Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  2. GST222: Peace Study and conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

    Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, Peace as vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflict, e. g. Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace - building, Management of conflict and security, Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g, ECO WAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

  3. POL212: Nigerian Government and Politics II

    (3 credit units)

    The course treats the nature and character of post-colonial politics in Nigeria. It examines formation of post-independence political parties, electioneering campaigns and general elections in Nigerian politics and governance from the first republic to the current fourth republic. Military intervention in Nigerian politics is also to be treated. Critical issues in Nigerian politics such as: the questionable nature of the federal system in Nigeria; census crisis; ethnicity/minority question and state creation; the fight against corruption; insecurity; the question on revenue allocation formula; the Federal Character Principles etc.

  4. POL222: Foundation of Political Economy

    (2 credit units)

    This course highlights the basic concepts in political economy the relationship between economic system and politics, class analysis, productive system, productive forces as well as the theory of Marxism and the capitalist/bourgeois political economy.

  5. POL232: Introduction to International Relations

    (3 credit units)

    This course seeks to acquaint students with the meaning, scope, historical development, theories and approaches to the study of International Relations. Concept of international political systems and sub-systems, patterns and scope of interactions in the international system and the impact of the emergence of the Third World are to be studied.

  6. POL242: Introduction to Local Government

    (3 credit units)

    This course focuses on the meaning, concepts, functions, types, structure and theories of local government. Issues on local government administration, decentralization, devolution of power and delegation of authority shall also be considered.

  7. POL252: Introduction to Statistics for Political Science II

    (2 credit units)

    The student is taken through the methods of testing hypothesis such as: small sample test, Chi Square (X 2) test and F-test, time series analysis, Regression analysis, index numbers, analysis of variance, sources of statistical data in Nigeria.

  8. GEO232: Introduction to Population Geography

    (3 credit units)

    Examination of population data sources. Population growth and components. Migration processes and consequences. The Nigerian population structure, distribution patterns and their implication.

  9. SOC222: Social Psychology

    (3 credit units)

    The course examines the general principles underlying the adaptive and behavioral responses of individuals to social stimuli and the effects of these on the individual.

  10. SOC242: Sociology of Work & Occupation

    (2 credit units)

    The course examines religion as a social and spiritual phenomenon. The focus is on the function of religious institutions in society, the relationship between religion and society, the rise of new religious movements and reform movements; religious leaders, and leadership, religious groups in Nigeria as well as religion and social change.

  11. HIS242: Economic History of Nigeria in the 19th C

    (3 credit units)

    A survey of the major units and institutions of production and distribution and their impact. The interaction and intercommunication between economic activities and politics.

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