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1 First Semester Compulsory Courses CODE TITLE UNITS POL 101 Introduction to Pol Sci. 3 POL 102 Nigerian Constitutional Development 3 SOC 111 Introduction to Sociology 4 PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology 2 BUS 211 Introduction to management 1 2 JIL 101 Nigerian Legal System I 2 GST 103 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 FSC 103 Introduction to Computer Science 2 Second Semester Compulsory Code Title Units POL 113 Introduction to African Government And Politics 3 POL 114 Organisation of Government: The Citizen and the State 3 BUS 221 Introduction to management II 3 JIl 102 Nigerian Legal System II 2 GST 102 Philosophy and Logic 2 GST 105 Use of English 1 2 GST 104 Philosophy of Science 2 GST 106 Use of English II 2

2 200 Level 38 Units First Semester Compulsory Courses Code Title Units POL 201 Nigerian Politics I 3 POL 202 Introduction to Political Analysis 3 POL 203 Introduction to International Relations 3 POL 204 Introduction to public Administration 3 POL 205 Introduction to Comparative Politics 3 GAS 201 General African Studies I 2 SOC 212 Social Statistics I 2 Second Semester Compulsory Courses Code Title Units POl 211 Nigerian Politics II 3 POL 216 Political Ideas 3 POL 217 Foundation to Political Economy 3 POL 218 Introduction to Local Government 3 POL 219 Introduction to research method in Political science 3 GAS 202 General African Studies II 2 SOC 226 Social Statistics II Level First Semester

3 Compulsory Courses CODE TITLE UNITS POL 302 Logic and Methods of Pol. Inquiry 3 POL 311 History of Political Thought 3 POL 341 Comparative Federalism 3 POL 353 Public Policy Analysis 3 POL 356 Politics of Dev. And Underdevelopment 3 POL 332 Theories of International Relations 3 * Elective one of the following POL 337 Theories and Practice of Marxism 2 POL 354 Theory and Practice of Administration 2 Second Semester Compulsory Courses Code Title Units POL 301 Contemporary Political Analysis 3 POL 303 Public Administration in Nigeria 3 POL 304 Political Behaviour 3 POL 313 Political Data Analysis 3 POL 325 The Methodology of Comparative politics 3 * Electives One of the following POL 309 International law Level

4 POL 101: Introduction to Political Science The objectives of the course are to lay the foundation for what political science is all about. To explain the nature of politics, discuss the concepts of power, authority, influence, legitimacy, and the state. To draw the distinction between politics and political science. To also examine the scope and methodologies of political science. POL 102: Nigerian Constitutional Development The course is designed to examine and analyse trend of constitutional development from the. colonial era to the present date. It focuses on the landmark of various constitutions from the colonial to the post colonial eras. It explains the environmental factors that influenced the constitutional development or changes at any given time. POL 113: Introduction to African Politics The course focuses on the nature of the African state, politics and economy. It examines the impact of colonialism, neocolonialism on the African State. It also pays particular attention on succession problems in post-colonial Africa,.military rule and its impact on democratization. POL 114: Organization of Government, The course focuses on the tripartite organizations of state power, the legislature, executive and the Judiciary. It also examines the doctrine of separation of powers in a presidential and parliamentary system of government, the types of government, Unitary, federal and confederal. It explains the role of political parties and Interest Groups (Pressure groups) in

5 the political system. And to establish the relationship between citizens and the state. NOTE: Compulsory GST and other Courses are designed by the University and- the cognate departments such as Sociology, Psychology, Law and Management. POL 202: Introduction to Political Analysis! The course focuses on the nature of politics, political system and the structure of government, political representations, and institutions of different regions. The relationship between regime types and citizenship actions. It also explores the political culture and its impact on the political stability. POL 203: Introduction to International Relations. The course provides the basic understanding of what international relations is, as a field of study. It is intended to acquaint the students with the various actors in the international system, the changing phases of international relations and the purpose and scope of the discipline. It also introduces the students to the various concepts such as foreign policy, diplomacy, power, etc. It examines the, dynamic forces in the international relations and the impact of emergence of Third World in the international system. POL 204: Introduction to Public Administration. The objectives of this course are to analyse the rationale of public administration; the ecology of public administration; and explain the concept of politics and administration with a view to showing the dichotomy between them. It also examines other aspects such as administration actors, audit control and elements of administrative law.

