Category Course Descriptions

LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

We revolutionize the way in which our students learn and teachers organize, communicate, and coordinate classrooms through. Our Learning management system (LMS) provides you with resources in various formats, such as videos, quizzes, and forum discussions to support your learning.

Through the Learning Management System (LMS), we create, deliver, track, and report all courses and outcomes. We deploy LMS to support traditional face-to-face instruction, as well as blended/hybrid and distance learning environments.

However, you shall be required to provide your Student’s login Details before you could secure any access to the LMS being a controlled System. You can contact our ICT Unit / eTutor Unit for any Assistance on these Details if you have none.


 

YOUTUBE LECTURE CHANNEL

For the purpose of flexibility and simplicity, we have our Learning Model structured. All our Class Sessions are being made available to all our Students for their asynchronous Learning. All Facilitators have creatively recorded Class Sessions for all Courses across all Programmes and the same is made accessible to all Students on our YouTube Channel.

This simply gives you the privilege of studying ahead and at your pace having been provided the required Facilitation Recordings/multimedia Contents.

It is expected all Students explore these Learning Resources at their convenience and afterward navigate to the Learning Management System so as to participate in all Learning Activities provided to all students by the facilitators via our Customized Learning Management System.

You might wish to download these Learning Resources on your Mobile Device (s) for easy Access and head-on to the LMS to participate in the Learning Activities set up by the Facilitator.


 

STUDENTS’ SUPPORT

We have a robust Support System you can always explore in times of Need. We have real-time/online contact sessions where challenges of Students in the course of their Studies are attended to. We have a professional Counselling Unit with professional Officers both online and offline.

You can explore our Telegram Channel, Helpdesk Unit, and eTutor Unit as much as necessary. We have accessible Phone Numbers you could call to reach us and responsive Email Addresses you can also explore. The practice of open and Distance Learning demands only 30% face-to-face physical appearance of Students while deploying technologies to facilitate every necessary contact online.

What you should also note is that we have a synchronous and asynchronous model of Teaching for our Open and Distance Learning Programmes. What this implies is that, you shall possibly have the needs of contacting us hence the need for of robust Support System we have in place for you.


 

B.Sc. Public Administration

PUB 101:      Introduction to Public Administration I

An introduction to the discipline of Public Administration focuses on the basic concepts of Public Administration, the importance of Public Administration, the differences and similarities between Public Administration and Business Administration, Schools, and conceptual approaches to the study of Public Administration.  The goal model, systems model, decision-making model, the classical model, human relations model, sociological model, Public Administration, and other social sciences, Forms of control over Administration.

PUB 103:      Mathematics for Public Administration I

Mathematics and symbolic logic are inductive and deductive, the concept of sets.  Mapping and transformation, Introduction to complex numbers, introduction to vectors, matrix and determinants, Discrete and continuous variables, and straight lines in various forms.

PUB 102:      Introduction to Public Administration II

A continuation of PUB 101.  It involves classifications or typologies of organizations.  Principles of organization, Hierarchy, authority, Delegation, Coordination, Communication, supervision, and Span of control.  Bureaucracy: nature, strengths, and weaknesses.  Features of the ideal type of Bureaucracy, Meaning of Civil Service, functions of Civil Service, and the role of Civil Service. International Public Administration and its relationship with domestic Public Administration.

PUB 104:      Mathematics for Public Administration II

A continuation of PUB 103.  It includes circles, trigonometric functions, logarithmic functions, and exponential functions.  Maxima and minimal points of reflexion, integral calculus.  Integration by substitution and parts.  Expansion of algebraic functions, simple sequences and series.

PUB 106:      Introduction to Political Science

Nature, scope and uses of Political Science.  Politics defined; Political Science and other Social Sciences.  Major concepts of Political Science e.g. Nation, State, Sovereignty etc. Uses of Political Science, Nature and function of government; Organs of government; types of government,  Government and law; constitutions,  nature and types of rule of law, nature, assumptions and breaches, nature of delegated legislation, advantages and disadvantages.  Discretionary power, specification of powers, political parties:  nature and theories.  Nature and types of electoral systems, ideologies of government, dynamics of government and politics, uses and abuses of state power, strategies for political control. International Relations, foreign policy: nature and functions.

PUB 201:      Statistics for Public Administration I

Nature of statistics, statistical inquiries: form and design.  The role of statistics, basic concepts in statistics, Discrete and continuous variables, functional relationships, sources of data, methods of collecting primary data.  Presentation of statistical data, measures of central tendency, measures of dispersion, moments, Skewness and Kurtosis.

PUB 211:      Nigerian Government and Administration

Review of the history of Nigerian Administration from earliest times through the colonial era to the present time.  A study of the machinery of government (at the Federal, State and Local levels), and an analysis of the Administrative process with emphasis on problems posed by the operation of a Federal system of government.  The existence of so many public enterprises.  The structure of Nigerian Civil Service, civil servants and the public relationship before independence and relationship after independence.  Civil service reforms, corruption in Nigerian Public Administration.

PUB 209:      Office Management I

The office and the organization.  The essentials of office training in basic skills and new techniques.  It starts by asking questions about the World Bank and the place of office within it.  Each of the skills needed by the students is then discussed in logical order; with emphasis on improving practical ability.  Other topics in this course include:  Communication (verbal and written), stationery and equipment handling and management.  Mails and money, methods of payment.  Production/operations, sales and marketing, purchasing, account, personnel and pay roll management.  Office services, getting and keeping an office job.

PUB 213:     Introduction to International Relations

What is International Relations?  International Relations or International Politics?  Features and structures of International system, determinants of Inter-state relations. Modern diplomacy and foreign policy.  Regional organizations.  Concepts and theories of International relations, Multi-national Corporations and Trans-National Corporations.

PUB 202:      Statistics for Public Administration II

Elementary probability distribution, normal binomials, poison and hyper geometrics.  Elementary sampling theory, estimation theory, students’ distribution, statistical decision theory, tests of hypothesis for small and large samples, chi-square distribution and test of goodness of fit.  Linear regression.  Correlation theory, index numbers, time series and analysis of time series.  Analysis of variance and regression.

PUB 216:      Elements of Government

Nature of politics, society and social organization.  The state, the problem of law, constitution and constitutionalism, political ideology.  The classical heritage: Plato, Aristotle, and Pax romanica, revolt towards the Mass man.  Organs of government (national Governmental Institutions), Public Administration, Political parties and pressure groups, Public opinion and propaganda, Elections, and International order.

PUB 210:      Office Management II

Management Services, office service, writing of business and official letters concerning orders, enquiries complaints and claims, circulars,  letters and memoranda, report and report writing, speech writing and presentation.  Writing applications and replying to applications, minuting and noting, organizing meetings and procedures/protocols.  Official expressions and observations in the Nigerian public and private services.  Getting and keeping an office job.  Learning about opportunities, making contacts with employers, completing an application form, attending an interview, completing a test, getting the job and finding your way around.

PUB 305:      Public Personnel Administration I

Introduction to Personnel Administration, meaning, objectives, functions of Personnel Administration.  Personnel Management Principles, approaches to Personnel Management.  Position classification, line and staff organization structure, personnel policies, recruitment procedures and processes, advancement, training and development, promotion, job evaluation systems.  Employees conduct and discipline.  Incentive systems, job analysis, manpower planning and employee services programme.

PUB 307:      Introduction to Local Government

This course is aimed at introducing students to the broad concept of Local Government, Administrative Institutions and processes.  Areas to be covered include the meaning, types and functions of Local Government, significance and role of Local Government.  The legal status of Local Government, Local Government autonomy and finance.  Others include Local Government functions such as promoting grassroot participation, mass mobilization and community development, typologies of Local Government system and the philosophical bases for Local Government.

PUB 311:      Administrative Thought

This course revolves around the evolution of management thought and the contribution of the following selected management thinkers: F.W. Taylor’s principles of scientific management, Henri Fayol’s focus on the job of the executive, Weberian Bureaucratic model, Gulick & Urwick’s functions of the chief executive, Elton Mayor’s human relations approach to organizational dynamics, Mary Parker Follet’s radical views on the philosophy and processes of administrative system, Chris Argri’s integration of the individual and the organization, Herbert.  Simon’s analysis of administrative behaviour and Fred Rigg’s sociological approach to administration.

PUB 313:      Administrative Law

Introduction to Administrative Law,  Administrative processes, purposes of government, separation of powers, legislation, delegated legislation, redress of grievances;  Public corporations, discretionary powers administrative control and remedies, administrative rule making and case studies.

PUB 315:     Political Economy

Theoretical concepts such as mode of production, social formation, social classes, the state, commodity plus value price, exploitation, the organic composition of capital, the law of falling profits germane to the study of political economy.

PUB 319:      Inter-Governmental Relations

Federalism, models and theories.  An examination of the relationship between the Federal/State, State/State, State/Local, Local/Local and Federal/Local relations.  The role of the National Council on inter-governmental relations.  Fiscal relationship between the three tiers of government.

