B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN SOCIOLOGY

Sociology deals with the intricacies of social world, psychological aspects of men and women, issues such as racism, how people deal with social status and respect, and other major questions that define life as a human being. In other words, it can be defined as the systematic study of human society, culture, and relationships on a collective level. It also explains how social relationships and cultural understanding shape life chances, experiences, attitudes and actions of individuals and groups.

Sociology can be distinguished into various sub- branches, with more popular ones being psychology and anthropology. Social psychology studies the range of attitudes or feelings of each individual person whereas anthropology focuses more on how human society has changed over time. Undergraduate sociology primarily provides valuable insights into social factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, age, education, and social class that affect work and in general, and operations of organizations.

ELIGIBILITY FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

  • 10+2
  • Course Duration – 3 years
  • Minimum Percentage Required – 45%
  • Age Limit – No Age Limit

CORE TOPICS/SUBJECTS COVERED IN THIS COURSE (B.A. SOCIOLOGY)

  • Sociology: Nature, Scope and Significance;
  • Relationship with History, Economics, Political Science, Anthropology and Psychology
  • Basic Concepts: Society, Community, Association, Social Structure, Status & Role, Norms and Values
  • Social Groups & Processes: Definition, Nature and types of Groups- Primary Secondary & Reference Group; Processes- Co-operation, Connect and Accommodation.
  • Social Institutions: Marriage, Family, Kinship and Religion; Their Functions and Features
  • Societies: Types and Characteristics- Tribal, Rural, Urban, Industrial and Post-Industrial.
  • Culture: Definition and Nature; Types- Material and Non- Material. Socialization: Its importance, Process and Stages. Social Control: Its Types and Means.
  • Processes of Social Change: Characteristic Features of Industrialization, Modernization, Globalization and Secularization
  • Social Stratification:
  • Concept and Bases; Forms- Caste, Class, Power & Gender
  • Social Research: Definition, Nature and purpose; Steps in Social Research; Problem of Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research
  • Research Method: Research Designs; Social Survey; Hypothesis- Types & significance; Sampling and Sampling Procedure
  • Techniques of Data Collection: Types of Data; Techniques- Observation, Interview, Questionnaire, Schedule and Case Study
  • Statistical Analysis and Use of Computer in Social Research: Classification and Tabulation of data; Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode; Use of Computers in Social Research.
  • Evolution of Indian Society: Traditional bases of Indian Society; Unity and Diversity in India; India as a Pl
  • Development Programs in India: Development Program in India; the Five-Year Plans, Community Development Program, Panchayat Raj; Impact of new Panchayati Raj on Women Empowerment
  • Positivism: Comte’s Law of three stages, Social Static & Dynamics, Evolutionism- Spencer’s Evolutionary Approach
  • Functionalism: Durkheim’s’ Concept of Social Fact, Division of labour in Society; Radcliffe Brown’s Structural Functional Approach
  • Conflict:
  • Marx’s concept of Dialectical Historical Materialism, Class & Class Conflict;
  • Closer’s Approach to Social Conflict
  • Inter-factionalism: Weber’s Interpretative Sociology; Types of Social Action; G.H. Mead’s Concept of Self & Society
  • Demographic Processes: Fertility, Mortality and Migration
  • Population Theories: Malthusian, Demographic Transition and Optimum Population Theory
  • Population Composition in India: Age Structure, Sex-Ratio, Rural-Urban Composition, Literacy in India
  • Population Planning and Control: Needs and Objectives; Population Policy of India, National Rural Health
  • Mission
  • Environment and Society-Optional II)
  • Environment and its Concepts: Ecology, Eco-system, Environment and Society – their inter-relations; Ecofeminism
  • Environmental Issues: Sustainable Development, Industrialization and Development, Urbanization and Development, Environmental Degradation
  • Environment and Development: Global Efforts for Resource Conservation, Environmental Movements: Chipko Movement, Narmada Bachao Andolan, Ganga Bachao Abhyan; Forest Rights.
  • Contemporary Environmental Problems: Problems of Water, Deforestation, Urban Wastes, Slums, Global Warming and Climate Change.
  • Rural Society: (Structure and Change-Optional-III)
  • Introduction to Rural Sociology: Origin, Nature, Subject Matter and Importance.
  • Rural Social Structure: Caste and Class in Rural Set Up, Inter Caste Relation with reference to Jajmani System;
  • Rural Family and changing pattern
  • Rural Economy: Land Tenure System, Land Reforms; Green Revolution and Its Impact; Bonded and Migrant
  • Labourers; Major Changes in Rural Society.
  • Rural Political Structure: Traditional Caste and Village Panchayats; Panchayati Raj before and after 73 Constitutional Amendment, Panchayati Raj and Empowerment of Women.

