Course Information

B.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
The Philosophy
The Department is poised to be a citadel of learning and research with collaborations with scholars across the globe through training of graduates who posses high level of competence in every aspect of language skills.
Objectives of the Programme
1. To produce students who can compete with their peers through-out the world.
2. To enhance manpower in the field of language and literature using different modern
theories.
3. To produce graduate that will be major players in language and literature matters.
4. To train students who will become world class scholars in different aspect of language and

literature.

DEPARTMENT LANGUAGES AND LITERARY STUDIES (ENGLISH UNIT)
LIST OF COURSES FOR B.A. ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

PROGRAMME

100 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 101 English Language I 2 C
2. ENG 103 Spoken English 2 C
3. ENG 105 Literary Appreciation 2 C
4. ENG 107 Introduction to Prose Fiction 3 C
5. ENG 109 Introduction to African Oral Literature 3 C
6. ENG 111 Introduction to Poetry 3 C
7. GNS 101 Use of English I 2 C
8 GNS 103 Computer Appreciation I 1 C
100 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 102 English language II 2 C
2. ENG 104 Introduction to Nigerian Literature 2 C
3. ENG 106 Basic English Grammar & Composition 2 C
4. GNS 102 Use of English II 2 C
5. ENG 112 Introduction to Drama & Literature 3 C
6. GNS 104 Computer Appreciation II 1 C

ELECTIVE
1. ENG 108 Introduction to Translated Literature 3 E
2. ENG 110 Basic Writing Skills 3 E

200 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 201 English Syntax I 3 C
2. ENG 203 Intro. to General Phonetics and Phonology 3 C
3. ENG 209 Intro. to American Literature 3 C
4. ENG 213 Language and Society 3 C
5. GNS 201 Foreign language 1 C
6. GNS 203 Entrepreneurship 2 C
ELECTIVE
1. ENG 205 Advanced English Composition 3 E
2. ENG 207 Creative Writing I 3 E
3. ENG 211 African Drama 3 E
200 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 202 English Syntax II 3 C
2. ENG 204 The African Novel 3 C
3. ENG 208 English Literature from the Beginning 3 C
4. ENG 210 Introduction to Stylistics 3 C

