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DEPARTMENT OF HOME SCIENCE AND MANAGEMENT

      Master of Science in Clothing and Textiles

The Department of Home Science and Management offers a two-year M.Sc Programme in Clothing and Textiles. It involves both coursework and research thesis.  

Candidates for admission to the degree shall be graduates of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or other Universities recognized by Senate with B.Sc. degree in Clothing and Textile related disciplines.  A Bachelor with a minimum of Second Class Honours, Lower Division with three years relevant work experience is required.

 

Programme Objectives

The objective of the programme is to produce high level manpower through broad based advanced knowledge for work as professional clothing and textile experts in both private and public sectors of the economy. It is to produce competent scientists with high entrepreneurship orientation who can utilize their scientific and research orientation to create jobs in this field.

 

Structure of Programme

The programme is structured to have series of courses, seminars and thesis. Students are required to select 30 credits units of course work (15 units for each semester) depending on their Clothing/Textile options during the first year. In the second year, they are expected to select 6 units of Research Project and 2 units of Seminar.                                                      

 

FIRST YEAR

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 801

Production and Selection of Textiles

PROSETER

3

HSM 807

History of Costume

HISTCOST

3

HSM 809

Social, Psychological and Cultural Aspect of Clothing and Textiles

SOOPHCAC

2

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 802

Research Methodology

RES.METHY

3

HSM 806

Problems in Textiles and Clothing

PRD.TEXC

3

HSM 808

Textile in Home Furnishing

TEXTOFUR

2

HSM 812

Special Consumer Problems in Clothing and Design

SPC.PRCT

2

HSM 814

Management of Textile Enterprises

MGT.ENT

2

 

Elective Courses

First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 803

Pattern Design and Alteration

PARTDRAT

3

HSM 805

Studies in Decorative Textiles

STDIDTEX

3

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 804

Advance Clothing

ADV.CLOTH

3

HSM 810

Advanced Textiles

ADVCTEXT

3

 

SECOND YEAR

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

HSM 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

HSM 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

8.2.2      Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Clothing and Textiles

Objectives

The Department of Home Science and Management offers a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) programme in Clothing and Textiles with the aim of producing higher level manpower and promoting scholarly study and research in various aspects of Clothing and Textiles and related fields. The programme will provide in particular scholars occupying research and teaching positions in universities, research institutes and government departments in which callings in fashion, clothing and textiles are demanded.

 

Entry Requirements

An applicant for admission to the Ph.D. programme in Clothing and Textiles should possess at least an M.Sc. in Clothing and Textiles of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta. Holders of M.Sc. degree in related field from other universities recognized by the Senate will be registered for the M.Sc./Ph.D. programme in the first instance. Thereafter, they would be upgraded to the full Ph.D. programme after two semesters. However, they must obtain a minimum cumulative average score of 60% as requirement for conversion.

 

Duration

The duration for the programme of Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D) shall be minimum duration of three years after registration for full time students and four years for part-time students. Candidates will be required to take the following prescribed courses:

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 921

Advanced Research and Bibliographic Studies

ADVRESBS

3

HSM 925

Advanced Independence Study

ADVCHNDS

3

HSM 997

Ph.D Research Seminar I

PREDATA

3

HSM 998

Ph.D Research Seminar II

POSTDATA

3

HSM 999

Research Thesis

RETHESIS

6

 

 

8.2.3      Post Graduate Programme in Human Development and Family Studies

 Introduction

The Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FFUNAAB) operates the collegiate system which provides a wide-ranging scope for the establishment of centres, institutes, units as well as re-packaging of programmes via an innovative and creative manner in the pursuance of its mission and mandate.

To this end, the consideration of the commencement of Masters of Science in Human Development and Family Studies in the Department of Home Science and Management is highly desirable. This is because it would meet the demand of professionals trained in research, teaching, and extension services. Regardless of whether Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) graduates pursue career in academic or applied setting, they will be prepared for a life of scholarship and service.

 

Programme Description and Objectives

Master of Science (M.Sc.) in HDFS is an intensive course of study designed to meet the growing demand for specialists in: Child Development and Family Studies, Home Science Management, Public Health, Developmental Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Guidance Counselling, Nursing Profession, Social Work, Public/Human Relations and Administration, including specialists from other related disciplines who desire to upgrade their professional and academic status.  The programme is also suitable for researchers and consultants.

