Department of Political Science and Public Administration

DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION

PROGRAMME TITLE: B.Sc (HONS) POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC        ADMINISTRATION

 

PHILOSOPHY AND MISSION OF THE PROGRAMME

 

The philosophy and mission of BSc. Political Science programme is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to analyse, comprehend, predict and influence the factors that shape power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world. The programme is expected to develop and produce students who will be competent enough to work in public and private organizations.  In this regard, we hope to produce competent manpower for the government and industries.

 

MISSION OF THE UNIVERSITY

 

Through its teaching, research and innovative activities, the Edo University, Iyamho (EUI), is poised to be a major contributor to the advancement of knowledge, wisdom and understanding for the benefit of the university in encouraging and promoting scholarship and will relate its activities to the social, cultural and economic needs of the people of Edo State in particular and Nigeria in general.

 

 

OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME

The objectives of the B.Sc Political Science programme are:

 

  1. to provide training in the principles of political science and their application to different sub-fields of the discipline such as political economy, public administration and international relations;

 

  1. to stimulate the students intellectually through teaching and excursions, in such a way that they appreciate social and political problems;

 

iii.       to provide a solid foundation of knowledge about the workings of society and its institutions and develop the skills for the constructive use of such knowledge;

 

  1. to develop in students, the ability to apply the knowledge to the resolution of societal problems and conflicts;

 

  1. to develop in students, such skills and competency that would allow them to be self-reliant and entrepreneurial;

 

  1. provide the students with necessary skills for studying and analyzing society;

 

vii.       provide the students with the skill-base from which they can proceed to higher studies in political science;

           

viii.     Produce students who can carry out fieldwork, collect data and analyse these in a coherent manner, as well as engage in comparative analysis of one political system with others.

 

vix.      to imbue in the students a deep appreciation of the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on wider socio-economic development and societal wellbeing.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education,  NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be Government or History plus English Language and Mathematics. An acceptable UTME score is also required.

 

  1. Candidates for Direct Entry for the 3 year programme should have any of these qualifications;
    1. GCE A/L in any two of the following: Government, History, Geography or any other Arts or Social Science subjects;
    2. OND, NCE or HND in relevant areas to Government and Administration.

Prospective students in (a) above are expected to have sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and obtained minimum qualifying score as may be specified by the University Admission Unit, in addition to sitting for and passing the University’s entrance examination and interview (for Direct Entry Students), which will determine their eligibility.

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES

 

  1. a) Regime of Subject Knowledge

The BSc Political Science programme has the following components:

  1. Courses that provide a coherent core of the history of political thought, political science principles and concepts and theories including issues like basic principles guiding the development of ideologies, philosophy and processes of governance. The process of acquisition of power, the process of public administration, the inter-relationship between the different levels of government and between different national governmental agencies and between one state and the other, the process of national wealth creation, economic production and national development, the value of institution building, the problem of security, the process of national integration and international organization.
  2. Equip the students with knowledge and understanding of the different methods of data collection and analysis.

iii.       Enable the students to possess appropriate computing skills and adequate for functioning effectively in the digital age.

iv         Equip the students with adequate statistical and quantitative skills and the ability to apply them to the analysis of  political issues and policies.

  1. Knowledge and understanding of political science methods
  2. Knowledge and ability to discuss and analyse public policies generally.

 

  1. b) Competencies and Skills

The product of political science training is expected to have the following competencies and skills:

  1. general and specific intellectual skills including literary information processing skills;

ii       interpersonal skills such as communication skills;

iii     conceptual framework skills that help in good decision-making;

  1. competence in the use of Information Technology;
  2. subject-specific and transferable skills which allows for the pursuit of wide range of careers after graduation;
  3. reasonable level of competence in statistical and quantitative methods.

 

  1. c) Behavioural Attributes

A graduate in Political Science who has achieved the threshold level should be able to demonstrate:

  1. Knowledge of political science principles and concepts;

ii       Knowledge of political science theory;

iii.    Knowledge of appropriate research methods;

  1. Reasonable and appropriate computing skills;
  2. Knowledge of political science data and the appropriate methodology for analyzing them;
  3. General knowledge in critical areas of political science;

vii.       Creativity in appreciating socio-economic and political problem;

viii   Apply critical Political Science reasoning to problem solving.

