Bachelor of Arts in Sociology

The course Sociology offers altogether 8 papers including an optional functional paper in third year.  Out of them there are seven compulsory papers for sociology group; two in each first year, second year and fourth year and one in third year. The student may opt for one optional courses in the third year outside from any other social sciences.  

Objectives

The objective of these courses is to impart up-to-date knowledge on introduction to sociology with basic ideas on sociological theories, methods and relevant empirical studies including primary training in field-work and secondary data analysis throughout the courses of study from the first year to the fourth year. It also provides skill with analytical capability understanding different aspects and dynamics of Nepalese of society. The second objective is to provide semi-skilled human resource for Nepal's development needs. The third objective is to inculcate in the students the spirit of human rights and social justice. Thus the overall objective is to develop professional skill, in both theory and research, in sociology in the students of this discipline at a par with those of other countries.

Admission Criteria

A student holding a proficiency certificate level or 10+2 degree or its equivalent degree in any of the following subjects recognized by Tribhuvan University is considered eligible to apply for admission.

  • Sociology; Anthropology; Social Work; Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology; Psychology; history; Home Science; Geography; Economics; and Political Science.
  • Any discipline from faculty of education, management and law
  • Any discipline from institute of medicine, engineering, forestry, agriculture, animal science, and science and technology

An applicant seeking admission to B.A. Sociology must meet the criteria set up by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. The applicant who fails to meet the set criteria or does not hold a minimum qualifying degree will not be given admission. Admission of the students will be based strictly on the rules and regulations and on the enrollment capacity of the Department of Sociology in any campus.

Duration of the Course and Examinations

The duration of the course is of four years with four academic sessions. There is an university examination, in each year, at the end of each year. The student should meet the criteria set by the Dean’s Office, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of Tribhuvan University and also by Campus to appear in the final examination.

 

Overall Distribution of Subjects for Four Academic Years

Subject Code, Title, and Full Marks

First Year

Paper

Code No.

Subject

Full Marks

Remarks

1

So421

Introduction to Sociology

100

Compulsory

2

So422

Dynamics of  Nepali Society

100

  Compulsory

 

Second Year*

Paper

Code No.

Subject

Full Marks

Remarks

  3

So423

Sociological Theories

100

Compulsory

  4

So424

Research Methods in Sociology

100

Compulsory

 

Third Year*

Paper

Code No.

Subject

Full Marks

Remarks

  5

So425

Sociology of Democracy, Diversity and Inequality  

100

Compulsory

  6

So410

Project Designing and Evaluation

100

Elective

Fourth Year

  7

So427

Sociology of Development

100

Compulsory

  8

So428

Academic Research and Writing

100

Compulsory

 

Note: The course included in the structure of the second,  third adn the fourth year are proposed only. They are under design in terms of title and content. The corses will be submitted to the faculty board for approval after comple development.   

 

 

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2017

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2017
Sociology 2nd Semester EXAM routine has been published.
2017

Prof. David Seddon's talk remained insightful! Thank you those who participated.

2017

Indu Pant giving a talk on child marriage practices in Nepal, this afternoon (December 6, 2016) at CDS. A very good presentation. Well appreciated, and thank you!!

2017
Congratulations to Avash Bhandari, recipient of the Gopal Singh Nepali Memorial Research Award-2016 for his MA thesis 'Hindu School in a Secular State: Interpreting Secularism in Nepal Ved Vidhyashram'.