Federal University, Dutsin-ma

Katsina state, Nigeria

Courses: 4th Year 1st sem., B.Sc. Sociology

  1. SOC411: Sociology of knowledge

    (3 credit units)

    The thrust of the course is on the social basis of knowledge. Taking the thinking of the early sociologists as a point of departure, the course dwell on the relationships between socio-environment and the content of knowledge in the various fields of the intellectual enterprise.

  2. SOC421: Demography

    (3 credit units)

    The nature and scope of demography: Basic concepts of population analysis international comparisons of population growth. Problems of population in Africa. Issues of population policy.

  3. SOC431: Urbanization and Labour Migration

    (3 credit units)

    The phenomenon of urban growth in various parts of the world, various forms of labour migration. The theories and economics of labour migration, and characteristics of Nigerian cities are examined in the course.

  4. SOC441: Data Analysis

    (2 credit units)

    The course aims at familiarizing students with the various techniques available to the sociologists for analyzing and interpreting data. The emphasis is on quantitative data as well as techniques for presentation and analysis of qualitative and historical materials.

  5. SOC451: Comparative Development Strategies

    (2 credit units)

    The course undertakes a critical evaluation of the various modes and strategies of development available to the underdeveloped societies within the context of the global system.

  6. SOC461: Medical Sociology

    (2 credit units)

  7. SOC471: Strategies for Crime Control

    (2 credit units)

    Identification and assessment of the strategies of crime control in Nigeria and evaluation of the effectiveness of key institutions like the Police, the Courts, Prisons, Juvenile institutions, Community-based Vigilante units and other instrumentalities of crime control in society.

  8. SOC481: Culture and Communication

    (2 credit units)

    An examination of human communication from the perspective of linguistics, anthropology; treats social structure and socio-structural behavior and essentially communicative phenomena.

  9. SOC491: The Family in a changing world

    (2 credit units)

    The course examines the nature and effects of global social change on the family structure functions and roles of family members. Particular attention is paid to the impact of technology, changing value systems, commercialization; services, industrialization and urbanization. In developed and less developed countries.

  10. SOC401: Social Problems and Social Work

    (2 credit units)

    The study of social causes and effects of such problems as poverty, delinquency, crime, family discord, unemployment, industrial, racial national conflicts and mental disorders. Theories, in the contemporary Nigeria social work. Organization, function and practice in public and private agencies including social security systems.

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