Department Of History and International Studies Lecture Notes


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1) INTRODUCTION TO DIPLOMACY (LECTURE NOTE).

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

INTRODUCTION
The study of the evolution of diplomatic practice seeks to explore the manner in which the institutions, principles and practices of diplomacy started, grew and developed into the world wide system that we know today. The basic purpose is to outline the earliest beginnings in the conduct and regulation of inter-state relations, to identify the elements of change and continuity throughout the centuries and to discern and distil the essential traditions that helped to shape the form and character…

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2) ECONOMIC HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

Introduction: The course HIS 315 Economic History of West Africa in the 19th and 20th centuries focuses on the major economic development and allied activities of the West Africa sub-region in the 19th and 20th centuries by highlighting the motivating factors for production, distribution and consumption within the demand and supply chain taking into cognisance external challenges which impacted on the political and socio-cultural developments till date

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3) PHILOSOPHY AND RESEARCH METHODOLOGY OF HISTORY AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

What is Philosophy of History?
Philosophy of History has three categories: Original History, Reflective History and Philosophic History. Original History of the first kind, the mention of one or two distinguished names will furnish a definite type. To this category belong Herodotus, Thucydides, and other historians of the same order, whose descriptions are for the most part limited to deeds, events, and states of society, which they had before their eyes, and whose spirit they shared.

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4) AFRICA UP TO 1800.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

The course is designed to give the students a general survey/idea on the issues about Africa taking it from 1000 – 1800 within these topics: Africa and the Origin of Man, Domestication of Plants and Animals, the Neolithic Revolution; Africa and the Outside World; the Nile Valley Civilization and its Impact on Africa South of the Sahara; the Great Migrations, Settlement Patterns and its Consequences on the Africa Continent; Africa and the Muslim World, the Trans- Saharan Trade;…

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5) NORTH AFRICA: THE MAGHREB 1800 – 1900.

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

Introduction: The course explores the study of the indigenous people of the Northern Africa, the nature of and effects of geographical factors and foreign conquest, the processes of state formation, the study of Egypt to the Napoleonic era, the character of European imperialism, colonial rule, Islamic politics and the emergence of modern states in the Maghreb, European rivalry in Egypt and condominium government in the sudan. It also introduces students to nationalism and pattern of post-independence developments in…

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6) HISTORIOGRAPHY..

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

The primary idea of historiography is history, the nature of history, types of history and the history of historical writing, problems of knowledge and methods of history and the training of students to become historians. It also covers the importance and use of history, problems associated with the writing of history, African historiography, its limitations and the relationships between history and other disciplines.

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7) NIGERIA FROM 1800 TO INDEPENDENCE_COURSE WARE.

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

 The course surveys the key issues in the political, economic, and social developments in Nigerian communities and the factors responsible for such developments in the nineteenth and twentieth century. It also pays attention to the study of changes in pre-colonial societies- political, social, economic, demographic and intellectual-generated by internal and external forces and stimuli. To this extent issues like the conquest, amalgamation of the North and South Protectorate, the British administration, the evolution and growth of nationalism, constitutional developments, decolonization…

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8) EUROPE TO THE AGE OF REVOLUTION.

(Mr Osahon Prescott Oviawe)

Introduction
Europe, one of the continents of the world, is the direct sole beneficiary of the ancient civilizations. It benefitted from Egypt in Africa, Greece and Rome in
Europe and Mesopotamia in Asia. Man in Europe as in other continents started as a food gatherer from which he became a cultivator, from a hunter to a domesticator and caretaker or domesticator of animals-thereby developing agriculture, from wearing leaves to wearing animal skins, from sleeping in caves to making…

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9) INTRODUCTION TO DIPLOMACY (LN).

(Dr Ugwuja Alex Amachi)

Diplomacy, both as an art and an act is as old as man. And no society or people can claim a monopoly of diplomacy; some form(s) of diplomacy has existed throughout recorded history among all peoples – even though the diplomatic practices of some peoples were more rudimentary than others. However, since the evolution of the modern state system (after the Peace of Westphalia, 1648) owes much to the European political, military and judicial transformations, modern diplomacy which…

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10) EGYPT AND THE MAGHREB UP TO 1800 .

(Dr Ugwuja Alex Amachi)

“Egypt is the most important country in the world” declared Napoleon Bonaparte in the first interview he granted to the governor of St. Helena after his eventual defeat in 1815. Despite the grandiose disposition of Napoleon, North Africa and not only Egypt alone is crucial for understanding not only the history of Africa but in fact, that of the world. North Africa is the cradle of human civilisation, as indeed, no other civilisation dates older than the Egyptian…

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11) ECONOMIC HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES 2018/2019.

(Dr Ugwuja Alex Amachi)

The course examines the salient themes in the economic history of West Africa. This because the history of any people cannot be fully grasped without the knowledge of how such a people went about in the ordinary business of life, how they went about eking a living and in trying to make the most out of their physical environment. Besides, the nineteenth and twentieth centuries are very critical periods in the history of West Africa, as two crucial transitions were…

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12) LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES.

(Dr Ugwuja Alex Amachi)

This course surveys the social, political and economic history of Latin America and the Caribbean in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. However, in order to fill the void, the course commences with titbits on the Pre-Columbian history of the region as well as the conquests and colonization by Spain and Portugal in the sixteenth century. With this background, the course speeds up to the nineteenth and twentieth where themes such as independence movements, independence and its challenges, Caudilism,…

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13) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES .

(Dr Okla Emmanuel Steelman)

This course introduces students to the basic concepts in International Studies such as the theories of International Relations, national interests, sovereignty, power, balance of power and foreign policy .It also exposes students to the sub fields of International Studies such as political economy, international law and International Organizations .There are no compulsory prerequisites for this course.
 

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14) AFRICA TO 1800 2018/2019.

(Dr Okla Emmanuel Steelman)

This course focuses on issues of African history up to 1800.Its central themes are the possibility of African history and sources such as oral traditions and archaeology ,origin of man in the continent and his relationship with other continents via transSaharan and trans-Atlantic slave trade, early civilization and inventions

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15) INTRODUCTION TO BARGAINING AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2018/2019.

(Dr Okla Emmanuel Steelman)

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16) INSURGENCY AND COUNTER INSURGENCY .

(Dr Okla Emmanuel Steelman)

 This course is an exploratory study of the nature ,character and manifestations of insurgencies in history and the methods that were adopted to counter them .The aim is to acquaint the students with the prevalence of rebellious uprisings in various ramifications ,and the evolution of strategies to tackle them .Issues that would be discussed include ;the British Civil War, the Spanish Civil War and the American War of Independence, various rebellious uprisings in colonial Africa and Post- colonial…

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17) HIS 111: HISTORIOGRAPHY .

(Dr Dawood Egbefo Omolumen)

This course introduces the students to the meanings of history; features; the history of historical writings; the use or relevance of history; the relationship of history with other disciplines; branches of history; philosophy of African history; sources of writing history; African idea of history; the meaning and practical use of historiography; methodology of writing history; importance of interdisciplinary approach in history writing. As the basic/foundation of the disciple, it also exposes the student to the problems of writing…