6. GNS 204 Entrepreneurship 2 C

ELECTIVE
1. ENG 206 History of the English Language 3 E
Note:
(a) Every student must offer minimum credit units of 18 and maximum of 24 in a semester.
(b) A minimum of two (2) credit units' courses from another department must be offered in
addition to all compulsory courses.
(c) Students are advised to meet their respective staff/level adviser for guidance concerning
Registration.
300 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN) LANGUAGE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 301 Contemporary English Usage 3 C
2. ENG 303 A Survey of Applied Linguistics 3 C
3. ENG 305 The English Language in Nigeria 3 C
4. ENG 321 Research Methods 3 C
5. GNS 301 General Science and Environment 2 C
6. GNS 305 Entrepreneurship 1 C
ELECTIVE
1. ENG 309 English for Professional Purposes 3 E
300 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN) LANGUAGE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 302 Phonology of English 3 C
2. ENG 304 English Semantics 3 C
3. ENG 306 Discourse Analysis 3 C
4. ENG 308 Computer Based Research Methods 3 C
5. GNS 302 Ethics, Leadership and Culture 2 C
6. GNS 304 Enterprise Resource Planning 1 C
ELECTIVE
1. ENG 312 English Language Structure 3
300 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN) LITERATURE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 313 African Poetry 3 C
2. ENG 319 Literature of Black Diaspora 3 C
3. ENG 311 English Literature: Victoria Period 3 C
4. ENG 321 Research Methods 3 C
5. GNS 301 General Science and Environment 2 C
6. GNS 305 Entrepreneurship 1 C
ELECTIVE
1. ENG 311 Creative Writing II 3 E
300 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN) LITERATURE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 308 Computer Based Research Methods 3 C
2. ENG 310 Renaissance Literature 3 C
3. ENG 314 Romantic Literature 3 C
4. ENG 316 Literary Criticism 3 C
5. GNS 302 Ethics, Leadership and Culture 2 C
6. GNS 304 Enterprise Resource Planning 1 C
ELECTIVE
1. ENG 318 Advanced Theatre Practice 3 E
Note:
(a) Every student must offer minimum credit units of 18 and maximum of 24 in a semester.
(b) A minimum of two (2) credit units' courses from another department must be
offered in addition to all compulsory courses.
(c) Students are advised to meet their respective staff/level adviser for guidance
concerning registration.
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400 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN) LANGUAGE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 401 New Trend in Syntax 3 C
2. ENG 409 Stylistics 3 C
3. ENG 415 Pragmatics 3 C
4. ENG 403 Psycholinguistics 3 C
5. ENG 419 English for Specific Purposes 3 C
6. ENG 413 Fundamentals of Journalism 3 C
400 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN) LANGUAGE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 404 Multilingualism 3 C
2. ENG 414 Sociolinguistics 3 C
3. ENG 420 Long Essay 6 C
4. ENG 416 Language and National Dev. 3 C
5. ENG 418 Speech Writing 3 C
400 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN) LITERATURE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 409 Stylistics 3 C
2. ENG 417 Studies in Drama 3 C
3. ENG 411 Studies in Fiction 3 C
4. ENG 407 Modern Authors 3 C
5. ENG 425 Literature and Society 3 C
6. ENG 405 Commonwealth Literature 3 C
400 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN) LITERATURE EMPHASIS
S/N COURSE CODE COUSE TITLE CREDIT
UNIT STATUS
1. ENG 412 Studies in Poetry 3 C
2. ENG 426 Modern Literary Theories 3 C
3. ENG 420 Long Essay 6 C
4. ENG 408 Contemporary African Authors 3 C
5. ENG 410 Caribbean and Afro-American Lit. 3 C
Note:
(a) Every student must offer minimum credit units of 18 and maximum of 24 in a semester.
(b) Students are advised to meet their respective staff/level adviser for guidance
concerning registration.
COURSES FOR B.A. ENGLISH
100 Level
ENG 101 English Language I 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the English Language. It briefly examines its history, sound,
grammar and semantic system, varieties of English, as well as the present role of English as an
international language.30h (T), C
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ENG 103 Spoken English 3 Credits
It is a single semester course. This will concentrate, on classroom and language laboratory
exercises on conversational English, using relevant phonological material (e.g. tapes, records,
video, film, etc.) to enhance the student's spoken English. (T)15h (P), C.
ENG 105 Literary Appreciation 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the rudiments of literary appreciation and provides a critical
evaluation of literature as a foundation for the higher literary criticism theory. 30h (T), C
ENG 107 Introduction to Prose Fiction 3Credits
This course introduces students to literary language and to the organizing principles or
techniques of fiction through selected short stories and novels. 45h (T), C
ENG 109 Introduction to African Oral Literature 3 Credits
This course introduces students to traditional oral forms as they are related to contemporary
written forms. The similarity of the basic rules and connections governing oral and written
imaginative discourse will be examined. Translation of oral narrative folk poetry and song and
traditionally oriented drama will be done. Patterns of imagery, satire and irony, with emphasis
on links between oral and written forms, will also be studied. 45h (T), C
ENG 111 Introduction to Poetry 3 Credits
The course deals with an introductory course on the nature, form and characteristics of poetry.
Through selected poems, the students will be guided to acquire the tools and techniques of
literary analysis. 45h (T), C
ENG 102 English Language II 2 Credits
