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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

5

PCR421

International Organisations and Peace building

3

E

6.

PCR437

Gender in War and peace

3

E

 

 

Minimum of 1 Elective Courses

 

 

7

POL431

Third World Dependency and Development

3

E

8

POL421

The Military and Politics in Africa

3

E

10

INR441

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.

 

 

8.0       Content Specification

           

GST101:          Use of English and Communication Skills 1 (2cr)

 

Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, Writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

 

GST102:          Use of English and Communication Skills 2 (2cr)

Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

 

GST103:          Computer Fundamentals (2cr)

 

Basics of computer and computer system, Word Processing, Spreadsheet, Graphics, Storage Devices, Computer Network and Internet, Network Devices, Basic Internet Securities, Basic programming.

 

GST104:          Use of Library (2cr)

 

Types of Library and Services:  Types of Library: Library Services.  Research Techniques:  Information Sources; Literature Review; Databases Contents; Open Educational Resources.  Organization of Library Materials:  Library Catalogues; Classification of Library Materials.  ICT Use in the Library:  Digital Libraries; Computer Based Literature Search.  Good Reading Habit/Study Skills:  Basic Study Techniques / Methods; Study Habits; Handling Examinations.  Copy Right; Plagiarism and Referencing: Copyright Laws; Plagiarism and Its Implications; Citation and Referencing; APA In-text citing and Referencing. 

 

GST105:          History and Philosophy of Science (2cr)

Man – his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards, Introduction to the various areas of science and technology.  Elements of environmental studies.

 

GST107:          A Study Guide for the Distance Learner (2cr)

 

Introduction to The Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System: History of the Open and Distance Learning System, Characteristics of the Open and Distance Learning System, & Teaching and Learning in the Open and Distance Learning System.  Study Skills for The Distance Learner:  Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, & Study Strategies.  Assessment and Evaluation Modes in Open and Distance Learning (ODL):  Overview of Assessment In ODL, Instructional-Based Assessment Modes, Semester Examination, & Assessment of Non-Examinable Courses.  Learners’ Support Services:  Definition and Purposes of Learners’ Support Services, Types of Learners’ Support Services, Sources of Learners’ Support Services, & Benefits of Learners’ Support Services.

 

GST201:          Nigerian Peoples and Culture (2cr)

Study of Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, Culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristics, Evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Concepts of trade, Economics of self-reliance, Social justice, Individual and national development, Norms and values, Negative attributes and conducts (cultism and related vices), Re-orientation of moral and national values, Moral obligations of citizens, Environmental problems.

 

GST202:          Fundamentals of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution (2cr)

Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as a vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflicts, e.g.  Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace – building, Management of conflict and security. Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, Developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

 

GST203:          Introduction to Philosophy and Logic (2cr)

 

An Overview of Philosophy:  Definition and Scope of Philosophy; Methods of Philosophy; Branches of Philosophy; Philosophy and other Disciplines Contents; The Usefulness of Philosophy; Sources of Knowledge and Criteria for Knowing.  History and Development of Philosophy:  The Ancient Age of Philosophy; Medieval and Renaissance Age of Philosophy; Modern Period of Philosophy; Philosophical Movements in The Contemporary Period; The Idea of African Philosophy.  Logic:  Definition and Scope of Logic; Logic’s Vocabulary I; Logic’s Vocabulary II; Valid, Invalid, Deductive and Inductive Arguments; Language and Its Functions.  Fallacies and Definitions:  Fallacies (Part One); Fallacies (Part Two); Definitions (Part One); Definitions (Part Two); Categorical Propositions Contents. Argument Forms and Law of Thought:  Argument Forms; Laws of Thought.

 

GST204:          Entrepreneurship and Innovation (2cr)

 

Development Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship:  An Overview of the Definitions of Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship; Concepts and Theories of Entrepreneurship

The Entrepreneurship Culture; Brief Biographical Studies of Prominent Nigerian Entrepreneurs; Barrier to Entrepreneurial Practice.  The Nigerian Entrepreneurial Environment:  The Business External Environment; Identifying Business Opportunities and Threats; Strategies for exploring opportunities in the Environment; Approaches to addressing environmental barriers. Creativity and Intellectual Rights:  Intellectual Properties and its Dimensions; Copyright Laws in Nigeria; Strategies for Protection of Intellectual Property (original ideas, concepts, products, etc.).  Technological Entrepreneurship:  The Interface between Technology Development and Entrepreneurship; Technological Development and Entrepreneurial Opportunities; Technological Environment and Business; New Technology and Entrepreneurship Opportunities.  Management and Innovation:  The Concept, Nature and Types of Innovation; Innovation Theory of Entrepreneurship; Financing Innovation and New Ventures; Change Management; Technical Change and Management of Innovation. 

Family Business and Succession Planning:  The Concept of Family Business Contents; The Cultural Contexts of Family Business; Roles and Relationship in Family Business; Ownership Transfer and Succession in Family Business.  Women Entrepreneurship:  The Concept of Women Entrepreneurship; Role orientation and Women Entrepreneurial Aspirations; Contributions of Women to National Socio-Economic and Human Development; Barriers to Women Entrepreneurial Practice. 

Social Entrepreneurship:  The Concept of Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship and Value Creation; The Roles of Non-governmental Organizations in Social Entrepreneurship; Social Entrepreneurship and Funding Opportunities; Social Entrepreneurship Enhancement Factors.  Business Opportunity Evaluation:  Sources of Business Opportunities in Nigeria; The difference between Ideas and Opportunities; Scanning Business Opportunities in Nigeria; Environment and New Venture Idea Generation. 

 

 

GST302:          Business Creation and Growth (2cr)

 

Concept of Business and New Value Creation:  Business Planning Process; Start-up Decision – What Motivate people to begin new businesses; Opportunity Search and Identification; Legal Issues at Start-up; & Feasibility Analysis of New Ventures and New Venture Financing.       Theories of Growth:  An Overview:   Concepts and Reasons of Growth; Challenges of Growth; Strategies for Growth (External Growth Strategies Franchising, Buy-In and Buy-Out); Mergers and Acquisition; Sources of Funds:  Internal Sources and External Sources; Formal and Informal Sources; Efficiency in the use of Resources.  Marketing:  Concept of Marketing:  Small and Big Business Marketing; Marketing Mix; Modern Marketing Tools.  Ethics and Social Responsibility:  The Importance of Ethics in Business; Ethical Behaviour and Practices in Nigeria; Community Development Projects/Walfare.  New Opportunities for Expansion:           E-Commerce; E-Business; E-Trade.  Managing Transition:  From Start up to Growth:  Personal Disciplines; Learning; Decision Making; Control. 

 

CIT102: Application Software Skills (2 Credit Units C)

Brief description of computer system; CPU, I/O devices; Operating systems; Computer File management; Computer Software: overview, types, etc; Application software; common application software, Using Microsoft Word; Using Microsoft Excel; Features of Database Applications and Microsoft Access; Statistical Analysis Applications; Using SPSS software; Introduction to Desktop Publishing applications; Computer applications in Nursing; Computer applications in Agriculture; Managing the Computer system with the Control Panel.

 

CSS111: Introduction to Sociology (3 Credits)

Definition of sociology, family, marriage, society, and culture, socialization; Conforming, deviance, power, authority, leadership, social organizations, Group, social differentiation, religion, social interactions, social stratification, social mobility, collective behavior, public opinion and propaganda, social change.

 

 

PCR111: Introduction to peace Studies                  (3 Credit Units)

Definitions of conflict/peace, Theories of Conflict, Courses of Conflict and Violence, Conflict Analysis/Mapping, Peace or Conflict Resolution processes, Communication and Conflict, Ethnicity, National Integration, Civil Military Relation, Religion, peace and Conflict in Nigeria, Small Arms, Children in Armed Conflict, post Conflict Reconstruction, Peace building, Human Rights and Social Justice, International Peace institutions in Africa, Conflict Prevention.

 

 

PCR113: Introduction to Peace Education                        (3 Credit Units)

Meaning/Definition of peace Education, History of Peace Education, Conflict Transformation, Conflict Prevention and Peace building, Gender Education, Anti-Prejudice Education, Leadership Education, Civic Education, Human-Rights, War and Strive in Africa, peace Enforcement, Concept of Unity, Peace Education as a Field of Study, peace pedagogy in Teacher In-Service Training, Community Peace building, peace building Agents, management and Sustenance of peace, Civil Society and the military in Promoting Peace.

 

PCR115: Introduction to Conflict Resolution Processes 1           (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Conflict Resolution, Processes of Conflict Resolution, Conflict Transformation, Major Strategies of Conflict  Resolution, Communication and Conflict Resolution, Basic Standards of international Law and Humanitarian Principles, Women in Peace building and Reconstruction, Peace building Agents, protection of Civilian and Vulnerable Groups.

 

PCR112: Democracy and Good Governance                                 (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Democracy and Good Governance; Rule of law; Democracy, Good Governance and Economic Development, Institutional dimension of democracy and good governance (Constitution, Separation of Power, Principles of checks and balances, Multi-party System) The Attitudinal and behavioural ingredients such as pluralistic conception of society, popular opinion and majority rule; Barrier to democracy and good governance (e.g. economic underdevelopment mass poverty, centralization of economic and political power, corruption, negative historical antecedent etc); Overcoming barriers to democracy and good governance – focusing on the people, decentralization of economic and political power, accountability, application of due process etc.

 

PCR114: Introduction to Conflict Resolution processes II          (3 Credit Units)

Conflict Resolution as a Field of Study, Meaning of Conflict, Conflict Handling Style, Conflict Resolution Processes, Stages of Conflict, Perspective and Approaches to Peacemaking, Conflict and International Relation, Methods of Conflict Analysis, Conflict mapping, Anger Management and Technique of Mind Control, Group Conflict Formation, Peace building, Conflict Resolution and Reconciliation, Comparison of Western and African Approaches to Conflict Resolution, Conflict as a Strategy of Social Change.

 

PCR126: Negotiations and Conflict Resolution (2 Credit Units)

Examines the nature of conflict and the potential for negotiated settlements. It provides a framework for understanding the dynamic nature of social conflict and peace-building processes.  The session also introduces basic requirements for developing successful negotiating strategies. Interactive learning approach, using lecture, discussion, exercises and simulations, to build personal capacities for successful negotiation. Exercises include two-person to more complex multi-party negotiations.

