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Sociology Departments Swaziland

UNIVERSITY OF SWAZILAND
Department of Sociology
Mission of the Department of Sociology is to produce graduates who are capable of making meaningful contribution to society through their having a better understanding of the needs of the people.

Through a people-oriented discipline, the Department seeks to assist students to become their own selves, to cultivate their intellects, to ripen their capacities for objective judgements, to deepen their knowledge and understanding of their cultural heritage, and to prepare for specific professional goals as well as civic and family life.

Objectives
1. To equip students with the necessary knowledge, skills and techniques and values that will empower them to contribute positively to national development.
2. To stimulate and deepen students' interests and knowledge in various theoretical, methodological and practical aspects of the discipline of sociology.

3. To provide intellectual guidance and motivation for students to pursue graduate studies in sociology and related disciplines.
4. To contribute effectively to the intellectual and practical growth and development of the sociology discipline through conducting research relevant to the Southern African region in general and Swaziland in particular.
5. To avail itself to grassroot level in communities by conducting research and making such research findings accessible.
6. To contribute effectively to the objectives of the University by servicing departments that need sociological exposure.

Dr. A. M. Zamberia
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department
Industrial sociology; Technology and Development; Sociological Theory; Sociology of Health and Illness

R. Mathew
Senior Lecturer
Social Research Methods; Social Psychology

T. F. Khumalo
Lecturer
Urban Sociology; Sociology of Organizations; Sociology of Development

P. K. Khumalo
Lecturer
Deviance and Crime; Rural Sociology

E. Kanduza
Lecturer
Social Work; Social Policy and Social Administration

L. P. M. Mabundza
Teaching Assistant (Training Leave)
Social Work

Courses
Year 1     SOC101     Introduction to Sociology
    ACS     Academic Communication Skills
    CSS100     Introduction to Computing for Social Science
Any courses from the following
PA101, GEP111, GEP121, DEM101, M001 and M002
Year 2 Core Courses
    SOC201     Research Methods
    SOC202     Deviance and Crime
Optional Courses
(a) General Sociology Stream
    SOC203     Southern Africa Regional Study
    SOC204     Social Stratification
    SOC206     New Direction in the Study of Family and Kinship
    SOC209     Technology and Industrial Development
(b) Industrial Sociology Stream
    SOC207     Social Psychology
    DEM204     Migration and Urbanization
    SOC209     Technology and Industrial Development
(c) Social Work Stream
    SOC206     New Direction in the Study of Family and Kinship
    SOC207     Social Psychology
    SOC208     Introduction to Social Work and Social Administration
Year 3 Core Courses
    SOC301     Sociological Theory
    SOC302     Rural Sociology
Optional Courses
(a) General Sociology Stream
    SOC303     Sociology of Education
    SOC304     Urban Sociology
    SOC306     Political Sociology
    SOC307     Development of African Working Class
(b) Industrial Sociology Stream
    SOC304`     Urban Sociology
    SOC305     Comparative Industrial Patterns
    SOC306     Political Sociology
    SOC307     Development of African Working Class
(c) Social Work Stream
    SOC308     Social Work Methods
    SOC309     Field Work Practice
    SOC303     Sociology of Education
Year 4 Core Courses
    SOC401     Sociology of Development
    SOC402     Independent Research Project
    SOC409     Industrial Sociology
Optional Courses
(a) General Sociology Stream
    SOC403     Gender Roles in Society
    SOC404     Rural Settlement Patterns
    SOC406     Directed Readings in Sociology
    SOC407     Women in Development
(b) Industrial Sociology Stream
    SOC405     Selected Themes
    SOC408     Sociology of Organizations
    SOC410     Introduction to Elements of Labour Law
(c) Social Work Stream
    SOC411     Social Work and Social Problems
    SOC412     Social Policy and Social Administration
    DEM403     Population Policies and Programmes
    DEM405     Population Resources and Development.