Courses: 4th Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Political Science
POL411: The Military and Politics in Nigeria(3 credit units)
This course is designed to expose students to the origin and evolution of the Nigerian military, approaches and theories of military intervention in politics. It is also examines the internal and external factors that contribute to military intervention. The nature of the military, military institutions, politics in the military, military in politics, the military and political development, military and political instability in Africa are expected to be studied.
POL421: Development Administration(3 credit units)
This course discusses the content and concept of development-administration and administrative development. It also examines the different theories of development and underdevelopment and highlights on the economy and Development Administration, public enterprises, agricultural development policy, industrial policy, and social policy, and public utilities, ideological factors in planned development as well as general problem of planned development.
POL431: Third World & Dependency(3 credit units)
This course concentrates on the concept of dependency, colonialism, and neo-colonialism. The integration of the Third World into the mainstream of capitalist economy, the role of multi-national corporations, the pattern of the world trade. International Monetary Fund, World Bank, World Trade Organization, Capital Transfer and the Third World’s Dependency are to be discussed.
POL441: Public Finance Administration(3 credit units)
The course examines theories of public finance and administration, principles and practices of public finance, sources of public revenue, expenditure, control and accountability. It also discusses issues on government budgeting, public debts, taxations and fiscal policy administration.
POL451: Comparative Politics of Developing Areas(3 credit units)
The course focuses on the comparative analysis of government and politics of selected regions of the world: such as Western Europe and North America, Communist states, Eastern Europe, Middle east and North Africa; South-East Asia as well as Latin America.
POL461: Political Parties & Pressure Groups(2 credit units)
This course introduces students to the similarities and differences between political parties and pressure groups, as well as their functions and roles in the political system. Nature of party organizations and its effects on political participations and development will also be examined.
POL471: Nigerian Local Government(2 credit units)
The course is designed to look incisively into the historical evolution of local government system in Nigeria, the various local government reforms in Nigeria and the problems confronting grass root development in Nigeria. The course will also examine the usefulness of local governments in the Nigerian socio-economic and political development.
POL481: Comparative Public Administration(2 credit units)
The course intends to examine the meaning, nature and significance of comparative Public Administration. It also compares the study of Public Administration; among the federal and unitary states as well as the developed and the developing states. Furthermore, it exposes to the concept of public bureaucracy, classical models, prismatic model etc.
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