History and International Studies Programmes

Undergraduate Programme Run

  • A 4-year degree programme leading to the award of B.A. (Honours), History and International Studies. This is for students admitted through JAMB/UME entrance examination.
  • A 3-year B.A (Honours) degree programme for student admitted through direct entry.

 

Admimssion Requirements

  • UME

Admission into the Department by entrance examination requires all candidates to pass the JAMB/UME entrance examination and satisfy the minimum university requirements, i.e. five credits in Senior Secondary School Certificate or the General Certificate of Education at credit level or above, including History/Government and English Language.

 

  • Direct Entry

In order to qualify for direct entry, a candidate must obtain a good pass at the NCE, GCE, (Advanced Level) or H.S.C. in History/Government or Social Studies and in at least one of the following subjects: Economics, Geography, Government, History or any other related subjects. The candidates will in addition have five credits at SSCE/GCE in related subjects.

 

Note: It is vital to stress that most of the courses are compulsory; however, Elective courses are specifically listed for students to choose from.

 

Stress Areas and Codes

            The courses in the programme have been categorized into stress area and codes. The codes are derived from the courses level, i.e. the year in which the course is being offered, the number assigned to the stress area and the frequency of the course stress.

 

Stress Area                                                                             Code

General themes                                                                       0

Nigerian History                                                                     1

African History                                                                       2

European including USSR                                                      3

Americans and the Caribbean                                                 4

The Near and Far East                                                            5

International Studies                                                               6

Methodology                                                                          7

Project/Seminar                                                                       8

 

 

FOUR-YEAR STANDARD PROGRAMME

YEAR ONE:  FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                   Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 101          Introduction to History                                   2

HIS 102          Introduction to International Studies             2

HIS 111          Nigeria from 1000-1800 AD                          3

HIS 121          Africa; 1500 to 1800.                                      3

Elective Courses: Choose One        

HIS 103          Major World Civilizations                              3

HIS 104          Blacks in Dispora                                            3

General Studies: Take All

GSS 101          Use of English 1                                            2

GSS 104          Introduction to History and Philosophy

of Science                                                        2

GSS 107          Nigerian Peoples and cultures                         2

GSS 109          Basic Igbo studies                                           1

Inter-Faculty Courses: Choose One

ECO 101         Introduction to Economics 1                         2

SOC 101         Introduction to Sociology                               2

PSY 101          Introduction to Psychology 1                         2

Total                                                              21

 

YEAR ONE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 105          Introduction to Economic History                  2

HIS 122          West Africa from 1500 to present                  3

HIS 123          North Africa from the first

conquest of Egypt to 1800 AD                      3

HIS 131          Europe to the Age of the Revolutions            3

HIS 161          Fundamentals of Internationals Studies         2

HIS 162          Evolution of Diplomacy                                 2

General Studies

GSS  102         Use of English II                                            2

GSS 103          Introduction to logic and Philosophy                         2

Inter-Faculty Courses: Choose One

ECO 105         Introduction to Economics II                         2

SOC 113         Introduction to Sociology II                           2

PSY 102          Introduction to Psychology II                                    2

Total                                                               21

 

SECOND YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 201          Introduction to Archaeology                          2

HIS 211          Nigeria, 1800 to 1900 AD                              2

HIS 212          Constitutional Development in Nigeria          2

HIS 221          East and Central Africa since 1800 AD         2

HIS 231          History of Russia: 1800 to 1917                     2

HIS 241          History of America since 1865                       2

HIS 261          International Institutions and Organization    2

HIS 262          International Law and Diplomacy in the

19th Century                                                   2

 

 

Elective Courses: Take All   

FRE 101          Elementary French I                                        2

CSC 101          Introduction to Computer Programme I           2

Total                                                               20

 

SECOND YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code               Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses          

HIS 213           Archaeology of Nigeria                                   2

HIS 214           Economic History of Nigeria since

the 19th Century                                               2

HIS 215           Igboland from the earliest times to 1900.         2

HIS 222           Southern Africa since 1800 AD.                      2

HIS 232           Europe from the French Revolution to

World War II.                                                  2

HIS 242           Themes in Latin America and the

Caribbean history                                            2

HIS 223           Africa and European Imperialism                    2

HIS 263           Introduction to Strategic Studies                      2

Elective Courses: Take All    

FRE 112          Elementary French II                                       2

CSC 102          Computer application to History                      2

Total                                                   20

 

YEAR THREE: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code               Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses          

HIS 301           Philosophy of History                                       2

HIS 311           Nigeria,1900-1970                                            2

HIS 302           History of Commonwealth                               2

HIS 303           Comparative Industrial Growth

& Devt. of Britain, USA,and Japan                 2

HIS 331          USSR Politics& Diplomacy in the

20th Century                                                     2

HIS 341           American Diplomacy in the 20th Century        2

HIS 351           Contemporary History of the Middle East        2

HIS 312            Nigeria’s Foreign policy                                   2

Total                                                        16

 

 

YEAR THREE: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 321:         Problems and prospects of

