1 COURSE CONTENT SPECIFICATIONS/SYLLABUS OF ALL COURSES IN THE PROGRAMME/SUB-DISCIPLINE/DISCIPLINE: A. THE CURRICULUM UNIVERSITY REQUIREMENTS GST 111 Communication in English I 2 GST 113 Nigerian People and Culture 2 GST 112 Use of Library and Library Skills 2 GST 116 Introduction to Entreprenuerial Skill I 2 GST 211 Communication in English II 2 GST 214 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skill II 2 Total 12 FACULTY REQUIREMENTS COMPULSORY b. FOUNDATION COURSES BIO 101 General Biology I 4 BIO 102 General Biology II 4 CHM 101 General Chemistry I 4 CHM 102 General Chemistry II 4 MAT 101 Algebra Trigonometry 3 MAT 103 Introductory Calculus II 3 PHY 101 General Physics I (mechanics)3 PHY 107/108 General Physics I (mechanics)3/ii 1 (each) Total 29 c. DEPARTMENT REQUIREMENTS COMPULSORY COURSES BCH 201 Introductory Biochemistry I 3 BCH 202 Introductory Biochemistry II 3 BIO 201 Introductory Genetics 3 BIO 202 Introductory Ecology 3 BIO 204 Biological Techniques 2 BIO 205 Developmental Cell Biology 3 PLS 203 Seedless Plants 3 CHM 211 Organic Chemistry II 3 STAT 202 Statistics for Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 ZOO 201 Lower Invertebrates 3 ZOO 202 Coelomate Invertebrates 3 ZOO 203 Chordates 3
2 ZOO 205 Principles of Animal Systematics 2 BIO 301 General Genetics 3 ZOO 302 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 3 ZOO 303 Animal Physiology 3 ZOO 304 Biology of Reproduction 3 ZOO 305 Basic Entomology 3 ZOO 306 Animal Ecology 3 ZOO 307 Animal Behaviour 2 ZOO 308 Fundamentals of Parasitology 3 ZOO 309 Industrial Field Experience 3 ZOO 310 Limnology and Fisheries 3 ZOO 312 Animal Histology 3 BIO 401 Population Genetics 3 BIO 409 Population Ecology 3 BIO 410 Conservation and Development of Natural Resources 2 ZOO 401 Field Course 2 ZOO 402 Applied Entomology 3 ZOO 403 Applied Parasitology 3 ZOO 404 Fisheries Biology and Aquaculture 3 ZOO 409 Research Project 6 ZOO 410 Seminar 2 Total 94 d. Elective Courses A minimum of six units must be taken by each student. Elective courses shall be taught subject to availability of relevant staff. Elective courses could be selected also from other faculties, subject to approval by the student s academic adviser or his/her supervisor. 1. MCB 201 General Microbiology I 3 2. MCB 202 General Microbiology II 3 3. MCB 304 Immunology and Immunochemistry 3 4. ZOO 301 Protozoology 3 5. ZOO 311 Introduction to Nematology 3 6. ZOO 405 Nigeria Animals 3 7. ZOO 406 Animal Cytogenetics 3 8. ZOO 407 Wildlife Ecology 3 9. ZOO 408 Soil Ecology GEY 313 Invertebrate Paleontology GEY 405 Micropaleontology 3
3 SUMMARY University Requirements (General Studies = GST Faculty Requirements (Foundation Courses) Departmental Compulsory Course Elective Courses Total 12 Units 29 Units 94 Units 6 Units 141 Units PROGRAMME OF COURSES 100 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER BIO 101 General Biology I 4 CHM 101 General Chemistry I 4 MAT 101 Algebra Trigonometry 3 MAT 103 Introductory Calculus II 3 PHY 101 General Physics I (Mechanics) 3 PHY 107 Practical Physics I 1 GST 111 Communication in English I 2 GST 113 Nigerian Peoples and Culture 2 Total 22 SECOND SEMESTER BIO 102 General Biology II 4 CHM 102 General Chemistry II 4 PHY 103 General Physics I (Mechanics) 3 PHY 108 Practical Physics II 1 GST 112 Use of Library and Library Skills 2 GST 116 Introduction to Entreprenuerial Skill I 2 Total LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER BCH 201 Introductory Biochemistry I 3 BIO 201 Introductory Genetics 3 PLS 203 Seedless Plants 3 CHM 211 Organic Chemistry II 3 ZOO 201 Lower Invertebrates 3 ZOO 203 Chordates 3 ZOO 205 Principles of Animal Systematics 2 MAT 211 Computer Programming I 2 GST 211 Communication in English II 2 Total 24
