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1.0 About the Programme:
B.Sc. Development Studies is a programme in the Faculty of Social Sciences. It is a multi- and interdisciplinary
field of study that examines societal changes within a historical, comparative and
global perspective. Development Studies is a field of study that is changing and evolving seeking to
understand social, economic, political, technological and cultural aspects of societal change
particularly in developing countries taking into account the specificity of different societies. At
present NOUN is the only public-funded university offering an undergraduate Degree in
Development Studies and the nature of the Degree programme enables learners to develop
specialist knowledge in studying the process of unrestrained social and structural change and how
these differences can translate into varied 'local' responses to national and regional strategies for
development. Students at NOUN will be taught to develop interdisciplinary thinking and be
prepared for further study or employment in government, multilateral institutions and the 'third
sector'. The curriculum focuses on topics such as the Theory and History of Development, the
relationship between Development and Culture, Poverty, Inequality, Gender, Migration,
Urbanization, Space and the Environment, others includes Development Policies, Rights-Based
Approaches, Women's Empowerment and Gender Equity, Globalization, Migration, Sustainable
Development, and Human Development Public Health, Epidemics, Social Movements, Global
Justice, Human Rights and the Nigeria Political Economy.
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1.1 Name of the Programme: B.Sc. Development Studies
1.2 Code of the programme: 2213
1.3 Description of the programme:
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.
2. Programme Philosophy, Vision and Mission
Philosophy
The course prepares learners to reflect and to develop specialist knowledge in studying the process
of unrestrained social and structural change and how these differences can translate into varied
'local' responses to national and regional strategies for development. Therefore, the programme
will produce graduates equipped with skills, capabilities and appropriate knowledge through
flexible and accessible learning in order to make their contribution to national and global
development.
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Vision
To be known as world class department and institute, offering undergraduate and postgraduate
degrees in Development Studies through highly accessible and enhanced quality education.
Mission
To provide functional, cost-effective, flexible learning, that adds life-long value to quality of
education for all who seek knowledge in line with National Policy on education and that of the
National Open University of Nigeria.
3. Aims and Objectives
Aims
The programme aims at providing knowledge needed for critical examination and understanding of
the preconditions for, and the process of development. It seeks to produce professionals and
academics that will address national and international developmental issues.
Objectives
On completion of the programme, learners should be able to:
i. Analyse contemporary development policy challenges as well as provide feasible and
appropriate solutions to developmental issues.
ii. Identify socio-economic and political problems using necessary skills and competence
acquired.
iii. Explain with appropriate analytical framework to address socio-economic and political
problems of developing nations.
iv. Evaluate multidisciplinary perspectives on development studies so as to provide
opportunities to deepen knowledge on developmental issues.
v. Analyse global politics, social-economic trends and issues which are relevant to a whole
range of careers in both private and public institutions as well as international development
agencies/organizations.
4. Entry Requirements
I. Five Ordinary Level (O/L) credit passes at not more than two sittings including English
Language, Mathematics (Pass), any of Economics, Government, Civic Education, Geography,
Commerce, Agricultural Science and any other two subjects at WAEC, NECO, NABTEB and their
equivalent bodies.
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DIRECT ENTRY
In addition to 5 credit passes at the Ordinary Level including English Language, Mathematics any
of Economics, Government, Civic Education, Geography, Commerce, Agricultural Science,
candidates for direct entry must have any of the following:
NOTE: University Diploma and Ordinary National Diploma must be from recognised tertiary
institutions.
I. Two A level passes chosen from relevant subjects (e.g. IJMB).
II. Minimum of lower credit at OND level or pass at HND level in any relevant courses from
recognised institutions.
III. Minimum of Merit pass in NCE level in Business Education (Accounting), and Economics
combination.
IV. Minimum of Upper Credit at Diploma level in related courses from recognized universities.
V. Holders of recognized relevant full professional qualifications such as ACA, ICAN, ANAN,
ACIB, ACCA, ACIS, NIM, CIPM, ACMA or its equivalent.
5. Programme Structure and Degree Rules
To satisfy the University Regulation for award of B.Sc. Development Studies, students must
have a minimum of 120 credit units. The courses are to be selected from both the compulsory
and electives courses. A student is expected to register for at least 15 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 Department on behalf of the Senate to
reflect the ODL mode of the University.
6. Outline of Course Structure
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
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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
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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. DES213 Introduction to Public Finance
Management
2 C
3. DES215 Nigerian Economy in Perspective I 2 C
4. GST201 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 C
5. GST203 Introduction to Philosophy and Logic 2 C
One Elective from the Faculty outside the Department
6. CSS245 Security Planning, Development and
Organization
3 E
7. INR261 International Environmental Politics 2 E
One Elective from the Department
8. DES219 Climate Change and Development 2 E
9. FSS211
Social Science Statistics 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.
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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.
5. DES315 Globalization and Economic
Development
3 C
6. DES317 Public Policies and Governance 3 C
At least One Electives
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DES309 Theories of Social Development 2 C
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
E
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
C
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 =
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ECO347 Development Economics I 2 E
9.
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
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7. Summary of Distribution of Course Credit at all Levels
100 Level
Level GST and Other
General Courses
SUBJECT /SPECIALIZATION
AREA
Total
Compulsory Elective
100 12 13 8 33
200 8 14 9 31
300 2 29 5 36
400 - 31 - 31
Total 22 87 22 131
Direct Entry.
Level GST and Other
General Courses
SUBJECT /SPECIALIZATION
AREA
Total
Compulsory
Elective (min.)
100 12 4 - 16
200 8 14 9 31
300 2 29 5 36
400 - 31 - 31
Total 22 78 14 114
Graduation Requirement
100 Level Entry
100 Level Entry Students for a 4-year Degree programme are required and MUST passed minimum
of 120 Credit Units including compulsory courses, minimum electives and GSTs.
Note: 100 Level Entry Students are expected to earn 87 Credit Units (CU) of Compulsory
Courses and at least 16 CU for Elective Courses for 8 semester course structure with CGPA of
not less than 1.0 (87 + 16 = 103+22(GST Courses) = 125).
Students are required to pass at least one elective course in a semester. They must also pass 11
GST Courses as specified by the Senate.
Direct Entry
Direct Entry Students for a 3-year Degree programme are required and MUST passed minimum of
90 Credit Units including compulsory courses, minimum electives and GSTs.
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Note: Direct Entry Students are expected to earn 78 Credit Units (CU) of Compulsory
Courses and at least 12 CU of Elective Courses for 6 semesters course structure with CGPA of
not less than 1.0 (78 + 12 = 86+22(GST Courses) =108)
Students are required to pass at least one elective course in a semester. They must also pass 18
GST Courses as specified by the Senate.
Note: To get exempted from GST courses as a Direct Entry student, a dully signed transcript from
the Registrar of previous institutions must be presented.
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B.Sc. DEVELOPMENT STUDIES (CODE: 2213)
DEPARTMENT OF DEVELOPMENT STUDIES,
FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES
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8. CURRICULUM/SYLLABUS OF ALL COURSES IN THE PROGRAMME
100 Level Courses
GST101 Use of English and Communication Skills I Credit Unit: 2
Listening enabling skills; listening and comprehending comprehension; note taking and
information retrieval; Including data, figures, diagrams and charts; Listening for main idea
interpretation and critical evaluation; Effective reading, skimming and scanning; Reading and
comprehension at various speed levels; Vocabulary development in various academic contexts;
Reading diverse texts in narratives and expository; Reading and comprehension passages with
tables, scientific texts; Reading for interpretation and critical evaluation.
GST101 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
As one of the most important foundational courses, the learning outcome here shall basically be
aimed at ensuring that students understanding of communication in English is of import and
emphasis must be in ensuring that the basic principal of communication is learnt and applied in
different context within the rules.
GST102 Use of English and Communication Skills II Credit Unit: 2
Writing paragraphs; Topic sentence and coherence; Development of paragraphs; illustration;
Description; cause and effect including definitions; Formal letters: essential parts and stylistic
forms; complaints and requests; jobs; ordering goods Letters to government and other
organizations; Writing reports; reporting events, experiments, writing summaries.
GST102 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course the learning outcome shall be that the student should be able to write good topic
sentences that are coherent in the use of English, with an understanding of how to create paragraphs
that in a logical format and in an accurate manner. At the end, it is expected that students should be in
a good position to summarise passages in a more concise manner.
GST103 Computer Fundamentals Credit Unit: 2
Basics of computer and computer system; Word Processing, Spreadsheet; Graphics, Storage
Devices, Computer Network and Internet, Network Devices, Basic Internet Securities, Basic
programming.
GST103 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In an era of ICT, students in this course should at the end be able to know what a computer is
and the various components of computer, the importance of data processing the differences
between data and information as well as the various methods of data processing.
