Master of Arts in Sociology

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M.A. in Sociology programme prepares the students for a better understanding towards human society and their relationships. It provides multiple training and opportunities in research through dissertation work in the relevant topics where they get practical exposure in the field. Apart from the classroom teaching, the students shall undergo Mini Research, Techno-Professional Skill, Corporate Proficiency courses which will further enable them to do better in the field of sociology and will contribute to the well-being of the society at large. The programme will provide the opportunity to understand the different perspectives of society.

  • To develop the skills to study society scientifically and systematically.
  • To bring out the different ways in which inequality exists in society are explained and emphasized in promoting social justice and harmony.
  • To develop critical thinking and analytical ability to interpret social reality.
  • To build a strong foundation of sociological perspectives and methodological approaches which can be applied to diverse aspects of society.
  • To cultivate methodological understanding and a field-based research project that focuses on contributing to filling the gap in social research.

  • Provide a basic understanding of sociological concepts, perspectives, and methodology.
  • Introduce the student to sociological theories in order to understand the premises of society.
  • Familiarise yourself with the Indian social institution to understand the social structure of Indian society.
  • Explore the understanding of village and urban life and the changes taking place in society.
  • Demonstrate the problems of contemporary society in India and understand them from a sociological perspective.
  • Understand the social problems through the sociological lens.

  • Orient students with sociological approaches to studying the society we live.
  • Apprehend the socio-economic and political structure of rural and urban society.
  • Inculcate the knowledge of research for the understanding of society scientifically.
  • Provide knowledge on the various theoretical perspectives for a better understanding of the functioning of society.
  • Sensitize about the social issues and suggest solutions to them.
  • Build social skills to acknowledge the diversities for harmony in society.

Curriculum Details

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Odd Semester

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The course is used to satisfy the sociology masters requirement. This course is an introduction to the study of how individual impacts and is affected by the social context in which they live. It is about the scientific study of the relationships, groups, society, and world in which the individual lives. Topics to be emphasized includes culture, socialization, institutions, deviance and social control, social inequality and stratification as well as globalisation.

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  • Demonstrate the nature, scope, and importance of Sociology and its association with other social sciences.
  • Identify the elementary notions of sociology.
  • Analyse the relationship of individuals with society and to evaluate the role of social change.

Course Overview

This course is an intention to make the students realize the necessity of sociological theories in the study of sociology. Students will learn how different phenomenon of everyday life can be related to the different classical sociological theories. The course talks about important concepts like division of labour in society and its applicability. The course also talks about class and class struggle . Important concepts like religion, suicide, power, authority and bureaucracy are covered up in this syllabus.

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  • Recognise and interpret the historical roots and inception of sociology.
  • Understand the role of classical sociologists in interpreting human society.
  • Learn and understand the relevance of sociological theories in human society

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This course introduces the concept of family and marriage sociologically also familiarizes certain key terms like affinity, descent, incest taboo and the like. The course also includes kinship and family patterns in various parts of India. The new pattern in kinship and marriage, gay and lesbian relationship and marriage, surrogacy, New Reproductive Technology are also a part of this course.

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  • Understand the sociological interpretation of multiple perspectives in the study of family, marriage, and kinship.
  • Recognise and interpret the institution of kinship and family patterns in India.
  • Evaluate the varying forms of kinship and marriage.

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The paper will look at the foundation, emergence, reproduction and consequences of social stratification and social and social inequality. The course will draw on different sociological theories and a variety of empirical studies to provide insight into the system of social stratification. This course will extent to the individual’s position in the stratification system which determines their life, chances, education, and family life depends on the system of social inequality.

Course Outcomes

  • Comprehend the concept of social stratification.
  • Understand various sociological theories on stratification.
  • Understand elements of discrimination, exploitation, inequality and the prevalence of hierarchies in everyday life.

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MOOCS CE I is provided through Coursera Platform, which is an online course where students are allowed to take course/ courses per semester on the basis of the hours with relevance to the credit. The courses are provided from the international universities across the world. During the courses, students have to submit assignments, quizzes.

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  • Gain information or knowledge from global level top universities
  • Gain insights from different perspectives
  • Exposure to different ways of learning platform

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The purpose of this course is to develop analytical skill among the students and enhance their proficiency in the English language use. It introduces the students tovarious types ofsentences used in different situations. Students will learn to ask questions, make connections among multiple texts and improve their comprehensive skills.

Course Outcomes

  • Enable students to analysis and identify the different types of sentences.
  • Develop the understanding to integrate the skills of reading and speaking in professional communication.
  • Boost their confidence with the Dress code Etiquette sessions
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Even Semester

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The course aims to enhance the communication skills, personality and boost confidence of the students in facing the interview. The course comprises of a viva-voce in which comprehensive questions are asked relevant to the subject. An external examiner will be invited and the student will be assess on the basis of the performance in the viva-voce.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the personality of the students.
  • Improve the communication skills
  • Learn to balance confidence with humility

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The course aims to introduce different theoretical perspective to the students and to orient the students about the relevance of sociological theories. It also focuses on enhancing the students' skill in sociological imagination .

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the different theoretical perspectives in sociology
  • Understand the relevance of Sociological theories in studying the society
  • Develop skills in sociological imagination and analysis

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The course aims to introduce the concept of development and to familiarize the students with the various perspectives on development. It will also enable to acquaint the students with the theories of development. The course attempts to understand the current practices of development by an analysis of the approaches, agencies and issues involved in it.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of development and its types.
  • Understand the theoretical approaches to development and underdevelopment
  • Identify the agencies of development and its contributions in the society.

