Bachelor of English and Communication Studies

Bachelor of English and Communication Studies

Bachelors
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4 years

The Bachelor of English and Communication Studies (BECS) is an undergraduate programme at the School of Development and Social Engineering (SDSE), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Pokhara University. It is a blended course between academic and professional orientation. It aims to produce graduates with competent academic, technical and practical knowledge, skill and technology to meet the national and international demand of professionals, communicators and enthusiast academics in English.

Objectives

The objectives of the Bachelor of English and Communication Studies are to help students to:

  1. develop their analytical skills by orienting them to the scholarly world of critical thinking and interdisciplinary knowledge in the integration of the twin disciplines of English and Communication studies
  2. cultivate in their ability to shape ideas and foster values
  3. expand students’ personal and professional qualifications
  4. develop in students the spirit of critical inquiry, ethical responsibility and personal fulfilment
  5. lead to life-long learning.

Salient Features

Why to join Bachelor of English and Communication Studies (BECS) at Pokhara University?

  • It is a career oriented programme
  • Being taught with modern equipment and participatory teaching-learning methodology
  • Highly qualified faculties
  • Exposure of guest lectures and modular teaching faculties along with professionals
  • Pokhara University located in a peaceful location

Eligibility

Admission Eligibility and Procedure

Students should have scored minimum of D+ Grade in all subjects in 10+2 (Secondary Level)

OR

Anyone who has completed 10+2 or intermediate level or its equivalent in any discipline from a recognized HS Board/College is eligible for applying to Bachelor of English and Communication Studies (BECS).

  • Applicants are selected from a merit list of entrance examination conducted by the School of Development and Social Engineering.

Fee

A reasonable fee is set for the program which is payable in installments by semester. 

Scholarships

As per the rules of PU scholarship, up to 20 per cent students, who have completed SLC/SEE from public schools, may get scholarship. Separate application is required as per PU Scholarship procedure.

 

Job Prospects

 

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of English and Communication Studies (BECS) graduates become competent for professional jobs in the national and international institutions and organizations where English is the primary language for communication. They would fulfill the need of professionals required for the government, particularly for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Commerce. They would be highly needed at non-governmental organizations (NGOs) civil societies and research institutions. A huge international job market particularly in the United Nations system, foreign diplomatic agencies, multilateral organization, bilateral development cooperation agencies and INGOs is available for the graduates. Similarly, large job opportunities are being availed in the private sector, mainly in foreign companies, the tourism sector, import-export companies and logistics, banking and finance sector, and English language-based media. A good number of graduates are also expected to start their own enterprise in an area where English would be the official language. 

 

Professional Jobs in

  1. Ministry of Foreign affairs
  2. Ministry of Commerce, 
  3. United Nations Systems,
  4. Multilateral and bilateral organizations, 
  5. Foreign diplomatic agencies,
  6. International non-governmental organizations (INGOs),
  7. Non-governmental organizations (NGOS),
  8. Tourism, 
  9. Media,
  10. Teaching, 
  11. Banking and Finance,
  12. Other private sectors

Curricular Structure

Course Structure

Bachelor of English and Communication Studies is a four years course having eight semesters (two semesters per year) with 120 credits with the following major courses:

  • Literary studies and literature; Literary theories and criticism
  • Logic and critical thinking; critical and creative writing,
  • Written and oral communication: public speaking; inter-personal communication; intercultural communication, English in workplace; international business communications
  • Written skills: writing for media; tourism, culture; country promotion; film radio television; journalism; analysing text; copy editing
  • English language: past, present and future; introduction to linguistics
  • History of science; history of knowledge
  • Language, culture and society; Nepal studies; civic responsibility; diversity and ethnicity; cultural anthropology; law
  • Research methodology in communication studies; conference interpretation and translation;
  • Computer application
  • Project work and internship

 

Project Work

Students are required to go for language and communication exposure. In the fourth year, students will carry out an intensive project work focusing on communication. During the project work students will learn practical aspects of English language and communication so that they would be able to bridge University learning with professional practice and beyond. At the end of the project work, students will prepare a report and present their work in a seminar.

First Year

 

Semester I

   

Semester II

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BEC 101

Critical and Creative Writing

3

BEC 104

Religion, Philosophy, and Ethics

3

BEC 102

Approaches to Literary Studies

3

BEC 112

History of Science

3

BEC 103

Logic and Critical Thinking

3

BEC 113

Nepal Studies

3

BEC 302

Introduction to Communication Studies

3

BEC 306

Inter-cultural Communication

3

BEC 304

English Language: Past, Present, and Future

3

BEC 322

Writing for the Media

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Second Year

 

Semester III

   

Semester IV

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BEC 106

Civic Responsibility, Diversity, and Ethnicity

3

BEC 137

Humanities through the Arts

3

BEC 108

Computer Application

3

BEC 138

History of Knowledge

3

BEC 117

Cultural Anthropology

3

BEC 140

Methods of Research

3

BEC 307

International Business Communication

3

BEC 323

Writing for tourism, culture, and Country Promotion

3

BEC 346

Journalism: Theory and Practice

3

BEC 326

Environmental Issues, Communication, and the Media

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Third Year

 

Semester V

   

Semester VI

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BEC 109

Written and Oral Communication

3

BEC 126

Law and Society

3

BEC 327

Introduction to Linguistics

3

BEC 329

Business, Technical, and Literacy Translation

3

BEC 328

Introduction to Translation

3

BEC 332

Literary Theory and Criticism

3

BEC 335

Literatures in English

3

BEC 339

Writing for Film, Radio, and Television

3

BEC 418

Contemporary Rhetorical Theory

3

BEC 414

New Media

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15

Fourth Year

 

Semester VII

   

Semester VIII

 

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

BEC 343

Analyzing Test

3

BEC 309

English in the Workplace

3

BEC 344

Conference Interpreting and Translation

3

BEC 351

Research Methodology in Communications Studies

3

BEC 345

Interpersonal Communication

3

BEC 315

Public Speaking

3

BEC 403

Copy Editing

3

BEC 427

Language, Culture, and Society

3

BEC 410

English for Teaching and Corporate Training

3

BEC 428

Project Work

3

 

Total

15

 

Total

15