Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  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. GEO112: Introduction to Elements of Physical Geography II

    (2 credit units)

    This course complements topics covered in introduction to elements of physical geography I. The topics to cover includes: the earth’s radiation, atmospheric and oceanic circulation system, cycling of matter and energy in ecosystem.

  5. GEO122: Introduction to Elements of Human Geography II

    (2 credit units)

    This course complements topics covered in introduction to elements of human geography I. The topics to cover include: environmental resources. The concept of resources. Types of resources and their global distribution; relationship between resources and tertiary activities, impact of human activities on the environment at varying level of technology and population densities. The role of movement and flows of people, goods, energy and ideas. Production systems.

  6. GEO132: Introduction to Practical Geography

    (2 credit units)

    Map reading and interpretation: location, map scale and conversion, conventional signs, map reproduction; representation of relief and recognition of relief forms. Analysis and interpretation of relief forms and cultural features on maps, graphical and map presentation of geographical data: isoline maps, chorepleth maps, dot maps, flow maps etc.

  7. GEO142: Elementary Land Surveying

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to land surveying types, basic principles, coordinate, circumvention of obstacles, erecting and dropping of perpendicular lines, instruments, field codes and ethics, open and closed transverse, compass survey, booking and plotting, leveling etc.

  8. GEO152: Introduction to Environmental Sciences

    (2 credit units)

    Energy system in the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere, current environmental issues, including air pollution and other natural hazards; erosion, drought, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods. The lecture focus on classification of hazards, the mechanisms, impacts, and management of impacts, country studies such as Nigeria and Haiti.

  9. 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.

  10. BIO112: General Biology II

    (3 credit units)

    A general survey of the plant and animal kingdoms based mainly on similarities and differences in anatomy, Physiology and Ecological adaptations.

  11. BIO122: Practical Biology II

    (1 credit units)

    Reproductive systems of invertebrates and vertebrates, some aspects of reproduction in plants, plant tissues, plant organs, photosynthesis, growth and development in plants.

  12. ECO132: Introduction to Statistics II

    (2 credit units)

  13. SOC132: Elements of Social Scientific Thinking II

    (2 credit units)

  14. SOC152: Nigerian Heritage

    (2 credit units)

    The course focuses on the process of the incorporation of Nigeria into the world capitalist system through colonialism. It examines the cultural socio-economic and political consequences of this process. Key areas examined in the course include issues of corruption terrorism and poverty in Nigeria.

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