Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Biology

  1. GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

    (2 credit units)

    Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following: soap/detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making; photography; brick, nails, screws making; dyeing/textile blocks paste making; rope making; plumbing; vulcanizing; brewing; glassware production/ceramic production; paper production; water treatment/conditioning/packaging; food processing/packaging/preservation; metal working/fabrication-steel and aluminum door and windows; training industry; vegetable oil /and salt extractions; fisheries/aquaculture; refrigeration/air conditioning; plastic making; farming (crop); domestic electrical wiring; radio/TV repairs; carving; weaving; brick laying/making; bakery; tailoring; iron welding; building drawing; carpentry; leather tanning; interior decoration; printing; animal husbandry (poultry, piggery, goat.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.

  2. EDU311: Educational Technology

    (2 credit units)

    The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inexpensive and local instructional materials for instructional purpose.

  3. EDU321: Curriculum and Instruction II

    (2 credit units)

    A critical analysis of curriculum in terms of their relevance and National goals. Relationship between curriculum and instruction in terms of objectives specification, selection of learning experiences, learning materials, methods and media of instruction, and evaluation. An overview of curriculum innovation in a subject matter area with particular reference to Nigerian experience

  4. EDU331 : Tests and Measurement

    (2 credit units)

    An experience in test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation.

  5. EDU341: Educational Research Methods

    (2 credit units)

    An exposure to the meaning, characteristics, purpose of and steps in educational research, the scientific method, hypothesis. Choice of research topics and its design and characteristics, library search and referencing, Instrumentation and methods ofdata gathering, and reporting in educational context should be emphasized.

  6. BIO311 : Genetics II

    (2 credit units)

    Aspects of human genetics, Sex-linked, sex-influenced and sex-determined traits, Karyotype-basic grouping of human chromosomes, Pedigree analysis, Chromosomal changes in man: translocation, aneuploidy and polyploidy. Deviations from basic Mendelian principles: linkage and recombination, Gene mapping and chromosomal diagram. Gene interactions: epistasis (dominance and recessive conditions), complementary and inhibitory activities. Plant pleiotropy pinocytosis, Mechanisms of protein transport within and out of the cell.

  7. BIO341: Molecular Biology

    (3 credit units)

    Generalized structure of the cell, Molecular composition of the cell; origin of macromolecules, polysaceharides, polypeptides and lipids, Chromosome morphology, DNA replication and protein synthesis; transcription, and translation Genes and the genetic code, Genetic engineering, Movement of molecules in and out of the cell; passive diffusion, facilitated diffusion, active translocation and osmosis.

  8. BOT311 : Plant Physiology

    (2 credit units)

    Physiology of seed germination, Plant growth and differentiation, development of roots and shoots and mechanisms of root penetration, growth factors and hormones, Translocation of materials in plants, Water absorption and uptake, Absorption of minerals and theories of active absorption, Photosynthesis and respiration, Effects of light and temperature on biological processes in plants. Tropisms, Fruit ripening, abscission, senescence and cell death.

  9. ZOO331 : Basic Entomology

    (2 credit units)

    Insect evolution, classification and distribution, Orgnisation of insect external structures, Ingestion, digestion and excretion, Blood circulation and water systems, Behaviour and ecology of social insects, Insect pest control methods, Insect in agriculture, medicine and allied fields, Mouthpart and limb adaptation in insects, Locomotion and flight adaptation in insect and metamorphosis.

  10. MCB331: Bacteriology

    (2 credit units)

    A detailed study of bacteria structure, classification systems for bacteria, growth and nutrition of bacteria, cultural, morphological and biochemical characters of bacteria, Bacteria metabolism, Pure culture techniques, Cultivation of bacteria in batch and continuous systems.

  11. BCH201: General Biochemistry I

    (3 credit units)

    Water: Structure and hydrophilic interactions amongst water molecules; The ionic product of water - pKw; acidity, alkalinity and the concept of pH; pH, the body buffer systems, and their effects on cellular activities; chemistry, structures, and functions of carbohydrates: complex sugars-starch, glycogen etc versus simple sugars-amyloses; hexoses-glucose, fructose, mannose, galactose etc; pentoses; erythrose and trioses; chemistry, structure and functions of amino acids and proteins and their derivatives; primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary structures of proteins: their determination and biochemical implications.

  12. 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.

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