Surya Sen Colony, Block B, Siliguri
Dist.: Jalpaiguri, West Bengal (India)-734004
Email: suryasen@suryasencollege.org.in
Phone : +91 353-2691488, +91 94763 87939

SURYA SEN MAHAVIDYALAYA

Govt. Aided College & Recognized by UGC u/s 2(f) &1 2(b) :: Established in: 1998
NAAC ACCREDITED  ::   ISO 9001:2115 & ISO 21001:2018 CERTIFIED
Masterda Surya Sen

Indian revolutionary
and School Teacher

22 Mar1894 - 12 Jan 1934

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY



FOUR YEAR UNDER GRADUATE PROPGRAM (FYUGP)

PROGRAMME NAME: B.A. SOCIOLOGY (MAJOR)

PROGRAM OUTCOME

  • To acquaint with a critical perspective to understand the society.
  • To develop awareness regarding some important problems of present society like environmental issues and gender issues.
  • To inculcate a sense of ethical and social responsibility.

COURSE OUTCOMES 

SEM 1

 Introduction to Sociology-I (USOCMAJ10001)

  • Define Sociology and demonstrate nature, scope and subject-matter of Sociology.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between Sociology and other social sciences.
  • Acquaint themselves with the basic concepts of Sociology like society, community, association, culture, social stratification, social institutions, and social groups.
  • Critically analyse social change and the factors contributing to social change.      

 Sociology of Environment (USOCSEC11001)

  • Emergence, nature and scope of Environmental Sociology
  • Social concerns over environmental issues with focus on population explosion, deforestation, pollution, global warming, and displacement issues.
  • Environmental movements and approaches – ecofeminism political ecology, and forest-based and water-based movements.
  • Policy prescriptions.

 

Anthropology (MDC)

  • To get knowledge about basic issues of Anthropology.
  • To gain knowledge about different branches of Anthropology like Biological Anthology, Social Cultural Anthropology and Archaeological Anthropology.

SEM 2 

Indian Society-I (USOCMAJ12002)

  • To familiarize with the essential socio-cultural components that constitutes the Indian society.
  • To provide elaborative understanding of social structure of Indian society.
  • To impart knowledge about mosaic culture and it’s connections in Indian society. 

Gender Sensitization (USOCCSEC12002)

  • Introducing perspectives on gender, sex, and sexuality.
  • To raise awareness about gender bias and stereotypes prevalent in the society.
  • Social construction of masculinity and femininity.
  • Gender practises and policies – gender inequality, female infanticide, child marriage, and workplace sexual harassment.

PROGRAMME NAME: B.A. SOCIOLOGY (MINOR)

PROGRAMME OUTCOME

  • To gain familiarity with the sociological perspective to understand society.
  • To provide an overall understanding of the subject matter of this discipline.
  • To develop a sense of ethical and social responsibility.

COURSE OUTCOMES 

SEM 1

 Introduction to Sociology (USOCMIN10001)

  • Define Sociology and demonstrate nature, scope and subject-matter of Sociology.
  • Demonstrate the relationship between Sociology and other social sciences.
  • Acquaint themselves with the basic concepts of Sociology like society, community, association, culture, social stratification, social institutions, and social groups.
  • Critically analyse social change and the factors contributing to social change.                      

CHOICE BASED CREDIT SYSTEM (CBCS)

PROGRAMME NAME: B.A. SOCIOLOGY (HONOURS)

PROGRAMME OUTCOME

  • Instilling critical thinking among students to reflect upon impending social issues.
  • Promoting sensitization to foster equity, non-discriminatory practises, and amicable environment.
  • To improve qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • To enhance communication power and social interaction abilities.
  • Inculcating a sense of ethical and social responsibility.
  • Opening avenues for professional progression through career opportunities in academia, industry, social services, governmental and non-governmental organisations, and the like.

COURSE OUTCOMES 

SEM 3

Rethinking Development (C-05)

  • Focusing on the meaning of development and the various forms of development – economic growth, social development, human development, and sustainable development.
  • Theorizing development through modernization theories and theories of dependency.
  • Concentrating on the developmental regimes in India with an exclusive focus on mixed economy and liberalization.
  • Issues in development praxis – population, gender, and environment. 

Sociology of Religion (C-06)

  • Understanding the significance of religion and examining different types of religious organisations, religious rituals, beliefs, customs, and practises.
  • Classical approaches to the study of religion.
  • Discussing the major religions in India from socio-historical perspective and their socio-cultural impact.
  • Dwelling upon some crucial aspects of religion like fundamentalism, communalism, secularism, and proselytism. 

Society and Gender (C-07)

  • Understanding gender as a critical sociological lens to dwell upon issues of power, subordination, and marginalisation.
  • Reflecting on the social construction of gender, gender differences/stereotyping, and intersectional analysis of gender in relation to other forms of social stratification like class and caste.
  • Gender based movements, theories of feminism – the origins of feminist theories and the various strands of feminism.
  • Reflecting on the measures for women empowerment. 

Sociology of Media (SEC-01)

  • Introducing the basic concept of Sociology of Media and outlining the interconnections between media and society.
  • To get knowledge about transmission and reception of media content.

Gender and Violence (GE-01a)

  • Understanding gender based violence and its varied manifestations across historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Understanding the structural embeddedness and institutionalisation of gender based violence through a focus on domestic and familial violence, workplace harassment, and sexual violence.
  • Politics of gender violence and its implications for policy formulations. 

SEM 4

Rural Sociology in India (C-08)

  • Understand and analyze social, economic and political aspects of rural society.
  • Demonstrate how caste system operates and its importance in rural society.
  • Define and demonstrate democratic decentralization of power and importance of Panchayati Raj Institution in bringing about changes in rural society.
  • Understand the changes that are taking place in rural society with reference to agrarian reforms and rural development programmes.

