Department of
PERFORMING-ARTS,-THEATRE-STUDIES-AND-MUSIC






Syllabus for
Master of Arts (Performing Arts)
Academic Year  (2020)

 
1 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPA131 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - I 4 4 100
MPA132P CARNATIC MUSIC LEVEL - I 4 4 100
MPA133 NATTUVANGAM LEVEL - I 3 3 100
MPA134 INDIAN AESTHETICS 2 2 50
MPA135 SANSKRIT 2 2 50
MPA151 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - I 4 4 100
2 Semester - 2020 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MEL232 RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 4 4 100
MPA231 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - II 4 4 100
MPA233 NATTUVANGAM LEVEL - II 3 3 100
MPA251 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - II 4 4 100
MPA252 CARNATIC MUSIC LEVEL - II 2 2 100
MPA254 MAKE UP AND COSTUME DESIGN 2 1 50
3 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPA331 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - III 4 4 100
MPA334P CHOREOGRAPHY 5 6 100
MPA351 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - III 4 4 100
MPA352 NATTUVANGAM LEVEL - III 3 3 100
MPA353 CARNATIC MUSIC LEVEL - III 4 4 100
4 Semester - 2019 - Batch
Paper Code
Paper
Hours Per
Week
Credits
Marks
MPA431 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - IV 4 4 100
MPA432 CLASSICAL AND FOLK DANCE FORMS 4 2 100
MPA451 BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - IV 4 4 100
MPA452 CLASSICAL AND FOLK DANCE FORMS 4 2 100
MPA453 NATTUVANGAM LEVEL - IV 3 3 100
MPA454 CREATIVE PRODUCTION 2 2 100
MPA481 DISSERTATION 4 3 100
        

  

Assesment Pattern

CIA I

MID SEMESTER

CIA III

END SEMESTER

Examination And Assesments

CIA I

MID SEMESTER

CIA III

END SEMESTER

Department Overview:
The Department of Performing Arts, established in 2010, initially started as a branch of the Department of Media Studies with one coordinator and two faculty members, and a mere strength of 20 students. In August 2012, it was declared as an independent department and since then, it has flourished and grown to an overall strength of 75 students, 3 permanent and 2 guest faculty members. Our very first batch graduated in the year 2013 and we aim to instill the same values in our future batches through our departmental vision and mission.
Mission Statement:
Vision ?Integrity through aesthetic performance? Mission To inspire and mentor the birth and sustained growth of performance artists who, through cultural ethos, will embody respect, humility and discipline.
Introduction to Program:
The Masters in Performing Arts is envisioned for students who have a strong base of dance and are looking for avenues beyond a performing career. The program hopes to give a structured intervention at the PG level of related aspects like writing, music, theatre and so on. The primary aim of the program is not just to help the students hone their skills of dance exclusively but also gain knowledge about the various other aspects which will help them gain an integrated sense of the art form as a whole. Thus, Bharatanatyam being the core paper, each semester will also have, alongside, papers on Carnatic Music, theatre, make up, creative movement therapy and so on.
Program Objective:
To address a spectrum of art concerns. ? To give strong base in dance, music and theatre. ? To stimulate a composite sense of art. ? To foster a blend of practical and theoretical understanding and practice in the arts. ? To enable identification and growth opportunities in chosen field of dance, music or theatre.

MPA131 - BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - I (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

  • To provide a deeper understanding of the field.
  • To familiarize them with the various theoretical and practical aspects.

