Confucius Institute Event held at BSSC Room 14
School of Humanities staff and students during the Career Week held between january 28 - February 2, 2019 at the Graduation Square
Registrar RIO graced the launch of Professor. Githiora's book on Sheng' at the Graduate School Building Room 202
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Tagline
The Department offers high quality training in English and various areas in linguistics.
Summary
We have distinguished ourselves as a department that trains highly qualified professionals with impeccable language skills. Our programmes are market driven and our graduates are assured of employment in:  teaching, the media, speech therapy, publishing, curriculum development, language testing, public relations, education consultancy,  language consultancy and the N.G.O world in general.
Fact sheet
The Department boasts of members of Staff whose expertise is sought after both at the national and regional levels in the areas of curriculum development, translation studies, language testing, the teaching of an integrated secondary school curriculum and multilingual issues.
Staff and Specialization

We have a committed team of 23 academic staff members who have various areas of specialization and interests. These include:
* Language and speech disorders
* Language learning and testing
* Translation studies
* Proof reading and editing
* Sociolinguistics
* Language pathology
* Language planning and education
* Theoretical Linguistics
* Multilingual Education
* English Grammar

The Department boasts of members of Staff whose expertise is sought after both at the national and regional levels in the areas of curriculum development, translation studies, language testing, the teaching of an integrated secondary school curriculum and multilingual issues.

Specialty and Branding
The Department offers the following courses:

*Certificate in Intensive English
*BA in English and Linguistics
*B.ed in English and Linguistics
*Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies
*MA in English and Linguistics
*MA in Applied Linguistics
*Ph.D in English and Linguistics

Course Structure and Units Offered
Students studying for the B.A degree may register for two (2) other subjects in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences apart from English and Linguistics in English. Those taking a B.ed degree are strongly advised to combine it with literature.

Study Mode
The Department offers both full time and institutional-based modes of study .Both our undergraduate programmes take 4 years, with students taking 2 to 4 units each semester while our certificate programme takes 6 months.

Postgraduate Students
Intake
There are currently 50 M.A. students in the Regular Programme and 200 students in the School Based mode of study.There are about 20 Ph.D students. We have both local and international postgraduate students.

Study Mode and Duration

The Postgraduate Diploma in Translation shall take a minimum of 18 months. The diploma is offered through course work, examination and research project
The M.A. degree in English and Linguistics and M.A. Applied Linguistics shall extend for a minimum period of 2 academic years. The Degree is offered according to the following patterns:

* Course work and Examination
* Course work, Examination and Thesis.

The Ph.D in English and Linguistics is offered through thesis only.

Resources
If you choose to enroll for the Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies, M.A. in English and Linguistics, M.A. in Applied Linguistics and Ph.D in English and Linguistics, you will have unlimited access to our Resource Centre where you will find valuable reference books, dissertations, linguistics journals and audio visual facilities. We also promise you an ambient reading atmosphere.

Students Destinations
Our programmes are market driven and our graduates are assured of employment:: in teaching, journalism, languages and speech therapy, writing, language consultancy, Public Relations and the N.G.O world

Non Degree


 Undergraduate


Graduate

Course Structure
Students studying for a B.A degree may register for English and linguistics and two (2) other subjects in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Those taking B.Ed  are strongly advised to combine it with literature.
Study Mode and Duration
The Department offers its programmes in the regular, digital and institutional-based modes of study. Both our undergraduate programmes take 4 years, with students taking two (2) to four (4) units each semester while our certificate programmes take six months divided into two semesters. The Postgraduate Diploma in Translation Studies shall take a minimum of 18 months. The diploma is offered through course work, examination and research project. The M.A degree in English and Linguistics and M.A. in Applied Linguistics shall extend for a minimum period of two (2) academic years. The Degree is offered according to the following patterns:

  • Course work, examination and project
  • Course work, examination and thesis

The Ph.D in English and Linguistics is offered through thesis only and takes three (3) years.

Master of Arts

Entry Requirements

  • The Common regulations for all Masters degrees in the University shall apply.
  • The general requirements for all Masters degrees in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (SHSS) shall apply.
  • The following shall be eligible for registration for the Master of Arts of in the Department:


A holder of at least Upper Second Class honors Bachelors degree with English/or Linguistics.