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GST104 Use of Library Credit Unit: 2
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.
GST104 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The outcome of this course is that students will be able to at any point in time identify various
sources of information they get and also collect secondary information from the use of library by
applying these information in academic or any other writing.
GST105 History and Philosophy of Science Credit Unit: 2
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.
GST105 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The outcome here is that students will be able to know how to establish the interrelationship
between all disciplines and by so doing they will Show the extent of ancient African contributions
to modern technology and that with creating an awareness of the services of science to man and the
effects of science on human society. With the understanding the two schools of thought on the
origin of man. They should explain the nature of man, components of the universe in which he lives,
and how he obtains energy for his activities in such a way that they are motivated to think
scientifically.
GST107 A Study Guide for the Distance Learner Credit Unit: 2
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.
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GST107 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students will be able to known how to Study on their own at their own pace
and time irrespective of the geographical difference and with Identify studying techniques they
adopt towards achieving academic success and finally they should demonstrate the skills required
of a distance learner in achieving academic excellence.
DES111 Introduction to Development Studies I Credit Unit: 2
This course introduces students to definition and meaning of 'development' as well as 'development
studies'; Importance of Development Studies; Development of Countries and Factors that
influenced Development of Developed Countries; Overview of Development Theories;
Colonization; Industrialization; Rural Development; Urbanization; Gender; Health; Education and
the Environment and how they enhance human wellbeing in Developing Countries in Africa, Asia,
the Pacific and Latin America.
DES111 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The objectives and the learning outcome of this course is that at the end of the course students should
be able to explain and give a definition and meaning of 'development' as well as 'development
studies. They should be in a position to discuss the importance of development studies. While
identifying developed countries and factors that influenced development of developed countries. As
students they will apply development theories as well as discuss the concepts of colonization,
industrialization, rural development in relation to urbanization, gender, health, education and the
environment and how they enhance human wellbeing in developing countries in Africa, Asia, the
Pacific and Nigeria.
ECO121 Principles of Economics I 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.
ECO121 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, student should be able to define economics, state its importance and
enunciate on assumptions upon which the definitions are based; state why and how available
choices leads to decision making and relate basic economic concept and problems to real life
situations as well as enumerate the importance of basic economics question and know how to apply
rationality to answering the questions in the decision making process. They are also expected to list
and explain different methods of solving economic problem. Expectedly they are should know how
to differentiate between different types of economies and know the weaknesses and strength of each
method of economy. They should also be able to discuss price mechanism, explain demand for a
commodity in relation to changes in price and elucidate on factors that determines quantity
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demanded and supplied. And be able to explain why government interfere in the market price
determination and how government interfere in the market
CSS111 Introduction To Sociology Credit Unit: 3
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.
CSS111 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome of this course is for students to understand the definition of sociology, basic
concepts in Sociology, Social issues and general introduction to Sociology, its scope, its origin, its
methods and its uses. Also, students should be able to explain meanings of family, marriage; their
activities and relationships, concepts of socialization, conformity and deviance. Concepts of
leadership, power and authority, and their relationships, group, social organisation and social
interactions, Concepts of social stratification, social differentiation and social mobility, processes
and importance of collective behavior and public opinion and social change.
POL111 Elements of Political Science Credit Unit: 3
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.
POL111 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student is expected to understand the basic principles and concepts of
the state, nation and nation-state in Political Science, its nature, scope and subdivisions, as well as
the validity or otherwise of the claim of Political Science to the status of a science. The course is also
expected to equip the students with the knowledge of key concepts in Political Science such as
power, authority and legitimacy as well as sovereignty, including the important place they occupy in
any political discourse, and how their use or mis-use can affect the workings of a political system.
Also, the student should be able to examine the nature and character of the political systems of major
developed countries, the manner they have contributed to relative political stability in these
societies and how the knowledge gained from their experience can be applied to the politics of the
developing world. The course should expose the student to the knowledge of different forms of
governments and ideologies and how they have contributed either to the expansion or denial of
human rights or economic opportunities among different strata of population. The student should be
able to show an understanding of how peaceful and orderly democratic political change can be
brought about through widely acceptable procedure and agreed mechanism.
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PCR111 Introduction to Peace Studies Credit Unit: 3
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.
PCR111 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this Course, students should be able to explain definitions of conflict and peace as well
as distinguish between conflict and violence. Identify what is positive about conflict, the different
categories of causes of conflict and be able to differentiate between root causes and triggers of
conflict. It is also expected of the student to be able to differentiate between external and internal
factors of conflict, develop/understand a comprehensive picture of conflict – issues, stages of
conflict, mediator direction on how to intervene in conflict, identify all the parties involved in a
conflict as well as know and understand the different methods of conflict analysis.
INR111 Introduction to International Studies Credit Unit: 2
Definition and Nature of international studies, Introduction to some international concepts and
implementations of international studies, Development in some basic skills of international
relations and politics, Orientation on History of International Economics and Trade, Element of
power and International interaction, interdependence, Major concepts of politics like Alliance,
Balance of power, Universal, Regional and National Security systems, International Politics like
Diplomacy, Foreign Aid, Bargaining and Negotiation, Sanctions and International Technical
Assistance.
INR111 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, student should be able to intelligently discuss the discipline
of International Studies; distinguish between International Relations and International Studies;
explain the meaning of diplomatic history; describe the use of the Historical Method in
International Relations; discuss the Systems theory. They are equally expected to be able to discuss
the Theory of Social Equilibrium; explain the Power Theory; understand the decision making
Theory; define the meaning and uses of diplomacy; define what economic diplomacy means;
explain the meaning of power and the 'Balance of power' theory; define Foreign Policy and
understand the processes of Foreign Policy in relation to National Interest.
ENT101 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Credit Unit: 2
The course would make students to discuss and adequately describe the following: Management,
Intrapreneurship and Entrepreneurship and bring out their distinct features. The general
characteristics of Intrapreneur, Entrepreneur and a Manager would also be identified and discussed.
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ENT101 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course, students should be able to explain the meaning of management, scope and
purpose of management and also key concepts of who is a manager. Also understand and be able to
explain what entrepreneurship entails.
FMS105 Elements of Management I Credit Unit: 2
The objectives of the course are to explain the nature of management principles, list the functions of
management, describe what a manager would do to be successful, explain the various approaches to
management, highlight the major contributors of management scholars and practice to the
development of management, describe the exercise of authority in the practice of management and
demonstrate the importance of communication to the art of managing. The course contents include
nature of management principles, roles and responsibilities of management, social responsibility of
the manager, how to be a successful manager, management by objective, history of management,
schools of thought on management Part I and II, contributors to management theories, delegation of
authority Parts I and II, authority nature and types of power, authority methods of influence and
application in organization as well as communication.
FMS105 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome of this course is for students to gain an understanding of the key theories,
concepts, principles and techniques of management, the importance of communication in the
management of private and public organization/enterprises as well as to understand the relationship
between leadership and power.
DES112 Introduction to Development Studies II Credit Unit: 2
This course is a continuation of DES111 and covers topics which include; Introduction to planning;
Types of Development Planning; Overview of Development Planning in Nigeria; Brief history of
Development Policy and Practice; Brief introduction to Multilateral, Bilateral and NGO
organizations that are engaged in Development.
DES112 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course period, the students are expected to be able to explain the basic meaning of
development planning; define development planning convincingly and describe planning efforts
that have been made in Nigeria since independence They are also expected to be able to explain the
ranges of planning in Nigeria as well as discuss major reasons for planning failure in Nigeria and
describe other reputable organizations involved in planning other than government.
ECO 122 Principles of Economics II Credit Unit: 3
This course which focuses on microeconomic theory is a continuation of ECO 101; topics covered
include the field of macroeconomics; national income accounting; money and banking;
components of gross domestic product; aggregate demand and aggregate supply analysis;
Government and the Economy; Open Economy Macroeconomics.
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ECO122 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, the students are expected to be able to define and understand the meaning of
Macroeconomics as a field of study and know the basic macroeconomics concepts, as well as
distinguish between Microeconomics and Macroeconomics; understand the Relationship between
Economic Welfare and National income and to understand the meaning of Money and the History of
money with its Characteristics, functions and types of Money as well as the Keynesian Motive of
Holding Money; and know the History of Nigeria Banking System and the meaning of Commercial
bank and its functions as well as the Growth and Development of Commercial Bank in Nigeria. As
well as having knowledge of the meaning and reasons for international trade and also understand the
basis or theory of international trade as well as the analysis of Gain from trade.
POL126 Citizens and the State Credit Unit: 3
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.