 

ATTAINMENT LEVELS

The following are the procedures used in arriving at   students’ attainment levels or for the assessment of students’ achievements in the BSc Political Science programme:

  • Continuous Assessments
  • Tutorial performances 
  • Problem solving  and  experiential exercises 
  • Oral presentation,  as  in  seminars  and  conferences 
  • Planning, conduct  and  reporting   on  project  works  
  • Essay assignments  given  on  regular   basis 
  • Literature surveys  and  evaluation   in  examination 
  • Demonstration of skills in relation to conceptual analysis, problem identification   and solving, numeracy, computer and social skills.
  • Ability to transfer skills to appropriate practical situations.
  • Extent to which the knowledge base  of  students is  extensive  and extends beyond the  work  covered  in  the  degree 
  • Moot parliamentary discussions and contributions

 

 

REGISTRATION OF COURSES

 

Students register for courses at the beginning of every academic session.  Students attending lectures in courses that they are not registered for shall do so only at the express permission of the lecturer in charge of the courses.  However such students shall not earn any credit from such courses. Students are expected to register within a stipulated time. Any student who fails to register within the specified time shall not be allowed to register in that session any longer, and shall forfeit the examinations in any semester of that session, except with the approval of Senate.  Such a student shall be deemed to have voluntarily withdrawn from the University and may only be readmitted in any subsequent session with the approval of Senate.

 

COURSE ADVISERS

 

There shall be appointed Course Adviser(s) who will be responsible to the Head of Department.  The Course Adviser shall offer guidance and counselling services to students in their academic, social, personal and vocational life. He/she shall be responsible for the course registration of students, recording and returns of student’s sectional results and other duties as approved by the HOD.

 

STUDENTS’ ASSESSMENT

To arrive at the final grade, the evaluation must be a continuous process consisting of some or all of the following where applicable:

  • Intra-semester examination or exercises
  • Assignments and/or presentations
  • Seminar papers
  • End of semester examination

 

 

EXAMINATION GRADING SYSTEM

 

Each course lecturer in the Department sets and submits examinations questions to the Head of Department. After vetting the questions, the Head of Department ensures that the Departmental exam officer produces the required number of question papers according to the number of students registered for the courses and keeps them secure till the set date of the examination. Copies of the question papers are sent to the Dean to build a Question Bank in the Faculty. The Departmental Examination Officer ensures the safe delivery of questions to the supervisors and Invigilators who administer the examination to the students on designated dates.

 

At the end of each examination, the answer scripts are given to the Course Lecturers who mark, record and submit raw scores sheets to the Departmental Examination Officer. The Examination Officer in turn, reports the Examination results in a University format, presents them to the Departmental Board of Examiners who evaluate, confirm and forward to the Dean of Faculty. The Faculty Board is called to deliberate and approve the results before recommending them to the Senate for approval.

 

WEIGHTING SYSTEM

A letter grade and numerical point are awarded to each student based on his / her total scores on all the evaluation criteria. The final marks scored by a student and the corresponding letter grades and the numerical points are clearly indicated. The following are possible final marks and their corresponding letter grades and grade points:

 

Table 1: Students admitted from 2016/2017 Session onward:

Marks %         Letter Grade               Grade Point

(GP)

70 -100                        A                                 5

60 – 69                        B                                 4

50 – 59                        C                                 3

45 – 49                        D                                 2

00 -  44                        F                                  0

 

The Cumulative Grade Point (CGP) of a student can be determined by the addition of the grade point at each level taking into consideration the weighting percentage. To calculate the final class of degree for students, the following weighting system shall apply:

 

S/N

LEVEL

4 YEARS

3 YEARS DIRECT ENTRY

1.

100

10%

-

2.

200

20%

30%

3.

300

30%

30%

4.

400

40%

40%

 

 


 

MINIMUM CREDITS REGUIRED FORPROMOTION/PROBATION/WITHDRAWAL

 

  • PROMOTION

To be promoted to the next level a student must pass at least 20 credit units of the TOTAL credits/loads for that session.

