Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Biology

  1. GST211: History and Philosophy of Science

    (2 credit units)

    Man - his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources-man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards Introduction to the various areas of science and technology, Elements of environmental studies.

  2. GST 221: Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

    (2 credit units)

  3. EDU211: Curriculum and Instruction I

    (2 credit units)

    Fundamental concepts of curriculum development to include objectives, contents, learning opportunities and evaluation. Knowledge and skills on Curriculum Development.

  4. EDU221: Educational Psychology

    (2 credit units)

    Theories and conditions of learning and teaching, with emphasis on individual differences: Motivation; retention, transfer of learning etc.

  5. BIO211 : Genetics I

    (2 credit units)

    Hereditable and non-hereditable characteristics, Biological variations and mechanisms involved in inheritance. The probability factor in inheritance, Structural changes of genes, such as mutation and rearrangements, Numerical changes of genes; such as euploidy, polypoidy and aneuploidy, Basic population genetics; gene behaviour in a population; dominance and recessive relationships, Gene frequencies.

  6. BIO221: General physiology I

    (2 credit units)

    The chemistry of life, Organic compounds of biological importance: e.g. porphyrins, chlorophylls, cytochromes, haemoglobins carotenoids, xanthophylls, flavins, melanines, pteridines, anthocyanins, phosphagen, carbohydrates, lipids and fats and proteins, Vitamins and their uses. The general characteristics of enzymes and their classes, the membrane system of cells: chemical and ultra-structural properties, Intercellular communications. Transport across cellmembranes, Homeostasis.

  7. ZOO211: Lower Invertebrates

    (2 credit units)

    General characteristics of lower invertebrates, Classification of invertebrates into their various groups, Levels of organization in the invertebrates and their economic importance, Biology of Protozoans, Cnidarians, Platyhelminthes and Nematodes, Phylogenetic relationships, evolution and adaptive biology of the major invertebrate groups.

  8. BOT211: Seedless Plants

    (2 credit units)

    The general characteristics of seedless plants and their classification into Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Thallophyta, Morphology and Reproductive characteristics of representatives, Relationships and differences between classes and advancement of lower plant groups.

  9. BIO241: Biological Techniques

    (1 credit units)

    General laboratory rules.Microbiological techniques.The light, phase-contrast, dark field and electron microscopy.Auto-radiography and the X-ray.Staining techniques.Fluorescent microscopy.Immunoassays, Diagnostic microbiology.

  10. BIO231: Cell Biology and Histology I

    (2 credit units)

    History and present trends in cell Biology, The Cell Theory, The cell structure and functions, The cell cycle, Cell division (Mitosis and Meiosis), Cell differentiation and growth, the molecular basis of cell structure and development, Nucleic Acids and Protein Synthesis, Study of the mammalian tissues emphasizing structure and function.

  11. ZOO221: Chordates

    (2 credit units)

    Evolution of chordates, Position of chordates among animal groups, General biology of Fishes, Amphibians, Reptiles, Aves and Mammals, Major chordate groups, Factors responsible for successes of chordate groups, The Main features of Tetrapods and vertebrates as main chordate groups.

  12. MCB211: General Microbiology I

    (3 credit units)

    Nature of microbiology and types of microorganisms, History of microbiology, Tools and techniques in microbiology, Structure of and comparison of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, Morphology, life cycle and economic importance of bacteria, fungi and protozoa with emphasis on nutrition, metabolism, and growth.

  13. CHM201: Bonding, Molecular Structure and Symmetry

    (3 credit units)

    Idea of quantum states; Orbital shapes and energy; Simple valence theory; Hybridization; Electron-repulsion theory; Atomic spectra; Methods of determining molecular shapes, bond lengths and angles; Structure of compounds of some representative main group elements; Structure of solids; Mention of Schrodinger equation, eigen functions and eigen values; Ground and excited states; Spin and Pauli principle; Molecular orbital and valence bond theories; Concept of resonance and configuration interaction; Coulson-Fischer function; Diatomic molecules; Simple pi-electron theory; Huckel theory; Walsh rules; Rotational, vibrational and electronic spectra: application for determining bond lengths and angles. Russell-Saunders coupling; Orbital and spin angular momentum; Symmetry in chemistry.

  14. CHM221: Chemical Kinetics

    (2 credit units)

    Review of first, second and third order rate equations; Rate constants and equilibrium constants; Collision theory; Transition state theory; Reaction co-ordinates; Uni-molecular reaction theory; Bimolecular reaction mechanisms; Chain reaction mechanisms; Catalysis and heterogeneous reactions.

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