Aims and Objectives

The Masters of Science in Human Development and Family Studies is aimed at:

 Providing outstanding postgraduate programmes in Human Development and Family Studies that will rank among the top programmes of its kind nationally and internationally.

Exposing students to sufficient and firm theoretical and empirical background in human development and family studies.

Empowering students with the skills needed to focus and concentrate on the basic techniques for analysing, evaluating and developing various modelling skills on human development and family studies.

Placing FFUNAAB in the great position of filling the evident gap of inadequate and or non-existence of qualified personnel in human development and family studies in Nigeria. 

 

Admission Requirements

Candidates seeking admission for the Masters of Science in Human Development and Family Studies will be required to hold at least a second class honours degree in Child Development and Family Studies, Guidance and Counselling, Psychology, Sociology, Social-Welfare, Early Childhood Education, Home Science Management, Public Health, B.Sc. Nursing and any related discipline from the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta or any other recognised University by the Senate. Candidate must obtain an undergraduate minimum CGPA of 3.0. /5.0. Candidate must have at least Credit’ Pass in Biology, Chemistry, English Language and Mathematics and other related subjects, and at least a pass in physics.

In addition to the above, the Department requires that the applicants write a 500 – 750 words statement describing the applicant’s reasons and plans for graduate study and future professional goals.

 

Duration of Academic Masters Degree Programme

 

Full – time – 2 years (4 Semesters)

Part – time – 4 years months (8 Semesters)

 

Requirements for Graduation

The programme consists of course work, dissertation /thesis and seminars. To be awarded the Masters  of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, candidate must have fulfilled the following conditions:

Passed a total minimum of 36 units comprising of 6 units research work and 30 units of course work.

 


COURSE OUTLINE

First Semester:                

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

CSC 801

Use of Computer in Research

USEOCOMP

4

HSM 819

Entrepreneurial Development and Management

ENTDVMGT

2

HSM 827

Development and Administration of Early Childhood Programme

DEVADMEC

2

HSM 829

Marriage and Family Guidance and Counselling

MARFAMGC

2

HSM 831

Theories of Human Development and Personality

THEHUDEP

3

HSM 897

Seminar I

SEMINARI

1

 

Elective(s)

 

2

 

Recommended Electives

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 835

Family Therapy and Health Care

FAMTHYHC

2

HSM 837

Introduction to the Principles of Behaviour Modification

INTPRBEM

2

HSM 839

Parent Education

PRNTEDUC

2

 

Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

NTD 802

Nutrition Through Life-Cycle

NULCYCLE

3

HSM 802

Research Methods and Statistics in Human Developments

RES.METHY

3

HSM 820

Developmental Disabilities in Children and Early Intervention

DEVDISCH

2

HSM 826

Advanced Resource Management

ADVREMGT

2

HSM 828

Critical Issues in Sexuality, Gender Roles and Family Studies

CRTSEXFS

2

HSM 898

Seminar II

SEMINAII

1

 

Elective(s)

 

2

 

Recommended Electives

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 832

Theories of Learning

THEOLERN

2

HSM 834

Assessment and Techniques in Family Studies

TECFAMST

2

HSM 836

Assessment of Young Child Behaviour and Guidance Counselling

ASSYGBGC

2

 

Second Year, First Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

 

Internship (6 weeks)

 

-

 

Second Year, Second Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Abbreviation

Unit

HSM 899

Dissertation

DISSERTN

6

 

 

8.2.4      Course Synopses

M.Sc. Clothing and Textiles Courses

HSM 801 – Production and Selection of Textiles (3 units)

Detailed study of production, legislations, standardization, labeling and advertising related to textiles, textile product and clothing accessories.

 

HSM 802 – Research Methodology (3 units)

Characteristics of a research, selection and formulation of research problem and hypothesis. Inter-disciplinary approaches to the study of clothing and textiles, viz: use of historical, art historical, social and anthropological lenses. Methods of data collection, analysis and interpretation of data and tabulation analysis. Result reporting.

