





B.Sc.Ed (Physics)
ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
CHM101 
Introduction to General Chemistry 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions; Chemical equations and stoichiometry; Atomic structure and periodicity; Modern electronic theory of atoms; Valence forces and chemical bonding; Inter molecular forces; Kinetic theory and gas laws; Basic chemical Ki 
CHM122 
Introduction to Physical Chemistry 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Units and measurements in physical chemistry; States of matter and change of state; Gases and their properties; Chemical equilibria; Thermochemistry; Chemical kinetics; The scope of thermodynamics; The first and second law of thermodynamics; Enthalpy, ent 
CHM161 
First Year Practical Chemistry I 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Theory and practice of volumetric/quantitative and inorganic qualitative analyses 
CHM162 
First Year Practical Chemistry II 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Melting points and boiling points determination; Heats of solution and neutralization; Solubility and solubility curves; Organic purification methods; Reactions and qualitative analyses of organic functional groups 
CMP112 
Introduction to Computer Programming 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Types of Programming languages, Introduction to BASIC, Constants and Variables, Control Structures, Arrays, Functions and subroutines, Data Files and Introduction to Computer Graphics. Student should write, debug and execute programs using a chosen elemen 
EDU111 
Introduction to Teaching Profession 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The course provides awareness and basic information about teacher’s role in communities and nation building, professionalization of teaching, effective teaching, ethics of teaching, unionism and other professionals in education. 
EDU112 
Foundations of Education 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
A study of educational development and institutions, from ancient times to the present with particular reference to the evolution of modern education in Nigeria. The course is an exploration and analysis of the relevant issues within contemporary educatio 
EDU211 
Curriculum and Instruction I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Fundamental concepts of curriculum development to include objectives, contents, learning opportunities and evaluation.Knowledge and skills on Curriculum Development. 
EDU212 
Educational Administration 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

EDU221 
Educational Psychology 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Theories and conditions of learning and teaching, with emphasis on individual differences: Motivation; retention, transfer of learning etc. 
EDU222 
Philosophy of Education 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
An introduction to major philosophical ideas which have influenced Educational thought and practices. 
EDU311 
Educational Technology 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The course offers on eclectic approach to the design process application and effects of technique in the teaching/learning situation. It is designed to broaden student teachers’ knowledge on the
systematic production, effective use and evaluation of inex 
EDU321 
Curriculum & Instruction II 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
A critical analysis of curriculum in terms of their relevance and National goals. Relationship between curriculum and instruction in terms of objectives specification, selection of learning experiences, learning materials, methods and media of instruction 
EDU331 
Test & Measurement 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
An experience in test construction, administration, analysis and interpretation 
EDU351 
Sociology of Education 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

EDU361 
Research Methods & Statistics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

EDU362 
Teaching Practice 
6 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Teaching practice created 2018/2019 
EDU411 
Guidance and Counselling 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

