Department of Sociology
The Department offers Compulsory and Optional Courses. (Please see the syllabi.)
6 Semesters/3 Years
B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology is a three-years, full-time course divided into six semesters based on choice based credit system (CBCS). The programme consists of total 140 credits, comprising of 72 credits of main courses, 24 credits each of Subsidiary 1 and Subsidiary 2 courses and 20 credits of foundation courses.
Sociology is the study of social groups, institutional structures and social interactions among individuals and social groups. More specifically, sociologists examine the cultural, ideological, economic and political contexts of human actions including the processes whereby social institutions are created, maintained, and transformed. It deals with the systems of beliefs and values, the patterns to which social relations conform and the processes whereby social institutions are built. Developing an understanding of these aspects of the sociological tradition, the interrelationship between social order and social change is one of the major objectives of the programme. Another aim is the development of an appreciation for a disciplined inquiry, observation and research analysis of the social phenomena. It also focuses to understand the theoretical approaches, the nature of sociological research methods and major expressions of scientific research within sociology.
Upon successful completion of the B. A. (Hons.) in Sociology Programme, students will have the knowledge, skills and competence to:
1. Demonstrate critical thinking by analyzing and evaluating social, political and cultural arguments across different issues.
2. Exhibit sociological understanding of social phenomena.
3. Formulate and communicate effective and convincing written and oral arguments.
4. To use the major classical and contemporary perspectives in social theory in an articulate manner.
5. To differentiate between methods and methodology and appropriately use them in sociological inquiries.
6. Practice sociology as educated and civically engaged persons.