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English Syllabus & Book List
BA Hons (1st Year) Course
National University Bangladesh (http://www.nu.edu.bd).

                                               Detailed Syllabus

Paper Code : 211101

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title :English Reading Skills

 

The Paper seeks to develop student’ reading skills and covers the following sub-skills:

a) Guessing word meanings by using knowledge of word form (class), word function, word structure and formation and most importantly, contextual clues.

b) Understanding ornamental expressions

c) Tackling sentence meaning,

d) Surveying text organization,

e) Reading for specific information (skimming)

f) Reading for general comprehension/gist (scanning),

g) Summarizing,

h) Predicting ,

i) Interpreting and

j) Recognizing, author’s position, tone and attitude

 

The reading texts will be chosen from different types of writing like descriptive, narrative, expository, argumentative, journalistic and academic text e.g. History, Philosophy etc.

 

Recommended books:

Williams. E. 1984 Reading in the Language Classroom. Macmillan

Wallace.1992. Reading, OUP

Barr. P. Clegg, J. and Wallace, C. 1981 Advance Reading Skills Longman

Walter, Catherine. 1988. Class Readers, OUP

 

 

Paper Code : 211103

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title :

English Writing Skills

 

a. Paragraphs using a variety of techniques such as examples, listing, cause and effect, comparison-contrast among others,

b. Essay: Descriptive, Narrative, Expository and Argumentative,

c. Report writing: Newspaper Report, Survey Report, Business Report

d. Letter: Formal / Informal/ Business and

e. Notice, Memo, Notes, Press Release, Minutes.

 

 

Paper Code : 211105

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title :

Introduction to Poetry

 

W. Shakespeare “ Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day?”

Milton “On His Blindness”

John Donne “The Good-Morrow”

R. Herrick “To Daffodils”

Thomas Gray “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard”

W. Wordsworth “I wandered Lonely as a Cloud”

P.B. Shelley “Ode to the West Wind”

John Keats “To Autumn”

A. Tennyson “Ulysses”

R. Browning “Patriot”

Elizabeth B. Br“How do I love thee”

W. Whitman “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry”

Emily Dickenson “Because I Could not stop for Death”

W.B. Yeats “A Prayer for My Daughter”

R. Frost “Home Burial”

D.H Lawrence “The Piano”

Dylan Thomas “Fern Hill”

Ted Hughes “Pike”

R. Tagore “ Where the mind is without fear” (Gitanjali-35)

Kaiser Huq “Learning Grief”

Literary Terms:

Simile, Metaphor, Personification, Metonymy, Symbol, Irony, Climax, Anticlimax, Alliteration, Assonance, Hyperbole, Paradox, Onomatopoeia, Bathos, Allusion, Conceit, Pun, Imagery, Elegy, Sonnet, Lyric, Dramatic Monologue, Ode, Ballad, Fable, Satire, Lampoon

Prosody

Accent, Foot/ Measure, Blank Verse, Rhyme, Tercet , Couplet, Heroic Couplet, Scansion of verse and others.

 

 

Paper Code : 211107

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title :

Introduction to Prose: Fiction and Non- Fiction:

F. Bacon “Of Studies”

A. Lincoln “Gettysburg Address”

R. Tagore “Letter to Lord Chelmsford Rejecting Knighthood”

G. Orwell “Shooting an Elephant”

Martin Luther King “I have a dream”

N. Mandela “Long Walk to Freedom” (Part Eleven: Freedom: Chapter

115)

Fiction

S. Maugham “The Luncheon”

O Henry “The Gift of the Magi”

James Joyce “Araby”

K. Mansfield “The Garden Party”

E. Hemmingway “A Cat in the Rain”

Anita Desai “Games at Twilight”

Novel

G. Eliot Silas Marner

 

 

Paper Code

212009

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title

Introducing Sociology

Exam Duration : 4 Hours

 

 

1. Definition, Nature & Scope of Sociology, relationship with other social sciences. Development of Sociology: Contributions of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber

2. Culture, Beliefs & Values: Norms, sanctions, symbols, language, subculture, counterculture, hegemony & resistance

3. Globalization, Culture and Society: Globalization and its different dimensions, Cultural globalization, global culture and social change

4. Urbanization and Social Formation: Definition of urbanization and urbanism, Process of urbanization in developing societies and social formation, over urbanization, growth of slum & poverty in mega cities

5. Gender and Society: DisPaper of WID, WAD and GAD, Why gender is important in the disPaper of development, Gender inequality & women’s subjugation in developing societies.

6. Environmental Problems, Natural Disasters and Social Crisis: Climate change and its impact on society, Natural disaster, social crisis and vulnerabilities, Climate change, deforestation and mal-development.

7. Social Inequality: Dimensions of social inequality: Class, gender, age, minority group (religious and indigenous), economic vulnerability, Social inequalities in developed & developing countries.

8. Types of societies: Marxist view on classifying societies on the basis of type of control over economic resources and Lenski’s view on classifying societies by their main means of Subsistance.

 

9. Deviance & Social Control: Definition of deviance, theories of deviance. Crime & justice system, agencies of social control.

10. Health, Illness and Society: Nature & scope of the problem, Urbanizations, acute, chronic & life style diseases, Social, environmental & behavioural factors affecting health, Communicable & behavioural diseases: STD, HIV/AIDS, TB, Hep-B etc

 

Reference:

Giddens Sociology

Tony Bilton et al Introductory Sociology

 

 

 

Paper Code

212111

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title

Introduction to Social Work

Exam Duration : 4 Hours

 

1. Social Work: Meaning, Characteristics, Scope and Importance Relationship of Social Work with other Sciences- Sociology, Economics, Psychology and Political Science.

