Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. ENG212: Advanced English Syntax

    (3 credit units)

    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)

  2. ENG222: Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology II

    (3 credit units)

    This course extends the horizons of ENG 221 with more practical examples.

  3. ENG232: Advanced English Composition II

    (3 credit units)

    This course extends the discussions in ENG 231

  4. ENG242: Creative Writing I

    (3 credit units)

    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 leading the discussions.

  5. ENG252: English Morphology

    (2 credit units)

    This course examines English morphological processes. Attention will be focused on morphological processes such as inflection and derivation, blending, clipping, acronyms, etc.

  6. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  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. GST232: Communication in Arabic

    (2 credit units)

  9. LIT212: The English Novel from the 19th Century

    (3 credit units)

    A study of the development of the English novel with focus on major authors and the aesthetic features of their works.

  10. POL232: Introduction to International Relations

    (3 credit units)

    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 international system and the impact of the emergence of the Third World are to be studied.

  11. HIS222: History of the USA since 1861

    (3 credit units)

    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, industrialization in the North, the cotton kingdom in the South, the rise of sectional strife and the Outbreak of the Civil War.

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