In a practical way, this course examines the salient features of' English Grammar focusing on
basic sentence structures, Clause types and inter-sentential relations. 30 h (T), C
ENG 104 Introduction to Nigerian Literature 2 Credits
This course provides a fairly general background to the growth and development of Nigerian
Literature from historical, socio-political and ideological perspectives. 30h (T), C
ENG 106 Basic English Grammar and Composition 3 Credits
This course introduces students to the basic rudiments of English grammar and their relevance
to composition. 45 h (T), C
ENG 108 Introduction to translated Literature 3 Credits
This course introduces students to foreign literature texts in the poetry; drama and fiction of
German, Russia, France and Arabic are studied. 45h (T), EL
ENG 110 Basic Writing Skills 3 Credits
This course emphasizes practical aspect of the principles of writing through the construction of
different types of correct and readable sentences in continuous prose. Attention is paid to the
use of correct tense and agreement between subject and verb, especially in the context or
compound and complex sentences. 45h (T), EL
ENG 112 Introduction to Drama and Theatre 3 Credits
This is a practical course through which students can acquire the practical skills of theatre,
speech and voice training, techniques of improvisation, acting and stage construction, 45h (P)C
200 Level
ENG 201 English Syntax I 3 Credits
This course examines the major constituents of the English Sentence and the different types of
sentences; simple, compound, complex and compound complex. Emphasis is placed
throughout on the essential elements of tense and concord. 45h (T), C
ENG 203 Introduction to General Phonetics and Phonology 3 Credits
This course focuses on an application of the principles of phonetic and phonology. Practical
examples and language laboratory exercises, particularly those likely to be relevant to English in
Nigeria, are emphasized. I5h (T), 30h (P), EL
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NG 205 Advanced English Composition 3 Credits
This course deals with more specialized composition writing than the essay e.g. Reports, Long
Essays, Minutes of meeting, various types of letters, etc, 45h (T), EL
ENG 207 Creative Writing I 3 Credits
This course is designed to stimulate the creative potentials of interested students. It will provide
instruction on imaginative writing with specific reference to poetry, drama and prose. To be run on a
seminar workshop basis with available writers leading the discussions. I5h (T), 30h (P) EL
ENG 209 Introduction to American Literature 3 Credits
The course is concerned with American imaginative, historical and political writings from the
colonial times to the present. The primary focus is on the development of an indigenous literature. The course also explores the politics and forces that influenced or were influenced by this literature45h (T), C
ENG 213 Language and Society
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 communication and also the cornerstone of mass participation in the development process itself.
ENG 211 African Drama 3 Credits
It is concerned with the origin and development of written dramatic works in Africa. The aim of the course is to show how African Writers have responded through theatre to their cultural, social and political situation. The course will concentrate primarily on a close study of the works of the major dramatists in the various regions of the continent. 45h (T), EL
ENG 202 English Syntax II 3 Credits
This course emphasizes the syntactic analysis of phrases and clauses, using one theory of linguistic analysis (e.g. systemic grammar), some simple syntactic processes in English such as passivization, nominalization and complementation are examined. 4511 (1'), C
ENG 204 The African Novel 3 Credits
A critical examination of the development of the African novel from the beginning to the present
day, involving a detailed study of selected texts to highlight themes, conventions and techniques in the African novel. 45h (T), C
ENG 206 History of the English Language 3 Credits
It deals with a diachronic study of the development of the English Language, from the old English period to its present day status as a world language. 4511 (T), EL
ENG 208 English Literature from the Beginning 3 Credits
The course spans the period from Anglo-Saxon invasion to the Norman Conquest. Emphasis will be on literary types and sub-types. 45h (T), C
ENG 210 Introduction to Stylistics 3 Credits
The course focuses on the origin of stylistics, the differences between style and stylistics, the features of stylistics as well as the factors that influence style.45h (T), C
300 Level
ENG 301 Contemporary English Usage 3 Credits
The focus will be on English in use in English speaking communities, attitudes to usage, the notion of correctness versus grammaticalness, variations in use and uses and the problem of defining standard English' worldwide. 4511 (T), C
ENG 303 A Survey of Applied Linguistics 3 Credits
To study in depth, the various approaches to language analysis in the classroom, viz: contrastive
analysis, error analysis. discourse analysis. A practical application of the various analytical models and their implications for teaching is done. 45h (T), C
ENG 305 The English language in Nigeria 3 Credits
The course is designed to study the history, functions and characteristics of English in Nigeria and the consequent emergence of virile local varieties and changes leading to the evolution of a Nigerian standard. It will also examine the language in relation to the distinctive properties of some Nigerian languages and how these may affect performance in Standard English. 45h (T), C

