MODULE – I Speech Sounds Phonemic symbols - Vowels - Consonants - Syllables - Word stress - Stress in polysyllabic words – Stress in words used as different parts of speech - Sentence stress – Weak forms and strong forms – Intonation – Awareness of different accents: American, British and Indian – Influence of the mother tongue
MODULE – II Listening Active listening – Barriers to listening – Listening and note taking– Listening to announcements – Listening to news on the radio and television
MODULE- III Speaking Word stress and rhythm – Pauses and sense groups – Falling and rising tones –Fluency and pace of delivery – Art of small talk – Participating in conversations – Making a short formal speech – Describing people, place, events and things – Group discussion skills and telephone skills
MODULE – IV Reading Reading: theory and Practice – Scanning - Surveying a textbook using an index - reading with a purpose – making predictions – Understanding text structure – Locating main points – Making inferences - Reading graphics - reading critically – Reading for research
COMMON COURSE I
READING LITERATURE IN ENGLISH
MODULE ONE: ESSAYS 1. E.V. Lucas : “Bores” 2. Jawaharlal Nehru : “A Glory has Departed” 3. Amartya Sen : “Tryst with Destiny” 4. Bertrand Russell : “How to Escape from Intellectual Rubbish”
MODULE TWO: POETRY
1. William Shakespeare : Sonnet XXX
2. John Keats : “Ode to the Nightingale”
3. Robert Frost : “Mending Wall”
4. David Malouf : “The Bicycle” 5. Maya Angelou : “Poor Girl” 6. Kamala Das : “The Mask” 7. Nissim Ezekiel : “Goodbye party for Miss Pushpa T.S” 8. Gabriel Okara : “Once Upon a Time”
MODULE THREE: SHORT STORIES 1. Anton Chekov : “The Lottery Ticket” 2. O. Henry : “Jimmy Valentine”
3. R. K. Narayan : “A Shadow”
4. Anita Desai : “A Devoted Son”
5. A J Cronin : “Two Gentlemen of Verona”
MODULE FOUR: ONE-ACT PLAYS
1. Fritz Karinthy : “Refund”
2. Tennessee Williams : “Lord Byron’s Love Letter”
3. W W Jacobs : “Monkey’s Paw”
COMMON COURSE I
METHODOLOGY OF HUMANITIES AND LITERATURE
A : Understanding the humanities - the scientific method – how humanities explore reality – the natural and social sciences – facts and interpretation –study of natural and subjective world- tastes, values and belief systems
B: Language ,culture and identity- language in history- language in relation to caste, class, race and gender- language and colonialism.
C: Narration and representation- what is narration-narrative modes of thinking- narration in literature, philosophy and history- reading.
Module (2) The following essays are to be dealt with intensively in relation with the methodological questions raised above(module 1) 1.Peter Barry : “Theory before ‘theory’ – liberal humanism”. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. New York,Manchester. 1995. 11-38
2.Sudhir Kakar, Katharina Kakar. “The Hierarchical Man” The Indians: Portrait of a People. Penguin India, 2007. 7-24.
3.G. N. Devy. “ Introduction” in Sharankumar Limbale’s The Outcaste:Akkarmashi.New Delhi, OUP. 2008 xii-xxvi
4.V. Geetha. “God made you different, Nature made us different”. Gender. Calcutta: Stree, 2002 11-23
5.Fridrun Rinner. “The ArabianNights: Telling Stories as a means of escape from death” .Narrative. A Seminar. New Delhi: Sahitya Akademi, 1994 180-185.
Note on Course work The teaching of the course will involve making the student enter into a sort of dialogue with some of the issues raised in the reading material given above.
4. CORE TEXT
METHODOLOGYAND PERSPECTIVES OF HUMANITIES published by Pearson Longman 2009 (except chapter 4 “Indian Philosophy”)
SOCIAL ROOTS OF LITERATURE. Edited by Dr.K.M.Krishnan and Tom Thomas; to be published by DC BOOKS and M. G.UNIVERSITY.
Module – 1 Articles – Agreement – Noun and Number – Partitive use of of - Concord – Adjectives – Words ending in ly: hard, hardly, late, lately, most, mostly – Fairly and Fair – Prepositions – Tenses – Redundancies – Errors in the use of individual words
Module – 2
Introductory there and anticipatory it – position of adverbs – Tag questions and Appended questions – use of who, whom, much, many, much, very, still, yet, make, do, the verb have – shall, will, used to, to be used to, courtesy words, greetings and salutations – Synonyms and antonyms.
(22 hours) The objective of modules 3 & 4 is to prepare students for different kinds of Compositions
Module – 3
Reported Speech – Direct and Reported Speech – Tense changes in reported speech – Reported questions – Reported imperatives – Syntax - Conversation and conversational analysis – Conversation a highly structured activity – Turn taking – Features of conversation – Explicit and implicit rules of conversation – Word formation – Contemporary terms – Paradigms and paraphrases – Word formation clusters.
Module – 4
Letter writing - format - different kind of letters – organizing information – style and tone – paraphrasing and expansion – paraphrasing poems – general essays – descriptive writing – report writing – Précis writing – Paragraph writing - Expansion of passages – Writing stories from outlines – e-mail and fax