Department of Humanities

The department of Humanities at St. Claret College was established with the inception of the college in 2005-2006. The department offers undergraduate (3 years / 6 semesters) programme in Arts (B.A.) in two combinations: Psychology, Journalism & Optional English and Psychology, Economics & Optional English. There are 8 full-time and 2 part time faculty members in the department. The experience of the teachers ranges from a few years to over two decades, thus providing the department with a good mix of youth and experience.

Vision

To sensitize students to the broader social, cultural, economic, ethical and humane issues involved in social change.

Mission

To provide complete education which includes languages, literature, journalism, social and behavioural sciences where the students learn to unite application of scientific principles along with human, moral and social understanding.

Courses Offered

B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) Journalism, Psychology, Optional English (JPE)
B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) EPE (Economics, Psychology, Optional English)

The Journalism course aims at moulding the student for a career in Journalism, both print and broadcasting and in allied fields like Advertising, Film, and Public Relations. The course introduces various facets of the profession of Journalism to the students with theoretical knowledge and on the job training.

Psychology introduces the students to various psychological processes with a view to developing a holistic outlook towards life and prepares them for a great career ahead. The programme offers papers from different disciplines of Psychology along with laboratory and field experience, elementary statistics and research.

The three-year English Literature course, also known as Optional English, 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, facilitating a transcendence of linguistic nativism.

Study of Economics is concerned with the efficient use of scarce resources to maximize the welfare of the people. A sound knowledge of economic theories and concepts is very important for prescribing suitable policy initiatives to tackle macro economic problems like poverty, unemployment, regional imbalance, inequitable distribution of income and wealth, turbulence in the commodity, money and currency markets etc.

Eligibility Criteria:

10+2 / Pre-University Course/Equivalent (During admissions, the College fixes minimum cut off marks from the qualifying examination).

Add on Courses

The department conducts add on courses, Diploma in Advanced English Speaking (DAES) and Diploma in Video Editing (DVE). DAES is unique program to help students speak English clearly and confidently. The modules of the course include Speech Generation, Flow Production, Grammar, Language Games, Conversation practice, Role play, Fluency in asking questions, Telephonic English and Business English. DVE trains the students of Journalism with the basic skills in video shooting and editing.

Courses through Linkages with other Institutions

St. Claret College has established linkages with institutions of repute to provide job-oriented add on and supplementary course in order to improve students’ efficiency and competitiveness. The following are the courses available in the campus for the students of B.A.

Institution Courses Offered
SAP , INDIA SAP, India SAP 01 & SAP B1 (Functional and Technical)
Talentease, Bangalore http://www.talentease.com/ The Headstart Advantage-U, imparting employability skills

Language Lab & Media Lab

Recognizing that English language offers tremendous career opportunities, SCC has established an excellent language lab that would develop students' skill to use English accurately and fluently. The lab technology helps students to become confident communicators and proficient in English. A media lab is also set up for the benefit of the Journalism students.

Clubs & Associations

The Humanities Club

The primary purpose of The Humanities Club is to provide a platform for students who are either pursuing or are interested in the humanities. The Club encourages the students to be actively involved in activities related to literature, Psychology and Journalism and conducts programmes on a regular basis. The Club also organizes inter-collegiate Humanities’ fest, Resonance.

The English Literary Club

The Literary Club’s objective is to develop and hone the literary skills of the students. The Club encourages the Claretines to develop a taste for literature and also work towards improving their spoken and written language. It is involved in a variety of activities aimed at building up the confidence and grooming the talents of students in facing various interpersonal activities and competitions. The Club has initiated competitions in extempore, essay writing, creative writing, poetry writing, debate, elocution, skit, quiz and reading to enhance the speech and oratorical skills of students.

Exposure to Industry/ Experiential Learning

The Department holds the view that students must be exposed to the industrial applications of the theory that they are provided in the regular classes. Thus, visits to Media houses and institutions of Psychology and mental health are regularly organized. Some of the visits in recent times include Public TV, Deccan Herald and Cadabams and Banyan Tree(mental rehabilitation centres). The interactions the students have in the course of their visits give them valuable insights in the application aspects of the concepts they theoretically engage with in the course of their study.Conferences, seminars, workshops, guest/special lectures and club activities organized on a regular basis.

The Lantern- Lab Journal

The journalism students also bring out a lab journal, The Lantern, which provides them with hands on experience and exposure to the various aspects of newspaper publishing.

Milestones:

  • Organized a Seminar on Rabindranath Tagore in 2011
  • Organized a One- Day Conference for Students of Optional English – The Space in Between: An Exploration of the Texts and their Worlds– in February 2012.
  • Organized a One - Day Workshop Reinforcing Acquaintance: American Literature for teachers in Colleges affiliated to Bangalore University on the BU IV Semester Optional English Curriculum on American Literature in January 2013.
  • Organized a One-Day Symposium to mark the first death anniversary of Chinua Achebe – Postcolonialism After Theory – Revisiting Achebe – inMarch 2014
  • Organized an Intercollegiate Humanities Fest “Resonance” in September 2014
  • Organized a One –Day Nationallevel Conference for UG and PG [English] students – The Vistas of Literary Texts: Reading and Re[-]Marking –  in March 2015