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  • FOREWORD
    It is my great pleasure to write the foreword to this maiden edition of the Undergraduate Students' Hand book of the Department of Geography and Regional Planning. This Hand book is produced in accordance with one of the academic requirements of the National University Commission (NUC). It is intended to facilitate and provide vital information for students on academic programmes, requirements and regulations of the Department and the University community. It serves as a main guide for students and strict adherence to information therein will forestall academic slipups. This Handbook is eclectic and inclusive, delineating the historical background, philosophy, vision, mission and objectives of the Bachelor of Science Geography & Regional Planning programme. Also, admission and graduation requirements, SIWES programme and guidelines for preparation of project research and other relevant information that students would need to make a successful academic pursuit in the University are spelt out. I wish to state that information embedded in the Handbook reiterates the impulse of Geography discipline and however, does not supplant but complement University’s Student Handbook. Every student is therefore, enjoined to acquaint himself/herself with University’s Student Handbook and other bulletins of the University on aspects of Campus social activities that engender holistic University experience and development.
    UBOGU ANDREW EGBA (HOD)

    PHILOSOPHY
    The philosophy of the Bachelor of Science Geography and Regional Planning degree programme is to produce human resources endowed with appropriate knowledge to make functional contributions to the development of his/her immediate community, Nigeria, Africa and the global community having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the various sub-fields of Geography and in the field of Social Sciences in general.
    VISION
    To be a foremost Department of Geography and Regional Planning in the country committed to functional teaching, research and entrepreneurial skills development of self-reliance human resources.
    MISSION

    OBJECTIVE(S)
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    To instill in students a sound knowledge of Geography, an appreciation of its applications in different socio-cultural contexts and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying the workings of society.
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    To provide students with broad and well balanced knowledge of geographical theories and methods.
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    To cultivate in students the ability to apply their geographical knowledge and skills to the understanding and solving of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere.
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    To provide students with relevant knowledge and skills base from which they can proceed to further studies in special areas of Geography or multi-disciplinary areas involving Geography.
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    To instill in students an appreciation of the importance of Geography in spatial and environmental contexts.
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    To develop in students a range of useful competencies in public, private or self-employment.

       
     
    Staff Directory Result 17 record(s) found.
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    Name: DR. ALIYU K. IBRAHIM
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
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    Name: DR. NDABULA CHRISTOPHER
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    Name: JIDAUNA GODWILL G.
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Lecturer I
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    Phone No.: +2347066099392
    Email: gjidauna@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: PROF. ATI OJONIGU FRIDAY
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Professor
    Specialization: Climatology, Environmental Mgt. and GIS
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    Phone No.: 07030995552
    Email: nigu30@gmail.com, oati@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: DR. ABAJE ILIYA BITRUS
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Lecturer I
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    Phone No.: +234 8036642086
    Email: iabaje@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: DR. GARBA K/NAISA ADAMU
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Senior Lecturer
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    Phone No.: +2338034384507
    Email: gadamu@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: ABDULRASHID IBRAHIM
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Associate Professor
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    Phone No.: 08028642198,08144442274
    Email: iabdulrashid@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: BICHI PROF KABIRU A.
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    Name: YAHAYA O. YUSUF
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Lecturer II
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    Phone No.: 08038582270
    Email: yyahaya@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: MOSES MAMMAN
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    Name: DR. ANDREW EGBA OBUGO
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Associate Professor
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    Phone No.: 08033571591
    Email: aubogu@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: JEJE OLASUNKANMU GABRIEL
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    Name: AJIBUAH JOEL
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    Name: TERDOO FANEN
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
    Faculty: Social Sciences
    Designation: Lecturer II
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    Phone No.: +2348053288794
    Email: fterdoo@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     


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    Name: RABI'U TUKUR
    Department: Geography and Regional Planning
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    Email: rtukur@fudutsinma.edu.ng
     



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    B.Sc. Geography


    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. GEO101 Introduction to Elements of Physical Geography I 2 Core
    4. GEO103 Introduction to Elements of Human Geography I 2 Core
    5. GEO105 Local Field Studies 2 Core
    6. GEO107 Introduction to Land Use Planning 2 Core
    7. GST131 Introduction to Computer Studies 2 Core
    8. BIO111 General Biology I 3 Core/Optional
    9. ECO111 Principles of Economics I 2 Core/Optional
    10. POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Elective
    11. SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Elective
    12. SOC141 Elements of Social Scientific Thinking I 2 Elective
    13. BIO121 First Year Practical Biology I 1 Elective
    14. ECO131 Introduction to Statistics 2 Elective
             

