Course Outcome

Common Course – English Language


Course code

Course title

Course outcomes


EN 1111.1/2

Language skills

CO 1: Students will acquire the basic language skills to understand language in various contexts through interactive classroom sessions
CO 2: They will master the English language for personal and professional growth. They will be qualified to find employment in the modern globalized word.
CO 3: They will learn to connect literature with language learning


EN 1121

Writings on Contemporary Issues

CO 1: Sensitizes students to the major issues in the society and the world.
CO 2: Encourages them to read literary pieces critically and respond empathetically
CO 3: Provides students with a variety of perspectives on contemporary issues


EN 1211.1/2

Ability Enhancement Compulsory Course: Environmental Studies and
Disaster Management

CO 1: Students are made aware of the need, scope and importance of environmental studies.
CO 2: They are made to understand the transnational character of environmental problems and disaster management situations.
CO 3: They develop sensitivity for the natural, physical and human resources in the immediate environment. They will acquire a set of values for environmental protection and conservation and nurture natural curiosity and creativity for the immediate surroundings
CO 4: They get acquainted with the role of information technology in environment and human health
CO 5: They will learn to take lead in spreading environmental values and creating awareness among the public. They will be able to articulate environmental concerns using appropriate vocabulary.


EN 1212.1/2

English Grammar Usage and Writing

CO 1: Students gain a good understanding of modern English Grammar.
CO 2: Mother tongue influence will be minimized and there will be an improvement in verbal communication skills

III (BA/B.Sc.)

EN 1311.1

English for Career

CO 1: Students will be introduced to the language skills required for appearing in career oriented competitive examinations
CO 2: Help students to develop the cognitive, logical, verbal and analytical skills necessary to succeed in competitive examinations
CO 2: Students become familiar with the pattern of questions based on common models of competitive tests

III (B.Com)

EN 1311.1

Business English

CO 1: The paper aims to impart knowledge and understanding of the principles of business communication with special emphasis on the different forms of transactional writing


EN 1411.1/2

Readings in Literature

CO 1. Students will be introduced to Global Literatures. They will learn to analyze and appreciate literary text sand the various cultures they embody
CO 2. students will be sensitized to the aesthetic, cultural and social aspects of literature originating from all over the world
CO 3: They will be motivated to further reading outside the class for enjoyment and pleasure
CO 4. They will understand the use of the target language and make use of it in daily life

BA English Language and Literature


Course code

Course title

Course outcomes

I (core)


Introduction to Literary Studies I

CO 1: Introduce varied literary representations
CO 2: Familiarize students with the nature and characteristics of literature
CO 3: Discuss the nature and characteristics of literature
CO 4: Introduce two key genres of literature, poetry and drama
CO 5: Possess a foundational understanding of poetry and drama

I (compl)

EN 1131

Popular Literature and Culture

CO 1: Encourage the students to think critically about popular literature
CO 2: Understand the categories of the “popular” and the “canonical”
CO 3: Identify the conventions, formulas, themes and styles of popular genres such as detective fiction, the science fiction and fantasy, and children’s literature
CO 4: An assessment of the literary and cultural value of popular texts
CO 5: Sensitize students to the ways in which popular fiction reflects and engages with questions of gender, identity, ethics and education

I (compl)

PG 1131

Foundations of Psychology

CO 1: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding in the selected content areas of psychology and understand the nature of psychology as a discipline
CO 2: Use concepts, and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena
CO 3: Explain major modern perspectives of psychology
CO 4: Carry out basic studies to address different psychological questions and hypothesis using appropriate research methods
CO 5: Explain the biological evidence for psychological claims

II (core)

EN 1241

Introduction to Literary Studies II

CO 1: Cherish a taste for the literary among students
CO 2: Comprehend the nature and characteristics of different genres of literature
CO 3: Detailed awareness of the two key genres of literature – fiction and non-fiction
CO 4: Imbibe the representational possibilities of the respective genres
CO 5: Instill a creative and critical aptitude

II (compl)

EN 1231

Art and Literary Aesthetics

CO 1: The student will be able to engage with literature in a broader, educated perspective
CO 2: The student will be able to think with greater originality and independence about the complex interrelationship between different art forms
CO 3: The student will be trained to engage sensitively and intelligently in new readings of literature
CO 4: The course develops an understanding of the co- relation between literature, film, music and painting and encourages ways of reading and seeing which deliver insights into literary texts
CO 5: Initiate students to implement the multidisciplinary scope of art and literary studies

