Course Catalogue

Course Code: ENG 408
Course Name:
Creative Writing – II
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

A workshop/pedagogy course in poetry or fiction for students who wish to further their knowledge of literature through practice of the art, and for those who intend to become practicing writers and critics.

Course Code: ENG 409
Course Name:
Translation Theory and Practicum
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course will teach about the relationship between the source language and the target language in the process of translation. The debate will centre on between fluent and non-fluent translation. It will also teach translation as a third code.

Course Code: ENG 410
Course Name:
Diaspora Writing
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course examines problems and issues in the literature and film produced by diasporic and migrant communities. Structured around several modules in which various texts are used to investigate such issues as identity and subjectivity, displacement, memory, family and home, this course investigates the problematic nature of these issues and highlights their significance in global diasporas.

Course Code: ENG 4101
Course Name:
Research Methodology
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

The Research Methodology course is designed to allow students to gain a sufficient amount of “explicit” (conscious) knowledge on research. Students will learn how to begin research, explore ideas, search for secondary sources, assess these sources, write annotated bibliographies, compile a literature review, document sources, write an abstract, and prepare a research proposal. The final product of this course is a research proposal that will be used to begin the dissertation in the final semester.

Course Code: ENG 4103
Course Name:
Digital Humanities
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course introduces students to a wide variety of digital tools, theory and practice of using computational methods in digital humanities. The resources will not be limited to text, but will incorporate sound, images and videos.

Course Code: ENG 4104
Course Name:
Introduction to Cultural Studies
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course introduces students to the field of Cultural Studies, helping them develop an understanding of the approach as an analytical tool. Given that culture is a social process, this course will enable students to use a Cultural Studies lens to examine and engage critically with the meaningful yet often neglected relationship between culture and signifying practices.

Course Code: ENG 4105
Course Name:
Ecocriticism
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

The course will explore the connections of environmental issues to culture, society and how it has altered/invented literary traditions. The focus will be to note how the environmental questions emerge in culture, literature and literary studies and  investigate the human relationships with larger, non-human contexts.

Course Code: ENG 4106
Course Name:
Contemporary Literatures in English
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

The growth and development of English as the literary language of choice. It also discusses muti-culturalism. Most of these writers are from Africa and Asia and can also be classified as translingual writers.

Course Code: ENG 4107
Course Name:
Syllabus Design and Materials Development
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course explores the issues related to development, implementation and evaluation of language programs. It is designed on the assumption that “a sound educational program should be based on an analysis of learners’ needs.” This course addresses curriculum and syllabus at national level and looks at different syllabus types (e.g. structural, notional-functional, communicative and task-based) and the ways in which these can be instantiated in published and teacher-designed materials. This course also examines critically the theoretical orientations which underpin language teaching materials designed for a range of contexts, and explores the processes of material analysis, evaluation, adaptation and production.

Course Code: ENG 4108
Course Name:
Critical Literacy and Technology
Credit Hours:
3.00
Detailed Syllabus:

This course offers students the opportunity to develop a lens, frame or perspective to critically view technological influence in language teaching and learning. It also aims to equip students with demonstrable knowledge and skills for ongoing meaning making within an evolving digital and global landscape. Moreover, students will also learn about the role of leadership to align technology strategy in a particular teaching-learning community.

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