Academic Programme

Structure of Academic Programme

The courses in the programme have been categorized into Stress Areas and Codes.  The Codes are derived from the courses level, i.e. the year in which the course is being offered, the number assigned into the stress areas and frequency of the course stress. Each course code ends with odd number signifying first semester or even number indicating second semester.

 

 STRESS AREAS                                                                                                        CODE

General  themes                                                                                                          0

Nigerian History                                                                                                          1

African History                                                                                                             2

European including USSR                                                                                         3

Americans and Caribbean                                                                                        4

The Near and Far East                                                                                                5

International Studies                                                                                                  6

Methodology                                                                                                                7

Project/Seminar                                                                                                          8

 

FOUR YEAR UNDERGRADUATE ACADEMIC PROGRAMME

100 LEVEL ACADEMIC FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 101 Introduction to History CC 3
HIS 105 Introduction to International Studies      CC       3
HIS 111 Nigerian History 1000 ‚Äď 1800 ¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 121 African History 1500 ‚Äď 1800 ¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 131 History of Russia 1800-1917       CC       3
  Elective within the Department (select one)    
HIS 103 Major World Civilizations      EC       3
HIS 107 Blacks in the Diaspora       EC       3
GENERAL STUDIES COURSES (MANDATORY)    
GSS 101 Use of English I      CC       2
GSS 103 Introduction to Logic and Philosophy      CC       2
  Inter Faculty Courses (Select one)    
ECO 101 Introduction to Economics I      EC       2
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology I       EC       2
PSC 101 Introduction to Political Science I       EC       2

 TOTAL CORE CREDITS                            =                       15

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                        =                      19

TOTAL                                                           =                      24

 

100 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 106 Introduction to Economic  History       CC     3
HIS 122 History of West Africa 1500 ‚Äď present ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 124 North Africa from the first Conquest of Egypt to Present        CC      3
HIS 132 Europe to the Age of Revolutions         CC       3
HIS 162 Evolution of Diplomacy         CC      3
HIS 164 Fundamentals of International Studies         CC      3
  General  Studies Courses (Mandatory)    
GSS102 Use of English II         CC       2
GSS104 Introduction to History and Philosophy of science         CC       2
  Inter-Faculty Courses (Select one)    
ECO105 Introduction to Economics II         EC       2
SOC113 Introduction to Sociology II         EC       2
PSS102 Introduction to Political Science II          EC       2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                               =                                  18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                        =                                  6

TOTAL                                                           =                                  24

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION         =                                  48

 

200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 201 Introduction to Archaeology       CC     3
HIS 211 Nigerian History from¬† 1800 ‚Äď 1900 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 231 History and Diplomacy of USSR from 1917- Present         CC      3
HIS 241 History and Diplomacy of U.S.A since 1885         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE         
HIS 261 International law and Diplomacy         EC     2
HIS 221 East and Central Africa since 1800         EC      2
HIS 263 International Institutions and Organizations         EC     2
GSS COURSES  (Mandatory)
GSS108 Elementary French I        CC       2
CIS101 Introduction to Computer Science         CC       2
GSS 211 Entrepreneurship Studies         CC        2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                                       =                                  12

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                                =                                  08

TOTAL                                                                                   =                                  20

 

200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 212  Archaeology in Nigeria       CC     3
HIS 214 Economic History of Nigeria Since the 19th Century        CC     3
HIS 216 Igbo Land from the Earliest Times to 1900        CC     3
HIS 222 Southern Africa since 1800         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE    
HIS 224 Africa and European Imperialism         CC      3
HIS 232 Europe from the French Revolutions to World War II         CC      2
HIS242 Themes on Latin American and the Caribbean History        CC      2
HIS 262 Issues in Strategic Studies         CC      2
GSS COURSES  (Mandatory)
GSS 208 Peace and Conflict Studies        CC       2
GSS210 Elementary Igbo        CC       2
CIS102 Computer Application to History         CC       2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                                  12

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                    =                                  06

TOTAL                                                                       =                                  18

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION                     =                                  38

 

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 301 Philosophy of History       CC     3
HIS 333 Comparative Industrial Growth and Development of Britain, U.S.A. and Japan        CC     3
HIS 305 History of the Common Wealth of Nations        CC     3
HIS 311 Nigerian History 1900 ‚Äď 1970 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC¬† ¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 313 Nigeria’s Foreign Policy since Independence         CC      3
HIS 351 Contemporary History of the Middle East         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE  
HIS 327 Pre-colonial African Intergroup Relation         CC      2
HIS341 History of Industrial Relation        CC      2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                               =                      18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                        =                      02

TOTAL                                                           =                      20

 

300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 322 Problems and Prospects of Regional Economic Devt. In West Africa       CC     3
HIS 324 Islam in West Africa        CC     3
HIS 326 Africa and the wider World        CC     3
HIS 342 Economic History of the U.S.A. since the 19th Century         CC       3
HIS 362 East/West Relations since 1945         CC      3
HIS 372 Research Methods and Techniques         CC      3
Electives  (Select one)
HIS304 Capitalism, Communism and Mixed Economy         EC       2
HIS328 Post-colonial African Intergroup Relation         EC       2
HIS 352 Japan from the Tokugawa to the Meiji Restoration         EC       2
HIS 354 Contemporary History of the Middle East         EC      2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                               =                      18

TOTAL ELECTIVGE CREDITS                     =                      02

TOTAL                                                           =                      20

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION         =                      40

 

