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  • FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE​S
  •       PHILOSOPHY

         The Faculty Philosophy is based on Nigeria's national philosophy on education, which is:

     

         Education for socio-economic and technological development for the common good of the people and the society. Unless man understands the social forces and environment which influence his behaviour in his society he cannot develop and utilize technology for his own good and that of his society. Therefore the philosophy of the Faculty is to equip the students with the basic theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding the environment which influences man's behaviour in the society. Afterall, "man is a social animal", and technology is meant to be for the service of man and for improvements on the conditions of man and his society.

     

         OBJECTIVES OF THE FACULTY

    1. To produce graduates who are equipped with the theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding and handling the various complex social problems which often arise in the society and its institutions;
    2. To produce graduates who will occupy academic, administrative and other positions in educational, governmental or private institutions where they can apply their knowledge.
    3. To produce graduates whose marketability or career prospects in their areas of specialization will be high.


      ACADEMIC PROGRAMME AVAILABLE
       
    1. Programme for Mass Communication
    2. Programme for Economics
    3. Programme for Political Science
    4. Programme for Psychology
    5. Programme for Sociology and Anthropology
    6. NUC requires all students of Social Sciences to take general studies courses.

      Economics students are required to take Mathematics and Statistics. Psychology students are required to take Biology.

       

      GROWTH PATTERN

      In terms of students enrolment, staff recruitment, equipment, infra-structural and other considerations, the growth pattern of· the Faculty will be in accordance with the NUC stipulations.

        
    • DEPARTMENT OF MASS COMMUNICATION

      PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

      Society can best develop if its various segments are adequately informed about contemporary events whether in government or in private social life. The need is even more critical in developing countries where modern technology is ever threatening to overwhelm a largely illiterate population. 

      The department of Mass Communication aims at producing professionals with broad-based understanding of society from local, national and international perspectives. The boom in media establishments must be matched with a corresponding growth of relevant expertise capable of tailoring the potentials of the industry to the genuine information needs of the people.

      ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

      Mass Communication being a relatively new discipline must tap from the already established and tested resources available in related disciplines such as economics, political science, sociology, languages, psychology, history, philosophy and religion. The professional courses in mass communication and journalism equip the student with a firm grip of the principles of the discipline and challenge him to reduce them to relevance in his own cultural milieu.

      Mass Communication graduates of Madonna University will be prepared for the job of restoring the people's pride in them through effective exposure of positive cultural traits which have been vanishing for some time now.

      Practical experience will be gained through involvement in producing a departmental newspaper and through effective utilisation of the modern gadgets available in the departmental studios and workshops. Interaction with the existing media houses during the period of training will pave the way for gainful professional practice after graduation. The sky is the limit for the dedicated and hardworking student.

       
      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND DURATION

      To win a place in what promises to be a highly competitive programme, the candidate should possess a minimum of five credit passes in the SSCE or GCE O/Level. These should include English Language, English Literature, History or Government. A minimum of pass in Mathematics is required.

      The programme is planned to last for four academic years. Holders of suitable diplomas in Mass Communication may be considered for the three-year programme.

       

      RESEARCH PROJECT:

      Students are required to complete successfully an original research project in any area of Mass Communication during their final year on the programme.

       
      TERMINAL CERTIFICATES:

      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree, M.Sc., and Ph.D. will be available.

       
    • DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS

      PHILOSOPHY

      Economics is the science of rational decision-making about the effective use of scarce resources. The discipline involves a wide range of technical and analytical skills in addition to institutional and factual knowledge. A good grasp of economic principles is vital for solving the varied resource allocation problems of society.

       
      OBJECTIVES

      The department aims at facilitating the learning process so that on graduation the students will be properly equipped to assume responsible positions in administration, academics and commerce.

      The academic programme will expose students to vital areas such as general economics, econometrics, economic history, accounting and Mathematical statistics. Through the system of electives students will be able to acquire a sound working knowledge of society and social institutions. 

      The degree programme will normally last for four academic years. Opportunities will be available for research work up to Masters and doctorate degrees.

