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  • B.A. English




  • FOREWORD
    Department of Language and Communication Studies, Federal University, Dutsinma is, like the University, a new department. It promises to be vibrant, and is positioned to make its fresh contribution to the study of English. Teaching in the Department is provided by combination of lectures, tutorials, practical, and where necessary, field work. English at Federal University, Dutsinma is a challenging and rewarding programme. Students are taught and encouraged to think critically and imaginatively. I believe you will enjoy your stay in the young, growing Department. I therefore warmly welcome you to the Department of Language and Communication Studies for the 2014/2015 session.
    SOLOMON OREOLUWA ABRAHAM (HOD)

    PHILOSOPHY
    Our basic philosophy is geared towards significantly improving the proficiency of our graduates in English Language. This programme therefore gives greater attention to the achievement of improved knowledge of English and the acquisition of adequate oral and written skills in it. Graduates from the department should be clearly and positively identified with adequate proficiency in pronunciation, articulateness in speech, correctness of grammar and usage, elegance and style in diction, 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, and in postgraduate studies in language and literature.
    VISION
    To be a top ranking Department, committed to excellence in research and the production of a generation of graduates who are highly proficient in English.
    MISSION

    OBJECTIVE(S)
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    To train students to acquire adequate communicative competence in both the spoken and written varieties of the English language, thereby giving them a good grounding and effective mastery of the language in its various applications to achieve adequate self-expression and self-actualisation.
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    To equip the students with 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.
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    To equip the students with adequate linguistic knowledge of the English Language through a detailed study of its sound system, its lexicon, its syntax, semantics and usage.
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    To adequately prepare the students to pursue postgraduate studies in English Language, Literature and Linguistics, and to take up teaching and research at the appropriate level of education.
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    To orient students towards self-employment by a focus on skills such as writing (e.g. of articles in magazines, of speeches; designing and presenting special programmes on radio or TV, designing and publishing magazines etc.), creative writing, and other kinds of original output through independent thought, inventiveness and creativity.
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    To enable students to overcome deficiencies in their English.
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    To produce graduates with an informed literary sensibility and necessary tools to respond adequately and appropriately to literary challenges.

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    Name: KAAN AONDOVER THEOPHILUS
    Department: Languages and Linguistics
    Faculty: Arts
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    B.A. English


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG171 History of the English Language 3 Core
    2. ENG141 Oral Literature I 2 Core
    3. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    4. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    5. ENG111 English Language I 2 Core
    6. ENG121 Practical English Grammar 2 Core
    7. ENG131 Spoken English 2 Core
    8. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    9. SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Elective
    10. HIS121 Nigeria from 1500 to 1800 AD. 3 Elective
    11. POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Elective
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG172 Introduction to Poetry in English 2 Core
    2. ENG112 Oral Literature II (Practical) 2 Core
    3. ENG122 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 Core
    4. ENG132 Introduction to Drama and Theatre in English 2 Core
    5. ENG142 Theatre Workshop 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. ENG162 Introduction to Fiction in English 2 Core
    10. SOC112 Introduction to Sociology II 3 Elective
    11. POL112 Introduction to African Politics 3 Elective
    12. HIS182 History of West Africa from 1800AD 3 Elective
             

    200L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG211 An Introduction to Syntactic Models 3 Core
    2. ENG221 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I 3 Core
    3. ENG231 Advanced English Composition I 3 Core
    4. ENG241 The African Novel 2 Core
    5. ENG251 Language and Society 3 Core
    6. GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core
    7. GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core
    8. ENG261 History of English Literature 2 Elective
    9. SOC271 Social Problems and Social Works 2 Elective
    10. POL241 Introduction to Comparative Politics 2 Elective
             


    200L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core
    2. ENG212 Advanced English Syntax 3 Core
    3. ENG222 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology II 3 Core
    4. ENG232 Advanced English Composition II 3 Core
    5. ENG242 Creative Writing I 3 Core
    6. ENG252 English Morphology 2 Core
    7. GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Core/Optional
    8. GST222 Communication in French 2 Core/Optional
    9. LIT212 The English Novel from the 19th Century 3 Elective
    10. POL232 Introduction to International Relations 3 Elective
    11. HIS222 History of the USA since 1861 3 Elective
             

