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M.A. in English

VISION OF DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES:

Department of Languages aims to become nationally recognized centre of language learning, to develop students’ linguistic competence and academic potential through professional language, to provide a continuous language training in the skills of independent learning, to enlarge the abilities of its students to become proficient in regional, national and foreign languages and prepare them  become innovative researchers, informed global citizens, lifelong learners and productive professionals who will be able to think critically, communicate effectively, and engage successfully in diverse environments.  

MISSION OF DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES:

M1: To provide consistent high-quality teaching to students in the areas of language and learning, develop their critical skills, and transform their thinking from college to University environment.

M2: To teach all genres of literature for aspirants of Ph. D/ M. Phil and Master of Arts in Punjabi, Hindi and English, and to make them express ideas and sentiments in that particular language.

M3: To enhance their ability to communicate effectively and acquire the actual  pronunciation of native speakers of that particular language

M4: to reach the latest International standards and best practices in learning and teaching of languages.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POs)

M. PHIL, PH. D. ENGLISH

After completing M. Phil, Ph. D. English program, the scholars will be able to:

 

PO1. Literature Knowledge: acquire good knowledge of literature that includes the comprehension of recent developments in English language and literature the world over.

PO2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze literature and language problems to arrive at substantiated conclusions using critical approaches to literature.

PO3. Design/Development of Solutions: acquire knowledge about major impact of literature on the development of society, how it helped shaping civilizations, bringing transformations, changing political systems and exposing injustice by giving a detailed preview of human experiences.

PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: learn creative skills to investigate, analyse, and synthesize information, literary concepts and theories.

PO5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate approaches to literature, resources, and modern literary theories.

PO6. The literature and society: how literature has major impact on the growth and development of society by highlighting its dark and bright sides as literature is the mirror and reflection of the age in which it is written.

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of literature in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development.

PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles depicted in major literary works to be committed to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of society.

PO9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings so as to contribute to the development of new concepts and theories.

PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively with the world community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports, documentation, thesis and all genres of literature. Effective motivation to present papers, write articles and undertake projects.

PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge, understanding of literature and literary principles, and apply these to one’s own work as a member and leader in a team.

PO12. Life-long learning: gain knowledge, skill and inspiration to qualify for M. Phil and Ph. D programs, undertake teaching careers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thus to engage in learning for whole life in the broadest context of technological change.

 

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOs)

Ph.D./M.PHIL ENGLISH

 

On completing M. Phil, Ph. D. in English, the students will:

PSO 1: have an insight into historical and cultural contexts specific to the latter half of the twentieth century English world literature, evaluate and interpret key theoretical issues and appreciate aesthetics dimensions of literature.

PSO-2: identify language, themes, narratives, genres and political elements of the literary works and equip themselves to communicate with wider range of audience and making connections to present-day concerns from literary texts.

 

Subject Code : MPhD-101                     

Title of the course : RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: The course aims at teaching the learners various types of research along with teaching    styles of thesis writing according to MLA and APA styles.

CO 2: To make learners learn how to select topic and guide for thesis writing and how to document sources in Works Cited list and Bibliography.

CO 3: To make them learn format and styles of thesis writing and also let them learn ethics of writing thesis like plagiarism etc.

CO 4: The course will teach them role of computers in research, the use of Microsoft word, Excel, word processor, and how to take help from internet sources while writing thesis.

 

 

Subject Code : MPHD-144

Title of the course : CRITICAL APPROACHES & CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: The course aims to let the scholars go minutely through theories of major postcolonial critics like Bakhtin and Derrida

CO 2: To make learners study postcolonial texts and postcolonial theories as presented by Foucault, Bhabha and Spivak

CO 3: The course helps students explore and learn chief schools of thought that become exemplary to the readers and critics, and that revolutionarized the arena of world literature

CO 4: To make them learn prominent approaches to literature so that they can be able to apply those approaches while analyzing any work of art. These will also be applied in their thesis writing.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POS) (M.A. ENGLISH)

 

PO1. Literature Knowledge: Good knowledge of literature that includes the comprehension of recent developments in English language and literature the world over.

PO2. Problem Analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze language problems to arrive at substantiated conclusions using critical approaches to literature.

PO3. Design/Development of Solutions: Major impact on the development of society, helped shaping civilizations, bringing transformations, changing political systems and exposing injustice by giving a detailed preview of human experiences.

PO4. Conduct investigations of complex problems: Creative skills to investigate, analyze, and synthesize information, literary concepts and theories.

PO5. Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate approaches to literature, resources, and modern literary theories.

PO6. The literature and society: Major impact on the development of society as literature is the mirror and reflection of society.

