Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Social work (BASSW)

Direct Entry

  • Applicants must have at least two principal passes.

 

Equivalent qualification entry:

  • Applicants must hold at least three ‘O’ level credit passes in relevant subjects, one of which must be English Language, and must hold a Diploma in related fields of environment, with at least a B grade.

 

Mature age entry

  • Applicants must be 25 years of age or above
  • Applicants must have either obtained at least three credits in approved subjects at ‘O’ level or attended Form 6 at least 5 years before the year for which admission is sought

 

Programme Content

Year 01 (Semester 01)

  • Basic Computer Application programme
  • Communication and academic study Skills
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to social work
  • Classical theories in sociology
  • Field Work Practice methods
  • Basic Social Statistics
  • General Psychology Human Growth and Development

Year 01 (Semester 02)

  • Research methods I
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Sociology/Anthropology of Globalization
  • Readings in the Sociology of Work and Organizations
  • Social administrations in Formal Organizations
  • Introduction to Social Psychology
  • Social Work Practice Methods
  • Social Work Practice Methods
  • Social Work Practice Methods
  • Socialization Process
  • Field Practical Training (5hrs x 5days x 7weeks)

 

Year 02 (Semester 01)                             

  • Development studies
  • Social and professional ethics
  • Rural Sociology
  • Demography
  • Urban Sociology
  • Sociology of Human Resource Management
  • Guidance and Counselling
  • Introduction to Social Welfare Services

 

Year 02 (Semester 02)

  • Labour Law and Trade Unions
  • Medical Sociology/Anthropology
  • Public and Community Health
  • Sociology of Marriage and the Family
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Criminology
  • Laws and Policies in Social Welfare Provision
  • Field Practical Training

Year 03 (Semester 01)

  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Research Methods II
  • Fundamentals of Development
  • Project planning and Management
  • Work and Economic Life
  • Community Development
  • Research Project

Year 03 (Semester 02)

  • Social Aspects of Population and Gender
  • Social Change and Development
  • Social Welfare Economics
  • Social Stratification and Social mobility
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Entrepreneurship

Elective courses:

  • Population health and Aging
  • Relief and Development Assistance
  • Gender and Development
  • Industrial Development