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Thesis

We place a great emphasis on knowledge creation in the field of Literature, English Linguistics and English Language Teaching. We aim at involving our students in knowledge creation through extensive research works in different areas so that they can identify the significance of research in academia. It is compulsory for all students to identify a research area to investigate and prepare a long paper that they prepare in the last semester of graduate study. It requires extensive research work on the part of the student. An assigned professor supervises the research work. Writing a research paper gives the chance to apply the gained knowledge during the whole program. It demonstrates students’ original research work and adds knowledge to the existing literature. The students are supposed to present their research works in a thesis defense in front of ‘Thesis Defense Board’ headed by a session chair. Thus, it is a rigorous process to shape students’ research skill and it gives the students a solid foundation for future research. This thesis is an integral component of the English program, worth 9 credit hours.

Comprehensive

Comprehensive examinations both in written and oral forms will be required for the students who have completed satisfactorily all of the courses of the program. The objective of the comprehensive examinations is to assess students’ capability to comprehend the entire program. The written part of the examination will be held for three hours. On the other hand, the oral part will be conducted by a board, consisting of respective academics and authorities concerned of the University. The students must secure passing grades. The examinations are prerequisite to ENG-409-Thesis.

Practicum

This course is designed for BSAg students to give them practical experience in real life situation. Student is required to work in an agriculture  related organization for a semester and after the completion of the practicum the student will have to produce a report on his/her work. The report is examined and graded. There is an oral examination.

Total Credit Hours

English Language Courses 45    Credits
English Literature Courses 48    Credits
Research Courses 12    Credits
General Education Courses 21    Credits
Total 126  Credits

Program of Study

Areas  Typical Courses
Language English Skills   (Listening, Reading, Speaking, Writing, Grammar)
Applied Linguistics English as a Second Language, English for Specific Purpose, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Stylistics, Psycholinguistics, Research
Literature History of English Literature, European, American and Bengali Literature, Comparative Study of Literature, Post-colonial Studies, 20th Century Literature, Poetry, Drama, Novel, Short Story, Research
IT Introduction to Computer, Use of IT in English Language Teaching and Learning
General Education: Humanities, Social Sciences, Career &Educational Planning, Modern Living
Integration Thesis

Program Fees

IUBAT assesses fees for students on credit hour basis. Per credit hour tuition fee for the Bachelor of BA in English Program is Tk. 2,500 for local students. There is an admission fee of Tk. 15,000 paid once at the point of admission to BBA program. The rate of other charges such as admissions, semester fee, other activities fees and refundable library and laboratory deposits in details have been provided in the Financial Information section of this Bulletin. This section also provides information on financing arrangement including merit-scholarships at the point of admission, in-course fee waiver scholarship, different scholarships, on-campus work opportunities, financial assistance in the form of grants, installment payment, deferred payment, educational financing etc. The standing IUBAT policy to cater to needs of all qualified students who aspire for higher professional education regardless of the income level of his/her family through appropriate educational financing arrangement under the concept Knowledge Based Area Development: A Step Towards Community Self-Reliance – applies to English program. The Financial Information section also contains information on tuition fees for international students, including special fees for students from SAARC countries as well as Least Developed Countries (LDC) of Asia and Africa.

Requirements for Graduation

The BA in English degree is conferred only to the students who must fully comply with the graduation requirements. The requirements are as follows:

  1. The students must complete all of the prescribed courses of the program with 129 credits.
  2. They must secure average “C” grade in all of the courses, equivalent to CGPA 2.5.
  3. They must sit for ELCT. The passing grade of ELCT is “D”.
  4. They must secure at least “C” grade in ELP 02.
  5. They must obtain at least “C” grade in ENG-490: Thesis.
  6. They must obtain passing grades in Comprehensive Examinations (Written and Oral Examinations) as well as the grooming course.
  7. They should have satisfactory behaviors and they should comply with the University’s rules and regulations.
  8. They should ensure the clearance from the library, the accounts department, and the respective department

Course Organization

The courses are divided into general education courses, core courses, major area (literature and linguistics) courses and elective courses. The general and core course titles are listed in the section on Courses and Credits of the Program. The titles of all courses can be found in Course Description Section. Students are also required to take courses from Information Technology, humanities, social sciences and physical sciences.

