BA Course Curriculum

BA Course Curriculum

Course Code: ENG 101
Course Name: Basic English and Learning Skills
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course focuses on the basics of English grammar for developing integrated language skills, that is, Listening, Speaking, Reading and Writing.


Course Code: ENG 102
Course Name: Fundamentals of English I
Prerequisite: NONE
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:A supplementary course to ENG 101, it provides more intensive practice on the communicative skills. The emphasis will not be on grammar for its own sake, but on language usages such as formation of proper sentences and paragraphs as the basic units of good composition. (Students with an ‘A’ in ‘A’ level English or equivalent may take Eng 201 instead.)


Course Code: ENG 103
Course Name: Fundamentals of English II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course aims at offering students clear and useful suggestions for strengthening their speaking and writing skills by emphasizing on writing different types of expository essays. It encourages students to develop ideas in paragraphs and essays through compare-and-contrast method, and through producing sentences showing causal relationships.


Course Code: ENG 104
Course Name: Introduction to Literary Terms and Forms
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course intends to teach students figures of speech by samples from fiction, drama and poetry. Say, for example, the students would be told that when Hamlet says that he “will speak daggers” to his mother “but use none,” here ‘daggers’ is the metaphor for strong words.


Course Code: ENG 105
Course Name: Introduction to Linguistics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Teaches Primary Concepts of Linguistics; Theories of Second Language Acquisition; Research Methodology; Syntax and Morphology; Discourse Analysis.


Course Code: ENG 106
Course Name: Introduction to Literary Genres
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:
The course will give ideas and definitions of the following literary genres, short stories and novels, dramas, fables, poetry and epic, historical and science fiction, biographies and autobiographies, folktales, myths and legends, mysteries, factual news writing, fictional and non-fictional interviews.


Course Code: ENG 107
Course Name: Survey of British Literature I
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course is chronological in nature, and necessarily highly selective. The course should not be taken as a substitute course for a more comprehensive one on a given area. For example, though in the survey course the Romantic period is included, but it is not a replacement for the course with the title either “Romantic Poetry” or “Romantic Prose.” The survey course 1 highlights writers and texts from the earlier periods of English literary history.:
1. The Old English Period (c. 800-1100)
2. The Middle English Period (c. 1100-1485)
3. The Sixteenth Century (c. 1485-1603)
4. The Early Seventeenth Century (1603-1660)


Course Code: ENG 108
Course Name: Composition
Prerequisite: ENG 103
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course aims at teaching students writing skills at the beginning level.


Course Code: ENG 109
Course Name: Phonetics and Phonology
Prerequisite: ENG 105
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will give students theoretical as well as descriptive knowledge about phonetics. This course also aims to make the students capable of listening, articulating and transcribing the sounds given in the IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) chart.


Course Code: ENG 110
Course Name: Introduction to Poetry
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course introduces the students to the delight of English poetry through a diverse selection of poems from different ages of English Literature. It is designed mainly to give students the elementary skills to start writing critical appreciation on poetry.


Course Code: ENG 111
Course Name: Morphology
Prerequisite: ENG 109
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Morphology, the study of words, is interrelated with the syntax, the phonology, the lexicon, and semantics. This course is an introduction to the study of the internal structure of words. Topics will include a survey of word formation processes such as affixation, reduplication, internal change, and compounding and classification of morphemes.


Course Code: ENG 112
Course Name: European History Highlights
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course provides a preliminary introduction to the salient features of the European history. The areas of study are: Classical Greece, the Renaissance, the Reformation, the Enlightenment, the Impact of American Revolution in Europe and the French Revolution.


Course Code: ENG 189
Course Name: Individual Writing Practicum
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will look at the myriad of writing situations a student must deal with. While each student will be dealt with individually by the instructor in removing his/her deficiencies, the instructor will also arrange a peer reading device in order to develop strategies for dealing with specific writing-related issues.


