Sociology is the science of human society and of social relations, organization, and change; specifically, the study of the beliefs, values, etc., of societal groups and of the processes governing social phenomena (Webster's New World Dictionary, Third College Edition, 1988).
Through this program, students of Sociology can explore the sociology of gender, the labor force, urban populations, politics, deviance, health, social control and repression, human rights, culture and technology. This field attempts to explain and predict human behavior through the emergence and interaction of social systems.
This program is based on an inter-disciplinary approach to learning. The course content primarily focuses on the theoretical frameworks and concepts used by sociologists to interpret social phenomena. Simultaneously, it equips students with the tools necessary for analyzing social trends and investigating social problems. It has an inbuilt structure for sociological research. Study of sociology provides the necessary support for any socio-economic development process, which in turn makes sociologists relevant to all areas of human involvement and development.
Graduates of Sociology will find career opportunities in the civil service, media, NGO`s (national and international), education, legislative sector, information and communication sector, socio-cultural organizations, private and corporate sector, and political organizations.
The modules in Sociology cover the following three broad areas:
Introduction to Sociology
Quantitative Research Methods
Statistics for Social Research
Qualitative Research Methods
Contemporary Social Science
Youth & Society
Health, Illness, & Religion
Sociology of Development
Capstone Research Project