ignou Bachelor of Arts English (Honours)

Bachelor of Arts English Honours BAEGH

The University offers a Bachelor’s Honours Degree Programme in English (BAEGH) in addition to a number of other
disciplines. Information pertaining to the Programme is given below:

Objectives BAEGH: With a substantial number of courses drawn from a single discipline (English), and a few
interdisciplinary and skill-based elective courses, the Bachelors Honours programme (English) is designed to give
an in-depth knowledge in that discipline while allowing for exposure to subjects beyond the discipline as well. The
Honours programme has the following general objectives:                                          1. To introduce the learner to main themes and topics in the discipline of English through core, discipline-centric
electives, ability/skill enhancement and generic courses.
2. To facilitate the learners to work towards ability and skill enhancement through exposure to appropriate courses
in humanities and social sciences.
3. Introduce learners to reading and writing skills through assignments and exercises at an undergraduate level.
4. Expose the learners to the importance of interdisciplinary study by enabling them to offer courses outside their
disciplines.

Eligibility: 10+2 or its equivalent or BPP from IGNOU

Medium of Instruction: English

Duration: Minimum 3 years and Maximum 6 years; offered in both January and July cycle of admission.

Fee Structure: A total of Rs. 9,600/- is to be paid year-wise for the full programme, @ Rs.3,200/year. Fee to
be paid in the first year including a registration fee of 200/- is Rs.3,400/-.

The University follows the credit system for offering all its programmes. One credit is equal to30 hours of learners’
study time. To earn BA (Honours) Degree in a discipline, a learner has to complete courses worth 148 credits in
a minimum of six semesters (three years). The students have to complete 22 credits each in first and second
semesters; 28 credits each in third and fourth semesters; and 24 credits each in fifth and sixth semesters.
The Honours programmes have a mix of courses. For earning 148 credits, a student has to study the following
categories of courses:
a) Core Courses (CC)
b) Discipline Specific Electives (DSE)
c) Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)
d) Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)
e) Generic Electives (GE)
A learner can choose BA Honours programme in any ONE of the following Disciplines: Economics, English, Hindi,
History, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, and Sociology. The study load of the Honours
programmes varies from semester to semester. Once the Discipline is chosen, the learner has to take the courses
under categories (a) Core Courses and (b) Discipline Specific Elective Courses from that Discipline ONLY in all the
semesters.

Core Courses (CC)

The programme has 14 core courses. Each core course is of six credits. These courses cover more than half
of the programme, 84 credits (14 courses x 6 credits) out of 148 credits of the programme.

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSE)

Discipline Specific Elective Courses (DSEs) are on offer in the fifth and sixth semesters of the programme. The
4 DSEs are specific (or specialized or advanced or supportive) to the discipline or subject of study and provide
an extended scope. They are of 6 credits each (6 courses x 4 credits) and will thus be 24 credits in all.

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses (AECC)

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses are of four credits each. As the name suggests, the Ability Enhancement
Compulsory Courses (AECCs) are compulsory for all learners. There are two AECCs on offer, one each in the first
and second semesters. With one course in the first two semesters each, (2 courses x 4 credits), the AECC courses
will add up to 8 credits in all.

Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC)

Skill Enhancement Courses (SECs) are also ability enhancement courses. These are value-based and/or
skill-based courses and are designed to develop competencies and skills. Each Skill Enhancement Course (SEC)
is of four credits. These courses are on offer in the third and fourth semesters with a number of SECs on offer
in each semester. Choose any one Skill Enhancement Course from the common pool that is available. One SEC
in each semester (2 courses x 4 credits) will add up to 8 credits.

Generic Electives (GE)

Generic Electives (GEs) are the other type of electives that are on offer in the first, second, third and fourth
semesters of the programme and are of 6 credits each. These courses are inter-disciplinary in nature and provide
an exposure to other disciplines/subjects. Choose any one Generic Elective from the common pool of GEs that is
available in each semester in which they are offered. With one course in each of the first four semesters, (4
courses x 6 credits), GE will come to 24 credits in all.

