Introduction to Literature (Short Stories)  ( Couse Code: 108)

Aims & Objectives:

The aim of this part of the curriculum is to introduce the students to a popular genre of fiction. As a genre, short story has received relatively little critical attention, and the most valuable studies of the form that exist are often limited by region or era. Moreover, the short story is also aimed to make the students familiar with critical analysis of literary works, art of characterization, narrative point of view and art of story telling.

Learning Outcomes:

This course is designed to furnish the students of literature with an understanding of how to look at the artistic creation, aesthetic and didactic effect of the literature. After learning this module, students would be able to understand the literary techniques involved in writing fiction. Moreover,  the students would also be able to understand the critical orientation in analysing literary works critically. The students will further learn the universal values instilled by reading the course contents. The students with creative mind set and interest will be able to guide themselves in writing their own stories. 

Class: BS English, Semester II (Regular and Self Support I)

Credit Hours: 03

Lecture Days: Monday and Tuesday

Lecture Timings: 11.00 am to 12.30 pm and 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm


For evaluatio purposes, students will be given assignments.

Evaluation Criteria:

Sessional - 20 marks

Mid term Exam - 30 marks

Final term Exam - 25 marks

Viva voce - 25 marks


Course Material