MASTER OF ARTS (MA) IN ENGLISH WITH COMMUNICATION STUDIES

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION


The Masters programme in Literature and Communication Studies aspires to sustain and revive an academic interest in literary and cultural theories. The papers offered are as contemporarily relevant as possible, even eclectic. However, a conscious effort has been made to ensure that theories are grounded in textual readings, wherever possible. Testing and evaluation patterns aim at fostering a culture of research rather than an exam driven system, which will enhance student reading and creativity. In keeping with practical demands, ELT, communication study papers and the internship component are skill based and endeavor to make the programme application oriented.

 

The Masters programme in English with Communication Studies aspires to sustain and revive an academic interest in literary and cultural theories. The papers offered are as contemporarily relevant as possible, even eclectic. A conscious effort is made to ensure that theories are grounded in textual readings, wherever possible. Testing and evaluation patterns aim at fostering a culture of research rather than an exam driven system, which will enhance student reading and creativity. In keeping with practical demands, ELT, communication study papers and the internship component are skill based and endeavour to make the programme application oriented.
The programme will offer one value added course per semester at the Postgraduate level for the first three semesters alone. Value added courses provide students an opportunity to develop discipline specific and inter-disciplinary skills. These courses will give the adequate training to the students to develop their own interests and aptitudes. The objective is to help them enhance and gain a nuanced understanding of their curriculum.


Objectives
1)  The programme hopes to prepare students for the challenges of a teaching career through teaching assistantships that afford practical experience in lecture preparation, material production and testing practices.
2)  In keeping with the growing interest in literature and media studies, most of the papers redefine ‘text’ by introducing non-conventional texts and areas of study.
3) The internship aims at hands-on job experience as well as research avenues.
4) Workshops, seminars and projects, apart from being the existing methodology of teaching will also ensure exposure to expert views and global trends in the areas of literary and cultural theories.

 

By the end of the four semesters the programme will prepare students to carry out independent and scholarship/original contribution that informs research, teaching and service in English departments.

 The students will have –
o   Core knowledge methods and scholarship
o   Specialization knowledge, methods and scholarship
o   Critical thinking and creative synthesis
o   Research methods, methodology and publication
o   Become independent learners
o   Hands on experience through internships and service learning

 

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