English II Syllabus - BCA (TU)

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Course Description

Course Description

The course consists of literary reading, business communication skills along with critical reasoning to inculcate cognitive ability and workplace communicative competence in the students. It consists of science fiction stories, business writing and exercises based on critical reasoning. The course aims to enhance language proficiency and stimulate creative and critical thinking and analysis.

Course Objectives

The course has following specific objectives:

  • To impart reading skills in students and make them comprehend and analyze literary texts.
  • To frame students' logical capability including analyzing reasoning, assessing credibility, making sound decisions and solving dilemmas.
  • To help students to develop confidence and expertise in composing effective professional documents.

Unit Contents

1. Science Fiction Stories : 10 hrs

  1.  H. G. Wells: "The Land Ironlands"
  2.  Jack Williamson: "The Metal Man"
  3.  Brian Aldiss: "Who can Replace a Man"
  4.  J. G Ballard: "Billenium"
  5.  William Gibson: "Burning Chrome"

2. Business Communication : 9 hrs

  1.  Rules of Good Writing
  2. Fax Message and Electronic Mails
  3. Memos, Reports and Meetings

3. Persuasive Communication : 3 hrs

  1. Notices, Advertisements and Leaflets

4. Oral Communication : 3 hrs

  1.  Oral Presentation Skills

5. Critical Reasoning : 20 hrs

  1. Analyzing Reasoning
  2. Evaluating Reasoning
  3. Reasoning Implications
  4. Evaluating Evidence and Authorities
  5. Two Skills in the Use of Language
  6. Exercising the skills of Reasoning
  7. Constructing Reasoning

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  • Short Name E-II
  • Course code CACS153
  • Semester Second Semester
  • Full Marks 60 + 40
  • Pass Marks 32 + 8
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary