banner10

 

 

 

 

1.0    STARTING DATE:  2004/2005 SESSION

 

 

 

2.0       Name of Programme:           B.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

           

3.0. Programme Code:                     2202

 

4.0       Entry Requirements

To be admitted for the B.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme, candidates are expected to have the following:

 

  1. 100 Level: Have at least five credits at not more than two sittings in GCE, SSCE, NABTEB, NECO and their equivalents or five merits in TC II examinations. The credit passes must include English Language and Mathematics.
  2. 200 Level:
  1. Minimum of credit pass in at least two relevant A’ Level subjects in addition to at least five credits at not more than two sittings in GCE, SSCE, NECO, NABTEB and their equivalents or five merits in TC II examinations.
  2. Minimum upper credit at OND or lower credit at HND in Public Administration and related courses in addition to at least five credits at not more than two sittings in GCE, SSCE, NECO, NABTEB and their equivalents or five merits in TC II examinations.

 

 

5.0.      Philosophy

In consonance with the University’s vision of making education assessable, affordable and flexible, the B.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme is designed to equip prospective beneficiaries with the knowledge and skills; provide an understanding of the major theories, theme and practices of contemporary analysis, peacemaking and conflict resolution; equip students with a practical understanding of the contemporary issues in peace and conflict resolution globally; challenge the students into innovating peace initiatives even in emergencies; become responsive citizens and promoters of the culture of peace; and, have knowledge of human security, and its relation to stability, security, and development at national, sub-regional and international levels.

 

Vision

To provide productive, cost-effective, flexible learning that adds life-long value to quality of education towards producing knowledge-based and development-inclined peace and conflict scholars and practitioners in tandem with National Policy on Education and within the context of National Open University of Nigeria mission statement.

 

 

 

 

6.0.      Aims and Objectives

The B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution is designed as an academic course to equip those who have chosen to be relevant in the process and practice of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

 

6.1 Aims

The B.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme aims at equipping the undergraduate students with a broad- based knowledge in the major theories, concept and themes of Peace and Conflicts, sources/ causes of conflicts, stages of conflicts, conflicts analysis, conflict mapping, early warning mechanism, arms control, methods and processes of peace making and conflict resolution.

           

 

6.2 Objectives

 

The B.Sc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programme is meant to give students a broad-based knowledge of peace and conflict resolution. Specifically upon successful completion of the programme, graduates should be able to:

i.          analyse the basic concepts, theories, themes and issues in peace studies and conflict resolutions;

  1. acquire specific context of the sources, causes and processes of conflicts;
  2. acquire basic understanding of various approaches to conflict mapping and conflict analysis;
  3. identify  various methods of conflict management;
  4. demonstrate basic understanding and competent skills in evaluating and interpreting conflict situations.

 

 

7.0       Programme Structure and Degree Rules:

            Degree Rules

To satisfy the University Regulation for award of B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, students must have a minimum of 120 credit units. The courses are to be selected from both the compulsory, required and electives courses. A student is expected to register for at least 18 credit units and maximum of 24 credit units per semester. The maximum credit unit may be waved in exceptional circumstances on the merits of each case by the head of unit on behalf of the Senate to reflect the ODL mode of the University.

 

 

7.0       Outline of Programme Plan (OPP) Degree Rules:

To satisfy the University Regulation for award of B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution, students must have a minimum of 120 credit units. The courses are to be selected from both the compulsory, required and electives courses. A student is expected to register for at least 18 credit units and maximum of 24 credit units per semester. The maximum credit unit may be waved in exceptional circumstances on the merits of each case by the head of unit on behalf of the Senate to reflect the ODL mode of the University.

 

 

7.1 Outline of Structure: B.Sc. Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme shall run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 16 semesters for 100 level entry students; and a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters for direct entry students

 

 

100 LEVEL

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

 

1st Semester

1.

GST101

Use of English & Communication Skills 1

2

C

2.

GST105

History and Philosophy of Science

2

C

3.

GST107

The Good Study Guide

2

C

4.

GST103

Computer Fundamentals

2

C

5.

