Sociology


DEPARTMENTAL INFORMATION

This document is intended to serve as a general source of information for Students in the Department of Sociology, Obong University. Students admitted into the Department are required to undergo a rigorous but well-structured course of study which is expected to develop them mentally, physically and morally. Every activity in the Department is designed to bring out the best out of every student by making them develop their various talents and skills. Students, Lecturers and Technical Staff are expected to interact with one another for quality learning to take place. This interaction shall assist students in their chosen course of study. This material is also presented to intimate students with some of the University administrative procedures. Programme of studies in the Department commenced in October 2015/ 2016 session and is domiciled in the Faculty of Management and Social Sciences.

PHILOSOPHY OF THE PROGRAMME

The Philosophy of the programme is the promotion of the study of sociology as academic subjects. The Department of Sociology aims at providing a number of basic general courses in sociology, that will contribute to a wholesome academic programme for students and enable them combine theory with practice in the analysis, understanding and solution of their immediate societal as well as national problems, particularly in the areas of:

  • Man, Society and culture
  • Rural and Urban Development
  • Social Pathology, Deviance and Social Control
  • Social Institutions and Social Change
  • Population and Social Statistics

AIMS/OBJECTIVES

The B.Sc. (Honours) Degree in Sociology aims at serving a number of inter-related objectives. The teaching, learning and research objectives of the degree programme in Sociology are based on achieving the following:

  1. To introduce the student to the study of human society with a view to understanding the problems of man in a changing Nigerian, African and World societies.
  2. To equip the student with the tools of discipline necessary for his contribution in the field of administration, industry, labour, rural development and social welfare services.
  • To encourage students to know, understand and utilize tools for societal analysis, including their knowing and understanding of other societal problems, through their studying and applying of sociological and anthropological theories and methods.
  1. To help students appreciate and utilize sociology theories, knowledge and techniques in the evaluation and understanding of the Nigerian society in particular, and the African society in general.
  2. To motivate students to apply their acquired knowledge, techniques and methodologies in finding solutions to local, national and international problems and issues.
  3. To deepen the student’s mind enough to enable him play his role as a teacher and researcher.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

General University Admission Requirements

Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

  • Admission into Obong University shall be through Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) or Direct Entry. In addition to attaining the general required standard in UTME, candidates must satisfy the general university requirements as well as the specific School/Faculty and Programmes requirements. All admissions shall be through JAMB.
  • Candidates must possess at least five (5) credit passes in relevant subjects (Government, History, Economics, Geography, Literature in English, etc) including English Language at GCE O/L, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than 2 sittings.
  • Candidates with Teachers Grade II (TC II) with passes at credit or merit levels in conjunction with credit passes in relevant subjects at GCE, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents may be considered. No subject may be counted at both TC II and GCE O/L
  • Candidates who wish to change their first choice to Obong University are required to:

i). Apply for change of Institution through JAMB and

ii). Obtain Obong University Application Form

      (v)       All candidates will be required to go through the Obong University’s Screening Exercise.

 

Direct Entry

Candidates for Direct Entry admission must possess any of the following   qualifications:

  • Two (2) passes at GCE A/L, HSC, IJMB, JUPEB or approved equivalents in relevant subjects and at least credit passes in three (3) other subjects, including English Language at GCE (O/L), WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings
  • Three (3) passes at GCE A/L, HSC, IJMB, JUPEB or approved equivalents in relevant subjects and at least credit passes in two (2) other subjects including English Language at GCE (O/L), WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings.
  • Two (2) passes at merit level or above in two (2) recognized NCE, OND, HND subjects or approved equivalents and at least 3 credit passes in other subjects including English Language at GCE O/L, WASCE, SSCE, NECO or approved equivalents at not more than two sittings.
  • Two “A” level passes including Government or History.
  • Diploma in Public Administration and Political Science, Administration Management, Public/ Local Government Administration, Social Work, Community Development, Industrial and Labour Relations.

 

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

Students are required to pass the prescribed courses in the three (3) categories.

                  -The General Courses                   -           (GST)

                  -The Departmental Courses          -           (Core and Required)

                  -The Elective Courses

(a)               Grades obtained in all approved courses of a student’s prescribed programme, excluding audited courses, shall be used to compute the GPA.

(b)             When a student had registered for a course but the result is unavailable due to no fault of the student, no result will be recorded for that course and the student will re-register for it in the next academic year. The second registration will be treated as first attempt, provided the student formally notifies his/her Department.

