BA English (Hons)

BA English (Hons)

Vivekananda School of English Studies (VSES) runs three-year BA English (Honours) programme. It stimulates, enhances and nurtures the interpretative, expressive and critical skills of the students within a rigorous English Honours course that takes them through the best in world literature. The faculty at VSES engage the students in identifying, analyzing, interpreting and describing the texts within the historical, social, geographical and cultural contexts in order to enhance their ability to read, understand and reflect on texts from different perspectives. Regular internal assessments, class presentations, intense tutorial sessions, and a packed timetable are the hallmark of the department, empowering the students for their future professional endeavors whether it is in the field of higher academic learning, communication or publishing. Woven within the pedagogy is the exciting tapestry of the co-curricular calendar of varied literary activities.

VSES is privileged to have extremely dynamic faculty who convert the classes into interactive lively spaces of learning where students are stimulated and encouraged to participate and engage in dynamic discussions. Apart from giving their hundred percent into the department’s curriculum and its co-curricular and extra-curricular activities, the faculty members also foster and encourage a healthy engagement with VSES students through mentoring.

VIPS has always been a torchbearer in all-round education and VSES strives to further consolidate and uphold this legacy, pledging to the high ideals in academic performance and social duty.

This programs intends to equip the students with the ability to:

Critical Thinking

Critically appreciate major literary works of the world through enhanced thinking ability familiarized with traditional and cultural criticism.

Language Skills:LSRW

Develop strong linguistic capabilities through a wide variety of literary works including theoretical and practical sessions.Develop their English Language skills for employment and further study, both discipline related and transferable to other contexts.
Hone their writing skills and learning the conventions of creative and academic writing.

Literary Terminology:General and Genre Specific

Gain understanding and application of literary terms.
Develop an inclusive understanding of different literary periods and trends.

Imaginative, Independent Thinking and Idea Generation

Respond imaginatively, intellectually and independently and carry this quality of response into future reading experiences.
Explore their own individual sympathetic/empathetic imagination

Contextual Understanding through Various Epistemologies

Critically analyze the works written by different sections of people (gender, racial and ethnic minorities)
Assess the complex nature of literary studies from social, economic, historical, philosophical and psychological perspective

Comprehending Cross Cultural Nuances of Literatures in English

Analyze American, European and Indian literature in English and explore the cultural dimensions of various literary texts in English.

Inculcation of Human Values, Ethics and Environmental Consciousness

Sensitize and nurture young minds towards the environmental concerns and global challenges.

Interface of Literature with Life and Holistic Human Development

Impart holistic education through literature to help them develop competencies in practical conducts of life.

Programme Specific Outcomes

  • Advanced Critical Analysis Vis-à-vis Inter-Disciplinary Criticism
  • Enhanced Literary Understanding of Various Texts with Distinctive Forms of Creative Expression
  • Analyze the interdependency of literature and socio-cultural facets

Semester I

Semester II

Semester III

Semester IV

Semester V

Semester VI

*Elective subject will be offered if sufficient number of students opt for it.
Note: (i) L (Lecture per week) & T (Tutorial per week), (ii) The Course Code and Paper ID are tentative and would be finalized/issued by the Examination Branch.

Details of Credit