PCR111

Introduction to Peace Studies

3

C

6.

PCR113

Introduction Peace Education

3

C

7.

PCR115

Introduction to Conflict Resolution Processes I

3

C

 

 

Minimum of1 Elective Courses

 

 

8.

POL111

Elements of Political Science

3

E

9.

POL121

Introduction to African Politics

3

E

10.

ECO121

Principles of Economics I

3

E

11.

CSS111

Introduction to Sociology

3

E

12.

CSS121

Introduction to Psychology

3

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

GST and other General Courses

8

 

 

 

Core Courses

9

 

 

 

Minimum Elective Courses

3

 

 

 

 

Sub-Total

20

 

 

2nd Semester

 

1.

GST102

Use of English & Communication Skills 11

2

C

2.

CIT102

Application of Software Skills

2

C

3.

PCR112

Democracy and Good Governance

3

C

4.

 

 

 

 

5.

PCR114

Introduction to Conflict Resolution Processes II

3

C

6.

PCR128

Peace Thinking and Peace Making

3

E

 

 

Minimum of1 Elective Courses

 

 

7.

CSS134

Geography of Nigeria

3

E

8.

PCR126

Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

2

E

9

CSS132

Ethnography and Social Structure of Nigeria

3

E

10

POL124

Organisation of Government

3

E

11

POL126

Citizen and the State

3

E

12

FRE102

Basic French Grammar 11

3

E

13

GST104

Use of Library

2

C

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

GST and other General Courses

6

 

 

 

Core Courses

6

 

 

 

Minimum elective required

 

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total

14/15

 

Minimum total credit units to earn at 100 level: 34/35

                Direct Entry: 12 (all GST and General Courses)

 

 

200 LEVEL

1st Semester

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1.

GST201

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

C

2.

GST203

Introduction to Philosophy and Logic

2

C

3.

PCR261

Culture Values and Conflicts in War

3

C

4.

PCR211

Education for Peace II

3

C

5.

PCR271

Understanding Conflicts and War

3

C

6.

PCR273

Religions in Conflict Resolution

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

7.

PCR239

Drugs, Cultism And Conflicts

 

2

E

8.

POL223

Foundation of Political Economy

3

E

9.

CSS211

The Sociology of Crime and Delinquency

3

E

10

POL221

Nigerian Government and Politics 1

3

E

11

CSS243

Principles of Security Practice and Management

3

E

12

FRE111

Language  Laboratory  Work/  Oral

French

2

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

GST and other General Courses

4

 

 

 

Core Courses

9

 

 

 

Elective Courses

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total

15/16

 

  

2nd Semester

 

1.

GST202

Fundamentals of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

 

2

C

2

GST204

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

C

3.

PCR272

Concept and Practice of Peace building

3

C

4.

PCR274

Introduction to Conflict Transformation

3

C

5.

PCR276

Perception and Conflict

3

C

6.

PCR268

Peacekeeping and Conflict Resolution

3

E

7.

PCR244

Ethics in Conflict Resolution

3

E

8.

PCR248

Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Skills

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1Elective Courses

 

 

9.

PCR264

 Weapons Proliferation: Weapons Of Mass Destruction

2

E

10.

POL228

Introduction to Comparative Politics

3

E

11.

CRS202

Comparative Study of Religions

2

E

12.

INR242

Pre Colonial African Diplomacy

3

E

13.

MAC212

Media and Society

3

E

14.

INR212

International Law and Diplomacy in the 2oth Century

2

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

GST and other general Courses

4

 

 

 

Core Courses

9

 

 

 

Elective Courses

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total

15/16

 

 

 

Minimum credit to earn in 200 level:

 

30/32

 

Students must pass all Compulsory courses and any one elective course per semester.

 

 

 

 

300 LEVEL

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

GST302

Business Creation and Growth

2

C

2.

PCR311

Philosophies and Great Personalities of Peace

3

C

3.

PCR331

History of Conflict in Nigeria

3

C

4.

PCR371

Third Party Intervention in Conflict Resolution

3

C

5.

PCR375

Language and Information Management in Peace and Conflict Resolution

3

C

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

6.

