The department of language and communication under the self- financing scheme was established during the academic year 2014 -15 with the VISION to ignite the minds to attain the higher realms of intellectual thought through mastery of literature and journalism while rooted in reality and help them mould a new world order of brotherhood and harmonious growth for man and nature alike. It has the MISSION to foster innovative approaches towards knowledge acquisition and creative use of knowledge resources to identify one’s potential and uniqueness by developing their talents.
The importance of the study of English and Mass Communication can never be underestimated. It opens the doors to a wide canvas of journalism and communication skills.
Functional English received more and more attention from domestic scholars in the world of linguistics since 1970s, but it’s still new to most EFL teachers. In spite of the controversies about its applications into classroom teaching, this new grammar model has its own advantages and can facilitate EFL students to achieve academic excellence.
The BA Functional English with non-core subjects such as American Literature, Indian Writing in English, Foundations of Aesthetics and Criticism and Landmarks in English Literature at St. Joseph’s College [Autonomous] Devagiri is a three year rigorous programme, offering a splendid platform for varied literary, cultural and professional explorations. This programme has been designed after having taken stock of some of the cutting edge shifts in English studies, as practiced and envisioned in different parts of the globe. The curriculum exhibits an impressive variety, comprising courses in Linguistics, Theatre, Oral Communication Practices, grammar, English in Communication Technology, applied Phonetics, English for Business Communication, Creative Writing, English for Print and Electronic Media, Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory, Translation Studies, Introduction to Film studies and English Language Teaching.
The BA Mass Communication course is designed to get professional knowledge about the world of communication and journalism. This course is an introduction to the field of Communication, Design and pagination of newspapers and magazines, Reporting and Editing practices, TV and film productions, Advertisement, Corporate Communication, Business Journalism etc. This course introduces the students to the principles of newspaper and magazine makeup and design, with hands-on training in page-making softwares like Adobe In Design, Adobe PageMaker etc. Students are exposed to other softwares like Adobe Photoshop, MS Word and MS Power Point. Since the first semester, students are getting training in blind ISM Malayalam Typing. In the first four semesters, English, Economics and additional languages are the subjects to be exposed along with journalism. Media lab facilities are beneficial for practical know how.
TV and Film productions are covered through practical studio experiments. Different techniques for visual effects will be exposed to students. Media visits in every semester, Practical workshops and guest sessions from eminent personalities are usual practices. Students are doing mini dissertation projects in the final semester. Mass communication offers Newspaper Journalism as open course for other departments.