 

  • PROBATION

Students who could only accumulate 10- 19 credit loads at the end of the session can go on probation/repeat the same level or better still, such student can seek inter-Faculty transfer or remain in the faculty

 

  • WITHDRAWAL

Any student who fails to pass up to 0-10credit loads shall be advised to withdraw from the faculty. Any student who has previously probated and still fails to accumulate at least 20 credit load at the end of the session shall be advised to withdraw from the University.

 

SUMMARY

 

  • Promotion ? 20 credits and above (50% of 40)
  • Probation ? 19 to 10 credits
  • Withdrawal ? below 10 credits (50% of 19)

 

CLASSIFICATION OF DEGREES

The determination of the class of degree shall be based on the Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) earned at the end of the programme.  The GPA is computed by dividing the total number of credit points (TCP) by the total number of units (TNU) for all the courses taken in the semester.  The CGPA shall be used in the determination of the class of degree as summarized in Table A1.

 


 

Table A1: Degree Classification

 

S/N

CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT

CLASS OF DEGREE

1.

4.5  -  5.00

1st Class

2.

3.5  -  4.49

2nd Class Upper

3.

2.4  -  3.49

2nd Class Lower

4.

1.5  -   2.39

3rd Class

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the general University requirements for graduation in terms of minimum credit units to be passed, as earlier stated, final year students are expected to write a project which is in partial fulfilment for the award of the degree of Bachelor of Science in Political Science.  Outside of the formal classroom lectures, students of the Department are expected to undertake study tours to government offices, the State House of Assembly, media houses as well as private establishments to familiarize them with practical operation in those institutions.  These engagements are often graded on the basis of report submitted by individual graduating student.

 

SUMMARY OF COURSES

 

            100 LEVEL, FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

GST 111

Communication in English 1

2C

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2C

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2C

POL 111

Introduction to Political Science

3C

POL 112

Nigerian Constitutional Development

2C

POL 113

Nigerian Legal Systems I

2C

SOC 111

Introduction to Sociology I

2C

 

At least two Electives

 

BUS 111

Introduction to Business I

3E

ACC 111

Introduction to Accounting I

3E

ECO 111

Principles of Micro-Economics

3E

MAC 111

Introduction to Mass Communication

3E

SOC 112

Introduction to Psychology

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

    19/20

              

100 LEVEL    SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2C

GST 122

Communication in English II

2C

GST 123

History and Philosophy of Science

2C

POL 121

Introduction to African Politics

2C

POL 122

Organisation of government

2C

POL 123

Nigerian Legal Systems II

2C

POL 124

Elements of Democracy

2C

POL 125

The Citizen and the State

2C

SOC 122

Introduction to Psychology

2C

 

At least two electives

 

BUS 121

Introduction to Business II

3E

ACC 121

Introduction to Accounting        II

3E

ECO 121

Prinicples of Marcoeconomics

3E

MAC 121

Introduction to Information and comm. Technologies

2E

SOC 121

Introduction to Sociology II

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

23/24

 

OVERALL TOTAL

42/44

       

200 LEVEL     FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 211

Introduction to Entrepreneurial studies I

1C

GST 211

Contemporary Health Issues

2C

POL 211

Introduction to Public Administration

3C

POL 212

Nigerian Government and Politics I

3C

POL 213

Political Ideas

2C

POL 214

Introduction to Political Analysis

2C

POL 215

Basic Statistics for Political Science I

3C

SOC 213

Social Change I

2C

 

At least two electives

 

SOC 214

Social Psychology I

2E

ECO 211

Microeconomic Theory

3E

HIS 212

The International Political System

2E

 

SUB TOTAL

20

 

FOR DIRECT ENTRY

 

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy, Human Existence

2

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

 

SUB-TOTAL

24

  • Direct entry students are advised to drop the elective course in order not to exceed the maximum required credit units of 24 per semester and 48 per session.

