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Advanced Chemical Kinetics and Catalysis is a required course in Chemistry. It covers the rate of changes in the concentration of reactants or products with time and the elucidation of their mechanism using collision, absolute rate theories and chain reactions. It also involves processes at the surface and factors affecting them.
The business of magazine management and production has radically changed because of the growing impact of technology. This has brought to the fore the need to prepare journalism students with the task ahead. Therefore, this course is designed to teach journalism students all they need to know about magazine management, production and marketing. Through this course, they will acquire the needed skills to survive the growing dynamics in the magazine world.
Growing human susceptibility to killer diseases has brought to the fore the need for holistic measures to curb the menace. Statistics from health bodies around the world indicate that the entire human race is, more than ever before, endangered by frequent disease outbreaks. Threats from new bacterial and viral diseases are common with the breaking of each day. For instance, while the world was still battling to prevent and control the outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) in Africa, the world woke up in 2016 to hear the news of Zika virus (a viral disease that could be transmitted by mosquitoes). This does not, in any way, diminish the threats posed by Human Papiloma Virus (HPV), Human Immune deficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis B, Cancer, Cholera, Avian Flu, Polio, and other sexually transmitted disease. Unfortunately, there is no known cure for some of these diseases. This has left everything entirely to prevention. Unarguably, prevention is a function of the awareness and knowledge levels of individuals about a particular disease or health concern. Therefore, this course aims at raising the awareness and knowledge level of students on certain health issues in their environment and around would. They will also acquire basic health skills required to survive an increasingly health risk society.
Through this course, students will understand how to design health campaigns that will lead to change in attitude and behavior.
All over the world, academic activities are built around teaching and research. Experts insist that without research, it will be impossible to acquire new knowledge. In the media world, research dots all activities and determines the effectiveness of our communication. For instance, a medium gets to know what the audience thinks, what advert and public relations messages are persuasive and the changing dynamics in communication through research. Therefore, this course aims at introducing students to the world of communication research, thereby helping them develop basic research skills needed in everyday academic, business and social life. The students will through this course, understand what communication and general social science research are and how they are conducted. They will also acquire basic knowledge on the types of research methods applicable in communication research.
The democratic studies in Nigeria looks at the basic aspects of democracy. It takes as its point of departure a consideration of the definition of democracy. It explians the issues to considered in democracy, the merits and demerits as well as the method of evaluating student and concludes with assignment.
Indirect rule system in Nigeria is an area that has enjoyed so much preminence. This is due to the far reaching impact it left on the colonial adminsitrative system even decades after the independence of British colonies in west africa report. it examine the meaning of indirect rule system, the methods of approach or the issues to considered in indirect rule system, it also discuss the merits and demerit, the methods of evaluation of students and concludes with assignment.
This lecture provides the students the opportunity to understand the meaning of social audits, merits and demerits of social audits. The activity based teaching technique was adopted whereby both the lecturer and the students participate in the lecturing/learning process. After the lecturing the lecturer evaluated the students by asking some questions such as: in our words define social audits. The feedback from the students was fair. The lecture was concluded with take home assignments.
This lecture is about the origin of auditing, it demonstrates that the popular profession of auditing started from the relationship between Landowners, Tenants and the Overseer, who represented the auditor. The note also showed that, in the early days, the Overseer was required, so as to easily checkmate the excess of farmers/tenants. It also emphasized that the word Auditor was derived from the Latin word AUDIRE, which means to hear. Finally, note concluded by saying auditors should ensure they regularly update themselves with the latest information from the professional organization they belong to, since, today, more is expected from the auditor than just reputation, which was the tradition in the earlier days.
This topic is about the Ethical framework in Accounting it covers specifically, the concept of ethics and value, types of ethics and the fundamental ethics in accounting, it emphasized that ethics is about acting in a way that is morally justified, while value as a lasting belief share d by people of culture about what is good and bad, the note also specified the types of ethics from the accounting point of view include personal ethics, business and professional ethics. It also showed that for accountant to remain relevant in today’s business and professional world, they must ensure the abide by specific ethics, such as intergrity, confidentiality. Objectivity and independnence, professional competence and due care and professional behavior. The note concluded by stating in clear terms, that for an accountant to be efficient and effective he must ensure that he understands and regularly practice these core values and ethics prescribed by the professional accounting body.
This course is designed to help students understand the biology, phylogeny and economic importance of lower invertebrates. It focuses on some members of the phylum Protozoa, Porifera, Platyhelminthes, Aschelminthes, Annelids, Molluscs, Arthropoda and Echnodermata. General characteristics of each phylum will be considered including observable features of few indigenous examples for easy identification.
This course exposes students to the real practical microbiology. It entails the study of Tools and techniques used in the study of microorganisms in microbiology. Microscopy as well as Dye and staining techniques. The different Culture media, formulation and methods of preparations. Sterilization and pure culture techniques in addition to maintenance and preservation of the pure cultures. The study and applications of laboratory techniques such as Centrifugation, electrophoresis, filtration, spectroscopy and Atomic absorption spectrophotometer will be examined. Identification of bacteria and fungi using conventional and modern methods will be looked into as well as scientific writing which entails the method of writing scientific findings for onward communication to readers all over.
This course will see students through the Biogenesis of fossil fuels with emphasis on microbes as well the role of microbes in petroleum prospecting and recovery. Microbial corrosion of pipes and equipment will also be looked into as well as the concepts of Methanogenesis and methanotrophy. Also, the effect of crude oil spills on microbial activities in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems will be studied and finally Biodeteroriation and biotransformation of hydrocarbons (aliphatic and aromatic) into less toxic products will be critically examined.
GST 113, Use of library, study skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT) is a course designed to intimate new entrants into Samuel Adegboyega University with the operations of the University Library.
The course is intended to expose the students to the proper use of the Library to help them maximize the resources in the library, it also involves the acquisition of study skills and the knowledge of ICT to enhance reading and knowledge acquisition.
Bioenergetics is an essential course in biochemistry covering aspects of energy generation, utilization and coupling in metabolic processes. These aspects as well as the associated parameters and their relationship to the prediction of spontaneity of biochemical reactions is the focus.
Colour and colouring compounds have immense importance to both man and animals due to their usefulness. This course therefore x-rays the definition, chemistry, classification and application of colour and colouring materials in both textile and non-textile uses.