Linguistics Programmes

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES

Admission Requirements

Prospective candidates should in addition to obtaining the minimum university entry requirements, also have a minimum of credit level in the English Language and a pass in Mathematics or in a science subject. That is for UME students. Direct Entry students are expected to possess a diploma in Linguistics from a recognized university or an NCE with a credit in the language of their choice. The admission requirements for the Continuing Education Programme (CEP) are the same as the UME requirements.

 

Duration

4-year programme for UME, 3-year programme for direct entry, and 6-year programme for CEP, leading to BA in Linguistics; during this period, candidates are required to register for and take prescribed courses totaling 110-135 units.

 

BA LINGUISTICS COURSES & THEIR CATEGORIZATION

 

Introductory Courses = 0

  1. Introduction to Linguistics I = LIN 101
  2. Introduction to Linguistics II = LIN 102

 

Igbo Courses/Nigerian and African Languages = 1

  1. Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian Languages I = LIN 111
  2. Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian Languages II = LIN 112
  3. Introduction to Igbo Phonology = LIN 211
  4. Introduction to African Linguistics = LIN 312

 

Syntax = 2

  1. Introduction to Grammatical Categories = LIN 222
  2. Introduction to Syntax = LIN 321
  3. Generative Syntax = LIN 322
  4. Cognitive Grammar = LIN 324
  5. Topics in Syntax = LIN 421

 

Phonetics/Phonology = 3                  

  1. Introduction to Phonetics = LIN 131
  2. Introduction to Phonology = LIN 132
  3. Phonology = LIN 231
  4. Generative Phonology = LIN 331
  5. Topics in Phonology = LIN 431

 

Semantics = 4

  1. Introduction to Mental Lexicon = LIN 241
  2. Semantics = LIN 242
  3. Introduction to Lexicology and Lexicography = LIN 243
  4. Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics = LIN 341
  5. Pragmatics = LIN 343
  6. Topics in Semantics = LIN 441
  7. Lexicography = LIN 443
  8. Psycholinguistics = LIN 442

 

Historical Linguistics = 5

  1. History of Linguistics = LIN 151
  2. Languages of the World = LIN 152
  3. Historical/Comparative Linguistics = LIN 452

 

Morphology = 6

  1. Morphology = LIN 261
  2. Morphology of African Languages = LIN 262

 

Sociolinguistics = 7

  1. Language and Culture = LIN 172
  2. Introduction to Sociolinguistics = LIN 372
  3. Issues in Multilingualism = LIN 461
  4. Dialectology = LIN 462

 

Applied Linguistics = 8

  1. Writing Systems and Orthography Design = LIN 281
  2. Composition and Writing Skills = LIN 282
  3. Survey of Applied Linguistics = LIN 381
  4. Stylistics = LIN 382
  5. Field Methods, Research Methodology and Research Presentation = LIN 383
  6. Introduction to Computational Linguistics = LIN 384
  7. Error/Contrastive Analysis = LIN 385
  8. Introduction to Corpus Linguistics = LIN 386
  9. Introduction to Documentary Linguistics = LIN 387
  10. Introduction to Second Language Acquisition = LIN 388
  11. Theory and Practice of Translation = LIN 482

 

Project/Long Essay = 9

  1. Project/Long Essay = LIN 492

 

 

FOUR YEAR BA LINGUISTICS COURSE PROGRAMME

 

YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

General Studies Courses:                                                                

GSS 101          Use of English                                                2

GSS 104          Introduction to History and

Philosophy of Science                                     2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples and Culture                         2

GSS 108          Basic Igbo Studies                                          1

Faculty Course:

FRE 101          Elementary French                                          2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 101          Introduction to Linguistics I                           3

LIN 111          Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian

Languages I                                                    2

LIN 131          Introduction to Phonetics                               3

LIN 151          History of Linguistics                                     2

Total                                                               18

 

YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

General Studies:

GSS 102          Use of English II                                            2

GSS 103          Introduction to Philosophy and Logic                        2

GSS 109          Basic Igbo Studies                                          1

Faculty Course:

FRE 102          Elementary French II                                      2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 102          Introduction to Linguistics II                         3

LIN 112          Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian

Languages II                                                   2

LIN 132          Introduction to Phonology                             3

LIN 152          Languages of the world                                  2

LIN 172          Language and Culture                                    2

Total                                                               18

 

YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

General Studies:

CSC 101         Computer Science I                                        3

Faculty Course:

