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BACHELOR OF ARTS program

University of Nairobi

Masters Program 4 YEARS

Course Details

Course Overview

The Bachelor of Arts programme in the Department of Literature of the University of Nairobi helps students to respond sensitively to a wealth pool of literature that uses oral and written modes of transmission, exists in poetic, dramatic and prose genres and traverses regional and national cultures. In the process, students acquire tools to evaluate literature, discover the

language literature uses, learn skills for staging and performing drama, and learn creative writing.

Minimum Entry Requirements

1. A candidate for admission to the Faculty of Arts (hereinafter referred to as "the Faculty") must have any of the following as minimum qualifications:


i) KCSE with a B or equivalent


ii) KCSE with a C plain or equivalent Plus a Diploma or equivalent from a recognized post- secondary institution.

Course Program

First Level


Introduction to Oral Literature


Introduction to Drama


Introduction to Poetry


Introduction to Prose


Second Level


Language Description


Eastern African Oral Literature


Language Use in Literature


Eastern African Poetry


Introduction to Literary Criticism


Eastern African Drama


Black Aesthetics


Eastern African Prose


Creative Writing


Children’s Poetry


Children’s Drama


Children’s Narratives


Third Level


Theory of Literature


European Poetry and Drama


Stylistics


European Prose


Theory of Oral Literature


Genres of Oral Literature


African Drama


Theatre Arts I


Non-African Drama


Theatre Arts II


Latin American Poetry and Drama


Latin American Prose


Early Swahili Literature


Modern Swahili Literature


Indian Literature in English Translation


Anglo-Indian Literature


Fourth Level


Southern African Literature


Modern African Poetry


West African Literature


Modern Non-African Poetry


African-American Literature


Texts and Sources in Children’s Literature


American Literature


Canadian Literature


Classical Japanese Literature


Modern Japanese Literature


Major Author


Dissertation or Creative Work

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