- Guessing word meanings by using knowledge of word form (class), word function, word structure and formation and most importantly, contextual clues.
- Understanding ornamental expressions
- Tackling sentence meaning,
- Surveying text organization,
- Reading for specific information (skimming)
- Reading for general comprehension/gist (scanning),
- Predicting ,
- Interpreting and
- Recognizing, author’s position, tone and attitude
NU 1st Year Honours English Syllabus Suggestion The reading texts will be chosen from different types of writing like descriptive, narrative, expository, argumentative, journalistic and academic text e.g. History, Philosophy etc.
Williams. E. 1984 Reading in the Language Classroom. Macmillan
Wallace.1992. Reading, OUP
Barr. P. Clegg, J. and Wallace, C. 1981 Advance Reading Skills Longman
Walter, Catherine. 1988. Class Readers, OUP
NU 1st Year Honours English Syllabus Suggestion Introduction: Scope and description of the emergence of Independent Bangladesh.
Writing on this topic.
- Description of the country and its people.
- Geographical features and their influence.
- Ethnic composition.
- Cultural syncretism and religious tolerance.
- Distinctive identity of Bangladesh in the context of undivided Bangladesh.
- Proposal for undivided sovereign Bengal and the partition of the Sub Continent, 1947.
- Rise of communalism under the colonial rule, Lahore Resolution
- The proposal of Suhrawardi and Sarat Bose for undivided Bengal : consequences
- The creation of Pakistan 1947 .
- Pakistan: Structure of the state and disparity.
- Central and provincial structure.
- Influence of Military and Civil bureaucracy.
C . Economic , social and cultural disparity
- Language Movement and quest for Bengali identity
- Misrule by Muslim League and Struggle for democratic politics .
- The Language Movement: context and phases .
- United front of Haque – Vasani – Suhrawardi: election of 1954, consequences.
- Military rule: the regimes of Ayub Khan and Yahia Khan (1958-1971)
- Definition of military rules and its characteristics.
- Ayub Khan’s rise to power and characteristics of his rule (Political repression, Basic democracy, Islamisation)
- Fall of Ayub Khan and Yahia Khan’s rule (Abolition of one unit, universal suffrage, the Legal Framework Order)
- Rise of nationalism and the Movement for self determination .
- Resistance against cultura l aggression and resurgence of Bengali culture.
- Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and the six point movement
- Reactions : Importance and significance
d . The Agortola Case 1968.
- The mass- upsurge of 1969 and 11 point movement: background,programme and significance.
- Election of 1970 and the Declaration of Independence by Bangobondhu
- Election result and centres refusal to comply
- The non co-operation movement, the 7th March , Address , Operation Searchlight
- Declaration of Independence by Bangobondhu and his arrest
- The war of Liberation 1971
- Genocide, repression of women, refugees
- Formation of Bangladesh government and proclamation of Independence
- The spontaneous early resistance and subsequent organized resistance (Mukti Fouz, Mukti Bahini, guerillas and the frontal warfare )
- Publicity Campaign in the war of Liberation (Shadhin Bangla Betar Kendra, the Campaigns abroad and formation of public opinion )
- Contribution of students, women and the masses (Peoples war)
- The role of super powers and the Muslim states in the Liberation war.
- The Anti-liberation activities of the occupation army, the Peace Committee, Al-Badar, Al-Shams, Rajakars, pro Pakistan political parties and Pakistani Collaborators , killing of the intellectuals.
- Trial of Bangabondhu and reaction of the World Community.
- The contribution of India in the Liberation War
- Formation of joint command and the Victory
- The overall contribution of Bangabondhu in the Independence
- The Bangabondhu Regime 1972-1975
- Making of the constitution
- Reconstruction of the war ravaged country
- The murder of Bangabondhu and his family and the ideological turn-around.