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Sociology – Syllabus | BBA (Pokhara University) Third Semester

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SociologyPokhara University (PU)
Sociology – Syllabus
BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration)
For: Second Year | Third Semester
SOC 101.3 | Credit Hours: 3

Course Objectives:
This course aims to provide students with the basic concepts of sociology along with the knowledge about cultural and social institutions and processes.

Course Contents:

  1. Introduction to Sociology: 4 hours
    Meaning of sociology, Nature of sociology, Methods of sociology (Scientific methods and limitations, Sociology as a science), Subject matter of sociology
  2. Theories: 8 hours
    Meaning of perspective and their uses in sociology, Major theoretical perspectives of sociology: Functionalist, Conflict and Interactions: Basic assumptions their strength and weakness. Relationship of business management with social sciences (Sociology/ anthropology)
  3. Basic Concepts in Sociology: 14 hours
    Society: meaning, nature and types (Pre-industrial and industrial society), Community: meaning and nature. Culture: meaning, characteristics and functions, Cultural contents (Material and non material culture) and Elements of culture (Norms values, beliefs, knowledge, technology, signs). Group: meaning, nature, importance, and classification of groups (Primary and secondary) and factors enforcing group formation. Organization: meaning, nature, formal organization and Weber’s bureaucracy. Social institutions: meaning, nature, functions and types (primary and secondary)
  4. Basic social institutions: 10 hours
    Marriage: meaning, characteristics, function and types (Monogamy, polygamy, endo and exogammy), factors effecting marriage (Industrialization, organization, education, legislation). Family: meaning, characteristics, types (Nuclear and joint, patriarchal and matriarchal, functions, nuclearization and changing functions of family. Kinship: meaning, rule of descent, kinship usages (Rule of avoidance and joking relationships)
    Education System: meaning of education, function of education (Functionalists view and conflict view). Religion: meaning (Religion as a system of beliefs and practices), sacred and profane, functions of religions (functionalist and conflict approach). Political system: meaning and basic features of democracy and totalitarianism, meaning and functions of welfare state. Economic System: capitalism and socialism, meaning and basic features with their strengths and limitations
  5. Socialization: 3 hours
    Meaning of socialization, Primary socialization (Theory of Frued, Mead, Cooley and Piaget), Agents of socialization, Impact of man on society and impact of society on man. Personality: meaning, static and dynamic nature of personality, factors determining personality (Biological and environmental i.e socio-cultural)
  6. Social Stratification: 3 hours
    Meaning of social differentiation, inequality and social stratification, Nature and types of social stratification (meaning and characteristics of caste, class, ethnic and gender inequality with reference to Nepal)
  7. Social Control: 3 hours
    Crime and deviance: meaning and their differences. Merton’s type of Anomie.
    Concept of social sanction, conformity, meaning and nature of social control, types of social control (formal and informal): Agencies of social control (formal and informal i.e law, education, coercion, norms and values, religion)
  8. Social Change: 3 hours
    Meaning, nature, causal factors (population, social organization, environment, technology) and Conflict approach to social change

Text Book:

  1. Shankar Rao, C.N.: (2000), Sociology: Primary Principles (3rd edition), New Delhi: S. Chand & Company.

Reference Books:

  1. Calhoun, Light, Keller: Sociology (6th ed.). New York: McGraw Hill.
  2. R.M Mac Iver and C.H. Page: Society: An introductive analysis
  3. M. Heralamabous with RM Held: Socialogy:Themes and Perspectives
  4. Rishikeshav Raj Regmi: The essentials of Sociology
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