POL126 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, the student is to have an understanding of the nature of citizen and state
relations especially as it relates to the obligations of the state to the citizens and the correlative duty
of the citizens to the state. The student should be able to explain the concept of the state and
citizenship, the rights of a citizen, limitations of public authority in relation to the rights of citizens.
The student should understand the basis of liberty/freedom and what constitutes citizenship, be able
to analyse state-society relations as well as understand the basis for loyalty and patriotism.
PCR 114 Introduction to Conflict Resolution Processes II Credit Unit: 3
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, conflict
as a Strategy of social change.
PCR114 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The overall objectives and expectations of this course is for the student to be able to examine how
conflict resolution as a field of study evolved; explain why violent conflict constitutes a problem. Be
able to define conflict and conflict resolution, and the cause(s) types of conflict; identify and
understand conflict handling styles; understand the perspectives and be able to apply the approaches
to peacemaking; state the methods of conflict analysis, conflict progression and conflict attitude;
understudy and manage anger; understand the technique of mind control, what it is and its role in
conflict resolution processes; identity the place of conflict mapping in conflict resolution processes;
identify the approaches to decision-making and their application; understand how trust can be built
and the steps to know the differences between the western and African approaches to conflict
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resolution. Students are equally expected to have knowledge of the significance of mediation in
conflict resolution; and generally know how to manage conflict in communities, organizations,
among others.
POL124 Organization of Government Credit Unit: 3
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 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course the student is expected to be equipped with comprehensive knowledge of
the nature and scope of the government of modern states, understand the meaning, origin and
functions of government, have an in-depth knowledge of the basic structures and organs of
government such as the executive, legislature and judiciary, and their functions. Also be familiar
with the levels and systems of government and how they operate.
INR132 International Politics of Africa Credit Unit: 2
An investigation of the relationships between Africa, the Great Powers, as well as Africa and
International Organisations. Historical Perspective of Relationship existing between Africa and the
West, The changing patterns of the relations between African States and the countries of Europe and
America since the colonial period, The influence of the West on the relations of African states and
the place of Africa in the rivalry between the East and the West, the emerging new world order.
INR132 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course the student is expected to understand the historical perspective of the
relationship among African states in the early period and between Africa and the West before and
during colonial periods. It is important that students have a firm grip of how the relationship existed
among African states before European invasion. The knowledge of the relationship between Africa,
Europe and America before, during and post-colonial periods is also important for the student. The
rivalry between the East and the West, the place of Africa in this power game are also discussed. The
new world order also forms a discuss point of this course. It is important that students understand the
various dynamic scenarios in play at the international level of politics.
FMS106 Elements of Management II Credit Unit: 2
The course contents include nature of management principles, roles and responsibilities of
management, social responsibility of the manager, how to be a successful manager, management by
objective, history of management, schools of thought on management Part I and II, contributors to
management theories, delegation of authority Parts I and II, authority nature and types of power,
authority methods of influence and application in organization as well as communication.
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FMS106 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student should be able to explain the concept of management, discuss
planning for the advancement and development of employees, satisfaction of the needs of the
employees as well as highlight the stages in decision making and also be able to describe the
relationship between leadership and power.
CRD122 Nigerian Agriculture Credit Unit: 3
The objective of this course is to be able to define agriculture and its branches, explain the
importance of agriculture in terms of its contributions to the socio-economic development of the
country, explain types of land tenure and factors affecting them in Nigeria, describe traditional
farming types in Nigeria and compare with the modern farming, explain the merits and demerits of
each of the farming system, describe the importance of research in modern agricultural
development and types of cropping system, explain the problems militating against agricultural
development, proffer solutions to these problems, explain the importance of extension services in
agriculture, the various types of soils and crops and advise on the type of soil suitable for crops.
To enable learners understand the impact of agriculture on the socio-economic development of
Nigeria. Concept of agriculture concept of land tenure system and factors affecting land use in
Nigeria, types of farming and their characteristics in Nigeria, cropping systems, problems of
agriculture in Nigeria, development and modernization in agriculture, importance of agriculture to
the Nigerian economy, methods and strategies in agricultural extension, economic importance of
livestock and poultry to man, management principles of some selected farm animals, agricultural
finance, credit and marketing, simple farm tools and machinery, types of soils and plants,
agricultural biology and its scope. Scope of horticulture, methods of propagating horticultural
plants, agricultural cooperatives, types and the application of fertilizer.
CRD122 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student should be able to understand and explain why agricultural
development is very important in our society, also be able to identify the organization of agricultural
activities and outline the problems that inhibit the development of agricultural activities in Nigeria.
It is also expected of the student to be able to list the different strategies and policy measures that the
government has adopted over the years to improve this sector.
200 Level Courses
GST201 Nigerian Peoples and Culture Credit Unit: 2
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.
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GST201 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of the course, students should be able to have a sound knowledge of the
traditional Nigerian peoples and culture; as well as discuss the culture areas of Nigeria and their
characteristics; Analyze the impact of Western education on national development in Nigeria; and
explain the evolution of Nigeria as a political unit.
GST203 Introduction to Philosophy and Logic Credit Unit: 2
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.
GST203 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, you will be able to apply philosophical thoughts on daily activities
Integrate philosophical thoughts in different field of study.
DES211 Environment and Sustainable Development Credit Unit: 2
The course discusses environment as it relates to sustainable development. Topics to be studied will
include the historical roots and current discourse on sustainable development, overview of
theoretical perspectives of environment and development, Introduction to the theories of managing
common pool resources and their implications for sustainable development, environmental
challenges and types of resources (renewable and non- renewable resources).
DES211 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course period, the students are expected to be able to describe environment and
ecosystem, discuss human – environment relationship: Environment as an Asset explain global
climate change: Science, Policy and Economics. They should also be able to explain greenhouse gas
emissions and global climate change and at the same time describe international action on global
climate change and discuss other global international challenges. In doing this they will be able to
explain environmental challenges and risk of food security. The issue of natural resources in context
is one aspect they should be able to as well know and the types of natural (renewable and nonrenewable)
resources and how to understand how to manage and Conserve natural resources. The
course will also enhance their knowledge on what sustainable development is and know the
historical roots of sustainable development. And further to explain the criticisms of sustainable
development.
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FSS211 Social Science Statistics Credit Unit: 2
This course introduces the student to the basic concepts and methods of statistics. It covers
descriptive statistics and inference (estimation and hypothesis testing) for a single variable and for
two variables. Others are measure of central tendencies and dispersion (mean, median, mode,
variance, standard deviation, etc.), inference about a population mean and comparing two means,
Exploring and Understanding of Data, Data gathering and Organization, Data Coding,
Relationships between variables (correlation and Regression analysis), types and techniques of data
presentation (Percentages, charts etc.), Hypothesis testing and confidence intervals (Chi-square and
ANOVA).
FSS211 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Generally, the objective of and learning outcome of this course is that students will be is on
equipped with necessary primary statistical knowledge as should be able to discuss the definitions,
meaning, types and importance of statistics. They will also be able to elucidate the several
approaches to data collection, their merits and limitations. Discuss variables, types, measurement
and their relationship and understand the classification of data. The Presentation of data using tables
graphs and charts.
DES213 Introduction to Public Finance Management Credit Unit: 2
Topics to be taught will include: Introduction to financial management, macroeconomic
environment and legislation, Public finance management, Success factors of good public financial
management, Accounting practice and the Financial Management Cycle, Budgeting, Revenue
management, Supply chain management, Public Asset management and fraud prevention,
Financial Misconduct, Financial Reporting, Analyzing Financial reports and Auditing.
DES213 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the students are expected to be able to identify the principles, concepts of
public finance management as it relates to real life situation. They should also be to discuss the
fundamentals or elements of public finance management as it relates to the public sector. Analyse
the success factors of public finance management. Explain the Legal and Regulatory Framework for
Managing Public Financial Management. Explain Budget, Budget process, Methods of Budgeting
system and Budget principles as it relates to the Nigeria system. Explain Financial Reporting and its
importance to the users of accounting information (example of users; Government, The public at
large, Investors, Management, Creditors, etc). The explanation of Accounting practices as it cut
across various aspect in accounting, for example, Audit practices, Tax practices, Forensic practices,
Book-keeping, and discuss the functions of public procurement management or supply chain
management for public and private sector. As students they should as well be able to explain public
Asset Management and Fraud Prevention and how it can help to curb corruption in the public sector.
Apply financial management cycle in a real life situation.
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DES215 Nigerian Economy in Perspective Credit Unit: 2
The primary objective of this course is to acquaint the students with the various stages in the
evolution of Nigerian economy. It examines Nigerian economy before and after independence.
Topics covered include agriculture, industrialization, trade, transportation and national income
among others.
