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Linear Algebra is  a mathematics course that is offerded to second year students who are studying for a Degree in Mathematics. The course is a continuation of some topics that were studied in first year. The topics under study in this course are determinants, system of Linear equations and Linear Transormations. 


It introduces students organisations and associations relevant to teachers of Biology. it also looks at challenges teacher encounter in the course of teaching the subject, Biology.

This  course covers selected distributions that are usually used in statistics i.e test distributions, order statistics; provides methods of deriving probability distributions for non-substandard distributions i.e. functions of random variables; modeling and ways of selecting variables for the model; simple and complex hypothesis testing and analysis of variance.


The course is a second year course designed to give the student an understanding of the basic physical and inorganic chemistry

The course covers basic concepts, theories and practices used for analysing digital circuits.  it follows up on the ideas introduced in Introductory Electronics ( PHY 340, but treated at an advanced level.. It is a done in year four.

It is an introductory course in Human Genetics offered to 2nd year students majoring in Biology.  Basically, it looks at the fundamentals of genetics and human genetics. It gives an insight on what brings about similarities and differences in individuals.

This course is an introduction to Probability and Statistics. There are two modules upload for this course

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This course grounds students in the syntax  and semantics of African Languages.  It helps them be able to see how the sentence structure differs from the one Zambian scholars are used to which is the English language.  It also prompts students to discuss the common feature among Bantu languages which is the nominal class system.  The nominal class system deals mainly with semantis.

This course will enable the learners to undrstand and learn how the body systems function and operate in a humand beign and it will further look at the health and hygienic part of a person.

The course offer knowledge about learners with hearing impaired and how this knowledge can help teacher to handle these learners with less problems.

A course for the Principal to experience Moodle.

Introduction to the basic theories of chemistry, that is, organic chemistry, biochemistry, inorganic chemistry and physical chemistry.

this course introduces students to key conepts and terminologies used in research

the course aims at giving basics in french to new studnts  

A course which explores SEN within primary school teaching.

The course is about helping teachers to study the behaviour of the learners and why they behave the way they do

well to che 110. Have you ever seen an atom? have you ever thought of why reactions occur? This course addresses these and other concerns.

This course looks at the development of African Literature from the early twenth century to the present. The course introduces  students to various writers from the first generation, second and upto the present. The development of various narrative styles from differnt parts of the continent and how the various styles of writing have influenced the writers to write in a particular way and the themes that each generation of writers concentrate on. Focus is on writers from southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Central Africa.


This course looks at the development of African Literature from the early twenth century to the present. The course introduces  students to various writers from the first generation, second and upto the present. The development of various narrative styles from differnt parts of the continent and how the various styles of writing have influenced the writers to write in a particular way and the themes that each generation of writers concentrate on. Focus is on writers from southern Africa, East Africa, West Africa and Central Africa.


The course introduces the students to research methods in education. The importance of research in education and the methods of how to come up with the research report as a critical study.

This is one of the first year courses that are compulsory for all geography students. It introduces students to principles of physical geography. the major components of the coursw are Climatology, Pedology, Gemorphology, and Biogeography. stiudents are expected to submit two assignments, fifteen practicals and to attend three practical per week per term. there are 3lecturers namely Tembo A, Mumba D, and Mankapi  L.

This course is about History of Education  in Zambia from the preliterate period to today.

Theory and Practice of education is a compulsory component of the education course. This is a course that looks at some theories in education and also deals with the practical part - teaching methodologies as well as the school experience programme. 

Linear Algebra is about Vectors, Vector Spaces and Transformations on them that are linear. Linear Algebra is used in our day to day lives. It is used in building bridges, construction of houses. Linnear Algebra will focus on the folowing:
i. Vector Spaces
ii  Linear Transformations
iii. Othorgonality and 
iv Matrix Diagonalisation. 

The course deals with economic history of the world. It deals with the beginning of capitalism and discusses the development of capitalist economic system throughout the world.

BBS 110 is a course that introduce students to accounting and the concept up on which it is founded.  It also exposes students to the recording of business transactions and the preparation of finacial statements; such as for sole trader, manufacturers'accounts, non profit organisation, and single entry.


This course introduces the student to fundamental skills and concepts in working with the computer in the Information Age. The student will learn concepts to do with information technology and its tools as they are used in today's computing environment.

An introuction to Organic Chemistry.


the course  objective is to familialse students to the changing dynamics

Every living organism is made out of Ogarnic chemicals.The proteins that make up the hiar,skin and muscles;The DNA that control the genetic heritage;the food that nourish you and the medicines are all organic chemicals.Anyone  with a curiosity about life and living things and wants to be part of remarkable advances in medicine and biological science must first understand Organic chemistry.therefor oganic chemistry is the study of carbon coumpounds.

The focus of this course is the physical  properties that characterize matter. Students examine characteristic properties including density, solubility, and melting and boiling points. The particle model is utilized to illustrate how materials behave under different conditions (changes in temperature and/pressure). The link is made between the increase/decrease of energy and the behavior of the materials.

Educational Psychology is defined as a scientific study of human and animal behaviours.

