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Tuition Fees:$246 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES
Campus:Legon campus
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

Sociology is the scientific study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behaviour.
Sociologists investigate societies, the structure of groups, organizations, and social institutions and processes, and how people interact within these contexts It provides various empirical tools and analysis of how and why society functions, the impact of social institutions on individuals/ groups, and the challenges of social interaction among individuals and within the larger social, political, religious and economic context in society.

Since all human behaviour is social, sociology provides many distinctive perspectives on the world, generating new ideas and offering a range of research techniques that can be applied to practically any aspect of social life: socialization and delinquency, unemployment, how people express emotions, education reform, how families differ and flourish, or problems of peace and war.

Because sociology addresses the most challenging issues of our time, it is rapidly expanding field with many specialty areas: Family, Community, Social Class, Education, Health, Religion, Medicine, Ageing, Industrial Relations, Work, Science/ Technology, Ethnicity, Gender/ Sex, Development, Sports, Culture, Politics, Chieftaincy, Law and Justice, Policing, Military and Migration.

Sociology is one of the cutting edge disciplines used for the holistic analysis of society and human interaction. As it examines human behaviour and interaction among groups, institutions and organisations, its applicability is expanding all the time.
It is frequently applied to social, political and business organisations to address social challenges and policies. It is also widely used for interdisciplinary analysis and assessments. Sociology is applied to understand diverse issues related to marriage, labour relations, criminology, prostitution, drug addiction, and conflict resolutions.

Collaborations in sociology have expanded rapidly in recent times. It is commonplace for sociologists to team up with other researchers to investigate, evaluate and address myriads of social issues and challenges. Collaborations in Sociology have expanded markedly in recent times.
It is commonplace for sociologists to team up with other social scientists such as economists, psychologists and political scientists to investigate, evaluate and address myriads of social issues and challenges.

At the end of the programme, students are expected to:
• Demonstrate an all-rounded understanding of the concepts and theories of human groups, structures and process as well as their origins, development and organisations.
• Develop analytical skills with the ability to understand issues within a wider social structural perspective.
• Demonstrate an in-depth understanding of how and why social units (families, communities, organisations etc.) function and their interactions within the broader social, political and economic contexts.
• Be able to formulate sociological questions, design appropriate study to answer the questions, collect relevant data, analyse and interpret the findings relative to literature, community and/or organisational perspectives.
• Be able to collaborate with other social scientists, policymakers and interest groups to evaluate research findings and other sociological issues.

This programme also run through the Distance Education mode. The delivery is a combination of E-learning and face to face interactive sessions (blended/hybrid teaching approach). Students are provided with E-learning resources/materials for the programme.
Tutorials are held at weekends, and students interact online with their lecturers, tutors and other students using the Learning Management system (SAKAI).

ADVANTAGES OF STUDYING BY DISTANCE
• A flexible course delivery to fit your busy schedule.
• User friendly written course materials.
• Choice of Centre
• Equal access to higher education.

Curriculum

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

OLD COURSE CODE

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE

NEW COURSE CODE

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 (6 credits) UGRC courses

LEVEL 200                                                     FIRST SEMESTER

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

OLD COURSE CODE 

NEW COURSE CODE

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

Admission Requirements

For Ghanaian Students:

Entry requirements:

Core: Credit passes in English, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science & Social Studies

Electives: Credit passes in any three elective subjects

Applicants must have the following WASSCE subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Elective Mathematics
Computer Science – Elective Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

For International Students:

West Africa WASSCE:

Credit passes in any Three (3) Elective subjects.

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Further Mathematics
Computer Science – Further Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

American High School:
American High School Grade 12
An applicant for admission to a degree programme in the University of Ghana must have and a Final Grade Point of at least 3.0

Cambridge ‘A’ and ‘O’ Levels:
GCE (Cambridge) – ‘A’ Levels

Entry requirements:

Passes in any Three (3) ‘A’ Level subjects

Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
Computer Science – ‘A’ Level Mathematics
French – ‘A’ Level French
English – ‘A’ Level English Literature
Geography – ‘A’ Level Geography

International Baccalaureate:
Bachelor of Arts
Applicants must have at least Grade 4 in any Three (3) HL subjects.
Applicants must have the following subjects to qualify to read the under listed courses:

Economics, Mathematics or Statistics – Mathematics
Computer Science – Mathematics
French – French
English – English Literature
Geography – Geography

In addition, they must have at least Grade 4 in English Language/Literature (SL) and Mathematics (SL).

