English - Philosophy and Objectives

The degree programme is aimed at producing candidates who would have acquired sound intellectual capacity and communication skills in the English medium. The programme is planned to play a mutual enriching role with other degree programmes in the Humanities. It is expected to lay a strong foundation upon which its products will acquire the English Language and Literature communication skills in order to build their career prospects in a variety of related services and professions.

The B.A. English programme objectives are:
i. acquisition of knowledge of the forms and structures of the English language: native speaker and other varieties, including the Nigerian varieties of English;
ii. training in competent manipulation of the structures of English (oral and written) for effective communication in different domains; and
iii. critical acquisition of content samples of different forms and genres of Literature-in-English in their cultural contexts native-speaker varieties (English, American, etc.), Nigerian and other African-Caribbean varieties.