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Course Description

Credit Units: 2

Lecturer: Adebola Joshua Ogunyando, Email Id:  TEL: +220 7790215, College of Arts, Law, Administration  & Management Sciences, Department of International Relations.

Learning Outcomes/Objectives:

This is a class for nonpolitical science major. It starts with meaning and concepts in political science. Emphasis is also on cross disciplines related to political science. The course is also particular about the  operation of modern governments with emphasis on the forms and types of government; the principles associated with modern government; rule of law; theory of separation of powers; the making, execution and control of public policy; and examination of the relationship between the citizen and the state in terms of duties, obligations and responsibilities to each other; political discourse and practice as these affect obligation, freedom, loyalty and patriotism.

Course Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • understand the basic concepts in political science;
  • discuss major theories and concepts of political science and its subfields;
  • understand the nature of power, authority, legitimacy, leadership;
  • understand the different forms of government
  • know government and its functions
  • understand the concepts of power, authority and legitimacy. 
  • Meaning of public policy and process of public policy making
Learning & Teaching Modes

This course is comprised primarily of lectures and tutorials. The lectures will introduce 

the key concepts, theories and themes, using a combination of multi-media sources.

The tutorials will consist of small-group activities and semi-structured debates on the 

weekly topics. During each seminar students will present and discuss a text 

individually or in group. Students are expected to actively participate in class debates,

term papers, assignment and examination. 


The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately 

with the course requirements.

  • Introduction: Meaning and concepts of political science
  • Sub discipline in political science
  • Politics, Government and the State
  • Politics and political science
  • Forms of government
  • Political systems and institutions
  • Public policy analysis




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