Courses: 4th Year 1st Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Biology
EDU431 : Teaching Practice II(3 credit units)
Practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area.
BIO421 : Soil Biology(2 credit units)
Soil and their functions, Soil profile and composition, Characteristics and classification of soils; soil particle size, texture and structure Soil formation processes, Types of rocks, Role of organisms in the soil Plant and water relationships in soil, Soil sampling techniques, conservation, Environmental considerations in property, urban and industrial development. The environment protection act and environmental litigation: cultural and political considerations, Concepts of water, soil and air pollution, Environmental education and training.
BIO431: Seminar and Scientific Writing(1 credit units)
Supervised seminar on selected topics in microbiology based on review of literature.
BIO471: Evolution(2 credit units)
ZOO421: Animal Physiology(2 credit units)
Chemical composition of the animal body; ions, molecules and compounds in animal physiology, Cell respiration and metabolism in animals, Comparative review of the physiology of animal tissues, organs and systems: the digestive, respiratory, muscular, nervous, skeletal, excretory, circulatory, endocrine and reproductive systems, Heredity and the animal embryo.
SED421: Seminar in Science Education(2 credit units)
Identification and examination of some of the issues confronting science education in Nigeria. The major issues include funding, laboratory equipment, gender equity, methodology, curriculum, facilities, vocational guidance, Distribution, teacher education, measurement, evaluation and assessment in science.
SED431: Science Technology and Society(2 credit units)
Socio-political aspects of science and technology, health and diseases, the effects on the environment of fuel, food, water, waste disposal.Application of science and technology to everyday life; Basic Scientific principles involved in the design and functioning of everyday appliances, devices, systems and phenomena.Relevance of the school science curricula to societal needs.
ZOO411: Parasitology(2 credit units)
Brief history of Parasitology, Parasites defined. Evolution of parasites, parasitic life; advantages and problems, Attachment and maintenance in the host Reproduction and transmission, the distribution, life cycle, epidemiology, pathogenesis treatment and control of protozoan and helminthes parasites.
BIO411: Population Genetics(2 credit units)
Mendelian population and its origin, Scope of population genetics and available tools. Mendelian and quantitative genetics: genetic variations, significance of variation in evolution, effects of natural and artificial selection, Mathematical models and their uses in study of population, The logistic and exponential growth models. Gene behaviour in a population: gene and genotype frequencies, mating systems in a population.
BIO481: Development Biology(3 credit units)
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