(c)              Procedure for the Review of Scripts of Aggrieved Student Academic Grievances are treated on their merit. The Department runs an open door policy in addressing all manners of student’s challenges for the sake of justice and peace. The most common is examination results; the student should lodge complaints and grievances in writing to the HOD, who would process the letter and forward same to the lecturer in question. If the challenge is outside the Department, then the letter is routed to the lecturer’s HOD. In this way only the lecturer involved in teaching and examining the course alongside his/her HOD are aware of the emerging issue. Other academic grievances are usually handled by the respective lecturers with assistances of HOD and the academic advisers.

 

DETAILED CURRICULUM: FOUR YEAR DEGREE PROGRAMME IN SOCIOLOGY

 

YEAR ONE: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE

CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 111

Communication in English 1

2

GST 112

Logic, Philosophy and Human Existence

2

GST 113

Nigerian People & Culture

2

CDS 111

Community Development Service

1

BSM 111

Life and Teachings of Christ (The Four Gospels)

1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 111

Introduction to Sociology (I)

         2

SOC 112

Introduction to Anthropology

 2

Required Courses

 

 

PSY 111

Introduction to psychology

        2

SOC 113

Elements of Scientific Thought (I)

2

Elective Courses

 

 

POL 111

Introduction to Political Science

        2

PAD 111

Introduction to Public Administration

2

Total

 

20

                               

SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 121

Use of Library, Study Skills and Information Communication Technology (ICT)

2

GST 122

Communication in English (II)

2

GST 124

Communication in French OR Arabic

2

GST 125

Citizenship Education

2

BSM121

Christian Awareness

        1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 121

Introduction to Sociology (II)

2

SOC 122

Introduction to African Societies and Culture

2

SOC 123

The Nigerian Heritage

2

Required Course

 

 

SOC 124

Elements of Scientific Thought (II)

        2

Total

 

17

 

 

YEAR TWO: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 212

Introduction to Computer

2

GST 214

History and Philosophy of Science

2

CDS 211

Community Development Service

1

BSM 211

Creation and Kingdom (Genesis through Esther)

        1

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 211

History of Social Thought (I)

        2

SOC 212

Social Statistics

2

SOC 213

Social Change (I)

2

SOC 214

Social Psychology (I)

2

Required Course

 

 

SOC 215

Structure of the Nigerian Society

          2

Elective Courses (Choose any Two

 

 

SOC 216

Sociology of Mass Communication

2

SOC 217

Social Problems and Social Work

2         4

SOC 218

Language in Society and Culture

2

Total

 

20

 

SECOND SEMESTER      

COURSE

 CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 221

Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution

         2

GST 222

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Skills

         2

BSM 221

Prophets and Wisdom Literature

         1     

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 221

History of Social Thought (II)

          2

SOC 222

Social Change (II)

2

SOC 223

Sociology of the Family

2

SOC 224

Social Psychology (II)

2

Required Course

 

 

SOC 225

Sociology of Knowledge and Technology

         2

Elective Courses (Choose any Two)

 

 

SOC 226

Sociology of Education

2

SOC 227

Woman in Society

2         4

SOC 228

The Military and the State          

2

Total

 

19

 

YEAR THREE: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

General Courses

 

 

GST 311

Application of Computer

2

GST 312

Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies

2

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 311

Methods of Social Research & Statistics  (I)

         2

SOC 312

Social Inequality

2

SOC 313

Sociology of Crime and Delinquency (I)

2

Required Courses

 

 

SOC 314

Intergroup Relations

2

PCR 316

Cultism, Drugs and Conflicts

2

Elective Courses (Choose any 2)

 

 

 

 

SOC 315

Social Stratification and Mobility

2

SOC 316

Sociology of the Aged

2            4

SOC 317

Sociology of Religion

2

Total

 

18

 

YEAR THREE: SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS       

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 321

Methods of Social Research & Statistics (II)

         2

SOC 322

Sociology of Crime and Delinquency (II)

2

SOC 323

Sociology of Non-Violent

2

SOC 324

Political Sociology

2

Required Courses

 

 

SOC 325

Rural Sociology

        2

SOC 326

Formal Organizations

         2        

POL 323

Political Behaviour

2

Elective Courses (Choose any Two)

 

 

SOC 327

Sociology of Law

2

SOC 328

Sociology of Urban-Life

2           4

SOC 329

Sociology of Health and Illness Behaviour

2

Total

 

18

 

YEAR FOUR: FIRST SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 410

Contemporary Sociological Theories (I)

          2

SOC 411

Demography

2

SOC 412

Regional Ethnography

2

SOC 413

Urbanization and Labour Migration (I)

2

Required Courses

 

 

SOC 414

Models in Sociological Analysis

          2

SOC 415

Sociology of Development (I)

2

SOC 416

Industrial Sociology

2

Elective Courses (Choose any 2)

 

 

