Programmes

This is the undergraduate program of department of Sociology and Social Work in Jimma University. Student who has completed the three year training will be offered bachelor of art (BA) degree in Sociology and Social Work. The program is intended to equip students with the following knowledge and skills which makes them competent in the profession.

  • Equipped with the knowledge  of problem identifications, interventions, empowerment of the needy individuals, groups or society; and rehabilitating of them;
  • Equipped with the knowledge & skills of applications of qualitative and quantitative research methods;
  • Knowledge of integrating theory, research  and practice of sociology and Social Anthropology/ social  work in dealing with the social  problems of the country;
  • Able to understand and work within diverse cultures;
  • Knowledge about socio economic and cultural development from Sociological and Anthropological point of view;
  • Actively participate in designing and implementing development projects
  • Identify the problems of marginalized groups and advocate on behalf of them
  • Ecological and environmental sensitivity i.e. sustainability issues
  • Great concern to HIV/AIDS and population issues;
  • Respect for people’s values, beliefs, and norms;
  • Promoting of unity through diversity;
  • Free of ethno-centrism and prejudice thinking;
  • Coordination and leadership skill;
  • Policy formulation and implementation skill;
  • Community mobilization and participation skills;
  • Project identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Communication, report writing and presentation skill;
  • Able to understand and respond to the essence of  contemporary issues such as population, environment, globalization, cooperation, modes of social organizations, HIV/AIDS, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity, tolerance, social justice, and relationships among diverse groups
  • Understanding of the roles of Indigenous Knowledge and institutions in promoting development;
  • Knowledge on Local, Regional and Global Issues in relation to socio-economic and political realities;
  • Able to understand Society from Emic and Etic perspective;
  • Initiate and participate in social development;
  • Design and conduct social research aimed at alleviating socio-economic problem;
  • Identify and contribute in solving different social pathologies such as poverty, health and sanitation, homeless and housing, crime and deviance, streetism, violence and other urban problems
  • Actively take part in development of social policies, social welfare, and rehabilitations.

General Objectives
The general objective of Jimma University department of Sociology and Social Work is to acquaint students with the subject matter and profession of Sociology and Social Work that help them to integrate into the future career and in solving the recurrent social and economic problems of the country. It is designed to provide academic experiences in Sociology and Social Work for students planning careers in the discipline.

The specific objectives include:

  • To produce graduates in Sociology and Social Work  who are competent in integrating social theory, research, and practice ;
  • To produce human power that understands the objective conditions of the country from sociological perspectives and contributes to the socio-economic developments of the country.
  • To produce graduates with an intervention skills about problems of individuals,  groups, institutions, communities and societies;
  • To produce graduates with sociological  skills and qualifications needed to obtain employment opportunities in different organizations;
  • To produce  scholars who promote mutual respect and understanding in diverse  societies like Ethiopia
  • To produce graduates who are able to initiate and take part in research projects with the intention of identifying the causes and consequences of social problems and generate appropriate data for the process of policy formulation.
  • To produce graduates who can participate in the formulation of appropriate social policies and programs designed to improve the livelihood of urban and rural societies.
  • To equip graduates with important professional ethics that will make them effective in their career.

Graduate Profile
The graduates of Department of Sociology and Social Work, Jimma University will be expected to have:

  • Coordination and leadership skill;
  • Policy formulation and implementation skill;
  • Community mobilization and participation skills;
  • Project identification, preparation, appraisal, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Communication, report writing and presentation skill;
  • Equipped with the skills of problem identifications, interventions, empowerment of the needy individuals, groups or society; and rehabilitating of them;
  • Equipped with the skills of applications of qualitative and quantitative research methods,
  • Able to understand and respond to the essence of  contemporary issues such as population, environment, globalization, cooperation, modes of social organizations, HIV/AIDS, gender, ethnic and cultural diversity, tolerance, social justice, and relationships among diverse groups
  • Knowledge of integrating theory, research  and practice of sociology and Social Anthropology/ social  work in dealing with the social  problems of the country;
  • Able to understand and work within diverse cultures;
  • Knowledge about socio economic and cultural development from Sociological and Anthropological/Social Work point of view;
  • Understanding of the roles of Indigenous Knowledge and institutions in promoting development;
  • Knowledge on Local, Regional and Global Issues in relation to socio-economic and political realities;
  • Able to understand Society from Emic and Etic perspective;
  • Initiate and participate in social Development
  • Design and conduct social research aimed at alleviating socio-economic problem;
  • Identify and contribute in solving different social pathologies such as poverty, health and sanitation, homeless and housing, crime and deviance, streetism, violence and other urban problems
  • Actively take part in development of social policies, social welfare, and rehabilitations;
  • Actively participate in designing and implementing development projects
  • Identify the problems of marginalized groups and advocate on behalf of them
  • Ecological and environmental sensitivity i.e. sustainability issues
  • Great concern to HIV/AIDS and population issues;
  • Respect for people’s values, beliefs, and norms;
  • Promoting of unity through diversity;
  • Free of ethno-centrism and prejudice thinking;

