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Department of English

Bachelor Of Arts - English : Undergraduate programme

The Bachelor of Arts – English programme has one section with a sanctioned strength of 70. The programme exposes the students to the study of texts in contexts with emphasis on creative and critical understanding of life through literature.

Undergraduate Program Eligibility

Minimum requirements for applying to the program

The Bachelor of Arts – English, undergraduate programme, at minimum requires the applicant to have obtained the pass percentage in Higher Secondary Level exam finals.

Overview

The Department Of English - Undergraduate Program

Objective

The objective of the department is to contribute to the growth of individuals by combining self-confidence and a firm sense of personal and social responsibility.

About Us

The Department of English came into being in 1985 along with the inception of the college. It was upgraded into a Post Graduate Department in 2005 and into a Research Department in 2012.

The Department has 14 faculty members on its roll which includes a few highly experienced members. Students who join the department for the UG programme can pursue their studies upto the doctoral level in our institution

The Department meets all the first and second year students of the college who have Foundation English as part of their programme. English Language Skills are also taught to students who opt for Spoken English as their Non Major Elective.

Department Contact Information

Contact Us

Bachelor Of Arts – English

Department of English
CTTEWC main campus ,Chennai.

Mon – Fri 9:00A.M. – 4:00P.M.

Grievance redressal
grievances_eng@cttewc.edu.in

General Enquiry
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Department Of English

Accomplishments & Possibilities

Unique Infrastructure | Academic & Research | Your Future

ADEPT Labs

Academy for Developing English and Personality Traits - A State of the Art English Language Lab

English Department Library

Course specific resources for research and further education

Academic & Research accomplishments

Hitting our mark in Ranks & Research works

Higher Education & Career track

Further education or Fulfilling career, Take any road.

30 computers in LAN with a Server with SNet and Clarity software which is used to improve Spoken English.

Broadband connection to all the systems which makes internet research available free for the UG (Assignments and Seminars), PG and Research students.

Enables blended teaching/ ICT aided teaching

Aids in imparting Spoken English Skills to the Non-Major Elective students

Augments the learning of linguistics in BA & MA students

Extensively used to impart Personality Traits in all the students through Power Point Presentations as part of Soft Skills classes

Around 200 books and a few journals

Separate learning material section for advanced learners

An exhaustive Question bank for department subjects

Our department students securing University ranks in the past

First Rank in BA (2013).

First Rank in M.A. (2015).

Second Rank BA (2016).

XI Rank in  Foundation English (2016).

Some of our M. Phil dissertations are highly commended, Links below.

Our students have the opportunity to pursue post-graduate studies or carve themselves a career through campus recruitment.

Aspirants pursuing their Masters after BA, are also eligible to branch out to other programmes like Journalism, Publishing, Management, Social Work, Computer Applications & Business Management.

As many women students are interested in teaching as a profession, B.Ed. is a prospective course for the BA & MA students.

Studying English as a major prepares one for a diverse range of career opportunities apart from School and College teaching. With the IT sector & Start-Up ventures becoming increasingly interested in English major graduates/post graduates, we have alumni working in a wide range of industries viz,

Corporate Sector |Service Sector | Journalism/Media | Technical Writing | Copy Editing | Proof Reading | Publishing | Secretarial Service | Non-Profit  Foundations and Research Organizations.

Courses & Outcomes

This Section details the different courses undertaken, over a period of Six Semesters to complete the Bachelor Of Arts – English : Undergraduate Program.

The courses are of the following varieties, Core papers that are mandatory, Electives that can be chosen from list of available electives and Laboratory practicals if applicable. The courses when successfully completed, collectively contribute towards the minimum requirement of awarding a Bachelor’s degree.

As part of the Madras University’s OBE – Outcome Based Education program, the desired outcome is presented along with each course.

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SYLLABUS FROM 2020 - 2021

Syllabus for students who joined on & after 2020 - 2021 academic year

Semester I

Language Paper -I

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper  – I:

இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில் மாணவியர்கள்

  • இக்கால இலக்கிய வகைகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • இக்கால இலக்கியங்களைத் துய்க்கும் முறைகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • இக்கால இலக்கியங்கள் உணர்த்தும் கருத்துக்களை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • இக்கால இலக்கிய வரலாற்றைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வர்
  • மொழியைத் திறம்பட பயன்படுத்தும் ஆற்றலைப் பெறுவர்.

