BA in Sociology and Social Anthropology – Objectives of the Program

The present curriculum is shaped to serve as a means of achieving the following general and specific objectives of the Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology at Unity University.

1. General Objectives

The Department of Sociology and Social Anthropology of Unity University seeks to provide a broad range of high-quality courses that expose students to sociological and anthropological perspectives, leading to an understanding of our own as well as other societies and cultures. The present curriculum is inspired by the desire and commitment of the College to enable Sociology and Social Anthropology to play their rightful role in the development process and enable them to make significant contributions to nation building efforts.

2. Specific Objectives

This curriculum is designed and revised to achieve the following specific objectives to:

  • Produce graduates in Sociology and Social Anthropology who are capable of integrating social theory, research , and practice;
  • Train manpower knowledgeable of the objective conditions of the country and capable of contributing to further understanding of those conditions;
  • Produce graduates who are capable of participating in research aimed at the identification of the course and consequences of poverty and related social problems and generate data as inputs to the process of formulation of appropriate social policies;
  • Produce graduates who will have the basic preparation for participating in the formulation of appropriate social policies and programs designed to expedite the process of social and economic development in both rural and urban areas;
  • Equip graduates with the knowledge, professional skills and attitudes necessary for working with and mobilizing individuals, groups and communities from diverse cultures and multiple perspectives, for purposes of social development ; and
  • Increase the capacity of graduates for independent or collaborative and multidisciplinary research, and cross-cultural understanding to promote processes of economic and social development at federal, regional and local levels