Abubakar tafawa balewa University
ATBU Bauchi

curriculum

CURRICULUM FOR COURSES TAUGHT IN THE DEPARTMENT OF CROP PRODUCTION

 

 

STRUCTURE OF COURSE

The University as whole operates a course system in which subjects are broken down into one or more convenient sections called courses. These courses are taught and examined within a semester. A course is assigned a specific number of lecture and/or practical hours and the total number of hours assigned to it will determine its unit value. A unit, or semester unit, is equivalent to one hour of lectures or three hours of practical per week throughout the semester where one semester is of 15 weeks of effective teaching. Industrial training courses are of one full academic session (9- 12 months) taken during the penultimate year, i.e. 400 level. This is equivalent to 33 credit units and will be graded as satisfactory or not satisfactory as the case may be with respect to the performance of the student.

 

Each course in the Faculty of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (FAAT) is numbered by a combination of alphabetical symbols and numerical figures. The alphabetical part stands for the abbreviated form of Agriculture and the name of the Department. Thus, ACP stands for Agriculture, Crop Production. General courses in agriculture are denoted by AGR, which stands for Agriculture. The second part which is the numeric portion explains the level and sequence of the courses offered. For example, ACP 500 and AGR 200 indicate 500 level courses in Crop Production, and 200 level General Agricultural course. The last two digits of each numerical component indicate the sequence of the course within the year characterizing the level of study of the student in the University.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100 LEVEL COURSES

First Semester

Course Code

Course/Subject Title

 

Pre-requisite

 

Contact Hours/Week

Total Load/Week

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

GNS 111

CHM 111

CHM 113

ZOO 101

 

PHY 116

PHY 117

MTH 111

MTH112

BOT 101

Use of English Language I

General Chemistry I

Practical Chemistry I

Cell Biology & Invertebrate

 Zoology

Physics for Life Sciences I

Basic Experimental Physics I

Elementary Algebra I

Elementary Calculus I

Cell Biology & Lower Plants

Total

-

-

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

-

 

2

2

0

1

 

2

0

2

2

1

12

0

1

0

0

 

1

0

1

1

0

4

0

0

1

1

 

0

1

0

0

1

4

2

3

1

2

 

3

1

3

3

2

20

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course/Subject Title

 

Pre-requisite

 

Contact Hours/Week

Total Load/Week

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

GNS 122

GNS 221

 

CHM 123

ZOO 102

PHY 126

PHY 127

BOT 102

Use of English Language II

Nigerian Peoples & Culture in

the context of African History

Foundation Chemistry II

Vertebrate Zoology

Physics for Life Sciences II

Basic Experimental Physics II

Higher Plants

 

Total

-

-

 

-

-

-

-

-

2

2

 

2

1

2

0

1

 

10

0

0

 

1

0

1

0

1

 

3

0

0

 

1

1

0

1

0

 

3

2

2

 

4

2

3

1

2

 

16

 

 

 

 

 

 

200 LEVEL COURSES

 

First Semester courses

Course Code

Course/Subject  Title

Pre-requisite

Contact Hours/Week

Total

Load/

Week

Lecture

Tutorial

Practical

AGR 200

AGR 201

AGR 202

 

AGR 203

 

AGR 204

AGR 205

AGR 206

 

GNS 211

GNS 311

 

General Agriculture

Climatology & Biogeography

Anatomy & Physiology of

Farm Animal

Crop Anatomy, Taxonomy & Physiology

Principles of Soil Science

Principles of Horticulture

Introductory Agricultural Engineering

Information Science

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Total

-