Department Of Political Science and Public Administration Courseware


Course Schedule
Week 1: What is International relations?
     ? Conventional and contemporary definitions of international relations.
     ? Changing phases of international relations as a field of study.
Week 2: Scope and Sub-fields of International Relations
     ? Scope of international relation
     ? Sub fields of International relations.
Week 3: The Historical Development of Contemporary International Relations.
     ? Historical and evolutionary trend of contemporary international relations.
Week 4: Approaches to the study…
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COURSE SCHEDULE
Week 1: Political Science: Definitions and Conceptualization.
     ? The concept of politics.
     ? What is science?
     ? What is political science?

Week 2: The science of politics: The scientific status of the discipline.
     ? The meaning of science
     ? Cannons of science
     ? The scientific nature of the study of politics
     ? Political scientist and the use of scientific patterns

Week 3: Relationship…
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PREAMBLE
One basic responsibilities of political scientist is to be able to analyse events as they occur in polity. Political analysis help us to understand what is important, valuable, and real or true in politics.There are different conceptions of politics because scholars tend to define politics base on their perception or field of study. The earliest conception of politics belonged to the Greeks, who viewed politics as matters in the public realm as against the private realm.


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SECTION ONE: THE STUDY OF THE INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
1. INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
2. International society
3. International community
4. Theoretical approaches to the study of the international system
5. Definition of international system
6. Definition of international society
7. Definition of international community
8. Differences and similarities between international system, society, and community


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COURSE DETAILS:
Week 1: Meaning of public policy
Week 2: Meaning of public policy Analysis
The policy cycle
Week 3: Public policy cycle
Actors in the policy process
Week 4: Governmental actors
Week 5: Non-governmental actors
Models of Decision Making in public Policy
Week 6: Rational-comprehensive
Week 7: Satisfying
Week8: Mixed scanning
Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA)
Week 9: Strategies of CBA
Week10: Strengths of CBA
Week 11: Weaknesses of CBA
Week 12 Revision


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DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE AND PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
EDO UNIVERSITY, IYAMHO
EDO STATE, NIGERIA


PROGRAMME TITLE: B.Sc. (HONS) POLITICAL SCIENCE


COURSE LECTURER: DR. RAJI OLAROTIMI


CREDIT LOAD: 2 UNITS


COURSE HOURS: 2 HOURS


COURSE CODE: SOC 111


COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY


An introductory analysis and description of basic social structure and dynamics of human
society; field of sociology; sociology and other social sciences; methods and techniques: basic
concepts and principles of sociology. This…
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This course would focus on socialisation; social learning, internationalization, and conscience
formation, values and attitudes; prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes; development and
change of attitudes; social movements.


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The course examines selected classical, medieval,
renaissance and age of enlightenment political thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, St
Augustine of Hippo, St Thomas Aquinas, Marsilo of Padua, Nicollo Machiavelli, etc.
with special emphasis on the germination and impacts of their ideas.


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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.


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The course attempts to examine the role of government in the management of the modern economy with special reference to the Nigerian state. The broad aim of this course is to help students have the basic knowledge of the state as a driver of economic development and appreciate its usefulness in the socio-economic growth of Nigeria and other states in the African continent


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This course introduces students to the nature of politics. It emphasises the issues of political discourse and practice. It also introduces students to the language, methods and basic concepts of Politics.


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The course is designed as an introduction to Nigerian Legal system. The course is intended to give students an overview knowledge of Nigerian legal system in relation to modern democratic practices. It enables students understand the judiciary: development, role and independence in the Nigerian society


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This course introduces students to the nature of politics. It emphasises the issues of political discourse and practice. It also introduces students to the language, methods and basic concepts of Politics.
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The course examines selected classical, medieval, renaissance and age of enlightenment political thinkers such as Plato, Aristotle, St Augustine of Hippo, St Thomas Aquinas, Marsilo of Padua, Nicollo Machiavelli, etc. with special emphasis on the germination and impacts of their ideas.


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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.


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The major purpose of this course is to provide a broad overview of the nature of inquiry and explanation in political science. 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…
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This course examines in detail the nature of the discipline of International Relations. The course covers such diverse topics as meaning and development of International relations, The organisation of the International Society, Theories of International Relations; linkage politics, theories of Coalitions and Alliances, Balance of power Theory. It further examines the key concept of Foreign Policy, Foreign Policy and National Interest, Methods and techniques of Formulating and Executing Foreign Policy and the Principles of Bargaining and Negotiation, International…
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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


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This course provides a detailed examination of modern political theory/philosophy through the study of the ideas and tenets of important political theorist in the history of the development of political thought. The modern period, for the purpose of this course, covers thinkers from the time of the European reformation until the twentieth century. The European reformation which began in the early sixteenth century provide a considerable impetus to political thinking that differed from what had preceded it. We shall examine…
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The aim of the course is to help students understand new political ideas and concepts. The course will attempt: Introducing students to basic political ideas and concepts in their historical context. Explaining how these ideas have been applied. Exposing students to current governance framework in the context of these ideas.


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The aim of the course is to help students understand new ideas and concepts in the area of public policy. The course will attempt: Introducing students to the basic principles and concepts in public policy analysis.Demonstrating how these principles can be applied. Exposing students to current practice in public policy making.


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The course attempts to examine the role of government in the management of the modern economy with special reference to the Nigerian state.


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