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    Department of Arabic


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  • B.A. Arabic




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    B.A. Arabic


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA101 Grammar 1 2 Core
    2. ARA102 Language drills 1 2 Core
    3. ARA103 Rhetoric 1 2 Core
    4. ARA104 Phonetics & Phonology 2 Core
    5. ARA105 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Core
    6. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    7. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    8. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    9. HAU112 Introduction to Hausa people and their Language 3 Elective
    10. HAU111 Introduction to General Hausa Linguistics I 3 Elective
    11. ENG111 English Language I 2 Elective
    12. ENG121 Practical English Grammar 2 Elective
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA106 Language drills II 2 Core
    2. ARA107 Study Skills 2 Core
    3. ARA108 Intro to Arabic Linguistic 2 Core
    4. ARA109 Short Story 2 Core
    5. ARA110 Conversation 2 Core
    6. GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core
    7. GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core
    8. GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core
    9. HAU121 Introduction to General Linguistics II 2 Elective
    10. HAU124 Introduction to Hausa Drama 3 Elective
    11. ENG122 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 Elective
             

    200L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA201 Grammar II 2 Core
    2. ARA202 Translation I 2 Core
    3. ARA203 Rhetoric II 2 Core
    4. ARA204 Arabic Lit (Pre - Islamic & Early Islamic Periods) 2 Core
    5. ARA205 Arabic Morphology I 2 Core
    6. GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core
    7. GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core
    8. HAU212 Use of the Hausa 2 Elective
    9. HAU215 Hausa Ajami I 2 Elective
    10. ENG221 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I 3 Elective
    11. ENG241 The African Novel 2 Elective
             


    200L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA206 Grammar III 2 Core
    2. ARA207 Contempoary Arabic Prose 2 Core
    3. ARA208 Language Drills III 2 Core
    4. ARA209 Novel I 2 Core
    5. ARA210 Nigerian Arabic Literature 2 Core
    6. GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core
    7. GST222 Communication in French 2 Core/Optional
    8. GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Core/Optional
    9. HAU225 Study of the traditional Economic System of the Hausa 2 Elective
    10. HAU226 Hausa Recreational Activities and Ceremonies 2 Elective
    11. ENG242 Creative Writing I 3 Elective
    12. ENG252 English Morphology 2 Elective
             

    300L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA301 Translation II 2 Core
    2. ARA302 Arabic literature of Umayyad Period 2 Core
    3. ARA303 Arabic Literature in West Africa 2 Core
    4. ARA304 Prosody I 2 Core
    5. ARA305 Grammar IV 2 Core
    6. ARA306 Research Methods 2 Core
    7. ARA308 Novel II 2 Core
    8. ARA309 Intro to Classical Arabic Cristism 2 Core
    9. GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core
    10. ARA307 Qur'anic Text 2 Elective
    11. ARA310 Arabic Philology 2 Elective
             

    300L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA314 Arabic Literature in Abbasid Period 2 Core
    2. ARA315 Arabic Literature in Muslim Spain 2 Core
    3. ARA316 Arabic library 2 Core
    4. ARA318 Rhetoric III 2 Core
    5. ARA320 Camparative Arabic Literature 2 Core
    6. ARA311 Morphology II 2 Core
    7. ARA312 A Play 2 Elective
    8. ARA313 Special Author 2 Elective
    9. ARA317 Essay Writing 2 Elective
    10. ARA319 Hadith Text 2 Elective
             

    400L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA401 Grammar V 2 Core
    2. ARA402 Modern Arabic Poetry 2 Core
    3. ARA403 Introduction to Modern Arabic Cristism 2 Core
    4. ARA404 Writing of Nigerian Ulamah 2 Core
    5. ARA406 Rhetoric IV 2 Core
    6. ARA407 Aspect of Sementics 2 Core
    7. ARA408 Morphology III 2 Core
    8. ARA409 Novel III 2 Core
    9. ARA405 Introduction to Lexicology 2 Elective
    10. ARA400 Translation III 2 Elective
             

    400L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA410 Modern Arabic Prose 2 Core
    2. ARA412 Arabic literature in Mahjar 2 Core
    3. ARA414 The Assembly of Hariri 2 Core
    4. ARA415 Project 6 Core
    5. ARA416 Translation III 2 Core
    6. ARA411 Prosody II 2 Elective
    7. ARA413 A Play 2 Elective
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    ARA101 Grammar 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA102 Language drills 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA103 Rhetoric 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA104 Phonetics & Phonology 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA105 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA106 Language drills II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA107 Study Skills 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA108 Intro to Arabic Linguistic 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA109 Short Story 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA110 Conversation 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA201 Grammar II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA202 Translation I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA203 Rhetoric II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA204 Arabic Lit (Pre - Islamic & Early Islamic Periods) 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA205 Arabic Morphology I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA206 Grammar III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA207 Contempoary Arabic Prose 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA208 Language Drills III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA209 Novel I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA210 Nigerian Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA301 Translation II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA302 Arabic literature of Umayyad Period 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA303 Arabic Literature in West Africa 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA304 Prosody I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA305 Grammar IV 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA306 Research Methods 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA307 Qur'anic Text 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA308 Novel II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA309 Intro to Classical Arabic Cristism 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA310 Arabic Philology 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA311 Morphology II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA312 A Play 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA313 Special Author 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA314 Arabic Literature in Abbasid Period 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA315 Arabic Literature in Muslim Spain 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA316 Arabic library 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA317 Essay Writing 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA318 Rhetoric III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA319 Hadith Text 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA320 Camparative Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA400 Translation III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA401 Grammar V 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA402 Modern Arabic Poetry 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA403 Introduction to Modern Arabic Cristism 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA404 Writing of Nigerian Ulamah 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA405 Introduction to Lexicology 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA406 Rhetoric IV 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA407 Aspect of Sementics 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA408 Morphology III 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA409 Novel III 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA410 Modern Arabic Prose 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA411 Prosody II 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA412 Arabic literature in Mahjar 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA413 A Play 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA414 The Assembly of Hariri 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA415 Project 6 Credit Unit
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    ARA416 Translation III 2 Credit Unit
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    ENG111 English Language I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course provides a general basic introduction to English Language studies. It will briefly examine its origins from Anglo-Saxon times, sound system, grammar, morphology, meaning system, functions, varieties, and its current status as an international

    ENG121 Practical English Grammar 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A single semester course, this will concentrate on classroom and language laboratory exercises on conversational English, using relevant phonological materials [e.g. tapes, record, video films, etc.] to enhance the students’ spoken English.

