|Each course is of||:||3 credit|
|Total credits required||:||126 credits|
|GED (8 courses)||:||24 credits|
|Core (26 courses)||:||78 credits|
|Optional(4 courses)||:||12 credits|
|Concentration (3 courses)||:||9 credits|
|Practice, Presentation & Viva-Voce||:||3 credits|
This course covers the basics of English language aiming at raising English language proficiency of the students to an acceptable level and is essential for those who have inadequate language skills. After acquiring the knowledge of writing simple sentences, the students will learn how to write compound and complex sentences. Teaching of the basic grammar and syntax of English is particularly emphasized. On completing the course, the students should be able to understand the teachers’ lectures in English, read paragraphs written in simple English, converse on everyday matters, and write short sentences in accepted English. Emphasis is also given on increasing students’ ability to read textbooks written in English.
This course builds on GED111 (Fundamentals of English) and aims at improving the speaking and writing skills of the students. In speaking, students should have extensive practice in communicating in common everyday situations, both formal and informal. They also have to learn the basic rules of English pronunciations. In writing, students need to learn the techniques and devices of paragraph writing and also the method of writing formal essays.
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to computers, types and generations of computers, basic organization and function units, hardware and software, number system and codes, memory, processor, input and output devices, computer languages, software and its types, system software and application software. Other topics covered are: examples of system software – DOS, Windows, Unix, system utilities, classification of application software, word processor, spreadsheet, database management, mathematical and statistical package, modeling and simulation, business and financial packages, communication software, e-mail, intranet & internet, network topologies & techniques.
This course will concentrate on reading critically and writing persuasively. In reading, attention will be paid to implied meanings, rhetorical devices and organizational elements. In writing, attention will be paid to effective expressions, controlling ideas, marshalling facts and arguments, and organization of materials.
This course will concentrate on the student’s creativity in writing. Emphasis will be placed on mechanics, choice of words, clarity and appropriate style, strategies of paragraph writing etc.
This English language course is meant to develop the student’s skill in writing formal essays on literary and linguistic themes.
Three introduction to literature courses comprising poetry, drama, and fiction and essay (ENG 105, 106, 107) will show the student what literature is and what it does, how the elements work together to make a piece of writing ‘literature’ and what to look for when reading. Besides orienting the students with relevant poetic terms and types of poetry, following selections of poems will be studied in details:
|William Shakespeare||Sonnet – 18, Sonnet – 130|
|Robert Herrick||‘Delight in Disorder’|
|John Donne||‘The Sun Rising’; ‘Batter my heart’|
|Thomas Gray||‘Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard’|
|William Wordsworth||‘I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud’|
|John Keats||‘On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer’|
|E. B. Browning||Sonnets from the Portuguese, No. 43|
|Emily Dickinson||‘Because I Could Not Stop for Death’|
|Robert Frost||‘Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening’|
|Adrienne Rich||‘Aunt Jennifer’s Tigers’; ‘Living in Sin’|
This is the second Introduction to Literature course, which acquaints the student with the approaches to the study of English Drama. This course aims to acquaint the students with dramatic terms, techniques and types. The development of Classical and English Drama will also be discussed in brief. The following selections will be studied in details:
|Sophocles||The Oedipus Rex|
|G. B. Shaw||Arms and the Man|
This course introduces students to the study of English fiction and non-fiction. Detail study will be made from The Norton Anthology of English Literature, The Norton Anthology of American Literature and The Study of Literature. The selections are:
|Jane Austen||Pride and Prejudice (Chapters – 1, 2 & 3)|
|Katherine Mansfield||The Garden Party|
|Frank O’Connor||My Oedipus Complex|
|Francis Baco||Of Studies|
|George Orwell||Shooting an Elephant|
This is a course in Romantic Poetry. Poets included are Blake, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Shelley and Keats, from whom selections will be studied. The selections are:
|Blake||Songs of Innocence & Songs of Experience|
|Wordsworth||Tintern Abbey, Ode to Immortality|
|Coleridge||The Ancient Mariner, Dejection: An Ode, Kubla Khan|
|Shelley||To the Skylark, Ode to the West Wind|
|Byron||Don Juan, Canto – 1|
This course includes major English poets in the Victorian era. Selections from Tennyson, Arnold, Browning, Christiana Rossetti, Swinburne and Hopkins will be studied in detail. The selections are:
|Tennyson||Ulysses, Tithonus, The Lotus Eaters, Locksley Hall|
|Arnold||Dover Beach, The Scholar Gypsy, The Rugby Chappell, Thyrsis|
|Browning||My Last Duchess, Porphyria’s Lover, Fra Lippo Lippi, Andrea Del Sarto, Rabi Ben Ezra|
|Rossetti||Death before Death, Winter My Secret|
|Swinburne||Chorus from Atlanta in Colydon|
Writers included in this course are Yeats, Eliot, Dylan Thomas, Auden and Larkin. Selections from their works will be studied in detail. The selections are:
|W. B. Yeats||Sailing to Byzantium, Second Coming|
|T. S. Eliot||The Waste land, The Love Song of Prufrock|
|Dylan Thomas||Poem in October, Fern Hill|
|Auden||The Shield of Achilles|
This course traces the growth and development of English drama, and examines the themes and conventions of Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Authors included are Thomas Kyd, Christopher Marlowe, William Shakespeare, Ben Johnson and William Congreve.
