BA / B.Sc. - Dual Specialization - Literature (3+1 years)

DETAILS

The School of Liberal Studies (SoLS) offers one-of-a-kind transdisciplinary learning and field-based training in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. 

SoLS offers the following Four-year undergraduate programmes (FYUP) as options for dual majors leading to a BA/BSc research honours degree in Liberal Studies:

  1. Applied Mathematics 
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Economics with Data Science
  4. History 
  5. Literature
  6. Political Science
  7. Psychology and Behaviour
  8. Sociology

Example: A BSc in Liberal Studies with a double major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Economics with Data Science, could be beneficial not just for those keen on pursuing an MBA in HR or Finance, but also for those interested in financial markets and human behaviour. A BSc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Economics Data Science, and History, could become a joint major programme geared towards understanding the evolving nature of societies and economic systems and applying their knowledge and training in policy paradigms. Similarly, B.Sc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Political Science, could help unravel demographic and social changes influencing individual behaviour. The possibilities are endless.

 

Literature

The Literature programme is designed to engage with poetry, prose, drama, photo essay, manga, and various alternative forms of text. The curriculum engages with questions of literary production, textual tradition, and critical theory. It seeks to nurture close textual reading, critical thinking, and academic writing among students. Along with a range of core papers directed towards an understanding of the history of literature(s) in English (or translated) students can choose from a pool of fascinating electives to graduate in their choice of specialization.

The program recognizes that language and ‘texts’ may operate within a discriminative and divisive worldview. Hence, this program seeks to direct the course of literary learning towards addressing socio-political, historical, cultural, and environmental concerns to foster a more inclusive, just, and sustainable future. The program works in close tandem with the Writing Praxis Lab to train students in creative and incisive writing. The larger aim is to shape students who can think critically and creatively about real-world challenges by engaging with the tensions, conflicts, and ideologies of textual representation.

At the School of Liberal Studies, we are devoted to an interdisciplinary approach to learning.  Film screenings-cum-readings, research seminars by faculty, lecture series and master classes by globally renowned academicians, workshops and conferences are directed towards that very purpose.

For the holistic development of students, we also encourage students to engage with and participate in various interdisciplinary and extracurricular opportunities on campus.

Duration

Duration of Program

3+1 Years (6/8 Semesters) Optional

Seats

Seats

*

Details

PA1

Pursue a BA Honours in Literature with a comprehensive understanding of the new, emergent and erst-while global Literature in English

PA2

Select a specialized degree in English Studies, Literary Multimodality, and/or Comparative Literary Studies

PA3

The program encompasses a range of courses, that follow diverse pedagogic means and evaluation methods

PA4

Learn from globally renowned academicians, researchers, and thinkers

PA5

Develop applied skills through fellowships, internships, and other forms of hands-on learning.

PA6

Embark on experiential learning inside and outside classrooms; that is, learning through reflection.

The program is designed to help students:

1

Express ideas and thoughts incisively and critically.

2

Develop a complex, nuanced understanding of the world through the medium of letters (literature).

3

Examine the intricacies of cultural, social, and historical milieu through literary and artistic expressions.

4

Reflect critically on questions of marginality, intersectionality, and exclusion, therein, taking up issues of class, caste, creed, gender etc.

PO1

Deliberate on socio-political, and artistic contexts of literary production cross-temporally and cross-spatially.

PO2

Partake in literature as a thought experiment; utilize imaginative reasoning to question and critique social reality.

PO3

Identify literary techniques and the various forms of storytelling through poetry, prose, drama, and other genres.

PO4

Appreciate literature’s liaisons with other domains such as history, politics, cultural studies, economics, and psychology.

Careers in which a BA Literature degree would be strongly desirable include:

  • Publishing Industry (Editing)
  • Media and Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administrative Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Communication Expert
  • Content Creation
  • Literary and Cultural Critic
  • Library Services
  • Archival Work
  • Museum Educators and Conservators
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Editor

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

Credit Distribution

  • 4 year BA Honours (Research) in Literature

 The student would have to fulfil the requirement of at least 160 credits.
The core papers and electives offered in Literature must add up to a minimum of 120 credits.

The student would also have to do a dissertation and undertake a fellowship/experiential learning in Literature worth the following:

Dissertation: 07 credits
Fellowships/ Experiential Learning: 05 credits

  • Double Major (one of which is Literature)
    A minimum of 54 credits in each of the disciplines that the student wants to major in. Hence, a major in Literature will include undertaking the compulsory core papers and electives being offered in Literature, amounting to a minimum of 60 credits.
  • Literature Minor
    A minimum of 20 credits from the papers offered in Literature which will include the foundational paper, ‘Contemporary Forms of Narratives’.