SOC 417

Sociology of Medicine

2

SOC 418

Child Development

2           4

SOC 419

Sociology of Deviant Behaviour

2

Total

 

18

 

YEAR FOUR:     SECOND SEMESTER

COURSE CODE

COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

UNITS      

Compulsory Courses

 

 

SOC 421

Contemporary Sociological Theories (II)

         2

SOC 422

Sociology of the Third World

2

SOC 423

Urbanization and Labour Migration (II)

2

Required Courses

 

 

SOC 424

Sociology of Development  (II)

         2

SOC 425

Research Projects

6

Elective Courses (Choose any 2)

 

 

SOC 426

Personality and Motivation                  

2

SOC 427

Culture and Communication

2            4

SOC 428

Sociology of Decolonization

2

Total

 

18

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION FOR B.Sc. SOCIOLOGY

GST 111: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH (2 Units)

Effective communication and writing in English, Language skills, writing of essay answers, Comprehension, Sentence construction, Outlines and paragraphs, Collection and organization of materials and logical presentation, Punctuation.

GST 112: LOGIC PHILOSOPHY AND HUMAN EXISTENCE (2 Units)

A brief survey of the main branches of Philosophy Symbolic Logic Special symbols in symbolic Logic-conjunction, negation, affirmation, disjunction, equivalent and conditional statements law of tort; The method of deduction using rules of inference and bi-conditionals qualification theory; Types of discourse, Nature or arguments, Validity and soundness; Techniques for evaluating arguments; Distinction between inductive and deductive inferences; etc. (Illustrations will be taken from familiar texts, Including literature materials, Novels, Law reports and newspaper publications).

GST 113: NIGERIAN PEOPLES AND CULTURE (2 UNITS)

Study of Nigerian history, culture and arts in pre-colonial times, Nigerian’s perception of his world, Culture areas of Nigeria and their characteristics, Evolution of Nigeria as a political unit, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Concepts of trade, Economic self-reliance, Social justice, Individual and national development, Norms and values, Negative attitudes and conducts (cultism and related vices), Re-orientation of moral Environmental problems.

CDS 111:      COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (1 UNIT)

At the end of this course, the student should be able to: Know the basic concepts in community development; Define community and community development; explain the scope of community development; explain the following concepts:

  1. i) Felt-need; ii) Directive approach; iii) Non-directive approach; iv) Integrated approach; v) Team approach; vi) Matching-grant approach. Student should also be able to: Understand the role of community development in national development: Define development as a holistic and normative phenomenon involving everybody in the nation; Explain the importance of UNESCO’s involvement in community development; Assess community development as a socio-economic and political programme

 

BSM 111: LIFE AND TEACHING OF CHRIST (1 UNIT)

A study of the historical development and foundations of the four Gospels, with special focus on themes and theological perspectives unique to each and on the distinctive approaches of the four evangelists to the life, message death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ

 

SOC 111:      INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (2 UNITS)            

Introductory analysis and description of social structure and dynamics of human society:  field of sociology: sociology and other social sciences, methods and Techniques of Scientific inquiry. Basic concepts and principles of Sociology: social structure and social institutions: founding fathers of sociology: problems of social organizations, population and society, collective behaviours: social movements and ideologies, uses and relevance of social structure.

SOC 112:      INTRODUCTION TO ANTHROPOLOGY (2 UNITS)

Introduction to survey of human origins and cultural achievements: social Anthropology: Historical, Theory and methodological perspectives: Branches of Anthropology: Races and mankind: social function and social structure.

SOC 113 & 124:       ELEMENTS OF SCIENTIFIC THOUGHTS (2 – 2- UNITS)

Definition of basic concepts, perception, facts, data, induction, deduction and empiricism; Comparison of social and natural sciences methodology; Routes to scientific explanation-induction and deduction models; Models, Paradigms; Values and biases in social sciences.

PSY 111:       INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY     (2 UNITS)

Introduction to the study of the relationship between the functioning of social systems and the behaviour and attitudes of individuals. Brief History of psychology, its scope and methods, Human Development; perception, learning and memory, intelligence; group Dynamics and their influence on personality and thinking patterns of the individual; inter-personal perception and attitude, personality, thinking, abnormal behaviour.

POL 111:       INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCES (2 UNITS)

This is an introductory course designed to familiarize the student with the key concepts of politics, the basics language and vocabulary and different methods of studying Political Science. Nature, Scope, Concepts and methods of political Science; Conceptual Approaches to the study of politics; the Dynamics of Politics, Power Influence, Authority and Legitimacy; the State and nation; and types of Constitutions and Governments.

