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Sociology

M.A in Sociology

Vision of Faculty of Social Sciences:

The Faculty of Social Sciences of DBU seeks to maintain a commitment to the pursuit of excellence by assisting students to develop a capacity for independent thought, critical analysis, self-awareness and social awareness. As social sciences deals with society, thus, Faculty of Social Sciences aims to foster multi-dimensional research to promote social and educational development of the society at a global level. By keeping in view the Indian society, the department cultivates multi-disciplinary and inter-disciplinary collaboration by preserving a climate of intellectual freedom, fostering ethical and moral values, social attitudes and approaches that encourage towards community service and involvement. It is dedicated to the development of the Indian Society. The Faculty aims to be excellent provider of education equipping future professionals with extensive specialist knowledge and a strong sense of ethics, a renowned centre of research, with clearly defined research goals. The Faculty also seeks to become an active participant in creating and implementing strategies for addressing social issues with a strong focus on challenges faced by Indian Society.

 

Mission of Faculty of Social Sciences:

M1: To advance, promote and excel in field of social research to develop Indian society.

M2: To promote Qualitative teaching, research, innovation.

M3: To promote core values of integrity, commitment, respect, loyality among students.

M4: To develop Social Sciences department at a global level through cutting-edge

research that leads to social, economic and political development of a society.

M5: To create spirit of community service and public service and intellectual leadership among students.

M6: To build an open academic community with a shared culture stemming from its core values, including an ability to reach informed and effective consensus.

M7: To Promote and value innovative learning experiences that will enable our students/graduates to develop wide, tolerant, and cosmopolitan ideas that can help them to be better prepared to function in a diverse, demanding, and global society.

M8: To teach courses to students that will fulfill the general education requirement as well as to achieve advanced study as part of their selected major program such as economics, history, or sociology or a specialization in International Studies, and to provide support for professional programs.

 

PROGRAMME OUT COME (Pos): Ph.D

PO1: Understand and apply analytical skills to social phenomena in order to understand human behavior.

PO2: Foster personal growth and better appreciate the diverse social world in which we live

PO3: Understand the role of individuals and institutions within the context of society.
PO4: Assess different social science theories and concepts and understand the distinction betweenempiricalmethodinquiry.
PO5: Utilize appropriate information literacy skills in written and oral communication.
PO6:  Understand the diversity of human experience and thought, individually and collectively.
PO7: Apply knowledge and skills to contemporary problems and issues.
PO8: Articulate the major conceptual, methodological and theoretical approaches taken by the social sciences disciplines in the study of human origins, development, thought, behavior, and institutions.
PO9: Demonstrate the ability to design and complete original research works and an anappreciationforthe value of professional conduct.
PO10: Understand the importance of experiential learning

 

PROGRAM EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

PEO1: To produce competent teachers for undertaking higher studies & research problems in educational institutions.

PEO 2: To produce competent politicians to serve the country well.

PEO 3: To make aware students of their political culture, environment.

PEO 4: To make students rational beings for making better political society.

 

Ph.D Psychology, SocialSciences, Political Sciences& History

PROGRAMME SPECIFIC OUTCOME (PSOs):Ph.D

 

PSO1: To offer a comprehensive and up-to-date review of the major fields of Political Science, Sociology, Psychology and History

PSO2: To provide the students with a rigorous conceptual framework, basic analytical tools and sound methodological training in the discipline.

PSO3:To cover the major fields of Political Science, Sociology, History and Psychology (Comparative Studies, International Relations, Theories) and offers a rich set of specialization possibilities.

 

Subject Title: Research Methodology

Subject Code: MPHD -101

Course Outcome

CO 1: Understand some basic concepts of research and its methodologies

CO 2: Identify appropriate research topics

CO 3: Select and define appropriate research problem and parameters

CO 4: prepare a project proposal (to undertake a project)

CO 5: Organize and conduct research (advanced project) in a more appropriate manner

CO6: Write a research report and thesis

 

Title of the Course: Social Thought, Change and Development

Subject Code: MPHD -148

Course outcome:

CO1: Understand meanings and significance of social transformation

CO2: Develop ability to critically engage with contemporary changes

CO3: Facilitate theoretical thinking about transformation

 

Title of the Course: Recent Trends and Issues in Indian Politics

Subject Code: MPHD -130           

Course outcome:

CO1: To understand the context of Indian Politics

CO2: To develop the ability to use critical, analytical, and reflective thinking and reasoning

CO3: To acquire the ability to reflect on social and ethical responsibilities in professional life

 

Title of the Course: Psychology

Subject Code: MPHD-155                                                                             

Course Outcome:

CO1: To recognize aspects of social psychology, including the fundamental attribution error, biases, social roles, and social norms, in your daily life.

