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B.A International Relations

international relationsip bsc

Course Overview

A degree in International Relations prepares you to make effective decisions in an interconnected world, enhances your global perspective and increases your opportunity to study other cultures.

An introduction to contemporary analysis of international relations. Students will learn major theories of international relations and apply them to understand international situations and issues in the modern world. Emphases are on clearly comprehending the relationship between international conflicts and cooperation and on recognizing the shift from “internationalization” to “globalization”. Extensive use of internet information, articles from professional journals and newspapers will enable students to update information about imminent international issues today and to think about them critically.

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Course Objectives

By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  •  Demonstrate comprehension of theories of international relations including realism, idealism, liberalism, neorealism, integrationism, interdependence, dependency, world system and regime;
  •  Tell exact locations of major countries on a world map and explain what problems those countries are facing;
  •  Demonstrate understanding of the causes and processes of modern international issues;
  •  Differentiate the concept of internationalization from that of globalization;
  •  Skillfully use extensive sources of information including internet, government publications, professional journals, and newspaper;
  • Demonstrate critical thinking skills through research paper writing and discussion.

Admission Requirements

Any applicant who meets the minimum entry requirements for admission into the University may be granted admission, the requirements are :

  • O’level Result
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Photograph

 

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  • You study online and can come to school every semester for exams.

FEE STRUTURE

100 level  Fee Structure

180,000 Naira Tuition fee

10,000 Naira Application fee

20,000 Naira Acceptance fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 250,000 naira

 

200 level Transfer Fee structure

180,000 Naira tuition fee

10,000 Naira application fee

20,000 Naira acceptance fee

30,000 Naira transfer fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 280,000 Naira

 

Transfer final year 300 level Fee structure

180,000 Naira tuition fee

10,000 Naira application fee

20,000 Naira acceptance fee

20,000 Naira Examination Fee

30,000 Naira transfer fee

20,000 Naira Project supervision fee

60,000 Naira Certificate fee

20,000 Naira convocation fee

20,000 Naira study kit (t-shirt, course guide, workbook, pen, digital material)

Total 380,000 Naira

CURRICULUM

Section 1:Introduction to Public Administration(INR 142 )

Despite the disturbing socio-economic indicators facing Africa today, there is an increasingly broadly-held conviction that efforts toward modernizing the African States cannot succeed unless they are equipped with public administrations that are geared toward meeting the new challenges of economic and social development (Ajayi, 2008). This is why administrative actions and modalities of government operation continue to be the object of criticism both by users and by civil society. It lends credence to the fact that the organization, role, and missions of public administrations must, in fact, be reviewed and adapted to the political, economic and social context of the African States, which has changed considerably over the last decade (Anazodo, 2009).

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INTRODUCTION
Public administration performs a variety of functions which
complement the activities of the various branches of
government. This unit therefore will discuss the various
functions performed by public administration. Among the roles
highlighted in unit are (a) sustaining incumbent governments
in power (b) provision of employment (c) identification and
management of resources (d) provision of social welfare
services to the populace (e) conducting foreign affairs, and
negotiation, conciliation and arbitration of conflicting interest
in the state.

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There has been a transformation in the management of the public sectors of advanced countries. The traditional model of public administration, which pre-dominated for most of the twentieth century, has changed since the mid-1980sto a flexible,market-based form of public management. This is not simply a matter of reform or a minor change in management style, but a change in the role of government in society and the relationship between government and citizenry. Traditional public administration has been discredited theoretically and practically, and the adoption of new forms of public management means the emergence of a new paradigm in the public sector.

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Section 2: INTRODUCTION TO FOREIGN POLICY( INR 232)

Traditionally, security or thought of security has always been underpinned by thought of war or winning wars. And war itself is as ancient as humanity. There can be little doubt that many have occurred throughout history. Till date war is seen to constitute violence, whether it is authorized or not. In Realist views, the decisive means for politics whether domestic or international, is violence. Anyone who fails to see this is … a political infant (Porter, 1994:303).

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Apart from the generalities of foreign policy interests and concerns, states both strong and weak all have foreign policy ingredients that are peculiar to his historical facts, ideology and geo-political circumstance. There are factor that states must consider in their response to external stimuli. This course introduces fresh students to the role of these factors in the determination of the objectives, principles and determinants of Nigeria’s foreign policy.