The courses of the English program are offered at four inter-related levels in different years of study. The freshman year courses broaden the general educational base of the student as well as acquaint him/her with basic languages of communication like English, and Computer. They get also familiar with educational planning and art of living.

The sophomore year courses acquaint the student with the foundation knowledge of English linguistics and literature. These courses make the learners able to creatively respond to literary works and understand linguistic theories and principles.

The junior year courses provide for an in-depth knowledge of principles and theories of English as a Second Language, English for Specific Purpose, Phonetics and Phonology, Syntax, Semantics, Pragmatics, Discourse Analysis, Stylistics, and Psycholinguistics. Learners also develop an in-depth understanding of varieties of literary texts and their critical interpretation. Literary texts include Poetry, Drama, Novel, and Short Story.

The final level courses offered in the senior year of the program, provide for integration of different areas through the study of Comparative Literature, Postcolonial Literature, Twentieth Century literature, Syllabus Design and Materials Development and Research Methodology.

Explanations

The total credit hours requirement for the degree has been decided to be 155 plus such courses as may be prescribed on the basis of review of individual backgrounds.

PHY 109, PHY 110, CHM 115 and CHM 116 are available for exemption on the basis of competency. ENG 101 is also available for exemption on the basis of competency. MAT 107 may have to be added for those who cannot meet the requirement of MAT 147. CSC 103 and CSC 104 may qualify for exemption on the basis of competency.

In the light of the student’s background of an applicant and his/her competence, the course requirements in the BSAg program will be customized.

Grading Policy

Marks Range Letter Grade Grade Points
90-100 A 4.0
87-89 B+ 3.7
84-86 B 3.4
80-83 B- 3.1
77-79 C+ 2.8
74-76 C 2.5
70-73 C- 2.2
65-69 D+ 1.5
60-64 D 1.0
Below 60 F 0.0

Evaluation

Examinations Percentage
First Term Examination 20%
Mid Term Examination 20%
Final Examination 35%
Quizzes/ Class Tests 5%
Attendance 5%
Assignments/Term papers/Presentation 15%
Total 100%

English Language Courses

ENG 103 Fundamental English 3 Credits
ENG 104 Listening and Speaking Skills 3 Credits
ENG 105 Writing Skills 3 Credits
ENG 107 Reading and Discussion Skills 3 Credits
ENG 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3 Credits
ENG 209 Business Communication 3 Credits
ENG 301 Sociolinguistics 3 Credits
ENG 304 Psycholinguistics 3 Credits
ENG 305 Language Teaching Methods 3 Credits
ENG 307 Editing 3 Credits
ENG 308 Second Language Acquisition-SLA 3 Credits
ENG 404 Introduction to Discourse Analysis 3 Credits
ENG 405 English for Specific Purposes – ESP 3 Credits
ENG 406 Syllabus Design and Material Development 3 Credits

English Literature Courses

ENG 106         Introduction to Poetry 3 Credits
ENG 108         Introduction to Prose and Drama 3 Credits
ENG 202         Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Poetry 3 Credits
ENG 204         Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 Credits
ENG 206         English Romantic Poetry 3 Credits
ENG 207         Literary Theory and Criticism 3 Credits
ENG 210         Short Stories 3 Credits
ENG 211         Shakespeare 3 Credits
ENG 302         Victorian Literature-I 3 Credits
ENG 303         Classics in Translation 3 Credits
ENG 306         Victorian Literature-II 3 Credits
ENG 310         American Literature-I 3 Credits
ENG 400         Twentieth Century Literature-I (Poetry and Drama) 3 Credits
ENG 401         American Literature-II 3 Credits
ENG 402        Postcolonial Literature 3 Credits
ENG 403        Twentieth Century Literature-II 3 Credits

