Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 3rd Year 2nd Sem., B. Sc. (Ed) Chemistry

  1. SED312 : Science/Mathematical Methods II

    (2 credit units)

    Planning to teach – Lesson Planning, the scheme of work.Strategies for science Teaching, qualities of an effective science teacher, principles of classroom management.General principles and philosophy of improvisation in science teaching.Sourcing for producing a catalogue of science teaching materials in the immediate and distant environment.Improvisable experiments in the science curriculum

  2. EDU322 : Educational Statistics

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to Parametric Statistics and inferential statistics – Measures of Central tendency, measures of dispersion, Standard deviation, Correlation and Regression. Chi Square, T-test, Analysis of variance (ANOVA), ANCOVA.Applications of Statistics in Educational Research.

  3. EDU332 : ICT in Education

    (2 credit units)

    An application of the principles of information and computer technology to education.

  4. SED322: School Science Laboratory

    (2 credit units)

    An examination of the concept of the School Science Laboratory as an instructional facility.Objectives of school science teaching achievable through the use of the laboratory.Laboratory design, organization and management.Safety in the Laboratory.Skill description in aspects of laboratory work and construction of basic teaching resources.

  5. EDU342: Teaching Practice I

    (3 credit units)

    Practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area.

  6. EDU312: Sociology of Education

    (2 credit units)

  7. CHM222: Chemical Thermodynamics

    (2 credit units)

    Reversible processes and Chemical equilibria; Thermodynamic systems; The laws of thermodynamics; Spontaneous chemical processes; Gibbs free energy function, entropy; thermodynamics of multicomponent systems; Chemical potential and partial molar quantities. Applications of thermodynamics in inorganic chemistry; Born-Haber cycle; Thermodynamics of electrochemical cells.

  8. CHM252: Polymer Chemistry

    (2 credit units)

    Classification of polymers; Polymer nomenclature; Nature, structure and properties of polymers; Monomers and their sources; Polymerization processes, condensation-, addition-, free radical-, bulk solution-, emulsion-, and stereospecific- polymerization; Polymerization mechanisms; Phase systems for polymerization; Solubility and solution properties of polymers and molecular weight distribution and determination; Rheology and mechanical properties; Thermal, electrical, chemical and optical properties; Structure/property relations; Important thermoplastic and thermosetting polymers; Polyurethane; Rubber elasticity; Mechanical properties of polymers; Survey of important polymers (properties and uses); Fibre forming polymers; Degradation of polymers; Analysis and testing of polymers.

  9. BCH202: General Biochemistry II

    (3 credit units)

    Introductory Enzymology: Michaelis-Menten equation and its derivation and modifications; the kinetic parameters-Km and Vmax and their significance for a given enzyme; chemistry and structure of fatty acids and lipids; chemistry, structure, nomenclature of nucleic acid bases (Purines and pyrimidines), nucleosides and nucleic acids; effect of acid and alkali hydrolysis of nucleic acids; Prokaryotic versus Eukaryotic organisms; Structures and functions of major cell components.

  10. PHY222: Electromagnetism

    (3 credit units)

    General concepts – divergence, curl, gradient theorems, Stokes theorem, introduction to curvilinear coordinates. Electricity and electrostatics. Electric field; potential and electricity of discrete and continuous distribution of charges, dielectrics and dielectric constants, polarisation vector and charge, displacement vectors, modified Gauss’s theorem. Magnetic field; Lorentz force, e/m ratios, velocity selector, cyclotron, betatron, magnetic dipole, moment, Faraday’s law, Ampere’s law. Introduction to electromagnetic waves.

  11. PHY232: Optics and Waves

    (2 credit units)

    Wave phenomena, acoustic wave, the harmonic oscillator, vibration in strings. Beats, waves on a string, energy in wave motion, elementary treatment of waves; types and properties, longitudinal waves, standing waves, group and phase velocity; propagation; intensity; phase and path difference. Wave behaviour, reflection, refraction, diffraction, standing waves, Doppler effect, sound waves, velocity and the effect of temperature; beats; vibrations in strings, instruments, resonance, musical scales. Physical optics; spherical waves, interference and diffraction, thin films, crystal diffraction, holography; dispersion of light, reflection at a spherical surface, thin lenses, lens equation, optical lenses, mirrors and prisms, microscopes and telescopes, aberration and correction.

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