Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 2nd sem., B.A.(HONS) English

  1. ENG412: Pragmatics

    (3 credit units)

    This course is related to ENG 322 which is its prerequisite. It focuses on the scope, goals and principles of pragmatics. Particular attention will be paid to utterance meaning, as distinct from sentence- meaning, the socio-cultural and linguistic rules that determine correct interpretation of terms in the real world, presupposition, context, locutionary, illocutionary and perlocutionary acts, speech acts in general, intention, inference, conventional and conversational implicatures and emerging theories of pragmatics.

  2. ENG422: Language and National Development

    (3 credit units)

    This course focuses on the constraints placed on national development by the linguistic situation in developing African nations, language being the most effective means of human communication and also the cornerstone of mass participation in the development process itself.

  3. ENG432: Speech Writing

    (3 credit units)

    This is related to ENG 431, but is designed to focus more closely on speech writing as a communicative skill.

  4. ENG452: Project/Long Essay

    (6 credit units)

    Under the direction and supervision of a lecturer, each student is expected to present an original, independent research and exposition on a topic of interest related to the different courses taught throughout the programme. It should be a sustained, well organized thinking and reasoning that demonstrates sound knowledge of the field as well as the theoretical and methodological issues involved. Appropriate documentation and knowledge of referencing techniques in the field should also be demonstrated.

  5. ENG442: Stylistics

    (3 credit units)

    The course is a study of variation within a language; Registers; Degrees of formality; situational appropriateness; Roles; Role perception and role play; the use of linguistic insight in analyzing literary texts-poetry, prose, drama.

  6. LIT412: Studies in Biographical Literature

    (3 credit units)

    The course will introduce students to the thematic and stylistic elements in autobiographical and biographical writings in comparison with fictional literature.

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