 Hindi I:                                                            

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • recollect the interesting words and phrases used in the prescribed texts
  • practise writing leave letters, complaint letters, order letters, and enquiry letters
  • analyse the concepts or themes in the prescribed texts
  • write error-free official memos, government orders, notices, and various forms of official correspondence

French I:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • remember basic words and phrases related to transportation, fruits, and vegetables
  • understand basic grammar concepts like articles, prepositions, verbs, and adjectives
  • practise pronunciation using listening comprehension activities
  • analyse sentence structures in simple texts
  • write short essays using simple vocabulary

Communicative English

After completing this course, the learners will be able to

  • recognise errors and use correct language
  • recognize their levels of language competency and improve upon them
  • comprehend ideas they listen to
  • demonstrate effective reading abilities
  • write simple sentence and develop them into a short paragraph
  • read and write independently
  • use English effectively for communicative purposes

Core 01:British Literature-I

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • understand the impact of social and historical events of 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries on English writers and their works
  • analyse the themes and styles in English poetry, prose and drama written in the Elizabethan and Jacobean Age
  • assess different works of the same author(s) as well as compare and contrast works of different authors of the same literary period

Core 02 : Shakespeare

After doing this course the students will be able to

  • recollect features of Elizabethan theatre along with Shakespeare’s life and works
  • identify the generic diversity in Shakespearean plays and describe significant features of Shakespearean oeuvre
  • analyse prominent themes in Shakespearean plays appreciate Shakespearean language, literary
    elements and conventions
  • synthesise acquired knowledge to critique plays and enact

Allied 1:Background to English Literature-I

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

  •  Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced courses in British literatures
  •  Describe the distinct periods of British literature
  • Write brief notes on seminal literary forms and devices
  • Write brief essays on seminal writers and their period from Medieval Europe up to the Britain of the Elizabethan and Jacobean Age
  • Write brief essays on the historical background of the same period

Semester II

Language Paper – II

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper  – II:

இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில் மாணவியர்கள்

  • சங்க இலக்கிய அமைப்பினை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • அற இலக்கியங்கள் உணர்த்தும் விழுமியங்களை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • சங்க இலக்கியச் சிறப்பு இயல்புகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • சங்கம், சங்க மருவிய கால இலக்கிய வரலாற்றைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வர்
  • மொழியைத் திறம்பட பயன்படுத்தும் ஆற்றலைப் பெறுவர்

 Hindi II:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • remember new vocabulary learnt from translation practice (English to Hindi)
  • understand the dramatic elements in one-act plays
  • analyse the themes in short stories
  • enact scenes from one-act plays
  • write critical essays on prescribed texts

 French II:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • recollect new vocabulary learnt from prescribed texts
  • understand grammatical rules and sentence structures
  • apply grammar rules and write error-free sentences
  • develop conversations using simple vocabulary
  • write simple essays or stories using new vocabulary

English Paper-II

After completing this course, the learners will be able to

  • recognise errors and use correct language
  • recognize their levels of language competency and improve upon them
  • comprehend ideas they listen to
  • demonstrate effective reading abilities
  • write simple sentence and develop them into a short paragraph
  • read and write independently
  • use English effectively for communicative purposes

Core03 : British Literature- II

At the end of this course students will be able to

  • identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced courses in British literature
  • write brief essays on the important works of mainstream writers from Augustan and Romantic Age
  • describe the distinct features of British literature of the same period
  • analyze and interpret seminal poetry of the period with close reading

Core 04 : Indian Writing in English

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • understand the evolution of Indian Writing in English
  • identify the influence of Classical Indian tradition and the impact of western colonisation on Indian English writers
  • analyse Indian ethos found in the representative texts
  • evaluate Indian English texts from the postcolonial perspective

Allied 2:Background to English Literature – II

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

  • Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced courses in British literature
  • Describe the distinct periods of British literature
  • Write brief notes on literary forms
  • Write brief essays on seminal writers from Britain of Augustan and Romantic and Victorian Age
  • Write brief essays on the historical background of the same period

Semester III

Language - Paper III

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper  – III:

இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில் மாணவியர்கள்

  • பக்தி இலக்கியப் பின்னணியை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • சிற்றிலக்கிய வகைகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • சித்தர் இலக்கியங்களின் இயல்புகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • பக்தி, சிற்றிலக்கிய வரலாற்றைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வர்
  • மொழியைத் திறம்பட பயன்படுத்தும் ஆற்றலைப் பெறுவர்

Hindi III:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • describe different literary trends in poetry
  • understand the themes in the prescribed poems
  • analyse the poetic language used by poets like Surdas, Tulasidas, and Meera Bai
  • use newly learnt vocabulary in speech and writing
  • writing critical essays on the prescribed poems

 French III:

 By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • recollect new vocabulary and grammatical rules
  • apply grammatical rules to make meaningful sentences
  • understand cultural references in the prescribed texts
  • write general essays on favourite film, book, monument, etc.

