B.A. English


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Course Outline

 

Master the English language with adequate proficiency in pronunciation, articulateness in speech, correctness of grammar and usage, elegance and style in diction in the choice of an appropriate variety of English for use in the various administrative and professional job opportunities available in the labour market, in literary and creative writing domains.  An English degree can take you into a wide range of careers within the media, creative industries and beyond.

 

Through the analysing world-changing writing from medieval epic to the latest fiction and poetry an English degree encourages you to read in new ways; you will become a thoughtful, thorough and active reader who thinks intelligently about both what people have written (and are still writing) and about what it means to read and interpret their work.  You will be introduced to a wide range of critical and theoretical approaches to literary and non-literary texts, and you’ll discover how history, philosophy, psychology and a range of other disciplines can inform our understanding of literary works.  It also addresses advance areas such as sociolinguistics, how second language learners use English, the grammar semantics, and sound patterns of English, the psycholinguistics and neurolinguistics of language use, experimental linguistics, how the language is learned by children and the sociopolitics of language use in the media.

 

A degree programme in English Language will aim to:

  • To acquire adequate communicative competence in both the spoken and written varieties of the English language
  • To provide the knowledge of the forms and features of the varieties of English used in different professional domains such as business communication, legal communication, electronic broadcast media, print journalism, advertising and sports commentaries, book publishing, and biography writing
  • To acquire adequate linguistic knowledge of the English Language through a detailed study of its Sound system, its lexicon, its syntax, semantics and usage.
  • To focus on skills such as writing (e.g. of articles in magazines, of speeches; designing and presenting special programs on radio or TV, designing and publishing magazines etc.), creative writing, and other kinds of original output through independent thought, inventiveness and creativity.
  • To instil in our students the valuable skills of critical thinking, scholarly rigour and good writing.

 

Admission and Graduation Requirements

 

English Language

  1. Five (5) credit level passes in the SSCE/NECO/GCE (O/L) examinations in relevant subjects including English Language, Literature in English and Mathematics for the 4 – year (8 Semester) programme.
  2. A minimum of 2 GCE (Advance Level) passes in Arts subjects one of which must be English and O’ Level requirement of credit pass in English Language, Literature in English  and  Mathematics  for  the  3-year  (6  consecutively-run  Semesters) programme.

 

Duration and Unit Values of the Programme

The full degree programme is to last four years. Candidates need a minimum of 120 credit units to qualify for award of a degree. The courses may be rearranged semester wise within the same level/year provided the integrity of the whole programme is maintained.

 

Course Structure (English Studies)

The  degree  programme  in  this  Language  shall  be  based  on  the  following  courses throughout the 4 years:

 

English Language: 100 Level Course Structure

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ENG 101

A Survey of the English Language

2

C

30

ENG 102

Introduction to English Grammar and Composition

2

C

30

ENG 103

Spoken English (Practical)

2

C

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

C

30

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2

R

30

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

C

30

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

C

30

GST 123

Basic Communication in French

2

E

30

GST 124

Basic Communication in Arabic

2

E

30

GST 125

Contemporary Health Issues

2

R

30

LIT 104

Introduction to Poetry

2

C

30

LIT 105

Introduction to Prose Literature

2

C

30

LIT 106

Introduction to Drama

2

C

30

LIT 107

Introduction  to  Creative  Writing  I (Practical)

2

C

 

Total

30

 

 

 

 

English Language: 200 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ENG 201

An Introduction to Morphology and Syntax

3

C

45

ENG 202

Advance English Syntax

3

C

45

ENG 203

Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I

3

C

45

ENG 204

Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology II

3

C

45

ENG 205

Advance English Composition I

3

C

45

ENG 206

Advance English Composition II

3

C

45

ENG 207

Varieties of English Language (Including English based Pidgins and Creoles)

3

C

45

ENG 209

Language  and Society

3

R

45

ENG 211

English Morphology

3

R

45

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

R

30

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

LIT 208

Prose Fiction

3

R

45

LIT 210

Creative Writing II

3

R

45

 

Total

41

 

 

 

 

English Language: 300 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CMP 300

Introduction to Computer

2

R

90

CMP 301

Application of Computers to Arts

2

R

90

ENG 301

Contemporary English Usage

3

C

45

ENG 302

Phonology of English

3

C

45

ENG 303 / LIN 303

Introduction to Applied Linguistics

3

C

45

ENG 304 / LIN 307

Introduction to Semantics

3

C

45

ENG 305

The English Language in Nigeria

3

C

45

ENG 306

Discourse Analysis

3

C

35

ENG 307 / LIN 305

The Socio-linguistics of English

3

R

45

ENG 309

Research Methods I

3

R

45

GST  311

Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

LIT   308

Creative writing III

3

R

45

 

