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OUTLINE OF PROGRAMM PLAN (OPP)/DEGREE RULES:

 

OUTLINE OF COURSE STRUCTURE

B.Sc. Development Studies programme shall run for a minimum of 8 semesters and a maximum of 16 semesters for students entering at 100 level; a minimum of 6 semesters and a maximum of 12 semesters for direct entry students.

 

100 Level

 1st Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or Elective)

1.

DES111

Introduction to Development Studies I

2

C

2.

ECO121

Principles of Economics I

3

C

3.

GST101

Use of English and Communication Skills I

2

C

4.

GST103

Computer Fundamentals

2

C

5.

GST105

History and Philosophy of Science

2

C

6.

GST107

A Study Guide for the Distance Learner

2

C

One Elective from the Faculty outside the Department

7.

CSS111

Introduction to Sociology

3

E

8.

POL111

Introduction to Political science

3

E

9.

PCR111

Introduction to Peace Studies

3

E

10.

INR111

Introduction to International Studies

2

E

One Elective from the Faculty of Management Sciences

11.

ENT101

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

E

12.

FMS105

Elements of Management I

2

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

5

GST and Other General Courses

8

Minimum elective required

4/

Sub-Total   =

17/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 Level

2nd Semester

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES112

Introduction to Development Studies II

2

C

2.

ECO122

Principles of Economics II

3

C

3.

POL126

Citizens and the State

3

C

4.

GST102

Use of English and Communication Skills II

2

C

5.

GST104

Use of Library

2

C

One Elective from the Faculty outside the Department

6.

PCR114

Introduction to Conflict Resolution

3

E

7.

POL124

Organization of Government

3

E

8.

INR132

International Politics of Africa

2

E

One Elective from the Faculty of Management Sciences

9.

FMS106

Elements of Management II

2

E

10.

CRD122

Nigerian Agriculture

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

8

GST and Other General Courses

4

Minimum elective required

4/

Sub-Total   =

16/

 

 

Grand Total of Minimum Credit Units to earn at 100 level = 33

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 Level

1st Semester

 

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES211

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

C

2.

FSS211

Social Science Statistics

2

C

3.

DES213

Introduction to Public Finance Management

2

C

4.

DES215

Nigerian Economy in Perspective I

2

C

5.

GST201

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

C

6.

GST203

Introduction to Philosophy and Logic

2

C

One Elective from the Faculty outside the Department

7.

CSS245

Security Planning, Development and Organization

3

E

8.

INR261

International Environmental Politics

2

E

One Elective from the Department

9.

DES219

Climate Change and Development

2

E

10.

DES221

Social Change and Development

2

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

8

GST and Other General Courses

4

Minimum elective required

 

Sub-Total   =

4

 

16

 

Direct Entry (DE)

 

DE Students are advised to spread the 16 CU over the study period without carrying more than 24 CU in a semester.) Note that to get exempted from GST courses; a dully signed transcript from the registrar of previous institutions must be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 Level

2nd Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES216

Nigerian Economy in Perspective II

2

C

2.

DES218

Communication and Development

2

C

3

DES220

Poverty, Inequality and Development

2

C

4.

GST202

Fundamentals of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

2

C

5.

GST204

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

2

C

At least two Elective within the Faculty

6.

MAC212

Media and Society

3

E

7.

POL216

Evolution of Nigerian Local Government

3

E

8.

DES222

Technology and Socio-Economic Development

2

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

6

GST and Other General Courses

4

Minimum elective required

5

Sub-Total   =

15

 

Grand Total of Minimum Credit Units to earn at 200 level:

 

31

 

 

Direct Entry (DE)

DE Students are advised to spread the 16 CU over the study period without carrying more than 24 CU in a semester.) Note that to get exempted from GST courses; a dully signed transcript from the registrar of previous institutions must be presented.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 Level

1st Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES311

Research Methods

2

C

2.

DES313

Gender and Development

2

C

3.

CRD305

Rural Development

2

C

4.

ECO347

Development Economics I

2

C

5.

DES315

Globalization and Economic Development

3

C

6.

DES317

Public Policies and Governance

3

C

At least One Electives

7.

BUS325

Human Resource Management

3

E

8.

EHS319

Introduction to Demography

3

E

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

14

GST and Other General Courses

-

Minimum elective required

3

Sub-Total   =

17

Direct Entry

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

300 Level

2nd Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES310

Supervised Field Attachment and Monitoring

3

C

2.

DES312

Health and Development

3

C

3.

DES314

Project Management, Monitoring and Evaluation

2

C

4.

DES316

Migration, Urbanization and Sustainable Development

3

C

5.

ECO348

Development Economics II

2

C

6.

DES318

Theories of Social Development

2

C

7.

GST302

Business Creation and Growth

2

C

At least one Elective within the Faculty

8.

CRD324

Rural Development Strategies

3

E

9.

DES320

Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods

2

E

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

15

GST and Other General Courses

2

Minimum elective required

2

Sub-Total   =

19

Direct Entry

 

 

Grand Total of Minimum Credit Units to earn at 300 level = 36

Direct Entry  =                   

           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

400 Level

1st Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES411

Research Project

6

C

2.

DES413

Informal Sector and Development

2

C

3.

DES415

International Organizations and Development I

2

C

4.

DES417

Development Trends in Africa

2

C

5.

DES419

Industrialization and Development

3

C

6.

DES421

Natural Resources and Sustainable Development

2

C

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

17

GST and Other General Courses

-

Minimum elective required

-

Sub-Total   =

Direct Entry Total =

17

17

 

 

 

 

 

400 Level

2nd Semester

S/N

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Unit

Status

(Compulsory or

 Elective)

1.

DES422

Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation

3

C

2.

DES424

Comparative Development

2

C

3.

DES426

Issues in Social Development

3

C

4.

DES430

International Organizations and Development II

3

C

5.

DES432

Education and Development

3

C

 

Minimum Credit Units Required

 

Core Courses (Specialization Area)

14

GST and Other General Courses

-

Minimum elective required

-

Sub-Total   =

Direct Entry =

14

14

 

Grand Total of Minimum Credit Units to earn at 400 level: = 31

Direct Entry  =    31