Sociology of Kinship (C-09)

  • Introduction to the historical and evolutionary perspectives for a comprehensive understanding of kinship, marriage and family.
  • Critically discussing the approaches to kinship – descent, alliance, and cultural.
  • Understanding the clan system, lineage, totemism, and taboos.
  • Critically analysing the re-casting of kinship as a consequence of new reproductive technologies, new forms of relatedness, and re-imagining families.

 

Social Stratification (C-10)

  • Introduction to the basic dimensions of social stratification and its characteristics.
  • Theories of social stratification – Marxian, Weberian, Functionalist.
  • Understanding the multiple manifestations of social inequality with exclusive emphasis on caste, race, ethnicity, and gender.
  • Reflecting on the persistence and reproduction of social inequalities and its implications for social mobility. 

Visual Sociology (SEC-02)

  • To introduce students to the theoretical perspectives that contextualize visual culture within the larger debates concerning politics, power, identity and resistance.
  • It aims to acquaint students with the techniques to understand and interpret the visual environment.
  • Critically reflecting on the process of ‘seeing’ and locating the subversive potential of counter-visualities.
  • Understanding the different aspects of visual culture such as inter-textuality, discursive formation, power/knowledge, and regime of truth. 

Population and Society (GE-02a)

  • Key concepts of Social Demography.
  • Demographic factors of social change, factors affecting mortality and fertility.
  • Theories of population.
  • Population policy in India.  

SEM 5 

Sociological Thinkers-I (CC-011)

  • Introduces students to the contributions by classical thinkers who laid the foundation to the discipline of Sociology.
  • Understanding the theoretical approaches by Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, and Max Weber. 

Sociological Research Methods-I (CC-12)

  • Meaning, scope, types and significance of Social Research.
  • Methodological perspectives in analysing qualitative and quantitative research.
  • How to collect, analyze data and how to write a field report.

Urban Sociology (DSE-01)

  • Introducing students to critical theoretical debates to gain a deeper understanding of city life and urban environment, the significance of the city and the process of urbanisation.
  • To explore the idea of urbanism, urban space, and the politics of urban space.
  • To learn about key urban processes such as migration and urban problems like displacement and urban slums, as well as urban poverty alleviation programmes, resettlement policies and rehabilitation. 

Agrarian Sociology (DSE-02)

  • Inculcating an idea of substantive issues in agrarian sociology.
  • Promoting a sense of emerging global agrarian concerns.

 

SEM 6

Sociological Thinkers-II (CC-13)

  • To introduce students to post classical sociological thinking.
  • To know the theories proposed by eminent American Sociologist.

Sociological Research Methods-II (CC-14)

  • To get knowledge about basic elements of social research.
  • To gain elementary knowledge on how to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research.

Fieldwork (DSE-04)

  • To equip students with empirical field data collection and analysis of data.
  • To provide an opportunity to prepare a standard dissertation paper.

Indian Sociological Tradition (DSE-06)

  • To know the perspectives and contribution of eminent Sociologists of India.
  • To learn various issues of Indian Society like tradition, modernity, caste, tribe and gender which are the major concern of Indian Sociologist. 

 

PROGRAMME NAME: B.A. SOCIOLOGY (PROGAMME)

PROGRAMME OUTCOME

  • To develop a critical understanding among students so that they can analyse the society in a better way.
  • To develop awareness to foster equity, non-discriminatory practises, and amicable environment.
  • To improve qualitative and quantitative analytical skills.
  • To enhance communication skill.
  • To inculcate a sense of ethical and social responsibility.
  • To gain career opportunities in governmental and non-governmental organisations, and the like.

COURSE OUTCOMES 

SEM 3

Sociological Theories (CORE-03)

  • Introduces students to the contributions by classical thinkers who laid the foundation to the discipline of Sociology.
  • Understanding the theoretical approaches by Auguste Comte, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, and Herbert Spencer. 

SEM 4

Techniques of Social Research (CORE-04)

  • To get knowledge about basic elements of social research.
  • To gain elementary knowledge on how to conduct both qualitative and quantitative research.

SEM 5

Religion and Society (DSE-01)

  • To acquaint the students with a sociological understanding of religion.
  • To acquaint the students with different forms of religion in India and its role in modern society.

Sociology of Media (SEC-01)

  • Introducing the basic concept of Sociology of Media and outlining the interconnections between media and society.
  • To get knowledge about transmission and reception of media content.

Gender and violence (GE-01a)

  • Understanding gender based violence and its varied manifestations across historical and contemporary contexts.
  • Understanding the structural embeddedness and institutionalisation of gender based violence through a focus on domestic and familial violence, workplace harassment, and sexual violence.
  • Politics of gender violence and its implications for policy formulations. 

SEM 6

Social Stratification (DSE-01)

  • To introduce students with various ideas of social inequality and their sociological study.
  • To gain knowledge about different forms and institutional manifestation of social stratification.

Visual Sociology (SEC-01)

  • To introduce students to the theoretical perspectives that contextualize visual culture within the larger debates concerning politics, power, identity and resistance.
  • It aims to acquaint students with the techniques to understand and interpret the visual environment.
  • Critically reflecting on the process of ‘seeing’ and locating the subversive potential of counter-visualities.
  • Understanding the different aspects of visual culture such as inter-textuality, discursive formation, power/knowledge, and regime of truth. 

Population and Society (GE-02a)

  • Key concepts of Social Demography.
  • Demographic factors of social change, factors affecting mortality and fertility.
  • Theories of population.
  • Population policy in India. 

 

SURYA SEN MAHAVIDYALAYA
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