 

PCR128: Peace Thinking and Peace Making (3 Credit Units)

This course covers the most significant developments in the history of peace thinking, peace theory and the development of the philosophies of peace.  Based on this overview, the course then focuses on understanding how peace theory was converted into forms of peace practice through the development of processes of non-violent conflict resolution.

 

 

POL 111: Elements of Political Science                                                            (3-Credit Units)

Definition, nature and scope of politics; Politics as Art and Science; History and evolution of Political Science: British and American; Power, influence and authority; Theories, origins and characteristics of the State; Forms of Government: Democracy, Monarchy, Theocracy etc; Meaning and nature of Political Parties and ideologies; Meaning and nature of Interest Groups and Pressure Groups and methods of operations; Constitution and Constitutionalism; Revolution and Change in society.

 

POL 121: Introduction To African Politics (Credit Unit: 3)

The Nature of African society before colonialism; establishment of colonial rule in Africa; different systems of colonial administration and economic policies.The problem of neo-colonialism and dependency; contemporary problems in Africa-Political crises, famine, structural adjustment and debt crisis in African.

 

 

POL 126: Citizens and the State   (3-Credit Units)  

Relationship between Citizens and the State; Duties and Obligation of citizens; Duties and obligation of the State; Nature of strained relations and process of rectification; Political obligation; Basis of freedom, loyalty and patriotism.

 

CSS 111: Introduction to Sociology (3 credit units)

Definition of sociology, family, marriage, society, and culture, socialization; Conforming, deviance, power, authority, leadership, social organizations, Group, social differentiation, religion, social interactions, social stratification, social mobility, collective behaviour, public opinion and propaganda, social change.

 

CSS 121: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit units)

Definition of psychology, Approaches to the study of psychology, some basic concepts in psychology, specialties in psychology, how psychologists develop and test their theories, intelligence, perception, personality trait, socialization, juvenile delinquency, Behaviour modification, Human aggression, Accuracy of judgment

 

CSS132:     Ethnography and Social Structure of Nigeria

This course introduces students to the ethnography of Nigeria, conceptual clarification and social-cultural perspectives. It will further expose the students to the profiles of people of Nigeria, physical and cultural contact, linguistic diversity, social structure and organization, the people of the north, their political institution, pastoral life and marriage institution.

 

 

ECO 101: Principles of Economics (Credit Unit: 3)

This course is basically an introductory course on the micro-economics aspect of economic theory. Topics covered include the subject matter of economics and basic economic problems; market mechanism, including demand, supply and price determination; theories of consumer behavior; theory of production; theory of the firm, cost of production, pricing and output under perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly among others.

 

 

ECO 121: Principles of Economic (Credit Unit: 3)

This course is basically an introductory course on the micro-economics aspect of economic theory. Topics covered include the subject matter of economics and basic economic problems; market mechanism, including demand, supply and price determination; theories of consumer behavior; theory of production; theory of the firm, cost of production, pricing and output under perfect competition, monopoly, monopolistic competition and oligopoly among others.

 

 

POL 121:Introduction to African Politics   (3-Credit Units)

Nature of African Politics; Origin and problems of African politics; Meaning and nature of colonialism; Problems of colonialism in Africa; The meaning of nationalism; Meaning and nature of Neo-colonialism; Problems of succession to power in Africa; One Party Rule; Military Rule in African politics; African Socialism; Africa and the colonial metropolis; Africa in International Affairs.

 

 

 

POL 111: Elements of Political Science (3-Credit Units)

Definition, nature and scope of politics; Politics as Art and Science; History and evolution of Political Science: British and American; Power, influence and authority; Theories, origins and characteristics of the State; Forms of Government: Democracy, Monarchy, Theocracy etc; Meaning and nature of Political Parties and ideologies; Meaning and nature of Interest Groups and Pressure Groups and methods of operations; Constitution and Constitutionalism; Revolution and Change in society.

 

POL 124: Organization of Government   (3-Credit Units)

Meaning, nature and scope of government; Classification scheme of government; Organs of government; Legislature, Executive and Judiciary; Forms of Government; Presidentialism and Parliamentarianism; Forms of Political Administrative Systems; Unitarism, Federalism and Confederalism; Party Systems and Electoral process; Theories of Separation of Powers, Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation; Political Parties and Pressure Groups.

 

POL124: Organization of Government                                                          (3-Credit Units)

Meaning, nature and scope of government; Classification scheme of government; Organs of government; Legislature, Executive and Judiciary; Forms of Government; Presidentialism and Parliamentarianism; Forms of Political Administrative Systems; Unitarism, Federalism and Confederalism; Party Systems and Electoral process; Theories of Separation of Powers, Rule of Law and Delegated Legislation; Political Parties and Pressure Groups.

 

POL126: Citizens and the State                                                                 (3-Credit Units)  

Relationship between Citizens and the State; Duties and Obligation of citizens; Duties and obligation of the State; Nature of strained relations and process of rectification; Political obligation; Basis of freedom, loyalty and patriotism.

