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Bijoy Krishna Girls' College, Howrah

Estd : 1st August 1947. Affilliated to University of Calcutta

NCTE approved NAAC B accredited College with CPE status

Department of Sociology

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Dr. Dibyendu Ganguli

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Sociology & Head of the Dept

M.A., M.Phil, Ph.D.

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Anuradha Banerjee (Dasgupta)

SACT

M.A., M.Phil

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Suranjita Sur (Banerjee)

SACT

M.A., M.Phil

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Soumya Narayan Datta

SACT

M.A.

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About

  1. History of Dept.:- The Department of Sociology has started its journey in the year 2003 in Sociology General Course with an ordinary infrastructure and a handful of students. Later the department has started Sociology Honours Course in the year 2008.

 

  1. Mission & Vision:- The Department of Sociology is vigorously engaged in teaching, research, and community building activities. Sociology classes are rigorous, inclusive and inspiring which include integrity, human diversity and civic responsibility. Our teaching methods provide students to develop sociological imagination from everyday life. We offer a number of extension activities for the students to relate the subject with practical world outside the classroom.

 

  1. Achievements:-

i. Throughout good academic records in B.A. Honours programme by the departmental students.

ii. A number of students get admission in PG programme in Sociology and Social Work in various well known universities and institutions.

iii. Students from this department also passed NET/SET exams and get involved in college and university teaching

4.  Departmental Infrastructure:-

 i) One well equipped departmental class cum practical room.

ii) Departmental computers along with printer for the practical classes and official work purpose.

iii) Seminar Library.

5. Future Plan:-

i) The department has a plan to develop Visual Sociology Gallery / Laboratory.

ii)  Placement and job oriented activities and programmes for the well-being of our students.

 

4. Programme Specific Outcome (PSO)

Sociology is the study of human social relationships and institutions. The subject matter of sociology is diverse ranging from crime, religion, family, state, social class and racial divisions to the shared beliefs of a common culture and from social stability to radical change in societies.It seeks to understand all aspects of human social behavior, including the behavior of individuals. Sociology analyzes and explains important matters in our personal lives, our communities and the world. At the personal level, sociology investigates the social causes and consequences of such things as racial and gender identity, family conflict, deviant behaviour, aging etc. At the societal level, sociology examines and explains matters like crime and law, poverty and wealth and so forth. At the global level, sociology studies such phenomena as population growth and migration and economic development.

Students graduating with a bachelor’s degree in sociology will demonstrate the following:

  • Critical thinking: Demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate multiple and competing social, political and/or cultural arguments.
  • Sociological imagination: The ability to articulate and evaluate how individual biographies are shaped by social structures, social institutions, cultural routines and multiple segments of social difference and/ or inequality.
  • Communication: The ability to formulate effective and convincing written and verbal arguments.
  • Diversity: An awareness of how people of different cultural, religious and political belief systems interpret the world around them through those beliefs.
  • Sociological Theory: The ability to use and evaluate both classical and contemporary perspectives in sociological theory.
  • Methodology: The ability to interpret and evaluate several of the major social science research methodologies as well as the relationship between research questions and appropriate methods.
  • Substantive Areas: The ability to demonstrate knowledge of multiple key substantive areas within the field of sociology and evaluate competing perspectives.
  • Better understanding of real life situation: The ability to apply sociological concepts and theories to the real world and ultimately their everyday lives.
  • Analytical thinking: Field survey and preparation of dissertation paper is an inseparable part of Sociology undergraduate programme. Students have to collect primary data for census as well as his/her research topic and analyse the data to draw conclusions. So, qualitative and quantitative analytical skills are enhanced.
  • Observation power: A sensible observation power is necessary to identify the research problems in field study. So a perception about human society slowly grows up.
  • Communication skills and Social interaction power: Students of Sociology stream have to work beyond the class room boundary at the time of field study activities. As a result good communication skill develops while interacting with local people.
  • Ethical and Social Responsibility: Students have to learn about institutions, folkways, mores, culture, social control,social inequality, population composition, population policy, society and culture of India. All these help to instill among the students of Sociology a sense of ethical and social responsibility.
  • Professional and Career Opportunities: Students will have the opportunity to join professional careers in Sociology and allied fields. Sociology provides an intellectual background for students considering careers in social services, public policy, government service, NGOs and academia.
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5. Course Outcome:

CC-1:  Introductory Sociology-I

Unit 1: Sociology: Discipline and Perspective

Sociology is a discipline that makes it possible to see how individual experiences which mean how we act, think, feel and remember are connected to the wider society and the sociological perspective invites people to look at their familiar surroundings in a completely new manner. This part centralizes its focus on Sociological Thinking, Emergence of Sociology, Understanding Sociology as a Science and its relation with Common Sense and also on some basic concepts like Association, Aggregates, Community and a few others. Along with this analysis on Individual and Society, Concept and Agencies of Socialization and the meaning, characteristics and types of culture and so forth are also taken into account in this section.

Unit 2: Sociology and Other Social Sciences

The social sciences are subjects concerned with how humans interact with the world and sociology is interested in the study of society. Within the social sciences are such disciplines as economics, psychology, anthropology etc. Each is concerned with a piece of global human concerns. The subject matter emphasizes on the relation of some specific social sciences involving Social Anthropology, Psychology and History with Sociology.

Unit 3: Human Society

Human Society is a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations or a large social grouping sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. In this respect, this topic gives attention to Social Institutions and Social Processes, meaning, agencies and mechanisms of Social, Conformity and Deviance, definition and factors of Social Change and also stresses on Social Mobility.

 

CC-2:  Sociology of India-I

Unit 1: India: An Object of Knowledge

India is the second most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. The knowledge tradition of India is ancient and interrupted like the flow of the river Ganga. This segment investigates on the Colonial and Nationalist Discourses and also on the Subaltern Critique as an object of knowledge of India.

Unit 2: Indian Society: Concepts and Institutions

Indian society is a pluralistic society with a complex social order characterised by a multitude of ethnic, linguistic, religious and caste divisions. This topic introduces to some significant concepts and Institutions of Indian Society focusing on the Concept and Critique of Caste, Agrarian Classes, Profile and Location of Tribes, Structure and Change of Village, Principle and Pattern of Kinship and finally on the aspect of Religion and Society.

 

CC-3:  Introductory Sociology-II

Unit 1: On the Plurality of Sociological Perspective

The pioneering European sociologists offered a broad conceptualization of the fundamentals of society and its workings. Their views form the basis for today’s theoretical perspectives which provide sociologists with an orienting framework or a philosophical position for asking certain kinds of questions about society and its people. This introduces students to an overall understanding of different Sociological Perspectives.