6 POL 205: Introduction to Comparative Politics. The course focuses on the logic of comparative social inquiry; the approaches to comparative politics such as single country approach, multicountry approach and synchronic approach. It also analyzes the problems of comparative politics. POL 216: Political Ideas. The course is designed to introduce the students to major political ideas in their historical context. It focuses on the concepts such as Monarchism, Liberalism, democracy, Socialism, fascism, Anarchism, Syndicalism, etc. POL 217: Foundation of Political Economy. The course focuses on the relationship between politics and the economy, class analysis of political power relations. It examines the material bases of political action. POL 218: Introduction to Local Government. The course is designed to introduce the basic ideas about local government administration. It focuses on the nature and purposes of local government and explores the theoretical argument for local government as a third tier system of administration. It analyses the functions, structure and forms of local government, examines the relationship between local government and democratic practice, the local government finance, as well as problems and prospects. 300 Level POL 301: Contemporary Political Analysis

7 The course focuses on some contending paradigms in contemporary political analysis and discourses, their philosophical and ideological roots. It evaluates the various theoretical approaches such as: elite theory, group theory systems theory, structural functional theory, cybernetic and communication theory. It also examines basic concepts and the new approaches to political economy. POL 302: Logic and Methods of Political Inquiry. The course is designed to expose the students to the methods of scientific research in political science; the logic of political inquiry, problem formulation and understanding of variables. POL 305: Political Behaviour The course focuses on the measurement and determination of various political behaviour, political socialization, political culture, political participation and apathy. It also examines.electoral behaviour, public opinion, and political communication. POL 311: History of Political Thought The objectives of this course are to explain the classical and modern political thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavell, Locke, Thomas Hobbes, Marx, Fanon, Senghor, Nkrumah, etc. And also to explain the impact of these ideas on their respective society. POL 313: Political Data Analysis The course focuses on the various methods and techniques for generating and analyzing political data, for processing and testing of hypotheses. Students

8 are introduced to various survey techniques as well as to inferential statistics for the explanation of political phenomenon. POL 309: International Law The course is designed to expose the students to some basic issues of international law. It explains the nature and development of international law, the sources of international law; the functions, the general principles of law; subjects of international law, recognition, etc. POL 341: Comparative Federalism The objectives of this course are to trace the origin of federalism, to explore the approaches to the study ofcomparative federal system. To also compare some federal systems such as USA, Canada, Indian, Germany and Nigeria. POL 353: Public Policy Analysis The course focuses on the concepts and strategies of planning, programming, budgeting system (PPBS). To analyse the basic techniques of network construction. It also examines and describes administrative system, cost effect analysis and critique. POL 356: Politics of Development Underdevelopment. The course exposes the students to some theoretical problems of development, underdevelopment, and dependence. It focuses on the socioeconomic problems of Third World development and underdevelopment, the domestic and international economic structures. It analyses some changes and constaints in the international economic relations, with particular emphasis on postcolonial, African states, Latin America and Asian countries.

9 POL 325: The Methodology of Comparative Polities The course is designed to provide basic understanding of comparative political analysis, history of comparative politics. To explore various concepts in comparative politics. To demonstrate the scientific method, logic of comparison and classification in comparative politics. It also examines some contending paradigms or orientations in comparative political analysis; the strategy of cross systems theorizing and measurement problems in cross-national research POL 332: Theories of International Relations The course is designed to explain the basic approaches and theories in the study of international relations. It expose the students to the debate between traditional school and behavioural school. It discusses theories that will aid the understanding of international events and the utilities of these theories in the conduct of research in international relations. Some of the theories are: power, balance of power, system theory, games theory, integration theory, functionalism, linkage politics, globalization, etc. POL 337: Theory and Practice of Marxism The objectives of this course are to explain Marxism as a concept and as a philosophy. To familiarize the students with the relationship between man, history and matter (materials), labour, production, to explain the theory of surplus value and social exploitation. It explores the strategy for achieving a just order, examines the life and living condition in the former Soviet Union, China and Socialist States for the working of Marxisms POL 351: Government and Administration of Urban Systems. The course entails the understanding of the planning and execution of major

