Objectives

To make an outstanding contribution in the training of manpower that can propel Nigeria's development * To help create critical awareness among students and enable them appreciate their political, economic and social environments. * To contribute to the understanding of the cause and nature of Nigeria's and Africa's underdevelopment * To foster a nationalist and African perspective in social, economic and political problems * To stimulate students' interest in the discipline in particular and * Enhance their thirst for scientific knowledge in s '. engineering in general * To actively participate in the programme and activities of such regional organizations as African Association of Political Science (AAPS), Nigerian Political Science Association (NPSA) etc. in order to strengthen the intellectual and scholarly bond in

COURSE DESCRIPTION

I.GES 103.1 NIGERIAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE This course focuses on the study of Nigerian History and Culture in Pre-colonial times. Nigeria's perception of her world Culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristics. Evolution of Nigeria as a political unit. Ethical foundations of the Nigerian society, norms and values. Environmental sanitation etc. POL 102.1 NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM Study of the Nigerian legal system with an emphasis on his characteristics and law making processes. Special attention in given to the sources of the Nigeria law and the Administration of justice. GES 104.1 HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE Man- his origin, nature and his cosmic environment, scientific methodology, science and technology in the society. And in the service of man. Renewable and rum-renewable resources-man and his energy resources. Environmental effects of chemicals, plastic, textiles wastes and other materials, chemical and radio- chemical hazards. Introduction to various areas of science and technology. GES 100.2 COMMUNICATION SKILLS IN ENGLISH Effective communication and written English study skills, Language skills and writing of easy answers. Instruction on lexis. Sentence construction, outlines and paragraphs Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation of papers. Use of library. Phonetics art of public speaking and oral communication. GES 102.2 INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC AND PHILOSOPHY A brief survey of the main branches of philosophy, symbolic logic. Special symbolic logic, Communication, Negation. Affirmation, Disjuncture. Equivalence and conditional statements. Laws of thought. The method of deduction, using rules of inference and bio- conditionals. Quantification theory. POL101.2 - POLITICAL ANALYSIS Introduction to the basic concepts in Political Science and selected approaches to study of the political system. The course deals with issue of methodology and techniques, and the problems and prospect of the comparative study of political terns.
POL 201.1- THE POLITICS OF DEVELOPING AREAS The course examines the development experience of selected third world countries. It also studies how the political systems of these countries evolved, the examination of the structure of politics in developing countries. An attempt to show how politics affects development processes. POL 202.1- THE NIGERIAN CONSTITUTION Student’s are taken through the development of the Nigerian Constitution in a chronological sequential order. In this course, emphasis is on topics like colonization, the Richard's constitution, the Macpherson constitution, the Littleton Constitution, the independence constitution of 1960, the 1979 Constitution, and the 1999 constitutions. MTH 280.1 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER History and development of computer technology. The why and how of computer. Computer types, Analogue, Digital and Hybrid central (processing) preparation equipment, key punch, sorter etc. Students are also introduced to data transmission nature, speed error detection, data option and validation including error detection, system analysis and design programming process. Problem definition, flow chart and decision table. FSC 201.1 - COMMUNITY SERVICE The community service:; course entails going out to the community to work and solve specific problems, which ideally require manual labour. Intended to be a field application of theory or a concession to the dignity of labour. The point of these courses is that leaving the Campus to get involved in them is a profound learning experience, which also links academic pursuit to social purpose. Students participate in the choice and development of projects for this course. POL 209.2 -PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION An introduction to the basic concepts of public administration, Study of the structure of the public service: the process of making and implementing public policy: public accountability of officials, mechanisms For citizen participation in decision-making and for obtaining redress against officers, particular reference will be made to the experiences of Nigeria. MGT 152.2 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT The intention of the course is to demonstrate the principles underlying management behaviour and decision-making. The general evolution of management, management functions, management skills. Knowledge and behaviour style in Nigeria. The development of management thought, structure and functions of organizations. Organizational framework. The management's process etc. POL 201.2- IMPERIALISM AND LIBERATION As its title suggests, the course seeks to analyse the nature and character of imperialism on one hand and the related processes of the liberation and revolution on the other hand. Within this general framework of analysis we pay attention to the experiences of southern Africa especially before the victory of the ANC and the polls in 1994.
POL 350.1 GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN NIGERIA A study of the evolution of the Nigerian political system from the colonial days to the present. POL 351.1 - POLITICAL ECONOMY OF PEASANT SOCIETY In reviewing the political perspective of the peasant society in Nigeria, the course examines the impact of current development strategies on the rural population. The problems of proletarianization, political disenfranchisement of the peasantry and the conditions for effective mobilization of the peasants for development. POL 353.1 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS IN NIGERIA The course will review the organization and function of local government in Nigeria it will focus on party group and opinion making process-in relation of effective government participation and administration. POL 360.1 COMPARATIVE FEDERALISM The genesis of political dynamics of comparative federal systems with particular reference to such countries as USA, USSR, Canada, Germany, India and Nigeria will be the focus. POL 354.2 - CONTEMPORARY IMPERIALISM A study of the theory and history of imperialism is the focus. The course wills emphasis the understanding of salient manifestations of imperialism in Africa. POL 355. 2 - COMPARATIVE POLITICS An in depth study and analysis of contemporary political systems will be highlighted. The course employs the comparative approach to the explanation of differences in the distribution of power, popular participation distributed capacity and resource development. POL 357.2 - INTERNATIONAL POLITICS A theoretical and practical introduction to the study of international politics including such topics as the balance of power, nuclear deterrence and the arms race, super-power rivalry and intervention in Africa, Asia and Latin America; problems of economic development and the political consequences of contemporary international division of labour. POL 358.2 - POLICY ANALYSIS This is more serious examination of the themes concerned in POL 35.2 but with a concentration on the theories of Marx, Weber, and Durkheim etc.
POL 450.1 – DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION An analytical of development problems in the third world and administrative techniques and mechanism in the development process. The course assesses theories and quantitative changes in development administrative from colonial times to the present. In this course, particular attention is paid to the cases in Nigeria. POL 452.1- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS OF AFRICAN STATES The course examines the external relation of African States. Specific topics include relations between African states and international Organization, the evolution the Pan African Movement and its impact on Africa collaboration and selected African policies towards the victory of 1994 in South Africa POL 453.1 THEORY OF STATE A study of selected classical and modem theories of states. POL 454-1- POLITICAL PARTIES/PRESSURE GROUPS This course examines the role of political parties, pressure groups etc. in politics. POL 440.1 REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INTEGRATION AFRICA. This course examines the level of development in Africa and carefully evaluates, the development and functioning of major international organization and processes aimed at regional development and Integration in Africa. It shall consider the theories of development, under development and integration. POL 455-2 - COLONIALISM AND SOCIAL FORMATION This course studies the impact of colonialism on African Economies and structure. Special attention is given to the changes in authority patterns, disintegration of traditional social structure and the emergence of new ones as well as the contribution of colonialism to class formation. POL 456.2- INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND FOREIGN POLICY Examines more critically and in greater details some of the themes covered in POL 357.2. POL 457 2 - COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Topic includes administrative theory and ecology of administration, the relation between administrations and administrative behaviour in selected African States. POL 430.2 - PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT A review of the elementary principles of public finance. This course will also examine ways in which government raises revenue and effects financial control. POL 459.2 RESEARCH PROJECT