GST 111 Communication in English I 2 credit Units
Introduction to use of English, study skills, vocabulary development, grammar (sentence, verbs and tenses, concord, phrases and clauses), phonetics, reading (definition of reading , utilizing no-text information, text-attack skills etc) and use of library: types of libraries, organization of library and information, catalogues and their uses, classification schemes and using library resources etc.
GST 112 Philosophy and Human Existence 2 credit Units
Philosophical foundations of human existence, a survey of the main branches of philosophy; nature of philosophical problems, philosophy and the evolution of human institutions: Science, politics, Religion, Morality, etc. Types, sources and foundations of knowledge, scientific and non-scientific knowledge, truth, belief and opinion, appearance and reality; Basic notions in social and political philosophy, authority, power, equality, freedom, justice, etc.
GST 113 Nigerian Peoples, Culture and Contemporary Problems of Youths 2 credit Units
Study of Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigeria’s perception of the world. Evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, indigene/settler phenomenon, concepts of trade, economic self-reliance, social justice, Individual and national development. Norms and values, negative attitudes and conducts (cultism and other related vices). Re-orientation of moral and national values, moral obligations of citizens, environmental problems. A focus on the contemporary problems of youths such as cultism, alcoholism/drug absuse, examinations misconduct, student unrest (militancy), robbery, serious health (e.g HIV/AIDS).
GST 114: Use of Library, Study Skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT) (2 credit Units)
Brief history of libraries, library and education, University libraries, and other types of libraries. Study skills (reference services). Types of library materials. Using library resources including e-learning, e-materials, etc. Copyright and its implications. Database resources, bibliographic citations and referencing.
GST 115: History and Philosophy of Science (2 Units)
Man – his origin and nature. Man and his consmic environment. Scientific methodology, science and technology in the society and service of man. Renewable and non- renewable resources. Man and his energy resources. Environmental effects of chemical plastics. Wastes and other materials, Chemical and radiochemical hazards. Introduction to the various areas of science and technology.
GST 116: Communication In English II (2 Credits)
Logical presentation of papers, lexis, and structures. Arts of public speaking and oral communication. Figures of speech. Report writing
BIO 101 General Biology I
General Characteristics of living things. Cell structure and organization. Functions of cellular organelles. Differences between plant and animal cells. Cellular metabolism (photosynthesis, glycolysis, kreb cycle) Cell division. Levels of organization of organisms. The physical and biotic environment. Relationship between organisms. Mendelian genetics and organic evolution.
BIO 102 General Biology II
Survey of plants and animals kingdoms, bringing out similarities and differences and specific adaptive features. Morphology, modes of reproduction and life cycles of representative members of the various phla of orgamsms.
CHM 111 Basic Inorganic Chemistry
Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions. Chemical equations and stoichiometry. Atomic structure and periodicity. Periodic table and periodic properties, Modem electronic theory of atoms. Valence forces and chemical bonding. Inter molecular forces; Nuclear structure and radioactivity.
PHY 101 : Physics for Life Sciences
Physical quantities, Standards, Units and dimensions. Scalars and Vectors, Motion of particles in a straight line. Fundamental laws of Mechanics, Statics and dynamics, Galilean invariance; Universal gravitation, Work and Energy; rotational dynamics and angular moments; conservation laws. Molecular treatment of properties of matter, elasticity. Hydrostatics; density, pressure, Archimedes' principle, surface tension, adhesion, cohesion, and capillarity. Hydrodynamics; continuity and Bernoulli's Equations and applications, Viscocity, Poisseuilles' Equation, Reynolds Number. Temperature and Heat; Thermal Expansion, change of State and Heat Transfer processes; Gas laws; laws of Thermodynamics, Kinetic theory of Gases, Applications. Light beams and rays. Laws of reflection and refraction. Image formation by surfaces and lenses. Image distortion and image formation by the eye. Interference, diffraction and resolution of images, polarized light. Microscopy, spectroscopy, refractometry and potentiometry. Static Electric charge; production and measurement. Electrical potential, earth potential and capacitance. Current Electricity; Ohm's law for metallic conductors; Electrical Energy and heating; resistance. Basic Electrical measurements; galvanometers. Energy conservation. Production and properties of X-rays. Atomic Structure, Nuclear Structure. Radioactivity. Photoelectric Emission.
