PCR 104: Introduction to History

Learning Outcomes

At the end of the course, the students should be able to:

  1. discuss the foundations of the history of Nigeria appreciating its culture, intricacies and connecting nexus;
  2. explain conflict and indeed peace initiatives and their historical background and antecedents; and
  3. discuss the historical backgrounds of conflict and the applications of conflict resolution practically learned and ready to be implemented.
Course Contents

The meaning, subject matter, functions and sources of History. The concepts of causation in History, Historical explanation, History as an arbiter and the problems of objectivity in History shall also be discussed. In addition, the course will focus on the rise of History as an academic discipline, history and related disciplines, history in literate societies, and past and current trends in African historiography.