DES215 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course period, the students are expected to be able to explain the basic concepts of
economic structure and systems and outline the features and profile the Nigerian economy before
and after independence. They can as well discuss the evolution, structure and contribution of
agricultural and industrial sectors to economic development before and after independence in
Nigeria
Doing an appraisal of the challenges and prospects of the agricultural and industrial sector in
Nigeria is also an advantage too. Evaluate the effectiveness of some Nigerian government
plans, policies and programmes to economic structure and development.
CSS245 Security Planning, Development and Organizations Credit Unit: 3
This course introduces students to the principles and techniques that will provide management in
any organization with a series of procedures that can be use full in the planning, implementation,
administration and evaluation of protection programmes. It will also expose students to the inherent
problems and weakness that have hindered their progress over the years such as narrow view of
security and protective services, universal cures and inadequate training.
CSS245 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course , the students will be know the concept of security planning, development and
management, the various methods for security professionals including the security information
technology criteria for purchase, installation and maintenance of computer and networking
equipment's, including prevention of thefts of data. They will be able to identify vulnerabilities in
federal, state and local infrastructure. Acquainted to routine management of security issues and
principles of loss prevention, and needs for incident reaction. They should be able to develop an
appreciation of potential legal consequences, both criminal and civil, of training and supervision of
security management personnel. And highlight the major pinpoints salient changes on how the
nation and security management must prepare, respond, manage, and mitigate mega-terrorist
incidents
INR261 International Environmental Politics Credit Unit: 2
Whether it is water security, the global food crisis, climate change, environmental refugees, nuclear
energy, human survival or the rights of non-humans, environmental or green politics has established
itself as one of the most exciting sites of political contestation around the globe today. This course
will analyse the international discourses in environmental politics ranging from the informal
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dynamics of networks, groups and social movements through to the more institutionalized
responses of organizations, corporations, mass media, legal systems, political parties, governments
and administrative systems. Cases are selected from across the globe: from the more affluent worlds
of Europe and North America; to the majority worlds of Africa, South America and Asia.
INR261 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The objectives and learning outcome of this course is that students of environmental education are
to: a. develop a life-long commitment of human environment and the quality of life; b. make citizens
to be knowledgeable and informed about the possible future consequences of the environmental
problems and decisions; c. get the citizens to acquire skills needed for solving environmental
problems; d. get the people to acquire social values, strong feelings of concern for the environment
and the motivation for active participation in its protection and improvement and to be committed to
doing something about the environment.
DES219 Climate Change and Development Credit Unit: 2
Students will be introduced to topics on climate change and the economy, Concepts of Global
Warming, Science of Climate Change, changes affecting the natural systems, key risk factors to the
environment (including physical, government policies, Human factors and regulatory
considerations), Implications of climate change scenarios to development, Global and Local
Institutions and their efforts in curbing climate change.
DES219 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course period, the students are expected to be able to know what climate change
means and the basic definitions and terminologies that are common to the topic. The student will
thus understand the economics of climate change, ranging from the quantification of potential
impacts to the design of policy instruments and understand responses to climate change by
examining critically a range of media and perspectives on climate change and sustainable
development. They should be able to apply the concept of sustainable development to integrate a
range of climate change perspectives and interpret scientific, statistical and other data among
others.
DES221 Social Change and Development Credit Unit: 2
This course introduces the students to the multiple theories and explanations for social change,
relationship between colonialism and development, social system change and expansion over time.
Topics include: Social systems; Basic concepts of social change; selected theories of social change
and development; Social Dimension of Economic Development with special focus on Nigeria and
some selected countries.
DES215 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to define social change, understand the social
system and describe the processes of social change. They should as well be able to ascertain the
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impact of colonialism on Nigeria and describe, compare, and contrast several types of theories
about social change. Identify theories of development and critique their strengths and limitations.
As a student of this course they should understand the socio-cultural dimensions of development
and finally, discuss development as agent of social change and know the Nigerian example and
some selected African Countries.
DES216 Nigerian Economy in Perspective II Credit Unit: 2
The course is structured to familiarize the students with the structures and contributions of
infrastructural sector and subsectors to the Nigerian Economy; activities of other sectors of the
economy namely: Trade and Commerce, Building and Construction, Private and Public sector;
government plans, policies and programmes as well as adopted plans as it affects the overall
structure and different sectors of the economy. It also examines the concept of economic cooperation
and integration in Africa, inclusive of international trades.
DES216 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The Objective and learning outcome of this course is that at the end of this course the students are
expected to be able to explain the characteristics, structure and challenges of infrastructural sector
and subsectors in Nigeria. Analyse the features, prospects and challenges of trade and commerce,
building and construction and the private and public sector in Nigeria and evaluate the significance
of more government plans, policies and programmes in Nigeria.
DES218 Communication and Development Credit Unit: 2
Students will be exposed to the following topics: Concepts of Communication and Development;
Nature, Characteristics, Models, Theories and Element of Communication; Communication tools
for Growth and Development; Forms of Communication; Functions and Techniques of Public
Relations and Advertising, Critical approaches to Communication and Development; Media and
Development.
DES218 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course, the outcome is that students should be able to know the concepts of development and
communication see the importance of communication in development paradigms shift in
communication for development and The essence of research in communication development .In
other areas of concern in communication for development, they will see communication for
educational development as an important tool for other aspects of development, for instance
communication for Health development and communication for political development as well as
communication for Internal Security, environmental, and technological development. on media
and development communication, they will understand the need for interpersonal and Folk media
for development communication and the role of print media for development communication and
broadcast media for development communication, while at the same time they will appreciate the
and see new media for development communication.
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DES220 Poverty, Inequality and Development Credit Unit: 2
Definition of Poverty, Inequality and Development, Theories of Poverty; Linkage between Poverty,
Inequality and Development, Multidimensional Nature of Poverty and their Indicators,
Measurement of Poverty and Inequality; Extent, Magnitude and Dimensions of Poverty and
Inequality; Approaches to Poverty Reduction, Poverty Alleviation Policies and Programmes
focusing on reducing Inequality in Nigeria.
DES220 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course period, students will be able to explain the concept of poverty and
inequality in the development context and key texts in the field of development studies. Describe
and explain the relationships between, poverty, inequality and development in developing country
contexts and articulate an informed view on the relationship. Evaluate a comprehensive knowledge
of the different metrics and the way in which poverty and inequality are measured, and to critically
evaluate their strengths and weaknesses. Analyse theories, key concepts and interpretation used in
debates around poverty and inequality in the development context. They should be able to evaluate
the potential and limitations of social vs. economic analysis poverty. Students will be exposed to
social dimension development and its relation poverty and inequality. Also, they should be to
analyse competing models and strategies that have been use to tackling problems of poverty and
inequality in developing countries, including their origins, their continuities and their differences.
And finally explain the strategies for alleviating poverty and reducing inequality promoted by major
development institutions as well as in Nigeria today.
GST202 Fundamentals of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Credit Unit: 2
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.
GST202 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
This course is designed to equip with basic understanding of the fundamental issues in peace studies
and conflict resolution. At the end of this course, the student is expected to be able to define and
explain the meaning and nature of conflict; discuss the causes and types of conflicts; discuss issues
on conflict analysis, management, resolution and transformation; explain the processes of conflict
resolution – mediation, negotiation, arbitration, litigation, conciliation and also be able to give
detailed explanation of peace education by examining the role of communication and language in
conflicts. It is also expected that they should be able to explain the importance of the rules of conflict
intervention and be familiar with global issues and peace-building.
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GST204: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Credit Unit: 2
Development Entrepreneurship/Intrapreneurship: An Overview of the Definitions of
Entrepreneurship and Intrapreneurship; Concepts and Theories of Entrepreneurship 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.
GST204 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The objective and learning outcome of this course is for the student to be able to provide a hands-on,
practical guidance to understand and discover critical aspects of Entrepreneurship; also be able to
develop competencies, know-how, experience, attitudes, resources, and network required to pursue
different Entrepreneurial opportunities; they should be able to use the key requirements for starting
an enterprise; and at the same time expose the vital issues and learning experiences, by applying
theories of Entrepreneurship, in the Nigerian business environment, as well as management of
innovation.
MAC212 Media and Society Credit Unit: 3
Introduction defining the course title and explaining the link between Media Communication and
the Society: Elements of communication, the cultural and social process of communication:
Emphasis on sociological problems, themes and concepts: Juxtapose mass communication against
the major social institutions e.g. school, churches, mosques, families, marriages, cultural
organizations and groups etc.: Focus on the sociology of mass communication, professionalism in
journalism, mass media message/content).Review the issues of cultural imperialism arising from
media dependency: Control of mass media organizations and communication politics: The Role of
Communication in National Development.