PUB 306:      Public Personnel Administration II

A continuation of PUB 305, it involves wages and salary administration, workman compensation, safety and health programmes, employees integration, industrial relations e.g. collective bargaining, trade disputes, grievances and grievance procedures and trade unionism in Nigeria.  It will also include employees separation/retirement, pension and gratuity.

PUB 310:      Research Methods

Skills of scientific investigation, information gathering, analysis and interpretations in dealing with organizational behaviour and problems in Nigeria.  The art of problem identification and analysis, data gathering, analysis and report writing.

PUB 312:       Rural and Community Development

This course will focus on the meaning and definition of concepts, Development, Rural Area, Rural Development, and Community Development.  Theories of rural and community development, approaches to rural and community development, processes and practices of community development.  Mobilization and strategies for community development.  The role of community development in National programmes in countries like Tanzania, China and Sudan will be discussed.  Rural development programmes in Nigeria: DFRRI, Better Life for Rural Women, People’s Bank, Operations Feed the Nation, FEAP, NAPEP. Etc.

PUB 318:      Traditional Administrative Systems in Nigeria

State formations.  Early history of Nigeria and cultures in detail.  Migration and formation of centralized institutions.  Hausa States, Kanem Borno, Yoruba States Benin, Oyo etc. and Administration in these States.  Formation of a cephalous groups East and West of the Niger Delta, North and South of the Benue Administration within these groups.  Pre-colonial and post-colonial, Local government reforms 1976, 1984, Etsu-Nupe Local Government Reform.

GST 301:     Entrepreneurial Development

Entrepreneurial theories.  Interpersonal or personal characters and behavioral traits of entrepreneurs, financial aspects of entrepreneurship in which business success is most commonly reflected.  External aspect of entrepreneurship.

PUB 320:     Organization And Administrative Theory

Origins, structure and management of organization. Formal and informal organizations.  The impact of informal norms on formal organization, organizations, theories, coordination, efficiency, retrenchment and growth.  Motivation, leadership, communication and dynamics of change in organization.  The concept of Administration, its emergence, complexity and maintenance, efficiency in Public Administration, Politics and Administration dichotomy.  Decentralization, de-concentration and devolution, delegation, conflict resolution, strategies, leadership and innovation, communication skills.

PUB 314:     Administrative Behavior

Concept of Administrative behaviour, Decision Making and Organization, some problems of Administrative theory, facts and values in decision-making, rationality in administrative organization, the relevance of information technology to organizational design, selected preparations, the birth of an organization, problems of organizational design, personality development, organizational change, frustration, stress, conflict and leadership.

PUB 316:     Public Finance

An introduction to the principles of Public Finance.  The subject matter and methodology of Public Finance, Sector and expenditures.  Reasons for increase in governmental expenditures.  Public Revenue: types and sources, public debt: external and internal.  Taxation and incidence of tax.  Inter-governmental fiscal relation.

PUB 409:      Social And Welfare Administration

Nature and development of social policy in the context of changing Nigeria social conditions, and of the impact upon family and group organization and the implication on development.  Welfare policies and social services.  The following specialized areas will be discussed, poverty, criminology, policies and problems in education, housing, health, provision of food and shelter.

PUB 411:     Theory and Practice Of Planning

Planning, its meaning and nature, basic features of planning, various approaches and theories of planning.  Socialist and capitalist planning, factors that determines the choice and success of planning.  Manpower and strategic planning, annual plans and budget.  The planning process and administration of development plans.

PUB 415:     Public Policy Making and Analysis

Nature and complexity of public policy making, implementation and evaluation.  Evolution and ecology.  Theories of public policy.  Basic concepts like; plan policy, programme, project, actors and stakeholders, policy arena etc are defined and illustrated.  The main body of the course is divided into two sections.  Section 1 covers the theoretical aspect of the course including the following; policy cycle, agenda setting in policy formulation, formal and informal ways of generating policy and relevant ideas.  Section 2 covers policy implementation, analysis and evaluation and Case studies.

PUB 412:     Development Administration

Meaning and nature of Development Administration, Ecology of development Administration, relationship between Development, Administration and Public Administration.  Theories of Development Administration.  Meaning and nature of underdevelopment, Specific problems of less developed countries (LDCs).  National cultures and political and administrative systems.  The giving of development assistance, types of foreign aids.  Problems of working with aid givers, problems of the transfer of administrative capability from one country to another, Political and Administrative Development.  Unilateral and Multilateral approaches.  The role of the innovators and Development Planning.  Sources of financing development programmes and the role of the state in development programmes.  National development planning, indicators of development and bureaucracy and national development.

PUB 405:      Nigerian Local Government

The history of the development of local government in Nigeria from colonial era to the present day.  The nature of Local Government Administration, the 1976 Local Government reforms, the Dasuki report and contemporary changes in the Local Government system of Administration, and subsequent reforms/reviews.

PUB 407:      Project Management and Evaluation

The meaning and nature of project management and evaluation, project development stages, project management approaches, project management triangles, concept of public projects and dimensions of project cycle, techniques of project evaluation.  Project appraisal and analysis.  Assessment of project profitability, cash flow dimensions, analysis of risk and uncertainty.  Project Evaluation and Review Techniques (PERT).  Project implementation and assessment of social profitability.

PUB 416:     Comparative Public Administration

Concept and the evolution of comparative public administration.  Cross national study of public administration both in emerging and developed states.  Structures and functions of bureaucracies in these states.

PUB 418:     Public Enterprise Management

Objectives and classifications of public enterprises in Nigeria.  Organization and problems.  Performance measurement and control.  Capital structure and funding.  The relationship between State and Federal Parastatals.  Detailed consideration of commissioned reports on Parastatals.  Current trends in public sector management, Public Enterprises reforms: privatization, commercialization, management contract, etc.  Their impact on public sector services delivery.

PUB 420:     Public Financial Management

Environmental and distinguishing characteristics of government and institutional accounting.  State and Local government organization for financial management, special methods of accounting within the legal and financial constraints for local government, Hospitals and  state owned companies, planning in the public sector, planning programming, Accounting and the Budget process, problems of developing output.  Measure and quantification of effectiveness, control reporting and auditing in the public sector, accountability to the electorate.

PUB 490:     Research Project

This is a practical research investigation undertaken by graduating students as part of the requirements for the award of Bachelor of Science Degree, B.Sc (Hons) Public Administration.  The focus of research topics must be relevant to the field of Administration and Management.  Students should explore current trends in the field with a view to responding to the changing dimensions of contemporary Public Administration.

B.Sc. Business Administration

BUS 101:        Introduction to Business I (3 Credits)

This course is designed to familiarize students with the meaning and nature of business, forms of business ownership, corporate social responsibility, business environment, profit and profitability and the prevailing government reform programmes/policies (privatization and commercialization, bank recapitalization etc.) 

BUS 102:        Introduction to Business II (3 Credits)

This course is designed to provide students with clear understanding of the various with functional areas of business; finance function, human resource planning and development, production function, marketing function, entrepreneurship, business risk and insurance, computer application in business

BUS 103:        Business Mathematics I (3 Credits)

A course designed to offer the students the opportunity to gain the necessary mathematical tools for coping with modern technological society, Linear equation and inequalities, ratios, proportions and variations. A general introduction to differential and integral calculus, graphing and analyzing polynomial logarithm and exponential functions, mathematics of finance.

BUS 104:        Business Mathematics II (3 Credits)

An introduction to the concept of limit, continuity and derivative, mean theorem and application of derivative such as maximization and curve; sketching, methods of integration, inverse trigonometric functions, application of the integral multiple integrals, vector spaces and metric algebra, matrices and determinants. Analysis of the time value of money. Basic probability theory.

ACC 101: Principles of Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ECN 101: Principles of Economics I (3 Credits)

(see description under Economics Department)

GST 101A: Use of English (2 Credits)

(see description under General Studies Department)

GST 103: Nigerian People and Culture (2 Credits)

(see description under General Studies Department)

 ACC 102: Principles of Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ECN 102: Principles of Economics I (3 Credits)

(see description under Economics Department)

GST 101B: Use of English (1 Credits)

(see description under General Studies Department)

GST 122: Use of Library (1 Credit)

(see description under General Studies Department)

BUS 211:        Management Theory I (3 Credits)

An overview of organizational, External Environment of organizations, Evolution of Management Theory, the planning process, management by objective concept, decision-making process, organizational structure, organizational objectives and goals. Fundamentals of organizational design, co-ordination and span of management. The concept of staff, selection and appraisal performance of managers. The Nigerian environment. Management problems in Nigeria challenges of industrialization transferability of management systems.

BUS 212:        Management Theory II (3 Credits)

Further management development, nature of management development, directing, motivation, leaders, authority and supervision, basic elements of control. Dynamic organization and behaviour, Expectancy theories, integration, integration controls, with other management processes. Discipline approaches, rules and penalties, management problems in Nigeria.

BUS 213:        Principles of Marketing I (2 Credits)

Basic components of marketing, including product policy, promotion, consumer Behaviour and pricing, emphasis on current marketing practices, Basic products and strategy concepts and development.

