|STAFF PROFILE SOCIOLOGY DEPARTMENT|
Welcome Message by Head of the Department
Congratulations on your decision to study BSc (Sociology) at Department of Sociology, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina, Nigeria. By joining our BSc programme, you are an integral part of our department. The main focus of the BSc programme is on how human beings create, recognize and negotiate social meanings and values. By joining this programme, you will discover your talents, interests, and abilities and will have the chance to explore these fully. You will develop skills that are highly sought for by all employers, skills such as critical thinking, clear communication, acute reasoning and independent resourceful and reflective problem solving abilities.
Our BSc programme covers a broad range of topics of Sociology such as industrial sociology, urban and rural sociology, development, criminology, demography and statistics, medical sociology etc. these areas promise to be informative, stimulating and enjoyable.
In the department of sociology you will be part of a diverse and multicultural group of students, working alongside academic staff, who are enthusiastic and innovative teachers, as well as active researchers. We will do our best to give you appropriate support and guidance throughout your degree programme. The knowledge and skill you acquire will equip you for success in your future life and career.
BRIEF HISTORY OF THE DEPARTMENT
The Department of Sociology was established in 2012 as one of the pioneer academic departments in the Faculty of Social and Management Sciences of Umaru Musa Yar’adua University Katsina. The department is aimed at awarding degree of BSc in Sociology. The department commenced academic activities in 2012/2013 academic session. In the past two years, the department has been growing in terms of staff composition, student’s strength and course content. The department has continued to provide an avenue for skill acquisition for staff and students, training in basic research and manpower development for Katsina State, Nigeria and the international community at large. Its products are trained to work in the Ivory towers of Nigeria and beyond, and at every level of government, civil society and the private sector.
The philosophy and mission of the programme is to produce graduates with critical minds, requisite abilities and skills to comprehend, analyze, predict and influence the factors that shape and mould power relationship in an ever-changing socio-political environment in a globalized world.
Objective of the Programme
The aim of the department of sociology is to produce graduates who are sufficiently and adequately equipped with the skills of Sociology to help the society in finding lasting solution to the social problems within the context of a growing nation Nigeria and to contribute meaningfully to the globalised world. The programme has the following general objectives:
- To maintain a high quality, stimulating and congenial learning environment for all students engaged in sociological enquiry.
- To develop and improve students’ understanding of the social problems of Nigerian Society.
- To expose students to the general and specific knowledge of relationships including the knowledge of social institutions that characterized community, interpersonal, personal and global relations.
- To encourage students to develop as independent, reflective learners who accept responsibility for the management of their own learning.
- To encourage open-mindedness in social enquiry and tolerance toward a diversity of positions and perspectives.
- To ensure students acquire rigorous understanding of the society and social processes.
- To engage in a continuous process of curriculum innovation and development, sensitive to changes within the discipline and the outside world.
- To assist students in acquiring a range of cognitive and transferable skills relevant to their intellectual, vocational and personal development.
- To develop and nurture relevant manpower for the developmental needs of Nigeria and the globalised world