CO2: To use scientific reasoning to interpret psychological phenomena

CO3: To demonstrate psychology information literacy

 

Title of the Course: Recent Trends and Approaches in History

Subject Code: MPHD -135

CourseOutcome:

CO1: To formulate basis of modern India through different concepts like modernity,Ruleof Law etc.

CO2: To understand the present existing social, political, religious and economic conditions of the people.

CO3: To analyze relationship between the past and the present is lively presented in the history.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES (POS) (M.A. SOCIOLOGY)

 

PO1:Sociological knowledge: Apply the knowledge of Indian society and World social systems, social issues, social structure and other systems functioning in the society.

PO2:Problem analysis: Identify, formulate, research literature, and analyze social problems such as Unemployment, Poverty, drug addiction, etc to attain the substantiated conclusions using techniques of research, ideas, fieldwork.

PO3: Development of solutions: Solutions are developed for complex social issues or problems so that government policies can be designed in a way that can benefit public. Governance will be directed towards employment policies, Education, environmental policies.

PO4:Conduct investigations of complex problems: Use research-based knowledge including Research problems, Fieldwork, analysis and interpretation of data such as interviews, case studies of the information to provide valid conclusions.

PO5:Modern tool usage: Create, select, and apply appropriate research techniques and resources to discover new research and give solutions to social problems with an understanding of the limitations.

PO6: The Sociologist and society: Apply rationality informed by the contextual and practical knowledge through surroundings and social policies to govern society, for better health, security, education and legal.To become a good sociologist to serve the society.

PO7: Environment and sustainability: Understand the administration in context of societal and environment to bring solutions and demonstrate the knowledge to develop environmental policies that lead to sustainable development.

PO8: Ethics: As Sociology deals with individuals and society so it helps to apply ethical principles and commit to professional ethics and responsibilities and norms of  Good Governance.

PO9:Individual and team work: Function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in teams, and in multidisciplinary settings.

PO10:Communication: Communicate effectively with the society. Be able to comprehend, analyse and write effective research papers. Make effective presentations, become good orator, deals directly with society as a sociologist.

PO11:Project management and finance: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Sociology and management principles and apply these to one’s own work, as a member of a society or sociologist. Manage projects in various social platforms.

PO12:Life-long learning: It provides solid and life-long learning for politics and government of a society so that one can adapt with new social changes and can bring some positive attitude.

PROGRAM SPECIFIC OUTCOMES

On completing M. A. Sociology programme, the students will attain:

PSO 1: Develop effective communication, written and oral, about the field of sociology within the classroom and through a variety of arenas including service learning, international experiences, student research, and internships

PSO 2: Be able to effectively engage with and apply their “sociological imagination” to think critically about the social world and what separates sociology from other social science disciplines

 

 

Department of Sociology

M.A. Sociology (Semester- 1)

 

Subject Code: MAS 101

Title of the course: General Sociology

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The course is intended to introduce the students to a sociological way of thinking. It provides an understanding of the discipline of Sociology and sociological perspective.

CO2: The course helps students to understand social institutions like marriage, family, kinship, etc.

CO3: To help students to understand the process of socialization.

CO4: To help the understand of social stratification in Indian society.

 

Subject Code: MAS 102

Title of the course: Indian Society

Course Outcomes:

CO1: The course aims to provide the knowledge of dharma, karma, purshartha,varna and ashrama system from ideoalogical perspective.

CO2: To make learner understand the origin and features of caste system in Indian society.

CO3: To help students understand the tribal social structure.

CO4: The course helps to understand the urban stratification.

 

Subject Code: MAS 103

Title of the course: Sociological and Anthropological Theories-I

Course Outcomes:

CO1 :The course aims to provide knowledge of evolutionary theories such as law of three stages.

CO2: To make learner understand law of evolutionary theories

CO3: The course helps students to learn social action theories

CO4: To help students explore the contribution of social thinkers like M.K. Gandhi

 

Subject Code: MAS 104

Title of the course: Gender and Society

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to make the students understand the gender roles.
  • To make learner understand gender inequality in home as well as at work place.
  • The course helps students to understand the issues and challenges faced by women in thesociety.
  • To help students understand about the women empowerment

 

Semester-II

Subject code: MAS 201

Title of the course: Social Change and Social Problems in India

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to make the students understand the process of social change
  • To make learner understand the causes and consequences of social movements.
  • The course helps students understand how social thinkers explain social problems

through their theories.

  • To help students understand various social problems of Indian society and what measures should be taken to eradicate theseproblems.

 

Subject Code: MAS 202

Title of the course: Perspectives on Indian Society

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge of caste system through the Indian sociological thinkers such as G.S. Ghurye.
  • To make students understand the structure of Coorgs.
  • The course helps to students understand the Marxist perspective.
  • To help students understand the Dalit liberation from subaltern perspectives.

