African Language Programmes

 

4-YEAR AND 3-YEAR ACADEMIC PROGRAMMES

The Department offers the following undergraduate degree programmes:

  1. A 4-year B.A. degree in Igbo and Chinese Languages (UME)
  2. A 3-year B.A. degree in Igbo and Chiese Languages (DIRECT)

AND

  1. Course for servicing B.A. Ed/ Igbo programme mounted by Education Faculty.

N.B. Presently, only courses in Igbo Language, Literature and Culture are offered/mounted.

 

 

Entry Requirements

In addition to University minimum entry requirements, candidates must obtain credit pass in English Language and the relevant African Language of his study.

Direct entry candidates must obtain at least merit pass at NCE in the relevant African Language of his study, or two passes  at GCE Advanced level or its equivalent with three other subjects at SSCE, NECO, GCE O/L; or three passes at GCE A/L with two other subjects in SSCE, NECO, GCE O/L; two passes at the UMB Examination or its equivalent with credit passes in three other subjects. In either case, a credit pass in English (SSCE/GCE.) O/L is required.

 

Job Opportunities

The programmes of studies are designed to produce the following categories of qualified manpower required for national development,

  1. Teachers of Igbo and Chinese Languages
  2. Media Practitioners
  • Translators and Interpreters
  1. Editors
  2. Cultural, information and ethnographic officers/curators
  3. Creative Writers
  • Consultants
  • Researchers /Research Assistants.
  1. Administrators in foreign embassies, offices and banks.

 

The Numbering System-Guidelines

Language (Grammar)                                                  0

Literature                                                                    1

History                                                                        2

Culture/Folklore                                                          3

Igbo Linguistics                                                          4

Research Methodology & Project                               5

 

 

N.B. In the numbering system, three digits are used;

  1. The first digit stands for the year of study
  2. The middle digit stands for the course or stress area.
  3. The last digit indicates the number of courses in that area which have been taught, thereby giving a chronology of courses taught.

 

Designation/Status of Courses

  1. General Studies Courses: These are courses under the General studies programme which students must take and pass to fulfill the University requirements for the award of a degree.
  2. Intra Facluty Courese: These are courses outside the discipline but within the departments of the faculty of Arts which must be taken and passed to fulfill the University requirements for the award of a degree.
  3. Departmental/Core/Major Courses: These are core courses within the discipline that must be taken and passed.
  4. Inter-Faculty/Electives: These are courses outside the Faculty from which students exposed to for purposes of fulfilling the minimum requirements for the award of a degree.

 

 

 

4-YEAR B.A. DEGREE PROGRAMME – IGBO

 

YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                         General Studies Courses                                             

GSS 101          Use of English 1                                             1

GSS 104          Intro to History and Philosophy of Science   2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples and Culture                         2

GSS 108          Basic Igbo Studies                                          1

 

Intra Faculty Course

FRE 101          Elementary French I                                       2

ENG 101         Elements of English Grammar & Usage  I     3

 

Department/Core Courses

IGB 101          Elementary Igbo I                                           2

IGB 103          Introduction to the Igbo People and

their language                                                  2

IGB 104          Composition and Comprehension in Igbo      2

IGB 141          Introduction to Linguistics I                           2

CHS 101         Intro to the Chinese People and their

Culture                                                                        2

Inter Faculty Courses

MAC 111        Introduction to Reporting and News writing  2

Total                                                               23

 

YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

General Studies Courses

GSS 102          Use of English II                                            1

GSS 103          Introduction to Philosophy and Logic            2

GSS 109          Basic Igbo Studies II                                      1

Intra Faculty Courses

FRE 102          Elementary French II                                      2

ENG 102         Elements of English Grammar & Usage  II    3

Department/Core Course

IGB 102          Elementary Igbo II                                         2

IGB 111          Creative Writing in Igbo                                 2

IGB 121          Introduction to the History of Igbo                2

IGB 142          Introduction to Linguistics II                         2

IGB 109          Studies in Igbo Mechanical Accuracy I          2

CHS 102         Oral Chinese                                                   2

Inter Faculty Courses

MAC 172        Introduction to Online Journalism

and News Media                                             2

Total                                                               24

 

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intra Faculty Courses                                                          

FRA 201         Intermediate French I                                     2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 203          Use of Igbo Language                                                2

