30 Jan 2020

BS English Compulsory Course Outline the University of Sargodha

BS English Compulsory Course
The University of Sargodha
Introductory/compulsory foundation course
The course aims at developing grammatical competence of the learners to use grammatical structures in context in order to make die experience of learning English more •meaningful. The objectives of the
Course are to (i) reinforce the basics of grammar (ii) understand the basic meaningful units of language
(iii) Introduce the functional aspect of grammatical categories and (iv) comprehend language use.
1.         Parts of Speech
a.         Types and uses of nouns
b.         Types and uses of pronouns
c.         Types and uses of verbs
i.          Finite verbs (action, modal, helping, transitive n intransitive)
ii.         No-finite verbs (infinitives, participles, gerunds)
d              Types and uses of adverbs
e.         Types and uses of adjectives
f.          Types and uses of prepositions
g.          Types and uses of conjunctions
h          Use of article
2.         Common grammatical errors and their corrections
3.         Sentence structure
4.         Types and functions of sentences
5.         Types and functions of phrases
6.         Types and functions of clauses
7.         Synthesis of sentences
8.         Conditional sentences
9.         Voice and change of voice
10.       Direct and indirect narration
11. Punctuation

            Language: Comprehension & Presentation Skills

Introductory (compulsory foundation course)
Listening Skills
1.         Recognizing different phonemes
2.         Recognizing syllables
3.         Listening to isolated sentences
4.         Listening to small speech extracts
5.         Managing listening (Attending, understanding, remembering, evaluating, and  responding)
6.         Barriers to listening and their remedies
7.         Expressing opinions (debating current events)
8.          Oral synthesis of thoughts and ideas

Pronunciation Skills,
1. Pronouncing English. Phonemes
2. Recognizing phone111ic symbols
3. Pronouncing words correctly
4. Understanding and practicing stress patterns
5. Practicing intonation patterns in simple sentences 6.- Conflict resolution through panel discussion
Comprehension Skills
1.         Reading strategies
2.         Critical Reading (SQ3R Method).
3.         Summarizing
4.         Sequencing
5.         Inferencing
6.         Comparing and contrasting
7.         Drawing conclusions
8.         Self-questioning
9.         Relating background knowledge.
10.       Distinguishing between fact and opinion
11.          Finding the main idea, important facts, and supporting details
12.       Comprehending text organization patterns
13.       Investigating implied ideas in a text
14.       Purpose and tone of the text
Presentation Skills
1.         Features of good presentations
2.         Different types of presentations
3.         Different patterns of introducing a presentation
4.         Organizing arguments in a presentation
5.         Tactics of maintaining interest of the audience
6.         Concluding a presentation
7.         Giving suggestions and recommendations while ending of a presentation
8.         Dealing with the questions of audience
9.         Listening to recorded presentations

Academic Writing
Introductory/compulsory foundation course
The course   aims at providing   understanding of writer s’ goal of writing and to use that understanding and awareness for academic reading and writing. The course objectives are to:
          Learn academic writing skills
          Acquire argumentative writing techniques
          Understand referencing the sources
          Learn the technical aspects of referencing

      Academic vocabulary
      Quoting, summing and paraphrasing texts
      Process of academic writing
      Rhetoric: Persuasion and identification
      Elements of Rhetoric: Text, author, audience, purposes'; setting
      Sentence structure: Accuracy, variation, appropriateness, and conciseness
      Sentence Skills (choice of verbs, passive structures and nominalizations)
     Appropriate use of active and passive voice
     Types    of    writing
·         Persuasive
·         Argumentative
·         Analytical
·         Comparing and contrasting
·         Explaining cause and effect
·         Commentaries, and opinion pieces
·         Personal Profiles
·         Paragraph and Essay Writing      
·         Organization and structure of paragraph and essay
·         Logical reasoning
·         Transitional devices (word, phrase and expressions)
·         Development of ideas in writing
·         Letters
·         Of  Invitation
·         Of Regrets
·         Of Sales/persuasive letters
·         Official Writing
·         Joining/leaving reports
·         Notifications         
·         Meeting notices
·         Minutes of meeting
·         Technical and Scientific Reports
·         Styles of documentation
·         In-text citations
·         Plagiarism and strategies for avoiding it
·         Issues in scientific writing (plagiarism, authorship, ghostwriting, reproducible research)
1.         How to do a peer review; and how to communicate with the lay public

            Introduction to English Literature

Introductory/compulsory foundation course

Course Objectives are to:
1.provide a working knowledge of the characteristics of various literary genres.
2.develop analytical skills and critical thinking through reading, discussion, and written     assignments.
3.broaden a student's intercultural reading experience.
4.deepen a student's awareness of the universal human concerns that are the basis for
Literary works.
5.stimulate a greater appreciation of language as an artistic medium and of the aesthetic principles that shape literary works.
6.understand literature as an expression of human values within an historical and social

      Course contents 
1.         Milton: Book 9, lines 897 - 959 (Adam's speech when she meets Eve after she has eaten the apple)
2.         Shakespeare: All the World is a Stage
3.         Browning:        My last Duchess
4.         Wordsworth:   The Leech Gatherer
 5. Keats: Ode to Autumn
 6. Walter De La Mare: Tartary
Short stories
1.         The Necklace
2.         The Woman Who Had Imagination
3.         Shadow in the Rose Garden•
1.         My tailor
2.         Whistling of the birds
3.          One Act Play: Riders to the sea
4.           Novel :Animal Farm

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