 

 

 

FRE102: Basic French Grammar II (2 Credit Units E) (For Non-French/International Relations Studies Major)

Polite Response to a Request in French, Inviting Someone in French, Giving Guidelines in French, Travelling in French, Expression of Possibilities in French, Expression of Tastes in French, Expression of Sporting Activities in French, Expression of Sentiments in French, Describing Somebody in French, Describing Weather in French, Giving Advice in French, Expression of Obligations in French, Giving Permissions and Interdictions in French, Expression of Wishes.

 

CSS 121: Introduction to Psychology (3 credit units)

Definition of psychology, Approaches to the study of psychology, some basic concepts in psychology, specialties in psychology, how psychologists develop and test their theories, intelligence, perception, personality trait, socialization, juvenile delinquency, Behaviour modification, Human aggression, Accuracy of judgment.

 

CSS 243:    Principles of Security Practice and Management. (3 credit units)

The course content includes: Principles of Security and Practical application: Security Management; Security Personnel Management and Training; Operational Management; Public Relations Management, Theory of Crime Control; Violence-domestic and non-domestic with particular emphasis on domestic violence and Social Policy implications.

 

PCR261: Culture, Values and Conflict in War     (3 Credit Units)

Definition /meaning of Culture and Values, Types of Culture and values, Examination of cultural dimensions of conflict and contradictory global value systems in terms of religious beliefs, ideological positions and general human worldview.  Critical review of how human violent behaviour is transmitted and how human can learn and change their inherent violent behaviours and beliefs via cultural means of socialization.  Application of Conflict Resolution methods in a range of cultural contexts, Exploration of gender based initiatives to reduce violence in society and promote values and practices of peace.

 

PCR211: Education for Peace                     (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Education and Peace, Theories of Peace Education, Visions, paradigms and Conceptual frameworks of Educators and educational movement for peace ranging from holism, dialogue, values formation and critical empowerment or conscientisation.  Multiple dimensions of peace Education: encompassing education for disarmament, local/global justice, human rights, inter-cultural solidarity, environmental care and personal peace.

 

PCR239: Drugs, Cultism And Conflicts (2 Credit Units)

Cultism (local and international) origins, growth, characteristics and activities. Global Narcotics trade: networks, regions, routes and causes, smuggling, foreign policy issues. Effect of drug abuse on drug addicts; socioeconomic and security implications for individuals and society.

 

 

 

PCR244: Ethics in Conflict Resolution (3 Credit Units)

This course develops, extends and deepens understanding of a central dimension to conflict resolution and  peace studies.  Applied ethics is the application of ethical reasoning to specific areas of practical concern, examines difficult questions, dilemmas and controversies partly by analysis, evaluation and discussion of the relevant literature, but also by development and interchange of your personal responses and ideas.

PCR248:Interpersonal Conflict Resolution Skills (3 Credit Units)

Enhanced communication and rapport-building skills to interact more effectively and solve problems creatively.  A foundational workshop that emphasizes reflective listening, problem solving, assertion and managing conflicts among needs and values.  Includes theory, demonstrations, skill practice, and critique.  Designed to have immediate and wide applicability in interpersonal and group settings.

PCR264: Weapons Proliferation: Weapons Of Mass Destruction (2 Credit Units)

Examines trends in the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction (nuclear, biological and chemical weapons) and subsequent policy issues.  The status of the international nuclear non-proliferation regime will also be examined.

 

PCR268: Peace Keeping and Conflict Resolution

This course examines how the AU, ECOWAS, EU, UN, through peace keeping, contributes to international peace and security.  It explores the extent to which UN intervention has become possible and desirable in the 'new world order'.

 

 

PCR271: Understanding Conflict and War                       (3 Credit Units)

Meaning/Definition of Conflict, Types of Conflict, Causes/Sources of Conflict, Conflict Theories, Conflict Analysis/Mapping, Definition of War, Causes of War, Types of War, Theories of War, Effects of War, Origin of International, International Law and War, Criticisms of International Law, War Crime and War Guilt, United Nations and War, International Humanitarian Law, Prisoners of War and War Victims, Human-Rights, Peaceful and Hard means of settling dispute/conflict and war, Methods of ameliorating, if not preventing violent conflicts.

 

PCR272: Concepts and Practice of Peace Building                       (3 Credit units )

Definitions of concepts such as: conflict, peace, peace-keeping, peace-making, peace-enforcement and peace-building; causes of conflicts, types of conflicts, processes of conflict resolution and transformation; agents of peace building; multi-track diplomacy; the roles of government, regional, continental and international organizations in global peace and security; challenges of peace and conflict management, peace building and post-conflict reconstruction.

 

PCR 274: Introduction to Conflict Transformation                     (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Conflict, Causes of Conflict, Types of Conflict, Stages of Conflict, Nature of Protracted Social Conflict, Role of Education in Conflict Management and Transformation, Practical Skills Development in defining goals, strategies and pedagogical Principles for developing peace education, Innovative approaches of introducing the principles of non-violent strategic action and conflict intervention into various formal and informal educational settings.  Disarmament education in relation to small arms, Designing and integrating non-violent action and conflict intervention in personal, professional, and social settings.