4 200 LEVEL SECOND SEMESTER BCH 202 Introductory Biochemistry II 3 BIO 202 Introductory Ecology 3 BIO 204 Biological Techniques 2 STAT 202 Statistics for Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 ZOO 202 Coelomate Invertebrates 3 MAT 212 Computer Programming II 2 GST 214 Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skill II 2 Total LEVEL FIRST SEMEST ER BIO 205 Developmental Cell Biology 3 BIO 301 General Genetics 3 ZOO 303 Animal Physiology 3 ZOO 305 Basic Entomology 3 ZOO 307 Animal Behaviour 2 ZOO 309 Industrial Field Experience 3 Elective 3 Total 20 SECOND SEMESTER ZOO 302 Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy 3 ZOO 304 Biology of Reproduction 3 ZOO 306 Animal Ecology 3 ZOO 308 Fundamentals of Parasitology 3 ZOO 310 Limnology and Fisheries 3 ZOO 312 Animal Histology 3 Total 18
5 400 LEVEL FIRST SEMESTER BIO 401 Population Genetics 3 BIO 409 Population Ecology 3 ZOO 401 Field Course 2 ZOO 403 Applied Parasitology 3 Elective 3 Total 14 SECOND SEMESTER BIO 410 Conservation and Development of Natural Resources 2 ZOO 402 Applied Entomology 3 ZOO 404 Fisheries Biology and Aquaculture 3 ZOO 409 Research Project 6 ZOO 410 Seminar 2 Total 16 DESCRIPTION OF COURSES BIO 101 GENERAL BIOLOGY I (3-0-0) 4 UNITS Cell structure and organization, function of cellular organelles, diversity, characteristics and classification of living organisms, general reproduction, inter-relationship of organisms; heredity and evolution: elements of ecology and types of habitat. BIO 102 GENERAL BIOLOGY II (3-0-0) 4 UNITS A general survey of the Plant and Animal Kingdoms based mainly on study of similarities and differences in the external features. Ecological adaptations of these forms. BIO 201 INTRODUCTORY GENETICS (2-0-2) 3 UNITS Historical perspective, life cycle and reproduction. Mendel s laws of probability and tests of goodness of fit. Introduction to microbial genetics. Quantitative inheritance; Variation of genome structure, variation in natural population genetics. Darwin and Natural selection. Pr-requisite BIO 101 BIO 202 INTRODUCTORY ECOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNIT Aims and scope of ecology; Autecology and Synecology; Units of Ecology; Population Community, Ecosystem. Concepts of Ecology: Habitat, Niche, Coexistence and Resources Shift. The concept of measurement and effects on organisms and populations. Sampling and collection methods in the study of communities and ecosystem. Estimation of abundance, density, yield, cover and frequency of organisms. Statistical method in ecology parametric and
6 non-parametric test. Vegetation zones of West Africa, their climatic and edaphic features. Their floral and fauna composition. BIO 204 BIOLOGICAL TECHNIQUES (2-0-0) 2 UNITS Basic research techniques in Biology including manometry, spectrophotometry, chromatography, advanced microscopy, Staining and preparation of permanent slides including the use of microtomes. Basic microbiological sterile techniques Presentation and interpretation of biological data. BIO 205 DEVELOPMENTAL CELL BIOLOGY (3-0-0) 3 UNITS History and present trends in cell biology, reproduction, cell division, cell differentiation and growth of cells. A brief study of the molecular basis of cell, cell-structure and development, Organelles. Protein and nucleic acids, Cloning. STAT 202 STATISTICS FOR AGRICULTURAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES (4-0-0) 4 UNITS. Use of statistical method in biology and agriculture, frequency distributions. Laws of probability. The binomial, poisson and normal probability distributions. Estimation and tests of hypothesis. Design of simple agricultural and biological experiments. Analysis of variance and covariance, simple regression and correlation, contigency table. Some non-parametric test. ZOO 201 : LOWER INVERTEBRATES (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Comparative study of the Protozoa: Anatomy and Biology of Sarcodina, Sporozoa, Flagellata (Mastigophora) and Ciliata (Ciliophora); the Porifera, Cnidaria, Acoelomate (Flatworm) and Pseudocoelomate (Rotifera, Gnastrotricha, Nematodes. ZOO 202 COELOMATE INVERTEBRATES (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Organization and biology of coelomate invertebrate: Nematoda, Annelida, Mollusca, Arthropoda, and Echinodermata. ZOO 203 CHORDATES (2-0-3) 3 UNITS The classification, biology, Habitat and Habits, external features, skin, skeleton, locomotion, nutrition, respiration, excretion, blood system, C.N.S. sense organs, reproduction and phylogenetic relations of the following representative chordates; Balanoglossus, Ciona, Branchiostoma, Petromyzon, Scoliodon, Tilapia, Bufo, Agama, Columba and Rattus to illustrate the evolution, organization and diversity of Chordates. ZOO 205 PRINCIPLES OF ANIMAL SYSTEMATICS (2-0-0) 3 UNITS Zoological nomenclature; rules and interpretation, principles of classification. Biological classifications and their history. Hierarchy of categories and their taxa. Methods of animal classification publication. Chemical and numerical taxonomy BIO 301 GENERAL GENETICS (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Human Genetics, pedigree analysis, Human karyotype, blood grouping in humans, Genetics counseling. Genetic Engineering, Chromosome and genes, chromosome mapping, sex
7 chromosome and sex linkage, extra chromosomal and epigenetic systems. The physical and chemical nature of the genetic material, protein synthesis, mutation. Pre-requisite BIO 201. ZOO 301 PROTOZOOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Diagnostic features, diversity, feeding excretion, osmotegulation, reproduction and evolution of the Protozoa. Biology and diversity of the major classes, including Mastigophora. Sarcodina. Ciliata and Sporozoa, using special, fixed examples. Protozoa and diseases. Pre-requisite: ZOO 201. ZOO 302 COMPARATIVE VERTEBRATE ANATOMY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS A comparative study of skeletal, muscular, integumental, nervous, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, reproductive systems including excretory and sense organs of vertebrates. Pre-requisite: ZOO 203. ZOO 303 ANIMAL PHYSIOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Regulation of salt and water in animals inhabiting marine, fresh-water, brackfish, estuarine and terrestrial environments. Excretion by ammonotelic, uricotelic and ureotelic animals. Respiratory metabolism. Endocrine mechanisms. Muscle and Neuron Physiology, Bioluminescence, Chromophores and Colour change in animals. Pre-requisite: ZOO 203. ZOO 304 BIOLOGY OF REPRODUCTION (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Hormonal regulation of reproductive cycles. Development of the embryos of selected invertebrates, Amphioxus. Frog Chick, Rabbit and Man Embryonic membranes, Regeneration, Parental care; Vivparity. Courtship behaviour, Sexual behaviour. Pre-requisite: ZOO 203. ZOO 305 BASIC ENTOMOLOGY (2-0-3) 3UNITS Introduction to Arthropods, Classification, Characteristics and Evolution. Organization of external and internal structures and functions of insects. General classification of insects to order and suborders. Reproduction and life cycle with references to larval or nymphal forms. Methods and techniques in insect collections, identification and preparation for storage. Pre-requisite: ZOO 202. ZOO 306 ANIMAL ECOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Animal populations and communities in the regulation of numbers. The ecology of local terrestrial and aquatic animals. Pre-requisite: ZOO 202. ZOO 307 ANIMAL BEHAVIOUR (2-0-0) 2 UNITS Reflexes and complex behaviours. The development of behaviour. External structure and sense organs. Motivation, conflict, hormones and behaviour. Instinct and learning. Behaviour and Evolution, Behaviour and Genetic, Social life among animals. Pre-requisite: ZOO 201.
