Courses Catalogue

Sociology Of Development

COURSE CODE: PDS 9124:
COURSE CREDIT UNIT: 4
ACADEMIC PROGRAMME: Doctor of philosophy of development studies programme
COLLEGE/SCHOOL/FACULTY: College of Humanities and Social Sciences
STATUS: Core
PROGRAMME TYPE: Postgraduate

Course Description

The central theme in this course is that sociology is part and partial of the development process. The course will expound on the concept of sociology in contributing to development or/ under development of individuals or nations at personal, local, national, regional and international levels. The course will enable students grasp the concept that society structures and social decisions are central in influencing and shaping the course of development. 

 

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, the students should be able to:

  • Explain the influence of the founding fathers on development;
  • Explain the social processes that affect development; and
  • Identify  social conflicts/problems in society and  design development approaches to minimize social conflicts and problems

 

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, students should be able to use their knowledge of the founding fathers of sociology and social processes to influence development, and to also solve social conflicts and problems in society.