Department Of History and International Studies Courseware


Course Description:
This course focuses on issues of African History from early times to the beginning of the nineteenth century. It is designed to introduce students to some of the broad themes that dominate the study of African History before 1800 as well as many of the key scholars and the debates of the field. Its central themes are the possibility of African history and sources such as oral traditions, archaeology, origin of man in the continent and his relations…
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COURSE DETAILS:
Week 1-2:Introduction to concepts of diplomacy
Week 3-4nature and goal of diplomacy
Week 5-6: the modalities, tool and etiquette of diplomacy
Week 7-8: the origins and evolution of diplomacy
Week 9-10:Greeks, Byzantium and Italian methods of diplomacy
Week 11:impact of the thirty years war and the Treaty of Westphalia on diplomacy
Week 12 Revision


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Brief Course Description
This course aims at providing History and International Studies students with the necessary theoretical and practical tools for understanding the concept of diplomacy. This course introduces students to the basic concept in international relations such as national interests, sovereignty, power, balance of power,
foreign policy etc. It also exposes students to the subfields of international relations: international security, international political economy, international relations theory, international organizations and international law.


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Brief Description of the Course
This course aims at providing History and International Studies students with the necessary theoretical and practical tools for understanding the concept of diplomacy. It will introduce students to the concept and historical developments of diplomacy. It also makes some conceptual clarifications on the nature of diplomacy and the importance of negotiations. It also introduces students to the forms of diplomacy such as multilateral, summit, security/coercive, preventive, economic, and environmental diplomacy. The course will…
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The course introduces students to the fundamentals of bargaining and conflict resolution in the international system. It seeks equip students with the understanding of the nature and dynamics of human conflict, and to look at appropriate alternatives for dealing with conflict in ways which develop healthy relationships and prevent violence. Conflicts are analyzed from an interdisciplinary perspective together withtopics such as violence, power, gender, peace, communication, culture, war, conflict transformation and dispute resolution.


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This course covers strategic thinking from Carl Von Clausewitz to the 21st century. Emphasis will be laid on the relationship between warfare and the use of force in state relations. It focuses on the core questions that centre on war and strategy that project the field and offers an in-depth analysis of some of the foremost frameworks through which researchers address those questions. Specific content includes the causes of war, the nature of war and…
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This course introduces the students to the meanings of history, the history of historical writings, and the use of history, and the relationship of history with other disciplines and African historiography. It also exposes them to the problems of writing history, limitations of writing African history, sources of history.


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The course surveys the origins, development of Western civilization and the elements of inter-state relations. It emphasizes their historic cultures, the city-state system, the development of Greek democracy and influence, imperial Rome, the medieval period through the renaissance to the scientific revolution and the French revolution in the18th century.


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Brief Course Description
This course reveals the crucial theoretical and practical tools needed to understand the contemporary
international system. Precisely, the objective of the course is to acquaint students with the historical
survey of the evolution of the international system and the establishment of the modern state system.
It features the early organized groups, inter-state relations and the issues which necessitated the
emergence of the modern state and the Westphalia Treaty. It also focuses on the nature requirements
and instruments…
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