II (Compl)


Basic Psychological Processes

CO 1: Use critical thinking effectively
CO 2: Express creative thinking
CO 3: Execute the theoretical knowledge and understanding of psychology effectively in day today life
CO 4: Explain the basic process involved in learning, motivation and emotion
CO 5: Illustrate the basic concepts involved in consciousness

III (core)

EN 1341

British Literature I

CO 1: Comprehend the origins of English literature
CO 2: Understand the specific features of the particular periods
CO 3: Understand themes, structure and style adopted by early British writers
CO 4: Gain knowledge of growth and development of British Literature in relation to the historical developments
CO 5: Understand how writers use language and creativity to capture human experience through different literary forms

III (Foundation Course)

EN 1321

Evolution of the English Language

CO 1: Knowledge of the paradigm shifts in the development of English
CO 2: Well aware of the historical paradigm shifts in the history of English Language
CO 3: Imbibe the plural socio cultural factors that went in to the shaping of the English Language
CO 4: Place English language in a global context
CO 5: Recognize the politics of many ‘Englishes’

III (compl)

EN 1331

Narratives of Resistance

CO 1: Be able to identify themes of resistance in different forms and genres of literature.
CO 2: Have a sense of the various kinds of injustice related to race, ethnicity, gender etc. prevalent in society.
CO 3: Develop an idea of literature as a form of resistance to all forms of totalitarian authority.
CO 4: Understand the inter connection between various genres in manifesting resistance
CO 5: How resistance is an undeniable presence in the everyday narratives of literary and other artistic expressions.

III (Compl)

PG 1331

Cognitive Processes

CO 1: Use reasoning to recognize, develop, defend, and criticize arguments
CO 2: Represent day to day problems effectively
CO 3: Implement psychological principles to promote personal development
CO 4: Use the concepts, language and major theories of the discipline to account for psychological phenomena
CO 5: Use skills to improve memory

IV (core)

EN 1441

British Literature II

CO 1: Sensitize students to the changing trends in English literature in the 18th and 19th centuries and connect it with the sociocultural and political developments.
CO 2: Develop the critical thinking necessary to discern literary merit
CO 3: Be able to recognize paradigm shifts in literature
CO 4: Be able to identify techniques, themes and concerns
CO 5: Connect literature to the historical developments that shaped the English history.

IV (core)

EN 1442

Literature of the 20th Century

CO 1: Understand social, political, aesthetic and cultural transformations of early twentieth century in relation to literary texts with their specific formal features.
CO 2: Know the stylistic features of Modernism and its various literary and aesthetic movements
CO 3: Critically engage the ideas that characterize the period, especially the crisis of modernity
CO 4: Understand contemporary responses to the historical incidents that mark the period
CO 5: Understand and use critical strategies that emerged in the early twentieth century.

IV (compl)

EN 1431

Philosophy for Literature

CO 1: Have a diachronic understanding of the evolution of philosophy from the time of Greek masters to 20th century
CO 2: Have an awareness of the major schools of thought in western philosophy.
CO 3: Have a healthy epistemological foundation at undergraduate level that ensures scholarship at advanced levels of learning.
CO 4: Talk about some of the key figures in Philosophy.
CO 5: Analyze and appreciate texts critically, from different philosophical perspectives

IV (compl)

PG 1431

Psychology of Individual Differences

CO 1: Describe the diversity in human behavior
CO 2: Explain how individual differences influence beliefs, values and interactions with others, intelligence and personality of an individual
CO 3: Use knowledge of personality and intelligence in formulating career choices
CO 4: Critique the basic theories of intelligence and personality
CO 5: Identify the basic concepts in stress and health
CO 6: Use skills to manage stress and lead a healthy way of life

V (core)

EN 1541

Literature of Late 20th Century and 21st Century

CO 1: Identify the various socio-cultural changes that evolved in the late modernist period
CO 2: Relate to the diverse currents of postmodern literature and its reflections in the contemporary ethos
CO 3: Assimilate the inherent multiplicities and fluidity of societal perspectives
CO 4: Develop an innate sympathy for the tragedies of Holocaust and an awareness regarding the environmental impasses threatening the modern world
CO 5: Empathize with the marginalized and comprehend their predicament.

