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  • ARUMUGAM PILLAI SEETHAI AMMAL COLLEGE, TIRUPPATTUR

    DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

    M.A ENGLISH PROGRAMME

    Programme Outcome

    Programme Outcome (POs)

    The M.A English programme focuses on imagination, creativity, and expression. It helps

    the students to write, research, and teach what they have learned. The English faculties are

    dedicated to this mission by their research and creative activities.

    Human experiences are represented throughout the literature. Our faculty members

    believe that intensive study of such literature will develop humanistic values, compassion and

    innovation. The practices and methods our faculty members practice help the students to

    understand and solve problems throughout their life.

    The entire programme trains the students in the skill of interpretation. This skill helps

    them to find new meaning in any text and in their daily life. The mission of our entire

    programme is to bring out citizens who can comprehend and evaluate arguments from different

    perspectives at the same time express their own ideas with clarity, force and eloquence.

    M.A English Literature Programme Specific Outcome(PPOs)

    The M.A English Literature programme gives a chance to study and write in English. It

    also helps to learn English literature from Anglo-Saxon England to the present day. The

    programe not only includes British literature , it also includes works written in English from

    other parts of the world. It allows students a considerable degree of choice through Elective

    programmes. We do have Research Methodology, Study an Author , and Projects to enable the

    students for research. Studying literature at Arumugam Pillai Seethai Ammal college involves

  • reading skills and writing skills to place literary views to their perspectives. With the above skills

    the programme will guide the students to analize, judge, and learn more about literary form and

    techniques that will help to develop the usage of English language in a better way. The mentor,

    mentee ratio of the department is 1: 15, who train their respective wards in a wide range of

    literary resources. Students are also given wide range of opportunities every semester to learn

    from a wide range of specialist teachers through Allied programmes. The English Faculty

    Library allows all the students of literature to access the books. The college library allows the

    students to borrow books of their choice. The English Department also uses electronic resources

    in teaching . A wide range of e- resources are available for the use of the students. The

    department has its own computer room. All Postgraduates M.A English Programme students can

    use it.

    ALAGAPPA UNIVERSITY, KARAIKUDI

    NEW SYLLABUS UNDER CBCS PATTERN (w.e.f. 2014-15)

    PREAMBLE:

    Considering the need for revising and updating the Syllabi from time to time, and as per

    the UGC/TANSCHE guidelines, the Board of studies for PG English has evolved a new syllabus,

    suitably modified and updated to fit in with the guidelines in the model syllabi provided by the

    UGC. The semester pattern and credit system are retained.

    The course contains 19 papers, 14 Core papers and 5 Elective papers with 5 credits for

    Core papers and 4 credits for Elective papers. The project (Communication Enhancement –

    4MEN4PR) in the final semester enhances student’s research attitude and prepares them for Pre-

    Doctoral Research.

    M.A., ENGLISH – PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

    Sem

    Course Cr. Hrs /

    week

    Marks Total

    Subject

    Code

    Name Int Ext.

    I

    4MEN1C1 Core – I – British Poetry 5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN1C2 Core – II – Indian Writing in

    English

    5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN1C3 Core – III – Study of an Author– 5 6 25 75 100

  • Shakespeare

    4MEN1C4 Core – IV – Aspects of English

    Language and Linguistics

    5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN1E1

    4MEN1E2

    A. Elective – I English for Mass Communication –

    B. Women’s Studies –

    4 6 25 75 100

    Total 24 30 -- -- 500

    II

    4MEN2C1 Core – V – British Prose 5 7 25 75 100

    4MEN2C2 Core – VI – British Fiction 5 7 25 75 100

    4MEN2C3 Core – VII – American Literature 5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN2C4 Core – VIII – Critical Theory – I 5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN2E1