 

Modules and Courses

I . Core Courses List

S/N

Courses Titles

Course Code

ECTS

Eq. Cr. hr

Perquisite course/s

1

Introduction to Sociology

SoSw1011

5

3

 

2

Social Institutions

SoSw1012

5

3

 

3

Introduction to Social Anthropology

SoSw1013

5

3

 

4

Social Psychology

Psyc1014

5

3

 

5

Sociological Theories: Classical Perspectives

SoSw1021

4

3

 

6

Sociological Theories: Contemporary Perspectives

SoSw1022

4

3

SoSw1021

7

Socio-cultural Changes

SoSw1023

4

3

SoSw1022

8

Introduction to Social Work

SoSw2031

5

3

 

9

Integrated Social Work Methods

SoSw2032

5

3

SoSw2041

10

Counselling in Social Work

SoSw2033

4

3

 

11

Social Research Methods: The Basics

SoSw2041

5

3

 

12

Social Statistics

Stat2042

5

3

SoSw2051

13

Social Research Methods: Design and Analysis

SoSw2043

4

3

SoSw2052

14

Gender, Culture and Society

SoSw2051

4

3

 

15

Sociology of Religion, Ethnicity and Identities

SoSw2052

5

3

 

16

Sociology of Development

SoSw2061

4

3

 

17

Rural Sociology and Rural Development

SoSw2062

5

3

 

18

Community Mobilization and Organization for Dev’t

SoSw2063

4

3

 

19

Introduction to Population Studies

Popn2071

4

3

 

20

Population Movement:  Migration and Resettlement

SoSw2072

4

3

Popn2061

21

Urban Sociology

SoSw3081

4

3

 

22

Sociology of Organizations, Work and Industry

SoSw3082

5

3

 

23

Medical Sociology

SoSw3091

4

3

 

24

Environmental Sociology

SoSw3092

4

3

 

25

Vulnerability Studies: Children, Youth, Elderly and PWDs

SoSw3093

5

3

 

26

Sociology of Deviance

SoSw3101

4

3

 

27

Criminology and Criminal Justice

SoSw3102

5

3

SoSw3101

28

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

SoSw3103

4

3

 

29

Social Policy, Planning and Administration

SoSw3111

4

3

 

30

Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services

SoSw3112

4

3

 

31

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

SoSw3113

4

3

 

32

Practical Attachment or Field Placement

SoSw3121

4

3

 

33

Senior Essay or Students’ Research Project (SRP)

SoSw3122

5

3

SoSw2052

 

Total

 

146

99

 

II.               Generic/Common Courses List

S/N

Course title

Course code

ECTS

Equivalent Cr Hr.

Prerequisites

1

Communicative English Skills

EnLa1011

5

3

 

2

Introduction to Computer Applications

Comp1011

5

3

 

3

Basic Writing Skills

EnLa1012

5

3

EnLa1011

4

Civics and Ethics

CvEt1011

5

3

 

5

Introduction to Logic

Phil1011

4

3

 

6

Community Based Training Program I

Cbtp 1011

5

3

 

7

Community Based Training Program II

Cbtp 2012

5

3

Cbtp 1011

 

Total

34

21

 

Overall ECTS = 180                                               Overall Cr. Hrs = 120

       I. Summary of List of Modules and Courses: Core Areas

Module/ Course No.