    100L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GEO112 Introduction to Physical Geography 2 Core
    2. GST112 Communication in English II 2 Core
    3. GST122 Use Of Library, Study Skills & Information Communication Technology 2 Core
    4. GST132 Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence 2 Core
    5. GEO104 Introduction to Elements of Human Geography II 2 Core
    6. GEO106 Introduction to Practical Geography 2 Core
    7. GEO108 Elementary Land Surveying 2 Core
    8. GEO102 Introduction to Environmental Science 2 Core
    9. ECO112 Principles of Economics II 2 Core
    10. BIO112 General Biology II 3 Core
    11. BIO122 First Year Practical Biology II 1 Elective
    12. SOC132 Elements of Social Scientific Thinking II 2 Elective
    13. ECO132 Introduction to Development Economics 2 Elective
    14. SOC152 Nigerian Heritage 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. GEO211 Spatial Organization of Society 2 Core
    4. GEO205 Introduction to Climate and Biogeography 2 Core
    5. GEO207 Introduction to Cartography 2 Core
    6. GEO209 Economic Geography 2 Core
    7. GEO201 Regional Geography of West Africa 2 Core
    8. GEO213 Introduction to Field Techniques in Geography 2 Core
    9. GEO203 Introduction to Geomorphology and Soil Geography 2 Core
    10. POL251 Political Ideas 3 Elective
    11. BIO241 Biological Techniques I 1 Elective
    12. BOT211 Seedless Plants 2 Elective
    13. ECO211 Introduction to Microeconomics 2 Elective
    14. ECO251 Human Resource Economics 2 Elective
    15. SOC251 Nigerian Social Structure 2 Elective
             


    200L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST212 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies 2 Core
    2. GEO212 Introduction to Laboratory Techniques in Geography 2 Core
    3. GEO204 Urbanization 2 Core
    4. GEO206 Introduction to Population Geography 2 Core
    5. GEO208 Elementary Statistics for Geographers 2 Core
    6. GEO202 Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS 2 Core
    7. GEO214 Geographical Thought Theory 2 Core
    8. GEO216 Regional Geography of Africa 2 Core
    9. GST222 Communication in French 2 Core/Optional
    10. GST232 Communication in Arabic 2 Core/Optional
    11. POL222 Foundations of Political Economy 3 Elective
    12. SOC232 Social Change II 2 Elective
    13. BIO212 Introduction to Ecology 2 Elective
    14. BOT212 Seed Plants 2 Elective
    15. ECO212 Introduction to Macroeconomics 2 Elective
    16. GEO218 Agricultural Geography 2 Elective
             

    300L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GST311 Introduction to Entrepreneurship Skills 2 Core
    2. GEO301 Research Method in Geography 2 Core
    3. GEO311 Quantitative Techniques in Geography 2 Core
    4. GEO305 Field Course 2 Core
    5. GEO307 Planning Theory and Application 2 Core
    6. GEO309 Tropical Soils 2 Core
    7. GEO313 Climatology 2 Core
    8. GEO315 Hydrology 2 Core
    9. GEO317 Population and Resources 2 Core
    10. GEO303 Tropical Geomorphology 2 Core
    11. GEO319 Biogeography 2 Elective
             

    300L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GEO302 SIWES 6 Core
             

    400L First Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GEO401 Systematic Geography of Nigeria I 2 Core
    2. GEO403 Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology in Geography 2 Core
    3. GEO405 Tropical Climatology 2 Core
    4. GEO407 Environmental Hazards and Resources Management 2 Core
    5. GEO409 Regional Planning 2 Core
    6. GEO411 Developed World 2 Core
    7. GEO413 Land Evaluation 2 Elective
    8. GEO415 Rural Land use and Conservation 2 Elective
    9. GEO417 Vegetation Management 2 Elective
    10. GEO419 Political Geography 2 Elective
    11. GEO421 Population Geography 2 Elective
    12. GEO423 Medical Geography 2 Elective
             

    400L Second Semester
    S/n Course Code Course Title Credit Unit Category
    1. GEO402 Research Project 6 Core
    2. GEO404 Systematic Geography of Nigeria II 2 Core
    3. GEO406 Developing World 2 Core
    4. GEO408 Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System 2 Core
    5. GEO410 Applied Climatology 2 Elective
    6. GEO412 Metropolitan Planning 2 Elective
    7. GEO414 Water Resources Management 2 Elective
    8. GEO416 Soil Survey and Classification 2 Elective
    9. GEO418 Rural Development Policy and Planning 2 Elective
    10. GEO420 Transport Geography 2 Elective
    11. GEO422 Urban Management 2 Elective
    12. GEO424 Climate Change and National Development 2 Elective
             


    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.

