B.A. English for Chinese Students

Bharathiar University
In Coimbatore

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  • Bachelor
  • Coimbatore
  • Duration:
    1 Year
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Objectives : 1. To make students understand the genesis, development and metamorphosis of. English Literature from the days of Geoffery Chaucer to the present. 2. To introduce them to various genres of English Literatures Viz, Poetry, Prose and. Drama detailing overall and common core patterns existing among them, with. suitable illustrative pieces of Literature. 3. To introduce some significant tech

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Coimbatore
Bharathiar University, Coimbatore, 641046., Tamil Nadu, India
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· Requirements

The Chinese Students who have passed the 3 year Diploma Programme in English are eligible for admission.

Course programme

The programme is a combination of knowledge and skill components. The
students are introduced and sensitized to processes of acquiring, and in certain
cases, making knowledge. The emphasis is on developing historical views on
English Language and Literature at a basic level, aspects of Literature, honing
reading and cognitive skills through study of Literature and speaking and writing.

This course is designed to create an opportunity for students to acquaint themselves with
a brief out-line of the genesis of English Literature, its various genres and its different literary
jargons to approach English Literature in order to appreciate and analyze it.
Objectives :
1. To make students understand the genesis, development and metamorphosis of
English Literature from the days of Geoffery Chaucer to the present.
2. To introduce them to various genres of English Literatures Viz, Poetry, Prose and
Drama detailing overall and common core patterns existing among them, with
suitable illustrative pieces of Literature.
3. To introduce some significant technical terms of English Literature in order to enable
the students to identify and understand them in use.

Unit I : History of English Literature
Literature - English Literature - Pre-Chaucerian period - Middle English Period -
Elizabethan period - Shakespearean period - The Age of Milton, Restoration Age, Ages of
Pope, Johnson, Wordsworth, Tennyson, and Hardy - Twentieth Century.
Unit II : Forms of Poetry
Nature, Features and Types of Poetry in English - Lyric, Ode, Elegy, Sonnet, Epistle and
Satire - Objective Poetry - Ballad - Epic - Metrical Romance - Dramatic Poetry.
Unit III : Forms of Prose
Nature - Types of Prose - Autobiography, Biography, Essay, Fable, Journal, Letter-
Literary Criticism- Novel- Novelette, Short-story- Travelogue.
Unit IV : Forms of Drama
Features of Drama - Types - Comedy and its types, Tragedy and its types, Melodrama -
Tragicomedy - Masque - Play and its types.
Unit V : Literary Terms
Terms Vs Literary Terms, various kinds of literary terms and as reflected in English
Literature.

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER I
PAPER 1.2 - DISCOVERING LITERATURE
Objectives :
· To expose students to representative literary texts
· To sensitize students to nuances and language use through prescribed texts
· To enable them identify instances of communication in the texts and design
communication models of their own
· To enable them define and classify the basic aspects of communication
Unit I - Poetry
Lucy Gray - William Wordsworth
Ulysses - Alfred Lord Tennyson
The Road Not Taken - Robert Frost
Unit II - One Act Plays
The Boy Comes Home - A.A.Milne
The Referee - W.H.Andrews and Geoffrey Dearmer
Unit III - Short Stories
The Unicorn in the Garden - James Thurber
The Avenger - Anton Chekov
The Gift of the Magi - O.Henry
Unit IV - Prose
Six Thinking Hats - Edward de Bono
My Early Days - Abdul Kalam
I Have a Dream - Martin Luther King
Unit V - Introduction to Basics of Communication
Definitions, Types
Listening
Speaking
Reading
Writing

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER I
PAPER 1.3 - DEVELOP YOUR PUBLIC SPEAKING
Objectives :
· To help students overcome and control apprehension
· To enable students to identify rhetorical devices and use them on their own
· To acquaint them with the non-verbal aspects of public speaking
· To train them in the art of public speaking
Unit I
Swami Vivekananda - Chicago Addresses published by Advaita Ashrama,
Kolkata
Unit II
Adolf Hitler - Adolf Hitler's Speech to Germans in 1935
Unit III
Winston Churchill - "Iron Curtain" March 5,1946
- "Their Finest Hour" June 18,1940
Unit IV
Nelson Mandela - "I am Prepared To Die" April 20, 1964
Unit V
Abraham Lincoln - First Inaugural Address Monday, l March 4, 1861
Washington, D.C.
- The Gettysburg Address
November 19, 1863
- Second Inaugural Address
Saturday, March 4, 1865
& Barack Obama - "Yes, We Can", (Video Text)

