Members of the CODESRIA team, comprising of the participants and trainers during the opening ceremony of the CODESRIA College of Academic Mentors Institute training graced by the Registrar RIO, Professor Vincent Onywera, accompanied by key note speaker Dr. Godwin Murunga
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
Participants at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences during presentation session at Kenyatta University Conference Centre (KUCC).
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
CODESRIA team members following the discussion during the workshop training hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Participants comparing notes in their groups during the Group Discussion Session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography referring to her notes on Research Integrity and Ethics during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at the KUCC
The gracious Professor Joy Obando of the Department of Geography, explaining ethical concepts in research to members of the CODESRIA team during the 10 day workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Lead trainer, Professor Bangura of Howard University responding to participants’ queries during question and answer session at the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Abdul Karim Bangura explaining to the participants about the Ideal Dissertation Structure during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The Dean, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Professor Chris Shisanya giving his presentation on Epistemological Paradigms in Social Research during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School at KUCC
Professor Ishmael Munene presenting a certificate of participation to Lydia Amoah from University of Ghana during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Florence Shingirayi Chamisa from University of FortHare during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
Professor Ibrahim Oanda presenting a certificate of participation to Sylvester Kohol Shima from University of Ibadan during the closing ceremony of CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitators Professors Chris Shisanya being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitators Professors Joy Obando being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
Dr. Godwin Murunga, the Incoming Executive Secretary of CODESRIA giving his closing remarks during the workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.
The facilitator being presented with gifts as a token of appreciation for the exemplary job they did during the CODESRIA workshop hosted by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at KUCC.

Department of Sociology


Introduction
We are one of the largest departments within the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. We offer a variety of programmes. These include:-

  • Diploma in Crime Prevention and management
  • Diploma in Disaster Management
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Master of Arts (Sociology)
  • Master of Arts (Community Development)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

While the MA programmes are available at the Main Campus, they are also available as evening and weekend programmes in the City Campus, and soon they will be available in the other campuses.

In addition, we service many other schools and departments of the university through students who take levels 100 and 200 units. Some of these include:- Department of Community Resource Mobilisation; Department of Psychology; Department of Foods, Nutrition & Dietetics; Department of Mathematics; School of Engineering; and School of Medicine, just to mention some.

Entry requirements
Bachelor of Arts Programme has a university entry requirement of a C+ in the KCSE  examinations and for one to do sociology as one of the subjects in the BA programme, there is a departmental requirement of at least a C+ in Mathematics at KCSE.

Study Mode and Duration
The courses are available for full time and part time students and also through open learning. The modes of delivery include lectures, tutorials, seminars, projects/dissertations and theses. For open learning students, modules written by specialists in the various areas are available. Our degree courses take 4 academic years while diploma courses take 4 semesters. However BA students who take a trimester may complete their studies within three calendar years.

External Links
The Department has several linkages with external universities and agencies. With the University of Ottawa, the university runs a summer programme where students are exposed to development issues in developing communities. Also, the department has a link with Georgia State University, Institute of Gerontology since 2003 through which a Diploma in Gerontology course has been launched, and joint conferences and researches have been undertaken. The link has also facilitated book donations. In addition, the department is also in liaison with the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science.

Research Activities
Both faculty and postgraduate students are continuously carrying out research in various topical areas and in the various sub-disciplines of sociology, including medical sociology, environmental sociology, rural and urban sociology, community development, social policy, entrepreneurship, drug abuse and rehabilitation, HIV/AIDS, livelihoods, disaster management, crime prevention, and gender relations.

In addition, various members of staff are involved in multidisciplinary research such as:

  1. Community resource mobilization
  2. Livelihoods systems
  3. Social and child protection
  4. Fish Farming
  5. Corporate Social Responsibility
  6. Agriculture and Food Security
  7. Ageing
  8. Safe Injection Initiatives
  9. Media in Kenya
  10. HIV/AIDS and Drug Abuse

Academic Staff and Specializations
The department has 1 Professor, 4 Senior Lecturers, 8 Lecturers and 3 tutorial Fellows. In terms of staff strength there are 12 Ph.D and 4 Masters holders. The faculty are published and research in the in the following areas of specialization: Research Methods, Community Development, Sociology of Education, Industrial Sociology, Gender and Development, Food security, Theory, Research and Industry, Demography, Education, Gerontology, Medical Sociology, Political Sociology, among others.

Specialty and Branding
The department offers a unique blend of specialty in Community Development, Criminology, Medical Sociology, Rural Sociology, Urban Sociology, Industrial Sociology and Social Demography. In addition, the department offers unique professional courses in Crime and Disaster Management as well as Disaster Management. The department is among the first in the region to offer a Diploma in Gerontology.

Moreover, the department also has a strong social theory and research orientation thereby producing students who are well grounded in theoretical and research methodological issues. The students are thus able to apply such skills and knowledge to address the challenges of society.

With a view to remaining ever relevant, the department recently reviewed both its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes and is in the process of developing new courses and programmes such as:

o    BA (Sociology)
o    BA (Criminology)
o     MA (Criminology Post Graduate Diploma in Leadership and Development
o    B.A. in Social Work
o    B.A. in Gerontology
o    Diploma in Community Development

Further, the department has an active Sociology Club with a membership of 60 undergraduate students which is coordinated by an academic member of staff. The club provides a forum for students to link with communities, industry, government and civil society through seminars, community service and various symposia.

   SPECIAL EVENTS AND MEETINGS

MONTH

DAY

TIME

FUNCTION

VENUE

January     2015

Thursday 15th

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

February 2015

Tuesday10th

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Presentations

BSSC

March       2015

Tuesday

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

April       2015

Wednesday

9.30a.m.