MAC212 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The overall of this course is for the student to be able to examine the mass media as elements of
cultural and social processes as well as paying attention to the sociological concepts, themes and
problems by applying the strategies for mass communication and its relationship with major social
institutions. Explain the dynamics of society vis-à-vis the role of the mass media and also be able to
discuss the types, theories, power and limitations of the mass media in society.
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POL216 Evolution of Nigerian Local Government Credit Unit: 3
Meaning and understanding of Local Government; Evolution of local government in Nigeria;
Evolution of the structure of the state system; Theories of Local Government; Functions of Local
Government; Relationship between state and local government; Party politics and local
governments; Local Government Finance; Problems of local government in Nigeria; The three tiers
of government as autonomous but coordinate unit; Local Government in Nigeria; Problem of Local
Government in Nigeria; Local Government System and Constitutional frameworks in Nigeria.
POL216 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome of this course will be to provide students with a comprehensive knowledge of
the Evolution of Nigerian Local Government. Also students would have acquired the basic
knowledge of concepts and evolution of local government system in Nigeria. And also understand
the salient functions of local government in Nigeria as well as having an insight of the sources and
management of local government finance, its challenges and how to grapple with them.
DES222 Technology and Socio-Economic Development Credit Unit: 2
The topics to be studied include: The role of technological change in the historical growth of major
economies; The Nature of Technological Change and its Socio-economic Implications; Technology
transfer, diffusion and adoption of new technologies; Industrial Competition and Technological
Change.
DES222 Objectives and Learning Outcome
In this course, the learning outcome is that students should be able to differentiate between growth
and development, they should be able to illustrate the difference between developed and developing
economies and at the same time understand the determinants of economic development, describe
technology life cycle, trace the history of technology evolution through industrial revolutions. It is
expected that they should be able to give a brief history of technology development in Nigeria.
Understand the socioeconomic implications of technological change in developing countries,
explain the process of technological change in developing countries. Understand the issue of
diversity in the choice of appropriate technology and finally, explain the challenges of technology
transfer especially in developing countries.
300 Level
DES 311 Research Methods Credit Units: 2
Introduction to research and the research process: Research Ethics and Integrity; Critical Appraisal;
Operationalization and Measurement; Hypothesis Testing; Instrument Design; Field Work and
Data Collection; Data Analysis; Statistical Applications; Presentation of Findings; Quantitative
Research: Introduction to Quantitative Research; Study Designs and Methods; Analysis and
Interpretation of Quantitative Data, Critical Appraisal of Quantitative Research; Qualitative
Research: Introduction to Qualitative Research, Study Designs and Methods, Analysis and
Interpretation of Qualitative Data, Critical Appraisal of Qualitative Research; Mixed Methods
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Research: Introduction to Mixed Methods Research, Study Designs and Methods; Analysis and
Interpretation of Mixed Methods Data; Critical Appraisal of Mixed Methods Research; Brief
Description of Big Data; References and Referencing Styles.
DES311 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to describe qualitative research; explain the research
process from the formulation of research topic and hypothesis to data collection including Big Data,
analysis and presentation of findings, and referencing styles.
DES 313 Gender and Development Credit Unit: 3
Participation of men and women in the development process; Theorizing gender and
conceptualizing difference; Gendering development theories; Gendered ideologies and of work and
the sexual division of labour; Gender, security and peace; Men in gender and development
discourse; Rights-based approach: Social change from a gender perspective; Gender and women's
participation in agriculture, modern economic sector and politics; Gender and poverty; Gender
Mainstreaming; Issues and challenges of implementing gender policy in Nigeria.
DES313 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course the outcome should be that at the end of the course period, the students are expected to
get acquainted with key analytic debates in the field of gender and development and having able to
develop the ability to comprehend and manipulate complex analytical arguments in global
discourses on gender and development , with a view to having an understanding on how to relate
these debates and analytical arguments to development theory, policy and practice Develop the
ability to evaluate the impact of development interventions (such as – gender policies, international
organizations' and government intervention projects, and development blueprints, as well as
institutional reforms and theories of change) on gender equity and empowerment issues and get
familiarized and be able to apply practical skills and techniques in gender and development analysis
which can lead to a career as Gender Analyst or programmer in organizations or projects.
CRD305 Rural Development Credit Unit: 3
The concept and definitions of rural development. Rural development and community
development. Agricultural development and rural development. Rural infrastructure and
industrialization and rural development; other components, of rural development. Agents of rural
development. Planning and rural development. Specific strategies of rural development in
Nigeria. Co-operatives and rural development. Problems of rural development. Theoretical
foundation and the dynamics of leadership. Role of leadership in programmes of change and
development. Identification, selection, training and use of local leaders in extension and rural
development programmes. Solutions of problems and their application to rural social systems.
Women and youth programmes and their relevance to community-development. Programme
planning; kinds and quality of programmes; problems and prospects. Institutional framework for
women and youth programmes in Nigeria.
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CRD305 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course, the student should be able to have an in-depth knowledge of the structure
and content of rural development strategies; explain the meaning of rural development and its
strategies; explain the processes involved in rural development plan, implementation and
evaluation; discuss the methods involved in motivating society for social actions through
community development; explain community modernization programmes of successive
governments of Nigeria and the problems affecting such efforts.
ECO347 Development Economics I Credit Unit: 2
This course exposes the students to the concept and determinants economic growth and
development. Diversity in structures and common characteristics of Less-Developed countries.
Theories of Growth: Classical and Neoclassical Theories.
ECO347 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course, the outcome is to expose students to determinants economic growth and how these
determinants are as a result of the various structures and diversities particularly in the less
–developed countries. The application of classical and neoclassical theories as a tool for economic
growth is a major aspect of the course.
DES 315 Globalization and Economic Development Credit Unit: 3
The concept of globalization, its origins and dimension in various regions; Globalization and
Commodity Chains; Models of Global Governance; Global Governance and Development
Assistance; The Ethics of Globalization; Multi-national Corporations and International Agencies
and Development: The Consequences of Globalization and its Complex Nature; Theories of
Globalization; Global Financial Crisis; Globalization and Nigeria's Development; International
Trade; International Development Finance.
DES315 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to define the concept of globalization,
locate its origins, identify its key actors and its impacts on the developed and developing countries
especially Nigeria.
DES317 Public Policies and Governance Credit Unit: 3
Understanding the imperatives of public policy and governance; Theories and Traditions in
understanding of policy decision-making and management in the public sector; Main trends in
contemporary public policy-making; Different stages of the 'policy cycle' (e.g. agenda-setting,
implementation and evaluation); Descriptions of how and why government make and implement
policy decisions, with particular reference to Nigeria; Core concepts of policy analysis, and theories
of policy change; Decision-making in the public sector; Determinants of public policy (for
example, public opinion, political parties, technology) as well as central themes in the study and
practice of public policy, such as corruption and policy learning; Assessing the expected and actual
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impacts of public policy choices; Using data to evaluate policy effectiveness.
DES317 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome here is that students are expected to know what public policies are all about
and how they are made and managed with a view to understanding the various policy cycle and the
various implementation stages.
BUS 325 Human Resource Management Credit Unit: 3
Supply and demand characteristics of labour by types, organization of the personnel functions;
manpower planning; employee motivation, leadership styles; employee training and development;
performance appraisal, disciplinary procedure; employee welfare; labour law and policies.
BUS325 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
As development experts, the ability of students to apply their human Resource is key in the day to
day running of organizations. They would have also understood what motivates works and the
leadership style in any organization is an area they should have become acquainted with.
EHS319 Introduction to Demography Credit Unit: 3
Introduction to the principles and methods of demography. Sources of population data; population
dynamics and health implications, population structure and population movement. Census: types,
methods, principles and practice. Applications of census data. Population data and the planning of
social services. Demographic transitions and health/ disease patterns and services. Indices of
population, health and development, life table techniques and interpretation of related indices.
EHS319 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome here is that students should be able to see the importance of demography as
that study that deals with population and its application of the dynamics in planning of any nation.
DES310 Supervised Field Attachment and Monitoring Credit Unit: 6
This course entails practical work experience done for three (3) months during the second semester
of the third year. The practical involves field work by students carried out at governmental and nongovernmental
development agencies, Bilateral and Multilateral Institutions and Non-voluntary
Bodies: such as Niger Delta Development Commission, WaterAid Nigeria, Local Governments,
Canada International Development Agency, German Technical Corps, International Labour Office,
International Centre for Migration and Policy Development, World Bank, European Union,
ECOWAS, UN, etc. As the course title implies, students are to be supervised by Academic Staff of
the Department. Student supervision should be minimum of twice in a year. Students are required to
work on a project and submit a defended report at the end of the field work to the Department.
