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. : firstname.lastname@example.org
0720 150 234
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.
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
By the end of the course the student should:
- Differentiate between oral literature and written literature
- Describe the characteristics of oral literature
- Distinguish the various genres of oral literature
- Evaluate the significance of performance in oral literature
- Design an oral literature collection tool
- Demonstrate proficiency in collection of oral literature.
COURSE PROCEDURES AND REQUIREMENTS