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Department Of Sociology

PSO 1

Understand and appreciate the discipline from diverse trainings and capabilities, the process and modes of construction of knowledge of India, religion over Individual religions and a general introduction to sociological thought.

PSO 2

Attention to the variety of ideas and debates about India.

PSO 3

Understand the social and cultural bases of economic activity, Kinshp and marriage, social inequalities.

PSO 4

Demonstrate and apply knowledge of methodologies of sociological research methods.

PSO 5

Understand Classics, Post – classical sociological thinking , theoretical perspectives for understanding urban life.

PSO 6

Analyse agrarian sociology, core debates of environmental sociology, Industrialisation and traditions in Indian Sociology.

PSO 7

Introduction to sociology of health , illness and medical practices, societies in North-East India ; traditions in Indian Sociology and Visual Culture

PSO 8

Analyse family and intimacy , Gender and Violence , Social movements , Sociology of Education , Media and Society , and Population & Society.

CORE COURSE 1 
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY - I 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The mandate of the course is to introduce the discipline to students from diverse trainings and capabilities. The course is intended to introduce the students to a sociological way of thinking. It also provides a foundation for the other more detailed and specialized courses in sociology.

Core Corse 02 
Sociology of India – I 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This paper introduces the processes and modes of construction of knowledge of India. Further, it aims to draw attention to the key concepts and institutions which are useful for the understanding of Indian society.

Core Course 03 
Introduction to Sociology II 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course aims to provide a general introduction to sociological thought. The focus is on studying from the original texts to give the students a flavour of how over a period of time thinkers have conceptualized various aspects of society. This paper also provides a foundation for thinkers in the other papers.

Core Course 04 
Sociology of India – II 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This paper aims to draw attention to the variety of ideas and debates about India. Further, it critically engages with the multiple socio-political forces and ideologies which shape the terrain of the nation.

Core Course 05 
POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course introduces the students to some major theoretical debates and concepts in Political Sociology, while situating these within contemporary political issues. A key thrust of the paper is towards developing a comparative understanding of political relationships through themes such as power, governance and state and society relationships.

Core Course 06 
Sociology of Religion (6 credits) 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course lays primacy to the understanding of religious over individual religions. Drawing heavily from classical writings on the subject it reinforces importance of the positions developed in these texts. Implicitly numerous interconnections can be at-tempted between various themes, manifestly the overarching concern of the paper is to follow up the linkage between social and religious through different registers mentioned in the outline.

Core Course 07 
Sociology of Gender 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course introduces gender as a critical sociological lens of enquiry in relation to various social fields. It also interrogates the categories of gender, sex, and sexuality.

Core Course 08 
ECONOMIC SOCIOLOGY 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course provides an understanding of the social and cultural bases of economic activity. It highlights the significance of sociological analysis for the study of economic processes in local and global contexts.

Core Course 09 
SOCIOLOGY OF KINSHIP 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course aims to introduce general principles of kinship and marriage by reference to key terms and theoretical statements substantiated by ethnographies. The course looks at the trajectories and new directions in kinship studies.

Representations of Kinship and Marriage in Biographies, Popular Culture and Films would be examined by students through weekly presentations and term papers.

Core Course 10 
Social Stratification 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course introduces students to Sociological Study of Social Inequalities. It acquaints students with principal theoretical perspectives on and diverse forms of Social inequality in articulation with each other.

Core Course 11 
Sociological Thinkers –I 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course introduces the students to the classics in the making of the discipline of sociology through selected texts by the major thinkers.

Core Course 12 
Sociological Research Methods – I
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course is a general introduction to the methodologies of sociological research methods. It will provide the student with some elementary knowledge of the complexities and philosophical underpinnings of research.

Core Course 13 
Sociological Thinkers II 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

To introduce students to post-classical sociological thinking through some original texts.

Core Course 14 
RESEARCH METHODS II 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course is an introductory course on how research is actually done. With emphasis on formulating research design, methods of data collection, and data analysis, it will provide students with some elementary knowledge on how to conduct both, quantitative and qualitative research.

Discipline Specific Elective 01 
Urban Sociology 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course provides an exposure to key theoretical perspectives for understanding urban life in historical and contemporary contexts. It also reflects on some concerns of urban living while narrating the subjective experiences of urban communities. With case studies from India and other parts of the world this course will help students relate to the complexities of urban living.

Discipline Specific Elective 02 
Agrarian Sociology 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course explores the traditions of enquiry and key substantive issues in agrarian sociology. It is comparative in nature, but pays attention to Indian themes. It also introduces emerging global agrarian concerns.

Discipline Specific Elective 03 
Environmental Sociology 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course is designed to introduce students to the core debates of environmental sociology, different approaches within the sub‐discipline and how these approaches may be used to understand environmental issues and movements in India.

Discipline Specific Elective 04 
SOCIOLOGY OF WORK 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course introduces the idea that though work and production have been integral to societies through time, the origin and spread of industrialization made a distinct rupture to that link. This rupture can also be seen mirrored in the coming of sociology as a discipline that considered work as central to the study of society. Based on this premise the paper goes on to provide an outline as to how values and ideals of pluralized industrialism(s) have caused an absorbed multiple transformative shifts to the local and global social networks of the contemporary world.