2. Evolution: Evolution of Social Work in UK, USA, India and Bangladesh.

3. Social Reformers and their Movements in Pre-partition India and Bangladesh: Raja Rammohan Ray, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, A.K Fazlul Haque, Sir Syad Ahmed, Begum Rokeya.

4. Social Legislations Related to Social Security, Women Welfare, Child Welfare.

5. Profession and Social Work: Meaning and Characteristics of Profession, Social Work as profession, Philosophical, Religions and Ethical Basis of Social Work.

6. Industrial Revolution: Meaning, Impact on Society, Industrialization, Urbanization, Welfare State.

7. Social Problems and Social Services in Bangladesh.

8. Methods of Social Work: Basic and Auxiliary Methods and their Basic Issues such as Meaning, Elements, Principles and Area of Use. Importance of Social Work Methods in Bangladesh.

 

Books Recommended:

1. Barker, Robert L. :Social Work Dictionary, 3rd ed. NASW, New York, 1995.

2. Coulshed, Veronica Social Work Practice: An Introduction 2nd ed. London. Macmillan, 1991.

3. Friedlander, Walter A. : Introduction to Social Welfare. Prentice Hall, 2nd ed. New Delhi-1967.

4. Khalid, M. : Welfare State, Karachi, Royal Book, 1968

5. Morales, A. And Shaefor, B. Social Work – A Profession of many faces, 4th ed. Allyan and Bacan, Boston, 1986.

 

 

Paper Code

211909

Marks : 100

Credits : 4

Class Hours : 60

Paper Title

Introduction to Political Theory

Exam Duration : 4 Hours

 

Political Science : Meaning, Nature, Scope, Methods, Relations to other Social Sciences, Importance to Study Political Science.

State : Definition, Elements, State and Government, State and Individual, State and Society, Theories of the origin of the state.

Fundamental concepts : Sovereignty, Law, Liberty, Equality, Rights and Duties, Nation, Nationalism, Internationalism.

Concepts of Political Sociology : Political culture, elite theory, Max Weber and Bureaucracy

Political Thinkers : Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke and Rousseau.

Books Recommended :

1. R.G. Gettell : Political Science

2. J. W. Garner : Political Science and Government

3. R. M. MacIver : The Modern State

4. G.H. Sabine : A History of Political Theory

5. William Ebenstein : Great Political Thinkers-Plato to the Present

6. H.G. Laski : A Grammar of Politics.

 

 

 

 

 

Paper Code

211501

Marks: 100

Credits: 4

Class Hours: 60

Paper Title:

History of Emergence of Independent Bangladesh

 

History of the Emergence of Independent Bangladesh

Introduction: Scope and description of the emergence of Independent Bangladesh.

Writing on this topic.

1. Description of the country and its people.

a. Geographical features and their influence.

b. Ethnic composition.

c. Language.

d. Cultural syncretism and religious tolerance.

e. Distinctive identity of Bangladesh in the context of undivided Bangladesh.

 

2. Proposal for undivided sovereign Bengal and the partition of the Sub Continent, 1947.

a. Rise of communalism under the colonial rule, Lahore Resolution 1940.

b. The proposal of Suhrawardi and Sarat Bose for undivided Bengal : consequences

c. The creation of Pakistan 1947 .

 

3. Pakistan: Structure of the state and disparity.

a. Central and provincial structure.

b. Influence of Military and Civil bureaucracy.

C . Economic , social and cultural disparity

 

4. Language Movement and quest for Bengali identity

a. Misrule by Muslim League and Struggle for democratic politics .

b. The Language Movement: context and phases .

c. United front of Haque – Vasani – Suhrawardi: election of 1954, consequences.

 

3. Pakistan: Structure of the state and disparity.

a. Central and provincial structure.

b. Influence of Military and Civil bureaucracy.

C . Economic , social and cultural disparity

 

4. Language Movement and quest for Bengali identity

a. Misrule by Muslim League and Struggle for democratic politics .

b. The Language Movement: context and phases .

c. United front of Haque – Vasani – Suhrawardi: election of 1954, consequences.

 

7. The mass- upsurge of 1969 and 11 point movement: background,programme and significance.

 

8. Election of 1970 and the Declaration of Independence by Bangobondhu

a. Election result and centres refusal to comply

b. The non co-operation movement, the 7th March , Address , Operation Searchlight

c. Declaration of Independence by Bangobondhu and his arrest

 

9. The war of Liberation 1971

a. Genocide, repression of women, refugees

b. Formation of Bangladesh government and proclamation of Independence

c. The spontaneous early resistance and subsequent organized resistance (Mukti Fouz, Mukti Bahini, guerillas and the frontal warfare )

d. Publicity Campaign in the war of Liberation (Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the Campaigns abroad and formation of public opinion )

 

e. Contribution of students, women and the masses (Peoples war)

f. The role of super powers and the Muslim states in the Liberation war.

g. The Anti-liberation activities of the occupation army, the Peace Committee, Al-Badar, Al-Shams, Rajakars, pro Pakistan political parties and Pakistani Collaborators , killing of the intellectuals.

h. Trial of Bangabondhu and reaction of the World Community.

i. The contribution of India in the Liberation War

j. Formation of joint command and the Victory

k. The overall contribution of Bangabondhu in the Independence struggle.

 

10. The Bangabondhu Regime 1972-1975

a. Homecoming

b. Making of the constitution

c. Reconstruction of the war ravaged country

d. The murder of Bangabondhu and his family and the ideological turn-around.

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