      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
       
      Candidates are expected to have five credits in the SSCE or GCE O/Level in not more than two sittings. These should include English Language, Mathematics and Economics/Commerce/Accounting. Holders of good diplomas and advanced level papers in relevant areas may be accepted into a three-year programme.

      RESEARCH PROJECT:

      Students are required to complete successfully an original research project in any area of Economics during their final year on the programme.


      TERMINAL CERTIFICATES:

      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) Degree, M.Sc., and Ph. D. will be available.

       
    • DEPARTMENT OF POLITICAL SCIENCE


      PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

      Politics is all about the authoritative allocation of scarce resources. Political Science should therefore seek to equip the students with the necessary tools for political inquiry and analysis. As a science the emphasis is on making objective portrayal of the relationship between the state and man both at individual and group levels.

      Graduates of political science should easily fit in as public administrators, academics and management practitioners. They should also not have difficulty in entering the communication industry.

      ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

      Through a carefully articulated set of courses featuring a close study of systems of government, international relations, political theory and public administration the student is exposed to complexities and interdependence inherent in society and social relationships. The horizon is further widened with electives drawn from economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology, history, philosophy and religion. Research methods employing the tools of Mathematical Statistics add to the excitement.

      At the end of the programme, which is designed to last for four years, the student is able to specialise in any of the four broad areas of the subject namely, political theory, government, international relations and public administration.

       
      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

      Five credit passes obtained in not more than two sittings in SSCE or GCE O/Level are required. These should include English Language and Government/History. A minimum of pass in Mathematics is required.


      RESEARCH PROJECT:

       Students are required to complete successfully an original research project in any area of Political Science during their final year on the programme.

       

      TERMINAL CERTIFICATES:

      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree, M.Sc., and Ph.D. will be available.

       
    • DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

       PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

       The degree programme in psychology is intended to equip the student with the necessary theoretically skills in the principles, methods and philosophy of psychological investigation of human and animal behaviour. It is also intended to expose the student to the rudiments of professional training and experience as psychologists in various disciplines including medicine, education, the armed services, sports, industry, administration etc.

     

        CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

        Professional practice in psychology requires intensive postgraduate training in specific areas of specialization. Nevertheless, first degree holders can perform effectively in numerous     fields of endeavor.

     

        ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

       Prospective candidates for a degree in psychology are required to have a minimum of five credit passes in the SSCE or GCE O/Level in not more than two sittings. These should            include English Language and Biology or Health Science or General Science. A pass in Mathematics or Statistics is also required.

      Persons with suitable advanced level pass in any two subjects chosen from among Mathematics, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Economics, Business, Management, Geography and     English Literature may be considered. Holders of diplomas recognised by the University may be considered for admission. The duration of the programme will, however, be four          years in any circumstance.

     

         RESEARCH PROJECT:

         Students are required to complete successfully an original research project in any area of Psyschology during their final year on the programme.

     

         TERMINAL CERTIFICATES:

         Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree, M.Sc., and Ph.D. will be available.

     

    • DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY/ANTHROPOLOGY

      PHILOSOPHY AND OBJECTIVES

      Sociology deals with the nature and meaning of social relationships, cultural traits and social institutions. Therefore socio-anthropological studies should unravel the relationships between the present, the past and future realities of social groups and tendencies.

      The degree programme in sociology/anthropology should arm the student with the principles, philosophy and methods of sociological investigation of human behaviour.

       
      ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

      The programme is planned to last for four academic years. The student has two options for specialization namely: Sociology and Anthropology or social work and community development.

       
      ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

       Candidates for the four-year programme should have credit passes in the SSCE or GCE O/Level in five subjects obtained in not more than two sittings. These should include English Language. A minimum of pass in Mathematics is mandatory. An acceptable pass level at the JME is required.

       
      A RESEARCH PROJECT:

      Students are required to complete successfully an original research project in any area of Socio-Anthropology during their final year on the programme.

       

      TERMINAL CERTITICATES:

      Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) Degree, M.Sc. M and Ph.D. will be available.

     

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