This course is designed to teach students about the planet Earth, the roles played by external agents such as water, wind and ice on the physical features of the Earth. The processes leading to the formation of the different rock types, the forces and processes involved in rock deformation, their resultant effects and the distribution of energy resources.
Formation of a crystal; principles of crystal chemistry; crystal state; crystal structurecrystallographic notations; crystal lattice and unit cell; elements of symmetry. Crystal systems, twinning. Polymorphism, pseudomorphism, polytypism and solid solution. Systematic mineralogy; Systematic description:- nesosilicates, sorosilicates,cyclosilicates, inosilicates, phyllosilicates and tectosilicates. Occurrence and uses of common rock forming minerals. Association of minerals in rocks. Physical and optical properties, and identification of common rock forming minerals. Introduction to X-ray crystallography
This course introduces students to the techniques of map interpretation beginning from topographic maps and then on to geological maps.
This course is designed for a semester in Fortran Programming language for undergraduate Computer Science, Mathematical Science and Engineering students. The course covers general concepts and introduction to Fortran Programming with Fortran 03 (or Fortran 2003). Fortran 03 contains all of the features of the later version Fortran 77/95 needed to write complete and workable Fortran programs. Even though the course may not, in to full details, give everything the students need, it covers the basic features needed to be a good Fortran programmer and an introduction to the important new features of Fortran 03. This course has found profound and significant applications in Engineering, Mathematics, Computer Science, and other related fields.
Importance and scope of agriculture. Land and its uses with particular reference to agriculture. Introductory crop production. Agricultural ecology of Nigeria. Agronomy of some arable crops. Land preparation. Harvesting, processing and reservation method. Farm tools and machinery including tractor driving and by-products. Basic farm management techniques. Fisheries and wildlife production. Forest products. General introduction to livestock production and health.
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to oceanography. Geological, chemical, physical, and biological aspects of the ocean; structure, formation and general morphological features of ocean basins; seawater properties and their distribution â€“ physical, chemical and biochemical; Currents, waves and tides â€“ their occurrence, characteristics and activities; Characteristics of marine organisms â€“ their main features, general habitat and behaviour; marine ecological principles will be taught.
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to weather and climate. The structure, physics, dynamics and thermodynamics of the atmosphere; Weather â€“ major natural and artificial factors influencing weather, transient and steady conditions; Weatherforecasting â€“ major factors to consider; Climate and climate change â€“ causes and effects; Ancient climates. Climate â€“ related and Weather-related phenomena such as hurricanes, severe storms, global warming, and acid rain â€“ their causes and effects.
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to Atmospheric Chemistry. Basic composition and chemistry of the atmosphere â€“ chemical zonation and mixing in the atmosphere; chemical processes involved in local and regional air pollution, and acid rain; Health effects of air pollution; Global change in the composition and climate of the atmosphere, stratospheric ozone, and global warming
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to Marine Biology. Marine plants and animals: classification, structure, physiology, ecology and adaptations to the marine environment. Overview of marine nekton including bony and cartilaginous fishes, cephalopods, reptiles and mammals. A survey of the taxonomy, anatomy/functional morphology and physiology of these groups including aspects of their relationships with humans. The role of microorganisms in the economy and productivity of the sea.
This course is an introductory; it is designed primarily for Chemistry and other students from Biochemistry, Microbiology, Food Science and Technology, Marine Science and Technology, Applied Geology and Mining Engineering students. It designed to teach basically classical techniques in analytical Chemistry. It actual deals with acid-base, precipitation, redox and complexometric titration techniques as well as gravimetric method of analysis. In the course theory of errors shall be introduced to students and statistical evaluation of data shall be treated. Theoretical background of the course shall be taught and the students will conduct practicals on the sub topics as it is been taught.
This will involve field planting. Each student will be allocated a field plot for the planting and management of an arable crop. Students will be exposed to practical work in animal production and health, fisheries and wildlife management, and crop and forestry nurseries.
This course covers a broad range of topics on magmas and volcanoes, including: occurrence, structure and types of volcanoes on ocean floor; distribution, formation, activities and eruptions of the marine volcanoes; and magma/lava types and materials on sea floor â€“ their characteristics, structures, features, mineral and rock types. We will spend some time on oceanic ridges systems (their varieties, distribution, characteristics, structures and features) and resources from marine volcanoes (economic minerals and associated biological species).
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to Marine Meteorological Instrumentation. It teaches techniques used in measuring various meteorological variables both at the ground and in the atmosphere. Also contained in the course is the concept of fluid dynamics and some practical oriented topics which are the field measurements of vertical wind profile, ground heat flux, solar radiation and Bowen ratio. The data relevant for the field topics which will be interpreted will be acquired at the automatic weather station situated at the marine base in Aiyetoro.
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to Marine Ecology. The ecology of marine systems with emphasis on the interactions between organisms in biological communities and the environment. The physical setting and ecological organization of the communities found in the rocky inter-tidal, in the fouling habitat, on sandy beaches, in sub-tidal soft bottoms, coral reef and in the deep sea. Ecology of marine micro and macro zooplankton: life histories, effects of physical, chemical, and biological factors on population dynamics. The diversity, distribution and roles of marine microbes, whose members include viruses, bacteria, archaea and proteste. Hydrothermal vent discharges and deep-sea communities.
This course is a core course which introduces the studentsâ€™ to swimming skills. Basic materials and principles of swimming. Different swimming techniques. Acquisition of skills. Regular swimming practices in freshwater pools and rivers.