 

200 LEVEL    SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 211

Introduction to Entrepreneurial studies II

1C

GST 221

Peace Studies and Conflict resolution

2C

POL 221

Foundations of Political Economy

2C

POL 222

Nigerian Government and Politics II

2C

POL 223

Introduction to Local Government

2C

POL 224

Introduction to Comparative Politics

2C

POL 225

Basic Statistics for Political Science II

2C

POL 226

Introduction to International Relations

2C

SOC 223

Social Change II

2C

 

At least one elective

 

ECO 222

Structure of Nigerian Economy

     3E

SOC 224

Social Psychology II

2E

HIS 223

Nigerian Foreign Service and Diplomacy

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

19/20

 

OVERALL TOTAL

39/44

 

FOR DIRECT ENTRY

 

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

GST 123

History and Philosophy of Science

2

 

SUB-TOTAL

24

 

OVERALL TOTAL

48

  • Direct entry students are advised to drop the elective course in order not to exceed the maximum required credit units of 24 per semester and 48 per session.

 

                   

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 311

Entrepreneurship Studies I

2C

POL 311

Logic and Methods of Political Inquiry

3C

POL 312

Public Policy Analysis

3C

POL 313

History of Political Thoughts I

2C

POL 314

Theory and Practice of Public Administration

3C

POL 315

Politics of Development & Underdevelopment

3C

POL 316

Theories of International Relations

3C

 

At least one elective

 

POL 317

The Methodology of Comparative Politics

2E

POL 318

Foreign Policy Analysis

2E

POL 319

Election Management

2E

POL 320

Gender Studies and Development

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

19

 

                 


300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 221

 Entrepreneurial skills II

2C

POL 321

Research Methods

3C

POL 322

Political Behaviour

2C

POL 323

Comparative Federalism

2C

POL 324

History of Political Thoughts II

2C

POL 325

Contemporary Political Analysis

2C

POL 326

Public Administration in Nigeria

2C

SSC 321

Application of Computer

2C

 

At least two electives

 

POL 327

Theory and Practice of Marxism

2E

POL 328

Issues in International Politics

2E

POL 329

International Economic Relations

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

20

 

TOTAL

40

 

                       400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 411

 Entrepreneurship Development I

1C

POL 411

Civil-Military Relations

3C

POL 412

State and the Economy

3C

POL 413

Politics and Law in Africa

3C

POL 414

Nigerian Foreign Policy

3C

POL 415

Development Administration

3C

POL 416

Political Parties and Pressure Groups

2C

 

At least one elective

 

POL 417

Politics of Globalization

2E

POL 418

International Organizations

2E

POL 419

Public Financial Management

2E

 

SUB-TOTAL

20

                      

400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

 

COURSE CODE

 

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT UNIT

ENT 421

 Entrepreneurship Development II

1C

POL 421

Principles of International Law

2C

POL 422

Comparative Public Administration

2C

POL 423

African Political Thoughts

2C

POL 424

Third World and Dependency

2C

POL 430

Research Project

6C

 

At least two electives

 

POL 425

Nigerian Local Government

2E

POL 426

Public Personnel Management

2E

POL 427

Political Sociology

2E

POL 428

Revolution and Society

2E

POL 429

Politics of Intergovernmental Relations

2E

 

 

 

 

SUB-TOTAL

19

 

TOTAL

39

 

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

 

POL 111: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE                        

This course introduces students to the nature of politics and how it is played. It emphasises the issues of political discourse and practice. It also introduces students to the language and basic concepts of Politics. The student is later introduced to the methods of Political Science.

 

POL 112: NIGERIAN CONSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT               

The course teaches the student the Nigerian Constitutional Development in a chronological and sequential order. In this course, the emphasis is on topics like colonisation, the Richards Constitution, the Macpherson Constitution, the Littleton Constitution, the Independence Constitution, The Republican Constitution, the 1979 Constitution and the 1999 Constitution.

 

POL 113: NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSTEM I                                               

The course teaches judicial institutions in Nigeria: the role of the judiciary, the history and development of the courts, types of courts and their jurisdiction. Methods of seeking redress in courts, judiciary personnel, appointment and tenure, independence of the judiciary, Legal aid system, human Rights (contents and abuse).