Learning Outcome

Execution of performance, skills, basic knowledge in Bharatanatyam.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Shabdam
 

Shabdam – introduction to fully fledged expression with direct and simple ideas with few Nritta passage in between.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Kauthwam
 

Kauthwam is a combination of Nritta and nrittam fitted in any one the sapta talas mostly in eka tala.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Jathiswaram
 

Jathiswaram- this has only pure Nritta devoid of Abhinaya, this piece opens with the rhythmic mridanga syllables followed by music notations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Alarippu
 

Alarippu a traditional opening number that can be performed in any one of the pancha jathi talas.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Performative traditions
 

Origin and tradition of theatre, music and dance over the century, analyzing the changes over time and understanding the difference between classical and folk arts.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Abhinaya, Nritta, Nritya, Naatya, Dharmi and Vritti
 

Introduction and explanations of 4 kinds of Abhinaya (Angika, Vachika, Aharya and Sathvika Abhinaya),detailed study on Nritta (pure dance), Nritya (related to facial expressions and emotions),naatya (the thematic performance), descriptive study of natty dharma, lokha dharma in classical dance and in dramas, evolutions of vrittis (satvathi, arabati, kaishiki and sathvathi) as in dasarupaka.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:30
Hasta bhedas | Pada, Greeva, Shiro, Drishti
 

Asamyutha hasthas and Samyutha hasthas, Viniyogas with their meaning in detail, pada bhedas are of 4 kinds and their variations of each of them, greeva the neck movements and their usages, shiro basic head movements and their viniyogas, different types of eye movements and their usages in dance.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Lakshanas of Nayaki, Nayaka, Dhooti, Dhoota, Sakhi, Sakha
 

A systematic approach to the ashtavidha nayikas and their lakshanas. Similar approach to   nayikas with their bhava lakshana. Classification of hero’s in dance and drama according to their behavior (guna lakshanas), ubha nayakas and their bhava lakshanas, character study on dhoota, dhoti, sakhi and sakha according to their relationship with the hero’s and the heroines.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Notations and structures of items learnt in the syllabus
 

Tala structure, definition and concept of notations, importance of notation, notating the items learnt in syllabus.

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Detailed study of the Natyashastra and Abhinaya Darpan
 

Learning the contents related to theatre and dance in natyashastra and Abhinaya darpana

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:9
Biographies of Mylapore Gouri Amma, E.Krishna Iyer, Rukmini Devi Arundale, Balasaraswathi, Meenakshisundaram Pillai , Vallathol, Uday Shankar, Rabindranath Tagore
 

Life history, their lineage, their works, institutions and contributions in the field of Dance.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Tanjore Quartet Compositions

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Tanjore Quartet Compositions

Evaluation Pattern

Practical Examination

MPA132P - CARNATIC MUSIC LEVEL - I (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

  • To understand the nature of Carnatic, Hindustani and Western music.
  • Enables the student to gain deeper knowledge to specialize in one of the styles of music.

Learning Outcome

Individuals can decide the area of specialization.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Understanding of technical terms and concepts
 

Each art form has technical terms and concepts specific to it. This unit aims at introducing these terms and studying them in as much detail as is required.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Melody ? Hindustani, Carnatic and Western
 

 

An important and basic concept in music of any nature is melody. The approach to melody however is different in the three different classical music forms of the world. The emphasis is on different aspect. This unit aims to highlight this aspect.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:5
Rhythm
 

Just as melody is one side of the coin, rhythm is another. Again the approach to this facet of music is different in the three classical styles. This unit aims to highlight the aspects important to each classical style.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:15
Biographies- Shyama Shastri, Muttuswami Dixitar, Thyagaraja, Purandara Dasa, Beethoven, Bach, Motzart, Bhatkhande
 

Though studying and understanding of the technical terms is one way of understanding the art form, a study of the biographies of outstanding musicians helps in understanding the nuances and intricacies of each of the classical styles. This unit aims at studying the biographies of great musicians and understanding their approach to music.

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
All varisais | Sapta tala alankaras | Geetham (Sree gananatha) | Swarajathi (Bilahari) | Varnam (Roopama joochi) | Tana varnam (mohanam) |
 

Practicals

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Jathiswaram | Shabdam |Kauthwam
 

