Department of Language and Linguistics

HISTORY OF THE PROGRAMME/SUB-DISCIPLINE/DISCIPLINE

The Department of Languages and Linguistics was established under the Faculty of Arts
in the 1999/2000 session with the aim of contributing to the ever- rising needs of Language teachers, information officers, translators, interpreters, media men and women who are capable of serving as the peopleís mandate holders in the various arms of government.
The Department started with a total of 12 pioneer students in the Linguistics unit and 5 pioneer students in the French unit.
In addition to the above two degrees, the Department introduced another degree programme: Linguistics/Igbo in the 2007/2008 session with a total number of three pioneer students. These programmes are all in conformity with the National Policy on Education and National Universities Commission minimum academic standards. The programme adopts the procedure laid in the approved General and academic regulations by the Senate of the University, including the following
(1) Specified period of Registration of courses by the students;
(2) Drawing up of Lecture Time Table
(3) Mandatory 75% attendance at classes and activities
(4) Minimum and Maximum credit units to be carried per semester;
(5) Examination of Courses and Grading System;
(6) Mandatory duration of programmes, and
(7) Academic Advising

PERSONNEL ADMINISTRATION

Organisational Structure:

Philosophy of the Programme

The subject matter of History and International Relations is the study of the dynamics of societies and the International environment in which they exist. It seeks to understand the process of international life and the trajectory of its development, and how it impacts on societies. It also studies institutions of such as the UN,AU,etc and legal framework that have been introduce to strength the effectiveness of the diplomatic engagement among the members of the international community of states.

Objectives

The B. A. Hons degree programme in linguistics is designed in answer to the need of the society to produce manpower in the area of language studies equipped with necessary tools for analyzing the various indigenous Nigerian languages. It offers a study programme that imparts a sound knowledge of linguistic theories, nature and functions of language and literary studies to ultimately enhance the knowledge of the nature and function Nigerian languages especially Igbo, the language of the host community.

Objectives

1. To produce graduates who are intellectually developedto apply their firm understanding of linguistics and human language in general to the development of themselves and the society.
2. To prepare our graduates for post graduate studies and research into the coded and encoded Nigerian indigenous languages;
3. To train students to gain greater refinement of character and personality development through language and literary studies;
4. To build a manpower base capable of asserting themselves through enhanced communicative competence relevant in National development as language experts, language and linguistics teachers; information officers, translators, interpreters, media men and women among other rolls.