Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Economics

  1. GST112: Communication in English II

    (2 credit units)

    Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

  2. GST122: Use of library, Study Skills and ICT

    (2 credit units)

    Brief history of libraries, Library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, Study skills (reference services), Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-materials; etc, Understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc) and classification, Copyright and its implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modem ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, Input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc).

  3. GST132: Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

    (2 credit units)

    A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort, The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory. Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).

  4. ECO112: Principles of Economics II

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction: the scope of macro economics. Stock and flows. The circular flow of income; National income measurement; problems of measurement and uses of national income statistics. Direct and indirect taxes and the merits and demerits of each. Fiscal Policy, Economic Growth and development, labour market; Inflation and unemployment: definitions, causes, types, effects and remedies. Money: Definitions, types, historical development, functions and characteristics/features. Commercial and central banking, international economics institutions.

  5. ECO122: Introduction to Mathematics for Economists II

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to differential and integration; differentiation and integration equations, factors and factor addition. Linear inequalities; systems of linear inequalities. Introduction to matrices: addition, multiplication e.t.c, Matrices and determinants.

  6. HIS112: Introduction to Economic History

    (2 credit units)

    This course examines the general relevance of economic motivation and economic explanation for political and socio-cultural historical activities.

  7. ACC112: Introduction to Accounting II

    (3 credit units)

    Suspense accounts and Correction of errors, control accounts, bank reconciliation statements.Trading, profit and loss accounts and balance sheets of a sole trader including IAS 1. Capital and Revenue expenditures including depreciation (IAS 16) and impairment (IAS 38). Treatment of accruals and prior year adjustments including IAS 8. Other provisions, prepayments, discounts and other adjustments. Accounting for inventories (IAS 2), incomplete records, manufacturing accounts, Accounts for non-profit making organizations (NGO’s, clubs, societies associations). Simple payroll procedures: documentation, authorization, approval and payment methods, e.g cash, cheques and automated payments. Calculation of gross earnings, deductions and net payments. Basic Employee Records and Recording of payroll transactions.

  8. BSM112: Elements of Management

    (3 credit units)

    Basic Concepts in Management: Management Principles, Functions of the Manager. Planning: Nature and Purpose the organizing function, Department, Line and Staff Authority, Staffing and Directing: Selection of Employees and Managers, Appraisal of Managers, Management Development, Nature of Directing, Motivation Leadership Controlling: the Control Process, Control technique, recent developments in the control Function The Nigerian environment: Management problems in Nigeria, Challenges of Indigenization, transferability of Management system.

  9. SOC112: Introduction to Sociology 11

    (3 credit units)

  10. POL122: Organization of Government

    (2 credit units)

    This course examines the basic ideas of organizing government. The major areas of concentration are; the types of government and the concept of separation of powers. It also highlights issues on constitutional and administrative systems like, Unitary, Federalism, Confederalism, Parliamentarianism, Presidentialism as well as organizations like political parties and interest groups.

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