 

ENG 309 English for Professional Purposes 3 Credits
This practice-oriented course will examine the vocabulary, sentence structure and writing styles of English professions such as banking, law, advertising, administration, business and the media. Texts in these professions will be critically examined and studied. Students will be taught how to produce good spoken and written texts in different professions. 45h (T), E
ENG 321 Research Methods 3 Credits
The course is a pre-requisite for the project/Long Essay (ENG 499). The course introduces students to the methods and tools of research. 45h (T), C
ENG 311 Creative Writing II 3 Credits
It is a practical class and a continuation of ENG 207, to examine students' actual creative works and advise them on such works. 15h (T), 30h (P), EL
ENG 313 African Poetry 3 Credits
It studies the origin and development of written poetry in various parts of Africa. The pioneer poets will be studied with a view to showing how their approach to poetry differs from that of the younger generation of African poets. Emphasis will be given to the works of the major poets in East, West and South Africa.45h (T), C
ENG 319 Literature of the Black Diaspora 3 Credits
This course provides a general survey of roots and sources in the literature of Black Diaspora; the
major stages, period, and influences; the major themes, including the themes of alienation,
dislocation, colonization and neo-colonization. The thematic and structural patterns, the canons,
and the relationships of the literature of Black Diaspora with other regional Literature are
emphasized throughout the course. 45h (T), EL
ENG 321 Research Methods 3 Credits
It is pre-requisite for the project/Long Essay (ENG 499). The course introduces students to the
methods and tools of research. 45h (T),
ENG 302 Phonology of English 3 Credits
An introduction to various approaches (phonemic. prosodic, generative) to the study of English
segmental and non-segmental phonemes and their organization in concrete discourse,
supplemented with appropriates practical exercises with a view to improving the students'
perception and production of sounds. 45h (T), C
ENG 304 English Semantics 3 Credits
To concentrate on sense properties and sense relations, Problems of word versus sentences,
meaning, semantic markedness, etc. and situate the course within the general framework of
Semantic. 45h (T), C
ENG 306 Discourse Analysis 3 Credits
It deals with introduction to the principle, and practice of discourse analysis. Emphasis will be be on practical analysis, study and description of relevant textual material. Major focus will be on features of coherence and cohesion. The functions of various linking devices as well as intra and intersentential paragraph devices in texts will also be examined.45h (T),C
ENG 312 The English Language Structure 3 Credits
A course designed to reinforce competence in the use and appreciation of the major structural
patterns of English. Attention will be focused on the structures of the word, the sentence,
conjunctions, techniques of subordination, etc. 45h (T), EL
ENG 308 Computer-based Research Method 2 Credits
It is about application of software currently in use in the discipline with emphasis on their strength and weakness. Students should be made to solve problems using each of the application software.
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Future of computer application in the discipline should be discussed to stimulate and sustain the
interest of students in the use of computer applications for research and analysis in their discipline. 15h (T), 30h (P) C
ENG 310 Renaissance Literary Period 3 Credits
The period covered is from the Accession of the Tudors to the Restoration of Charles II. The Course will stress literary movements, themes, and major authors. 45h (T), C
ENG 314 Romantic Literary Period 3 Credits
A study of the Romantic period of Literature with emphasis on representative authors and dominant literary features of the period 45h (T), EL
ENG 316 Literary Criticism 3 Credits
The course is concerned with an examination of specific literary critical issues. The nature of poetry, drama and narrative, An application of different viewpoints to texts. 45h (T), C
ENG 318 Advanced Theatre Practice 3 Credits
A study of the rudiments of theatre Practice, from choice of play to casting, directing, costuming,
lighting, stage management, theatrical productions, etc. Students are expected to stimulate the
theatrical process through the production of short play or theatrical sketches. 45h (T), EL.
400 Level
ENG 40 I New Trends in Syntax 3 Credits
This course examines the syntactic treatment of topics of relevance or currency. Recommended for inclusions are pronominalization, complement structures, case marking, thematic roles, negation, grammatical categories e.g. tense, aspect, tense marking, etc. 45h (T). C
ENG 415 American Literature 3 Credits
A study of selected American authors with a American imaginative, historical and political writings of the modern period, selected modern American authors ill poetry, drama and prose. 45h (T), EL
Eng 415 Pragmatics 3 Credits
This course is related to English 304, which is its pre-requisite. It focuses on utterance meaning as distinct from Sentence meaning, and on the socio-cultural and linguistic rules that determine the correct interpretation of terms in the real world. 45h (T), C
Eng 419 English for Specific Purposes 3 Credits
This course examines the way in which English may be adapted to particular circumstances and
purposes, with emphasis on specialized varieties of English, the language of journalism, business, bureaucracy, science and technology, public speaking, etc. Students are to write a short project involving field work on any of the area covered.45h (T), C
ENG 418 Speech Writing 3 Credits
The course focuses on speech writing as a communication skill. 45h (T), C
ENG 413 Fundamentals of Journalism 3 Credits
Historical development of newspapers in Nigeria, functions of newspaper offices and officers, the press laws, the press in Nigeria, News reporting, freelancing, professional code and language of journalism.
ENG 404 Multilingualism 3 Credits

