Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) English

  1. ENG211: An Introduction to Syntactic Models

    (3 credit units)

    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.

  2. ENG221: Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology I

    (3 credit units)

    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 Nigeria.

  3. ENG231: Advanced English Composition I

    (3 credit units)

    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. Attention will be paid to correct language use and other technical matters connected with these kinds of writing.

  4. ENG241: The African Novel

    (2 credit units)

    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.

  5. ENG251: Language and Society

    (2 credit units)

    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-economic status, education, etc. Language change, language attitudes, language and identity, language and education and multilingualism will also be briefly introduced.

  6. GST211: History and Philosophy of Science

    (2 credit units)

    Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.

  7. GST221: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

    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 phenomenon, peace – building, management of conflict and security, elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping, alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolutions, role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

  8. ENG261: History of English Literature

    (2 credit units)

    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 Victorian ages in the 19th century and the modernist tradition and contemporary trends in the 20th century.

  9. SOC271: Gender in Society

    (2 credit units)

    The course makes a global survey of men, women and “gender.” The relationships between sex (biological) and gender (social) are considered in the context of the nature debate. The main theoretical frameworks on the relationships and positions of women and men in society are examined.

  10. POL241: Introduction to Comparative Politics

    (2 credit units)

    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.

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