Department of Political Science

Faculty of Arts, Social & Management Sciences

The Department offers one (1) Academic Programme viz:


Introduction

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 Political Science programme. The first set of the students numbering twelve were admitted for the 2016/2017 academic session. The pioneer Coordinator, Department of Political Science was Mr. Prince Ezeodili.

The Department runs a four-year standard programme leading to a B.Sc. Honours degree in Political Science.

Philosophy

The B.Sc. (Honours) degree programme in Political Science aims at serving a number of inter-related objectives. To ground the student in the philosophy and methods of political inquiry and analysis. The focus is on scientific inquiry into and analysis of the relationship between the state and man both as an individual and a member of social groups.

Aims and Objectives

The degree programme seeks to fulfill the following interrelated objectives:

  • Develop the student’s understanding of social problems at the various levels of the Nigerian and global society
  • Develop in the student ability for objective and critical judgment and to observe, understand, analyse and synthesize socio-economic, political and environmental problems using Social Sciences methods and techniques
  • Create an enabling environment for desirable behavioural change which would help the student to develop positive values that are in consonance with hard work, probity, commitment, discipline and patriotism
  • Enable the graduate of the Social Sciences to fit into various fields of human endeavour both in the private and public sectors of the economy and equip him/her with entrepreneurial skills and a sense of self-reliance

Entry Requirements

UTME

Candidates for admission into the four year degree programme in the Social Social in Coal City University should possess a Senior Secondary School Certificate or General Certificate of Education of West African Examination Council (WAEC) or National Examination Council (SSCE-WAEC/NECO) or their equivalent with at least five credit passes in relevant subjects including Mathematics and English Language at not more than two sitting.

Direct Entry

Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credit passes in the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, National Examination Council or their equivalent including English and Mathematics of which at least two shall be at the advanced level or four credit passes of which at least three shall be at the Advanced level provided that such passes are not counted at both levels of the examinations. In some cases, holders of diploma certificate in disciplines related to courses of study desired in the Social Sciences are accepted.

Inter-University Transfer Mode

Students can transfer from other universities into 200-Level courses provided they have the relevant qualifications. Universities are to satisfy themselves that the grades obtained by such candidates are accepted.

JAMB Candidates

In addition to the entry requirements of Coal City University, candidates for admission into the Department of Political Science are required to have Credit in English Language and Mathematics at the General Certification of Education (Ordinary Level) examination or Senior Secondary School Certification examination or the equivalent.

Job Opportunities

  • Overall, political science prepares students to become wide ranging social articulators, leaders and consultants.
  • It gives students the training that will equip them to serve the nation, Africa and the World as effective and efficient managers/administrators, experts in public and private policy formulation and implementation, advisors to government and political parties, diplomats and international civil servants.
Stress Areas Code
Elements of Politics 0
Government 1
International Relations 2
Administration and Management 3
Politics of Development 4
Theory and Epistemology 5
Methodology and Statistics 6
Project 7

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