PO7. Environment and sustainability: Understand the impact of literature in societal and environmental contexts, and demonstrate the knowledge of, and need for sustainable development. PO8. Ethics: Apply ethical principles depicted in literary works to be committed to professional ethics, responsibilities and norms of society.

PO9. Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10. Communication: Communicate effectively with the world community and with society at large. Be able to comprehend and write effective reports, documentation, thesis and all genres of literature. Effective motivation to present papers, write articles and undertake projects.

PO11. Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge, understanding of literature and literary principles, and apply these to one’s own work as a member and leader in a team.

PO12. Life-long learning: Knowledge, skill and inspiration to qualify for M. Phil and Ph. D programmes, undertake teaching careers at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, thus to engage in learning for whole life in the broadest context of technological change.

 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES  (PEOS)  M. A. ENGLISH

After completing the course, the graduate will be able to:

PEO 1: Make an in depth study and analysis of the literary works through which a thorough exposure to the distinctions of literature will be depicted.

PEO2: Acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the historical, literary and theoretical aspects of English Literature, and all genres of literature leading to the understanding of literary movements from the times immemorial.

PEO3: Gain awareness on the importance of Literature in addressing contemporary issues such as environmental concerns, gender issues, societal problems, thereby giving effective solution to such problems.

PEO 4: Imparting the knowledge of English as a world language and make learners communicate both in speaking and writing in a variety of contexts and genres

 

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES (PSOS)

M.A.ENGLISH

On completing M. A. English program, the students will attain:

PSO 1: knowledge and insight into English language and Literature on an advanced level and will develop openness to new ideas, perspectives, ways of thinking, aesthetic sensibility, critical and analytical skills and creativity.

PSO 2: learn skills in organizing and expressing ideas and perspectives with clarity and coherence through writing and speech along with skills in narration, description and argumentation, and ability to attempt theory based evaluation and analysis of literary texts, knowledge of world literatures and insight into different cultural traditions, ability to negotiate the challenges of life                           

 

SEMESTER I

 

Subject Code : MAE 101

Title of the course : BRITISH DRAMA

Course Outcomes  :After completion of this course, student would be able to:

 

CO: 1. The course aims to make the students expose to the era when English Drama was atits glory and to its various themes and forms in Shakespearean Age.

CO: 2. To make learner understand the insights, genres, conventions and experiments associated with English Drama, and the knowledge of historical, socio-political, and religious trends in the dramas of this course

CO: 3. The course helps students explore how famous writers used the resources of language as a creativity to explore the entire range of human experience through their dramas as a literary form.

CO: 4. To help students explore how these famous dramatists explored hidden tenants of human history through their works

 

Subject Code : MAE 102

Title of the course : LITERATURE IN ENGLISH

Course Outcomes:

The course is designed to understand the principles and concepts of English Poet and its various components

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 CO 1 This course lets the students study poetry of most famous Romantic poets of English Literature  thus  to make them appreciate their poetry as a literary art

CO 2 To make them analyze various elements of these famous poems such as diction, tone, form, genre, imagery, figures of speech, symbolism, theme, etc., and to make them able to identify a variety of forms and genres of poetry from romantic age

CO 3 The students will be able to appreciate the nuances of poetic language, meter and poetic devices and analyze different genres of it.

CO 4 Through one novel prescribed in the course, the students will go through the history of industrialisation

 

Subject Code : MAE 103

Title of the course : HISTORY AND MAJOR MOVEMENTS -I

COURSE OUTCOMES :

CO 1  The course makes the students learn history of English Literature in detail from Chaucer to the age of Johnson

CO 2 Aims at the study of major writers and their writings in different ages, the relevance of their works in present times, how those writers transformed human thought through their works in the history of English Literature. 

CO 3 Aims to make familiar the learners with important literary terms of English literature from its existence

CO 4 To study all literary genres of poetry, dramas, novels, prose etc.

 

 Subject Code: MAE 104

Title of the course: PHONETICS AND SPOKEN ENGLISH

 COURSE OUTCOMES :

CO: 1. Student will be given basic information about English sounds and phonemic transcriptions in British English (Received Pronunciation) and American English

CO: 2. The learner would be sensitized regarding the nuances of English speech sounds, word accent, intonation and rhythm.

CO: 3. The core components of linguistics like phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, discourse and pragmatics will also be introduced through this course.

CO: 4. Student will be able to identify the symbols of all the 44 English sounds, and try to produce Received Pronunciation and transcription of the sounds. The student would improve the fluency in spoken English and neutralize mother tongue’s influence.

