Degree Type:Bachelor of Education
Department:Department of Guidance and Counseling
4 years (Standard Entry)
Modes of Study:Regular
The B.Ed. Guidance and Counselling programme will be seven semesters of course work and one semester of Off-Campus teaching and Practicum (The Practicum takes place during the long vacation after the third year).
Applicants seeking admission into the Guidance and Counselling Programme must fulfill the following requirements by the University of Cape Coast.
A) SSSCE/WASSCE Applicants must pass: i) three core subjects (English, Mathematics, Integrated Science or Social Studies) with grade C6 or better for WASSCE and /or grade D or better for SSSCE and ii) three elective subjects from General Arts, Business, Science, Home Economics and Vocational and Technical backgrounds with a grade C6 or better for WASSCE and/or SSSCE with Grade D or better.
B) Mature Students Applicants must be 25 years and above, and write and pass the Mature Entrance Examination in a Special Paper, General Paper and Aptitude Test organised by the University of Cape Coast.
Goal / Objectives:
The objectives of the programme are to produce graduates who will be able to:
- Organise effective guidance programmes for clients,
- Handle clients' problems,
- Assist school and non-school administrators to manage problems of their staff, and
- Teach in their areas of specialisation in pre-tertiary schools.
The wide range of courses offered at the undergraduate levels equip graduates in Guidance and Counselling with professional knowledge and skills in Counselling to pursue career in diverse fields us as Education, Civil/Public service, Health Services etc,
ASP A: African Studies (Core)
This comprises a variety of Courses mounted by the Center for African and International Studies. Each student gets to do one of these courses in the first semester and another one in the second semester of the first year.
BIO 101: Diversity of Living Organisms
Students are introduced to the classification of living organisms and the morphological characteristics of the following kingdoms of organisms: Prokaryotae, Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. The course also examines the life histories and adaptations of some selected members of the various kingdoms e.g. Bacteria and Cyanobacteria; Protozoa with particular emphasis on the Sporozoa; Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota; Chlorophyta and Phaeophyta; Bryophyta; Lycophyta; Filinophyta; Gymnospermophyta, Angiospermophyta; Platyhelminthes, Nematoda; Arthropoda, Amphibia, Pisces, Reptilia, Aves; and Mammalia.
BPS 111: Introduction to General Psychology
BUS 101: Fundamentals of Business I
CHE 101A: Introduction to Physical/Inorganic Chemistry I
This course is designed to provide a survey of general, inorganic and physical chemistry for students in sciences and allied science majors. Students enrolled in this course will have the opportunity to learn about atoms, atomic structure, chemical compounds, reactions and stoichiometry, electrons in atoms, Periodic Table and atomic properties. The main objective of this course is to provide students with a fundamental understanding of the basic theories, laws, processes and reactions in chemistry. It is also aimed at developing an appreciation for the relationship between chemistry and our environment. The fundamental principles of general chemistry will be reinforced during lectures and tutorial sessions.
CHE 103: Introductory Practical (Physical/Inorganic) Chemistry
This course aims at helping students to develop requisite laboratory skills in general chemistry. Laboratory work includes basic techniques of qualitative and quantitative measurements such as gravimetric, colorimetric, thermometric and selected volumetric methods of analysis. Practical exercises undertaken in this course include calibration of analytical balance and volumetric glassware (burette and pipette), conductivity and pH measurements, determination of molecular properties and solubility products, qualitative analysis of mixtures of two or more metallic salts, and thermochemistry.
CMS 107: Communicative Skills I
Engaging in academic work at the university is challenging. This course is aimed at equipping fresh students to make the transition from pre-university level to the university level. It assists them in engaging and succeeding in complex academic tasks in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It also provides an introduction to university studies by equipping students with skills that will help them to engage in academic discourse with confidence and fluency.
COM 103: Foundation Accounting I
ECO 101: Principles of Economics I
EDF 102: Social and Philosophical Foundations of Education
The course is in two parts. The first part deals with the social functions of education while the second part deals with Western and African philosophical ideals that underpin the aims, content, method and organisation of education in Ghana.
ENG 101: The Use of English
FRE 103: Language Structure and Usage (Spoken)
GEO 101: Elements of Physical Geography
HIS 110: World Civilisation before 5th Century
ILT 101: Information Literacy
The rationale of the course is to equip students with skills that will enable them access and retrieve information in the traditional, hybrid and digital libraries. Students will be able to use ICT efficiently and effectively when they have basic knowledge of computers. The course content include: Types of libraries, library resources and their uses, the role the library plays in the academic community, introduction to computers, the internet.
MAT 101: Algebra and Trigonometry I
Commutative, associative and distributive properties of union and intersection of sets; De Morgan’s laws; Cartesian product of sets; the real number system; natural numbers, integers, rational and irrational numbers; properties of addition and multiplication on the set of real numbers; relation of order in the system of real numbers; linear, quadratic and other polynomial functions, rational algebraic functions, absolute value functions, functions containing radicals and their graphical representation; inequalities in one and two variables real; application to liner programming; indices and logarithms, their laws and applications; binomial theorem for integral and rational indices and their application; linear and exponential series; operations on matrices up to 3 x 3; inverse of a matrix; determinants and their use in solving systems of linear equations.
