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MANARAT INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

        DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH

      SYLLABUS FOR MA IN ENGLISH

 

·         Each course is of 3 credits.

·         For students with a 4-year BA in English degree                    : 33 credits

·         For students with a 3-year BA (Hons) in English degree          : 45 credits

·         For students with a graduation in any other discipline             : 54 credits

 
CORE COURSES

·         For students with a 4-year BA in English degree                    : ENM111 – ENM116 (18 credits)

·         For students with a 3-year BA (Hons) in English degree          : ENM111 – ENM119 (27 credits)

  • For students with a graduation in any other discipline             : ENM111 – ENM123 (36 credits)

 

ENM 111: Applied Linguistics & ELT

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course students are acquainted with key areas of Applied Linguistics with particular emphasis on ELT. Students learn the principles of language learning and teaching and are taught how to apply their academic knowledge in practical language classes in Bangladesh.

 

ENM 112: Modern Poetry

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course modern poets like T. S. Eliot, Derek Walcott, W. H. Auden, D. H. Lawrence, Seamus Heaney, Ted Hughes, W. B. Yeats will be extensively studies. Selections from Norton Anthology will be considered for details study.

 

ENM 113: Modern Fiction

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course includes celebrated modern novelists like William Golding, Graham Green, Virginia Woolf, and Doris Lessing. Texts for detailed study are Lord of the Flies, The Heart of the Matter, To the Lighthouse, The Grass is Singing and The Old Man and the Sea.

 

ENM 114: Modern Drama

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course concentration is given on modern playwrights like J. M. Synge, Bernard Shaw, T.S. Eliot, Oscar Wilde, Samuel Becket, Harold Pinter and Tom Stoppard. Selected Texts for detailed study are Riders to the Sea, Man and Superman, Murder in the Cathedral, Importance of Being Ernest, Endgame, The Dumb Waiter, and The Real Inspector Hound.

 

ENM 115: Modern Literary Theories

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course, modern literary theories such as Structuralism, Post Structuralism, Historicism, New Historicism, Modernism, Post Modernism etc. are studied.

 

ENM 116: Modern Prose

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course includes authors from modern literary arena.  Selected texts are Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, Modern Fiction, A Sketch of the Past, James Joyce’s Dubliners, D. H. Lawrence’s Why the Novel Matters, The Horse Dealer’s Daughter, Doris Lessing’s To Room Nineteen, V. S. Naipul’s One out of Many, Edna O’Brien’s Sister Imelda, Agatha Christie’s The House of Dreams, While the Light Lasts, W. S. Maugham’s The Lion’s Skin, The Unconquered, The Romantic Young   Lady, and Katherine Mansfield’s The Fly.

 

ENM 117: Introduction to Linguistics

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course deals with the basic concepts of linguistics as the scientific study of language. It introduces the students to all the areas of Theoretical Linguistics, such as, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax and Semantics. The course also briefly covers the major areas of Applied Linguistics and the relationship of Linguistics with other related fields.

 

ENM 118:  20th Century American Literature

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course concentration is given on American poets, novelist and playwrights of 20th century. Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rise, Saul Bellow’s Seize the Day, J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, Selections from Wallace Stevens and Sylvia Plath, Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman, O’Neil’s Long Day’s Journey into the Night, Toni Morrison’s  The Bluest Eye and Tennessee Williams’s  A Streetcar named Desire are considered for detailed study.

                       

ENM 119: Translation Studies

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course acquaints students with the theories and techniques of translation. This will be supplemented by intensive and extensive practice in translating literary and non-literary writings from English to Bengali and vice versa.

           

ENM 121: Victorian Literature

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course includes major English poets and novelists of Victorian period. Selections from the writers that will be included for detailed study in this course are Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, and Mathew Arnold. Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations, Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre, Thomas Hardy’s Tess of the D’Urbervilles, and George Eliot’s Silas Mariner will also be included for detailed study.

 

ENM 122: English Drama

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This drama course is designed for students with B.A. (pass) background. Christopher Marlow’s Doctor Faustus, William Shakespeare’s Macbeth, The Merchant of Venice, Ben Jonson’s Volpone, William Congreve’s The Way of the World, George Bernard Shaw’s Arms and the Man are included for concentrated study.

