Department of Sociology & Anthropology
Department of Sociology & Anthropology

Sociology is an academic discipline within the Faculty of Social Sciences that has historically offered students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills relating to all aspects of society.  With this knowledge, they have been equipped to both enter the job market and to continue to pursue graduate work and become professional sociologists.

The Department of Sociology continues to grow and expand in its mission to provide leadership in areas of social understanding to the university community, as well as to the broader Ghanaian society.  The Department is now offering a sandwich course in Conflict Management and Personal Development as well as a newly conceived Anthropology programme.  The Department offers M.A. and M.Phil degrees as well as a Ph.D. degree and boasts of a vibrant student association.

Our vision is to maintain, consolidate and further strengthen our position as a centre of excellence and scholarship in the teaching of sociology as a social science, and as a centre of research into relevant societal issues.

The Department of Sociology, University of Cape Coast was established in 1963 to train students to analyse and evaluate from a critical view point, social and developmental issues in all spheres of social life. In 2009, the Department redesigned and realigned its programmes with a view to maintaining, consolidating and further strengthening its position as a centre of excellence and scholarship in the teaching of Sociology and Anthropology as Social Sciences and also as a centre of research in relevant socio-cultural issues. Renamed as the Department of Sociology and Anthropology in 2009, the Department continues to grow and expand in its mission to provide leadership in areas of social understanding to the university community, as well as to the broader Ghanaian society.  

Sociology is an academic discipline that has historically offered students an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills relating to all aspects of society.  Anthropology studies human origins and cultures and its teaching helps students to become more conversant with the cultural heritage of themselves and others. With knowledge in Sociology and Anthropology, students have been equipped to enter the job market and to continue to pursue graduate work and become professionals in their discipline.
 

 

Vision

The Department seeks to maintain, consolidate and further strengthen its position as a centre of excellence and scholarship in teaching of Sociology and Anthropology as Social Sciences and as a centre of research into relevant socio-cultural issues.

Mission

  1. To produce graduates who are adequately equipped with critical and analytical skills in order to meet the educational, administrative and other resource needs of the country;
  2. To promote and strengthen graduate studies as a means of stimulating research and meeting the staffing and other needs of the Department, university and the country;
  3. To contribute to the further education of non-traditional students through sandwich programmes;
  4. To provide resource, extension and consultancy services to the Ghanaian outside the Global community in areas of competency.

Key Thrust 1: create an environment that seeks to improve student’s life, foster focused learning and graduate students with strong ethics and commitment to society
Key Thrust 2: To Create a Conducive Working Environment which Recognizes Equal Opportunities for Faculty, Staff and Students
Key Thrust 3: Recruit, select, develop and retain high caliber and motivated teaching and non-teaching staff
Key Thrust 4: create learning organization culture that enhances teamwork, efficiency, discipline and commitment.
Key Thrust 5: Promote active and reflective teaching and learning, research, and outreach that strongly positions university of cape coast as a centre of excellence
Key Thrust 6: Develop New Programmes, Periodically Revise Existing Ones and Vigorously Pursue and Sandwich Education
Key Thrust 7: Develop and Strengthen Integrated ICT Infrastructure and Facilities that Robustly Supports Teaching and Learning, Research, Outreach, Administration and Support Services
Key Thrust 8: Improve upon Physical Infrastructure and support services that enhance teaching and learning, research and outreach
Key Thrust 9: Develop linkages with local and foreign institutions, alumni, and partnership with industry
Key Thrust 10: Improve Upon Management Capacity and Institutional Governance System

Reliability: To be trusted and dependable

Integrity: To demonstrate professionalism in every undertaking

Good Governance: To promote transparency and accountability

Honesty: To be truthful and ethical in all endeavours

Teamwork: To work collectively to accomplish established objectives

Equal Opportunity: To give to both students and staff access to all opportunities, service and programmes.

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology offers its students the opportunity to pursue a programme in General Sociology which enables them to become versatile in the world of work both locally and internationally