Courses: 4th Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Political Science
POL412: Research Project(6 credit units)
Students are expected to embark on independent study which would help in exposing them to the practical application of the techniques of research. They are to submit research proposals to the Department and collect their data during the first semester, while the main write-up is expected to be completed during the second semester. A supervisor will be allocated to each student. The research project report is expected to be an independent effort of the candidate. Plagiarism is not allowed.
POL422: The State & Economy(3 credit units)
The course discusses the theoretical and methodological issues in the study of the State and the economy. It also highlights topics on the state and the economic development, post-colonial state and capital accumulation, state and the international economy, politics of resources control and allocation, foreign and technology development transfer, politics of self-reliance and indigenization as well as liberalization and privatization.
POL432: Nigerian Foreign Policy(3 credit units)
The course exposes students to the concept of actors, determinants and processes in Nigerian foreign policy formulation and implementation Non-alignment Policy (its origin and principles). It also highlights the Africa as the centre-piece of Nigerian foreign policy. Topical issues like Nigeria and Common Wealth, Nigeria and ECOWAS, Nigeria and OPEC as well as Nigeria and the United Nations are to be studied.
POL442: International Law & Organization(3 credit units)
The objective of this course is to familiarize students with issues surrounding law of nations. The course is mainly concerned with background knowledge of the meaning, sources, characteristics and limitations of international law. The course is also aimed at exposing students to topical issues like state, recognition, international human rights protections, state responsibility, territorial law of sea, land space etc. The course also studies the development and importance of global and regional international organizations like United Nations Organizations, League of Nations, African Union, Common Wealth, Economic Community of West African States etc.
POL452: Political Sociology(3 credit units)
This course examines the origin, concept and importance of political sociology. It also highlights the social and cultural concepts of political activity, political behavior, political organization, trade unions, power, elite and group theorists as well as movement for political and social change.
POL462: Revolution & Society(2 credit units)
The course exposes students to the theories, causes, advantages and disadvantages of revolution and counter-revolution. It uses nationalist revolution in Africa as a case for comparison to revolution in advanced societies like France, Russia, China, Cuba etc. It also examines the rise and demise of authoritarian regimes, strategies and tactics of revolution as well as contemporary revolutionary movements in the world.
POL472: Personnel Administration(2 credit units)
The course involves theories of public personnel administration, examination of the development of public personnel arrangement in Nigeria; the administration of human resources in public agencies; recruitment, selection, placement, training/development, retrenchment/retirement and benefits, preparing to retire etc. it also includes public management; the trade unions, government commission etc.
POL482: Politics & Law in Africa(2 credit units)
This course intends to expose students to the theoretical framework and research findings on the role of law and courts in African states. It also examines the relationship between law and politics in Africa, law and philosophy, courts and politics as well as human rights and the courts.
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