General Education Courses

CSE 103 Fundamental of Computer Application 3 Credits
CSE 104 Computer Lab 1 Credit
BEN 101 Introduction to Bengali Language and Literature

OR

Bangladesh Studies

3 Credits
BDS 101 3 Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1 Credit
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1 Credit
HIS 109 Socio Political History of England 3 Credits
PSY 105 General Psychology 3 Credits
PHI 205 Western Thoughts 3 Credits
ANT 208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 Credits

Research Courses

ENG 407

 

ENG 408

Research Methods in English Literature

OR

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and ELT

3 Credits
ENG 490 Thesis 9 Credits

Options for Students

Students must choose only one course from each set listed below:

Set 1:   BEN 101 Introduction to Bengali Language and Literature/ 3 Credits
           BDS 101 Bangladesh Studies 3 Credits
Set 2:   ENG 407 Research Methods in Literature/ 3 Credits
            ENG 408 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and ELT 3 Credits

Semester-wise Distribution and Details of the Courses:

First Year

Semester I 11 Credits  
ENG 103 Fundamental English 3 Credits
CSE 103 Fundamental of Computer Application 3 Credits
CSE 104 Computer Lab 1 Credit
BEN 101

 

BDS 101

Introduction to Bengali Language and Literature

Or

Bangladesh Studies

3 Credits
ART 102 Educational Planning 1 Credit
ART-204 Modern Living 3 Credits
Semester II 10 Credits  
ENG 104 Listening and Speaking skills 3 Credits
ENG 105 Writing Skills 3 Credits
ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry 3 Credit
ART 202 Career Planning and Development-I 1 Credit
Semester III 12 Credits  
ENG 107 Reading and Discussion Skills 3 Credits
ENG 108 Introduction to Prose and Drama 3 Credits
HIS 109 Socio Political History of England 3 Credit
PSY 105 General Psychology 3 Credit

Second Year

Semester IV 12 Credits  
ENG 201 Introduction to Linguistics 3 Credits
ENG 202 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Poetry 3 Credits
ENG 204 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama 3 Credit
PHI 205 Western Thoughts 3 Credit
Semester V 12 Credits  
ENG 206 Romantic Poetry 3 Credits
ENG 207 Literary Theory and Criticism 3 Credits
ENG 250 Public Speaking 3 Credit
ANT 208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology 3 Credit
Semester VI 09 Credits  
ENG 209 Business Communication 3 Credits
ENG 210 Short Stories 3 Credits
ENG 211 Shakespeare 3 Credit

Third Year

Semester VII 09 Credits  
ENG 301 Sociolinguistics 3 Credits
ENG 302 Victorian Literature-I 3 Credits
ENG 303 Classics in Translation 3 Credit
Semester VIII  09 Credits  
ENG 304 Psycholinguistics 3 Credits
ENG 305 Language Teaching Methods 3 Credits
ENG 306 Victorian Literature-II 3 Credit
Semester IX   09 Credits  
ENG 304 Editing 3 Credits
ENG 305 Second Language Acquisition-SLA 3 Credits
ENG 306 American Literature-I 3 Credit

Fourth Year

Semester X 12 Credits  
ENG 400 Twentieth Century Literature-I (Poetry and Drama) 3 Credits
ENG 401 American Literature-II 3 Credits
ENG 402 Postcolonial Literature 3 Credit
ENG 404 Introduction to Discourse Analysis 3 Credit
Semester XI 12 Credits  
ENG 403 Twentieth Century Literature-II 3 Credits
ENG 405 English for Specific Purposes – ESP 3 Credits
ENG 406 Syllabus Design and Material Development 3 Credit
ENG 407

 

ENG 408

Research Methods in Literature

Or

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and ELT

3 Credit
Semester XII 09 Credits  
ENG 409 Thesis 9 Credits

Course Descriptions

ENG 103 Fundamental English [3]