Module/Courses Titles

Module/Course Code

ECTS

Study hours

Mode of delivery

Module 01

The Basics to Understand Society

SoSwM1011

20

540

Block

     1

Introduction to Sociology

SoSw1011

5

135

Block

     2

Social Institutions

SoSw1012

5

135

Block

     3

Introduction to Social Anthropology

SoSw1013

5

135

Block

     4

Social Psychology

Psyc1014

5

135

Block

Module 02

Social Theories and Social Change

SoSwM1021

12

324

Block

     1

Sociological Theories: Classical Perspectives

SoSw1021

4

108

Block

     2

Sociological Theories: Contemporary Perspectives

SoSw1022

4

108

Block

     3

Socio-cultural Changes

SoSw1023

4

108

Block

Module 03

Social Work and Intervention Methods

SoSwM2041

14

378

Block

     1

Introduction to Social Work

SoSw2031

5

135

Block

     2

Integrated Social Work Methods

SoSw2032

5

135

Block

     3

Counselling in Social Work

SoSw2033

4

108

Block

Module 04

Social Research

SoSwM2051

14

378

Block

     1

Social Research Methods: The Basics

SoSw2041

5

135

Block

     2

Social Statistics

Stat2042

5

135

Block

     3

Social Research Methods: Design and Analysis

SoSw2043

4

108

Block

Module 05

Social Stratification and Identities

SoSwM1031

9

243

Block

     1

Gender, Culture and Society

SoSw1051

4

108

Block

     2

Sociology of Religion, Ethnicity and Identities

SoSw1052

5

135

Block

Module 06

Social Development

SoSwM2071

13

351

Block

     1

Sociology of Development

SoSw2061

4

108

Block

     2

Rural Sociology and Rural Development

SoSw2062

5

135

Block

     3

Community Mobilization and Organization for Development

SoSw2063

4

108

Block

Module 07

Population and Settlement     

SoSwM2061

8

216

Block

     1

Introduction to Population Studies

Popn2071

4

108

Block

     2

Population Movement:  Migration and Resettlement

SoSw2072

4

108

Block

Module 08

Urban and Industrial Sociology

SoSwM3081

9

243

Block

     1

Urban Sociology

SoSw3081

4

108

Block

     2

Sociology of Organizations, Work and Industry

SoSw3082

5

135

Block

Module 09

Social Well Being and Environment

SoSwM3091

13

351

Block

     1

Medical Sociology

SoSw3091

4

108

Block

     2

Environmental Sociology

SoSw3092

4

108

Block

     3

Vulnerability Studies: Children, Youth, Elderly and PWDs

SoSw3093

5

135

Block

Module 10

Social Order and Social Control

SoSwM3101

13

351

Block

     1

Sociology of Deviance

SoSw3101

4

108

Block

     2

Criminology and Criminal Justice

SoSw3102

5

135

Block

     3

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

SoSw3103

4

108

Block

Module 11

Social Policy and Social Services

SoSwM3111

12

324

Block

     1

Social Policy, Planning and Administration

SoSw3111

4

108

Block

     2

Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services

SoSw3112

4

108

Block

     3

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

SoSw3113

4

108

Block

Module 12

Research and Field Practices

SoSwM3121

9

243

Block

     1

Practical Attachment or Field Placement

SoSw3121

4

108

Block

     2

Senior Essay or Students’ Research Project (SRP)

SoSw3122

5

135

Across two semesters*

·         Students Register in 1st semester but marked in the second semester.

  II. Summary of List of Modules and Courses: Generic areas

Module/ Course No.

Module/Courses Titles

Module/Course Code

ECTS

Study hours

Equivalent Cr. hrs

Mode of delivery

Module 01

Community Based Training Program

CbtpM1013

10

270

6

Block

     1

Community Based Training Program I

Cbtp2011

5

135

3

Block

     2

Community Based Training Program II

Cbtp2012

5

135

3

Block

Module 01

English Language Skills

EnLaM1013

10

270

6

Block

     1

Communicative English Skills

EnLa1011

5

135

3

Parallel

     2

Basic Writing Skills

EnLa2012

5

135

3

Parallel

Module 01

Civics and Ethics

CvEtM1013

5

135

3

Block

     1

Civics and Ethics

CvEt1011

5

135

3

Block

Module 01

Logic and Reason Skills

PhilM1013

4

108

3

Block

     1

Introduction to Logic

Phil1011

4

108

3

Block

Module 01

Computer Applications

CompM1013

5

135

3

Block

   

Introduction to Computer Applications

Comp1011

5

135

3

Block

 

 III. Semester Breakdown

Year I semester I

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

Course ECTS

Basics to Understand Society

 

 

 

01

 

 

 

 

SoSwM1011

 

20

Introduction to Sociology

SoSw1011

5

Social Institutions

SoSw1012

5

Introduction to Social Anthropology

SoSw1013

5

Social Psychology

Psyc1014

5

English Language Skills

01

EnLaM1013

10 (5 ECTS in 2nd Sem.)

