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English Language and Literature Courses in Nigeria

Last updated on July 9, 2020 by The Counselor

Courses Under English Language and Literature Degree

On this article, I am going to list out some English Language and Literature course outlines in Nigeria Universities which you will study before you can to become a graduate of English Language and Literature. Normally, a course outline should contain; course name, course description, course hours etc… but I am going to skip that information and go straight to English Language and Literature subjects for university students.

I will only list out the subjects that is, course names which will exclude GST Courses and those courses with part II and III to avoid too much information. There is no guarantee that the listed English Language and Literature subjects (courses) will be fully covered in your school because universities in Nigeria does not use a uniform curriculum. Nevertheless, you will study 97% of English Language and Literature courses listed here.

The following English Language and Literature courses listed here do not follow the traditional course structure and they have been arranged in alphabetical order. Notwithstanding, the list here covers 100 level courses, 200 level courses 300 courses and 400 level courses.


The following are the list of Core English Language and Literature Courses

  • Advanced English Composition
  • Advanced Prose Composition
  • African Drama
  • African Fiction
  • African Poetry
  • Basic English Composition
  • Commonwealth Literature
  • Contemporary English Usage
  • Creative Writing
  • Discourse Analysis
  • Elementary Chinese I
  • Elementary French
  • Elements of Drama
  • Elements of English Grammar & Usage II
  • English as a Second Language
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • English Language in Nigeria
  • English Literature of Neo-Classical Period
  • English Literature of the Modern Period
  • English Literature of the Renaissance Period
  • English Literature of the Romantic Period
  • English Literature of the Victorian Period
  • Intermediate Chinese I
  • Intermediate French I
  • Introduction to Applied Linguistics
  • Introduction to Fiction
  • Introduction to General Linguistics
  • Introduction to Nigerian Literature I
  • Introduction to Oral Literature
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology I
  • Introduction to Poetry
  • Introduction to Semantics
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics
  • Language and National Development
  • Literary Appreciation
  • Mechanics of Reading Comprehension
  • Modern Authors
  • Modern Comedy
  • Modern English Grammar & Usage
  • Modern English Structure
  • Morphology of English
  • Multilingualism
  • New Trends in Syntax
  • Phonology of English
  • Pragmatics
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Research Methods
  • Research Methods/Seminar
  • Shakespeare
  • Speech Writing
  • Studies in Drama
  • Studies in Fiction
  • Studies in Poetry
  • Stylistics
  • Survey of Literature
  • Theory and Practice of Literary Criticism
  • Workshop in Creative Writing


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