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SEMESTER – I

Part II

Paper – I

Code BAE 112

Periods 6 / Credits: 3

PROSE, POETRY, FICTION, GRAMMAR, VOCABULARY, SPOKEN ENGLISH AND COMPOSITION
Unit – I : Prose

V.S.Srinivasa Sastri -- Mahatma Gandhi

John Frazer -- Mother Terasa

R.N.Roy -- Martin Luther King


Unit – II Poetry

Wordsworth -- “Daffodils”

Byron -- “She Walks in Beauty”

Robert Frost -- “After Apple-picking”


Unit – III : Fiction: Short Stories


O. Henry -- “Gift of the Magi”

Chekhov -- “The Bet”

Rabindranath Tagore -- “The Postmaster”
Unit – IV : Grammar and Spoken English


  • Noun

  • Pronouns

  • Possessive forms

  • Articles & Nouns

  • Demonstratives

  • Some, any, no etc.

(Response in one or two sentences)

Greeting a person; Introducing oneself; Inviting somebody to attend a function; Expressing inability to attend; Requesting; Seeking permission: Refusing permission; Asking for advice; Remembering something; Expressing sympathy; Reminding others; Congratulating; Complaining; Apologizing; Making suggestions; Warning; Asking for information/direction; Expressing annoyance; Encouraging others; Expressing possibility/impossibility; Starting a conversation with a stranger; Ending a conversation; Asking for someone’s opinion; Expressing happiness; Expressing something unpleasant; Expressing gratitude.



Unit – V Composition and Vocabulary

Composition

(1) Reading comprehension: 8 questions testing skills of locating direct information,

associative comprehension, overall understanding, drawing inferences, evaluative

comprehension and aspects of grammar and vocabulary.

(2) Arranging jumbled sentences in a chronological order or a coherent paragraph.

(3) Letter Writing (Personal letters).



Vocabulary

One Word Substitutes:

alimony, amateur, amnesty, anaesthesia, anarchist, anatomy, anonymous, archive, atheist, autobiography, cannibal, carcinogen, cardiologist, carnivorous, centenarian, contemporary, connoisseur, cosmopolitan, crew, detective, (21 – 40) emigrant, epitaph, extempore, fauna, feminist, fleet, flora, forgery, gymnasium, gynaecologist, herbivorous, hypocrisy, incorrigible, kleptomania, lexicographer, manuscript, mercenary, misanthrope, mortuary, novice, (41 – 60) obituary, omniscient, ophthalmologist, optimist, omnipotent, orphan, panacea, parasite, pedestrian, pessimist, philanthropy philatelist, polygamy, posthumous, post-mortem, secular, somnambulist , theology, unanimous, utopia.


Books Prescribed:

Jegadisan, S. Portraits in Prose. Orient Black Swan, Chennai: 2009.

Sadanand Kamalesh. & Punitha, Susheela. Spoken English: A Foundation Course. Part 2 Orient Black Swan, New Delhi, 2011




SEMESTER – I

Part III

Paper – I

Core I

Code BAE 101

Periods 6 / Credits: 4

MODERN ENGLISH GRAMMAR AND USAGE – I





This is the first of the two grammar papers the curriculum offers, the next paper being offered in the second semester. The two grammar papers help to lay a strong foundation required for developing the student’s communicative skills and for his reaching levels of excellence in the study of literature.
Unit I Words and Sentences (1—3): Nouns (76 –82); Pronouns (96 – 103)

Unit II Verbs – Present, Past, Continuous, Perfect (4 – 21)

Unit III Verbs – Future (22 – 33); Modal Verbs (44 – 53)

Unit IV Prepositions (118 – 131)

Unit V Language Lab


Prescribed Text:

Eastwood, John. Oxford Practice Grammar. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Oxford University Press,

1999.

Books for Reference:

Hewings, Martin. Advanced English Grammar. New Delhi: Cambridge University Press, 1999.

Hornby, A.S. Guide to Patterns and Usage in English. 2nd ed. New Delhi: Oxford University

Press, 1975.





SEMESTER I

Part III

Paper – II

Core II

Code BAE 102

Periods 6 / Credits: 4

PRE-ELIZABETHAN AND ELIZABETHAN LITERATURE




This paper is the first in the series of papers dealing with British literature. It introduces the student to writers of the Elizabethan period other than Shakespeare. The selection from Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, though in modern English, gives the student a feel of the writings of the “Father of English Poetry”


Unit I Poetry: Chaucer – “Nun’s Priest’s Tale”

Unit II Poetry: Edmund Spenser – “Prothalamion”

Unit III Drama Christopher Marlowe Dr. Faustus

Unit IV Drama Dekker -- The Shoemaker’s Holiday

Unit V Prose Francis Bacon -- Essays

“Of Truth”, “Of Nature in Man”, “Of Counsel”








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