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Master of Arts (Sociology) (MASO)

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Programme Name: Master of Arts (Sociology)
Programme Code: MASO
Eligibility: Graduation
Minimum Duration: 2 Years
Maximum Duration: 5 Years
Programme Fee: ₹ 5000/-
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Programme Details:
Programme objectives:
  • To provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of learners, including those in remote and inaccessible area of the state.
  • To create awareness of the crucial questions raised by classical and contemporary sociological philosophers, and Sociological theories, concepts and methods applied to comprehend these processes.
  • To promote advanced approaches to social theory and a wide range of quantitative and qualitative research methods and to develop the capacity to apply contending theories and a variety of methods to empirical research problems.
  • To enhance effective and competent skills among the learners to apply sociological concepts thereby increasing opportunities of employability.
Programme outcomes:
  • After completing the course, a learner will have fair understanding classical and contemporary sociological theories and they will apply the theories to comprehend key social issues.
  • After completing the course, the learner will be able to demonstrate the sociological methods and will be able to successfully design a research project with sound understanding of the ethics and conduct of the subject.
  • After completing the course, a learner will have the ability to describe about the operating pattern of social structure, culture and institutions.
  • Students will gain essential research, writing, and analytical skills to be utilized in their future professional and academic endeavours.
  • Students will be able to explore career opportunities in Teaching ,Administrative Services, Research, Health, Family and Child Development Services in Criminology and Educational Institutions
Highlights of the Programme:
Duration of the Course – Minimum: 2 years, Maximum: 5years.
Conduct of Classes : Weekend for 4 hours (preferably on Sundays)
Course Fees : Rs 5000/Year
Eligiblity Criteria : Graduation or +3 PASS in any discipline
Evaluation – Based on Assignments, Term end Examinations
Target Group:
Learners with graduate degree in the discipline of Sociology or graduates in any other discipline who have a keen interest and are ready for exploring career opportunities in the fields of Sociology.
Pedagogy:The Course shall be taught through the interactive, Self-guided Learning Materials, OERs as reference materials, Week-end Counseling Classes, Video Lectures, Project Works.
Programme Structure:
MA Sociology Syllabus -First Year
Course Code Course Name Credits
SEMSTER - I (16 Credit)
MSO-001 Sociological Theories and Concepts 8
MSO-002 Research Methodologies and Methods 8
SEMSTER - II (16 Credit)
MSO-003 Sociology of Development 8
MSO-004 Sociology in India 8
MA Sociology Syllabus -Second Year
SEMESTER -III (Choose 16 credits only)
MSOE-001 Sociology of Education 8
MSOE-002 Diaspora and Transnational Communities 8
MSOE-003 Sociology of Religion 8
SEMESTER -IV (Choose 16 credits only)
MSOE-004 Urban Sociology 8
MPA-016 Decentralization and Local Governance 8
MPS-003 India: Democracy and Development 8
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