Course Contents: Grammar and vocabulary (Phrase and clause, Parts of speech, Voice, Sentence, structures, Article, Tense), Reading (Skimming, Scanning, Inference Summarizing), Listening (Note- taking, comprehension), Writing paragraphs/essays (Topic sentence/Thesis statement, Supporting details/Supporting paragraphs, Cohesion, Coherence, Concluding sentence/concluding paragraph)

CSC 103 Fundamentals of Computer Application [3]

Overview of Computer; Basic Software; Data types and representation; Computer system, Basic Software; Boolean operators & logic circuit; Basic networking; Algorithm and flowchart; Problem solving and programming; Basic data storage; Basic concept of E-commerce

CSC 104 Computer Application Lab [1]

Installing, and maintaining a personal computer system; Microsoft Office Suite- Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint; Windows and Internet Explorer

BEN 101 Introduction to Bengali Language and Literature [3]

BDS 101 Bangladesh Studies [3]

The emergence of Bangladesh: Socio-political history of Bengal: Early Hindu and Buddhist periods; Sultani Bengal; Mughal Empire; the British Raj; Swadeshi movement, etc.; Political and economic factors and major events leading to the independence of Bangladesh; Culture: ritual, language, religion, cultural values, etc.; Nationality and ‘indigenous’ population; Language varieties, Art and Architecture: Art: music, drama, painting, pottery, etc.; Architecture: ancient, colonial, modern, postmodern, etc.

ART 102 Educational Planning [1]

Methodology of class Conduction; Ground rules of the University; Prohibited Practices in the Campus; Role of Dress and Behavioral Code; Importance of Class Attendance, Orientation, Seminar, Workshop, Conference; Drop and add of course, Honors, Awards and Prizes; Maximizing the use of available facilities in the University; Grading and Assessment; Calculating CGPA and Self-assessment; Shaping attitude and stress management; Presentation Skills; Pros and Cons of the University; Academic Standard; Probation, Suspension and dismissal; Role of Societies, Clubs and Alumni Association

ENG. 104: Listening and Speaking Skills [3]

Course Contents: Listening (Listening for key information, Listening for details, Listening and understanding both implicit and explicit messages, Listening and responding to texts (e.g., following instructions, answering questions, responding to texts, etc), Speaking (Understanding social conventions (i.e., formal and informal conversation, turn taking etc.),Guided conversations (involving different functions and situations, e.g., greetings, requesting, apologizing etc.),Impromptu talk, Reading news and reporting, Informal debates and group discussion ,Story telling)

ENG 105 Writing Skills [3]

Grammar: Phrases, Clauses and their structures, Transitive Verbs, Intransitive verbs and Linking Verbs, Gerunds, Participles, Infinitives, Subject-verb agreement
Writing: Paragraph Writing, Structure of a Paragraph (a Topic sentence, supporting sentences and a concluding sentence), Coherence, Different Types of Paragraphs, Essay Writing ,Structure of an Essay (an introductory paragraph, supporting paragraphs and a concluding paragraph), Coherence , Different Types of Essays, Paraphrasing , Revising and Editing

ENG 106 Introduction to Poetry [3]

Beowulf (Anonymous), Prologue to The Canterbury Tales (Chaucer, Geoffrey), Under the Greenwood Tree (Shakespeare, William), ‘The Sun Rising’ (Donne, John), ‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’ (Wordsworth, William), La Belle Dame Sans Mercy’ ( Keats, John)

ART 202: Career Planning and Development-I [3]

Role of Self knowledge in Decision Making; Career Options; Written Communication in Job Searching: Cover Letter Writing; Written Communication in Job Searching: Resume Writing; Organizational Culture and Effective Work; Job Profiling; Interpersonal Communication in Job Searching; Dos and Don’ts in an interview; Creating an Interview Portfolio; Negotiating and Evaluating Job Offers; Job change, Job rotation; Mock Interview

ENG 107 Reading and Discussion Skills [3]

