COURSE SYNOPSES

BIO 101: General Biology 1 (4 units)

Plant and animal cell structure and organization; functions of cellular organelles; diversity, characteristic and classification of living things, general reproduction, interrelations of organisms; heredity and evolution; elements of ecology and types of habitat. Life cycles and range of form of bacteria, viruses, fungi, algae, bryophytes, lichens and pteridophytes.

BIO 102: General biology II (4 units)

A general survey of plant and animal kingdoms, form functions and life history of

Invertebrates using samples from classes of invertebrates.    Form and structure vertebrates protectorates, amphibian, fish, reptiles, birds and mammals. The morphology, anatomy and physiology of the various systems of vertebrates - skin, skeletal muscular, alimentary, respiratory, circulatory, nervous, endocrine and reproductive system.

CHE 101: General Chemistry 1 (4 units)

Atoms, molecules and chemical reactions and stoichiometry, atomic structure and periodicity; modern electronic theory of atoms: radioactivity, nuclear binding energy, fission and fusion. Chemical bonding; properties of gases, liquids and solids, equilibria and thermodynamics, chemical kinetics, electrochemistry: buffers. Ciravimetric analysis. Oxidation numbers, oxidation-reduction numbers.

CHE 102: General Chemistry II (4 units)

Historical survey of the development and importance of organic chemistry, nomenclature and classes of organic compounds; homologous purification of organic compounds, qualitative and quantitative organic chemistry, stereo chemistry; determination of structure of organic compounds; electronic theory in organic chemistry; saturated hydrocarbons, unsaturated hydrocarbons, periodic table and periodic properties; valence forces; structure of solids; the chemistry of selected metals and non metals.   Qualitative analysis and practice of volumetric analysis.

PHY 101: General Physics I (3 units)

Space and time, frames of references, units and dimension, kinematics; fundamental laws of mechanics, static and dynamical Galilean invariance; universal gravitation; work and energy; rotational dynamics and angular momentum; conservation laws.

PHY 102 : General Physics II (3 units)

Electrostatistics; conductors and currents dielectrics; magnetic fields and induction; Maxwells equation; electromagnetic oscillations and waves; applications.

PHY 103:       General Physics III (2 units)

Molecular treatment of properties of matter, elasticity, Hookes law. Youngs shear and bulk moduli.     Hydrostatics,  pressure,  bouyance,  Archemedes principles,  hydrodynamics streamlines. Bernouli and continuity equations turbulence, Canaleds number, viscosity; laminar flow, poisenilles equation.   Surface tension; adhesion, cohesion, capillarity drops and bubbes. Temperature; the zeroth law of thermodynamics; kinetic theory of gases, applications.

PHY107:       General Physics Laboratory (1 Unit)

Introductory course in physics laboratory, emphasizing quantitative measurements, treatment of measurement errors. Experiments in studies of meters, oscilloscope, mechanical systems, electrical and mechanical resonant systems, light, heat viscosity covered in PHY 101, PHY 102 and PHY 103.

IMC 101:       Elementary Mathematics I (3 units)

Elementary theory, subsets, union, intersection, complement, Venn diagrams, red numbers, integers, rational and irrational numbers, mathematic 1, induction red sequences and series, theory of quadratic equations, Binomial theorem, complex numbers, algebra of complex numbers, the Argand diagram; the Moivres theorem with roots of unit. Circular measure, trigonometric, functions of angels of any magnitude, addition and factor formulate.

IMC 102:       Elementary Mathematics III (3 units)

Function of a real variable graphs, limits and idea of continuity. The derivative as limit of rate of change. Techniques of differentiation. Extreme curve sketching. Integration as an inverse of differentiation. Method of integration, definite integrates. Application for areas, volumes. (Geometric representation of vectors in 1-3 dimensions, components, direction cosines).

IMC 142:       Introduction to Computers (2 units)

To be offered at 200 level (see IMC).

GNS 101:       Use of English 1 (2 units)

See course description under General Studies Unit.

GNS 102:       Use of English II (2 units)

See course description under General Studies Unit.

GNS 104:       Information Retrieval (1 unit)

See course description under General Studies Unit.

GNS 106:       Philosophy and Logic (1 unit).