 

POL 121: INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN POLITICS                            

The course provides the Nature of African society before colonialism; establishment of colonial rule in Africa; different systems of colonial administration and economic policies, the problem of neo-colonialism and dependency; contemporary problems in Africa-Political crises, famine, structural adjustment and the debt crisis in African.

 

POL 122: ORGANISATION OF GOVERNMENTS

The course discusses the various ways of organising governments into Legislature, Executive and Judiciary, theory of the separation of powers, forms of political and administrative systems, i.e. Unitarism, Federalism, Confederalism, forms of government like Presidentialism, Parliamentarianism; instrumentalities of political interaction like political parties, pressure groups, interest groups, etc. The relationship of the citizen to the state in terms of the duties and obligations of the citizen to the state, the responsibility of the state to the citizen must also be investigated, the nature of strained relations and the processes of rectification, political obligation, basis of freedom, loyalty and patriotism.

 

POL 123: NIGERIAN LEGAL SYSYTEM II            

This Course is a continuation of POL 123 (Nigeria Legal System I). Topics covered includes: social order and law, conflicts between English and Customary Law/ Sharia Law, Legal aid, criminal justice system in Nigeria, corruption and the judicial system, independence of the judiciary in Nigeria.

 

POL 124: ELEMENTS OF DEMOCRACY                                                    

The course treats the organs and meaning of democracy. Its variations and practices across social settings, differences between it and other forms of governmental organization and its peculiar beauties/ attractions, electoral system, Party system, Public opinion and pressure groups.

 


 

POL 125: THE CITIZEN AND THE STATE       

The relationship of the citizen to the state in terms of the duties and obligations of the citizen to the state;  The responsibility of the state to the citizen must also be investigated;  The nature of strained relations and the processes of rectification;  Political obligation, basis of freedom, loyalty and patriotism.

 

POL 211: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION              

The course treats the rationale of public administration, the ecology of public administration, politics of administration, administrative actor, delegation of power, administrative audit and control elements of administrative law.

 

POL 212: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS                         

The course treats the Federal arrangement and division of powers, critical issues in Nigerian politics i.e. census, elections, education, representation and representativeness, ethnic relations, etc. especially before independence in 1960.

 

POL 213: POLITICAL IDEAS                                                                      

The course provides an introduction to major political ideas in their historical context. Emphasis should be placed on concepts like Monarchism, Liberalism, Democracy, Socialism, Fascism, Anarchism, etc.

 

POL 214: INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL ANALYSIS                       

The course is basically a study of the concept, assumptions, objectives and issues in political analysis; ways of acquiring knowledge; approaches and models of political analysis; theories of political analysis; the emergence of behaviouralism as an approach to the study of politics including its origin; the scientific method; the nature of politics; Political Systems and the structure of government; political representation e.g. direct democracy, theory of mandate, representative institutions of different regimes and regime types; Political communication; violence, political alienation; citizen participation and political culture, etc.

 

POL 215: BASIC STATISTICS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE I

This course introduces the students to the basic statistics relevant to the systematic study of politics, and it covers mainly the application of statistical knowledge as it relates to the study of politics. Topics include the nature of Statistics- types of statistics, sources of statistical data and methods, frequency distributions, measures of central tendencies.

 

POL 221: FOUNDATIONS OF POLITICAL ECONOMY       

The course teaches the relationship between politics and economics, economics as determinant of politics, class analysis and political power relations, production and politics with an emphasis on the material basis of political action.

 

POL 222: NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS II     

This course is a continuation of POL 212. It examines political issues and problems in Nigeria since independence in 1960.

 

POL 223: INTRODUCTION TO LOCAL GOVERNMENT                       

The course teaches theory, principles and forms of local government, decentralisation, delegation, decentralization principles, local government mechanisms for community mobilisation and development at the grass roots.

 

POL 224: INTRODUCTION TO COMPARATIVE POLITICS               

The course teaches the logic of comparative social inquiry, objectives of comparative inquiry, approaches to the study of comparative politics, i.e. single country approach, multi-country approach, synchronic approach, problems of comparative politics.

