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Course Code: 
EEE 2205
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 2
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

The course introduces students to basic concepts, principles and theories of sociology and dynamics of rural societies in relation to agricultural and rural development; elements and their interaction in a social system, gender issues in socialization process; inducing, managing and sustaining social change; extension education and society; external forces influencing rural livelihoods in Uganda. 

Learning Outcomes: 

The course aims at equipping students with skills and knowledge in basic sociological theories to enable them to effectively work with communities in solving identified problems for livelihood improvement. The specific objectives are to:

  1. Explain the role of rural sociology in development.
  2. Apply sociological principles in addressing rural development. 
  3. Induce and manage change in social systems in relationship to both rural and urban communities.
  4. Use sociological principles in working with members of the community in identifying their needs, and operate and maintain mechanisms for meeting these needs
  5. Identify and use community social communication networks fro enhancing social learning
  6. Apply action-learning and social-learning skills in tackling community problems.
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