BA / B.Sc. - Dual Specialization - Sociology (3+1 years)

DETAILS

The School of Liberal Studies (SoLS) offers one-of-a-kind transdisciplinary learning and field-based training in disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and mathematics. 

SoLS offers the following Four-year undergraduate programmes (FYUP) as options for dual majors leading to a BA/BSc research honours degree in Liberal Studies:

  1. Applied Mathematics 
  2. Applied Statistics
  3. Economics with Data Science
  4. History 
  5. Literature
  6. Political Science
  7. Psychology and Behaviour
  8. Sociology

Example: A BSc in Liberal Studies with a double major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Economics with Data Science, could be beneficial not just for those keen on pursuing an MBA in HR or Finance, but also for those interested in financial markets and human behaviour. A BSc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Economics Data Science, and History, could become a joint major programme geared towards understanding the evolving nature of societies and economic systems and applying their knowledge and training in policy paradigms. Similarly, B.Sc. in Liberal Studies, with a major in Psychology and Behaviour, and Political Science, could help unravel demographic and social changes influencing individual behaviour. The possibilities are endless.

 

Sociology

The programme in Sociology is designed for undergraduate students at the School of Liberal Studies, UPES. The Sociology programme provides students with extensive training on the core disciplines of Sociology from a theory as well as praxis perspective. Along with a strong focus on research, the program also trains students on field-based interventions that prepares them for academia as well as the industry backed by rigorous training on intersectionality and interdisciplinarity. With the diverse specialisation tracks offered in the program that engages with Gender, Politics, Economy and Development, Sociology graduates are rigorously trained to locate the interrelationship between human social relationships and institutions from a layered perspective that connects the personal to the social to the global. The program capacitates students to re-invent contemporary social issues through original thinking, work towards providing flexible solutions, and develop contextually relevant solutions that can be applied to diverse realities across the world.

Duration

Duration of Program

3+1 Years (6/8 Semesters) Optional

Seats

Seats

*

Details

The program is designed to help students:

1

To train students on the theory and praxis of how societies function in a web of varied relationships that connect personal experiences to wider social realities which in turn can be explained in the light of global realities, and vice versa.

2

To capacitate students on interdisciplinary and intersectional critical thinking as well as plans of action that can be applied towards solving emergent issues in the contemporary world across different contexts.

3

To capacitate students in predicting social issues of the future and work towards providing creative and flexible solutions.

4

To prepare students for a variety of career prospects with their training in Sociology through a streamlined training program, wherein they can locate social issues, practices and processes embedded in several field of professions and create innovative possibilities of advancing these professional fields through original thinking.

PO1

Understand and locate how their personal experiences and those of others can be explained in the light of larger social and global constructs of intersecting realities.

PO2

Create a problem-solving approach towards emergent and future social issues of the world through original thinking informed by an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective.

PO3

Seek employment and perform in the varied professional sector including academia, industry, policy, research, non-profit etc. in a way that advances these fields of professions with their creative ideation and problem-solving.

With its unique pedagogical as well as theoretical engagement, the Sociology Program trains graduates for a variety of career potentials in

  • social and market research
  • social and public policy
  • international agencies
  • public relations
  • business and industry
  • development sector
  • educational institutions
  • advertising firms.

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.

 

 

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

First Year, First semester: 3 credits

  • Gender and Society (3 credits; core course)

First year, Second semester: 12 credits

  • Sociological Imagination and Sociological Theory (3 credits, core course)
  • Sociology of India (3 credits, core course)
  • Social Stratification and Intersectional Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Environmental Sociology (3 credits, core course)

Second year, Third semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Political Sociology

  • Introduction to Political Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Citizenship, Governance and Digitalisation (3 credits, elective course)
  • State, Surveillance and Social Behaviour (3 credits, elective course)
  • Migration and Belonging (3 credits, elective course)
  • Sociology of governance in the periphery: Kashmir and Northeast India (3 credits, elective course)
  • Conflict, Advocacy, and the theory of Change (3 credits, elective course)

Second year, Fourth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Economic Sociology and the Sociology of the Urban.

  • Introduction to Economic Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Space, Settlements and Violence in the Urban (3 credits, elective course)
  • Migration, Homelessness and Street Culture. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Urban Sexualities and Expressions. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Sociology of Urban Poverty. (3credits, elective course)
  • Technology, Urbanisation and Culture: Understanding the interface. (3 credits, elective course)

Third year, Fifth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer a specialized track on Gender and Sexuality

  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (3 credits, core course for Sociology majors)
  • Queer Bodies, Expressions, and the spectrum of Violence (3 credits, elective course)
  • The visible versus the invisible queer woman: Lesbian and transwomen realities across the world and India. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Feminist mobilisation in an age of technology and new media. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Adapting to and growing up in a Digital World: Understanding Gendered navigations between the real and virtual world from an intergenerational lens. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Normalising the deviant: Social campaigns and gender visibility (This paper will have a ‘design your campaign’ activity element) (3 credits, elective course)