IGB 208          Creative Writing in Igbo II                             2

IGB 209          Studies in Igbo Mechanical Accuracy II        2

IGB 211          Introduction to Igbo Oral Literature              2

IGB 213          Introduction to Language Theories                2

IGB 241          Introduction to Phonetics                               2

IGB 242          Introduction to Morphology                           2

IGB 201          Intermediate Igbo I                                         2

Inter Faculty Courses

CSC 101         Computer Programming and Language I       2

MAC 201        News Editing                                                  2

Total                                                               22

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intrafaculty Courses                                                

FRA 202         Intermediate French II                                                2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 204                      Igbo Phonology I                                2

IGB 205                      Introduction to Semantics                  2

IGB 206                      Igbo Morphology                                2

IGB 207                      Igbo Syntax I                                      2

IGB 212                      Introduction to Varieties of

Igbo Prose                                           2

IGB 214                      Introduction to Literary Theories       2

IGB 215                      Igbo Metalanguage and New words  2

IGB 216          Creative Writing II                                         2

 

Inter Faculty Courses

CSC 102         Computer Applications                                   2

MAC 212        Writing for the Mass Media                            2

ENT 200         Introduction to Entrepreneurial Sudies           0

Total                                                               22

 

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER      

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit      

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 301          Igbo Grammar                                                 2

IGB 303          Igbo Dialects                                                   2

IGB 311          Forms of Igbo Poetry                                      2

IGB 312          Literary Criticism in Igbo                   2

IGB 313          Introduction to Igbo drama                            2

IGB 331          Studies of Igbo Institutions                            2

IGB 333          Introduction to Igbo Traditional Medicine     2

IGB 335          Introduction to Analytical Theories of Culture 2

IGB 337          Basic Translation                                             2

IGB 351          Social Change                                                 2

IGB 361          Selected Works of Igbo Prose                                    2

Total                                                             22

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                 

Departmental/Core Courses                                  

IGB 302          Igbo Phonology II                                          2

IGB 304          Igbo Syntax II                                                2

IGB 314          Selected Igbo Prose, Poetry and Drama         2

IGB 315          Igbo Stylistics I                                               2

IGB 316          Selected Works on Igbo Drama                      2

IGB 317          Igbo Arts and Craft                                        2

IGB 318          Studies of Figures of Speech and Thought    2

IGB 332          Igbo Cultural Life, thoughts and Beliefs        2

IGB 334          Names Among Igbo people                            2

IGB 336          Introduction to Analytical Theories

of Translation                                                  2

IGB 352          Research Methodology                                   2

Total                                                               22

 

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental/Core Courses                                  

IGB 401          Topics in Igbo Phonology                               3

IGB 402          Contrastive Studies (Igbo and English)          3

IGB 415          Comparative Study of Igbo Literature           3

IGB 431          Introduction to Igbo

Traditional Music                                            3

IGB 432          Issues In Igbo Folklore and life                      3

IGB 433          Igbo Philosophy                                              2

IGB 445          Lexicography                                                  2

IGB 447          Semantics                                                        2

Total                                                               21

 

 

FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental/Core Courses                                 

IGB 403          Topics in Igbo Syntax                                     2

IGB 404          Theory and Practice of Translation                 2

IGB 411          Conmtemporary Igbo Poetry                          2

IGB 412          Contemporary Igbo Fiction                            2

IGB 413          Contemporary Igbo Drama and Production   3

IGB 414          Igbo Stylistics II                                             2

IGB 434          Contrastive Studies in some

Nigerian Cultures                                            3

IGB 446          Lexicography II                                              2

IGB 452          Project                                                             4

Total                                                               22

 

 

3-YEAR B.A. DEGREE PROGRAMME

IGBO (DIRECT ENTRY)

 

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER        

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intra Faculty Courses

FRE 101          Elementary French I                                       2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 201          Intermediate Igbo I                                         2

IGB 203          Use of Igbo Language                                               2

IGB 209          Studies in Igbo Mechanical Accuracy            2

IGB 211          Introduction Igbo Oral Literature                   2

IGB 213          Introduction to Language Theories                2

IGB 241          Introduction to Phonetics                               2

IGB 242          Introduction to Morphology                           2

Inter Faculty Courses

CSC 101         Computer Programming and Language I       2

Total                                                               18

 

 

 

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intra Faculty Courses

FRE 102          Elementary French II                                      2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 204          Igbo Phonology I                                            2

IGB 205          Introduction to Semantics                              2

IGB 206          Igbo Morphology                                            2

IGB 207          Igbo Syntax I                                                  2

