Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) English

  1. ENG311: Contemporary English Usage

    (3 credit units)

    The focus will be on English in use in English-Speaking communities, attitudes to usage, the notion of ‘correctness’ vs ‘grammaticalness’ variations in use and uses and the problem of defining ‘Standard English’ worldwide.

  2. ENG321: Introduction to Applied Linguistics

    (3 credit units)

    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 L1 and L2 situations, and language teaching, learning and testing. The practical relevance of linguistics to other areas such as computer assisted language instruction, speech defects, artificial intelligence, etc. will also be briefly surveyed.

  3. ENG331: The English Language in Nigeria

    (3 credit units)

    The course is designed to study the history of English in Nigeria, the consequent emergence of virile local varieties and changes leading to the evolution of a Nigerian standard. Also to study the language in relation to the distinctive properties of some Nigerian Languages and how these may affect performance in standard English.

  4. ENG341: The Socio-linguistics of English

    (3 credit units)

    This course will first provide a basic introduction to the history, methodology, theoretical thrust, basic concerns and applications of socio-linguistics. It will then examine the differentiation on the basis of English in post-colonial countries like Nigeria, the power of English, English and multilingualism, English and globalization, English and national development, English and global identity, attitudes towards English, the individual and societal functions of English in a second language context like Nigeria including its role as a lingua franca, as an official language, etc.

  5. ENG351: Research Methods I

    (2 credit units)

    A prerequisite for the Project/Long essay [ENG 452], the course introduces students to methods and tools of research work in the discipline.

  6. ENG361: Oral Literature 1

    (2 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the forms of verbal artistic production; it examines various theories of oral discourse, its origins, nature, performance and analysis.

  7. GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

    (2 credit units)

    Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.

  8. POL341: Politics of Development & Underdevelopment

    (3 credit units)

    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 centre-periphery, and uneven development, strategy for development and economic change with specific reference to post-colonial African states but also in comparison with Latin American and Asian countries among others.

  9. HIS341: History of the Commonwealth

    (3 credit units)

    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, 1897, 1902, 1887, 1911, the first world war and its effect, Imperial conference 1917, 1921, 1923, 1926, the Balfour Declaration, 1931 statute of West Minister, the Empire-Commonwelth in the 1930s, World War II and its effects, independence of India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaya, Ghana, Nigeria etc. Modern Prime Minister, and other Commonwealth Conferences. The case of South Africa and the Commonwealth.

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