BUS 214:        Principles of Marketing 1 (2 Credits)

Theory and practice of advertising, Developing, advertising messages, market product integration, channels of distribution, technological, social and economic aspects of the distribution system. Analysis of current trends in marketing problems and policies. Critical analysis of marketing, consideration of current development in theory, activities of regulatory agencies, analysis of ethical, social and public policy aspect of marketing changes.

BUS 215:        Business Statistics II (3 Credits)

Meaning and scope of statistics. Method of collecting and analyzing business data, frequency distribution and graphical representation, measures of location, measures of variability, simple linear regression and correlation index numbers, time series analysis. Application of statistical techniques to Research methodology, sample Design, multiple regression analysis. Introduction to Business forecasting, Basic Decision theory techniques.

BUS 216:        Business Statistics II (3 Credits)

Probability theory; stochastic variables, multiplication and addition rules, permutations and combinations, Bayes theorem, Discrete and continuous probability distribution Binomial, Hyper geometric, poison and exponential distribution, Normal distribution, point and internal estimation (large and small sizes) statistical estimation, Hypothesis Testing, Chi-square application Goodness of fit test and Analysis of variance.

BUS 217:        Business Finance I (3 Credits)

Overview of financial management Evolution of finance, forms of Business organizations, interest role patterns, fundamental concepts in finance, Risk, Risk of Return, compound interest and time value of money, stock and Bond values, financial forecasting, introduction of Analytical financial management with emphasis on the management of the short-term uses, and sources.

BUS 218:        Business Finance II (3 Credits)

Analytical of financial statements, working capital management, cash and marketable securities, accounts Receivable and inventories, short term credits, capital budgeting, investing in fixed Assets, long-term Receivable and inventories, short term financial Decisions, long-term debt and preferred stock, common stock, target capital structure, cost of capital, dividend policy, mergers, leasing, Bankruptcy and Reorganization, warrants and convertibles.

BUS 220:        Industrial Psychology I (3 Credits)

Nature and scope of industrial psychology, psychology of Human Development and Personality, Social Psychology, working in group, Group Dynamics and effectiveness, work integration, social skills in supervision and management, community and National Behaviour psychology and socio-technical systems; selection and Training procedures. Application of psychological knowledge to industrial problems such as personal selection, employee motivation and satisfaction and the influence of organization on behaviour.

CSC 200: Introduction to Computer (2 Credits)

(see description under Computer Science Department)

GST 222: Peace and Conflict Resolution (2 Credits)

(see description under General Studies Department)

POS 101: Introduction to Political Science I -Elective (3 Credits)

(see description under Political science Department)

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology I -Elective (3 Credits)

(see description under Sociology Department)

POS 102: Introduction to Political Science II -Elective (3 Credits)

(see description under Political science Department

SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology  II -Elective (3 Credits)

(see description under Sociology Department)

BUS 311: Analysis for Business Decision 1 (2 Credits)

Detailed study of application of quantitative decisions to policy and planning systems. Designed to offer the opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of the functional areas of logistic and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient logistic system. Business Decision techniques include modeling and optimization of deterministic and non-deterministic systems in the applied areas of business, fundamentals of decision theory, Decision making with decision trees and utility theory, marginal analysis and normal distribution, cases for analysis, mathematical programming.

BUS 312: Analysis for Business Decision II (2 Credits)

Detailed application of Linear Programming include graphical and simplex methods, primal and duality concepts. Fundamental concepts of transportation problems and Assignment problems. Queuing theory, markor analysis for decision making approach Game theory. Concept of simulation, project management.

BUS 313:        Managerial Economics (3 Credits)

A comprehensive course in operations of individual markets, market structure, theory of the firm, theory of production, demand theory, theory of cost, short run and the long run costs, optimization, Elasticity of demand, theory of consumer behavior, indifference curve approach, consumer’s equilibrium substitution effect. Evaluation of mathematical models, scopes and methods of economic analysis

BUS 314:        Industrial Relations (3 Credits)

A survey of industrial relations laws in Nigeria, Union Organization and functions, Union objectives and behavior, impact of the union upon management. Trade Union federation, Central Labour Organization and international affiliations. The nature of collective bargaining. Trade union Acts. Labour Acts and trade disputes Acts, Judicial decisions including Arbitration panels and industrial courts awards. The impacts of labour laws on industrial relation activities and strategies in Nigeria.

BUS 315:        Business Communication (2 Credits)

A course stressing the importance of and problems in effective communication within the organizational setting. Special emphasis will be given to problems of horizontal and vertical communication, communication blockage, informal communication channels and the effects of organizational structures and leadership patterns on communication opportunity for developing business writing proficiency. The course stresses, general techniques of report organization and graphic presentation and documentation. Dynamics of inter personal communication both verbal and non-verbal interaction is explored in terms consequences on the communication process.

BUS 316:        Human Resources Management (3 Credits)

This course is designed to familiarize students with modern human resources techniques and methods successfully adopted in progressive industrial and commercial organizations; Designed to offer the opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of the functional areas of personnel and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient personnel system. Introduction and application of various personnel management principles, approaches to personnel system. Introduction and application of various structure, supply and demand characteristics of labour, manpower planning, motivation, leadership styles, training and Development, performance appraisal, Disciplinary, procedure, Employee welfare, job analysis safety and health programmes and communication process, career planning, compensation and manpower forecasting.

BUS 317:        Business Law (2 Credits)

Origin and Development of law, Judicial procedure, contracts and wills with emphasis on consumer business rights and responsibilities, Agency, partnership, corporations, sales, commercial paper, creditor’s rights and secured transactions under the uniform commercial code, legal environment or real property ownership, transfer and legal brokerage, mortgage transaction.

BUS 318:        Research Methods (2 Credits)

Sampling and sampling design. Time and cost problems in research. Questionnaire design developing students’ skills in analyzing and writing reports based on an empirical or library study of a specific subject matter or topic in relevant management studies, information gathering, analysis and interpretation in dealing with business and organizational behavior.

BUS 321:       Entrepreneurship Development (3 Credits)

Designed to offer the opportunity for a comprehensive understanding of the functional areas of marketing and the integration of these functions into an effective and efficient marketing strategy for the firm. Other topics include the approach to the process of purchase decisions from the standpoint of both consumers, and marketers. Consideration is given to implications for marketing from social science theory and methodology, consumerist movement. An examination of channels of distribution, social and economic aspects of the distribution system. Basic production and strategy concepts are examined, including the management of innovation and market product integration, product Development modification and elimination strategies are studied, product concept, Development and the life cycle, pricing management and market segmentation are covered.

BUS 323:        Money and Banking (3 Credits)

Designed to expose students to the various elements of monetary theory, Relationships between money, prices, production and employment Factors determining money supply, operation of capital markets with reference to Nigerian environment, Commercial Bank management Direction and Co-ordination of the various functions of the commercial  bank including money position funding, lending, capital management, trust and auxiliary functions.

ACC 211: Intro to Financial Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ECN 201: Micro-Economics I (3 Credits)

(see description under Economics Department)

ACC 212: Intro to Financial Accounting II (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ECN 202: Micro-Economics II (3 Credits)

(see description under Economics Department)

CSC 300: Computer Application (3 Credits)

(see description under Computer Science Department)

GST 301B: Introduction To Entrepreneurial Skills II (2 Credits)

(see description under General studies Department)

BUS 411:        Business Policy I (2 Credits)

Concept of strategy in relation to business, corporations and management linkages between organization and their environments. Concepts of policies, decision-making, business objectives, performance criteria, structure and managerial behaviour. Practice in calculating simple financial and economic indices from business data and other accounting information. Analysis of the role, of employee and managerial behaviour in success or failure of strategy implementation. Integrated analysis.

BUS 412:        Business Policy II (2 Credits)

Detailed analysis of a firm’s opportunities and threats, strengths and weaknesses. Selecting strategies and structure of public liability companies from their published annual reports. Developing clear business objectives, setting clear strategies and policies and presenting structures that are capable of being used in implementing chosen strategies. Organic business functions of marketing, production, finance and personnel in Nigeria. Management process of corporate planning, budgeting and control, business performance appraisal, managing by objectives, motivating group and individual efforts and generally relating an organization to the changes taking place in the environment. Predicting the dynamic environment. Impact of environmental changes on the strategies and performance of a firm. Recent developments affecting the strategy formulation and implementation processes of firms in Nigeria.

BUS 419:       International Business (3 Credits)

A consideration of the financial problems of firms engaged in international business including the effect of the host country policies on private investment flows. The importance of international trade, international trade and specialization. International trade, international trade and specialization. International trade and the company problems of international trade, facilitating international trade, organizational trade, organization for export, organization for importing, government control and world commerce world economic communities, multinational corporation; its economic, legal and political dimensions.

BUS 424:      Advancement Management Theory (2 Credits)

A comprehensive study of the decision-making process and methodology for examining, defining, analyzing and solving complex problems. Overview of system approach human factors, man-machine systems, design method, Training, cybernetics, concept of feedback and Control system. Emphasis is on leading theories and concepts in the management of bureaucratic structures, administrative behaviour an techniques and their environment.