Discipline Specific Elective 05 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course introduces students to the sociology of health, illness and medical practice by highlighting the significance of socio-cultural dimensions in the construction of illness and medical knowledge. Theoretical perspectives examine the dynamics shaping these constructions. Negotiations of health and illness are explored through ethnographies.

Discipline Specific Elective 06
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Traditions in Indian sociology can be traced with the formal teaching of sociology as a subject in Bombay university way back in 1914. While the existence of a ―Sociology in India‖ and ―Sociology of India‖ have been largely debated in terms of whether it has been influenced by western philosophy, is there a need of indigenization etc., sociologist in India have primarily been engaged with issues of tradition and modernity, caste, tribe and gender. This paper primarily provides perspectives of key Indian sociologists on some of these issues.

Discipline Specific Elective 07 
Visual Culture 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This paper introduces the students to the construction of “seeing” as a social process. Through case studies covering various visual environments, the paper allows a scope to contextualize everyday visual culture within larger social debates around power, politics, identity and resistance.

Discipline Specific Elective 08 
Reading Ethnographies 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course encourages the student to read ethnographic texts in their entirety. Any one set of texts from the four pairs are to be chosen. Readers are relatively free to interpret the texts within the parameters mentioned below. Suggested readings can be utilized to frame specific questions while reading the ethnographic texts and writing about them. The examination, however, will be patterned on the parameters mentioned in the outline.

Discipline Specific Elective 09 
Societies in North East India 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The course aims at providing a sociological understanding of Societies in North East India. It seeks to provide a multi-dimensional understanding of North East India with respect to social, historical, political and economic dimensions. Further, this course aims to provide a sociological understanding of the specificity of world views of diverse communities along with the emerging socio economic processes of the region.

Generic Elective 01 
Indian Society: Images and Realities 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course seeks to provide an interdisciplinary introduction to Indian society.

Generic Elective 02 
Family and Intimacy 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Family is one of the vital institutions of human society. It is experienced intimately and debated keenly. This course attempts to introduce students to a range of contemporary concerns pertaining to this institution from a sociological perspective and with an interdisciplinary orientation.

Generic Elective 03 
Rethinking Development 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This paper examines the ideas of development from a sociological perspective. It introduces students to different approaches to understanding development and traces the trajectory of Indian experience with development from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Generic Elective 04 
Gender and Violence 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Gendered violence is routine and spectacular, structural as well as situated. This course attempts to provide an understanding of the logic of that violence, awareness of its most common forms and tries to equip the students with a sociologically.

Generic Electives 05 
Sociology of Social Movements
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course looks at social movements from a sociological perspective. It introduces the contexts and concepts of social movements and attempts to theoretically locate them through concrete case studies.

Generic Elective 06 
Sociology of Education 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course intends to familiarize the students with perspectives on the social meaning of education and the relationship between education and society. This includes issues of knowledge, comprehension, empowerment and contestation to sites and practices of education.

Generic Elective 07 
Sociology of Media 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

The purpose of this paper is to introduce the students to certain major themes of outlining the interconnections between media and society. The focus specifically is on the transmission and reception of media content and thus the various sections in this paper study the production, control and reception of media and its representations

Generic Elective 08 
POPULATION AND SOCIETY 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course provides a critical understanding of the interface between population and society. It analyses the role of fertility, morality and migration on the composition, size and structure of population. The course addresses the issue of domestic and international population movement and their economic, political and social implication.

Skill Enhancement Course 01 
Reading, Writing and Reasoning for Sociology 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

Reading and writing academic prose is not the same as the performance of these activities in ordinary language, yet these are the skills that are never taught, except perhaps in tutorial systems (where they exist). Unlike most language courses that lean towards literature or functional skills, this is a crash course in survival techniques for developing literacy in academic language. It consists of a graded series of reading and writing exercises using real‘texts from the social sciences that will enable students to tackle text-related tasks with confidence. There is a conscious attempt to generate synergies by mirroring the reading and writing exercises. 

Through this course, students should learn how to recognize good or bad writing and should be equipped with the elementary techniques for “repairing‟ bad or damaged prose. The course will be preceded by a workshop for teachers. Short extracts for class exercises will be culled from classic and contemporary social science texts of varying levels of difficulty and of different genres and styles. The actual set of texts will be decided at the preparatory workshop. 

Skill Enhancement Course 02 
ETHNOGRAPHIC FILMMAKING 
COURSE OBJECTIVES:

This course focuses on doing sociology and social anthropology through forms other than the written, in particular, the oral, aural, and the visual.. It introduces students to film techniques as a form and method of description and argument and enables a comparison between film and the written mode as ethnography. One concern that may be pursued is how the visually challenged encounter, experience and represent the field. The course will be conducted through group work enabling a learning process between the visually challenged and the non‐visually challenged.

Williamson

Sikha Dutta

M.A.

Sikha Dutta

Assistant Professor (HOD)

Williamson

Ajit Borah

M.A.

Ajit Borah

Assistant Professor

Williamson

Dr. Simanta Boruah

M.A., Ph. D

Dr. Simanta Boruah

Assistant Professor

Williamson

Daizy Rani Saikia

M.A., M. Phill., NET

Daizy Rani Saikia

Assistant Professor

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