400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 401 Evolution of Modern Forms of Government       CC     3
HIS 411 Nigerian History Since 1970        CC     3
HIS 413 Igboland Since the 20th Century        CC     3
HIS 421 Christianity in West Africa        CC     3
HIS 423 The Military in African Politics         CC      3
HIS425 Problems and Issues in African Historiography         CC       3
               Electives (Select one)        
HIS 427 The African Union: A Study in African International Relations         EC      2
HIS 429 Land and Labour in Africa Since 1850         EC      2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                                  18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                    =                                  02

TOTAL                                                                       =                                  20

 

400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 402 War and Peace studies Since the 20th Century       CC     3
HIS 422 Nationalism and Nation-building in Africa        CC     3
HIS424 History of Political Thoughts        CC     3
HIS 462 Foreign Policies of the Major World Powers         CC      3
HIS 482 Special Project         CC      6

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                      18

TOTAL ELECTGIVE CREDITS¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† =¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† –

TOTAL                                                                       =                      18

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION                     =                      38

 

THREE YEAR DIRECT ENTRY PROGRAMME

200 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER.

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 201 Introduction to Archaeology       CC     3
HIS 211 Nigerian History from¬† 1800 ‚Äď 1900 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 231 History and diplomacy of USSR from 1917 ‚Äď Present ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC ¬†¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 241 American History  and diplomacy  since 1865         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE         
HiS 261 International law and Diplomacy         EC     2
HIS 221 East and Central Africa since 1800         EC      2
HIS 263 International Institutions and Organizations         EC     2
GSS COURSES  (Mandatory)
GSS 101 Use of English 1         CC       2
GSS 103 Introduction to Logic and Philosiphy         CC       2
GSS108 Elementary French I        CC       2
CSC101 Introduction to Computer Science         CC       2
GSS 211 Entrepreneurship Studies         CC        2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                                       =                                  12

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                                =                                  12

TOTAL                                                                                   =                                  24

 

200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 212 Archaeology of Nigeria       CC     3
HIS 214 Economic History of Nigeria Since the 19th Century        CC     3
HIS 216 Igbo Land from the Earliest Times to 1900        CC     3
HIS 222 Southern Africa since 1800         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE    
HIS 224 Africa and European Imperialism         CC      3
HIS 232 Europe from the French Revolutions to World War II         CC      2
HIS242 Themes on Latin American and the Caribbean History        CC      2
HIS 262 Issues in Strategic Studies         CC      2
GSS COURSE  (Mandatory)
GSS 102 Use of English II         CC       2
GSS 104 Introduction to History of Philosophy of Science         CC       2
GSS 208 Peace and Conflict Studies        CC       2
GSS210 Elementary Igbo        CC       2
CSC102 Computer Application to History         CC       2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                                  12

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                    =                                  10

TOTAL                                                                       =                                  22

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION                     =                                  46

 

300 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 301 Philosophy of History       CC     3
HIS 303 Comparative Industrial Growth and Devt. Of Britain, U.S.A. and Japan        CC     3
HIS 305 History of the Common Wealth of Nations        CC     3
HIS 311 Nigerian History 1900 ‚Äď 1970 ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† CC¬† ¬†¬†¬† 3
HIS 313 Nigeria’s Foreign Policy since Independence         CC      3
HIS 351 Contemporary History of the Middle East         CC      3
SELECT ONE ELECTIVE  
HIS 327 Pre-colonial African Intergroup Relation         CC      2
HIS341 History of Industrial Relation        CC      2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                               =                      18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                        =                      02

TOTAL                                                           =                      20

 

300 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 322 Problems and Prospects of Regional Economic Devt. In West Africa       CC     3
HIS 324 Islam in West Africa        CC     3
HIS 326 Africa and the wider World        CC     3
HIS 342 Economic History of the U.S.A. since the 19th Century         CC       3
HIS 362 East/West Relations since 1945         CC      3
HIS 372 Research Methods and Techniques         CC      3
Electives  (Select one)
HIS304 Capitalism, Communism and Mixed Economy         EC       2
HIS328 Post-colonial African Intergroup Relation         EC       2
HIS 352 Japan from the Tokugawa to the Meiji Restoration         EC       2
HIS 354 Contemporary History of the Middle East         CC      2

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                               =                      18

TOTAL ELECTIVGE CREDITS                     =                      02

TOTAL                                                           =                      20

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION         =                      40

 

400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 401 Evolution of Modern Forms of Government       CC     3
HIS 411 Nigerian History Since 1970        CC     3
HIS 413 Igboland Since the 20th Century        CC     3
HIS 421 Christianity in West Africa        CC     3
HIS 423 The Military in African Politics         CC      3
HIS 425 Problems and Issues in African Historiography         CC       3
               Electives (Select one)        
HIS 427 The African Union: A Study in African International Relations         EC      2
HIS 429 Land and Labour in Africa Since 1850         EC      2

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                                  18

TOTAL ELECTIVE CREDITS                                    =                                  02

TOTAL                                                                       =                                  20

400 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code Course Title Status Units
HIS 402 War and Peace Since the 20th Century       CC     3
HIS 422 Nationalism and Nation-building in Africa        CC     3
HIS424 History of Political Thoughts        CC     3
HIS 462 Foreign Policies of the Major World Powers         CC      3
HIS 482 Special Project         CC      6

 

TOTAL CORE CREDITS                                           =                      18

TOTAL ELECT ¬†¬†IVE CREDITS¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† =¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† –

TOTAL                                                                       =                      18

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE SESSION                     =                      36