COURSE DESCRIPTION


B.A. Hons. English or Bachelor of Arts Honours in English is an undergraduate English language course. English is a West Germanic language that arose in the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms of England and spread into what was to become south-east Scotland under the influence of the Anglian medieval kingdom of Northumbria. In B.A. Hons. English, it is taught about the English language and literature that how it came in modern form along with highlighting of many aspects of English society through Drama, Poetry, Novel and Play, etc. Generally, B.A. is three academic year degree course and it may be provided on part time basis by certain institutes. The syllabus is being provided both on semester and non-semester basis. This degree course is immensely valuable in India as the job scopes after the degree are widespread.


B.A. Hons. English Eligibility

  • The candidates should complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam in Arts stream from a recognised school Board in the country.
  • In various colleges, there is an entrance exam plus interview and percentage of 12th class for admission.

B.A. Hons. English Course Suitability

  • Students those who interested in English and its related areas such as Grammar, etc. are most suitable for this course.
  • Those who are willing to go for teaching fields at higher degree level i.e. college and university level both in private and government institutions.
  • Other required skills are work with others when presenting ideas and information, effectively convey arguments and opinions and encourage independent and creative thought, have tolerance of ambiguity and of others’ opinions, work towards a solution using negotiation skills, use judgement when weighing up different options and alternative perspectives.

B.A. Hons. English Syllabus

Syllabus of Hons. English as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

B.A. (Hons.) Part I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

I

History of English Literature & History of Indian Writing in English

 

Section-A
1.History of English Literature: From Anglo-Saxon period to the present (1960’s)
2. Acquaintance with the social background expected.
Section-B
1. Students are expected to be conversant with the entire history of Indian Writing in English. But while answering questions they must choose either of the following units.
(i) Rammohan Roy to Indian Independence
(ii) 1947 to 1970

II

Poetry: Sidney to Gray

 

Section-A
Sidney: Loving in Truth
Spenser: Amoretti: Sonnet No. 75
Shakespeare: Sonnet No.65 (“Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”) Sonnet No. 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”)
Donne: The Sun Rising Vaughan: The Retreat Marvell : To His Coy Mistress Milton: Paradise Lost, Book 1
Pope: The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 1 & 2)
Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Section-B
(i) Rhetoric: Identifying and explaining the figures of speech from a given passage.
(ii) Prosody
Section-C:
Substance and critical appreciation of an unseen poem

B.A. (Hons.) Part II

III

Modern Drama

 

J.M. Synge: Riders to the Sea
G.B. Shaw: Arms and the Man
Eugene O’ Neill: Thirst
Vijay Tendulkar: Silence, the Court is in Session

IV

Essays & Stories

 

Section-A Essays
Bacon: of Studies; of Discourse
Addison: Mischiefs of Party Spirit
Lamb: Dream Children: A Reverie
Shaw: Freedom
Tagore: The Poet’s Religion
Satyajit Ray: A Long Time on the Little Road
Section-B Short Stories
O’ Henry: The Last Leaf Maugham: The Kite
Tagore: Hungry Stone
Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies

B.A. (Hons.) Part III

V

Elizabethan Drama

 

William Shakespeare: Macbeth
William Shakespeare: As You Like It
Christopher Marlowe: Edward II

VI

British Poetry & Indian Poetry in English

 

Section-A: British Poetry: Romantic to Modern
Section-B: Indian Poetry in English

VII

Novel

 

Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd
James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
R.K. Narayan: The Guide

VIII

Philology, Phonetics & Modern Grammar

 

Section-A: History of the English Language
Section-B: The Phonetics of English
Section-C: The Structure of Modern English
Section-D: Essay

B.A. Hons. English Syllabus

Syllabus of Hons. English as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

B.A. (Hons.) Part I

Sr. No.

Subjects of Study

I

History of English Literature & History of Indian Writing in English

 

Section-A
1.History of English Literature: From Anglo-Saxon period to the present (1960’s)
2. Acquaintance with the social background expected.
Section-B
1. Students are expected to be conversant with the entire history of Indian Writing in English. But while answering questions they must choose either of the following units.
(i) Rammohan Roy to Indian Independence
(ii) 1947 to 1970

II

Poetry: Sidney to Gray

 

Section-A
Sidney: Loving in Truth
Spenser: Amoretti: Sonnet No. 75
Shakespeare: Sonnet No.65 (“Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”) Sonnet No. 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”)
Donne: The Sun Rising Vaughan: The Retreat Marvell : To His Coy Mistress Milton: Paradise Lost, Book 1
Pope: The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 1 & 2)
Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

Section-B
(i) Rhetoric: Identifying and explaining the figures of speech from a given passage.
(ii) Prosody
Section-C:
Substance and critical appreciation of an unseen poem