 

PCR276: Perception and Conflict   (3 Credit Units)

Definition of perception and conflict, Factors influencing perception, Relationship between perception and conflict, Psychological theories of human aggression and violence, Theories of deviant behaviour, Theories on the development and persistence of aggression personality from childhood onward, Inter-group relation theories, such as social identity theory.  Interaction between intra-personal determinant of aggression and violence with social and cultural factors in phenomenon such as genocide, ethno-national conflict, racism, terrorism.  Promotion of tolerance, Cessation of violence, Promotion of non-violence, Dealing with trauma during and after political conflict, Reconciliation, consideration of women’s children’s perspective in peace.

 

PCR273: Religions in Conflict (3 Credit Units)

This course introduces the role that religion plays in both fostering and resolving conflict, using case studies from the local, national and international levels.  It analyses specific conflicts with a religious dimension, and examine broader relationships, for example between Islam and the West.   The course includes case studies where religious differences have been successfully reconciled.

 

POL 221: Nigerian Government and Politics 1                         (2-Credit Units)    

Introduction to Nigerian politics; Nigerian government and politics in the colonial period; Constitutional development from Clifford to the Independence and Republican Constitutions; Origin/Structure of Federalism in Nigeria; Government and Politics in the First Republic and Second Republic.

 

POL 223: Foundations of Political Economy                                               (3-Credit Units)  

Basic concepts in Political Economy; Meaning, nature and scope of political economy; Perspectives in political economy; Analysis of modes of production; Primitive Accumulation of  Capital; Globalization; Political economy of Nigeria.

 

POL 228: Introduction to Comparative Politics                                       (3-Credit Units)

The meaning of Politics; Understanding Comparative Politics; Rationale of Comparative Politics; Logic of Comparative Politics; Objectives of Comparative Inquiry; Approach of Comparative Politics; Problems of Comparative Politics.

 

CTH 202: Comparative Study of Religions.                        (2-Credit Units)

The comparative study of the nature, beliefs, sacred writings and practices of somemajor religions of the world: Christianity: Islam: Buddhism: Shintoism: thedistinctiveness and importance of each of these religions.

 

 

CSS 211: The Sociology of Crime and Delinquency (3 credit units, C)

This course covers the following: Sociological Theory of Criminal behaviour; Psychoanalysis and Crime; Motives for law violation; Differential Association – Reinforcement Theory of Criminal behaviour; Epidemiology and individual conduct; Law, Social change, emerging legal structure of Nigeria and crime and delinquency; The Nigerian legal system (outline only), and Crime and delinquency. 

 

INR 242: Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy (3 Credit Units )

Definition of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Scope of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Historical Perspective/Origin of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Nature of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Management of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Methods of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Analyses/Appraisal of Pre-Colonial African Diplomacy, Means and Methods by which relations were carried out among African states in comparison with similar practices elsewhere during the same period.

 

PCR331: History of Conflict in Nigeria      (3 Credit Units)

Definition of conflict, origin of conflicts in Nigeria, The political structures, causes of conflict, process of war making, weapons of war, Rules guiding war marking, methods of conflict/war peace building, in Pre-Colonial Era, Colonial Era, Post-Colonial Era.

 

PCR371: Third Party Interventions in Conflict Resolution            (3 Credit Units)

Definition of concepts such as conflict, peace, Third party intervention, conflict Resolution, Introduction to conflict Resolution, Types of Third party Intervention, Dynamic nature  of contemporary conflict, modalities, patterns and process of conflict Resolution, Methods in arrange of cultural contexts.  Limitations of current conflict resolution models and new ways forward, Roles of United Nations, Regional continental organization and NGO.

 

PCR373: Demobilization, Disarmament and Reintegration            (2Credit  Units)

Definition of conflict, Aimed Conflict, Arm struggle, small arms.  Causes of conflict/Aimed conflict, proliferation of small arms, Light weapons, land mines, new and more deadly forms of conventional weaponry, Theories of political violence, Theory and History of arm struggle, Arms control agreement, Definition of disbarment, demobilization and Reintegration, Techniques and instrument for disarmament/demobilization, Importance, Types/Causes of disbarment and demobilization, Reintegration, importance, types, causes, problems/challenges, political, social, economic, cultural psychological, Mechanism for peacekeeping and peace-enforcements, status of body empowered to disarm and supervise, combatants and their enemies before, during and after civil hostilities and prospect for peace.

 

PCR312: Peace Research Methods (3 Credit Units)

Definition/Meaning of Research, Types of Research, Importance of Research, Formulation of Research Topic, objectives, statement of problems, Meaning/importance of Literature Review, Definition of Theories, Hypothesis, Variables, Scopes, Samples Definition of data, types of data, Sources of data, Qualitative and Quantitative research method, Research tools for evaluating and assessing programmes in peace education, Processes o data collection, evaluation, analysis and interpretation, Limitation f study, procedure/process of proposal writing.

