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Thursday, November 22, 2007

M.A. Syllabus Sociology

For M.A. Course, the Department is currently offering the following courses . Each course carries 4 credits. This course is spread over four semesters as follows:
SOC R 411 History of Social Thought
SOC R 412 Social Stratification Concepts and Theories
SOC R 413 Theories of Development
SOC R 414 Basic Social Statistics
SOC R 425 Positivist Sociological Theories
SOC R 426 Methodology of Social Sciences
SOC M 521 Population and Society
SIC M 621 Social Dimensions of development
SOC M 721 Urban Sociology, Concepts and Theories
SOC M 821 Peasant and Rural Sociology in India
SOC M 921 Sociology of Family
SOC M 1021 Fundamentals of Industrial Sociology
SOC O 1121 Sociology of Health-Concepts and Theories
SOC O 1122 Organizational Theory
SOC O 1123 Advanced Social Statistics
SOC O 1124 Sociology of Legal Systems
SOC R 437 Interpretitive Sociological Theories
SOC R 438 Methods and Techniques in Social Research
SOC M 532 Basic Methods in Population Studies
SOC M 632 Social Development in India
SOC M 732 Urban Society in India
SOC M 832 Peasant Movements in India
SOC M 932 Sociology of Gender Roles
SOC M 1032 Industrial Sociology in India
SOC O 1131 Social Aspects of Health Care
SOC O 1132 Organizational Structure and Development
SOC O 1133 Sociology of deviance: Concepts and Theories
SOC O 1134 Political Sociology: Concepts & Theoris
SOC O 1135/1143 Dissertation III & IV Semesters
SOC R 449 Perspectives on Indian Society
SOC M 543 Determinants and Consequences of Population Growth
SOC M 544/744 Sociology of Human Migration
SOC M 644/844 Rural Development in India
SOC M 645 Entrepreneurship and Development
SOC M 743 Urban Problems
SOC M 843/646 Environmental Crisis and Sustainable Development
SOC M 1043 Political Economy of Industrialization and Labour
SOC M 1044 Organized and Unorganized Labour in India
SOC O 1141 Community Health
SOC O 1142 Social Problems
SOC O 1143 Dissertation (III & IV Semesters)*
There are three categories of courses (1)SOC R- Required (Compulsory Courses) (2) SOC M-Majoring Courses (3) SOC O- Open Courses/dissertation. Each student is required to complete successfully 64 credit hour of course work for the award of M.A. Degree.
The break up of the credit hours is as follows:
Courses Category No. of courses available credit hours
1.SOC R- Required (compulsory)course 9 9x4 = 36
2 SOC M- Majoring Courses 6 4x4 = 16
3.SOC O- Open courses/courses from Majoring 10 3x3 = 12areas other than the one he/she has already optedas Majoring area.
Total = 64
The field dissertation will carry 8 credits (200 marks) and will spread over 2 semesters, i.e. Semester III and Semester IV. Only those students who have scored 400 marks during Ist year (I and II semester combined) taking not more than a total of 32 credits will be allowed to take up the field dissertation.
There are 4 majoring areas out of which a student is required to opt for one Majoring area only. He /She will be required to take up four courses in that particular Majoring area with the break up: one each in second and third semesters and two in fourth semester. A student who opts for a particular Majoring area in the second semester will not be allowed to change the area subsequently. Course offering depends upon the availability of faculty during a particular semester. Out of the Open courses/dissertation, each student is required to take up 3 additional courses (over and above the required courses and courses in the Majoring areas, as indicated above). In any given semester a student will ordinarily have to take four courses.

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