Department of
MEDIA-STUDIES






Syllabus for
Bachelor of Arts (Communication and Media, English, Psychology)
Academic Year  (2019)

 
1 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN121 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH 3 3 100
CNM111 CRITICAL THINKING 4 4 100
CNM131 INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION 4 4 100
ENG122 DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS - I 3 2 50
EST131 BRITISH LITERATURE: ANGLO SAXON TO EARLY VICTORIAN 5 4 100
FRN121 FRENCH 3 3 100
HIN121 HINDI 3 3 50
KAN121 KANNADA 3 03 100
PSY131 BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES - I 5 5 100
SAN121 SANSKRIT 3 3 100
TAM121 TAMIL 3 3 100
2 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN221 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH 3 3 100
CNM211 STRATEGIC STORYTELLING 3 3 100
CNM231 PRINT MEDIA PRODUCTION 5 5 100
ENG222 DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS - II 3 3 100
EST231 BRITISH LITERATURE: LATE VICTORIAN TO THE PRESENT 5 4 100
FRN221 FRENCH 3 3 100
HIN221 HINDI 3 3 50
KAN221 KANNADA 3 03 100
PSY231 BASIC PSYCHOLOGICAL PROCESSES - II 5 5 100
SAN221 SANSKRIT 3 2 100
TAM221 TAMIL 3 3 100
3 Semester - 2018 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN321 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH 3 2 50
CNM051 SERVICE LEARNING 2 2 50
CNM351 SOFTWARE FOR MEDIA 2 2 100
CNM352 PHOTOGRAPHY 4 4 100
ENG322 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION - I 3 2 100
EST331 AMERICAN LITERATURES 5 4 100
FRN321 FRENCH 3 2 50
HIN321 HINDI 3 2 50
KAN321 KANNADA 3 02 50
PSY331 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT 5 5 100
PSY351 PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTS - I 2 2 50
SAN321 SANSKRIT 3 2 50
TAM321 TAMIL 3 2 50
4 Semester - 2018 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
AEN421 ADDITIONAL ENGLISH 3 2 50
CNM051 SERVICE LEARNING 2 2 50
CNM431 SOCIAL MEDIA 4 4 100
CNM451 BROADCAST MEDIA 4 5 100
ENG422 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION - II 3 2 100
EST431 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY 5 4 100
FRN421 FRENCH 3 2 50
HIN421 HINDI 3 2 50
KAN421 KANNADA 3 02 50
PSY431 BASIC SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 5 5 100
PSY451 PSYCHOLOGICAL STATISTICS AND EXPERIMENTS - II 2 2 50
SAN421 SANSKRIT 3 2 50
TAM421 TAMIL 3 2 50
5 Semester - 2017 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
CNM531 UNDERSTANDING FILMS 4 4 100
CNM541A ADVERTISING 4 4 50
CNM541B PUBLIC RELATIONS AND CORPORATE COMMUNICATIONS 4 4 50
CNM581 INTERNSHIP 36 2 100
EST531 POSTCOLONIAL LITERATURES 4 04 100
EST532 INDIAN LITERATURES: THEMES AND CONCERNS 5 4 100
PSY531 ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 4 4 100
PSY532 INDUSTRIAL AND CONSUMER PSYCHOLOGY 4 4 100
PSY551 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT AND RESEARCH METHODS - I 4 4 100
6 Semester - 2017 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
CNM631 MEDIA RESEARCH 4 4 100
CNM641A MASS COMMUNICATION CULTURE AND ETHICS 4 4 100
CNM641B MASS COMMUNICATION AND RIGHTS 4 4 100
EST631 INTRODUCTION TO WORLD LITERATURES 5 4 100
EST641A CULTURAL STUDIES 4 04 100
EST641B INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING 4 04 100
EST641C INTRODUCTION TO SHORT STORY 4 04 100
EST641D INTRODUCTION TO FILM STUDIES 4 04 100
EST641E ECOLOGICAL DISCOURSES AND PRACTICES 4 4 100
EST641F REVISITING INDIAN EPICS 4 4 100
PSY631 POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY 4 4 100
PSY632 HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY 4 4 100
PSY651 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS AND RESEARCH METHODS - II 4 4 100
        

  

Assesment Pattern

Most of the assessments are formative, building on the learning contexts enabled by the curriculum. Feedback is ensured in most of the contexts. Assessment models are chosen to assess and ensure the learning outcomes.