V (core)

EN 1542

Postcolonial Literatures

CO 1: Ability to critique colonial history
CO 2: Awareness of the socio-political contexts of colonialism and postcolonialism
CO 3: Understanding of the effects of colonialism in various nations
CO 4: Knowledge of the key terms in post-colonial thought
CO 5: Study of the race and gender dynamics in postcolonial literature

V (core)

EN 1543

20th Century Malayalam Literature in Translation

CO 1: Generate knowledge about the varied milieu of the development and growth of Malayalam literature and be sensitive to its socio cultural and political implications.
CO 2: Get a basic knowledge of the literary and the non-literary works produced in Malayalam
CO 3: Discern the vibrancy of Malayalam literature
CO 4: Sense the distinctness of the socio-cultural arena in which Malayalam literature is produced
CO 5: Know the value of literature produced in regional languages and key role of translation in the growth of language and literature.

V (core)

EN 1544

Linguistics and Structure of the English Language

CO 1: Understand the phonological and grammatical structure of English Language
CO 2: Be able to analyze actual speech in terms of the principle of linguistics
CO 3: Improve the accent and pronunciation of the language
CO 4: Introduce the students to internationally accepted forms of speech and writing in English.
CO 5: Explore the ancient linguistic tradition of India

V (core)

EN 1545

Criticism and Theory

CO 1: Analyze and appreciate texts critically, from different perspectives.
CO 2: Appreciate Indian Aesthetics and find linkages between Western thought and Indian critical tradition.
CO 3: Show an appreciation of the relevance and value of multidisciplinary theoretical models in literary study.
CO 4: Demonstrate an understanding of important theoretical methodologies and develop an aptitude for critical analysis of literary works.
CO 5: Gain a critical and pluralistic understanding and perspective of life

V (open course)

EN 1551.1

Communicative Applications in English

CO 1: Learners majoring in some subject other than English will have a working knowledge of the type of English that is required in real life situations, especially the globalized workplace.
CO 2: Well trained to write clear, well-framed, polite but concise formal letters and e-mails for a variety of purposes
CO 3: Acquire some of the soft-skills that go hand in hand with English –namely, the ability to prepare for an interview and face it confidently, the ability to participate boldly a group discussion and contribute meaningfully to it, the ability to make a simple and interesting presentation of 5-10 minutes before a mixed audience on anything that they have learnt in the previous semesters of the UG programme

VI (Core)

EN 1641

Gender Studies

CO 1: Recognize the patriarchal bias in the formation of history and knowledge.
CO 2: Analyze the ways in which gender, race, ethnicity class, caste and sexuality construct the social, cultural and biological experience of both men and women in all societies.
CO 3: Recognize and use the major theoretical frames of analysis in gender studies
CO 4: Interrogate the social constructions of gender and the limiting of the same in to the male-female binary in its intersections with culture, power, sexualities and nationalities
CO 5: Examine gender issues in relation to the sustainable goals of development

VI (Core)

EN 1642

Indian Writing in English

CO 1: Make students aware of different aspects of colonization like cultural colonization.
CO 2: Trace the historical and literary genesis and development of Indian Writing in English
CO 3: Acquaint them with the major movements in Indian Writing in English across varied period and genres
CO 4: Address the plurality of literary and socio-cultural representations within Indian life as well as letters.
CO 5: Enhance the literary and linguistic competence of students by making them aware of how language works through literature written in the subcontinent.

VI (Core)

EN 1643

Film Studies

CO 1: Recognize the language of films and use it creatively
CO 2: Analyze films from both technical and non-technical perspectives
CO 3: Engage questions of social justice and gender justice by critiquing representations of culture
CO 4: Use film as a medium of communication
CO 5: Derive an interest in various careers related to film

VI (Core)

EN 1644

World Classics

CO 1: Understand the study of Classics as a means of discovery and enquiry into the formations of great literary works and how the rich imagery of these classical works continues beyond the twentieth century.
CO 2: Recognize the diversity of cultures and the commonalities of human experience reflected in the literature of the world.
CO 3: Imbibe a fair knowledge in the various Classical works from different parts of the world, at different time periods, across cultures.
CO 4: Examine oneself and one’s culture through multiple frames of reference, including the         perception of others from around the world.
CO 5: Develop an aesthetic sense to appreciate and understand the various literary works with a strong foundation in the World Classics.