It it gives detailed information of firstly on the following;

1. Introduction to Educational Psychology

- branches of Psychology,

- purpose of studying psychology

- earlist Schools of Thought and their Psychologists

- Human Development

- Cognitive Development

- Language Development

2. Personality Development and the Theories

3. Learning Theories

4. Memory and Forgetfulness

5. Motivation

6. Measurement, Assessment, Evaluation and Testing

6. Intelligence

7. Psychological Statistics

8. Many other topics


Welcome to the second part of the BIO 110 course. This course is designed to consolidate what students already know about cells and the functions of the molecular components of the cell.

A number of activities have been designed for you in order to enable you understand the concepts at hand.

By the end of this course the student should be able to

  • outline the basic structure of a cell
  • explain the functions of the various cell organelles in relation to their structure
  • describe the structure of the chemical components of the cell
  • discuss the structure of molecular components of the cell in relation to structure.

This course teaches about the office, functions of an office, layout of an office, office administration and filing of documents.

Welcome to this course which deals with organisms, their identity and characrateristics. The course requires you to have knowledge of the different charactieristcs and their life cycles. This gives gives you the challenge to have a general knowlegde of the organisms that you encounter in the day to day life. How ever, you should be aware that most of the terminologies in this context arose from Latin and thus the need to have a basic pronouncements of the latin vocabulary.

Welcome to this terms' work coverage. This is a busy and short term as you know we have to be ready for our end of year exams by latest first week of July.

Lets review the course outline and see what we have covered and what we have not yet. Have we all agreed we need to cover the following remaining topics from our course outline... Lovely. Lets look at the first topic; " A critical review of the school teaching experience which you have just had".

In groups of five discuss the following questions and choose a secretary to present your findings:

Group 1 - Most common forms of classroom discipline problems you encountered during your school teaching experience as a Geography teacher.

Group 2 - Challenges faced during your school teaching experience

Group 3 - Salient lessons learnt from the school teaching experience


Welcome to the second and last module of the Course Bio 250 - Genetics. This is 'Applied and Human Genetics'. Module 1 of this course was 'Introductory Genetics' which you have fully covered by now.

Coverage of Module 1 will ensure that you cover this second module with less difficulty as it covers the fundamentals of genetics.

This module will help you appreciate genetics in every day life. Welcome aboard!!!

This course teaches office administration and management.  it also teaches about the office environment, layout, effects of scientific management on office management and the preparation of itineraries etc.


A theoretical course in modernism that explores literature in the 20th century and life of modern man.

A study in the history of english-elizabethan literature

Computer study is a course that is need in almost every profession. In this course you will how to use the computer, better your knowledge on computers,

This course covers the experimental basis of quantum physics, introduces wave mechanics, Schrödinger's equation in a single dimension, and Schrödinger's equation in three dimensions.


Real analysis is a branch of mathematical analysis which is concerned with the rigorous analysis of the real number system. Mathematical Analysis was the first area of mathematics in which the need and utility of the modern insistence on rigor was developed. Most mathematical concepts have been born out of intuitive ideas (think of how integration was developed through the idea of summing the areas an infinite amount of rectangles drawn under a curve). However as mathematics becomes more advanced this intuitive approach becomes limited and more difficult to verify.

Welcome to MAT 330.  In this course you will introduced to concepts and thoeries related to the teaching and learning of Mathematics

A sandpit course for Mark Dransfield.


COURSE AIMS: The course introduces students to various technologies used in special education and how they can be applied to classroom situations


Upon successful completion of the course, students will:

(i)Have a general understanding of the field of assistive technology and be able to describe technologies that support participation, communication, and learning in the classroom.

(ii)Be able to describe the process for successful assistive technology implementation and the conditions that foster or challenge effective implementation.

(iii)Be able to describe how to adjust unit and lesson plans to include assistive technology solutions that support pupils’ individual education plans.

(iv)Be able to use specific assistive software and/or hardware to create support resources that a student could use in a classroom setting.

(v)Analyze how assistive technology can be used to support current teaching and learning trends (e.g. Universal Design for Learning).

(vi)Utilize a variety of online resources and training opportunities to expand and support their assistive technology knowledge and skills.

1.Education and Technology

·Meaning of education

·Meaning of technology

·Analogue technology

·Digital technologies

2.History of Education and Technology

·The historical perspective on education and technology

·The recent history of education and technology

·Learning lessons from the past

3.Technology and Learning

·Behaviourist theories of learning and technology

·Cognitivist theories of learning and technology

·Constructivist and constructionist theories of learning and technology

·Sociocultural theories of learning and technology

·Alternative accounts of technology, learners, information and knowledge

·Evidence for the influence of technology on learning

4.Technology and Special Needs Education Teachers

·The impacts of technology on special education teachers

·Digital technology andteaching

·Technology and the continuation of ‘the teaches

5.Universal Design for Learning

·Background of Universal design

·Principles of Universal design

·Universal design in education

·Universal design of information technology

·Universal design of student services

6.Assistive technology in Special Needs Education

·Description, Classification, and Application of Assistive Technologies

·International Classification of Functioning and Disability and Health

·Assistive technology as an Instrument for the Autonomy of Persons with Disabilities