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER I
PAPER 1.4 - WRITTEN COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH
Objectives :
To aid students in improving writing skills by
\u0002 Evaluating his/her own writing strengths and weaknesses
\u0002 Recognizing the characteristics of a good academic writing
UNIT I - Communicating by Letter
· How People Live Description of self and surroundings
· What's in the News Reporting experience by letter
· Organising a Wedding : 1. Making Arrangements by letter
2. Invitations Social Letters
· Arranging a Holiday Communicating by formal letter
· Reading the Advertisement Column Answering Advertisements
UNIT II - Different ways of presenting information
· Looking at Plans Interpreting plans and maps
· Food and Hygiene Classifying and Converting information
· Murder Hunt Interpreting tabular information
· Timetables Interpreting a visual presentation
· On Holiday Performing simple operations
· On Not Breaking the Law Interpreting rules regulating behavior
UNIT III - Description and Narration
· Habits and Customs Describing habits
· A Pickpocket Retelling a story
· Temple theft! Retelling events from a different point in time
· An American Childhood Retelling from the viewpoint of a different character
· Some Scientific processes Describing how things work
UNIT IV- Arguing
· Television and Reading Seeing both sides of an argument
· The Status of Women Making comparisons
· Dowries Organising an argument
· The Use of Science and Technology Relating causes and results
· An Arabian Tribe Ordering Information
· Nutrition Organising paragraphs
UNIT V - Expressing Yourself
· Biodata Writing about yourself objectively
· Treatment of Old People Writing from experience
· A Miser and a Spender Discussing Texts
· First Memories Reacting to imaginative writing
· The Monsoon Reacting to a poem

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER II
PAPER 2.1 LANGUAGE AND LINGUISTICS
Objectives :
· To enable the students to form a perspective on language, its origins, development
and phono-formative - structural systems
· To provide a working idea of language-user interface
· To train the students in converting concepts into practices in a specific system
Unit I : Language
The origins of Language - The Divine Source, The Natural Sound Source, Physical
Adaptation Source, Animals and Human Language - Communicative and Informative Signals,
Displacement, Arbitrariness, Production, Cultural Transmission, Duality - Talking to Animals.
Unit II : Sound Pattern and Word Formation
Phonology, Phonemes, Phones and Allophones, Minimal Pairs and Sets, Phonotactics,
Syllable and Clusters - Co-articulation, Assimilation, Elision, Etymology - Coinage, Borrowing,
Compounding, Blending, Backformation, Conversion, Acronyms, Derivation, Affixes.
Morphology - Morpheme - Free Vs Bound, Lexical Vs Functional, Derivational Vs Inflectional
- Morphs and Allomorphs.
Unit III : Grammar and Syntax
Grammar - Traditional - The Parts of Speech, Agreement, Grammatical Gender,
Prescriptive Vs Descriptive Approaches, Structural Analysis, Immediate Constituent Analysis,
Generative Grammar, Syntactic structure, Deep Vs Surface structure, Tree Diagrams, Phrase
Structural Rules, Transformation Rules.
Unit IV : Semantics, Pragmatics and Discourse Analysis
Conceptual and Associative Meaning - Semantic Features - Roles; Agent and Theme,
Instrument and Experiences, Location, Source and Goal - Lexical Relations, Synonymy,
Antonymy, Hyponymy, Prototypes, Homophones and Homonyms - Polysemy - Word Play-
Metonymy - Collocation.
Pragmatics - Invisible Meaning - Context, Deixis, Reference, Inference, Anaphora,
Presupposition, Speech Acts.
Discourse Analysis - Cohesion, Coherence, Speech Events, Conversation Analysis, Turn
Taking, Co-operative principles.
Unit V : Applied Linguistics
Theoretical Vs Applied Linguistics - ELT, Educational Linguistics, Neurolinguistics,
Sociolinguistics, Translation, Computational Linguistics.

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER II
PAPER 2.2 - RHETORIC
Objectives :
· To enable the students to identify and then employ rhetorical features in their speaking
and writing
Unit I : Introduction
Definition, Origin and History of Rhetoric, Classical Vs Modern Rhetorics - Parts of a
Discourse - Kinds of Oratory - Proposition - its parts and kinds - modes of Persuasion.
Unit II : Appeal to Reasons
Deductive Reasoning Vs Inductive Reasoning, Kinds of Syllogism - Categorical,
Hypothetical Disjunctive and Enthymeme - Emotional Appeal, Ethical Appeal, The topics,
Fallacies of Reasoning.
Unit III : Modern Rhetoric - I
Discourse - its kinds, Methods of Exposition, Argument, Description - Narration.
Unit IV : Modern Rhetoric - II
Style - Aspects - Diction, Denotation, Connotation - Associative Meaning - Two
Distinctions - Levels of Formality and Informality - Metaphor - Tone - Rhythm, Jargon, Cliché
- Slang.
Unit V : Practical
(for identifying rhetorics in various genres)

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER II
PAPER 2.3 FICTION AND DRAMA
Objectives :
· To enable students to read and interpret literary texts on their own
· To enable students identify the constitutive elements in literary texts
· To enable them to study and analyze characters, aspects of language and literary devices
Fiction and Drama
1. A Midsummer Night's Dream - W.Shakespeare
2. Swamy and Friends - R.K.Narayanan
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Aspects
Unit I :
Fairy World
Unit II :
Aristocratic World
Unit III :
Common Man's World
SWAMY AND FRIENDS
Aspects
Unit IV:
Irony and Humour
Unit V:
Characters

A ONE YEAR B.A. PROGRAMME IN ENGLISH LITERATURE FOR CHINESE
STUDENTS
REVISED SYLLABUS (NOV 2008 - OCT 2009)
SEMESTER II
PAPER 2.4 - ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING PRACTICALS
Objective :
The students will be trained to teach lessons in English Prose, Poetry and Grammar at the
Secondary School level.

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