PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 1 of 7 ANNEXURE NO. SCAA DATED. 8A 29-2-2008 REVISED Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 46 Part II English – Paper I – Semester I (For undergraduate students admitted from 2008-09 onwards) Unit 1: Prose 1. 1 1. 2 1. 3 Headache – R. K. Narayan Gettysburg Address – Abraham Lincoln History of Chess – Barbara Mack Unit 2: Poetry 2. 1 2. 2 2. 3 Satan’s Speech – John Milton The Village Schoolmaster – Oliver Goldsmith The Palanquin Bearers – Sarojini Naidu Unit 3: Short Stories 3. 3. 2 3. 3 The Portrait – Aldous Huxley My God Betrayed Me – Miss Suparna Mam Two Gentleman of Verona – A. J. Cronin Unit 4: One-act Plays 4. 1 4. 2 The Never Never Nest – Cedric Mount Refund – Frits Karinthy Unit 5: Functional Grammar 5. 1 5. 2 5. 3 5. 4 5. 5 5. 6 5. 7 5. 8 5. 9 Subject-verb Agreement Articles Simple Past and Present Perfect Modals: will, would, shall, should Modals: can, could, may, might Active and Passive Voice Direct and Reported Speech Preposition Countable and Uncountable Nouns

Book Prescribed: Shades of Life: A Multi-skill Course in English by Dr K. M Prabhu, Dr K Revathi and Dr P Bhaskaran Nair Cambridge University Press, Chennai. No. 044-28291294 PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 2 of 7 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 46 Part II English – Paper II – Semester II (For undergraduate students admitted from 2008-09 onwards) COMMUNICATION SKILLS – SYLLABUS Objectives of the course • To sensitize students to their ommunicative behavior • To enable them to reflect and improve on their communicative behavior/performance • To build capacities for self criticism and facilitate growth • To lead students to effective performances in communication Introduction to the course (warm up activities) Unit 1 Listening Skills Types of Listening ( theory /definition ) Tips for Effective Listening Academic Listening- ( lecturing ) Listening to Talks and Presentations Listening to Announcements- (railway/ bus stations/ airport / stadium announcement etc. Listening to Radio and Television Unit 2 Telephone Skills • • • • • • • • Basics of Telephone communication How to handle calls- telephone manners Leaving a message Making requests Greeting and Leave Taking over phone(etiquette) Asking for and giving information Giving Instructions Listening for Tone/Mood and Attitude at the other end Handling the situations especially trouble shooting Teleconference handling Handling Tele interviews for Call Centres PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 3 of 7

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Unit 3 Writing Skills • • • • • • • Standard Business letter Report writing Email drafting and Etiquettes Preparing Agenda and writing minutes for meetings Making notes on Business conversations Effective use of SMS Case writing and Documentation Unit 4 Career Skills • • • • • Unit 5 Soft Skills • • • • • • • Empathy(Understanding of someone else point’s of view) Intrapersonal skills Interpersonal skills Problem solving Reflective thinking Critical thinking Negotiation skills Applying for job Cover letters Resume and Effective Profiling Interviews Group discussions

PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 4 of 7 Question Paper Pattern (2008-2009) Section A Objective type questions. Students will pick out the correct answer from the four options given. (10×1=10 marks) Section B Short notes in 50 words Students will answer five questions. (Either or choice) (5×5=25 marks) Section C Answer in 100 words Students will answer five questions (Either or Choice) (5×8=40 marks) PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 5 of 7

Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 46 Part II English – Paper III – Semester III (For undergraduate students admitted from 2008-09 onwards) Unit 1: Prose 1. The Refugee – K. A. Abbas 2. The Lion and the Lamb – Leonard Clark 3. The Lady or the Tiger? – Frank R. Stockton Unit 2: Poems 1. The Solitary Reaper – William Wordsworth 2. Gift – Alice Walker 3. O, What is that Sound – W. H. Auden Unit 3: Short Stories 1. The Fortune-Teller – Karel Capek 2. The Postmaster – Rabindranath Tagore 3. The Model Millionaire – Oscar Wilde Unit 4: One-act Plays 1.

The Death Trap – Saki (H. H. Munro) 2. The Dear Departed: A Comedy in One-Act – Stanley Houghton Unit 5: Communicative Grammar 1. Seeking and giving information – statements and questions 2. Being informal – phrasal verbs 3. Expressing ability, possibility, etc – Modals and other devices Books Prescribed: Panorama: English for Communication by Board of Editors, Emerald. PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 6 of 7 Bharathiar University, Coimbatore – 46 Part II English – Paper IV – Semester IV (For undergraduate students admitted from 2008-09 onwards) Unit 1.

Prose 1. Lalajee 2. Face of Judas 3. Cinderella Unit 2. Poetry 4. Laugh and Be Merry 5. Matilda 6. The Ballad of Father Gilligan Unit 3: Short Stories 7. Hunchback Sundari 8. The Eyes Are Not There 9. An Astrologer’s Day Unit 4: One-act Plays 10. Macbeth Soliloquy – Out, Out, Brief Candle 11. Julius Ceasar – Anthony’s Funeral Speech Unit 5: Functional English Parts of the exercises in each chapter Books Prescribed: Cascade by Board of Editors, Macmillan PART II ENGLISH UG COURSES 2008-09 Page 7 of 7

Question Paper Pattern for Part II English language Paper I, III &IV. Section A (8×1=8 marks) 1-8. (Eight one word questions – 2 questions each from Unit I, II, III & IV) Section B-I (4×5=20) a. Four paragraph questions of either-or type – one from each of Units I, II, III and IV. (Answers in 100 words each) Section B-II (4×8=32) b. Four essay question of either-or type – one from each of Units I, II, III and IV. (Answers in 250 words each) Section C (15 marks) Grammar and Functional English – Questions from the exercises in Unit V.

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