The Department offers one (1) Academic Programme viz:
On 22nd November, 2016, the National Universities Commission approved the issuance of provisional licence for the establishment of Coal City University, Enugu, with the commencement of English and Literary Studies programme. The first set of the students numbering one was admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. The pioneer Coordinator, Department of English and Literary Studies was Mrs. Okeugo Oluchi C.
Plato and Aristotle regarded the relation between literary art, language, and thought as first and foremost a philosophical question and this continues to be explored as one of the key issues of debate. It gives rise to exciting studies, investigation and discourse, especially in twentieth century scholarship.
In this programme the approach to teaching and in-depth exploration of English language structure and the nature, functioning, and manifestations of the literary is anchored on the idea that this knowledge is irreplaceable for language and literary workers. The student grows in clarity of thought and perception, and develops the faculty of critical judgement and the mind’s creative capabilities by being exposed to the working of language and literature. This is one of the reasons why graduates of English language and literary studies find employment in a vast range of activities in the service industry as well as in the management and productive sectors of the economy.
The main objectives of the programmes in the department are as follows:
Programmes available to students in the Department of English and Literary Studies are designed to deliver rounded humanistic education, practical competence in the language of science, business, and international relations in the modern world and to expose them to literary art processes as encountered in different places and cultures with the theoretical discourse that accompanies and assists in such development.
The Department of English and Literary Studies offers a four-year B.A. Standard Degree Programme by Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), a four-year B.A. Combined Honours Standard Degree Programme by entrance examination, and a three-year B.A. Standard Degree Programme by direct entry.
The courses in the programme are grouped into two main stress areas as follows:
Candidates are admitted into the programme through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Matriculation Examination (UTME) of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and through Direct Entry Admission.
Candidates must have:
Graduates of English and Literary Studies are primarily producers and givers of knowledge, so well grounded as to have the capacity to major as literary artists and critics. They have job opportunities in the public or private sector administrative positions, as well as in all levels of the teaching profession. More than any other set of professionals, they possess adequate linguistic competence to enable them function as excellent editors, publishers, analysts, broadcasters and mass media practitioners. Apart from all these, many more job opportunities await eagerly the potential graduates of English and Literary Studies.
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