Course Code: ENG 202
Course Name: Critical Appreciation of Poetry
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course is designed to familiarize students with critical approaches at an elementary level to understanding poetry. The approaches may include 1. The historical-biographical approach; 2. The formalistic approach; 3. The genre approach; 4. The moral philosophical approach, 5. The empirical approach, 6. The psychological approach, 7. The mythological approach, 8. The feministic approach, 9. The cultural studies approach, 10. Cross-cultural and Christian approaches.


Course Code: ENG 203
Course Name: Advanced Composition and Stylistics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The primary goal of this course is to exercise the students’ ability in writing. “Writing maketh a man perfect” said Francis Bacon. The course, by making the students negotiate a world of words, will sharpen their skills in effectively presenting their ideas in unambiguous terms. It will also study the use of dialogue, the use of grammar and the distribution of sentence lengths.


Course Code: ENG 204
Course Name: Introduction to Literary Theory
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will introduce students to major trends in literary theory, both classical and contemporary. It will not attempt to be exhaustive, but to sensitize students to the long route with continuities and disruptions that literary theory and criticism have taken to become an autonomous activity.


Course Code: ENG 205
Course Name: Survey of American Literature – I
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will teach the first segment of American literature, from 1620 to 1820. Major themes: the Puritan Experiment; the Plymouth Plantation; the Great Awakening; the American Crisis, the Pursuit of Happiness.


Course Code: ENG 206
Course Name: Shakespeare’s Comedies
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is an in-depth study of Shakespeare’s comedies. The plays will be analyzed in terms of their structure, characterization, action, language, and the like and with special attention to the issues of romance and reality, gender roles for females and males. Another stream of the course will embrace the master dramatist’s quality of melding pure comic delight with ironic tragic impulses.


Course Code: ENG 207
Course Name: Elizabethan Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Basically the course focuses on non-Shakespearean drama and highlights major developments in Renaissance England: the emergence of a capitalist economy, the long reign of a “virgin queen”, colonialist expansion, changing perceptions about love and marriage, the rise of female authorship, the persecution of witches, and the rapid growth of London as a major urban centre and the stage conventions.


Course Code: ENG 208
Course Name: Sociolinguistics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Key terms and approaches—relationship between language and society. Sociolinguistics and the sociology of language. Language, dialect and varieties: regional dialects—style and register—standard language and developing a standard variety; Choosing a Code: Diglossia and bilingualism—definition and relationship—code switching and code mixing—borrowing.


Course Code: ENG 209
Course Name: Romantic Poetry – I
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is devoted to the poetry and poetics of the first generation of the Romantic poets. The course begins by considering just what poetry is, in its semantic and technical elements, and then follows that by a quick review of major critical trends comparing Romantic statements of poetic theory with the poetry actually accomplished during the period under discussion.


Course Code: ENG 211
Course Name: 19th Century Literature: The Intellectual Milieu
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course studies the intellectual perspectives of the Victorian Age such as evolution, materialism and colonialism.


Course Code: ENG 212
Course Name: Modern British Drama
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is an intensive study of the British Drama of the last hundred years. The plays included show the evolution of the stylistic conventions of the British play, from the genteel drawing-room comedies of the late 19th century to the radical political theater of the last decade. Playwrights reacted to the social circles, governmental constructs, and economic conditions around them, using the essential elements of theater—characterization, set, dialogue—to exaggerate, parody, manipulate, or deconstruct them.


Course Code: ENG 213
Course Name: Syntax
Prerequisite: ENG 111
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will enable students who enjoy analyzing sentence structures to explore this area in greater depth. The course will study the structural properties of language and the patterns of generative transformational syntax.


Course Code: ENG 222
Course Name: English in Media
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course objective is for students to develop an informal and critical understanding of media English. The course will teach not only the basics of English, but also those aspects of writing, such as reporting speeches, house styles and jargons which are specific to the language of journalism. They will study a wide assortment of newspapers, magazines, books, photography, radio, film, television, and the internet. Viewing of documentaries and features will be a part of the course.