BUS 426:     Comparative Management (2 Credits)

The comparative approach to management and Administration. Elements of management and administration. The skill management in private and public sectors. The military administrator, the civil servant, the manager as inter-changeable experts. Constraints of organizational setting on the management of group activities, profiles of Nigerian executives that have moved from public to private sectors. The use of management consultants and management contracts in streamlining the operation. Theories of comparative management.  A human resources management model that meets the needs of private and public sectors. Selected problems in comparative management and Administration, motivating personnel, controlling and rewarding performance, training and developing staff, introducing change and modifying employee behaviour.

ACC 315: Cost Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ACC 311: Financial Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ACC 316: Cost Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

ACC 312: Financial Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

BUS 413:        Small Business Management (3 Credits) 

The course focuses on the operation of small business, theory and practice of small business management. Analysis of the accounting, finance, production and marketing functions as they pertain to entrepreneurial endeavors. Develops overall managerial awareness. The course also focuses on the importance of small business management and its relationship to Nigerian economy, and the opportunities anti requirement unique to operation and management.

BUS 414:        Organizational Behaviour (3 Credits)

Concepts of behavior, organization managers, administrators and performance. Individual behavioral process such as personal systems, self-concept development, interaction styles, Group behavioral processes such as informal structures, norms of work and play status based rewards and punishments, leadership, task distribution, and performance appraisal theories of organizational behaviour and relevance to Nigeria behavioral model building. Theories of behavioral change managing resistance to planned changes. Behaviour modification. Formal work systems. The of informal and emergent work systems. Integrity, inefficiency and motivation theories, Attitude to work, Behaviour modification. Designing effective organization in Nigeria. Empirical data on supervision, managerial and employee behaviour in Nigeria.

BUS 415:        Production Management (2 Credits)

Elements of production. Production and process design management, production systems and mode. Production planning, sales forecasting factors of production, plant layout and materials handling system. Quality control, modern tools and machinery of production, lines balancing automation, production scheduling and control, work, study, maintenance and tools and equipment. The production function within the corporation location of plant. Applications of modeling and optimization techniques.

 

BUS 416:        Production Management II (3 Credits)

Concepts of production and operations function. Determination of Economic order quantity, Resource procurement and operations control. Development of efficient works methods, Quantity assurance control techniques, Health and safety at work. Incentive schemes, emphasis motivation. Linear programming C.P.M and PERT analysis. Examination of modern industrial systems, objectives, organization and economics of production management. Inventory control and optimization of resources are covered.

BUS 417:        Investment Analysis (2 Credits)

Application of investment principles to management of investment portfolios of individuals and institutions consideration of business cycles, investment constraints, investment timing and securities. Application and evaluation of quantitative tools of analysis in the risk aversion theory and analysis of equilibrium in the financial markets and the changing structure of financial intermediation. Capital assets pricing, efficient markets, portfolio theory.

BUS 418:     Corporate/Strategies Planning (3 Credits)           

The concepts and theory of planning, strategic planning environmental study analyses, Technological forecasting socio-political forecasting, industry analysis, planning tasks and techniques operational planning and the allocation processes, organization for planning Organizational and behavioral planner, managing and corporate planning process.

BUS 422:      Management Information System (3 Credits)

The course is designed to expose the students to the expanding role of information systems and the people managing the human side of systems and managing information resources. Evaluation of computer and organization of computer and functional units of computer.  MIS-Methodologies: Planning of MIS, developing MIS, implementation of MIS and evaluation of MIS covered Historical perspective: Mainframes to micros, managing and controlling the MIS function. The effect of MIS on management and the management process. The changing world of MIS.

BUS 420:     Research Project (6 Credits)

An application of business research methods, a planned programme of observation, study and work in a selected firm or organization. A project paper is required in the course and students are required to apply the concepts of research techniques applicable to business decision-making

ACC 419: Management Accounting I (3 Credits)

(see description under Accounting Department)

B.Sc. Political Science

POS 101: Introduction to Politics (3 credits) Core

The nature of Politics and Political Science; Political Science Art or Science? Concepts in the study of politics; state, society and nation, power, influence and authority, constitutions and constitutionalism; political ideologies; types and systems of government; change and revolution.

POS 102: Introduction to African Politics (3 Credits) Core

Politics in pre-colonial Africa. The colonization of Africa, colonial policies and politics, Nationalist struggles, Pan Africanism and decolonization: neo-colonialism; praetorianism. The OAU

POS 103: Nigerian Constitutional Development (3 Credits) Core

Historical background to the use of constitutions in Nigeria. Analysis of Nigerian Constitutions from the Clifford to the 1999 Constitutions. The politics of Nigerian constitutions.

POS 104: World Politics (3 Credits) Core

This course looks at major events in contemporary international politics. It also focuses on issues that led to the emergence of the United Nations Organizations, the Cold War, colonialism, imperialism and the politics of decolonization, the Cuban missile crisis and the Middle East crisis. 

HIS 101: Foundation of Nigerian History 1 (3 Credits) Core

This course is designed to introduce students to the major themes in Nigerian History such as the purpose and meaning of historical studies as well as the nature and significance of source materials for the study of Nigerian history, the earliest evidence of man and society in Nigeria, the revolution of the various people and culture groups, human settlements, the development of mini and mega states, and the various changes involved up to C1500 A.D. The changes and interactions that took place within and between the various groups and communities in Nigeria and the rest of Africa and Europe down to C1800 A.D. are also examined.

HIS 102: Foundation of Nigerian History II (3 Credits) Core

The course begins with an examination of the major historical changes of the 19th Century, the Sokoto Jihad, the collapse of the Alafinate and the Civil Wars in Yoruba land, the political crises in the Niger Delta and South-Western Nigeria; and, the rise of new settlements and groups. It then continues with an examination of the intensification of European contact with Nigeria in the 19th Century. This is followed by a critical examination of European imperialism in the last 3 decades of the 19th century and the eventual conquest and domination of Nigeria, including a critical assessment of the Nigerian response on this. The course ends with an examination of the issues relating to the struggle for independence and the post-independence economic and political crisis up to the present.

THA 105: Basic Communication (3 Credits) Core

The course would introduce students to basic communication concepts and skills. This will include definition, types of communication and their practice in selected societies.

BUS 101 Introduction to Business (3 credits) core

The course introduction to business is designed to broaden the mental capacities of students on the fundamental variables that affect and ultimately influence the operation of business in Nigeria. The course is divided into two broad areas namely; Foundation of business and Social responsibility of business.

POS 201: Nigerian Politics 1 (2 credits) Core

Politics in pre-colonial Nigeria, the colonization of Nigeria, the emergence of nationalist movements and agitations for independence; the emergence of political parties; feature in constitutional development.

POS 202: Nigerian Politics II (2 credits) Core

Issues in Nigerian Politics: Federalism, Ethnicity, the National question; If the politics of revenue allocation; the military in politics.

POS 203: Introduction to Political Analysis (2 credits) Core

The nature of politics; types of political systems; the relationship between regime-types and political efficacy; political culture; analytical approaches to the study of politics.

POS 204: Introduction to International Relations (2 Credits) – Core

What is International Relations? International relations or international politics, features and structures of the international system determinants of inter-state relations; regional organizations, concepts and theories of international relations.

POS 205: Introduction to Public Administration (2 Credits) Core

Definition and scope of Public Administration; administration and its environment; administrative behavior in various institutional settings; politics and administration; the civil service.

POS 206: Political Ideas (2 Credits) Core

Major Political Ideas from Plato to Karl Marx Liberalism, Democracy, Socialism, Justice, Equality, etc.

POS 207: Foundations of Political Economy (2 Credits) Core

What is political economy? Relationship between politics and economics, state and economy, class and power relations, underdevelopment and dependency.

POS 208: Citizenship and the State (2 Credits) Core

Theoretical approaches to citizen and state relationships, duties and obligations in citizen, state relations, citizenship in Nigeria. The concept and origin of the State will be discussed, settlers versus indigene question, religious/communal clashes, and skirmishes, power rotation, federal character etc.

POS 209: Introduction to Local Government (2 Credits) – Core

This course is aimed at introducing students to the broad system of local government administrative institutions and processes. Areas to be covered include the legal status of local government, local government autonomy, and local government finance. Local government finance looks at promoting grassroots participation, mass mobilization and community development.

POS 210: Introduction to Comparative Politics (2 Credits) Core

The course provides a survey of the major approaches to the study of comparative politics. Issues to be covered include political structures, values and institutions within the context of case studies. The course will also explore issues such as the social and economic context of politics, patterns of political legitimation, socialization, and the role of public opinion in different political systems.

HIS 204: African in the 20th Century (3credits) Core

An examination of the state of Africa by the beginning of the 20th Century, especially its status as colonial possession and the implications; economic, cultural, and political. The study then proceeds with an examination of the decolonization process, and the attainment of independence through constitutional bargaining and armed liberation struggle.

