Art & Humanities

Research Papers/Topics in Art & Humanities

Error analyses of final year students of the Department of Linguistics and Communication Studies, University of Port Harcourt

This research work is error analyses of final year students of the department of linguistics and communication studies, university of Port Harcourt. The aim is to get a feedback that will be of immense value for better performances of the students. Literature on error analysis by some authors was reviewed. The students supplied the data for this study through their first semester examination scripts on a course taught by the researcher entitled “Discourse Analysis and Pr...

An Assessment of Information and Communication Technology Usage In The Enhancement of Journalism Practice In Nigeria.

Background of StudyThe world in which we live today is a world dominated by technology. We may not realize it but we now live in a world where our live are shaped and reshaped by technology.One area where technology has made much impact in journalism practice in Nigeria, is the area of communication and, precisely, communicates to a heterogeneous, undifferentiated, mass audience.  Technology advancement in communication has brought about fundamental shift in human society and created changes...

Investigation of the Concept of the Superman in Nietzsche’s Moral Philosophy

According to Nitecheze the Superman is an authentic person which evolves into a sup erman by using the principle of discipline and mastery of oneself.man's authenticity does not come from mere wishes nor lying around but requires aggressive decision, persistence and perseverance,courage and strength to endure many forms of sufferings and to overcome alienation brought about his  environment otherwise man will be a slave of his own desired and alien to his own powers,talents and capacityOBJEC...

THE DYNAMICS AND EXIGENCY OF THE QUEST FOR SELF IDENTITY: A PSYCHOANALYTIC EXPLORATION OF JUDE DIBIA’S UNBRIDLED AND WALKING WITH SHADOWS

This research work presents a focus on the nature and nuances of identity, through the lens of psychoanalysis and queer criticism respectively for the two novels under study.ABSTRACT Axiomatically, identity is the defining pivot of our lives; therefore, it is an exigency. The struggle for identity  and self-realisation forms  the overriding premise  of this  dissertation, especially as this struggle is reflected in the lives of Ngozi Akachi and Adrian Ebele Njoko, the...

Nigerian Workers Perception of the Relevance of Public Relations to Local Government Administration, a Case Study of Ughelli North Local Government Area, Delta State

An overview The growth and development of any establishment or institution especially a local government outfit are largely dependent on the people’s notion and attitude towards it. Hence, public relation as a management tool plays a relevant part in enhancing good relationship between an organization and its public as well as building a good image for the establishment. It is with these thoughts that the research was carried out on the topic ‘’Nigerian workers perception of the Releva...

THE PROBLEM OF SORTING IN HIGHER EDUCATION IN NIGERIA

Ironically, moral decadence has become the order of the day in higher institutions in Nigeria. Among this decadence is ‘sorting’ whose mother is corruption. It has become a worrisome concept in the Nigeria educational system. Sorting is one of the corrupt practices that seem to be threatening the standard of education in Nigerian higher education.. Aside sorting, corrupt practices and some immoral acts in the Nigerian higher educational system include: admission racketeering, exami...

THE USAGE AND ADOPTION OF NEW MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES IN BROADCAST STATIONS: A STUDY OF RADIO BENUE AND NIGERIA TELEVISION AUTHORITY (NTA) MAKURDI

ABSTRACTThis study focused on the adoption and usage of new media technologies in broadcast station using NTA Makurdi and Radio Benue as a study. The survey methodology was used for the study in which questionnaires were distributed to 60 respondents in both NTA and Radio Benue with 57 or 94% dully filled and returned. The findings revealed that although new media is very significant to programming in Broadcast stations, it usage level in both NTA and Radio Benue is very low. The study howeve...

IMPACT OF DIGITAL MEDIA TECHNOLOGIES ON THE CULTURAL CONCEPTION AND TRADITIONAL MEDIA

ABSTRACTIt seems as if Traditional media which had been channels used as means of preserving the cultures of people in the communities are no longer effective. Hence, this study is aimed at measuring the impact of Digital media as the new media that had evolved to improve and complement the Traditional media. The need to evaluate the impact of Digital media technologies on cultural conception and Traditional media in Bende L.G.A. of Abia state, Nigeria is the concern of this study, such that ...

ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATES TOWARDS A CAREER IN LIBRARY AND INFORMATION SCIENCE: A CASE STUDY OF THE DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY, ABRAKA

ABSTRACTThis research work examined the attitude of undergraduates towards a Career in Library and Information Science: A case study of Delta State University, Abraka.  Four research questions were raised to guide the study. The scope of the study is limited to 100-400 undergraduate regular students of library and information science Department, Delta State University, Abraka. The descriptive survey research was used for the study.  One hundred and fifty (150) undergraduates in the ...

UTILISATION OF INFORMATION ON CHILD SPACING AMONG CHILD-BEARING MOTHERS IN POLYGAMOUS HOMES IN KUSFA AREA OF ZARIA CITY, KADUNA STATE, NIGERIA

Maternal morbidity and mortality is a major cause of concern in developing countries. To reduce maternal morbidity and mortality, several public health agencies diffused information on child spacing to the public, but still maternal morbidity and mortality remain a very big challenge in most developing countries including Nigeria. Using constructionist view of reality and Chatman’s (2000) theory of normative behavior as a theoretical framework, this research sought to investigate the socio-...

THE ROLE OF A FILM-MAKER IN SUSTAINING CULTURE DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY-A CASE STUDY OF - KUNLE AFOLAYAN.-OCTOBER 1- FEATURE FILM

THE ROLE OF A FILM-MAKER IN SUSTAINING CULTURE & DEVELOPMENT IN THE CONTEMPORARY NIGERIAN SOCIETY: A CASE STUDY OF “OCTOBER 1” FEATURE FILM BY KUNLE AFOLAYAN.BYABDULQADIR, HUSSAIN ZAGURU(P14ARTP7006)A RESEARCH PROJECT SUBMITTED TO THE POST GRADUATE SCHOOL OF AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA IN PARTIAL FULFILLMENT OF THE CONDITIONS FOR THE AWARD OF POST GRADUATE DIPLOMA IN DEVELOPMENT COMMUNICATIONDEPARTMENT OF THEATRE AND PERFORMING ARTS,AHMADU BELLO ...

Folktales and Proverbs in African Mythical Tradition: A study of K. Sello Duiker's HIDDEN STARS and Chinua Achebe's ARROW OF GOD

Folktales and folklore which are traditional art, literature, knowledge and practice disseminated largely through oral communication and behavioral examples were initially collected and documented by some writers for culture preservation only because they felt that these elements of folklore are going into extinction and need to be frozen in print, while some writers incorporate folklore materials in their novels, poems, drama for entertainment and culture preservation. These writers ar...

’Nigerian workers perception of the Relevance of Public Relations to Local Government Administration, a study of Ughelli North Local Government Area Delta State”

CHAPTER ONEINTRODUCTION1.1      Background to the StudyAccording to carter and broom (2004, p.12) public relations is the management function that identifies, establishes and maintains mutually beneficial relationships between an organization and its publics upon whom its success depends. It’s important to know that life and success of any organization can only be ensured and sustained through effective mobilization of both the internal and external publics of the organizatio...

How to find your own singing voice (Tenor singers)

Lessons for tenor vocalist on singing with a well tuned voice 


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