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1. To initiate students into the Joy of Reading literary texts.
2. To encourage and enable them to read the various types of texts independently and discuss them among peers.
3. To impart the skill and develop the ability among them to use English language.
Prescribed Text : The Joy of Reading Literature (OL)
1. An Astrologer’s Day - R. K. Narayan
2. Between the Mosque and the Temple - Boman Desai
3. The Child - Premchand
4. The Gift of the Magi - O’Henry
5. The Hotel Stefani - J. Millington Ward
6. Marriage is a Private Affair – Chinua Achebe
1. Education : Indian and American - Anurag Mathur
2. My Financial Career - Stephen Leacock
3. Speech on Indian Independence - Jawaharlal Nehru
4. A Talk on Advertising - Herman Wouk
1. Bangle Sellers - Sarojini Naidu
2. The Mountain and the Squirrel - R. W. Emerson
3. Where the Mind is Without Fear - Ravindranath Tagore
4. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening - Robert Frost
5. Sonnet 29 - William Shakespeare
6. The World is Too Much With Us - William Wordsworth
7. Success is Counted Sweetest - Emily Dickinson
8. I, Too Sing America - Langston Hughes
*Course Work for Term – I
Part A: Short Stories from 1 to 3, Part B: Prose from 1 to 2, and Part C: Poetry
from 1 to 4 (along with required exercises.)
*Course Work for Term – II
Part A: Short Stories from 4 to 6, Part B: Prose from 3 to 4, and Part C: Poetry from 5 to 8 (along with required exercises.)
The course adopts the approach of teaching English language through literature. Since it is meant for commerce students, the purely literary aspects of the texts may take a backseat in classroom teaching and the language teaching part may be given more focus. Students should be motivated to participate in all the activities pertaining to learning of the language skills. Literature is a source of joy for everybody and the motivation for reading and studying it is almost inbuilt. This joy of reading literature can be fruitfully utilized for learning of communicative skills needed in real life situations.
There will be a Term End Examination for 60 marks at the end of the First Term. The marks secured by the students in this examination will be reduced in proportion to the value of 20 marks. The Annual Examination will be for 80 marks. As far as possible the major thrust of the question papers will be practical, objective, and application oriented. In question papers for both the Term End and the Annual Examination 60% questions shall be based on the pattern of exercises given below the main reading units.
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