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    Department of Arabic


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  • B.A. Arabic




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    SALIHU IBRAHIM JIBIA (HOD)

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    B.A. Arabic


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    2. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    3. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    4. ARA111 Grammar 1 2 Core
    5. ARA121 Language drills 1 2 Core
    6. ARA131 Rhetoric 1 2 Core
    7. ARA141 Phonetics & Phonology 2 Core
    8. ARA151 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Core
    9. HAU111 Introduction to General Hausa Linguistics I 3 Elective
    10. ENG111 English Language I 2 Elective
    11. ENG121 Practical English Grammar 2 Elective
    12. HAU121 Introduction to Hausa people and their Language 3 Elective
    13. ISL111 Early Islamic History 2 Elective
    14. ISL121 Studies of Qur'an 2 Elective
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core
    2. GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core
    3. GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core
    4. ARA112 Language drills II 2 Core
    5. ARA122 Study Skills 2 Core
    6. ARA132 Intro to Arabic Linguistic 2 Core
    7. ARA142 Short Story 2 Core
    8. ENG122 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 Elective
    9. HAU112 Introduction to General Linguistics II 2 Elective
    10. HAU142 Introduction to Hausa Drama 3 Elective
    11. ISL122 Ilm Al-Tauheed 2 Elective
    12. ISL132 The Science of Tajweed 2 Elective
             

    200L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core
    2. GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core
    3. ARA211 Grammar II 2 Core
    4. ARA221 Translation I 2 Core
    5. ARA231 Rhetoric II 2 Core
    6. ARA241 Arabic Lit (Pre - Islamic & Early Islamic Periods) 2 Core
    7. ARA251 Arabic Morphology I 2 Core
    8. HAU221 Use of the Hausa 2 Core/Optional
    9. HAU251 Hausa Ajami I 2 Core/Optional
    10. ISL211 History of Khulafaur Rashidun 2 Core/Optional
    11. ISL221 Textual Studies of the Qur'an & Hadith I 2 Core/Optional
    12. ENG221 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I 3 Elective
    13. ENG241 The African Novel 2 Elective
             


    200L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core
    2. ARA212 Grammar III 2 Core
    3. ARA222 Contempoary Arabic Prose 2 Core
    4. ARA232 Language Drills III 2 Core
    5. ARA242 Novel I 2 Core
    6. ARA252 Nigerian Arabic Literature 2 Core
    7. GST222 Communication in French 2 Core/Optional
    8. GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Core/Optional
    9. ENG242 Creative Writing I 3 Elective
    10. ENG252 English Morphology 2 Elective
    11. HAU252 Study of the traditional Economic System of the Hausa 2 Elective
    12. HAU262 Hausa Recreational Activities and Ceremonies 2 Elective
    13. ISL212 Sirah and Maghazi 2 Elective
    14. ISL222 Islam in West Africa 2 Elective
             

    300L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core
    2. ARA311 Translation II 2 Core
    3. ARA321 Arabic literature of Umayyad Period 2 Core
    4. ARA331 Arabic Literature in West Africa 2 Core
    5. ARA341 Prosody I 2 Core
    6. ARA351 Grammar IV 2 Core
    7. ARA361 Research Methods 2 Core
    8. ARA371 Novel II 2 Core
    9. ARA381 Intro to Classical Arabic Cristism 2 Core
    10. ARA391 Qur'anic Text 2 Elective
             

    300L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA322 Arabic Literature in Abbasid Period 2 Core
    2. ARA332 Arabic Literature in Muslim Spain 2 Core
    3. ARA342 Arabic library 2 Core
    4. ARA352 Rhetoric III 2 Core
    5. ARA362 Camparative Arabic Literature 2 Core
    6. ARA312 Morphology II 2 Elective
    7. ARA372 A Play 2 Elective
    8. ARA382 Special Author 2 Elective
    9. ARA392 Essay Writing 2 Elective
             

