Modern European Languages Programmes

DEGREE OFFERED

Presently, all students can have a degree in:

  1. A. (Hons) French

Subsequently, the Department intends to include:

  1. A. (Hons) German
  2. A. (Hons) Spanish
  3. A. (Hons) German/Spanish (Combined)
  4. A. (Hons) German/English (Combined)
  5. A. (Hons) German/Igbo (Combined)
  6. A. (Hons) Spanish/German (Combined)
  7. A. (Hons) Spanish/English (Combined)
  8. A. (Hons) Spanish/Igbo (Combined)

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  1. FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME

Candidates for admission need not have any previous knowledge of French, German or Spanish languages, although they must have at least a credit in English and any other four subjects preferably history and or English Literature at S.S.C.E. and an acceptable score in JAMB.

 

  1. DIRECT ENTRY

(i)  French

  • Candidates for Direct Entry must have two Advanced Level GCE passes including French, or equivalent qualification and a credit in English and in any other two subjects different from the A Level subjects, at the S.S.C.E. or equivalent. The NCE is acceptable as an A-Level equivalent.

OR

  • Diploma in French. In addition to a diploma in French, candidates must have a credit in English and in any other two subjects different from the subjects of the Diploma, at the S.S.C.E. or equivalent.

 

  • Baccalauréat de l’enseignement secondaire for candidates from francophone countries.

 

  • German
  • Candidates for Direct Entry must have two Advanced Level GCE passes including German, or equivalent qualification and a credit in English and in any other two subjects different from the A Level subjects, at the SSCE or equivalent.

OR

(b)  Diploma in German. In addition, candidates must have a credit in English and in any other two subjects different from the subjects of the Diploma at The SSCE or equivalent.

 

 (iii)       Spanish

(a)    Candidates for Direct Entry must have two Advanced Level GCE passes including Spanish, or equivalent qualification and a credit in English and in any other two subjects, different from the A Level subjects at the SSCEor equivalent.

OR

  • Diploma in Spanish. In addition, candidates must have a credit in English and any other two subjects different from the subjects of the Diploma, at the SSCE or equivalent.

 

Graduation Requirements

  1. a) Year-Abroad

Students majoring in French, German or Spanish will spend both the First and Second Semesters in a location in which the language studied is spoken, within or outside Nigeria. Those combining any two of the languages will spend a semester for each language in the location as and when possible. Otherwise, two semesters in the country of the Major language is acceptable. Courses taken during this stay will count towards the award of the B.A. Degree.

 

COURSE CODING

A course code is normally made up of three digits. The first digit indicates the level or year of study. The middle digit indicates stress area, while the third or last digit indicates the semester (odd number for the first semester and even number for the second semester).

 

 

TABLE OF MIDDLE DIGIT INDICATING STRESS AREAS

General Language courses (service courses) ………………….0

Oral courses ………………………………………………………..1

Grammar…………………………………………………………….2

Composition &Reading Comprehension…………………………3

Literature…………………………………………………………….4

Culture and Civilization ……………………………………………5

Linguistics……………………………………………………………….6

Research method……………………………………………………7

Translation ………………………………………………………….8

Long Essay/Project…………………………………………………9

 

 

 

FOUR–YEAR REGULAR  B.A (HONS) FRENCH PROGRAMME

YEAR ONE    FIRST SEMESTER            

Compulsory Courses

Course Code              Course Title                           Credit

FRE 111          Oral French I                                                   2

FRE 112          Laboratory Exercises I                                    2

FRE 121          French Grammar I                                           2

FRE 131          Introduction to French Composition I                        2

FRE 141          Readings in French I                                       2

One of the following electives

GER 101         Elementary German I                                      2

SPA 101          Elementary Spanish I                                      2

Required Courses

GSS 101          Use of English I                                              2

GSS 103          Logic nand Philosophy                                   2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples and Culture                         2

GSS 108          Basic Igbo Studies                                          1

Total                                                               19

 

 

 

 

 

 

YEAR ONE                SECOND SEMESTER        

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                       Credit

FRE 113          Oral French II                                                 2