Reading strategies (skimming, scanning, predicting, inferring, etc), Speed Reading, Active reading (highlighting, getting information from text quickly, following main arguments, interacting with the text and summarizing), Interpret connotations and denotations of words, Make inferences, draw conclusions and supply implied details, Critical analysis, Interpretation and Evaluation of texts

ENG 108 Introductions to Prose and Drama [3]

Short Story: Joyce, James, “Araby”; Novel: Austen, Jane, Pride and Prejudice; Drama: Shakespeare, William, The Merchant of Venice; Shaw, George Bernard, Man and Superman

HIS 109 Socio Political History of England [3]

The Renaissance; Reformation and Counter-Reformation Movements; French Revolution and England: The Enlightenment; British Romanticism; Victorian England: Industrial Revolution; World War I (1914-1918); World War II (1939-1945)

PSY 105 General Psychology [3]

Introduction to Psychology: Definition, Subject Matter, Goals and Branches of Psychology.; Brain and Behavior : Neuron & Brain, Function of the Brain, Nervous system, Location & Functions of the Four Lobes, Organization of the Brain; Sensation and Perception: General characteristics of Sensation, Perceptual Process.; Motivation and Emotion: Theories of Motivation, the Nature of Emotion.; Learning: Definition, Classical Conditioning, Operant Conditioning.; Memory: Types of Memory, Forgetting, Forgetting in Long Term Memory.; Intelligence: The Nature of Intelligence, Intelligence Tests.; Personality: Perspectives of Personality, The Psychoanalysis Theory of Personality; Stress and Conflict : Types of Stress, Symptoms, Sources, Coping Strategies of Stress, Conflict, Types of Conflict; Psychological Disorders

ENG 201: Introduction to Linguistics [3]

Introduction: languages, linguistics: definition and brief history, different areas of language study; Phonetics and phonology: physical properties of speech; phonemic transcription, Syllables, IPA, RP, consonants and vowels, morphophonetics of plural formation, allophones, how sounds/signs are produced and perceived, how they are put together into larger units, Contrastive sounds, and syllables; Morphology: Words and morphemes, neologisms, inflection and derivation, how language forms combine to form words, how words are formed and stored; Syntax: How words combine to form phrases and sentences, Categories and Phrase Structure, Constituency and Movement; Semantics and Pragmatics: The meanings of words, phrases, and sentences, meaning and concepts, how the meaning of expressions is related to their form and use in context; Sociolinguistics: Language and Society, Speech Community, Language Varieties, How language is affected by and affects social context; Psycholinguistics: Brain and Language, First Language Acquisition , Second Language Acquisition, ESL, EFL, Bilingualism

ENG 202 Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Poetry [3]

Donne, John, ‘Good Morrow’, ‘Canonization’, ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’, ‘The Sun Rising’; Herbert, George,’The Alter’; ‘Easter Wings’; ‘Collar’; Milton, John, Paradise Lost Book I; Marvell, Andrew, ‘To His Coy Mistress’; ‘The Definition of Love’; Pope, Alexander-The Rape of the Lock

ENG 204 Elizabethan and Jacobean Drama [3]

Marlowe, Christopher, Doctor Faustus; Kyd, Thomas, The Spanish Tragedy; Shakespeare, William, Macbeth; Jonson, Ben, Volpone

PHI 205: Western Thoughts [3]

Theory of Ideas (Plato); Theory of Form (Aristotle);“Cogito, ergo sum” (Descartes); Tabula rasa (Locke); State of nature (Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau); The Enlightenment (Kant); Dialectics (Hegel); Historical and Dialectical materialism (Marx); Existentialism (Sartre); Totalitarianism (Fascism, Nazism)

ENG 206 English Romantic Poetry [3]

