BA English

Eligibility
 
Candidates who have passed Plus Two or equivalent 
examination or an examination recognised by the M.G. University as equivalent thereto. 
 
Seat Allocation
 
Gen ETB Muslim LC OBX OBH BPL SC ST OEC Management Community Total
28 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3 0 10 0 48
Index Calculation
 

Index mark is calculated as per the following formula:

Index = Total marks−Handicap Marks + 2 x Marks in Part 1English(for plus2) + 50(for English as optional paper for plus 2)+Bonus Marks (if any)
 
Bonus=NSS(15)+NCC(15)+NCC A cert(3)+NCC B|C cert(5)+Ex-service man(15)
 
Handicap marks=5 mark each for every additional attempt in plus two papers
 
[Total marks obtained in the qualifying examination less handicap marks plus twice the marks secured in Part I English of the Plus Two/equivalent examination plus weightage of 50 marks to those who have taken English as one of the optional for the qualifying exam plusbonus marks if any.]
 

 

Contents will update soon

  1. Core – English Language and Literature pdf: http://intersmarthosting.in/cochin_college/uploads/files/44/Core – English B.A. English.pdf
  2. Complementary 1 – Transition to the Modern World (World History)
  3. Complementary 2 – Roots of the Modern World (World History)
  4. Common Course - English pdf: http://intersmarthosting.in/cochin_college/uploads/files/43/Common_Courses B.A. English.pdf
  5. Additional Language – Malayalam | Hindi | French
  6. Open Course-English for Careers (For batches other than B.A English Language and Literature)pdf:http://intersmarthosting.in/cochin_college/uploads/files/45/Open Course.pdf
  7. Elective Open Course(Frontier Areas) – Regional Literatures in Translation 

COURSE OUTCOME FOR CORE COURSES

COURSE-1 METHODOLOGY OF HUMANITIES AND LITERATURE

On completion of the course, the student should be able:

CO1: To know and appreciate the location of literature within humanities

CO2: To establish connections across frontiers of disciplines

CO3: To critically engage with culture , gender and marginality

CO4: To become acquainted with narration and representation

COURSE-2 INTRODUCTION TO LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

On completion of the course, the student should be able to:

CO1:Appreciate, interpret and critically evaluate literature.

CO2: Form an idea about the various stages in the development of English language.

CO3: Distinguish between the different varieties of English used all over the world.

Course 3: LITERATURE AND INFORMATICS

CO1:The students will have a thorough general awareness of computer hardware and software.

CO2:The students will have good practical skill in performing common basic tasks with the computers.

CO3:The students are expected to create PowerPoint presentations on any topic in literature incorporating extensively researched web sources.

COURSE 4: READING PROSE

CO1:To develop critical thinking in students

CO2:To enable them to write and appreciate different types of prose

COURSE 5: READING POETRY

CO1:To introduce the students to the basic elements of poetry- to enrich the students through various perspectives readings in poetry

COURSE 6: READING FICTION

CO1:To develop critical thinking and imagination through long and short fiction and to familiarize students with cultural diversity through different representative samples of fiction.

COURSE 7: READING DRAMA

On completion of the course:

CO1:The students should be familiar with the plays of master-dramatists and will have developed the ability to appreciate and evaluate various types of plays.

COURSE 8: LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS

CO1:To lead to a greater understanding of the human communicative action through an objective study of language.

CO2: To familiarize students with the key concepts of linguistics and develop awareness of the latest trends in language study.

CO3: To help students move towards better and intelligible pronunciation and to improve the general standard of pronunciation in everyday conversation.

COURSE 9: LITERARY CRITICISM: THEORY AND PRACTICE

At the end of the course the student

CO1:Gets the feeling that every reader including himself/herself is a critic.

CO2:Becomes able to differentiate between judgment and appreciation.

CO3:Gets in touch with various movements and schools of thought.

CO4:Comes to praxis from theory.

CO5:Develops an interdisciplinary approach.

COURSE10: POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES

At the end of the course:

CO1:The students will be familiar with literary productions that address issues related to cultural identity in colonized societies, the development of a national identity after colonial domination, and the ways in which writers articulate and celebrate such identity.

CO2: The students will have been acquainted with the resistance of the colonized against the colonizer through literature that articulates it.

COURSE XI: WOMEN’S LITERATURE

At the end of the course:

CO1:The students will have an awareness of class, race and gender as social constructs and about how they influence women’s lives.

CO2:The students will have acquired the skill to understand feminism as a social movement and a critical tool.

CO3:They will be able to explore the plurality of female experiences.

CO4:They will be equipped with analytical, critical and creative skills to interrogate the biases in the construction of gender and patriarchal norms.