    BIO212 Introduction to Ecology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Basic ecological concepts, Theories and principles of ecology, Energy flow, trophic levels and biogeochemical cycles in the ecosystem, Types of habitats and biomes, Interactions and interrelationships between organisms, Effects of man on his environment.

    BIO241 Biological Techniques I 1 Credit Unit
    Description:

    BOT211 Seedless Plants 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The general characteristics of seedless plants and their classification into Bryophyta, Pteridophyta and Thallophyta, Morphology and Reproductive characteristics of representatives, Relationships and differences between classes and advancement of lower pl

    BOT212 Seed Plants 2 Credit Unit
    Description: General characteristics of spermatophytes, differences and similarities between gymnosperms and angiosperms, classification and characteristics of classes of gymnosperms and angiosperms

    ECO111 Principles of Economics I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Economics: Definition, scope and methods of analysis; division between micro and macro-economics. Basic problems of resource allocation and the various modes of production. Demand and supply theory: Definition determinations, movement along the curves and

    ECO112 Principles of Economics II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction: the scope of macro economics. Stock and flows. The circular flow of income; National income measurement; problems of measurement and uses of national income statistics. Direct and indirect taxes and the merits and demerits of each. Fiscal Po

    ECO131 Introduction to Statistics 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition and scope of Statistics. Use of statistics in everyday life, levels of measurement in social sciences. Distribution and comparisons. Types and techniques of data presentations. Sources and nature of published statistical data in Nigeria and the

    ECO132 Introduction to Development Economics 2 Credit Unit
    Description:

    ECO211 Introduction to Microeconomics 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The definition, scope, role and limitations of microeconomics. The distinction and relationship between Microeconomics and Macroeconomics. The concept of equilibrium and the various types. Theory of consumer behavior – cardinal utility approach, the appli

    ECO212 Introduction to Macroeconomics 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The equilibrium of the consumer – the budget constraint, the budget slope and space, price changes, the graphical and algebraic approaches, Applications of indifference curve to consumer behavior – income consumption curve, income and substitution effects

    ECO251 Human Resource Economics 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Historical background, Structure of the Nigerian economy, the socio-economic and political framework of the Nigerian economy, the structure, organization and performance of important sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, mining( including petroleum

    GEO101 Introduction to Elements of Physical Geography I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the students to the composition and structure of the lithosphere, atmosphere and hydrosphere, nature, distribution, evolution and significance of the first order relief forms. Landforms and climate, soils and landforms.

    GEO102 Introduction to Environmental Science 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course complements topics covered in introduction to elements of physical geography I. The topics to cover includes: the earth�¢�?�?s radiation, atmospheric and oceanic circulation system, cycling of matter and energy in ecosystem.

    GEO103 Introduction to Elements of Human Geography I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The scope of human geography and its relation to physical geography. World population: its distribution and patterns of growth/demographic characteristics of selected populations, elementary theory of demographic transition. Human settlements: evolution,

    GEO104 Introduction to Elements of Human Geography II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course complements topics covered in introduction to elements of human geography I. The topics to cover include: environmental resources. The concept of resources. Types of resources and their global distribution; relationship between resources and t

    GEO105 Local Field Studies 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Class field studies for familiarization of students with their local environments, and for practicalizing classroom lectures in both human and physical geography.

    GEO106 Introduction to Practical Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Map reading and interpretation: location, map scale and conversion, conventional signs, map reproduction; representation of relief and recognition of relief forms. Analysis and interpretation of relief forms and cultural features on maps, graphical and m

    GEO107 Introduction to Land Use Planning 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The need for land-use planning, methods for land-use planning, land –use determinants, integrated spatial solutions for land use problems at different scales. Area-oriented integration of various tools for land-use planning. Regional problems and environm

    GEO108 Elementary Land Surveying 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Introduction to land surveying types, basic principles, coordinate, circumvention of obstacles, erecting and dropping of perpendicular lines, instruments, field codes and ethics, open and closed transverse, compass survey, booking and plotting, leveling e

