Courses: 3rd Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Political Science
GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies(2 credit units)
Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.
POL311: History of Political Thought I(3 credit units)
This course traces the development of political thought from the Greek classical political thinkers to the Medieval. It highlights the contributions of classical thinkers, like Sophist, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, Alexander the Great, Stoic, Cicero, St. Augustine, Gregory VIII, St. Thomas Aquinas etc.
POL321: Logic & methods of Political Inquiry I(2 credit units)
The course introduced students to the fundamentals of understanding research. The course deals with the logics of reasoning, meaning of political inquiry, the objectives, importance and problems of doing research in Nigeria. The methods of research such as historical, ex-post factor, pure/basic, applied, evolutionary, comparative and descriptive. The primary and secondary methods of gathering research information. Also, the Sample and sampling techniques of doing research are to be taught. Population and universe, targeted population, accessible population and sample population
POL331: Public Policy Analysis(3 credit units)
This course examines the meaning, importance, tools, techniques as well as approaches to the study of public policy analysis. It also considers the models and theories of public policy, determinants of public policy, policy formation, policy implementation and policy evaluation. The references would be drawn from Nigerian foreign policy, education policy, health policy, environmental policy, agricultural policy etc.
POL341: Politics of Development & Underdevelopment(3 credit units)
The course examines various theories related to the development and underdevelopment of Third World Nations (Liberal/modernization, Neo-liberal, Marxist and Neo-Marxist) it also discusses issues on dependency and international/internal economic structures centre-periphery, and uneven development, strategy for development and economic change with specific reference to post-colonial African states but also in comparison with Latin American and Asian countries among others.
POL351: Theory & Practice of Administration(3 credit units)
The course focuses on the evolution of administrative organizational theory: from the classical through the neo-classical to the modern; the relationship between administrative theories and the practice of politics. Also of note is administrative behavior in various institutional settings and decision making in bureaucratic organizations
POL361: Methodology of Comparative Politics(2 credit units)
The course deals with comparative political analysis, history of comparative politics, concepts and the logic of comparative analysis. Classification of systems in comparative politics, case study approach; comparative paradigms and the strategy of across-system analysis.
POL381: Comparative Local Government(2 credit units)
The course introduces students to the problem of planning and execution of major services in the urban political systems. It also examines the structure of political power operating in the urban political systems.
POL391: Government & Administration of Urban Areas(2 credit units)
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