 

POL 225: BASIC STATISTICS FOR POLITICAL SCIENCE I1

Continuation of POL 215. Topics include; Measures of Dispersion Range, Variance, Standard Deviation; Elementary Probability Theory, Binomials, Normal and Poisson Distributions. Test of hypotheses, small sample Test; X2 test and F-test;  Time Series Analysis;  Regression Analysis; Index Numbers; Analysis of Variance, sources of Statistical Data in Nigeri      

 

POL 226: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS     

The course exposes the students to the organisation of the International Society, theories of International Relations; linkage politics, theories of Coalitions and Alliances, Balance of power Theory, the impact of the emergence of the Third World.

 


 

POL 311: LOGIC AND METHODS OF POLITICAL INQUIRY         

The course focuses the attention of the students on political science and the scientific method, introduction to research methods in political inquiry, the nature of concepts, the place of theory, language of variables, hypotheses and generalizations in political science research, sources and methods of data collection and analysis in political inquiry.

 

POL 312: PUBLIC POLICY ANALYSIS             

The course defines policy and forms of policy, concepts and strategies of policy planning, programming and budgeting systems (PPBS), basic techniques of network construction and analysis examined descriptively and from the perspective of administrative systems, cost-effectiveness analysis and critique.

 

POL 313: HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHT I

The course examines selected medieval, classical and modern political thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, Machiavelli, Locke, Marx, Fanon, Senghor, Nyerere, Nkruman, etc, with special emphasis on the germination and impacts of their ideas.

 

POL 314: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION      

The course provides the students the evolution of administrative organizational theory from the Classical through the Neo-classical to the Modern: Relations of administration to politics and the Political Process; administrative behaviour in various institutional settings, interplay of political institutions and administrative patterns of behaviour, study of personal administration decision making in bureaucratic organizations.

 

POL 315: POLITICS OF DEVELOPMENT AND  UNDERDEVELOPMENT   

The course provides a systematic and theoretical study of the political and socio-economic context of the problems of development and under-development, dependency and international cum internal economic structures; analysis of profound change; agents of change and constraints and problems contingent on rapid socio-economic change, with specific reference to post-colonial African states but also in comparison with Latin American and Asian countries, among others.

 

POL 316: THEORIES OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS               

The course provides an explicit examination of the basic concepts and theories that have been offered for the study of International Relations; issues like Power, Conflict and politics of accommodation; Systems Theories, Linkage Politics, the theories of Coalitions, and Alliances Models, Games and Simulation.

 

POL 317: THE METHODOLOGY OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS

The course provides comparative political analysis, history  of comparative politics, concepts, the scientific methods, and logic of comparative social inquiry, objectives of comparative inquiry, approaches to the study of comparative politics i.e. single country approach, multi-country approach, and synchronic approach;  problems of comparative politics.

 

POL 318: FOREIGN POLICY ANALYSIS          

The course provides the various conceptions used in foreign policy analysis; transactional flows, the interplay of domestic and external factors, ideological and national interest considerations, and techniques of foreign policy, application of these concepts to the examination of foreign policies of major powers; United States, United Kingdom, Russia, France, China and the emerging powers such as India, Japan, Pakistan, Iran and Israel; as well as African States. 

 

POL 319: ELECTION MANAGEMENT

The course deals on elections and its management in Nigeria. The course provides the various conception used in election analysis.

 

POL320: GENDER STUDIES AND DEVELOPMENT

The course provides an explicit examination of the basic concepts and theories that have been offered for the study of gender studies; gender and elections in Nigeria and gender and development

 

POL 321: RESEARCH METHODS                      

This course deals on all forms of research, research problem formulation, research procedure/research design, relevance of research and fundamental problems in Social Science research.

 

POL 322: POLITICAL BEHAVIOUR       Thecourse is purely a study and measurements of various determinants of political behaviour, political socialization, political culture, political participation and apathy, electoral behaviour, public opinion, and political communication.

POL 323: COMPARATIVE FEDERALISM        

The course provides a conceptual analysis of federalism, federation and pluralism, forms of and reasons for federations, the genesis of the political dynamics of comparative federal system with particular reference to intercontinental case studies such as Americas- U.S.A and Canada; Europe- Russia and Germany; Asia- India and Pakistan; Africa- Nigeria and Rwanda

 

POL 324; HISTORY OF POLITICAL THOUGHTS II

The course teaches selected modern political thinkers, such as Machiavelli; Locke, Marx, Jeremy Benthan, Fanon, Senghor, Nkrumah, etc. with special emphasis on the germination and impacts of their ideas.