Fourth year, Sixth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Displacement and Dispossession

  • Neoliberalism, Development and Forced Displacement (3 credits, core course)
  • Indigenous people and the Dispossession of commons. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Displacement in India (3 credits, elective course)
  • Climate Change and Displacement (3 credits, elective course)
  • Conflict-Induced Displacement (3 credits, elective course)
  • Gendering Forced Displacement (3 credits, elective course)

Third year, Seventh semester: 3 credits

  • Sociological Research – Qualitative and Quantitative (core course; 3 credits for Sociology majors, 2 credits for Sociology minors)

Fourth year, eighth semester: 12 credits

  • Dissertation
  • Field internship

Details

Program Objective

The program is designed to help students:

1

To train students on the theory and praxis of how societies function in a web of varied relationships that connect personal experiences to wider social realities which in turn can be explained in the light of global realities, and vice versa.

2

To capacitate students on interdisciplinary and intersectional critical thinking as well as plans of action that can be applied towards solving emergent issues in the contemporary world across different contexts.

3

To capacitate students in predicting social issues of the future and work towards providing creative and flexible solutions.

4

To prepare students for a variety of career prospects with their training in Sociology through a streamlined training program, wherein they can locate social issues, practices and processes embedded in several field of professions and create innovative possibilities of advancing these professional fields through original thinking.

Programme Outcomes

PO1

Understand and locate how their personal experiences and those of others can be explained in the light of larger social and global constructs of intersecting realities.

PO2

Create a problem-solving approach towards emergent and future social issues of the world through original thinking informed by an interdisciplinary and intersectional perspective.

PO3

Seek employment and perform in the varied professional sector including academia, industry, policy, research, non-profit etc. in a way that advances these fields of professions with their creative ideation and problem-solving.

Career Prospects

With its unique pedagogical as well as theoretical engagement, the Sociology Program trains graduates for a variety of career potentials in

  • social and market research
  • social and public policy
  • international agencies
  • public relations
  • business and industry
  • development sector
  • educational institutions
  • advertising firms.
Eligibility

Minimum 50% marks in class X and XII (any Stream)

  1. Math/Eco/ Political Sc. in 12th will be preferred.
  2. Non-Mathematics background students will undergo Remedial Mathematics module in Semester 1.

 

 

Selection Criteria

Aptitude Test/ Valid JEE Score/ CUET Score

Curriculum

First Year, First semester: 3 credits

  • Gender and Society (3 credits; core course)

First year, Second semester: 12 credits

  • Sociological Imagination and Sociological Theory (3 credits, core course)
  • Sociology of India (3 credits, core course)
  • Social Stratification and Intersectional Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Environmental Sociology (3 credits, core course)

Second year, Third semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Political Sociology

  • Introduction to Political Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Citizenship, Governance and Digitalisation (3 credits, elective course)
  • State, Surveillance and Social Behaviour (3 credits, elective course)
  • Migration and Belonging (3 credits, elective course)
  • Sociology of governance in the periphery: Kashmir and Northeast India (3 credits, elective course)
  • Conflict, Advocacy, and the theory of Change (3 credits, elective course)

Second year, Fourth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Economic Sociology and the Sociology of the Urban.

  • Introduction to Economic Sociology (3 credits, core course)
  • Space, Settlements and Violence in the Urban (3 credits, elective course)
  • Migration, Homelessness and Street Culture. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Urban Sexualities and Expressions. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Sociology of Urban Poverty. (3credits, elective course)
  • Technology, Urbanisation and Culture: Understanding the interface. (3 credits, elective course)

Third year, Fifth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer a specialized track on Gender and Sexuality

  • Sociology of Gender and Sexuality (3 credits, core course for Sociology majors)
  • Queer Bodies, Expressions, and the spectrum of Violence (3 credits, elective course)
  • The visible versus the invisible queer woman: Lesbian and transwomen realities across the world and India. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Feminist mobilisation in an age of technology and new media. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Adapting to and growing up in a Digital World: Understanding Gendered navigations between the real and virtual world from an intergenerational lens. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Normalising the deviant: Social campaigns and gender visibility (This paper will have a ‘design your campaign’ activity element) (3 credits, elective course)

Fourth year, Sixth semester: 9 credits

This semester will offer the specialized track on Displacement and Dispossession

  • Neoliberalism, Development and Forced Displacement (3 credits, core course)
  • Indigenous people and the Dispossession of commons. (3 credits, elective course)
  • Displacement in India (3 credits, elective course)
  • Climate Change and Displacement (3 credits, elective course)
  • Conflict-Induced Displacement (3 credits, elective course)
  • Gendering Forced Displacement (3 credits, elective course)

Third year, Seventh semester: 3 credits

  • Sociological Research – Qualitative and Quantitative (core course; 3 credits for Sociology majors, 2 credits for Sociology minors)

Fourth year, eighth semester: 12 credits

  • Dissertation
  • Field internship
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