Programme Information

Required Credits/Units: 480

Programme Aims and Objectives

The BA English Language and Literature is an innovative threefold degree programme which is comprised of English language teaching methodology, English literature and linguistics modules. The students will study the linguistic systems underlying language, exploring in detail how the language is structured, acquired, used and taught. In addition, the relationship between text, language, reader and author, society, economy, politics, culture and the individual will be explored.

The courses of the linguistics component aim to provide students with a thorough grounding of the principles underpinning the study of language and the diversity of linguistic study. The teaching modules
aim to provide students with knowledge and skills relevant to teaching English with an emphasis on classroom management and the use of technology. The courses in literature in English target the critical analysis of literary texts and film of different historical periods, geographical locations and genres.

Aim of the Programme
The aim of the programme is to provide students with a double major in the areas of English Literature and Linguistics, incorporating aspects of teaching methodology.

Objectives of the Programme
The degree objectives target students’ ability to:
1. demonstrate critical thinking skills as reader, writer and viewer to literature and film in English from different genres, geographical spaces and historical periods.
2. recognize, explain and apply current approaches in literary theory.
3. analyse and discuss a variety of literary texts and theories brought in dialogic interaction.
4. examine the relationship between text, reader, author and the sociocultural and politico-economic context.
5. recognize linguistic resources that may be exploited in written texts.
6. combine descriptive analysis with more critical and theoretical work, which develops students’ understanding of texts and/or language systems.
7. describe, explain and interpret linguistic systems underlying language acquisition and development.
8. identify and apply language in use patterns.
9. demonstrate high proficiency in English.
10. combine teaching methodologies in order to facilitate learning.

Entry Requirements

Admission Requirements

The general admission requirements for entry to Unicaf University in Zambia Bachelor degree programmes are as outlined below.  Students are advised to contact the Office of Admissions to find out more about the range of equivalent international academic qualifications accepted.

  • Regular admission to a Bachelor degree programme requires a full Grade 12 Certificate with O-levels at credit or higher in a number of subjects depending on the course of study or international equivalent qualification.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma may be considered for entry.
  • Applicants with a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a relevant area may be considered for credit transfer.
  • English proficiency: Grade 6 (Credit) or better on the General Certificate of Education or equivalent
  • Copy of valid passport or national ID

In addition to a strong academic record, extra-curricular activities, leadership skills and other relevant background information may be taken into account.

Programme Outline

Foundation Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-Bsc-IND100-ZM Induction Module 0.00
UU-FNT-103-ZM Introduction to Bachelor Degree 0.00

Semester 1

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ENG-1110-ZM Academic Writing 12.00
UU-LIN-1121-ZM Introduction to Linguistics I 12.00
UU-LIN-1130-ZM History of the English Language 12.00
UU-LIT-1140-ZM Introduction to Fiction 12.00
UU-LIT-1150-ZM Introduction to Poetry 12.00

Semester 2

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-ENG-1210-ZM Research Skills in Humanities 12.00
UU-TEA-1220-ZM Globalization, Identity and English Language Education 12.00
UU-TEA-1231-ZM English Language Teaching(ELT) Methodology I 12.00
UU-LIN-1242-ZM Introduction to Linguistics II 12.00
UU-LIT-1250-ZM Introduction to Drama 12.00

Semester 3

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-2312-ZM English Language Teaching Methodology II 12.00
UU-LIN-2320-ZM Language and the Brain 12.00
UU-LIN-2330-ZM Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology 12.00
UU-LIT-2340-ZM Romantic and Victorian Poetry 12.00
UU-LIT-2350-ZM William Shakespeare 12.00

Semester 4

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-2410-ZM Lesson Planning 12.00
UU-LIN-2420-ZM First Language Acquisition 12.00
UU-LIN-2430-ZM Introduction to Syntax 12.00
UU-LIT-2440-ZM The Victorian Novel 12.00
UU-LIT-2450-ZM Global Shakespeare 12.00

Semester 5

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-3510-ZM Teaching English to Young Learners 12.00
UU-LIN-3520-ZM Second Language Acquisition 12.00
UU-LIT-3530-ZM Postcolonial Theory and Literature 12.00
UU-LIT-3540-ZM Anglophone World Literature 12.00
UU-LIT-3550-ZM Exile and Diaspora 12.00

Semester 6

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-3610-ZM Teaching English as a Second Language 12.00
UU-LIN-3620-ZM Developmental and Acquired Language Disorders 12.00
UU-LIT-3630-ZM Literature of the Refugee 12.00
UU-LIT-3640-ZM African Worlds 12.00
UU-LIT-3650-ZM Memory and Violence in Literature and Film 12.00

Semester 7

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-4710-ZM Teaching English to students with atypical development 12.00
UU-LIN-4720-ZM Sociolinguistics 12.00
UU-LIT-4730-ZM Women Writers 12.00
UU-LIT-4740-ZM Children’s Literature 12.00
UU-LIT-4750-ZM Memoir and Life Writing 12.00

Semester 8

Required Courses

Course Code Course Title Credits
UU-TEA-4810-ZM Teaching in a Digital World 12.00
UU-LIN-4820-ZM Psycholinguistics 12.00
UU-LIT-4830-ZM Twentieth Century American Literature 12.00
UU-LIT-4840-ZM Modernism /Postmodernism 12.00
UU-LIT-4850-ZM Intertextuality and Literary relations 12.00
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