Practicals

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Indian Music series - By Dr.S.V.Leela, The Bharathi Gana Nilayam
  2. Splendor of South Indian Music - P.T.Chelladurai
  3. South Indian Music - By Prof.B.Sambamurthy
  4. Dictionary of South Indian Music and Musicians - By Prof.B.Sambamurthy
  5. Carnatic Music Composers - Triveni Foundations
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Indian Music series - By Dr.S.V.Leela, The Bharathi Gana Nilayam
  2. Splendor of South Indian Music - P.T.Chelladurai
  3. South Indian Music - By Prof.B.Sambamurthy
  4. Dictionary of South Indian Music and Musicians - By Prof.B.Sambamurthy
  5. Carnatic Music Composers - Triveni Foundations
Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1 - 20 

MID SEM - 50 

CIA 3 - 20 

END SEMESTER - 100 

MPA133 - NATTUVANGAM LEVEL - I (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Introduction to basic tala patterns using Cymbals (Nattuvangam).Cymbals are used according to varied sound patterns and adavu structures. Speed variations in ascending and descending orders enhances the understanding of rhythm.

  • Basic lessons help students to understand layam.
  • Develop essential elements for teaching.
  • At advanced stage can conduct programmes.

Learning Outcome

·         Learning Nattuvangam helps students to understand practical lessons better and their teaching skills can be assessed.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Understanding basic tala concept
 

Sarvalagu in three speeds ascending and descending order, variation in speeds. All Adavus in sarvalagu

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Concept of Five Jathis
 

Chathusram,Thisram,Khandam,Misram and Sankeernam  -  Thattimettu pattern in three speeds.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
Basic Adavus and Thatakaaras
 

Thattadavu,Nattadavu,Paravaladavu,Kuthithumettadavu,Pakkadavu,Thattheitha ha adavu and Theermanaadavus.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Tala Practice for Nritta items
 

Thisraalarippu – Reciting sollukattu and wielding cymbals simultaneously .Jathiswaram – While singing wielding the cymbals according to swara patterns and adavukorvais.  

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:10
Tala practice for Nrtya and Abhinaya items
 

Kauthuvam and Shabdam  – While singing the song, playing of cymbals according to the dance movements . Varnam – Playing the cympals for the thrikalajathi, jathis, Thattimettu for sahithyam, adavus for swara patterns and arudhis.                                                         

Text Books And Reference Books:

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Composition of Papanasam Sivan

Composition of Tanjore Quartet

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Composition of Papanasam Sivan

Composition of Tanjore Quartet

Evaluation Pattern

End Semester Practical Examination

MPA134 - INDIAN AESTHETICS (2020 Batch)

Total Teaching Hours for Semester:30
No of Lecture Hours/Week:2
Max Marks:50
Credits:2

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

·         Deeper understanding of Indian aesthetics.

·         Advanced learning in the chosen field.

Learning Outcome

Clear knowledge of the chosen art form

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:3
Nature and purpose of Art
 

Aestheticism in nature and art

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:5
Theories of art by Indian aestheticians (Dhwani Siddhantha by Anandawardhanacharya)
 

Indian aesthetician's concept on art

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:8
Concept of Rasa and Bhava
 

Essential elements of rasa, what is rasa, its origin from various dimensions, Navarasas and their divisions. Bhava, vibhava, anubhava, sanchari bhava and their combinations at different situations

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:3
Rasa nishpatti
 

The combination of Vibhava,Anubhava,Sthayi Bhava and Vyabhicharibhava

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Maipattiyal (tholakapium)
 

Agam (inner feelings related to love and its outcome), Puram (all other emotions except love), 8 sentiments according to tamil literature. Meipaadu and its main divions kalavu and karppu.

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:5
Art and beauty
 

Evolution of Art and beauty at different stages. Definitions of art and beauty according to Tolstoy, Words worth, Haveln, Shelly, Aristotle, Bharathamuni and Nandikeshwara.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Indian Aesthetics - Mr Sethuraman

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Indian Aesthetics - Mr Sethuraman

Evaluation Pattern

CIA -1 – Written assignment

CIA -2 – Mid Semester Examination

CIA -3 – Written assignment

MPA135 - SANSKRIT (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

 The main objective of the course is to make the students understand the importance of Sanskrit language. To practice the language to read and understand the shlokas on their own and frame the sentences themselves, develop their writing skills.