    GEO112 Introduction to Physical Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Energy system in the atmosphere, biosphere, hydrosphere and lithosphere, current environmental issues, including air pollution and other natural hazards; erosion, drought, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods. The lecture focus on classification of hazards, t

    GEO201 Regional Geography of West Africa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Some basic concepts of spatial organization: principles of classification of geographical phenomena; growth and special distribution of population. Production systems; typology and distribution, location, spacing and growth of settlements; movement over s

    GEO202 Introduction to Remote Sensing and GIS 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to laboratory tests and analysis, this will include: soil physical properties (particle size analysis using different techniques, including pipette and hydrometer method, wet sieving and dry sieving; bulk density and compac

    GEO203 Introduction to Geomorphology and Soil Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The meaning and scope of geomorphology. Denudation (weathering and erosion). Weathering processes (chemical and physical). Erosion processes (water transport and deposition, and wind transport and deposition). Landforms (humid and arid); fluvial and Aeoli

    GEO204 Urbanization 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course is to enable students know when, where and how human settlements emerged. The major areas this covered include, history of city development and reason for the emergence of early cities, urbanization and its process, third world urbanization and

    GEO205 Introduction to Climate and Biogeography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Radiation balance of the earth; general circulation of the atmosphere and hydrosphere; atmospheric thermodynamics; man’s influence on the atmosphere; basic structure and dynamics of plant communities; factors influencing plant growth; survey of characteri

    GEO206 Introduction to Population Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Examination of population data sources. Population growth and components. Migration processes and consequences. The Nigerian population structure, distribution patterns and their implication.

    GEO207 Introduction to Cartography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: History of map making. Techniques of map making. Cartographic processes, types of maps, design and construction of physical and economic maps. Basic contour compilation, profiles, flow maps, pie graphs and bar graphs. Maps projection and lettering techniq

    GEO208 Elementary Statistics for Geographers 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The place of statistics in Geography; types of statistics; data description and characteristics; discrete and continuous variables; data scale; frequency distribution and geographic presentation; measures of central tendency and variability; methods of sa

    GEO209 Economic Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Supply and demand; factors of production; comparative advantage; economies of scale; economic rent and global trade and movements; etc.

    GEO211 Spatial Organization of Society 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is designed to expose students to the basic structure and resources within West Africa: the location, size, position, political divisions, physical setting (climate, relief, drainage, and vegetation), and distribution of major minerals, ECOWAS

    GEO212 Introduction to Laboratory Techniques in Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces the theory and practice of remote sensing and geographic information system. Solar radiation: the electromagnetic spectrum and radiation balance. Remote sensing platforms, remote sensors, advantages and disadvantages of various sens

    GEO213 Introduction to Field Techniques in Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is designed to introduce students to field techniques necessary in soil, hydro-geomorphologic, climatologic and vegetation measurements. Soil: field sampling techniques, sample collection, and handling, soil profile description, etc. Geomorpho

    GEO214 Geographical Thought Theory 2 Credit Unit
    Description: History of geography; philosophical issues in geography, history of development in America, Europe and Africa, quantitative revolution; the role of theory in science and geography. Methods in natural and social science; nature of problems in geographic re

    GEO216 Regional Geography of Africa 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Geography of Africa, dealing with the peoples, their culture, history, systems of resource utilization, population patterns and processes and spatial aspects of development. (Pre-requisite (GEO 211)

    GEO218 Agricultural Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Definition of agriculture; methods of crop and animal production in Nigeria and Katsina: Rainfed , Irrigation, and pastoralism; opportunities for practicing both methods; systems/types of agriculture practiced in Nigeria. Agro-ecological zones of Nigeria:

    GEO301 Research Method in Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to research design in Geography by looking at the Nature of research design: kinds and structure, common features/settings. Data sources, collection approaches and procedures in physical and human geography: Use of field fo

    GEO302 SIWES 6 Credit Unit
    Description: 12 weeks (one semester) of internship during the second semester of the 300 level. 400 Level Courses

    GEO303 Tropical Geomorphology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Geographical use and applications of statistical techniques, Probability and Sampling Distributions, Hypothesis testing. Parametric methods: analysis of variance, correlation analysis, regression analysis, Non-parametric tests of association and measures

    GEO305 Field Course 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Ten to fourteen days intensive field studies designed to illustrate the application of theories, concepts and techniques of geographical analysis. (Pre-requisite (GEO 131)