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The course is a general introduction to the methodologies of sociological research. It will enable students to develop a sound understanding of both quantitative and qualitative research.

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  • Understand the sociological research both from theoretical and methodological perspective.
  • Understand the importance of research in social sciences.
  • Learn the different methods of data collection, basic statistics and report writing.

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The course aims at providing a sociological understanding of Northeastern Societies and to provide a multi-dimensional understanding of Northeast India. It emphasizes on making the students learn about the region, its people and problems from sociological point of view.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of North-East India and the society in the region.
  • Understand the process of development and displacement issues in North-East India
  • Examine the impact of globalization on north-east India

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The course aims to inculcate research culture among students and to develop the sense of working together in a team. It also emphasise to equip the students to acquire the skills of applications of theoretical knowledge to fields.

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  • Understand the structure of social organization or social institution.
  • Learn how to work together in group, so that they can develop a feel of integrity within themselves.
  • Learn the application of different sociological theories in the field study.
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Odd Semester

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The course aims on exploring the ways in which ideas about gender and sexuality shape social roles and identities, as well as the ways in which race, ethnicity, class, and nationhood influence the perception and experience of gender and sexuality within particular cultures.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn and understand the major concepts in gender and sexuality studies
  • Recognize and relate the different theories in the area of gender studies
  • Establish the linkages between gender and development

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The course aims to introduce the basic concept of health and medicine and to familiarize the students with the theoretical perspectives on Sociology of health The course will help to acquaint the students with the health care institutions and indigenous knowledge system of medicine.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the basic concept of health and medicine i
  • Analyse the theoretical perspectives on the Sociology of health
  • Aware about the indigenous and traditional ways of healing.

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The course emphasised on conceptualisation of Indian society, focusing on its structural linkages and interrelationships. It will enable the students to understand the continuity and changes in Indian society and the theoretical perspectives relating to Indian society.

Course Outcomes

  • Examine the structure of Indian society
  • Understand the evolution of different Schools of thoughts in Indian sociology
  • Understand Indian society from different perspectives including Subaltern, Stratification and Cultural perspectives

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The course aims to introduce the students about conceptual and theoretical understanding of Religion. It also aims to make the students learn about the linkage between religion and society. The significance of religion in the society are emphasised with sociological interpretation.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the concept and sociological interpretation of religion.
  • Examine the religious practices and the changes taking place.
  • Analyse the religious movements and its impact.

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The main aim of the course is to enlighten the students regarding ethnographic methods and its development in order to study the social problems existing in society. It will help the students into the research methodologies and provide them a much needed framework of how to carry out an ethnographic enquiry. The course will highlight the different approaches to build a theoretical understanding and also the practical, hands-on experience of conducting fieldwork.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand Ethnography as a qualitative research method
  • Learn about the various cultural practices through studies
  • Understand sensitivities of people in dealing with social issues.

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The course is conceptualised to introduce students to the ideas, concepts and theoretical framework in the field of sociology of education. It also aims to familiarize the students with the relationship of Education and Society. Themes such as socialisation, social processes, social structure, social class, gendering inequalities and culture in the context of education are focused.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the concept of education and the sociological perspectives on education.
  • Comprehend the relationship between education and society.
  • Understand the role of education and the educational system in India

Course Overview

The course aims to make the students understand the problems of the society and to learn the usage of different methods of research methodology. The course will help to enhance innovative ideas.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn to observe the social reality.
  • Apply the theoretical knowledge in the field setting.
  • Learn to develop the research skills.

Course Overview

The course aims to enhance the communication skills, personality and boost confidence of the students in facing the interview. The course comprises of a viva-voce in which comprehensive questions are asked relevant to the subject. An external examiner will be invited and the student will be assess on the basis of the performance in the viva-voce.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop the personality of the students.
  • Improve the communication skills
  • Learn to balance confidence with humility
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Even Semester

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The course aims to make the students understand the relationship between population and society. It aims to provide insights and suggestions with regards to population and population policy.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the various issues relating to growth of population and population policy
  • Understand the major variables of population
  • Learn about the sources of population data

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The course aims to acquaint the students with the nature and functioning of political systems, and the political processes. It will generate in the minds of students an awareness of their status and role as citizens of the state. The course will enlighten the students about the political process in India.

Course Outcomes

  • Learn the various approaches to study political sociology as well as the very essence of the subject matter
  • Learn about different types of government and their function and roles
  • Learn the nature and functioning of political system and the political processes and generate in the minds of students an awareness of their status and role as citizens of the state

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The course will sensitize the students to the salience of the comparative perspective in sociology by highlighting the historical and social context of its development, key issues, and themes as well as theoretical concerns. It will also help to contextualize the above issues to the Indian situation.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the salience of the comparative perspective in sociology
  • Learn the historical and social context of its development
  • Understand the key issues and themes as well as theoretical concerns of comparative sociology

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The course will provide sociological understanding of rural social structure, change and development. It emphasises on imparting sociological skills to reconstruct rural institution and rural development programmes to plan, monitor and evaluate rural development programme and to acquaint students with the prevailing two approaches to the study of rural society: Rural community and peasantry.

Course Outcomes

  • Understand the conceptual framework of rural society
  • Demonstrate the rural social, economic and political structure
  • Understand about the rural planning and problems of rural society

Course Overview

The course will enable the students to understand the problems of the society and to understand the use of different method of research methodology. It will also enhance to develop innovative idea.

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  • Understand the social reality.
  • Learn to apply the theoretical knowledge in the field setting.
  • Develop the research skills.
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