English I Syllabus - BCA (TU)

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Course Description

Course Description 

This course aims at helping students combine the knowledge of the English language  with their technical knowledge with special emphasis on vocabulary acquisition and  grammatical accuracy. It offers up-to-date technical content, authentic reading and  listening passages covering a wide range of topics like the use of virtual reality in  industry, personal computing, viruses and security, information systems, and multimedia. Letter-writing section offers a complete guide to writing work-related letters and comprehensive glossary of technical terms forms a useful mini-dictionary of computing terminology.

Course Objectives 

The main objectives of the course are to:

  • impart effective language skills to students and enable them to use language accurately, clearly and concisely,
  • acquaint students with language used in computer study through extensive reading activity,
  • help them to enhance their ability to use language in a proper way with specific focus on grammatical accuracy and writing competence,
  • enable students to improve work-related letter writing skills with special attention to presentation and structure, and
  • familiarize them with innovation in computer science while introducing them with the language used in this field.

Unit Contents

1. Personal Computing, Portable Computers, Online Services : 9 hrs

 I. Personal Computing

    The Processor

    Language Focus A: Contextual Reference 

II. Portable Computers

    Operating Systems 

    Language Focus B: Word Formation, prefixes

III. Online Services

    Data Transmission 

    Language Focus C: Word formation, suffixes

2. Computer Software, Computer Networks, Computer in Education, Virtual Reality : 12 hrs

 I. Computer Software

    Comparing Software Packages

    Language Focus D: Making Comparisons

II. Computer Networks

    Network Configurations

    Language Focus E: Time Sequence

III. Computer in Education 


    Language Focus F: Giving Examples

IV. Virtual Reality 

    VR Input Devices

    Language Focus G: Classifying

3. Programming and language, Computer Viruses, Computer in the Office : 9 hrs

 I. Programming and Languages 

    C Languages

    Language Focus H: Organizing Information

II. Computer Viruses

    Computer Security

    Language Focus I: Listing

III. Computers in the Office 

    Computer System

    Language Focus J: The Passive

4. Computer in Medicine, Robotics : 6 hrs

 I. Computers in Medicine

    Data Storage and Management

    Language Focus K: Explanations and Definitions

II. Robotics 

    Robot Characteristics

    Language Focus L: Compound Noun

5. Machine Translation, Multi Media, Computer Graphics : 9 hrs

 I. Machine Translation 

     AI and Expert System

     Language Focus M: Cause and Effect

 II. Multi Media 


    Language Focus N: Making Predictions

 III. Computer Graphics 

    24 bit Color

    Language Focus O: Letter Writing


Internal Evaluation: 40%

Attendance – 5
Presentation/classroom participation- 5
Writing sample- 15
Mid-term test- 15

Final Evaluation 60%

Vocabulary formation
Grammar testing

Text and Reference Books

Prescribed Textbook

  1. Boeckner, Keith and P. Charles Brown. Oxford English for Computing. London: Rutledge, 1993.
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  • Short Name E-I
  • Course code CACS103
  • Semester First Semester
  • Full Marks 60 + 40
  • Pass Marks 32 + 8
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary