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    Department of Islamic Studies


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  • B.A. Islamic Studies




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    B.A. Islamic Studies


    ACADEMIC CURRICULLUM
    100L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST111 Communication in English I 2 Core
    2. GST121 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Anti-Cultism/Social Vices 2 Core
    3. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    4. ISL101 Early Islamic History 2 Core
    5. ISL102 Studies of Qur'an 2 Core
    6. ISL103 The Basis of Islamic thought & Civilization 2 Core
    7. ISL104 Basic Arabic 2 Elective
    8. ISL105 Introduction to Islam 2 Elective
    9. HIS151 Contemporary World History since 1919 3 Elective
    10. HAU112 Introduction to Hausa people and their Language 3 Elective
    11. ENG131 Spoken English 2 Elective
    12. ARA105 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Elective
             

    200L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST211 History and Philosophy of Science 2 Core
    2. GST221 Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 2 Core
    3. ISL201 History of Khulafaur Rashidun 2 Core
    4. ISL202 Textual Studies of the Qur'an & Hadith I 2 Core
    5. ISL203 Ibadat (Rituals) 2 Core
    6. ISL204 Source and Development of Islamic Law 2 Core
    7. ISL205 Ilm Kalam and the Development of Muslim Firaq 2 Core
    8. ISL206 Muslim Philosophy 2 Elective
    9. HIS231 Africa and European Imperialism 3 Elective
    10. HAU212 Use of the Hausa 2 Elective
    11. ENG241 The African Novel 2 Elective
    12. ARA202 Translation I 2 Elective
             


    COURSE DESCRIPTION OR SYNOPSIS
    ARA105 Intro to Arabic Literature 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ARA202 Translation I 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ENG131 Spoken English 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course practically explores the salient features of English grammatical structure. Particular attention will be paid to basic sentence phrase structures, clause types and inter-sentential relations, among others. The aim is to improve the students’ p

    ENG241 The African Novel 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course examines the development of the African novel from the beginning to the present day, involving a detailed study of selected texts to highlight features characterizing this literary form.

    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.

    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

    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

    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 on-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, environmental effects of chemical plastics,

    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

    HAU112 Introduction to Hausa people and their Language 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the students to the History of Hausa people, their language, their origin, migration, their oral and written history, putting emphasis of various views of scholars; their relationship to other peoples in Nigeria and Africa. Hausa Land and its geographical features. The Language component includes: history and development of Hausa Language; its classification: Genetic, Typology; Scholarship over the years.

    HAU212 Use of the Hausa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is intended to make a survey of Hausa orthography including views of various scholars, basic rules of word division, merger, spelling, punctuation, paragraphing etc. It is also aimed at furnishing students with the knowledge of Hausa orthography through the medium of essay writing and reading, comprehension through various registers, styles and dictation of complex words, sentences and passages.

    HIS151 Contemporary World History since 1919 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This is to introduce students to the major developments, which have shaped the modern world since 1914, including the two world wars, the emergence of international institutions, the great depression, the cold war, the Chinese Revolution, and development

    HIS231 Africa and European Imperialism 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course will examine the internal and external factors and developments which created the setting both in Europe and Africa for European imperialism. It will

    ISL101 Early Islamic History 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course examines the socio-political set-up of Arabic before the emergence of Islam and explores its designation by historians as the period of Jahiliyyah. It studies the genealogy of Prophet Muhammad, the early call to Islam, the migration to Madina and the establishment of the Islamic State in the city.

    ISL102 Studies of Qur'an 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The Course examines the idea of revelation in Islam with particular reference to the Qur'an; the compilation and arrangement of the chapters (suwar), its division into Makkan and Madinan suwar and detailed study of at least five of the Makkan Chapters.

    ISL103 The Basis of Islamic thought & Civilization 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the students to the basis of Islamic thought and civilization. It will make a survey into the original sources of Islamic thought and its contribution to Islamic Civilization. It highlights on the essence of Islamic thought and philosophy. The concept, nature and scope of Islamic civilization would be studied.

    ISL104 Basic Arabic 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course introduces to the Students Arabic letters and Islamic lunar months, singular and plural Arabic language. It exposes them to write of words and sentences in Arabic, translation of Arabic passages to English and vice-versa. Arabic grammar and tenses will also be taught.

    ISL105 Introduction to Islam 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition and meaning of Islam, the principles of Islam (Qawa'idul Islam), the article of faith in Islam (Qawa'idul Iman), the significance, Implication of importance of the word of Testimony (Kalimatul Shahadah).

    ISL201 History of Khulafaur Rashidun 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The succession of the caliphate is traced from the prophet to Ali with a life history of each caliph. Attention is given to the controversy of succession that arises after the fourth caliph.

    ISL202 Textual Studies of the Qur'an & Hadith I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on the study of Selected Qur'anic verses and hadith texts relating to Iman, Tawhid, Salat, Sawm and Hajj.

    ISL203 Ibadat (Rituals) 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course deals with a detailed study of the Islamic rituals with particular reference to their legal implications. It also studies Salat, Zakat and Sawm with their various forms. It discusses Hajj and Umrah using conventional method of the Fuqaha in teaching the topics.

    ISL204 Source and Development of Islamic Law 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Meaning and concept of the Shari'ah; study of pre-Islamic Arab customs and the reforms introduced by Islam; sources and development of the Islamic law; the Sunni and Shiite schools of Law.

    ISL205 Ilm Kalam and the Development of Muslim Firaq 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course exposes the emergence of Firaq in Islam, the general introduction of the main Muslim Firaq and their teachings; Mu'atazilites, Khawarijites, Shi'ites, Murji'ites. The Rise and Development of Ilm-Kalam with particular reference to Al-Kindi and his school, Al-Farabi and Ibn Sina.

    ISL206 Muslim Philosophy 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course aims at introducing students to the sources and development of Islamic Philosophy, its essentials and how the Greek philosophy was introduced to the Muslims. More so, it highlights the unprecedented contributions of Muslim philosophers such as Al-Kindi, Ibn Sina, Al-Farabi etc.
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