undergraduates courses description

200 Level Courses
300 Level Courses
400 Level Courses
500 Level Courses
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200 Level Courses

AEE 201: Introduction to Microeconomics 2-0-0 (2 Units)

Basic principles and concepts of Micro-economic theory, Price theory, cobweb model and application in Agriculture, theory of production, theory of cost, theory of consumers behaviour, theory of markets and concepts of elasticities.

AEE 202: Introduction to Microeconomics 2-0-0 (2 Units)

Concept of macroeconomics, concepts of national income and income determination, theory of consumption and investment, saving and interest, interest rate, inflation, money and banking, public finance, international trade.

AEE 203: Mathematics in Agriculture 2-0-0 (2 Units)

Revision of basic algebraic manipulation. Set theory and progression and application to savings and investment. Set and sample space. Inequalities, simultaneous, quadratic equations as applied to agricultural problems. Differential and integral calculus and application to economic and business decision. Element of matrix algebra with application to agricultural problems.

AEE 204: Introduction to Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology 2-0-0 (2 Units)

The meaning of Agricultural Extension. The need for agricultural Extension. Basic concepts and principles of rural sociology to an understanding of rural situation. Social Groups: Social stratification. Social processes. Rural social change.

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300 Level Courses

CSE 201: Introduction to Computer (CSE 201) 2-0-0 (2 Units)

History of Computers. Functional Computers of computers, characteristics of a comp0uter. Problem solving. Flow charts, algorithms, computer programming statements. Symbolic names, arrays, subscript expressions and control statements. Introduction to basic or fortran programming language. Computer application.

AEE 302: Extension Teaching, Learning Process and Methods 3-0-0 (3 Units)

The meaning and importance of communication. Nature and elements of communication process. Principles of analyzing communication problems in extension. The concepts of teaching learning materials and aids.

AEE 303: Leadership and Rural Community Development 2-0-0 (2 Units)

The meaning of leadership. Types of leader. Leadership in rural communities. Role and functions of rural leaders. Development of rural community. The nature problems and prospects of community development in Nigeria . The extension agent and the rural community.

AEE 305: Introduction to Farm Management and Production Economics 3-0-0 (3 units)

Theory of production, principle of agricultural production and resource use; factor-factor, factor-product relationships. Consumption and resources theories. Element of time, risk and uncertainty in agricultural production. Types of farm record and their uses. Farm Planning. Definition and function of management. Steps involved and classification decision. Methods of collecting farm management information. Farm budgeting including partial budgeting. Complete budgeting. Break-even budgeting and input-output budgeting. Economic of sole and mixed-cropping systems. Economics of livestock production. Depreciation techniques. farm records and accounting, efficiency standards. Linear programming.

AEE 304: Introduction to Agricultural Statistics and Data Processing 3-0-0 (3Units)

Basic concepts of statistics. Frequently distribution measure of location, measures of variation. Probability distribution, normal and binominal distribution. Histograms, means, mode and median. Sampling techniques, data collection; data processing technique, biological data, statistical inference. Tests of significance: F-test, chi-square, analysis of variance, analysis of Co-variance, correlation and regression analysis. Goodness of fit. Research objectives.

AEE 306: Agric-Business Management Finance and Accounts 3-0-0 (3Units)

The scope of agricultural business and management: Type of agricultural business management and organizations; enterprises selection; production planning; public policies affecting agricultural business firm growth; organization for large scale farm; Legal organization and tax strategies; Economics of agricultural processing marketing management ;Principles of agricultural finance; principle of farm credit; Capital needs of agricultural industries; Sources of loan funds and collateral security for loans credit agencies and government credit policy and approaches to efficient; Farm Inventory balance sheet, Cash book, cash book analysis.

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400 Level Courses

AEE 401: Farm Records, Accounting and Management

Definition of Farm Records: Types of Farm Records, e.g. Inventory, Payroll, Production, Farm Operations, Farm Receipts, Crop and Livestock summaries and their importance, Systems of Farm Accounting – Cash analysis, farm trading and Balance Sheet Statements. Uses of Farm Records. Complete budgeting and partial budgeting of farm business.

AEE 402: Agricultural Extension Practices 0-0-9 (3 units)

Communication methods and skills; Preparation and uses of simple visuals/teaching aids. Training and visit system of agricultural extension methodologies; Familiarization with rural communities and their problems. Extension methods –such as Lecturers, Demonstrations, Field trips, panel Discussion, Group discussion, Question/Answer sessions.

AEE 403: Report Writing 0-0-6 (2 units)

Types of reports and their importance, technical reports, student's project. Report Writing for seminars/Conferences/Journals.

AEE 404: Field Trips and Excursion 0-0-6 (2 units)

Excursion/Field day/Field trips. Participation in Agricultural workshop, Local and State Agricultural shows.