Programme Structure Template for BAEGH

Semester CORE
COURSE (6)
Discipline
Specific
Elective DSE
(6)
Ability
Enhancement
Compulsory
Course
(AECC) (4)
Skill
Enhancement
Course
(SEC) (4)
Generic
Elective GE
(6)
Total
Credits per
Semester
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I BEGC 101
BEGC 102
BEVAE 181 Any one: BPCG 171
BPAG 171
BSOG 171
BEGG 171
22 Credits
II BEGC 103
BEGC 104
BEGAE 182 Any one:
BPCG 172
BPAG 172
BEGG 172
BGDG 172
22 Credits
III BEGC 105 BEGC 106
BEGC 107
Any one: BANS 183
BPCS 183 BPCS 185 BHDS 183 BEGS 183
Any one: BPCG 173
BPAG 173
BSOG 173 BHDG 173
BEGG 173
28 Credits
IV BEGC 108 BEGC 109
BEGC 110
Any one:
BANS 184
BECS 184
BPCS 184 BPCS 186 BPAS 184
BSOS 184
BHDS 184
Any one:
BPCG 174
BPAG 174
BHDG 174 BEGG 174
28 Credits
V BEGC 111 BEGC 112 BEGE 141
BEGE 143
24 Credits
VI BEGC 114 BEGC 113 BEGE 142 BEGE 144 24 Credits
Total 84 credits 24 credits 8 credits 8 credits 24 credits 148 Credits

SEMESTER-WISE COURSEOPTIONS

In each semester, the students have to study four 4 courses in all from different categories of courses except in
the third and fourth semesters when the number of courses goes up to 5. While the courses under CC, DSE and
GE Categories are of 6 credits each, the courses under AECC and SEC are of 4 credits each. While the fourteen
CCs are distributed across the six semesters, the four DSEs are available in the fifth and sixth semesters only.
There will be a number of SECs and the GEs available in the common pool in each of the semesters in which
they are offered. A student has to opt for only one GE for study in each of the first four semesters and one SEC
during the third and fourth semesters of the programme. The university will be adding new SECs and electives
(DSEs and GEs) to the existing pool of courses from time to time. The study load in the first and second semesters
will be 22 credits each and while the credit load in the third and fourth semesters will be enhanced to 28 credits
each, it will come down to 24 credits each in the fifth and sixth semesters. Thus the total study load will come
to 148 credits. The following Table presents the CODES and TITLES of credit load and semester-wise courses
available for BA Honours (English):

CORE COURSES

Semester I

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 101 Indian Classical Literature 6
BEGC 102 European Classical Literature 6

Semester II

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 103 Indian Writing in English 6
BEGC 104 British Poetry and Drama : 14th- 17th Centuries 6

Semester III

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 105 American Literature 6
BEGC 106 Popular Literature 6
BEGC 107 British Poetry and Drama: 17th & 18th Centuries 6

Semester IV

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 108 British Literature: 18th Century 6
BEGC 109 British Romantic Literature 6
BEGC 110 British Literature: 19th Century 6

Semester V

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 111 Women’s Writing 6
BEGC 112 British Literature: The Early 20th Century 6

Semester VI

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGC 113 Modern European Drama 6
BEGC 114 Postcolonial Literatures 6

Discipline Specific Elective Courses

Semester V

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGE 141 Understanding Prose 6
BEGE 143 Understanding Poetry 6

Semester VI

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGE 142 Understanding Drama 6
BEGE 144 Understanding The Novel 6

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

Semester I

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEVAE 181 Envirnoment Studies 4

Semester II

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BEGAE 182 English Communication Skills 4

Skill Enhancement Courses (Any One)

Semester III

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BANS 183 Tourism Anthropology 4
BPCS 183 Emotioanl Intelligence 4
BPCS 185 Developing Emotional Competence 4
BHDS 183 4
BEGS 183 Writing and study Skills 4

Semester IV

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BANS 184 Public Health and Epidemiology 4
BECS 184 Data Analysis 4
BPCS 184 School Psychology 4
BPCS 186 Managing Stress 4
BPAS 184 Logistics Management 4
BSOS 184 Techniques of Ethnographic Film Making 4
BHDS 184 4

Generic Electives (Any One)

Semester I

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCG 171 General Psychology 6
BPAG 171 Disaster Management 6
BSOG 171 Indian Society: Images and Realities 6
BEGG 171 Media and Communication Skills 6

Semester II (Any one)

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCG 172 Youth, Gender and Identity 6
BPAG 172 Governance: Issues and Challenges 6
BEGG 172 Language and Linguistics 6
BGDG 172 Gender Studies 6

Semester III (Any one)

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCG 173 Psychology for Health and Well Being 6
BPAG 173 E-governance 6
BSOG 173 Rethinking Development 6
BHDG 173 6
BEGG 173 Academic Writing and Composition 6

Semester IV (Any one)

Course Code Title of the Course No. of Credits Download
BPCG 174 Psychology and Media 6
BPAG 174 Sustainable Development 6
BHDG 174 6
BEGG 174 Creative Writing 6

 

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