Symbolic logic, special symbols in symbolic logic; conjunction, negative, affirmation, Disjunction, equivalent and conditional statement; the law of thought; the method reduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals and quantification theory.

 

MEE 101:      Engineering Drawing (3 units)

See Course Description Under Department of Mechanical Engineering.

MEE 102:      Workshop Practice (2 units)

See course description under Department of Mechanical Engineering.

 

APH 201: INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL PRODUCTION AND HEALTH (2 units)

Introduction to Farm animals, their breeds and brief history of their origin. Modern production, management and health practices especially with respect to cattle, swine, poultry, small ruminants and goats. Constraints to commercial production and concept of health maintenance in farm animals.

APH 202:      ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY OF FARM ANIMALS (3 units)

Study of the morphology of parts of farm animals. Anatomical differences in relation to prehension, digestion, and locomotion. Anatomy and physiology of the different cell types, tissues and the systems. Homeostasis, nutrition and digestion, temperature and regulation of body functions in tropical environments.

CSP 201:       GENERAL AGRICULTURE THEORY (1 unit)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

CSP 202:       BASIC SOIL SCIENCE (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production

CSP 203:       CLIMATOLOGY AND BIOGEOGRAPHY (3 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

CSP 204:       BOTANY OF ECONOMIC CROPS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

FST 201: INTRODUCTION TO FOOD SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2 units)

See course description under Department of FST.

CSP 210:        GENERAL AGRICULTURE PRACTICALS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Crop Production.

FWL 210:     INTRODUCTION TO FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE (2 units)

See course description under Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

FWT202:  INTRODUCTION   TO   FOREST   RESOURCES   MANAGEMENT AND AGROFORESTRY (3 units).

See course description under Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.

AEE202:       AGRICULTURAL STATISTICS AND FIELD EXPERIMENTATION (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension.

BCH 201:       INTRODUCTION OF BIOCHEMISTRY (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Biochemistry.

AGE 201:       PRINCIPLES OF FARMSHOP (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Engineering.

IMC 142:       INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (2 Units)

See course description under Department of Industrial Mathematics and Computer Science.

CHE 203:       ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I (3 Units)

See course description under Department of Chemistry.

GNS 202:       PRINCIPLES OF ECONOMICS (3 Units)

See course description under General Studies Unit.

APH 301:      LIVESTOCK PARASITOLOGY AND ENTOMOLOGY

 (3 Units)

Production and helminth parasites and arthropods of importance to domestic stock, especially in the tropics. Their morphology, distribution, life-cycle, transmission, harmful effects and control.

APH 302:DAIRY CATTLE PRODUCTION AND DAIRYING (3 Units)

Dairy - type cattle and their characteristics. Production and management practices in rearing dairy cattle. Judging of dairy cattle. Milk and milking techniques. Composition of milk. Processing and preservation of milk. Milk products-butter, cheese, whey. Procedure for establishing a commercial dairy plant.

APH 303:      ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR AND HANDLING TECHNIQUES (3 Units)

Effects of domestication on animal behaviour. Causes of behaviour responses in animals. Types of behaviour. Learning of behavioural responses; behavioural adaptations of animals to their environments and ways of life. Abnormal behaviour. Various techniques for handling farm animals.

APH 305:       PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL NUTRITION (3 Units)

Review of the digestive tracts and the digestion process in ruminants and non-ruminants, bioenergetics, water in relation to nutrition, basic nutritional and metabolic processes of carbohydrates, fats and proteins, nutritional requirements for maintenance, growth and production, nutrient inter-relationships. Non-protein nitrogen utilization, elements of human nutrition food survey and food balance sheet.

APH 306:       FEEDS AND FEEDING (3 Units)

Types of livestock feeds - roughages, succulents and concentrates, feed additives/supplements. The characteristics, chemistry and nutritive value of some Nigerian feeds and feeding stuffs. Factors affecting the nutritive value of feeds. The concept of feeding standards. Toxins and potential toxins in some feeding stuffs. The concept of alternative feed ingredients. Ration formulation, the concept of balanced ration evaluation, digestive experiments, economics livestock feeding and feedmill industry.