    GEO307 Planning Theory and Application 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course covers basic theories in planning in order to provide theoretical framework for understanding issues involved in planning. Topics to be covered include: definition of planning; nature and types of planning (normative, descriptive, prescriptive,

    GEO309 Tropical Soils 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course introduces students to the general concepts of soils, soil mineralogy and chemistry. Soil types and tropical soils and their management. Soil mineralogy, definition of a mineral, clay mineral structure and the weathering of silicate clay. The c

    GEO311 Quantitative Techniques in Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The tropics and topicality are discussed. The course focuses on fluvial processes (slope classification, slope development, and general system model). Laterites are studied as special features (characteristics, origin of iron in laterites, factors of late

    GEO313 Climatology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: An introduction to elements of weather and climate and the factors that control their geographic distribution, particularly the role of insolation, latitude, altitude, ocean currents and large water bodies. Precipitation types, characteristics, theories o

    GEO315 Hydrology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course treats the various concepts and basic principles of hydrology; Hydrography and types of river regulation and their effects on ground water hydrology. Types of aquifers; factors affecting storage of ground water; Field and laboratory techniques

    GEO317 Population and Resources 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Global population trends; Economic and technology growth; the critical of artificial population density, land carrying capacity; Dynamics of rural and urban land uses; demographic and ecological changes; land resources and environmental conservation.

    GEO319 Biogeography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course applies the basic concepts of ecology to the study of spatial aspects of biogeography. Emphasis will be made on the environmental factors affecting distribution of plants and animals at various scales: national (Nigeria), regional (West Africa

    GEO401 Systematic Geography of Nigeria I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Location and extent, physiographic regions, hydrography of the regions. Main ecological zones and systems, primary productivity, Growth and distribution of population, natural resource base, agricultural production and marketing systems, River Basins

    GEO402 Research Project 6 Credit Unit
    Description: Research essay/dissertation based on field and/or library research at the end of the final year.

    GEO403 Contemporary Philosophy and Methodology in Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Current methodology of geographical research, including: recent paradigm shifts within scientific approach to geographical research, quantification and classification in geography; theories and models in geography; systems analysis in geography.

    GEO404 Systematic Geography of Nigeria II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Problems of Industrialization, Urbanization, transport development, internal and external trade. Concepts and models - City and community regions, migration flows, urban systems, the nature of economic dualism, modernization, development planning strategi

    GEO405 Tropical Climatology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course describes the weather and climatic conditions in the tropics; their spatial and temporal variations, and implication of these conditions for socio-economic activities in the tropics. Definition and delimiting the tropical climate region; Radia

    GEO406 Developing World 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course is an intensive study of the physical and cultural processes that have shaped and are shaping the landscapes of the developing world in Africa, South America and Asia. Topics include: the economic, social and political frameworks of developing

    GEO407 Environmental Hazards and Resources Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course aims at increasing students’ awareness with respect to global, regional, and national environmental resources and issues, especially as related to Nigerian situation. Its main objective is to demonstrate the tripartite relationship that links

    GEO408 Application of Remote Sensing and Geographic Information System 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course will discuss the basic principles of manual and digital image analysis. Remote sensing and GIS integration. Remote sensing and GIS applications: suitability mapping, natural resource management, environmental studies, etc.

    GEO409 Regional Planning 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course aims at introducing students to the problems of development & planning at the regional level. It is particularly oriented to Nigerian context. General theories and techniques of regional analysis and planning practice are examined

    GEO410 Applied Climatology 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Nature of radiation and some relevant concepts; Evapotranspiration and potential evapotranspiration; Climate and agriculture; Climate and man; Climate and animals; Climate and architecture; Climate and industry and transport; Topo-climates, Man-made clima

    GEO411 Developed World 2 Credit Unit
    Description: It is an intensive study of physical and cultural processes that have shaped and are shaping the landscapes of the developed world. The physical, economic and cultural features of Europe, Russia and North America are analysed while their geographic region

    GEO412 Metropolitan Planning 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course aims at giving students skills to manage urban centers and its attendant problems and prospects. The origin and growth of cities/metropolis, urban systems, internal structures and spatial organization of cities/metropolis, urban ecology, moveme

    GEO413 Land Evaluation 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to the evaluation of land resources. The students are first introduced to the concepts of land, land resources, and land evaluation, land use, land utilization, land characteristics, land quality. The Approaches to land ana

    GEO414 Water Resources Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The unique properties and characteristics of water. The nature of water resources management. Water problems and management; Assessment of ground and surface water, classification of water from these sources and for a variety of uses. The hydrological cyc

    GEO415 Rural Land use and Conservation 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Concept of land use and conservation. Understanding land use typology in Nigeria. Need for land use planning and conservation in northern Nigeria; land use policies in Nigeria. Methods of land use planning. Agricultural land use tools. Practices and appro

    GEO416 Soil Survey and Classification 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course intends to cover concepts of soil and soil properties, soil properties as inherent characteristics, qualities or distinctive features. Techniques of soil survey and soil classification as well as techniques employed in the field and laboratory.