    300L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG311 Contemporary English Usage 3 Core
    2. ENG321 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3 Core
    3. ENG331 The English Language in Nigeria 3 Core
    4. ENG341 The Socio-Linguistics of English 3 Core
    5. ENG351 Research Methods I 2 Core
    6. GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core
    7. ENG371 Literary Theory and Criticism 2 Core
    8. POL341 Politics of Development and Underdevelopment 3 Elective
    9. HIS341 History of the Common Wealth 3 Elective
             

    300L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG312 Phonology of English 3 Core
    2. ENG322 Introduction to Semantics 3 Core
    3. ENG332 Discourse Analysis 3 Core
    4. ENG342 Creative Writing II 3 Core
    5. ENG362 Research Method II 3 Core
    6. HIS342 Africa and the Outside World in the 20th Century 3 Elective
    7. LIT322 Modern Comedy 3 Elective
    8. POL322 Political Behaviour 3 Elective
             

    400L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG411 New Trends in Syntax 3 Core
    2. ENG421 Psycholinguistics 3 Core
    3. ENG431 English for Specific Purposes 3 Core
    4. ENG451 Multilingualism 3 Core
    5. ENG461 Stylistics 3 Core
    6. LIT411 African-American and Caribbean Literature 3 Elective
    7. LIT431 Special African Author 3 Elective
             

    400L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. ENG412 Pragmatics 3 Core
    2. ENG422 Language and National Development 3 Core
    3. ENG432 Speech Writing 3 Core
    4. ENG452 Project/ Long Essay 6 Core
    5. LIT412 Studies in Biographical Literature 3 Elective
    6. ENG462 Literature and Society 3 Elective
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    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

    ENG112 Oral Literature II (Practical) 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.

    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.

    ENG131 Spoken English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course practically explores the salient features of English grammatical structure. Particular attention will be paid to basic sentence phrase structures, clause types and inter-sentential relations, among others. The aim is to improve the students’ p

    ENG132 Introduction to Drama and Theatre in English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This is to be a practical course through which the student can acquire the practical skills of theatre: Speech and voice training, techniques of improvisation, acting and stage construction.

    ENG141 Oral Literature I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course introduces students to the forms of verbal artistic production; its Origins, Performance, Nature and Analysis.

    ENG142 Theatre Workshop 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course will introduce students to the major forms of prose fiction, their characteristic features, and the major techniques employed by fiction writers.

    ENG162 Introduction to Fiction in English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course will introduce students to the major forms of prose fiction, their characteristic features, and the major techniques employed by fiction writers.

    ENG171 History of the English Language 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is a diachronic study of the development of the English Language, from Old English to its present-day status as a world language. The linguistic and social factors that have influenced its development will be examined.

    ENG172 Introduction to Poetry in English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: An introductory course on the nature, form, and characteristics of poetry, through selected poems, the student is guided to acquire the tools and techniques of literary analysis.

    ENG211 An Introduction to Syntactic Models 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to the principles and practice of basic syntactic models such as the traditional, structuralist, transformational-generative and systemic-functional models. English will be mainly used for illustration

    ENG212 Advanced English Syntax 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Using one particular model, e.g. the systemic functional model, this course will involve an in-depth study of the syntactic structure of English. (Prerequisite: ENG 211).

    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

    ENG222 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course extends the horizons of ENG 221 with more practical examples.

    ENG231 Advanced English Composition I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course deals with more specialized composition writing than the essay, e.g. Reports, Long Essays, Minutes of Meetings, Various types of letters, Invitations, Public Announcements, Speech Writing, writing feature articles, writing for magazines, etc.

    ENG232 Advanced English Composition II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course extends the discussions in ENG 231.

