Courses

KEY BASIC ACTIVITY:

There are two courses – GSP 105: Natural Science I and GSP. 106: Natural Science II taught in first and second semesters respectively.  Each is a two credit hour course.  Lecturers take turns to teach topics in their areas of specializations.

 

The contents of GSP. 105 are as follows:

  1. i) Introduction to Natural Science I
  2. ii) Meteorology & Weather Forecasting

iii)         The Family:  Secondary Sexual Development

  1. iv) Climate Change: Causes & Effects
  2. v) Climate, Vegetations & Animals
  3. vi) Cell Theory & Heredity

vii)       Basic Structure of Matter

viii)       Energy Transformations in Biological Systems

  1. ix) Organisms in the Environment
  2. x) The Concept of Force & Energy
  3. xi) Waves & Radiations

xii)       Concept of Evolution

xiii)       Energy Transformations in Physical Systems

xiv)      Solar & Stellar Systems

  1. xv) Elements, Compounds & Mixtures.

 

The recommended texts for the course are: 1) Introduction to Natural Science I (Textbook) and

2) Introduction to Natural Science I (Workbook) written by the core staff of the Natural Science Unit.

 

GSP. 106 Course contents are:

  1. i) Introduction to Natural Science II
  2. ii) Space Science & Exploration

iii)         Common Chemical Reactions & Their Uses

  1. iv) Conventional Sources of Energy
  2. v) Origin and Nature of Man
  3. vi) Social Implications of Technological Development

vii)       Agricultural & Biological Research

viii)       Nature & Scope of Technological Development

  1. ix) Public Health & Environmental Sanitation
  2. x) Nutrition and Health
  3. xi) Alternative Sources of Energy

xii)       Transport & Communications

xiii)       Sickle Cell Anaemia & Its Management

xiv)      Human Ecology & Population Dynamics

  1. xv) Stress: Causes & Management

xvi)      AIDS:  A Threat to Human Society

xvii)     Origin & Evolution of Scientific Thought

xviii)     Electricity & some Household Applications

xix)      Organic & Inorganic Compounds

  1. xx) Science, Technology & Inventions.

 

The recommended texts for the course are:

1) Introduction to Natural Science II (Textbook) and

2) Introduction to Natural Science II (Workbook) written by the core staff of the Natural Science Unit.