PCR373

Demobilisation, Disarmament and Reintegration

3

C

7.

CSS381

Domestic Violence

3

E

8.

CSS356

Traditional and Informal Mechanisms of Crimes

3

E

9.

POL315

Marxist  Theory and Practice

3

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

GST and other General Courses

2

 

 

 

Core Courses

15

 

 

 

Minimum elective required

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-total

19/20

 

 

2nd Semester

 

1.

PCR312

Peace Research Methods

3

C

2.

PCR372

Introduction to Early Warning Mechanism

3

C

3.

PCR374

Practical Exercises in Conflict Simulation

3

C

4.

PCR362

Urban Violence and Security

3

C

5.

PCR368

Nationalism, Ethnicity and Conflicts

3

E

6.

PCR382

Nigeria’s Peace Policy

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

7.

PCR352

Sustainable Environmental Development and Peace

2

E

8.

INR322

Strategic Studies in the 20th Century

3

E

9

ECO324

History of Economic Thought

3

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses

12

 

 

 

Minimum elective courses

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total

14/15

 

 

 

Minimum Credit Units required to earn in 300 level

33/35

 

Students must pass all Compulsory courses and one elective  course per semester

 

400 LEVEL

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

1st Semester

1.

PCR415

The Nature of Global Terrorism

3

C

2.

PCR417

International Relations and Security

3

C

3.

PCR419

International Politics of the Cold War : 1945-1991

3

C

4.

PCR421

International Organisations and Peace building

3

E

5.

PCR437

Gender in War and peace

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

6.

POL431

Third World Dependency and Development

3

E

7.

POL421

The Military and Politics in Africa

3

E

8.

PCR433

War and Peace in Greece and Rome

 

2

E

9

PCR441

Contemporary Strategic Studies

3

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses

9

 

 

 

Elective Courses

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total

11/12

 

 

2nd Semester

 

1.

PCR422

Globalisation and Peace

3

C

2.

PCR412

Project in Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

6

C

3.

PCR424

Governance, International Law  and Fundamental Human Rights

3

C

4.

PCR428

Energy Security: Oil Conflicts

3

E

5.

PCR446

Social Alternatives

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

6.

PCR434

Nigeria’s Civil War

2

E

7.

INR412

Foreign Policies of Great Powers

3

E

8.

CSS452

Victims of Crimes and Human Rights Violation

3

E

9.

POL434

Civil-Military Relations

3

E

10

POL424

Political Parties and Pressure Group

3

E

 

 

Minimum credit units required

 

 

 

 

 

Core Courses

12

 

 

 

Elective Courses

2/3

 

 

 

Sub-Total 

14/15

 

 

 

Minimum credit units required in 400 level

 

25/27

 

Students must pass all Compulsory  courses and one elective courses per semester

 

 

 

7.3 Summary of Distribution of minimum Course credits to be earned by Students admitted into minimum of eight and maximum of sixteen semester’s structure.

 

              

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

SUBJECT/SPECIALIZATION AREA

 

 

TOTAL

Compulsory PCR Courses

Elective (min)

100

14

15

5/6

34/35

200

 8

18

4/6

30/32

300

2

27

4/6

33/35

400

-

21

4/6

25/27

Total

24

81

17/24

122/129

 

 

NOTE: 100 Level Entry Students are expected to earn 99 Credit Units (CU) of Compulsory Courses and at least 17 CU for Elective Courses for 8 semester course structure with CGPA of not less than 1.0. (99 + 16= 115). Students are equally required to pass at least one elective course in a semester, in addition to passing all GST Courses.

 

 

7.4 Summary of Distribution of minimum Course credits for Direct Entry Admission

 

              

LEVEL

GST and other General Courses

SUBJECT/ AREA OF SPECIALIZATION

 

 

TOTAL

Compulsory PCR Courses

Elective (min)

100

14

-

-

14

200

8

18

4/6

30/32

300

2

27

4/6

33/35

400

-

21

4/6

25/27

Total

24

66

12/18

102/108

 

NOTE: Direct Entry Students are expected to earn 81 Credit Units (CU) of Compulsory Courses and at least 24 CU of Elective Courses for 6 semesters course structure with CGPA of not less than 1.0. (81 + 12= 93). Students are equally required to pass at least one elective course in a semester, in addition to passing all GST courses.

