Objectives of the Programme
In 1976 the Bala Usman committee reviewed the curriculum of the then faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and among other things recommended a shift from Eurocentric focus to one that makes Nigeria the focal point. This caused changes such as the replacement of applied economics with Nigerian Economy among several changes. At the end of the undergraduate programme in the Department, students would have acquired:
- Knowledge of core principles of economic theories microeconomics, macroeconomics and in the applied fields of economics such as Monetary, International trade, Financial System, Banking, etc.,);
- Knowledge of economic methodologies and quantitative tools of analysis such as mathematics, statistics or econometrics;
- Skills of economic analysis of local, national, regional and international economic problems; and
- Intellectual skills, that is, capacity for critical analysis, research skills and some degree of computer literacy.
The electives at 100 and 200 levels are designed to enable students acquire a liberal education and to broaden the intellectual base of the student. The general studies acquaint students with the foundation of general education in the sciences, social sciences and humanities, as well as inculcating in the undergraduate students the essence of nationalism and morality.