Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  1. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

  2. GST 222: Communication in French/ Arabic

    (2 credit units)

    Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, Peace as vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflict, e. g. Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace - building, Management of conflict and security. Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, Developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECO WAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

  3. EDU212: Educational administration

    (2 credit units)

  4. EDU222: Philosophy of Education

    (2 credit units)

    An introduction to major philosophical ideas which have influenced Educational thought and practices.

  5. SED212: Science/ Mathematical Methods I

    (2 credit units)

    The course is aimed at enabling students to gain an understanding of the nature of scientific enterprise and its implication for science teaching and curriculum development in Nigeria. It is also aimed at providing the necessary exposure of students to the goals and psychological basis for science teaching.

  6. SED242 : History and Philosophy of Biology

    (2 credit units)

    Nature of science.History and Development of science teaching in Nigeria schools.Objectives of secondary school science/mathematics curricula.Organization of each curriculum and suggested method of treatment.Problems and Prospects in the implementation of the subject curriculum (an evaluation).

  7. BIO212 : Introductory Ecology

    (2 credit units)

    Populations and communities in the ecosystem, Population organization and growth: growth density-dependent and density-independent limiting factors. Interactions of organisms: predation, competition and other interactions. Behavioural ecology, Concepts of niche, world ecotypes and distribution of plants and animals, Changes in the ecosystem: evolution and succession, speciation and adaptation, Ecology of man.

  8. BOT212 : Seed Plants

    (2 credit units)

    General characteristics of spermatophytes, differences and similarities between gymnosperms and angiosperms, classification and characteristics of classes of gymnosperms and angiosperms.

  9. BIO222 : Biological Techniques II

    (2 credit units)

    Biological instrumentation, cytological techniques, collection, fixation, identification and preservation of plants and animals, histology, Blood grouping etc.

  10. BIO242: General Physiology II

    (2 credit units)

  11. BIO232: Biostatistics I

    (2 credit units)

    Sampling methods, Data collection, description, preparation and presentation, sources and types of data, Exploratory data analysis techniques, probability concepts, Sample distributions, Estimation of values, linear regression and correlation, Non-parametric methods, The use of computers for statistical analysis.

  12. ZOO212: Coelomate Invertebrates II

    (2 credit units)

    Evolution of Higher invertebrate and development coelom, General Characteristics and biology of Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda and Echinodermata, Metamorphosis and growth in Arthropods.

  13. ZOO232: Man and the Environment

    (2 credit units)

    Impact of human activities on the environment; the role of environmental phenomena like flooding, climate change, global warming, on human population, human migration and disease pattern; impact of physical environment human well-being.

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