English Paper-III

Core 05 : BRITISH LITERATURE- PAPER III

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

  • Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced courses in British literature
  • Write brief essays describing the distinct features of the important works of mainstream writers from Victorian Age and Twentieth Century
  • Analyze and interpret seminal poetry of the period with close reading

Core 06 : Aspects of English Language-I

After completing this course, the students will be able to

  • show their understanding of language and its features
  • demonstrate their understanding of English Grammar
  • use English language correctly
  • distinguish between correct and incorrect use of the language

ALLIED 3:Background to English Literature – III

At the end of this course students will be able to

  • Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced coursesin British literature
  • Describe the distinct periods of British literature
  • Write brief notes on literary forms
  • Write brief essays on seminal writers from Britain in the Twentieth century
  • Write brief essays on the historical background of the same period

Semester IV

Language Paper IV

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper  – IV:

இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில் மாணவியர்கள்

  • காப்பிய அமைப்பை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • சிற்றிலக்கிய வகைகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • காப்பியம், சிற்றிலக்கியம் ஆகியவற்றைச் செல்நெறிகளை அறிந்து கொள்வர்
  • காப்பியம், சிற்றிலக்கிய வரலாற்றைத் தெரிந்து கொள்வர்.
  • படைப்பாற்றலை வளர்த்து கொள்வதோடு பணி வாய்ப்பும் பெறுவர்

 Hindi IV:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • understand the characteristics of modern poetry
  • apply the vocabulary used by modern poets in speech and writing
  • analyse the poetic techniques used by the modern poets
  • describe the techniques used in short stories and one-act plays
  • write critical essays on modern writers and their works

French IV:

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • remember new vocabulary and grammatical rules
  • apply grammatical rules and make error-free sentences
  • understand cultural differences using prescribed texts
  • analyse sentence structures in prescribed texts
  • write essays and letters in the prescribed formats

 

English Paper-IV

Core 07 : American Literature -I

By the end of the course, students will be able to

  • trace the origin and history of American Literature
  • understand and explain the cultural, political, and stylistic protocols that governed early
  • American literature, the impact of Puritanism and significance of Transcendentalism using prescribed texts
  • assess thematic aspects of literary texts as a part of cultural and historical movements in America

Core 08 : Aspects of English Language – II

After completing this course students will be able to

● use English with an understanding of the sounds present in the language
● use English words with a thorough understanding of their structure and meaning

ALLIED 4 : Background to European and American Literature

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

  • Identify and define basic terms and concepts which are needed for advanced courses in European and American literature
  • Write brief essays on the historical background of European and American literatures

Semester V

Core 09 : American Literature- II

After doing the course, students will be able

  • to evaluate new forms of space, identity, and writing that transformed canonical English literary structures
  • to assess thematic aspects of literary texts as a part of cultural and historical movements in America.

Core 10 : World Classics in Translation

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

  • Possess an understanding of a few world classics
  • Acquire historical and cultural knowledge of the past
  • Develop critical thinking by being exposed to original ideas and philosophies
  • Write about early literature, writers and their literary styles

Core 11 : Aspects of English Language – III

After completing this course students will be able to

  • use English with a thorough understanding of the different ways in which English is used in India
  • comprehend and respond to American and British English
  • use their writing skills to produce good write ups
  • communicate with ease through mails, blogs and microblogs

Core12 : Introduction to Literary Theory and Criticism

By the end of this course, the students will be able to

  • remember the critical thinkers or philosophers and their seminal works
  • understand the significance of major critical theories
  • analyse the themes and structure of literary works
  • examine dominant ideologies in a literary work
  • evaluate a literary work using a theoretical framework

ELECTIVE 1A : Introduction to Journalism (or) ELECTIVE 1B : English Language Teaching (or) ELECTIVE 1C : Writing Skills for the New Media