FRE 114          Laboratory Exercises II                                  2

FRE 122          French Grammar II                                         2

FRE 123          Introduction to Phonetics                               2

FRE 132          French Composition II                                    2

FRE 142          Readings in French II                                     2

One of the following electives

GER 102         Elementary German II                                                2

SPA 102          Elementary Spanish II                                    2

Required Courses

GSS 102          Use of English II                                            2

GSS 104          History and Philosophy of Science                 2

GSS 109          Basic Igbo Studies II                                      1

Total                                                               19

 

YEAR TWO   FIRST SEMESTER             

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                           Credit

FRE 211          Oral Expression and Comprehension I           2

FRE 221          French Grammatical Structures I                    2

FRE 222          Intro. To French Phonetics and Phonology    2

FRE 225          Introduction to Linguistics I                           2

FRE 231          French Composition                                        2

FRE 241          Introduction to French Literature                   3

FRE 245          Introduction to African Literature in French

(Oral tradition/ Drama and Poetry)                 2

One of the following electives

GER 201         Intermediate German I                                   2

SPA 201          Intermediate Spanish I                                    2

Required Courses

CSC 101         Computer Programming and Language I       2

Total                                                               19

 

 

 

YEAR TWO               SECOND SEMESTER                    

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 212          Oral Expression and Comprehension II          2

FRE 223          French Grammatical Structures II                  2

FRE 226          Introduction to Linguistics II                         2

FRE 232          Introduction to Stylistics and Composition    2

FRE 242          French Literature: Middle Ages,

16th & 17th Centuries                                       3

FRE 244          Critical Appreciation of Literature                 2

FRE 246          Introduction to African Literature in French

(Written Trad./Prose)                                      2

FRE 251          Culture and Civilization of Francophone

World                                                             2

 

One of the following electives

GER 202         Intermediate German II                                  2

SPA 202          Intermediate Spanish II                                  2

Required Courses

CSC 102         Computer Programming and Language II      2

ENT 200         Entrepreneurial Studies                                   0

Total                                                               21

 

YEAR THREE (YEAR ABROAD)              FIRST SEMESTER 

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 311          Communication Skills                                     2

FRE 321          Advanced Studies in French

Grammatical Structures I                                2

FRE 323          French Phonetics and Phonology I                 2

FRE 331          Composition and Stylistics I                           2

FRE 341          Survey of African Literature in French          2

FRE 343          French Prose                                                   2

FRE 351          Culture and Civilization                                  2

FRE 361          Introduction to Translation                             2

Total                                                               19

 

 

 

 

YEAR THREE (YEAR ABROAD)     SECOND SEMESTER     

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 312          Advanced Oral French                                   2

FRE 322          Advanced Studies in French

Grammatical Structures II                              2

FRE 324          French Phonetics and Phonology II               2

FRE 326          Linguistics and Stylistics                                2

FRE 332          Composition and Stylistics II                         2

FRE 342          18th Century Literature in French                   3

FRE 344          Literature and Philosophy                               2

FRE 362          Intermediate Translation                                 2

FRE 371          Introduction to Research Methods                 2

Total                                                               21

 

YEAR FOUR                FIRST SEMESTER                      

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 411          Advanced Oral French I                                 2

FRE 421          Linguistic Theories                                          2

FRE 431          Essay Writing in French                                  2

FRE 441          19th Century French Literature                       3

FRE 442          Caribbean Francophone Literature                 2

FRE 443          African Literature in French

(Poetry & Drama)                                          2

FRE 461          Advanced Translation I                                  2

FRE 471          Research Methods                                          2

One of the following electives

GER 301         Advanced  German I                                      2

SPA 301          Advanced Spanish I                                       2

Total                                                               19

 

YEAR FOUR                SECOND SEMESTER                             

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 412          Advanced Oral French II                               2

