Department of History and International Studies

Department of History and International Studies

The Department was established to offer a B.A History in 2011 but did not commence academic activities until November 2012. The academic programme of the department was reviewed in the 2012/2013 session on the directive of the University Senate. As a result, new courses in international Studies were introduced into the curriculum of the department in line with the current restructuring of Curriculum of History in Nigerian Universities and global trends. The University Senate approved the change of nomenclature of the Department in the 2013/2014 Session to Department of History and International Studies. The programme exposes a thorough understanding of Nigerian history, historiography, world history as well as the dynamics in global affairs.

BREAKDOWN OF STUDENTS IN THE DEPARTMENT

100 Level

200 Level

300 Level

400 Level

Male

20

Male

24

Male

21

Male

 

Female

17

Female

15

Female

23

Female

 

Total

37

Total

39

Total

44

Total

 

Mission Statement

The mission is to be one of the best departments of history and international studies in the universities established in 2011. To this end, the department shall ensure adequate research and learning to our students thereby making them to meet their aspirations locally and internationally. To this end, lecturers of high quality have been recruited to drive this mission. Efforts shall be geared towards ensuring research projects that have direct bearing to the needs of the society.

Vision

Our vision is to produce high quality graduates capable of meeting international standard so as to be able to compete for job placement within and outside Nigeria. It is our vision to produce graduates worthy in learning and character and pride to the university

Philosophy

The programme anchors on: (i) the knowledge that a meaningful history and international studies course must emphasise the events and trends of the past which are relevant to the current problems, needs and aspirations of the immediate and the wider-world. (ii) the fact that the world has become a global village making the component parts increasingly interdependent or interrelated.

Contact Address

Department of History and International Studies
Federal University Lokoja
P.M.B 1154
Lokoja, Kogi State
Nigeria.

Email: historyandinternationalstudies@fulokoja.edu.ng

Contact number: +234(0)8074777224