    400L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ARA412 Modern Arabic Prose 2 Core
    2. ARA422 Arabic literature in Mahjar 2 Core
    3. ARA432 The Assembly of Hariri 2 Core
    4. ARA442 Project 6 Core
    5. ARA452 Translation III 2 Core
    6. ARA462 Prosody II 2 Elective
    7. ARA472 A Play 2 Elective
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    ARA111 Grammar 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA112 Language drills II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA121 Language drills 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA122 Study Skills 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA131 Rhetoric 1 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA132 Intro to Arabic Linguistic 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA141 Phonetics & Phonology 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA142 Short Story 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA151 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA211 Grammar II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA212 Grammar III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA221 Translation I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA222 Contempoary Arabic Prose 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA231 Rhetoric II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA232 Language Drills III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA241 Arabic Lit (Pre - Islamic & Early Islamic Periods) 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA242 Novel I 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA251 Arabic Morphology I 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA252 Nigerian Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA311 Translation II 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA312 Morphology II 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA321 Arabic literature of Umayyad Period 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA322 Arabic Literature in Abbasid Period 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA331 Arabic Literature in West Africa 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA332 Arabic Literature in Muslim Spain 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA341 Prosody I 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA342 Arabic library 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA351 Grammar IV 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA352 Rhetoric III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA361 Research Methods 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA362 Camparative Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA371 Novel II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA372 A Play 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA381 Intro to Classical Arabic Cristism 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA382 Special Author 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA391 Qur'anic Text 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA392 Essay Writing 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA412 Modern Arabic Prose 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA422 Arabic literature in Mahjar 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA432 The Assembly of Hariri 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA442 Project 6 Credit Unit
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    ARA452 Translation III 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA462 Prosody II 2 Credit Unit
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    ARA472 A Play 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 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.

    HAU121 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.

    HAU142 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.

    HAU221 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.

    HAU251 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.

    HAU252 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.

    HAU262 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.

    ISL111 Early Islamic History 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines the socio-political set-up of Arabic before the emergence of Islam and explores its designation by historians as the period of Jahiliyyah. It studies the genealogy of Prophet Muhammad, the early call to Islam, the migration to Madina and the establishment of the Islamic State in the city.

    ISL121 Studies of Qur'an 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The Course examines the idea of revelation in Islam with particular reference to the Qur'an; the compilation and arrangement of the chapters (suwar), its division into Makkan and Madinan suwar and detailed study of at least five of the Makkan Chapters.

    ISL122 Ilm Al-Tauheed 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course gives a definition and scope of Tauhid, Tauhid Rububiyyah, Uluhiyah and Asma’u wa sifat, the comprehensive study of the six article of faith and the five pillars of the religion of Islam. Emphasis should be placed on how aspects of the Islamic faith are meant to facilitate prosperous earthly living by humankind.

    ISL132 The Science of Tajweed 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the Students to the science of TAJWID. It focuses on the definition of TAJWID, the study of the rules governing the recitation of the Qur’an and the signs used for correct reading. It also unveils various types of recitation.

    ISL211 History of Khulafaur Rashidun 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The succession of the caliphate is traced from the prophet to Ali with a life history of each caliph. Attention is given to the controversy of succession that arises after the fourth caliph.

    ISL212 Sirah and Maghazi 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Early biographers of Prophet Muhammad: Ibn Ishaq: Al-Awaqidi: Ibn Sa’ad. Later developments in Sirah writings: Ibn Jarir al-Tabari; Ibn kathir; Ibn Sayyid al-Nas. The Prophets biography in verse; al-Busirri, a:-Fazazi; al-Witriyah, ahmad Sahuqi; aliyu Namangi of zaria. Contemprary Muslim writing on Sirah; Muhaamde Husaini Hykal; Shibli Nu’umani; Syed Uleman Nadwi. Contributions of the Jihad leaders to Sirah literature. Critical assessment of Orientalist studies on the Sirah, William Muir; Willian M. Watt; Tor Andrae; Maxime Rodimson.

    ISL221 Textual Studies of the Qur'an & Hadith I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on the study of Selected Qur'anic verses and hadith texts relating to Iman, Tawhid, Salat, Sawm and Hajj.

    ISL222 Islam in West Africa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the Students to the introduction and development of Islam in West Africa with reference to Ghana, Mali, Songhai and Kanem Borno Empires. The causes for the rise and fall of these empires should be discussed as well as the changes brought by Islam in them.
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