Courses: 3rd Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Political Science
POL312: History of Political Thought II(3 credit units)
The course is a continuation of POLS 3I1. Hence, concentration would be on modern European and African thinkers like Machiavelli, Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau, Hume, Kant, Mill, Marx, Engel, Fanon, Senghor, Nkrumah, Nyerere, Awolowo, Azikiwe etc. The relevance of the ideas of these political thinkers to contemporary politics will also be examined.
POL322: Political Behavior(3 credit units)
This course concentrates on the meaning, scope and theories of political behavior. It also includes topics on political socialization, political culture, political participation, political apathy, political communications, electoral and voting behavior, personality (Psychological factors) trait, political violence and public opinion.
POL332: Contemporary Political Analysis(3 credit units)
This course is concerned with the discipline of political science, traditions of scholarship and contending paradigms of political analysis. It considers the classical tradition of political philosophy such as behaviorism, post behavioralism, system-analysis, structural functionalism, decision-making analysis, Marxist analysis, communication theory, game theory, elitism and other empirical approaches.
POL342: Theories of International Relation(3 credit units)
This course concentrates on the major approaches/perspectives, concepts and theories of international relations. This includes, concept of power, conflict, accommodation, system theory, decision making theory linkage politics, coalition theory, alliances games, simulation etc.
POL352: Theory & Practice of Marxism(3 credit units)
This course highlights the background to Marxist thought. It also concentrates on historical materialism, dialectical materialism class theory analysis, the means and sources of production in the society as well as theory of state and revolutionary as propounded by thinkers like Karl Marx & Lenin (Marxist-Leninist ideology), Stalin, Bolshevic, Mao Tse Tung, and Fidel Castro (USSR, China, Cuba and Vietnam). The
POL362: Logic & Methods of Political Inquiry II(2 credit units)
The course is a continuation of POL 321, at this point, the student is taught the practical ways of applying the methods and approaches of political inquiry. Students are taught how to identify/choose a research topic. What are research statement of problem, hypothesis, propositions research questions, significance, objectives, definition of terms, literature review and theoretical framework and how to apply them to a research work. Other areas of concern are: summary of findings, conclusion, recommendation, referencing styles, qualitative research, quantitative research, methods of data analysis and the organization of research layout in chapters.
POL372: International Economic Relations(2 credit units)
The course discusses, international politics and world economy, international trade, capital movement, international economic institutions like IMF, World Bank, Africa Development Bank etc. it also deals with multinational corporations and international relations, North-South Dialogue, Bilateral and Multi-lateral Economic relations, the theory of unequal exchange etc.
POL382: Comparative Federalism(2 credit units)
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