Bachelor of Arts (Honors) [B.A.(Hons.)] (Sociology)

Programme Overview

Duration: 3 Years | Programme Code: 090210

Sociology encompasses the study of human behavior, its causes and consequence; and social interaction of people in groups to understand how societies organize, develop and change. Sociologists also study the role that social institutions have on humans’ perspective and identity. B.A. Hons. Sociology programme is designed to impart a keen understanding of human activities, interactions with a special emphasis on all aspects of human experience and its interrelationship with society.

Programme Educational Objectives

  • To provide instructions to enable students to understand human behaviour within a social context.
  • To help students achieve competence in understanding, critically assessing, and using major sociological concepts.
  • Introduce students to the varied theoretical perspectives of sociology.
  • Encourage in learners an appreciation and respect for cultural diversity in societies.

Programme Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme the graduate would be able to :

  • Describe and critically analyze the assumptions that underlie particular theoretical perspectives.
  • Apply various theoretical perspectives to issues in society.
  • Critique sociological research reported in popular or scholarly publications by describing the research problem, methodology, and results.

Some of the major areas that will be covered

Introduction to Sociology, Sociology of India, Sociology of Religion, Economic Sociology, Sociology of Kinship, Political Sociology, Sociological Theories, Social Stratification, Methods in Sociological Research.