 

 

 

PCR372: Introduction to Early Warning mechanism      (3 Credit units)

The Anatomy of Conflict, Complexity and Conflict, Anticipation of Conflict, Meaning/Definition of Early Warning, historical background of Early Warning, Importance of Early Warning, Types of Early Warning, Theoretical Explanation of Early Warning, Examination of Early Warning instrument, Early Warning Signs, Component of Early Warning, Early Warning Monitoring Agencies/Bodies, Analytical framework for monitoring and warning, Conflict Analysis, Warning and Prevention, Definition of Early Response, importance of Early Response, Approaches of Early Response, bridging Warning and Response, Response mapping, planning and implementation, Case studies of Contributions/Responses of Government, Regional/Continental Organisations and united nations to various forms of Early Warning information and Conflict prevention.

 

PCR382:Nigeria’s Peace Policy (3 Credit Units)

The course attempts a critique on Nigeria’s Peace Policy (NPP) in view of the implications for sustainable national peace and security. Emphasis is laid on critical evaluation of the philosophy of the NPP in terms of creating the social engineering devices and methods for building, making and sustaining peace, including the provision of the strategic parameters for achieving societal peace and entrenching people’s right to peace in the interest of steady development and national integration. The course also interrogates the provisions of the NPP towards sustainable peace-building by promoting unity in diversity and exploring national resources for wealth creation and capacity building with a view to preventing those tendencies that are capable of generating social discord and violence.

 

PCR374: Practical Exercise in Conflict Simulation            (3 Credit Units)

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop critical skills and understanding necessary to translate their academic learning to specific and often challenging practical situations, it will also assist in designing, planning, facilitating, executing and evaluating various forms of conflict resolution methods/processes and peace building activities at the local, national, regional and international levels.

 

PCR31: Philosophies and Great Personalities of Peace    (3 Credit Units)

Historical background of great personalities of peace that have risen to prominence in Nigeria, Africa and the world in general, Examination of the circumstances that led to their emergence as peace advocates, The roles they played, their contributions, achievements and challenges.

 

PCR362: Urban Violence and Security      (3 Credit Units)

Meaning/Definition of Urbanisation, Causes of Urbanisation, benefits of Urbanisation, Effect of Urbanisation, Definition/Meaning of Violence/Urban Violence, Causes of Urban Violence, Types/Categories of urban Violence, Urban Youth Violence and other forms of interstate Violence; Interpersonal Conflicts, such as Domestic and School Violence, Effect of Violence on Security, The concept ‘Human Security’ definition and discussion, Implication of Security on human Rights, insecurity and Conflict Development,. Types of Security, importance of Security, problems/Challenges Confronting Security, Remedy/Solution to urban Violence and Security.

 

 

 

PCR368: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Federalism in Modern Politics (3 Credit Units)

Explanation / definitions of concepts such as Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Federalism, Historical Background of the Rise of Nationalism and Federalism as a major form of Political Identity in the Modern World, Examination of the Competing Theories of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Federalism, Conceptualizing the Problems encountered in Case-Study form, Examination of how Extreme form of Nationalism, Ethnicity, and (defective) untrue-federalism are capable of generating destructive inter-group conflicts.

 

 

PCR375: Language and Information Management in Peace and Conflict Resolution (3 Credit Units)

Meaning/Definition of language, types of language, language, conflict and national identity, how language communicates and reinforces ideologies that sustain social institution overview of how language can contribute to escalation and de-escalation of conflict, how language violate linguistic rights and promotes inequalities.  Meaning/definitionofinformation,importanceocommunication/information,typesofcommunication/information,informationandconflict, channels of communication, factors affecting communication, roadblocks to communication, theories of communication, definition of listening, importance of listening, how to resolve conflicts through listening, the role of media, specifically its potentials for reinforcing ideologies and creating a climate that promotes violence or peace.

 

PCR352: Sustainable Environmental Development and Peace   (2 Credit Units)

Definition/Meaning of concepts such as Environment, Development, Conflict, Peace and Sustainable, Environmental Constraints such as Ozone Depletion, Environmental Pollution, Types of Pollution, Causes/Sources of Pollution, Impact of pollution on biodiversity, Fresh Water Management, Environmental Conservation and Protection, Rural and Urban Sustainability, Health Promotion; and  Environmental factors as causes of Conflict, Violence and War.  Human Development within a framework of Ecological Economics, Development, Under-development and Inequality, (Inter-) dependence and (In-) justice in the distribution, Use and Control of Natural and Human Resources, Poverty Alleviation and Gender Equality, Sustainable Production and Consumption, Use and Control of Natural and Human Resources.

 

ECO 324                                History of Economic Thought Credit Unit: 3 credit units

This course exposes the students to the development of economic ideas. The systematic unfolding of economic ideas by different theorists in various epochs are evaluated. Topics include the evolution of societies and production relation. The founders of economic thought like Plato, Aristotle, commercial capitalism and the genesis of the classical schools, the mercantilism, physiocratic schools, the rise of socialist thought, monetary, mathematical, Keynesian, welfare and modern theories of development and growth economics are examined.

 

 

POL 315: Theory and Practice of Marxism                                               (3-Credit Units)         

Meaning and nature of Marxism; Marxism and meaning of Ideology; Marxism and historical and dialectical Materialism; Origin of Marxist political economy; Marxism and the understanding of Class Struggle.

