Bachelor of Arts in Major English

Bachelor of Arts in Major English

BA Major English ·
4 years

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The major English courses for the four-year Bachelor's level are designed to link up with and develop the I.A. major English courses in English. The particular addition to the B.A. syllabus is the introduction of literary theory. The component includes major western foundational essays from the Greeks to the modern times. The rationale of these courses is to give students tools for systematic study and understanding of texts, and help them apply the tools in appreciating literary and other texts critically and creatively. Moreover, these courses attempt at inculcating in students a spirit of inquiry, logical reasoning and a taste for reading good literature. Furthermore, the courses look forward to the M.A. courses and prepare the groundwork for a more critical and detailed study of literature and other human disciplines at the post graduate level.

Functional English (Paper VI) aims to give students an opportunity to study English which will enable them to teach English, train teachers and also train trainers for English at the school level.

Program Outline

The Bachelor of Arts-English Major requires three year, desired set of 14 credit subjects (1400 marks), of college level study. It is a dual concept; hence the students get specialization on two majors (English and J&MC/S&A/RD/SW). Standard length of the program is 4 years, which requires full time students to take 4 credit subjects on first year, 5 credit subjects on second year and 5 credit subjects with 1 non credit subject on third year. Paper VI of each major is a functional paper. Paper VI of a second major will be a non credit for TU but will be awarded by RIA separately.

Bachelors in English provide excellent skills for almost all areas of employment. Arguably, the most obvious career choice is teaching English. Many of the students complete BA Major English with a view to becoming academics, or pursue higher degree to enhance their career options. There are, though, many other areas in which BA English graduates gain employment, numerous recent graduates are working as journalists on local, national, and specialist newspapers and magazines. The popular fields ofpublishing and marketing are also ideal destinations for the students. They can also opt to become Civil Servants, Managers, Librarians, Freelance Editors,Careers Advisors, IT Consultants, and a host of other possibilities.


Students are required to have completed their Intermediate or equivalent qualifications in any discipline with English (100 marks). Students who opt for major English and Journalism should have studied these subjects at their intermediate level.


Students are required to have completed their Intermediate or equivalent qualifications in any discipline with good marks.

Curricular Structure

Students are required to take Compulsory English in the first and the third years and Compulsory Nepali in the second year. University offers Alternative English in the second year for International students as an alternative to Compulsory Nepali.

Compulsory Subjects:

First Year

Second Year

Third Year

C.Eng.401 Reading and Writing in English

C.Nep.402 Compulsory Nepali

C. Eng.403 Reading and Writing Across the Disciplines


Alt. Eng. 402 Alternative English

Curriculum Structure of BA Major English

Evaluation Scheme

Each course carries 100 full marks. Students have to score at least 40 marks to pass the course. Of the total 100 marks,30 marks will be based on continuous/internal evaluation and the rest of the 70 marks will be awarded based on the students' performance in the final examination taken at the end of the academic year. Students must pass both internal and final examinations. However, ENGL 410 and ENGL 427 have a practicum component (part of the internal evaluation) that carries 50% course weight.

First Year

  • ENGL. 421 Reading, Writing, and Thinking
  • ENGL. 422 History of English Literature and Criticism

Second Year

  • ENGL. 423 Prose: Essays and Short Stories
  • ENGL. 424 Reading and Responding to Poetry

Third Year

  • ENGL. 425 Visual Arts
  • ENGL. 410 Professional and Technical Communication (Elective)

Fourth Year

  • ENGL. 426 Drama and Writing
  • ENGL. 4267 Research and Writing

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BA in Major English.pdf