MA in English at MBM College
The MA English courses offer students insights into literature, language, culture, and history. Besides studying the required core courses that reflect the nature of the discipline, students will have the flexibility of selecting courses from different areas such as language, literature, rhetoric, and humanities. While retaining the fundamental philosophy of humanistic education, this syllabus aims at developing students' creative, critical, and communicative skills that they need in their academic and professional life. Focus on writing, intensive study of literary genres, emphasis on interpretive and cultural theories, and the incorporation of interdisciplinary and comparative study are some of the underlying features of the courses. The syllabus requires a participatory and inquiry-based pedagogy for effective teaching and learning.
The syllabus reflects the current trends in English Studies that have radically expanded the scope of the discipline. Taking into account the curriculum models adopted in many universities across the world, it recognizes and draws upon multiple traditions, communities, and literatures. The syllabus, therefore, comprises of a productive mix of canonical and non-canonical texts, traditionally-recognized literary and semi-literary genres, and expressive artifacts from multiple cultural traditions. The goal is to enable students to read, interpret and critique texts in a wide range of modes, genres and media. The syllabus, hence, envisions the following general objectives:
to realign the canons and methods,
to stress interrelationship among literary criticism, theory and cultural studies, to foster critical and creative thinking,
to promote research in the humanities,
to give exposure to a wide range of global literary texts, and to introduce area studies.
A Program with a Difference
The mission of MA Program in English of MBM College is to provide our students with ample opportunities for developing their communicative, critical, academic, and professional skills at a reasonable cost. The program intends to broaden the outlook, and to create a rational point of view so that new Nepal is built up. It is in the interest of the society that education should be imparted to develop the adaptability of students in order to compete in the 21st century world of globalization.
Aspiring candidates should have passed Bachelor's level Examination with English as their major subject. They will have to take Entrance Text Examination conducted by Tribhuvan University (TU) and qualify in the final selection for admission.
Internal (continuous) Evaluation:
Except for the writing-intensive courses, the internal continuous evaluation for each course comprises of 40% of the total grade, distributed as follows:
· One research essay of 5-7 pages (double-spaced)
· 50% of Internal Grade
· Mid-term examination
· 30% of Internal Grade
· Presentation, attendance, participation, reading quizzes, etc.
· 20% of Internal Grade
There will be final examinations for each course at the end of the semester, and they carry 60% of the total grade.