Unit 2: Functionalism

The functionalist perspective sees society as a complex system whose parts work together to promote solidarity and stability. This approach looks at society through a macro-level orientation and broadly focuses on the social structures that shape society as a whole. Here discussions are centered on the General arguments of Functionalism and Contributions of Parsons and Merton towards Functionalism. Finally, it moves further on the critical overviews drawn by the leading Functionalist thinkers.

Unit 3: Interpretative Sociology

Interpretative Sociology is the study of society that concentrates on the meanings people associate to their social world. It strives to show that reality is constructed by people themselves in their daily lives. This issue highlights on the General arguments of Interpretative Sociology and the Contributions of Weber in the field of Interpretative Sociology.

Unit 4: Conflict Perspective

The conflict perspective derives from the ideas of Karl Marx who believed that society is a dynamic entity constantly undergoing change driven by class conflict. Here, the focus of attention is on the General arguments of Conflict theory and highlighting on the contributions of Dahrendorf and Coser in the domain of Conflict theory. Critical overview of Conflict theories are also discussed here.

Unit 5: Structuralism

Structuralism is a methodology that implies elements of human culture must be understood by way of their relationship to a broader, overarching system or structure. It works to uncover the structures that underlie all the things that humans do, think, perceive and feel.In this respect this subject matter provides the students with the General arguments of Structuralism and Levi Strauss’s Contributions towards framing Structuralism.

Unit 6: Feminist Perspective

Feminist sociology is a theoretical perspective which observes gender in its relation to power, both at the level of face-to-face interaction and reflexivity within a social structure at large. The issue of Feminist perspective draws on the General arguments, Stages of development of feminism and Varieties of feminist sociology.

 

CC-4:  Sociology of India-II

Unit 1: Ideas of India: India is a pluralistic society having a complex social order that comprises of a multitude of ethnic, religious, linguistic divisions etc. Hindus constitute the majority of the country’s population. This section focuses on the sociological ideas drawn by Mahatma Gandhi on Harijan and B.R.Ambedkar on Dalit and Hindu Society and also highlights on the Indological and ethnographical approaches of different social thinkers.

Unit 2: Resistance, Mobilization and Change: Resistance denotes a variety of active efforts and actions to oppose, fight and refuse to submit to abusive behaviour. This resistance generates mobilization which actually makes capable of movement involving people’s active participation and in turn creates change. Focusing on this issue this portion revolves on Dalit politics, Mobility and Change, Womens Movement, Peasant Movements etc.

Unit 3: Challenges to Civilization, State and Society: The Indian Civilization, State and Society have faced a number of challenges since the past. This unit emphasizes on Factors and Control Measures of Communalism, Significance, issues and Challenges of Secularism and the Concept and Growth Factors of Nationalism.

 

CC-5: Political Sociology

Unit 1: Contextualising the study of Politics: Politics designates on a set of activities that comprises of making decisions in groups or the power relationship between individuals such as resource distribution or status. The purpose of this unit is to give a brief introductory understanding of different notions, characteristics of politics drawn by political thinkers and philosophers that creates the structural framework of what constitutes Political Sociology.

Unit 2: Basic Concepts: Some important basic concepts that cover this portion are the meaning and types of influence of power and authority and also the characteristicsand distribution of power. It also gives a clear understanding on State-Society Relations, Concept of Citizenship and the Rights, Obligations and Civil Society. Finally it also highlights on the Nature and types of Elites and the Ruling Classes.

Unit 3: Political Systems: Political systems aim towards understanding on determining who holds power within the relationship of the government and its people and seeks to find out answer on the ways by which power of the government is used. So, this part analyses on the Meaning and Characteristics of Segmentary Political Systems and also Totalitarian and Democratic Political Systems.

Unit 4: Everyday State and Local Structures of Power in India: This enumerates the interconnections of Caste, Class and Patriarchy observed in the social context of India.

 

CC-6: Sociology of Religion

Unit 1: Religion as a Sociological Concept: Sociology of religion deals with the study of beliefs, practices and organizational forms of religion applying the tools and methods used in sociology. This unit introduces the students to the aspects of formulation of religion and the key approaches put forward by sociologists on the sociological meanings of religion ranging from the Sacred and Profane notions of Durkheim, the ideological weapon of religion of Marx to discussions on Weber on the relation between the Religious ethics and Economy and ultimately on Religion and Everyday Life within this domain of the sociology of Religion.

Unit 2: Elements of Religion: The main elements of religion are Beliefs, Myths or Stories, Sacred Texts, Ethics and Morality, Rituals, Symbols, Social Structures and Religious Experience. But this part   basically deals with some of the elements of religion like Sacred, Myth, Ritual, etc.

Unit 3: Religion and Society: Contemporary Direction: The relationship between religion and society is in a continuous process of change. In different forms and ways religion affects different societies that lead to a change in societies. It can be a driving force in a reactionary rather than in a radical way.  This part gives an emphasis on Religious Fundamentalism, Meaning, Characteristics and Factors of Secularism and Communalism, Religious Pluralism and lastly on Class, Gender and Sexuality as different strands of Diversity in Religion and Identity.

 

CC-7:  Sociology of Gender and Sexuality

Unit 1: Gendering Sociology: Gender is defined as the roles, behaviours, activities, attributes and opportunities that any society considers appropriate for men and women. This topic introduces students to have an overview of sociology of gender as a prominent subfield of sociology.

Unit 2: Gender as a social construct: The social construction of gender is a theory in feminism and sociology about the manifestations of cultural origins, mechanisms and corollaries of gender perception and expression in the context of interpersonal and group social interaction. This subject deals with several ways of understanding social construction of gender from a sociological viewpoint pointing specifically on Gender, Sex and Sexuality, Gender stereotyping and socialization, Gender role and identity, Gender stratification and inequality, Gender discrimination and patriarchy and Production of Masculinity and Feminity.

Unit 3: Gender: Differences and Inequalities: Gender differences are defined as biological differences between sexes which means how perceived differences may be culturally reinforced gendered behaviour that occur within supervision as opposed to actual biological differences among sexes while Gender inequality is the idea that men and women are not equal and that gender affects an individual’s living experience. The central focus of this issue is to learn about gender differences and inequalities based on class, caste, family, work, third gender and sexual violence.