Course Code: ENG 279
Course Name: Introduction to English Literary Theory
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course introduces English critical thinking from the Elizabethan time to the early 20th Century. Emphasize various concepts about drama and poetry as evolved from Aristotle and then the Englishness they achieve.


Course Code: ENG 301
Course Name: Old and Middle English Literature (in modern English)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course on Chaucer and his contemporaries will examine the economic, the social, and the political conditions of the last half of the fourteenth century in England, Chaucer’s place in this world, and the relation of this to Chaucer’s poetry.


Course Code: ENG 302
Course Name: A History of the English Stage
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course teaches the history of the English stage from its earliest phase to the recent time. Major aspects: evolution of the stage, Miracle and Mystery cycles, the Elizabethan stage, acting conventions, authorial concerns and emendations, costumes and props, and the stage as a metaphor.


Course Code: ENG 303
Course Name: The Short Story
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course offers reading of a selection of short stories from the list below. The aim of the course is to familiarize the students with the elements of short stories in all their varieties.


Course Code: ENG 304
Course Name: Essayists of the Romantic period
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:In parallel with their poet-friends, many essayists of the Romantic period uphold the same romantic spirit of the time, of which their essays, usually called familiar esssys, give a good account. The selections below will help the students realize so.


Course Code: ENG 305
Course Name: Contemporary Novels in Translation
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:In the twentieth century the novel in translation has arguably emerged as the global literary form through which cultures most avidly express themselves and also identify others. Attention will be given to the emergence of the global “bestseller,” their formal variety and innovations. The course will explore the politics that underlies the success of this form over others, and the particular success of certain types of texts over other ones.


Course Code: ENG 306
Course Name: The Tragedies of Shakespeare
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Through this course students will be familiarized with the basic properties of Shakespearean Tragedy. They will know, for example, why Shakespeare had given such an extensive treatment to the theme of royalty in his tragedies, to what dramatic innovations he put the soliloquies, and how he embedded the structures of his tragedies with the conventions of supernaturalism and the play-within-the-play.


Course Code: ENG 307
Course Name: Jacobean Drama (Excluding Shakespeare)
Prerequisite: NONE
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course gives an introduction to a variety of plays by Shakespeare’s contemporaries and successors. Evolving traditions and genres and the social and theatrical contexts will be examined.


Course Code: ENG 308
Course Name: Psycholinguistics
Prerequisite: ENG 105, ENG 109 & ENG 111
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course aims at teaching different branches of Psycholinguistics. Items to be taught: Chomskyan Universal Grammar and Performance Model; Linguistic relativism—Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis, etc.


Course Code: ENG 309
Course Name: 17th Century Prose and Poetry
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Jacobean prose and the poetry of the Metaphysical and the Cavalier groups of poets along with that of Milton will form the core texts of the course. These will be studied in relation to the socio-cultural flux of the period.


Course Code: ENG 310
Course Name: Restoration and 18c Writings
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course will examine the context of the neo-classical poetry and drama, assess the evolution of English wit and humor, and the mock-epic strain.


Course Code: ENG 311
Course Name: Modern Poetry
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course aims to familiarize the students with the major trends of English poetry in the post-Auden period.


Course Code: ENG 312
Course Name: Modern American Drama
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will study American Drama from the early 20th century to the recent time. It will trace the developments in the American dramatic tradition with special focus on modernism, postmodernism, ethnicity and gender issues.


Course Code: ENG 313
Course Name: Modernism: Early 20th Century English Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course teaches the most significant texts of early 20th Century which mark the age of Modernism. It aims at developing the students’ critical, theoretical, psychological and in-depth understanding of the 20th century authors exploring and exhibiting wide variety of changes in the theme and technique of their texts.


Course Code: ENG 314
Course Name: Historical Linguistics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The purpose of this course is to study of the development in languages in the course of time, and the ways in which language change from period to period and the causes and result of such changes. The major topics to be studied in this course are the analysis of sound change, grammatical change, semantic change, language change, the comparative method and internal change.