 

 

Course Grid for the Four (3+1) Year Programme

 

Semester 

(Total number of credits per semester)*

 

Core Courses**

Electives***

 

I

 

3 credits

 

Contemporary Forms of Narratives

 

 

II

 

12 credits

·         English Canon I-British Poetry and Drama 14th to 16th Century

·         What makes Popular Fiction 'Pop'?

·         Classical Literature

·         Modern Indian Literature

 

 

III

 

9

credits

·         Canon II

·         Postcolonial Literature

·         Partition Literature

 

·         Graphic Narratives as World Literature

 

·         Reading Poetry

 

·         Children's Literature

 

·         Creative Writing

 

·         Bollywood Studies

 

·         Peace Literature


IV

 

9 credits

·         Canon III

·         Gender and Genre

·         Oral Narratives and Folklore

 

·         Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

·         Literary Theory and Criticism

 

·         Literatures of Injustice

 

·         Literature of Diaspora

 

·         Murder and Mayhem:
Crime Fiction in India

 

·         All about Love

 

·         Modern Indian Bhasha
Literatures in Translation

 

·         Environmental Literature



V

 

9

credits

·         Introduction to Linguistics

 

·         Mystery, Madness and
Monstrosity: An Introduction
to Gothic Studies

 

·         Drama: Reading and
Performance

 

·         Realism(s) in Literature

 

·         Literature of Protest

 

·         Translation I

 

·         Laughing out Loud: Aesthetics
and Politics of Stand-Up
Comedy

 

·         Modernist and Postmodernist
Poetry




VI

 

6

credits

·         Research Methodology

·         The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

·         Culture, Communication and Language

 

·         Translation II

 

·         Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Texts

 

·         Travel Writing

 

·         Elective English Communication

VII

 

6 credits

 

 

 

·         Visual Arts

·         Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

·         Theatre Studies

 

·         Literary and Media Studies

 

·         Digital Literatures

 

·         Global Literature

 

·         Death Studies

 

·         Thematology

 

·         Discourse Analysis

 

·         Poetry and Mysticism

VIII

 

12

credits

·         Dissertation

·         Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning

 

 

 

*Each course carries 3 credits with the exception of Dissertation (7 credits) and Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning (5 credits)

 

**Core Courses: essential papers of the discipline which the student must mandatorily study and pass to fulfil the requirement of a major or a honours degree in the discipline

 

*** Electives: courses a student can choose from based on their interests. These courses help students diversify their knowledge of the discipline. Together with the core papers, they will contribute towards the credit requirements of a degree that the student wishes to pursue. Choice of electives will also direct the student towards one of the specialization tracks.

 

 

Grid for the Respective Specialization Tracks

 

Semester 

(Total number of credits per semester)

 

Core Courses

Literary Multimodality

 

Comparative Literary Studies

 

English Studies

 

I

 

3 credits

 

• Contemporary Forms of Narratives

 

 

 

 

II

 

12 credits

• English Canon I-British Poetry and Drama 14th to 16th Century

• What makes Popular Fiction 'Pop'?

• Classical Literature

• Modern Indian Literature

 

 

 

 

III

 

9 credits

• Canon II

• Postcolonial Literature

• Partition Literature

 

• Graphic Narratives as World Literature

• Graphic Narratives as World Literature

 

• Children’s Literature

 

• Bollywood Studies

• Reading Poetry

 

• Creative Writing

 

• Peace Literature

IV

 

9 credits

• Canon III

• Gender and Genre

• Literatures of Injustice

 

• Literature of Diaspora

 

• Modern Indian Bhasha Literatures in Translation

 

 

 

• Oral Narratives and Folklore

 

• Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

• Murder and Mayhem: Crime Fiction in India

 

• All About Love

 

 

• Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

• Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Literature of Diaspora

 

• Environmental Literature

V

 

9 credits

• Introduction to Linguistics

 

• Realism(s) in Literature

 

• Literature of Protest

 

• Translation I

• Mystery, Madness, and Monstrosity: An Introduction to Gothic Studies

 

• Drama: Reading and Performance

 

• Literature of Protest

 

• Laughing out Loud: Aesthetics and Politics of Stand Up Comedy

 

