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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Performing Arts
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Learning a language at birth comes naturally but scientifically understanding the structure of that language and why it is similar to or different from another is learnt consciously. UG’s Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics gives insight into one of the most intriguing aspects of human knowledge.

It provides a scientific perspective of languages and how one language differs from another and from one society to another. Whilst the programme will not necessarily turn a student into a polyglot (it could if you are a genius), it provides the prospective student with an exciting cross language perspective.

It studies scientifically the structure of languages, intonations, and how words make meaning. The programme will provide students with great intellectual skills, analytic reasoning and argumentation.
The career opportunities are immense and cut across other professions as well. Education, consulting, translation and interpretation are just a gist of the career opportunities available to a Linguistics Professional.

If communication is key in any human endeavour, then the role of linguistics cannot be underestimated. It provides clearer understanding of the structure of languages, how languages are different from one society to another and how they are used in various social contexts.

Linguists are needed in the computer industries for speech recognition; needed in the universities to impart intellectual knowledge; needed as translators and interpreters in the media, government establishments, law firms etc.

Students are assessed through a combination of assignments, examinations and projects TUITION METHOD Lectures, class discussion and tutorials.

At the end of this programme, students must;
• Understand the structure of major languages
• Appreciate the roles that language plays in society through studying such courses as Sociolinguistics, Language and Politics, Language and Business, Language and Law, Language and Gender and Language Planning and Development.
• Be analytic and enthusiastic in learning about different languages.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE
• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.

Curriculum

LEVEL 100 (First Year)

Level 100: First Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS INSTRUCTOR
UGRC 110 Academic Writing 3
UGRC 120 Numeracy Skills 3
UGRC 130 Understanding Human Societies 3
UGRC 140 Science and Technology In Our Lives 3
UGRC 150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning 3
LNGS 101 Introduction to Linguistics 3
Other Subjects 2 Courses from other 2 assigned departments 3
Minimum Credit Required 15
NOTE: Students May Choose Any 2 of the University Required Course for 6 Credits

 

Level 100: Second Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS INSTRUCTOR
UGRC 110 Academic Writing 1 3
UGRC 120 Numeracy Skills 3
UGRC 130 Understanding Human Societies 3
UGRC 140 Science and Technology In Our Lives 3
UGRC 150 Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning 3
LNGS 102 Structure of English Words 3 DR. JOHN T. AGOR
Other Subjects 2 Courses from other 2 assigned departments 3
Minimum Credit Required 15
NOTE: Students May Choose Any 2 of the University Required Course for 6 Credits

 

Level 200: First Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
UGRC 210 Academic Writing II 3
UGRC 220-238* Introduction to African Studies 3
LNGS 201 Phonetics 3
LNGS 203 Morphology 3
Other Subjects 2 Courses from other 1 assigned departments 6
Minimum Credit Required 15
NOTE: Students may choose either UGRC 210 or UGRC 220-238*

 

Level 200: Second Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS INSTRUCTOR
UGRC 220-238* Introduction to African Studies 3
LNGS 202 Introduction to Syntax 3 DR. CLEMENT K.I. APPAH
LNGS 204 Languages In Ghana 3 DR. SETH A. OFORI
Other Subjects 2 Courses from other 1 assigned departments 6
Minimum Credit Required 15
NOTE: Student may choose either UGRC 210 or UGCR 220-238*

 

Level 300: First Semester

A linguistics Major student must take at least 24 credits by the end of the year. This should be made up of TWO core courses and any TWO electives offered in each semester.

A combined Linguistics student must take at least 15 credits by the end of the year. This should be made up of TWO core courses and any ONE elective offered in each semester. A minor linguistics student must take at least 6 credits by the end of the year.

This should be made up of ONE core course per semester (LNGS 301 and LNGS 302). Such a student cannot purse Linguistics at Level 400

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LNGS 301 Introduction to Phonology 3
LNGS 303 Phonetics and Phonology of a Ghanaian language 3
LNGS 305* Phonetics and Phonology of English 3
Any TWO elective courses 6
Other Subjects Any ONE course from the other assigned department 3
Minimum Credit Required 15
* For those whose languages are not taught as LNGS 303. *This should not be taken by students from the English Department

 

Level 300: Second Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS INSTRUCTOR
LNGS 302+ Syntax I 3 PROF. K. K. SAAH
LNGS 304 Morphology and Syntax of a Ghanaian Language 3
AKAN 3 DR. SETH A. OFORI
GA 3 DR. AKUA A. CAMPBELL
EWE 3 DR. EVERSHED K. AMUZU
LNGS 306* Morphology and Syntax of English 3 DR. J. A. N. SAANCHI
ELECTIVES
LNGS 312 Introduction to Translation Theory 3 DR. P. K. AGBEDOR/DR. J. A. N. SAANCHI
LNGS 314 Discourse Analysis 3 DR. EVERSHED K. AMUZU
LNGS 316 Second Language Acquisition and Learning 3 DR. JOHN T. AGOR
LNGS 318 Acoustics Phonetics 3 DR. F. HUDU
LNGS 322 Introduction to Ghanaian Sign Language 3 DR. GEORGE AKANLIG-PARE
LNGS 342# Introduction to Research Methods in Linguistics 3 DR. GRACE DIABAH
+LNGS 302 is compulsory for all level 300 students.
*For those whose languages are not taught at LNGS 304
#LNGS 324 is compulsory for all students who plan to major in Linguistics or write a Long Essay.