For Distance Education

SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES
Applicants must possess at least credits (A1- C6 in WASSCE and A-D in SSSCE) in English, Core Mathematics and Integrated Science (for Science applicants) or Social Studies (for non-science applications) and three elective subjects in General Arts/ Business/Science. In addition, applicants should also have at least a grade C6 in WASSCE/D in SSSCE in Integrated Science/Core Science.

DIPLOMA APPLICANTS (DIPLOMA TO DEGREE)
You must possess an FGPA OF 3.25 or better from University of Ghana and passes in five subjects including English Language at the GCE ‘O’ level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/SSCE level or credit in all the core subjects and two electives at the WASSCE/ SSCE level. Diploma holders from institutions affiliated to university of Ghana may also apply. The Diploma course should be offered at the degree level .All post Diploma students are admitted at level 200.The degree course should be in the same area of the Diploma.

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMAS(HND)
HND holders from recognised polytechnics/technical universities with a Final Grade Point Average (FGPA) of 4.00 or better in programmes that will be advertised, are eligible to apply to the SAME area of study, and where required, supported with one other subject in a related field, for admission. In addition, such applicants MUST have WASSSCE/SSSCE passes in three (3) core subjects and (2) electives in the appropriate subjects or credit passes in five subjects including English Language, Science and Mathematics at the GCE ‘O’ level as well as passes in two subjects at the GCE ‘A’ level. Applicants may be asked to write an entrance examination and or attend an interview as part of the admission process. All HND holders will be admitted to Level 200 in the same area subject as their HND qualification.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS
These include International Baccalaureate (IB), IGCSE, GCSE, the America Grade12 and 13 examinations and other external qualifications, which have equivalences to SSCE/ WASSCE and the GCE.

MATURE STUDENTS
Mature persons who do not satisfy the approved requirements may apply for admission. Applicants must be at least 25 years at the time of application, attend and complete the University of Ghana Access Course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the University.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $34
Application Fees for International students: $105

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

The BA Sociology programme gives students a wide range of career options in sociology related fields such as education, social services, public policy, welfare agencies and research institutions. Advanced studies open further career opportunities in sociology specialties [such as human ecology, industrial sociology, social psychology, medial sociology and family sociology] criminology, banking, media, business and industry

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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $246
Tuition Fees for International students: $4,502

Lecturers

Akosua Keseboa Darkwah
Associate Professor / Head of Department
adarkwah@ug.edu.gh

Albert Kpoor
Lecturer
akpoor@ug.edu.gh

Alhassan Sulemana Anamzoya
Senior Lecturer
asanamzoya@ug.edu.gh

Chris Abotchie
Associate Professor/Part-time
email@ug.edu.gh

Clara K. Fayorsey
Associate Professor
ckfayorse@ug.edu.gh

Dan-Bright S. Dzorgbo
Senior Lecturer
ddzorgbo@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Geraldine Asiwome Adiku
Lecturer
gadiku@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Joshua Awienagua Gariba
Lecturer
jagariba@ug.edu.gh / ghanaba55@gmail.com

Fidelia N. A. Ohemeng
Lecturer
fohemeng@ug.edu.gh

G. K. Nukunya
Emeritus Professor
email@ug.edu.gh

Isaac Boafo
Lecturer
iboafo@ug.edu.gh / imboafo@gmail.com

James S. Dzisah
Senior Lecturer
jdzisah@ug.edu.gh

Kodjo A. Senah
Associate Professor/Post Retirement
email@ug.edu.gh

Kodzovi Akpabli-Honu
Senior Lecturer
kodzovi@ug.edu.gh

Kofi Ohene-Konadu
Senior Lecturer/Post-Retirement
email@ug.edu.gh

Mark Kwaku Mensah Obeng
Lecturer
mkmobeng@ug.edu.gh

Michael P K Okyerefo
Associate Professor
MOKYEREFO@ug.edu.gh

Peace Maamle Tetteh
Lecturer
pmtett@ug.edu.gh

Rabiu Kwaku Boakye Asante
Lecturer
rkbasante@ug.edu.gh

Rosemond Akpene Hiadzi
Lecturer
rhiadzi@ug.edu.gh

Samson Obed Appiah
Lecturer
Soappiah@ug.edu.gh

Steve William Tonah
Professor
stonah@ug.edu.gh

Sylvia Esther Gyan
Lecturer
SGyan@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

Prof.
Akosua Keseboa Darkwah
Head of Department
Prof.
Onwona Agyeman
Staff