English II - Syllabus

Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the English II course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's BCA department. Aligned with the BCA Curriculum, this course (CACS153) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 60 + 40 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.

This 4 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.

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.


Science Fiction Stories

 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"

Business Communication

 1. Rules of Good Writing

2. Fax Message and Electronic Mails

3. Memos, Reports and Meetings

Persuasive Communication

1. Notices, Advertisements and Leaflets

Oral Communication

 1. Oral Presentation Skills

Critical Reasoning

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