BA in Communicative English

BA in Communicative English

Entrance exam announcement for Discipline Specific Courses of:
B.A. Communication Studies and B.A. Communicative English
Date: May 20th, 2022
Time: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
This is an online exam. The link to the test will go up on the website closer to the date.
Short-listed candidates will be expected to appear for an interview.

Overview

About the Program

This is an English Honours programme with a focus on creative expression and communication. If you are an aspiring writer and a literature enthusiast, BA (Hons) Communicative English is for you. This programme which takes in only 30 students is a challenging course that builds competence in techniques and methods of reading and writing to aid clarity, critical enquiry and creative expression. It also is a rigorous introduction to English studies and critical literary theory.

Your teachers are writers and scholars experienced in working with students and bringing attention to individual knowledge needs, capabilities and interests.

Head of Department

Ms. Sharon Lopez
M.A., M.Phil., NET, PGDCRL

Vision

  • To generate strategies of creative expression, and critical thinking and encourage pursuit of knowledge and expression.

Mission

  • The department works towards creating skilled creative professionals who have the ability to think critically and pursue creative expression.

Objectives

  • To train students to write and read carefully, paying attention to the socio-cultural and political contexts they work within
  • To help students develop an independent creative practice, become familiar with the writing process, and experiment with form, genre, and style
  • To familiarise students with the history of writing in English and literary studies

Note: All applicants to Communicative English (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test. The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks English language skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills.

Program Specifications

The syllabus is designed to focus on

Writing Skills
  • Enhancing language skills in English
  • Understanding styles as a practitioner of literature
  • Experimenting with composition in poetry, fiction and non-fiction
  • Journalistic Writing
English Studies
  • History of Writing in English
  • Intro to Literary and Critical Theory
  • Intro to Translation Studies
  • Intro to Comparative Literature
Media Skills
  • Performance Skills
  • Page Design
  • Book Design
  • Screenplay Writing
  • Sound and Video Editing for visual and aural media texts

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must fulfill the following to apply for this course:
  • Passed Std XII/ PUC or equivalent school leaving examinations
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Passionate about reading
  • Have an interest in Writing and Literature
  • Have the ability to work hard and with consistency

TESTING AND EVALUATION

Note: All applicants to Communicative English (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test.

The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks English language skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills.

Total number of seats: 30

Note:

  • All admissions into the Honours course is through this entrance test alone.
  • The test center is only at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. On-line testing facilities have not been activated.
  • No recommendations will be entertained outside of the results of this test.

Syllabus

SEM 1 SEM 2
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Introduction To Writing (4)
  • Writing About Visuals (4)
  • Introduction to European Literature (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

  • Love & Poetry: The context & practice (3)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Short Fiction 1 (4)
  • Poetry 1 (4)
  • Readings & Approaches (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

  • Aesthetic Theories: Rasa-Bhava (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Page Design (2)
SEM 3 SEM 4
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Non-Fiction 1 (4)
  • Reporting & Editing (4)
  • American Literature (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

Poetry Appreciation (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Book Design (2)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Writing for Performance (4)
  • Adaptation for Stage (4)
  • Introduction to English Drama (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

Motherhood: Psyche & Narrative (3)

SEM 5 SEM 6
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • Short Fiction & Poetry 2 (4)
  • Writing, through Translation (4)
  • Indian Literature (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES for MAJOR

  • Introduction to Rasa-Bhava theory (3)

 

VOCATIONAL 1: Photography (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Graphic Design (2)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSE FOR MINOR

  • Non Fiction 2 (4)
  • Word & Image (4)
  • Indian Writing in English (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES for MAJOR

  • Children’s Literature  (3)

 

VOCATIONAL 2: EDP (3)

 

INTERNSHIP (2)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Illustration (2)
SEM 7 SEM 8
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • The Novel (4)
  • Writing & Popular Culture (4)
  • Screenwriting (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

  • Research Methods 
  • Creative Content Writing (3)

 

 VOCATIONAL 3: (3)

DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • Advanced Editing (3)
  • Linguistics (3)
  • Teaching Writing: Pedagogy, Methods & Design (3)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

  • Publishing: History & Practice (4)

 

PRACTICE BASED RESEARCH PROJECT (6)

 

VOCATIONAL 4:  (3)

Careers and Highlights

Our goal is to prepare the girls for future career options in:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Professional Creative Writing
  • Media Production
  • Web Content Development
  • Management: Media Management, and Production Management
  • Corporate Communications, including HR & PR

Contact

For further information, write to sharonlopez@mccblr.edu.in

Overview

Overview

About the Program

This is an English Honours programme with a focus on creative expression and communication. If you are an aspiring writer and a literature enthusiast, BA (Hons) Communicative English is for you. This programme which takes in only 30 students is a challenging course that builds competence in techniques and methods of reading and writing to aid clarity, critical enquiry and creative expression. It also is a rigorous introduction to English studies and critical literary theory.

