B.A English

Programme Duration : 4 years


The degree programme is aimed at producing candidates who would have acquired sound intellectual capacity and communication skills in the English medium. The programme is planned to play a mutual enriching role with other degree programmes in the Humanities. It is expected to provide opportunities to acquire the English Language and Literature communication skills in order to build their career prospects in a variety of related services and professions.


Objectives
The B.A. English programme objectives are: i. acquisition of knowledge of the forms and structures of the English Language: native speaker and other varieties, including the Nigerian varieties of English; ii. training in competent usage of the structures of English (oral and written) for effective communication in different domains; and iii. critical acquisition of content samples of different forms and genres of Literature-in-English in their cultural contexts: native-speaker varieties (English, American, etc.), Nigerian and other African-Caribbean varieties. iv. orientation of students towards self-employment by a focus on skills such as: creative writing, writing of articles in magazines, of speeches; designing and publishing magazines for the local and international media. v. acquisition of the skills of oral communication leading to the oral communication professions such as: designer and presenter of radio and TV programmes; producer of radio and TV jingles and advertisements; voice coach and speech trainer for staged play cast, film actors, actresses and compère; film subtitling (translator); and editors of films; and vi. preparing the students to pursue postgraduate studies in English Language, Linguistics, Literature, Theatre/Dramatic Arts, Communication Arts and to take up teaching and research at the appropriate levels of education.


Philosophy
The degree programme is aimed at producing candidates who would have acquired sound intellectual capacity and communication skills in the English medium. The programme is planned to play a mutual enriching role with other degree programmes in the Humanities. It is expected to provide opportunities to acquire the English Language and Literature communication skills in order to build their career prospects in a variety of related services and professions.


Admission Requirements
1. UTME candidates must satisfy the Faculty of Humanities and University admission requirements. Such requirements include: five credit passes at the Ordinary Level (SSCE, NECO, NABTEB, etc.), at not more than two sittings. The credits must include: English Language, Literature in English and any other three Arts or Social Sciences subjects. 2. For direct entry, in addition to (1) above, 2 ‘A’ level credit passes, or its equivalent in Literature in English, or Arts or Social Sciences subjects. 3. Also for direct entry, NCE in any subject combination with English, Theater Arts, Mass communication and ND in related arts disciplines


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 105 Elements of Drama 2 100 First Learn More
2 GST 114 Citizenship and Leadership Education 1 100 First Learn More
3 GST 109 Use of Library Study Skills and ICT 1 100 First Learn More
4 GST 101 Communication in English I 2 100 First Learn More
5 ENG 107 Poetry in English 2 100 First Learn More
6 ENG 109 Theatre Workshop 3 100 First Learn More
7 ENG 101 Introduction to the English Language 3 100 First Learn More
8 ENG 103 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 100 First Learn More
9 HID 105 Introduction to International Relations and Diplomacy 3 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 108 Prose Literature 2 100 Second Learn More
2 ENG 106 Introductory English Grammar and Composition 3 100 Second Learn More
3 ENG 102 Spoken English 3 100 Second Learn More
4 ENG 104 Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English 2 100 Second Learn More
5 GST 116 Application of Computer 1 100 Second Learn More
6 ENG 110 Drama in English 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 207 Forms of Literature I: Poetry 3 200 First Learn More
2 ENG 205 Creative Writing 3 200 First Learn More
3 ENG 201 Introductory English Phonetics and Phonology 3 200 First Learn More
4 GST 215 Entrepreneurship I 2 200 First Learn More
5 ENG 209 Introduction to Oral Literature 2 200 First Learn More
6 ENG 203 History of the English Language 3 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 208 Forms of Literature I. Prose Fiction 3 200 Second Learn More
2 ENG 210 Forms of Literature III. Drama 3 200 Second Learn More
3 ENG 206 Language and Society 3 200 Second Learn More
4 ENG 202 Introductory English Morphology and Syntax 3 200 Second Learn More
5 ENG 204 The African Novel 3 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 303 Introduction to Applied Linguistics 3 300 First Learn More
2 ENG 305 Discourse Analysis 3 300 First Learn More
3 ENG 301 Phonology of English 3 300 First Learn More
4 ENG 307 Modern African Poetry 3 300 First Learn More
5 ENG 313 Contemporary English Usage 3 300 First Learn More
6 ENG 315 American Literature 3 300 First Learn More
7 ENG 317 Advanced Basic Grammar, the Group and the Sentence 3 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 308 Research Methods in English I 3 300 Second Learn More
2 ENG 306 Language and Style 3 300 Second Learn More
3 ENG 314 Literature and Gender 3 300 Second Learn More
4 ENG 312 Modern Nigerian Novel 3 300 Second Learn More
5 ENG 316 African – American Literature 3 300 Second Learn More
6 ENG 310 Translation Theory 3 300 Second Learn More
7 ENG 304 Introduction to Semantics 0 300 Second Learn More
8 ENG 302 Supra-Segmental Phonology of English 3 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 415 Caribbean Literature 3 400 First Learn More
2 ENG 411 Research Methods in English II 3 400 First Learn More
3 ENG 405 English for Specific Purposes 3 400 First Learn More
4 ENG 409 The English Novel 3 400 First Learn More
5 ENG 413 Shakespeare and Other Dramatists 3 400 First Learn More
6 ENG 407 Language and National Development 3 400 First Learn More
7 ENG 403 Multilingualism 3 400 First Learn More
8 ENG 401 English Literary Stylistic 3 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 ENG 402 Advanced English Phonology and Oral Communication 3 400 Second Learn More
2 ENG 414 Post-Colonial Literature 3 400 Second Learn More
3 ENG 408 Literary History and Theory 3 400 Second Learn More
4 ENG 412 Literature of Other Cultures – American, Caribbean and Africa-American 3 400 Second Learn More
5 ENG 406 Project/Long Essay 6 400 Second Learn More
6 ENG 410 Speech Writing 3 400 Second Learn More
7 ENG 404 Pragmatics 3 400 Second Learn More