HIS 205: Economic History of Nigeria in the 19th Century (3credits) Core

A survey of the major units and institutions of production, distribution, and their impact. The interaction and interconnection between economic activities and politics are also examined.

FSS 201: Introduction to Statistics I (2credits) Core

Statistics for Social Science is to equip student in the Social Science and Political Science as the case maybe with tools for collecting, analyzing and interpreting data. To this effect, the course will expose student to issues such as frequency distribution, tables, types of data and method of data collection, measurement of central tendency and dispersion, elementary theories of probability, binomial, normal and poison probability distribution.

FSS 202: introduction to Statistics II (2credits) Core

The course is a continuation of FSS 201 with the same aims and objective. Students are exposed to topics such as principles of statistical sampling, normal, binomial and poison distribution, chi-square, distribution, regression and correlation analysis, hypothesis testing Z,T and student test and time series.

POS 301: History of Political Thought 1 (2 Credits) Core

Introduction to the thoughts of major political writers from Plato to J.5. Mill, examining theories as responses to particular historical problems confronting societies; contribution to such concepts as the state, law, obligation, justice and freedom.

POS 302: History of Political Thought II (African) (2 Credits) Core

Traditional political ideas; concepts of authority, order and the policy; Pan-Africanism and other core issues linking the indigenous and contemporary African political thinking; examination of concepts such as African socialism, humanism and authenticity.

POS 303: Logic and Methods of Political Enquiry (3 Credits) Core

Political Science and the scientific method, introduction to research methods in political science; the logic of political enquiry and the language of variables; introduction to problem formation. Students are introduced to the procedures of statistical summarization of political information with specific emphasis on frequency distribution, tables, graphs and basic inferential statistics.

POS 304: Public Policy Analysis (3 Credits) Core

Major models of policy-making, including incrementalism; nationalism, pluralist and elitism. Selected areas of public policy. Concepts and strategies of policy formulation and planning; programming and budgeting; basic techniques of network construction and analysis examined descriptively and from the perspective of public administration systems; policy monitoring and evaluation to include cost effectiveness, analysis and critique.

POS 305: Political Data Analysis (3 Credits) Core

The course identifies political data, the tools and mechanism for the analysis of such data and the methods and modes of analysis

POS 306: Politics of Development and Underdevelopment. (3 Credits) Elective

A systematic and theoretical study of the political and socio-economic context of the problems of development and underdevelopment; dependency, international and internal economic structures, analysis of profound change; agents of change; constraints and problems contingent in rapid socio-economic change, with specific reference to post-colonial African states; comparison with developmental issues in Latin America and Asian countries.

POS 307: Contemporary Political Analysis (3 Credits) Elective

Contending paradigms in political analysis. Development of micro and macro analysis such as psychological analysis, systems, cybernetics political development theories and modernization.

POS 308: Government and Administration of Urban System (3 Credits) Elective

The problems involved in the planning and execution of major services in urban political system; an examination of the structure of political power operating in such systems.

POS 309: Comparative Federalism (2 Credits) Elective  

The genesis and political dynamics of federal political systems emphasizing the theory, practice and suitability of federal system to the solution of the problems of nation-building. Modernization; economic development and representation with reference to countries such as India, the USSR, USA, Canada and Nigeria.

POS 310: Theory and Practice of Marxism (2 Credits) Elective

The theoretical underpinnings of Marxism and expounded by the fathers of Marxism; Karl Marx, Frederick Engels, Lenin, Mao Tse Tung and by contemporary Marxists such as Paul Barau, Sweezy, Louis Althuser, Paul Autas, Amin etc. We also look at attempts at the implementation of the theory in the administration of so-called socialist states.

POS 311: Theories of International Relations (3 Credits) Elective

Classical theory, theory of imperialism, systems theories, linkage politics, the theory of coalition and alliances, models, games and simulation.

POS 312: Political Behavior (2 credits) Core

Political socialization, political participation and apathy; electoral behavior, public opinion and political communication and community power.

POS 313: International Economic Relations (3 Credits) Elective

The course underlines the economic basis of some of the actions and reactions in international politics, drawing materials from international trade, commercial policy, capital movements, etc. Role of IMF, World Bank and other monetary agencies, multinational enterprises and National Power; Theory of unequal exchange and the North/South problem; the Economic theory of National Boundaries. Customs Unions and Currency Areas.

POS 314: Advanced Public Administration (3 Credits) Elective

The course undertakes a detailed examination and analysis of the policy formulation and implementation process in state with particular reference to Nigeria. The role played by elected representatives, bureaucrats, specialized agencies, interest groups, political parties and other groups are examined. The course deals comparatively with problems associated with administration of Nigeria as a federation under themes relating to fiscal arrangements and policies, state-federal administrative arrangements, control and management of the public services, inter-state cooperation and conflict resolution mechanisms. Administrative communications, management by objective, budgeting and planning are some of the functions of public administrations that are also studied. The political and administrative aspects of the principal public services including defence and public corporations, the problem of public accountability and political control are discussed. The relationship between ethics and the public service and the status of administration within a political system are examined.

POS 401: Nigerian Local Government (3 Credits) Elective

The History of the development of local government in Nigeria from the colonial era till present day. The nature of local government administration; the 1976 local government reforms; the Dasuki Report and contemporary changes in the local government system of administration.

POS 402: State and Economy (3 Credits) Core

Theoretical exposition on the nature of state/society relations; empirical manifestations of state-society relations in developed and underdeveloped societies based on comparative analysis. Emergence of state and its implications to society.

POS 403: Politics and Law in Africa (3 Credits) Core

A comparative examination of the inter-relationship between law and politics in African countries. We also look at the concept of law; how it has emerged and how it has become institutionalized. Secondly, judicial processes which translate the abstract law into concrete policies and institutions are analyzed and examined in terms of whose interest is served. Finally, we look at the development of judicial processes in Africa from the pre-colonial, colonial and the contemporary era.

POS 404: International Law and Organization (3 Credits) Elective

The growth of law in several areas of increasing international concern. Environmental protections; exploration; outer space; individual rights and obligations; conservation of resources, state responsibility and terrorism.

POS 405: Comparative Public Administration (3 Credits) Elective

The development, hopes and problems of comparative public administration as a field of study. Analysis of principal models in the study of comparative public administration. Examination and administration processes in some selected countries with special emphasis on such theories as the role of higher civil servants; administration of economic development; recruitment; training; public accountability and reform.

POS 406: Revolution and Society (2 Credits) Elective

Theories of revolution and political violence. Patterns of revolutionary political action such as Coup D’état, guerilla warfare, riots, civil disobedience, resistance, terrorism and the erosion of government authority. Regime-inspired violence in selected countries and consequences of revolutionary political action is also a point of focus in this course.

POS 407: Political Sociology (3 Credits) Elective

The course looks at the social and cultural contents of political action. It looks at socio-political concepts such as power, rule, authority, class and their linkages. It also looks at elite theories as propounded by Mosca, Pareto etc. and finally examines the sociology of power in third world societies.

POS 408: Political Parties and Pressure Groups (3 Credits) Elective

What are political parties and pressure groups? How do they differ and what are their similarities? What role do political parties and pressure groups play in the politics of any society? Finally how do they differ and relate with other political groups in the society?

POS 409: Research Project (6 Credits) Core

This involves research work based on supervision. Students are assigned to professors who will supervise their projects; the finished work is subjected to external moderation examination. The topics of research work by students should focus on issues in the core fields of political science

POS 410: The Military in Politics (3 Credits) Core

Areas to be explored in this course are; Inter-dependence of civil regime and military establishment and military factors in the foundation of states. The changing role of the military in modern politics focusing on the political, social, economic and military precipitants of military rule; evaluation of the performance of military/civil relations; stability and instability. The military as a class; politics within the military. 

POS411: Third World and Dependency (3 Credits) Core

The course examines and analyzes the concept of dependency, looks at the mechanisms that make for dependency and examines the effects of the dependent status of third world societies in the global political economy and its implications for politics and society in the third world.

POS 412: Development Administration (3 Credits) Core

The course places focus on the nature of underdevelopment. Specific problems of less developed countries. National cultures and political and administrative systems. The giving of development assistance; type of foreign aid; problems of working with aid givers. Problems of the transfer of administrative capability from one country to another. Political and administrative development, unilateral and multilateral approaches. The role of the innovators and strategies of administrative development.

POS 413: Public Financial Management (2Credits) Elective

Basic concepts in public finance; principles of financial management; banking, budgeting, borrowing assessment, organization, treasury management and debt collection, presentation and distribution of public funds with the coordination of public revenues and expenditures. Problems of auditing and financial accountability. Inter-governmental financial relations.

POS 414: Public Personnel Administration (3 Credits) Core

Man and work in industrial context. Nature and scope of personnel administration, distinguishing characteristics of public personnel system, a study of the evolution of public personnel administration in Nigeria since independence and an analysis of key issues as representativeness in recruitment and selection; motivation, efficiency and production; discipline and labor relations.

