at all levels from basic to graduate.
  • To foster a socio-humanistic outlook.
  • To promote expertise in skills involving analysis, interpretation and evaluation.
  • To provide a foundation for advanced studies in English.

Learning outcome

Knowledge

At the end of the course, students are expected to possess knowledge of:

  • The literary, historical and cultural frameworks of the study materials.
  • Modern and classic literary texts in English from different geographical area.
  • Underpinnings, thoughts and trends in literature in English from the pre conquest period up to the present.

Skills

At the end of the course, the students should have acquired these skills:

  • Be able to analyse and understand modern and classic. English literary texts from different parts of the world.
  • Be able to recognize and discuss a variety of literary genres such as drama, poetry and prose and place them within a literary, geographical and historical context.
  • Be able to understand and discuss opposing views on literary texts.

General competence

At the end of the course the students will be able to:

  • Express themselves in correct and precise English about matters concerning literature and culture.
  • Understand, discuss and contextualize literary text in English from Great Britain and other geographical areas.

Job options

  • Digital copywriter
  • Editorial assistant
  • English as a foreign language teacher
  • Lexicographer
  • Magazine Journalist
  • Newspaper Journalist
  • Publishing copy-editor/proofreaders
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Web content manager
  • Writer