    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

    ENG251 Language and Society 3 Credit Unit
    Description: An examination of the role of language as the sine qua non of society, linguistic vs social categories, the grammar of social interaction; whorfianism; etc. It will examine linguistic and social variation on the basis of parameters such as age, sex, socio

    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.

    ENG261 History of English Literature 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course is concerned with the literature of the English people from the Anglo Saxon invasion in the 5th century (medieval period) to the Renaissance in the 16th and 17th centuries through the Neo-classical period in 18th century, to the Romantic and Vi

    ENG311 Contemporary English Usage 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inex

    ENG312 Phonology of English 3 Credit Unit
    Description: To study in detail the segmental and non-segmental phonemes of English and their organization in concrete discussion. This will be supplemented with appropriate practical exercises with a view to improving the students’ perception and production of these

    ENG321 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is a survey of the application of linguistic knowledge to language related phenomena. It will practically deal with topics such as contrastive analysis, error analysis, discourse analysis, performance analysis, the acquisition of language in L

    ENG322 Introduction to Semantics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: To concentrate on sense properties and sense relations, problem of word vs sentence meaning, semantic markedness, etc. and situate the course within the general framework of linguistic semantics. Basic semantic theories such as componential analysis, mean

    ENG331 The English Language in Nigeria 3 Credit Unit
    Description: An experience in test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation.

    ENG332 Discourse Analysis 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to the principles and practice of discourse analysis. Emphasis to be on practical analysis study and description of relevant textual materials such as advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, complements, greetings, etc.The course will also incl

    ENG341 The Socio-Linguistics of English 3 Credit Unit
    Description: An exposure to the meaning, characteristics, purpose of and steps in educational research, the scientific method, hypothesis. Choice of research topics and its design and characteristics, library search and referencing, Instrumentation and methods ofdata

    ENG342 Creative Writing II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This should be a practical class in continuation of ENG 252, to examine students’ actual creative works and advise them.

    ENG351 Research Methods I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A prerequisite for the Project/Long essay [ENG 452], the course introduces students to methods and tools of research work in the discipline.

    ENG362 Research Method II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This is a continuation of ENG 351 to be taught in semester 2 of the 3rd year. Emphasis should be on data analysis and description, to prepare students for ENG 452 and future research.

    ENG371 Literary Theory and Criticism 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is designed to introduce students to theories of literary production of criticism, and criticism as a mode of production, the so-called critical debates and their major schools – the sociological, the formalist, the structuralists, the feminis

    ENG411 New Trends in Syntax 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to new trends in the study of syntax and their applications to English.

    ENG412 Pragmatics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is related to ENG 322 which is its prerequisite. It focuses on the scope, goals and principles of pragmatics. Particular attention will be paid to utterance – meaning, as distinct from sentence- meaning, the socio-cultural and linguistic rules

    ENG421 Psycholinguistics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course presents the psycholinguist’s account of language and the relationship between language and mind. Topics covered include language acquisition and language learning; language, thinking and cognition; language and the brain, language localizatio

    ENG422 Language and National Development 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on the constraints placed on national development by the linguistic situation in developing African nations, language being the most effective means of human communication and also the cornerstone of mass participation in the developme

    ENG431 English for Specific Purposes 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course is to study the ways in which English may be adopted to particular circumstances and purposes, with emphasis on specialized varieties of English, the language of journalism, bureaucracy, science and technology, public speaking, ordinary convers

    ENG432 Speech Writing 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This is related to ENG 431, but is designed to focus more closely on speech writing as a communicative skill.

    ENG451 Multilingualism 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on multilingualism in general and English and multilingualism in particular. Specific attention will be drawn to the position of English in multilingual African and other nations. Topics such as language choice, minority languages, la

    ENG452 Project/ Long Essay 6 Credit Unit
    Description: Under the direction and supervision of a lecturer, each student is expected to present an original, independent research and exposition on a topic of interest related to the different courses taught throughout the programme. It should be a sustained, well

    ENG461 Stylistics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course is a study of variation within a language; registers; degrees of formality; situational appropriateness; roles; role perception and role play; the use of linguistic insight in analyzing literary texts-poetry, prose, drama.