ARB 109 Arabic Composition 1 2 Credits c
This course provides students with the basic skills in the practice of writing, which include Letter
writing and Essays on various topics that cover religious and social spheres.
ARB 111 Introduction to General Linguistics 2 Credits C
Definition and scope of language, Arabs' views about the origin of Language should be studied. The importance of language to individual and society should be taught. Language groups with emphasis on semetic group should also be covered.
ARB 113 Literary Texts 1 2 Credits C
Texts form Islamic and modern Arabic literature will be selected for analytical study.
SECOND SEMESTER
ARB 102 Literary Texts 11 2 Credits C
This is a continuation of literary texts 1 which started in the first semester. It is designed
to further expose the students to different literary styles. Texts will therefore be selected from
various literary genres.
ARB 104 Introduction to Arabic Rhetoric (al-balagha) 2 Credits C
A general over view of the historical development of balagha from the Jaliliyyat period to the modern
time should be covered. Also to be taught is al-fasaha, al- balagha, and al-uslub.
ARB 106 The History of the Arabs and Their Language 3 Credits R
The course introduces the students to the people of Arabian Peninsula and their spread to other parts of the world especially to Africa. The course also includes social, cultural, religious and political
setting of the Arabs. Students will also be exposed to the origin, classification and Typology of Arabic.
ARB 108 Translation Drills 2 Credits C
The course is designed to introduce students to the skills of translating from and in to Arabic.
Students will be drilled to translate texts of various topics from English into Arabic and vice-versa.
ARB 110 Arabic Composition 11 2Credits C
Students will be introduced to more complex style of writing on various issues like story writing
reporting political, social religious issues.
ARB 112 Arabic Grammar 11 2 Credits C
The following topics will be taught: Alaozan-us-sarfiyyah, Al- Mujarrad, Al- Mazid, Al-Jamid & Al- Mutasarrif.
ARB 114 Arabic Reader 11 2 Credits C
The course introduces students to intensive and extensive reading of selected texts on various topics.
200 LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER
ARB 201 Phonetics and Phonology of Arabic 3 credits C
Definition of phonetics and a study of Arabic vowels and consonants, organs of speech and their roles in the speech production, phonetic symbols, Arabic phonetic transcription, assimilation and
dissimilation, contrastive studies between Arabic sounds and any Nigerian language sounds.
Phonology and the science of reading the Qur'an (Tajweed). Language laboratory should be used
for the course.
ARB 203 Development of Arabic Rhetoric 3 Credits C
Detailed study of historical development of balagha from Jahiliyyat period to the modern time,
taking into consideration all developmental stages of Balagha. The relationship between balagha
and stylistics should also be studied.
ARB 205 Advanced Arabic Grammar 1 2 Credits C
A study of the major aspect of Arabic Grammar such as As-sohih, mu'tall, naqis al-lazim almutahddi, al-mabniy & al- majul, al- mukkad gayrul muakkad & al- mabniy lil ma'alum, mabniy lil majhul.
ARB 207 The History of Arabic in West Africa 2 Credits C
A general study of Islam & Arabic in West Africa especially the roles of Arabic in the West Africa Empires and Kingdoms such as Mail empire, Ghana Empire Kanem/Borno Empire and Sokoto Khelifate is the basic concern of the course.
ARB 209 Advanced Translation Drills 1 2 Credits C
Extracts from political, social, religious texts be taken for translation drills. At least ten passages
of about three hundred worlds each to be translated from English into Arabic and vice-versa.
ARB 211 Pre-Islamic Literature 3 Credits C
General life patterns of the Arabs before Islam and their influence on the literature. Two poets
and some of their odes should be taught extensively studied. Two prosaic works should also be
extensively taught.
ARB 213 Arabic Lexicography 2 Credits C
Review of the historical development of the study of Arabic lexicography and events that led to
the appearance of the early major dictionaries in Arabic. A study of the methods of arranging the
various lexicons should be covered. Features of bi-lingual dictionaries (English-Arabic & Arabic
English) should also be treated.
SECOND SEMESTER
ARB 202 Early Islamic and Umayyad literature 3 credit C
A study of the influence of Islam on Arab social life and the impact of the Qur'an and Hadith on
Arabic language and literature should be studied. Two poets and two orators of the period must
be studied extensively. This is in addition to general life of Umayyad period and a study of
Naqaid. Two poets and two orators must also be studied.
ARB 204 Arabic Rhetoric (bayan) 3 credit C
All topics in bayan should be taught extensively. These include At-tashbin (simile), al-majaz
(metaphor), and al-kinyat (metonymy), etc.
ARB 206 Advanced Arabic Grammar 11 2 credit C
An advanced study of the following grammatical rules: Al- mabuniy mu'arab, nasbu fi'l, and its
cases, jazmu fi'l and its cases, raful fi'l and its cases should be studied.
ARB 208 Advanced Translation Drills 11 2 credits C
Extracts from economic and scientific topics will be selected for translation. At least ten passages of about three hundred words to be translated from English in to Arabic & vice versa.
ARB 210 Development of Arabic Studies in Nigeria 2 credits E
The course is preoccupied with a general study of Islam and Arabic in Nigeria. Factors
responsible for the development of Arabic in Nigeria, periods of Arabic literary development,
Arabic in Schools Colleges and Universities should be covered.
ARB 212 Nigerian Novels in Arabic 2 credits C
A general study of development of novels writing in Nigeria and analysis of some translated
works from English and Nigerian language to Arabic is the trust of this course. At least, three
translated works will be studied.
ARB 214 Afro Arab linguistic Relations. 2 Credits E
A general review of the emergence of Arabs in Africa and a study of the influence of Arabic on some Africa languages at different linguistic levels constitute the general focus of this course. The languages include among others Kswahili, Hausa, Madigo, Yoruba, Nupe, and Fulfude.
300 LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER
ARB 301 Arabic Literature in Abbasid period. 3 Credits C
The general socio political life of the period, the influence of non Arab cultures on language and
