The Department offers one (1) Academic Programme viz:
On 22nd November, 2016, the National Universities Commission approved the issuance of provisional licence for the establishment of Coal City University, Enugu, with the commencement of History and Diplomatic Studies programme. The first set of the students numbering two were admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. The pioneer Coordinator, Department of History and Diplomatic Studies was Dr Jonas Eze.
The Department of History offers a four-year B.A. Honours degree programme in History and Diplomatic Studies for students admitted by entrance examination, and a three-year B.A Honours degree programme for students admitted by direct entry. Diplomatic Studies means the study of the dynamics of societies and international environment in which they exist. Students acquire the degree through course work, practical training and carrying out original research in their individual choice areas guided by academic staff in the discipline.
The turning point of this programme lies on the fact that:
Political, economic, social, cultural and religious aspects of African History in particular and by extension the world, are some of the areas the programme covers. However, courses in International Relations and diplomacy are also studied. The programme adopts a concentric approach with Nigeria as the epicenter. Courses on African Historical experiences and relations with those of the world are also studied.
In the best traditions of the discipline, the objective of the programme is to impart on students a broad and firm knowledge in History and Diplomatic Studies. The programme is expected to acquaint students with past, present and current events which have impacting effects significantly on mankind.
For admission into the four-year degree programme, a candidate must possess the West African School Certificate or the Nigerian Examinations Council Certificate or the General Certificate of Education at the Ordinary Level or the Senior Secondary School Certificate with credit passes in at least five subjects, including English Language, Mathematics and History or Government or Geography or Civics. In addition, the candidate must have sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination (JAMB) and met the prescribed cut-off mark.
The programmes are designed to sharpen and equip students horizon for careers in education (teaching and research), administration and external affairs; immigration, customs, police and prison services, information, public relations, personnel management and labour relations, archival and museum services, cultural affairs, library services, politics, advertising, banking and related professions. It prepares students who provide basic labour force for the nation’s diplomatic service.
|Europe (including Russia)||3|
|The Americans and the Caribbean||4|
|Near and Far East||5|
|Methodology and Project||6|