 

HSM 803 – Pattern Design and Alteration (3 units) 

Principle of flat pattern designing, pattern alteration, modification of commercial patterns and principles of fitting. Course develops versatility in use of commercial patterns and given experience in designing original garments. Development of individual  master pattern.

 

HSM 804 – Advanced Clothing (3 units)

Advanced methods of finishing garments, tailored construction in making various garments such as coats, dresses, draping, special designing etc.

 

HSM 805 – Studies in Decorative Textiles (3 units)
Creating  and applying original designs to textile hand processes, silk screen block print and other methods of colour and pattern application.

 

HSM 806 – Problems in Textiles and Clothing (3 units)

Investigation and report of individual problems in the field of textiles and clothing. A comparative study of the various types of cloth, cost and durability fabrics. Comparison  of selected procedures in clothing construction  evaluation of suitability for use. The use of old garments in the family wardrobe and creative designing in the production of one or more costumes.

 

HSM 807 – History of Costume (3 units)

Study of the development of costume from ancient time to the present day. Dress of selected cultures from ancient homes to the present. Historic costumes as a source of  inspiration   for development.

 

HSM 808 – Textiles in Home Furnishing (2 units)

Studies in the techniques and design of textiles for the interior, relationship of historical and contemporary fabrics and colour in application to present day uses.

 

HSM 809 – Social Psychological and Cultural Aspects of Clothing (2 units)

Study of relationships between clothing and human behaviour. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of dress as related to stages in the family life cycle interpreted through cultural, aesthetic, socio-psychological and economic concepts.

 

HSM 810 – Advanced Textiles (3 units)

The effect of the physical and chemical structures of textile fibres on their properties, manufacturing processes, use and care.

 

HSM 812 - Special Consumer Problems on Clothing (2 units)

Evaluation and adaptation of design to meet the need of specific groups such as the elderly, and the handicapped.  Application of special techniques in drafting pattern design and construction

 

HSM 814 - Management of Textile Enterprises (2 units)

Principles of business management as applied to clothing accessories and household textiles. Management of small-scale home industries in the clothing and textile area.

 


Ph.D Clothing and Textiles Courses

HSM 921 – Advanced Research and Bibliographic Studies (3 units)

Advanced qualitative and scientific research at the Doctoral level; Relationships among experimental (laboratory and field), documentary (historical) and survey research. Review of various studies in Clothing and Textiles; analysis, field work, etc. Use of the library, citation, michrofiche, microformetc, use of computer in conducting research; techniques of presenting  research papers in seminars and conferences; preparing academic work and for various funding agencies; preparing technical papers and reviewing other academic papers.

 

HSM 925 – Advanced Independent Study (3 units)

Students conduct an original study on specific and unique issue in Clothing and Textiles. The report is compiled and assessed by the appointed Supervisor.

 

HSM 997 – Ph.D Research Seminar (3 units)

The Candidate develops a seminar paper, preferably based on some of the data collected for the study so far. This is presented to the University community and scored.

 

HSM 998 – Ph.D Research Seminar 1 (3 units)

Candidates develop and present an academic seminar paper to staff and students of the College especially and to the University in general. This paper and presentation are scored.

 

HSM 999 -  Research Project (6 units)

 

M.Sc Human Development and Family Studies Courses

CSC 801: Use Of Computer In Research – (4 units)

Introduction to Computer, operating system, Computer maintenance techniques, file management, document management, Excel, Ms-Access, and Ms-Word, Data Communication and Network, Introduction to programming, statistical analysis, statistical package for the social sciences (SPSS) etc.

 

HSM 802:  Research Methods and statistics in Human Development - (3units)

Basic research methods and statistics , measurement, quantitative and qualitative methods, natural and contrive settings, definition of research, steps in research process, types of research, selecting problems and formulating hypothesis, process of problem identification, reviewing the literature and steps involved in literature review, identifying and defining variables, sampling methods.  Research tools and instruments, descriptive analysis, inferential data analysis, computer application in research, (SPSS application) research report writing.