 

APH 310: ANIMAL MICROBIOLOGY AND PATHOLOGY (3 units)

The history and development of microbiology, general characteristics of micro-organisms including bacteria, viruses, chlamydiae, mycoplasma, rickettsiae and fungi of animal health importance, principles of sterilization and disinfection. Principles of bacterial isolation and cultivation. Identification of pathogenic bacteria and fungi and the diseases they cause in animals. The process of inflammation and healing of lesions associated with infections. The pathogenesis of infections diseases.

 

APH 311:       ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS (3 units)

History of genetics and animal breeding, chromosome structure, number and variations. The gene and genotype, genetic code, Mendelism; fundamental principles of inheritance, types of gene actions, values and means, repeatability and heritability, variations in farm animals and selection principles. Breeding methods - in - breeding types of in -breeding, cross - breeding and types of cross - breeding, estimation of breeding values.

APH 312:      PASTURE AND FODDER CROP PRODUCTION AND PRESERVATION (3 units)

Geographical distribution of natural pasture in Nigeria, adaptation and botany of indigenous and introduced pastures and forage plants, characteristics and composition of grasses, legumes and shrubs for livestock feeding, establishment, production and seed multiplication of pasture plants. The utilization and maintenance of pasture fields and fodder crop farms. Grazing systems and management, forage conservation, dry season feeds.

CSP 304:AGRONOMY OF CEREAL AND LEGUME CROPS (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

CSP 306:   FUNDAMENTALS OF HORTICULTURE (2 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

CSP 311:    INTRODUCTORY PLANT PHYSIOLOGY (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department

AEE305:       PRINCIPLES    OF    RURAL    SOCIOLOGY    AND    AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION (3 units)

AEE 306:      FARM RECORDS AND ANALYSIS (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

AEE 308:      PRINCIPLES OF FARM MANAGEMENT (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economics and Extension

FWL 301:     STUDY OF AQUATIC AND TERRESTRIAL ECOSYSTEM (3 units)

See course description under Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

FWL 306:     AQUACULTURE AND FISH FARMING TECHNIQUES (2 units)

See course description under Department of Fisheries and Wildlife

FWL 303:     FOREST SURVEY (2 units)

See course description under Department of Forestry and Wood Technology

APH 402:      STUDENTS INDUSTRIAL WORK EXPERIENCE SCHEME (SIWES) (10 units)

Students are attached to industries, farms, research stations, etc with a view to making students develop more skill in their various disciplines and providing additional opportunity for students to learn to write field reports. Students are supervised during the training period and are expected to keep log-books and other records designed for the purpose of monitoring their performance.

APH 405:      LIVESTOCK DISEASE AND CONTROL (3 units)

The economic impact of diseases on livestock, signs of health disease, principles of disease control in livestock, maintenance of health on livestock farms, transmission, epidemiology, prevention and control of common livestock diseases, with emphasis on those prevalent in Nigeria. Nutritional and metabolic disease resistance and their practical application. Vaccination schedules in livestock, drug administration.

APH 407:      BEEF CATTLE, SHEEP AND GOAT PRODUCTION (3 units)

The beef industry in Nigeria, breeds of beef cattle, sheep and goats, equipment for beef cattle, sheep and goat production, housing requirements, feeding and management of beef cattle, sheep and goats. Calf rearing methods, common operations on cattle ranches -dehorning, castration, etc. Growing and finishing management practices, feedlot operation, breeding, herd record keeping, herd health management . Techniques for establishing large beef cattle, sheep and goat ranches. Judging and marketing of beef cattle, sheep and goats.

APH 413:       POULTRY PRODUCTION (3 units)

The areas of poultry production business brooding of chicks and rearing of growers, techniques of keeping layers, breeders, broilers and some other poultry species e.g. turkeys, ducks, geese and guinea fowls commercially and semi commercially. Practical ways of establishing a poultry farm - provision of land, housing, equipment and labour. Poultry production plans and feasibility studies.

APH 415:       HATCHERY TECHNOLOGY (3 units)

Procedure for setting up and running a harchery-hatchery layout, housing, equipment and labour management. Technical details about the types, parts, installation and handling of incubators. Production or purchase of good quality hatchable eggs. Incubation procedures, embryology. Hatchery hygiene. Handling and marketing of hatched chicks.