literature, art of writing and its characteristics during the period. Three of the writers should be
taught: Ibn Muqaffa, Al Jahiz, Al hariry. The impact of the new life on the poems of the two poets are
to be taught extensively.
ARB 303 Arabic Literature of Nigerian Authorship 3 Credits C
A study of the major poetry and prose works writing by Nigerian authors. Old and new trends in such works should be treated. Different themes in both poetry and prose should be covered.
ARB 305 Arabic Literature in the Muslim Spain 2 Credits E
A historical background on the establishment of Arab dynasty in Spain (Andalusia) Three poets the period and their poems be taught: Ibn Zaidun, Ibn Hani, Ibn Abd - rabbih Khafaja. Two prose writers should also be taught.
ARB 307 Arabic Rhetoric (Ma'ani) 3 Credits C
Major topics in Maani will be studied. These include al-Khabar & al- Insha, Adhikra al hadzf altaqdim, Attakhir, al- qasr, al-wasl & al- fasl al- ijaz, al-itnab and al-musawat.
ARB 309 Development of Arabic Grammar 2 Credits E
A study of the historical development of the Arabic Grammar form Abdul aswad d- dualy to Ibnu Malik. A general over view of the modern trends in Arabic Grammar should be covered.
ARB 311 Arts and Science of Translation 2 Credits C
A study of code & context meaning, aspects of polysemy, Oligosemy, shared experience,
Contraction, absence of idea and cases of figure between Arabic as a source Language and its target language and vice versa.
ARB 313 Arabic Linguistic Sources 2 Credits C
This course in designed to expose students to important reference materials and their authors in the field of Arabic Language.
SECOND SEMESTER 300 LEVEL
ARB 302 Arabic Literature During the Turkish Era 2 Credits C
This course exposes students to the emergence of non Arabs in the running of the affairs of the
Muslim world and its impact on language and literature. A study of the major literary works of the period such as Madhu Busairy and lamiyatul Wardy for poetry and few other prosaic works
should be focused on.
ARB 304 Arabic Rhetoric (al badi) 2 Credits C
Important topics will be studied: These include al-jinas, al- iqtibas, assaji, At- tibaq, al- muqabalat, Husnut ta'lil, Taakidu, modh & Taakid dhami, Uslub ul- hakeem and al mutabaqa.
ARB 306 Advanced Practical Translation: 3 Credits C
Extracts from political, Economic, Social and scientific topics are taken for translation drills.
ARB 308 Classical Literary Criticism 2 Credits C
An overview of the development of Literary Criticism, studying the following literary critics: Ibn
Sallam al- Jumahy, Ibn qutaibn, ibn al- mu'tazz al amidhy and Abdul Azeez al- Jurjaniy. A study of some types of literary criticisms, and a critical analysis of al- mirazaril al wasatat.
ARB 310 Arabic Drama 2 Credits C
The historical origin of drama in Arabic. Contact with the west and a study of selected play
wrights e.g. Mahmood Tymoor, Amad Shawqi, Taofiq al hakeem. At least one full play by an
Arab author and one by a Nigerian author should be analytically studied.
ARB 312 Arabic Literary Sources 2 Credits C
This course expose students to the major references in Arabic literature. Such sources to be
covered include al- aghani, al- literature. Such sources to be covered include al- aghani, alaghani,
al- hayawan, al- bukhala, Subhuli a' sha, al- mathal s sair, Tabaqat Shurara, Infaq ul
maysur, Brocklisman's work, Harakatul lughati, arabiyya, by Ghalanci, Athagafat ul- arabiyya
by Abukabar and Misban by Adam al ilory. Students are expected to be abratest of the contents
and styles of such works.
ARB 314 Advanced Morphology of Arabic 2 Credits
A study of the following topics in morphology should be covered. These are: al- Jamid and its
components together with al- mushtaq and its component. Also to be treated are al- mujarral
and al mazid from nominal perspective, al maqsur, al manqus Asshih, and other selected nominative cases.
400 LEVEL
FIRST SEMESTER
ARB 401 Modern Arabic Literature 2 credits C
A study of the factors responsible for the renaissance of Arabic literature and the fore runners of
the modern renaissance namely; Al-barudy, Hafidh Ibrahim, Ahmad Shaugy, Mustafa al Maufahifi and Khahili Jibran should be considered . Their works and lives must be studied extensively
ARB 403 Modern Literary Criticism 2 credits C
A study of modern approach to Arabic literary criticism should be considered. Contact with the
west, the ideologically based schools and the major exponents of modern criticism such as al-
Maziny, Taha Husain and al aqqad.
ARB 405 Arabic Prosody 1 2 credits C
A detailed study of the sixteen meters of Arabic poetry rules and exceptions as well as
morphological and grammatical constraints (Az- zihaf & addarurat) should be dealt with.
ARB 407 Arabic Literature in the Americans 2 credits C
A study of historical development and political circumstance the led to the migration of the
Arabs to the Americas should be studied. Major themes of American Arabic Literature with
supporting texts from prose and poems will be studied together with their authors.
ARB 409 Arts and Practice of Creative Writing in Arabic 2 credits E
The course seeks to encourage and develop in students the skill for writing creatively and imaginatively. Students are to be familiar with the practice of writing through a mini work of Art
e.g. short, poem, and play.
ARB 411 Research Methodology 2 credits C
a. Introduction to modern methods of research in Arabic studies should be considered.
b. Choice of a topic, collection of data, interview, administration of questionnaire,
Literature review, the main body of the research, the conclusion parts, the reference pattern,
placed of Language and reference materials.
ARB 413 Readings from Linguistic Texts 2 credits C
The course exposes the students to selected Linguistic texts from acclaimed and renowned
scholars like Ibn Jinny, Assayuti, Tha'alabi, and Abdullahi bin fudi. At least two texts from each
of the scholars will be treated.
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SECOND SEMESTER
ARB 402 Contemporary issues in Arabic Language and Literature 2credits C
A detailed study of the following topics: Arabic in the globalized world, Arabicization of knowledge al- adabul Islamiyy (Islam Nigeria Educational Agencies. e.g. WAEC, NECO, NERDC, Arabic Village.
ARB 404 Arabic Prosody 11 2 credits C
This course exposes students to the second part of Arabic prosody i.e Qafiya. The topic expected to be studied include: definition of qafiya, vowels (harakat) of defects of qafiya and modern trends in Arabic prosody.

