Introduction to Sociology: National Open University of Nigeria

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NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA

SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

COURSE CODE: CSS 111

COURSE TITLE: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

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COURSE GUIDE

COURSE GUIDE CSS 111 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
Course Developer/Writer Solomon Ojo University of Ibadan Dr. (Mrs.) I. Udofot National Open University of Nigeria

Course Co-ordinator

NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY OF NIGERIA
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National Open University of Nigeria Headquarters 14/16 Ahmadu Bello Way Victoria Island Lagos Abuja office No. 5 Dar es Salaam Street, Off Aminu Kanu Crescent Wuse II, Abuja Nigeria e-mail: centralinfo@nou.edu.ng URL: www.nou.edu.ng Published by: National Open University of Nigeria 2008 First Printed 2004 ISBN: 978-058-348-3 All Rights Reserved

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CONTENTS
Introduction ………………………………………………… What You Will Learn in This Course ……………………… Course Aims ………………………………………………... Course Objectives…………………………………………… Working Through This Course………………………………. Course Materials ……………………………………………. Study Units ………………………………………………….. Textbooks and References…………………………………... Assignment File …………………………………………….. Assessment ………………………………………………….. Course Marking Scheme ……………………………………. Course Overview ……………………………………………. How to Get the Most from This Course ……………………. Facilitators/Tutors and Tutorials …………………………….

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Introduction
GSl15: Introduction to Sociology is a one year, twenty credit, foundation level course. It will be available to all students to take towards the core module of their BSc. and BSc. (Hons.) in Co-operative Management. This course is suitable for any foundation student in the school of Business and Administration. The course will consist of twenty units, which involves Definition of Sociology (consisting of its origin, its scope, its uses and its methods, etc.), leadership, social change, conformity, power, marriage and family. This material has been developed for Nigerian students. There are compulsory prerequisites for this course. This Course Guide tells you briefly what the course is about, what you are expected to know in each unit, what course materials you will be using and how you can work your way through these materials. It also emphasises the need for tutor-marked assignments. Detailed information on tutor-marked assignments is found in the separate file, which will be sent to you later. There are periodic tutorial classes that are linked to the course.

What You Will Learn in This Course
The overall aim ofGSl15: Introduction to Sociology is to introduce the students to the basic concept in Sociology, Social issues in Sociology and general introduction of Sociology. During this course, you will learn about the definition of Sociology, its origins, its scopes, uses and methods. The course will also expose you to some practical social issues in our society in particular and the world in general. These social issues include family and marriage; power and authority, socialisation and leadership. Your understanding in this course will prepare you fully for other social sciences, and hence you will be grounded in Social Sciences. Specifically, this course will make you to have a better understanding of your main programme, Co-operative Management.

Course Aims
The aim of the course can be summarised as follows: this course aims to give you an understanding of basic concepts in Sociology, Social issues in Sociology and general introduction of Sociology.

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Course Objectives
To achieve the aims set above, there are set overall objectives. In addition, each unit also has specific objectives. The unit objectives are always included at the beginning of a unit; you should read them before you start working through the unit. You may want to refer to them during your study of the unit to check on your progress. You should always look at the unit objectives after...
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