COURSE 12: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH

CO1:To provide an overview of the various phases of the evolution of Indian writing in English.

CO2:To introduce students to the thematic concerns, genres and trends of Indian writing in English.

CO3:To generate discussions on the constraints and challenges encountered in articulating Indian sensibility in English.

CO4:To expose students to the pluralistic aspects of Indian culture and identity.

COURSE 13: COMPARATIVE LITERATURE

CO1:To inculcate in the pupil a feel of various methods employed to identify shared features of various literatures

CO2: To equip him/her to make comparative and contrastive analysis of literary texts.

COURSE 14: AMERICAN LITERATURE

At the end of the course the students are expected:

CO1:To acquire knowledge about American literature, its cultural themes, literary periods and key artistic features.

CO2: To understand the various aspects of American society through a critical examination of the literary texts representing different periods and cultures.

 

B.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME (COMMON COURSES)

PSO1: To develop the student’s ability to use English language accurately and effectively by enhancing their communication skills.

PSO2: To acquaint the learners with different forms of literature and develop in them an ability to understand and appreciate literary pieces.

PSO3: To develop the critical and analytical faculty of students and to improve their proficiency in reading, writing and presentation.

PSO4: To provide an overall awareness about relevant societal and global issues through a critical reading of appropriate literary pieces.

PSO5: To inspire students to think critically about vital social issues that confront the contemporary world.

PSO6: To impart Gandhian values and to make the students positively respond to the concepts of secularism, democracy and love of nature.

PSO7: To inculcate a new way of thinking which will encompass both science and literature and facilitate communication between both science and literature.

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME- CORE COURSES

PSO1: The course is intended to introduce the student to the interrelationship between paradigms of social formation.

PSO2: To give the students knowledge about the background of English language and literature and the different periods of the history of English literature.

PSO3: To familiarize students with the varieties of English

PSO4: To introduce students to the various relevant aspects of Information technology and computers which will facilitate the study of the literature.

PSO5: To equip the students to make use of the possibilities existing in the IT sector.

PSO6: To enhance the level of critical thinking of students – to enable them to critically interact with prose writings from different contexts- social, political, economical, historical, national and philosophical.

PSO7: To enhance the level of critical thinking and appreciation of poems from different contexts and generes.

PSO8: To introduce the students to different kinds of fiction and to help them to appreciate fiction.

PSO9: To develop in the students a taste for reading drama with practical knowledge of theatrical performances.

PSO10: To familiarize the students with some of the key literary terms.

PSO11: To inroduce the various streams in literary criticism.

PSO12: To make them aware of the interdisciplinary nature of literary criticism.

PSO13: To develop the skills for appreciating literature.

PSO14: To familiarize the students with the basic tenets of postcolonial theory and literature and inculcate in the students an awareness of diverse cultures and literatures.

PSO15: To introduce students to the development of woman’s writing in various countries.

PSO16: To familiarize them with the diverse concerns addressed by feminism.

PSO17: To motivate them to critically analyse literary works from a feminist perspective.

PSO18: To inspire students to read and appreciate Indian literature in English, and to explore its uniqueness and its place among the literatures in English.

PSO19: To motivate students for a critical and comparitive study of other literatures in English and to examine the similarities and differences in attitudes, vision and style.

PSO20: To inculcate in the pupil the basic idea about and the method of comparitive literary analysis.

PSO21: To introduce students to the glorious masterpieces of American literature-its unique flavour, style, form and themes.

PSO22: To motivate students to attempt an intelligent appreciation and critical evaluation of American civilization and culture as revealed in the works.

PSO23: To inspire them to make further explorations into contemporary American literary works.

 
 
Higher Education Options
 
  1. M.A. English
  2. M.C.J.
  3. M.A. Translation Studies
  4. M.A. Linguistics
  5. M.A. Mass Communication
  6. M.A. Advertising
  7. M.A. Theatre Arts
  8. M.B.A.
  9. M.S.W.
  10. M.A. Travel and Tourism
  11. M.Phil. English
  12. M.Phil Theatre Arts
  13. B.Ed.
  14. L.L.B
 
Job Options
  1. Teaching in Colleges and Universities
  2. High school and Elementary Teaching
  3. Journalists/ Media Person.
  4. Copy Writers
  5. Translators
  6. Publishing industry
  7. Medical Transcriptionist
  8. Content Writers
  9. Web Journalist
  10. IELTS/TOEFL Trainers
  11. Event Management
  12. Script Writing
  13. Creative Writing
  14. Radio Jockey/ Anchoring/ Video Jockey
 
Other options
  1. Public Sector Banking Jobs
  2. Jobs in Indian Railways
  3. Union Public Service Commission
  4. Staff selection commission
  5. State PSC
  6. Indian Defense services