 

CSS 381:         Domestic Violence (3 credit units, C)

The courses discusses: Statistical Trends and Crimes of Violence according to legal classification; Reassessment of Crime of violence according to the factual substance; Incidence of detection and continuation; small background of the offenders; Penal records and previous history of violence; Domestic violence; courses; motives. Mechanisms of control; Standards of punishment; Subsequent conduct; patterns of criminal behaviour (outline only) some recent significant change(s).

 

 

CSS 356: Traditional and Informal Mechanisms of Crime Control (3 credit units, C)

This course introduces us to the traditional use of age-grade system, norms and mores, oat taking, witchcraft, juju, and divination etc. in preventing detecting and controlling crime, which engenders discipline with sanctions to erring members of the society.

 

PCR411: Peace building and Democracy   (3 Credit Units)

Definition of peace building, Process of peace building, Challenges of peace building, Capacity Building exercise, Poverty Alleviation, Human Empowerment, Multi-Track-Diplomacy, Political Philosophy and Theories, Political Values, Definition/Meaning of Democratisation, Process and Problems of Democratisation, Power Sharing, Transition from Authoritarian Regime to Representative Government, Social Reforms, Roles of U,N, AU, ECOWAS, GOVT, Multi-National in Peace building and Democratisation Processes.

 

PCR422: Globalisation and Peace  (3 Credit Units)

Meaning of Globalization, Causes or Agent of Globalization, Effect/Impact of Globalization, Global Security, Causes of Global Conflict, Causes of Global Insecurity and Consequence, Ideological Conflict (Cold War), Military, Political and Economic factors in Global Peace, Arm Race, Arms Control, Migration and the Refugee Experience, The Crisis of Global Development, Globalization,  Racial/Ethnic Identity and Cultural Differences, Globalization and Religion, Comparison of Security Problems and the Management of Conflict in different region of the world.

 

 

PCR421: International Organisations and Peace building             (3 Credit Units)

Definition of concept such as: International Organization, Peace building, Peacemaking, Peace keeping, Peace Enforcement and Conflict Management, Central Issues and Challenges in the field of Global Peace, The Role of International Organizations in International Affairs, and in the Promotion of a Just and Peaceful Global Society, Examination or Review on the Work of Institutions such as: International Court of Justice, the Regional, Continental and International Organisations in peace and Security issues.

 

PCR415:  The Nature of Global Terrorism   (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Terrorism,  History or Genesis of Terrorism, Perception and Ideological Streams of Terrorism, Elements and Anomalies of Terrorism, Local, Regional and Global factors that allow and support Terrorism Continuation,  Profile of  Terrorists and Their Organisations, Terrorist Weapons, Resources, and Equipment, Types of Terrorist Acts, Terrorist Tactics, Targets and Victims, Terrorism and the Cold War and the Media, Anti- Terrorism and War on Terrorism, Terrorism ,The United Nations and the Global Order.

 

PCR417: International Relations and Security Studies

(3 Credit Units)

Definition of concepts such as: International Relations, Security Studies, Trends of International Relations since First World War,(proper understanding of how countries relate to each other), War and Peace, Multinational Corporations, and as well as Governments, Security Studies involves (study of military problems and threats with regards to Environmental Destruction and Globalization, Impact of Security Studies on Individuals, National and International Security in relation to Non-military Threats.

 

PCR419: International Politics Of The Cold War: 1945 – 1991 (3 Credit Units)

Definition of Concepts, Exploration of Major processes and Trends shaping International Affairs between 1945 and 1991, History of the Cold War, Discussion on both the Development of Nuclear Weapons, and Nuclear Strategy and Foreign Policy, Historical examples to illustrate Ideas and Principles within the context of their Evolution.

 

 

PCR424: Governance, International Law and Fundamental

                         Human Rights (3 Credit Units)

An overviews of the basic concepts of Governance, Human Rights and International Law, Demonstration of link between them, Values and Norms underlying the concepts of Universal Human Rights, Promoting of Human Rights in Contemporary Society, Examination instances where human rights of different individuals appear to clash, or where different rights appear to be in contradiction, the Rights of the Unborn, Minority Rights, Animal Rights, Review of International Regimes set up to Protect or Promote human rights, Critical Review of the Viability and Challenges of achieving Social goals/causes, such as Peace education, Human rights, World Peace (increasing peaceful relations among nations or decreasing conflict), Weaving together how the concepts of Governance, Human Rights and International Law are required to appreciate how the challenges of achieving, social goals/causes, and effecting social change.

 

PCR426: Nationalism, Ethnicity and Federalism in Modern Politics                             (3 Credit Units)

Explanation / definitions of concepts such as Nationalism, Ethnicity, and Federalism, Historical Background of the Rise of Nationalism and Federalism as a major form of Political Identity in the Modern World, Examination of the Competing Theories of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Federalism, Conceptualizing the Problems encountered in Case-Study form, Examination of how Extreme form of Nationalism, Ethnicity, and (defective) untrue-federalism are capable of generating destructive inter-group conflicts.

 

PCR428:Energy Security: Oil Conflicts (3 Credit Units)

Describes the global energy security concerns by analyzing the current state of affairs with respect to supplies, access, and transportation, and reviewing anticipated trends.  Examines the cultural, political, military, economic, and social implications, and explores the best responses to the challenges that exist.