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DES310 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
This learning outcome of this is that at the end of this course students would have had a practical
field experience in following their attachment's to bodies such as Niger Delta Development
Commission, WaterAid Nigeria, Local Government Area council, Canada international
Development Agency, world Bank European Ecowas and UN. Among others as the student
discretion at the end of this attachment, the student would have been able to write a comprehensive
report from the field. This is done with the supervision of an academic staff
DES 312 Health and Development Credit Unit: 3
Concept and Scope of Health in Development; Distinction between Health and Healthcare and its
impact on Development; Health as a good; The theory of health care demand and Supply; Social
Determinants of Health; Cost of Health care delivery in Nigeria; Healthcare provision; Healthcare
Financing, Insurance System and Market Failure; Healthcare and Government intervention; The
Role of Healthcare in human capital growth; Health and productivity, Health, savings and
investments; Diseases such as Tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, Malaria, other tropical
diseases and their burden; Health Sector Reforms in Nigeria; Cost analysis, Cost-Benefit analysis
and cost effectiveness, efficiency; The challenges of Healthcare delivery in Nigeria.
DES312 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The objectives and learning outcome, of this course is that students can discuss the scope of health
as human right. - Understand economics in the context of health. - Explain the status and nature of
health in Nigeria. It is also expected that students should have also know the social determinants of
health and cost implication in the Nigeria context even in with government interventions in
investment in the health sector. As an expert, it is expected that they understand the impacts of
diseases such as HIV/AIDS, MALARIA, HEPATITIES classified as tropical diseases impacts
health care development in Nigeria.
DES314 Project Planning, Management, Monitoring and Evaluation C r e d i t
Unit: 2
Through this course, students will gain the skills and knowledge of project management,
monitoring and evaluation. Topics include Principles, approaches and tools of project design,
planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation; Methods to conduct effective data
collection, statistical analysis, and reporting; Social capital assessments, stakeholder analysis
including, political, economic, social and institutional analysis in the formulation and evaluation of
development projects; Social Impact Assessment (SIA) tools and techniques for measuring project
progress; Reporting SIA outcomes to the appropriate stakeholders (donors, funders, government, or
the beneficiaries of development programmes).
DES314 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome and the overall objectives which the course is out to achieve is that at the end
of the course, the students are expected to get acquainted with key analytic debates in the field of
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project management and evaluation. They should be able to develop the ability to comprehend and
manipulate complex analytical arguments in project management, monitoring and evaluation and
by having an understanding of how to relate these debates and analytical arguments to theories,
policy and practice in project management. Develop the ability to evaluate the impact of project
management in development interventions finally. Get familiarized and be able to apply practical
skills and techniques in project management, monitoring and evaluation.
DES316 Migration, Urbanization and Sustainable Development Credit Unit: 3
Meaning, Scope and Definition of Migration as an Evolutionary force; Meaning and the Concept of
Urbanization and Sustainable Development; Theories of Migration and Urbanization; Major
Drivers of Migration and Urbanization; Urban Growth and Changes in Cities; Migration and its
Impact on the Development Process; Key Concepts in Urban Analysis including Social Justice,
Gender Equity, Demographic Transition and Sustainability; Migration and urbanization in Nigeria;
Migration and Agriculture, Health, Education etc.
DES316 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to define the concepts of Migration
Urbanization and sustainable Development; and explain the major drivers of migration and
urbanization including their Impacts on the development Process, sustainability, social Justice,
gender equity etc across the world and in Nigeria.
ECO348 Development Economics II Credit Unit: 2
This course builds on the foundation laid in ECO 347, but focuses on Governance and Corruption:
Governance in Public Service, Civil Society and Good Governance in Public Service, Corruption,
ill effect of corruption; Public Sector Scope, Enhancement and Reform: Public Sector, Public
goods, liberalization and Revitalization of Public sector, the role and Potential of civil society;
Globalization: Trade and trade policy, international Economics relations:-meaning of
Globalization, new Globalization, the world bank, the international monetary fund, world bank
organization, international trade globalizing financial flows; Poverty, Equity and Well-being.
ECO348 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course, the outcome is to expose students to determinants economic growth and how these
determinants are as a result of the various structures and diversities particularly in the less
–developed countries. The application of classical and neoclassical theories as a tool for economic
growth is a major aspect of the course.
DES309 Theories of Social Development Credit Unit: 2
Social development theories and practice: Explanatory or analytical theory, normative theory;
Conceptualization and application of social development theories in a development context: (1) the
statist approach, (2) The enterprise approach, (3) The populist approach; Theoretical perspectives in
social policy; -from modernization to sustainable livelihoods; Issues and Challenges in Social
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Policy; rural development; urban development; basic education, healthcare delivery systems, social
work and social security; Towards a holistic social policy formulation and implementation for
development in Nigeria.
DES309 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course students would have known the concept of social development as an aspect of
development studies as well as dimensions of social development. They should have also been
exposed to the various characteristics of social development using development theories and
perspectives in social development, to see the emerging issues in social development practices in
Nigeria and particularly the issues surrounding rural development and how they connect to social
development in Nigeria, while at the same time expected to understood key social development
challenges in Nigeria and how they impact on social development.
GST302: Business Creation and Growth Credit Unit: 2
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/Welfare. New Opportunities for Expansion: E-Commerce; E-Business; E-Trade.
Managing Transition: From Start up to Growth: Personal Disciplines; Learning; Decision
Making; Control.
GST302 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome for this course is that students should be able to know what it takes to develop
and create business and the various steps it takes. They should know what motivates people in
wanting to begin any business of their choice. They need to see opportunity and identifying them.
Taking up skills in understanding the importance of E- Business and E-Trade in our today's world.
Above all the need-to-know Ethics of Business is key in this course.
CRD324 Rural Development Strategies Credit Unit: 3
Planning, implementation and appraisal of rural development projects – agriculture, small-scale
industries, health, rural market, infrastructures, mass literacy drive. Methods of motivating society
for social actions through the community development organizers. The different approaches to
community modernization. Detail study of past and present government programmes – War
Against Indiscipline (WAI), Mass Mobilization for Social Justice, Economic Recovery and Self
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Reliance (MAMSER), Directorate of Food, Roads and Rural infrastructure (DFRRI) etc.
Reference will also be made to the various State Government Blueprints on rural development.
CRD324 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome of this course for student is that they should be able to know how appraisal
are carried out on rural development projects in the areas of Agriculture, small –scale industries,
health rural markets and other infrastructures located in rural communities. The course will also
enhance student's ability to understand how social actions in society become a reality and various
approaches that can bring about community development. Students would have also understood
how some government institutions in the past and present such as War Against Indiscipline (WAI)
and the mass mobilization for Social Justice, Economic Recovery and Self Reliance (MAMSER)
among others have been used to push for rural development.
DES320 Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods Credit Unit: 2
This course exposes the students to: Concepts of Food and Nutrition, Malnutrition and Food
Security; Concepts of Food Security and Sustainable Livelihoods; Population and Food Security;
Land Tenure and Land Reforms; Food Security, Poverty and Famine; Food Security and Insecurity;
Food Security and National Development in Nigeria; Relationship between Climate Change and
Food Security; Households Food Security; Sustainable Rural Livelihoods; Livelihoods and Rural
Poverty Reduction in Nigeria; The state of food security and nutrition in the world, The Role of
Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), World Food Programme (WFP) and World Hunger
Relief Organizations in Food Security.
DES320 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The outcome of this course is to ensure that students know and understand a wider importance of
food and nutrition and the issues of malnutrition and the implication of food security with a view of
knowing the causes of food scarcity and how food production can lead to sustainable livelihood
through a full understanding of how land tenure and land reforms can enhance poverty and famine,
which is as a result of climate change and the response of some global bodies on the issues of food
security.
400 Level
DES411 Research Project Credit Unit: 6
The student is required to choose a topic on current development issues guided by theories/concepts
learnt in the course of the programme using an appropriate method; the choice of topic is to be done
under the guidance of an appointed supervisor. It is expected that the study will focus on a field
work/project using data that will be collected, analyzed and presented so as to respond to research
questions and objectives.
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DES411 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course as required of the student they should have become equipped and able to
formulate and choose a researchable topic of choice both by the student and academic supervisor on
current development issues that would be guided by theories and concepts that may have learnt in
the course of the entire programme, by using approved appropriate methods with an expected
outcome from the field work. Using data collated, analysed and presented as response to the
researchable questions and objectives of the study carried out and appropriate recommendations as
well as contribution to knowledge as the outcome.
