Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 2nd Year 2nd sem., B.Sc. Sociology

  1. SOC212: History of Sociological Thought II

    (3 credit units)

    Taking the ‘Marxian watershed’ as a point of departure, the course dwells on the debate with the ghost of Karl Marx and examines the contribution of major sociological thinkers of the late 19th to 20th centuries.

  2. SOC222: Social Psychology

    (3 credit units)

    The course examines the general principles underlying the adaptive and behavioral responses of individuals to social stimuli and the effects of these on the individual.

  3. SOC232: Social Change

    (3 credit units)

    The course focuses on theoretical perspectives and institutional analysis of the phenomenon of social change, while taking a global approach. The more concern is with social change in Africa in terms of the process and impact.

  4. GST212: Introduction to entrepreneurial Skills

    (2 credit units)

    Introduction to entrepreneurship and new venture creation; Entrepreneurship in theory and practice; 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.

  5. SOC242: Sociology of Work & Occupation

    (2 credit units)

    The course examines religion as a social and spiritual phenomenon. The focus is on the function of religious institutions in society, the relationship between religion and society, the rise of new religious movements and reform movements; religious leaders, and leadership, religious groups in Nigeria as well as religion and social change.

  6. SOC252: Introduction to the Sociology of Dev.

    (2 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the problems of development and underdevelopment. The dependency and modernization theories are examined and their relevance in explaining and understanding the poverty of Third world Societies assessed And issues of globalization.

  7. SOC262: Sociology of Law

    (2 credit units)

    A sociological examination of the social origins and consequences of law and the legal process. Consideration of the traditional African legal cultures and their contemporary relevance; the structure and functioning of legal sanctions, law and society; law and the economy.

  8. SOC272: Physical Anthropology

    (2 credit units)

    The course introduces students to the basic concepts, principles and analytical procedures in Physical Anthropology. The focus is on archaeology and paleoanthropology; fossils and artifacts; dating methods; and early man.

  9. SOC282: Introduction to Social Work

    (2 credit units)

    The course is designed to afford students an understanding of the purpose and historical development of social work. The course content covers: theories of social work, methods of social work practice, social work as a profession, social welfare and social services, social work in Nigeria and any other area in social work deemed necessary by the Instructor.

  10. SOC292: Social Anthropology

    (2 credit units)

    The course presents materials relevant to cross-cultural approaches to the study of pre-industrial and rural societies. It examines current ideas in the areas of political, economic, kinship, marriage and family relationship, stratification and religious systems as well as the process of change in these societies.

  11. HIS204: Africa and European Imperialism

    (2 credit units)

  12. POL222: Foundation of Political Economy

    (2 credit units)

    This course highlights the basic concepts in political economy the relationship between economic system and politics, class analysis, productive system, productive forces as well as the theory of Marxism and the capitalist/bourgeois political economy.

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