·Classifications of Assistive Technology

·Technical, Social, and Psychological Aspects of Assistive Technology Application

·Choosing and Using Appropriate Assistive Technology

  1. Augmentative and Alternative Communication

·Identity development

·Socialization to the culture of disability

·Assistive technology and identity

·Pupils’ role in the selection and use of augmentative and alternative communication

·Impact of family, school and community

  1. The Role of Information Communication Technology (ICT) in Special Needs Education

·Changes in the educational system in the information age

·Digital inclusion for learners with special educational needs

·The role of ICT in SNE

·Benefits of ICT use in special education

  1. Information Communication Technology in Special Needs Education

·Planning of ICT Policy in SNE

·Objectives, Principles, and Means of ICT Policy Development in SNE

·Legal Basis of ICT Policy Development in SNE

·Implementation of ICT Policy in SNE

·Promoting ICT Infrastructure for SNE

·Integration of ICTs in SNE Curriculum

  1. Monitoring of ICT Usage in SNE

·Identifying SNE Quality Standards in Digital Age

·Conditions of SNE Quality Improvement by Means of ICTs

·Analysis and Interpretation of Evaluation Results to Improve ICT Policy in SNE

  1. Computer Assisted Instruction in Special Education

·Clarification of the concept

·Forms of computer assisted instruction

·Advantages and limitations





3 hours per week

1 hour per week practical


(i)Course work50%

2 assignments20

1 test20



Staffing: 2 Lecturers

Prescribed Readings

UNESCO (2006). Information Communication Technology for People with Special Needs. Moscow: UNESCO Institute for Information Technologies in Education

Gargiulo,R. M & Metcalf, D. (2011). Teaching in Today’s Inclusive Classrooms: A Universal Design for Learning Approach. Belmont: Wadsworth.

Selwny, N (2011). Education and Technology. London: Continuum Publishers

Howard, P.P and Peterson-Karlanusing, G.R.(2010). Assistive Technology to Support the Instructional Process of Students with Disabilities: Advances In Special Education (40) 73-90.

Recommended Readings


Bower, G & Reed P. (1995). Education TECH Point for Assistive Technology Planning. Journal of Special Education Technology,(12) 325-338.

Blackhurst,A.E. & Edyburn,D.L.A brief History of Special Education Technology. Special Education Technology Practice. 2(1), 21-36



Quantum mechanics is the most fundamental theory of physics and has the widest range of applicability. It is the cornerstone of any physics degree programme. Therefore a good introduction to the subject is essential for physics students. A thorough grasp of it is necessary for almost all postgraduate work. PHY 450 aims to introduce the basics of quantum mechanics to the student in a way that lays a foundation for further study of the subject and for its use in other areas of physics.


At the end of this course, the student should have learned:

1. The failings of classical physics and the need for quantum concepts

2. How quantum mechanics resolves problems that confounded classical mechanics

3. The basic principles of quantum mechanics

4. How to apply quantum mechanics in simple situations

5. The student should be ready for more advanced concepts in quantum mechanics.


  • Origins of quantum theory: Wave-particle duality; black-body radiation; Compton effect; photoelectric effect; atomic spectra and Bohr model; the correspondence principle; the de Broglie hypothesis and electron diffraction.
  • Wave packets and the uncertainty relations: The wave function; superposition; wave packets and group velocity; the Heisenberg uncertainty principle and examples.
  • The one-dimensional Schrödinger equation and applications: Time dependent and time-independent Schrödinger equation; eigenvalues and eigenfunction; one-dimensional examples; normalization; quantum mechanical tunnelling; the harmonic oscillator.
  • Basic postulates and formalism of quantum mechanics: The wave function; dynamical variables and operators; Hermitian operators; expansion in eigenfunctions; commuting observables; compatibility.
  • Angular momentum in quantum mechanics: Angular momentum operators; eigenvalues and eigenfunctions; experimental demonstration of angular momentum quantization; general solution of the eigenvalue problem; matrix representation; spin and Pauli exclusion principle.
  • Three-dimensional Schrödinger equation: The wave equation; separation in Cartesian coordinates; separation in spherical polar coordinates; the radial equation; application to the hydrogen atom; degeneracy.
Contact time:

Lectures: 3 hrs/week, Tutorial: 1 hr/week

Lab: Associated laboratory of 3 hrs/week


Continuous assessment: 40%, Final Examination: 60%


 PHY 250, PHY 260, PHY 310, MAT 320

Prescribed Texts (All of them available in Departmental library)

1. B. H. Bransden and C. J. Joachain, Introduction to Quantum Mechanics, ELBS, 1989, ISBN: 0-582-44498-5

2. Griffiths, D.J. (2004). Introduction to Quantum Mechanics. (2nd ed). Pearson/Addison- Wesley: U.S.A

3. S. Gasiorowicz, Quantum Physics, J. Wiley & Sons, 1971, ISBN: 0 471 29281-8

Introduction to Complex Analysis

Introduction to Real Analysis

Organic Chemistry