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Planning environment analysis; quality assurance and quality control of environmental analysis; verification and validation of analytical methods, including considerations of precision and accuracy; sampling strategies, plans and protocols; analytical measurements and laboratory practices (GLP) in environmental analysis (standardization and calibration of methods, sample preparation, recovery studies, etc); documentation reporting, Selected conventional analytical methods including various spectroscopical and electroanalytical methods.

LIT 801 - Methods and Techniques of Critical Discourse; 3 Credit Units. This course focuses on a higher level of the approaches treated under Literary Theory and Criticism in the MA Programme. Students will acquaint themselves with advanced and latest issues in theories such as Structuralism, Formalism, Post-Structuralism, Reader-Response Theory, Postcolonialism, Ecocritism, Feminism, Marxism, Reception Theory, etc.

LIT 725 Literature of the Black Diaspora; 3 Credit Units. Considered from the dimensions of historical and textual studies, this course focuses on writings and authors of the black race across the world especially in the Caribbean, North America, Europe and Asia. Contemporary trends in poetry, drama, fiction and personal narratives will be examined.

Research Methods and Seminar Presentation; 3 Credit Units. This course is a preparatory exercise for research writing. It involves detailed and practical study of the basics of research and students are trained to write academically and present seminars. It introduces students to the meaning and use of various concepts, approaches, methods, designs, techniques, tools, types and processes of applied linguistics research and literary criticism. Students will be exposed to modern research styles, research information sources, library collections, computer resource and other emerging sources of information. Emphasis will be placed on the history, identification and description of writings or publications, starting from the ancient time. Special focus will be on the rationale for citation (with an emphasis on the MLA style); the preparation of materials for oral presentation, grant application and proposals, enumerative, descriptive and analytical bibliography and the principles of editing.