DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY

COURSE OUTLINE

ENG 215 – ORAL LITERATURE

AUGUST (SBP) SEMESTER 2016

 

Lecturer’s Name:                                Dr. (Mrs.) Muthoni Gachari

Lecturer’s Consultation Hours:           (By Appointment)

Lecturer’s Office:                               Faculty Lounge

Lecturer’s email & phone no. :            rgachari@daystar.ac.ke

                                                           0720 150 234

                           

 

 

PREREQUISITES

ENG 112

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

Definition and general characteristics of oral literature: oral poetry; praise, pleasure, survival, relationships, gods and ancestors, protest and satire; oral narratives: form and content; proverbs; style, form and content, field techniques and methods.

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE(S)

The objective of this course is to help learners develop the following skills:

Identify various genres of oral literature such as poetry, narrative, proverbs and riddles and their importance in the society.

Demonstrate theoretical understanding of field work research techniques

Apply concepts, techniques and methods learnt in the theory of oral literature course

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of the course the student should:

  1. Differentiate between oral literature and written literature
  2. Describe the characteristics of oral literature
  3. Distinguish the various genres of oral literature
  4. Evaluate the significance of performance in oral literature
  5. Design an oral literature collection tool
  6. Demonstrate proficiency in collection of oral literature.

 

 

COURSE PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS