Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) History

  1. GST111: Communication in English I

    (2 credit units)

    Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

  2. GST121: Nigerian People Culture and Anti Cultism and Social Vices

    (2 credit units)

    Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

  3. GST131: Introduction to Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of Computers, Computer and the Society. Functions, Components, Devices and characteristics of computer, Computers for data processing and types of platform of secretarial duties. Interacting with your computer, Storing information in a computer. Computer maintenance and security devices. The internet, internet and online Resources, Computer application and problems solving. Uses of the Computer in day to day life.

  4. HIS111: Introduction to History

    (2 credit units)

    seeks to acquaint students with the nature of the discipline of History, to introduce them to some historical ideas and explanations, to train them in some basic historical skills and teach them how to collect and use evidence. Lectures with practical working sessions shall be provided in order to give students training in research and presentation of research and presentation of research results in a clear, accurate and imaginative form. Although illustrative examples are drawn from a variety of world areas, the major focus is on the African continent.

  5. HIS121: Introduction to Archaeology

    (2 credit units)

  6. HIS131: Nigeria from 1500-1800 AD

    (3 credit units)

  7. HIS141: History of Africa from 1500 – 1800 A.D.

    (3 credit units)

    The course examines some of the internal and external factors of changes and reactions to such changes in the Northern, Western, Eastern and Southern regions of Africa.

  8. HIS151: Major World Civilizations

    (3 credit units)

    A general survey of some of the major world civilizations and some of their major contributions to historical developments e.g. the Egyptians, the Arabs, the Greeks, the Romans, the Chinese and the Europeans.

  9. HIS161: Europe in the Age of Revolutions

    (3 credit units)

    A survey of European History highlighting fundamental developments such as the early economic and social institutions, feudalism, the Renaissance, Reformation in the Christian Church, the Age of Discoveries, Mercantilism, the New Scientific views of the world, the Age of Enlighten, the American and French Revolutions.

  10. HIS171: Contemporary World History

    (2 credit units)

    This is to introduce students to the major developments, which have shaped the modern world since 1914, including the two world wars, the emergence of international institutions, the great depression, the cold war, the Chinese Revolution, and development in science.

  11. POL121: Nigeria Constitutional Development

    (3 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the meaning, types, sources, functions, principles and mechanisms of constitutional making. It also involves the evolution and development of the Nigerian State system. Similarly, concentration is also laid on the origin, success and failure of the: Clifford, Richard, McPherson, Littleton’s, Independence, Republican (1963), Presidential (1979) as well as 1999 Constitutions of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

  12. SOC131: African Societies and Cultures

    (3 credit units)

    The course is designed to afford students an understanding of the principles and processes, which have shaped the social structure, and cultures of African societies both past and present. The main thrust is on the value institutions and social arrangements, which have characterized socio-cultural realities of African societies over time.

  13. GEO121: Introduction to Elements of Human Geography I

    (2 credit units)

    The scope of human geography and its relation to physical geography. World population: its distribution and patterns of growth/demographic characteristics of selected populations, elementary theory of demographic transition. Human settlements: evolution, pattern and functions. Inter-relationships between urban and rural settlements.

  14. ENG131: Practical English Grammar

    (2 credit units)

    This course practically explores the salient features of English grammatical structure. Particular attention will be paid to basic sentence phrase structures, clause types and inter-sentential relations, among others. The aim is to improve the students’ proficiency in English by indirectly highlighting their areas of difficulty and helping to sharpen their sense of grammatical correctness vis-à-vis communicative effectiveness.

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