DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior. Sociologists investigate the structure of groups, organizations, and societies, and how people interact within these contexts. The Department of Sociology at Mekliganj College was started in 2014 with two guest lecturers, namely Mr. Jagadish Ch. Barman and Ms. Sonali Das and they had resigned in 2020 for some personal reasons. Mr. Ashish Tarafdar was appointed as a guest lecturer in 2017 and in 2020 west Bengal government was approved him as a state-aided college teacher. Presently he is working as a SACT- I and till now he is continuing. He trains students to grasp the social structures, understands the social processes, maps the dynamics of social change, and makes sense of individual and collective experiences in their proper social context.
Under the BA (Programme) Sociology, students are expected to finish four Core Courses (CC), two Discipline Specific Electives (DSE), four Skill Enhancement Courses (SEC), and two Generic Elective courses (GE) over a period of six semesters. The Department is offers four Core Courses that introduce the students to Introduction to Sociology -1, Rural Sociology, Introduction to Sociology-2, and Social Problems in India. students get to do four Skill Enhancement Courses on Research Design and Sampling techniques, Women & Culture in Indian Society, Gender Sensitization, and Women and Society.
The Department also offers Sociology of Indian Society as Generic Elective -1 and Sociology of Indian Society as Generic Elective-2 for program courses.
Generic Elective for Honours students (Core course) of other disciplines introduce to Introduction to Sociology- I for 1st semester and Introduction to Sociology-ll for 2nd semester.
DEPARTMENT MISSION AND STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
The faculty of the Department of Sociology agreed on the following statement of its mission, goals, and learning outcomes:
The Sociology Department seeks to develop in students the sociological knowledge and skills that will enable them to think critically and imaginatively about society and social issues.
Studying sociology provides a better understanding of the following: Reasons for social differences, including differences in social behavior. Reasons for the differentials in group opportunities and outcomes. The relevance of social hierarchies and social power in everyday life.
The major in sociology is intended to serve as preparation for careers in teaching, delivery, and administration of social and health services, urban and environmental studies, law, government service at local, state, and federal levels, and related occupations. The major also provides training for advanced graduate work in sociology, social work, and other social sciences. Sociology is also recommended as a second major or minor for students of all other social sciences; for business; for the humanities; especially literature and theatre arts; for ethnic and area studies; for journalism and other various applied arts and sciences.
LEARNING GOALS AND OUTCOMES:
The following learning goals and outcomes identify the means by which the preceding general statements of purpose are to be accomplished.
1. Identify and apply sociological concepts and theories to understand social phenomena. Employ the sociological imagination and use evidence-based social theories to analyze social problems in context, and to generate and evaluate solutions.
2. Critically evaluate explanations of human behavior, social phenomena, and social processes locally and globally. Identify and assess the assumptions underlying different theoretical perspectives. Evaluate and respond to inequalities and emerge from a global, integrated, and unequal world.
3. Identify how social structures create and reproduce different forms of social inequality, locally and globally. Understand how social structures reproduce themselves, as well as how patterns and processes of cultural, socio-political, and economic change occur. Analyze the origins, mechanisms, consequences, and responses to global systems and flow and their implications for society.
4. Apply social scientific principles to understand the social world. Articulate the effective use of evidence; generate research questions and/or hypotheses based on social research. Identify the limits of the scientific method in understanding social behavior and processes.
5. Evaluate the quality of social scientific data. Identify the characteristics of high-quality data in sociological research, and evaluate multiple representations of data in public discourse.
6. Rigorously analyze social science data. Demonstrate the ability to understand, interpret, and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
7. Communicate in a clear and coherent manner in both written and oral communication. Convey sociological concepts and understandings to a broader audience.
8. Use sociological knowledge to inform public understanding and policy debates. Use sociological knowledge, skills, and theories to engage with the world around them, and to promote social justice.
For details information about B.A. Sociology Syllabus under C.B.P.B.U. go through the mentioned link: https://cbpbu.ac.in/ug-cbcs.php