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BA Sociology

BA Sociology

School of Humanities & Social Sciences (SHSS)

  • Programme Code

    SLC0107

  • Level

    Graduate

  • Duration

    3 Years

About the Programme

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology is a three-year undergraduate programme that aims to understand how social structures, human relations and the behaviour of individuals influence civilizations and their cultures. The programme introduces students to a sociological perspective a certain way of looking at the world, its societies and the changes that take place. 
During the course of the programme, the students engage in analytical discussion and studies of various social groups. Along with regular classes, guest lectures and field trips, study abroad experiences and internships impart a worldwide view to the learners. 
The core subjects taught in the programme are Applied Sociology, Comparative Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Collective Behavior, Crime and Delinquency, Community and Demography. The programme aims to provide a systematic introduction to sociology and its basic concepts. The students are exposed to divergent perspectives in sociology to make sure that they acquire the necessary skills to understand a context s various social phenomena.

Programme Educational Objectives(PEO)

  • PEO1: The graduate will have understanding of concepts and principles of different disciplines of humanities, social sciences and languages and their inter-relation.
  • PEO2: The graduate will have a detailed understanding of the selected core discipline of study.
  • PEO3: The graduate will be apply an independent approach to address various issues related to the corearea of specialization by using appropriate theories and methodologies.
  • PEO4: The graduate will have developed personal and professional skills for application inworkplace, community and personal life.

Program Outcomes(PO’s)
Program Outcomes of the BA Sociology program are:

  • PO1: Content Knowledge: Understand the key concepts, constructs and statistical techniques ofcore sociological concepts.
  • PO2: Understanding of Theory: Identify theories and concepts from classical and contemporary sociological theories.
  • PO3: Communication Skills: Demonstrate the ability to communicate sociological knowledge to others.
  • PO4: Research skills: Develop an ability to use social scientific research methods to address sociological questions.
  • PO5: Analytical Skills: Possess analytical skills in areas such as policy analysis, administration/ management, communication, quantitative analysis and problem-solving.
  • PO6: Individual and Team Work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams, and in multidisciplinary settings
  • PO7: Ethics: Apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and norms of Sociology
  • PO8: Life-Long Learning: Recognize the need for, and have the preparation and ability to engage in independent and life-long learning

Program Specific Outcomes (PSO’s)
Program Specific Outcomes of the BA Sociology program are:

  • PSO1: Ability to investigate and understand social behaviour of people within groups, organizations and societies
  • PSO2: Learning application of theory and research to social problems.
  • PSO3: Develop student‘s competency in skills of Sociological analysis and critical thinking

This course is for individuals who...

interested in understanding the behavioural patterns of the society and the individuals within. This programme helps to develop an understanding of the key concepts constructs and statistical techniques of core sociological concepts.  
 

Students who are looking for...

a career n the versatile job market. Students would be able to explore their limits by deep analysis of theories and concepts from classical and contemporary sociology.
 

Course Fee
For National Students
1st Year 100000 2nd Year 103000 3rd Year 106090
For International Students
Fee Per Semester Fee Per Year
1950 3800*
Programme Structure

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

 

Teaching Load

 

 

L

T

P

Credits

 

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1

A070101T/ BSO151

Introduction to Basic Concepts of Sociology

5

1

0

6

 

2

BSO152

Sociological Theory- I

5

1

0

6

 

3

BSO153

Social Welfare in India

5

1

0

6

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

4

BSP155

Minor Project I

 

 

 

2

 
 

 

 

Vocational/Co-Curricular

 

5

 

Fundamentals of MS Word for Academic Writing / Introduction to Yoga/ Professional Skills-I/ Fundamentals of Remote Sensing

 

 

 

3

 

6

Z010101T

Food, Nutrition and Hygiene (Credits 2)

 

 

 

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS

25

 

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

 

L

T

P

 

THEORY SUBJECTS

 

1

BSO158

Sociological Theory- II

5

1

0

6

 

2

A070201T/ BSO157

Society in India: Structure, Organization & Change

4

0

0

4

 
 

3

BSO 156

Social Institutions

5

1

0

6

 

Minor Elective (Subject 4)

 

4

 

Minor Elective (To be chosen by the student)

0

0

0

4

 
 

 

BSO159

Corporate Social Responsibility and Social Entrepreneurship (offered by Sociology Department to other Schools)

 