Unit 4: Gender, Power and Resistance: The set of roles and behaviours that societies define as appropriate for men and women can be the cause and consequence of power relations from the sphere of the household to the highest levels of political decision making and Resistance from a gender outlook can be used to promote change. The subject matter highlights on Power and Subordination and also reflects on Resistance and movements with a specific emphasis on Chipko movement and Gulabi Gang.

 

CC-8: Economic Sociology

Unit 1: Perspectives in Economic Sociology: Economic Sociology is the study of the social cause and effect of various economic phenomena. This field can be classified into classical period and a contemporary one, known as “New economic sociology”. This section deals with some significant perspectives of Economic Sociology analysing on Formalism and Substantivism and New Economic Sociology.

Unit 2: Forms of Exchange: Exchange is a marketplace where securities, commodities, derivatives and other financial instruments are traded. The core function of exchange is to ensure fair and orderly trading and the efficient dissemination of price information for any securities trading on that exchange. This segment examines on Reciprocity and Gift and also on Exchange and Gift as two key forms of exchange in economic sociology.

Unit 3: Systems of Production and Consumption: Production is the process of combining various material inputs and immaterial inputs in order to make something for output while Consumption is the final purchase of goods and services by individuals. The subject matter investigates on the systems of Production and Consumption that includes Hunting and Gathering, Domestic Mode of Production, the Indian scenario of Peasant, Land revenue systems and some others.

Unit 4: Some Contemporary Issues in Economic Sociology: It is found in the sociology of economic life that contemporary economic sociology closely examines critical and contemporary issues. In this respect this subject looks upon some contemporary issues in Economic Sociology reflecting on Development and Globalisation.

 

CC-9: Population Studies

Unit 1: Introducing Population Studies: Population studies are broadly defined as the scientific study of human populations. The major areas that are studied include broad population dynamics, fertility and family dynamics and several other areas. Here, students are acquainted with a specific overall understanding of definition, nature and scope of population, the relation between Demography and Sociology and also to gather an idea on the concepts and approaches given by Malthus and Marx on population and on the key aspect of Demographic Transition Theory.

Unit 2: Population, Social Structure and Processes: Population structure refers to the composition of a population. Observing at the population structure of a place shows how the population is divided up between males and females of different age groups. Population processes are typically characterised by processes of birth and immigration and of death, emigration and catastrophe which correspond to the basic demographic processes and broad environmental effects to which a population is subject. This subject matter is concerned about Population size and Growth, Fertility, Culture and fertility, Mortality, Determinants etc.

Unit 3: Population, Gender and Migration: In population, gender studies can be applied to realise population development goals while Migration is the movement of people from one place to another with the intentions of settling, permanently or temporarily, at a new geographical region. In this respect, this chapter aims to emphasize on Women, Family, Status and fertility, Society and New Reproductive Technologies and finally on Types and consequences of Migration.

Unit 4: Population Dynamics and development: Population dynamics is the branch of life sciences that studies the size and age compositions of population as dynamical systems and the biological and environmental processes driving them. Examples are ageing populations, population growth or population decline. Population and development generally refers to the study of the consequences of population trends on socioeconomic development, human welfare and the natural environment. Students are able to learn on two key aspects of Population dynamics and development highlighting on Population as constraint and resources of development and also on the Population programmes and policies in India.

 

CC-10: Social Stratification

Unit 1: Introducing Stratification: This section familiarizes students on the meaning and forms of social Stratification.

Unit 2: Theories of Stratification: Social stratification can be examined from different sociological perspectives that consist of functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism. This subject is concerned about Marxian, Weberian and Functionalist theories of stratification.

Unit 3: Identities and Inequalities: On the basis of identities and Inequalities social stratification can be understood. In this sense, the present section reveals upon significant aspects of Caste, Race and Ethnicity and also on Feminism and Gendered Stratification to substantiate this issue.

Unit 4: Mobility and Reproduction: Within the context of social stratification this subject matter throws light on the meaning, forms and nature of Mobility and Reproduction and its institutionalised practices.

 

CC-11:  Sociological Thinker-I

Unit 1: Origin & development of sociology as a distinct discipline: Sociology is a branch of social science that deals with the study of society, patterns on social relationships, social interaction and culture that surround everyday life. This introductory unit traces on the origin and development of sociology as a distinct discipline through the Role of European Enlightenment along with the French, American and Industrial Revolutions. It further points towards the contributions of some social thinkers like Montesquieu, St. Simon and also Auguste Comte.

Unit 2: Karl Marx: Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist and sociologist who became a social revolutionary later on. Marx’s critical theories hold that human societies develop through class conflict. The major objective of this part is on Marx’s Materialistic Conception of History and the Capitalist Mode of Production.

Unit 3: Max Weber: Max Weber was a German sociologist and philosopher who did not believed in monocausal explanations. Instead he proposed that for any outcome there can be multiple causes. This unit has a deep insight on Weber’s Social Action and Ideal Types and also includes the relationship between Religion and Economy.

Unit 4: Emile Durkheim: Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist. His work was mostly concerned with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in an era of modernity in which traditional social and religious ties are no longer assumed and in which new social institutions have come into being. This portion covers Durkheim’s concept of Social Fact with a special focus on suicide as an e.g. of social fact. It also discusses the issue of Individual and Society through his discussion of Division of Labour.

 

CC-12:  Research Methods-I

Unit 1: The Logic of Social Research: Social research is a research conducted by social scientists that follows a systematic plan. The methodologies of social research can be classified as quantitative and qualitative. This chapter addresses the logic of social research highlighting on the notion, aims and types of social research and also helps to understand the theory and research relationships. In addition, it also gives significant attention to the basic definitions of concepts, Conceptualization, Operationalization and Hypothesis and throws a keen observation on Objectivity and Reflexivity of Social Research.

Unit 2: Methodological Perspective: A methodological perspective may refer to the way in which a researcher intends to carry out his or her research from the specified or known methods in a discipline. The key perspectives of research methods that are being discussed here are Positivist, Interpretative, Humanist and Feminist Method.

Unit 3: Modes of Enquiry: Modes of Enquiry are the configurations of strategies for ‘looking for answers’ that comes under “methodology” and ‘establishing their credibility’ that comes under “justification”. Some modes of enquiry for research that is being looked upon in this topic are the Steps of Research, Primary and Secondary data, Survey and Observation method as data collection methods, Questionnaire and Interview as Tools and techniques of data collection and analysing on Quantitative and Qualitative data.