DES413 Informal Sector and Development Credit Unit: 2
The Nature and Scope of Informal Sector; Types of Informal Sector engagements such as Tailoring,
Laundry, Make-up, Leather Works, Petty Trading etc.; Structure of the Informal Sector in Nigeria;
Assessing Credit in the Informal Sector; Taxation in the Informal Sector; Market Analysis of the
Informal Sector; Revenue Generation Capacity of the Informal Sector; Gender and Informal Sector
in Nigeria; Informal Sector and Contributions to the Economy; State Regulation of the Informal
Sector; Dynamics, Problems and Prospects of the Informal Sector.
DES413 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course students will be see the scope of the informal sector and understand how
the various sectors operate and how they are structured in Nigeria. they will be able to understand
how these sector access credit and how taxation in that sector has impacted their growths. The
students will know these sectors have contributed to the national economy by understanding what
role state regulations plays in solving and prospecting these sectors.
DES 415 International Organizations and Development I Credit Unit: 2
The course deals with key concepts of change and development and will focus on various theories
of international development as well as models of growth and development. It will examine how
the involvement of international organizations have impacted on national growth and
development; It will examine contemporary issues such as the role of these International and
Regional Financial Organizations, Regional Economic Cooperation such as Bretton Woods
Institutions- IMF, World Bank, WTO, ECOWAS, SADC, COMESA; International development
Aid in the growth and development process.
DES415 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
As Expected, the students are to know the basic concepts of change and Development with major
focus on theories of international developments and the various models that has enhanced growth
and development. As a course, the students shall have firs hand knowledge of the involvement of
international and regional organizations such as the Bretton Woods, the World Bank, IMF, WTO,
ECOWAS and how their roles in the form of aids have impacted growth and development of third
world and other developing nations.
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DES417 Development Trends in Africa Credit Unit: 2
Concepts and Principles of Development; Trends and Development Trajectory in Africa: Pre-
Colonialism, Colonialism and Post-Colonialism; Appraisal of Development Strategies and
Performance in Africa; Comparative Analysis of Development Experiences in Selected African
Countries; Key Drivers of Development in Africa; Burden of Loan/Debt on Africa; African
Countries and Development Partners; Challenges of Development in Africa.
DES417 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
In this course, the students are expected to have a broader knowledge of the various principals of
development, with a view of to understand the trends and development trajectory particularly in
Africa, by reflecting on pre colonialism, colonialism and post colonialism and knowing how
appraisal of development strategies and performance is in Africa. By doing a comparative analysis,
student should know how the experiences of some selected African Countries have fared by noting
what the key drivers of development are in Africa. Expectedly, they are to also know how the burden
of loan as well as debt on Africa in relation to development partners impeded growth and has
become a challenge in the development of Africa
DES419 Industrialization and Development Credit Unit: 3
Key elements of industrialization and development trajectory; Theories of industrialization and
Development; Emergence and evolution of industrial societies around the world; Comparing the
legacies of industrialization in ancient and early modern Europe and Asia; Industrial Revolution of
the 18th and 19th centuries; History of industrialization in different parts of the world, taking a
closer look at the economic, social, and environmental effects of industrialization on development;
African industrialization debates; Key developments in the history of industrialization with
particular emphasis on Nigeria.
DES419 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The outcome for this is that the student should the key elements of industrialization and its role in
development with a view to knowing the trajectories involved .in all, the application of the various
theories of industrialization is expected to be a major driver to the student in his showing to have
known the emergence and how evolution of industrial societies around the world through their
comparison and legacies in early Europe and Asia within the context of the industrial revolution
has helped in building and understanding the history of industrialization in different parts of the
world and Africa in particular
DES421 Natural Resources and Sustainable Development Credit Unit: 2
The course is to examine the concepts of Natural Resource endowments of Nations-especially in
Nigeria such as Oil, Coal, Diamond, Gold, Columbite, Forest reserves, land mass, water resources
etc.; Principles of Natural Resources and the environment; The contributions of natural Resources
to development; Resource Curse Theory; Common property and Renewable and Non-Renewable
energy resources; The need for conservation, extraction rates and implication for development,
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instruments for management; Challenges of exploration and exploitation of natural resources,
environmental degradation and how to achieve sustainable development.
DES421 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
The learning outcome of this is that students will be able to in their own way examine what natural
resource such as oil and solid mineral of a nation is and how it can be used in a nation such as
Nigeria to enhance development, they should be able to as well know how the resources curse
theory has become a problem to development. Of importance is the need for them to know how
resources management is important to the development of every nation.
DES422 Agriculture and Poverty Alleviation Credit Unit: 3
Various Forms of Agriculture; Fundamental Concept of Agricultural Development and Rural
Poverty; Agricultural Practices and Policies in Nigeria and their Impact on Poverty Reduction;
Changes in Agricultural Productivity and the Incidence of Poverty in Developing Countries;
Agricultural Investment and Productivity; Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Urban Poverty
Transition; Marketing of Agricultural Produce, Issues in Poverty and Poverty Alleviation,
Contributions of Agriculture to Poverty Alleviation; State Policy and Poverty Reduction in
Nigeria; Agricultural Value Chain and the Growth Process; The Challenges of Agricultural
Productivity in Nigeria.
DES422 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the Course the students is expected to understand the concept of Agricultural
Development and also be able to explain its impacts on poverty reduction/alleviation
DES424 Comparative Development Credit Unit: 2
Theoretical and empirical analysis of the fundamental determinants of economic growth and
development from a multi-disciplinary perspective with a particular emphasis on the role of Social,
Economic and Political Institutions, Geography and Demography etc.; Comparison of various
Economic Systems of development such as Capitalist, Socialist and Mixed Economy; Influence of
these Economic Systems on Development Indices; Specific Emphasis on Basic Needs, Life
Expectancy, Literacy Rates, Infant and Maternal Mortality etc.; Future Trends of the Transforming
World Economy.
DES424 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of this Course the student is expected to understand the differences between various
systems of development viz a viz Capitalist, Socialist and Mixed economy from the perspective of
basic needs as emphasized by social, economic and political institutions.
DES426 Issues in Social Development Credit Unit: 3
The course builds on DES318 and will discuss the following topics: An overview of the Concepts
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and Theories of Social Development; Measurement and Factors in Social Development;
Development and Social Institutions; Specific focus on Family, Education, Housing, Health and
the Polity; Children's right, Education and Social Development; Women's Right and Gender
Equality; Environmental Sustainability; The State and Social Development; Challenges of Social
Development in Nigeria.
DES426 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
It is expected of the student, at the end of the course, to be able to explain issues in Social
Development with focus on Family, Education, Housing, Health, Children's Rights, Women's
Rights, Gender Equality and Environmental Sustainability in general and Nigeria in particular
DES430 International Organizations and Development II Credit Unit: 2
This course builds on the foundation laid in DES415. It will examine theories of economic
integration; Taxonomy of Integration; Contemporary issues such as the role of Multilateral,
Bilateral, International Non-Governmental Organizations, such as AGOA, USAID, DFID, CBDC,
Amnesty International in inclusive growth and Sustainable Development; The challenges and
Political implications of their involvement in the Growth and Development Process.
DES430 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to explain theories of economic integration and the
roles of multilateral, bilateral, international non-governmental organizations including the political
implications of their involvements in inclusive growth and sustainable development
DES432 Education and Development Credit Unit: 2
This course basically deals with education as it relates to development. Topics to be covered
include Public and Private Investment in Education and its Linkage to Development; Education as
an index of Development; Education and Diversity Issues; Education, Quality of livelihood and
Human Capital Development; Knowledge Based Economy and Societal Development; Role of
Higher Education in the Production of Stock of Knowledge; Demand for Education in Nigeria and
the Role of Government; The Process of Generating Quality Education and the Role of
Stakeholders; Educational Policies and Quality of Life; Educational Trends in Developing and
Developed Countries with special interest in Africa.
DES432 Objectives and Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course the student is expected to explain the nexus between education both public
and private and development including such issues as investment in education, diversity, quality,
human capital formation, and Knowledge based economy. Also the student should be able to
explain educational trends in developing and developed countries with special interest on Africa, an
educational trends in developing and developed Countries with special interest on Africa, and the
role of the state in Nigeria in generating quality education for development
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9. Instructional Methods
The instructional method is through the online course materials and hardcopies distributed to
students at the Study Centres. Online facilitation is done through Learners Content Management
Systems (LCMS). Other online fora for instructional delivery include chat, synchronous and
asynchronous method of communication using LCMS platform and other mobile technologies. The
facilitators will be closely monitored by the Head of Department, the Study Centre Director and
Directorate of Learners Support Services (DLSS) staff to ensure the quality of the services being
rendered to the students.
10. Quality Assurance
Subject to the Senate's recommendations, the process of developing and adapting all instructional
items are seriously monitored internally, so as to ensure quality right from the onset. The
instructional items to be developed are subjected to plagiarism check by the university and they are
developed and edited by experts with PhD as a minimum qualification. Besides the 5-year period for
the review of instructional items is another opportunity for review as the need arises to ensure
quality of the programme. Facilitators for the various courses are carefully selected from sister
Universities nationwide with minimum qualification of PhD. Finally, NOUN policy and procedures
for internal course validation follows.