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

5

A070202P/ BSP161

Writing skill development on topics of Contemporary Sociological Importance

0

0

4

2

 

Vocational/ Co-curricular

 

6

 

Fundamentals of Power Point for Academic Presentation / Basics of Yogic Science/ Professional Skills-II/ Fundamentals of GIS & GPS

 

 

 

3

 

7

Z020201

First Aid and Health

 

 

 

2

 

TOTAL CREDITS

27

 

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

A070401T/BSO251

Social Change and Social Movements

5

1

0

6

2

BSO252/BSO253

Urban Sociology (Optional)/ Rural Sociology (Optional)

5

1

0

6

3

BSO254

Industrial Sociology

5

1

0

6

Vocational/ Co-curricular

4

 

Fundamentals of Excel for Data Analysis / Applied Yoga/Professional Skills- III/ Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS: Digital Image Processing

 

 

 

3

5

Z03031

Human Values and Environment studies

 

 

 

2

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

6

CCU701

Community Connect

0

2

0

2

TOTAL CREDITS

25

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

A070401T/BSO256

Social Problems & Social Development in India

4

0

0

4

2

BSO257

Sociology of Everyday

5

1

0

6

3

BSO258

Sociology of Environment

5

1

0

6

Minor Elective (Subject IV)

4

 

Minor Elective To be chosen by the student

 

 

 

4

 

BSO259

Human Rights, Constitution and Social Justice (offered by Department of Sociology to all students)

4

0

0

4

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

5

A070402R/BS P261

Project on Sustainable Society

0

0

4

2

Vocational/ Co-curricular

6

 

Techniques of Yogic Therapy/ Digital Social Research/Professional Skills-IV/Remote Sensing and GIS Applications

 

 

 

3

7

Z040401

Physical Education and Yoga

 

 

 

2

TOTAL CREDITS

27

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

A070501T/BSO352

Pioneers of Western Sociological Thought

4

1

0

5

2

A070502T/BSO351

Research Methodology in Social Sciences Indian

4

1

0

5

3

BSO353

Anthropology                            (Open to all)

4

1

0

5

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

A070503P/BSP354

Practical Application of Research Methodology

0

0

6

3

 

BSP355

Major Project I

 

 

 

6

Vocational/ Co-curricular

 

Z050501
 

Analytic Ability and Digital Awareness

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL CREDITS

26

S. N o.

Paper ID

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

 

A070602T/BSO356

Gender and Society

4

1

0

5

2

 

A070601T/BSO357

Pioneers of Indian Sociology

4

1

0

5

3

 

BSO358

Sociology  of Religion

4

1

0

5

Minor Elective (Subject IV)

4

 

 

Minor Elective To be chosen by the student from basket

0

0

4

4

 

 

BSO359

Visual Anthropology (Minor elective offered by Department of Sociology)

 

 

 

 

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

5

 

A070603R/BSP360

Field Work/Case Study/Project Work

0

0

6

3

Vocational/Co-curricular

6

 

Z060601

Communication Skills and Personality Development

 

 

 

2

TOTAL CREDITS

24

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

BSO451

Population and Society

5

1

0

6

2

BSO452

Media and Society

4

1

1

6

3

BSO453

Business Anthropology

4

1

1

6

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

4

BSP455

Major Research Project I

 

 

 

8

TOTAL CREDITS

20

S. No.

Subject Code

Subjects

Teaching Load

Credits

L

T

P

THEORY SUBJECTS

1

BSO456

Political Sociology

5

1

0

6

2

BSO457

Economy and Society

5

1

0

6

Practical/Viva-Voce/Jury

 

BSP458

Major Research Project- II

 

 

 

8

TOTAL CREDITS

20

Eligibility Criteria
For National Students
  • Sr. Secondary (10+2) with minimum 50% marks.
  • Proficiency in English Communication.
For International Students The eligibility criterion for all programs for international applicants is minimum 50% in the qualifying examination and having studied the pre-requisite subjects for admission in to the desired program.
Career path you can choose after the course
  • Correctional Officer
  • Market Researcher
  • Social Work Assistant
  • Caseworker
  • Probation Officer
  • Educator
  • Consultant
  • Statistician
  • Criminologist
  • Therapist
  • Private Practice
  • Avenica
  • London School of Economics
  • IBM
  • Google
  • UNESCO
  • WHO
  • Mudra
  •   McCann- Erickson
  • PHED

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