GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

The Centre’s courses are taught under the broad outlines shown in Table 1.

Table1: GENERAL STUDIES COURSES

S/N

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

UNIT

STATUS

1

GES 101

Use of English I

3

Compulsory for Students in all Faculties.

2

GES 102

African Cultures & Civilization

2

Open to Students in the following Faculties: Science (Except Archaeology), College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture & Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Technology and Education (Science)*

3

GES 103

Government, Society and the Economy

2

Open to Students in the Faculties of Science, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture & Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Technology & Education (Science)*

4

GES 104

Science, Industry and Mankind

2

Open to Students in the following Faculties: The Social Sciences, Arts, Law, Education (Arts & The Social Sciences)

5

GES 105

Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, Animal Husbandry & Health.

2

Open to Students in the Faculties of Arts, Law, The Social Sciences and Education (Arts & Social Sciences)

6

GES 106

Philosophy and Logic

2

Open to Students in the Faculties of Science, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture & Forestry, Veterinary Medicine, Technology & Education (Science)*

7

GES 107

Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STls) and Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV)

2

Required for students in all Faculties.

8

GES 201

Use of English II

3

Compulsory for Students in all Faculties.

9

GES 301

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

2

Required for students in all Faculties .

Please Note: * Education Science students and all students in the Department of Human Kinetics and Health Education are to register for GES 102, GES 103 or GES 106.

Regulations

The General Studies courses are a University requirement that must be satisfied before a student can be awarded his/her degree. The regulations approved by Senate are as follows:

1. Graduation Requirements

All students must take and pass the underlisted courses:

(a) GES 101 - Use of English I;

(b) GES 107 - Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and

Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV);

(c) GES 201 - Use of English II;

(d) GES 301 - Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills and

(e) Two other courses as shown in Table 1 totaling (14 units), before graduation:

Table 2 below shows the graduation requirements:

Table 2

Course Code

Unit

Status

GES 101

3

Compulsory

GES 201

3

Compulsory

GES 107

2

Required

GES 301

2

Required

Two other courses as applicable to various Faculties

4

Required

Total

14

2. COMPULSORY GES COURSES

6 units from the General Studies are counted as compulsory.

3. GUIDELINES FOR REGISTRATION OF GES COURSES

(a) Students shall register for General Studies Courses along with their departmental courses on-line on the University portal.

(b) Students admitted through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) must not register for more than two(2) GES courses in a session (i.e GES 101 and GES 107 in the first year of their degree programme, GES 201 and one other in the second year and GES 301 and one other in the third year.

(c) Students admitted through Direct Entry (DE) must not register for more than three(3) GES courses in a session (i.e. GES 101, GES 107 and one other GES Course from GES 102, GES 103, GES 106 for Science based courses and GES 104, GES 105 for humanities based courses.

Table 3 shows the courses open to students at different levels and semesters.

(d) Except for GES 101, GES 107, GES 201 & GES 301 no student shall register for a GES course in his/her area of specialization. Table 1 shows the combination of courses permitted.

(e) Students shall normally complete their GES courses by the end of their penultimate year in the University (i.e. the session preceding their year of graduation). Medical students shall normally complete their GES courses during their pre-clinical years.

(f) Students who fail a GES course shall re-register for the course and can only repeat the examination at the next available opportunity for students in their Departments/Faculties.

(g) All complaints about the timetable, as well as lecture venues should be referred to the Sub-Dean of each Faculty.

Faculties are expected to advise their students very well on the GES courses that will help achieve the objectives of the centre.

The effective date shall be 2015/2016 academic session.

TABLE 3: GES COURSES OPEN TO STUDENTS AT DIFFERENT LEVELS AND SEMESTERS

FACULTY

YEAR

GES 101

GES 107

GES

102

GES 201

GES 301

GES

104

GES

105

GES

103/106

Agriculture & Forestry

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

1ST

2ND

Three

1ST

2ND

2ND

Arts

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

2ND

Three

1ST

1ST

Basic Medical

Sciences

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

2ND

2ND

Clinical Sciences

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

2ND

2ND

Dentistry

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

2ND

2ND

Education

One

2ND

1ST

Edu(Science)

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Education (Arts & Soc. Sc.)

Two

2ND

1ST

Edu(Science)

Three

1ST

1ST

2ND

Education (Arts & Soc. Sc.)

Three

1ST

2ND

Law

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

2ND

Three

2ND

1ST

Pharmacy

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

2ND

2ND

Public Health

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

1ST

2ND

Science

One

2ND

1ST

Two

1ST

2ND

2ND

Three

1ST

1ST

2ND

Technology

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

1ST

2ND

Three

1ST

1ST

2ND

The Social Sciences

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

2ND

Three

1ST

1ST

Veterinary

Medicine

One

1ST

2ND

Two

1ST

2ND

Three

2ND

2ND

KEY: 1ST – The Course is taken in the First Semester

2ND – The Course is taken in the Second Semester

4. LECTURES AND EXAMINATION VENUES

For convenience and easy accessibility, the teaching and examination of GES courses are to take place as far as possible, in the students’ Faculties.

Table 4: Designated Faculty Venues

S/N

VENUE

FACULTY

STUDENTS

1

Faculty of Arts Lecture Theatres

Arts

Arts Students

2

Basic Medical Sciences Lecture Theatres and Laboratories

(a). Clinical Sciences

Pre-Clinical, Pharmacy and Nursing Students

(b). Basic Medical Sciences

(c). Pharmacy

3

CBN/Lake Side Lecture

Faculty of Science

Science Students

4

The Social Sciences Lecture Theatres

The Social Sciences

The Social Sciences Students

5

Education Lecture Theatres

Education

Education Students

6

Faculty of Technology Lecture Theatre

Technology

Technology Students

7

Faculty of Law Lecture Theatre

Law

Law Students

8

Faculty of Agriculture Large Lecture Theatre

Agriculture and Forestry

Agriculture and Forestry Students

Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Medicine students

Note:

(i). At the allotted times on the Faculty timetables, students foreach GES

Courses are advised to assemble at the venue(s) assigned for the course,

where the course tutor(s) conduct the lectures and/or tutorials.

(ii) To minimize the chances of timetable clashes, GES courses are slated for

evening hours and Saturdays.

5. Examinations

Examinations of GES courses are usually taken at the end of the semester in which the courses are taught. For logistic reasons, GES courses are examined two weeks before examinations in all Faculties and the College of Medicine.

All GES examination results are released at the end of the semester in which the courses are examined.

All complaints relating to examination results must be made through the Sub-Dean, within six weeks of release.