Duration and Pattern of the Course

  • The Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and the Master of Arts in English and Linguistics shall extend over a period of 18 months.
  • Both courses will be taught according to the following patterns.
    Either
    • Option A: Coursework, examination and project
      or
    • Option B: Coursework, Examination and Thesis.
  • In the first year all students will take 8 units (in addition to the School Unit), 4 of which will be core and 4 electives.
  • In the second year, students taking option (A) will take four (4) units in the first semester two (2) of which will be core and two (2) electives. In the second semester, they will carry out research and write a project equivalent to 4 units.
  • Students following option 'B' will carry out their research, write and submit a thesis.
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics

Masters in English and Linguistics


Doctor of Philosophy( Phd) in Linguistics

Preamble
General studies in English language and linguistics are core in any university for they lead to careers in diverse fields. The market for grammarians and linguists has continued to broaden to areas such as teaching, lexicography, translation, media and language and speech therapy among others. There is a shift in the job market that includes shifts within the industrial, cultural and social paradigms that encourages consumers to look for information and skills that satisfy their linguistic goals.
The Department seeks to redefine the role of linguists in academics and language-related fields. It trains professionals in the English language and linguistics better suited to meet the challenges that linguistic diversity poses for the Kenyan academia and the society at large, today and in the future.

Rationale
The Department of English and Linguistics, one of the oldest and well-established departments in the country, believes that there is a dire need to train people who are well-grounded in English grammar and all areas of linguistics. English grammar is the foundation upon which all the language skills are anchored. It is important to master English grammar now that it is the medium of instruction right from mid -primary to the tertiary level. In linguistics, special attention is given to African languages because many of the theories in this area are designed with Western languages in mind and thus they do account for a lot of the linguistic phenomena evident in African languages. It is, therefore, imperative that we investigate other languages, especially African ones, with a view to accumulating relevant data and subsequently developing relevant theories.
There is a paucity of well-trained grammarians and linguists in the market and our graduates would be employed as consultants in language matters, curriculum developers, material developers, policy makers, teachers, tutors, lecturers, researchers, lexicographers, translators and media personnel among others.

Objectives

  1. To train experts in grammar and all areas of linguistics
  2. To research on African languages and others
  3. To create a data bank of African linguistic phenomena in all components of language

Admission Requirements

  1. The common regulations for all doctorate degrees of Kenyatta University shall apply.
  2. The common regulations of the Department of English and Linguistics shall apply.
  3. Those eligible for registration for Doctor of Philosophy in English and Linguistics shall be holders of a Master's degree in English and /or linguistics or equivalent qualifications from any other University recognized by the senate of Kenyatta University.

Duration and Pattern of the Programme
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in linguistics should take a duration of three years. It shall take the form of Research and Thesis.

Certification
Upon fulfilling all the requirements, candidates shall be awarded a PhD in linguistics of Kenyatta University.

Certificate In German   msword     pdf
Certificate In Japanese   msword    pdf
Certificate in Korean languages

Beginners Course in Portuguese

Beginners Course in Japanese Language and Cultural Studies

Beginners Course in Korean
Diploma In Japanese  msword     pdf
PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE COURSE DESCRIPTION   msword    pdf
Bachelor Of Arts(BA) in German  msword     pdf

Bachelor Of Education (BE.D) in German  msword     pdf

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in French

Bachelor of Education (B.ED)  in French

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Japanese
FRENCH FOR BEGINNERS COURSE DESCRIPTION   msword    pdf

Postgraduate programmes

PhD (French)

Master Of Arts - French  msword    pdf

Masters in Teaching French as a Foreign Languages    msword     pdf

Master in French Didactics

Credit hours
For Bachelors and Masters programmes – 35 credit hours
For Certificate programmes – 35 credit hours

Modes of study

  • Full time
  • IBP
  • Open Learning


PROGRAMME D'ETUDES

  • En plus des cours obligatoires offerts dans chaque année d'études, les étudiants du programme
  • B. A. prennent deux cours au choix en troisième et en quatrièmes années.

EXIGENCES DES COURS 
Tous les enseignements, les devoirs et les examens sont en français. 

DURÉE DU PROGRAMME 
Pour couvrir tout le programme de B. Ed/ B.A., quatre années règlementaires sont exigées. 

EXAMENS 
Tout étudiant inscrit au programme doit passer des examens dans toutes les unités enseignées. Des examens finaux comptent pour 70%, tandis que l'évaluation continue compte pour 30%. Le classement doit être en conformité avec le règlement commun de l'Université pour le Programme B. Ed, / BA

 

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chairperson english

Dr. Purity. M. Nthiga
Chairperson
Department of English & Linguistics


 

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