DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH WELCOME TO
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WELCOME TO
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
WELCOME TO
MASTER ARTS -ENGLISH POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM POSTGRADUATE PROGRAM MASTER OF ARTS -ENGLISH RESEARCH BASED APPROACH
GSUITE ENABLED CLASSROOMS
SMARTBOARD CLASSROOM
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS
RESEARCH BASED APPROACH
GSUITE ENABLED CLASSROOMS
SMARTBOARD CLASSROOM
HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS

Department of English

Master of Arts - English : Postgraduate programme

The Master 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.

Postgraduate Program Eligibility

Minimum requirements for applying to the program

The Master of Arts – English, undergraduate programme, at minimum requires the applicant to have obtained the pass percentage and completed undergraduate programme in B.A English or equivalent

Overview

The Department Of English - Postgraduate 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
[email protected]

Enquiries
[email protected]

General Enquiry
044-2345-5432

Department Microsite

Department Events & Activities

Our Faculty

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 four Semesters to complete the Master of Arts – English : Postgraduate 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 Master’s degree.

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

Visit our official micro site for further information.

Semester I

Core Paper I - Poetry I – From Chaucer to 17th Century

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

● recollect the origin and development of poetry from age of Chaucer to 17th century with the help of prescribed texts
● understand various literary terms, forms, movements, and types of poetry using prescribed texts
● analyse prescribed poems and bring out the features and themes that are specific to the movement or age
● evaluate the prescribed poems using various literary techniques

Core Paper II - Drama I - Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama

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

● trace the origin and development of English Drama
● describe Elizabethan England in social and historical context and gain a deeper insight into the theatrical conventions of Elizabethan Drama
● analyse predominant literary movements and genres of Elizabethan and Jacobean Age
● assess the literary and stylistic features of the prescribed plays
● evaluate prescribed texts in terms of plot, characterisation, themes, and dramatic techniques

Core Paper III: Fiction I: Origins and Developments up to 18th Century

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

● describe the origin and development of novel and its sub-genres
● analyse the social and historical contexts of prescribed novels
● compare and contrast plots, themes, characters, and point of view in prescribed novels
● examine ways in which novelists perceive their contemporary world
● collaborate with peer group for role play, presentation, and seminar

Core Paper IV: Indian Writing in English and in Translation

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 and regional language texts translated into English, from the postcolonial perspective
● synthesise arguments on Indian literary texts, contextualising them within contemporary socio-political situations

Elective Paper - I (Elective within the Department): Classics in Translation

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

● recollect characteristic features of Ancient Indian Theatre and Classical Greek Theatre
● understand socio, economic, and cultural factors reflected in world classics
● understand translation basics like Source Language (SL), Target Language (TL), inter-lingual, intra-lingual, and inter-semiotic translations
● analyse the prescribed classics in the light of ‘religion’ and ‘philosophy’
● evaluate Existentialism, Realism, Naturalism, Marxism, and Feminism using the prescribed texts
● synthesise (print and web) resources and write critical essays on the prescribed classics in translation

Soft Skills I Essentials of Language and Communication Skills

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

● develop basic communication skills – Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
● remember basic concepts of Business Writing
● write effective resume for the workplace

Semester II

Core Paper V : American Literature

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

● trace the origin and development of American Literature
● describe the social, historical, and political background of American Literature
● analyse various movements like flowering of New England, American Renaissance, and Harlem Renaissance
● evaluate the distinctiveness of Transcendentalism, Individualism, Counter-Culture, and Rise of Black Culture and Literature
● appreciate prescribed texts in terms of styles, themes, and techniques

Core Paper VI - Poetry II: Eighteenth to Nineteenth Century

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

● recall various literary events, authors, texts, and movements related
to poetry, from Augustan Age to Victorian Age
● analyse the poetry of Pre-Raphaelites, Augustans, Transitionists,
Romantics, and Victorians
● appreciate the thematic structure and figurative language of
prescribed poems

Core Paper VIIDrama II: Restoration to Twentieth Century

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

● trace the development of English Drama from Restoration to 20th century
● assess the historical contexts, psycho-social aspects, cultural and moral values inherent in prescribed plays
● appreciate the literary and stylistic techniques of playwrights like John Dryden, William Congreve, J. M. Synge, Bertolt Brecht, Harold Pinter, and Samuel Beckett
● analyse prescribed plays critically in terms of form, structure, themes, and dramatic techniques

Core Paper VIIIFiction II: Nineteenth to Twentieth Century

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

● recollect the significance of Colonial Expansion, French Revolution, and Industrial Revolution
● understand the cultural, social, and political backdrops that contributed to diversity in fiction writing during Victorian and Modern periods
● apply class and gender issues and evaluate prescribed texts
● analyse the narrative techniques, characterisation, and space-time connections in fiction
● evaluate modern man’s quest as portrayed in prescribed novels

