B.Sc Political Science

Programme Duration : 4 years


The philosophy and mission of B.Sc. Political Science programme is to produce graduates with a critical mind, requisite ability and skill to comprehend, analyse, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world.


Objectives

The major aims and objectives of adegree in Political Science are to:

i.                provide training in the principles ofpolitical science and their application to cognitive disciple – politicaleconomy, public administration or international relations;
ii.              stimulate the students intellectually toappreciate social problems and proffer solutions;
iii.            provide a solid foundation of knowledgeabout the workings of society and its institutions and develop the skills forthe constructive use of such knowledge;
iv.            develop in students, such skills andcompetency that would allow them to be self-reliant and entrepreneurial;
v.              provide the students with the skill-basefrom which they can proceed to postgraduate studies in political science andrelated disciplines;
vi.            produce students who can carry outfieldwork, collect data and analyze these in a coherent manner, as well asengage in comparative analysis of one political system with others; and,
vii.          imbue in the students a deep appreciationof the political dynamics of society and the impact of this on widersocio-economic development and societal well-being.


Philosophy

The philosophy andmission of B.Sc. Political Science programme is to produce graduates with acritical mind, requisite ability and skill to comprehend, analyse, predict andinfluence the factors that shape and mould power relationships in anever-changing socio-political environment in a globalizing world.


Admission Requirements

There are two levels of admission into Political Science Programme, i.e., UTME and Direct Entry.

A.    Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Programme (UTME)

Candidates for admission into the four-year degree programme in Political Science should:

  1. (i)    Possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language, Government or History or any Social Science subject. There are no waivers for credit passes in any of these subjects.
  2. (ii)  In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME. The UTME subjects must be in the following: English, Mathematics, Government; Plus, any other Social Science subject.

 

B.    Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Programme (Direct Entry)

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credits, in GCE, SSCE by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or their equivalents; and JUPEB, IJMB, Ordinary National Diploma (O.N.D) or Higher National Diploma (HND) with at least lower credit in related disciplines from approved Nigerian Polytechnics. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any one of Government, History or Economics are required.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL103 Nigerian Constitutional Development 2 100 First Learn More
2 POL101 Introduction to Political Science 2 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL 108 Nigerian Legal Systems 2 100 Second Learn More
2 POL102 Introduction to African Politics 2 100 Second Learn More
3 POL 104 The Citizen and the State 2 100 Second Learn More
4 POL 106 Organization of Government 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL201 Nigerian Government and Politics 3 200 First Learn More
2 POL207 Introduction to Local Government 2 200 First Learn More
3 POL209 Nigerian Constitutional Development 2 200 First Learn More
4 POL203 Political Ideas 2 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL202 Introduction to Political Analysis 2 200 Second Learn More
2 POL204 Foundations of Political Economy 2 200 Second Learn More
3 POL206 Introduction to Public Administration 2 200 Second Learn More
4 POL208 Introduction to Comparative Politics 2 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL311 Methodology of Comparative Politics 2 300 First Learn More
2 POL301 History of Political Thought 3 300 First Learn More
3 POL305 Public Policy Analysis 2 300 First Learn More
4 POL317 Government and Politics of Nigeria 2 300 First Learn More
5 POL313 Theory and Practice of Marxism 2 300 First Learn More
6 POL307 Politics of Development and Under-Development 2 300 First Learn More
7 POL317 Government and Politics of Nigeria 2 300 First Learn More
8 POL309 Theory and Practice of Public Administration 2 300 First Learn More
9 POL303 Logic and Methods of Political Analysis 2 300 First Learn More
10 POL315 Government and Administration of Urban Systems 2 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL310 Public Administration in Nigeria 2 300 Second Learn More
2 POL312 Gender and Politics in Nigeria 2 300 Second Learn More
3 POL304 Contemporary Political Analysis 2 300 Second Learn More
4 POL314 Marxism after Marx 2 300 Second Learn More
5 POL316 Nigerian Legislature in Comparative Perspective 2 300 Second Learn More
6 POL308 Research Methods 3 300 Second Learn More
7 POL318 Politics of International Economic Relations 2 300 Second Learn More
8 POL306 Comparative Federalism 2 300 Second Learn More
9 POL302 Political Behaviour 2 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL411 International Politics of Mass Communication 2 400 First Learn More
2 POL405 Third World and Dependency 3 400 First Learn More
3 POL403 Development Administration 3 400 First Learn More
4 POL407 Nigerian Local Government 2 400 First Learn More
5 POL413 Comparative Public Administration 2 400 First Learn More
6 POL401 Military and Politics in Nigeria 3 400 First Learn More
7 POL409 Research Project I 3 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 POL410 Research Project II 3 400 Second Learn More
2 POL414 Politics of Intergovernmental Relations 2 400 Second Learn More
3 POL412 Political Parties and Pressure Groups 2 400 Second Learn More
4 POL406 Public Personnel Administration 2 400 Second Learn More
5 POL416 Revolution and Society 2 400 Second Learn More
6 POL404 State and Economy 3 400 Second Learn More
7 POL402 Politics and Law in Africa 3 400 Second Learn More