PAD 111:       INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (2 UNITS)

Constitutional Background to Public Administration; Nature of Public Administration; Similarities and Differences between Public and Private Administration, Functions of Public Administration, Schools or Conceptual Approaches to the study of Public Administration; the Goal Model, System Model, Decision-Making Model, the Classical Model, Human Relations Model, Sociological Model, Classifications or Typologies of Organisations. Bureaucracy – Nature, Strengths and Weaknesses, Features of Ideal Type Bureaucracy, Functions, Public Administration in National Development – Growth and Development, Reforms of the Civil Service, Changing Role of Socio-Economic and Political Transformation; International Public Administration and its Relationship with Domestic Public Administration.

GST 121: USE OF LIBRARY, STUDY SKILLS AND INFORMATION COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY (ICT) (2 Units)

Brief history of libraries, Library and education, University libraries and other types of libraries, Study skills (reference services); Types of library materials, using library resources including e-learning, e-materials; etc., understanding library catalogues (card, OPAC, etc.) and classification, Copyright and its \implications, Database resources, Bibliographic citations and referencing. Development of modern ICT, Hardware technology Software technology, input devices, Storage devices, Output devices, Communication and internet services, Word processing skills (typing, etc.).

GST 122: COMMUNICATION IN ENGLISH II (2 Units)

Logical presentation of papers, Phonetics, Instruction on lexis, Art of public speaking and oral communication, Figures of speech, Précis, Report writing.

GST 124: COMMUNICATION IN FRENCH (2 UNITS)

Introduction to French, Alphabets and numeric for effective communication (written and oral), Conjugation and simple sentence construction based on communication approach, Sentence construction, Comprehension and reading of simple texts.

OR

 GST 124: COMMUNICATION IN ARABIC (2 UNITS)

Introduction to Arabic alphabets and writing systems; Elementary conversational drills, Basic reading skills, Sentence construction in Arabic.

GST 125: CITIZENSHIP EDUCATION (2 Units)

Citizenship Education as a general study course aims at equipping students with information on their rights, duties and obligations as citizen to themselves, their neighbours and community or nation as a whole. It also includes discussions and some current medical/health, environment and equips students with some means of preventing, controlling and overcoming the impediments to these.

BSM 121:      CHRISTIAN AWARENESS (1 UNIT)

A study of the New Testament challenge to wholeness based on the command to love God, self, and others. Contemporary helps and hindrances to that quest examined in the light of ecumenical developments

SOC 121:      THE NIGERIAN HERITAGE (2 UNITS)            

Survey of main societies in Nigerian and their associated cultures, with special attention to their geographical distribution, linguistic classification, and traditional religious and world view: social-historical survey of Nigeria: culture contact and changes in traditional cultural patterns colonial legacies, etc.

SOC 122:      INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN SOCIETIES AND CULTURES (2 UNITS)                                                                                                                       

The study and criticism of ethnographic descriptions of African societies and their cultures, both as scientific reporting and as a literary art from. A survey of African societies and cultures in contemporary setting; the cultural regions; social organization, language, polity, economy and world views; cultural management and direction in contemporary African Societies.

SOC 123:      THE NIGERIAN HERITAGE (2 UNITS)

An introduction to the history and culture of the peoples of Nigeria; An analysis of traditional, economic, political and social belief systems of the major ethnic groups in Nigeria. A sociological study of the major ancient and contemporary African civilizations in Nigeria. The Nok, the Bornu, the Yoruba, Ife-Benin and Edo.

GST 212: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (2 UNITS)

History of computers Science and their generations; Role and Applications of Computer Science in Information and Communication Technology; Computer hardware, functional Components; Modern Input/outcome units. Basic elements of a microcomputer; Block diagram, data/ instruction flow, control flow, functions, operating principles and examples; Software types, packages and applications; Functional components of computer, characteristics of a computer.

GST 214: HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (2 UNITS)

Man – his origin and nature, Man and his cosmic environment, Scientific methodology, Science and technology in the society and service of man, Renewable and non-renewable resources – man and his energy resources, Environmental effects of chemical plastics, Textiles, Wastes and other material, Chemical and radiochemical hazards; Introduction to the various areas of science and technology; Elements of environmental studies.

CDS 211:       COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT SERVICE (1 UNIT)

At the end of this course, the student should be able to: Comprehend basic principles and philosophies of community development: Define the principle of felt-need; Explain the principle of democracy and community work; Explain the concept of the spirit of community work; Examine the limitation of the government to provide for all the needs. Student should also be able to: Know the roles of community development workers; Define community development worker; Explain the role of the community development worker as a guide; Explain the community development worker as a social therapist, etc.

 N/B:                                                   

Each Student should identify and carry out individual/ group project that would impact on the host community.

