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.