    4MEN2E2

    4MEN2E3

    Elective – II

    Writing for the Media

    English for Competitive Examination

    Diasporic Literature

    4 4 25 75 100

    Total 24 30 -- -- 500

    III

    4MEN3C1

    Core – IX – British Drama

    5

    6

    25

    75

    100

    4MEN3C2 Core – X – New Literature 5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN3C3 Core – XI – Research Methodology 5 6 25 75 100

    Elective – III Literature for Social

    Transformation

    4 6 25 75 100

    Elective – IV Creative Writing 4 6 25 75 100

    Total 23 30 -- -- 500

    IV

    4MEN4C1 Core – XII – Critical Theory – II 5 8 25 75 100

    4MEN4C2 Core – XIII – English Language

    Teaching –Theory and Practice

    5 8 25 75 100

    4MEN4PR Core – XIV – Communication

    Enhancement

    5 6 25 75 100

    4MEN4E1

    4MEN4E2

    4MEN4E3

    Elective – V

    English for Project Writing

    Advanced English Grammar and

    Usage –

    Post Colonial and Subaltern

    Literary Studies –

    4 8 25 75 100

  • Total 19 30 -- -- 400

    Grand Total 90 120 -- -- 1900

    Elective – I

    C. English for Mass Communication – 4MEN1E1 D. Women’s Studies – 4MEN1E2

    Elective – II

    A. Writing for the Media – 4MEN2E1 B. English for Competitive Examination – 4MEN2E2 C. Diasporic Literature – 4MEN2E3

    Elective – III

    A. Literature for Social Transformation – 4MEN3E1 B. Creative Writing – 4MEN3E2

    Elective – IV

    A. Comparative Literature – 4MEN3E3

    B. Translation – Theory and Practice – 4MEN3E4

    Elective – V

    A. English for Project Writing – 4MEN4E1 B. Advanced English Grammar and Usage – 4MEN4E2 C. Post Colonial and Subaltern Literary Studies – 4MEN4E3

  • British Poetry

    Course Description

    This course traces the generic development of British poetry through the 19th century.

    We will begin with the revolution in poetry heralded in Wordsworth’s preface to Lyrical Ballads,

    using his emphasis on the democratization of poetry as a frame for considering the first and

    second generations of Romantics, especially Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley, and Keats. We

    will then study the Victorian poets Tennyson, the Brownings, Arnold, the Rossettis, Swinburne,

    and finally Hopkins by focusing on their debt to their Romantic predecessors.

    Course Objectives

     Recognize poetry from a variety of cultures, languages and historic periods

     Understand and appreciate poetry as a literary art form

     Analyze the various elements of poetry, such as diction, tone, form, genre, imagery,

    figures of speech, symbolism, theme, etc.

     Identify a variety of forms and genres of poetry from diverse cultures and historic

    periods, such as haiku, tanka, sonnets, ballads, dramatic monologues, free verse, etc.

     Recognize the rhythms, metrics and other musical aspects of poetry

     Read and discuss selected poems in translation

    Course Outcome (COs)

     Apply the principles of literary criticism to the analysis of poetry

     Broaden their vocabularies and to develop an appreciation of language and its

    connotations and denotations

     Develop their critical thinking skills

     Develop a deeper appreciation of cultural diversity by introducing them to poetry from a

    variety of cultures throughout the world

     Develop their own creativityEnhance their writing skills

  • Core – II – Indian Writing in English

    Course Description

    This course introduces students to a wide range of Indian Writing in English. The

    students should be taught the prescribed texts with special emphasis on the issues such as the

    representation of culture, identity, history, national and gender politics, etc.

    Course Objectives

     To introduce students to major movements and figures of Indian Literature in English

    through the study of selected literary texts

     To create literary sensibility and emotional response to the literary texts and implant

    sense of appreciation of literary text

     To expose students to the artistic and innovative use of language employed by the

    writers

     To instill values and develop human concern in students through exposure to literary

    texts

     To enhance literary and linguistic competence of students

    Course Outcome (COs)

     After