Regional Economic Development

in W/Africa                                                    2

HIS 322          Islam in W/Africa                                           2

HIS 342          Economic History of USA since the

19th Century                                                    2

HIS 323          Africa and the outside world.                         2

HIS 361          East/West Relation since 1945                       2

HIS 362          Strategic issues since the 20th Century            2

HIS 371          Research Techniques and Methods               3

Elective Courses: Choose One        

HIS 304          Capitalism, communism, and mixed

economy                                                         2

HIS 324          Problems and issues in African

Historiography                                                2

HIS 352          Japan from the Tokugawa to the Meiji

Restoration                                                     2

Total                                                               17

 

FOURTH YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 411          Nigeria since 1970                                          3

HIS 421          Christianity in W/Africa                                 3

HIS 422          The Military in African politics                       3

HIS 423          African Union: A study of African

International Relations                                   3

HIS 401           Evolution of Modern forms of Government

(Parliamentary, presidential  etc)                    3

Elective Courses: Choose One        

HIS 424               Modern African political thought              2

HIS 425               Land and labour in Africa: 1850-1959      2                      Total                           17

 

 

 

YEAR FOUR: SECOND SEMSTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 412             Igboland in the 20th Century                            3

HIS 426             Nationalism and nation building in Africa      3

HIS 402             War and peace since the 20th Century              3

HIS 461              Foreign policies of Major World Powers        3

HIS 481              Project Report                                                 6

Total                                                                 18

 

THREE YEAR DIRECT ENTRY PROGRAMME

FIRST YEAR: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code             Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 201          Introduction to Archaeology                          2

HIS 211           Nigeria, 1800-1900 AD                                 2

HIS 212           Constitutional Devt. In Nigeria                     2

HIS 221           East & Central Africa since 1800 AD           2

HIS 231           History of Russia, 1800-1917                        2

HIS 241           History of America since 1865                      2

HIS 261           International Institutions &Organizations     2

HIS 262           Int’l Law& Diplomacy in the 19th Century    2

 

Elective Courses: Take All  

FRE 101          Elementary French 1                                                                                CSC 101    Introduction to Computer Programme         2

Total                                                               20

 

FIRST YEAR: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 213          Archaeology of Nigeria                                  2

HIS 214          Economic History of Nigeria since

the 19th Century                                              2

HIS 215          Igboland from the earliest times to 1900.       2

HIS 222          Southern Africa since 1800 AD.                    2

HIS 232          Europe from the French Revolution to

World war II                                                   2

HIS 242          Themes in Latin America and the

Caribbean history                                            2

HIS 223          Africa and European Imperialism                   2

HIS 263          Introduction to Strategic Studies                   2

Elective Courses: Take All  

FRE 112          Elementary French II                                      2

CSC 102         Computer application to History                    2

Total                                                               20

 

YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 301          Philosophy of History                                     2

HIS 311           Nigeria, 1900- 1970                                       2

HIS 302          History of the Commonwealth                       2

HIS 303          Compr. Ind. Growth of Brit.,

USA&Japan                                                    2

HIS 331          USSR Politics&Diplomacy in

the 20th Century                                              2

HIS 341          American Diplomacy in

the 20th Century                                             2

HIS 351          Contemporary Hist. of the

Middle East                                                    2

HIS 312           Nigeria’s Foreign policy                                 2

Total                                                               16

 

YEAR TWO: SECOND SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 321          Problems and prospects of

Regional Economic Development

in West Africa                                                 2

HIS 322          Islam in West Africa.                                      2

HIS 342          Economic History of USA Since

the 19th Century                                              2

HIS 323          Africa and the outside world.                         2

HIS 361          East/West Relation since 1945                       2

HIS 362          Strategic issues since the

20th Century                                                    2

HIS 371          Research Techniques and Methods               2

Elective Courses: Choose One        

HIS 304          Capitalism, communism, and

mixed economy                                               2

HIS 324          Problems and issues in African

Historiography                                               2

HIS 352          Japan from the Tokugawa

to the Meiji Restoration                                  2

Total                                                               17

                                                 

YEAR THREE: FIRST SEMESTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses         

HIS 411          Nigeria since 1970                                                3

HIS 421          Christianity in W/Africa                                       3

HIS 422          The Military in African politics                             3

HIS 423           African Union:  A study of

African International Relations                            3

HIS 401           Evolution of Modern forms of

Government (Parliamentary, presidential, etc.)    3

Elective Courses: Choose One        

HIS 424        Modern African political thought                           2

HIS 425               Land and labour in Africa: 1850-1959            2

              Total                                                     17

 

YEAR THREE: SECOND SEMSTER

Course Code              Title                                                    Credit

Departmental Courses

HIS  411         Igboland in the 20th Century                           3

HIS 426          Nationalism and nation building  in Africa     3

HIS 402           War and peace since the 20th Century            3

HIS 461            Foreign policies of Major World Powers      3

HIS 481           Project Report                                                6

                                                    Total                                   18