Department of English

3 year Bachelor of Arts in English (Honours)

The University offers a unique 3 year BA English (Honours) programme with a number of courses from three departments: English Literature, ELE and Linguistics. In addition to these courses, students are required to opt for a Foreign Language (German, French, Spanish or Russian) for the first four semesters.

Eligibility

Students who have passed intermediate or 10 + 2 examination or its equivalent are eligible for admission to the graduate programme. Students who have appeared and are awaiting their results may also apply, provided they produce the qualifying certificate during admissions.

SYLLABUS

English and Foreign Languages University, Shillong Campus
Programme: B.A. (Hons.) in English, 2014-2017 (Six semesters) NEW SYLLABUS

 

Semester 1 Courses

Paper I: Emergence of Literature in English:  Old and Middle English Periods
Paper II: Academic Reading
Paper III: Writing in English: Seminar
Paper IV: Optional
Foreign Language: German/ Russian/ French / Spanish

Semester 2 Courses

Paper I: Renaissance and Restoration Literatures
Paper II: Drama: Texts, Contexts and
Performance
Paper III: Introduction to English Phonetics
Paper IV: Optional
Foreign Language: (FL, chosen in Sem-1, continued)

 

Semester 3 Courses

Paper I:Neoclassical & Romantic Literature
Paper II: Poetry: Structure and Interpretation
Paper III: Structure of Modern English
Paper IV: Optional
Foreign Language: (FL, chosen in Sem-1, continued)

Semester 4 Courses

Paper I:Nineteenth-Century Literature
Paper II: Prose Genres: Form & Function
Paper III: Advanced Writing: Seminar
Paper IV: Optional
Foreign Language: (FL, chosen in Sem-1, continued)

Semester 5 Courses

Paper I:Twentieth-Century Literature
Paper II: Introduction to Literary Theory & Criticism
Papers III & IV: Electives(To be decided later)
Students may opt for any two courses from the following areas:

  • Analysing Culture: An Introduction
  • Basic Concepts in Philosophy
  • Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Advanced Communication
  • History of Writing Systems

Semester 6 Courses

Paper I:World Literatures
Paper II: Indian Writing in English
Papers III & IV:  Electives(To be decided later)
Students may opt for any two courses from the following areas:

  • Contemporary India
  • Introduction to Film Studies
  • Understanding Media
  • Second Language Learning
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Visual Arts

 

 

Evaluation of each paper:
  • Each paper carries 100 marks
  • Internal Assessment: 40 marks
  • Semester- End Examination: 60 marks
  • List of Courses for MA (English)

    Semester-I
    Paper-1. Course: ELE-111: ELT in India 2 credits
    Paper-2 Course: ELE-143: Approaches to Language Teaching 2 credits
    Paper-3. Course: LIT-225: Poetry from Chaucer to Shakespeare 5 credits
    Paper-4. Course: LIT-130: Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 5 credits
    Paper-5. Course: LS-112: Introduction to Linguistics 5 credits
    Semester-II
    Paper-1. Course: LIT- 131: Nineteenth Century Fiction 5 credits
    Paper-2. Course: LIT- 214: Romantic Poetry 5 credits
    Paper-3. Course: LS-113: Introduction to English Grammar 5 credits
    Paper-4. Course: ELE-242: Second Language Acquisition Theories 3 credits
    Semester-III
    Paper-1. Course: LIT-103: Literary Criticism (Aristotle to the present) 5 credits
    Paper-2Course: LIT- 139: Twentieth Century English Literature 5 credits
    Paper-3. Course: LIT- 238: Modern British Drama 5 credits
    Paper-4 Course: LS-251: Introduction to Sociolinguistics 5 credits
    Paper-5. Course: MCJ:3: Culture and Communication (Other School Program 5 credits
    Semester-IV
    Paper-1. Course: LIT- 218: Indian Writing in English 5 credits
    Paper-2. Course-LIT-240: Contemporary Indian Literature and Emerging Identities 5 credits
    Paper-3. Course: ELE-311: Bilingualism and Bilingual Education 5 credits
    Paper-4. Course: LS-451: Approaches to Discourse Analysis 5 credits