    ENG462 Literature and Society 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course studies contemporary views on the relationship between imaginative literature and the society that produces and reads it.

    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
    Description:

    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.

    HIS121 Nigeria from 1500 to 1800 AD. 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course highlights historical developments in Nigerian region from about 1500 to 1800 A.D. including state formation and inter-group relations in the areas of political, religious, economic and socio-cultural activities.

    HIS182 History of West Africa from 1800AD 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The major forms of course will be on the expansion of European influence in Africa, the disintegration of African states and the consequences; the slave trade and major economic, social and political development of the period.

    HIS222 History of the USA since 1861 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course, after a brief introduction, treats the movement for independence and the emergence of the new American nation. It treats the era of confederation, and the adoption of the constitution in 1787. It then treats themes such as westward expansion,

    HIS341 History of the Common Wealth 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines the process, arguments and activities by which the old British Empire ruled from Whitehall and how it has been transformed into a commonwealth of independent and friendly nations – the Imperial Federation idea, colonial conferences, 18

    HIS342 Africa and the Outside World in the 20th Century 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines political and economic development within Africa s well as the international relations within the African countries on the one hand and between the African States and the outside world on the other. The processes of colonization, indep

    LIT212 The English Novel from the 19th Century 3 Credit Unit
    Description: A study of the development of the English novel with focus on major authors and the aesthetic features of their works.

    LIT322 Modern Comedy 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Selection of Modern Comedy texts.

    LIT411 African-American and Caribbean Literature 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course will present a comprehensive survey of the literature produced by writers of the Black diasporas in North America (USA and Canada) and the English-speaking Caribbean. Lectures will focus on the literary response to the history, socio-economic a

    LIT412 Studies in Biographical Literature 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course will introduce students to the thematic and stylistic elements in autobiographical and biographical writings in comparison with fictional literature.

    LIT431 Special African Author 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This is an in-depth study of the works of one African novelist, poet or dramatist.

    POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to the nature and language of politics and how it is being practiced. The course gives students insights to the definitions, scope, methods and approaches to the study of Political Science. It also highlights concepts as we

    POL112 Introduction to African Politics 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course focuses on the pre-colonial African societies (centralized and decentralized societies in Africa), colonial experiences and liberation struggles in Africa. In the post-colonial Africa, issues considered are the nature and character of party pol

    POL232 Introduction to International Relations 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course seeks to acquaint students with the meaning, scope, historical development, theories and approaches to the study of International Relations. Concept of international political systems and sub-systems, patterns and scope of interactions in the

    POL241 Introduction to Comparative Politics 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines the meanings, nature, importance and problems of Comparative Politics. The approaches and methods/logic of studying comparative politics for example single country approach, multi-country approaches are to be considered.

    POL322 Political Behaviour 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course concentrates on the meaning, scope and theories of political behavior. It also includes topics on political socialization, political culture, political participation, political apathy, political communications, electoral and voting behavior, p

    POL341 Politics of Development and Underdevelopment 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines various theories related to the development and underdevelopment of Third World Nations (Liberal/modernization, Neo-liberal, Marxist and Neo-Marxist) it also discusses issues on dependency and international/internal economic structures

    SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This involves the presentation of concepts and descriptive materials of sociology clearly and illustratively in order to make these becomes part of the students’ working vocabulary and critical tools for identifying and understanding the working of Societ

    SOC112 Introduction to Sociology II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Building on the conceptual foundations of earlier courses in sociology and Anthropology, the course introduces the students to social scientific approaches to comprehending specific socio-economic processes and institutions such as social problems

    SOC271 Social Problems and Social Works 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The study of social causes and effects of such problems as poverty, delinquency, crime, family discord, unemployment, industrial, racial national conflicts and mental disorders. Theories, in the contemporary Nigeria social work. Organization, function and
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