 

HSM 819: Entrepreneurship Development and Management   – (3 units)

Introduction to the meaning and concept of entrepreneurs, Legal issues for the entrepreneur, understanding entrepreneurial opportunities and industry analysis, Creativity and opportunity recognition, essential skills for entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs business processes, entrepreneurial leadership, funding and finance for entrepreneurs, intellectuals property: protecting your ideas, writing an effective business plan development.

 

HSM 820:  Developmental Disabilities in Children and Early Intervention – (2 units)

Concepts of developmental disabilities, early identification of disabilities in children, assessment procedures, diagnosis, factors in developmental disabilities, types of disabilities, characteristics of children with disabilities, intervention strategies (Medical, educational vocational, rehabilitation) preventive approaches (genetic counselling, family awareness programme.

 

HSM 826:  Advanced Resource Management – (2 units)

Theories and application of managerial functioning in family settings. Analysis of goals, resource use, information systems and constraints within families, observation and analysis of diverse family practices, Concept of management, tools for decision making, contemporary issues in resource management, women empowerment in resource development and family welfare.

 

HSM 827: Development and Administration of Early Childhood programmes – (2 units)

Philosophy, objectives and scope of early childhood programmes development, classroom management, behaviour and guidance for children, organisation of day care, environment, communication, planning creative experiences for children, management of childcare equipment and materials, management of early childhood programmes, finance, programme development, service delivery, personnel recruitment and management, resource development and evaluation, parental involvement in early childhood programmes.

 

HSM 828:  Critical Issues in Sexuality, Gender Roles and Family Studies – (2 units)

Critical issues in sexuality: biological, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural influences on human sexuality and gender roles within context of relationships and families,  implication for psychotherapy, cultural implications for sexuality related problems, treating adolescents sexuality, sexuality and aging, psychotherapy with lesbian and Gay clients, sexuality and chronic illness, sexuality counselling for people with physical disabilities, family planning and counselling, sexuality dysfunctions and sex therapy, sexually transmitted disease counselling, rape conceptualization of Trauma and intervention, treatment of the incest family, sexuality therapy for people with chemical dependency and sexuality therapy for people with alcohol problems.

 

HSM 829:  Marriage and Family Guidance and Counselling– (2 units)

Historical, ethical, legal and professionals issues in the practice of marital and family therapy, examination of major marital and family therapy theories, theories of guidance and counseling therapy, concept and component of counseling therapy, clinical usage of the therapies i.e. rational emotive therapy, transactional analysis therapy, reality therapy, confrontational therapy, group therapy, modelling methods etc. Students will be required to have practical field experience in their areas of interests i.e. schools, child centres, family planning units, hospitals, juvenile remand homes, organisations and any other relevant institutions. Seminar presentations would be made based on the practical field experience.

 

HSM 831:  Theories of Human Development and Personality – (3 units)

Review the major theories on current research and issues for a better understanding of human development and personality, psychoanalytic theories, psychosocial development theory, comparison of psychosexual and psychosocial stages, cognitive theory, how cognitive development occurs, humanistic theories, Maslow ideas about human developmental personality, Rogers idea, Evaluation of humanistic theories, comparison of all the theories, personality theories, personality traits, some methods and techniques of assessing human development such as behavioural observations, interviews, paper and pencil test, projective techniques i.e. the Rorschach inkblot test and Thematic Apperception Test (TAT) and some personality tests.

 

HSM 832: Theories of Learning (2 units)

Definition of Learning, Pavlov and classic demonstration, classical conditioning  phenomena, the significance of classical conditioning, operant conditioning, Reinforcement, punishment, cognitive approaches to learning, latent learning and cognitive maps, social learning and modelling, improving memory: factors affecting retrieval , measuring retrieval, direct, explicit measures of memory, indirect , implicit measures of memory, encoding and retrieval, over-learning.