 

 

 

PCR434:Nigeria’s Civil War (2 Credit Units)

The causes, the outbreak, the combat, role of international community and the resolution of the Nigerian Civil War of 1967 - 1970.Implications for national identity, national integration, political process, sustainable peace and security and inter-group relations.

 

PCR433: War and Peace in Greece and Rome (2 Credit Units)

In ancient Greece and Rome, government did little besides waging war and raising taxes, culture focused on war, warriors gloried in battle, and civilians tried to get out of the way. This course surveys the impact of war and the rarity of peace in the ancient world. Topics include: "why war?"; the face of battle; leadership; strategy, operations, and tactics; women and war; intelligence and information-gathering; diplomacy and peace-making; militarism; war and slavery; the archaeology of warfare.

 

 

PCR437: Gender in War and Peace (3 Credit Units)

Gender issues and convention in wars; the relevance of gender to nationalism, conflict and war, association of hostility, aggression, and bloodshed with masculinity--and conciliation and peace-seeking with female attributes; images of motherhood; the course examines works in several disciplines and media and evaluates generalizations that link gender, nationalism, and war.

 

INR441: Contemporary Strategic Studies (2 Credit Units E)

The nature and conduct of modern warfare will be examined. Contemporary strategic concepts such as containment, brinkmanship, massive retaliation, saturation, corpulence, flexible and gradual response, mutual assured destruction etc. will be thought. Exploration of modern developments in weapons technology, the military industrial complex will be compared. Terrorism as a factor in global insecurity and the management of terrorism are reviewed.

 

POL431: Third World Dependency and Development (3-Credit Units)   

Understanding the theory of Dependency as it relates to the Third World; Colonial rule in Asia, Africa and the Caribbean; The New States and their role in international order; The Third World and the Principle of Non-alignment; The New International Economic Order (NIEO), North-South and South-South Dialogues.

 

POL421: The Military and Politics                                                    (3-Credit Units)

The course focuses on the military as an important factor in the politics of modern nation-state; The military has played a central role in the Third World politics since independence; It also explores issues such as: Military factor in the foundation of states; perspectives on military intervention/theories of military intervention; military regimes, types, structures; impact of military rule; the military as an agent of modernization and development; military disengagement from politics (transition to civil rule); preventing military intervention in politics. Case studies of the military in selected African states – Nigeria, Ghana, Egypt, Liberia, Uganda.

 

POL424: Political Parties and Pressure Groups                                     (3-Credit Units)      

Meaning, nature and scope of Political Parties; Origin and development of political parties; Types of political parties and party systems; Formation of political parties and ideologies; Meaning, nature and scope of pressure groups; Methods of achieving goals of pressure groups; Differences and similarities between political parties and pressure groups; Collective Bargaining in the public personnel administration.

 

PCR412: Project/Thesis        (6 Credit Units)

The project thesis must consist of Original Work, Independently performed or carried out by student, or it may be a comprehensive, in-depth survey of a topic agreed to by the students’ advisor or supervisor.  The project will allow students the opportunity to step back and place what they have learned during the course of their degree programme into broader content of peace study and conflict resolution.

PCR446: Social Alternatives (3 Credit Units)

This course explores the history and significance of utopian thinking and the main ways in which it has been criticised.  Case studies are used to illustrate attempts to establish utopian communities in different historical and geographical contexts.  The case studies then provide the base for thematic comparison of communities on topics such as the relationships between individuals and communities, and between communities and the wider society; education of children, decision-making processes, ideals and practices.  The course concludes with an evaluation of the successes and failures of intentional communities as attempts to progress towards more peaceful ways of living.

 

INR 212: International Law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century (3 Credit Units C)

Analyses of International Law and Diplomacy in accordance with the thinking and orientation of Europe in the 20th Century, The third world view of international law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century, Historical Perspective of the emergence of International law and Diplomacy in the World in the 20th Century, The impact of Sciences and Technology in the International law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century, Types of inter-state law prevalent in the World in the 20th Century, how these inter state laws were used for the purpose of inter-state relations: Detailed and thorough investigation of how the aims and purpose of diplomacy were achieved in the World in the 20th Century, Methods of tracing the origins and source of international law and Diplomacy in the World in the 20th Century, Nature and uses of contractual obligations and inter-state agreements in the World in the 20th Century,  General principles of force, settlement of disputes and World diplomatic matters in the 20th Century, The Role of the African Union in the International law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century, The Role of the European Union in the International law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century, The Role of the United Nations in the International law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century. Communication Revolution and the International law and Diplomacy in the 20th Century.

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INR 412: Foreign Policy of the Great Powers (2 Credit Units )

General Examination of the foreign policies of the major players in the international system: Examination of the foreign policies of the United States of America, Examination of the foreign policies of Britain, Examination of the foreign policies of Russia, Examination of the foreign policies of Japan, Examination of the foreign policies of France, Examination of the foreign policies of Germany, Examination of the foreign policies of China. Roles of these Super Powers in shaping the trend of global politics, Influences of these Super Powers in the United Nations, NATO; Changing pattern of relations of these Super Powers since the collapse of the USSR.

 

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

 

 

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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

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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

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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.