Courses: 1st Year 2nd sem., B.A.(HONS) History
GST112: Communication in English II(2 credit units)
Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.
GST122: Use of library, Study Skills and ICT(2 credit units)
Brief history of libraries, Library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, Study skills (reference services), Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-materials; etc, Understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc) and classification, Copyright and its implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modem ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, Input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc).
GST132: Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence(2 credit units)
A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort, The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory. Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).
HIS112: Introduction to Economic History(2 credit units)
This course examines the general relevance of economic motivation and economic explanation for political and socio-cultural historical activities.
HIS122: Archaeology of Nigeria.(2 credit units)
These courses aimed at introducing students to basic terms and concepts in archaeology. These will be treated in the context of human achievement from the beginning of the hominid fossil record up to the metal age. The course is basically divided into two parts. The first part will cover the history, concepts and methods in archaeology while the second part will focus on the application of archaeological discoveries.
HIS132: History of West Africa from 1800AD(3 credit units)
HIS142: North Africa from the First conquest of Egypt to 1500(3 credit units)
Critical to this course include, among others, the discussion of Egypt and the beginning of civilization, its occupation by foreign powers including Libiya, the Greeks and Romans. The spread of Islam, the North African States, and their relations with West Africa will also be examined.
HIS152: Islamic Revolutions in West Africa(3 credit units)
The course focuses on the state of Islam, its stages of development in West Africa as a religion of aliens, the traders and the militant scholars and Masses. The Jihad movements of the Futas, Hausaland, Masinna and the Tukolors are to be examined.
HIS162: Problems and Prospects of Regional Integration (Global Perspective)(2 credit units)
This course considers the various attempt at creating regional organizations in Africa including ECOWAS, it looks at the problems faced in attempting to integrate groups of countries, the progress so far and future prospect.
HIS172: History of Science and Technology(2 credit units)
This course surveys the historical evolution and development of scientific ideas and technological advancement which have taken place in human society.
HIS182: Blacks in Diaspora(3 credit units)
This course studies the dark communities found outside Africa in other areas of the word, the factors of their dispersal and their role in contemporary world affairs.
POL112: Introduction to African Politics(3 credit units)
GEO122: Introduction to Elements of Human Geography II(2 credit units)
This course complements topics covered in introduction to elements of human geography I. The topics to cover include: environmental resources. The concept of resources. Types of resources and their global distribution; relationship between resources and tertiary activities, impact of human activities on the environment at varying level of technology and population densities. The role of movement and flows of people, goods, energy and ideas. Production systems.
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