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Department of Languages & Literature
   
       
 
Courses offered by the department include: English Courses French Courses Introduction to Literature: Introduces students to various literary genres. Introduction to the African Novel: Introduces students to various approaches of analyzing literary texts, particularly the African Novel. Introduction to Language: Gives students an overview of the basic areas of  language study. Language and Communication:  Describes and analyses language  and communication  as they apply to language teaching: African Oral Literature: Introduces different forms of African Oral Literature and the process of collecting oral data. Introduction to the English Novel: Aims at equipping learners with knowledge of the emergence and development of the English Novel from the eighteenth century to the twentieth century. Introduction to Morphology and Language Change: Introduces students to principles of general Linguistics. Grammar of the English Language: Enables students to use grammatical forms of the English Language accurately, meaningfully and appropriately. Communication Studies (Introduction to Communication Skills): The aim of the course is to equip students with various techniques they can use to learn in the most efficient way using study skills, library sills, listening sills and cope with the demands of university assessment. Communication Studies (Integrated Academic Writing and Speaking): The aim of the course is enable students demonstrate different types of academic writing skills and integration of writing and speaking skills. African Poetry Theory and Practice of Drama Introduction to Reading Approaches Sociolinguistics. Survival Communication Studies: Aims at equipping students with communication skills that they will use in different situations in their lives. Modern Dramatic Literature and Play Production: Introduces students to modern dramatic literature from 1850 to the end of the twentieth century. African Poetry in the Diaspora: Gives students an in-depth study of the forms, theories and trends of African Poetry in the Diaspora. Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology: Introduces students to the production and classification of the sounds of language and equip them with means of analyzing discourse in order to distinguish what is said from what is done and to extend this knowledge into areas of language teaching. Discourse Analysis English Methodology: Enables students to examine the different theories that have influenced language teaching methods especially in the ESL Classroom, and to examine the strengths and limitations of each method and to enable them to choose appropriate methods to effectively teach English Language and Literature in secondary schools. History and Principles of Literary Criticism Traces the history and principles of literary criticism from classical times to the 20th Century. The European Novel: Introduces students to the European Novel with a theoretical background of the major literary movements. Linguistics and African Languages: Is an advanced course in Applied Linguistics which is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills of using linguistics principles to critically analyse African languages. Pragmatics and Semantics: Familiarizes students with the concept of meaning in language. Applied English Teaching Methods: Aims at familiarizing students with various approaches and methods to the teaching of the four Language skills and Literature in secondary schools. Communication and Study Skills: Aims at assisting students to study and master a wide range of communication skills that lead to efficient performance in their specific fields of study. Language Testing and Evaluation: Aims at equipping students with competencies of language testing and enabling them to assess and interpret success or failure of what is going on in the classroom and their profession. Human and Professional Communication: Aims at enabling students to apply appropriate communication skills in their respective professions. Teaching Practicum: Students spend semester 7 in Secondary Schools across the country.  In this semester, they will be expected to research on a topic of their choice.  In semester 8 they will work with a member of the Department to write up their paper which should not exceed 8,000 words. Malawian Literature in English: Examines the development of Malawian Literature in English and attempts to trace its sources and factors that shape it. Creative Writing: Is designed to develop students’ creative writing skills in a friendly classroom environment.: Research Paper: Is an application of the research methods. English Syntax: Introduces students to Chomsky’s Universal Grammar, using English as the basis for description. Phonological Theories: Exposes students to some leading theories in the linguistic domain of phonology. Innovative and Evaluative Teaching Methods: Is a follow-up of students’ Teaching Practicum in semester 7 and aims at discussing student’s experiences in the teaching of English Language and Literature and to enable them to reflect alternative methods they would have used to teach EnglishLlanguage and Literature. La Grammaire Française I Expression Française I Introduction au Roman Français La civilization Française La Grammaire Française II Le Français Parlé et ecrit Le Roman Français du 20e  Siècle La Civilisation de l’Afrique Francophone. Expression Française Introduction à la Linguistique L’Afrique et l’Identité Culturelle La Négritude French Methodology Le Français Avancé Traduction et Interprétation La literature Africaine d’Expression Française La France d’Hier La Linguistique Générale Le Français pour l’Hôtellerie et le Restaurant. French Methodology La Linguistique Appliquée La Linguistique Francaise La France d’ Aujourd’hui Le Projet de Recherche Rhétorique Littérature de la Diaspora French Methodology aims at exploring ways of assessing student’s performance and determining the level of their mastery of French using a variety of language tests.  The course is made up of the following topics:  les moyens de communication, la communication modélisée, l’évaluation et l’analyse d’une classe de langue, l’évaluation de methodes, l’enseignement des enfants, enseignement avec les resources restreintes, la préparation des examens (épreuve orale et écrit). Le Français pour les Relations Internationales L’Union Africaine Le Roman Africain d’Expression Française Mémoire La Sociolinguistique La Structure Syntaxique du Français Littérature Francophone
 

 

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