Courses Catalogue

Social Studies Field Methods And Practices

COURSE CODE: SST 1303
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 3
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Arts (Primary), B.Ed
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Education, Open and Distance Learning
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Undergraduate

Course Description

Studying Social Studies is a process of inquiry that involves asking probing questions, carrying out research, using evidence in decision making and using appropriate social studies resources. The course exposes students to field based experiences and skills which are significant in linking what they learn in class (theory) to real life (practice).

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The course encampuses a wide variety of topic issues that include; map reading, map types and their importance, Grid references system, measurements, map sketching, Human economic activities and land uses on a map, photographic interpretation, various photo types, their importance in teaching-learning process. The course also covers different types of field work studies, data collection tools and techniques embedded with skills acquisition.

COURSE AIM:

The aim of this course is to expose students to an extensive practical outlook of map reading, acquaint them with knowledge and skills of photographic interpretation and field based experiences.

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

  • By the end of the course, students should be able to;
  • Identify various types of maps
  • To read, analyze and interpret the given map
  • Identify various relief features on a map and land uses
  • To interpret photos,  and portion
  • Plan, carry out field work and apply simple methods of data collection and analysis

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