11. Evaluation
Evaluation of all the courses would consist of Tutor Marked Assignments (TMAs) and end of
Semester examinations. The TMA constitute 30% of the total score. The End of Semester
examination is 70%.
Tutor Marked Assignments
As part of the evaluation mechanism, each course would be provided with 3 TMAs to be used as
Continuous Assessments for a course. To qualify to sit for examination therefore, each student must
turn in the three TMAs for each of the course.
End of Semester Examination
Each course will be examined at the end of the semester. Course lecturers are responsible for the
provision of questions and question data bank in the Department. Lecturers of the Department who
are experts in the various course areas are responsible for TMAs and final examination question
setting using the in-house style provided by the University. Thereafter, the questions would be
internally moderated by the HOD and other senior internal staff in the Department before invitation
is sent to an External Assessor for moderation. The external assessor is chosen from other tertiary
institutions. Also students' projects are moderated zonally using the Project Administration System
(PAS).
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SATCAAFDFEMIC
Dr Rakiya Mamman Head of Department (a.i)
Dr. Muhammed Kwaire Head of Curriculum, Short Course and
Masterclass
Dr. Yusuf Ibrahim Gamawa Head of Professional Devt, HR &
Examination Officer
Dr. William Emina Uli Head of Admission, Student Experience
& Course Materials
Dr. Samuel C Anyaoha Research Coordination and Development Officer.
SSTUAPPFFORT
Mrs. Adeola O. Ikuloogun Administrative Officer:
Communications and Coordinator
Miss Juliana Idoko Higher Executive Officer: Undergraduate
Secretary
Mrs. Saratu Gwadabe Executive Officer: Office and Grants
Administrator
Miss Promise Chinyere Clerical Officer: Administration
Mr. Murtala M. Adamu Clerical Officer Administration: Library and
Documentation
ETMHEE RDIETPUASR MTMEMENBETRS OF
Emeritus Professor
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FACILITATORS AND
AFFILIATED LECTURERS
NAME INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION(S)
Professor Hakeem Ibikunle Tijani Department of Peace & Conflict
Resolution and Director, Centre of
Excellence in Migration & Global
Studies, NOUN, Abuja
Professor Ladi Hamalai Provost, EFCC Academy
Professor Hauwa'u Evelyn Yusuf Department of Sociology and Director of
the Center for Gender Studies Kaduna
State University.
Professor Omitola, B Olumuyiwa Department of Political Science & the
Global Affairs and Sustainable
Development Institute (GASDI), Osun
State University, Osogbo
Professor R.O.S. Dauda Department of Economics, University of
Lagos
Professor Rasheed Olaniyi Department of History, University of
Ibadan
Professor Tukur Baba HOD Sociology, Federal University Birnin
Kebbi
Professor Mohammed Kabir Isah Department of Local Government &
Development Studies and Dep Dean
School of Postgraduate Studies. ABU
Zaria.
Dr Jane-Frances Agbu (Ass. Prof.) Faculty of Health Science and Director,
National Open University, Abuja
Dr G. Uthman-Adesina (Ass. Prof.) Faculty of Social Science, National Open
University
Dr. Aliyu Salisu Barau (Ass. Prof.) HOD Urban & Regional Planning Bayero
University Kano
Dr. Sofiri Joab-Peterside (Ass. Prof.) Department of Sociology, University of
Port Harcourt
Brigadier General (Dr) Tukur Gusau Army Resource Centre Aso Drive
Abuja
Dr. Agomoh Maduabuchi John Department of Sociology, Eastern Palm
University, Imo State
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NAME INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION(S)
Dr Bala Muhammed Liman School of Oriental and African Studies
(SOAS), Senior Special Assistant
(Economy) Office of the Vice President
of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
Dr Hindatu Yerima Department of International Relations
Bauchi State University
Mr Lansana Wonneh Deputy Country Representative United
Nation Women Agency
Dr Saadatu Umaru Baba Department of Geography & Head
Environment Centre for Energy &
Environmental Strategy Research
Kaduna State University.
Mr Yinka Akibu United Nations Monitoring & Evaluation
Group
Dr Tunde Bakare Department of Economics, National
Open University of Nigeria
Mr. Joseph Akpokodje Senior Environmental Specialist of World
Bank Washington, D.C
Dr Natasha Ajijola University of Alabama, University of
Missouri — Kansas City School of
Medicine
Dr. Charles, Alfred Sultan Maccido Institute For Peace,
Leadership and Development Studies.
University Of Abuja
Dr O.C.A. Okunlola Institute for Peace and Conflict
Resolution (IPCR), Abuja
Dr Muslihah Badmus University of Ibadan, National
Horticultural Research Institute (NIHORT),
Ibadan, Nigeria.
Dr Larry-love Nduonofit Department of Sociology University of
Port Harcourt
Dr Lasisi Raimi Department of Sociology &
Anthropology, Faculty of Humanities &
Social Sciences, Federal University
Otuoke
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NAME INSTITUTIONAL AFFILIATION(S)
Dr Umar Ibrahim Department of Community Medicine
Federal University Dutse Jigawa State
Dr Olapoju Olabisi M. Department of Geography, Faculty of
Social Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife
Dr Chioma Nwokoro Department of Sociology Eastern Palm
University Ogboko, Imo State
Dr Emmanuel Nwakanma Department of Sociology, University of
Port Harcourt, River State
Ms Ngozi Ugwumba Affiliate Institute: Project Director for
Prime Data Consulting
Dr. Waheed O. Kareem Affiliate Institute: Department of
Agricultural Extension & Rural
Development, University of Ilorin
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The University equally has facilitators spread across all the 78 Study Centres nation-wide, who
handle development studies courses.
NAME DESIGNATION/FACULTY SECRETARIAT
Fatima T. Yakubu (Mrs) Principal Assistant Registrar
ABE Omolara (Mrs.) Senior Assistant Registrar
Halima Abba BIU Admin Officer II
NURA Ibrahim (Mr.) Admin Officer II
ORENIBI Comfort (Mrs.) Principal Confidential Secretary
YUSUF Kaltime Jaddi Secretariat Assistant I
ABUBAKAR M. Bello (Mr.) Senior Secretariat Assistant II
AHMED GWADABE Saratu (Mrs.) Assistant Executive Officer
MOHAMMED Hauwa Bukar Assistant Executive Officer
SELESI Esther Secretariat Assistant
YUSUF Adeyemi .O (Mr.) Chief Clerical Officer
ABARUGU Onyintarela Senior Clerical Officer
SYLVESTER Nsikak Senior Clerical Officer
13. Learners' Support
Similar to other students receiving tertiary education, students in Distance Education require
various academic and administrative support services from the University. The existing academic
support services are from Directorate of Learner Support Services (DLSS) that currently
coordinates various Study Centres, student Counselors and Facilitators. The Faculty of Social
Sciences on its own part take steps to enhance Study facilitation by following up on facilities
available for its courses in all Study Centres and employ more Facilitators as the need arises.
14. Recognition of the Programme
Development Studies is recognised for its multidisciplinary approach to resolution of challenges of
development and a deep knowledge of the causes as well as effects of poverty, marginalisation,
insecurity and vulnerability in developed and developing countries. It is hoped that the B.Sc.
Development Studies in the Department and the Institute will be able to contribute significantly to
the resolution of development issues locally and globally. It is expected that the department will be
known by its world class centre offering undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in Development
Studies through highly accessible and hands-on quality education.
15. Proposed Starting Date and Presentation Schedule
Proposed Commencement Date: First Semester, 2019/2020
16. Target Students
Being an Open University, the B. Sc. Development Studies programme is targeting both young and
elderly candidates who are interested in acquiring academic and professional qualifications. The
target group thus includes secondary school leavers, politicians, NGO workers environmentalists,
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communicators, health experts, agriculturist, industrialists, local and state government
development personnel, MDAs' personnels project officers and a wide range of other professionals.
It is hoped that the enrolment will continue to increase with time.
17. Student Enrolment and Projection
From the time the programme starts in January 2020, it is expected that take off student enrolments
should be about 5000 students. The annual students' population is expected to increase at the rate of
30%.
18. Conclusion
In view of the fact that there are a lot of prospective learners for B.Sc. Development Studies
programme, there is a bright future for them to acquire knowledge and develop their innate ability
that will assist them in critical thinking and analysis of socio-economic, political and
developmental issues. It is sincerely hoped that this programme will be of immense benefit to its
graduates and knowledge-based workers in the private and public sectors.