B.A Economics

Philosophy and Objectives:
The philosophy and mission statement underlying the economics programmes of Nigerian Universities is to produce graduates equipped with critical skills and abilities to:
a) Abstract using simple subject matter that relates with other subject areas such as Psychology, Politics, Sociology, Anthropology, Geography, History and Law.
b) Identify models that identify the essence of a problem, analyze and reason both deductively and inductively.
c) Stimulate students intellectually through the study of economics and to lead them to appreciate its application to a range of problems and its relevance in a variety of contexts.
d) Equip students with appropriate tools of analysis to tackle issues and problems of economic policy
e) Provide students with analytical skills and the ability to develop simplified frameworks for studying the real world
f) Provide students with the knowledge and skill base, from which they can proceed to further studies in economics related areas or inter-disciplinary areas that involve economics, and
g) Generate in students and appreciate of the economics dimensions of wider social and political issues.

Admission Requirements:
i) Candidates for admission into four-year B. A. Ed/Economics degree programme in any university in Nigeria should possess at least five credits of which two shall be English language and Mathematics in their senior secondary school certificate, general certificate of education, national examination council or their equivalent. In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME and PUTME.
ii. Candidates for Direct entry admission shall posses at least five credit passes in the General Certificate of Education or its equivalent of which at least two shall be at the advanced level or four credit passes of which at least three shall be at the advance level NCE provided that English language and Mathematics are among such passes and are not counted at both levels of the examination.
B.A. ED/ FRENCH: In this discipline area, students study education and French for the award of the degree of Bachelor in Education and French. The degree programme is known as Education French and the degree in view is B. A. Ed/French.
Philosophy Aims, and Objectives
The programmes Philosophy is in line with the national philosophy of education in the country while its objectives are as follows:
a) To prepare graduates who are proficient in the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in the French language, and their use in the day to day communication within and outside the country (especially in the French speaking countries).
b) To prepare graduates who are conversant with the literature and culture of the French speaking communities especially in West Africa and generally in the French speaking world.
c) To prepare graduates who will be able to provide teaching services in French within schools and colleges in Nigeria.
Admission and Graduation Requirements
As in other language programmes. However, a credit in French will be required for entry into the programme in addition to other relevant.

Programme Content
Level 100
All B. A. (Ed) Economics level 100 students must register for a minimum of 34 credits, at least 10 credits from Education courses, 10 credits from Economics, another 10 credits from Second teaching subjects in Political Science, Sociology or Geography. In addition, he/she must register and pass GSP 1401 (Study Skills).
Course Codes Course Credits Semester
GSP Courses
GSP 1401 Study Skills 4 1st
Education Courses
Compulsory Core
EDU 1201 Educational Psychology 2 1st
EDU 1202 Sociology of Education 2 1st
EDU 1203 History of Education 2 2nd
EDU 1204 Philosophy of Education 2 2nd
EDU 1205 Curriculum Studies 1 2 2nd
Electives
EDU 1206 Teachers and Society 2 1st
EDU 1207 Population Education 2 1st
EDU 1208 Intro. to Economics Education 2 2nd
Subject Specialization
ECO 1201 Economic Theory and Principles I 2 1st
ECO 1203 Introduction to Statistics I 2 1st
ECO 1205 Introduction to Maths. for Economics I 2 1st
ECO 1202 Economic Theory and Principles II 2 2nd
ECO 1204 Introduction to Statistics II 2 2nd
ECO 1206 Introduction to Maths. for Economics II 2 2nd
Total 34

Level 200
All Direct Entry B. A. (Ed) level 200 students must register for a minimum of 38 credits, at least 10 credits from Education courses, 10 credits from Economics, another 8 credits from Second teaching subjects in Political Science, Sociology or Geography. In addition, student must register and pass the 10 credits in General Studies Courses.
All Returning B. A. (Ed) level 200 students must register for a minimum of 34 credits, at least 10 credits from Education courses, 10 credits from Economics, another 8 credits from Second teaching subjects in Political Science, Sociology or Geography. In addition, student must register and pass the 6 credits in General Studies Courses.

