NIT Rourkela Syllabus | B-Tech | LITERARY FOUNDATIONS METHOD AND GENRES
LITERARY FOUNDATIONS METHOD AND GENRES
(Faculty I/C: Prof(Mrs.) S. Mohanty )
The course aims to sensitize the students to the richness and beauty of English literature
and to foster a deeper understanding of people’s way of life as reflected through
literature. Students will be exposed to a variety of periods and genres that will develop
their critical thinking processes, the ability to analyze and reason carefully, the ability to 4
organize and present materials coherently both in written and oral forms, and the ability
to understand and manage other people – all practical skills that allow scope for
improved professional communication. The four principal genres to be discussed are
drama, fiction, verse novel and short stories.
1. W. Shakespeare, Macbeth. John Wiley & Sons; The Manga edition, 2008
2. H. Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird. Warner Books; 1st edition, 1988.
3. Vikram Seth, The Golden Gate. New Delhi: Penguin Books India (Pvt.) Ltd, 1986
4. Jhumpa Lahiri, Interpreter of Maladies. Delhi: Harper Collins India, 2000
1. J. L. Badaracco, Questions of Character: Illuminating the Heart of Leadership
through Literature, Harvard Business School Press, 2006
2. A. Simmons, The Story Factor: Inspiration, Influence, and Persuasion through
the Art of Storytelling , Basic Books: US. 2002
3. R. Lebow and R. Spitzer, Accountability: Freedom and Responsibility without
Control , Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc. 2002
4. William Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’ (Modern Critical Interpretations) (Hardcover).
Harold Bloom (editor), 1987
Foundations of human behaviour; Individual differences: Genetic and Environmental
influence; Abilities, Skills and Intellectual competence: Biographical characteristics;
Ability-Job fit; IQ and job success ; Personality characteristics; Assessment of
personality, Predicting Career success; Attitude and job satisfaction; Perception and
Decision making in individual and groups; Social perception and Attitudinal biases at
work ; Motivation and work performance; motivational problems; Cultural differences,
Environmental and Organizational change; Stress and Well being: Sources of Stress,
Workplace Stress, Consequences: Preventive and curative Stress Management ;
Emotion and Moods: Emotional labour and pay; Emotional Intelligence; EQ and job
success ; Organizational Learning: Thinking, Problem solving and creativity;
Psychometric Tests and assessment.
1. S. P. Robbins, Organizational Behavior, Prentice Hall, 9th edition, 2002.
2. D. L. Nelson and J. C. Quick, Organizational Behavior: Foundations, Realities &
Challenges, South Western College Publishing: Thomson Learning. 3rd Ed,
1. C. T. Morgan, R. A. King, J. R. Weisz and J. Schopler, Introduction to
Psychology , McGraw-Hill, 7