Examination And Assesments

Continuous assessments would be carried out for all courses. Considering the learning requirements of the students, a variety of evaluation practices will be put to use. Assessments like regular written exams, viva voce, online submissions, demonstration-based assessments, etc. would be used.  

Department Overview:
The Department of Media Studies at the Undergraduate level aims to provide a firm foundation for the students to either directly get into communication and media professions or make a foray into higher studies. The programmes are a combination of theory and practice. Two programmes: BA Journalism with Psychology and English (JPE) and BA Communication and Media with Psychology and English (CEP), provide the students with a set of options to choose from, depending on their objectives. The Department ensures that there's plenty of scope for furthering one's learning by offering MA , M Phil and PhD in in Media and Communication Studies.
Mission Statement:
Vision To excel in communication and media education by creating an open and collaborative environment that embraces innovation and integrity by providing both classroom and experiential learning. Mission The Department of Media Studies combines communication and journalism to create a theoretical, professional, and applied approach to communication studies within a structured yet free environment to enhance students' personal and professional lives.
Introduction to Program:
The Communication and Media programme is a three-year rigorous orientation aimed at equipping students with skills, knowledge, and attitude that enable them to aspire for leadership roles in the domain of media and communication. In the first semester, ?Introduction to Mass Communication? has been designed to help students understand the varied conceptions, practices, problems and possibilities of mass communication. ?Critical Thinking? is aimed at introducing the students to different aspects of critical thinking, its methods and processes and go on to provide a platform for practice. In the second semester, the core course on ?Print Media Production? will introduce students to the basic computer skills needed for page layout, graphic design and web design. The other key aim is to enable the student to pick up effective reporting, interviewing and editing skills meant for the print media. The skill enhancement course for the second semester ?Strategic Storytelling? hopes to enable the students to move beyond automated execution of media roles and responsibilities and creatively make an effective difference. ?Broadcast Media? is a core course in the third semester, which will provide students with hands-on training in producing and editing broadcast programmes. The skill enhancement course for the semester ? ?Software for Media? - will teach them the varied audio, video software and production techniques. ?Social Media? will introduce the students to the fast-emerging
Program Objective:
Programme Objectives To strike a balance between theory and skills in Communication and Media curriculum To lay stress on convergence studies in Communication and Media and give representation to Print Media, Broadcast Media, Social Media, Advertising, Public Relations/Corporate Communication and Social Marketing To ensure students gain communicative, critical and creative skill sets meant for media contexts To equip students to build their portfolio, establishing their competence to potential employers To hone students? skills, knowledge and attitude for effective leadership in varied media platforms Programme Specific Outcomes: At the end of the six semesters, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge and skills in print, broadcast, photography, digital and corporate communication contexts blend basic theoretical knowledge and practical skills and apply it in the domain of media studies employ communication skills in critical and creative ways, based on contextual requirement exhibit basic competencies that are relevant in varied professional media and communication platforms showcase a communication portfolio, based on their interest in the domain of media.

AEN121 - ADDITIONAL ENGLISH (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The Additional English course is offered as a second language course and seeks to introduce the students to the nuances of English literature in its varied forms and genres. The students who choose Additional English are generally proficient in the English language. Hence, instead of focusing on introducing them to language, challenging texts in terms of ideas, form, and technique are chosen. Additional English as a course is designed for students in place of a regional language. Non-Resident Indians (NRIs), foreign nationals and students who have not taken Hindi, Kannada, Tamil or French at the Plus 2 or Class XII levels are eligible to choose Additional English. The course is taught for students from different streams, namely, BA, BSc, BCom, and BBA in the first year and for BA, BSc and BCom (Regular) in the second year.

The first year syllabus is an attempt by the Department of English, Christ University to recognize and bring together the polyphonic Indian and Indian sub-continental voices in English in English translation for the Additional English students of the first year. This effort aims to familiarize the students with regional literatures in translation, Indian Writing in English (IWE) and literatures from Pakistan, Nepal and Srilanka, thereby, enabling the students to learn more about Indian culture and ethos through writings from different regions of the country. We have tried to represent in some way or the other the corners of India and the Indian sub-continent in this microcosmic world of short stories, poems and essays

 

There is a prescribed text bookfor the first year students, compiled by the Department of English, Christ University and intended for private circulation.