PHY 151 : EXPERIMENTAL PHYSICS FOR LIFE SCIENCES Experiments arising from theoretical courses of PHY 101 and the illustration of basic Physical techniques for observation measurements, data collection, analysis and deduction.
CHM 122 Basic Physical Chemistry
Units and measurement in physical chemistry. State of matter and change of state, Gases and their properties. Chemical equillbria; Themochemistry, Introductory chemical kinetics; Acids, bases and salts, Redox reactios and redox potentials.
CHM 132 Basic Organic Chemistry
Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry; Nomenclature and classes of organic compounds; Homologous series; alkanes, and cycloakanes, alkenes, alkynes; Functional groups; Benzene and anomarticity; Isolation, purification and idwtification of organic compounds.
CHM 151 Basic Experimental Chemistry
The theory and practice of volumetric and qualitative analyses
CHM 152 Basic Experimental Chemistry II
Melting points and boiling points determination. Heads of solution and neutralization; Solubility and solubility curves; Organic purification methods; Reactions and qualitative analyses of organic functional groups.
CMP 111 Introduction to Computers
History of computers, computer application in commercial and scientific environments, characteristics, characteristics of computers, classification and types of computers, computers structure and its components. Introduction to software, input/output peripheral devices, their advantages and disadvantages. Programming and information presentation. Basic instruction in the computer, control programs. Transfer of control, Direct and indirect addressing. Instruction fomat Translators, Loaders, program compilation and execution, syntactic and lexical analysis.
MTH 111: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICSElementary set theory: Set, subset, union, intersection, complement, venn diagram. De Morgan's theorem. Mathematical logic: Binary operations, relations, polynomial equations and inequalities, indices and logarithm. Real numbers: Intergers, rational and irrational numbers. Sequence and series of real numbers. Binomial theorem. Theory of quadratic equations. A.P and G.P. Mathematical induction. Matrices and determinant. Properties, addition and multiplication of matrices, transpose and inverse matrices. Simultaneous linear algebraic equations. Complex numbers: Algebra of complex numbers, the argand diagram, D'Movire's theorem, nth root of unity. Trigonpmetry: Trigonometric identities, ratios and equations. Circular measures. Trigonometric functions of angles of any magnitude. Addition and factor formulae. Hyperbolic functions. Two dimensional geometry: Straight lines, gradients, parallel and perpendicular lines. Equation of circles. Tangents and normal. Conic Section: General 2nd degree equation. Parabola, hyperbola and ellipse. Translation and rotation of conics. Parametric equations of curves
STA 111: BASIC STATISTICS I
Statistical Data: their sources, collection and preliminary analysis by tables and graphs. Skewness and Kurtosis. Measure of central tendencies. Mean, weighted mean, standard deviation, mode, median and variance (grouped and ungrouped data). time series and demographic measures and index numbers. Construction of questionnaires and simple index numbers. Use of random numbers and statistical tables. Inference: estimation and Tests of hypothesis. Analysis of presentation of data: Curve fitting and goodness-of-fit tests. Regression and corrlation of data (An introduction).
MTH 132: APPLIED MATHEMATICS Geometric represe~tion, vectors in 1 - 3 dimensions, component direction cosines, addition and scalary multiplication of real linear independent scale variable. Two dimensional co-ordinate geometry; straight lines, circles, parabola, ellipse, hyperbola, tangents, normals, kinetics of a particle; compounds of velocity and acceleration of a particle moving in a plane. Force, momentum laws of motion, projection, resisted vertical motion, elastic string, simple pendulum impulse, collisions and relative velocity.
BCH 201 General Biochemistry I
Pre-requisite: CHM 122, 132, BIO 101.
Biochemistry as a life science, classification, properties, structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, vitamins and co-enzymes, proteins and nucleic acids.
