Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

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

  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. 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.

  8. MTH242 : Linear Algebra II

    (2 credit units)

    Systems or linear equation, change of basis, equivalence and similarity.Eigenvalues and elqenvectors.minimum and characteristics of polynomials of a linear transformation (matrix).Cayley –Hamilton theorem.Bilinear and quadratic forms, orthogonal diagonalisation. Canonical forms.

  9. MTH262: Introduction to Complex Analysis

    (2 credit units)

    Complex Numbers & Functions. Complex Planes, complex mapping.Types of transformations.Calculus of Complex Variables.The Cauchy-GoursatTheorem.Liouville’s Theorem and the Maximum Principle.

  10. MTH232: Abstract Algebra I

    (2 credit units)

    Group: Definition, examples include permutation groups. Subgroups, cosets. Lagrange’s theorem and applications cyclic groups, Rings: definition, examples including Z, ZN.rings of polynomials and matrices. Integral domains, fields, polynomials rings, factorization, Euclidean algorithm for polynomials H.C.F and L.C.M.of polynomials

  11. CMP212 : Computer Programming II

    (3 credit units)

    Principle of good programming; structured programming concepts. Debugging and testing; string processing, internal searching and sorting, Data structures, Recursion. C++ programming language or any other similar language should be used in teaching the above.

  12. 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.

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