New Syllabus (wef 2014-15) of B.A Elective English or English General of the Vidyasagar University

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Elective English

Paper 1

Full Marks : 100 marks

Internal Assessment : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination: 90 Marks

Paper Structure :-

Section 1 (Poetry)

Shakespeare : Let me not to the Marriage of True Minds

Donne : Batter My Heart

Milton : On his Blindness

Wordsworth : To the Skylark, Strange fit of Passion

Coleridge : Kubla Khan

P.B.Shelley : To a Skylark

Keats : Ode to Autumn

Browning : The Last Right Together

Tennyson : Crossing the Bar

Arnold : Shakespeare

Hardy : The Darkling Thrush

Question Pattern

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Poetry out of Six : 15×2=30

Three Explanations to be attempted out of Six passages set : 10×3=30

 Section II (Unseen)

a) Precis Writing: One to be attempted out of 2 unseen passages : 15×1=15

b) Identifying Figures of Speech (Three out of five alternatives) : 3×5=15

 

Paper-II

Full Marks: 100 marks

Internal Assessment: 10 marks

Year-End University Examination: 90 Marks

Novels:

Dickens: Hard Times

Hardy: The Return of the Native

Essays:

Lamb:

The Superannuated Man

J.Neheru: Discovery of India

H. Nicolson: The Art of Living

S.C. Bose: Bose Rolland Interview

Short Stories:

O. Henry: The Last Leaf

James Joyce: Araby

K.Mansfield: The Fly

H.E.Bates: The Ox

Question Pattern

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Novel, taking one from each novel : 15×2=30

Two Semi-Long questions to be attempted from Essay out of Four : 10×2=20

Two Semi-Long questions to be attempted from Short Story out of Four : 10×2=20

Four Commentaries/Short notes to be attempted out of Nine : 5×4=20

(Three from Novel, Three from Essay and Three from Short Story; a candidate has to attempt at least one from each)

Paper-III

Full Marks : 100 marks

Internal Assessment : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination: 90 Marks

Section: I

(Drama)

Shakespeare: Julius Caesar

Galsworthy: Justice

Question Pattern

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Drama, one from each (two be set from each) : 15×2=30

Two Semi-Long questions to be attempted from Drama out of Four (two from each) : 10×2=20

Section: II

Unseen Essay:

One to be attempted out of Four Topics( literary & non-literary) : 20×1=20

Literary Terms:

Four to be attempted out of Six : 4×5 = 20

Allegory, Ballad, Comedy, Dramatic Monologue, Elegy, Image, Ode, Round and Flat

Character, Soliloquy, Stream-or-consciousness, Symbol, Tragedy

Paper: IV

Full Marks : 100 marks

Internal Assessment : 10 marks

Year-End University Examination : 90 Marks

Section 1

Poetry

Yeats : An Acre of Green Grass

Owen : Anthem for Damned Youth

Auden : The Unknown Citizen

De la Mare : Farewell

R. Tagore : Where the Mind is without Fear

R. Parthasarathy : Delhi

Pritish Nandy : Calcutta, If you Must Exile Me

Kamala Das :Summer in Calcutta

Drama – J.M. Synge : Riders to the Sea

Question Pattern

Two Long Questions to be attempted from Poetry (Four to be set) : 15×2 = 30

Two Semi-Lon questions to be attempted from Drama out of Four : 10×2 = 20

Section II (Unseen)

Candidates are expected to learn the use of English in different Formal/Informal

Communications. This section is intended to test their skill in using English

Language.

There will be Five Sections with Two questions set from each section. Candidates are

to answer Four, taking not more than one from each section: 10×4 = 40

A. English in Situations:

a) Exchange of greetings

b) In the Post Office

c) Buying dresses

d) At the bank

e) At the travel agency

f) At the International Airport etc.

B. Writing Reports on

Local fairs, important meetings, Holding of Seminars, Still Processions, Film Reviews

C. Letters

Personal/Minutes of Meeting/Telegram/Writing Applications etc.

D.Copy-editing and proof reading of a given passage

E. Translation into English from a given passage in Bengali/Hindi or Amplification

Compulsory English

Section I: Unseen 25 marks

1. i) Formal letter and writing a curriculum vitae

or, ii) Report writing

or, iii) paragraph writing(description and narration)

Three questions on each item are to be set. One question to be attempted out of Nine

options

(Three sets of three questions) 12 × 1 = 12

2. Common Errors: Subject-verb agreement, tenses, active and passive voice, modal

Auxiliaries (can, could, shall, will, would, may, might, must, ought), article, preposition,

adverbs, adjectives, conjunction

Five questions to be attempted out of Eight 5 x 1 = 5

3. English in Situation: Starting a conversation, introducing one self, describing past

events, objects, people, places, message writing etc.

One question to be attempted out of Three 8 x 1 = 8

Section II : Seen

25 marks

Poetry:

1. The Seven Ages of Man- William Shakespeare

2. The Education of Nature-w. Wordsworth

3. On Fame-John Keats

4. The Last of the Princess-A. K. Ramanujan

5. Virtue- George Herbert

6. Break, Break, Break- Tennyson

Prose:

1.The Town Week-E. V. Lucas

2. Knowledge and Wisdom-B. Russel

3. Father’s; Help-R. K. Narayan

4. The Rocking Horse Winner- D. H. Lawrence

5. The Ghost in the Garden- Ruskin Bond

6. Job Hunting- E. R. Braithwaite

Question Pattern:

One Long Questions to be attempted from Poetry out of Three :

10×1 = 10

One Long Question to be attempted from Prose out of Three :

10×1 = 10

One Short Question to be attempted from Poetry & Prose out of Four :

05×1 = 05

(Two Questions to be set from Poetry & Prose)

Recommended Books:

1. Many Coloured Glass: Board of Professors, V.U., Macmillan

2. Language Through Literature: CIEFL

3. Selections from English Prose and Poetry for Colleges(Macmillan)

4. English for Everyone: Macmillan India Ltd.

5. English for Students of Commerce: CUP Khanna, Kaushik Singha