VI (elective course)

EN 1661.1

Translation Studies

CO 1: Comprehend and practice the skills required to become a professional translator
CO 2: Help learners recognize the art involved in translation and encourage translation as a profession
CO 3: Acquire clarity regarding problems of translation
CO 4: Procure and improve language and vocabulary skills
CO 5: undertake an independent translation project.

VI (elective course)

EN 1661.4

English for the Media

CO 1: Generate interest in various aspects of media and thereby to equip them with the basic writing skills required for the same.
CO 2: Enable the students to take up jobs in the media industry- both in the print, broadcast and the new media.
CO 3: Equip the students with the necessary writing procedures so that they can initiate themselves into the media industry even without doing a specialized programme on the topic.
CO 4: Promote their writings with the help of the new media
CO 5: Instill confidence in learners to choose a profession in media.

VI (core)

EN 1645


CO 1: Equips students to identify and choose a topic of interest in the related subject for in depth study and analysis
CO 2: Familiarizes the student to arrange and scrutinize the data collected, prepare a structured report, and present it


MA English Language and Literature


Course code

Course title

Course outcomes

I (Core)

EL 211

Chaucer to the Elizabethan Age

CO 1-Display an awareness of the major historical events and the socio-cultural context which shaped the medieval and early Renaissance period and literature
CO 2- Explain the impact of the Renaissance on the thought and literature of the period
CO 3-Explain how socio-historical factors have influenced individual texts and how individual texts are representative of their age
CO 4- Identify and explain the formal and literary features of each genre and text, and how they contribute to the complexity of values and emotions represented in the texts
CO 5-Analyze and explain the similarities and differences between various types of the drama of the age
CO 6-Demonstrate how different critical perspectives have resulted in various readings of selected texts

I (Core)

EL 212

Shakespeare Studies

CO 1-Evaluate the significance of the socio- political and historical events which shaped the perspective of the Elizabethan Age
CO 2- Relate the texts selected for study to the genres/ subgenres they belong to and identify and explain their formal/ stylistic/ literary features
CO 3- Identify discourses addressed in the plays and critically evaluate them
CO 4- Analyze the similarities and differences between the various types of drama
CO 5- Attempt critical reviews of Shakespearean plays based on contemporary theoretical perspectives and their reworking/ adaptations.

I (Core)

EL 213

The Augustan Age

CO 1-Gain a comprehensive understanding of Puritanism, its aftermath and subsequent fall and the restoration of the monarchy in England
CO 2-Display an awareness of specific features of Neo-Classicism in English literature
CO 3-Acquire a critical understanding of the emergence and popularity of prose and novel in England, during the period
CO 4- Assess critically the conflicting trends in the literature of the age

I (Core)

EL 214

Romantics and Victorians

CO 1-Relate the texts selected for study to the genres they belong to and identify and explain the structural, formal, stylistic and literary features.
CO 2-Display an awareness of the contributions of the poets, novelists and prose writers
CO 3-Explain and analyze the similarities and differences between the different types of novels of the Romantic and Victorian ages
CO 4-Understand the social and literary changes that influenced drama in the century
CO 5-Evaluate the implications of the critical responses of the period

II (Core)

EL 221

From Modernism to the Present

CO 1- Demonstrate an understanding of how the age affected the literature and the various genres
CO 2-Demonstrate a knowledge of the major movements that influenced British and European literature
CO 3-Analyze critically and explain the features of modernism
CO 4-Evaluate critically the texts in terms of its stylistic and formal features

II (Core)


Indian Writing in English

CO 1-Display an in-depth awareness of the major historical events and the socio-cultural contexts which moulded the various genres in Indian Writing in English
CO 2-Analyze how the sociological, historical, cultural and political context impacted the texts selected for study
CO 3-Evaluate critically the contributions of major Indian English poets, dramatists, prose writers, novelists and short story writers
CO 4-Develop a literary sensibility and display an emotional response to the literary texts and cultivate a sense of appreciation for them
CO 5-Apply the ideas encapsulated in Indian Aesthetics to literary texts

II (Core)