Elective 1A : Introduction to Journalism

By the end of the course, the students will be able to

  • trace the history of journalism in India and discuss the aspects of Press and its governing principles
  • assess the various components of a newspaper
  • analyse the importance of news agencies, advertisements, Photographic Journalism, and News Media
  • evaluate the elements of reporting in the print, radio, television, and online platforms
  • utilize their content writing, editing, and proof reading skills for freelance employment
  • consider journalism as a career 

Elective 1B : English Language Teaching

After doing the course, students will

  • become familiar with ELT theories on second language acquisition
  • understand the factors governing language acquisition
  • acquire knowledge about the history of ELT in India
  • become acquainted to teaching – learning language skills
  • learn how to teach English literary genres
  • acquire classroom experience in teaching language and literature
  • be able to analyse the issues in language testing and evaluation

Elective 1C : Writing Skills for the New Media

On doing the course the students will be able to

  • Comprehend how to write with clarity, purpose and precision
  • Understand how to modify writing styles based on the media employed
  • Use these skills to pursue higher education in other allied fields
  • Could use the knowledge to take up freelance writing assignments/projects and other related employment

Semester VI

Core 13 : Postcolonial Literatures in English

On completing the course, the students will be able to:

  • define the problems and consequences of colonization
  • identify key authors, and literary forms in postcolonial literature
  • understand how ancestry, race, class, gender, history, and identity are presented in the literary texts
  • examine the use of English language by the colonized to express their experiences and the emergence of ‘Englishes’
  • think critically about the contexts of exploration and colonialism in relation to postcolonial societies

Core 14 : Contemporary Literature

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

  • examine the representation of contemporary trends, thematic concerns and innovations in genres
  • identify key concepts like, multiculturalism, globalization, acculturation, displacement, alienation and identity crisis in contemporary texts post World War II
  • categorize major streams of thought, literary styles and issues that dominate the world
  • analyze the inter-connectedness of human experiences with a developed understanding of their social, cultural and aesthetic contexts.

Core 15 : Indian Literatures in English

By the end of the course, the students will be able to

  • remember the background of Indian literary tradition and the significance of Indian aesthetics
  • understand the characteristic features of Regional Indian Literature in translation
  • develop a basic perception about the difficulties, possibilities, and challenges in translating a text
  • analyse the regional elements in the prescribed texts
  • evaluate the skills involved in translation of regional Indian literature into English

Elective 2A : Creative Writing (or) Elective 2B : Women’s Writing (or) Elective 2C : Literatures from the Margin

Elective 2A : Creative Writing

On doing the course, students will be able to

  • Creatively write in different genres and also bring valuable insights
  • Gain exposure and stimulate their creativity
  • Improve their creative writing process in varied domains
  • Produce clear and effective written communications
  • Consider writing as a career

Elective 2B : Women’s Writing

After completing this course, the students will be able to

  • understand the impact of patriarchy on women and become sensitized to the need for gender equality
  • distinguish women’s writing as one shaped by their gender experiences
  • identify genres and narrative strategies employed by different women writers and the language used
  • gain an understanding from the themes of suppression, oppression and marginalization expressed by women writers across the world and gauge its effect in changing the social construct
  • analyse literary texts through the perspective of gender

Elective 2C : Literatures from the Margin

After completing this course, the students will be able to

  • understand the impact of discrimination on the marginalised and become sensitized to the need for social equality
  • distinguish the characteristics of the writing by the marginalized from that of the mainstream literature
  • gain an understanding from the themes of suppression, oppression and marginalization expressed by the writers of the marginalized across the world and gauge its effect in changing the social construct
  • Analyze the literary text from the perspective of the ‘other’

 

Elective 3A : Green Studies (or) Elective 3B : Introduction to Translation Studies (or) Elective 3C : Film and Literature

Elective 3A : Green Studies

At the end of the course students will be able to

  • acquire awareness about one of the oldest forms of ecocriticism- the Tinai
  • understand and respect world views and the discrimination in society as failure to comply with egalitarian values of Nature.
  • become familiar with the opposing viewpoints in Man’s relationship with the physical environment from literary texts.
  • understand and identify Ecological concepts- Symbiosis, Mutation, Parasitism Biodiversity from the literary texts prescribed.
  • become familiar with ecological, deep ecological and oikopoetic principles
  • apply these critical tools to analyse and understand environmental messages from literary texts and other mediums.