• Modernist and Postmodernist Poetry


• Mystery, Madness, and Monstrosity: An Introduction to Gothic Studies

 

• Drama: Reading and Performance

 

• Realism(s) in Literature

 

• Modernist and Postmodernist Poetry

VI

 

6 credits

• Research Methodology

• Translation II

 

• Travel Writing

• The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

• Culture, Communication, and Language

 

• Cinematic Adaptation of Literary Texts

•  The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

• Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Texts

 

• Travel Writing

 

• Elective English Communication


VII

 

6 credits

 

 

• Visual Arts

 

• Theatre Studies

 

• Literary and Media

 

• Digital Literatures

 

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Global Literature

 

• Death Studies

 

• Thematology

 

• Poetry and Mysticism

 

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Discourse Analysis

 

• Global Literature

 

• Death Studies

 

• Theatre Studies

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

VIII

 

12

credits

• Dissertation

Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning

 

 

 

Details

Programme Attributes

PA1

Pursue a BA Honours in Literature with a comprehensive understanding of the new, emergent and erst-while global Literature in English

PA2

Select a specialized degree in English Studies, Literary Multimodality, and/or Comparative Literary Studies

PA3

The program encompasses a range of courses, that follow diverse pedagogic means and evaluation methods

PA4

Learn from globally renowned academicians, researchers, and thinkers

PA5

Develop applied skills through fellowships, internships, and other forms of hands-on learning.

PA6

Embark on experiential learning inside and outside classrooms; that is, learning through reflection.

Program Objective

The program is designed to help students:

1

Express ideas and thoughts incisively and critically.

2

Develop a complex, nuanced understanding of the world through the medium of letters (literature).

3

Examine the intricacies of cultural, social, and historical milieu through literary and artistic expressions.

4

Reflect critically on questions of marginality, intersectionality, and exclusion, therein, taking up issues of class, caste, creed, gender etc.

Programme Outcomes

PO1

Deliberate on socio-political, and artistic contexts of literary production cross-temporally and cross-spatially.

PO2

Partake in literature as a thought experiment; utilize imaginative reasoning to question and critique social reality.

PO3

Identify literary techniques and the various forms of storytelling through poetry, prose, drama, and other genres.

PO4

Appreciate literature’s liaisons with other domains such as history, politics, cultural studies, economics, and psychology.

Career Prospects

Careers in which a BA Literature degree would be strongly desirable include:

  • Publishing Industry (Editing)
  • Media and Journalism
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Administrative Services
  • Creative Writing
  • Communication Expert
  • Content Creation
  • Literary and Cultural Critic
  • Library Services
  • Archival Work
  • Museum Educators and Conservators
  • Digital Marketing
  • Social Media Editor
Eligibility

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.
Selection Criteria

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

Curriculum

Credit Distribution

  • 4 year BA Honours (Research) in Literature

 The student would have to fulfil the requirement of at least 160 credits.
The core papers and electives offered in Literature must add up to a minimum of 120 credits.

The student would also have to do a dissertation and undertake a fellowship/experiential learning in Literature worth the following:

Dissertation: 07 credits
Fellowships/ Experiential Learning: 05 credits

  • Double Major (one of which is Literature)
    A minimum of 54 credits in each of the disciplines that the student wants to major in. Hence, a major in Literature will include undertaking the compulsory core papers and electives being offered in Literature, amounting to a minimum of 60 credits.
  • Literature Minor
    A minimum of 20 credits from the papers offered in Literature which will include the foundational paper, ‘Contemporary Forms of Narratives’.

 

 

Course Grid for the Four (3+1) Year Programme

 

Semester 

(Total number of credits per semester)*

 

Core Courses**

Electives***

 

I

 

3 credits

 

Contemporary Forms of Narratives

 

 

II

 

12 credits

·         English Canon I-British Poetry and Drama 14th to 16th Century

·         What makes Popular Fiction 'Pop'?