B.A. (Hons.) Part II

III

Modern Drama

 

J.M. Synge: Riders to the Sea
G.B. Shaw: Arms and the Man
Eugene O’ Neill: Thirst
Vijay Tendulkar: Silence, the Court is in Session

IV

Essays & Stories

 

Section-A Essays
Bacon: of Studies; of Discourse
Addison: Mischiefs of Party Spirit
Lamb: Dream Children: A Reverie
Shaw: Freedom
Tagore: The Poet’s Religion
Satyajit Ray: A Long Time on the Little Road
Section-B Short Stories
O’ Henry: The Last Leaf Maugham: The Kite
Tagore: Hungry Stone
Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies

B.A. (Hons.) Part III

V

Elizabethan Drama

 

William Shakespeare: Macbeth
William Shakespeare: As You Like It
Christopher Marlowe: Edward II

VI

British Poetry & Indian Poetry in English

 

Section-A: British Poetry: Romantic to Modern
Section-B: Indian Poetry in English

VII

Novel

 

Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd
James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
R.K. Narayan: The Guide

VIII

Philology, Phonetics & Modern Grammar

 

Section-A: History of the English Language
Section-B: The Phonetics of English
Section-C: The Structure of Modern English
Section-D: Essay

How is B.A. Hons. English Course Beneficial?

  • This degree course enables the students to go for various English related jobs such as    information technology, organizational understanding and commercial undertakings.
  • One can go for higher degree programs (M.A. & M.Phil.) in respective subjects.
  • Graduates can find jobs in public and private sector organizations such as the National Health Service (NHS), educational institutions, local and national government, financial and legal firms, and voluntary and charitable organizations employ English graduates in a range of roles, including administration, research, finance and general management.
  • Others job offered are publishing companies, advertising, marketing and public relations agencies and media organizations.

COURSE ELIGIBILITY


The candidates should complete their 10+2 or its equivalent exam in Arts stream from a recognized school Board in the country.
  • B.A. Hons. English Syllabus

    Syllabus of Hons. English as prescribed by various Universities and Colleges.

        B.A. (Hons.) Part I

    Sr. No.

    Subjects of Study

    I

    History of English Literature & History of Indian Writing in English

     

    Section-A
    1.History of English Literature: From Anglo-Saxon period to the present (1960’s)
    2. Acquaintance with the social background expected.
    Section-B
    1. Students are expected to be conversant with the entire history of Indian Writing in English. But while answering questions they must choose either of the following units.
    (i) Rammohan Roy to Indian Independence
    (ii) 1947 to 1970

    II

    Poetry: Sidney to Gray

     

    Section-A
    Sidney: Loving in Truth
    Spenser: Amoretti: Sonnet No. 75
    Shakespeare: Sonnet No.65 (“Since brass, nor stone, nor earth, nor boundless sea”) Sonnet No. 130 (“My mistress’ eyes are nothing like the sun”)
    Donne: The Sun Rising Vaughan: The Retreat Marvell : To His Coy Mistress Milton: Paradise Lost, Book 1
    Pope: The Rape of the Lock (Cantos 1 & 2)
    Gray: Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard

    Section-B
    (i) Rhetoric: Identifying and explaining the figures of speech from a given passage.
    (ii) Prosody
    Section-C:
    Substance and critical appreciation of an unseen poem

        B.A. (Hons.) Part II

    III

    Modern Drama

     

    J.M. Synge: Riders to the Sea
    G.B. Shaw: Arms and the Man
    Eugene O’ Neill: Thirst
    Vijay Tendulkar: Silence, the Court is in Session

    IV

    Essays & Stories

     

    Section-A Essays
    Bacon: of Studies; of Discourse
    Addison: Mischiefs of Party Spirit
    Lamb: Dream Children: A Reverie
    Shaw: Freedom
    Tagore: The Poet’s Religion
    Satyajit Ray: A Long Time on the Little Road
    Section-B Short Stories
    O’ Henry: The Last Leaf Maugham: The Kite
    Tagore: Hungry Stone
    Jhumpa Lahiri: Interpreter of Maladies

        B.A. (Hons.) Part III

    V

    Elizabethan Drama

     

    William Shakespeare: Macbeth
    William Shakespeare: As You Like It
    Christopher Marlowe: Edward II

    VI

    British Poetry & Indian Poetry in English

     

    Section-A: British Poetry: Romantic to Modern
    Section-B: Indian Poetry in English

    VII

    Novel

     

    Thomas Hardy: Far from the Madding Crowd
    James Joyce: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
    R.K. Narayan: The Guide

    VIII

    Philology, Phonetics & Modern Grammar

     

    Section-A: History of the English Language
    Section-B: The Phonetics of English
    Section-C: The Structure of Modern English
    Section-D: Essay

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