 

BSM 211:      CREATION AND KINGDOM (1 UNIT)

An examination of the history of the Church from its earliest beginnings in Palestine through the Second Vatican Council. All major and significant episodes of the history of the Church are covered, with more in-depth study of the Crusades and the Protestant Reformation. Students are also provided some familiarity with Christian thinkers who have made significant contributions to Church doctrine and theology

SOC 211 & 221:      HISTORY OF SOCIAL THOUGHTS 1 & 11 (2 – 2 – UNITS)

An introduction to the main contribution to social thoughts and to the rise and development of sociology, including historical background (both western and Islamic), modern classical sociological and contemporary African Theories about society,

SOC 212:      SOCIAL STATISTICS (2 UNITS)            

Statistical concepts and role of statistics in social science inquiry; nature of measurement; presentation of data; descriptive statistics; measures of central tendency and dispersion; basic sampling concepts and techniques; correlation; probabilities and normal distribution; inference hypothesis testing, testing of significance

SOC 213 & 222:      SOCIAL CHANGE 1 & 11 (2 UNITS)                 

Meaning of social change: Theoretical perspectives, institutional analysis of the phenomenon of social change; concept of modernization, social change in Nigeria and Africa; Theories of social problems resulting from social change. Prospects and problem of social change in Nigerian.

SOC 214 & 224:      SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 1 & 11 (2 – 2- UNITS)

Social Psychology as a branch of sociology and psychology. Self and its modification through social interaction, individual behaviour as influence by social factors, social structures and behaviours of others; Basic theoretical orientation the gestalts, behaviourist and psycho-analytic orientation. Socialization, social learning, internalization; conscience formation, values and attitudes; prejudice and discrimination; stereotypes; attitude change; social movement; group dynamic; Roles and expectation; interpersonal attraction and relations; social psychology and social change; group Productivity; group relations; pro social and anti-social behaviours in crowd.

SOC 215:      THE STRUCTURE OF NIGERIA SOCIETY (2 UNITS)           

The structure of Nigeria society is described in terms of core analytical sociological and anthropological concepts, the course starts with an analysis of the patterns of socio-economic elements of continuity of the change, and concludes with the examination of the major social problems of African states, mostly the Nigerian socio-policy.

SOC 216:      SOCIOLOGY OF MASS COMMUNICATION (2 UNITS)

The course provides some basic foundation for the study of human communication. It is designed to aid students to better understand the nature, functions and concepts of the Mass Media and their institutions. The theoretical; conceptual and the evaluative aspects of human communication will be examined. Also to be considered, are the implications of the growth of Mass Media institutions, the way in which they shape views, modify behaviour, and help to fashion society now and in the future.

SOC 217:      SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND SOCIAL WORK (2 UNITS)

The study of social causes and effects of such problems as poverty, delinquency, crime, family discord, industrial, racial and nationality conflicts, mental disorders, theories of social work relevant to social work practices; Contemporary Nigerian Social work; Organisation, function and practice in public and private agencies, including social security systems.

SOC 218:      LANGUAGE IN SOCIETY AND CULTURE (2 UNITS)

GST 221: PEACE STUDIES AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION (2 UNITS)

Basic Concepts in peace studies and conflict resolution, Peace as vehicle of unity and development, Conflict issues, Types of conflict, e.g. Ethnic/religious/political/economic conflicts, Root causes of conflicts and violence in Africa, Indigene/settler phenomenon, Peace – building, Management of conflict and security; Elements of peace studies and conflict resolution, Developing a culture of peace, Peace mediation and peace-keeping, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); Dialogue/arbitration in conflict resolution, Role of international organizations in conflict resolution, e.g. ECOWAS, African Union, United Nations, etc.

GST 222: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURIAL SKILLS (2 UNITS)

Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; Introduction The opportunity, Forms of business, Staffing, Marketing and the new venture; Determining capital requirements, raising capital; Financial planning and management; Starting a new business, Feasibility studies; Innovation; Legal Issues; Insurance and environmental considerations; Possible business opportunities in Nigeria.

BSM 221:      PROPHETS AND WISDOM LITERATURE (1 UNIT)

A study of the Books of the Prophets and Wisdom and Deuterocanonical Literature, with an emphasis on their historical background, role in the development of Judaism, and theological significance. Particular focus on Old Testament themes of election, covenant, exile, monotheism, faithfulness, and justice.

SOC 223:      SOCIOLOGY OF THE FAMILY    (2 UNITS)     

Family and marriage as a form of social institution; principles of kinship classification and of the types and functions of group formed those principles; kinship structure Nuclear and Extended-families; the social functions of family; changes and continuity in the Nigeria and World Family Structures. Personality development within the family disorganization and re-organization, courtship and marriage adjustments and specific areas of marriage and family life-divorce, separation, etc.