Elective 3B : Introduction to Translation Studies

By the end of the course, the students will be able to

  • trace the history and evolution of translation studies
  • understand the complex concepts and issues in translation
  • apply the theoretical concepts in analysing translated texts
  • make a comparative study of the two prominent translations of Thirukkural at the linguistic level
  • evaluate the process of translation using the prescribed texts
  • use the acquired skills for research and career

Elective 3C : Film and Literature

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

  • define what is cinema and its genres
  • identify the aspects of translation from text to screen-visual representation
  • demonstrate a knowledge of film narrative and techniques
  • explain the terminologies for analyzing images, sound and costume in narrative film
  • synthesize the themes and issues portrayed in both forms
  • critically review a film

SYLLABUS PRIOR TO 2020 - 2021

Syllabus for students who joined before 2020- 2021 academic year

Semester I

Language Paper -I

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper I – CLA1L

மாணவியர்கள் இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில்,

  • நாட்டுப்புற இலக்கியங்களின் வகைப்பாடுகள்,சிறுகதை, உரைநடை, மரபு கவிதை, புதுக்கவிதை ஆகியவற்றின் ஆசிரியர் குறிப்புகள், அவ்வாசிரியர்கள் வாழ்ந்த காலச்சூழல், அவர்கள் எழுதிய நூல்குறிப்புகள் முதலானவற்றை நினைவில் கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • படைப்பிலக்கியங்களின் முக்கியத்துவத்தையும் இலக்கியங்களின் தொன்மையையும் புரிந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • ஊடகத்தில் மொழியைப் பயன்படுத்தும் முறை, துறைசார்ந்த கலைச்பசொற்களை அறிந்து கொள்ளுதல், சொற்களின் பொருள் அறிதல் ஆகிய மொழிப்பயிற்சியைப் பெறுகிறார்கள்
  • நாட்டுப்புற இலக்கியங்களின் வாயிலாகப் பெறப்படும் மனித உணர்வுகளையும் தற்கால இலக்கியங்களில் வெளிப்படும் சமூக அவலங்களையும் மதிப்பீடு செய்யும் தன்மையைப் பெறுகிறார்கள்
  • நவீன இலக்கிய உத்திகளை உள்வாங்கி அவற்றைப் பின்பற்றிக் கவிதை, கட்டுரை எழுதும் திறனைப் பெறுகிறார்கள்

Hindi I – CLE1E

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect the interesting words and phrases used in the prescribed texts
● practise writing leave letters, complaint letters, order letters, and enquiry letters
● analyse the concepts or themes in the prescribed texts
● write error-free official memos, government orders, notices, and various forms of official correspondence

French I – CLK1S

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember basic words and phrases related to transportation, fruits, and vegetables
● understand basic grammar concepts like articles, prepositions, verbs, and adjectives
● practise pronunciation using listening comprehension activities
● analyse sentence structures in simple texts
● write short essays using simple vocabulary

English I – CLZ1L

By the end of the course, students will be able to
• remember English vowel and consonant sounds and symbols, along with the rules for word stress, sentence stress, intonation, and voice modulation
• understand the life and works of renowned writers
• apply grammatical rules of tense, aspect, auxiliaries, question tags, interrogative / negative statements in writing error-free sentences
• analyse poetic language or story elements in the prescribed texts
• write critical essays and enact scenes from the prescribed stories

Core Paper-I: British Literature I – BRA1A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember social and historical events of 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries
● understand their impact on English writers and their works
● analyse the themes and styles in English poetry, drama, and fiction written during 16th, 17th and 18th centuries
● assess different works of the same author(s)
● compare and contrast works of different authors of the same literary period

Core Paper – II: Indian Writing in English – BRA1B

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the origin and development of Indian Writing in English
● understand the impact of English imperialism on Indian educational system
● classify dominant ideologies that ruled the Indian society by analysing the prescribed texts
● interpret different themes and techniques used in Indian English prose, poetry, drama, and fiction
● compare and contrast Indian aesthetics with the Western canon

Allied Paper – I: Background to the Study of English Literature I – BRB1A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember characteristic features of literary ages and biographical details of specific authors
● tabulate representative authors and their significant works
● understand the origin and development of literary forms
● integrate the characteristics of literary ages with varied literary forms
● interpret representative literature written between 14th and 18th centuries

