The general aim of the programme is to equip students with theoretical and research skills in Geography as an inter-disciplinary field of study. Students should also be able, on completion, to use their skills to address geographical problems obtaining in their communities.

Specific aims and objectives:

  • To enable students to understand the emergence of geography as a field of study
  • To enable students to understand various geographical issues around the world.
  • To equip students with computer skills for use in research and analysis of various aspects of Geography

The Bachelor of Social Science Honours Degree in Geography and Population Studies is a challenging programme. Entry into the programme is competitive and holding of the minimum requirements will not guarantee admission. All prospective students satisfying Faculty requirements compete on the basis of overall points obtained at "O" and "A" level

  1. Normally have at least 5 "O" level passes including English and Mathematics
  2. Have a pass in "O" and "A" level Geography.

4 years Conventional and Block Release.

Teaching
Research
Consultancy
Field Officers
Government Programme Managers
Non-Governmental Programme Managers
Environmentalists
Statistical Officers
Meteorolog

Modules:

HSGP 1101 Introduction to World Regional Geography (Europe and North America)
HSGP 1102 Climatology and Meteorology
HSGP 1103 Development Issues SubSaharan Africa
HSGP 1104 Introduction to Computers and Information Literacy
HSGP 1105 History of Geographical Thought
HSGP 1106 Introductory Mathematics for Geography and Population Studies

Modules:

HSGP 1201 World Regional Geography (Asia)
HSGP 1202 Ecological Processes
HSGP 1203 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
HSGP 1204 Epidemiological Studies
HSGP 1205 Soil Science
Plus any one elective from the following:
HSGP 1206 Project Planning and Management
HSGP 1207 Land Use Planning

Modules:

HSGP 2101 Techniques in Physical Geography
HSGP 2102 Research Methods for Population Studies
HSGP 2103 Regional Development
HSGP 2104 Population Programmes and Policies in Developing Countries
HSGP 2105 Women, Health and Child Survival
Plus any one elective from the following:
HSGP 2106 Rural Development and Livelihoods
HSGP 2107 Population, Community Health and Disease Control

Modules:

HSGP 2201 Applications of GIS and Remote Sensing
HSGP 2202 Demography and Population Studies
HSGP 2203 Techniques in Human Geography
HSGP 2204 Climate Change Risks and Mitigation
HSGP 2205 Sustainable Natural Resources Management
HSGP 2206 Hydrology and Water Resources Management

Modules:

ASIA 3000 Industrial Attachment Student‟s Work Related Learning Report
Academic Supervisor‟s Assessment Report
Employer‟s Assessment Report

Modules:

HSGP 4101 Population Data Analysis and Computing
HSGP 4102 Urban Social Geography
HSGP 4103 Migration Studies
HSGP 4104 Environmental Impact Assessment and Management
HSGP 4105 Disasters and Human Response
HSGP 4106 International Development Perspectives

Modules:

HSGP 4201 Dissertation
HSGP 4202 HIV/AIDS and Population Studies
HSGP 4203 Waste and Management Issues
HSGP 4204 Population and the Environment
HSGP 4205 Food Security and Population

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