Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 1st Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Biology

  1. GST111: Communication in English I

    (2 credit units)

    Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

  2. GST121: Nigerian People Culture and Anti Cultism and Social Vices

    (2 credit units)

    Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

  3. EDU111: Introduction to the Teaching Profession

    (2 credit units)

    The course provides awareness and basic information about teacher’s role in communities and nation building, professionalization of teaching, effective teaching, ethics of teaching, unionism and other professionals in education.

  4. BIO111: General Biology I

    (3 credit units)

    Cell structure and organization, Functions of cellular organelles, Diversity of organisms, General reproduction. Inter relationships of organisms, Heredity and evolution, Elements of Ecology.

  5. BIO121: Practical Biology I

    (1 credit units)

    Microscopy: Types of microscope, using the microscope, guidelines for making biological drawings, Morphology and classification of representative members of different classes of the kingdom monera, protista, fungi (mycota), animalia and plantae.

  6. CHM161: First Year Practical Chemistry I

    (1 credit units)

    Theory and practice of volumetric/quantitative and inorganic qualitative analyses

  7. CHM101: General Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions; Chemical equations and stoichiometry; Atomic structure and periodicity; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Valence forces and chemical bonding; Inter molecular forces; Kinetic theory and gas laws; Basic chemical Kinetics; Basic chemical thermodynamics; Basic electrochemistry; Acids bases and buffers; Redox reactions and redox potentials; Nuclear structure and radioactivity.

  8. PHY111: General Physics I

    (2 credit units)

    Units and dimensions, scalars and vectors, linear and circular motion, velocity and acceleration, Laws of mechanics and gravitation, simple applications, Conservation of energy, momentum; Work power, simple harmonic motion, and simple pendulum, Moment of inertia, angular momentum, centrifugal and centripetal forces; centrifuges Elasticity, Hooke’s law, Young’s modulus, Fluids, pressure, surface tension, viscosity, osmosis; blood pressure and its Measurement.

  9. CMP111: Introduction To Computer Science

    (2 credit units)

    Definition and History of computers, Computer generation, Computer and the Society functional components of computer and devices, characteristics of a computer, Computers for data processing and types of platform of secretarial duties. Interacting with your computer, Storing information in a computer. Computer maintenance and security devices The Intranet, internet and online Resources, Computer Applications and Problem Solving.

  10. PHY121: Experimental Physics I

    (1 credit units)

    This introductory course emphasis quantitative measurement, the treatment of measurement, errors and graphical analysis, reading and repeated readings, best value, mistakes, discrepancy, systematic errors, detecting systematic errors, use of the mean. Reliability measurements, accuracy and precision, a variety of experimental techniques in mechanics and properties of matter and heat will be employed. The experiments include studies of meters, mechanical systems, mechanical resonant systems, heat, viscosity etc covered in PHY 111, 131

  11. MTH111: Elementary Mathematics I

    (3 credit units)

    Elementary set theory, subset, union, intersection, complements, and Venn diagrams. Real numbers; integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematical induction, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, binomial theorem, Complex numbers; algebra of complex numbers; the erg and diagram. De Moirés theorem, nth roots of unity, Circular measure, trigonometric functions of angles and magnitude, addition and factor formulae, Indices and logarithms, matrices and determinants, partial fractions.

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