Programmes

VISION

To become the center of academic excellence in language, literature, culture and skill studies by adopting a newly emerging paradigms and analytical thinking as well as practices in the areas of language and literature studies which lay the ground for the advancement of quality education and sustainable development in the country. Because as a multi lingual & multi-cultural nation Ethiopia needs well-qualified professional language experts in the fields mentioned above. Thus, the department has been launched in response to the shortage of local language experts in different sectors as well in the nation. The target of the department, therefore, is to educate and train general language experts who work in different governmental and non- governmental offices.

MISSION

   The mission of the programmed is to offer education that emphasizes on the pursuit of knowledge through research and institution and the development of a critical understanding on the issues of language, literature and teaching profession nationally. Therefore, the main emphasis of the Amharic courses will be on those elements, which are designed to provide skilled, knowledgeable & all rounded experts.

GRADUATE PROFILE
A graduate of Ethiopian Language(s) and Literature- Amharic program is expected to demonstrate the ability and able to serve/work as to:  

  • Writers and editors of reports (both general and technical); minutes, newspaper dispatches (releases, and articles), essays, and speeches;
  • Editors, critics, and reviewers of literary works
  • Compilers and editors of dictionaries;
  • Translators, interpreters and terminologists;
  • Public relations officers in various bureaus, offices and organizations.
  • Researchers in issues related to literature (oral and written), literacy, language, language planning, society and culture.
  • Consultants in issues related to language, literature & culture.
  • Training researchers in the field of literature and human concerns, and,
  • Conducting research on the various languages and literatures of Ethiopia.
  • Provide guidance and consultancy services in their field of specialization to regional as well as national educational institutions and culture bureau; Evaluate teaching issues, learning needs and culture content in particular Amharic language learning environment.
  • Conduct research on problems and issues pertaining to language teaching; particularly, conduct research in the area of Amharic language teaching and learning.
  • Develop an understanding of the linguistic theories that underpin modern approaches to language teaching. To provide strong methodological and pedagogical basis for Amharic Language and literature education;
  • Apply a variety of language teaching methodologies for diverse teaching and learning situation. To train competent personnel who will be engaged in preparing and designing language teaching materials, text books, syllabi and curricula at all levels;     
  • Expertise in designing and implementing language courses that meet the needs of particular groups of students.
  • Experts, who undertake independent study on Applied Linguistics and cultural studies.
  • A high level of skill on the formal and substantive aspect of applied linguistics.
  • Language and linguistics teachers at secondary and tertiary levels.
  • Editors in culture,linguistics texts,books and journals.
  • Lexicographer in Ethiopian languages especially on little known languages.
  • Consultants, practitioners, Film producers, Documentation experts, Text book writers, Premier writers.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

The Department of Ethiopian Language(s) and Literature- Amharic has such study areas as literature, linguistics and language skills. Candidates who have successfully completed the preparatory program with a passing mark in both social and natural science entrance examination, thus, can be admitted for BA programs.  On the other hand all those who  have completed undergraduate studies in Ethiopian as well as foreign languages and literature, Linguistics or in any other field of humanities; Applicants are required to have a B.A. or BEd degree in teaching Amharic, Ethiopian Languages and Literature, English major and Amharic Minor, and Pedagogical Science Composite Amharic (Pedagogical Science-Amharic). As well as The program admits candidates from the BA degree graduates preferably in Linguistics and other related disciplines such as the Ethiopian Lnguages and Literature (Amharic), Afaan Oromo, Tigringa,   Afaan Oromo Folklores, and  department of English Language and Literature, and other Social Science fields for MA programs.

DURATION OF THE PROGRAM

The training program for regular classes lasts for three years and is divided into six semesters for a total of 190 ECTS. (Including CBE courses)

 MODE OF DELIVERY

Delivery of Modules and Courses in this program is designed on mixed approach that is parallel, block and semester based system for undergraduate regular program.

AREAS OF WORK

The graduates can work in the areas of:-

  • Teaching
  • Communication and journalism
  • public relations
  • Researches
  • Culture

POTENTIAL EMPLOYERS

  • Ministry of education
  • Ministry of  culture
  • State and private media

SEMESTER COURSE BREAK DOWN (REGULAR B.A. PROGRAM)

Year I Semester I

Module Code.

Module Name

Course Name

Crs

 

ECTS

Total hr.

Duration by Weeks

Total weeks

 

4

8

12

16

16

ELAm-M1011

Reading Skills

Amharic Reading Skills (ELAm1011)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

 

ELAm-M1021 

Productive Skills

Amharic Oral Communicative Skills (ELAm1021)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Amharic Basic Writing Skills (ELAm1023)

3

 

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

 

ELAm-M1031 

Technical Writing  Skills

 

Technical Writing (ELAm1031)

3

 

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Introduction to Public Relations (ELAm1033)

3

 

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

EnLa-M1011

Basic English Skills

Communicative English Skills (EnLa1011)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

Total                                                    

18

30

810

 

 Year I Semester II

Module Code. 

Module Name 

Course Name 

Crs

 

ECTS 

Total hr. 

Duration by Weeks

Total weeks 

4

8

12

16

ELAm-M1011 

Reading Skills 

Amharic Critical Reading and Text Analysis (ELAm1012)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

CESt-M1023

Civics and Ethical Education

Civics and Ethical Education (CESt1024)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

ELAm-M1021

Productive Skills

Amharic Advanced Writing Skills (ELAm1024)

4

7

189

 

 

 

 

16

ELAm-M1031

Technical Writing  Skills

 

Writing for Media (ELAm1032)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Workshop in Text Editing(ELAm1034)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

EnLa-M1011

Basic English Skills

Basic English Writing (EnLa 1012)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

CBEM2101

CBEI

CBE2101 

3

5

135

 

Total

22

37

999

 

 

 

 

 

 

Year II Semester I

Module Code. 

