B.Sc Sociology

Programme Duration : 4 years


The philosophy underlying Sociology and its allied field is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge and skills to make their contribution to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community. Having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general and in the various sub-fields of Sociology in particular.


Objectives

Themajor aims and objectives of a degree in Sociology are to:

(i)              Instillin students a sound knowledge of Sociology and its applications in differentsocio-cultural contexts;
(ii)            involvethe students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience oflearning and studying the workings of society.
 (iii)          Providestudents with broad and well-balanced knowledge of sociological theories andmethods.
 (iv)           Cultivatein students the ability to apply their sociological knowledge and skills to theunderstanding and solution of societal problems in Nigeria and elsewhere.
 (v)            Providestudents with relevant knowledge and skill base from which they can proceed tofurther studies in special areas of Sociology or multi-disciplinary areasinvolving Sociology.
 (vi)            Instill in students an appreciation of theimportance of Sociology in socio-cultural, legal, economic, political,industrial and environmental contexts.
 (vii)         Developin students a range of useful competencies for public, private orself-employment.


Philosophy

The philosophy underlying Sociology and its alliedfield is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with appropriate knowledge andskills to make their contribution to the development of Nigeria, Africa and theglobal community. Having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in thefield of Social Sciences in general and in the various sub-fields of Sociologyin particular.


Admission Requirements

A.    Admission Requirements for the Four-Year Programme

Candidates for admission into the four-year degree programme in Sociology should:

(i)    Possess the Senior Secondary School Certificate, General Certificate of Education, by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB or their equivalents with at least five credit passes, at not more than two sittings including Mathematics, English Language, Economics, Geography or Government. There are no waivers for credit passes in any of these subjects.
(ii)  In addition, candidates must have acceptable passes in UTME. The UTME subjects must be in the following: English, Mathematics, Economics; Plus, any other Social Science subject.
 
B.    Admission Requirements for the Three-Year Programme (Direct Entry)
Candidates for Direct Entry admission shall possess five credits, in GCE, SSCE by WAEC, NECO, NABTEB, or their equivalents; and JUPEB, IJMB, Ordinary National Diploma (O.N.D) or Higher National Diploma (HND) at least with lower credit in related disciplines from approved Nigerian Polytechnics. For emphasis, credit passes in English Language, Mathematics and any one of Government, Geography or Economics are required.


Course Outline

100 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 103 Introduction to Anthropology 2 100 First Learn More
2 SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 2 100 First Learn More

100 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II 2 100 Second Learn More

200 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 205 The Structure of Nigerian Society 5 200 First Learn More
2 SOC 207 Social Problems and Social Work 2 200 First Learn More
3 SOC 211 Language, Society and Culture 2 200 First Learn More
4 SOC 209 Sociology of Mass Communication 2 200 First Learn More

200 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 214 The Military and the State 2 200 Second Learn More
2 SOC 206 Sociology of Knowledge, Science and Technology 2 200 Second Learn More
3 SOC 212 Sociology of Education 2 200 Second Learn More
4 SOC 210 Women in Society 2 200 Second Learn More

300 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 307 Social Statistics 3 300 First Learn More
2 SOC 301 Methods for Social Research 3 300 First Learn More
3 SOC 303 Sociology of Crime and Delinquency 3 300 First Learn More
4 SOC 305 Formal Organisations 3 300 First Learn More
5 SOC 315 Sociology of Urban Life 2 300 First Learn More
6 SOC 313 Sociology of Law 2 300 First Learn More
7 SOC 311 Sociology of the Aged 2 300 First Learn More

300 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 308 Social Psychology 2 300 Second Learn More
2 SOC 310 Political Sociology 2 300 Second Learn More
3 SOC 408 Sociology of Development 3 300 Second Learn More
4 SOC 309 Rural Sociology 2 300 Second Learn More
5 SOC 312 Social Stratification and Mobility 2 300 Second Learn More
6 SOC 314 Population Dynamics 2 300 Second Learn More
7 SOC 304 Social Inequality 2 300 Second Learn More
8 SOC 306 Intergroup Relations 2 300 Second Learn More
9 SOC 316 Sociology of Religion 2 300 Second Learn More
10 SOC 318 Sociology of Non-Violent Change 2 300 Second Learn More
11 SOC 302 Research Design and Analysis 3 300 Second Learn More
12 SOC 320 Sociology of Health and Illness Behaviour 2 300 Second Learn More

400 Level - First Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 417 Sociology of Deviant Behaviour 2 400 First Learn More
2 SOC 415 Child Development 2 400 First Learn More
3 SOC 421 Environmental Sociology 2 400 First Learn More
4 SOC 405 Regional Ethnography: Sub-Saharan Africa 2 400 First Learn More
5 SOC 413 Medical Sociology 2 400 First Learn More
6 SOC 409 Industrial Sociology 2 400 First Learn More
7 SOC 403 Demography 2 400 First Learn More
8 SOC 407 Sociology of Decolonization 2 400 First Learn More
9 SOC 401 Contemporary Sociological Theories 3 400 First Learn More

400 Level - Second Semester

SN Course Code Title Unit Level Semester
1 SOC 414 Issues in Humanitarian Studies 2 400 Second Learn More
2 SOC 402 Urbanization and Labour Migration 3 400 Second Learn More
3 SOC 404 Social Policy Planning and Administration 2 400 Second Learn More
4 SOC 418 Personality and Motivation 2 400 Second Learn More
5 SOC 416 Culture and Communication 2 400 Second Learn More
6 SOC 406 Models in Sociological Analysis 2 400 Second Learn More
7 SOC 420 Political Economy 2 400 Second Learn More
8 SOC 410 Conflict and Peace Building 2 400 Second Learn More