Learning Outcome

With the introduction of Sanskrit paper the students will be able to understand the shlokas themselves and recognize the values and ideas of the concept of Sanskrit language, which helps the students in studying and practice of the other courses.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:10
Basics of the language - Reading and writing skills
 

Learning the alphabets with the right pronunciations, applications in the verses.

 

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:10
Grammar
 

Understanding of basic grammar concepts in Sanskrit with specific reference to dance.

 

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:15
Literary texts -Abhinaya Darpan, Priye Charusheele, Vatapi
 

Comparision of the composer method structuring the language in a composition, Muthuswamideekshitar – vatapi, Jeyadevar – Ashtapati

 

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Diacritical marks
 

Transliteration scheme of vernacular languages.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:
  1. Samskrutha Bhasha Deepika-I, publication from Surasarswathi sabha
  2. Samskrutha Vyakarana prabha by Sathish Hegde
Essential Reading / Recommended Reading
  1. Samskrutha Bhasha Deepika-I, publication from Surasarswathi sabha 
  2. Samskrutha Vyakarana prabha by Sathish Hegde
Evaluation Pattern

CIA – 1- Written assignment

CIA – 2- Mid Semester Examination

CIA – 3- Written and oral exam

MPA151 - BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - I (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

  • To provide a deeper understanding of the field.
  • To familiarize them with the various theoretical and practical aspects.

Learning Outcome

Execution of performance, skills, basic knowledge in Bharatanatyam.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:5
Performative traditions
 

Origin and tradition of theatre, music and dance over the century, analyzing the changes over time and understanding the difference between classical and folk arts.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Alarippu
 

Alarippu a traditional opening number that can be performed in any one of the pancha jathi talas.

 

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Jathiswaram
 

Jathiswaram- this has only pure Nritta devoid of Abhinaya, this piece opens with the rhythmic mridanga syllables followed by music notations.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Shabdam
 

Shabdam – introduction to fully fledged expression with direct and simple ideas with few Nritta passage in between.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:60
Kauthwam
 

Kauthwam is a combination of Nritta and nrittam fitted in any one the sapta talas mostly in eka tala.

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:20
Abhinaya, Nritta, Nritya, Naatya, Dharmi and Vritti
 

Introduction and explanations of 4 kinds of Abhinaya (Angika, Vachika, Aharya and Sathvika Abhinaya),detailed study on Nritta (pure dance), Nritya (related to facial expressions and emotions),naatya (the thematic performance), descriptive study of natty dharma, lokha dharma in classical dance and in dramas, evolutions of vrittis (satvathi, arabati, kaishiki and sathvathi) as in dasarupaka.

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:30
Hasta bhedas | Pada, Greeva, Shiro, Drishti
 

Asamyutha hasthas and Samyutha hasthas, Viniyogas with their meaning in detail, pada bhedas are of 4 kinds and their variations of each of them, greeva the neck movements and their usages, shiro basic head movements and their viniyogas, different types of eye movements and their usages in dance.

Unit-4
Teaching Hours:10
Lakshanas of Nayaki, Nayaka, Dhooti, Dhoota, Sakhi, Sakha
 

A systematic approach to the ashtavidha nayikas and their lakshanas. Similar approach to   nayikas with their bhava lakshana. Classification of hero’s in dance and drama according to their behavior (guna lakshanas), ubha nayakas and their bhava lakshanas, character study on dhoota, dhoti, sakhi and sakha according to their relationship with the hero’s and the heroines.

 

Unit-5
Teaching Hours:6
Notations and structures of items learnt in the syllabus
 

Tala structure, definition and concept of notations, importance of notation, notating the items learnt in syllabus.

 

Unit-6
Teaching Hours:10
Detailed study of the Natyashastra and Abhinaya Darpan
 

Learning the contents related to theatre and dance in natyashastra and Abhinaya darpana

Unit-7
Teaching Hours:9
Biographies of Mylapore Gouri Amma, E.Krishna Iyer, Rukmini Devi Arundale, Balasaraswathi, Meenakshisundaram Pillai , Vallathol, Uday Shankar, Rabindranath Tagore
 

Life history, their lineage, their works, institutions and contributions in the field of Dance.