 

SEMESTER II

 

Subject Code: MAE 201

Title of the course: LITERARY CRITICISM-1

COURSE OUTCOMES :

CO 1: The course aims at developing the analytical skills of learners in the field of literary criticism so that they can analyze oral and written discourse of various genres with regard to social, cultural, political and historical contexts.

CO 2: Students will be able to demonstrate an in depth expertise in literary history of criticism, theory, and rhetoric of the times when criticism came into existence with Aristotle’s philosophy.

CO 3: This course is designed to help students develop literary sensibility and critical thinking by studying theories of world’s most famous thinkers.

CO 4:To equip learners with the knowledge of key forms and terminology of literary criticism so that the ability to analyze the writings of literary scholars and luminaries might be developed.

 

Subject Code: MAE 202

Title of the course: BRITISH NOVEL-I

COURSE OUTCOMES :

CO: 1. The course offers an Introduction to The Rise of Novel, The Gothic Novel, The Picaresque Tradition, Realism-Naturalism, Magic Realism besides providing Art, craft and elements of Fiction.

CO: 2. It enables the students to analyze literature and fiction using appropriate theoretical, historical and cultural apparatus,

CO: 3. Students get to know various cultures and construction of gender, nation and race throughout the history. They will get acquaintance with the history of Industrialization.

CO: 4. The prescribed fiction helps the students to learn human values and the behavioral patterns from great works of art, and develops the ability to understand human race.

 

Subject Code: MAE 203

Title of the course: HISTORY AND MAJOR MOVEMENTS –II

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO: 1. The course makes the students learn history of English Literature in detail. Major historical movements like Romantic Age, Victorian Age and Modern Age will be covered and grasped.

CO: 2. Aims at the study of major writers and their writings in different ages from Shakespeare to the modern, and the relevance of their works in present times 

CO: 3. Aims to make familiar the learners with important literary terms of English literature

CO: 4. Learn all literature genres of  poetry, dramas, novels etc.

 

Subject Code : MAE 204

Title of the course: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO: 1. This Course aims at teaching famous Indian English Novels and Poetic lines by most prominent writers of the country so as to present a glimpse of writing techniques of these authors.

CO: 2. To present a picture of post-independence Indian English poetry and Novel writing

CO: 3. To make the students aware of social, political, and cultural issues as  reflected in major Indian English writings.

CO: 4. To make learners appreciate the artistic and innovative use of language employed by these writers, and to instill the values and concerns for common people in students as reflected in these texts.

 

SEMESTER III

Subject Code: MAE 301

Title of the course:  RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

Course Outcomes:

 

CO: 1. This course aims to develop understanding of basic framework of research process and an understanding of various research designs and techniques.

CO: 2. To identify various sources of information for literature review and data collection and to develop an understanding of the ethical dimensions of conducting applied research.

CO: 3. Appreciate the components of scholarly writing, evaluate its quality, and to teach them fundamentals of writing research papers and thesis

CO: 4. To develop excellent English communication skills in the students of National and International levels, and to make them familiar with all types of communication skills

 

Subject Code : MAE 302

Title of the course : BRITISH NOVEL II

 

COURSE OUTCOMES

CO 1: The course offers an Introduction to The Picaresque Tradition and the advent of Stream of Consciousness Novel

CO 2:.It enables the students to analyze literature and fiction using appropriate theoretical, historical and cultural apparatus as presented in the above texts

CO3: to make students get to know various cultures and construction of gender, nation and race, and teach them psychological processes and inner psyche of the characters presented in these works

CO4: The prescribed fiction will help the student learn human values and the behavioral patterns from great works of art, and develops the ability to understand human race.

 

Subject Code : MAE 303

Title of the course : BRITISH DRAMA-II

 

CO: 1. The course makes the students expose to the origin and development of English drama and its various themes and forms of different ages and stages.

CO: 2. The learner would be able to understand the insights, genres, conventions and experimentations associated with English Drama, and the knowledge of historical, socio-political, and religious trends in the plays.

CO: 3. Aims to help students explore how writers used the resources of language as a creativity to explore the entire range of human experience through their dramas as a literary form.

CO: 4. To help students explore how these famous dramatists explored hidden tenants of human race through their works.

 

Subject Code : MAE 304

Title of the course : TWENTIETH CENTURY ENGLISH POETRY

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO 1  This course lets the students study poetry of most famous poets of English Literature  thus  to make them appreciate poetry as a literary art

CO 2 To make them analyze various elements of these famous poems such as diction,     tone, form, genre, imagery, figures of speech, symbolism, theme, etc.

CO 3 To make them able to identify a variety of forms and genres of poetry from 20th century

CO 4 The students will be able to appreciate the nuances of poetic language and poetic devices and analyze different genres of it.

