To develop and empower women through education that fosters knowledge and skills, promotes values of equality, secularism and national integration, moulds character through discipline and rigour and creates an open mind capable of assimilating the best traditions of the East and the West.

ENGLISH HONOURS PROGRAM

 

(A Three Year B.A. (Honours) Course under 1+1+1 Regulations (2009) of University of Calcutta)

Course Outcomes of English Honours

CO1 History of English Literature, and Philology: Students will be able to understand the
range, significance and scope of English Literature and the growth and evolution of the Language.

CO2 Poetry from Romantic Revival to Modern Age:
holistic development of an understanding of English Poetry of the 19th and 20th Centuries, and
acquirement of rudiments of Rhetoric and Prosody.

CO3 Drama of the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries: Close reading of some specific texts,
enable students to examine the themes and structures and scope of Elizabethan drama and Anti-sentimental
comedy.

CO4 Novel, Essay and Short Stories: Advancement of their acquaintance with fiction and non-fiction
of writers from the Jacobean period to the 20th Century.

CO5 Poetry from the Elizabeth Age to the Neo-Classical Period: Understanding of
antiquated vocabulary and structures and capability to appreciate the work of great writers of the 16th
to the 18th centuries.

CO6 Novel, Essay and Writing: Critical engagement with fiction and non-fiction of
writers from the Victorian period to the 20th Century, and learn the relevant literary terms.

CO7 Drama and Literary Types: A critical understanding of social and cultural contexts through the
study of the 20th Century drama and also learn to distinguish the features of specific literary genres.

CO8 Optional Papers:

 American Writing:
Knowing features of American Culture and the work of significant American writers of
Poetry, Prose Fiction and Drama from across a wide range of literary history.
 Indian Writing in English:
Interpreting Indian Culture via the English Language and
acquaintance with the work of significant Indian writers of Poetry, Prose Fiction and Drama.
 

Program Outcomes for Students of English Honours

PO1 Critical Thinking: Students will be able to critically involve themselves with literary texts by processing information and identifying Patterns.
PO2 Effective Communication: The capacity of expressing critical ideas in speech and writing would be one of the key outcomes of this course.
PO3 Social Interaction: The students will interact effectively with peers, faculty and management and effectively develop themselves in holistic cognizance of their surroundings and appreciate aesthetics
in everyday life.
PO4 Ethics: The students will be able to discern the moral conundrums that are present in everyday life and be able to identify the right path based on the value system inculcated in them by the institution
PO5 Self-directed and Lifelong Learning: The course will inspire students to
constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills.

Program Specific Outcomes for Students of English Honours

PSO1 Literary Acumen: Students will get a comprehensive idea English Literature as a whole. They will also be able to judge literary quality of any literary text and to find connections and continuities of the past and present as well as identify disjuncture in these traditions.
PSO2 Cultural Integration: Students will be aware of the importance of the coexistence of different cultural perspectives and be tolerant to views different from their own.
PSO3 Academic Writing: Skills of interpretation, analysis, appreciation of
literature as well as writing and presentation skills that would eventually help in
careers like journalism and media, publishing, research and teaching will be inculcated in the students.

Course Outcomes of Elective English

CO1: Poetry and Literary Terms Related to Poetry: critically understand and analyze poetry across a wide range of literary age and context.
CO2: Novels, Short Fictions and Essays: Enablement of the students to understand distinctive
features of novels, shorter fiction and essays and relate the texts and contexts to real life.
CO3: Drama: Critically understand and read plays. Development of the critical idea of identifying genres of plays and literary terms and reference to specific context and relevance to everyday life.
CO4: Indian Writing in English: A holistic idea of the distinctive features of Indian Writing
in English and their history through the texts and contexts of prose and poetry by Indian
authors. Development of self-expression through various skills of creative writing.

Program Outcomes of the Elective Course in English

PO1: Critical Thinking: Empowerment of students to exercise their ability to think clearly and
cogently.
PO2: Cultural Integration: Enabling students to be aware of the importance of the coexistence of
different cultural perspectives and be tolerant to views different from their own.
PO3: Writing: Capability of developing an argument in writing, state facts clearly and cogently and recognize and use the formats of different forms of writing like letters
and essays.
PO4: Self-directed and Lifelong Learning: The course will inspire students to
constantly upgrade their knowledge and skills.

Program Specific Outcomes of Elective Course in English

PSO1 Cultural Integration: Awareness of the importance of the coexistence of different cultural
perspectives will be inculcated. The students will become more tolerant to views different from their own.
PSO2 Writing: Students will be able to develop an argument in writing, state facts clearly and
cogently and recognize and use the formats of different forms of writing like letters and essays.
PSO3.Social Interaction: The students will be able to respond appropriately in discussion,
state their views clearly and accept differences in opinion amicably.

Course Outcomes of Compulsory English and Alternative English

CO1: Critical interpretation of meanings and references of literary texts.
CO2: Understanding implied meaning of language and capability of self-expression.
CO3: Developing writing skills that are relevant and can empower in real life experiences in
interview and professional fields, in everyday life.

Program Outcomes of Compulsory English and Alternative English

PO1: Read and comprehend matter written in English
PO2: Write letters in the correct format and language.
PO3: Formulate appropriate curriculum vitae
PO4: Express themselves in speech and writing.


Program Specific Outcomes of Compulsory English and Alternative English

PSO1: Development of skills of interpretation and analysis
PSO2: Learning appropriate responses in discussions
PSO3: Students learn to state their views clearly and accept differences in opinion amicably.