Bachelor Of Arts In Applied Sociology And Development

Course Overview

The course programme of Applied Sociology and Development offers 3 year training to undergraduate students leading to the award of Bachelor of Arts degree in Applied Sociology and Development (B.A. SOD). The programme has been developed to equip participants with the appropriate sills, knowledge and understanding of society, development issues, programmes, challenges and opportunities related to national development. The programme therefore exposes students to both theoretical and practical experiences in relation to Community Based Development, social policy issues like evaluation of policies, planning, policy implementation issues, resettlement schemes and social rehabilitation programmes.

The theoretical component gives relevant theoretical orientations on the nature of communities’ development needs, interventions, economic and sociological issues. The practical component of the course programme provides students with the opportunity to acquire development experiences across space and time. Second year students are encouraged to undertake practical projects (internship) in a chosen community or organisation, to enable them learn more about communities, the practice of social work and development research.

Course Duration: 3 Years

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Year One - Semester One


SOD31103 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY BASOD
SOD31106 H.I.V/AIDS AND DEVELOPMENT BASOD
SOD31107 SOCIAL STRUCTURE OF EAST AFRICA BASOD
SOD31108 INTRODUCTION TO APPLIED SOCIOLOGY BASOD


Year One - Semester Two


BBA31202 COMPUTER APPLICATIONS BASOD
DES31202 GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT BASOD
MGT33109 ENTREPRENEURSHIP BASOD
SOD31207 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH BASOD
SOD31208 MEDICAL SOCIOLOGY BASOD
SOD31209 SOCIAL ANTHROPOLOGY BASOD
SOD31210 HUMAN RIGHTS LAW BASOD


Year Two - Semester One


CBD32101 COMMUNITY AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT BASOD
DES32106 PARTICIPATORY RURAL APPRAISAL BASOD
PAM32106 DEVELOPMENT THEORY BASOD
SOD32108 ENVIRONMENTAL SOCIOLOGY BASOD
SOD32111 CONTEMPORARY SOCIAL PROBLEMS BASOD


Year Two - Semester Two


DES32202 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT BASOD
SOD32205 SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT BASOD
SOD32206 RESEARCH METHODS BASOD
SOD32207 INTRODUCTION TO CRIMINOLOGY BASOD
SOD32209 SOCIAL INEQUALITY, JUSTICE AND PUBLIC POLICY BASOD
SOD32210 GLOBALISATION AND SOCIAL CHANGE BASOD
SOD32211 SOCIOLOGY OF RELIGION BASOD


Year Three - Semester One


SOD33103 SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY BASOD
SOD33107 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT OF DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS BASOD
SOD33108 MIGRATION, DISASTER AND HUMAN SETTLEMENT BASOD
SOD33110 INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY BASOD


Year Three - Semester Two


SOD33203 URBAN SOCIOLOGY BASOD
SOD33205 TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY BASOD
SOD33206 RESEARCH PROJECT BASOD
SOD33207 SOCIOLOGY OF MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION BASOD
SOD33208 PUBLIC HEALTH BASOD