SOC 225:      SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (2 UNITS)

 Meaning of sociology of knowledge; the concepts of ideology (Marx) and collective consciousness (Durkheim); the meaning of reality (Beiger and Durkheim). The application of the sociology of knowledge to the Development of ideologies. Social determination of knowledge; Examination of Science and technology as social and cultural institutions. Similarities and differences between modes of thinking and those governing other human activities. Technology and development process, knowledge system which govern commutative technology, and cultural convergence.

SOC 226:      SOCIOLOGY OF EDUCATION    (2 UNITS)                 

Examination of education as a social institution and a social process. The role of education in social stability and change. A comparative study of various educational systems. Education and African social and cultural development. The politics of education in Nigeria.

SOC 227:      WOMAN IN SOCIETY (2 UNITS)                        

An introduction of woman studies. A survey of traditional and contemporary attitudes of male-cantered societies to woman; factors which shape these attitudes; policy issues on woman, Socialization of woman; sex-linked roles and their determinants. Woman in contemporary society their aspirants and achievements particularly in Africa.

SOC 228:      THE MILITARY AND THE STATE (2 UNITS)

An introductory study from a social science perspective of the military as rulers – as law makers and law appliers. The role of the military in national and international politics, with special attention to theories of war and peace. Civil-military relations; the military and the political development of Africa; The non-military uses of the military.       

 

GST 311: APPLICATION OF COMPUTER (2 UNITS)

Introduction to personal computer applications; Overview of basic computer hardware and system software concepts; Projects include using various application software packages such as: word processing, spreadsheets, electronic e-mail, and computer network browsers.

 

GST 312: INTRODUCTION TO ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDIES (2 Units)

Some of the ventures to be focused upon include the following:  Soap/Detergent; Tooth brushes and Tooth paste making; Photography; Brick, nails, screws making; Dyeing/Textile blocks paste making; Rope making; Plumbing; Vulcanizing; Brewing; Glassware production/Ceramic, production; Paper production; Water treatment/Conditioning/Packaging; Food processing/packaging/preservation; Metal working/Fabrication – Steel and aluminium door and windows; Training industry; Vegetable oil/and Salt extractions; Fisheries/Aquaculture; Refrigeration/Air conditioning; Plastic making; Farming (crop); Domestic Electrical wiring; Radio/TV repairs; Carving; Weaving; Brick laying/making; Bakery; Tailoring; Iron welding; Building drawing; Carpentry; Leather tanning; Interior decoration; Printing; Animal husbandry (Poultry, Piggery, Goat etc.); Metal Craft – Blacksmith, Tinsmith etc.; Sanitary wares; Vehicle maintenance; Bookkeeping

SOC 311 & 321:      METHODS OF SOCIAL RESEARCH 1 & 11 (2 – 2 –UNITS)  

Formation of social issues as research question; General concepts concerning scientific method strategies of descriptive research and historical research. Tools of research, various types, method and their advantages and disadvantages; analysis and appraisal of research findings, planning for research, research design-survey, case studies, experiment, Historical study, longitudinal studies data; data gathering techniques. Problems in social research-validity and reliability, Representatives; Data analysis-frequency counts; unstructured data and content analysis; interpretation of research result; Ethic in social research.

SOC 312:      SOCIAL INEQUALITY (2 UNITS)                                   

Analysis of forms and functions of social inequality; Theories concerning the origin, persistence and consequences of social systems of stratification; types of social mobility and their impact on stratified structure; social inequality and social probability in Nigeria. An examination of the theoretical models of stratification systems; the course attempts a comparative analysis of the stratification processes and social mobility in industrial and developing with special reference to Africa.

SOC 313 & 322:      SOCIOLOGY CRIME AND DELINQUENCY 1 & 11     (2–2- UNITS)

Nature and extent of crime. Theories of crime causation traditional control of deviancy in Africa societies; its application in the contemporary administration justice; criminal behaviours in Nigeria and its relation to personal and cultural conditions. Criminal aetiology the causes of deviant or criminal behaviour, penology the control, prevention and treatment of crime; incidence and types of crime in the Nigerian society; who commit crime; Approaches to crime control; the Nigerian policy and the public, sociological and non-sociological theories of deviant behaviour and their critique.

SOC 314:      INTERGROUP RELATIONS (2 UNITS)            

The nature and dynamics of inter-group transaction; an examination of relation between people of different culture, religious, ethnicities, ideologies, etc., with special reference to plural Nigeria.

SOC 315:      SOCIAL STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY (2 UNITS)

Theories of stratification Dimension of Social Stratification social differentiation and social Stratification stability and change within the stratification system; consequences of social stratification.

