The Department offers courses at the M.Sc. and Ph.D levels in the following areas of
- Population and Demography
- Industrial and Labour Relations
- Political Sociology
- Social Sociology
- Criminology and Deviance
- Sociology of Development
A student shall be required to pass a minimum of 30 units in two semesters which should include mandatory/core and elective courses and thesis based on original research.
GENERAL/CORE REQUIREMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS
1ST SEMESTER Units
SOC 701 Anthropological Theory 3
SOC 702 Advanced Sociological Theory 3
SOC 703 Intermediate Statistics 3
CORE COURSES 2ND SEMESTER Units
SOC 711 Advanced Statistics 3
SOC712 Mathematical sociology 3
SOC 713 Advanced Research Methods 3
SOC 799 Thesis of not less than 20,000 words 6
In addition to the core courses listed above, candidates shall be required to register for
at least two elective courses per semester in their intended area of specialization provided they registry for a minimum of 15- units in one semester. All core and elective courses shall count towards the evaluation of the candidates overall performance.
N.B: all students are required to be in attendance at all Departmental Graduate
Studies Seminars which shall hold regularly.
AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION
POPULATIONS AND DEMOGRAPHY OPTION
FIRST SEMESTER Units
SOC 704 The city: urbanization and urbanism 3
SOC 705 Population and human ecology 3
SOC 716 Labour Laws and Labour Disputes 3
SOC 717 Human Resources Management 3
Human resources management, decision making; personnel and productivity technology and resources management.
POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY OPTION
SOC708 Political Sociology I
An examination of the social bases for political behavior as developed by classical and contemporary theorists. Examination of electoral behaviour, nationalism and nationalist movement; community power structure; problems of political development in new Nations.
SOC 709 Political Sociology II
- consideration of the problem of order in society, especially those of emerging Nations, Politics and National economy.
SOC 718 Ideology and Political Development
Theories of ideology, leading ideologies in historical perspective. The roles of ideology in socio-economic and political development of Nations.
SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OPTION
SOC 721 Social Psychological Theories 3 Units
Examination of current theories in Psychology such as learning, group identification, personality language and communication perception, interaction, attitudes and cognition, measurement of attitudes field theories.
SOC 722 Social Motivation 3 Units
The structure of functional autonomy, Social reinforcement, social deprivation.
The concept of balance, congruity and dissonance. Personality social influence,
SOC 731 Psychology And Social Conflict 3 Units
Patterning of social interaction in groups and organization stress and conflict in
SOC 732 Group Dynamics
Origins of group dynamic, group processes, power influences and motivation in group, structural properties of groups. Competition, accommodation, etc, international relations.
CRIMINOLOGY AND DEVIANCE OPTION
SOC 723 Theories of Crimes and Deviance 3 Units
The growth of Scientific view on crime and Deviance. The Classical, positivist’s school, interactionalist perspective. Sociological theories of crimes and deviance. Leading authorities on Crimes. Victomologv; its origin and prospects.
SOC 724 Penology
Punishment of offenders. Traditional versus modern concept of justice. Sentencing and its implication. Juvenile justice. The penal institutions in Nigeria. Problems of institutions.
SOC 733 The Police
The development of policing. Comparative examination of police system in West African. Evaluation of police performance. Changing roles of the police.
SOC 734 Applied Criminology
Crime and statistics. The problems of recording and record keeping. Crime and the police.
SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT OPTION
SOC 725 Theories Of Social Change
Definition of social change, development theories of social changes classical evolutionary theory; equilibrium theory; conflict theory; “rise and fall” theories.
Theories of modernization, colonialism and social change In Africa Social movement.
SOC726 The Colonial and Post Colonial Situation Units
Theories of undevelopment of African, rural transformation and the emergence of urban centers. The consequence of the colonial situation. Technologism and modernization. The advent of technism.
SOC 735 Measurement Of Development And Modernization 3 Units
Indices of development and modernization. Modernization theory,
multinationals and social change, crisis of conceptualization.
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