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GENERAL INFORMATION:

  1. All Level 100 and 200 courses are compulsory
  2. Sociology Major Students are expected to take a minimum of 18 credits (3 core and at least one elective) from the Department in each semester).  
  3. All students combining with Sociology are expected to take a minimum of 9 credits which must include the first 3 core courses listed each semester
  4. All minoring students are expected to take a minimum of 6 credits, which should include the first two core courses listed each semester.
  5. Students should not duplicate courses in other Social Science Departments (see further explanations for Levels 300 and 400 courses below).

LEVEL 100

First Semester

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COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 110

 

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

 

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 141-146

 

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

 

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

SOCI 101

SOCI 121

Principles of Social Organization

3

OTHER

SUBJECTS

 

2 Courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

6

 

 

Minimum Credits Required

15

 

Second Semester

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COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 110

 

Academic Writing 1

3

*UGRC 120

 

Numeracy Skills

3

*UGRC 130

 

Science and Technology in our Lives

3

*UGRC 150

 

Critical Thinking and Practical Reasoning

3

SOCI 102

SOCI 122

Diversity of Peoples and Cultures

3

OTHER

SUBJECTS

 

2 Courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

6

 

 

Minimum Credits Required

15

*Note: Students to choose any 2 courses (6 credits) of the UGRC

 

LEVEL 200

First Semester

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COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC

210/220-238

 

Academic Writing II/Introduction to African Studies 

       3

SOCI 201

SOCI 221

Basic Concepts in Sociology

       3

SOCI 203

SOCI 223

 Traditional Ghanaian Social Institutions

       3

OTHER SUBJECT

 

2 courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

       6

 

 

Total Credit

       15

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC 

Second Semester

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COURSE TITLE

CREDIT

*UGRC 210/220-

238

 

Academic Writing II/Introduction to African Studies

       3

SOCI 202

SOCI 222

Comparative Social Institutions

       3

SOCI 204

SOCI 224

Social Structure of Modern Ghana

       3

OTHER SUBJECT

 

2 courses from 2 other assigned

Departments

       6

 

 

 Total Credit

       15

*Note: Students to choose 1 UGRC

 

LEVEL 300 STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE

Sociology Major Students should take (3) three Core courses (SOCI 301/321, SOCI 303/323 and SOCI 305/325) and at least (1) one Elective course for each semester.

Combining Sociology students should take (2) two Core courses and (1) one Elective course in the First Semester and should take (2) two Core courses and may take (1) one Elective in the Second Semester.

NB: Combining Students who take Research Methods in the First Semester and Quantitative/Statistical Methods in the Second Semester in their second departments should substitute elective courses in Sociology for Research Methods and Quantitative Methods in Sociology. Students should not duplicate courses from other Social Science Departments. Courses that are duplicated are countered as one course with (3) three credits.

Sociology Minor Students should take (1) one core course and (1) one elective course each semester.

NB: Combining and Minoring Students should note that SOCI 301/321, SOCI 303/323 and SOCI

305/325) in the First Semester are prerequisites for SOCI 302/322, SOCI 304/324 and SOCI 306/326. This rule should be strictly adhered to. 

 

LEVEL 300

First Semester

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Core Courses (6 credits)

CREDITS

SOCI 301

SOCI 321

Foundations of Social Thought

3

SOCI 303

SOCI 323

Social Psychology

3

SOCI 305

SOCI 325

Research Methods

3

 

 

  Any ONE  Elective Course  (3 credits)

 

SOCI 307

SOCI 337

Rural Sociology

3

SOCI 309

SOCI 339

Urban Sociology

3

SOCI 313

SOCI 343

Sociology of Religion

3

SOCI 315

SOCI 345

Political Sociology

3

SOCI 317

SOCI 347

Sociology of the Family

3

OTHER SUBJECT

 

Any ONE course from the other assigned subject / Department

3

 

 

Total Credits

15

Second Semester

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Core Courses (9 credits)

CREDITS

SOCI 302

SOCI 322

Perspectives in Social Theory

3

SOCI 304

SOCI 324

Groups Org. and the Individual

3

SOCI 306

SOCI 326

Quantitative Methods in Social Research

3

 

 

  Any ONE  Elective Course  (3 credits)

 

SOCI 308

SOCI 338

Poverty and Rural Development

3

SOCI 310

SOCI 340

Culture and Development

3

SOCI 312

SOCI 342

Population Studies

3

SOCI 314

SOCI 344

Sociology of Deviant Behaviour

3

SOCI 316

SOCI 346

Medical Sociology

3

OTHER SUBJECT

 

Any ONE course from the other assigned subject / Department

3

 

 

Total Credits

15

 

LEVEL 400 STUDENTS SHOULD NOTE

Sociology Major Students should take (3) Three Core courses and (2) Two Elective courses in the First Semester and in the Second Semester, (3) Three Core courses and (1) One Elective, if they are writing Long Essays/Project Work.

Long Essay (SOCI 400/SOCI 430) is optional for major students. Students who will not write Long Essay/Project Work should take (2) Two additional elective courses instead— i.e. (1) One Elective course in the First Semester and another (1) One in the Second Semester as substitutes for Long Essay/Project Work.

All students should note that some courses taken during the first semester are prerequisites for some second semester courses. These are:

                SOCI 401/SOCI 421 is a prerequisite for 402/422

                SOCI 405/SOCI 425 is a prerequisite for 406/426

                SOCI 312/342 is a prerequisite for 408/348

                SOCI 314/ 344 is prerequisite for 416/446

                SOCI 403/ 423 is prerequisite for 404/424

Failure to comply with these regulations means that the departmental requirements for graduation are not satisfied.

Combining Student should take (3) Three Core courses in the First Semester and any (2) Two Core courses in the Second semester.

LEVEL 400

First Semester

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Core Courses (9 credits)

CREDIT

SOCI 401

SOCI 421

Social Anthropology

3

SOCI 403

SOCI 423

Theories of Social Development

3

SOCI 405

SOCI 425

Industrial Sociology I

3

 

 

Elective Courses

 

SOCI 400

 

Long Essay

3

SOCI 407

SOCI 437

Globalization and Society

3

SOCI 409

SOCI 439

Gender Studies

3

SOCI 411

SOCI 441

Sociology of Law

3

SOCI 413

SOCI 443

Advanced Quantitative  Techniques

3

SOCI 311*

SOC1 447

Sociology of Tourism & Tourism Dev. in Ghana 

3

 

 

Total Credits

15

* SOCI 311 is moved from Level 300 to 400 and becomes SOCI 447

Second Semester

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Core Courses (9 credits)

CREDIT

SOCI 402

SOCI 422

Societies and Cultures of Africa

3

SOCI 404

SOCI 424

The Context of Development and Underdevelopment

3

SOCI 406

SOCI 426

Industrial Sociology II

3

 

 

Elective Courses

 

SOCI 400

SOCI 430

Long Essay

3

SOCI 408

SOCI 438

Demographic Analysis

3

SOCI 412

SOCI 442

Contemporary Social Theories

3

SOCI 416

SOCI 446

Penology

3

SOCI 418

SOCI 448

Culture and Reproductive Health

 

 

 

Total Credits

15