ARB 406 Introduction to comparative literature 2 credits C
Historical development of comparative literature in Arabic and definition and scope of comparative literature should be studied. Essential tools of comparative studies, the comparison between Arabic literature and other literatures (Arabic and Asian literatures, Arabic & European literature, Arabic and African literatures).
ARB 408 Advanced Arabic Syntax 2 credits C
Students are to be familiar with some advanced syntactical issues such at ttawabi', al- ikhtisas, alishtighal, an- nudba.
ARB 410 Special Author 2 credits C
This course is designed for an in depth study of a selected special author. In it, the students will be
exposed to his personality, biography and works.
ARB 412 Long Essay 6 credits C
A supervised essay written in Arabic of 5,000 words based on individual research into an Area of
Arabic language, literature or both chosen by the individual students but approved by the
department. Student may also be allowed to translate any linguistic or literary work form
English/Nigeria Language in to Arabic and from Arabic/Nigeria language in to English

 

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  • (a) Every student must offer minimum credit units of 18 and maximum of 24 in a semester.
    (b) A minimum of two (2) credit units' courses from another department must be offered
    in addition to all compulsory courses.
    (c) Students are advised to meet their respective staff/level adviser for guidance
    concerning registration.

     
  • The course examines the problems of national languages, official orthographies, languages to be
    taught in schools and the general problems of language policy and language planning. These
    problems are identified. Studied and analyzed. Specific reference is made to the position of English in multilingual African and other nation. 45h (T), EL
    ENG 416 Language and National Development 3 Credits
    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. 45h (T), C
    ENG 409 Stylistics 3 Credits
    The study, description and analysis of various sample literary texts by the principles of literary
    theory and practice as well as the principles of linguistic analysis. 45h (T), C
    ENG 417 Studies in Drama 3 Credits
    An intensive study of major dramatic works in English or translated into English. Texts which are adjudged to be representative of the major landmarks in dramatic literature from Aeschylus to the present will be studied. Emphasis will be placed on the critical theory of dramatic literature, 45h (T), C
    ENG 408 Modern Literary Theory 3Credits
    Recent trends in Literary Criticism including their relevance to African Literature. 45h (T), C
    ENG 412 Studies in Poetry 3Credits
    An intensive and analytical study of major poetic forms in English or translated into English.
    Emphasis will be on a careful study of the different kinds of poetry and how poetic forms change in response to aesthetic and intellectual movements. Much attention will be paid to poetic language and technique and to the major creative theories and critical document of poetry. 45h (T), C
    ENG 414 Studies in Caribbean and Afro-American Literature 3 Credits
    This is specialized study that focuses on the major works or selected authors on the regions. Major influences on the literature and the various critical parameters for appreciation of the literature will be examined. 45h (T), C
    ENG 405 Commonwealth literature
    This course will concentrate on a study of the major themes and literary trends in the following areas of the commonwealth: Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, and the West Indies.
    ENG 425 Literature and Society
    The course is concern with the contemporary views on relationship between imaginative literature and societies that produce and read it.
    ENG 420 Long Essay 6 Credits
    A special paper of between 4,000 and 8,000 words to be written by each student in an acceptable
    topic that deals with literature; the English language or collecting, analyzing and interpreting data and of composing a scholarly paper. 225h (P), C
    SUMMARY
    100L
    Compulsory: ENG 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 109, 111, 112, GNS 101, 102, 103, 104
    Elective: 108, 110.
    200L
    Compulsory: ENG 201, 202, 203, 203, 208, 209, 210, 213, GNS 201, 202, 203, 204
    Elective: 205, 206, 207, 211
    300L
    Compulsory: (Language Emphasis): 301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306, 308, 312, 321
    Compulsory: (Literature Emphasis): 308, 310, 311, 313, 314, 316
    GNS 301, 302, 304, 304
    Elective: (Language Emphasis) 309, 312
    Elective: (Literature Emphasis) 307, 318
    400L
    Compulsory: (Language Emphasis) 401,409, 415, 403, 405, 413, 404, 414, 416, 418, 420.
    Compulsory: (Literature Emphasis) 409, 417, 411, 407, 405, 410, 412, 425, 426, 420.
    Required: (Language Emphasis) NIL
    Required: (Literature Emphasis) NIL

    B.A (HONS) ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    The Philosophy
    The philosophy of the programme is to produce global citizens capable of communicating
    effectively in Arabic and thus making it possible for Nigeria to contribute fully their Quota to the
    development of Humanities in the National and International affairs.

    Objectives of the Programme
    1. To produce students who are skillful in the major language skills. Namely: Listening,
    Speaking, Reading, Writing and Translating.
    2. To enhance manpower in the field of language act, Communication and the
    International affairs.
    3. To empower the students to be self-reliable using Arabic skills as a basis.
    4. To prepare graduates of Arabic for further studies in the relevant academic and
    professional disciplines.
    5. To prepare graduates who will be capable of teaching Arabic language at different levels
    of education.