 

POL 325: CONTEMPORARY POLITICAL ANALYSIS                       

The course teaches the students contending paradigms in contemporary political analysis, their philosophical and ideological roots, as well as evaluation:  elite approach, group theory, functional systems and communications theory, basic concepts and elements of game theory and political gaming, structural analysis, theories of political development; the new political economy.

 

POL 326: PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION IN NIGERIA              

The course teaches the students the ecology of Nigerian Public Administration, the Civil Service, field administration, Public Corporations, Politics of Financial Administration, reforms and challenges of administration in the 21st Century.

 

SSC 321: APPLICATION OF COMPUTER

Application of the Computer in data collection and analysis; students will have the opportunity to practice what was taught

 

POL 327: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF MARXISM              

The course provides the students with the study of Marxism, the examination of dialectical materialism, class analysis, means and sources of production in society;  an overview of revolutionary changes brought about by utilizing the Marxist- Leninist ideology, using the examples of USSR, China, Cuba, Vietnam etc.

 

POL 328: ISSUES IN INTERNATIONAL POLITICS                            

The course teaches the students the study of conflict and peace building in International politics; strategies of war and arms control; organizations, ethnicity, race, religion, gender, liberation struggles, resources and building of an international order.

 

POL 329: INTERNATIONAL ECONOMIC RELATIONS                    

The course underlines the economic bases of some of the actions and reactions in international politics, drawing materials from International Trade, Commercial Policy, Capital Movements, etc; Role of IMF, World Bank, and such other monetary agencies; Multinational Enterprises and National Power; Theory of Unequal Exchange and the North/South problem; the Economic Theory of National Boundaries, Customs Unions, and Currency Areas.

 

POL 411: CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS        

The course teaches the students interdependence of civil and military types; the military in the foundation of states; impact of social structures and ethnic or class conflicts upon military organizational procedures and behaviours, the problem of civilian control of the military, the role of armies in revolution, the phenomenon and definition of the military- industrial complex, ubiquity of military extractive tendency; explaining the stability or instability of civil-military relations in a comparative setting.

 

POL 412: STATE AND THE ECONOMY

The course attempts to examine the role of government in the management of the modern economy with special reference to Nigerian and other African countries: It deals with the relationships between government and private enterprise and examines some political issues such as the role of foreign capital in the domestic economy, the questions of foreign aid, technology and expertise. A major part of the course examines the problem of development planning and administration of planning as well as the issue of balanced regional planning. Finally, the questions of indigenisation of the economy and self-reliance are discussed in relation to the problem of dependency on the international economic system.

 

POL 413: POLITICS AND LAW IN AFRICA

 

 

The course is a comparative examination of the inter-relationships between law and politics in different African Countries by studying the political significance of the judicial process during the colonial and independence periods.  The first section deals with the concept of law, what it is, how law arises and how it becomes institutionalized.  The second part deals with the judicial process, specifically, the systems of criminal justice which translate the abstract concerns of law into concrete institutions and policy are analysed in terms of who benefits and who does not.

 

POL 414: NIGERIAN FOREIGN POLICY         

The course focuses on the study of dominant trends in Nigeria foreign policy since independence, showing both the domestic setting and the international environment; issues during civilian and military regimes; the effects of the civil war on Nigeria’s foreign policy; the changing pattern of Nigeria’s non-aligned policy; problems of foreign policy making since 1976 and Nigeria’s pan-African role; Nigeria’s relative economic status and commitments as a regional power in Africa, and problems of relating with immediate neighbors.

 

POL 415: DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION

The course treats on the theories of development, forms, procedure and techniques for development of urban centers, the problems involved in the planning and execution of major services in urban political systems, and an examination of the structure of political power operating in such systems.

 

POL 416: POLITICAL PARTIES AND PRESSURE GROUPS 

The course teaches the students concepts of political parties, pressure groups; party systems, regime types and impact of political culture; theories, methods and forms of pressure groups; civil society and democracy.  

