Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Political Science

  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. 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.

  3. GST131: Introduction to Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of Computers, Computer and the Society. Functions, Components, Devices and characteristics of 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 internet, internet and online Resources, Computer application and problems solving. Uses of the Computer in day to day life.

  4. POL111: Introduction to Political Science

    (3 credit units)

  5. POL121: Nigeria Constitutional Development

    (3 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the meaning, types, sources, functions, principles and mechanisms of constitutional making. It also involves the evolution and development of the Nigerian State system. Similarly, concentration is also laid on the origin, success and failure of the: Clifford, Richard, McPherson, Littleton’s, Independence, Republican (1963), Presidential (1979) as well as 1999 Constitutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  6. POL131: Nigerian legal System I

    (2 credit units)

    The course briefly exposes students to the Nigerian Legal System by exposing students to: the definition of law, schools of law in Nigeria, rules of interpretation of law. The sources of law in Nigeria: Nigerian legislation, delegated legislation received English Law (Common Law and Equity), customary/Islamic Laws judicial precedent or case law international law (conventions and treaties). The Nigerian Judicial System: courts of records (constitutional courts), inferior courts and the legal profession. Administration of justice: classification of wrongs, normal trials of offenders, summary trials of offenders and sentencing and orders, election tribunals and petitions.

  7. SOC111: Introduction to Sociology 1

    (3 credit units)

  8. HIS111: Introduction to History

    (2 credit units)

    seeks to acquaint students with the nature of the discipline of History, to introduce them to some historical ideas and explanations, to train them in some basic historical skills and teach them how to collect and use evidence. Lectures with practical working sessions shall be provided in order to give students training in research and presentation of research and presentation of research results in a clear, accurate and imaginative form. Although illustrative examples are drawn from a variety of world areas, the major focus is on the African continent.

  9. ACC111: INTRODUCTION TO ACCOUNTING I

    (3 credit units)

    The nature and scope of Accounting, definitions of Accounting including a brief history of development of accounting, the role of accountants, the accounting function and its relationship with information systems of an organization, users of accounting information and their needs, Range of accounting services provided by accountants. Generally accepted accounting principles including Accounting bases, concepts and conventions, Accounting procedures, systems, standards and standards setting bodies and organs. Methods of Recording accounting data: manual and mechanical. Accounting equation including Capital and Revenue expenditures. Double-entry Book-keeping system: definitions of Book-keeping, source documents, books of original entries including cash book, ledger accounts including single, two and three column cash book including petty cash book, ledger postings, personal accounts and the trial balance. Introduction to cost and management accounting: Definition of cost and management accounting, Element of cost associated with inventory, Inventory control: stock valuation methods (LIFO and FIFO), Introduction to Taxation; Definition of taxation; functions of taxation, principles and classification of tax; Tax administration and assessment procedures; Allowable and non-allowable income and expenses; Tax avoidance & tax evasions. Introduction to Auditing: Definition of Auditing; types of auditing; Advantage and disadvantages of auditing.

  10. BSM111: INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS

    (3 credit units)

    The Scope of Business; the Character of Business from social, legal and economic perspectives. Forms of ownership, sole proprietorship, partnership, Corporations: limited/unlimited liability, public limited liability companies, multinational organisations, non-governmental organization. Organization and Management. Marketing, Production, Finance and Accounting Functions, Government and Business. The Social Responsibility of business. International Business. Problems of Nigerian business enterprises.

  11. 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.

  12. EDU111: Introduction to the Teaching Profession

    (2 credit units)

    The course provides awareness and basic information about teacher’s role in communities and nation building, professionalization of teaching, effective teaching, ethics of teaching, unionism and other professionals in education.

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