Bachelor Of Arts And Bachelor Of Arts (Sociology)
ASC 400:LAW AND SOCIETY
Concept of law and society; social foundations of law, function of law in traditional and contemporary societies, international law, dynamics of law, types of laws: environmental, employment, family and industrial law. Company and gender system of control of human behaviour. Sanctions and punishment. Social effects of various types of laws. Theories of crime and social behaviour.
ASC 401:SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Overview of Development theories, issues relevant to specific contemporary third world contexts with special reference to Africa. Foreign and structural adjustment, inter-regional and intra-regional distribution of resources, historical and current explanation of their origin. Cross cultural comparisons, social economic and cultural factors impinging on the attainment of development.
ASC 402:URBAN SOCIOLOGY
Principles of urban social organization, theoretical approaches, growth of urbanization in various regions in Africa, social consequences of urban growth, current urban situation, nature of access to valued facilities, socio psychological adjustments and problems associated with the urban environment. The role of local authorities in urban management policies and planning strategies.
ASC 403:SOCIOLOGY OF WOMEN STUDIES
Women issues in contemporary society, an overview of the history of the women’s movement, emphasis on the status of women in relation to economic, educational, social, religious and political institutions. Theoretical approaches to women studies.
ASC 404:ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY
Definition of environmental and ecosystems, environment and Sociology. Types of environments. Theoretical perspectives, environmental determinism and concentric zone theory. Environmental hazards, pollution, desertification, fire, floods and drought. Population and environment; competing land use systems, gender and environment. Environmental policy; laws related to environment, planning education, the role of UNEP and other institutions, contemporary issues in environment.
ASC 405:FORMAL ORGANIZATION
Meaning, importance, characteristics, content and types of formal organizations. Theories, classical: modern; organization and environmental. Organizations change and cross-cultural perspectives. Structuring and planning; organizing leadership, power and authority, controls in organizational change.
ASC 406:SOCIAL DYNAMICS
Definition of concepts in social dynamics, theoretical perspectives, types of social groups, the structure and function of social groups, collective behaviour, group formation and assimilation processes, characteristics of social groups, inter-group and intra-group relationships. Group as agents of social change, leadership and communication skills.
ASC 407:SOCIOLOGY OF WORK AND INDUSTRY
Inter-relationship between work and industry. Models and theories of work and industry, socialization into work roles, quality of working life, work and employment, work and leisure, work and gender. Alienation de-skilling and division of labour, comparative characteristics of work and industry in African countries, social welfare systems, organizational management, work ethics, tripartite agreements and wage guidelines.
ASC 408:SOCIOLOGY OF AGEING
Meaning and definition of ageing. Cultural differences in perceptions of old age, demographic factors, age cohorts, population pyramids. Labeling theory and stages of aging, Youth-non-youth relationships “Midlife Crisis” and old age. Socialization for old age, retirement, caring for the aged, traditional and modern policies and practices. Activity versus disengagement. Theoretical perspectives of aging, self-perception by the aged, alienation and approaching death.
ASC 409:SOCIOLOGY OF MASS COMMUNICATION
Meaning of mass communication, theories of human communication, processes and effects of mass communication, types of mass media, mass communication and societal delineation, socio-cultural implication of the debate on the New International Communication order.
ASC 410:THE SOCIOLOGY OF KNOWLEDGE
Concepts of the social roots of knowledge. Theories of knowledge: science as knowledge, ideology, intellectuals and milieu. Social construction of reality. Selected theories of knowledge: Marx Durkheim, Mannheim, Berger and Luckman.
ASC 411:SOCIAL STATISTICS II
Sampling distribution, conceptual framework, standard distribution of estimates, estimation of parameters such as point E and internal estimation. Significance level, testing of hypothesis. Non-parametric test and contingency problems associated with nominal scales. The chi-square test, Fisher’s exact test, power and efficiency, the Wald Welfowitz runs test, the Mann-Whitney test, the Kolmogorove-s ormpy test, the Wilcoxon matched pairs signed rank test.
ASC 412:SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION
Origin of religion, evolutionary, historical and genetic analysis. The essence of religion, social structure, expression of social realities. Modern theorists on religion such as Berger, Hill, Yinger, Mannheim, Yomine, Talmon and Lencer. Social impact of religion on education, social life, family, political and economic institutions. Beliefs rituals sacrifices magic witchcraft ancestral reverence, spiritual cults and social differentiation.
ASC 413: SOCIAL PLANNING AND EVALUATION IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
Definition of planning, theories of planning, ideological aspects of planning, social welfare and planning, planning and evaluation procedures in developing countries. Levels of evaluation, evaluation and its limitations in developing countries. Formulation and compilation of plans, politics and strategies of good plans. Resource allocation and planning, implementation, population dynamics and planning.