8 ZOO 308 FUNDAMENTALS OF PARASITOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Animals associations: symbiosis, commensalism, parasitism and predator/prey associations. The host as an environment. Host/parasite interaction and predator-prey relationships. Morphology and biology of protozoan, helminth, nematode and arthropod parasites. Socialeconomic effects of parasites. ZOO 309 INDUSTRIAL FIELD EXPERIENCE 3 UNITS Industrial field experience in any one of the following: (a) Fisheries: (b) Wildlife Management (c ) Biology of Aquatic Environment Pollution. (d). Pest Control IITA (e) Animal and public health: Vet. ZOO 310 LIMNOLOGY AND FISHERIES (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Freshwater environments: types and ecosystem, organisms of the freshwater habitat, floral population, fauna of freshwater vertebrates, Physical and chemical factors in limnology including temperature, rainfall, waves, dissolved gases and nutrients. Types of fishes. Studies of fish biology, catch statistics, food and feeding habits, population studies, reproduction and fecundity. Methods of fishing. Fish farming, Aquaculture. ZOO 311 INTRODUCTION TO NEMATODES (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Principal characteristics of Nematodes, morphology, position and outlines of classification of nematodes. Morphology and biology of important plant parasitic nematodes and their economic importance. Nematological techniques. General principles and methods of controlling nematodes. ZOO 312 ANIMAL HISTOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS A study of the microscopic anatomy of cells, tissues and selected organs. The relationship between structure and function will be emphasized. Methods used in fixation, embedding, sectioning and staining of some invertebrate and vertebrate organs. Microscopic examination and identification of sections, smears and squashes of the organs of animals, Histochemical studies of tissues. BIO 401 POPULATION GENETICS (2-0-3) 3 UNITS The population diversity and sample, Mendelian and Quantitative genetics Gene and genotype frequencies and Hardy Weinberg equilibrium. Ecological genetics, the co-efficient of natural/artificial selection. Genetics polymorphism, Population growth and limitation, selection differential and selection on sex-linked genes. Genetics in plant and animal breeding. Crossing programme to investigate quantitative characters in order to access the relative importance of environment. Pre-requisite: BIO 201, BIO 301. ZOO 409 POPULATION ECOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Units of ecology, Population, Community, Ecosystem, biosphere, Environmental factors, measurement and effects on populations, Population growth and dynamics, Lolfa-volterra s equation, Interrelations and Estimation of Importance of relationships
9 The ecological niche, niche, niche overlap, diffuse competition, co-existence, resource shift. Pre-requisite BIO 202. BIO 410 CONSERVATION AND DEVELOMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES (2-0-3) 2UNITS. Conservation and natural resources including soils, vegetation, water, marine and wild animals, land use management. Pre-requisite: BIO 202. ZOO 401 FIELD COURSE (0-0-6) 2 UNITS Sampling techniques in various habitats, aquatic and terrestrial visits to various habitats such as the Yankari games reserves, Cross River National Park, Kainji Lake National Park, Institute of Freshwater Research, Kainji, Magrove swamps, sandy and Rocky Beaches in Lagos and Research Stations such as NIOMR, Lagos, IITA Ibadan. Assessment by Report. ZOO 402 APPLIED ENTOMOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Principles of applied entomology. Economic importance of insects, including elements of chemical and biology control. IPM Pre-requisite ZOO 305 ZOO 403 APPLIED PARASITOLOGY (2-0-3) 3 UNITS The classification, morphology, life history, pathology, physiology, epidemiology, diagnosis and control of major parasites of economic importance with special reference to tropical diseases, such as Malaria, Trypanosomiasis, Schistosomiasis, Filariasis, Coccidiosis, Leishmaniasis, Dracunculiasis, Onchoecerciasis and Ancylostimiasis, Immunology; Social-economic effects of parasites. Pre-requisite: ZOO 308. ZOO 404 FISHERIES BIOLOGY AND AQUACULTURE (2-0-3) 3 UNITS. Systematics of freshwater and marine fishes of Nigeria, fisheries biology; studies of food and feeding habits, fecundity, reproduction, age and growth. Fish population dynamics, estimation of population numbers, mortality rates. Fish cropping techniques. Fish handling, preservation and processing. Fish productivity and fisheries management; Fisheries Laws and regulations; Aquaculture and artisanal fisheries. Pre-requisite: ZOO 310. ZOO 405: NIGERIAN ANIMALS (2-0-3) 3 UNITS General survey of local molluscs, Athropods and vertebrates. Pre-requisite: ZOO 305/302 ZOO 406: ANIMAL CYTOGENETICS (2-0-3) 3 UNITS Cell structure and function, Cell division, Chromosome, Theory of inheritance considered in depth, Chromosome structure and function. Special types of chromosomes. Structural and numerical chromosome variation pathenogenesis. Pre-requisite: BIO 201.
10 ZOO 407 : WILDELIFE ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION (2-0-3) 3 UNITS World wide life resources. The wild-life resources of Nigeria. Principles of wild-life management. Dynamics and wild-life populations, conservation policies, problems and prospects. Pre-requisite: BIO 202. ZOO 408 : SOIL ECOSYSTEM (2-0-3) 3 UNITS. What is soil? Soil forming processes and soil types. Survey of soil animals and their adaptations for living in the soil. Classification of soil fauna based on body size, habitat preference, activity etc. Techniques used in soil biology e.g. mechanical and behavioural methods of extraction, pitfall etc. Role of soil animals in the soil; Decomposition processes, numeral recycling etc.