Foundation Level Sociology - OUfc006



In line with its philosophy to democratise access to university education, the Open University of Mauritius offers Foundation Courses. These courses aim at better preparing learners for higher education while allowing them to meet the minimum requirements to undertake undergraduate studies. They have been carefully developed by a team of experts to ensure smooth transition to university. They also motivate learners and give them a greater chance of succeeding. They play a pivotal role in helping learners to revisit lost skills, while giving them the necessary confidence and preparatory experience they need for success at university. However, they are not intended to replace secondary school courses. On successfully completing four foundation courses (8 modules) including English through Open Distance Learning (ODL), they can join degree programmes. 
The ODL mode of delivery enables convenient self-study within a flexible framework. This mode of delivery allows learners to learn at their own pace, in their own place and time without disrupting their social, professional and domestic commitments hence, allowing them to earn while learning. 


This two module course is designed to introduce the subject Sociology as a foundation course to those who want to continue further studies in Sociology, but who do not have any prior knowledge or have a little exposure to the subject. It will make the learners familiar with the various terms and issues concerned therein.
In this course, you will be able to learn about Sociology, the different theories and perspectives underlying the study of societies and various components of the society and its roles. You will be able to explore facets such as family, education, gender, crime and deviance and social stratification. 
At the end of this course you will develop the skills required to interpret and critically analyze the society in which you live and understand other societies as well. 

Course Requirements:

  • SC/GCE O-level with 3 credits + 1 A-level (Applicants should be less than 25 years of age)
  • Mature candidates will be considered on their own merit.