Your teachers are writers and scholars experienced in working with students and bringing attention to individual knowledge needs, capabilities and interests.

Head of Department

Ms. Sharon Lopez
M.A., M.Phil., NET, PGDCRL

Vision

  • To generate strategies of creative expression, and critical thinking and encourage pursuit of knowledge and expression.

Mission

  • The department works towards creating skilled creative professionals who have the ability to think critically and pursue creative expression.

Objectives

  • To train students to write and read carefully, paying attention to the socio-cultural and political contexts they work within
  • To help students develop an independent creative practice, become familiar with the writing process, and experiment with form, genre, and style
  • To familiarise students with the history of writing in English and literary studies

Note: All applicants to Communicative English (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test. The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks English language skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills.

Program Specifications

Program Specifications

The syllabus is designed to focus on

Writing Skills
  • Enhancing language skills in English
  • Understanding styles as a practitioner of literature
  • Experimenting with composition in poetry, fiction and non-fiction
  • Journalistic Writing
English Studies
  • History of Writing in English
  • Intro to Literary and Critical Theory
  • Intro to Translation Studies
  • Intro to Comparative Literature
Media Skills
  • Performance Skills
  • Page Design
  • Book Design
  • Screenplay Writing
  • Sound and Video Editing for visual and aural media texts

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

The candidate must fulfill the following to apply for this course:
  • Passed Std XII/ PUC or equivalent school leaving examinations
  • Proficient in the English language
  • Passionate about reading
  • Have an interest in Writing and Literature
  • Have the ability to work hard and with consistency

TESTING AND EVALUATION

Note: All applicants to Communicative English (Honours) have to appear for a common entrance test.

The entrance test is designed to check the aptitude of a student. The test checks English language skills, reading comprehension skills and writing skills.

Total number of seats: 30

Note:

  • All admissions into the Honours course is through this entrance test alone.
  • The test center is only at Mount Carmel College, Bangalore. On-line testing facilities have not been activated.
  • No recommendations will be entertained outside of the results of this test.
Syllabus

Syllabus

SEM 1 SEM 2
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Introduction To Writing (4)
  • Writing About Visuals (4)
  • Introduction to European Literature (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

  • Love & Poetry: The context & practice (3)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Short Fiction 1 (4)
  • Poetry 1 (4)
  • Readings & Approaches (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

  • Aesthetic Theories: Rasa-Bhava (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Page Design (2)
SEM 3 SEM 4
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Non-Fiction 1 (4)
  • Reporting & Editing (4)
  • American Literature (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

Poetry Appreciation (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Book Design (2)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES

  • Writing for Performance (4)
  • Adaptation for Stage (4)
  • Introduction to English Drama (4)

 

OPEN ELECTIVE 

Motherhood: Psyche & Narrative (3)

SEM 5 SEM 6
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • Short Fiction & Poetry 2 (4)
  • Writing, through Translation (4)
  • Indian Literature (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES for MAJOR

  • Introduction to Rasa-Bhava theory (3)

 

VOCATIONAL 1: Photography (3)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Graphic Design (2)
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSE FOR MINOR

  • Non Fiction 2 (4)
  • Word & Image (4)
  • Indian Writing in English (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES for MAJOR

  • Children’s Literature  (3)

 

VOCATIONAL 2: EDP (3)

 

INTERNSHIP (2)

 

SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSE

  • Illustration (2)
SEM 7 SEM 8
DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • The Novel (4)
  • Writing & Popular Culture (4)
  • Screenwriting (4)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

  • Research Methods 
  • Creative Content Writing (3)

 

 VOCATIONAL 3: (3)

DISCIPLINE CORE COURSES FOR MAJOR

  • Advanced Editing (3)
  • Linguistics (3)
  • Teaching Writing: Pedagogy, Methods & Design (3)

 

DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES

  • Publishing: History & Practice (4)

 

PRACTICE BASED RESEARCH PROJECT (6)

 

VOCATIONAL 4:  (3)

Careers and Highlights

Careers and Highlights

Our goal is to prepare the girls for future career options in:

  • Writing for the Media
  • Professional Creative Writing
  • Media Production
  • Web Content Development
  • Management: Media Management, and Production Management
  • Corporate Communications, including HR & PR
Contact

Contact

For further information, write to sharonlopez@mccblr.edu.in