The first semester has a variety of writing from India, Pakistan and Nepal. The various essays, short stories and poems deal with various socio-economic, cultural and political issues that are relevant to modern day India and the Indian sub-continent and will enable students to comprehend issues of identity-politics, caste, religion, class, and gender. All of the selections either in the manner of their writing, the themes they deal with or the ideologies that govern them are contemporary in relevance and sensibility, whether written by contemporary writers or earlier writers. An important addition to this syllabus is the preponderance of North-Eastern writing which was hitherto not well represented. Excerpts from interviews, autobiographical writings, sports and city narratives are added to this section to introduce students to the varied genres of literature.

The objectives of this course are

to expose students to the rich literary and cultural diversity of  Indian literatures

to sensitise students on the social, political, historical and cultural ethos that has shaped the nation- INDIA

to enable to grasp and appreciate the variety and abundance of Indian writing, of which this compilation is just a passing glance

to learn and appreciate India through association of ideas in the texts and the external contexts (BhashaUtsav will be an intrinsic help in this endeavour)

  

 

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcome

 

The students will become

sensitive to cultural, social, religious and ethnic diversities and help them engage with their peers and all around them in a more understanding and ‘educated’ manner.

 

it will also enable them through the activities conducted to become more proactive citizens/participants in society.

 

aware of the dynamics of gender, identity, communalism and politics of this vast nation through its literature.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Poetry
 

1.      Keki N Daruwala     “Migrations”

 

2.      Kamala Das            “Forest Fire”

 

3.      Agha Shahid Ali      “Snow on the Desert”

 

4.      Eunice D Souza       “Marriages are Made”

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Short Stories
 

1.      Rabindranath Tagore    “Babus of Nayanjore”

 

2.      Ruskin Bond  “He said it with Arsenic”

 

3.      Bhisham Sahni       “The Boss Came to Dinner”

 

4.      N. Kunjamohan Singh    “The Taste of Hilsa”

 

5.      Mohan Thakuri                “Post Script”

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
Essays
 

1.      Mahatma Gandhi       “What is True Civilization?” (Excerpts from Hind Swaraj)

 

2.      Ela Bhatt                    “Organising for Change”

 

3.      Sitakant Mahapatra     “Beyond the Ego: New Values for a Global Neighborhood

 

4.      B R Ambedkar             “Waiting for A Visa”

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Contemporary knowledge of the soci-political situation in the sub-continent

The text book copy "Reading Diversity"

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

On-line resources to appreciate the text through the Comprehension Questions

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1:  Classroom assignment for 20 marks keeping in mind the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.

CIA 2: Mid-semester written exam for 50 marks

CIA 3: Collage, tableaus, skits, talk shows, documentaries, Quizzes or any proactive            creative assignments that might help students engage with India as a cultural space. This is to be done keeping in mind the objectives and learning outcomes of the course.

Question Paper Pattern

Mid Semester Exam: 2 hrs

Section A: 4x5= 20

Section B: 2x15=30

Total                  50

 

End Semester Exam: 2 hrs

Section A: 4 x 5 = 20

Section B: 2 x 15= 30

Total                   50

CNM111 - CRITICAL THINKING (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

     To train students to reason well, improve analytical abilities and make logical decisions

     To train students to build their arguments based on a premise

     To train students to take a logical stand on contemporary issues, belief systems and ethical positioning

Learning Outcome

     Students would be able to understand the components of arguments

     Students would be able to recognise, analyse and evaluate arguments in real life

     Students would be able to construct complex arguments both in verbal and written forms

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Introduction
 

What, Why, and How of Critical Thinking, Values, Value assumptions, Ethics, Ethics in Argumentation, Ethical Decision-Making

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
Critical Thinking - Methods and Processes
 

Logic and Reasoning- Deductive and Inductive Reasoning, Premise of Contention, Validity and Truth; Statistics - Statistical Evidence, Problems with Statistics and Surveys; Evidence - Verifying Source, Context and Desired Outcomes; Reasoning Errors - Reasoning by Analogy, Cause-Effect Reasoning, False Cause, Slippery Slope, Attacking the Person Instead of the Argument, Appealing to Tradition, Stereotyping, Generalising.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:20
The idea of India
 

Introductory lectures on 1. History 2. Economy 3. Politics 4. Identity and Culture 5. Gender 6. Ecology 7. Class 8. Caste 9. Religion 10. Nation and Nationalism

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:20
Classroom Practice - Debate
 

Constructing the arguments – Selecting evidence – Organising Evidence – Addressing counter arguments 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Ruth Matthews and Jo Lally, The thinking teacher’s tool kit, Continuum international publishing group, 2010.