SOC 316:      SOCIOLOGY OF THE AGED (GERONTOLOGY) (2 UNITS)            

The social needs of the Aged in transition and modern societies; comparative study of human maturity; ageing and death as they are perceived in deferent cultures. Western verse African attitudes towards the aged.

SOC 317:      SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION (2 UNITS)

The functions of religious institutions in societies. The relationship between religion and society in relatively stable, small communities; the approaches of social anthropology to African religions. The rise of new religious and reform movements. The place of religion in modern complex societies. Religious leaders and leadership. Religious groups in Nigerian society. Religion and social change.

 

PCR 316:      DRUGS, CULTISM AND CONFLICTS (2 Units)

Cultism (local and international) origins, growth, characteristics and activities. Global Narcotics trade: networks, regions, routes and causes, smuggling, foreign policy issues.

SOC 323:      SOCIOLOGY OF NON-VIOLENT CHANGE (2 UNITS)

An examination of peaceful relationships between groups, classes, races, nations and international blocks, ideologies and religions. Theories of peace and conflict; the development of the notion of the just society and its significance for a peaceful social order; institutional and psychological applications of approaches to conflict resolution. Problems of responsiveness and accountability in complex organizations; the educational imperatives of peaceful change in plural societies; freedom of political choice in plural societies. Economic inequality and its constraints on peaceful changes; forms of resistance to violence. Nonviolence versus collective political violence e.g. riots, coups and revolutions – their causes and processes seen as failure to accommodate strategies of non-violent change.

SOC 324:      POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY (2 UNITS)                             

An examination of social and cultural contents of political activity and behaviour, political organization: trade unions, elite groups, the development of movements for political change. Conflicts and power in sociological theory, traditional political systems in Africa, their incorporation into modern states. The concepts of political and government, Power as the quintessence of political control (the theories of distribution of power). Forms of government and contemporary politics ideologies Democracy, communism, socialism, Government and individual-political consciousness and political action; types of government in Nigeria and their impacts on the social system.

SOC 325:      RURAL SOCIOLOGY (2 UNITS)                                    

Meaning/definition of rural sociology; The fundamental features of rural societies; their ecological systems and patterns of transformation; the identification, evaluation and utilization of nature and human resources; social change in rural societies; rural and social institution and their adaptation to change. Special attention is paid to types of Nigerian rural communities, their structure and functions; fundamental features of rural Nigeria; village organization and settlement pattern in Nigeria; Rural occupations in Nigeria; patterns of transforming rural societies; the methods and procedures in rural community development; problems and prospects of rural development in Nigeria.

SOC 326:      FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS (2 UNITS)            

Structural properties of organizations and their consequences; Bureaucracies and complex organization in various institutional settings and the relationship among organization in the community; major theoretical and methodological problems in studying complex organizations in the new states.

SOC 327:      SOCIOLOGY OF LAW I (2 UNITS)

A sociology treatment of the social origins and consequence of law and legal process; the traditional African legal cultures and their contemporary relevance; the structure and functioning of legal sanction; law and society; law and the economy; law and culture process the anthropology of African law.

SOC 328:      SOCIOLOGY OF URBAN LIFE    (2 UNITS)                 

This course describes the social patterns of urban life; applies a number of sociology theories to explain urbanism and it attendant ways of life; problems of urban areas, as well other socio-geographical aspect of urban living. Basic concept and theories of urbanization: the location and function of urban places; urbanism and civilization in world perspectives; the demographic aspect of urban of urbanization-migration; urban social and economic institution; the urban experience.

SOC 328:      SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND ILLNESS BEHAVIOUR (2 UNITS  

An introduction to concept and social aspects of health, illness, and curing in different African societies with particular emphasis on Nigeria cultures. Interaction between folk and modern medicine. The delivery of health care as a social problem. The social structure of traditional versus modern health care delivery and their respective impacts

POL 323:       POLITICAL BEHAVIOR (2 UNITS)

Approaches to the study of political behaviour; determinants of political behaviour; political socialization in developed and underdeveloped societies, political culture, political participation and apathy, political communication in developed and undeveloped democratic and authoritarian societies; electoral/voting behaviour; personality and political behaviour; and political economy and political behaviour (rational/public choice theory and Marxist’s material materialistic determinism)

SOC 411 & 421:      CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES I & II (2 UNITS)            

Major Theories and schools of thoughts in 20th century, contemporary development of classical sociological theories. The major orientation in contemporary sociological theory, functionalism, symbolic interaction, conflict theory, ethnomethodology, exchange theory and other perspectives. Application of these theories to contemporary problems. Positivist organism Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, the rise of functionalism. Talcoyy parson’s evaluation of positivist organism; structural and historical sociology Karl Marx, max Weber social action perspective symbolic interaction; Weber’s theory of social action phenomenology, Evaluation of the social action perspectives.

