Courses: 3rd Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Sociology
SOC311: Contemporary Sociological Theories(3 credit units)
A presentation and consideration of the major orientations in contemporary sociological theory; Functionalism, Symbolic Interaction, Conflict theory, Political Economy; Ethno Methodology and Exchange theory. The course examines the application of these theories to contemporary problems.
SOC321: Research Methods(3 credit units)
Formulation of social issues as, research problems, general concepts concerning the scientific method, strategies of quantitative, qualitative, and historical research. Tools and methods of research as well as their advantages and disadvantages.
SOC331: Sociology of Crime and Delinquency(3 credit units)
Nature and extent of crime. Theories of crime causation. Traditional control of deviance in African societies, its application in the administration of justice. Criminal behavior in Nigeria and its relation to personal and cultural conditions.
GST311: Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies(2 credit 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 aluminum 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.); metal craft-blacksmith, tinsmith; sanitary wares; vehicles maintenance and bookkeeping.
SOC341: Political Sociology(2 credit units)
The course examines the political impact of specific forms of economic, social, cultural, religious and military structures and their articulation with historically determined social formations. Attention is directed at the concepts of power; legitimacy, authority, class, ideology and the State.
SOC351: Urban Sociology(2 credit units)
An analysis of the character and form of cities, their population and characteristics, problems and structures. Urbanization is examined historically using global and Nigerian examples.
SOC361: Theory and Practice of Social Work(2 credit units)
The emphasis here is more on method of intervention and further exploration of social work practice derived from the various competent theories and their relevance to the African traditional setting, communication and individualism. Attention will also be paid to new social work. Intervention process that reflect current economic realities and prevention, social work seminar will be arranged to help better understanding and aids practice skills. A Socio-historical examination of Nigerian values as they have developed and exist. The present time is a main area of interest/discussion.
SOC371: Sociology of Education(2 credit units)
The course examines education as a social institution and social process, as well as the role of education in social stability and change. It compares various educational systems and dwells on the politics of education in post-colonial societies.
SOC381: Women in Society(2 credit units)
An introduction to women studies. A survey of traditional and attitude of contemporary revolutions and the women liberation movements on the gender role question, as well as the changing status of women in Nigeria will be examined.
SOC391: Social Movements(2 credit units)
The major ideologies underlying the different movements that have led to the maintenance or transformation of fundamental structures of societies, many nations are examined in terms of their ideals and orientation.
SOC301: Globalization and the Third World(2 credit units)
The study of the impact of globalization on institutions such as family, economy, work, culture in Third world countries is the central focus/concern of the course.
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