Course Code: ENG 322
Course Name: English in the Workplace
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The aim of this course is to focus on the language needed to conduct core professional skills such as communicating on the telephone confidently, participating effectively in meetings, making clear presentations, conducting negotiations and discussions, writing professional reports, emails and letters. This course will examine the different styles and systems of language used in the English language workplace. It will explore various forms such as speeches, letters/memos and e-mail.


Course Code: ENG 331
Course Name: Epics of World Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course explores some of the remarkable classical Greek and Roman Epics (long Narrative) in English translation. Students will receive a comprehensive understanding of the themes and motifs of these epics and catch glimpses of the sensational and adventurous heroic exploits of superhuman heroes, and the process of humanizing the supernatural and the divine.


Course Code: ENG 332
Course Name: Greek Tragedies
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course on ancient Greek classics in English translation, preferably in Penguin editions, will focus on demonstrating the linkages in themes and forms in literature from the ancient time to the modern.


Course Code: ENG 333
Course Name: Survey of American Literature – II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course offers a complete survey of the 19th century American Literature with emphasis on the imaginative and intellectual framework that gives American Literature its distinctive identity.


Course Code: ENG 334
Course Name: The Novel
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Novels in the nineteenth- and early-twentieth century were particularly engaged with the events, circumstances, beliefs and attitudes of their time. This course encourages students to enjoy and understand them through the study of some novels from England and the USA. The focus is on understanding the role of the novel in representing and exploring social and cultural changes, the flexibility of the genre and how it has developed aesthetically, stylistically and structurally.


Course Code: ENG 335
Course Name: Literary Theory and Criticism — II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course is devised to introduce students to the development of literary theories and criticism since the beginning of the twentieth century until today in England, Europe, America and the worlds outside them. The target is to provide students with pleasure, vision, and critical insight that the theorists try to generate through texts (both articles and monographs) of various tastes and temperaments.
Ideas/areas to highlight: New Criticism, Structuralism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, Bakhtinian Approach, Deconstruction, Foucauldian Approach, New Historicism, Ecocriticism and postmodernism.


Course Code: ENG 336
Course Name: New Literatures in English
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course is about fiction written in English in erstwhile colonies of Britain. It discusses the growth and development of English as a substitute for the vernacular. It also discusses muticulturalism.


Course Code: ENG 341
Course Name: History of English Language Teaching
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will study the history of teaching English as a foreign language from the late 16th century to the present era. It will emphasize the developments that have taken place in English language teaching since the late-nineteenth century Reform Movement with emphasis on current trends and new directions.


Course Code: ENG 342
Course Name: Theories of Second Language Acquisition
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:


Course Code: ENG 343
Course Name: Teaching English as a Second Language
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course studies the process of learning English as a second language. Theories and variables of Second Language Acquisition (SLA) are explored with regard to psychology and language learning.


Course Code: ENG 344
Course Name: Materials Development
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The objectives of the course are to:
a. examine principles of language curriculum and materials development;
b. prepare, select, adapt, language teaching materials for classroom use; and
c. evaluate samples of language teaching materials.


Course Code: ENG 345
Course Name: Syllabus Design
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a variety of approaches to syllabus design employed in foreign language teaching. It will also provide the tools students need to scrutinise and critically analyse teaching programmes used in student’s current and future teaching contexts.


Course Code: ENG 346
Course Name: Teaching Language through Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is designed to provide participants with the opportunity to raise and debate issues related to exploring and incorporating literature in English language teaching with a special emphasis on discussing cross-cultural issues. Language teaching here is seen as the ESL context wherein literature is a component.


Course Code: ENG 379
Course Name: Topics in Modern Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will introduce those authors who felt far removed from the conventional and traditional themes of Literature and drew strongly on the contemporary themes with seriously meditative and psychologically arresting topics. It will also deal with formal structure, technique, theme, and issues of race, gender, and politics.


