Brief History of the Department
This Department was established in the year 2018 having realized the need to have capable hands to serve humanity as scholars and practitioners in the field of Sociology in line with international standards. This curriculum has been carefully designed and structured to reflect new developments at local and global levels, to enable the students to be practitioners capable of shaping a better and safer world. The Department is made up of competent, reliable and selfless scholars of national and international repute who have worked assiduously in their careers to also help you shape your future as you begin a new life.
1.0 Philosophy, Aims and Objectives
The Philosophy underlying the B.Sc. Sociology programme is to produce a crop of graduates equipped with the appropriate knowledge and skills to make effective contributions to the development of Nigeria, Africa and the global community having been exposed to a broad foundation of knowledge in the field of Social Sciences in general and in the sub various sub-fields of Sociology in particular.
The aim of the programme is to instill in students a sound knowledge of sociology, an appreciation of its application in different socio-cultural context and to involve the students in an intellectually stimulating and satisfying experience of learning and studying the working of society.The aim of the programme is to train students who should be able to build a career in the public and private sectors of the economy and in academia, as well as being able to assist in the management of human society in all various spheres, institutions or organization and to provide solution to wide-ranging societal problems.
At the end of the programme, recipients will be able to:
This is a Programme leading to the award of B. Sc. Degree in Sociology. It is designed to train and produce graduates who have through training acquired appropriate knowledge and skills essential to enable them effectively contribute to the overall human development in Nigeria and the global community.
Admission in to the Bachelor of Sociology Programme shall be by UTME or Direct Entry.
Candidates who wish to study Sociology must obtain credit passes in Mathematics and English Language plus credit pass in Economics, Geography or Government and any other two subjects at the SSCE, NECO, GCE or their equivalents not more than two sitting. An acceptable UTME scores is required.
(b) DIRECT ENTRY:
In addition to “O” level requirement, candidates for Direct Entry admission shall passall prescribed courses in “A” level in at least two social science subjects.
The duration of this course is four (4) academic sessions for UTME candidates and three (3) academic sessions for the Direct Entry candidates.
(a) Course System
A students would qualify for the award of the degree when the student has completed and passed all courses for, including all compulsory courses and such elective/optional courses as may be specified by the University/College; obtained a minimum cumulative CGPA specified by the University but not less than 1.50; earned the minimum credits of not less than 163 for UTME and 123 for Direct Entry. A student may be allowed to repeat failed courses at the next available opportunity, provided that the total number of credits carried during that semester does not exceed 24, and the Grade Point earned at all attempts shall count towards the CGPA.
However, the Dean/College Board may allow a student
additional 4 credits in deserving cases, per session. In addition, a student
must meet other requirements that may be prescribe by the Department, College
and the Senate, including being worthy in character.
(b) Grading of courses
A letter grade and numerical points shall be awarded each student based on the student total scores on all evaluation criterions as illustrated in the following table;
|S/N||GRADE||MARK||LETTER GRADE||GRADE POINT||CUMULATIVE GRADE POINT AVERAGE|
|2||Second Class (Upper)||60-69||B||4||3.50-4.49|
|3||Second Class (Lower)||50-59||C||3||2.40-3.49|
A student, whose cumulative grade point is below 1.50 at the end of a particular year of study, earns a period of probation for one academic session; such student on probation is allowed to register for course at the next higher level. In addition to his/her probation level courses provided University regulation on workload and pre-requisite courses is adhered to.
A student whose cumulative grade point average is below 1.50 at the end of a particular period of probation shall be required to withdraw from the programme.
8.0 Modes of Student Assessment
Evaluation would be through continuous assessment: occasional written tests, term papers, seminar presentations, practical, oral examination and semester examination. The continuous assessment shall be 40% and semester examination 60%.
9.0 REGULATIONS GOVERNING THE CONDUCT OF EXAMINATIONS IN THE UNIVERSITY
Only those students who are duly registered for courses in a given semester are eligible to sit for examinations in those course(s) except:
a. If a student for upward of six weeks, is absent from the University without official permission. Senate shall normally regard such student to have withdrawn from the University
b. A student who does not have record of up to 75% attendance in lectures/practical shall not be eligible to write an examination
C. The Use of Calculators
For students permitted to use calculators in University examinations, the following regulations shall be observed:
D. Examination Misconduct and Disciplinary Actions
Any attempt by a candidate or group to disregard or not to observe any of the rules/regulations (i-iv) above, shall constitute examination misconduct.
10.0 Academic Staff List
|S/N||Name||Qualifications||Status||Area of Specialization||Status|
|1||Dr. (Mrs). D. S. Adekeye||B.Sc. (Hons). Sociology – (Ilorin) MPA M.Sc Sociology –(Ilorin) Ph. D (Ilorin)||Assoc. Professor||Gender Studies, Sociology of the Family, Social Problems, Development and Industrial Sociology||Sabbatical (HOD)|
|2||Prof. N. Yusuf||B.Sc. (Hons.)Sociology 1986 Ibadan; M.Sc Sociology 1992, Ibadan; Ph.D Sociology (Sociology), 2004. Member NSASA Associate Member, CIPM.||Professor||Industrial Sociology, Industrial psychology, Industrial Relations, Theory and System Organization||Adjunct|
|3||Dr. R. A. Okunola||B.Sc. M.Sc. Ph.D.||Assoc. Professor||Crime and Deviant Studies||Adjunct|
|4||Dr. O. A. Fawole||B.Sc. Hons. Sociology -(Ilorin) M.Sc Sociology – Ph. D Sociology||Senior Lecturer||Sociology of the Family, Social Problems and Criminology||Adjunct|
|5||Dr. M.O. Lawal||B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D||Senior Lecturer||Medical Sociology||Tenure|
|6||Dr. L. T. Fasasi||B.Sc, M.Sc, Ph.D||Lecturer II||Medical Sociology||Tenure|
|7.||Mr. J.O. Edun||B.Sc. Hons. Sociology -(Maiduguri) M.Sc Sociology –(Ilorin)||Assistant Lecturer||Criminology and Penology||Tenure|
|8.||Mrs.T..K.. Araba||B.Sc. Hons. Sociology M.Sc Sociology – (Unilorin)||Assistant Lecturer||Criminology||Tenure|