POS 415: Nigerian Foreign Policy (3 Credits) Elective

Basic principles underlying Nigerian Foreign Policy, major factors; internal and external shaping of the foreign policy of Nigeria. The making of Nigerian foreign policy; the input and output. The role of foreign service and federal executive in the process. The role of Nigeria regionally, continentally and internationally.

POS 416: Defence and Strategic Studies (3 Credits) Elective

The evolution, scope and necessity for strategic studies. Strategic concepts and doctrines since World War II. The impact of military technology on strategic relations between states. Strategic rivalry, deterrence and responses to the problem of military means. Defence doctrines of NATO, WARSAW and the major powers. Defence as a strategic concept; defence, deterrence and disarmament.

POS 417: International Politics of Mass Communication (3 Credits) Elective

Features of contemporary world information order. The political economy of mass communication. The stage for a new world information order and implications in politics.

B.Sc. Sociology

Course Description

SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

This course is designed basically as an introduction to the discipline of sociology. It concentrates on the history of the discipline, a description of the subject matter, and areas of specialization and how sociologists do their work.

SOC 102: Introduction to Sociology II

This is concerned with analyzing issues. It revolves around such uses as the uses of sociology, major concepts in sociology, forms of sociology, forms of social structure and the foundation of social life.

SOC 103: Introduction to African People and Culture

This is an introduction to the study of human origins and culture achievements. The study covers social anthropology, historical, theoretical and mythological perspectives. It studies and makes analysis of ethnographical studies of African societies, people and their cultures, both as scientific reporting and a literary form. It also examines African culture in contemporary settings, social organizations, languages, polity, economy and worldviews

SOC 104: Nigerian Heritage

The course examines the making of Nigeria into a nation, Nigerian cultural heritage, her population vis-a-viz development, her literature, art, religion and discipline vis- a-viz nation building. The course is crucial to the understanding of our contemporary predicament.

SOC 105: Introduction to Psychology

This course introduces the students to the field of psychology. Psychologists explore behavior and mental processes, including perception, cognition, attention, emotion, intelligence, phenomenology, motivation (conation), brain functioning, and personality. This extends to interaction between people, such as interpersonal relationships, including psychological resilience, family resilience, and other areas.

SOC 106: Introduction to Social Anthropology

The course introduces students to the field of social anthropology in contrast to cultural anthropology. Topics of interest for social anthropologists have included customs, economic and political organization, law and conflict resolution, patterns of consumption and exchange, kinship and family structure, gender relations, child bearing, socialization and religion. Present day anthropologists are also concerned with issues of globalism, ethnic violence, gender studies, transnationalism and local experience.

SOC 107: Introduction to Anthropology

Anthropology is the study of various aspects of humans within past and present societies. Social anthropology and cultural anthropology study the norms and values of societies. Linguistic anthropology studies how language affects social life. Biological or physical anthropology is a scientific discipline concerned with the biological and behavioral aspects of human beings, their related non-human primates and their extinct ancestors.

SOC 201: History of Social Thought

This course is an introduction to the main contributors of social thought and to the rise and development of modern sociology

SOC 202: Elements of Scientific Thought

This course examines sociological thoughts with particular reference to the emergence of scientific thought in sociology. The industrial revolution and all the scientific approaches that have given sociology its scientific nature by founding fathers and values free scientific endeavor.

SOC 203: Social Change

This course examines the theoretical perspectives, institutional analysis of social change, and concept of modernization amongst other indices in the society.

SOC 204: Rural Sociology

The fundamental nature of rural societies, their sociological systems and patterns of transformation/the identification ‘and utilization of nature of human resources.  Social change in rural societies. Rural society institutions and their adaptation to chance.

SOC 205: Social Psychology

An examination of theories of social psychology. A comparison of cross cultural system of socialization to chance.

SOC 206: Introduction to Social Services

This course introduces students to the profession of social work and human services in general. It presents an introductory integration of social work both as a field and method. In addition, it seeks to show students how social work helps people to solve their problems in social functioning to strengthen their social relationship.

SOC 207: Sociology of the Family

Analysis of the principles of kinship, classification and of the types and functions of groups formed on those principles. Study of marriage as an institution

SOC 208: Sociology of Mass Communication

The course provides some basic functions for the study of human communication. It’s designed to aid student’s better understanding of the nature, functions and concepts of mass media and their institutions. Theoretical, conceptual and evaluative aspects of human communication will be examined. Also to be considered are the implications of the growth of mass media institutions, the way in which they modify behavior and help to fashion society now and in the future.

SOC 209: Introduction to Medical Sociology

This course introduces cultural, social and psychological factors in diseases and illness, as well processes in distribution of illness. Social definition of illness and the organization of the health professions and health facilities

SOC 210: Sociology of Education

This course takes an in depth study into the relationship that exist in the education sub system and institutions, the relationship between the teacher and the learner. Themes of knowledge, education skill acquisitions training and relationship with white society. Formal, semi -formal and informal types of education analyzed.

SOC 211: Introduction to Population Studies

Students would be introduced to some demographic theories such as the ones put forward by Malthus and others be done in relation to contemporary situation in Nigeria. Basic demographic variables such as fertility, mortality and migration would be introduced. Sources of demographic data will be studied

SOC 212: Sociology of Knowledge and Technology

The sociology of knowledge and technology is the study of the relationship between human thought and the social context within which it arises, and of the effects prevailing ideas have on societies and their technological advances. It is not a specialized area of sociology but instead deals with broad fundamental questions about the extent and limits of social influences on individuals’ lives and the socio-cultural basics of our knowledge about the scientific and technical world.

SOC 213: Introduction to Sociology of Ageing

This course exposes students to the interaction between sociology and social gerontology. It examines the demographic and historical factors that underlie the phenomenon of an ‘ageing’ society. It reveals the various ways that physical, psychological, and especially social processes influence the ageing experience of individuals. This includes how a variety of social contexts shape the ageing experience to produce differences by gender, race/ethnicity, and social class as well as the interaction between individuals, society and its institutions.

SOC 214: Youth and Development

Youth and Development is a sociological course devoted to the study of the development, history, culture, psychology, and politics of youth. The field studies not only specific cultures of young people, but also their relationships, roles and responsibilities throughout the larger societies which they occupy.

SOC 301: Social Research Method I

Formulation of social issues in research and research problem. General concepts concerning scientific methods in social science research etc.

 

SOC 302: Social Research Method II

Roots of research, the various types, research methods and their merits and demerits. Field experiments of method etc.

SOC 303: Social statistics

The course is concerned with the role of statistics in social science enquiry. Nature of measurement, presentation of data, central values, measures of deviation, correlation, nature of sampling, probabilities and normal distribution, inference, hypothesis and test of significance

SOC 304: Sociology of Deviant Behavior, Crime and Delinquency

Nature and extent of crime, theories of crime causation, traditional control of deviancy in African societies with application in the contemporary administration of justice. Criminal behaviors in Nigeria and its relation to persons and cultural conditions.

SOC 305: Political Sociology

An examination of social and cultural context of power, political activities and behaviors. Political organization, trade unions, elite development for movement for political change. Theories of power distribution and contemporary political issues.

SOC 306: Introduction to Organizational Studies

Structural properties of organizations and the consequences. Bureaucracy and complex formal organization in various institutional settings and relationship among organizations in the community. Major theoretical and methodological problems in studying complex organizations. Problems of formal organizations in the new states.

SOC 307: Introduction to Gender Studies

An introduction to women studies, a survey of traditional and contemporary attitudes of male centered societies to women, feature which shape this attitudes, and public issues in women

SOC 308: Health and Safety at Work

The course discusses industrialization and its health hazards and the implication in the health conditions. Issues like pollution, toxic waste, noise, stress and strain, injuries, dust etc. are examined amongst others.

SOC 309: Sociology of Urban Life

This study involves the general analysis of contemporary urban phenomenon including the nature and problems of urban life as well as its multiple complexities.

SOC 311: Sociology of Law

A sociological treatment of social and consequences of law and legal process. The traditional African legal culture and their contemporary relevance. The structure and functioning of legal Systems Law and society, law and economy, law and cultural processes.

SOC 312: Social Stratification and Mobility

An examination of the theoretical modes of stratification system, the course attempts a comparative analysis of the stratification process on social mobility in industrial and development societies with special reference to Africa

SOC 313: Social Problems

An examination on social problems in the world, and tries to analyze its repercussion on social, economic and political lives of the people affected. It examines the problems of alcoholism in Nigeria. The problem of civil disorder, prostitution, religious riot etc. the course makes good suggestion for problems of unemployment, and problems

SOC 314: Sociology of Religion

The function of religion institution societies. The relationship between religion and society in relations. Stable small communities, the approach of social anthropology to African religion. The rise of new religious and reforms movement. The place of religion in modernized complex societies. Religion and social change

SOC 315: Sociology of Non-violent Change

The course looks at the origin and development of the non-violent movement. Students are introduced to the various theories and empirical case studies of various scholars such as Mahatma Ghandi and Martin Luther King Jnr. The student is able to understand the connection between the seemingly abstract theories and practical events that affect their everyday lives.