Course Codes Course Credits Semester
GSP Courses
GSP 2201 Foundation of Nigerian Culture 2 1st
GSP 2202 Nigerian Government and Economy 2 1st
GSP 2222 Peace Education and Conflict Resolution 2 2nd
GSP 2401 Use of English [Direct Entry students only] 4 2nd
Education Courses
Compulsory Core
EDU 2201 Psychology of Education 2 2nd
EDU 2202 Curriculum Studies II 2 1st
EDU 2203 Introduction to Research Methods 2 1st
EDU 2204 Educational Statistics 2 2nd
EDU 2205 Media and Methods 2 1st
Electives
EDU 2200 Drugs Education 2 2nd
EDU 2207 Population Education 2 1st
EDU 2209 Sociological Theories and Education 2 1st
EDU 2210 Social Philosophers 2 1st
EDU 2211 History of Education 2 1st
EDU 2212 Islamic Education 2 2nd
EDU 2213 Peace Education 2 2nd
Subject Specialization
ECO 2301 Microeconomics 3 1st
ECO 2203 Mathematics for Economics 2 1st
ECO 2205 Element of statistics I 2 1st
ECO 2207 Principles of Finance 2 1st
ECO 2213 Labour Economics 2 1st
ECO 2215 Human Resources 2 1st
ECO 2302 Macroeconomics 3 2nd
ECO 2204 Public Policy 2 2nd
ECO 2206 Element of Statistics II 2 2nd
ECO 2208 History of Economic Thought 2 2nd
ECO 2212 Monetary Economics 2 2nd
ECO 2214 Urban and Regional Economics 2 2nd
Total 38

Level 300
All B. A. (Ed) level 300 students must register for a minimum of 33 credits, at least 16 credits from Education courses, 15 credits from Economics. Each student must select subject method according to his/her teaching subject, which for Education/Economics Program, is EDU 3209 (Economics methods). In addition, he/she must register and pass EEP 3201 (Entrepreneurship & Innovation).
Course Codes Course Credits Semester
Compulsory Core
EEP 3201 Entrepreneurship & Innovation 2 2nd

Education Courses
Compulsory Pre-requisite
EDU 3209 Economics Methods 2 2nd

Compulsory Core
EDU 3201 Psychology of Education III 2 2nd
EDU 3202 Curriculum Studies III 2 1st
EDU 3203 Educational Technology 2 1st
EDU 3204 Test and Measurements 2 2nd
EDU 3205 Introduction to Administration and Planning 2 2nd
EDU 3206 Introduction to Guidance and Counseling 2 1st
EDU 3207 Introduction to Special Education 2 1st
Electives
EDU 3220 Environmental Education 2 1st
EDU 3221 Introduction to Islamic Psychology 2 1st
EDU 3223 Education Finances in Nigeria 2 1st

Subject Specialization
ECO 3301 Intermediate Microeconomics 3 1st
ECO 3203 Applied Statistics I 2 1st
ECO 3205 Research Methodology I 2 1st
ECO 3309 Intro. To Political Economy 3 1st
ECO 3207 International Trade 2 1st
ECO 3211 Mathematics for Economists 2 1st
ECO 3213 Public Finance 2 1st
ECO 3302 Intermediate Macroeconomics 3 2nd
ECO 3204 Applied Statistics II 2 2nd
ECO 3206 Research Methodology II 2 2nd
ECO 3308 Structure of the Nigerian Economy 3 2nd
ECO 3212 Health Economics 2 2nd
Total 33

Level 400
All B. A. (Ed) level 400 students must register for a minimum of 33 credits, at least 16 credits from Education courses, 15 credits from Economics. However he/she must register and pass EEP 4201 (Business Creation and Growth).
Course Codes Courses Credits Semester
Compulsory Core
EEP 4201 Business Creation & Growth 2 1st

EDU 4205 Advanced Research Methods 2 1st
EDU 4411 Research Project 4 2nd
EDU 4601 Teaching Practice 6 1st

Specialization Electives
EDU 4201 Educational Admin and Planning 2 1st
EDU 4202 Guidance and Counselling 2 2nd
EDU 4203 Social Theories and Education 2 2nd
EDU 4204 Teachers and Society 2 1st
EDU 4206 Advanced Curriculum Studies 2 2nd
EDU 4213 Behaviour Management 2 2nd
EDU 4216 Islamic Ideas and Institutions 2 2nd
EDU 4219 Women Education 2 2nd

Subject Specialization
ECO 4301 *Advanced Microeconomics 3 1st
ECO 4203 *Econometric Analysis I 2 1st
ECO 4207 *Economic Devt & Planning 2 1st
ECO 4309 *Industrial Economics 3 1st
ECO 4211 Industrial Relations 2 1st
ECO 4213 Banking and Finance 2 1st
ECO 4215 Islamic Economics 2 1st
ECO 4302 *Advanced Macroeconomics 3 2nd
ECO 4204 *Econometric Analysis II 2 2nd
ECO 4206 *Managerial Economics 2 2nd
ECO 4308 *Agricultural Economics 3 2nd
ECO 4212 Energy Economics 2 2nd
ECO 4218 International Finance 2 2nd
Total 33