FRE 201          Intermediate French I                                     2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 211          Introduction to Igbo Phonology                     2

LIN 231          Phonology                                                       2

LIN 241          Introduction to the Mental Lexicon               2

LIN 261          Morphology                                                    2

LIN 281           Writing Systems and Orthography

Design                                                             2

Elective:

SOC 101          Introduction to Sociology I                              2

Total                                                               17

 

YEAR TWO: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code               Title                                                     Credit                                        

General Studies Courses:

CSC 102         Computer Science II                                        2

Faculty Courses:

FRE 202          Intermediate French II                                     2

 

Departmental Courses:

LIN 222           Introduction to Grammatical Categories           2

LIN 242           Semantics                                                        2

LIN 243           Introduction to Lexicology and

Lexicography                                                   2

LIN 262           Morphology of African Languages                  2

LIN 282           Composition and Writing Skills                                   2

Elective:

SOC 102          Introduction to Sociology II                             2

Total                                                               17

 

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code               Title                                                     Credit                                        

Departmental Courses:

LIN 321           Introduction to Syntax                                     2

LIN 331           Generative Phonology                                     2

LIN 341           Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics               2

LIN 343           Pragmatics                                                       2

LIN 381           Survey of Applied Linguistics                         2

LIN 383           Field Methods, Research Methodology

& Research Presentation                                  2

LIN 385           Error/Contrastive Analysis                               2

LIN 387           Introduction to Documentary

Linguistics                                                      2

Total                                                               16

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

Departmental Courses:

LIN 312          Introduction to African Linguistics                2

LIN 322          Generative Syntax                                          2

LIN 324          Cognitive Grammar                                        2

LIN 372          Introduction to Sociolinguistics/Pidgin

& Creole Studies                                            2

LIN 382          Stylistics                                                          2

LIN 384          Computational Linguistics                              2

LIN 386          Corpus Linguistics                                          2

LIN 388          Introduction to Second Language

Acquisition                                                      2

Total                                                          16

 

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code             Title                                                    Credit                                        

Departmental Courses:

LIN 421          Topics in Syntax                                             3

LIN 431          Topics in Phonology                                       3

LIN 441          Topics in Semantics                                        3

LIN 443          Lexicography                                                  3

LIN 461          Issues in Multilingualism                                3

Total                                                               15

 

FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

Departmental Courses:

LIN 442          Psycholinguistics                                             3

LIN 452          Historical/Comparative Linguistics                 3

LIN 462          Dialectology                                                    3

LIN 482          Theory and Practice of Translation                 3

LIN 492          Project/Long Essay                                         4

Total                                                               16

 

THREE YEAR B.A LINGUISTICS

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

General Studies Course:

CSC 101         Computer Science I                                       3

Faculty Course:

FRE 101          Elementary French I                                       2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 101          Introduction to Linguistics I                           3

LIN 131          Introduction to Phonetics                               3

LIN 151          History of Linguistics                                     2

LIN 243          Introduction to the Mental Lexicon               2

LIN 261          Morphology                                                    2

LIN 281          Writing Systems and Orthography Design    2

LIN 211          Introduction to Igbo Phonology                     2

Elective:

SOC 101         Introduction to Sociology                               2

Total                                                               23

 

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

General Studies Course:

CSC 102         Computer Science II                                       3

Faculty Course:

FRE 102          Elementary French II                                      2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 102          Introduction to Linguistics II                         3

LIN 262          Morphology of an African Languages            2

LIN 242          Semantics                                                        2

LIN 243          Introduction to Lexicology and

Lexicography                                                  2

LIN 222          Introduction to Grammatical Categories        2

LIN 282          Composition and Writing Skills                      2

Elective:

SOC 102         Introduction to Sociology II                           2

Total                                                               20

 

 

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

Faculty Course:

FRE 201          Intermediate French I                                     2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 231          Phonology                                                      2

LIN 321          Introduction to Syntax                                               2

LIN 331          Generative Phonology                                    2

LIN 341          Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics            2

LIN 343          Pragmatics                                                       2

LIN 381          Survey of Applied Linguistics                        2

LIN 383          Field Methods, Research Methodology,

& Research Presentation                                 2

LIN 385          Error/Contrastive Analysis                              2

LIN 387          Introduction to Documentary Linguistics      2

Total                                                               18

 

 

 

 

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

Faculty Course:

FRE 202          Intermediate French II                                                2

Departmental Courses:

