Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Geography

  1. GST111: Communication in English I

    (2 credit units)

    Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

  2. CMP111: Introduction To Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of computers, Computer generation, Computer and the Society functional components of computer and devices, characteristics of a computer, Computers for data processing and types of platform of secretarial duties. Interacting with your computer, Storing information in a computer. Computer maintenance and security devices The Intranet, internet and online Resources, Computer Applications and Problem Solving.

  3. GST121: Nigerian People Culture and Anti Cultism and Social Vices

    (2 credit units)

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

  4. GEO111: Introduction to Elements of Physical Geography I

    (2 credit units)

    This course introduces the students to the composition and structure of the lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere, nature, distribution, evolution and significance of the first order relief forms. Landforms and climate, soils and landforms.

  5. GEO121: Introduction to Elements of Human Geography I

    (2 credit units)

    The scope of human geography and its relation to physical geography. World population: its distribution and patterns of growth/demographic characteristics of selected populations, elementary theory of demographic transition. Human settlements: evolution, pattern and functions. Inter-relationships between urban and rural settlements.

  6. GEO131: Local Field Studies

    (3 credit units)

    Class field studies for familiarization of students with their local environments, and for practicalizing classroom lectures in both human and physical geography.

  7. GEO141: Introduction to Land Use Planning

    (2 credit units)

    The need for land-use planning, methods for land-use planning, land –use determinants, integrated spatial solutions for land use problems at different scales. Area-oriented integration of various tools for land-use planning. Regional problems and environmental management, Agricultural land-use planning.Urban land-use planning.


    (2 credit units)

    Economics: Definition, scope and methods of analysis; division between micro and macro-economics. Basic problems of resource allocation and the various modes of production. Demand and supply theory: Definition determinations, movement along the curves and the shifts of the curve equilibrium prices, the effects of shifts of the curve. Positive and normative economics and the role of “value” in social theory. The meaning of scientific method and the tools of analysis. the concepts scarcity; the pricing system and its functions under different types of institutions. Distribution of income among factors and individuals. Market structure i.e perfect competition, monopoly etc. Production function.

  9. BIO111: General Biology I

    (3 credit units)

    Cell structure and organization, Functions of cellular organelles, Diversity of organisms, General reproduction. Inter relationships of organisms, Heredity and evolution, Elements of Ecology.

  10. POL111: Introduction to Political Science

    (3 credit units)

  11. SOC111: Introduction to Sociology 1

    (3 credit units)

  12. SOC141: Elements of Social Scientific Thinking I

    (2 credit units)

    The focus of the course is on the basic and foundational tools, concepts skills of social scientific thinking and analysis. The relevance of scientific method to social science thinking and research is examined.

  13. BIO121: Practical Biology I

    (1 credit units)

    Microscopy: Types of microscope, using the microscope, guidelines for making biological drawings, Morphology and classification of representative members of different classes of the kingdom monera, protista, fungi (mycota), animalia and plantae.

  14. ECO131: Introduction to Statistics

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and scope of Statistics. Use of statistics in everyday life, levels of measurement in social sciences. Distribution and comparisons. Types and techniques of data presentations. Sources and nature of published statistical data in Nigeria and their uses and misuses. Method of data collection: census, survey, questionnaires debate, etc. Production and sample. Measures of central tendency and dispersion, random variables. The unit normal distribution, simple test of hypotheses. Simple regression analysis.

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