Power and Contestation: India Since 1989 ( Introduction: The Conjuncture of the 1990s)

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Merlilee H Salmon, Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking, New York Brooks/cole Publishing Company 2007.

Hurley, Patrick J., Concise Introduction to Logic, 2006

John D. Ramage, John C. Bean, June Johnson, Writing arguments: a rhetoric with readings, Boston : Allyn and Bacon, c2001, 5th ed.

Evaluation Pattern

Testing pattern for Continuous Internal Assessment and exams

Learning Outcome of the Assignment: Recall, Understand, Apply, Analyse, Evaluate or Create

 

Components

Details of the assignment

Marks (%)

CIA 1:

A written exam

Based on the lectures and discussions

To test the listening, recalling, understanding and analysing skills of the students

10

CIA 2 (Mid Semester)

Students should do critical analyses of media content. This has to be done on a weekly basis for over a period of four to five weeks.

To test:

logic, application of critical thinking methods, clarity, coherence and conviction in arguments, subject depth, supply of evidence, awareness and response to counter-arguments

25

CIA 3:

Students ought to build a portfolio over the first two months of the course and submit it for evaluation

To test:

logic, application of critical thinking methods, clarity, coherence and conviction in arguments, subject depth, supply of evidence, awareness and response to counter-arguments

10

End Semester Examination:

Topics based on Module III will be given to the students on a random basis, at least a week in advance. Students have to debate as per the facilitator’s instructions.



To test:

logic, application of critical thinking methods, clarity, coherence and conviction in arguments, subject depth, supply of evidence, awareness and response to counter-arguments

50

Attendance

 

5




CNM131 - INTRODUCTION TO MASS COMMUNICATION (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:60
No of Lecture Hours/Week:4
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

This course introduces the students to the definition, elements, processes, theories and functions of communication.

The objective is to initiate a basic understanding of the communication process. At the end of the course, the student should be:
● Fully exposed to the rudiments and basics of mass communication as a subset of human communication.
● Be acquainted with the contents and characteristics of various types of media of mass communication.
● Exposed to various forms, models, elements and nature of mass communication.

Learning Outcome

1. Students can understand the imporance of communication with each other.

2. Unsderstand the issues involved in communication.

3. Undetanding problem solving technique 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Introduction to Communication
 

Meaning and Importance. Definitions, Concept and Elements of communication process.
Need for communication- Evolution of Communication-Different milestones in
communication from smoke signals to smartphones.
Variables of Communication-Emotional and Cultural. Different forms of communication
Verbal, nonverbal, written communication.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Communication Process
 

Levels of communication - Intrapersonal, interpersonal, group, mass media communication.
Models: Aristotle- SMR, SMCR, Shannon and Weaver, Lasswell, Osgood, Dance, Schramm,
Gerbner, Newcomb, convergent and gatekeeping, communication and socialization.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Brief introduction to Communication Theories
 

Powerful effects Theory-Magic Bullet Theory, Two-step flow- opinion leaders, Limited
Effects theory into effects theory all over again. Press theories- Authoritarian, Libertarian,
Soviet Communist and Social Responsibility. New press theories- Democratic and
participatory press theory, and Developmental press theory.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Functions of Communication
 

Surveillance Function, Correlation Function, Entertainment Function, Cultural Transmission,
Status Conferral/ Conferment of Status, Enforcement of Norms, Dysfunctions of Mass
Communication.
Communication and Research, market – driven media content – effects, skyvision, cultural
integration and cultural pollution.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Mass Communcation
 

Nature and process of mass communication, media of mass communication, characteristics
and typology of audiences.Ownership patterns of mass media, ethical aspects of mass media.

Text Books And Reference Books:

Keval J Kumar: Introduction to Mass communication.
● Baran, S.J. (2002).Introduction to Mass Communication. New York: McGraw Hill.
● Berko, W. & W. (1989). Communicating. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Bitner, R. (1989). Mass Communication: An Introduction. New Jersey: Prentice Hall.
● Defleur, M.L. & Dennis E (1994).Understanding Mass Communication. Boston:
Houghton Mifflin.
● Hybels, S. & Weaver I. (2001). Communicating Effectively. Boston: McGraw Hill.
● C. S . Rayadu. (2010). Communication, Himalaya Publishing House, Mumbai.