FRE 422          Linguistics Applied to the Teaching

of French                                                         2

FRE 432          Dissertation in French                                     2

FRE 444          20th Century French Literature                       3

FRE 442          Caribbean Francophone Literature                 2

FRE 445          African Francophone Literature

(Prose & Drama)                                             2

FRE 446          Literary Criticism in French                            2

FRE 463          Advanced Translation II                                 2

FRE 473          Project/Research                                             2

One of the following electives

GER 302         Advanced  German II                                     2

SPA 302          Advanced Spanish II                                      2

Total                                                               21

 

FOUR–YEAR REGULAR UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME FOR B.A. EDUCATION/FRENCH

 

NOTE: It should be noted that a student offering Education/French actually belongs to the Faculty of Education, where their final degree results are computed. About sixty percent (60%) of the courses registered by the student in this category are taken from the Department of Modern European Languages as specialization courses, while the remaining forty percent (40%) is for General Studies and Education courses. Therefore, only the French courses taken by students in Education/French are given below.

 

 YEAR ONE              FIRST SEMESTER  

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 111          Oral French I                                                   2

FRE 112          Laboratory Exercises I                                    2

FRE 121          French Grammar I                                           2

FRE 131          Introduction to French Composition I                        2

FRE 141          Readings in French I                                       2

 

YEAR ONE               SECOND SEMESTER                     

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 113          Oral French II                                                 2

FRE 114          Laboratory Exercises II                                  2

FRE 122          French Grammar II                                         2

FRE 123          Introduction to Phonetics                               2

FRE 132          French Composition II                                    2

FRE 142          Readings in French II                                     2

 

YEAR TWO   FIRST SEMESTER             

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 211          Oral Expression and Comprehension I           2

FRE 221          French Grammatical Structures I                    2

FRE 222          French Phonetics and Phonology                   3

FRE 231          Introduction to French Composition I                        2

FRE 241          Introduction to French Literature                   3

YEAR TWO   SECOND SEMESTER                    

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 212          Oral Expression and Comprehension II          2

FRE 223          French Grammatical Structures II                  2

FRE 232          Introduction to Stylistics and Composition    2

FRE 242          French Literature: Middle Ages,

16th and 17th Centuries                                    3

FRE 251          Culture and Civilization of

Francophone World                                        2

 

YEAR THREE (YEAR ABROAD)  FIRST SEMESTER 

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 311          Communication Skills                                     2

FRE 321          Advanced Studies in French

Grammatical Structures I                                2

FRE 323          French Phonetics and Phonology I                 2

FRE 331          Composition and Stylistics I                           2

FRE 341          Survey of African Literature in French          2

FRE 343          French Prose                                                   2

FRE 351          Culture and Civilization                                  2

FRE 361          Introduction to Translation                             2

 

 

 

YEAR THREE (YEAR ABROAD)     SECOND SEMESTER     

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 312          Advanced Oral French                                   2

FRE 322          Advanced Studies in French

Grammatical Structures II                              2

FRE 324          French Phonetics and Phonology II               2

FRE 326          Linguistics and Stylistics                                2

FRE 332          Composition and Stylistics II                         2

FRE 342          18th Century Literature in French                   3

FRE 344          Literature and Philosophy                               2

FRE 362          Intermediate Translation                                 2

FRE 371          Introduction to Research Methods                 2

 

YEAR FOUR                FIRST SEMESTER                                  

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 411          Advanced Oral French I                                 2

FRE 421          General Linguistics                                         2

FRE 431          Essay Writing in French                                  2

FRE 443          African Literature in French

(Poetry and Drama)                                        2

FRE 461          Advanced Translation I                                  2

 

YEAR FOUR                SECOND SEMESTER                             

Compulsory Courses

Course Code  Course Title                                                   Credit

FRE 412          Advanced Oral French II                               2

FRE 422          Linguistics Applied to the

Teaching of French                                         2

FRE 445          African Literature in French (Prose)               2

FRE 463          Advanced Translation II                                 2

 

SERVICE COURSES

The following courses are taken by students from other departments as service courses.

 

Interdepartmental/Faculty Electives

Course Code  Course Title                                       Credit

FRE 101          Elementary  French I                          2

FRE 102          Elementary  French  II                        2

FRE 201          Intermediate French I                         2

FRE 202          Intermediate French II                                    2