EDU422 
Special Education 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

EDU431 
Teaching Practice II 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Practical implementation of teaching/learning strategies in the classroom as applied to the subject area. 
EDU452 
Research Project 
4 Credit Unit 
Description: 
An application of research methods and data processing course to field experience under the guidance of the Faculty members. Exposure to EDU 341 and EDU 322 is required for this course. 
GST111 
Communication in English I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Effective communication and writing in English Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, sentence construction, outlines and paragraphs, collection and organization of materials, punctuation. 
GST112 
Communication in English II 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Logical presentation of papers, phonetics, instruction on lexis, art of public speaking and oral communication, figures of speech, precise, report writing. 
GST121 
Nigerian Peoples, Culture and AntiCultism/Social Vices 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Nigerian history, culture and arts in precolonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, culture areas of Nigeria and their characterictics, evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, indigene/settler phenomenon, concepts of trade, economic selfrelia 
GST122 
Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Brief history of libraries, library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, study skills (reference services). Types of library materials, using library resources including elearning, ematerial, etc, understanding library catal 
GST131 
Introduction to Computer Studies 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
History and development of Computer Technology. The why and how of computers. Computer types: Analogue, Digital, and Hybrid, Central preparation, Equipments: Keypunch, starter etc. Data Transmission, Nature, speed and error detection. Data capture and val 
GST132 
Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy symbolic Local Special symbols in symbolic logicconjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort. The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi 
GST211 
History and Philosophy of Science 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Man his origin and nature, man and his cosmic environment, scientific methodology, science and technology in the society and service of man, renewable and onrenewable resources – man and his energy resources, environmental effects of chemical plastics, 
GST212 
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation, Enterpreneurship in theory and practice; Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and new venture; determining capital requirements, Raising capital; Financial planning and management; starting a ne 
GST221 
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Basic concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, peace as vehicle of unity and development, conflict issues, types of conflict, e.g. ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, indigene/settler p 
GST222 
Communication in French 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Introduction to French, French Alphabets and Sounds – Writing and Pronounciation, French Syllabus –Writing and Pronounciation, French Words – Writing and Pronunciation, Phrases, Simple Sentences and Pharagaraphs, Conjuction, dialogue Advance Study of Sent 
GST232 
Communication in Arabic 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 

