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JUPEB Literature syllabus PDF and text is broken into two semesters with two broad courses each.

FIRST SEMESTER

  • LIT 001: INTRODUCTION TO DRAMA
  • LIT 002: INTRODUCTION TO PROSE FICTION

SECOND SEMESTER

  • LIT 003: INTRODUCTION TO POETRY
  • LIT 004: LITERARY APPRECIATION AND PRACTICAL CRITICISM

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LIT 001 — Introduction to Drama

1. The Dramatic Literature

  • Definition of drama and theatre
  • Origin of drama and theatre
  • Drama as performance, drama as Literature
  • Types and forms of drama

2. The Structure of Drama

  • Plot
  • Character
  • Language
  • Theme, etc

3. The Relevance of Drama to the Society

  • Social, political functions of drama

4. The Classical Tradition

  • Introduction to the classical tradition in drama

5. Shakespearean Drama (The Renaissance Tradition)

  • Historical background of the Renaissance

6. Non-African Drama (The Modern Tradition)

  • Historical background of the modern drama
  • The modern tradition, playwright, dramatist
  • American drama

7. African Drama (The Modern Tradition)

  • Historical background of modern drama
  • African playwrights and dramatists
  • Drama in a modern African society

LIT 002 — Introduction to Prose Fiction

1. Prose Fiction

  • Definition of Prose Fiction

2. Development of the novel tradition, modern Prose fiction

  • Origin of the English Novel

3. Types or Forms of Prose Fiction

  • African, anglophonic and negritude novels, Non-African

4. The Structure of Prose

  • Plot
  • Character
  • Theme
  • Setting, etc.

5. The Relevance of Prose to the Society

  • Function of prose in the society

6. The European Prose Tradition

  • Introduction to European Prose tradition
  • Elements of African prose tradition

7. African Prose (Modern African Novel)

  • Historical background to modern African novels: Pre-colonial and post-colonial Prose narratives
  • New generation of African/Nigerian novelist

LIT 003 — Introduction to Poetry

1. The Poem

  • Definition of poetry

2. Traditional and Modern Poetry

  • Oral and written poetry

3. Types/Forms of Poetry

  • Elements or characteristics of poetry
    • Lyric
    • Ode
    • Ballad
    • Dirge
    • Epic
    • Sonnet
    • Free verse
    • Blank verse, etc.

4. The Structure of the Poem

  • Verification and stanza form, cantos

5. The Relevance of Poetry to the Society

6. The Classical Tradition

  • Introduction to classical tradition in poetry

7. European Poetry

  • The medieval and renaissance traditions
  • 19th and 20th centuries

8. African Poetry

  • The modern tradition

LIT 004 — Literary Appreciation and Practical Criticism

1. Literary Appreciation

  • Approaches to the appreciation

2. Practical Criticism

  • Approaches to practical criticism

3. Unseen Prose and Poetry

  • Practical sessions in analysis and criticism of unseen poetry and prose and fictional texts

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