B.Sc. International Relations


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INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS (BSc)

 

Course Outline

 

International Relations covers the broad themes and theories associated with the study of foreign policy, security, conflict and globalisation. It also draws on a number of areas which include British, French, European, American, Latin American, African and Middle Eastern diplomacy, including the ‘scramble for Africa’, through to the Cold War, the origins of the war on terror and the Arab Spring.

 

It also explores the relationship between international and comparative politics, as well as examine the international politics of specific regions and to develop an ability to think both analytically and critically to make meaningful contributions to the political and socio-economic development of Nigeria, Africa and indeed the entire world.

 

A degree programme in International Relations will aim to:

  • Stimulate an appreciation of International Relations theories and other tools of analysis, application in different contexts at the national and international levels.
  • Provide a broad and balanced knowledge and practical skills in International Relations and the ability to apply International Relations theories, analytical tools, knowledge and skills to the conflict resolution;
  • Develop a range of skills that are relevant to both governmental and non-governmental agencies at home and abroad;
  • Generate 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.

 

Admission Requirements;

 

Admission

 

UTME:

Candidates who wish to study International Relations  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

 

Course Structure at 100 Level Courses International Relations

 

Course Code

Course title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

IRS 101

Ancestors of the Contemporary International System

4

C

60

IRS 102

Evolution of the Contemporary International System

2

C

30

IRS 103

Introduction to African Politics

2

C

30

IRS 104

IRS 105

History of Europe 1300-1914 & 11

4

C

60

IRS 106

Introduction to Management

2

R

 

IRS 107

Introduction to Political Science

2

R

 

GST 111

Communication in English

2

R

30

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2

R

30

GST 113

Nigerian Peoples and Culture

2

R

30

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and ICT

2

R

30

GST122

Communication in English

2

R

30

GST 123

Communication in French

2

E

30

GST 124

Communication in Arabic

2

E

30

 

Total

34

 

 

 

 

Any two electives outside the Faculty

4

E

 

 

Course Structure at 200 Level Courses International Relations

 

Course Code

Course title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

GST

Total GST  Courses

12

 

 

 

IRS 202

Structure of International Society

2

C

30

IRS 203

Introduction to Political analysis

2

C

30

IRS 204

Political Thought Plato-Machiavelli

2

C

30

IRS 205

Political Thought Since Hobbes

2

C

30

IRS 206

Foundation of Political Economy

2

C

30

IRS 207

New States In World Politics

2

C

30

IRS 208

Nigerian Politics

2

R

30

IRS 209

French/Portuguese/Arabic

2

R

30

IRS 210

Elements of Contemporary Global Studies I

2

R

30

IRS 211

Elements of Contemporary Global Studies II

2

R

30

SSC 201

Introduction to Computer

2

C

30

GST 211

Environment and Sustainable Development

2

C

30

GST 212

Environment and Sustainable development

2

C

30

GST 222

Peace and Conflict Resolution

2

C

30

GST 223

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

2

C

30

GST 224

Leadership Skills

2

C

30

 

Total

44

 

 

 

 

Two from fields such as Sociology, Foreign Languages, History, Philosophy and Psychology.

4

E

60

 

Course Structure at 300 Level Courses International Relations

 

Course Code

Course title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

SSC 301

Application of Computer

2

C

30

90

SSC 302

Entrepreneurial Studies

2

C

30

IRS 301

International Economic Relations I

2

C

30

IRS 302

International Economic Relations II

2

C

30

IRS 303

The International Political System

2

C

30

IRS 304

Diplomacy

2

C

30

IRS 305

Law of Nations

2

C

30

IRS 306

Logic and Methods of Political Inquiry

2

C

30

IRS 307

Intentional Politics in the Post-Cold War Era

2

C

30

IRS 308

International Politics of Africa

2

C

30

IRS 309

Field  Trip

2

C

30

IRS 310

Theories of International Relations

2

C

30

IRS 311

Theory and Practice of Administration

2

C

30

GST 311

Entrepreneurship

2

C

30

 

Total

28

 

 

 

 

Any four electives provided by the Department

8

E

 

 

 

Course Structure at 400 Level Courses International Relations

 

Course code

Course title

Unit

Status

LH

PH

IRS 401

Foreign Policy Analysis

2

C

30

IRS 402

Nigerian Foreign Policy

2

C

30

IRS 403

Human Rights

2

C

30

IRS 404

Contemporary Strategic Studies

2

C

30

IRS 405

Foreign Policies of the Powers

2

C

30

IRS 406

International Institutions

2

C

30

SSC 401

Research Project

6

C

 

IRS 407

Race and Ethnicity in International Relations

2

R

30

IRS 408

Technology, Ecology and Environmental Issues in International Relations

2

R

30

IRS 409

The International Politics of Mass Communication

2

R

30

IRS 410

Africa and the Middle East

2

E

30

IRS 411

Asia in World Politics

2

E

30

IRS 412

International Relations in Southern Africa

2

E

30

IRS 413

Europe in World Politics

2

E

30

IRS 414

International Relations in North Africa and the Maghreb

2

E

30

IRS 415

The Politics of International Economic Relations  – 2 units

2

E

30

IRS 416

The Middle East in World Politics –

2

E

30

 

Total

46

 

 

 

 

Four electives from the following:

8

E

 

 

             

 

 

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