 

HSM 834:  Assessment and Techniques in Family Studies (2 units)

An overview of the main trends in family patterns, new perspectives in sociology of family, skills required to develop family life education, programmes implemented in community settings. Overview of current approaches to the processes of parenting and parent education programmes. Care-giving, cross-cultural studies of the family, attachment theory and its applications. Role of communication, conflict resolution techniques, family’s response to stressful circumstances, skills for intervention into family systems, violence, abuse, divorce, illness, and death 

 

HSM 835: Family Therapy and Health Care – (2 units)

Concept of Family therapy and health care, assessing the health status of family and community. Caring for individuals and families in the community, group dynamics, socio-cultural/spiritual factors in health behaviours, caring for vulnerable populations, Health promotion and disease prevention in primary health care, ethical behaviours, family functions and processes, family counselling across the lifespan. Cultivating healthy lifestyles, health care delivery system in Nigeria, global perspectives in health care delivery system.

 

HSM 836: Assessment of Young Child Behaviour and Guidance Counselling (2 units)

An overview of the vision for all children, Identification of the young children’s need, physical, social, educational, emotional, spiritual and psychological development of the young child, development of the young child plan, purpose, and qualities of a good plan for the young child, guidance for young child’s carer, staff in agencies/ professionals and behaviour guidance.

Internship 

The experience Integrates theory and research into human development and family studies.  Students will be attached to different organisations, non-governmental organisations like; UNICEF, Teaching Hospitals, Social Welfare Centres, Ministries of women affairs, Child Rights Centres  for practical experience in area of specialisation for six (6) weeks. Presentation of report to the department.

 

HSM 837: Introduction to the Principles of Behavior Modification – (2 units)

Definitions, nature and concept of behaviour, Behaviour conditioning, Measuring Behaviour and Change, Operant Behaviour, Behaviour Management, Behavioural Assessment and Cognitive Behaviour Modification.

 

HSM 839: Parent Education (2 units)

Dynamics of family interactions and influence of diversity, parent-child relations, development of parenting skills, intra-child relations, development of parenting skills, intra-family verbal and non- verbal communication processes- patterns and problems, Overview of current approaches to the processes of parenting and parent education programme.

 

NTD 802: Nutrition through life cycle – (3 units)

Desirable nutritional status of infants, children, pre-scholars, adolescents, adults (male & female). Nutrition for special groups, vulnerable groups (infant, pregnant and lactating mother, elderly and the infirm).  

 

HSM 899: Dissertation (6 units)

An independent study will be conducted by students on any topic of interest approved by the department.

 

8.2.5      Postgraduate Academic Staff List

 

SN

Name

Rank

Degrees/Universities where Obtained

Specialization

1.

Tolu Eni-Olorunda

Ag. HOD/Reader        

B.Sc.Nursing,

M.Ed., Ph.D

(Ibadan)

 

 

Special Education Mental Disability)

and Health Management

2.

Grace O. Sokoya

Professor

B.Sc.,M.Ed.,Ph.D

(Ibadan)              

Ph.D. (Natal)

 

 

Gender, and Family Studies

3.

Kemi O. Adubi

Senior Lecturer

B.Ed. Economics

(ABU),

M.Sc, Ph.D. (Ife)

 

 

 

 

Agric. Extension & Rural Sociology,

Resource Management

4.

A.M. Ariyo

Lecturer I

B.Ed., M.Ed, Ph.D. (Ibadan)

Counseling, Psychology,

Marriage, and Family

Relationship, Children,

Adolescents and Youth

Adjustment

   5.

    A.O. Lasode

 

    Lecturer I

 

B.Ed  (LASU), M.Sc (Lagos),

Ph.D. (Ilorin)

 

Guidance and Counselling.

 

 

6.

D.A. Adelekan

Professor

B.S (USA), M.Sc, Ph.D (London)

 

Public Health Nutrition

7.

 A.A. Amubode

Senior Lecturer

B.Sc., M.Sc. (FUNAAB), Ph.D (U.K)

Entrepreneurship, Production and Socio-cultural aspect of Clothing and Textiles.

8

S.R. Ogunduyile

Professor

B.A, M.A. (ABU)

Ph.D (North Texas University)

Industrial Design

9

O.  Bankole

Professor

B.A., M.A. (ABU)

Ph.D (Ibadan)

Industrial Design

10.

M. U. Agbonlahor

Senior Lecturer

B. Agric,(Nsukka)

M. Agric,PGD

(Abeokuta)

M.Sc. (Ibadan), Ph.D(Abeokuta)

Agricultural  Economicss

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