B.A. (SOCIOLOGY) ELIGIBILITY AND PROCEDURE FOR ADMISSION

The selection for admission to the program is merit based. For direct admission, student must have scored the percentage declared in the cut off list. In case of entrance test, the shortlist of candidates is prepared on the basis of performance in entrance test and some weightage is also given to the marks scored in 10+2 examination.

EMPLOYMENT AREAS FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

  • Corporate Research Firms
  • Communications Industries
  • MNCs
  • Criminal Justice Field
  • Educational Institutes
  • Labour Unions
  • Prisons
  • Social Work Departments
  • Trade Associations
  • Humanitarian Organizations (UNO)

RECRUITMENT COMPANIES FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

  • UN
  • UNICEF
  • Help Age India
  • Nudge Foundation
  • Teach for India
  • Rang De
  • NGOs
  • Universities
  • Media Organizations
  • Research Firms

B.A. (SOCIOLOGY) JOB PROFILES

  • Census Worker
  • Family Counsellor
  • Human Services Assistant
  • Social Worker
  • Labour Leader
  • Market Survey Researcher
  • Community Service Worker
  • Marriage Counsellor
  • Research Assistant

GOVERNMENT JOBS FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

A candidate with a bachelor’s degree in sociology can apply to different jobs through the test conducted by following organization in the government sector.

  • Union Public Service Commission
  • Staff Selection Commission
  • Indian Forest Services
  • Public Sector Banks
  • State PCS
  • Indian Defense Services
  • ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization)
  • Indian Railways
  • IBPS
  • Teaching profession in government sector after B.Sc.

To start the career as teacher in schools, you should have a B.Ed. along with basic degree.

TOP COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

  1. LOYOLA COLLEGE, CHENNAI
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 4,614 per year
  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1925
  • AFFILIATED TO – University of Madras
  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. XAVIER’S COLLEGE, MUMBAI
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 5,025 per year
  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1869
  • AFFILIATED TO – University Of Mumbai
  • PRIVATE UNIVERSITY

  1. MIRANDA HOUSE COLLEGE, NEW DELHI
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 12,160 per year
  • APPROVED BY – NAAC
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1948
  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University
  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. CHRIST UNIVERSITY, BANGALORE
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 63,267 per year
  • APPROVED BY – UGC, NAAC-A
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1969
  • AFFILIATED TO – Self University

  1. HINDU COLLEGE, NEW DELHI
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 14,787 per year
  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1899
  • AFFILIATED TO – Delhi University
  • PUBLIC UNIVERSITY

  1. MAHATMA GANDHI MEMORIAL COLLEGE (MGM), KARNATAKA
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 1,120 per year
  • APPROVED BY – NAAC-A
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1949
  • AFFILIATED TO – Mangalore University
  • PUBLIC COLLEGE

DISTANCE / CORRESPONDENCE COLLEGES FOR B.A. (SOCIOLOGY)

  1. INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL OPEN UNIVERSITY (IGNOU), NEW DELHI
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES – 2,400 per year
  • APPROVED BY – NCTE, AICTE, NAAC
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1985
  • AFFILIATED TO – Open University

  1. BJB AUTONOMOUS COLLEGE (BJBAC), BHUBANESWAR
  • COURSE DURATION – 3 years
  • COURSE FEES –
  • APPROVED BY – NAAC, UGC
  • ESTABLISHED IN – 1982
  • AFFILIATED TO – Utkal University, Bhubaneswar
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