Course Code: ENG 402
Course Name: Victorian Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course aims at giving an overall idea of the literature of the Victorian age. It includes famous literary pieces in poetry, fiction and non-fiction. Alfred Tennyson, Robert Browning, Matthew Arnold, Charles Dickens will be studied.


Course Code: ENG 403
Course Name: Postmodernism in Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course deals with the major ideas of postmodernism as reflected in literature, architecture, visual arts and popular culture. And it also deals with the critiques of postmodernism.


Course Code: ENG 404
Course Name: Postcolonial Theory and Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Post-colonial theory deals with the reading and writing of literature written in previously or currently colonized countries, or literature written in colonizing countries which deals with colonization or colonized peoples. It focuses particularly on the way in which literature by the colonizing culture distorts the experience and realities, and inscribes the inferiority, of the colonized people and on literature by colonized peoples which attempts to articulate their identity and reclaim their past in the face of that past’s inevitable otherness.


Course Code: ENG 406
Course Name: Gender Theory and Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The main goal of this course is to explore sexuality and difference in gender discussions, as they relate to literary theory. It will enable student to focus on the definitions and fixity of sexual identity with an interdisciplinary approach to cultural study. By studying selected texts they will be able to examine the role gender plays in texts related gender and feminist issues.


Course Code: ENG 407
Course Name: Methodology of Language Teaching
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will study the various theories, methods, techniques and approaches involved in ELT. It will emphasize the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of English Language Teaching and explore the viability of the Communicative Language Teaching approach.


Course Code: ENG 408
Course Name: Creative Writing – II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:A workshop/pedagogy course in poetry or fiction for students who wish to further their knowledge of literature through practice of the art, and for those who intend to become practicing writers and critics.


Course Code: ENG 409
Course Name: Translation Theory and Practicum
Prerequisite: NONE
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will teach about the relationship between the source language and the target language in the process of translation. The debate will centre on between fluent and non-fluent translation. It will also teach translation as a third code.


Course Code: ENG 410
Course Name: Diaspora Writing
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course examines problems and issues in the literature and film produced by diasporic and migrant communities. Structured around several modules in which various texts are used to investigate such issues as identity and subjectivity, displacement, memory, family and home, this course investigates the problematic nature of these issues and highlights their significance in global diasporas.


Course Code: ENG 411
Course Name: Semantics & Pragmatics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is an introduction to semantics. Semantics is the science of meaning and pragmatics and the way language is used in real world contexts. The course will introduce the systematic study of meaning in language, ranging from problems in the semantic structure of lexical systems, and syntactic and morphological contributions to sentence meaning. This course will also examine the theories of semantics and pragmatics.


Course Code: ENG 412
Course Name: Popular Fiction
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course takes popular fiction as a specific field of cultural production. Students analyze various definitive features of that field: popular fiction’s relations to literature, genre and identity, gender and sexuality, the role of the author profile, cinematic and TV adaptations, readerships and fan interests, and processing venues. The course is built around a number of genres: crime fiction, science fiction, horror, the sex and shopping novel, the thriller and the blockbuster.


Course Code: ENG 413
Course Name: Shakespeare’s History and Roman Plays
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will examine a particular genre of play called the history play, in which Shakespeare examined the nature of kingship, social order, and right rule. In addition, a selection of the “Roman plays,” as they are called, in which Shakespeare drew on classical sources to tell his stories, will also be read.


Course Code: ENG 414
Course Name: Survey of British Literature – II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Highlights significant aspects of the British Literature from the eighteenth century to the modern period.
5. The Eighteenth Century (1660-1789)
6. The Nineteenth Century
a. The Romantic Period (1785-1830)
b. The Victorian Age (1830-1901)
7. The Twentieth Century (1901-2000)
8. The Twenty-first Century (2001- )


Course Code: ENG 415
Course Name: English Literary History: from Chaucer to Milton
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course will highlight the following periods in order to give an idea of connectivity between history and literature.
Chaucer’s England: the Middle Ages
Shakespeare’s England: Tudor and Stuart England
Milton’s England: Cromwell’s Revolution


Course Code: ENG 416
Course Name: Romantic Poetry – II
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course provides teaching on the second generation of Romantic poets.