·         Classical Literature

·         Modern Indian Literature

 

 

III

 

9

credits

·         Canon II

·         Postcolonial Literature

·         Partition Literature

 

·         Graphic Narratives as World Literature

 

·         Reading Poetry

 

·         Children's Literature

 

·         Creative Writing

 

·         Bollywood Studies

 

·         Peace Literature


IV

 

9 credits

·         Canon III

·         Gender and Genre

·         Oral Narratives and Folklore

 

·         Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

·         Literary Theory and Criticism

 

·         Literatures of Injustice

 

·         Literature of Diaspora

 

·         Murder and Mayhem:
Crime Fiction in India

 

·         All about Love

 

·         Modern Indian Bhasha
Literatures in Translation

 

·         Environmental Literature



V

 

9

credits

·         Introduction to Linguistics

 

·         Mystery, Madness and
Monstrosity: An Introduction
to Gothic Studies

 

·         Drama: Reading and
Performance

 

·         Realism(s) in Literature

 

·         Literature of Protest

 

·         Translation I

 

·         Laughing out Loud: Aesthetics
and Politics of Stand-Up
Comedy

 

·         Modernist and Postmodernist
Poetry




VI

 

6

credits

·         Research Methodology

·         The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

·         Culture, Communication and Language

 

·         Translation II

 

·         Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Texts

 

·         Travel Writing

 

·         Elective English Communication

VII

 

6 credits

 

 

 

·         Visual Arts

·         Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

·         Theatre Studies

 

·         Literary and Media Studies

 

·         Digital Literatures

 

·         Global Literature

 

·         Death Studies

 

·         Thematology

 

·         Discourse Analysis

 

·         Poetry and Mysticism

VIII

 

12

credits

·         Dissertation

·         Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning

 

 

 

*Each course carries 3 credits with the exception of Dissertation (7 credits) and Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning (5 credits)

 

**Core Courses: essential papers of the discipline which the student must mandatorily study and pass to fulfil the requirement of a major or a honours degree in the discipline

 

*** Electives: courses a student can choose from based on their interests. These courses help students diversify their knowledge of the discipline. Together with the core papers, they will contribute towards the credit requirements of a degree that the student wishes to pursue. Choice of electives will also direct the student towards one of the specialization tracks.

 

 

Grid for the Respective Specialization Tracks

 

Semester 

(Total number of credits per semester)

 

Core Courses

Literary Multimodality

 

Comparative Literary Studies

 

English Studies

 

I

 

3 credits

 

• Contemporary Forms of Narratives

 

 

 

 

II

 

12 credits

• English Canon I-British Poetry and Drama 14th to 16th Century

• What makes Popular Fiction 'Pop'?

• Classical Literature

• Modern Indian Literature

 

 

 

 

III

 

9 credits

• Canon II

• Postcolonial Literature

• Partition Literature

 

• Graphic Narratives as World Literature

• Graphic Narratives as World Literature

 

• Children’s Literature

 

• Bollywood Studies

• Reading Poetry

 

• Creative Writing

 

• Peace Literature

IV

 

9 credits

• Canon III

• Gender and Genre

• Literatures of Injustice

 

• Literature of Diaspora

 

• Modern Indian Bhasha Literatures in Translation

 

 

 

• Oral Narratives and Folklore

 

• Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

• Murder and Mayhem: Crime Fiction in India

 

• All About Love

 

 

• Science Fiction and Fantasy

 

• Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Literature of Diaspora

 

• Environmental Literature

V

 

9 credits

• Introduction to Linguistics

 

• Realism(s) in Literature

 

• Literature of Protest

 

• Translation I

• Mystery, Madness, and Monstrosity: An Introduction to Gothic Studies

 

• Drama: Reading and Performance

 

• Literature of Protest

 

• Laughing out Loud: Aesthetics and Politics of Stand Up Comedy

 

• Modernist and Postmodernist Poetry


• Mystery, Madness, and Monstrosity: An Introduction to Gothic Studies

 

• Drama: Reading and Performance

 

• Realism(s) in Literature

 

• Modernist and Postmodernist Poetry

VI

 

6 credits

• Research Methodology

• Translation II

 

• Travel Writing

• The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

• Culture, Communication, and Language

 

• Cinematic Adaptation of Literary Texts

•  The Dialectics of Cultural Studies

 

• Cinematic Adaptations of Literary Texts

 

• Travel Writing

 

• Elective English Communication


VII

 

6 credits

 

 

• Visual Arts

 

• Theatre Studies

 

• Literary and Media

 

• Digital Literatures

 

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Global Literature

 

• Death Studies

 

• Thematology

 

• Poetry and Mysticism

 

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

• Discourse Analysis

 

• Global Literature

 

• Death Studies

 

• Theatre Studies

• Seminar I – Literary Theory and Criticism

 

VIII

 

12

credits

• Dissertation

Fellowship/ Internship/ Experiential Learning

 

 

 

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