The course is designed to acquaint students with the major trends and writers in English literature through detailed study of specific literary works by major English authors. On completion of the course, the students will learn to analyze literature and to write on literary topics at an advanced level. Students will be exposed to cutting-edge research while at the same time trained to understand a range of theoretical and literary-historical frameworks for understanding literature. The students will demonstrate an appropriate level of expertise in literary history, literary theory, and rhetoric. Once they complete the course, they will come out of the University as highly proficient literary researchers with the ability to conduct research on great literary works and will accurately understand the synthesis of research. They will acquire critical and analytical skills in the interpretation and evaluation of literary texts. The students will become experts in written academic English, and will display a command over it, including the abilities to organize and present material in a cogent fashion, formulate and defend original arguments, employ effectively the language of their discipline and write under time constraints. They will also demonstrate integrative and independent thinking, originality, imagination, experimentation, problem solving, or risk taking in thought, expression, or intellectual engagement. They will be able to participate in discussions by listening to others' perspectives, asking productive questions, and articulating original ideas.
The course will also familiarize the students with language (in this case English) as a means of communication. The students will be acquainted with the phonological, lexical and syntactic system of the English language. They will also have a firsthand knowledge on the situational, social and cultural appropriateness on the language. On completion of the course the students will be able to use English confidently, appropriately and accurately by improving their language skills, listening, speaking, reading & writing.