BA Journalism, Psychology, Optional English - Overview
The objective of this course is to provide a firm grounding in the subjects involved, to aid in the honing of analytical skills, and to help students develop a realistic and pragmatic perspective on local, regional, national and international issues.
It is a three-year degree programme, conducted in affiliation to Bengaluru North University, spread over six semesters. The course offers three subjects, namely journalism, psychology and optional English, with equal emphasis given to each of these three majors. English language and optional languages are also part of this curriculum, which can be pursued during semesters 1 to 4.
The journalism course is designed to meet the futuristic scene in the media. Students develop skills needed to work in the communication field, such as writing, information gathering, reporting, video production, online journalism, and media literacy. It gives the students an overview of journalism and introduces them to the concept of freedom of the press, and functions and models of communication, in the first year. Through the second and third years, it exposes them to jurisprudence, torts, rights, duties and constitutional laws, journalistic skills such as reporting a speech, presenting radio news, interviewing, and preparing on-screen layouts along with editing and designing. The course lays emphasis on practical training with internships in various media organisations, throughout the study programme.
This course covers various areas such as basic psychological processes, development psychology, industrial psychology and abnormal psychology.
The study of literature through optional English is a key to understanding the history of any age. The three-year English literature course offers students an opportunity to understand the literary, cultural and social dynamism of England’s varied past, European and non-European writing, and integrates Indian writing in English, thereby facilitating a transcendence of linguistic nativism. Also, this study helps one view life with a spiritual, aesthetic and philosophical approach which will assist in leading a balanced life. Most importantly, a sound understanding of the language equips the students with communication skills, which is an indispensable part of success in any field in today’s competitive world.
Name of the Department: English
Programme Outcome (PO):B.A
PO1:This course will develop the students’ ability to identify the issues of human values, ecology and environment, discrimination and resistance
PO2:Through these texts the students gets a learner-centered approach as they will be able to respond to linguistic and cultural nuances of different sections. PO3:Some text contents provide an insight with different interpretations as it deals with multiple layers of meanings which can be discussed in the form of interaction in the classroom.
PO4:Every student will be able build an academic vocabulary and also to distinguish facts from opinions.
PO5:Students can analyze and make inferences and predictions based on the comprehension of a text.
PO6:This anthology and workbook helps them to summarize and paraphrase the information in a text.