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500 Level Courses

AEE 501: Operation Research for Agricultural Decision 2-0-0 (2 units)

Decision analysis with reference to agric. Investments; application of linear and non-linear programming to agriculture; Transportation models and assignment problems as applied to agribusiness. Inventory control and costs: critical path analysis and investment decisions in agricultural operation; game theory and decision-making in agricultural adjustments and changes in technology.

AEE 502: Agric. Project Appraisal Management and Evaluation 2-4-0 (2 units)

Introduction to project appraisal; theory, procedure and data requirements for appraisal and evaluation; Tools of project analysis; The arithmetic of project appraisal; Cost-benefit analysis, rate of returns, cash flow procedures. Farm and other resource valuation. Case studies and practical problems of project evaluation in developing countries.

AEE 508: Diffusion of Innovations and Technological and Social changes in Agriculture 2-0-0(2 units)

Definition of innovation; Definition and elements of diffusion; Process of adoption and diffusion of innovation; Characteristics of innovation. The innovation decision process; Adoption rates and adopter categories; Opinion leadership; Change agents; Theoretical formulations on the diffusion of innovations; Understanding technological and social change; Basic sociological concepts; Technological change in Nigeria Agricultural development; Ethical considerations in introducing technological change in rural environment;

AEE 509: Administration and Programme and Evolution in Extension 2-0-0 (2 units)

Concepts, theories, principles and guidelines of administration; organization and supervision as applied to extension; Administrative function and responsibility in agricultural extension; Staff recruitment, selection, placement and supervision; Principles of morale and motivation; implications for extension staff development and promotion; Creating conducive working environment; Discipline; Assessment of extension work accomplishments; Improving Nigeria extension services; Budget development and fiscal control; The role of good public relations, good leadership and cooperation for an extension worker; Importance of programme planning in agricultural extension; Need for educative objective, learning experience; clientele participation; plan of work and calendar of work; Association and cooperatives; Concepts of evaluation applied to agricultural extension programmes.

AEE510: Agricultural development and policy 2-0-0(2Units)

Historical and analytical treatment of government agriculture policies and programmes in Nigeria and development countries in general; Theory and policies of agricultural development; the role of agriculture in the economy. Interrelationship between agricultural and individual development; sectoral planning of agriculture; Problems of agricultural development and planning; Integrated rural development planning.

AEE511: Rural Sociology2-0-0(2Units)

General Sociology theory; Concept of Rural Sociology. Important of Rural Sociology; Analysis of social structure of rural agrarian system and societies; Selected theory of social change and their potentials of modernization of rural societies; Social change and attitude to change; Measurement to change in rural societies; Resistant and conductive forces to change in rural societies; Economic aspect of social change; Group dynamics; Traditional institutions and transformation; Leadership patterns; Involvement of local people in directed change; Problem of rural societies; Their causes and solutions; Special topics in rural sociology; Selected case studies;

AEE 512:Agribusiness and cooperative 2-0-0 (2Units)

Natural and scope of agricultural business management; Types of agricultural business structures and organizations; Production and marketing management; Analysis of cost and returns agricbusiness enterprises including firms processing livestock products; Business and financial control; Public policies affecting agricultural business; Case study of agricultural processing farms in Nigeria; Definitions of cooperatives; Rochdales principles of cooperatives; forms of cooperatives; Cooperatives management; Cooperatives and Nigeria agricultural development.

AEE 513:Agribusiness Management and Finance 2-0-0 (2Units)

Agribusiness management and finance principles of agricultural finance; types of credit extension to agriculture; the basis of interest rates; Sources of loan funds including specialized institution; financial management analysis; buying and selling a farm income statement; and loss account procedure of financial operating budget as managerial devices for profit planning;, coordination and control, break- even variance and costs management analysis.

AEE 515: Research Method Field Experimentation 3-0-0 (3 Units)

Definitions; experiment; treatment units; replications; measuring aids, types of errors; Defining a research problem; developing hypothesis and objectives. Principles of research design questionnaire and collection of data; measurement and data statistics theories; different statistical methods for handling data; presentation of research findings in narrative tabular and graphical terms.

AEE 514: Resource Economics 2-0-0 (2Units)

Definition and concepts in resource economics; Classification of resources; irrigation and its development; Valuation of public goods; programme planning; budgeting system; cost benefit criterion and cost of effectives as they relate to rural development; The micro and macro approaches to social change; Social action process; Dimensions of innovations; Approaches to community development and their relevance to Nigeria situation; Problems of institutions and infrastructures; Gender issues in rural/community development.

Case studies on community development in Nigeria and other developing countries; The future of rural communities in Nigeria .

AEE 509: Final Year Research Project (4Units)


Student can register for any of the following courses in the Rain Semester of 500 Level.

(i) AEE 508: Diffusion of Innovations and Technological and Social Changes in Agriculture

(ii) AEE 512 : Agribusiness and Cooperative

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