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Tanjore Quartet Compositions

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

Nattuvangam - Kamala Rani

Tanjore Quartet Compositions

Evaluation Pattern

Practical Examination

MEL232 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description

 

Course Description

This course is designed to provide an introduction to research skills relevant to postgraduate work in English language and literature. Topics center on research practices, research tools, and dissertation preparation. The goal of the course is to equip students with both practical tools and guiding principles for issues like the identification of a research question, the use of relevant literature, the collection and analysis of data, the format and style of writing, and the methods and methodologies followed in the field of English literary studies.

 

Course Objectives

To introduce students to the fundamentals of research

To train students on the process of organizing and drafting a research paper/project,

To help students to identify, and use a wide variety of sources in the service of responsible research and scholarship,

To introduce students to different methods and methodologies pertaining to English literary studies,

 

To prepare students to produce a paper using MLA documentation and manuscript styles.

 

Learning Outcome

Learning Outcomes

From the perspective of one’s program of study, this course poses a real-world test helping to make a realistic transition from coursework to dissertation. A successful completion of the course is marked by your ability to do the following:

Apply the theoretical and methodological understanding and skills into devising researchable ideas and specific research questions and hypotheses,

Utilize various sources to gather data for a research paper,

Organize ideas, write annotated bibliographies,  and thesis statements,

Conduct a focused review of the relevant literature and create appropriate conceptual framework,

Think through and articulate a chapter-by-chapter outline of the intended dissertation,

 

Communicate research ideas and their appropriate theoretical and methodological issues effectively and efficiently.

Unit-1
Teaching Hours:20
The Philosophy of Research
 

Fundamentals of Research 

Defining the ‘Construct’ of Research 

Research in the Academia 

Nature of Research -Translation, Documentation and Archiving

Interpretation and Validity

Nature of inquiry in Physical Sciences, Social Sciences and Humanities

Positivism, Post-positivism, Constructivism, Interpretivism

The Philosophy of Research in Literature.

Subjectivities, Identities, Vulnerabilities and  Biases

 

Criticism and Evolution of Research in literature ( Terry Eagleton and Gabriele Griffith)

Unit-2
Teaching Hours:30
The Process of Research: Theory and Practice
 

Reading for Research 

Pre-reading, Pre-writing (Mind mapping, Concept mapping,  Analyzing and Synthesizing ) 

Language, Style and Types of Discourses (Scholarly, Narrative, Argumentative, Expository, Descriptive)

Contemporary fields of research

Genres of Academic writing: response paper, essay, reviews, annotated bibliography

Research Design

Thinking through the Research Issue 

Background Reading 

Methodology and Theoretical Framework

Data Collection

Data Analysis

The Writing Process

Dissemination

The Design component should look into the Research Problem – Topic Idea, C.A.R.S Model,Research Questions, Literature Review, The Object of research and Rationale,

Identification of a Research Gap

Research Proposal 

Writing for research - abstract, introduction, literature review, theoretical and methodological framework, analysis, discussion, inferences and implications 

 

Protocols for Submission

Unit-3
Teaching Hours:10
The Mechanics of Research
 

The Format (Presentation) of a  research paper 

Procedures in Literary Research / Culture Studies/Film Studies/Language Studies

Ethics in research - Plagiarism and Consensus and Conflict of interest

Referencing and citation  - MLA  & APA (SLA)

 

Text Books And Reference Books:

 

Carter V. Good. “Fundamentals of Research: Methodology.”The Journal of Educational Research Vol. 31, No. 2 (Oct., 1937), pp. 138-139

Griffin, Gabriele. Research Methods for English Studies. Edinburgh University Press, 2014

James C. Raymond. “Rhetoric: The Methodology of the Humanities.”College English. Vol. 44, No. 8 (Dec., 1982), pp. 778-783

Paul Rico. “The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text.” Interpretive Social Science: A Reader edited by Paul Rabinow, William M. Sullivan