    DEPARTMENT LANGUAGES AND LITERARY STUDIES (ARABIC
    UNIT)
    LIST OF COURSES FOR B.A. ARABIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE
    PROGRAMME
    100 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 101 Arabic Grammar I 2 C
    2. ARB 103 Conversational Drills 2 C
    3. ARB 105 Arabic Reader I 2 C
    4. ARB 107 Introduction to Arabic Literature 2 C
    5. ARB 109 Arabic Composition I 2 C
    6. ARB 111 Introduction to General Linguistics 2 C
    7. ARB 113 Literary Text I 2 C
    8. GNS 101 Use of English I 2 C
    9. GNS 103 Computer Appreciation I 1 C
    (NOTE) (i) All Students of Arabic must compulsorily offer two or four credit units on
    Islamic studies Department/Unit.
    (ii) Each student must offer minimum credit units of 18 and maximum of 24 for
    the semester.
    100 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 102 Literary Text 1 2 C
    2. ARB 104 Introduction to Arabic Rhetoric 2 C
    3. ARB 106 The History of Arabs and their Language 3 C
    4. ARB 108 Translation Drills 2 C
    5. ARB 110 Arabic Composition II 2 C51
    6. ARB 112 Arabic Grammar II 2 C
    7. ARB 114 Arabic Reader II 2 C
    8. GNS 102 Use of English II 2 C
    9. GNS 104 Computer Appreciation II 1 C
    200 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. GNS 201 International Languages Option I (ARABIC)2 C
    2. ARB 201 Phonetics and Phonology of Arabic 2 C
    3. ARB 203 Development and Arabic Rhetoric 3 C
    4. ARB 205 Advanced Arabic Grammar 3 C
    5. ARB 207 The History of Arabic in West Africa 2 C
    6. ARB 209 Advanced Translational Drills I 2 C
    7. ARB 211 Pre-Islamic Literature 3 C
    8. ARB 213 Arabic Lexicography 2 C
    9. GNS 201 Foreign Language I 1 C
    10 GNS 203 Innovation & Product Development 2 C
    200 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. GNS 202 International Languages Option II (ARABIC)2 C
    2. ARB 202 Early Islamic Umayyad Literature 3 C
    3. ARB 204 Arabic Rhetoric (bayan) 3 C
    4. ARB 206 Advanced Arabic Grammar Ii 2 C
    5. ARB 208 Advanced Translational Drills II 2 C
    6. ARB 210 Development of Arabic Studies in Nigeria2 E
    7. ARB 212 Nigeria Novels in Arabic 2 C
    8. ARB 214 Afro Arab Linguistic Relations 2 E
    9. GNS 202 Foreign Language II 1 C
    10. GNS 204 Enterprise Creation & Development 2 C
    300 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 301 Arabic Literature in Abbasid Period 3 C
    2. ARB 303 Arabic Literature in Nigeria Authorship3 C
    3. ARB 305 Arabic Literature in the Muslim Spain 3 C
    4. ARB 307 Arabic Rhetoric (Ma'ami) 3 E
    5. ARB 309 Development of Arabic Grammar 2 E
    6. ARB 311 Arts and Science of Translation 2 C
    7. ARB 313 Arabic Linguistic Sources 2 C
    8. GNS 301 General Science & Environment 2 C
    9. GNS 303 Entrepreneurship Mentorship 1 C

  • 300 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 302 Arabic Literature during the Turkish Era 3 C
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    2. ARB 304 Arabic Rhetoric (al-Badi) 2 C
    3. ARB 306 Advanced Practical Translation 3 C
    4. ARB 308 Classical Literary Criticism 2 C
    5. ARB 310 Arabic Drama 2 C
    6. ARB 312 Arabic Literary Sources 2 C
    7. ARB 314 Advanced Morphology of Arabic 2 C
    8. GNS 302 Ethics Leadership & Culture 2 C
    9. GNS 304 Enterprise Resource Planning 1 C
    400 LEVEL: FIRST SEMESTER (HARMATTAN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 401 Modern Arabic Literature 3 C
    2. ARB 403 Modern Literary Criticism 2 C
    3. ARB 405 Arabic Prosody I 2 C
    4. ARB 407 Arabic Literature in the America 3 C
    5. ARB 409 Arts and Practical of Creative
    Writing in Arabic 2 E
    6. ARB 411 Research Methodology 3 C
    7. ARB 413 Reading from Linguistic Texts 3 C
    8. GNS 401 Entrepreneurship Practice 2 C
    400 LEVEL: SECOND SEMESTER (RAIN)
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 402 Contemporary Issue in
    Arabic Language and Literature 2 C
    2. ARB 404 Arabic Prosody II 2 C
    3. ARB 406 Introduction to Comparative Literature3 C
    4. ARB 408 Advanced Arabic Syntax 3 C
    5. ARB 410 Long Essay 6 C
    6. ARB 412 Special Author 2
    Note:- At 100 and 200 Level, at each semester, students are expected to take at least, two
    credits course units from Islamic Studies Department or any Department to complete his
    required credits for each semester. The Required Credit Load for each semester is minimum of
    eighteen and maximum of twenty-four, including General Study Courses.
    ELECTIVE COURSES FOR OTHER DEPARTMENTS
    S/N COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDIT UNIT STATUS
    1. ARB 115 Arabic Grammar I 2 C
    2. ARB 117 Arabic Reader I 2 C
    3. ARB 116 Arabic Grammar II 2 C
    4. ARB 118 Arabic Reader II 2 C
    5. ARB 215 Arabic Grammar 2 C
    6. ARB 217 Arabic Composition 2 C
    7. ARB 216 Intermediate Arabic Grammar 2 C
    8. ARB 218 Intermediate Arabic Compostion 2 C
    COURSES FOR B.A. ARABIC,
    FIRST SEMSTER
    ARB 101 Arabic Grammar 1 2 Credits C
    A detailed study of the grammar of the Arabic language involving inflection and factors
    governing them (asmai, af'al and huruf)
    ARB 103 Conversational Drills 2 Credits C
    Students will be exposed to different conversational patterns in Arabic such as sentence
    formation and telling short stories in Arabic. Language laboratory will be used for the course.
    THE DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERARY STUDIES
    ARB 105 Arabic Reader 1 2 Credits C
    Reading and writing of fully vocalized long passages across social, religious and cultural topics.
    ARB 107 Introduction to Arabic Literature 2 Credits C
    A study of definition of adab (literature) and its historical development. Factors that influence
    literary production and Essential elements of literature i. e. Al-Khayal, (Al-atifat, al-uslib, al-fikrat) should be studied. Examples should be taken from the prosaic and poetic works of the prominent Arab literary artists.