 

8.1       Course Development

Most of the course materials have been developed by seasoned lecturers in reputable institutions across the country.

 

9.0       Language of Instruction

All courses in this Programme will be taught using English Language as the medium of instruction/communication.

 

10.0    Quality Assurance

High level of quality assurance is maintained for all our courses. We ensure Total Quality Management (TQM) of all our programmes through qualitative method of admission. Our comprehensive and rigorous method of course material development gives room for the selection and appointment of best candidates for the development and writing of our programme course materials. Appointment of only qualified candidates as staff as well as facilitators are strictly adhere to in order to give our students the best services required, while adequate supervision of studies centres are carried out at regularly so as to facilitate smooth running of tutorials, tutor marked assignments and proper conduct of examinations. 

 

11. 0 Library

The programme has access to the faculty library, University physical and virtual library.

 

12.0     Staffing

We appoint only qualified and competent candidates as staff and facilitators to provide the best services and assistance desired by our students on request. We have two permanent staff at the Headquarters:

 

Headquarters Staff

           

Apart from the above officers who are directing the affairs of the Programme at the Headquarters, we also have about thirty-seven facilitators at our various study centres all over the country.

 

Headquarters Staff

 

S/N

            NAME

QUALIFICATIONS

DESIGNATION

E-MAIL ADDRESS

1

Kamal Bello

M.P.A,M.Sc, Ph.D(Political Economy)

Professor

kbello@noun.edu.ng

2

Tijjani Hakeem Ibikunle

Ph.D History

Professor

Hakeem.Tijani@noun.edu.ng

3

Dr. Samuel Iroye

LLB Law, LLM Law, PhD Strategic Studies

Senior Lecturer

siroye@noun.edu.ng

4.

Dr.Olusola Matthew OJO

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2013)                                                                                                                      

M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2004)

B.A ED History (2002)

NCE (1995)

                                                                                      

Lecturer I

omojo@noun.edu.ng

5.

Dr.Bamiji Oyebode

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies; (2012) NCE MCA (2002),

                                                                                      M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2005)

NCE (1984)                                                                                B.A Language Arts (English; 1991) PGD Mass Com (1995)

                                                                                     

Lecturer I

ooyebode@ noun.edu.ng

6.

Dr. Mathias Jarikre

PhD Peace and Conflict Studies (2016), (Unibadan)M. A. Peace and Conflict Studies (2006), (Unibadan);MPP-Master of Personnel Psychology(1999) (Unibadan);M.A Theatre Arts (1997)(Uniport); B.A(Hons) Theatre Arts,(1994) (Uniport).

 

Lecturer II

 

7.

Okonye Hafunjoh Anthonia

BSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2014); MSc Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2016)

 

Assistant Lecturer

aokonye@ noun.edu.ng

                             

8.

David Ikenna Oba (Ph.D)

PhD (Development Studies) Benin, Nigeria, 2008; MSc (Political Science), University of Benin Nigeria, 1995, B.A (Hons) (Government/Education) University of Nigeria, 1989.

Lecturer 1

doba@ noun.edu.ng

9.

Omazu Eric(PhD)

PhD (Philosophy)Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Nigeria, 2012; M.A (Philosophy) University of Nigeria, (2006), B.A (Philosophy), Ibadan, Nigeria, 2002

Lecturer 1

eomazu@ noun.edu.ng

10.

Nwaogu-Ogbonna, Ifeyinwa   

MSc (Comparative Politics) University of Ibadan (Ibadan); 2002; B.Sc. (Political Science) University of Ibadan, Ibadan, 1999.