Evaluation Pattern

CIA I - Written Assignment/Objective Test
CIA III - Group Presentation
Mid semester Exam- Written exam
End Semester Exam- Written exam

ENG122 - DEVELOPING ACADEMIC SKILLS - I (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Academic Skills are a blend of theoretical ability to recognize the nuances of language aspects and hands-on training to exercise the acquired knowledge in reasoning, reading and writing. Academic Skills focus on developing research skills through careful reading and critical writing that are considered foundational and crucial in textual scholarship and knowledge production. The participants of this course will determine their areas of interest in conceptualizing their seminal work and constructing a reasoned argument. This course prompts the participants to take their learning-receptive skills and productive skills in a purpose-driven and practice-oriented mode on a contextual basis.

The course deals with receptive skills (reading) and productive skills (writing). In fact listening and speaking skills are not directly involved but act as a higher cognitive process. This course facilitates the participants with varied practices, tasks, exemplars, sample papers to practice with context-driven reading material. It runs for one full academic year with specific learning outcomes which are two-fold – conceptual grasp and textual application. The whole course and its structure involve Bloom’s taxonomy of knowledge, comprehension, application, analysis, evaluation and synthesis.

Objectives

To enable the learner

       acquire higher order receptive and productive skills

       develop reading skills at the higher education level

       be aware of functional grammar to improve research writing skills

       grasp and apply the mechanics in academic writing skills

       use study skills for research-based knowledge dissemination (writing a paper or presentation)

 

 

Learning Outcome

Successful completion of the course will equip the participants in the following ways:

       Awareness of different approaches to knowledge, critical and creative bent of mind that leads to content-based investigation. 

       Working knowledge of different purposes of writing, especially persuasive (argumentative), analytical, and informative writings paving the way for research-based reading and writing.

       Application of functional grammar and mechanics that enhance conceptual clarity, communicative style and style of writing

       Hands on experience in research culture which is discipline specific in nature

       Experiential learning through participatory learning and service learning

       Awareness of problem-based learning and need-based learning

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:6
Basic skills
 

To enable learners to fine tune their expressions through better choice of words and sentence structures with clarity of idea.

       Expanding vocabulary, spelling nuances, refreshing grammar, avoiding common errors and pitfalls, learning sentence structures, and use of punctuation (mechanics).

       Use of dictionary

       Use of Word document tools

       Use of Library resources

       Concept mapping- mind mapping

 

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:6
Reading skills
 

To enable students to develop appropriate reading comprehension skills through nuanced understanding of reading techniques.

       Previewing

       Reading for Main Ideas

       Using Contexts for Vocabulary

       Skimming/Scanning for Details

       Making Inferences

       Restating

       Phrasing

                                                                       

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:6
Study Skills
 

To enable students to use basic study skills to organize knowledge received and to streamline their ideas into appropriate academic discourse.

 

       Understanding the text

       Critical thinking

       Mnemonics

o   Introduction to the need for mnemonics?

o   Memory organisation through pegging practices

o    Word, acronym, models, note cards, images, etc

 

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Language skills
 

to enable students to understand and appreciate different kinds of literature and express their understanding in the form of short paragraphs or essays

       Language focus

       Literary appreciation- language devices-literary devices

       Grammar-university grammar (functional grammar)

       Sentence structure

       Vocabulary

       Use of Formal and informal language

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Listening Skills
 

To enable students to listen to lectures and take notes and organize these to discuss or write about concepts or show application of knowledge

       Listening Skills

       Concept Building

       Approaches to LS

       Features of LS

       Function

       Importance of LS at university level education

       Practical sessions

 

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:7
Critical Reading
 

To enable students to develop the art of critical reading through close reading formulas

 

       Pre-reading

       Annotating

       Outlining

       Summarizing

       Finding oppositions

       Inventoring

       Identifying thesis and related arguments

 

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:4
portfolio organisation
 

Set of hours for application

Exemplars

(Self Study Learning, Portfolio Building, teaching on Formative and Summative assessment mode, Problem Based Learning modules and project Submission)

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Langan, J. (1995). English Skills With Reading (3rd Ed.). McGraw Hill. New York.

2.      Osmond, A. (2013). Academic Writing and Grammar for Students. Sage. Los Angeles.

3.      Robitaille, J. and Connelly, R. (2002).  Writer’s Resource: From Paragraph to Essay. Thomson Heinle. Australia.

Please note that the teacher in charge will also be bringing in authentic material to the class apart from the books mentioned in the reference.