Module Name 

Course Name 

Crs

 

ECTS 

Total hr. 

Duration by Weeks

Total weeks 

4

8

12

16

ELAm-M2041

Language and Linguistics

Introduction to Language and Linguistics(ELAm2041)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

General Linguistics(ELAm2043)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M2051

Applied Linguistics

Language and Society (ELAm2051)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Issues in Multilingual and Multicultural Society (ELAm2053)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M2071

Ethiopian Languages

Survey of Ethiopian Languages (ELAm2071)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M2081

Translation

Translation Theory and Practice (ELAm2081)

4

7

189

 

 

 

 

16

Total

19

32

864

 

Year II Semester II

Module code

Module name

 

Course name

 

Chr.

 

CP

total hr.

Duration by weeks

Total weeks

4

8

12

16

ELAm-M2061

Amharic Structure

Amharic Phonology and Morphology (ELAm2062)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Amharic Syntax (ELAm2064)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M2071

Ethiopian Languages

Basic Geez (ELAm2072)

4

7

189

 

 

 

 

16

 ELAm-M2091

 Fundamentals And Survey Of Ethiopian Literature

 Fundamentals of Literature (ELAm 2092)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Survey of Ethiopian Literature (ELAm 2094)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

General Psychology

2

3

81

 

 

 

 

16

CBEM2101

CBEI

CBE2102 

3

5

135

 

Total

21

35

945

 

 Year III Semester I

Module code

Module name

Course name

Chrs.

CP

total hr.

Duration by Weeks

Total weeks

4

8

12

16

ELAm-M3131

Research Methods and Practice

Research Methods (ELAm3131)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Seminar on Pre-research activities (ELAm3133)

2

3

81

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M3101

Folklore

Introduction to Folklore (ELAm3101)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Amharic Oral Literature (ELAm3103)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M3111

Amharic Verse and Prose

 Amharic Novel (ELAm3111)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Amharic Short Story (ELAm3113)

2

3

81

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

Information and Communication Technology

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Total

19

31

837

 

 Year III Semester II

Module code

 

Module name

 

Course name

 

Chrs.

 

CP

total hr.

Duration by Weeks

 

Total weeks

4

8

12

16

 

ELAm-M3131

Research Methods and Practice

Senior Essay (ELAm3134)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

ELAm-M3111

Amharic Verse and Prose

 Introduction to Drama (ELAm3114)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Amharic Poetry (ELAm3116)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

ELAm-M3121

Criticism and Creative Writing

Practical Literary Criticism (ELAm3122)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

8

Workshop on Creative Writing (ELAm3124)

3

5

135

 

 

 

 

16

Total

15

25

675

 

 

SEMESTER COURSE BREAK DOWN (M.A. IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS IN ETHIOPIAN LANGUAGES AND CULTURAL STUDIES)

  

Year I,  Semester I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit hours

ALELC 511      

Research Methods in Applied Linguistics

2

ALELC 521      

Research Methods in Cultural studies               

2

ALELC 541      

Issues in Applied Linguistics and Cultural studies                                                        

3

ALELC 523      

Linguistics Analysis

2

ALELC 531      

Cultural Analysis

2

TOTAL

11

 

Year I,  Semester II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit hours

ALELC 542  

Multi media Technology in Language  and   Culture Documentation

4

 ALELC 544     

Endangered Languages and Culture Documentation

2

ALELC 512

Survey of Ethiopian Linguistics

3

ALELC 514

Issues in Sociolinguistics                                                        

3

TOTAL

 

Year II,  Semester I

Course Number

Course Title

Credit hours

ALELC 601

Seminar on Ethiopian Linguistics and Cultural studies

2

ALELC 603

Development Team Training Program (DTTP)

3

TOTAL

5

  Year II,  Semester II

Course Number

Course Title

Credit hours

ALELC 604                  

6

MA Thesis                                                            

TOTAL

6

OVE RALL TOTAL

34

 SEMESTER COURSE BREAK DOWN (M.A. IN AMHARIC LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE TEACHING)

Roll No

Course Title

Code

Credits

Semester

1

Pedagogy(Advanced teaching methodology)

TeAm511

3

 

1st year, 1st

 semester

 

2

Research Methods in Teaching Amharic Language

TeAm 521

3

3

Theories & Approaches in Language Teaching-Learning

TeAm 511

2

4

Applied Linguistics in Amharic Teaching

 

TeAm 5

2

5

Multilingual and Multicultural Teaching

 

2

 

 

Total

 

12

 

 

Structure and Semantics of Amharic

TeAm 531

3

1st year, 2nd semester

 

 6

Literary Genre and Criticism  in Amharic

 

TeAm 512

3

7

Syllabus Design and Materials Development

TeAm 542

3

 8

Language Testing

TeAm 522

2

 

Total

 

11

 

 

2nd  year, 1st  semester

 

 

 

 

 9

 

10

Development Team Training Program

Seminars on Ethiopian Language  and Linguistics  

TeAm 601

 

TeAm 621

3

 

2

 

 

 

Total

 

5

 11

Thesis

 

TeAm 602

6

2nd year 2nd semester

 

Total

 

6

 

 

Overall total

 

34