IGB 208          Creative Writing in Igbo                                 2

IGB 212          Introduction to Varieties of Igbo Prose          2

IGB 214          Introduction to Literary Theories                   2

CHS 202         Composition and Writing

in Chinese                                                       2

Inter Faculty Courses

CSC 102         Computer Applications                                   2

Total                                                               20

 

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intra Faculty Courses                                               

FRE 201          Intermediate French I                                     2

IGB 361          Selected Works of Igbo Prose                        2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 301          Igbo Grammar                                                 2

IGB 303          Igbo Dialects                                                   2

IGB 311          Forms of Igbo Poetry                                      2

IGB 312          Literary Criticism in Igbo                               2

IGB 313          Introduction to Igbo Drama                           2

IGB 331          Studies of Igbo Institutions                            2

IGB 333          History of Traditional Medicine                     2

IGB 337          Basic Translation                                             2

IGB 351          Social Change                                                 2

IGB 335          Inmtroduction to Theories of Culture             2

Total                                                             24

 

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Intra Faculty Courses                                                                      

FRE 202          Intermediate French II                                                2

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 302          Igbo Phonology II                                          2

IGB 304          Igbo Syntax II                                                2

IGB 314          Selected Works on Igbo Poetry                      2

IGB 315          Igbo Stylistics                                                 2

IGB 316          Selected Works on Igbo Drama                      2

IGB 317          Igbo Arts and Crafts                                       2

IGB 318          Studies in Figures of Speech and Thought     2

IGB 332          Igbo Cultural Life, Thoughts and Beliefs       2

IGB 334          Names among the Igbo People                       2

IGB 352          Research Methodology in Igbo                      2

Total                                                              22

 

 

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER                   

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental/Core Courses                                      

IGB 401          Topics in Igbo Phonology                               3

IGB 402          Contrastive Studies (Igbo and English)          3       IGB 415 Comparative Studies in Igbo Literature        3

IGB 431          Introduction to Igbo Traditional Music          3

IGB 432          Issues in Igbo Folklore and Life                     3

IGB 433          Igbo Philosophy                                              2

IGB 445          Lexicography I                                                2

IGB 447          Introduction to Semantics                              2

Total                                                              21

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental/Core Courses

IGB 403          Topics in Igbo Syntax                                     2

IGB 404          Theory and Practice of Translation                 2

IGB 411          Contemporary Igbo Poetry                             2

IGB 412          Contemporary Igbo Fiction                            2

IGB 413          Contemporary Igbo Drama                             3

IGB 414          Igbo Stylistics                                                 2

IGB 434          Contrastive Studies of some

Nigerian         Culture                                    3

IGB 446          Lexicography II                                              2

IGB 452          Project                                                             4

Total                                                               22

 

 

4-YEAR- B.A. ED/IGBO DEGREE PROGRAMME

FIRST SEMESTER: FIRST YEAR

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

General Studies Courses                                                                 

GSS 101          Use of English I                                              2

GSS 104          Introduction to History and philosophy

of Science                                                       2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples and Culture                         2

Core Courses In Education

EDU 101         Sociological Foundations of Education          2

EDU 103         Historical Foundations of Education              2

Specialization

IGB 103          Introduction to the Igbo People and their

language                                                          2

IGB 104          Composition and Comprehension in Igbo      2

IGB 141          Introduction of Igbo Linguistics I                  2

Restricted Electives

ENG 161         Introduction to Nigerian Literature I              3

MAC 101        Introduction to Mass Communication            2

MAC 111        Introduction to Reporting and

News Writing                                                  2

Total                                                               23

 

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

General Studies Courses                                                            

GSS 102          Use of English I                                              2

GSS 103          Introduction to Philosophy and Logic            2

Core Courses In Education

EDU 102         Philosophical Foundations of Education        2

EDU 111         Introduction to Educational Psychology        3

 

Specialization

IGB 111          Creative Writing in Igbo                                 2

IGB 121          Introduction to the History of the

Igbo People                                                    2

IGB 142          Introduction to Linguistics II                                     2

Restricted Electives

ENG 162         Introduction to Nigerian Literature II            3

MAC 102        Introduction to Mass Communication II        2

MAC 112        Introduction to Reporting and News writing 2

Total                                                            20

 

NB:         Sandwich 8–year programme for NCE candidates with credit in Igbo or without knowledge of Igbo at N.C.E. but with credit pass at SSCE or GCE starts here.