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Please note that the teacher in charge will also be bringing in authentic material to the class apart from the books mentioned in the reference. (through google classroom) 

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA (weightage) = 50 marks

 

ESE (weight) = 50 marks

 

 

CIA I – 20 MARKS- Tasks done in the portfolio based on Unit I

CIA II- 50 Marks- Tasks done in the portfolio based on Unit I and II

CIA III- 20 Marks- Tasks done in the portfolio based on Unit III

Internal Assessment Breakup:

CIA I -10 Marks

CIA II- 25 Marks

CIA III- 10 Marks

Attendance- 5 Marks

End Sem- 50 Marks Portfolio Submission

 

EST131 - BRITISH LITERATURE: ANGLO SAXON TO EARLY VICTORIAN (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:75
No of Lecture Hours/Week:5
Max Marks:100
Credits:4

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description:

This course will serve as an introductory course for British Literature. The course will locate the texts in their respective socio-political and historical contexts. The selection aims to introduce different genres of British literature.

 

Course Objectives

 

  • To introduce  students to the socio-political, religious, cultural, and linguistic aspects of the UK through English literary texts
  • To help students understand texts as products of a historical, political and cultural processes
  • To enable students to identify different forms, genres and subgenres in literature
  • To sensitize students to human values through an exposure to socio-historical concerns of subjectivity, identity, community and nationhood.
  • To sharpen critical appreciation and analytical writing skills through an introduction to models of literary criticism

Learning Outcome

Awareness of the production, dissemination and reception of literary material in England across different eras and the contemporary debates and trends they stimulate and cognizance of classical forms, genres and styles of literature

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
The Anglo-Saxon Period and The Medieval Period
 

Emergence of English language, History of England from 42 BC to Norman Conquest- salient features

 Impact of Norman rule on English social structure, English language in the medieval period,mystery, morality plays and miracle plays, feudalism 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
The Renaissance Period and after
 

Protestantism, Bible translation, religious literature, humanism, English Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo Styles

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:25
Reformation, Restoration and after
 

Metaphysical Poetry, Epic conventions, Mock epic, Puritanism, Restoration, Rise of the novel, the English novel in the eighteenth century, Gunpowder plot, Oliver Cromwell,

 

Dissolving the parliament, Periodical essays, empiricism, Influence of French culture through restoration, the enlightenment 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:25
Romantic and early Victorian Age
 

Romanticism, notion of literary creation and poets, closet drama, the French Revolution, Victorian morality, industrial revolution, utilitarianism, rise of nation-states, impact of colonialism on England, emergence of universal education in England 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Chaucer: The Prioress from Prologue to The Canterbury Tales

William Shakespeare:          

Sonnet 116

‘O that this too solid flesh would melt” Soliloquy by Hamlet in Hamlet Act 1 Scene 2

‘To Be or Not To Be’ Soliloquy by Hamlet in Hamlet Act 3 Scene 1

 

Francis Bacon: “Of Truth”

John Donne: “Canonization”

 

John Milton: Excerpt from Satan’s speech in Book 1, Paradise Lost

John Dryden:  First three stanzas of “Mac Flecknoe”

Alexander Pope: Belinda’s Boudoir from The Rape of the Lock

Addison and Steele: “Character of Will Wimble”

Oliver Goldsmith: “Beau Tibbs”

 

Oliver Goldsmith: She Stoops to Conquer / Christopher Marlowe: Dr. Faustus 

William Wordsworth: “Lines Written in Early Spring”

S.T. Coleridge: “Christabel”

Shelley: “Ode to the Westwind”

Keats: “La Belle Dame Sans Merci”

Charles Lamb: “Dream Children”

Mary Shelley: Frankenstein

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Abrams, M.H. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 8th Ed. New York: Wardworth, 2005. Print.

Ferguson, Margaret, Mary Jo Salter and Jon Stallworthy. Eds. The Norton Anthology of Poetry. 4th Ed. New York: WW Norton, 1996. Print

Gordden, Malcom, and Michael Lapidge. The Cambridge Companion to Old English Literature. Rpt Cambridge: CUP, 2006. Print.

Gupta, Ambika Sen. Selected College Poems. Rpt. Hyderabad: Orient Longman,   1999.

Herman, Daniel. The Cambridge Companion to Narrative. Cambridge: CUP, 2007. Print.