|Thomas Kyd||The Spanish Tragedy|
|Christopher Marlowe||Dr. Faustus|
|William Shakespeare||As You Like It|
|William Congreve||The Way of the World|
|G. B. Shaw||Saint Joan|
|M. Synge||Playboy of the Western World|
|Samuel Beckett||Waiting for Godot|
|John Osborne||Look Back in Anger|
|Harold Pinter||Birthday Party|
This course includes some major novelists of English Literature, Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, Emily Bronte and Thomas Hardy.
|Jane Austen||Pride and Prejudice|
|Charles Dickens||The Great Expectations|
|Emily Bronte||Wuthering Heights|
|Charlotte Bronte||Jane Eyre|
|Thomas Hardy||Tess of the D’Urvervilles|
|Joseph Conrad||Heart of Darkness|
|D. H. Lawrence||Sons and Lovers|
|E. M. Foster||A Passage to India|
|James Joyce||A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man|
|Verginia Woolf||Mrs. Dalloway|
This course will introduce students to some major English writers of the 18th century. Authors included in this course are Defoe, Swift, Pope, Dryden and Burke. The selections are:
|Dryden||Absalom & Achitophel|
|Pope||The Rape of the Lock|
|Burke||Speech on East India Bill|
This course presents the development of the critical tradition through the practices of major critics. Aristotle, Sydney, Dryden, Johnson, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Arnold and Eliot will be studied in detail.
|Phillip Sydney||An Apologie for Poetry|
|Dryden||Preface to the Fables|
|Samuel Johnson||Preface to Shakespeare|
|William Wordsworth||Preface to Lyrical Ballads|
|S. T. Coleridge||Biographia Literaria (Selections)|
|Matthew Arnold||The Study of Poetry|
|T. S. Eliot||Tradition and the Individual Talent|
This course looks at the classics, which continues to have a pervasive influence on the western mind. The course includes works of Homer, Sophocles, Virgil and Seneca.
This is a broad survey course offering an overview of American literature up to the end of the nineteenth century. Authors include Emerson, Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, Melville and Dickinson.
|Emerson||Self – Reliance|
|Hawthorne||The Scarlet Letter|
|Thoreau||Civil Disobedience, ‘Economy’ (from Walden)|
|Whitman||Song of Myself|
This is sequel to ENG 120x. Authors included are Frost, Wallace Stevens, O’Neill, Fitzgerald, Hemingway, Bellow, Miller, Toni Morrison and Allen Ginsberg.
|O’ Neil||Long Day’s Journey into Night|
|Fitzgerald||The Great Gatsby|
|Hemingway||The Sun Also Rises|
|Bellow||Seize the Day|
|Arthur Miller||Death of a Salesman|
|Allen Ginsberg||‘ A Supermarket in California’|
This course aims at developing the reading skill of a student. Extensive practice and regular class tests will be made to develop a comprehensive reading faculty of the student.
This course aims at making students skilled in professional communication. The topics included are: Business Reports, Business Letters, Job Applications, Internal Memoranda, Writing Curriculum Vitae etc.
This course covers postcolonial theory and literature. Writers included are: Edward Said, Nadine Gordimer, J. M. Coetzee, Chinua Achebe, R.K. Narayan, Wole Soyinka etc.
|Edward Said||Orientalism (Introduction)|
|Nadine Gordimer||July’s Poeple|
|J. M . Coetzee||Waiting for the Barbarians|
|Chinua Achebe||Things fall Apart|
|R.K. Narayan||The Guide|
|Wole Soyinka||Death and the King’s Horsemen|
This course covers the vital parts of the history of English literature from Chaucer to Modern period. This study will enable the student to be acquainted with the approaches of the English in different eras.