Unit 4: Research Project-I: A research project is a scientific endeavour to answer a research question. In this aspect this unit emphasizes on the steps involved in writing a research proposal as a brief summary of the entire research that is to be conducted.

 

CC-13: Sociological Thinkers-II

Unit 1: Orientation to Post Classical Theories: This gives us to a deep insight on the Post Classical Theories in sociology that basically refers to different schools of sociology like structural functionalism, structuralism, pragmatism and so forth.

Unit 2: Talcott Parsons: Talcott Parsons was an American sociologist of the classical tradition. Based on empirical data, Parsons’ social action theory was the broad, systematic and generalizable theory of social systems developed in United States and Europe. This topic aims to provide a clear picture on the four kinds of action systems drawn by Talcott Parsons.

Unit 3: Claude Levi Strauss: Claude Levi Strauss was a French anthropologist and was also a leading exponent of structuralism. Structuralism has influenced twentieth century social science. This topic deals with the Structuralism approach drawn by Claude Levi Strauss.

Unit 4: G.H.Mead and Erving Goffman: G.H.Mead is a major figure in the history of American philosophy and is regarded as one of the founders of symbolic interactionism while Erving Goffman is considered by some as the most influential American sociologist of the twentieth century known for ‘Total institution’ and various symbolic interactionist concepts. This segment draws attention on the concept of self-described by G.H.Mead within the symbolic interactionalist perspective and also gives a detailed description of Erving Goffman’s Dramaturgy.

Unit 5: Peter L.Berger and Thomas Luckmann: Peter L.Berger was an Austrian born sociologist who became known for his work in the sociology of knowledge, the sociology of religion and various other arenas while the contributions of American-Austrian sociologist Thomas Luckmann were also central to studies in sociology of knowledge, sociology of religion and some other sub-fields. Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann‘s understanding of the social construction of reality is the prime focus of this section.

Unit 6: Max Horkheimer, T.W.Adorno and Herbert Marcuse: The Frankfurt School comprised of a group of scholars known not only for developing critical theory but also popularizing the dialectical method of learning by interrogating society’s contradictions. The main objective here is on the contribution of Max Horkheimer, T.W.Adorno and Herbert Marcuse as the prominent intellectuals of the Frankfurt school towards developing critical theory.

 

CC-14:  Research Methods-II

Unit 1: Doing Social Research: Social research is a research conducted by social scientists that follows a systematic plan. The methodologies of social research can be classified as quantitative and qualitative. This paper draws significance on some specific ways of doing social research investigating on the process of Social Research, types of research design, notions and types of sampling and also to an in-depth understanding of the Field.

Unit 2: Statistical Methods: Statistical methods are mathematical formulas, models and techniques that are used in statistical analysis of raw research data. Here, different statistical methods are introduced comprising of Levels of Measurement, Frequency distribution, Graphic techniques, Measures of Central Tendency and Measures of Dispersion.

Unit 3: Research Project-II: A research project is a scientific endeavour to answer a research question. This chapter aims to learn about Research Design, ways of conducting Field Work and preparing Report Writing and also give knowledge to create bibliography and citations.

 

SEC-A (1): Reading, Writing and Interpretation in Sociology

Unit 1: Introduction: The virtues of repetition - Textual reading and writing: This consists of a 3 day assignment. For the first day, students are told to prepare a summary comprising of very few sentences of a short academic text in one paragraph without prior guidance by the instructor.  For the second day assignment, students are again instructed to read the same text and after a brief discussion of CONTENT they are told to re-write the summary. Thus, the present assignment looks to finds out that whether the summary which is again written contains some of the most important points mentioned in the text and again in the third day assignment students are instructed to read the same text repeatedly for the second time and after a brief discussion of FORM they have to re-write the summary again. After this, it seeks to answer that whether the summary is well structured, clear and effective.

Unit 2: Techniques for reading:

2.1:Grasping the whole: Overview: In this stage, students are directed to have at an overview of understanding the entire text.

2.2: Divide and Conquer: Taking texts apart: In this level students are advised to have an indepth reading of the text by dividing each section apart comprising titles as the short summary of a text, introductions and conclusions, identifying important passages and sentences, distribution of emphasis, isolating words and terms to search for their meanings in dictionaries and encyclopaedias and finally contextualizing texts and taking the help of teachers or tutors if needed.

Units 3: Techniques for writing

3.1: Building a structure: What do you want to say?: Students are ordered to develop the structure of writing that will express the meaning that they want to convey through their structuring process i.e Firstly, creating stages of argument in the beginning, middle and conclusion, Secondly, working with blocks which suggests Sections, Paragraphs, Sentences, Thirdly, Sections and Paragraphs as key building blocks of academic prose and Fourthly length, balance and continuity of Sentences and Punctuation.

3.2: Borrowing material: Paraphrasing, Quoting,Citing:  Here, emphasis is given on borrowing material adopting the methods of paraphrasing, quoting and citing. Such materials should be kept free from plagiarism and quotations of When, Why and How along with specific citation styles should be used.

Unit 4: Interpretations - Peer Reviewing: Students are enjoined to practice evaluating each other’s work throughout the entire semester but the last week is thought to be standardized and a detailed exercise is given for the students involving a 3 day assignment. In the first day, the entire class of students is assigned to do an individualized, two-part composite reading and writing exercise designed by the instructor based on semester long experience of student abilities and interests. In the second day, students are assigned to evaluate and comment on the work of their colleague that indicates on the reading part of an individual assignment which would be randomly distributed. The teacher moderates discussion of strengths and weakness to comment on the ways of recognizing possession or lack of quality. In the third day, through interactive and moderated discussion, the writing part of the assignment would be similarly distributed for students to evaluate.

 

SEC-A (2): Gender Sensitization

Unit 1: What is Gender?:Gender is defined as the roles, behaviours, activities, attributes and opportunities that any society considers appropriate for men and women. This topic gives a conceptual understanding of Gender from diverse outlook investigating on Gender, Sex and Sexuality, Masculinity and Feminity, Private and Public Dichotomy and Gender Stereotypes.

Unit 2: Gender Construction: Gender construction refers to the process of creating gender differences that continuously exists in a society. This process leads to creating and changing a society’s vision of what it means to be a man or a woman. This segment studies the construction of gender on the issues beyond the gender binary and also through the ideas and Discrimination on LGBT.