 

SEM IV

Subject Code : MAE 401

Title of the course : AMERICAN LITERATURE

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO 1 The course aims to introduce famous American poets like Whitman and his famous poems, and how they become examples for many writers to come

CO 2  To give a glimpse into famous poetry of Robert Frost which is inspirational and a depiction of nature and feelings of brotherhood

CO 3  To let the students go through novel of renowned American novelist Hemingway. The purpose holds to give a peep into American thought and society.

CO 4 They will be able to describe distinct literary characteristics of American fiction and analyze literary works of eminent American writers like Miller. Thus there will

a reflection of American Literature and social norms.

 

Subject Code : MAE 402

Title of the course      :           LITERARY CRITICISM II (OPTION-A)

COURSE OUTCOMES  :

CO 1 This course helps student get basic information critical theories of famous critics in the field of literature like J.C Ransom

CO 2 To impart the learners Marxist theory of world renowned thinker and critic Terry Eagleton and to depict the impact of his thoughts on world society and philosophy.

CO 3 To make the learners do through study of critical theories of feminism and feminist criticism expressed by renowned female critics.

CO 4 They will learn Edward W. Said’s theory of Orientalism that revolutionarised the area of postcolonial studies.

 

Subject Code              :           MAE 403

Title of the course      :           LINGUISTICS (OPTION B)

COURSE OUTCOMES :

CO 1 This course helps student get basic information about language and its various features, and make them learn animal communication

CO 2 To sensitize the learner about various varieties of language such as Dialect; Register; Pidgin; Creole, Parole etc.

CO 3 To make learners study various types of Indo-European languages

CO 4 They will learn various techniques and methods of English language teaching in India.

 

Subject Code              :           MAE 404 Paper III

Title of the course      :           CULTURAL STUDIES

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO 1 .Students will be introduced to the concept of culture and evolution of cultural studies in the arena of English literary criticism

CO 2 The course gives a picture of major thinkers and writers associated with cultural studies.

CO 3 . Students will learn strategies to connect cultural knowledge to everyday life and practices

CO 4 They will able to understand various cultures through oral and written modes of communication, by becoming familiar with the basic concepts of Cultural Studies, for instance, power, agency, gender, race, ethnicity, identity and ideology that exists in a society.

 

Subject Code              :           MAE 405 Paper III

Title of the course      :           (Punjabi Writing in Translation) (Option B)

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO 1 Students will be introduced to the concept of famous translated works of Punjabi writers in English. The selected poetry of famous Punjabi Sufi poets’ like BhagatKabir and Bulleh Shah will be studied.

CO 2  The course will teach “The Japuji” in English translation by first Guru of Sikhs Guru Nanak Dev

CO 3 The learners will study very famous work of Guru TegBahadurSalok Mahalla Ninth’

CO  4  They will study another Punjabi Novelist Gurdial Singh’s translated novel “The Last Flicker.” The aim of teaching this paper is to keep the students in touch with their roots.

 

 

Subject Code              :           MAE 406 

Title of the course      :           INDIAN LITERARY CRITICISM (OPTION A)

COURSE OUTCOMES :

 

CO 1 The students will go through Bharatmuni’ s concept of  flavor (Rasa), an essential element prevalent in any work of art

 CO 2 They will learn Anandavardhana’s theory of Dhwani which let them learn how poetry has direct and indirect meanings, i.e. they will learn how denotations and connotations are inherent in poetry, and how connotation is more important to be understood, but that is the quality of those who are gifted with some imagination and a sort of intuition.

 CO 3 They will learn Kuntaka’sVakroti theory that looks upon the literary piece as a whole from an essentially artistic angle, where the creativity of the poet is at play in fashioning out an artifact. This perspective should suit any work of art, especially literary masterpieces of all-time greats.

CO 4The students will go through Ramanujan’s critical theory of poetry on Tamil poets. Thus they will learn Indian literary critical theories of poetry propounded by famous Indian Sanskrit theorists.

 

Subject Code: MAE 407

Title of the course: POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURE

COURSE OUTCOMES

 

CO 1 The course aims at teaching theories of Orientalism and Postcolonialism of renowned thinkers and critics of this tradition of writing

CO 2 It aims to teach mode and perspectives of postcolonial literatures the world over.

CO 3 To reflect how the literatures in postcolonial countries have responded  to colonialism’s discourses

CO 4 Through the novels of these famous fictions writers, the course reflects the psyche of the people residing in various countries after the era of British Imperialism.

Academic Programs


Postgraduate

M.A English

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 45% Marks in aggregate or 50% in relavant subject
Duration: 2 Years
Full Time

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