BIO 201 Genetics
Variation in genome structure. Quantitative inheritance. Monohybrid and dihybrid ratios using probabilities and chi-square method. Behaviour of Chromosomes in mitosis. Introduction to population genetics.
FOR 201 Wildland Fire Measurements:
Wildland fire control and use measurements: Fuels, weather, topography, fire behaviour, and fire ecology.
ACP 201 Introduction to Agriculture
The definition of agriculture. W orId population and food supply. History, scope
and importance of agriculture to man. Agriculture and natural environment. Characteristics features of tropical agriculture and how they affect production.
Land use and tenure. Trends in the production, distribution and utilization of
Agriculture, Climatic, edaphic and social factors in relation to crop production and distributions in Nigeria. Systems of crop farming. Types, distribution and significance of farm animals; basic principles of animal farming. Place of forestry, fish farming and wildlife in Agriculture.
ANP 201 Anatomy and Physiology of Farm animals
Parts of the beef and dairy cattles, sheep, goats, pigs, rabbits and poultry. Fundamentals of cell biology. Anatomy and physiology of the cell, cell types. Anatomy and physiology of animal tissues, nervous system, skeletal system,
muscle, bone, circulatory system, reproductive, digestive, special senses and other systems of farm animals. Physiological functions of animals - homeostasis, nutrition and digestion, respiration. Temperature regulation, excretion and
reproduction. Endocrinology. The blood and circulation. Location, milk let down egg production. Water balance.
ANP 202 Principles of Animal Production
Animal production and its development. The livestock industry - problems and prospects. Description of the breeds of cattle, sheep, goats, pigs, poultry and rabbits. Systems of livestock production. Feeding habit of farm animals. Principles of breeding and livestock judging. General principles of management of the different types of farm animals.
ACP 203 Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy and Physiology
Parts of the crop cell types. Introduction to plant taxonomy. Characteristics, distribution, economic importance and local examples of Leguminosae, Gramineae, Compositae, Dioscoreaceae, Rutaceae, Development of cells and tissues Use of plant keys. Cell biology, cell and cell types.
SSA 201 Introduction to Soil Science
Soils, their origin and formation. Physical properties of soils. soil moisture, air and temperature, soil classification and survey. Soil colloids; soil reactions. Soil organic matter and soil organisms; soil and water conservation, Nutrient requirements and mineral nutrition of plants. Introduction to fertilizer.
AEC 201 Principles of Agricultural Economics
The nature of economics and economic problem; scope and method; price theory and functions of the market with particular reference to agriculture. The concept of opportunity cost; supply and demand and their application to agricultural
problems. Production functions, cost analysis and functions. Concept of elasticities. Type of markets, perfect competition, monopoly, obigogoly etc. Price theory and some applications. Theory of distribution; the components of
agriculture in National income. Resource allocation on farms. Aggregate income,
expenditure, investment, interest rate, savings, employment. Inflation;
international trade commodity agreements, and balance of payments. Money and banking.
HME 202 Introduction to Home Economics
Philosophy, scope, objectives and historical development of Home Economics. Examination of basic human needs with respect to food, clothing, shelter and health. Programme approaches in Home Economics which will help meet these needs. Preparation for careers in a variety of occupations.
FST 202 Introduction to Food Science
Definition and scope of food science and technology. Food distribution and marketing. Food and its functions. Food habits. Food poisoning and its prevention. Principles of food processing and preservation. Discussion of
different preservation methods. Deterioration and spoilage of foods, other post
harvest changes in food. Contamination of foods from natural sources.
Composition and structures of Nigeria/W est African food; factors contributing to texture, colour, aroma and flavour of food. Cost traditional and ethnic influences of food preparation and consumption pattern.
FOR 202 Introduction of Fisheries and Wildlife:
The important fishes and wildlife of West Africa with emphasis on Nigerian species. Classification, evolution, morphology and basic structure of fishes. The adaption of fish to aquatic life. Life style of principal species of fishes and wildlife. Significance of fishes and wildlife in the life of Nigerians. The fish and wildlife industries in Nigeria. Fundamental Principles of fish and wildlife management and production.