    ENG122 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is to focus on the nature of drama and its various elements, forms and artistic features. Selected African and non-African plays will be studied in detail to illustrate these.

    ENG221 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The aim is to introduce students to the principles of phonetic description and taxonomy, illustrated by practical examples and language exercises from a variety of languages, particularly those likely to be of interest to the teaching of English in Nigeri

    ENG241 The African Novel 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course examines the development of the African novel from the beginning to the present day, involving a detailed study of selected texts to highlight features characterizing this literary form.

    ENG242 Creative Writing I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is designed to stimulate the creative potentials of interested students. It will provide instructions on imaginative writing with specific reference to poetry, drama and prose. To be run on a seminar or workshop basis with available writers le

    ENG252 English Morphology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course examines English morphological processes. Attention will be focused on morphological processes such as inflection and derivation, blending, clipping, acronyms, etc.

    GST111 Communication in English I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Effective communication and writing in English Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, sentence construction, outlines and paragraphs, collection and organization of materials, punctuation.

    GST112 Communication in English II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Logical presentation of papers, phonetics, instruction on lexis, art of public speaking and oral communication, figures of speech, precise, report writing.

    GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, culture areas of Nigeria and their characterictics, evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, indigene/settler phenomenon, concepts of trade, economic self-relia

    GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Brief history of libraries, library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, study skills (reference services). Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-material, etc, understanding library catal

    GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: History and development of Computer Technology. The why and how of computers. Computer types: Analogue, Digital, and Hybrid, Central preparation, Equipments: Keypunch, starter etc. Data Transmission, Nature, speed and error detection. Data capture and val

    GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy symbolic Local Special symbols in symbolic logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort. The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-

    GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Man- his origin and nature, man and his cosmic environment, scientific methodology, science and technology in the society and service of man, renewable and on-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, environmental effects of chemical plastics,

    GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation, Enterpreneurship in theory and practice; Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and new venture; determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; starting a ne

    GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler p

    GST222 Communication in French 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to French, French Alphabets and Sounds – Writing and Pronounciation, French Syllabus –Writing and Pronounciation, French Words – Writing and Pronunciation, Phrases, Simple Sentences and Pharagaraphs, Conjuction, dialogue Advance Study of Sent

    GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Credit Unit
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    GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: 1. Soap/Detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making 2. Photography 3. Brick, Nails, screws making 4. Dyeing/textile blocks paste making 5. Rope making 6. Plumbing 7. Vulcanizing 8.

    HAU111 Introduction to General Hausa Linguistics I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course seeks to explain what Linguistics is about, its scope, its application as well as to examine language, its structure, its nature, and relation to animal Language. It also focuses on the early works of Hausa grammarians, e.g. Robinson, Person, Galadanci and others.

    HAU112 Introduction to Hausa people and their Language 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the students to the History of Hausa people, their language, their origin, migration, their oral and written history, putting emphasis of various views of scholars; their relationship to other peoples in Nigeria and Africa. Hausa Land and its geographical features. The Language component includes: history and development of Hausa Language; its classification: Genetic, Typology; Scholarship over the years.

    HAU121 Introduction to General Linguistics II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on identification and classification of Hausa grammatical units such as nominal, adjectival, adverbial and verbal phrase, i.e. syntactic components.

    HAU124 Introduction to Hausa Drama 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course is designed to introduce students to both traditional and modern Hausa drama. The concept of traditional and modern Hausa drama. Their various backgrounds, development and types will be treated. The relationship between dramas and other dramatic performance as well as literary genres will also be studied.

    HAU212 Use of the Hausa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is intended to make a survey of Hausa orthography including views of various scholars, basic rules of word division, merger, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing etc. It is also aimed at furnishing students with the knowledge of Hausa orthography through the medium of essay writing and reading, comprehension through various registers, styles and dictation of complex words, sentences and passages.

    HAU215 Hausa Ajami I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the students to the knowledge of the introduction of Islam in Hausa land as a prelude to the adoption of the Ajami form of writing, its development, advantages and problems. A survey of selected works written in Ajami, i.e. poems, pamphlets, religious materials, historical fragment, newspapers etc. Transliteration of Ajami text into Hausa-boko and vice-versa.

    HAU225 Study of the traditional Economic System of the Hausa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The Economic structure of the Hausa people, paying attention to Sana`ar gado, etc and other related natural and human resources in Hausa land.

    HAU226 Hausa Recreational Activities and Ceremonies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course will focus on the significance of Hausa ceremonies and festivals with their roles in national integration. It also introduces students to the knowledge of Hausa ceremonies such as naming and marriage, bikin na?in sarauta etc. traditional and modern Hausa festivals, e.g. bikin bu?ar dawa, kalankuwa, bikin salla, bikin saukar karatu, bikin nunin amfanin gona and many others, will also be examined. Traditional and sitting games: dambe, kokawa, tauri, farauta, ga?a, langa, allan-ba-ku dara, ?wado, karta and others will also be examined and analysed.
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