 

Level 400: First Semester

A Linguistics Major student must take at least 30 credits by the end of the year. This should be made up of TWO core courses in the first and second semester plus any THREE electives in each semester. A student who offers to write a LONG ESSAY (6 CREDITS) may take the TWO core courses and at least ONE elective in the second semester in addition to the Long Essay.

A Combined Linguistics student must take at least 15 credits by the end of the year. This should be made up of TWO cores plus ONE elective in the first semester and TWO cores in the second semester.

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS
LNGS 401 Phonological Theory 3
LNGS 403 Syntax II 3
Any THREE Elective Courses 9
Minimum Credit Required 15

 

Level 400: Second Semester

COURSE CODE COURSE TITLE CREDITS INSTRUCTOR
LNGS 402 Semantics 3 PROF E. K. OSAM
LNGS 404 Morphological Theory 3 DR. CLEMENT K.I. APPAH
ELECTIVES
LNGS 400 Long Essay 6 ALL STAFF
LNGS 408 Language Planning & Development 3 DR. P. K. AGBEDOR
LNGS 412 Semantics of a Ghanaian Language 3
AKAN PROF. E. K.. OSAM
GA DR. AKUA A. CAMPBELL
EWE DR. P. K. AGBEDOR
LNGS 414 Semantics  of English 3 DR. J.A.N. SAANCHI
LNGS 418 Psycholinguistics 3 DR. F. HUDU
LNGS 422 Pragmatics 3 DR. R. AKUOKO DUAH
LNGS 424 Language & Gender 3 DR. GRACE DIABAH
Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

In determining eligibility for admission to Level 100 programmes, applicants’ aggregate score in the three core and three elective subjects as indicated below shall not exceed 24.

• Core Mathematics, English and Social Studies
• Three Electives.

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 12 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

For International Students:
West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics &a Social Science subject.

Electives: Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects

The programme is open to applicants interested in the Performing Arts with aggregate 24 or better. They will be expected to attend an audition or interview.

American High School:

American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:

  • Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects
  • In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS(HND)
HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

MATURE STUDENTS
Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

Professionals with linguistics degrees are in high demand by technology companies. Linguists who design and implement products for international use, such as general software, voice recognition software, and web design, will enjoy strong job prospects over the next decade. Employment opportunities in linguistics are found in such fields as programme administration, international affairs, consultation, research, technology, education, translation, and 000000speech and language therapy. Positions for people with linguistics degrees are available in both the private and public sectors.

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Agbetsoamedo, Yvonne
Senior Lecturer
yagbetsoamedo@ug.edu.gh

Agor, John T.
Lecturer
jagor@ug.edu.gh

Agyekum, Kofi
Professor
kagyekum@ug.edu.gh

Agyepong, Dorothy Pokua
Lecturer
dpagyepong@ug.edu.gh

Akanlig-Pare, George
Senior Lecturer
gakanlig-pare@ug.edu.gh

Amfo, Nana Aba Appiah
Professor
namfo@ug.edu.gh

Amuzu, Evershed K.
Senior Lecturer
a_evershed@yahoo.com

Appah, Clement K. I.
Senior Lecturer
cappah@ug.edu.gh

Bobuafor Mercy
Lecturer
mbobuafor@ug.edu.gh

Campbell, Akua A
Lecturer
acampbell@ug.edu.gh

Diabah, Grace
Senior Lecturer and Head of Department of Linguistics
gdiabah@ug.edu.gh

Duah, Reginald Akuoko
Senior Lecturer
raduah@ug.edu.gh

Hudu, Fusheini A.
Senior Lecturer
fahudu@ug.edu.gh

Ofori, Seth A.
Senior Lecturer

Osam, Kweku E.
Professor
kosam@ug.edu.gh | kosam@staff.ug.edu.gh

Saah, Kofi K.
Associate Professor
kksaah@ug.edu.gh

Saanchi, James A. N.
Senior Lecturer
jsaanchi@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Dr
Diabah Grace
Head of Department
Mrs
Afua Dansoa Ocran
Senior Administrative Assistant
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