COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Insights into Life through English Literature
Course Code: 
15ENG232
Year Taught: 
2015
2016
2017
2018
Type: 
Elective
Degree: 
Undergraduate (UG)
School: 
School of Engineering
Campus: 
Bengaluru
Chennai
Coimbatore
Amritapuri

'Insights into Life through English Literature' is a course offered in the B. Tech. programs at School of Engineering, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.

To expose the students to different genres of Literature; to hone reading skills; to provide deeper critical and literary insights; to enhance creative thinking; to promote aesthetic sense.

Unit 1

Poems

1. W. H. Auden: Refugee Blues; 2. A. K. Ramanujan: Obituary; 3. William Blake: The Little Black Boy; 4. Gieve Patel: Grandparents at a Family Get–together.

Unit 2

Short Stories

1. Chinua Achebe: Marriage is a Private Affair; 2. Ruskin Bond: The Thief; 3. Isai Tobolsky: Not Just Oranges; 4. K A Abbas: The Refugee

Unit 3

Prose

1. A G Gardiner: On The Philosophy Of Hats; 2. Robert Lynd: Mispronunciation

Role plays: The Proposal, Chekov / Remember Ceaser, Gordon Daviot / Final Solutions, Mahesh Dattani, Book reviews, Movie reviews.

The Old Man and the Sea, Hemingway / Any one of the novels of R. K. Narayan, etc