                       

ENM 123: Romantic Poetry

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course includes Romantic Poets for detailed study. Selections from poets like Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats will be studied in details.

 

 

OPTIONAL COURSES

·         For students with a 4-year BA in English degree                    : 9 credits (3 courses)

·         For students with a 3-year BA (Hons) in English degree          : 12 credits (4 courses)

  • For students with a graduation in any other discipline             : 12 credits (4 courses)

 

ENG 211: Phonetics & Phonology

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course introduces students to two areas of study of the speech sounds of language, phonetics and phonology. In phonetics, students acquire the knowledge of (i) the articulatory and acoustical properties of the speech sound segments, including consonants, glides, vowels, and diphthongs, and (ii) the prosodic characteristics of the suprasegments, such as duration, pitch and stress, associated with the syllables. Students acquire the IPA transcription through this course. In phonology, students learn about (i) the patterns of speech sound systems and (ii) the phonological properties and linguistic functions of the sound segments and suprasegments. Students are required to analyze phonological data, solve phonological problems, and formulate phonological rules.

 

ENM 212: Advanced Grammar

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course offers an in-depth study of recent advances in syntactic research. Theories of language and theories of grammar are first discussed, followed by a consideration of the methods with which syntactic structures and syntactic functions are handled in the major theoretical frameworks. The role of the lexicon in these theories is examined. It is shown how these contemporary theories find applications in areas such as language learning.

 

ENM 213: Semantics & Pragmatics

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course, the students are taught the theories of Semantics and Pragmatics. It will cover different aspects of semantics like types of meaning, meaning relations, semantic structures, semantic oppositions, componential analysis etc. Under Pragmatics the study of the role of context in the understanding of meaning in communication will be made. It will cover speech act theories, deixis, presuppositions, implicatures, conversational structures, and politeness.

 

ENM 214: Semiotics

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course deals with the modern concepts of Semiotics as a scientific study of signs. Beginning from the Saussurian concepts of Sign, Signifier and Signified to the modern theories of Barthes, Baktin and their likes, the course gives a brief overview of this very modern sub-field of Linguistics.

 

ENM 215: Contemporary Linguistic Theories

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course, students go through the modern theories of Linguistics.  Particularly the grammatical and semantic theories given by Noam Chomsky and his contemporaries. These theories explain the phenomenon of language: how they vary with respect to what constitutes language, what constitutes acceptable hypotheses, reliable evidence, and valid arguments.

 

 

ENM 216: Continental Literature

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course, famous novelists, poets and playwrights from different European countries are selected for concentration.  Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina, Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Albert Camus’s The Outsider, Selections from Baudelaire and Rilke, Brecht’s Mother Courage and Her Children, Pirandello’s Six Characters in Search of an Author and Ibsen’s A Doll’s House are included for detailed study.

 

ENM 217: South Asian and African Literature in English

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

In this course concentration is given on South Asian, African and Caribbean Writers. V. S. Naipaul’s A House for Mr. Biswas, R. K. Narayan’s The Guide, C Achebe’s Things Fall Apart, Nirad C. Choudhury’s Autobiography of an Unknown Indian, Anita Desai’s Clear Light of Day, V. Baier, ed. Modern Poetry from Africa, Selections from D. Walcott and Wole Soyinka’s The Lion and the Jewel are selected for detailed study.

                         

ENM 218: Research Methodology

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course teaches the student the methods and techniques of conducting academic research in the areas of English Literature, English Language teaching and Linguistics.    

 

ENM 219: Shakespeare

(Prerequisite: Not Applicable)

This course will be offered to those students who have not completed Shakespeare earlier. Concentration will be given on major Shakespearean plays like King Lear, Othello, Macbeth, Hamlet, As You Like It, and The Tempest. Selections from Shakespearean Sonnets and Critiques by renowned critics will also be included in the syllabus.

 

 

 

ENM 301: THESIS PAPER

(Prerequisite: To be registered in the final semester)

After completing the core and optional a student have to prepare a thesis paper under a supervisor departmental supervisor.

 

 

 

ENM 302: VIVA VOCE

(Prerequisite: To be registered in the final semester)

Viva Voce exam will take place at the end of the student’s total MA in English program.