 

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Core  Courses In Education                                     

EDU 212         Psychology of Learning                                  3

EDU 221         Fundamentals of Curriculum

Development                                                   3

EDU 261         Educational Technology                                 2

Specialization

IGB 203          Use of Igbo Language                                               2

IGB 211          Introduction Igbo Oral Literature                   2

IGB 241          Introduction to Phonology                             2

IGB 242          Introduction to Morphology                           2

Restricted Electives

CSE 101          Computer Programming and Language          2

MAC 201        News  Editing                                                             2

MAC 241        Principles of Broadcasting                              2

Total                                                               22    

 

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Core Courses in Education

EDU 222         Basic Methodology                                         3

EDU 223         Special Methodology                                      2

EDU 225         Teaching Practice                                            2

 

Specialization

IGB 204          Igbo Phonology I                                            2

IGB 205          Introduction to Semantics                              2

IGB 206          Igbo Morphology                                            2

IGB 207          Igbo Syntax I                                                  2

IGB 212          Introduction to Varieties of Igbo Prose          2

 

Restricted Electives

CSC 102         Computer Applications                                   2

MAC 212        Writing for the Mass Media                           2

MAC 242        Radio/TV Script Writing                                2

Total                                                               23

 

First Semester but will do the following

NB:         (i)            Sandwich 6–year programme starts from year II

Additional courses:-

GSS.103, GSS.104 and GSS.107

(ii)           Sandwich 5-year programme starts from year II

Second Semester but will do the following additional

Courses:- GSS.103, GSS.104 and GSS.107.

 

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Core Courses in Education

EDU 231         Introduction to Educational Research                        2

EDU 332         Basic Educational Statistics                            2

Specialization

IGB 301          Igbo Grammar                                                 2

IGB 303          Igbo Dialects                                                   2

IGB 311          Forms of Igbo Poetry                                      2

IGB 313          Introduction to Igbo Drama                           2

IGB 312          Literary Criticism in Igbo                               2

IGB 331          Introduction to Igbo Culture and Institutions            2

Restricted Electives

MAC 301        Specialised Reporting                                        2

MAC331         Newspaper Editing and Production                   2

Total                                                               22

 

 

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER 

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Core Courses in Education                                       

EDU 325         Teaching Practice                                            2

EDU 333         Educational Measurement and Evaluation     2

Specialization

IGB 302          Igbo Phonology II                                          2

IGB 304          Igbo Syntax II                                                2

IGB 314          Selected Igbo Prose, Poetry and Drama         2

IGB 315          Igbo Stylistics I                                               2

IGB 332          Igbo Cultural Life, Thoughts and Beliefs       2

IGB 334          Names Among Igbo People                            2

 

Restricted Electives

MAC 312        Editorial Writing                                            2

MAC 332        Magazine Editing and Production                 2

Total                                                             20         

                                     

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Specialization                                                                          

IGB 401          Topics in Igbo Phonology                               3

IGB 402          Contrastive Studies

(Eng/Hausa/Yoruba/Chinese)                         3

IGB 415          Comparative Study of Igbo Literature           3

IGB 432          Issues in Igbo Folklore and life                      3

IGB 433          Igbo Philosophy                                              2

IGB 445          Lexicography                                                  2

Total                                                               18

 

FOURTH YEAR: SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Core Courses in Education                                                 

EDU 433         Research Project                                             4

Specialisation

IGB 403          Topics in Igbo Syntax                                     2

IGB 404          Theory and Practice of Translation                 2

IGB 412          Contemporary Igbo Prose Fiction                  2

IGB 413          Contemporary Igbo Poetry and Drama          3

IGB 434          Contrastive Studies in some

Nigerian Peoples Culture                                3

IGB 452          Project                                                             3

Total                                                               18

GRAND SUMMARY

Year————                   1      2        3          4          Total         %

General Studies—–        10    –           –           –            10           5.62

Core Courses in Edu.—-9       15        8         4         36            21.06

Specialization————-12      18        24        32        86            61.66

Restricted Electives——14     14        12        –           40            11.66

45 : 47 :     44 :      36 :      172       100.00

 

NB:         Direct Entry students start with second year First Semester

and take the following additional courses i.e Regular Students.

First Semester             –           GSS.104,         GSS.107

Second “                     –           GSS.103,         CSE.102

 

 

COURSES MOUNTED IN THE DEPARTMENT FOR OTHER DEPARTMENTS

  1. IGB. 101 Elementary Igbo I       –           –           2 Credits
  2. IGB. 102 Elementary Igbo II     –           –           2 Credits
  3. IGB. 201 Intermediate Igbo I     –           –           2 Credits
  4. IGB 202 Intermediate II –           –           2 Credits