Communicative English Skills

EnLa1011

5

Reasoning Skills

01

PhilM1013

4

Introduction to Logic

Phil1011

4

                                              Total

29

                                       Total

29

 Year I Semester II

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

ECTS

Social Theories and Social Change

 

02

 

 

 

 

SoSwM1021

 

 

 

 

12

Classical Sociological Theories

SoSw1021

4

Contemporary Sociological Theories

SoSw1022

4

Socio-cultural Changes

SoSw1023

4

Civics and Ethics

01

CvEtM1013

5

Civics and Ethics

CvEt1011

5

Computer Applications

01

CompM1013

5

Introduction to Computer Applications

Comp1011

5

English Language Skills

01

EnLaM1013

10 (5 ECTS in 1st sem.)

Basic Writing Skills

EnLa1012

5

Community Based Training Program (CBTP)

01

 

CbtpM2013

10 (5 ECTS in 2nd year)

Community Based Training Program I

Cbtp1011

5

                                  Total

32

                                                     Total

32

  Year II Semester I

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

ECTS

Community Based Training Program (CBTP)

01

 

CbtpM2013

10 (5 ECTS in 1st year.)

Community Based Training Program II

Cbtp2012

5

Social Work and Intervention Methods

 

03

 

 

 

SoSwM2031

 

 

 

14

Introduction to Social Work

SoSw2031

5

Integrated Social Work Methods

SoSw2032

5

Counselling in Social Work

SoSw2033

4

Social Research

 

 

04

 

 

SoSwM2041

 

 

 

14

Social Research Methods: The Basics

SoSw2041

5

Social Statistics

Stat2042

5

Social Research Methods: Design and analysis

SoSw2043

 

4

                                Total

33

                                  Total

33

 Year II Semester II

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

ECTS

Social Stratification and Identities

05

SoSwM2051

9

Gender, Culture and Society

SoSw2051

4

Sociology of Religion, Ethnicity and Identities

SoSw2052

5

Social Development

06

 

SoSwM2061

 

 

13

Sociology of Development

SoSw2061

4

Rural Sociology and Rural Development

SoSw2062

5

Community Mobilization and Organization for Development

SoSw2063

4

Population and Settlement

07

SoSwM2071

8

Introduction to Population Studies

Popn2071

4

Population Movement:  Migration and Resettlement

SoSw2072

4

                                         Total

30

                            Total

30

Year III Semester I

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

ECTS

Urban and Industrial Sociology               

08

SoSwM3081

9

Urban Sociology

SoSw3081

4

Sociology of Organizations, Work and Industry

SoSw3082

5

 Social Well Being and Environment

09

SoSwM3091

13

Medical Sociology

SoSw3091

4

Environmental Sociology

SoSw3092

4

Vulnerability Studies: Children, Youth, Elderly and PWDs

SoSw3093

5

Social Order and Social Control

10

SoSwM3101

13 (4 ECTS in 2nd sem.)

Sociology of Deviance

SoSw3101

4

Criminology and Criminal Justice

SoSw3102

5

                                                Total

31

                             Total

31

Year III Semester II

Module Title

Module NO.

Module Code

Module ECTS

Course Title

Course Code

ECTS

Social Order and Social Control

10

SoSwM3101

13 (9 ECTS in 1st  sem.)

Conflict and Conflict Resolution

SoSw3103

4

Social Policy and Social Services

11

SoSwM3111

12

Social Policy, Planning and Administration

SoSw3111

4

Project Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

SoSw3112

4

Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Services

SoSw3113

4

Research and Field Practices

12

SoSwM3121

9

Field Placement

SoSw3121

4

Senior Essay or Students’ Research Project (SRP)

SoSw3122

5

Total

25

                                       Total

25