SOC 316:  Race and Ethnic Relations

Meaning and origin of race and Ethnicism. Identity politics and crises in Nigeria, analysis of basic concepts such as discrimination, stereotype, prejudice, sentiment, crises, explanation on core value and their related challenges. Extrapolation on sectarian religion and ethnic crises in Nigeria and the way forward.

SOC 401: Contemporary Sociology Theories

Major theories and school of thought in the 20th century. Contemporary development of classical sociological theories. The major orientation in contemporary sociological theory: functionalism, symbolic interactionism, conflict theory, ethnomethodology, exchange theory and other perspectives. Application of these theories to contemporary problems.

SOC 402: Demography

The nature and development of population study, its scope and methods. Some basic concepts of population growth. Problems of population in Africa, issues of policy.

 

SOC 403: Regional Ethnography

Advanced Study of sub-Saharan Africa as a major ethnological region. Human origins and early man. Physical anthropology and archaeology, race and racism. The cultural regions of Africa, language and population, migration in the society and history, people and cultures of Africa.

SOC 404: Sociology of the Third World.

Decolonization and the emergence of third world. The process of industrialization in developing societies. Industrial work grounds and informal organizations. Relationship between workers and management.

SOC 405: Urbanization and Labor Movement

The phenomenon of urban growth in various forms of labor migration. The theories and economies migration. Characteristics of Nigerian cities.

SOC 406: Research Project

Original research in sociology or social anthropology, conducted under the supervision of a member of staff.

SOC 407: Sociology of Development

Theories of development and of its relation to growth, sociological implications of development, its effects on society and family structure. The impact of colonial policies and post-independence international conditions. Also examines various development strategies

SOC 408: Industrial Sociology

The analysis of major management theories. The process of industrial development in developing countries. Industrial workgroups and informal organized relation between workers and management

SOC 409: Criminology

Examines the basic concept of crime, criminal behavior, the penal system, and the judiciary amongst others. The enforcement agencies and the rehabilitation strategies of the offenders are also examined

SOC 410: Public Bureaucracy:

This course introduces students to the theory and practice of public bureaucracy in Nigeria. Attention is mainly on public organization and government parastatals. Issues such as professionalism in bureaucracies are examined.

SOC 411: Rural Development in Nigeria

The course is concerned with the critical analysis of strategies and policies to reduce rural poverty and inequality, the relationship between agriculture, rural and national, development strategies and their consequences for various groups in the Nigerian society. The roots of rural and agrarian problems, strategies and policies will be taught.

SOC 412: Sociology of Medicine

The course examines health and illness behavior as it is to social structure. Medical organizations and progression, the profession of medicine etc. It also studies the politics of medical care, traditional and modern forms of health delivery systems in Africa, their respective uses and social effects, public health in Nigeria. The hospital as a social system and the mental hospitals as a total institution. The poor, the doctor and society.

SOC 413: Health and Ageing

Social interactions between members of the society are at optimal level when everyone is in good health. But in most cases, one’s ability to make meaningful contributions is compromised with age. This course provides the student with an overview of the changes that occur with ageing.

SOC 414: Sociology of Terrorism

The sociology of terrorism is a developing subfield of sociology that seeks to understand terrorism as a social phenomenon and how individuals as well as nation states respond to such events. Students are taught to differentiate this field from terrorism studies which sometimes overlaps with the psychology of terrorism.

SOC 415: Military Sociology

This course studies the military as a social institution, focusing on its internal social structure, organization and culture. It examines the role the military is playing in Nigeria and other third world countries.

B.Sc. Economics

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND TITLES

ECN 101: Principles of Economics (1) 3 Units

Evolution of Economics Science, Basic Tools of Theoretical Analysis: Economic way of thinking; Scarcity and production possibilities; elements of supply and demand: the market mechanism; Elasticity analysis: the public sector; elementary theory of distribution and resources allocation principles.

ECN 102: Principles of Economics (2)

Macroeconomic concepts and goals; measurements of Macro economy; national income estimation; aggregate supply and demand; consumption and saving; investment determinants; theory of output determination; multiplier analysis; unemployment and inflation; money and banking system; international economy; economic growth and planning.

ECN 103: Mathematics for Economist (I) 3 Units

The use and abuses of Mathematics in Economics; basic mathematical concepts; Algebraic Methods, set theory, complex numbers; sequences, series and progression; permutations and combinations; coordinate geometry and basic trigonometry; exponential, logarithmic and power functions; fundamentals of matrix algebra and inversion.

ECN 104: Mathematics for Economists (II) 3 Units

Derivative and rules of differentiation; calculus of marinade and multivariate function; differential equations; difference equation; integral calculus (definite and indefinite integral); Linear programming; game theory and input-output analysis.

ECN 201: Introductory Microeconomics (I) 3 Units

Nature and methodology of microeconomics; equilibrium and disequilibrium concepts; partial and general equilibrium analysis; supply and demand theory of consumer behavior; utility and preference functions; indifference curves analysis; substitution and income effects and cobweb theory; theory of production and costs.

ECN 202: Introductory Microeconomics (II) 2 Units

Market structures; perfect composition; dig policy; monopoly; monopolistic competition; imperfect competition, duopoly; factors markets pricing and techniques; general equilibrium theory; welfare theory and resources allocation.

ECN 203: Introductory Macroeconomics (I) 2 Units

Macroeconomic goals; national income accounting framework; macroeconomic principles; macroeconomics school of thought and economics systems; GNP estimation and related macroeconomic aggregates; estimation problems; simplified (market) macro-model.

ECN 204: Introductory Macroeconomics (II) 2 Units  

Quantity theory of money; portfolio balance approach; Friendman’s restatement and liquidity theory, money supply determination; inflation and inflation controls; employment and unemployment; commercial banking and other banking.

ECN 205: Statistics (I) 3 Units

Probability theory and probability distributions; statistical methodology; normal distribution and random variables distribution; binomial, poison and hyper geometric distributions, set theory and combinational methods; exceptions and moments; probability sampling and applications, frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and dispersion.

ECN 206: Statistics (II) 3 Units

Sampling and sampling distributions; correlation analysis; hypothesis testing; simple and multiple regression analysis; statistical test of significance, sampling surveys and growth surveys; time series analysis; non-parametric methodology; variance analysis and chi-square distribution.

ECN 207: History and Structure of Nigerian Economy I: 3 Units

Pre-colonial structure, post-colonial period; economic and social organization; Nigerian economic system; natural and human resources endowments; sectoral contributions in Nigeria economic development; inter-sectoral relationship. Income growth, employment, wages and prices; monetary institutions and policies; public development institutions; retail and distributive trade; agriculture and industrial production; transport system and social change; economic development impact.

ECN 208: History of Economic Thought 2 Units

Compare survey and assessment in economic thought; ideas of the early Christian fathers, Islamic ideas on economic activity; institutionalism; contemporary developments in economics; marginalists and modern schools of economic thought: African economic ideas; third world development challenges, future prospect.

 

ECN 209: Mathematics for Economist 3 Units

The derivatives of trigonometric functions; sequences and series; expansions; Taylor’s theorem; mathematical analysis of basic theories of economics. Partial and total derivatives, differentials and difference equations; applications of partial derivatives; maxima and minima; long range multiplier, linear algebra, matrix algebra; inverse matrix simultaneous linear equations, introduction to linear programming; input-output economic ideas; third world development challenges; future prospects.

 

ECN 211: Labour Economics 2 Units

Concepts and definition of labour force; size determinants, composition and occupational distribution; formal and informal sectors of labour market; labour force migration; productivity; industrial psychology and personal policies; labour market theories and wage determination; organization theories and structure scope and structure of industrial relations system; trade unionism collective bargaining and joint consultation; capital theory; new home economics and manpower economics; Nigeria labour market features.

ECN 212: Urban and Regional Economics 3 Units

Urbanization and urban structure; spatial inequality; basic “the” model; congestion and competition and hard optimal location principles; housing and transportation issues; urban social problems; spatial variation models; urban and regional factor market; regional policies and contracts; industrial and residential local decisions; Nigerian regional and urban problems.

ECN 215: Principles of Finance 2 Units

Basic concepts of finance: principles, tools and techniques: financial analysis; financial planning, working capital management, the time value of money, an introduction to domestic and international financial markets, and traditional sources of debt and equity financing.

 

ECN 301: Intermediate Microeconomics (I) 2 Units

Economic theoretical models; partial and general equilibrium approaches; intermediate theories of consumer behavior, linear programming applications; indifference cures and revealed preference theory; production and production functions; cost functions and derivations; dynamic Cobweb Models.

ECN 302: Intermediate Microeconomics (II) 2 Units

Intermediate price and output determination under perfect competition, oligopoly, monopoly and monopolistic competition; exchange theories, offer and contract curves; capital theories; theories; theory of distribution and welfare economics; factor pricing and allocation resources in developing economies.