Unit 3: Gender Practices and Policies: Gender practice denotes the routines, actions and thoughts that emerge with liminal awareness and centralised to the reproduction of structural and cultural arrangements while the prime aim of Gender policies is the creation of a clear vision and commitments to lead the process of gender mainstreaming and women empowerment that would escalate the achievement of gender equality, gender justice etc. This lesson introduces to some of the major Gender Practices highlighting on Gender Inequality reflected through Female Infanticide and Child Marriage etc. and to some essential Gender policies centering on the Overview and Awareness of POCSO Act, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 etc.

 

SEC-B (1): Statistical Reasoning for Sociology

Unit 1: Use of Statistics in Social Research: Statistics is a form of mathematical analysis that uses quantified models, representations and synopses for a given set of experimental data or real-life studies. It studies methodologies to gather, review, analyze and draw conclusions from data. The subject matter gives a brief understanding of Descriptive and Inferential Statistics.

Unit 2: Basic Concepts: This section introduces to some important concepts like Statistics, population, Parameter, Sample and variable.

Unit 3: Sampling: Sampling is a process used in statistical analysis in which a predetermined number of observations are taken from a larger population. The subdivision here analyses on the types and applications of sampling.

Unit 4: Frequency Distribution and Graphical Techniques: In statistics, Frequency Distribution is a list, table or graph that displays the frequency of various outcomes in a sample. Each entry in the table contains the frequency or count of the occurrences of values within a particular group or interval while Graphical Techniques include ways of analyzing, clarifying and interpreting numerical data collected through the use of charts and graphs. This unit makes the students to gain an in-depth knowledge about Frequency Distribution and Graphic Techniques.

Unit 5: Coding and Tabulation: Coding is the task of taking data and assigning it into categories. This allows us to turn normally qualitative data into quantitative or numerical data while Tabulation is a way of processing data by putting it in a table or chart with rows and columns. This segment gives an idea about Coding and Tabulation.

Unit 6: Central Tendency: In statistics, a Central Tendency is a central or typical value for a probability distribution. It might also be called a center or location of the distribution. The issue of Central Tendency looks on Mean, Median and Mode as subtopics of discussion.

Unit 7: Dispersion: In statistics, Dispersion is the extent to which a distribution is stretched or squeezed. In this connection, this portion draws attention towards Range, variance and Standard Deviation.

 

SEC-B (2): Theory and Practice of Development

Unit 1: What is development?: Development is a process that creates growth, progress, positive change or the addition of economic, social and demographical components etc. This introductory section deals with the brief understanding of the meaning of development and discusses various aspects based on the sociological context depicted by Economic sociologists, Developmental theorists etc.

Unit 2: Recent trends in Development and Post development: It stresses on the Developmental and Post development trends in the current scenario that covers Social development indicators, Sustainable development and debate between Growth and Development and also on Private-Public Partnership (PPP).

Unit 3: Social Services & development: This discusses on the conceptual framework of social service and the need of social service for socialization and development. It moves further on participatory development giving attention to Gender and Development (GAD), initiatives taken at the grassroots level and by the civil society and later on SHG and NGO. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also discussed.

Unit 4: Human Development: Growth vs. Development: Human Development is the science that looks towards understanding how and why the people of all ages and circumstances change or remain unchanged over time. It involves studying the human condition with capability approach as being its core. This draws focus on Development of dignity, Decentralisation of development with a key analysis on Panchayat and Municipality and also on MGNREGA and Digital India.

 

DSE-A (1): Urban Sociology

Unit 1: Introducing Urban Sociology: Urban Sociology is the sociological study of life and human interaction in metropolitan areas. It is a normative discipline of sociology seeking to study structures, environmental processes, changes and problems of an urban area and by doing so provide inputs for urban planning and policy making. This introductory unit revolves on the aspect of Emergence, Development and Importance of Urban Sociology, An Overview on Rural-Urban Continuum, Urban, Urbanism and Urbanity and lastly on Urbanization processes and patterns.

Unit 2: Perspectives in Urban Sociology: Urbanization is observed through the sociological perspectives of functionalism and conflict theory. Through these sociological approaches this unit focuses on Urban Sociology from the viewpoint of Ecological, Political Economy, Network and City as Culture.

Unit 3: Movements and Settlements with reference to India: Urban movements are social movements through which citizens attempt to achieve some control over their urban environment while urban settlements are urban or built-up areas with a high population density and infrastructure of build environment. Here Movements and Settlements with reference to India point towards the Meaning, Types and Factors of Migration, City and its types as types of Urban Settlements and on the Settlement Trends and its implications with respect to Smart Cities.

Unit 4: Urban Space: Problems with reference to India: Urban space refers to several urban areas and their related multicentric municipalities forming a whole in a single stretch. This issue highlights on Housing and Slum, Poverty, Crime and juvenile delinquency and Beggary.

 

DSE-A (2): Sociology of Work and Industry

Unit 1: Interlinking Work and Industry: Work could be defined as a task wherein you get paid monetarily. It deals with something, which you are involved in the intellectual, physical and emotional sphere whereas Industry is a group of productive enterprises or organizations that produce or supply goods, services or sources of income. Industries are classified as primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary while secondary industries are further classified as heavy and light. This topic introduces to the concept of work and Occupation and also Work in industrial society within the sociological arena.

Unit 2: Forms of Industrial Culture and Organisation: Industrial culture creates a cultural setting which fosters the development of new products and the redevelopment of traditional products as well as innovation in production and organisational processes. On the other, organisation is an entity such as a company, institution or an association comprising one or more people and having a particular purpose. The subtopics that are discussed here is on Industrialism, Post-industrial Society and Information Society.

Unit 3: Dimensions of Work: This section looks upon the Causes and Consequences of Alienation, issues on Gender like Women and Industry and also on Gender Discrimination in Work and finally on the Nature of Unpaid Work and Forced Labour as understanding the dimensions of work.

Unit 4: Work in the Informal Sector: This unit revolves on the Definition of Informal Sector and Informal Sector in Developing countries. It also deals with Women’s Work in the Informal Sector.

Unit 5: Risk, Hazard and Disaster: This chapter gives a brief analysis on the Nature and Types of Industrial Risk and its Hazards and Disasters and on the Dimensions and Trends of Vulnerability and Exposure.

 

DSE-A (3): Environmental Sociology

Unit 1: Envisioning Environmental Sociology: Environmental Sociology is the study of interactions between societies and their natural environment. This unit investigates on the Origin and New Directions, Realist-Constructionist Debate and on Major issues of Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation within the domain of Environmental Sociology.