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The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the objectives principles of foreign policy. As policies are made and objectives set, it leaves the policy makers with the responsibility of ensuring that the objectives that they pursue progress in their desired direction. But in spite of the various forms of resources which are employed to make this work, not all foreign policy goals are achieved. In the same international system, every state projects its national interest with its foreign policy seeking to bring in result. Thus the ability of a state to control the behavior of other states to its own advantage involves certain degree of competence. It also involves the nature of the interest involved. Interest could be “core”, middle range or general and the challenges they pose differ. Goal achievement could manifest in outright success or in collaboration, conflict or completion. This course would treat all of these.

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Section 3: ASIA IN WORLD POLITICS(INR 341 )
ASIA AT A GLANCE
30M Lecture

INTRODUCTION

The task of this unit is to educate the casual reader on the Asian society. The discussion which would be undertaken here is important because it would reveal to us the philosophy that shape and continues to shape Asian society; for instance the ancient feudal ethos that calls for un-reserved service to the state in Japan. At the end of this unit you should be able to discuss Asian society and location. It should be borne in mind that whenever we mention Asia in this discussion we do not include the Middle East and Turkey.

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INTRODUCTION

This is the first among the five units that constitute the module. In this unit we shall take a detailed inspection of Japanese history only because it has had wide implications on the policies and behaviours of succeeding Japanese generations. Japan has also been influenced by its contact with the West. Especially the forceful opening of the country in 1853 and the racialist immigration polices directed against it by the Americans, not to speak of the undue advantages received by the West in the opening rounds of their commercial exchange.

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INTRODUCTION

The late 1940s laid the foundations for International Relations in Asia Pacific for the entire post war period. The United States occupied defeated Japan from 1945 to 1951. At first the United States was intent on democratizing and demilitarizing Japan. The aim was to ensure that Japan would never again become a threat. By 1947, however, the United States had shifted tack due to changes occurring at a global level. The onset of the Cold War meant that the containment of communism, and specifically of the Soviet Union, became its first priority, and the United States wished to ensure that Japan would be an ally in that struggle. Hence the radical objectives of the early occupation were superseded in favour of a more conservative policy. The United States concluded a lenient peace treaty with Japan in 1951; at the same time, a mutual security treaty linked Japan to the emerging US alliance system. The People’s Republic of China (PRC) was proclaimed on 1 October 1949. Clearly this development had major implications for the international situation in Asia Pacific. The United States interpreted the emergence of the PRC as a fillip for the Soviet Union, and certainly a Sino-Soviet alliance was created in 1950.

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Section 4:INTERNATIONAL POLITICS OF THE COLD WAR(1945-1991)(PCR 419)

INTRODUCTION Today, there are nearly 200 countries in the international system, each can be self absorbed and continue to jealously guard their claim as independent and sovereign states. There are about 300 international governmental organizations, some are global (United Nations – UN), other are regional (European Union -EU, Africa Union – AU, etc) and more numerous are the international nongovernmental organizations (NGO) such as the Human Rights Watch, to the villainous (Al Qaeda) and Multinational corporation (MNCs). Some people are also important key players in their roles as decision makers, protester, voters and other political participant in a state or international organization.

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INTRODUCTION Since the beginning of the Cold War, several questions such as who and what caused the conflict has been a major discourse among scholars and policy formulator which have given prominence to three schools of thought identified as traditionalist, revisionist and post revisionist.

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INTRODUCTION The Marshall Plan was a massive pawn in a Cold War chess game played out in the character of ideology and geopolitics, pitching the Soviet Union Marxist – Leninist ideals against the free market capitalist ideology of the United States. This unit exposes the students to the various frameworks to explain why the United States should prevent the perceived Communist aggression of the Soviet Union through a containment strategy based primarily on economic policies. The Marshall Plan, otherwise known as European Recovery Programme, was the most important aspect of the strategy of containment that Kennan had outlined. The students will understand the frameworks of United States policy of containment and evaluate the plan through these three frameworks. The unit intends to discuss the goals and strategies to enhance our better understanding.

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