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ELS 101.1   Linguistics, Language and Communication

The purpose of the course is to establish the relationship between language, linguistics and the media.  The course will be in two parts.  The first part will focus on language as an effective means of communication and linguistics as the discipline devoted specifically to language. Lectures will cover descriptive linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.  The second part will concentrate on theories of communication and the place of language and linguistics in the media.

 

TMA 103.1   Introduction to Theatre & Media Arts

The course combines theory and practice of the theatre.

Theory – Understanding the concept of theatre and drama, through a historical overview of the essential forms of both.  Texts illustration: the main dramatic genres are also read and analyzed.

Practice – Introduction to the basic principles of acting, the mime, movement exercises in the handling of objects and delivery of the dramatic monologue, dialogue applied to the acting of short scenes, understanding stage geography.

 

ELS 103.1: Practical English Grammar

This course practically explores the salient features of English grammatical structure.  Particular attention will be paid to basic sentence phrase structures, clause types and inter-sentential relations, among others.  The aim is to improve the students’ proficiency in English by indirectly highlighting their areas of difficulty and helping to sharpen their sense of grammatical correctness vis-à-vis communicative effectiveness.  

 

ELS 102.2   Introduction to the Study of Literature

Introduction to the many-sided varieties of belles lettres (fiction, drama, poetry). Basic definitions in literature: the elements of fiction {story, plot, character, theme, setting, etc}. Drama (plot, character, dialogue, soliloquy, etc). Poetry (denotation, connotation, imagery, figurative language etc). Appropriate selected readings are used to illustrate the concepts.

ELS 104.2   History of the English  Language

This course is a diachronic study of the development of the English Language from Old English to its present-day status as a world language. The linguistic and social factors that have influenced its development will be examined.

ELS 106.2   English Grammar and Composition

Introductory in the main, the course exposes students to the basic grammatical concepts of English and application of these in effective communication. There will be a discussion of parts of the English sentence, sentence types, sentence construction, concord (subject-verb agreement), subordination and coordination.  Also, there will be a discussion of the principles of English composition. Finally, practical assignments in grammatical analysis and composition will be given

 

ELS 108.2 Language and Society

An examination of the role of language as the sine qua non of society, linguistic vs social categories, the grammar of social interaction; whorfianism; etc. It will examine linguistic and social variation on the basis of parameters such as age, sex, socio-economic status, education, etc. Language change, language attitudes, language and identity, language and education and multilingualism will also be briefly introduced. 

ELS 110.2    The English Novel from the 19th Century

A study of the development of the English novel with focus on major authors and the aesthetic features of their works. Major authors to be studied include: Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and Thomas Hardy.

 

100 LEVEL COURSES

ELS 101.1   Linguistics, Language and Communication

The purpose of the course is to establish the relationship between language, linguistics and the media.  The course will be in two parts.  The first part will focus on language as an effective means of communication and linguistics as the discipline devoted specifically to language. Lectures will cover descriptive linguistics, phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, and semantics.  The second part will concentrate on theories of communication and the place of language and linguistics in the media.

 

TMA 103.1   Introduction to Theatre & Media Arts

The course combines theory and practice of the theatre.

Theory – Understanding the concept of theatre and drama, through a historical overview of the essential forms of both.  Texts illustration: the main dramatic genres are also read and analyzed.

Practice – Introduction to the basic principles of acting, the mime, movement exercises in the handling of objects and delivery of the dramatic monologue, dialogue applied to the acting of short scenes, understanding stage geography.

 

ELS 103.1: Practical English Grammar

This course practically explores the salient features of English grammatical structure.  Particular attention will be paid to basic sentence phrase structures, clause types and inter-sentential relations, among others.  The aim is to improve the students’ proficiency in English by indirectly highlighting their areas of difficulty and helping to sharpen their sense of grammatical correctness vis-à-vis communicative effectiveness.  

 

ELS 102.2   Introduction to the Study of Literature

Introduction to the many-sided varieties of belles lettres (fiction, drama, poetry). Basic definitions in literature: the elements of fiction {story, plot, character, theme, setting, etc}. Drama (plot, character, dialogue, soliloquy, etc). Poetry (denotation, connotation, imagery, figurative language etc). Appropriate selected readings are used to illustrate the concepts.

ELS 104.2   History of the English  Language

This course is a diachronic study of the development of the English Language from Old English to its present-day status as a world language. The linguistic and social factors that have influenced its development will be examined.

ELS 106.2   English Grammar and Composition

Introductory in the main, the course exposes students to the basic grammatical concepts of English and application of these in effective communication. There will be a discussion of parts of the English sentence, sentence types, sentence construction, concord (subject-verb agreement), subordination and coordination.  Also, there will be a discussion of the principles of English composition. Finally, practical assignments in grammatical analysis and composition will be given

 

ELS 108.2 Language and Society

An examination of the role of language as the sine qua non of society, linguistic vs social categories, the grammar of social interaction; whorfianism; etc. It will examine linguistic and social variation on the basis of parameters such as age, sex, socio-economic status, education, etc. Language change, language attitudes, language and identity, language and education and multilingualism will also be briefly introduced. 

ELS 110.2    The English Novel from the 19th Century

A study of the development of the English novel with focus on major authors and the aesthetic features of their works. Major authors to be studied include: Walter Scott, Jane Austen, Mary Shelley, Charles Dickens, Lewis Carroll, and Thomas Hardy.

 

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