Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 2nd Sem., B. A. (Ed) English

  1. EDU112: Foundations of Education

    (2 credit units)

    A study of educational development and institutions, from ancient times to the present with particular reference to the evolution of modern education in Nigeria. The course is an exploration and analysis of the relevant issues within contemporary educational policies, and practices. It is an attempt to ground the day-to-day realities of the classroom within a larger philosophical, historical, political, and sociological context. Such an interdisciplinary perspective will allow students to begin to reflect upon the structures and practices of Nigerian education and provide a foundation from which to continue becoming reflective and critical educational practitioners and leaders. It is also an opportunity to investigate the role of schooling and education within a society and a democracy. This course is a pre-requisite to two other courses, namely: educational psychology & sociology of education.

  2. ENG112: Introduction to Drama and Theatre in English

    (2 credit units)

    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.

  3. ENG122: Introduction to Nigerian Literature in English

    (2 credit units)

    This course introduces students to the major literary genres of Nigerian literature and the Socio-political conditions that have influenced their development. Attention will also be drawn to the changes in scope and the pre-occupations of the Nigerian artists involved over the years.

  4. ENG132: Theatre Workshop

    (2 credit units)

    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.

  5. ENG142: Introduction to Fiction in English

    (2 credit units)

    This course will introduce students to the major forms of prose fiction, their characteristic features, and the major techniques employed by fiction writers.

  6. ENG152: Introduction to Poetry in English

    (2 credit units)

    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.

  7. GST112: Communication in English II

    (2 credit units)

    Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

  8. GST122: Use of library, Study Skills and ICT

    (2 credit units)

    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-materials; etc, Understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc) and classification, Copyright and its implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modem ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, Input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc).

  9. GST132: Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

    (2 credit units)

    A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic 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-conditionals qualification theory. Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).

  10. SOC112 : Introduction to Sociology 11

    (3 credit units)

  11. POL112 : Introduction to African Politics

    (3 credit units)

  12. HIS132 : History of West Africa from 1800AD

    (3 credit units)

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