Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  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. GST222: Peace Study and conflict Resolution

    (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. CHM242: Analytical Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Theory of errors; Statistical treatment of data; Theory of sampling; Systematic and random samples; Sample reduction; Classical methods of analysis including titrimetry and gravimetry; Physiochemical and optical methods of analysis; Separation methods; Electro analytical techniques; Miscellaneous methods of chemical analysis: radiochemical methods, qualitative and quantitative chromatography, solvent extraction; Automation in chemical analysis.

  8. CHM262: Practical Physical Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Experiments in physical chemistry covering areas such as phase equilibria, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry, surface tension and inorganic preparation and analysis covering acid, base and redox systems.

  9. CHM264: Practical Organic Chemistry

    (1 credit units)

    Determination of melting and boiling points of pure substances; Organic preparations and analyses; Separation methods based on precipitation, distillation, solvent extraction and ion exchange; crystallization; Chromatography; Purification; Determination of physical constants; Simple organic synthesis and qualitative organic analysis by chemical methods; Spectrophotometric measurements.

  10. CHM232: Organic Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Electronic theory in organic chemistry; Stereochemistry (enantiomers, diastereomers, meso compounds, optical activity, racemates); Electrophilic and nucleophilic substitution reactions (SN1; SN2 and E1; E2 reactions); Chemistry of alcohols and alkyl halides; Chemistry of ethers and epoxides; Carboxylic acids and their derivatives; Dienes, amines, alkyl cyanides and isocyanides, thioles, ethers, epoxides, diazonium salts; Aldehydes and ketones; Carbanions I (Aldol and Claisen condensation); Carbanions II (malonic ester and acetoacetic ester synthesis) Carbocations and carbenes; Aromatic nitrogen compounds.

  11. PHY252: Energy and Environment

    (2 credit units)

    Energy and power; principles, demands and outlook, transformation of energy and its costs, thermal pollution, electric energy from fossil fuel, hydroelectric generation; principles and problems. Costs, capacity, storage, reserves, efficiency, new environmental effects. Electrical energy from solar power, geothermal power, tidal power, etc. Promises and problems. Renewable energy systems (solar, wind and biomass) and their utilisation, solar energy technology – applications for rural development, solar stills, solar dryers, solar cookers, solar cooling and heating. Solar cells and photovoltaic systems. Contribution of energy generation processes to environmental pollution and safeguards

  12. MTH212: Introduction to Numerical Analysis

    (3 credit units)

    Solution of algebraic and transcendental equations. Curve fitting. Error analysis.Interpolation and approximation.Zeros or non – linear equations; to one variable system of linear equations.Numerical differentiation and integral equations.Initial value problems for ordinary differential equations.

  13. PHY212: Elementary Modern Physics

    (2 credit units)

    Special relativity; defects in Newtonian mechanics, the speed of light; the Lorentz transformation of velocities. The atomic structure, experimental basis of quantum theory; black body radiation; electrons and quanta; Bohr’s theory of atomic structure; De Broglie hypothesis; the uncertainty principle; Schrödinger’s equation and simple applications

  14. PHY262: Vector, Tensor & Complex Analysis

    (3 credit units)

    Vector algebra, vector dot and cross product. Equations of curves and surfaces. Vector differentiation and applications, gradient, divergence and curl, vector integration, line, surface and volume integrals, Green’s strokes and divergence theorems. Tensor product of vector spaces, tensor algebra, symmetry, cartesian tensors.

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