ENGLISH SYLLABI

SEMESTER 1:

GENERAL ENGLISH/I/FC/1: ENGLISH I ( Course I – FC)

Unit I:   Parts of Speech, Tense and Voice
Unit II:  Direct and Indirect Speech, Concept of Concord
Unit III: Reading comprehension, Precis writing
Unit IV: Letter Writing – Job application letter, Resume writing, Report writing, Essay writing
Unit V:  Verbal Communication/Verbal Ability Test – Test of verbal skills through mock Interviews/Seminars/Presentations

Note :  Oral Communication carrying 15 marks will be conducted in the college and marks will be submitted to the Examination Department independent of the Internal test marks.

 

SEMESTER II:    English Paper II  : POETRY AND PROSE                

Full marks - 100

Course Teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia, Mrs. Hmingpuii Poonte,  Mrs. Lalrinmawii Khiangte, Mrs. Elizabeth l. Hmar, Mrs. Janet Lalthanpari & Mrs. Lalnunziri Daniels

Unit I:      1.    Let Me Not To The Marriage Of Minds   -    William Shakespeare
                2.    Death Be Not Proud     -    John Donne
Unit II:    3.    Ode To Autumn     -    John Keats
                4.    A Prayer For My Daughter  - W.B. Yeats
Unit III:   5.    
Kunwar Singh   -    Jim Corbett
Unit IV:   6.    Letter To My Daughter - Jawaharlal Nehru
Unit V:    7.     Lali  - Biakliana

    

Semester III:  ALTERNATIVE ENGLISH                                                                                  
Full Marks 100

Course Teachers:  
Arts -   Mrs. Hmingpuii Poonte, Ms. Lalrinmawii Khiangte & Mrs. Rohmingmawii
Commerce  – Dr. Nirupa Saikia & Ms. A. Hmangaihzuali Poonte

Unit I:     1. The Chimney Sweeper                          -    William Blake
               2.  Because I Could Not Stop for Death    -     Emily Dickinson
Unit II:    3. The Darkling Thrush                              -    Thomas Hardy
               4.  The Night of the Scorpion                    -     Nissim Ezekiel 
Unit III:   5. Astrologer’s Day                                    -    R.K. Narayan
Unit IV:   6.  Money and the Englishman                  -    Nirad C. Chaudhuri
Unit  V:   7.  Sialton Official                                      -    C. Thuamluaia 


 


ENGLISH CORE SYLLABI

SEMESTER I
Course Teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia, Dr. Lalthansangi Fanai & Ms. A. Hmangaihzuali Poonte

ENG/II/CC/2: Elective Core Subject 1: (Course 1- EC)

                  History of  English Literature

Unit I:    
Old English Period – Pre-Elizabethan Period
Unit II:   The Elizabethan Age
Unit III: 18th Century Literature (Emphasis on Satire)
Unit IV: 19th Century Literature (Romantic Age and Victorian Age)
Unit V:   20th Century Literature (Modern Age)

(Note: Objective questions may be based only on Units III, IV and V)


Reference:
1.   English Literature, its history and significance. William J. Long, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi (latest edition)
2.   Critical History of English Literature: David Daiches Vol I, II & IV. Macmillan Publication.

 

SEMESTER II
Core Subject Paper II: HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE & PHONETICS

Full Marks 100

Course Teachers: Mrs.Hmingpuii Poonte & Dr. Lalthansangi Fanai

Unit I 
1. An Outline History of the English Language - F.T.Wood, Macmillan
Unit II
2. Our Language - Simeon Potter, Penguin
Unit III
3. Place and Manner of Articulation
Unit IV
4. Vowels, Consonants, Diphthongs, Clusters and Syllables
5. Transcription
Unit V
6. Stress Patterns
References:
1. Spoken English, RK Bansal & JB Harrison, Longman, 2006
2. From Old English to Standard English, D. Freeman, Macmillan, 1992
3. English Phonetics & Phonology: A Practical Course, Peter Roach, OUP, 1983
4. An Introduction to the Pronunciation of English Language, AC Genison
Note: Questions will be set taking at least one from each unit.


SEMESTER III 
Core Subject Paper III: POETRY & SHORT STORIES

Full Marks 100

Unit I:     1. A Valediction: Forbidding Mourning - John Donne
               2. The Tyger - William Blake
Unit II:   3. Ode on a Grecian Urn - John Keats
               4. Ulysses - Alfred Lord Tennyson
Unit III:  5.  Sailing to Byzantium - W.B. Yeats
               6. Journey of the Magi - T.S. Eliot
Unit IV:  7. Civility is all that Counts - S.J. Duncan
                8. Chhingpuii - Kaphleia
Unit V:    9. Son of the Soil - Sebastian Zumvil
              10. He’s Still Alive - Bimabati Thiyum Ongbi


Prescribed text for translated Stories from North East India The Heart of the Matter, published by Katha, New Delhi 2004.
Note: Questions will be set from all Units.