    GEO417 Vegetation Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course treats the concept of sustainable and eco-development of vegetation as well as introduces the concept of ethno ecology. The role of vegetation in sustainable development with particular reference to third world tropical vegetation destruction.

    GEO418 Rural Development Policy and Planning 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Concepts and need for rural development planning; Theories of rural development; Approaches and methods of rural development planning. Planning for rural resources exploitation and utilization; Types, purposes and uses of policies; Processes and procedure

    GEO419 Political Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: A survey of the systems approach to political geography; power and politics of world economy; ideological heritage and future of structures of geopolitics, geography of imperialism. Geography of political ideologies, parties and power; locational conflict

    GEO420 Transport Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Why things move, movement geometry, analysis of networks and flows, network performance, movements, transportation and transportation gaps, kinds and patterns of trade flows.

    GEO421 Population Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Explores the key theoretical literature on migration, including critical debate about alternative frameworks of analysis and an appreciation of the embeddedness of migration in a broader range of processes such as social and cultural change, uneven develo

    GEO422 Urban Management 2 Credit Unit
    Description: This course focuses on urban problems and ability to co-ordinate all stake-holders involved in managing these problems. Areas to be covered include: urbanization and urban growth; urban problems; and urban management; components of utilities such as water

    GEO423 Medical Geography 2 Credit Unit
    Description: Foundations, development and concepts in medical geography. Spatial factors in disease occurrence. Approaches and methods in medical geography. Disease classification. Elements of disease ecology and etiology. Disease mapping; spatial applications of dise

    GEO424 Climate Change and National Development 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The science of climate change concepts, causes and consequences of climate change. Contemporary indicators of climate change. Climate change and development: vulnerability to climate change, perception of climate change, mitigation and adaption to climate

    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-

    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,

    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.

    POL111 Introduction to Political Science 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course introduces students to the nature and language of politics and how it is being practiced. The course gives students insights to the definitions, scope, methods and approaches to the study of Political Science. It also highlights concepts as we

    POL222 Foundations of Political Economy 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This course highlights the basic concepts in political economy the relationship between economic system and politics, class analysis, productive system, productive forces as well as the theory of Marxism and the capitalist/bourgeois political economy.

    POL251 Political Ideas 3 Credit Unit
    Description: The course considers major ideas in organizing government over the ages. Topical issues would be on Monarchism, Liberalism, Democracy, Totalitarianism, Socialism, Communism, and Fascism among others. Particular emphasis would be on their origins as well a

    SOC111 Introduction to Sociology I 3 Credit Unit
    Description: This involves the presentation of concepts and descriptive materials of sociology clearly and illustratively in order to make these becomes part of the students’ working vocabulary and critical tools for identifying and understanding the working of Societ

    SOC132 Elements of Social Scientific Thinking II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: As a follow-up to Elements of Social Scientific Thinking 1, this course further exposes students to the systematic process of understanding society. It is more of a 'Social Engineering', applying the tools of scientific methods to the understanding of soc

    SOC141 Elements of Social Scientific Thinking I 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The focus of the course is on the basic and foundational tools, concepts skills of social scientific thinking and analysis. The relevance of scientific method to social science thinking and research is examined

    SOC152 Nigerian Heritage 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course focuses on the processes of the incorporation of Nigeria into the world capitalist system through colonialism. It examines the cultural socio-economic and political consequences of this process. Key areas examined in the course include issues

    SOC232 Social Change II 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course focuses on theoretical perspectives and institutional analysis of the phenomenon of social change, while taking a global approach. The more concern is with social change in Africa in terms of the process and impact

    SOC251 Nigerian Social Structure 2 Credit Unit
    Description: The course introduces students to the nature, evolution and transformation of Nigeria’s social structure and its implications for a proper understanding of contemporary socio-economic and political issues in the country
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