Rens Bod and Julia Kursell. “Introduction: The Humanities and the Sciences.” Isis. Vol. 106, No. 2 (June 2015), pp. 337-340

 

Srivastava, Raju. Research Methodolgy in English Studies. Sublime publications, 2013

 

Essential Reading / Recommended Reading

 

Carter V. Good. “Fundamentals of Research: Methodology.”The Journal of Educational Research Vol. 31, No. 2 (Oct., 1937), pp. 138-139

Griffin, Gabriele. Research Methods for English Studies. Edinburgh University Press, 2014

James C. Raymond. “Rhetoric: The Methodology of the Humanities.”College English. Vol. 44, No. 8 (Dec., 1982), pp. 778-783

Paul Rico. “The Model of the Text: Meaningful Action Considered as a Text.” Interpretive Social Science: A Reader edited by Paul Rabinow, William M. Sullivan

Rens Bod and Julia Kursell. “Introduction: The Humanities and the Sciences.” Isis. Vol. 106, No. 2 (June 2015), pp. 337-340

 

Srivastava, Raju. Research Methodolgy in English Studies. Sublime publications, 2013

 

Evaluation Pattern

CIA 1: Annotated bibliography

For this assignment, each student will draft a 25-30 annotated bibliography of books and articles on the topic you chose for your dissertation.

The Annotated Bibliography is a list of the sources the student has found so far in his/her area of research.  The list is in alphabetical order as it would be on the Works Cited page, and includes a full citation for each source as it would appear on the Works Cited page.  However, in addition, an Annotated Bibliography includes an annotation for each source, which is basically a summary of the source and some commentary on why the source is useful to the project. 

The purpose of the Annotated Bibliography is to motivate students to begin  their research early, to begin evaluating research sources, and to begin thinking about how they might fit together in his/her paper.  In addition, this assignment asks students to put together Works Cited page citations now, so that they are not scrambling to do them at the last minute.  

This assignment also helps give the instructor a clearer sense of where students are headed with his/her dissertation/project so that the instructor can better advise him/her and help him/her generate ideas.  It also allows the instructor to identify any problems with sources early on.

 

CIA 2: Literature Review

For this assignment, each student will compose a 10-12 source researched literature review of the assigned topic. Your paper must be typed per MLA format and submitted to me before your presentation.

A literature review is a survey of scholarly material relevant to a particular issue, area of research, or theory that provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of each work. The purpose of a literature review is to offer a particular overview of significant literature published on a given topic. A literature review, framed to suit the needs of your project, demonstrates your familiarity with literature pertinent to your topic of research. As such, it serves as the foundational material from which your argument will emerge in the final paper you compose for this class. In addition to developing and enriching your knowledge about your research topic, writing a literature review affords you the opportunity to develop and practice three fundamental skills: Research, Analysis, and Synthesis.

 a. Research: The ability to find existing data by scanning the literature efficiently using the databases common to scholars in the university and the ability to identify a set of useful sources.

b. Analysis: The ability to identify significant findings, connections, or conclusions in and among the published literature on your topic.

c. Synthesis: The ability to articulate connections, patterns, common themes and areas of disagreement within a range of studies.

 

CIA 3: Portfolio assignment

Every student turns in a portfolio that contains final versions of the literature review, drafts of the research paper, plus a reflection on the dissertation writing experience. (Reflection on the Dissertation Writing Experience: This assignment is designed for the student to reflect on personal expectations, concerns, and questions related to the dissertation writing process.  Roughly, the students will answer the following question in an essay format:  What are your thoughts on the dissertation process, fears, and questions?  What is your current interest in the topic you selected? What resources can you use in the dissertation writing process? What are your strengths and weakness related to writing?)

 

End Semester Exam: Research Paper 

 

Students should complete a research paper using up to two primary sources and a minimum of ten secondary sources, correctly documented utilizing MLA / APA style citations, with a Works Cited page. 

 

MPA231 - BHARATHANATYAM LEVEL - II (2020 Batch)

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

Course Objectives/Course Description