Department Sociology in Brief

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Mission

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Vision

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General Philosophy

The essence of B.Sc. Sociology programme and the Department’s overall academic and social expectations is to produce graduates who would be imbued with the disciplinary skills and insights of the Sociological Science and who would therefore be equipped with a Scientific and comprehensive understanding of the nature and dynamics of human societies and cultures in general, and the African and Nigerian socio-cultural worlds in particular.

Nomenclature of Degree in View

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Justification

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Objectives

The specific objectives of the Department are:

  1. To train and develop in the students a critical and scientific consciousness of the Nigerian society in particular and the Africa and Global society in general.
  2. To develop in the students an appreciation of the mechanisms, theories and methods for analyzing society so as to understand and provide solutions to its problems;
  3. Thus, to develop in the students the ability to play significant social developmental roles in such diverse fields as administration, communication, teaching, health, social security, social policy formulation and implementation, industry, social welfare etc.

To produce students who are capable of undertaking postgraduate work in the discipline and who can take up careers in tertiary educational and research institutions.

Admission Requirements
  1. Five credit passes at SSCE including English Language, Government and two other Arts or Social Science subjects and at least a pass in Mathematics.
  2. UTME candidates must score the minimum points in the following subjects: English, Government and two other Arts or Social Science subjects.
  3. DE candidates must have two ‘A’ Level credit passes in Arts and Social Sciences subjects. Credit pas in Diploma in Social Work. At least a pass in Mathematics at O’Level is required.
  4. Candidates must in addition to above satisfy the University Matriculation requirements.
Duration Of Programmes

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Course Classification
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Courses

100 level Courses

Course Code Course Title Unit Semester
SOC 101

Introduction to Sociology I

3 1st
SOC 103 Introduction to Social Anthropology 3 1st
SOC 105

Introduction to Psychology

3 1st
SOC 102 Introduction to Sociology II 3 2nd
SOC 104

Introduction to African Societies & Culture

3 2nd
SOC 106

Elements of Scientific Thought

3 2nd

200 level

Course Code Course Title Units Semester
SOC 201

History of Social Thought I

3 1st
SOC 203

Social Statistics

3 1st
SOC 205

Structure of Nigerian Societ

3 1st
SOC 202

History of Social Thought II

3 2nd
SOC 204

Social Problems and Social Work

3 2nd
SOC 206

Social Change

3 2nd
SOC 208

Social Psychology

3 2nd
 

ELECTIVE COURSES (PICK ANY TWO COURSES 1st & ONE 2nd)

 
SOC 207 Language in Society and Culture 3 1st
SOC 209

Sociology of Knowledge and Technology

3 1st
SOC 213

Gender and Society

3 1st
SOC 210

Population Studies

3 2nd
SOC 212 Sociology of Mass Communication 3 2nd
SOC 214

Sociology of the Family

3 2nd

300 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Semester
SOC 301

Methods of Social Research

3 1st
SOC 303

Social Inequality and Mobility

3 1st
SOC 305

Sociology of Crime and Delinquency

3 1st
SOC 307

Formal Organisations

3 1st
SOC 309

Intergroup Relations

3 1st
SOC 302

Data Analysis

3 2nd
SOC 304

Political Sociology

3 2nd
SOC 306

Sociology of Health and Illness Behaviour

3 2nd
SOC 308

Rural Sociology

3 2nd
 

ELECTIVE COURSES (PICK ANY TWO COURSES FROM 1st & 2nd )

 
SOC 311

Sociology of the Aged

3 1st
SOC 313

Sociology of Urban Life

3 1st
SOC 315

Sociology of Religion

3 1st
SOC 310

Sociology of Law

3 2nd
SOC 312

Sociology of Nonviolent Change

3 2nd
SOC 314

Industrial Sociology

3 2nd

400 Level

Course Code Course Title Units Semester
SLG 401

Contemporary Sociological Theories I

2 1st
SLG 403

Demography

2 1st
SLG 405

Sociology of The Third World

2 1st
SLG 407

Urbanization and Labour Migration I

2 1st
SLG 409

Sociology of Decolonization

2 1st
SLG 411

Industrial Sociology

2 1st
SLG 413

Sociology of Medicine

2 1st
SLG 415

Personality and Motivation

2 1st
SLG 402

Contemporary Sociological Theories II

2 2nd
SLG 404

Regional Ethnography

2 2nd
SLG 406

Urbanisation and Labour Migration II

2 2nd
SLG 408

Models in Sociological Analysis

2 2nd
SLG 412

Sociology of Development

2 2nd
 

ELECTIVE COURSES

 
SLG 414

Complex Organisations

2 2nd
SLG 420

Child Development

2 2nd
SLG 422

Economic Anthropology

2 2nd
Registration

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The minimum and maximum credit load permissible for full time students of the Federal University, Gusau per student academic session is shown in the table below:

LevelMinimumMaximum
1003048
2003048
3003048
4003048
Total120192

NB:-The minimum number of units excludes carry over courses and the maximum number of units a student can register in a session is 48

Deferment

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Staffs
Prof. A.S Maliki (HOD)

Qualification: Ph.D. in Sociology and LLB in Civil Law

Profile: Professor