This course will introduce students to some major English writers of 14th and 16th century. The selections from the following authors will be studied in details:
|Geoffrey Chaucer||The Prologue to The Canterbury Tales; The Nun Priest’s Tale|
|Spenser||The Fairy Queen (Book I)|
|Francis Bacon||Essays (Selections)|
|William Shakespeare||The Merchant of Venice, Macbeth|
This course will introduce students to some major English writers of the 17th century. The selections from the following authors will be studied in details:
|John Donne||‘Good Morrow’, ‘A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning’,||‘The Canonization’, ‘Twicknam Garden’, ‘The Relic’, ‘The Ecstasy’|
|Andrew Marvel||‘To His Coy Mistress’, ‘The Definition of Love’, ‘Garden’|
|John Milton||Paradise Lost – Book – I; Samson Agonistes|
Two Western Culture and Civilization Courses (ENG 208 & 212) are designed to give the student an understanding of the proper context in which English language and its literature are to be studied. The first course deals with the classical times and the medieval period.
This second course in Western Culture and Civilization deals with the period stretching from the Renaissance to the present.
This course concentrates on significant expressions of religious ideas, feelings and experiences in English literature. Selections from the writings of medieval authors, Donne, Herbert, Milton, Bunyan, Tennyson, Hopkins and Eliot will be studied. The selections are:
|John Donne||Holy Sonnets|
|Milton||Paradise Lost (Book IX & X)|
|John Bunyan||The Pilgrim’s Progress|
|Tennyson||From In Memorium|
|T. S. Eliot||Selections|
This course provides an introduction to classical Islamic literature translated from the Arabic and the Persian. The student should gain an insight into the working of the Muslim mind as expressed in literature and find a useful basis for comparison with literature of other cultures. Selections from Hassan Ibn Sabit, Ibn Zabir, Abu al Atahiya, Rumi, Hafiz, Sadi, Ghazzali, Khayyam, Iqbal, Hossein Nasr, and Martin Links will be studied.
This course will acquaint students with major theoretical documents of the last hundred years and introduce them to the works of some of the leading theorists of our time. In other words, it will be reviewing major theoretical developments in the field and end by considering the state of theory at the turn of the century. In addition, it will attempt to link theory to practice and weight the practical implications of the ferment of theory in evidence in the recent past.
This course covers feminist theory and literature. Authors like Virginia Woolf, Gayatri Spivak, Adrienne Rich, Toni Morrison, Arundhati Roy etc. will be studied in detail.
|Virginia Woolf||A Room of One’s Own|
|Gayatri Spivak||Three Women’s texts and a critique of imperialism|
|Toni Morrison||The Bluest Eye|
|Arundhati Roy||The God of Small Things|
This course probes into the cultural aspect of literature from the past to the present. Writers include: Mathew Arnold, Simon During, Roland Barthes, Stuart Hall, Edward Said etc.
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 Bengali to English and vice versa.
This course deals with the linguistic methods and techniques used by writers to create particular effects. Attention will also be paid to the particular use of language arising out of the writer’s intention and attitude to the reader and to the subject matter.
This course introduces students to the study of society from linguistics perspective. Issues such as, language and culture, language and regional variation, language and gender, language and age etc. will be covered. A brief look into language planning will also be taken up.
This course aims at discussing Child Language Acquisition, Semantic and Pragmatic Theory, Universal Grammar Theory and phonological Theory.
In this course, students will be introduced to spoken and written discourse analysis. The course will enable students to analyze spoken interaction and evaluate written texts with reference to context, cohesiveness, illocution and inference.
This course makes students professionally skilled in media writing so that they can pursue their career in the world of media.
This course will give the student an overview of Bengali Language & Literature. It will go through the origin and development of the Bengali language and analyze some classic Bengali literary works from the past to the present.
This course identifies the four major literary modes and analyses their characteristics. Representative writings are selected for detailed examination.
This course presents and examines the dominant trends in contemporary critical approaches to the study of literature.
This course consists of a selection of Shakespeare’s historical plays, comedies, tragedies and poems to give the student an in-depth understanding of Shakespeare’s artistic achievement.
This course focuses on sound production, sound perception and the sound system of the English Language at phonetic and phonological levels.
This course consists of the morphological and syntactic analysis of the English language. It also acquaints the student with the different approaches to the study of grammar.
This course deals with the science of meaning by discussing major issues and approaches in semantic theory.
The Practice and Presentation parts on English language and literature will be there throughout a student’s academic stay in the department, and the Viva Voce exam will take place at the end of the student’s total graduation program.