FOR 203 Principles of Forestry:
Renewable natural resources, availability, distribution and potentials. The important forest trees and wildlife (with emphasis on Nigerian species). Classification, morphology and distribution of important forest trees. Forest and game reserves in Nigeria. Silviculture; afforestation characteristics of major timber and their uses. Felling and log transportation.
FOR 204 Sociology of Natural Resources:
Three I-hour lectures and one 2-hour topical laboratory per week. Sociological and ecological perspectives on the relationships between societies and Wildland ecosystems; social definition of natural resources; identification of publics; social organization of resource use and management; environmental communications; decision making by social groups; public involvement; and social impact analysis.
FOR 206 Forest Field Ecology:
Identification, ecology, and management of forest plants and animals; sampling techniques.
FOR 301 Principles of Silviculture:
Analysis and study of problems of rising tree crops. Natural and artifical regeneration nursery techniques. Application of principles for establishment and maintenance of forest for various purposes. Taungya and other silvicultural practices. 1hour oflectures and 3 hours of practical per week.
AEX 301 Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology
The need for agricultural extension. Agricultural extension extension work in the world and in Nigeria. Basic philosophies behind agricultural. The institutional setting of agricultural extension. Basic concepts and principles of rural sociology to an understanding of rural situation. Importance of rural communities and institutions, social stratification, social processes and social changes in rural areas. Leadership in rural communities; role and functions of rural leaders. Development of rural community leaders. The extension agent and the rural community. Communication techniques and strategies of change. Various agricultural extension teaching methods, aids and their use.
CEP 303 Principles of Crop Protection
The major pests, insect, fungi, bacteria, viruses and nematodes, weeds and other diseases of tropical crops and stored products. Definition of pests. Study of insect pests of major local crops, their significance and principles of control. Study of the effects of diseases caused by virus, bacteria, fungi and nematodes. Control of these diseases. Effects of weeds on crops and livestock and the principles and methods of control of weeds. Brief outline, shortcomings and advantages of different pest assessment and pest control methods. Strategies of integrated pest control and pest management.
FOR 302 Forest Economics and Management.
Definition of forest goods and services; application of economic principles to forest resources; decision making in single and multiple resource use; cost-benefit analysis. I hour of lectures and 3 hours of practical per week.
FOR 303 Resources Inventory and Mensuration:
Forest resources sampling and enumeration techniques - including timber and wildlife. Measurement and estimation of timber in logs and forest stands. Inventory instruments and their use. 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of practical per week.
FOR 304 Aerial Photography and Ground Survey:
Ground survey instruments, Boundary and topographic survey of selected project areas. Scribing, type preparation and mapping, preparation of maps from serial photographs. Interpretation of serial photographs and satellite imagery. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 305 Natural ecosystems:
Distribution, structure and dynamics of land and fresh water ecosystems. The flow of energy and materials through natural ecosystems. The importance of conservation. Tree identification, 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 306 Forest Engineering:
Design, construction, drainage and maintenance of forest roads, bridges, dams and buildings; logging and transportation. Planning, analysis and supervision of operations. 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 307 Introduction to Forest and Wildlife Management:
Organisation of forest resources. Morphology, taxonomy and ecology of tropical trees. Forest production activities, forest protection and the regulation of harvest for sustained yield. Preparation of working plans. Solving managerial problems.
Introduction to operations research in forestry. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 308 Wildlife Population Analysis:
Methods of studying animal numbers and distribution; reproductive and survival rates; age and sex determination, species diversity; handling and working methods; life-table; fertility table; population structure and behavioural ecology.
FOR 309 Wood Formation, and Properties:
Structure, properties, identification and characteristics of wood. Anatomical features of wood development. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 310 Forest Biometrics:
Application of basic biometric techniques to problems in forest resource management. Distribution, sampling and tests of hypotheses. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of practicals per week.
