Bachelor Of Education, Bachelors Degree Program.

At University Of Nairobi


Course Type: Bachelors Degree

Duration: 4 YEARS

Study Method: Fulltime

Fee: Kshs on application

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Overview:

The aim of the Department of Literature syllabus for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Arts) at the University of Nairobi is to create a strong theoretical, philosophical and practical foundation in the study and appreciation of literature. The focus is on the theoretical, regional and generic components of the discipline, so as to produce graduates who can confidently and competently handle literary texts from varied socio-cultural environments, and without neglecting the centrality of Africa and the African.

Course Details:

The aim of the Department of Literature syllabus for the degree of Bachelor of Education (Arts) at the University of Nairobi is to create a strong theoretical, philosophical and practical foundation in the study and appreciation of literature. The focus is on the theoretical, regional and generic components of the discipline, so as to produce graduates who can confidently and competently handle literary texts from varied socio-cultural environments, and without neglecting the centrality of Africa and the African.

Course 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.

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Course Objective

The objectives of this programme are:


1.      Equip students with sufficient basic tools and skills for play production, play interpretation and organizing field research in oral literature.


2.      For a broader exposure to literary texts through the prose and poetry courses offered, as well as the introduction of other genres such as drama and oral literature within the framework of textual and generic variety.


3.      Core courses equipping students with the basic analytical skills as well as aesthetic appreciation of literature are offered in the first and second years before more complex textual appreciation can be handled in the final two years.


4.      Encouraged Research and scholarship through creative work and research essays

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Course Programme

First Year


First Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


Nature and Function of Literature


Language use in Literature


Second Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


Practical Criticism


Theories and concepts in oral Lit.


Second Year


First Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


Literature and Society


Oral Literature in Kenya


Second Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


Elements of Drama


East African Poetry


Third Year


First Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


East African Prose


East African Drama


Electives


Field Work in Oral Literature


Black Aesthetics


Literary Stylistics


Theatre Arts: Play Interpretation


Children’s Literature


Second Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


South African Prose


Caribbean Literature


Electives


American Literature


Latin American Literature


Japanese Literature


Theater Arts: Play Production


European Drama


Fourth Year


First Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


The European Novel


West African Prose


Electives


South African Poetry and Drama


Canadian Literature


Indian Literature


Research Methods in Literature


Second Semester (All one-unit courses)


Core


Afro-American Literature


West African Poetry & Drama


Elective


Single Authors


The Foreign Writers on Africa


European Poetry


Project