SEMESTER IV
Core Subject Paper IV – FICTION I
Full Marks 100

Course Teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia & Ms. A.Hmangaihzuali Poonte

Unit I
1. Robinson Crusoe - Daniel Defoe
Unit II
2. Wuthering Heights - Emily Bronte
Unit III
3. The Return of the Native - Thomas Hardy
Unit IV
4. Hard Times - Charles Dickens

Note: 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit.

 

SEMESTER V
Paper V : DRAMA – I

Full Marks - 100

Course Teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia & Mrs. Janet Lalthanpari

Unit I
1. Everyman - Anonymous
Unit II
2. Dr. Faustus - Christopher Marlowe
Unit III
3. King Lear - William Shakespeare
4. The Tempest - William Shakespeare
Unit IV
5. The School for Scandal - Richard Sheridan
Unit V
6. All for Love - John Dryden

Note: 5 questions should be attempted, taking at least one from each Unit.


Paper VI : WOMEN'S WRITINGS
Full Marks – 100

Course Teachers : Dr. Lalthansangi Fanai & Mrs. Elizabeth L. Hmar

Unit I
1. Fire on the Mountain - Anita Desai
Unit II
2. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
Unit III
3. To the Lighthouse - Virginia Woolf
Unit IV
4. The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
Unit V
5. The Color Purple - Alice Walker

Note: 5 questions should be attempted, taking at least one from each Unit.


Paper VII : ENGLISH LITERARY THEORY & CRITICISM
Full Marks : 100

Course Teachers: Mrs. Hmingpuii Poonte & Mrs. Rohmingmawii

Unit I - Chapter I :      Classical Criticism
Unit II - Chapter II :    Medieval and Renaissance Criticism
Unit III - Chapter III :  English Neoclassical Criticism
Unit IV - Chapter IV :  Romantic and Victorian Criticism
Unit V - Chapter V :   Twentieth Century Criticism

Prescribed Text : English Literary Criticism and Theory: An Introductory History
M.S. Nagarajan, Orient Blackswan, 2006.
Note: 5 questions should be attempted, taking at least one from each Unit.


Paper VIII: (Option II – POPULAR STUDIES)
Full marks 100

Course Teachers: Ms. A. Hmangaihzuali Poonte & Ms. Lalrinmawii Khiangte

Unit I
1. Born to be Wild - Mars Bonfire
2. Blowin’ in the Wind - Bob Dylan 
3. The Sound of Silence - Paul Simon
Unit II
4. Time - Roger Waters
5. Imagine - John Lennon
6. Let it Be - Paul McCartney
Unit III
7. The Inscrutable Americans - Anurag Mathur
8. Second Thoughts - Shobha De
Unit IV
9. One Night at the Call Centre - Chetan Bhagat

Note: 5 questions should be attempted, taking at least one from each Unit.


SEMESTER VI
Paper IX: INDIAN WRITING IN ENGLISH 

Full Marks 100

Course teachers: Dr. Lalthansangi Fanai & Mrs. Janet Lalthanpari

Unit I
1. Untouchable   -    Mulk Raj Anand
Unit II
2. The Glass Palace   -    Amitav Ghosh
Unit III
3. Silence! The Court is in Session   -    Vijay Tendulkar
Unit IV
4. Tara - Mahesh Dattani
Unit V
5. The Doldrummers - Asif Currimbhoy

Note: 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit.


Paper X : DRAMA II 
Full Marks 100

Course teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia & Mrs. Elizabeth L. Hmar

Unit I
1. Major Barbara - George Bernard Shaw
Unit II
2. A Doll’s House - Henrik Ibsen
Unit III
3. The Cocktail Party - T.S. Eliot
Unit IV
4. The Birthday Party - Harold Pinter
Unit V
5. Waiting for Godot - Samuel Beckett

Note: 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit


Paper XI: LITERARY CRITICISM 
Full Marks 100

Course teachers: Dr. Nirupa Saikia, Dr. Lalthansangi Fanai & Mrs. Hmingpuii Poonte

Unit I 
1. Preface to the Plays of Shakespeare – Dr Samuel Johnson
Unit II
2. Preface to the Lyrical Ballads - William Wordsworth
Unit III
3. The Study of Poetry - Matthew Arnold
Unit IV
4. The Function of Criticism - T.S. Eliot
Unit V
5. Literary Criticism and Philosophy - F.R. Leavis

Note: 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit
Recommended text: Literary Criticism: A Reading – B. Das & J.M. Mohanty, OUP (2001)
Note: Full texts for Preface to the Plays of Shakespeare and Preface to the Lyrical Ballads must be sourced from Critical Texts by Enright and Chickera, OUP


Paper XII: AMERICAN LITERATURE 
Full Marks 100

Course teachers: Ms. A.Hmangaihzuali Poonte & Ms. Lalrinmawii Khiangte

Unit I
1. The Old Man and the Sea - Ernest Hemingway
Unit II
2. Catcher in the Rye  -  J.D. Salinger
3. To Kill a Mockingbird  -  Harper Lee
Unit III
4. Death of a Salesman -  Arthur Miller
Unit IV
5.  A Streetcar Named Desire - Tennessee Williams

Note: 5 questions should be attempted taking at least one from each Unit.

 

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