Semester II

Language Paper – II

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper II – CLA2H

மாணவியர்கள் இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில்,

  • சிற்றிலக்கியங்கள், கிறித்துவ இசுலாமிய இலக்கியங்கள் ஆகியவற்றின் ஆசிரியர் குறிப்புக்களையும், காலச்சூழலையும் நினைவில் வைத்துக் கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • சிற்றிலக்கியங்களில் எளிய மக்கள் கதைத் தலைவன் தலைவிகளாகப் படைக்கப்பட்டதன் நோக்கத்தைப் புரிந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • நிலம் சார்ந்த மக்களின் வாழ்க்கை முறையையும் மூவேந்தர் மரபையும் காப்பிய இலக்கியத் தன்மையையும் புரிந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • சிற்றிலக்கியங்களைப் பிற இலக்கியங்களோடு ஒப்பிட்டு இவ்விலக்கியங்கள் சமூகத்தை எவ்வாறு பிரதிபலிக்கின்றன என்பதை மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறார்கள்
  • இலக்கண விதிகளைக் கொண்டு தமிழ் மொழியில் தவறின்றிப் பேசவும் எழுதவும் பயிற்சி செய்கிறார்கள்

Hindi II – CLE2G

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember new vocabulary learnt from translation practice (English to Hindi)
● understand the dramatic elements in one-act plays
● analyse the themes in short stories
● enact scenes from one-act plays
● write critical essays on prescribed texts

French II – CLK2L

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect new vocabulary learnt from prescribed texts
● understand grammatical rules and sentence structures
● apply grammar rules and write error-free sentences
● develop conversations using simple vocabulary
● write simple essays or stories using new vocabulary

English II – CLZ2L

By the end of the course, students will be able to
• recollect new vocabulary learnt through word-building activities
• apply grammatical rules of tenses, framing questions, and question tags in identifying errors in sentences
• analyse figurative language in prescribed poems
• evaluate story elements in short stories
• synthesise information and write critical essays on poems, short stories, and one-act plays

Core Paper – III - British Literature II - BRA2A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recall major revolutions, movements, and reforms of 18th and 19th centuries
● understand their impact on English society and literature
● describe the growth of English essay
● evaluate the poetic styles of 18th and 19th centuries
● assess the features of drama and fiction of 18th and 19th centuries

Core Paper – IV - Regional Indian Literature in Translation – BRA2B

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect the background of Indian literary tradition and significance of Indian aesthetics
● understand characteristic features of Regional Indian Literature in translation
● analyse regional elements in the prescribed texts
● develop a basic perception about the possibilities and challenges in translating a text

Allied Paper – II - Background to the Study of English Literature II - BRB2A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recall English prose, poetry, drama, and fiction of 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries
● relate aspects of literary forms with their corresponding authors
● understand characteristic features of various literary movements
● analyse themes and techniques used in 18th to 20th century literature
● interpret various literary forms using representative texts

Semester III

Language - Paper III

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper III – CLA3M

மாணவியர்கள் இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில்,

  • சைவ வைணவ இலக்கியக் குறிப்புகள், நாயன்மார்கள் மற்றும் ஆழ்வார்களின் பெயர்கள், வள்ளலார் பற்றிய குறிப்புகள், சமூக அரசியல் காலச்சூழல்கள் போன்றவற்றை நினைவுப்படுத்திக்  கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • பக்தி இலக்கியங்களின் இறைநெறியையும் கும்பகர்ணனின் அறவுணர்வையும், கன்றை இழந்த பசுவிற்கு நீதி வழங்கிய மனுச்சோழனின் முறை மாண்பையும் புரிந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • பக்தி இலக்கியங்கள் உணர்த்தும் மெய்நெறியைக் கடைப்பிடித்து வாழ்வியல் முறையை மேம்படுத்திக் கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • உலகியல் வாழ்க்கையிலிருந்து நம்மை வேறுபடுத்தி நிலையான வீடுபேற்றை அடைவதற்கான வழிமுறைகளைப் பகுத்துணர்கிறார்கள்
  • அறம், பக்தி, நீதி, ஒழுக்கம் ஆகிய தனிமனிதப் பண்புகளை மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறார்கள்
  • அரசு அலுவலகங்கள் மற்றும் தனியார் நிறுவனங்கள் ஆகியவற்றிற்குக் கடிதம் எழுதும் திறனையும் இலக்கிய நிகழ்வுகளைக் காட்சியாக நடித்துக் காட்டும் திறனையும் பெறுகிறார்கள்

Hindi III – CLE3H

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● describe different literary trends in poetry
● understand the themes in the prescribed poems
● analyse the poetic language used by poets like Surdas, Tulasidas, and Meera Bai
● use newly learnt vocabulary in speech and writing
● writing critical essays on the prescribed poems

French III – CLK3M

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect new vocabulary and grammatical rules
● apply grammatical rules to make meaningful sentences
● understand cultural references in the prescribed texts
● write general essays on favourite film, book, monument, etc.

