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Dr. A.T. Bolarinwa

DIRECTOR

Introducing Center for General Studies

I warmly welcome you on behalf of the Board of The Center for General Studies, to the premier University in Nigeria. Let me use this medium to heartily congratulate you on your successful admission to the University of Ibadan, which is the cynosure of many graduate students in Nigeria.

The Centre for General Studies (CGS), formerly known as General Studies Programme (GSP), was established in the University of Ibadan in 1986. The Centre has been running General Studies Courses till date.

The aim of the Centre is to expose students to a course of liberal education through which they can develop and expand awareness of their social, cultural and natural environments. With the addition of these courses to the specialized courses being taken by the students, it is expected that graduates of this University would be better prepared to function in the society.

KNOW ABOUT GES COURSES

GES 101

Use of English 1

This is an intensive English language course, specifically designed to help new students to develop correct and appropriate usage of the language. In particular, the course is aimed at developing in the students, the listening language skills as well as refining the structure of English appropriately. The different aspects of the grammar of English, such as parts of speech, phrases, clauses, concord, voice, direct and indirect speech, as well as tense, mood and aspects are taught. This course is a prerequisite to GES 201.

Compulsory for Students in all Faculties

GES 102

African Cultures & Civilization

The course is designed to introduce students outside the humanities to the various aspects of African cultures and civilization as well as create the awareness of the relevance of the humanities. 

Required for students in the following Faculties: Science, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, Environmental Design & Management, Veterinary Medicine, Technology and Education (Science)*

GES 103

Government, Society and the Economy

The course is organized systematically to introduce science based undergraduates to various aspects of man’s behavior for instance, the aspect of sociology that deals with the totality of man’s social behaviour and relations, economics aspect that deals with his economics relations and behaviour under different conditions, and how he adapts his behaviour to his environment which is known as human geography.

Required for students in the following Faculties: Science, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, Environmental Design & Management, Veterinary Medicine, Technology and Education (Science

GES 104

Science, Industry and Mankind

This course aims at ensuring that students in the Faculties of Arts, Education, Law, and the Social Sciences offering the course are able to:

* Explain why science is a tool for industrial growth and human welfare.

* Put on appropriate behaviour and perform brilliantly in a dynamic world.

* Apply simple principles of science to solve some day-to- day problems.

Required for students in the following Faculties: Science, College of Medicine, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, Environmental Design & Management, Veterinary Medicine, Technology and Education (Science

GES 105

Agriculture, Renewable Natural Resources, Animal Husbandry & Health

The course is structured such that it introduces non science based undergraduates to various aspects of agricultural production (crop and soil management, livestock production, pest management and control)

Required for students in the following Faculties: Arts, The Social Sciences, Law Economics, Education (Arts, Economics and The Social Sciences)*

GES 106

Philosophy, Logic and Critical Thinking

This course is meant to introduce students to the meaning and significance of Philosophy to human existence, by developing their capacities for clear thinking, logical articulation of ideas and sound decision making.

Required for students in all Faculties

GES 107

Reproductive Health, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs), Drugs and Mankind

The aim of this course is to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of reproductive health, human sexuality and sexual health, including epidemiology, prevention and control of sexually transmitted diseases with emphasis on HIV.

Required for students in all Faculties

GES 108

Introduction to French

This is an intensive French language course, specially designed to help Anglophone students develop correct and appropriate usage of the language in particular, the course is aimed at developing in the students, the oral and written communication and oral and written expressions appropriately.

Required for students in all Faculties

GES 201

Use of English II

This is a practical-oriented course that builds on the knowledge of grammar acquired in GES 101. It teaches students the speaking, reading and especially, writing skills. It delves into vocabulary development along different registers/fields, including literary appreciation and figures of speech.

Compulsory for Students in all Faculties

GES 301

Introduction to Entrepreneurial
Skills

The course aims at re-orientating students towards a job-creation mindset rather than the fixed attitude of job-seeking. It is meant to equip students with the skills required in establishing businesses or making them add value to existing systems, if employed in organizations.

Required for students in all Faculties

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