BA(Hons.) | DURATION: 3 YEARS

Bachelor of Arts in English

Bachelor of Arts in English

Programme Overview:

The research based teaching pedagogy enables the students to critically appreciate major literary works of all periods. Presentation of Term papers, participation in Seminars and Workshops minor projects, reading sessions, all further equip a student with the skills needed to develop his/her critical appreciation skills of the literary and language works.

Pedagogy:

Royal School of Language aims to provide the students with an insight into the world of literature and enables them to critically appreciate major literary works of famous authors. It also gives them an in depth view of the various periods in literary history including its political, social, cultural, economic and intellectual background. Focus on developing the communicative and linguistic capabilities of the students become the ruling ground in Royal School of Language.

Programme Structure:

Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Foundation Studies in English Literature (Prose & Poetry) 3 0 1 3 4
2 The Social and Literary Context - 1 (Medieval & Rennaisance) 3 0 0 3 3
3 Studies in Prose : Theory & Practice 3 0 1 3 4
4 Studies in Poetry : Theory & Practice 3 0 1 3 4
5 Language and English Usage (Grammar) 2 0 1 3 3
6 Workshop (Creative Writing) 0 2 0 1 2
7 Computer Fundamentals - 1 1 2 0 2 3
8 Economics-I / Sociology-I/ Psychology/Applied Psychology -I/ (Anyone)Economics-I / Sociology-I/ Psychology/Applied Psychology -I/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Developing Oral Communication & Listening Skills 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - I** 2 0 0 2 2
11 Environmental Science / India - land of Diversity 3 0 0 3 3
12 Physical education - I 0 0 2 1 2
13 Concepts of Behavioral Science 1 0 0 1 1
14 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 --
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Foundation Studies in English Literature (Fiction & Drama) 3 0 1 3 4
2 The Social and Literary Context - 2 (Restoration to Romantic) 3 0 0 3 3
3 Studies in Fiction : Theory & Practice 3 0 1 3 4
4 Studies in Drama : Theory & Practice 3 0 1 3 4
5 Language and English Usage (Academic Writing and Composition) 2 0 1 3 3
6 Workshop (Translation Studies) 0 2 0 1 2
7 Computer Fundamentals - II 1 2 0 2 3
8 Economics-II / Sociology-II/ Psychology/Applied Psychology-II/ (Anyone)Economics-II / Sociology-II/ Psychology/Applied Psychology-II/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Conversation & Public Speaking 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - II** 2 0 0 2 2
11 India - land of Diversity / Environmental Science 3 0 0 3 3
12 Physical education - II 0 0 2 1 2
13 Understanding Self and Others 1 0 0 1 1
14 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) ** -- 3 --
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Literary Criticism - 1 3 0 1 3 4
2 The Social and Literary Context - 3 (The Victorian World) 3 0 0 3 3
3 Victorian Poetry and Fiction 3 0 1 3 4
4 Language & Linguistics - 1 2 2 0 3 4
5 Teaching English as a Second Langauge 2 0 0 2 2
6 MIL - Assamese literature 2 0 0 2 2
7 Media and Writing 1 0 0 1 2
8 Term paper 0 2 0 1 2
9 Science fiction and Detective literature 1 0 0 1 1
10 Economics-III / Sociology-III/ Psychology/Applied Psychology-III/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
11 Career Oriental Communication 1 0 0 1 1
12 Foreign Language - III** 2 0 0 2 2
13 Physical education - III 0 0 2 1 2
14 Understanding Problems and Innovative Solutions 1 0 0 1 1
15 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 --
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Literary Criticism - 2 3 0 1 3 4
2 The Social and Literary Context - 4 (Modernism and After) 3 0 0 3 3
3 English Poetry and Fiction : Modernisn &After 3 0 1 3 4
4 Language & Linguistics - 2 2 2 0 3 4
5 Research Methodology 2 0 0 2 2
6 MIL - Assamese literature 2 0 0 2 2
7 Art Appreciation 2 0 0 2 2
8 Term paper 0 2 0 1 2
9 Language, Literature & Culture/ Literature & Cinema 2 0 0 2 2
10 Economics-IV / Sociology-IV/ Psychology/Applied Psychology-IV/ (Anyone) 3 0 0 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
11 Communication & Presentation Skills 1 0 0 1 1
12 Foreign Language - IV** 2 0 0 2 2
13 Physical education - IV 0 0 2 1 2
14 Team Building, Group Dynamics and Leadership 1 0 0 1 1
15 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 --
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 1 3 4
2 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 0 3 3
3 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 0 3 3
4 The Essay in English 2 0 0 2 2
5 Life Writing : Biographies, Memoirs, Letters 2 0 0 2 2
6 British literature - I 2 0 0 2 2
7 Language & Gender 2 0 0 2 2
8 Mini Project & Seminar 0 2 1 3 3
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Ethics and Business Communication 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - V** 2 0 0 2 2
11 Physical education - V 0 0 2 1 2
12 Stress Management 1 0 0 1 1
13 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 --
Sl. No. Names of subjects L T P C TCP
Core Subjects
1 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 1 3 4
2 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 0 3 3
3 Specialization - American Literature/ Indian Literature 3 0 0 3 3
4 World Literatures 2 0 0 2 2
5 Mythology Studies 2 0 0 2 2
6 British literature - II 2 0 0 2 2
7 Women & Literature 1 0 0 1 1
8 Project & Dissertation 0 4 2 4 6
Employability & Personality Enhancement Courses (EPEC)*
9 Effective Workplace Communication 1 0 0 1 1
10 Foreign Language - VI** 2 0 0 2 2
11 Physical education - VI 0 0 2 1 2
12 Relationship Management and Behavioral Communication 1 0 0 1 1
13 Basket Course (may lead to minor track if chosen from same domain in different semesters) *** -- 3 --

Note: minor modifications in this structure may be incorporated as per the recommmendations of Board of Studies
* these are compulsory subjects and scores/grades will be awarded in the end semester examination
** Subject to availability of the faculty members, few foreign language courses will be offered
*** these courses will be offered subject to availabilty of Faculty members & other resources

Learning Facilities:

To enable the students to complete their education effectively, they are provided with facilities like:

    Well stocked library Selection Criteria

    Industry academic collaboration.

    Benefits both the corporates and the students to be industry ready.

    Facilitates the subsequent step in placing young and talented students all around the country.

    Placement Training

    Frequent guest lectures/special talks

    Training on use of modern communication technologies & software

    Digitally equipped Lecture Halls

    Seminar Halls

    Auditorium

    Communication Lab

    24 x 7 Wi-Fi connectivity

    Mental & Physical wellness programs.

Career Opportunities:

After the completion of BA (Hons) in English, candidate can opt for

    Higher studies

    Teaching

    Freelance writer

    Interpreter

    Translator

Academic qualification and proficiency in a foreign language can open the door for career in sectors such as:

    Tourism

    Embassy

    Diplomatic service

    Entertainment

    Public Relations

    Mass Communication

    NGO

    Publishing House

    Interpretation and Translator

    Training

    Journalism etc.

Programme Outcome:

On completion of the programme the students will be able to discuss and analyze the works of major writers. They will also be able to analyze literary works within their historical and cultural contexts and in the context of the conventions and histories of their genres.

They will also be equipped to compose sophisticated written works of literary analysis, incorporating appropriate close reading, research, and writing skills.