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    B.Sc. Plant Science & Biotechnology


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. BIO111 General Biology I 3 Core
    2. MTH111 ELEMENTARY MATHEMATICS 1 3 Core
    3. CHM101 Introduction to General Chemistry 2 Core
    4. PHY111 General Physics I 2 Core
    5. BIO121 First Year Practical Biology I 1 Core
    6. PHY121 Experimental Physics I 1 Core
    7. CHM161 First Year Practical Chemistry I 1 Core
    8. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    9. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    10. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. BIO112 General Biology II 3 Core
    2. PHY112 General Physics II 2 Core
    3. BIO122 First Year Practical Biology II 1 Core
    4. MTH112 Elementary Mathematics III 3 Core
    5. PHY122 Experimental Physics II 1 Core
    6. CHM162 First Year Practical Chemistry II 1 Core
    7. GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core
    8. GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core
    9. GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core
    10. BOT112 Introduction To Plant Science II 3 Core
    11. CHM132 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 Core
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    BIO111 General Biology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: Cell structure and organization, Functions of cellular organelles, Diversity of organisms, General reproduction. Inter relationships of organisms, Heredity and evolution, Elements of Ecology.

    BIO112 General Biology II 3 Credit Unit
    Description: A general survey of the plant and animal kingdoms based mainly on similarities and differences in anatomy, Physiology and Ecological adaptations.

    BIO121 First Year Practical Biology I 1 Credit Unit
    Description: Microscopy: Types of microscope, using the microscope, guidelines for making biological drawings, Morphology and classification of representative members of different classes of the kingdom monera, protista, fungi (mycota), animalia and plantae.

    BIO122 First Year Practical Biology II 1 Credit Unit
    Description: Reproductive systems of invertebrates and vertebrates, some aspects of reproduction in plants, plant tissues, plant organs, photosynthesis, growth and development in plants.

    BOT112 Introduction To Plant Science II 3 Credit Unit
    Description:

    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

    CHM132 Introduction to Organic Chemistry 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry; Scope of organic chemistry; Determination of molecular formula and molecular structure; Electronic concepts (inductive effect, resonance, dipolemoments); Hybridization of the carbo

    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

    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 Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial 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 self-relia

    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 e-learning, e-material, 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 logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort. The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-

    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

    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
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