Course Code: ENG 417
Course Name: Stylistics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Stylistics is considered as applied field of linguistics that explains techniques of literary analysis. The aim of this course is to study the literary works, the techniques of linguistics and literature and the relationship in between linguistics and literature. It will study the in-depth study of the methods and techniques used by the writers in their writings to create particular effects with language.


Course Code: ENG 422
Course Name: Cinema as Literature
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Literature is driven by the written word. The power of images during the twentieth century (particularly in film), has seemingly supplanted the power of the written word. This course will offer a comparative look at film and literature in order to examine how the two have continued to modify one another during the past century. In other words, this course will study what is gained or lost when such classics as Pather Panchali are put into filmic version.


Course Code: ENG 431
Course Name: Eastern Classics in Translation
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course aims at teaching the classics of Ancient India in English translation. The selections will be made from the Norton World Masterpieces, vol. 1.


Course Code: ENG 432
Course Name: History of Modern Thoughts
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will study the growth and development of the intellectual and philosophical trends in the Western Europe. Readings may include excerpts from Gramsci, Adorno, Jameson, Foucault, Geertz, Said and Appiah.


Course Code: ENG 433
Course Name: Survey of American Literature – III
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course is a survey of major literary figures of the U. S. in the 20th Century. Major thematic variants: New England environment; the American Dream; the Black protest and the Civil Rights Movement; the Jewish cult; and the modern hero.


Course Code: ENG 434
Course Name: African Writing in English
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will develop an understanding of African writing in English. A major interest is in the changing social constructions of masculinities and femininities during the period from 1950 to 1990, and the effects of race/racism and class on African life.


Course Code: ENG 435
Course Name: Research Methodology
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Based on the latest MLA Stylesheet, writing strategies will include preparing bibliography, using primary and secondary sources, footnotes and endnotes, documentation and cross-references.


Course Code: ENG 436
Course Name: Bangladesh Literature in English and in English Translation
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will aim at paving an academic framework for producing both professional and competent translators for Bangladesh Literature in English. The course will be innovative and open-ended in nature.


Course Code: ENG 441
Course Name: Teaching Grammar and Composition
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The purpose of the course is to study grammatical concepts with concentration on basic sentence structure, principles of punctuation and functional grammar. This course will also examine rhetorical and composition theory, error analysis, methods of error correction and the composing process.


Course Code: ENG 442
Course Name: Teaching Comprehension and Reading
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This course will emphasize on reading and comprehension and on vocabulary expansion. The course will explore reasons for teaching reading to students. Students will be encouraged to assess their own comprehension, actively test comprehension using questionnaires, and by improving metacognition. Teaching conceptual and linguistic knowledge is also advantageous.


Course Code: ENG 443
Course Name: Teaching Young Learners
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The course recognises the fact that Teaching English to Young Learners is a specific skill which needs specific training to be performed effectively. The TEYL course aims at providing recently graduated EFL teachers or practicing teachers with the necessary skills, confidence and ability to be able to teach Young Learners to maximum effect.


Course Code: ENG 444
Course Name: Testing and Assessment
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:The purpose of this course is to introduce the concepts of testing competence and performance; the aims and objectives of language test; the validity and reliability of tests; techniques of developing and administering different types of tests, developing marking criteria and an understanding of the normative and formative value of testing and assessment.


Course Code: ENG 445
Course Name: Teaching Practicum
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:This is a practical course on classroom teaching. Students will be required to use the theoretical knowledge acquired in their previous courses. The course will examine how theory can be transferred to practice in real life classroom teaching situations. Students will maintain a portfolio which will trace their personal and professional development.


Course Code: ENG 446
Course Name: Computer Assisted Learning Methods
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3.00
Detailed Syllabus:Both the practical and theoretical aspects of using computer-assisted learning methods will be explored. The course includes word-processing, data base and spread sheet programs. The internet will be used extensively.

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