Unit 2: Approaches: The Approaches related with Environmental Sociology deals with the New Environmental Paradigm of Human Ecology, Treadmill of Production, Ecological Modernization, Ecofeminism, Political Ecology and Ecological Marxism and Convergence of Different Approaches specifying on Sustainable Development.

Unit 3: Environmental Movements in India: Environmental movement is an international movement represented by a range of organisations from enterprises to grassroots and varies from country to country. Due to its large membership, varying and strong beliefs and occasionally speculative nature, the environmental movement is not always united in its goals. The Environmental Movements in India that are dealt with under this part are on the Chipko, Narmada and Silent Valley Movement.

Unit 4: Global Issues: This segment focuses on the Major issues of Global Environmental Politics and Climate Change.

 

DSE-A (4): Agrarian Sociology

Unit 1: Agrarian Societies and Agrarian Studies in India: Agrarian society or agricultural society is any community whose economy is based on producing and maintaining crops and farmland while Agrarian studies are based on studies in involved in Agrarian sociology initiated by different sociologists. This aspect deals with the Features and Types of Village Community, Rural Social Structure and an Overview on Village Studies in Indian society.

Unit 2: Key issues in Agrarian Sociology in India: This chapter throws light on the key issues in Agrarian Sociology in India emphasising on Land Reforms and Tenancy Reforms, conditions and problems of the agricultural labourers based on rural poverty in India, Agrarian unrest and farmers movements.

Unit 3: Themes in Agrarian Sociology of India: This area draws on the Themes in Agrarian Sociology of India that covers Labour and agrarian class structure, Caste, Gender and Agrarian realities and later on Green revolution and its impact on agriculture.

Unit 4: Agrarian Futures of India: This topic is centered on Nature and Dimensions of Rural society in transition, Corporate Initiatives in Agriculture and Its Implications as Agents of change, an Overview on Rural development in India and Agrarian crisis to elucidate the Agrarian futures of India.

 

DSE-B (1): Indian Sociological Traditions

Unit 1: G.S.Ghurye:G.S.Ghurye can be considered as the founder of institutionalized sociology in India who introduced a down-to-earth empiricism in Indian Sociology and social anthropology. The major aim here is to create a deepening knowledge about Ghurye’s analysis on Caste and Race and on City and Civilization in the Indian sociological context.

Unit 2: Radhakamal Mukherjee: Radhakamal Mukherjee was a leading thinker and social scientist of modern India who was a highly original philosopher of history and a discerning interpreter of culture and civilization. The present chapter looks uponRadhamal Mukherjee’s ideas on personality, society, values and on the concept of Social Ecology in the Indian society.

Unit 3: D.P.Mukerji: D.P.Mukherji was a ‘Marxologist’ who came to sociology as a social philosopher and ended up more as an advocate of empiricism involving spiritual feelings. His insights on Tradition and Modernity and on Middle Class within the Indian framework are the ultimate aim of this topic.

Unit 4: Verrier Elwin: Verrier Elwin was a British born anthropologist, ethnologist and tribal activist who was known for the study of tribes of India. This chapter gives a detailed analysis on Elwin’s perspectives on Tribes in India.

Unit 5: M.N.Srinivas: M.N. Srinivas was an Indian sociologist and social anthropologist who is mostly known for his work on caste and caste systems, Social stratification, Sanskritisation and Westernisation in southern India and the concept of ‘Dominant Caste’. This part specifies on Srinivas’s views on Social Change in India.

Unit 6: IrawatiKarve:IrawatiKarve was an Indian sociologist, anthropologist and educationist. Ghurye’s influence is apparent in much of Karve’s work. They shared common belief in the importance of family, kinship, caste and religion as the basis of Indian society and also a broad equation of Indian society with Hindu society.The subject matter of this topic is on IrawatiKarve’s analysis on Gender and Kinship.

Unit 7: LeelaDube: LeelaDube was a renowned anthropologist and feminist scholar known for her work on kinship and wrote several books in women studies. The focal point of this area is on LeelaDube’s explanations on Caste and Gender.

 

DSE-B (2): Sociology of Visual Culture and Media

Unit 1: Introduction: Visual culture is the aspect of culture expressed in visual images. This field of study often overlaps with film studies, psychoanalytic theory, sex studies etc. This section enables students to know about the sociology of visual cultures. Apart from this, it also covers on the vision of modernity and media practices in a diversified manner.

Unit 2: Visual Environments and Representations: Visual Environment has increasingly been used as a lens with which to understand wider processes of social and economic change, with studies employing in-depth qualitative approaches to focus on while sociological studies of visual representation demonstrate a way in which images, records are visually depicted or illustrated. This unit gives a clear picture about the power and gaze of the state, Visual Practices and Identity formation and also on Visual Cultures of Everyday Life within the field of sociology.

Unit 3: Sociology of Media: Sociology of Media or Media Sociology are generally concerned with mass media and more recently new media that include mobile, internet etc. is understood. This section is concerned about the theories and representation of media and the impact of globalization on media. It explains further about the role of internet and impact of Media on Human Behaviour.

 

DSE-B (3): Sociology of Health and Medicine

Unit 1: Introduction to the Sociology of Health and Medicine: The sociology of Health and Medicine examines the interaction between society and health. The sociology of medicine limits its concern to the patient-practitioner relationship and the role of health professionals in society. Here, the discussion is centered on the Origin and development of Health and Medicine, Conceptualizing Health, Disease and Illness, Social and Cultural dimensions of illness and medicine and studying medicine as an institution and understanding medical ethics.

Unit 2: Theoretical Orientation in Health and Illness: Theories about health and illness deal with the ideas people use to explain how to maintain a healthy state and why they become ill. This part gives a clear picture on the social, cultural and feminist approaches of Health and Illness and also explains on discourse and power of Health and Illness.

Unit 3: Negotiating Health and Illness: Negotiation, like the delivery of healthcare, is at its core about understanding and engaging with people more effectively. Health care professionals and administrators who develop the skills of effective negotiation will find that they are better equipped to heal, collaborate and innovate. This specifies on the Health Care system and Health as an Industry to have a precise knowledge about the Medical practices, the prevention and awareness of health problems in the sphere of Public Health and also have a deepening knowledge on the Health policy in India.

 

DSE-B (4): Project: Fieldwork and Dissertation

Students are instructed to prepare a dissertation with a prescribed word limit of 5000 words based on the fieldwork conducted by them. The Internal and External examiner appointed by the university jointly examines and award the students on the basis of their dissertation, field work and viva-voce.

