The Doctor of Philosophy Degree Programme in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology is aimed at:
Candidates seeking admission into the Doctor of Philosophy Degree programme in Agricultural Extension and Rural Sociology must have any of the following qualifications from recognized institutions:
A Masters degree in Agricultural Economics or related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 3.50 or minimum score of 60%.
AEX 911 Advanced Rural Community Organization 3 Credit Units
Theory and practice of sociological study of the role of rural and agricultural development of developing countries.Strategies and models of rural development; Economic and political integration of rural areas.Examination of institutional and infrastructural development.
AES 913 Comparative Extension Systems 3 Credit Units
The history, organization and administration of Agricultural Extension in Nigeria, Analysis of cooperative extension services in the country. Characteristics of different approaches.
AEX 913 Administration and Supervision in Extension 3 Credit Units
Basic concepts in administration and supervision in extension and their application to extension programmes. Administration process, structure and characteristics of bureaucracy and applications for programmes of change; staff development, recruitment, selection, placement and management of personnel. Coordination of subject matter and other resources to solve agricultural development problems.
AES 916 Gender Issues 3 Credit Units
Examine the following areas in Gender issues: Feminism, Women in Rural Nigeria, Social Theories of Gender Relation, Gender and Agriculture, Gender Issues in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development in Nigeria. Introducing gender as an analytical concept in agricultural extension, Enabling Women, youth and the vulnerable in rural Nigeria, Gender Issues and Needs in the Agriculture Sector, Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture, Education and development planning
AEX 916 Televisions and Radio Production 3 Credit Units
Principles of writing agricultural articles, news and reports for extension work; Principles and methods of communication media administration related to rural population; Analysis and applied techniques communication media suitable to rural situation; Principles of presenting agricultural information, radio and TV programs; article writing and preparation of radio programs for farmers; Influence, importance and profitable mass communication for extension, selection techniques in other categories of mass communication for extension.
AES 922 Leadership and Rural Development 3 Credit Units
Effective leadership roles and relationships in small groups and community settings, analysis of process the leadership development with specific reference to principles applicable to discovering and educating potential leaders for social change and evaluation of leadership development programmes.
AEX9122 Technological Change in Rural Society 3 Credit Units
Theories and process of diffusion of innovation; the concept of appropriate technology; its development and pre-conditions.
AEX 921 Communication and Teaching Methods in Extension 3 Credit Units
Theories of communication and their application to extension teaching, principles and processes of communication. Comparative analysis of various extension teaching methods and their relevance to extension administration, researchers and field agents.
AEX 924 Intermediate Sociological Theories 3 Credit Units
The nature of scientific revolutions. The meaning of sociological theory. Groups and human societies.
AEX 921 Structure and Dynamics of Rural Society 3 Credit Units
The family: Definition, formation, types, functions, rural and urban families, some peculiar Families’ organization and their implications; Social groups and group participation: Meaning and type of social groups, social groups in rural Nigeria, Group participation and types of participation. The leader and leadership concept, characteristics and types of leaders. Identification of leaders and their functions in a community
AEX 926 Design and Administration of training programmes 3 Credit Units
Theory and principles in extension administration, linkage between organizational structure and extension practices; Practical Training, training through discussion, in service and training the trainer