Social Science Education – Course Modules

COURSE DESCRIPTION

SSE. 100 – Elements of Social Studies 3 Units

This Course Introduces student to Social Studies. It emphasis’s the field. The philosophy behinds its introduction, rationale, general and specific objectives, the contents, scope and sequence are given specific attention.

SSE. 101 – the Structure and Characteristics of Man’s Place 3 Units

A general study of the earth, the atmospheric, hydrospheric place and lithospheric place. An analysis of place individuals and place Abstract. 3 Units.

SSE.102 – Introduction to Nigerian Social Life and Culture 3 Units

History and social studies relationships. Use of historiography in Social Studies Social Interactions in early Nigeria up to 1500. Social Studies topics in world history (the modern world) peoples of Nigeria. Concepts of culture and patterns of culture in Nigeria. 3 Units.

SSE.103 – Introduction to Social Studies Education and Nation Building

Analysis of the concepts of development, self reliance, education and nation building. The philosophy of Social Studies, Civic rights and responsibilities (means and ends in developments); social institutions (Patterns, Structures and Functions). 3 Units.

SSE.104 – Family as the Source of the Structure of the Society.

Nature, types and structure of the family, problem of living in the family. Family as a micro-society; some social institutions that are family based. 3 Units

SSE.106 – Introduction to Nigerian Cultural Environment.

Man as the focus of social studies, socialization agencies and institutions; marriage, religion, health, legal and civic obligations are rights and responsibilities. 3 Units.

SSE.112 – Community Life and Social Environment.

The course will analyse the concept of community, the types of community and their characteristics, the differences between rural and urban communities, and the agents and process of socialization as it occurs in the frame work of Nigerian communities and the base for social development. 3 Units.

SSE.201 – Study of Matters in Space

Detailed study of the nature, distribution and values of atmospheric and lithospheric matters in space. 3 Units

SSE.202 – Social Interaction in Nigeria

Social Interactions in Nigeria 1500 – 1800 (Grassland zone) 1500 – 1800 (Forest Zone). Political Systems in pre-colonial Nigeria. Social Interactions in Nigeria 1914 – 1960 3 Units.

SSE.203 – Social Studies Education and Patterns of Nation Building

Ideological basis of development. Pattern of life in urban and rural area. Cooperation and conflict; social attitudes of development; leadership, followership and the consequences of these systems in development. Nation building in multicultural setting. 3 Units

SSE.204 – Nigeria Socio-political institutions.

Nigerian culture, identity, socialization of man, marriage and kinship groups: primary, secondary and communities. 3 Units

SSE.205 – The Social-Economic Structure of Nigeria.

Marketing systems and organisation. Prices and income. Savings – why and how to save. 3Units.

SSE.206 – Culture and Social Stability

The concepts of culture and identity; common heritage and national symbols. Cross cultural influences. Social change, alienation and social stability. 3 Units.

SSE.301 – Study of Events in Space

An Analysis of the nature, value, and distribution of events in the atmospheric, hydropheric and lithospheric environments. 3 Units.

SSE.302 – Nationalism and Patriotism in Nigeria

The Indigenous political organization; the growth and development of political parties in Nigeria. Goals and strategies of nationalists in pre-colonial Nigeria. Politics and crises in Nigeria 1960 – up to date 3 Units.

SSE.303 – Social Studies Education and Theories of Nation Building

Theories of self reliance development, Social change alienation and personality. The role of religion in Society; politics and political institutions. Values, technology and development education for place: a new dimension in social education. 3 Units.

SSE.304 – Politics, Power and Government in Nigeria.

The study of politics, power and government forms of government: major generalization from political science. Study of social order and its constituents. 3 Units.

SSE.305 – Finance and Financial Institutions in Nigeria.

The Economic systems of Nigeria, factors of production, money – history, functions and types 3Units

SSE.306 – Nigeria Cultural patterns and Historical Origin.

A Study of the Nigerian social and cultural relations. Sports and culture. Utilization and conservation of resources and loyalty to the nation. 3 Units

SSE 401 – Study of Ideas in Space.

Analysis of the nature, value and distribution of atmosphere, hydrosphere, hthospheric and universal spatial concepts that relate to either space individuals or abstract places. 3 Units

SSE 403 – Social Studies Education, Problems and Prospects of nation building.

Concepts of culture and identity cross cultural influence; cultural factors militating against self reliance and development. Human rights in Nigeria, and human rights education. 3 Units

SSE 404 – Social life and Party Politics in Nigeria.

Nigerian major political parties. Functions and duties of arms of government. Forms of government. 3 Units

SSE 411 – Contemporary world Issues.

This course is designed to provide in depth analysis to current social issue facing the world. The analysis of each issue will focus on the origin of the issue, options concerning the issue, actions and related consequences in regards to the issue. The first part of the course will focus on war and peace. Areas of conflict (middle East, South Africa, latin America etc). Methods and organisation for resolving the conflict. The impact of terrorism, unclean arms and chemical warfare will be examined. The second part of the course with focus on a variety of world issues, including:
1. Racum
2. International trade, balance of payment and world inflation.
3. Space technology and exploration.
4. Sources of energy and the positive
5. World population
6. Technological advancement
7. Foreign aid. 3 Units

SSE 421 – Africa and Development Nation

This course will examine the theoretical and practical aspects of development. The first part of the course will deal with the theoretical framework of development and relevant definitions, the impaction of population on development; the second part will examine the classification system of nations and provide a comparative analysis of developing nations.
Finally, international interaction with developing nations will be examined i.e Africa and tend developed nations, Africa and International agencies. 3 Units

SSE – 431 – Contemporary Issues in Social Studies Education

The purpose of this course is to expose students to some issues of concern to social studies education.
Specific Objectives
– Explain the concept “contemporary”
– Discuss these contemporary issues –
Career education, law-related
Education, human relations,
Citizenship education and environmental education, and the role which social studies can play in enhancing them.
– Discuss the extent to which social studies enhances development in Nigeria, identify inadequacies and make suggestions for improvement.