Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  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. POL112: Introduction to African Politics

    (3 credit units)

  5. 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.

  6. POL132: The Citizen & the State

    (2 credit units)

    The course exposes students to the origin, concept and theories of state and society. The students are also to be exposed to their Duties and obligations as citizens to the Nigerian state, state role to the citizen, right and obligations of non-citizens as well as patriotism and nationalism.

  7. POL142: Nigerian legal System II

    (2 credit units)

    The course traces the evolution of the Nigerian constitution: first phase 1914-1950, second phase 1951-1959, third phase 1960-1965, fourth phase 1966-1979 and the fifth phase 1999 to date. The Fundamental Objectives and Directive Principles of State Policy: political objectives of Nigeria, economic objectives, social objectives, educational objectives, foreign policy objective, and environmental objectives. Constitutional Distribution of powers and resources among the federal, state and local governments: status of the constitution, exclusive and concurrent legislative powers of federal and state governments, separation of powers, checks and balances, allocation of recourses among the three tiers of government. Fundamental Human Rights and constitutional amendment

  8. SOC112: Introduction to Sociology 11

    (3 credit units)

  9. EDU112: Foundations of Education

    (2 credit units)

    A study of educational development and institutions, from ancient times to the present with particular reference to the evolution of modern education in Nigeria. The course is an exploration and analysis of the relevant issues within contemporary educational policies, and practices. It is an attempt to ground the day-to-day realities of the classroom within a larger philosophical, historical, political, and sociological context. Such an interdisciplinary perspective will allow students to begin to reflect upon the structures and practices of Nigerian education and provide a foundation from which to continue becoming reflective and critical educational practitioners and leaders. It is also an opportunity to investigate the role of schooling and education within a society and a democracy. This course is a pre-requisite to two other courses, namely: educational psychology & sociology of education.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

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