 

POL 417: POLITICS OF GLOBALIZATION     

The course deals on the conceptual clarification; evolution and trends of globalization; new globalization and the World stability (conflict, war, economic cum technological disadvantages); globalization, the State and economy in Africa.

 


 

POL 418: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

The course teaches the students the historical evolution of international institutions from the turn of 19th Century to the present, the notion of international organizations and their various classifications: International Organizations- League of Nations, United Nations Organization, The United Nations; Trans-national organizations (governmental and non-governmental); regional organizations (governmental and non-governmental); sub-regional groupings based on political, trade/economic, military, socio-cultural or ideological alliances. 

 

POL 419: PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

The course teaches the student public financial management of Nigerian Public Administration; the Civil Service, field administration, Public Corporations; Politics of Financial Administration.

 

POL 421: PRINCIPLES OF INTERNATIONAL LAW                          

The course teaches the students the dynamics and sources of international law; sanctions, international personality, rights and duties of states and governments; territorial and criminal jurisdictions; state responsibility, treatment of aliens, diplomatic agents, privileges and immunities; extradition, Law of the Sea, the law of treaties and the impact of Afro-Asian states in contemporary international law.

 

POL 422: COMPARATIVE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION                  

The course teaches the students comparative analysis of private large-scale organizations and public (state) administrative organizations; of public administration in federal and unitary states; of state bureaucracies and state parastatals, of public administration in selected countries among liberal democracies, communist systems and the Third World societies.

 

POL 423: AFRICAN POLITICAL THOUGHTS

The course teaches the students traditional political ideas; concepts of authority, order and the polity; thoughts in Pan Africanism; Contemporary African Political thinkers like Nkrumah, Fanon, Nyerere, Senghor, Cabral, Ake, Rodney etc; Concepts like African Socialism, humanism and authenticity. 

 

POL 424: THIRD WORLD AND DEPENDENCY

Politics of change in the Third World; international economic structures and the Third World, development theories and experiences with Third  World development, dependency and foreign policies

 

POL 425: NIGERIAN LOCAL GOVERNMENT SYSTEM                   

The course teaches the students the evolution of Nigerian local government- the pre-colonial and colonial administrative system, the post-independence development; the role of the Military and the historic reforms (1976, 1989 1995), contemporary local government administration in Nigeria- functions, funding and problems.

 

POL 426: PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT

Principles of personnel administration; personnel administration in the public and private sector; issues in personnel administration in the public sector; illustration from federal and state public service in Nigeria.

 

POL 427: POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY

Social theories about the relationship between political and social order; topical issues such race, gender, ethnicity, religion, national liberation and ideology will be examined.

 

POL 428: REVOLUTION AND SOCIETY

Philosophical and ethical issues in revolutions; perspectives in revolutions; revolutionary warfare; case studies such as Soviet Union, Cuba, Angola, Mozambique.

 

POL 429: POLITICS OF INTERGOVERNMENTAL RELATIONS

Relationships between various levels of government in a federation: Federal- State, State-State, Federal-Local Government, State-Local Government. Emphasis to be placed on the politics of fiscal and budgetary relations, focusing on taxing power, resource control, revenue allocation, autonomy for sub-national in the provision of social services.

 

POL 430: RESEARCH PROJECT                        

An original essay to be written by a student under the supervision of an academic staff. Students are required to choose a topic in consultation with the Department and bring concepts/theories learnt as well as appropriate methods to bear on the topic.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education,  NECO or their equivalents with at least five credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings of which three must be Government or History plus English Language and Mathematics. An acceptable UTME score is also required.

 

  1. Candidates for Direct Entry for the 3 year programme should have any of these qualifications;
    1. GCE A/L in any two of the following: Government, History, Geography or any other Arts or Social Science subjects;
    2. OND, NCE or HND in relevant areas to Government and Administration.

Prospective students in (a) above are expected to have sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and obtained minimum qualifying score as may be specified by the University Admission Unit, in addition to sitting for and passing the University’s entrance examination and interview (for Direct Entry Students), which will determine their eligibility.