Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. Biology

  1. BIO212: Introductory Ecology

    (2 credit units)

    Populations and communities in the ecosystem, Population organization and growth: growth density-dependent and density-independent limiting factors. Interactions of organisms: predation, competition and other interactions. Behavioural ecology, Concepts of niche, world ecotypes and distribution of plants and animals, Changes in the ecosystem: evolution and succession, speciation and adaptation, Ecology of man.

  2. BIO222: Biological Techniques II

    (2 credit units)

    Biological instrumentation, cytological techniques, collection, fixation, identification and preservation of plants and animals, histology, Blood grouping etc.

  3. BIO232: Biostatistics I

    (2 credit units)

    Sampling methods, Data collection, description, preparation and presentation, sources and types of data, Exploratory data analysis techniques, probability concepts, Sample distributions, Estimation of values, linear regression and correlation, Non-parametric methods, The use of computers for statistical analysis.

  4. BIO242: General Physiology II

    (2 credit units)

  5. BOT212: Seed Plants

    (2 credit units)

    General characteristics of spermatophytes, differences and similarities between gymnosperms and angiosperms, classification and characteristics of classes of gymnosperms and angiosperms.

  6. CHM232: Organic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Electronic theory in organic chemistry; Stereochemistry (enantiomers, diastereomers, meso compounds, optical activity, racemates); Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1; SN2 and E1; E2 reactions); Chemistry of alcohols and alkyl halides; Chemistry of ethers and epoxides; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Dienes, amines, alkyl cyanides and isocyanides, thioles, ethers, epoxides, diazonium salts; Aldehydes and ketones; Carbanions I (Aldol and Claisen condensation); Carbanions II (malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis) Carbocations and carbenes; Aromatic nitrogen compounds.

  7. BCH 202: General Biochemistry II

    (3 credit units)

    Introductory Enzymology: Michaelis-Menten equation and its derivation and modifications; the kinetic parameters-Km and Vmax and their significance for a given enzyme; chemistry and structure of fatty acids and lipids; chemistry, structure, nomenclature of nucleic acid bases (Purines and pyrimidines), nucleosides and nucleic acids; effect of acid and alkali hydrolysis of nucleic acids; Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic organisms; Structures and functions of major cell components.

  8. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  9. ZOO212: Coelomate Invertebrates II

    (2 credit units)

    Evolution of Higher invertebrate and development coelom, General Characteristics and biology of Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Echinodermata, Metamorphosis and growth in Arthropods.

  10. GEO205: Introduction to Climate and Biogeography

    (2 credit units)

    The balance of the earthís atmosphere; general circulation of the atmosphere and hydrosphere; atmospheric thermodynamics; Manís influence on the atmosphere; Basic structure and dynamics of plant communities; Factors influencing plant growth; Survey of characteristics, distribution and controlling factors of principal or zonal vegetation types. Manís influence on the vegetation.

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