SOC 412:      DEMOGRAPHY (2 UNITS)                                                          

The nature and development of population study; Its scope and method; Some basic concepts of population analysis; international comparison of population patterns and trends; problems of population in Africa; issues of population size, distribution and composition, population and education, problems of census in Nigeria.

SOC 413:      REGIONAL ETHNOGRAPHY: SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA (2 UNITS)

Advanced study of sub-Saharan Africa as a major ethnological region. Human origins and early man. Physical anthropology and archaeology: race and racism. The cultural regions of Africa: language and population migration in history. Peoples and cultures of Africa.

SOC 414 & 423: URBANIZATION AND LABOUR MIGRATION 1 & 11 (2–2-UNITS)

The phenomenon of urban growth in various parts of the world; Various forms of labour migration; The theories and economics of labour migration; Characteristics of Nigeria Cities. The study of urban areas from 11th Century European societies, modern developments in Africa; Growth of Urban areas in Nigeria; labour migration as reflection of economic opportunities; labour migration in Nigeria from 1930 to the present.

SOC 415:      MODEL IN SOCIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS (2 UNITS)

The course is built around two complementary issues:

  1. What types of explanations are used in Sociology; and
  2. What types of data are used in constructing explanation sociology?

The main aim of the course is to provide the student with the ability to evaluate a sociologist’s approach to any empirical area from two view-points.

  1. Is the chosen model of explanation adequate, and?
  2. Is the purported explanation adequate terms of the chosen model?

 

SOC 416 & 424:      SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT 1 & 11 (2 UNITS)     

Theories of development, socio-economic analysis of the concept of development; and its relation to growth. Sociological implications of development; its technical assistance; their historical background and implementation. The impact of colonial policies, and post impendence international conditions.

SOC 417:      INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY (2 UNITS)  

Historical development and scope of the field; The analysis of major management theories. The process of industrialization in developing countries; Industrial work groups and informal organization; Social organization of the plant, human relations in industry, community and society; Relationship between workers and management; Work rules in industry; The internal organization of trade unions, Alienation and industrial society.

SOC 417:      SOCIOLOGY OF MEDICINE (MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY) (2 UNITS) 

The study of health and illness behaviour as it relates to social structure. The sciences and medicine, in particular the application of sociological concepts and theories to the study of diseases, health, healing, and social belief system. Healing institutions, the traditional Healing system and belief and their background to modern practice, hospital institutions and spiritual healing. Doctor patient relationships. Medical organizations and progression; the professionalization of medicine. The politics of medical care, Traditional and modern form of health delivery systems in Africa; their respective uses and social effects. Public health policies in Nigeria. The hospital as a social system, and the mental hospital as a social system, and doctor and the society.

SOC 418:      CHILD DEVELOPMENT (2 UNITS)

Methods of child study, the idea of development and patterns of growth and phases of child development. Cognitive development in infancy and childhood are examined in depth.

SOC 419:      SOCIOLOGY OF DEVIANT BEHAVIOUR (2 UNITS)

SOC 422:      SOCIOLOGY OF THE THIRD WORLD  (2 UNITS)     

Decolonization and the emergence of the third world; The characteristics of third world peoples their cultural profiles; The North-south interaction and the conflict; Third world in the world arena; Interaction among the third world, problem of dependency and cultural autonomy.

SOC 425:      RESEARCH PROJECTS (6 UNITS)

This is designed to examine the overall idea of a prospecting graduate in order to test the ability of handling an academic research work, and the ability to develop such in accordance with the research procedures under the supervision of a Lecturer. Students are required to present two (2) topics of his or her choice in the area of his or her interest, on which one (1) will be approved through the Departmental Board. The Students will be tested and examine internally on his or her consistency in line with standardized format of project writing; Oral questions to examine his or her understanding of the related concepts and literatures on the topic so chosen. The University shall arrange for External Examiner from other Institutions of her choice whom may range from the rank of Professor, or Associate Professor, or a Senior Lecturer. Students are graded by the External Examiner depending on their performances in response to questions during the defence panel.

SOC 426:      PERSONALITY AND MOTIVATION (2 UNITS)

Students with major issues in personality and motivation including theory and practice of personality measurement; the structure of personality and relationship between personality and psychopathology.

SOC 427:      CULTURE AND COMMUNICATION (2 UNITS)

An examination of human communication from the perspective of linguistic anthropology; treats social structure and social-structural behaviour as essentially communicative phenomena.

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