International Relations and Diplomacy

Programme Duration : 4 years


The program teaches students contemporary issues in the international system, especially as it affects Nigeria's relations with other countries and institutions in the globe. International politics foreign policy, diplomacy, strategic studies, international economic relations are few out of the many courses students will be taught before graduation.


Objectives
The aims and objectives of the International Relations Programme are to: i) Stimulate in students an appreciation of International Relations and Diplomacy theories and other tools of analysis, and application in different contexts at the national and international levels. ii) Provide students with a broad and balanced knowledge and practical skills in International Relations; iii) Develop in students the ability to apply their International Relations theories, analytical tools, knowledge and skills to the solution of international problems; iv) Develop in students a range of skills that are relevant to both governmental and non-governmental agencies at home and abroad; v) Provide students with relevant knowledge and skills for further studies in International Relations as a multi-disciplinary field of study. vi) Generate in students an appreciation of the importance of International Relations in a national-political, economic, and social development on the one hand and in the maintenance of global peace and security on the other.


Philosophy
The Philosophy underlying the B.A. International Relations Degree programme is to produce a flow of competent and confident graduate whose minds are well developed and who are intellectually sound in the field of International Relations and Diplomacy. The programmeis greatly influenced by the philosophy of labour, service, self-reliance, integrity and the trainning of highly relevant manpower in every human endeavour, who can make meaningful contributions to the political and socio-economic development of Nigeria, Africa and indeed the entire world.


Admission Requirements
UME Candidates who wish to study International Relations must have obtained a credit in mathematics and English Language plus credit pass in either Government or History and any other two subjects at the SSC, NECO, GCE or their equivalent not more than two sitting. Also required is an acceptable UME score. Direct Entry Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the SSE, NECO, GCE or equivalents of which at least two shall be at the advanced level, or four credits passes of which at least three shall be at advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations. For emphasis credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any of Government or History is compulsory.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 103 History of Europe I 1300-1914 3 100 First Learn More
2 IRS 101 Ancestors of the Contemporary International System 3 100 First Learn More
3 IRS 107 Intro to International Relations and Diplomacy 2 100 First Learn More
4 IRS 105 Introduction to Political Science 2 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 104 Introduction to African Politics 2 100 Second Learn More
2 IRS 106 History of Europe II 1300-1914 3 100 Second Learn More
3 IRS 102 Evolution of the Contemporary International Sys 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 207 Nigerian Government and Politics 2 200 First Learn More
2 IRS 205 Elements of Contemporary Global Studies 3 200 First Learn More
3 IRS 201 Introduction to Political Analysis 3 200 First Learn More
4 FRN 209 Introduction to French 3 200 First Learn More
5 IRS 209 Political Thought Since Hobbes 3 200 First Learn More
6 IRS 203 New States in World Politics 2 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 HID 204 Slave Trade and the African in Diaspora 3 200 Second Learn More
2 FRN 210 Introduction to French II/ Chinese 3 200 Second Learn More
3 HID 206 European History and Diplomacy in the 19th and 20th centuries 3 200 Second Learn More
4 IRS 202 Structure of International Society 2 200 Second Learn More
5 IRS 204 Foundations of Political Economy 3 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 305 Law of Nations 3 300 First Learn More
2 IRS 302 International Economic Relations II 3 300 First Learn More
3 IRS 311 Theory And Practice of Administration 3 300 First Learn More
4 IRS 317 Marxism 3 300 First Learn More
5 IRS 315 Conflict Management 3 300 First Learn More
6 IRS 307 International Politics in the Post-Cold War Era 3 300 First Learn More
7 IRS 309 Diplomatic Exposure/Field Trip 3 300 First Learn More
8 IRS 303 International Political System 2 300 First Learn More
9 IRS 301 International Economic Relations I 3 300 First Learn More
10 IRS 313 South-South Cooperation 3 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 310 Theories of International Relations 3 300 Second Learn More
2 IRS 306 Logic and Methods of Political Inquiry(Research Methodology) 3 300 Second Learn More
3 IRS 314 Studies in Nigeria’s Franco-phone Relations 3 300 Second Learn More
4 IRS 304 Diplomacy 3 300 Second Learn More
5 IRS 308 International Politics of Africa 3 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 499 Research Project 6 400 First Learn More
2 IRS 411 The Middle East in World Politics 2 400 First Learn More
3 IRS 401 Foreign Policy Analysis 3 400 First Learn More
4 IRS 403 Human Rights 3 400 First Learn More
5 IRS 405 Foreign Policy of the Powers 3 400 First Learn More
6 IRS 409 Technology, Ecology And Environmental Issues In World Politics 2 400 First Learn More
7 IRS 415 Gender Issues 2 400 First Learn More
8 IRS 407 International Law 3 400 First Learn More
9 IRS 417 Africa and the Middle East 2 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 IRS 410 Europe in World Politics 2 400 Second Learn More
2 IRS 402 Nigerian Foreign Policy 3 400 Second Learn More
3 IRS 408 Asia in World Politics 2 400 Second Learn More
4 IRS 412 Race and Ethnicity in International Relations 2 400 Second Learn More
5 IRS 406 International Institutions 3 400 Second Learn More
6 IRS 404 Contemporary Strategic Studies 3 400 Second Learn More
7 IRS 414 International Relations in North Africa and the Maghreb 2 400 Second Learn More