10 services in urban political systems. It examines the structure of political power in such a system. POL 354: Theory and Practice of Administration The course evaluates the evolution of Administrative and Organizational theory from the classical, modern to neoclassical periods. It establishes the relationship between politics, administration and political process. It also examines administrative behaviour in various institutional settings, the interplay between political institutions and administrative patterns of behaviour. It facilitates our understanding of personnel administration and decision making in bureaucratic organizations 400LEVEL POL 401: PROJECT POL 402: The Military and Politics The objectives of this course are to explore and analyse the interdependence between the military regimes and civil types. The military in the foundation on states, impact of social structures, ethnic or class conflict on military organizational procedures and behaviour. The problem of civilian control of the military, the role of armies in revolution, the phenomenon and definition of Military-industrial complex" ubiquity of military extractive tendency; explaining the stability of instability of Civil-Military relations in comparative settings. POL 403: Development Administration The course is designed to expose the students to the issues of development as a field of study, to analyse the pre-conditions for development, explore various

11 theories of development and underdevelopment, survey major postulations of development administration, the dilemma of the development administration movement, the issues of foreign aid and trade as development strategies. POL 404: Third World and Dependency The course explores the nature, causes and manifestation of the dependence of Third World Countries on Metropolitan countries. To analyse the center periphery paradigm in relation to unequal international economic relations in the global capitalist system. It also explains the cyclical nature of dependence and poverty in the Third World countries, using the theories of development and underdevelopment. POL405: Law and Politics in Africa The objective is to equip the students with the necessary tools for proper and unbiased analysis of politics in Africa. To "examine Human and Community Rights in Africa. This course involves a critical study of the concept of law and the nature of politics. It examines the essence of law, the relationship between law and politics, the sources of Law in Africa and the relevance of law in the African political system among others. The general background provides the student with a nexus between law and politics in Africa. POL 406: Nigerian Foreign Policy The objectives of this course are to acquaint the students with the contending issues in Nigeria's diplomatic and external relations; to explore the vast theoretical debate about the foreign policy-making process of Nigeria as a regional and sub-regional influential on the continent of Africa. The course provides the basis for understanding the nature and elements of foreign policy making, principles, the conditioning factors, objectives and instruments toi

12 foreign policy. To situate Nigerian's foreign policy, within historical context from independence to the present date, observing concretely the changes that have taken place in the conduct of her external relations. To also expose the students to the basic theoretical explanations of Nigeria's foreign policy. To identify Nigeria's national interest in its core and specific manifestations and examine the role of Nigeria in the West Africa sub-region and the continent of Africa. POL 407: Revolution and Society The course explores the meaning, tactics and uses of revolution as an instrument of social change. It also explains the causes and effects of revolutions. It provides a comparative analysis of other strategies of social change. It considers case studies of revolutions such as Russian Revolution of 1917, the Chinese Revolution of 1949, French Revolution of 1789, Cuban Revolution, etc. POL 408: Political Parties and Pressure Groups The course is designed to draw on distinction between Political Parties and Pressure groups; the organizational structure of political parties, their roles and functions. It also examines the mode of formation of pressure groups, as well as roles and functions. POL 409: International Organizations. The course deals with the nature and functions of international organizations such as the League of Nations, the United Nations Organisations, the African Union, ECOWAS, European Union, NATO, etc. POL 411: Nigerian Local Government

13 The course is designed to acquaint the students on the evolution of Local Government Administration in Nigeria from 1900, the Native Authority System and its reforms in the inter war and immediate post-world War II era; the Policy of Indirect Rule and the Local Government Reforms from 1950 to date, bearing in mind the reasons, problems and prospects. POL 414: Public Personnel Administration The course deals specifically on the understanding of human stocks in public organization, the strategies for manpower development in public organizations, organizational design, employment, placement, integration, motivation, training, supervision, performance, appraisal, industrial relations, disengagement, etc.. The course also analyses other issues such as manpower audit and financial control in the public institutions. POL 415: State and Economy. The course provides a critical analysis of the role of government in the management of the economy; it deals with the relationship between government and private enterprises, the role of foreign capital in the domestic economy, foreign aid, technological transfer, etc. The course also seeks to explain the problem of development, planning and administration in Nigeria. It examines indigenisation policy, the contradiction between the self reliance and dependence of the economy on foreign capital. RESEARCH PROJECT /ESSAY As a form of identification, all final year research projects should have the candidate's name and the title of the project both on the cover as well as on the spine of the bound copies.

14 Also for uniformity, the colours of the hard back cover for project/es r ay are allocated as follows Diploma Brown B.Sc Black M.Sc Navy'Blue M.Phil Maroon/White Ph.D Blue Size of all essays/projects should be A4

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