Blake, William Songs of Innocence and of Experience (selection); Wordsworth, William ‘Lines Composed a Few ; Miles above Tintern Abbey’, ‘Ode:Intimations of Immortality’; Coleridge, Samuel Taylor, The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, ; Byron, George Gordon, Don Juan, Canto 1; Shelley, Percy Bysshe, ‘Ode to the West Wind’; Keats, John, ‘Ode to a Nightingale’, ‘Ode on a Grecian Urn’, ‘To Autumn’

ENG 207 Literary Theory and Criticism [3]

Aristotle, ‘Poetics’; Johnson, Samuel , ‘Preface to Shakespeare’ ; Wordsworth, William, ‘Preface to Lyrical Ballads’; Arnold, Mathew, ‘The Study of Poetry’ ; Eliot, Thomas Stearns, ‘Tradition and the Individual Talent’

ENG 250 Public Speaking [3]

Notion of Public Speaking; Difference between Public Speaking and Conversation;
Speech Outline; Speech Formation; Language Issue in Public Speaking; Speech Delivery; Audience Analysis; Use of Visual Aids; Speech Analysis

ANT 208 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology [3]

Concept of culture: Core concepts of Culture: culture; social structure; cultural relativism; acculturation; holism; the combination of the etic and emic perspectives; methods of the study of culture; Culture, society, and identity: Making a living: subsistence and economy; Belief Systems in Different Societies; Kinship and Marriage; Language, Society and Culture; Social Inequality: Gender, Class, Colour, Caste; Politics, power and society; Ethnicity, Nationalism and Identity

ENG 209 Business Communication [3]

Business Reports; Business Letters; Memo; Agenda and Minutes; Press Release; Conducting Meeting and Participating in Meeting ; Conducting Seminars

ENG 210 Short Stories [3]

Joys, James, ‘Eveline’; Poe, Edger Allen, ‘The Black Cat’; Kafka, Franz, ‘Metamorphosis’; Orwell, George, ‘Shooting an Elephant’; Hossian, Rokeya Sakhawat, ‘Sultana’s Dream’

ENG 211 Shakespeare [3]

Selected Sonnets; Hamlet; The Tempest ; Henry IV (Part-1)

ENG 301 Sociolinguistics [3]

Variation and Language, Language Attitudes, Multilingualism and Language Choice, Bilingualism , Diglossia , Code-switching, Register , Pidgins, Creoles, Social class, Gender

ENG 302 Victorian Literature –I (Poetry and Prose) [3]

Poetry: Tennyson, Alfred , ‘Tithonus’, ‘Oenone’ ‘Locksley Hall’; Browning, Robert, ‘Prophyria’s Lover’, ‘Andrea del Sarto’, ‘My Last Duchess; Arnold, Matthew, ‘Dover Beach’, ‘The Scholar Gypsy’
Prose: Arnold, Matthew, Culture and Anarchy (Chapter 1: Sweetness and Light)

ENG 303 Classics in English Translation [3]

Anonymous (Epic of Gilgamesh), Home (The Iliad) Sophocles (King Oedipus)

ENG 304 Psycholinguistics [3]

Child Language Acquisition: pre-linguistic stage, babbling stage, sensori-motor stage,
holophrastic stage, two-word stage and telegraphic stage ; L1 Acquisition Theories: behaviorist theory, mentalist theory, biological theory, and cognitive theory; Language Disorders

ENG 305 Language Teaching Methods [3]

Grammar-translation Method; Direct Method; Audio-lingual Method; Communicative Language Teaching (CLT) Approach

ENG 306 Victorian Literature- II [3]

Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations ; Brontë, Emily, Wuthering Heights; Hardy, Thomas, The Return of the Native

ENG 307 Editing [3]

How to edit for different audiences and content types, including academic documents, corporate communications, Web publications, fiction and narrative nonfiction; Grammatical rules and how to utilize standard and customized style guides; Online editing and content management tools and best practices; Characteristics of different professional environments and strategies for determining the best fit for you

ENG 308 Second Language Acquisition-SLA [3]