English III – CLZ3P

By the end of the course, students will be able to
• remember complex vocabulary used in literary contexts
• apply grammatical rules and avoid errors in speaking and writing
• analyse poetic elements in prescribed poems
• evaluate various biographies and critique the lives and works of famous personalities
• develop their interview skills through mock-interviews

Core Paper – V- British Literature III BRA3A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect the impact of World Wars I and II on English society and their influence on English literature
● understand the circumstances that led to Great Depression, Welfare State, and Labour Movement
● recognise the style of representative 20th century prose writers, poets, dramatists, and novelists
● assess various movements that flourished during early 20th century

Core Paper - VI - Modern English Language and Usage BRA3B

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recall the evolution of English language and its regional variations
● understand significant terms in English grammar and usage
● analyse use of language in specific speech events
● assess various forms of discourse
● use language learning tools in Internet and create English language content online

Allied Paper – III - Myth and Literature BRB3A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the origin and development of myths and legends
● recollect characters, places, and events in Greek and Indian mythologies
● understand plots and sub-plots in Celtic literature and Arthurian legends
● compare and contrast plot construction, characterisation, and themes in Greek and Indian mythologies
● enact scenes from modern interpretations of Greek and Indian mythologies

Semester IV

Language Paper IV

பொதுத்தமிழ் Paper IV – CLA4K

மாணவியர்கள் இந்தப் பாடத்தைக் கற்றலின் முடிவில்,

  • சங்க இலக்கியங்கள், நீதி இலக்கியங்கள், காப்பியங்கள் ஆகியவற்றின் காலப் பின்னணி, சங்கப்புலவர்களின் வாழ்க்கைக் குறிப்புகள் போன்றவற்றை நினைவில் வைத்துக் கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • எட்டுத்தொகை, பத்துப்பாட்டு, சிலப்பதிகாரம், மணிமேகலை, திருக்குறள் ஆகியவற்றில் பண்டைத் தமிழ் மக்களின் அகம் புறம் சார்ந்த வாழ்வியல் நிலைப்பாட்டினைப் புரிந்து கொள்கிறார்கள்
  • மொழிப்பெயர்ப்பு விதிகளையும் உத்திகளையும் பயன்படுத்தி எழுத்துப் பயிற்சியைப் பெறுகிறார்கள்
  • செவ்வியல் இலக்கியங்களைக் கற்பதன் மூலம் திணை, துறை விளக்கங்களைத் திறனாய்வு செய்கிறார்கள்
  • பண்டைய மக்களின் வாழ்வியல் கொள்கைகளைத் தற்கால மக்களின் வாழ்வோடு ஒப்பிட்டு மதிப்பீடு செய்கிறார்கள்
  • மொழிப்பெயர்ப்புப் பயிற்சியின் மூலம் கட்டுரை, அறிக்கை ஆகியவற்றை மொழியாக்கம் செய்கிறார்கள்

Hindi IV – CLE4J

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● understand the characteristics of modern poetry
● apply the vocabulary used by modern poets in speech and writing
● analyse the poetic techniques used by the modern poets
● describe the techniques used in short stories and one-act plays
● write critical essays on modern writers and their works

French IV – CLK4N

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember new vocabulary and grammatical rules
● apply grammatical rules and make error-free sentences
● understand cultural differences using prescribed texts
● analyse sentence structures in prescribed texts
● write essays and letters in the prescribed formats

English IV – CLZ4R

By the end of the course, students will be able to
• remember interesting words and phrases used in one-act plays and selected scenes from Shakespeare
• analyse the complex themes in one-act plays and short stories
• apply various techniques in letter writing, précise writing, paraphrasing, and report writing
• evaluate writing techniques used by playwrights and short story writers
• enact scenes from Shakespeare, one-act plays, or short stories

