SCHOOL OF Education And Humanities

(B. A. Hons), HISTORY & INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

The teaching of History and International Studies at Babcock University would aim at:

i. Giving students a thorough understanding of Nigerian history and historiography in the context of African history and historiography.

ii. Educating students on historical movements of global importance and international forces in the development of Africa to enable them to acquire better knowledge of the world.

iii. Developing a sense of commitment and capacity in students to consciously relate to these movements and forces in such a way that Nigerian and African unity, independence and prosperity can be achieved.

iv. Providing the students with the advantages usually associated with historical training, viz: critical and analytical faculty and balanced judgement needed particularly in administrative and managerial responsibilities both in governmental and non-governmental agencies at home and abroad.

v. Stimulating in students an appreciation of International Relations theories and other tools of analysis and to develop in them the ability to apply their international relations theory, analytical tools, knowledge and skills to the solution of international problems, and create in them a desire for further studies in History and International Relations.

Note: To achieve these objectives, the Department draws on the expertise of relevant disciplines in the Humanities, Social Sciences and Natural Sciences to explain the historical forces and developments with which they deal.

Course Bulletin