Courses: 2nd Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) History
GST211: History and Philosophy of Science(2 credit units)
Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.
GST221: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution(2 credit units)
Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler phenomenon, peace – building, management of conflict and security, elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, developing a culture of peace, peace mediation and peace-keeping, alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolutions, role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.
HIS211: History of Southern Africa C 1400 to present(3 credit units)
A survey of internal developments in the South Africa region and the external factor of the Europeans as adventurers/explorers, settlers miners and rulers.
HIS221: History Latin America from 15th C to the 20th C(3 credit units)
The early empires and civilizations; The Incas and the Aztees (Peru and Mexico): contact with Europe from the times of their explorations, the Spanish and other colonialisms, the struggle for independence including the foreign factors. Developments after independence should also be highlighted, including the railway boom, the French adventure, as well as the 20th Century problems of governments in the area; revolutions and instability.
HIS231: Africa and European Imperialism(3 credit units)
The course will examine the internal and external factors and developments which created the setting both in Europe and Africa for European imperialism. It will
HIS241: History of East and Central Africa since 1800(3 credit units)
This course makes a general survey of historical developments in East and Central Africa since the advent of the first Europeans in the area, the Portuguese. This period was also one of greater European involvement and interference in Africa domestic affairs with the arrival of the British, the French, the Dutch, etc. The effect of European presence on the traditional course and direction of trade is given considerable focus. An intensive study is also made oil campaigns geared towards the abolition of the slave trade, accompanied by the beginning of the era of formal European administration, the partition, colonial rule, nationalism, decolonization and independence. The course generally equips the student to effectively appraise the impact of colonial role oil African tradition politics.
HIS251: History of the Othman Empire & North Africa since 1590(3 credit units)
The course surveys a general history of North Africa and the Ottoman empire since the 16th century using the fall of Constantinople, as a background, and highlighting subsequent developments of Ottoman, Turkey in international relation to the Treaty of Kutchuck Kainarji 1774, affairs of the 19th century such as the Crimean War, 1853-56 and the other crises, the Young Turks, 1908, the Balkan wars, 1911-1913, the First World War, the Middle-East since 1945, the question of Israel, Zier 1956, the Arab League, the Sheiklydoms, Oil and International politics.
HIS261: Europe from the French Revolution to the Second World War(3 credit units)
Discussion of the impact of the French Revolution on Europe and the subsequent developments leading to the First World War, the inter-war years and the Second World War and their impacts.
POL211: Nigerian Government and Politics(3 credit units)
The course is concerned with the nature of governance and politics in Nigeria before independence; the pre-colonial institutions in Nigeria: centralized and decentralized societies. It traces the origin and evolution of the Nigerian state, the direct and indirect rule patterns of the British style of colonialism and its implications. It also treats the Nationalist activities in Nigeria and the formation of pre-colonial political parties. The Western Election Crisis, the outcome of the 1959 electioneering and General Elections.
POL241: Introduction to Comparative Politics(2 credit units)
The course examines the meanings, nature, importance and problems of Comparative Politics. The approaches and methods/logic of studying comparative politics for example single country approach, multi-country approaches are to be considered.
POL251: Political Ideas(2 credit units)
The course considers major ideas in organizing government over the ages. Topical issues would be on Monarchism, Liberalism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Socialism, Communism, and Fascism among others. Particular emphasis would be on their origins as well as mode of application to the contemporary political system.
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