Courses: 2nd Year 2nd sem., B.A.(HONS) History
GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills(2 credit units)
Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.
GST222: Peace Study 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 resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g, ECO WAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.
HIS212: Nigeria from 1800 – 1900 A.D.(3 credit units)
A survey of the main trends in the political, economic and social developments in Nigerian communities and the major stimuli responses for such development from 1800-1900 A.D. the internal and external factors which brought about the Nigeria communities into a state and the beginnings of European presence in Nigeria.
HIS222: History of the USA since 1861(3 credit units)
This course, after a brief introduction, treats the movement for independence and the emergence of the new American nation. It treats the era of confederation, and the adoption of the constitution in 1787. It then treats themes such as westward expansion, industrialization in the North, the cotton kingdom in the South, the rise of sectional strife and the Outbreak of the Civil War.
HIS232: History of Russia in the 19th C(3 credit units)
The course discusses some historical developments in Russia highlighting Russia under Alexander I, Russia and the Ottoman Empire up to the Crimean War, 1853-56 and the effects of the war, Serfdom, and emancipation of 1861 under Tsar Alexander II. The growth of the press and universities and the emergence of a critical intelligentsia and revolutionary Marxism and industrialization in the 19th century will also be discussed.
HIS242: Economic History of Nigeria in the 19th C(3 credit units)
A survey of the major units and institutions of production and distribution and their impact. The interaction and intercommunication between economic activities and politics.
HIS252: Northern Africa in the 19th and 20th C(2 credit units)
This course deals with developments in Egypt from and Mehemet Ali’s period, the building of the Suez Canal and the subsequent British invasion of Egypt, French and Italian imperialism in the North Africa, the rise of Egyptian nationalism, the impact of World Wars I and II; the rise of Nasser and the independence movements in Algeria and in North Africa.
HIS262: Nigeria Urban History(2 credit units)
The growth of Urban History; the scope, methods and relevance with special reference to Africa. Urban politics in the colonial period, urban and town planning, administration and finance; internal characteristics of towns; issues in modern urban developments and the city in Nigeria history are the principal themes in this course.
HIS272: History of China and the South-East Asia(2 credit units)
This course deals with China of the Ch’ing dynasty and its inability to modernize in the face of aggressive Europeans powers in contrast to Japan which, although small and feudal, succeeded in modernizing rapidly. The course deals with the history of chine following the revolution of 1011, the rise of the warlords, the emergence of the Kuomintang and the outbreak of the war with Japan and the rise of socialism in China.
HIS282: Economic History of West Africa in the 19th and 20th C(3 credit units)
A general survey of the major economic developments and activities of the West African region in the 19th and 20th centuries highlighting the motivating factors of demand and supply from within, and the external factors of the European and their industrial revolution, the pattern and nature of trade and the link between economic activities and political developments.
HIS292: Later Prehistory of West Africa and the Sahara(2 credit units)
The course examines the old empires and kingdom that existed during this period in the Western Sudan, West Africa, North Africa, East Africa and Southern Africa, and the significance of trans-Saharan contact and impact on the people.
POL212: Nigerian Government and Politics II(3 credit units)
The course treats the nature and character of post-colonial politics in Nigeria. It examines formation of post-independence political parties, electioneering campaigns and general elections in Nigerian politics and governance from the first republic to the current fourth republic. Military intervention in Nigerian politics is also to be treated. Critical issues in Nigerian politics such as: the questionable nature of the federal system in Nigeria; census crisis; ethnicity/minority question and state creation; the fight against corruption; insecurity; the question on revenue allocation formula; the Federal Character Principles etc.
POL222: Foundation of Political Economy(2 credit units)
This course highlights the basic concepts in political economy the relationship between economic system and politics, class analysis, productive system, productive forces as well as the theory of Marxism and the capitalist/bourgeois political economy.
POL232: Introduction to International Relations(3 credit units)
This course seeks to acquaint students with the meaning, scope, historical development, theories and approaches to the study of International Relations. Concept of international political systems and sub-systems, patterns and scope of interactions in the international system and the impact of the emergence of the Third World are to be studied.
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