Elective Paper-II (Elective within the Department): English for Careers

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

● remember basic concepts of effective business writing
● write effective resumes
● edit Newsletters and Press Releases
● develop effective oral communication
● compose articles for website

Soft Skills II Essentials of Spoken and Presentation Skills

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

● understand posture, gesture, facial expressions, and tone of speech
● develop effective oral communication
● improve their body language
● make interesting presentations and do seminar

Semester III

Core Paper IX : Shakespeare Studies

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

● understand Elizabethan theatre and the evolution of Shakespeare Studies from Elizabethan age till twentieth century
● assess the historical and socio-political perspectives in prescribed texts
● analyse Shakespearean texts using theoretical frameworks
● evaluate the evolving perspectives down the ages and relate them to contemporary era
● create their own arguments and re-evaluate them using fresh perspectives pertinent to present time

Core Paper X : English Language and Linguistics

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

● understand the basics of Phonetics and Phonology
● trace the evolution of language and evaluate the role of language in constructing and reflecting social identities
● apply principles of first and second language acquisition in understanding the theories and methods in English Language Teaching
● assess lesson plans, course syllabi, and teaching materials
● design language learning materials and assessments using e-learning tools

Core Paper XI – Literary Criticism and Literary Theory

By the end of the course, students will be able to
● understand western critical tradition from Classical Criticism to Postcolonial theories
● analyse aesthetic concepts and critical traditions of Classical and Romantic age
● evaluate humanistic, structuralist, and post-structuralist approaches to literature
● synthesise information and write research articles using theoretical or critical frameworks

Core Paper XIIWritings by and on Women

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

● understand how historical backgrounds shape women’s lives in various geographical settings
● recognise and discuss the crucial aspects of women’s writing
● analyse the social, political, cultural and intellectual concerns related to women’s writing
● analyse and interpret literary works by women in contemporary era

Elective Paper-III (Elective within the department) - Film Studies

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

● identify different phases in the development of Film Studies
● trace the evolution of Indian film industry
● understand the basics of film-making
● analyse various genres of films
● evaluate films from different socio-cultural dimensions
● write film reviews using different techniques

Extra Disciplinary Elective-I - English for Professional Communication

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

● understand different communication theories and models
● apply the theories to enhance their listening and speaking skills
● examine modern media tools and modes of official business correspondence
● utilise media tools to draft business letters, emails, and memorandum
● collaborate with each other for effective workplace and professional communication

Internship

As a part of the curriculum, students undergo Internship training for a period of four weeks in the month of May in any reputed organisation.
By the end of Internship, students will be able to

● understand the responsibilities of a reporter or journalist
● evaluate publishing or e-publishing standards
● recollect the basics of proofreading and editing
● assess specs and manual, and write a project report

Soft Skill III - Life and Managerial Skills

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

● understand the mechanism of stress
● recollect the basic concepts of body language
● realise the significance of time management
● analyse the techniques used in resolution of conflict

Semester IV

Core Paper XIIITwentieth Century Poetry

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

● trace the development of twentieth century British poetry
● analyse the features of Edwardian and Georgian Poetry, Modernism, Imagism, Symbolism, Movement poetry, and Postmodern poetry
● evaluate the influence of Representational Arts, Marxism, World Wars I & II, Welfare State, and Free Verse on twentieth century poetry
● appreciate prescribed poems in terms of styles, themes, movements, and techniques

Elective PaperIV (Elective within the department) - English Literature for UGC NET/SET Examination

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

● outline the development of history of English literature
● analyse the characteristic features of literary ages
● understand the social, historical, and political background of writers
● assess literary works in terms of genres, styles, themes, and techniques along with rhetoric and prosody
● evaluate their knowledge of literature and prepare for NET/SET or other competitive exams

Elective Paper - V (Elective within the Department) - Introduction to Translation Studies

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

● identify various types of translation
● understand basic translation techniques
● apply basic skills acquired in doing translation practically
● analyse quality of translation using different translations of the same source text
● evaluate translated works at linguistic level

Extra Disciplinary Elective– II - Literature, Analysis, Approaches and Copy Editing

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

● understand the basics of book review
● assess the advertisements in newspaper, TV, and Internet
● analyse various aspects of publishing industry
● evaluate specs and manuals, and write technical reports
● edit and proofread paragraphs using copy-editing symbols and epublishing tools

Core Papers - XIV & XV Research Methodology and Project Writing

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

● identify a research topic and formulate a hypothesis
● understand theoretical or conceptual framework for the research
● interpret or evaluate literary texts
● analyse primary and secondary sources using the chosen framework
● use quotations, give citations, and document sources in Works Cited using MLA guidelines
● write a thesis following research methodology

Soft Skills IV - German Level I

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

● remember words and phrases from German language
● understand how to frame sentences or questions
● develop basic conversation in German language