UNN Online School General Studies


Year Established

1961


Staff Strength

45


Platform Courses

4



About this School



The School of General Studies is to a large extent responsible for the uniqueness of the academic programme of the University of Nigeria, which has earned it various encomiums. The history of the school of General Studies in the University of Nigeria is ineluctably connected with the life and experience of the great Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe. His experience and contact with and involvement in a panoptic and rich academic world gave birth to the dream of a broad-base university educational programme.

He had the strong belief that only a university with a broad-based educational programme now popularly known as “General Studies” (GS) as its backbone could meet the recommendations of the Phelps-Stokes Commission on African education: that such an institution should be determined by the ability to develop the resources of the country, household arts, sound recreation, rudiments of knowledge, character development, community responsibility, access to the great truths of philosophy, the physical and social sciences and the inspiration of history, literature and the arts. Therefore, the GS programme of the University of Nigeria is a spirited effort to achieve these lofty aspirations within the framework of liberal higher education.

The School of general studies is housed in the George Marion Johnson Building, named in honour of the first Vice-Chancellor of the University. The School is made up of four units, each hosting a group of specialists in the particular fields of learning that are appropriate to the branch of scholarship or science that such a Unit caters to. The Unit are Humanities, Natural Science, Social Sciences and the Use of English. Each Unit has Coordinator, who serves as both the administrative and academic head. The School of General Studies (SGS) is lead by a Dean and has a Faculty Status.






School Divisions




Natural Science

The Natural Science programme embraces all aspects of the acquisition of the knowledge of science namely, philosophical, conceptual, ecological and their applicability.


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Use of English

The Use of English unit aims to prepare students in the long term to communicate effectively in both spoken and written media in the national as well as international job market


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Humanities

The Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence was introduced to enable students develop critical and analytical skills and learn how to apply such skills in assessing and grappling with questions of human existence.


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All School Courses


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UNN Online Course

Introduction to Natural Science I

Natural Science

Learn about the nature of man and the universe in this course through a collection of subjects covering physics, chemistry, biology and much more.

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Study Skills and Basic Research Method

Use of English

The course, GSP 1O1, Study Skills and Basic Research Method, is a first semester course designed to remedy the pre-entry deficiencies of the students in reading skill and spoken English, and situate their Use of English Programme.

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Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

Humanities

Introduction to Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence (GSP 207) is the first phase of the Humanities programme. It captures the survey of the idea of philosophy, human existence and some topics on Igbo Language.

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