Jamb literature in english syllabus

Jamb literature in english syllabus

Jamb literature in english syllabus

 

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The aim of this  JAMB 2020 Literature in English Syllabus for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), is to prepare the candidates for the Board’s examination. It is designed to test their achievement of the course objectives, which are to:

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2020 JAMB CBT Mathematics Syllabus

– stimulate and sustain their interest in Literature in English;

– create an awareness of the general principles of Literature and functions of language;

– appreciate literary works of all genres and across all cultures;

– apply the knowledge of Literature in English to the analysis of social, political and economic events in the society.

1. DRAMA

Topics:

a. Types:

i. Tragedy

ii. Comedy

iii. Tragicomedy

iv. Melodrama

v. Farc

vi. Opera etc.

b. Dramatic Techniques

i. Characterisation

ii. Dialogue

iii. Flashback

iv. Mime

v. Costume

vi. Music/Dance

vii. Decor/scenery

viii. Acts/Scenes

ix. Soliloquy/aside

x. Lighting etc.

c. Interpretation of the Prescribed Texts

i. Theme

ii. Plot

iii. Socio-political context

iv. Setting

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify the various types of drama;

ii. analyse the contents of the various types of drama;

iii. compare and contrast the features of different dramatic types;

iv. demonstrate adequate knowledge of dramatic techniques used in each prescribed text;

v. differentiate between styles of selected playwrights;

vi. determine the theme of any prescribed text;

vii. identify the plot of the play;

viii. apply the lessons of the play to everyday living

ix. identify the spatial and temporal setting of the play.

2. PROSE

Topics:

a. Types:

i. Fiction

– Novel

– Novella/Novelette

– Short story

ii. Non-fiction

– Biography

– Autobiography

– Memoir

iii. Faction: combination of fact and fiction

b. Narrative Techniques/Devices:

i. Point of view

– Omniscent/Third Person

– First Person

ii. Characterisation

– Round, flat, foil, hero, antihero, etc

iii. Language

c. Textual Analysis

i. Theme

ii. Plot

iii. Setting (Temporal/Spatial)

iv. Socio-political context

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. differentiate between types of prose;

ii. identify the category that each prescribed text belongs to;

iii. analyse the components of each type of prose;

iv. identify the narrative techniques used in each of the prescribed texts;

v. determine an author’s narrative style;

vi. distinguish between one type of character from another;

vii. determine the thematic pre-occupation of the author of the prescribed text;

viii. indicate the plot of the novel; identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel.

ix. identify the temporal and spatial setting of the novel

x. relate the prescribed text to real life situations.

3. POETRY

Topics:

a. Types:

i. Sonnet

ii. Ode

iii. Lyrics

iv. Elegy

v. Ballad

vi. Panegyric

vii. Epic

viii. Blank Verse, etc.

b. Poetic devices

i. Structure

ii. Imagery

iii. Sound(Rhyme/Rhythm, repetition, pun, onomatopoeia, etc.)

iv. Diction

v. Persona

c. Appreciation

i. Thematic preoccupation

ii. Socio-political relevance

iii. Style.

Objectives:

Candidates should be able to:

i. identify different types of poetry;

ii. compare and contrast the features of different poetic types:

iii. determine the devices used by various poets;

iv. show how poetic devices are used for aesthetic effect in each poem;

v. deduce the poet’s preoccupation from the poem;

vi. appraise poetry as an art with moral values;

vii. apply the lessons from the poem to real life situations.

4. GENERAL LITERARY PRINCIPLES

Topics:

a. Literary terms:

foreshadowing, suspense, theatre, monologue, dialogue, soliloquy, symbolism, protagonist, antagonist, figures of speech, satire, stream of consciousness, synecdoche, metonymy, etc, in addition to those listed above under the different genres.

b. Literary principles

i. Direct imitation in play;

ii. Versification in drama and poetry;

iii. Narration of people’s experiences;

iv. Achievement of aesthetic value, etc.

c. Relationship between literary terms and principle

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