John, Eileen, and Dominic McIver Lopes. Philosophy of Literature: Contemporary and Classic Readings. Oxford: Blackwell, 2004. Print

Maxwell, Richard, and Katie Trumpener. The Cambridge Companion to Fiction in the Romantic Period. Cambridge: CUP, 2008. Print

Sampson, George.The Concise Cambridge History of English Literature, 3rd Ed. Cambridge: CUP, 2005. Print

Ramarao, Vimala. Ed.Explorations. Vol I. Bangalore: Prasaranga, Bangalore University, 2004. Print

 

Shingle, Michael. Daniel Defoe Robinson Crusoe. New York: WW Norton, 1994. Print

Evaluation Pattern

CIA I

  1. group presentations on topics relevant to British literature/Art and literary movements
  2. an exhibition/display based on different eras, movements and literary and non-literary genres

 

CIA III will be a moddle test on the Novel

 

These are suggested examples of CIAs. However, during the course of teaching, there could be other suggestions, and CIAs could be slightly modified based on class dynamics and calibre of students.

 

Selected Texts chosen to be taught may be revised / used as extended reading which may be tested in CIA 1, 2 or 3. Example : only 1 soliloquy may be taught.

 

Mid Semester Examination CIA II: 2 Hours

 

Section A: Short Notes – 5x3 marks= 15 (5 questions out of 7)

Section B: Essay Questions – 2x10 marks = 20 (2 questions out of 3)

Section C: Long Essay Questions – 1x15 marks = 15 (1 question out of 2)

 

Total: 50 Marks

 

End Semester Examination: 3 Hours

 

Section A: Short Notes – 10x3 marks = 30 (10 questions out of 12)

Section B: Essay Questions – 4x10 marks = 40 (4 questions out of 6)

Section C: Long Essay Questions – 2x15 marks = 30 (2 questions out of 4)

 

 

Total: 100 Marks

FRN121 - FRENCH (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

French as second language for the UG program

Learning Outcome

Enhancement of linguistic competencies and sharpening of written and oral communicative skills.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:8
Dossier 0- Discovery
 

1.      First and Last Names of French Families

2.      Few French and International personalities

 

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:8
Dossier 1 - The Ones, the others
 

1.      Greetings- Usage of “tu” and “Vous”

2.      Telephone Numbers in France 

3.      Some cultural / festive events in Paris- The Francophone

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Dossier 2- Here, Elsewhere
 

1.      Pontoise and Ile de France- The City

2.      Annecy- Youth hostel and accommodation

3.      The wording of address in France- postal codes and departments

 

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:8
Dossier 3 Tell me who you are
 

1.      The French and sports- The Reality shows

2.      New ways of meeting- The Differences men/ women

3.      Surnames of married women/ children- Announcements and family functions

 

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:8
Dossier 4 Each person at his own pace
 

1.      Rhythm of Life and Rhythm of the city- Internet and media in daily life

2.      The Outings 

3.      Family life and Household chores- Routine and change in rhythm

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Tales
 

1.      The tooth of the cat – Renaud FABBRI 

2.      The Princess and the pea- Odile THIEVENAZ

Text Books And Reference Books:

1.      Berthet, Annie, Catherine Hugot et al. Alter Ego + A1. Paris : Hachette, 2012 

2.      Krishnan, Chitra. De Bouche à Oreille. New Delhi : Langers International Pvt Ltd., 2009

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. Thakker, Viral. Plaisir d’écrire. New Delhi : Langers International Pvt. Ltd., 2011

2. French websites like Bonjour de France, Fluent U French, Learn French Lab, Point du FLE etc.

Evaluation Pattern

Assessment Pattern

CIA (Weight)

ESE (Weight)

CIA 1 – Assignments / Letter writing / Film review

10%

 

CIA 2 –Mid Sem Exam

25%

 

CIA 3 – Quiz / Role Play / Theatre / Creative projects 

10%

 

Attendance

05%

 

End Sem Exam

 

50%

Total

50%

50%

HIN121 - HINDI (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:50
Credits:3

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

The detailed text book “Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha” edited by Dr.N Mohanan is an anthology of contemporary Hindi Poems written by representative poets of Hindi Literature. From the medieval poetry ' Kabir Ke Dohe and Sur ke pad 'is also included.  The poets reflect on the social, cultural and political issues which are prevalent in our society since the medieval period. Hindusthani sangeeth-parampara eva kalakar is one of the module. Since translation is a significant area in language and literature, emphasis is being given on it in the syllabus.Bharath ki pramukh sanskruthik kalayein  Yakshagana,Kathakali,Ram Leela,Krishna Leela etc. included in the syllabus to enrich cultural values among students.

