Courses Catalogue

Introduction To English Language

COURSE CODE: UCC 1101
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Social Work And Social Administration, Bachelor
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Assessment and Method of Evaluation

Communication fundamentals         (4CH)

  •   Communication and communication process
  •  Communication networks
  • Verbal and non-verbal communication relationships: Categories of non-verbal communication(kinesics, proxemics, chronemics, paravocalics, olfaticsetc)
  •  Verbal and Non-verbal communication barriers
  •  Essentials for effective communication

Grammar in general                           (16CH)

  • Parts of speech-verbs, nouns, adverbs, adjectives, conjunctions, pronouns, interjections, prepositions
  • Tenses/aspects-present continuous, present, pass simple, past continuous, past participle, future.
  • The difference between clause and phrase
  • Sentence structures-simple, compound, negative, in derogative, affirmative
  • Punctuation
  • Passive and active voices
  • Spelling and pronunciation
  • Direct and indirect speech

Mechanics of writing                        (6CH)

  •  Building a paragraph
  • Variety of sentence length
  •  Linking  paragraphs
  • Capitalization
  • Punctuation marks

Reading skills                                   (6CH)

  •   Scanning and skimming
  •   Advanced reading and comprehension skills
  •   Intensive and extensive reading

Interpersonal Skills       (6CH)

  • Argument and negotiation skills
  • Conflict management
  •  Leadership and communication
  •  Gender and communication
  •  Ethics and communication.

Listening skills:                       (6CH)

  •  Active, passive, responsive, and critical listening
  •  Public speaking and presentations – protocol, overcoming fear, knowing the audience (audience analysis), voice projection, eye contact, body language, pace and space, etc.

MODE OF DELIVERY

  • Lectures
  • Practical assignments
  • Field trips
  • Documentaries 

INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND / OR EQUIPMENT

  • Whiteboard and Markers
  • Flip Charts
  • LCD Projectors
  • CDs, DVDs and Tapes