B.A. History and International Studies


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Course Outline

 

History and International Diplomatic Studies provide the knowledge, language, and transferable skills necessary for entry to practical diplomacy, people to people negotiations, an advanced understanding of diplomacy as a political activity of central importance to the peaceful, stable and productive conduct between countries. It studies the historical development and relevance of intergovernmental organisations and institutions, for example the United Nations, the Commonwealth and the European Union, NATO, the G20 and the areas of the world with which professional diplomats are expected to be familiar with – such as the EU, EURASIA, BRICS, CIS, GCC, the Africa Union and, of course, Nigeria‘s role in these.

 

A degree programme in History and International Diplomatic Studies will aim to:

  • Appreciate the History and International Studies/History and Diplomacy
  • Evaluate the Diplomacy/International Studies/Diplomacy in the context of local societies and the international environment in which they exist.
  • Study international and regional institutions and the legal framework that have been introduced to strengthen the effectiveness of the diplomatic engagements among the members of the international community of states.
  • Ability to develop Good ethical behaviour, analytical skill and the capacity to consider and solve problems.

 

Admission Requirements;

 

Admission

 

UTME:

Candidates who wish to study History and International /Diplomatic Studies must have obtained a credit pass SSCE in Mathematics and English Language plus credit pass in either Government or History and other two subjects at the SSCE, NECO, GCE or their equivalent not more than two sitting. Also required is on acceptable UTME score.

 

Direct Entry:

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the SSCE, NECO, GCE or equivalents of which at least two shall be at advanced level, or four units 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 Structure

 

History and Diplomatic Studies: 100 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

GST 111

Communication in English I

2

C

30

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy & Human Existence

2

R

30

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

C

30

GST 122

Communication in English II

2

C

30

GST 123

Basic Communication in French

2

E

30

GST 124

Basic Communication in Arabic

2

E

30

GST 125

Contemporary Health Issues

2

R

30

HID 101

Introduction to Political Science

3

C

45

HID 102

African History Up to 1800

3

C

45

HID 103

Foundations Of Political Economy

3

C

45

HID 104

History of International Relations & Diplomacy

3

C

45

HID 105

Introduction to International Law.

3

C

45

HID 106

Introduction to Nigeria Government & Politics

3

C

45

HID 107

Introduction to African Politics

3

C

45

HID 108

Principles of Economics

3

C

45

 

Total

40

 

 

 

 

History and Diplomatic Studies: 200 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

 

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

 

2

 

R

30

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

R

30

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

R

30

HID 201

African History Since 1800

3

C

45

HID 203

Principles of International Law

3

C

45

HID 204

Nigeria Since 1800 to Independence

3

C

45

HID 205

International Political Systems

3

C

45

HID 206

Nigerian Foreign Service and Diplomacy

3

C

45

HID 207

Slave Trade and the African Diaspora

3

C

45

HID 208

European History and Diplomacy in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

3

C

45

HID 209

American History and Diplomacy in the 19th & 20th Centuries.

3

C

45

 

Total

32

 

 

 

 

History and Diplomatic Studies: 300 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

CMP 300

Introduction to Computer

2

R

90

CMP 301

Application of Computers to Arts

2

R

90

GST 311

Entrepreneurship

2

R

30

HID 301

The Third World in International Relations

3

C

45

HID 302

Theory and Practice of Modern Diplomacy

3

C

45

HID 303

Research Methods

3

C

45

HID 304

International Economic Relations

3

C

45

HID 305

Nigeria Foreign Policy

3

C

45

HID 306

International Organisations and Non-State Actors in International Relations

3

C

45

HID 309

Theories of International Relations

3

C

45

HID 310

Soviet and Russian Foreign Policy

3

E

45

HID 311

Colonialism and Imperialism in Africa

3

E

45

HID 312

History of Industrial Revolution

3

E

45

HID 313

Regional Integration and International Relations

3

E

45

HID 314

Political Behaviour

3

E

45

HID 315

Foreign Policies of the World Powers

3

E

45

HID 316

Introduction to Contemporary Strategic Studies

3

E

45

HID 317

Modern European Political Thought

3

E

45

HID 318

International Relations and Diplomacy of the Major Powers

3

C

45

HIS 308

Africa and the outside world in the 20th Centuries Century

3

C

45

HIS 413

Modern African Political Thought

3

E

45

 

Total

62

 

 

 

 

History and Diplomatic Studies: 400 Level

 

Course Code

Course Title

Units

Status

LH

PH

HID 401

Research Project

6

C

270

HID 402/

HIS 307

History of the Commonwealth

3

R

45

HID 403

Diplomatic and Consular Law

3

C

45

HID 404

The European Union and the Developing Countries

3

C

45

HID 405

The OAU and the AU in African International Relations

3

C

45

HID 406

Multilateral Institutions in World Politics and Economy

3

C

45

HID 407

The United Nations and World Affairs

3

C

45

HID 408

Foreign Policies and Diplomatic Practice of African States

3

R

45

HID 409

Politics of Underdevelopment

3

E

45

HID 410

Politics of Francophone Africa

3

E

45

HID 411

Development  Administration  and the MDGs

3

E

45

HID 412

Public Policy Analysis

3

E

45

HID 413

Terrorism and International Politics

3

E

45

HID 414

Advance  Bargaining and  Conflict Resolution

3

E

45

HID 415

Regional Cooperation and Integration in West Africa

3

E

45

 

Total

48

 

 

 

 

Special Requirement

 

100 Level:     Candidates are required to take and obtain a proficiency certificate in a European Language other than English or in Japanese/Chinese. In addition, they must obtain a minimum of 2 elective units each in Sociology/Psychology, Management and Nigerian Legal System.

 

200 Level:     Candidates are required to take an advanced proficiency course in a European Language other than English or in Japanese/Chinese. In addition, they must obtain a minimum of 2 elective units each in Nigerian History, African History, Bargaining and Conflict Management and Administrative Law.

 

300 Level:     NOTE: HID 310, 311, 312, 313, 314, 315, 316, 317, and 318 may be cross- listed with appropriate equivalents in the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines/departments.

 

400 Level:     All Elective courses may be cross-listed with appropriate equivalents in the Arts and Social Sciences disciplines/departments.

 

 

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