GST311 
Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following:
1. Soap/Detergent, tooth brushes and tooth paste making
2. Photography
3. Brick, Nails, screws making
4. Dyeing/textile blocks paste making
5. Rope making
6. Plumbing
7. Vulcanizing
8. 
MTH111 
ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 1 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Elementary set theory, subset, union, intersection, complements, Venn diagrams. Real numbers; integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematical induction, real sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, binomial theorem. Complex numbers; a 
MTH112 
Elementary Mathematics III 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Function of a real variable, graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative as limit or rate of change. Techniques of differentiation. Extreme curve sketching. Integration as an inverse of differentiation. Methods of integration, Definite integrals 
MTH121 
Elementary Mathematics II 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Geometric representation of vectors in 13 dimensions, components, direction cosines, addition, scalar, multiplication of vectors linear independence, scalar and vector products of two vectors. Differentiation and integration of vectors with respect to a 
MTH211 
Mathematical Methods 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Real –valued functions of a real variable. Review of differentiation and integration and their applications. Mean value theorem. Taylor series. Real – valued functions of two or three variables. Partial derivatives, chain rule, extreme, languages multipli 
MTH212 
Introduction to Numerical Analysis 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Solution of algebraic and transcendental equations. Curve fitting. Error analysis. Interpolation and approximation. Zeros or non – linear equations; to one variable system of linear equations. Numerical differentiation and integral equations. Initial valu 
MTH221 
Elementary Differential Equations I 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
First order ordinary differential equations. Existence and uniqueness. Second order ordinary differential equations with constant coefficient. General theory of nth order linear equations Laplace transforms, solutions of initial value problems by lap lac 
MTH241 
Linear Algebra I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Vector space over the real field. Subspaces, linear independence, basis and dimension. Linear transformations including linear operators, linear transformations and their representation by matrices—range, null space, rank. Singular and nonsingular transf 
MTH262 
Introduction to Complex Analysis 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Complex Numbers & functions.Complex Planes, complex mapping.Types of transformations.Calculus of Complex Variables.The CauchyGoursat Theorem.Liouville’s Theorem and the Maximum Principle. 
PHY111 
General Physics I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Units and dimensions, scalars and vectors, linear and circular motion; velocity, acceleration. Laws of mechanics and gravitation, simple applications. Conservation of energy, momentum; work, power, simple harmonic motion, simple pendulum. Moment of inerti 
PHY112 
General Physics II 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Concepts of heat, temperature; measurement of temperature, clinical thermometer. Heat capacity, specific heat, latent heat, calorimetry. Gas laws; kinetic theory of gases. Thermal energy, isothermal and adiabatic changes. Conduction, convection, radiation 
PHY121 
Experimental Physics I 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
This introductory course emphasises quantitative measurement, the treatment of measurement, errors and graphical analysis, reading and repeated readings, best value, mistakes, discrepancy, systematic errors, detecting systematic errors, use of the mean. R 
PHY122 
Experimental Physics II 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
A continuation of the treatment of experimental errors and analysis. Mean square error, standard deviation, sample and set standard errors, meanings and uses. Frequency distribution, histogram and frequency data curve, least square errors and curve – fitt 
PHY211 
Classical Physics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
(A more advanced treatment of the topics serves as a bridge between 100 level Mechanics and 300 level topics in Mechanics). Rigid, bodies, Rigid dynamics; moment of inertia, angular momentum. System of particles, moving coordinate system, noninertial ref 
PHY212 
Elementary Modern Physics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Special relativity; defects in Newtonian mechanics, the speed of light; the Lorentz transformation of velocities. The atomic structure, experimental basis of quantum theory; black body radiation; electrons and quanta; Bohr’s theory of atomic structure; De 
PHY221 
Thermal Physics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The foundations of classical thermodynamics including the Zeroth law and definition of temperature; the first law, work done and heat, Carnot’s cycle and the second law; entropy and irreversibility. Thermodynamic potentials and the Maxwell’s relations and 
PHY222 
Electromagnetism 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
General concepts – divergence, curl, gradient theorems, Stokes theorem, introduction to curvilinear coordinates. Electricity and electrostatics. Electric field; potential and electricity of discrete and continuous distribution of charges, dielectrics and 
PHY241 
Experimental Physics III 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Laboratory experiments aimed at the practical applications of the theory of errors in measurement. Fitting a straight line, computational errors, two – dimensional errors. 
PHY242 
Experimental Physics IV 
1 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The laboratory course consists of a group of experiments drawn from diverse areas of physics (optics, electromagnetism, mechanics, modern physics etc). It is accompanied by seminar studies of standard experimental techniques and the analysis of famous cha 
PHY311 
Classical Mechanics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Newtonian Mechanics; motion of a Particle in one, two and three dimensions; system of particles and collision theory; Newtonian gravitation; conservative forces and potentials, oscillations, central force problems; moving coordinates, accelerated frames o 
PHY321 
Electricity and Magnetism 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Electrostatics and Magnetostatics; electric polarisation, dielectric susceptibility, image charges. Laplace’s equations, Poisson’s equation and boundary value problems, electromagnetic potentials, multiple expansion, dielectric and magnetic materials, Far 