FOR 312 Wildlife Ecology and Management:
Organisation of wildlife resources. Wildlife in relation to their environment, factors affecting the distribution and abundance of wildlife. Interrelationship between climate, soils, vegetation, geologic history and wildlife population characteristics as related to re-production and mortality factors. Movement, behaviour, lifecycles, reproduction, food and food habits of wildlife. Nature and efficient usage of rangeland in West Africa. Methods of range assessment and management. 1 hour of lectures and 3 hours of praticals per week.
FOR 311 Forest Fire Management:
Policies and systems for fire prevention, fuel treatment, prescribed fire, and wildlife operations in forestry.
FOR 314 Forest and Wildlife, Pests and Diseases:
The major pests and diseases of forest trees. Taxonomy, biology and method of control ofthese major pests and diseases of forest trees and wildlife. 2 hours of lectures and 3 hours ofpraticals per week..
FOR 316 Community and Urban Forestry:
Community or Urban environment as affected by its included forest; forest components, benefits, liabilities, values, ordinances, and issues; management by selection, design, planting, care, and maintenance.
FOR 320 Agroforestry and Forest Ecosystem:
The relationship between forestry and agriculture; the agroforestry concept, tropical agroforestry systems and practices, agroforestry for sustainable land productivity.
FOR 401 Forest Inventory and Management Plan
Oranization of forest inventory. Forest inventory instruments and their usage. Field survey techniques for mapping out plots, tracks and clusters. Rummeration techniques volume estimation of standing trees in a plot or stand. Inventory and musuration data processing for management purposes.
FOR 403 Silviculture Techniques
Tropical Silvicultural systems and practices, Plantation and nursery practices, Care and treatment of seeds.
FOR 405 Harvesting, Processing and Wood utilization
Methods of wood harvesting, Felling and logging techniques, Wood processing and conservation, Charcoal production, Processes of pulp and paper processing,
Different uses of wood products.
FOR 407 Environmental Forestry Practice
Definition of Environment, Forestry and Practices; Agents of environmental forestry. Effects of Forestry practices on the forest environments, types of forestry practices. Emphasis on aboreal biome distruction and reconstruction attempts. Principles of Archaeology and Dendrology. Similation modules of Archaeological and Dendrological details.
FOR 409 Wildlife Mgt Techniques
Wildlife ecological survey; Line transect; Webb sampling method; Stratified sampling method; Point count sampling method; Veg stock assessment/analysis; Point center quarter method; canopy cover assessment; Biomass study; Quadrat sampling techniques: Zoo/Park Mgt techniques; Zoo management; Domestication; Techniques; Animal collection: Types of Zoo: closed zoo; Temporal zoo; permanent zoo, Natural History of some selected Wildlife species: Roan antelope; Kob, Buffalo, Western hartebeest; Bush buck, Hippopotamus, Lion and Serval cat.
FOR 411 Training in Fire Arm and Ballistic
The types of firearm and their functional parts, Firing position, Care and safety techniques in firearms managements, Marksmanships, Antipoching patrol techniques, Moving projects and Bullets, (precautions in Firearm handlings). FOR 413 Resource survey, definition, component and uses.
Principles of Training, type and methods of plotting. Local Attraction and its correction. The theodolite. Introduction to leveling. Introduction to digital Cartography , Geographic information system in Resource surveys, Processes in Map production.
FOR 415 Museum and Herbarium Techniques
Types and Museum and Herbarium; Techniques of museum and Herbarium collection, Preservation and Mounting, Tayidemy, Importance of Museum and Herbarium in Conservation, Practical collection of common wildlife species, Common equipment in museum and herbarium technologist.
FOR 501 Multiple Land Use:
Nigeria's land resources; attitudes and conflicts; strategies for resolution of
conflicts, integrated use of land for forestry, wildlife, fisheries and agricultural purposes. Formulation of management policies for land areas. Decision making in the allocation of land for forestry, wildlife and agriculture; legislation relating to land and environmental planning.
FOR 502 Forest Mensuration:
Advanced sampling method inventory; volume estimation and volume table construction; growth increment determination; construction of management tables.