 

Sociology General Programme (SOCG)

CC/GE-1:  Introduction to Sociology

Unit 1: Sociology: Discipline and Perspective: Sociology is a discipline that makes it possible to see how individual experiences which mean how we act, think, feel and remember are connected to the wider society and the sociological perspective invites people to look at their familiar surroundings in a completely new manner. This unit aims to look upon the Nature and Scope of Sociology, Understanding Sociology as a Science and its relation with Common Sense.

Unit 2: Sociology and Other Social Sciences: The social sciences are subjects concerned with how humans interact with the world and sociology is interested in the study of society. Within the social sciences are such disciplines as economics, psychology, anthropology etc. Each is concerned with a piece of global human concerns. The subject matter emphasizes on the relation of some specific social sciences involving Social Anthropology, Psychology and History with Sociology.

Unit 3: Basic Concepts: This issue provides a detailed understanding of some basic concepts like Individual and Group, Associations and Institutions, Culture and Society and lastly on Social Change.

 

CC/GE-2:  Sociology of India

Unit 1: India as a Plural Society: Indian society is a pluralistic society with a complex social order characterised by a multitude of ethnic, linguistic, religious and caste divisions. This chapter on India as a Plural Society is explains the basis of Unity and Diversity and Problem of National Unity.

Unit 2: Social Institutions and Practices: Social institutions are mechanisms or patterns of social order focused on meeting social needs, such as government, economy, education etc. This unit includes Caste, Tribe, Class, Village and Family and Kinship to have an insight on Social Institutions and their Practices in India.

Unit 3: Identities and Change: The chapter tries to understand about Dalit’s Movement and Women’s Movement.

Unit 4: Challenges to State and Society: State is a politically organised unity of the people while society is a natural unity of people bound together in social relationships. Communalism and Secularism has been explained here to gather an understanding about Challenges to State and Society.

 

CC/GE-3:  Sociological Theories

Unit 1: Emergence of Sociology as a new discipline: A brief account: Sociology is a branch of social science that deals with the study of society, patterns on social relationships, social interaction and culture that surround everyday life. that This section deals with the emergence of sociology as a new discipline in the west drawing on the initial ideas produced by different political theorists, philosophers that further lead to the rise of different conceptual strands analysed by eminent sociologists.

Unit 2: Karl Marx: Karl Marx was a German philosopher, economist and sociologist who became a social revolutionary later on. Marx’s critical theories hold that human societies develop through class conflict. The prime focus of this part reveals on Karl Marx’s discussions on the Materialistic conception of History and theorization of Class and Class Struggle.

Unit 3: Emile Durkheim: Emile Durkheim was a French sociologist. His work was mostly concerned with how societies could maintain their integrity and coherence in an era of modernity in which traditional social and religious ties are no longer assumed and in which new social institutions have come into being. The main aim of this segment is on Emile Durkheim’s conceptions on Social Fact and the Forms of Solidarity.

Unit 4: Max Weber: Max Weber was a German sociologist and philosopher who did not believed in monocausal explanations. Instead he proposed that for any outcome there can be multiple causes. This unit gives significant attention to Max Weber’s Ideal Types and Social Action and on the typology of Authority.

 

CC/GE-4:  Methods of Sociological Enquiry

Unit 1: The Logic of Social Research: Social research is a research conducted by social scientists that follows a systematic plan. The methodologies of social research can be classified as quantitative and qualitative. This chapter addresses the logic of social research highlighting on the notion, aims and types of social research and also helps to understand the theory and research relationships. In addition, it also gives significant attention to the basic definitions of concepts, Conceptualization, Operationalization and Hypothesis and throws a keen observation on Objectivity and Reflexivity of Social Research.

Unit 2: Methodological Perspective: A methodological perspective may refer to the way in which a researcher intends to carry out his or her research from the specified or known methods in a discipline. The key perspectives of research methods that are being discussed here are Positivist, Interpretative, Humanist and Feminist Method.

Unit 3: Modes of Enquiry: Modes of Enquiry are the configurations of strategies for ‘looking for answers’ that comes under “methodology” and ‘establishing their credibility’ that comes under “justification”. Some modes of enquiry for research that is being looked upon in this topic are the Steps of Research, Primary and Secondary data, Survey and Observation method as data collection methods, Questionnaire and Interview as Tools and techniques of data collection and analysing on Quantitative and Qualitative data.

 

SEC-A (1): Techniques of Social Research

Unit 1: Research Design:Research design is a coherent strategy that students choose to integrate the different components of their study and accordingly they formulate specific questions. 

Unit 2: Data Collection:It is a process of gathering data from various sources for field research of the students.

Unit 3: Data Analysis:It is a process of inspecting, transforming and modelling their collected data.

Unit 4: Project Report Writing: A research project is a scientific endeavour to answer a research question. In this aspect this unit emphasizes on the steps involved in writing a research proposal as a brief summary of the entire research that is to be conducted.

 

SEC-A (2): Gender Sensitization

Unit 1: What is Gender?:Gender is defined as the roles, behaviours, activities, attributes and opportunities that any society considers appropriate for men and women. This topic gives a conceptual understanding of Gender from diverse outlook investigating on Gender, Sex and Sexuality, Masculinity and Feminity, Private and Public Dichotomy and Gender Stereotypes.

Unit 2: Gender Construction: Gender construction refers to the process of creating gender differences that continuously exists in a society. This process leads to creating and changing a society’s vision of what it means to be a man or a woman. This segment studies the construction of gender on the issues beyond the gender binary and also through the ideas and Discrimination on LGBT.

Unit 3: Gender Practices and Policies: Gender practice denotes the routines, actions and thoughts that emerge with liminal awareness and centralised to the reproduction of structural and cultural arrangements while the prime aim of Gender policies is the creation of a clear vision and commitments to lead the process of gender mainstreaming and women empowerment that would escalate the achievement of gender equality, gender justice etc. This lesson introduces to some of the major Gender Practices highlighting on Gender Inequality reflected through Female Infanticide and Child Marriage etc. and to some essential Gender policies centering on the Overview and Awareness of Pocso Act, Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act, 2013 etc.

 

SEC-B (1): Theory and Practice of Development

Unit 1: What is development?: Development is a process that creates growth, progress, positive change or the addition of economic, social and demographical components etc.Thisintroductory section deals with the brief understanding of the meaning of development and discusses various aspects based on the sociological context depicted by Economic sociologists, Developmental theorists etc.

Unit 2: Recent trends in Development and Post development: It stresses on the Developmental and Post development trends in the current scenario that covers Social development indicators, Sustainable development and debate between Growth and Development and also on Private-Public Partnership or PPP.