PHY331 
Quantum Physics I 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Schrödinger wave equation Waves, particle duality and the uncertainty principle, De Broglie hypothesis, Born’s interpretation of matter waves, Basic principles of the quantum theory uncertainty principle. Simple harmonic oscillator, energy level potential 
PHY351 
Modern Optics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Coherence and interference. Michelson and FabryParot interference filters. Fourier interference spectroscopy. Diffraction theory, Fraunhofer and Fresnel diffraction, gratings. Refraction at plane and spherical surfaces, Lens systems, stops, Aberration. O 
PHY361 
Solid State Physics I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Crystal structure and crystal binding, lattice properties, indexing crystal diffraction, Laue equations, reciprocal lattice, Brillioun zones. Structure factor, interatomic forces, bonding types, elastic properties, lattice vibrations, elastic waves, dyna 
PHY411 
Analytical Mechanics 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Degrees of freedom, generalised coordinates, Lagrange’s formation of mechanics and applications. The cost of variation and the action principles. Hamilton’s formulation of mechanics, canonical transformations and applications, invariance and conservation 
PHY412 
Atomic and Molecular Spectroscopy 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The Hydrogen atom; relativistic effects and spin. Identical particles and symmetry. Many electron atoms. Coupling schemes and vector model. Seeman effect. Hyperfine structure. The diatomic molecule; the FrankCondon principle. Xray diffraction. Microwave 
PHY421 
Electromagnetic Waves and Optics 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Maxwell’s equations and their applications, waves in space and in dielectric and conducting media. The wave equation, propagation of plane waves, reflection and refraction, transmission lines, wave guides and resonant cavities, radiation, interference of 
PHY422 
Atmospheric Physics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Atmospheric dynamics and thermodynamics, radiative transfer processes, particles in the atmosphere, cloud physics. 
PHY461 
Computational Physics 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Ordinary differential equations and applications, general expansion of physical quantities in complete orthogonal set of functions. Use of numerical methods in physics, various methods of numerical integration, differentiation, numerical solutions of some 
PHY462 
Solid State Physics II 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Dielectric properties, magnetism, paramagnetism and diamagnetism, ferromagnetism and antiferromagnetism, magnetic resonance, imperfection in solids, density of states, Bloch’s theory, Kroniq Penny model, E – K diagram, photoconductivity, superconductivit 
PHY481 
Nuclear and Particle Physics I 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Nuclear Concepts: Nuclear size, nuclear masses; nuclear forces, nuclear – nucleon scattering, the deuteron, nuclear models, radioactive decay, alpha, beta, gamma decays, nuclear reactions, nuclear reactions and properties of the neutroncross sections, p 
PHY482 
Nuclear and Particle Physics II 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Radioactivity, detectors of nuclear radiation, nuclear instrumentation and radiation detection techniques, radiation hazards, nuclear spectroscopy.
Neutron physics; production, detection of neutrons, fission and fusion. nuclear reactors and nuclear energ 
PYE231 
Electric Circuits and Electronics 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
DC circuits; Kirchoff’s laws, sources of e.m.f and current, network analysis and circuit theorems. AC circuits; Inductance, capacitance, the transformer, sinusoidal waveforms, root mean square and peak values, power, impedance and admittance, series R L C 
PYE232 
Electric Circuit Theory 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
General outline of linear circuits and linear circuit analysis, linear transformations, oneport and twoport networks. Single phase sinusoidal alternating current circuits, locks diagrams, polyphase circuits, network topology. The methods of symmetrical 
PYE412 
Digital Electronics 
3 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The transistor as a switch, power dissipation base over drive storage drive and Switching speed, logic gates, NAND or with close logic, the TTL AND gate, truth
table, noise margins, television pole, open collector and tristate, TTL, CMOS, NMOS, ECL combi 
PYE431 
Electronic Devices and Circuits 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Modulation, radio and T.V. systems, telephone instruments, lines loses, noise T ? T networks, radar and navigational aids data transmission. 
SED211 
Science/Mathematical Method I 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Science/Mathematical Methods I 
SED212 
Science/Mathematical Methods II 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
The course is aimed at enabling students to gain an understanding of the nature of scientific enterprise and its implication for science teaching and curriculum development in Nigeria. It is also aimed at providing the necessary exposure of students to th 
SED242 
History and Philosophy of Science Teaching Subjects 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Nature of science.History and Development of science teaching in Nigeria schools.Objectives of secondary school science/mathematics curricula.Organization of each curriculum and suggested method of treatment.Problems and Prospects in the implementation of 
SED421 
Seminar in Science Education 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Identification and examination of some of the issues confronting science education in Nigeria. The major issues include funding, laboratory equipment, gender equity, methodology, curriculum,
facilities, vocational guidance, Distribution, teacher educatio 
SED431 
Science, Technology and Society 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Sociopolitical aspects of science and technology, health and diseases, the effects on the environment of fuel, food, water, waste disposal.Application of science and technology to everyday life; Basic Scientific principles involved in the design and func 
SED432 
Science/Mathematical Methods III 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Post Teaching Practice remediation and Microteacing 
STA112 
Introductory Statistical Inference 
2 Credit Unit 
Description: 
Statistical data: Their source, collection and preliminary analysis by table, graphs and simple statistics to include measures of location dispersion, skewness, kurtosis and correlation. Time
series, demographic measures and index numbers. Inference: est 
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