BA English Language & Communication Studies

All languages are important and essential to communicate with the other members of the society. However, English has a unique place among all other languages because it is one of the most spoken languages in the world.

September Entry

Start date

4 years



Fees per session

You’ll gain a solid understanding of phonetics and phonology, syntax, semantics and pragmatics, and explore how that knowledge can be applied to the practical analysis of spoken and written, literary and non-literary texts.

Study Modules

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Year 4

First SemesterSecond Semester
ELL 103 Literary Studies IELL 104 Literary Studies II
ELL 105 English Language IELL 106 English Language II
ELL 107 General Phonetics and Phonology IELL 108 General Phonetics and Phonology II
ELL 109 Introduction to Oral LiteratureELL 112 Introduction to Composition
ELL 115 SyntaxELL 116 Syntax
ELL 125 Introduction to Basic Theories of Drama and TheatreELL 12 Introduction to Fiction
GST 101 Use of English IELL 128 Introduction to Linguistics
GST 103 People and Culture of NigeriaGST 102 Use of English II
GST 105 IT and Library SkillsGST 104 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence
XXX 101 * [ NAE ] Language Studies IGST 106 Computer Applications I
XXX 102 * [ NAE ] Language Studies II

First SemesterSecond Semester
ELL 201 History of the English LanguageELL 210 Theatre Workshop
ELL 203 Advanced English CompositionELL 214 English Morphology 3
ELL 205 Introduction to PoetryELL 216 Advanced English Syntax I
ELL 207 Literature, Popular Culture and Mass MediaELL 218 Gender Studies
ELL 209 Introduction to Nigerian LiteratureELL 222 African American/Caribbean Literature
GST 201 Peace Studies and Conflict ResolutionELL 224 World Literature: Oral/Written
GST 203 Entrepreneurial Studies IGST 206 Citizenship Education

First SemesterSecond Semester
ELL 301 Introduction to Syntactic ModelsELL 302 African Written Poetry
ELL 303 English for specific PurposesELL 304 Contemporary English Usage
ELL 305 Discourse AnalysisELL 310 Introduction to Semantics
ELL 309 Creative Writing IELL 316 Advanced English Syntax II
ELL 315 SylisticsELL 320 Romantics
ELL 319 Modern ComedyELL 322 English Drama from Shakespeare to the Present
ELL 333 Introduction to Applied LinguisticsELL 324 Creative Writing II
GST 301 Entrepreneurial Studies IIELL 326 Research Methodology
ELL 328 Literature and Society

First SemesterSecond Semester
ELL 403 Literary Theory and CriticismELL 406 Nigerian Oral Literature in Translation:Field Work
ELL 409 American Literature and Religion from Puritanism to TranscendentalismELL 408 Pragmatics
ELL 415 Socio-Linguistics of EnglishELL 410 Project
ELL 417 Speech WritingELL 412 Psycholinguistics
POS 305 Public Policy AnalysisELL 416 Introduction to Postcolonial Studies
ELL 407 * [ AE ] The 19th Century NovelELL 418 Studies in Fiction: Literature Scholar as Mediator in Conflict Resolution
ELL 421 * [ AE ] Modernism and Post modernismELL 428 Multilingualism: Language and National Development
ELL 423 * [ AE ] Spoken English

Nile Lecturer - FAQs

  1. University Matriculation of 5 credit passes including English Language and Literature in English at O-Level; and
  2. Approved Bachelor’s Degrees English Language or English Literature, or B.A Education/English or Linguistics with at least 2nd class lower division.
  3. Approved Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) from a cognate discipline with not less than an upper credit

Students will be taught through lectures, seminars, tutorials etc. All teaching is supported by opportunities for individual consultation with staff. You will be encouraged to participate in group and pair work, and individual presentations.

If you are an educational professional or planning on training as a teacher of skills, this is an ideal course for you. It also equips you for careers in PR, marketing, journalism, management or any position using high level communication.

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