Unit 3: Social Services & development: This discusses on the conceptual framework of social service and the need of social service for socialization and development. It moves further on participatory development giving attention to Gender and Development (GAD), initiatives taken at the grassroots level and by the civil society and later on SHG and NGO. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is also discussed.

Unit 4: Human Development: Growth vs. Development: Human Development is the science that looks towards understanding how and why the people of all ages and circumstances change or remain unchanged over time. It involves studying the human condition with capability approach as being its core. This draws focus on Development of dignity, Decentralisation of development with a key analysis on Panchayat and Municipality and also on MGNREGA and Digital India.

 

SEC-B (2): Application of Statistics for Sociology

Unit 1: Basic Concepts: This section introduces to some important concepts like Statistics, population, Parameter, Sample and variable.

Unit 2: Definition of Social Statistics and Use of Statistics in Social Research: Social Statistics is the use of statistics to study human behaviour and social environments. The subject matter gives a brief understanding of the definition of Social Statistics and the Use of Statistics in Social Research.

Unit 3: Frequency Distribution: In statistics, Frequency Distribution is a list, table or graph that displays the frequency of various outcomes in a sample. Each entry in the table contains the frequency or count of the occurrences of values within a particular group or interval. This unit makes the students to gain an in-depth knowledge about Frequency Distribution.

Unit 4: Graphical presentation of Data: Graphical presentation refers to the visual display, analyse, clarify and interpretation of numerical data through the use of charts and graphs. This lesson familiarizes students the Graphical presentation of Data.

Unit 5: Sampling: Sampling is a process used in statistical analysis in which a predetermined number of observations are taken from a larger population. The subdivision here analyses on the types and uses of sampling.

Unit 6: Coding and Tabulation: Coding is the task of taking data and assigning it into categories. This allows us to turn normally qualitative data into quantitative or numerical data while Tabulation is a way of processing data by putting it in a table or chart with rows and columns. This segment gives an idea about Coding and Tabulation.

Unit 7: Central Tendency: In statistics, a Central Tendency is a central or typical value for a probability distribution. It might also be called a center or location of the distribution. The issue of Central Tendency looks on Mean, Median and Mode as subtopics of discussion.

 

DSE-A (1): Religion and Society

Unit 1: Understanding Religion: Religion is an organized collection of beliefs, cultural systems, and world views that relate humanity to an order of existence. This chapter specifies the basic sociological understanding of religion and the approaches given by Emile Durkheim and Max Weber towards structuring the framework of the sociology of religion.

Unit 2: Religion in India: Religion in India is characterised by a diversity of religious beliefs and practices. The preamble of Indian constitution states that India is a secular state. The subject matter in this segment aims to draw on the significance of specific religion within the domain of Indian society that involves Hinduism, Islam, Christianity, Sikhism and Buddhism.

Unit 3: Secularism & Communalism: Meaning, Characteristics and Factors: This segment is concerned on the Meaning, Characteristics and Factors of Secularism and Communalism.

 

DSE-A (2): Family, Marriage & Kinship

Unit 1: Introduction to Family, Marriage and Kinship: Family is an intimate domestic group made up of people related to one another by bonds of blood, sexual mating or legal ties. Marriage is a formal union and social and legal contract between two individuals that unites their lives legally, economically and emotionally while Kinship is the recognition of relationships between persons based on descent or marriage. This introduces to Different forms of family and marriage and also on Biological, social and cultural kinship.

Unit 2: Family & Household: The aspect of Family and Household revolves around Structure & Change, Alternative & Emergent forms of family, Divorce and Separation, Unconventional family relationships etc.

Unit 3: Marriage & Kinship: This section focuses on Marriage, Alliance, Descent and Prestations.

Unit 4: Contemporary issues in Family, Marriage & Kinship: This part includes Cultural Codes in choice and regulation of marriage, Power and discrimination in the family, Gender gap and also reflecting on New Reproductive Techniques to gain an insight about the Contemporary issues in Family, Marriage and Kinship.

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DSE-B (1): Social Stratification

Unit 1: Concepts and Approaches: This section familiarizes students on the meaning and forms of social Stratification.Social stratification can be examined from different sociological perspectives that consist of functionalism, conflict theory and symbolic interactionism.

Unit 2: Forms of Social Stratification:On the basis of identities and Inequalities social stratification can be understood. In this sense, the present section reveals upon significant aspects of Caste, Race and Ethnicity and also on Feminism and Gendered Stratification to substantiate this issue.

Unit 3: Social Mobility:Within the context of social stratification this subject matter throws light on the meaning, forms and nature of Mobility and its institutionalised practices.

 

DSE-B (2): Gender and Sexuality

Unit 1: Gendering Sociology: Gender is defined as the roles, behaviours, activities, attributes and opportunities that any society considers appropriate for men and women. This topic introduces students to have an overview of sociology of gender as a prominent subfield of sociology.

Unit 2: Gender as a social construct: The social construction of gender is a theory in feminism and sociology about the manifestations of cultural origins, mechanisms and corollaries of gender perception and expression in the context of interpersonal and group social interaction. This subject deals with several ways of understanding social construction of gender from a sociological viewpoint pointing specifically on Gender, Sex and Sexuality, Gender stereotyping and socialization, Gender role and identity, Gender stratification and inequality, Gender discrimination and patriarchy and Production of Masculinity and Feminity.

Unit 3: Gender: Differences and Inequalities: Gender differences are defined as biological differences between sexes which means how perceived differences may be culturally reinforced gendered behaviour that occur within supervision as opposed to actual biological differences among sexes while Gender inequality is the idea that men and women are not equal and that gender affects an individual’s living experience. The central focus of this issue is to learn about gender differences and inequalities based on class, caste, family, work, third gender and sexual violence.

Unit 4: Gender, Power and Resistance: The set of roles and behaviours that societies define as appropriate for men and women can be the cause and consequence of power relations from the sphere of the household to the highest levels of political decision making and Resistance from a gender outlook can be used to promote change. The subject matter highlights on Power and Subordination and also reflects on Resistance and movements with a specific emphasis on Chipko movement and Gulabi 

 

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Achievement

  1. Achievements:-

i. Throughout good academic records in B.A. Honours programme by the departmental students.

ii. A number of students get admission in PG programme in Sociology and Social Work in various well known universities and institutions.

iii. Students from this department also passed NET/SET exams and get involved in college and university teaching.

 

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