Workload Meeting

Resource Room

May         2015

Wednesday 6th

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Presentations

Resource Room

May         2015

Wednesday 27th

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Presentations

BSSC

May         2015

Thursday 28th

9.30a.m.

Department External Examiner Meeting

BSSC

June       2015

Thursday 4th

9.30a.m.

May Semester Moderation Meeting

Resource Room

June       2015

Thursday 25th

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

July       2015

Wednesday 29th

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Presentations

Resource Room

August 2015

Thursday 6th

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

August 2015

Thursday 26th

9.30a.m.

Workload Meeting

Resource Room

September 2015

Wednesday 23th

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Presentations

BSSC

November, 2015

November 11th

9.30a.m.

Seminar

Resource Room

2nd Week December 2016                                        

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Workload Meeting

BSSC

4th Week January 2016

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Exam Moderation meeting

Resource Room

4th Week February 2016

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

4th Week March 2016

Wednesday

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Meeting

BSSC

3rd Week April, 2016

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Seminar

BSSC

4th Week May, 2016

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Departmental Meeting

Resource Room

3rd Week June, 2016

Wednesday

9.30a.m.

Postgraduate Meeting

BSSC

4th Week August, 2016

Thursday

9.30a.m.

Workload Meeting

Resource Room

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Senior Lecturers:  

  • Kerre, F.P., M.Sc. (Lodz), Ph.D., (Warsaw Poland): INDUSTRIAL SOCIOLOGY AND DEVELOPMENT STUDIES
  • Karega, R.G.M., B.A., M.A., (Nairobi), Ph.D. (Reading.):  GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT, FOOD SECURITY AND SMALL AND MICRO ENTERPRISE GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT
  • Rono, H.K., B.A., M.A. Ph.D (McGill).: INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
  • Muia, D.M., B.A.,M.A. (Nairobi), Ph.D (Kenyatta). COMMUNITY, DEVELOPMENT PROCESSES, INCLUDING PARTICIPATING PROCESSES AND GENDER EMPOWERMENT
  • Maina L.W, B.A., (Kenyatta), M.A. (Kenyatta) Ph.D (Kenyatta University): ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENT, GENDER AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

Lecturers:

  • Ombaka, D.M.,B.A.(Nairobi), M.A.(University of Guelph, Ontario) Ph.D (Kenyatta University): POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
  • Kipruto T.S, B.A., M.A. (Maharshi), Ph.D (Capetown).: POLICE ADMINISTRATION AND MANAGEMENT, POLICING IN SOCIETY, COMMUNITY POLICING, METHODS OF DETECTING CRIME AND SOCIAL RESEARCH
  • Moloo, P.W. BA,(Nairobi), M.A. (Michigan),  Ph.D (Nairobi) SOCIOLOGY/  DEMOGRAPHY
  • Wangururo, J.M. BA, (Moi Univ), M.A. (University of Pretoria ( S.A), Phd (Middlex Univ.UK) : POPULATION STUDIES, GENDER, IDENTITY ISSUES AND TRANSNATIONALISM.
  • Mwangi, S.M. B.Ed (KU), M.A. (Wichita State University, Kansasa), Ph.D(Miami University Ohio): Social gerontology, HEALTH AND PUBLIC POLICY.
  • Gatangi, S.K., B.A., M.A., (Nairobi), M.A. (Stanford), M.T.S. (Harvard): ORGANIZATIONAL SOCIOLOGY, CORPORATE ETHICS, MASS COMMUNICATION, SOCIOLOGY OF LAW
  • Wafula J.O., B.A., M.A.(Kenyatta) PhD(Kenyatta): POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY
  • Owino G.E., B.A. (Hons) (Kenyatta), M.A. (Kenyatta), Ph.D (magna cum laude) (Bielefeld, Germany): Sociology of Health and Illness, Public Health, Behaviour Change Communication, Monitoring and Evaluation.

Tutorial Fellow:

  • Nyachieo G.M.M., BA. (Egerton), M.A. (U.O.N.): SOCIOLOGY
  • Muiya B.M., BA(K.U.), M.A.(U.O.N.): HEALTH CARE
  • Lynn Mwaniki, B.A. (Central Missouri State University) M.A.( Central Missouri State University) Gender and Education

SERVICE DELIVERY CHARTER

We are committed to courtesy and excellence in Service Delivery

SERVICE RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

Unit Registration

Students Unit Registration Form filled with the units to be taken

Free

Registration Period is 4 weeks as stipulated by Registrar Academic

Units Adjustment

Unit Adjustment Form with the units to be adjusted

Free

Registration Period 4 weeks

Entering Marks at School Level

Marked Scripts

Free

Two days

Examinations Result Queries

Missing Marks Form from the School

 

Two days

Processing of Postgraduate Proposal/ Thesis

Fulfillment of all requirement e.g. binding, Progress Report, Tracking Device Forms, Fees Statement, Notice of Submission

Free

1 week to 2weeks

Recommendation/Introductory  

Letters

Written request and verbal request

Free

Two days

Teaching

Registered students

Fees Payment Registration

One Semester

Student Advisory

Personal/Enquiry Written

Free

1 day

Student Supervision

Registration fee payment concept

Free

As per course -M.A. 2years, Ph.D

3 – 6 years

Incase of complaints or compliments, please contact

The Chairman

Department of Sociology,

Kenyatta University,

P.O. Box 43844 –00100                                                                                            

TEL. NO.8710901 EXT. 57540

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 March 2017 14:40

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Dr. Dickson M. Ombaka
CHAIRMAN,
DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY