Singapore University of Social Sciences

Modern Tamil Prose

Modern Tamil Prose (TLL106)

Applications Open: 01 May 2024

Applications Close: 15 June 2024

Next Available Intake: July 2024

Course Types: Modular Undergraduate Course

Language: Tamil

Duration: 6 months

Fees: $1391.78 View More Details on Fees

Area of Interest: Linguistics and Languages

Schemes: Alumni Continuing Education (ACE)

Funding: SkillsFuture

School/Department: School of Humanities & Behavioural Sciences


The twentieth century can be called the Golden Age of Tamil prose. The advents of the Europeans and the advances in printing have made vast strides in prose possible. This course exposes students to a wide range of modern Tamil writing styles. Since the beginning of the 19th century, the development of Tamil prose has been closely aligned with India’s religious, social and political movements. Students will study the fiction, non-fiction, drama and novels of renowned authors from Tamil Nadu, Sri Lanka, Malaysia and Singapore to learn different stylistic variations, contents and forms

Level: 1
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every July


  • தமிழ் உரைநடையின் தோற்றமும் வளர்ச்சியும்
  • தமிழக இலக்கிய வகைகள்
  • இலங்கை உரைநடை இலக்கிய வகைகள்
  • நாடக இலக்கியம், பயண இலக்கியம், வாழ்க்கை வரலாற்று இலக்கியம்
  • ஊடகத் தமிழ் – வானொலி, தொலைக்காட்சி, திரைப்படம், இதழியல்
  • மொழிபெயர்ப்பு
  • பேச்சுத்தமிழ், எழுத்துத்தமிழ், வட்டார வழக்குத் தமிழ்
  • சிங்கப்பூர்த் தமிழ் உரைநடை
  • மலேசியத் தமிழ் உரைநடை

Learning Outcome

  • Identify the key elements of fiction, non-fiction and essay. (B1)
  • Interpret the effect of plot, characterization, point of view, setting, style and themes in fiction. (B3)
  • Name the role of voice, style, structure and thought in creating the meaning of the essay. (B1)
  • Explain the relevance of evidence from the texts. (B2)
  • Demonstrate ways that thought, concepts, and meanings are connected. (B3)
  • Distinguish types of meaning (eg. semantics & pragmatics meanings). (B2)
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