FOR 503 Forest Economics and Management
Principles of sustained yield; yield control and management for optimization of
set objectives; systems approach to forest management, use of analytical procedures in forest management and utilization decisions; forest goods and services, market trends and factors affecting their demand and supply; application of economic principles to decision making in forestry; project evaluation. Forestry and economic development.
FOR 504 Forest and Wildlife Biometrics:
Practical concepts in the design and analysis
of experiments on tree crops and wildlife. Survey techniques as they relate to forestry problems. Processing of resource inventory and mensuration data for management
purposes. Allocation of multivariate analysis to forestry and wildlife basic techniques in survey sampling and design.
FOR 505 Forest and Wildlife Policy, Law and Administration.
Forest, Wildlife and related natural resource policies planning effective use of forest resources; structure of wildlife administration; problems of conserving forest and endangered species. Nigerian law in natural resources management, Administration and wildlife conservation for economic and recreational uses, problems of wildlife conservation in Nigeria.
FOR 506 Wildlife Nutrition: Principles of nutrition of wildlife; nutrient composition of wildlife food; Nutrition requirement of Wildlife for various physiological processes; feed formulation, ration preparation
FOR 507 Advanced Silviculture
Major forest types of the tropics and silvicultural systems employed in their management, plantation and nursery practices; seed technology with special reference to trees.
FOR 508 Forest Industries and timber quality Control
Forest based industries including furniture, sawmills, plymill, fibre board, chipboard, and particleboard mills, determination of timber quality and its control; inspection, sampling and grading; wood protection; minor forest based industries e.g. charcoal
production, cellulose derivatives industry; marketing of forest resources; siting of forest industries.
FOR 509 Forest Soils
Understanding of soil dynamics and influence upon forest composition; stand regeneration, tree vigour and tree growth rate; forest soil physics, chemistry and micro-biology, soil moisture movement; forest nursery soil management; forest soil fertility determination, maintenance and improvement with special reference to tropical conditions.
FOR 510 Wood Processing and Pulping Process
Evaluation of quality of standing trees. Felling and logging techniques; wood conversion and processing; wood seasoning and preservation; machining, gluing, preservation and finishing; charcoal production. Chemical processing of pulp and paper.
FOR 511 Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding.
Inventory, selection and conservation of basic genetic material for mass production of improved strains for silviculture. Theory, practice, methods of consequences of breeding tree crops; principles underlying choice of species; quantitative genetics in forest tree improvement. Economics of tree breeding; tree breeding programmes; principles, establishment and management of seed orchards.
FOR 512 Forest and Wildlife Extension and Education:
Management interpretation to include methods and techniques for communicating values of forestry, parks, game reserves and other Wildlands. The role of the extension agent in providing organizational and administrative support in forestry. Training programmes for extension workers in forestry and wildlife.
FOR 513 Forest Pests, Diseases and Forest Protection:
Taxonomy and biology of major pests and diseases of forest trees. Principles underlying disease and pest control; genetic and environmental control; fire use and control; protection against encroachment; disease and illegal felling;
FOR 514 Special Project:
Each student in the forestry and wildlife option is required to choose and execute a special project under supervisor. Duration ofthe project is two semesters.
FOR 515 Seminars:
Each student is expected to prepare and deliver a seminar in the final year.
FOR 5'16 Watersheld Management:
Hydrologic processes of forest and range lands; land management practices as they influence surface run-off and erosion.
FOR 517 Community Forestry:
Policies and management of public and privately owned community forests In urbanized areas.
FOR 518 Remote Sensing Applications and Land Resources Mgt: Course Outline:
2. Remote Sensing Techniques in Resource Survey
2.1 Aerial photography
HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
Nigeria is richly endowed with a wide variety of renewable natural plant and animal resources which are rapidly being wasted and depleted due to lack of proper management. Only a small proportion of the Forestry and Wildlife Resources have for example been properly understood and attempts made to improve their management and sustainable utilization. The Universities of Agriculture in Nigeria were created to enable the country achieve self-reliance and self-sufficiency in food and agricultural production in the shortest possible time.....Read more