Core Paper – VII - American Literature I BRA4A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the origin and history of American Literature
● explain the cultural, political, and stylistic protocols that governed early American literature
● understand the impact of Puritanism and significance of Transcendentalism using prescribed texts
● assess thematic aspects of literary texts as a part of cultural and historical movements in America
● evaluate new forms of space, identity, and writing that transformed canonical English literary structures

Core Paper – VIII – Film and Literature BRA4B

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● understand basic principles of adaptation theory
● recollect the significant terms used in film analysis
● compare and contrast novels with their film adaptations
● synthesise information from various resources to critique film adaptation(s) of a literary text
● evaluate movies and write different types of film reviews

Allied Paper - IV: Introduction to the Study of Language and Linguistics BRB4A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect distinctive properties of human language
● understand structures and patterns in language and linguistics
● describe different approaches in language study
● analyse basics of English phonetics, phonology, grammar, syntax, and semantics
● apply the knowledge of English Phonetics to improve pronunciation

Semester V

Core Paper IX- American Literature II BRA5A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember causes and effects of major historical events of the era
● identify historical and cultural events that led to the revolutionary upcoming of America as a nation
● examine key features of Modern American prose, poetry, drama, and fiction
● assess composition and distinctiveness of plots and themes in American literature
● evaluate prescribed texts using American literary framework of the era

Core PaperX- PostColonial Literature in English I: Australian Literature BRA5B

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the origin and growth of Australian Literature
● understand the nature of aboriginal Australian society before European settlement
● analyse Australian oral literary tradition, beliefs, myths, stories, and legends
● visualise Australian landscape and environment to understand the traumatic experiences of natives and settlers during colonisation
● evaluate Australian Literature in the postcolonial context using prescribed texts

Core Paper XI - Women’s Writing BRA5C

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● understand the theoretical and critical concepts relevant to Women’s Writing
● describe varied experiences of women caused by prevailing gender inequalities
● synthesise the impact and intersections of gender, sexuality, race, and class in women’s lives
● evaluate critical and theoretical debates surrounding women in varied contexts
● create sensitivity towards women related social issues

Core Paper - XIIIntroduction to Literary Theories BRA5D

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● remember critical thinkers or philosophers and their seminal works
● understand the significance of major critical theories
● examine dominant ideologies in a literary work
● evaluate a literary work using theoretical framework(s)
● synthesise information and write a critical analysis of a literary text

Elective Paper I: Introduction to Translation Studies BRE5A

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the history and evolution of translation studies
● understand the complex concepts and issues in translation
● apply theoretical concepts in analysing translated texts
● compare and contrast two prominent translations of Thirukkural, at the linguistic level
● evaluate the process of translation using prescribed texts

Semester VI

Core Paper - XIII - Contemporary Literature

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● identify the influence of multiculturalism, globalisation, and hybridity on contemporary literature
● understand concepts like alienation, identity crisis, and acculturation with respect to Diaspora writing
● examine the representation of contemporary issues in literature
● categorise major streams of thought in the prescribed texts
● evaluate the thematic concerns and writing styles in contemporary literature

Core Paper – XIV : PostColonial Literature in English II: Canadian Literature

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the history of Canadian Literature
● analyse representative historical and cultural events that led to the formation of Canada as a nation
● assess Canadian concepts and garrison mentality of Canadians as implied in prescribed texts
● relate ethnic and immigrant experiences with Canadian wilderness
● evaluate Canadian writings from a postcolonial perspective

Core Paper – XV: Shakespeare

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recollect features of Elizabethan theatre along with Shakespeare’s life and works
● describe significant features of Shakespearean oeuvre
● analyse prominent themes in Shakespearean plays
● appreciate Shakespearean language, literary elements, and conventions
● synthesise acquired knowledge to critique his plays and enact important scenes from Shakespeare’s plays

Elective PaperII - World Literature in Translation

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● recall the significance of World Literature in English and in translation
● compare and contrast cultural movements that influenced World Literature
● analyse dominant themes that prevail in prescribed texts
● examine various ideologies reflected in literary texts
● evaluate how literature is produced in various cultural settings
● review significant literary texts from different parts of the world

Elective Paper – III:Journalism

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● trace the history of journalism in India
● discuss significant aspects of Press and its governing principles
● analyse the importance of news agencies, advertisements, cartoons, Photographic Journalism, and New Media
● assess the various components of a newspaper
● evaluate elements of reporting in print, radio, television, and online platforms
● design a newsletter using content writing, editing, and proofreading skills