                                               

Lecturer 1

mnwaogu@ noun.edu.ng

 

 

11

Dr. Ebele A. Udeoji

PhD (International Relations), OAU, Ile-Ife, 2014;  M.Sc (International Relations) OAU, Ile-Ife, 2007; PGD (Education), ABU, Zaria, 1998; MPA ABU, Zaria, 1992; B.Sc (International Studies), ABU, Zaria, 1983

Lecturer I

uebele@noun.edu.ng

12

Mr. Terhemba N. Ambe-Uva

M.Sc (Political Science) University of Ibadan, 2006; B.Sc (Political Science) Benue State University, 2002; Certificate in Survey Methodology, GESIS-Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne and Mannheim University, Germany, 2015.

Lecturer I

tambe-uva@noun.edu.ng

13

Mr. Sai Iorvaa Peverga

M.Sc. International Relations and Strategic Studies, Benue State University; 2001; M.A(French)Benue State University; 2011; B.A (French), University of Jos; 1997.

Lecturer 11

isai@noun.edu.ng

 

 

 

13.0     Admission and Registration Procedure

Our Admission and Registration Procedures are On-Line Based. Students are expected to purchase the form from any of the NOUN RECOGNISED BANKS and then fill and submit the form On-Line. Admission lists of all the successful candidates are published On-Line while admission letters are sent to our study centres nearest to students for collection. Students are also expected to complete their registration procedure On-Line.

 

14.0     Instructional Methods, Delivery and Monitoring

Our instructional method is not the same with that of conventional University method of face-to-face lecture system. We distribute our comprehensively developed and well packaged printed course materials to the students during registration, which could be read at their convenient time. Face to face facilitation for each and every course is carried out by our qualified facilitators who attend to the educative needs of our students at our various designated centres all over the country. The soft copy of all these course materials have also been made available in the Compact disc for any interested student to purchase. The course materials are also on the net as well as on the ilearn platform. We also have Multi-Media delivery of lectures through our customized Radio and Television didactic programmes.

 

15.0     Evaluation

 

15.1    Tutor Marked Assignment

Continuous assessments otherwise known as Tutor Marked Assignments are carried out in the form of assignments and are based on the study course material for each course. The Tutor Marked Assignments will constitute 30% of the total score.

 

15.2    End of Semester Examination

The Session examinations are semester based: we administer examinations for all the courses registered for by the students at the end of every semester. Except otherwise stated, each course will culminate in an end of semester examination. The examination constitutes 70% of the total score. The pass mark for the final examination is 40% of the total score.

 

15.3      Marking of Examination Scripts

Immediately afterthe Examinations, all scripts are brought to the Examination and Evaluation Directorate at the Headquarters. It is at this Directorate, in collaboration with the School concerned that we either organise conference marking or swap marking thereby swapping scripts of students from a centre with others from other distanced centres for the facilitators of these centres and headquarters staff to mark.

 

16.0     Learners’ Support

On realising the Importance of Learners Support to our programmes and to our students, the University has consecrated a fully fledged Directorate of Learners Support to take care of the needs of our students in this regard.  Under this Directorate, we also have Career counsellors who counsel and guide our students. The facilitators at the Study centres, under the Learners support see to the grading of the tutor marked assignments. The assignments which will be returned to the students with facilitators’ comments will serve as a means for feedback, and will enable students to assess and improve on their performance.

 

17.0     Target Group

Being an Open University system, the B. ScPeaceStudies and Conflict Resolution targets both young and old prospective candidates who are interested in acquiring academic and professional qualifications. The target groups thus include human capital in organised private or public sectors, officers and men in the police sector, Military and Para-military sectors, professionals in Multi-nationals Companies as well as Oil and Gas Industries so that they will be able to function properly either at work or for other purposes. 

 

18.0     Students’ Enrolment and Projection

The programme started in 2004. Over the years, it has recorded well over 50 percent increment in the annual students’ enrolment. It is projected that the programme should sustain the increment.

 

19.0     Conclusion and Prayer

In conclusion, graduates of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution programme are qualified for full ranges of careers open to any social sciences or humanities students. The knowledge acquired will develop their high level of competence for critical thinking, building up their political instinct, widen their ability to understand and apply concepts in conflict studies, evaluate and analyse evidences/findings and communicate their findings clearly and effectively  and then sharpen their conflict resolution skills.