ECN 303: Intermediate Macroeconomics (I) 2 Units

Functions and equilibrium concepts; static and dynamic state of macroeconomic profession; macroeconomic activities; intermediate theories of consumption and investment; income determination models; equilibrium in the commodity market; equilibrium in the money market; equilibrium in the markets; simultaneous equilibrium in the commodity and money markets; ISLM analytical apparatus; relative effectiveness of monetary and fiscal policies.

ECN 304: Intermediate Macroeconomics (II) 2 Units

Money and interest rates functions; aggregate supply and economy – wide equilibrium; inflation, unemployment and business cycles; economic growth and capital theories; rational expectations and new macroeconomic theories; balance of trade and balance of payments; economic policy and designs.

ECN 305: Introductory Econometrics (I) 2 Units

Econometrics definition and scope; econometric research stages; simple and multiple regression analysis; statistical tests of significance; ordinary least squares estimates; Applications and examples; practical demonstrations.

ECN 306: Introductory Econometrics (II) 2 Units

Econometric problems; heteroscedasticity, auto-correlation; multicollineoty; multiple regression analysis; seasonal adjustments and covariance analysis; Gauss-Marko theorem and estimates projects; causality and structural sensitivity problems.

ECN 308: Project Evaluation 3 Units

Project concept and cycle; data requirements and sources; projects cost and benefits (cash flows); static and dynamic approaches; identification and solution of projects, project analysis, economic analysis; financial analysis, institutional analysis, social analysis, environmental analysis, impact analysis, reporting monitoring and ex-post evaluation; alternative investment criteria; integration of efficiency and equality objectives; social discount rate; shadow price; wage rate and exchange rate; risk and uncertainty; project financing; case studies.

ECN 309: Development Economics II 2 Units

Trade and aid theories: models and strategies of economic growth and development; Marx’s historical materialism: vicious circle theories; dualistic and leading sector models; classical and neoclassical growth models; two-gap models; depends/imperialism and structural adjustment models; capital formation and institutional problems; domestic capital and foreign resources trade and development; leadership styles; poverty and income distribution, inequality and population problems; food scarcity problems.

ECN 312: Research Methods 2 Units

Philosophy of economic research; research problem formation, hypotheses development, verification problem in economics, methods and problems of collecting relevant research data. Research work presentation, composition of research funding, computing technology, economic model building; economic variables relationship establishment, group projects.

ECN 313: Public Sector Economics 3 Units

Economics of the public sector under certain conditions; Market determined allocation of resources; Pareto efficient outcomes in public goods: market failure and government intervention: Public sector and economic efficiency: Government role in redistributing income: Effects of government intervention on economic outcomes.

ECN 314: Political Economy 3 Units

Bourgeois method of analysis and dialectal method: historical materialism and social systems classification: social classes: capital accumulation and surplus value: capitalist development and socialism: slavery and feudalism: mixed economy concept: transitions and convergence hypothesis.

ECN 315: International Economics I 2 Units

Orthodox and modern theories of international trade: comparative advantage and factor proportion theories: static and dynamic against from trade: empirical testing and policy implications; trade protection; free trade and tariffs; economic integration theories; international and regional trade organizations; balance of payments adjustment mechanism, foreign exchange market and balance of payment policies; fixed and flexible exchange rates; exchange control and convertibility international liquidity; the international monetary systems; foreign aid and capital flow hypothesis.

 ECN 316: Public Sector Economics II: 3 Unit

Advanced concepts of public sector policies: Pricing: investment and financing of public sector enterprises; The public sector and economic development; analysis of selected public policies.

ECN 317: Operations Research 2 Units

Development and limitations of operations research, decision, network and critical path analysis, formulation and solution of linear programming problems, non-linear programming, integrate a goal programming, game theory queuing theory and applications, dynamic and simulation, Markov Chain and sensitivity analysis programme evaluation and review techniques.

ECN 319: Monetary Economics 2 Units

Money and its role in the economy; theory of the demand of money, money supply theory, general equilibrium, level of money stock, money supply determination; theories of interest rate and inflation; growth of commercial bank and other financial institutions; control banking; monetary transmission mechanism; instructions of monetary policy; capital market and domestic stabilization; international monetary system

ECN 401: Advanced Microeconomics (I) 2 Units

Inter-temporal choice, risk and uncertainty in the consumer theory; application of consumer theory rationing work and leisure; advance treatment of cost and production function; optimization in the theory of firms; duopoly, oligopoly and bilateral monopoly; game theory and linear programming analysis.

ECN 402: Advanced Microeconomics (II) 2 Units

Dynamic equilibrium and disequilibrium analysis; general equilibrium, theory of production and comparative cost, transformation and contract curve theories of determination of wages, rent, interest and profit; economic efficiency, efficiency and equity; externalities, social and private costs/benefits; social welfare function and parents optimum, policy applications.

ECN 403: Advanced Macroeconomics (I) 2 Units

Advanced theories of consumption and investment functions; basic national income models; acceleration principles; the classical and Keynesian models of employment, output and prices; static and dynamic models of income determination; closed and open economy versions.

ECN 404: Advance Macroeconomics (II) 2 Units

Capital and economic growth theories; neoclassical growth model and income distribution; stabilization policies and goals; public sector existence and rationality; national policy formulation; planning principles and analysis; policy objectives, instruments and implementation; balance of payments adjustment mechanism; coordination and optimal resource allocation; public policy debates.

ECN 405: Applied Statistics 3 Units

Time series modeling; distributed lag structures; Koych lag structure; Almon Lag structure; binary choice models; linear probability model; discriminate function; probity model and tobity model; model selection and diagnostic checking; panel data methodology; computer-based practicals, non-linear models; Monte Carlo experimentations; structural analysis of econometric models; forecasting with econometric models; small scale macro econometric models; survey of major macro-econometric models; forecasting with econometric models; small scale macro econometric models; survey of major macro-econometric models of the Nigerian economy; error-correction models; computer-based practical.

ECN 406: Production Economics 2 Units

Theory of production and production functions; optimization and least cost production; advanced theory of production. Production theory and sectoral applications. Network analysis, developed and developing economy production.

ECN 407: Economic Planning 2 Units

Planning techniques and statistics; planning durations, objectives and target; plan

implementation and performance; manpower and educational planning; transitions and convergence hypothesis; planning models; input/output and fund flow analysis; national accounting and planning in Nigeria.

ECN 408: Economic Planning II 2 Units

The evolution of economic planning; Land use and the environment; Economic planning and Land Reform; Input-output analysis in planning; Central Planning and Market Socialism, Commercial property markets and development; Cost-benefit analysis; Principles: Project Valuation and Investment Criteria.

  ECN 409: Taxation and Fiscal Policy 2 Units

Taxation and taxation theory; taxation and tax incidence; welfare cost and negative income tax; Nigeria tax system; fiscal policy elements; fiscal federalism; debt and tax financing; tax administration; balanced budgets; taxation, trade and development; financing Nigeria’s federalism; welfare economics and government intervention.

ECN 410: Money and Banking 3 Units

Money nature and functions; money demand and supply; central banking and monetary policy; commercial banking policies and principles; portfolio management theories; financial system development and structure; financial intermediation; comparative banking system; international monetary and financial institutions adjustment problems and liquidity.

ECN 411: Comparative Economic System 2 Units

Classification and analysis of economic systems, communalism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism, communism; system in tradition mixed economy; features of under-development.

ECN 412: Advanced Mathematics for Economists 3 Units

Linear and non-linear models, Static and Dynamic models, advanced treatment of input-output analysis, general equilibrium analysis. Mathematical programming, dynamic programming, optimal control theory with emphasis on Bellman and Pantryagin approaches. Game theory and applications, linear difference and differential equation system.

 ECN 413: Problem and Policies of Development 2 Units

Nature of development problems; development and under-development; long term structural change; development requirements; growth and development; open and closed economy models; growth and equity; balance and unbalanced growth; terms of trade; import substitution and export promotion; quantitative analysis; dualism; human resources and capital formation; investment criteria and technology.

ECN 414: Human Resource Economics 3 Units

Theory of human capital in growth process, human resource management, target setting and performance measurement, human capital and productivity in private and public sectors of Nigeria and unemployment problems in Nigeria.

 ECN 419: Basic Concept of Finance 3 Units

Meaning and importance of finance, financial decision and financial markets, present value and opportunity cost of capital, valuation of assets, discount rate, determination of risk adjusted discount rate, derivatives, role of financial market and objectives of financial managers and analysis of cash flow of a firm.

ECN 420: Research Project/Original Essay 6 Units

Every student is required to present a solid research report on any given economic problem (with the supervisory assistance of a lecturer. Here, the students are expected to show thorough knowledge of research methodology and quantitative techniques).

 ECN 421: Capital Market and Investment 3 Units

Origin and development in Nigeria capital market and investment environment, concepts relating to investment decision making, organization of security markets and security trading, portfolio theory, asset pricing modes, bound fundamentals and valuation, company analysis and equity valuation, derivatives markets and international investing.

ECN 423: Global Economic Environment 3 Units

Nigeria and the global economy, the implications of the free market economy on consumers, government, labour and business, strategic aspects on international institutions, multilateral negotiation and lessons from Asian tigers.