Courses: 4th Year 1st sem., B.A.(HONS) History
HIS411: Nigeria since 1960 AD(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 in 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.
HIS421: Economic History of Nigeria in the 20th C(3 credit units)
The course examines the factors of change and continuity in the patterns of economic activities in Nigeria: The political and economic antecedents, the colonial setting, the new pattern of demand, the infrastructural facilities and the exploitation of agricultural and mineral resources. Manpower needs, training and the issue of labour. The changing patterns of production units including capital accumulation, banking, industries and the role of the entrepreneurs – individuals, companies, multinationals and the government.
HIS431: War and Peace in the 20th C(3 credit units)
These courses examines the major world wars – First and second, the crises in Vietnam, the Middle East, Angola and Southern Africa, the emergence of the world super powers, the Cold War and threat to peace. It also examines the efforts to resolve world crises through international organizations – the League of Nations, the United Nations Organization and its agents and the competing World Block – NATO and the Warsaw Pact. The development of dangerous and expensive weapons by the super powers against the background of poverty in the third world countries will also be considered.
HIS441: OAU/AU; A Study of African International Relations(3 credit units)
The course examines the origins, emergence, organization and the roles of O.A.U at various levels. The problems and prospects are also analyzed and evaluated.
HIS451: Special Paper(The History and Peoples of Katsina)(3 credit units)
HIS461: International Political and Economic Institutions(2 credit units)
The course focused on the emergence and evolution of public and private multilateral institutions such as the UN and its agencies, the World Bank and IMF, the International Red Cross and various regional cooperation bodies.
HIS471: History of Christianity in Africa(2 credit units)
The course deals with the advent of Christianity in Africa from the first century A.D. to the 20th Century. The roles of Christianity as an agent of colonialism and Europeans cultural Imperialism, as well as the more positive contributions of Christianity in the field of education, and modernization are explored.
HIS481: History of Islam in Africa(2 credit units)
The course deals with the development of Islam from 7th Century A.D. to the 20th century in various parts of Africa. The general aim of the course is to examine the degree of Islamic acceptance and its consequent assimilation by Africans. The areas of conflict and compromise between Islam and traditional religion are also analyzed.
HIS491: Global Perspective of Imperialism(2 credit units)
This course will acquaint students with some of the major economic, political, sociological and psychological theories of imperialism as propounded by such thinkers as J.A Hobson, V.I Lenin, J.A. Schumpeter, D.K. Fieldhouse, A.G. Frank and K. Nkrumah. Various themes will be explored such as these over the arguments over the historical origins of Imperialism, the relationship of imperialism to capitalism and underdevelopment. Imperialism and neocolonialism and the possibility of imperialism without colonies. In addition some attempt will be made to apply the various theories to some selected case studies on a world wide basis.
HIS401: Modern African Political Thought(3 credit units)
This course treats the development of political thought from Aristotle to the present. They deals with classical and medieval European thinkers, the thoughts of Machiavelli, Hobbes, new trends in Third World political thought especially Africa.
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