Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Sociology

  1. SOC112: Introduction to Sociology 11

    (3 credit units)

  2. SOC152: Nigerian Heritage

    (2 credit units)

    The course focuses on the process of the incorporation of Nigeria into the world capitalist system through colonialism. It examines the cultural socio-economic and political consequences of this process. Key areas examined in the course include issues of corruption terrorism and poverty in Nigeria.

  3. 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.

  4. 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).

  5. 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).

  6. POL112: Introduction to African Politics

    (3 credit units)

  7. ECO112: Principles of Economics II

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction: the scope of macro economics. Stock and flows. The circular flow of income; National income measurement; problems of measurement and uses of national income statistics. Direct and indirect taxes and the merits and demerits of each. Fiscal Policy, Economic Growth and development, labour market; Inflation and unemployment: definitions, causes, types, effects and remedies. Money: Definitions, types, historical development, functions and characteristics/features. Commercial and central banking, international economics institutions.

  8. SOC132: Elements of Social Scientific Thinking II

    (2 credit units)

  9. SOC122: Individual, Groups and Society

    (2 credit units)

    The course seeks to demonstrate the linkage between the individual and the collective. The processes of personality development, socialization, deviance social adjustment are examined closely.

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