Courses: 3rd Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) History
GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies(2 credit units)
Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.
HIS311: Nigeria from 1900 – 1960 A.D.(3 credit units)
This course examines the History of Nigeria in two parts; 1900 to 1960 and 1960 to the Present. It covers the period of British Conquest, the Colonial Rule and Independence Movements up to Nigeria’s Independence. The second part covers the First Republic, the coups of 1966, the subsequent Civil War, the Reconstruction, The Oil Boom, the Second Republic and the subsequent Military Regimes down to the Third Republic from 1999 to the Present.
HIS321: History Research Methodology(3 credit units)
These courses treat various methods, which can be used to collect and interpret research data, especially in non-literate societies. The course is designed to prepare students for their research projects.
HIS331: USSR from 1905 to 1950(3 credit units)
The course examines the Russian Revolution, its antecedents, the roles of social Revolutionaries, Mensteviks and Bolsheviks; Lenin and his Leadership, the Revolution of 1917, the Civil War, 1919 – 1920, Stalin and ”Socialism in the century” Russia in the second world war, and the cold war.
HIS341: History of the Commonwealth(3 credit units)
The course examines the process, arguments and activities by which the old British Empire ruled from Whitehall and how it has been transformed into a commonwealth of independent and friendly nations – the Imperial Federation idea, colonial conferences, 1897, 1902, 1887, 1911, the first world war and its effect, Imperial conference 1917, 1921, 1923, 1926, the Balfour Declaration, 1931 statute of West Minister, the Empire-Commonwelth in the 1930s, World War II and its effects, independence of India, Pakistan, Ceylon, Malaya, Ghana, Nigeria etc. Modern Prime Minister, and other Commonwealth Conferences. The case of South Africa and the Commonwealth.
HIS351: Problems and Prospects of Regional Economic Development in West Africa(3 credit units)
The course examines the various regional organizations in West Africa which have been set up by the joint efforts of West African States to facilitate economic developments. The problems encountered and the prospects of such efforts are discussed.
HIS361: The Military in African History(2 credit units)
This course encompasses studies of African military history from pre-colonial times to the present. Beginning with a look at the meaning of military history and an examination of African military historiography, the course will pay attention to the nature and role of pre-colonial African organizations. Furthermore, it will examine in detail, the beginning, growth and role of military organizations, which became the legacies of independent African states. Other significant phenomena such as the changing and expanding role of the military and military intervention and participation in the politics and governance of independent African states will so be discussed.
HIS371: Capitalism, Communism and Mixed Economy(3 credit units)
The course examines the three types of economic systems of capitalism, communism and mixed economy, highlighting the modes of production and distribution and the problems associated with each type.
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