L2 Learning Theories: monitor model, interlanguage theory, linguistic universals, acculturation theory, and cognitive theory ; Individual Factors in L2 Learning : age, aptitude, attitude, motivation, personality, cognitive style, memory, etc. SLA vs. FLA, Acquisition vs. Learning, Competence vs. Performance

ENG 310 American Literature-I [3]

Emerson, Ralph Waldo, “The American Scholar”; Frost, Robert, “Fire and Ice”, ‘The Road Not Taken”, “Stopping by the Woods on Snowy Evening”; Whitman, Walt, Song of Myself (selection) ; Dickinson, Emily, Poems 49, 67, 214, 280, 341, 465, 712.; Hemingway, Ernest, “The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber”, “A Clean Well-lighted Place”

ENG 400 Twentieth Century Literature –I (Poetry and Drama) [3]

Poetry: Yeats, William Butler, ‘The Second Coming’, ‘No Second Troy’; Eliot, Thomas Sterns, ‘Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’; Auden, Wystan Hugh, ‘The Sheild of Achillies’ ; Thomas, Dylan, ‘Fern Hill’
Drama: Ibsen, Henrik , A Doll’s House; Beckett, Samuel, Waiting for Godot

ENG 401 American Literature-II [3]

Hawthorne, Nathaniel, The Scarlet Letter; Hemingway, Ernest , A Farewell to Arms; Miller, Arthur, Death of a Salesman

ENG 402 Postcolonial Literature [3]

Singh, Khushwant, Train to Pakistan; Achebe, Chinua, Things Fall Apart; Parthasarathy, R. (ed.), Ten Twentieth Century Indian Poets (Nissim. Ezekiel, R. Parthasarathy, Kamala Das); Ghosh, Amitav, The Shadow Lines

ENG 403 Twentieth Century Literature –II (Novel) [3]

Conrad, Joseph, Heart of Darkness; Forster, E.M, A Passage to India; Lawrence, David Herbert, Sons and Lovers; Golding, William, Lord of Flies

ENG 404 Introduction to Discourse Analysis [3]

Definition of discourse analysis ; Linguistic meaning in discourse and the notion of context, etc.; Written discourse analysis: Types of texts, genres and genre analysis ; Spoken discourse analysis: Turn-taking, sequence organization, overall organization, etc.; Register and register analysis; Applying discourse analysis

ENG 405 English for Specific Purposes (ESP) [3]

History of ESP; distinguishing features of ESP; Theoretical foundations and methodological innovations of TESP: the teaching of English for Specific Purposes; English for academic or professional purposes; English for Business

ENG 406 Syllabus Design and Material Development [3]

Definitions of Syllabus and curriculum; Syllabus Design (Goals, content specification, & sequencing); Types of Syllabuses; Needs Analysis and syllabus design-a learner-centered approach; Materials Design; Micro Teaching: Lesson plan; Materials selection, analysis, and evaluation

ENG 407 Research Methods in Literature [3]

Research – definition, asking the question, generating ideas; Primary and secondary sources; Finding materials in the library; Evaluating materials; Taking notes; Documentation: references, foot notes/ end notes, and bibliography; Lay-out and Mechanics; Marshalling facts and arguments; Writing the paper/ dissertation: a sample schedule, outline, preparing an abstract, the first draft, revision and the final work; Writing a book review; Presenting a paper

ENG 408 Research Methods in Applied Linguistics and ELT [3]

Research on applied linguistics and ELT: concept, nature and classification; Key to Research: research problems, research objectives, research significance and research questions/hypotheses; Theoretical framework and literature review; Research design: quantitative, qualitative, or both; Research methodology: sampling, instrumentation, data collection and data analysis; Research findings: presentation, interpretation and inference; Documentation: APA style (latest edition); Sample structures of research papers and theses/dissertations

ENG 490 Thesis [9]

A short research paper of around 4000 words needs to be submitted as a thesis in the fields of English Language or English Literature. The topic of the thesis must be chosen by the student in consultation with the supervisor. The Academic Committee of the department will nominate the supervisors as per the expertise.