LIN 312          Introduction to African Linguistics                2

LIN 324          Cognitive Grammar                                        2

LIN 322          Generative Syntax                                          2

LIN 372          Introduction to Sociolinguistics

/Pidgin & Creole Studies                                2

LIN 382          Stylistics                                                          2

LIN 384          Introduction to Computational Linguistics   2

LIN 386          Corpus Linguistics                                          2

LIN 388          Introduction to Second Language

Acquisition                                                      2

Total                                                               18

 

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

Departmental Courses:

LIN 421          Topics in Syntax                                             3

LIN 431          Topics in Phonology                                       3

LIN 441          Topics in Semantics                                        3

LIN 443          Lexicography                                                  3

LIN 461          Issues in Multilingualism                                3

Total                                                               15

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

Departmental Courses:

LIN 442          Psycholinguistics                                             3

LIN 452          Historical/Comparative Linguistics                 3

LIN 462          Dialectology                                                    3

LIN 482          Theory and Practice of Translation                 3

LIN 492          Project/Long Essay                                         4

Total                                                               16

 

 

 

CEP                –           SIX YEAR B.A LINGUISTICS

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

GSS 101          Use of English I                                                    2

GSS 104          Introduction to History and Philosophy

of Science                                                             2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples & Culture                                  2

FRE 101          Elementary French I                                            2

LIN 101          Introduction to Linguistics I                                 3

LIN 111          Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian Languages I     2

Total                                                                   13

 

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

GSS 102          Use of English II                                                    2

GSS 103          Introduction to Philosophy                                     2

FRE 102          Elementary French II                                              2

LIN 102          Introduction to Linguistics II                                 3

LIN 112          Elementary Igbo/Other Nigerian Languages II     2

LIN 152          Languages of the World                                         2

Total                                                                 13

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

CSC 101         Computer Science I                                                3

SOC 101         Introduction to Sociology I                                    2

FRE 201          Intermediate French I                                             2

LIN 131          Introduction to Phonetics                                       3

LIN 151          History of Linguistics                                             2

Total                                                                 12

 

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

CSC 102         Computer Science II                                             3

SOC 102         Introduction to Sociology II                                 2

FRE 202          Intermediate French II                                                      2

LIN 132          Phonology                                                             3

LIN 172          Language and Culture                                          2

Total                                                                12

THIRD YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 211          Introduction to Igbo Phonology                     2

LIN 231          Phonology                                                       2

LIN 241          Introduction to the Mental Lexicon               2

LIN 261          Morphology                                                    2

LIN 281          Writing System and Orthography Design      2

Total                                                          10

 

THIRD YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 222          Introduction to Grammatical Categories        2

LIN 242          Semantics                                                        2

LIN 243          Introduction to Lexicology and

Lexicography                                                 2

LIN 262          Morphology of African Languages.               2

LIN 282          Composition and Writing Skills                      2

                             Total                                                          10

 

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 321          Introduction to Syntax                                   2

LIN 331          Generative Phonology                                    2

LIN 341          Introduction to Cognitive Linguistics            2

LIN 343          Pragmatics                                                       2

LIN 381          Survey of Applied Linguistics                        2

Total                       10

 

FOURTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 322          Generative Syntax                                          2

LIN 324          Cognitive Grammar                                       2

LIN 382          Stylistics                                                          2

LIN 386          Introduction to Corpus Linguistics                 2

LIN 388          Introduction to Second Language

Acquisition                                                      2

Total                                                          10

 

 

FIFTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

LIN 383          Field Method, Research Method,

& Research Presentation                                2

LIN 385          Error/ Contrastive Analysis                             2

LIN 387          Introduction to Documentary Linguistics      2

LIN 443          Lexicography                                                  3

LIN 431          Topics in Semantics                                        3

Total                                                          12           

 

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 312          Introduction to African Linguistics                2

LIN 372          Introduction to Sociolinguistics

/Pidgin & Creole Studies                                 2

LIN 384          Computational Linguistics                              2

LIN 462          Dialectology                                                    3

LIN 442          Psycholinguistics                                             3

Total                                                          12

 

SIXTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                        

LIN 421          Topics in Syntax                                             3

LIN 431          Topics in phonology                                        3

LIN 461          Issues in Multilingualism                                3

Total                                                          9

 

SIXTH YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit                                       

LIN 452          Historical /Comparative Linguistics                3

LIN 482          Theory/Practice of Translation                        3

LIN 492          Project/ Long Essay                                        4

Total                                                               10