Total

33

 

 

 

 

English Language: 400 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ENG 401 / LIN 402

New Trends in Syntax

3

C

45

ENG 402

Pragmatics

3

C

45

ENG 403 / LIN 408

Psycholinguistics

3

C

45

ENG 404

/ LIN 403

Multilingualism

3

C

45

ENG 405

English for Specific Purposes

3

C

45

ENG 406

Project/Long Essay

6

C

270

ENG 407

Language and National Development

3

R

45

ENG 408

Speech Writing

3

R

45

ENG 409

Research methods II

3

R

45

 

Total

30

 

 

 

 

NOTE

 

Elective

100 Level:      One- 3 Unit course in a natural language per semester.

200 Level:      Two 3 Unit courses from any or combination of the following: Philosophy, African Languages and Literature, European Languages and Theatre Arts.

300 Level:      Two 3 Unit courses in any or combination of the following: Philosophy, African Languages and Literature, European Languages or Theatre Arts

 

Course Contents (Literature in English)

The degree programme in this subject will be based on the following courses throughout the 4-years.

 

Literature in English: 100 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ENG 101

A Survey of English Language

2

C

30

ENG 102

Introduction to English Grammar & Composition

2

C

30

ENG 103

Spoken English (Practical)

2

C

90

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

C

30

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2

R

30

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

C

30

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

C

30

GST 123

Basic Communication in French

2

E

30

GST 124

Basic Communication in Arabic

2

E

30

GST 125

Contemporary Health Issues

2

R

30

LIT 104

Introduction to Poetry

2

C

30

LIT 105

Introduction to Prose Literature

2

C

30

LIT 106

Introduction to Drama

2

C

30

LIT 107

Introduction to Creative Writing I (Practical)

2

C

90

 

Total

30

 

 

 

 

Literature in English 200 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

ENG 206

Advanced English Composition I&II

3

R

45

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

R

30

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

LIT 201

A Survey of the English Literature from Anglo Saxon to the Elizabethan period.

3

C

45

LIT 202

Introduction to English Poetry.

3

C

45

LIT 203

The English Novel from the 19th Century.

3

C

45

LIT 204

Literature, Popular Culture and the Mass Media.

3

C

45

LIT 205

Modern English Drama.

3

C

45

LIT 206

Introduction to Contemporary African Drama.

3

C

45

LIT 208

Prose Fiction

3

R

45

LIT 210

Creative Writing II

3

C

45

LIT 232

Modern Comedy

3

R

45

 

Total

35

 

 

 

 

Literature in English 300 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CMP 300

Introduction to Computer

2

R

90

CMP 301

Application of Computers to Arts

2

R

90

ENG 305

The English Language in Nigeria

3

C

45

GST 311

Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

LIT 301

Folklore in African Literature I.

3

C

45

LIT 302

Modern African Prose Fiction.

3

C

45

LIT 303

Modern African Poetry.

3

C

45

LIT 304

Modern African Drama.

3

C

45

LIT 306i

Nigerian Oral Literatures in English Translation (to include Field Work Project & Presentation)

3

C

15

90

LIT306ii/ ENG 306

Discourse Analysis.

3

C

45

LIT 308

Creative writing III

3

C

45

LIT 310

Introduction to Literary Criticism/Theories

3

C

45

 

Total

33

 

 

 

 

Literature in English 400 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

LIT 401

Advance Literary Theory and Criticism.

3

C

45

LIT 402

Commonwealth Literature.

3

C

45

LIT 403

African-American and Caribbean Literature.

3

C

45

LIT 404

European Continental Literature

3

E

45

LIT 405

Studies in Fiction.

3

E

45

LIT 406

Studies in Poetry.

3

E

45

LIT 407

Studies in Drama.

3

E

45

LIT 408

Special Author (Shakespeare, or one African Author)

3

E

45

LIT 409

Literature and Society.

3

E

45

LIT 421

Stylistics

3

C

45

LIT 423

Research Methods

3

C

45

LIT 424

Project.

6

C

90

 

LIT 425

Workshop in Creative Writing

3

E

45

 

LIT 426

Introduction to Asian Literature in English Translation

3

E

45

 

LIT 427

Folklore in African Literature II

3

E

45

 

LIT 428

Literature of Travel and Adventure

3

E

45

 

LIT 429

Studies in Biographical Literature

3

E

45

 

 

Total

54

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE

 

Electives:

An elective from any of the following: Philosophy, History, Music, Religious studies, Theatre Arts, Fine/Applied Arts, Foreign Languages.

 

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