 

Subject Code: MAS 203

Title of the course: Sociological and Anthropological Theories-II

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to understand the studentsclass and class conflict from Marx’s point of view
  • To help understand the social conflict from Darehndrof’s perspective.
  • The course helps students to understand the contribution of western Marxist thinkers.
  • To understand the problems of legitimation given by Habermas in his theory.

 

Subject Code: MAS 204

Title of the course: Methodology of Social Research

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge to students how research is done.
  • To make learner understand how to formulate research design, methods of data collection.
  • The course helps students to understand the scaling techniques.
  • This paper aims to acquaint students with empirical field data collection, analysis and writing analytical and standard dissertation or research report in sociology.

 

Semester-III

 

Subject Code: MAS 301

Title of the cours: Positivistic Sociological Theories

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge to students of positivistic sociological theories.
  • To make learner understand the contribution of functionalist and structural-functionalist thinkers in sociology
  • The course helps students to understand the theories of structuralism and structuration.
  • This course aims to provide the knowledge of conflict theories.

Subject Code: MAS 302

Title of the course: Problem of Urban India

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge tounderstanding about trends of urbanization in India and impact of urbanization on Indian society
  • To help understand the impact of environmental problems such as pollution on urban society
  • This course provides an exposure to key theoretical perspectives for understanding urban life in historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Develop awareness about urban problems and policies adopted to solve such problems.

 

 

Subject Code: MAS 303

Title of the course: Environmental Sociology

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge of origin and development of environmental sociology.
  • To help students to understand theenvironmental issues from the theoretical perspectives
  • This course provides an exposure to understand the social problems
  • To help understand the causes and impact of environmental movements.

 

Subject Code: MAS 304

Title of the course                        :       Industrial Sociology

Course Outcomes:

CO1. Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences, and give examples of these differences.

CO2. Demonstrate the historical/cultural context in which theories were developed.

CO3.  Apply basic theories or theoretical approaches in at least one area of social reality. Apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles and concepts to her/his own life

 

Subject Code                :          MAS 305

Title of the course      :           Political Sociology

Course Outcomes:

CO1. Student will get to know about relation of sociology with other streams of social sciences; students will alsorelate social issues with political and economic issues
CO2.  Compare and contrast basic theoretical orientations.
CO3. Describe how sociology differs from and is similar to other social sciences, and give examples of these differences.
CO4.   Demonstrate the historical/cultural context in which theories were developed.
CO5.   Apply basic theories or theoretical approaches in at least one area of social reality. Apply the sociological imagination, sociological principles and concepts to her/his own life

 

Subject Code: MAS 306

Title of the course: Sociology of Kinship

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to understand the nature and scope of kinship sociology.
  • To help students to understand theconcept of descent and alliance environmental issues from the theoretical perspectives
  • This course provides an exposure to understand the concept of incest taboos and exogamy
  • To help understand the kinship terminology

 

Semester-IV

 

Subject Code: MAS 401

Title of the course: Sociological and Anthropological Theories-II

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide knowledge to understand the symbolic interactionism theories.
  • To make learner understand the phenomenological theories.
  • To help the students to understand the contribution of thinkers like M. Foucault.
  • To help students to learn about the theories of post-modernism.

 

Subject Code: MAS 402

Title of the course :      Sociology of Development

Course Outcomes:

CO1. The course aims to provide the knowledge about the concept of development like  economic growth and human development.

CO2.To help the students understand the theories of development and underdevelopment like center-periphery and world system.

CO3. The course helps the students to understand the social structure and development.

CO4. To help students understand the impact of globalization on development

 

Title of the course :  Sociology of Aging

Course Outcomes:

CO1.  To student will study various strategies, programs and measures adopted in a modern society

CO2.  To bring about psychological, sociological and economic rehabilitation of elderly people

CO3.  To aware incoming generations about stresses and strains created by economic dislocation and physical disabilities for elderly people and to generate in them positive and respectful attitudes towards them

 

Subject Code: MAS 404

Title of the course: Sociology of Development

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge about the concept of development like economic growth and human development.
  • To help the students understand the theories of development and underdevelopment like center-periphery and world system.
  • The course helps the students to understand the social structure and development.
  • To help students understand the impact of globalization on development

 

Subject Code: MAS 403

Title of the course: Gender and Society-II

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to make the students understand the gender roles.
  • To provide the knowledge about the women’s movement in the West and India
  • The course helps the students to understand the role of women in family and work place.
  • To help students understand about the problems faced by women

 

Subject Code: MAS 406

Title of the course: Sociology of Mass Media and Popular Culture

(Option-iii)

Course Outcomes:

  • The course aims to provide the knowledge about the popular culture and mass media.
  • To help the students understand the popular culture and components of mass media.
  • It provides the knowledge about the festivals, fairs, etc.
  • To help the students understand the impact of globalization on mass media and popular culture
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M.A Sociology

Eligibility: Graduation with minimum 45% Marks in aggregate or 50% marks in relevant subject
Duration: 2 Years
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