Aims, Philosophy and Objectives
- To expose students to various aspects of Hausa Language; Linguistics, Literature and Culture with a view to helping them achieve greater competence and sophistication in their understanding and appreciation of the values inherent in those aspects.
- To train them to be able to apply their knowledge for the advancement of their society
- To prepare them for further studies in the discipline and/or for relevant careers (e.g teaching; administration; translation, media work etc).
Course Credit Requirements:
- First Year (100 level series)
- Second Year: (200 level series)
- Third Year: (300 level series)
- Special honours students are to take the following core courses HAU 3301, 2 credits; HAU 3303, 2 credit; and HAU 3310. In addition to the eight hours of core courses, the students is to take fourteen credits in an area of specialization selected from languages, literature or culture courses. To complete the required thirty credits for the third year, the student then selects four credits hours each from the other two areas not chosen for specialization.
- Combined honours students are to take the following core courses HAU 3301, 2 credit; HAU 3310, 2 credits and HAU 3312 2 credit. In addition, they are to select two credits each from the three areas of language, literature and culture to make a total of twelve credits hours.
- These students taking Hausa as a subsidiary are to take six credits hours total or two credits each from the three areas of specialization.
- Fourth Year: (400 level series)
- Special honours students are to take HAU 4621 (Dissertation) 6 credits and are to select twelve credits from the areas of specialization carried over from the previous year. In addition, special honours students are to choose six credits each from the other two areas not selected for specialization.
- Combined honours students are to select four credits each from the three areas of specialization to make a total of twelve credit hours.
- Those students taking Hausa as a subsidiary subject are to take six credits hours total or two credits each from the three areas of specialization.
In the first year, students take ten credit hours of Hausa. The following core courses are required HAU. 1201 2 credits; HAU 1203, 2 credits; HAU 1206, 2 credits. The student then selects four additional credit hours of his choice to make up the required credits for the first year.
In the second year, students take ten credit hours of Hausa. The following core courses are required: HAU 2201 (2 credits); HAU 2203 – 2 credits; and HAU 2205 – 2 credits. The student is then to select an additional four credits at least one of which must be chosen from languages courses, one from literature courses and one from cultural studies, courses.
LIST OF COURSES
Hau 1201 Introduction to General Linguistics (core)
Hau 1203 Introduction to Hausa Literature (core)
Hau 1206 Hist. Background & Pol. Institutions of Hausa People (core)
HAU 1202 Introduction to the Hausa Sound System
HAU 1204 General Study of Hausa Genres
HAU 1205 Introduction to Hausa Cultural Studies
HAU 2201 The use of Hausa (core course)
HAU 2204 Intro. To Hausa Literary Criticism
HAU 2205 Hausa Social Institutions (core course)
HAU 2202 Hausa Traditional Gram. & Syntactic Analysis
HAU 2203 Survey of Hausa Written Literature (core course)
HAU 2206 Hausa Recreational Act. And Ceremonies
HAU 3301 History of Linguistic Thought(core)
HAU 3303 A Study of Traditional Eco. System of the Hausa People(core)
HAU 3305 Morpho-syntax
HAU 3308 Study of Ajami Form of Written Hausa
HAU 3310 Advanced Textual Study of Hausa Written Literature (core)
HAU 3312 Introduction to Hausa Medicine
HAU 3302 A Study of Hausa Oral Poets
HAU 3304 Research Methodology (core for Special Hons) Team Taught
HAU 3306 Morphophonology
HAU 3307 Introductory Hausa Semantic
HAU 3309 The Prosody of Hausa Poetry
HAU 3311 Hausa Material Culture
HAU 3313 Traditional Hausa Social System
HAU 4301 Advanced Hausa Morphosyntax
HAU 4303 Hausa Sociolinguistics
HAU 4304 Theoretical and Applied Translation
HAU 4305 Stylistic Theories and Their Application to Hausa Texts
HAU 4307 A Critical Study of Hausa Oral Poetry
HAU 4308 Advanced Study of Hausa Modern Verse
HAU 4312 Animal Kingdom and Plants in Hausa Tradition
HAU 4302 Advanced Hausa Semantics
HAU 4306 Critical Study of Hausa Novels and Plays
HAU 4309 Hausa Culture and National Development
HAU 4310 Advanced Study of Hausa Medicine
HAU 4311 Cuisine and Dietary Habits of the Hausa people
HAU 4613 Dissertation