EL 223

American Literature

CO 1-Demonstrate an awareness of the socio-political and cultural history of America
CO 2-Identify key ideas and characteristic perspectives or attitudes as expressed in American literature
CO 3- Demonstrate knowledge of the contributions of major literary periods, works and persons in American literature and recognize their continuing significance
CO 4-Evaluate the thoughts, beliefs, customs, struggles, and visions of African American writers
CO 5-Compare/contrast literary works through an analysis of genre, theme, character, and other literary devices

II (Core)

EL 224

Critical Studies I

CO 1-Would have sharpened their analytical and critical faculties drawing inspiration from the readings provided.
CO 2- Would have gained an idea of the evolution of critical thinking in Europe and India in the 20th and 21st century.
CO 3- Understand the function of language in the construction and analysis of literary and cultural phenomena.
CO 4-Gain an insight into the interconnected nature of these major schools of thought leading to a shift from the paradigmatic to the syntagmatic.

III (Core)

EL 231

Linguistics and Structure of the English Language

CO 1- Have developed an awareness of the basic nature, branches, and history of linguistics
CO 2-Have become familiar with contrastive linguistics
CO 3- Be able to analyze language units based on their phonological, morphological and syntactical features
CO 4-Have developed an awareness of the principles and limitations of ICA and PSG
CO 5-Be able to explain the transformation of sentences based on TG grammar

III (Core)


Critical Studies 2

CO 1-Would have sharpened their analytical and critical faculties drawing inspiration from the readings provided.
CO 2- Would have gained an idea of the evolution of critical thinking in Europe and India in the 20th and 21st century.
CO 3- Understand the function of language in the construction and analysis of literary and cultural phenomena.
CO 4-Gain an insight into the interconnected nature of these major schools of thought leading to a shift from the paradigmatic to the syntagmatic

III (Elective)


European Drama

CO 1-Trace the conditions that facilitated the origin and evolution of drama as a literary genre in Europe
CO 2- Display a comprehensive awareness of the aesthetic and socio-moral principles that governed the art of dramaturgy in Europe down the ages
CO 3-Claim acquaintance with the defining aspects of the major theatrical movements that came into being in the post-World War era in Europe, and connect them to their respective sociological backgrounds
CO 4-Critically analyze a play with reference to the component elements of drama, as well as to identify the themes reflected in the plot
CO 5- Attempt dramatic compositions.

III (Elective)


African and Caribbean Literature

CO 1- Appreciate the diversity of literary voices from Africa and the Caribbean and to enable them to read texts in relation to the historical and cultural contexts
CO 2- Understand the debates and concepts emerging from the field of African-Caribbean Studies
CO 3- Develop the ability to think critically about African Caribbean Diaspora

IV (Core)

EL 241

English Language Teaching

CO 1- Have acquired knowledge of the historical and current theories in ELT
CO 2- Be able to assess critically the implications of the various approaches, methods, techniques
CO 3-Have developed the ability to critically evaluate syllabi, teaching materials, and evaluation procedures.

IV (Core)


Cultural Studies

CO 1- To gain insight into the historical, social, cultural and political backdrop from which the discipline of Cultural Studies emerged
CO 2- To familiarize with the basic terminology and the foundational theoretical works, in order to acquire conceptual clarity
CO 3- To know the development of the discipline along two paradigms connected with Culturalism and Structuralism
CO 4- To have a proper understanding of the contemporary trends in the field and to equip students to analyze various cultural texts, discourses and practices with critical acumen

IV (Elective)


Introduction to Theatre Studies

CO 1-Appreciate theatre as an art and a ‘socio-cultural institution’
CO 2-Internalise the functions and aesthetic values of each theatre and performance
CO 3- Differentiate each genre, movement, and its historical significance
CO 4-Participate creatively in theatrical activities as part one’s social commitment and as means of self- realization
CO 5-Probe into the potential of theatre, performance and related fields
CO 6- Be able to involve in critical discourses of an interdisciplinary nature

IV (Elective)

EL 244.3

Media Studies

 CO 1-Demonstrate their understanding of basic components of the world of journalism and mass media
CO 2-Demonstrate their skills at reporting and editing in print and electronic media
CO 3-Do a critical appraisal of the role of media in society.

IV (Core)

EL 246


CO 1-Develop research aptitude among students for English language and literature
CO 2-Cultivate interdisciplinary approach to academic research
CO 3- Expand the existing body of literary knowledge
CO 4-Enhance analytical skills to apply the acquired knowledge for the benefit of the society