This page contains Syllabus of English II of BCA.

Title English II
Short Name
Course code CACS153
Nature of course Theory
Semester second-semester
Full marks 60 + 40
Pass marks 32 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

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.

Units and Unit Content

1. Science Fiction Stories
teaching hours: 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
teaching hours: 9 hrs

 1. Rules of Good Writing

2. Fax Message and Electronic Mails

3. Memos, Reports and Meetings

3. Persuasive Communication
teaching hours: 3 hrs

1. Notices, Advertisements and Leaflets

4. Oral Communication
teaching hours: 3 hrs

 1. Oral Presentation Skills

5. Critical Reasoning
teaching hours: 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

Lab and Practical works