PHY 101: General Physics I (Theory)
This course is intended to introduce students to some of the fundamental concepts and principles underlying Physics so as to develop the scientific problem-solving skills and logical reasoning of students. The knowledge acquired is for later application in allied programmes like Nursing, Optometry, Computer, Science, Science Education and Laboratory Technology. The main topics treated include Physical quantities, vectors, Dynamics, Kinematics, Thermodynamics, Work, Energy and Power.
PHY 103: General Physics (Practical)
RHV 101: Religious Experience of Humankind
RHV 103A: Introduction to Anthropology of Religion I
104 BUS: Fundamentals of Business II
BIO 102: Basic Cytology and Genetics
The course provides a basic background in the various principles of Genetics with a focus on the cytological basis. It covers cell structure, nuclear divisions and chromosomal aberrations. These would illustrate the relevant cytological basis of Mendelian Genetics, Cytogenetics and Darwinian Evolution. The course also covers the DNA structure, the Genetic code based on the Central Dogma theory and the basis of microbial genetics. The concepts of recombinant DNA, Genetic engineering and Biotechnology would be mentioned.
BIO 103: Data Collection and Analysis
BPS 113 : Psychology of Human Growth & Development
CHE 104: Introductory Practical Organic Chemistry
This course is an introductory Organic Laboratory Processes which seeks to enable students acquire basic laboratory skills for the techniques of crystallisation, melting and boiling point determination; simple, fractional and steam distillation; refluxing liquid-liquid extraction; paper, thin-layer and colour chromatography.
CHE 105: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry I
This course introduces students to the molecular composition of structure, purification of organic compounds, detection of elements like C, H, N, S and the halogens in organic compounds. It will also cover topics such as calculation and determination of empirical and molecular formulae; structural and geometrical isomerism; pictorial treatment of sp, sp2, and sp3 hybridization in single, double and triple bonds in hydrocarbons.
CMS 108: Communicative Skills II
This is a follow-up course on the first semester one. It takes students through writing correct sentences, devoid of ambiguity, through the paragraph and its appropriate development to the fully-developed essay. The course also emphasizes the importance and the processes of editing written work.
COM 104: Foundation Accounting II
ECO 102: Principles of Economics II
EGC 122 : Introduction to Guidance and Counselling
ENG 112: Principles of Prose Fiction
EPS 101A: Educational Psychology
This is a comprehensive course designed to introduce prospective teachers to the psychological influences responsible for the behaviour and learning characteristics of individual students. It includes knowledge of the forces of nature and nurture as they affect the physical, psycho-social, cognitive and moral characteristics of the learner in the school. It also includes knowledge on how the teacher can identify special needs in the individual as well as the principles and strategies to employ in helping and counselling learners to develop their potentials in full.
FRE 104: Language Structure and Usage (Fluency)
GEO 102: Elements of Human Geography
HIS 111: World Civilisation from 5th Century BC
MAT 102: Analytical Geometry & Calculus
PHY 102: General Physics II (Theory)
Topics to be treated for the course are; Introduction optics, waves, electricity and magnetism: reflection and refraction on plane surfaces; lens formulae, thin lens in contact, characteristics of wave motion, sound waves, resonance, static electricity; the coulomb ; electric potential, capacitors, current.
PHY 104: General Physics II(Practical)
This is the practical component of PHY102 and is designed to help students gain some hands-on experience with laboratory equipment as they perform experiments to enhance their understanding of some the theoretical concepts. Such experiments include the determination of the focal length of lenses and refractive index of glass block; investigation of Ohm’s law and determination of resistivity of materials.
RHV 102: Quest for Meaning in Life
RHV 103B: Introduction of Anthropology of Religion II
BIO 201: Basic Soil Science
This introductory course seeks to provide basic information on soil development emphasizing the soil formation factors and the physical, chemical and biological properties of soils. The course also emphasizes the special characteristics of clays and humus in relation to plant growth. Soil classification is discussed with emphasis on tropical soils. Land use and soil degradation are discussed with focus on conservation and management.
BIO 202: Cell and Tissue Organisation
This course introduces students to cell theory and the generalised structure of plants and animal cells and the functions of the organelles. Types, structures and functions of mammalian tissues will be treated. Students will be introduced to basic histological methods-temporary and permanent preparations. The use of microtome in cutting sections and staining procedure will be emphasized.
CHE 105B: Introduction to Basic Organic Chemistry II
CHE 201: Main Group Chemistry
This course covers the representative elements of group I-VIII (including the alkali metals, alkaline earth metals). The non-metallic elements and elements of group IIB (viz Zn, Cd, and Hg). The chemistry of their oxides, hydroxides, halides, nitrites, and other salts will be discussed. The noble gases will be covered. The oxy-acids of non-metals will also be discussed together with their reduction potentials.