Course Objectves:

  • to impart the knowledge of poetics
  • to acquire translation skills
  • to expose students to veriety of texts to interact with them
  • to help students develop a taste to appreciate works of literature through the organisation of language
  • to help students understand the relationship between the world around them and the text
  • to improve their oral and written skills
  • to expose them to the world of music

Learning Outcome

Students will be exposed to the world of poetry and Music. Through translation and cultural studies, students can understand different languages, literature and culture. Grammar portions will help the students to develop their language proficiency.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:15
Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha (Collection of contemporary Hindi Poems),Kabir Ke Dohe and Sur Ke Pad.
 

’  Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha (Collection ofcontemporary Poems)  Edited By: Mahendra Kulashreshta Rajpal and Son’s, New Delhi

 

Level of knowledge: Analytical

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Translation-Theory and Practice
 

                                                                                            

                                      

                                          

                                           

         

Translation-Practice                English to Hindi and vice- versa.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Bharath ki pramukh sanskruthic kalayen-
 

Ramleela,Krishnaleela,Yakshagaana,kathakali.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:5
Hindusthani Sangeeth-parampara evam pramukh kalakar
 

Utbhav,Vikas aur paramparaein

Pramukh Sangeethkar-1.Bhimsen Joshi 2.Gulam Ali 3.Pandit Ravishankar 4. Bismillah Khan.

Text Books And Reference Books:

  1. 'Samakaleen Hindi Kavitha’ (Collection of Poems) Edited By: Dr.N Mohanan,  Rajpal and Son’s,New Delhi.
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

1. A Hand Book of Translation Studies         By: Das Bijay Kumar.               

2. Saral Subodh Hindi Vyakaran,                 By: Motilal Chaturvedi. Vinod pustak mandir, Agra-2

3. Anuvad Evam Sanchar –                         Dr Pooranchand Tantan, Rajpal and Son’s, Kashmiri

4. Anuvad Vignan                                       By: Bholanath Tiwar

5. Anuvad Kala                                           By: N.E Vishwanath Iyer.

                                                                 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA-1(Digital learning-Editing of Hindi article in Hindi Wikipedia )-20 marks

CIA-2(Mid semester examination)-50 marks

CIA-3(Digital learning-article creation in Hindi Wikipedia)-20 marks

End sem examination-50 marks

KAN121 - KANNADA (2019 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:45
No of Lecture Hours/Week:3
Max Marks:100
Credits:03

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

Select Old Kannada, Medieval Kannada and Modern Kannada Literatures are  introduced for I Semester BA/ BSc. courses in the syllabus. This will enrich the  Language and Communication  skills, Critical and analytical thinking of the students. this will help them to enhance their social sensitivity.  

Course Objectives

  • To expose learners to variety of texts to interact with them
  • To help learners develop a taste to appreciate works of Literature through the organization of Language
  • To help learners understand the relationship between the world around them and the text
  • To help lerarners to improve their oral and written skills for their respective career goals
  • To help improve their communiction skills for larger academic purposes and vocational purposes

Learning Outcome

  •  Develop an analytical and critical bent of mind to compare and analize the various literature they read and discuss  in class
  • Develop a more humane and service orented aproach to all forms of life around them
  • Ability to communicate effectively in speech and in writing
  • Ability to use better language to communicate effectively

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
Poetry -Old, Medivial and Modern Kannada Literature
 

1. Poetry (Old Kannada literature)

1 Pampa-Bharata Bahubali Prasamga

2. Janna- Chitramapatre Ramate Naari

3. Raghavanka- Purada Punyam Purusha Roopinde Pogutide

 

2. Vachanas & Keerthanas (Medieval Kannada Literature)

          1. Devaradasimayya 2. Basavanna 3. Akkamahadevei

          4. Allamaprabhu 5. Urilingapeddi 6. Purandara Dasa

          7. Kanakadasa 8. Vadiraja  

  3. Modern Kannada Poetry

        1. B.M.Shree- Kaarihrggadeya Magalu

        2.  Bendre- Hakki Haarutide Nodidira

        3. Gopala Krishna Adiga- Neharu Nivruttaraguvudill

        4. G.S Shivarudrappa – Mumbai Jaataka

        5. T Yellappa- Avaru Mattu Naavu

       6. Muktayakka- Mooru Mukhagalu

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:15
. Prose: Short Stories
 

 

1. Ramana Savaari Santege Hodaddu- K Sadashiva

       2. Chappaligalu- Sara Abubakkar

       3. Aeroplane mattu Chitte- K.P. Poornachandra Tejaswi

       4. Gilikathe: Ravindranatha Tagore (Translated by   S.G. Kulakarni)

        

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Language Skills