FWL 401:     FISHERIES AND WILDLIFE MANAGEMENT AND ONSERVATION (3 units)

See course description under Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

FWL 409:     FISH AND WILDLIFE DISEASES, PARASITE AND CONTROL (3 units)

See course description under Department of Fisheries and Wildlife.

AEE 401:      FARM FINANCE, ACCOUNTING, PLANNING AND CONTROL (3 units)

See  course   description  under  Department  of Agricultural  Economics  and Extension

CSP 407:SOIL MICROBIOLOGY AND PLANT NUTRITION (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.

FWT 409:      BIOMETRICS (3 units)

See course description under Department of Forestry and Wood Technology.

APH 500:      STUDENTS SEMINAR (2 units)

Instruction on the preparation, presentation and discussion of critical reviews of topics important to agriculture, to be followed by student presentation of above reviews.

APH 501:      ANIMAL PRODUCTS AND BY-PRODUCTS TECHNOLOGY (3 units)

Products and by-products of various livestock animals including their characteristics and economic importance. Carcass yield and evaluation. Processing procedures, products handling, preservation, storage and marketing - microbiology of products and by -products, techniques of establishing processing plants.

APH 503:      PUBLIC HEALTH AND ANIMAL HYGIENE (3 units)

Principles of sanitation and farm hygiene as applied to the control of common diseases of livestock; disinfection, sanitation procedures, including waste and carcass disposal methods. Occupational diseases with respect to the livestock industry, principles of zoonosis and study of specific zoonotic diseases with emphasis on prevention and control on livestock farms and in humans. Visits to slaughter slabs, abattoirs and institutions of public health importance.

 

APH 504:      REPRODUCTIVE AND ENVIRONMENTAL PHYSIOLOGY (3 units)

Functional anatomy of male and female reproductive systems. Sperm and ovum anatomy and physiology. The oestrus cycle in mammalian species. Oestrus detection and synchronization. Fertilization, pregnancy and for etal development. Physiology of parturition. Hormones of reproduction. Artificial insemination in farm animals; semen collection, evaluation, preservation and storage. Insemination techniques. Physiology of egg production.

APH 505:       LIVESTOCK ECONOMICS (3 units)

The place of livestock in the Nigeria Economy; consumer and consumption patterns of livestock products; micro and macro - economics in animnal production; agricultural production functions including data collection and analysis. Capital investment and depreciation of capital. The economics of egg, meat and milk production. Livestock feed economics. Input return relationship in livestock production. The economics of herd health management.

APH 506:       APPLIED ANIMAL BREEDING (3 units)

Production characteristics in various farm animal species. Determination of genetic parameters. Breeding systems, selection methods, sex determination. Foundation stock in livestock production, breeding and selection of beef and dairy cattle; performance and progeny testing in beef and diary cattle and poultry. Improvement of sheep and goats. Gene mutation and variance and co-variance, heritability and repeatability.

APH 599:       PROJECT (6 units)

Supervised study of an identified problem, requiring both oral and written presentation, students must attend tutorials on research techniques and scientific writing as well as an oral presentation relating to students project in the school.

APH 509:       IMMUNOLOGY AND SEROLOGY (3 units)

Antigens and antibodies. Antigen-antibody reactions and cellular response to foreign protein invasion of the body, agglutination, hemagglutination, precipitation, flocculation and neutralization reactions in vitro and in vivo, immuno fluorescent and enzyme-linked techniques. Serological methods of disease diagnosis. Phagocytosis and pinocytosis. Hypersensitive reactions. Practical exercises on antigen-antibody reactions. Use of vaccines.

AEE 501:       PERSONNEL AND LABOUR MANAGEMENT ( 3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension.

AEE 503:      RURAL     DEVELOPMENT     AND     ADOPTION     OF     IMPROVED TECHNOLOGY (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension.

AEE 504:      AGRICULTURAL DEVELOPMENT ADMINISTRATION (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension.

AEE 505:       AGRICULTURAL MARKETING (3 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension.

AEE 508:       THE CONCEPT OF AGRIBUSINESS (2 units)

See course description under Department of Agricultural Economic and Extension

CSP 501:        CROP/SOIL WATER MANAGEMENT (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.

CSP 506:        FARMING SYSTEMS (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.

CSP 513:        CROP PROTECTION TECHNOLOGY (3 units)

See course description under Crop Production Department.