Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 2nd sem., B.A.(HONS) English

  1. ENG312: Phonology of English

    (3 credit units)

    To study in detail the segmental and non-segmental phonemes of English and their organization in concrete discussion. This will be supplemented with appropriate practical exercises with a view to improving the studentsí perception and production of these sounds. Students are also to be introduced to various approaches to the description of English phonology (phonemic, prosodic, generative).

  2. ENG322: Introduction to Semantics

    (3 credit units)

    To concentrate on sense properties and sense relations, problem of word vs sentence meaning, semantic markedness, etc. and situate the course within the general framework of linguistic semantics. Basic semantic theories such as componential analysis, meaning postulates, transformational generative semantics, etc. will also be introduced.

  3. ENG332: Discourse Analysis

    (3 credit units)

    Introduction to the principles and practice of discourse analysis. Emphasis to be on practical analysis study and description of relevant textual materials such as advertisements, obituaries, cartoons, complements, greetings, etc.The course will also include Critical Discourse analysis.

  4. ENG342: Creative Writing II

    (3 credit units)

    This should be a practical class in continuation of ENG 252, to examine studentsí actual creative works and advise them.

  5. ENG352: Oral Literature II

    (2 credit units)

    This is a follow-up of Oral Literature 1. It concentrates on fieldwork whereby the students will be expected to collect data or materials, transcribe, translate, analyze and present a final research report at the end of the semester.

  6. LIT322: Modern Comedy

    (3 credit units)

    Selection of Modern Comedy texts

  7. POL322: Political Behavior

    (3 credit units)

    This course concentrates on the meaning, scope and theories of political behavior. It also includes topics on political socialization, political culture, political participation, political apathy, political communications, electoral and voting behavior, personality (Psychological factors) trait, political violence and public opinion.

  8. HIS342: Africa and the Outside World in the 20th C

    (3 credit units)

    The course examines political and economic development within Africa s well as the international relations within the African countries on the one hand and between the African States and the outside world on the other. The processes of colonization, independence movements, neo-colonialism are highlighted as well as some of the effects of the African States in regional and continental organizations, to solve the problems of poverty and political instability.

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