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Sociologist: Everything you need to know about sociology.

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Sociology is the study of how society affects people and how people affect society. The dictionary defines sociology as "the systematic study of society and social interaction." The word ?sociology? comes from the Latin word socius (companion) and the Greek word logos (speech or reason), which when put together mean ?reasoned speech about companionship.?

Sociology is an Arts stream. Bachelor of Art Sociology is an undergraduate course identifying an environment?s important themes and questions studied by sociologists. The minimum eligibility required for pursuing BA Sociology is a Senior Secondary examination qualification with at least 50% marks in aggregate from a recognized Board or Council. Admission to most of the colleges is either based on performance in the relevant entrance exam or on marks secured in the qualifying examination. Students appearing for 10+2 examination are also eligible to apply, provided they meet the eligibility criteria of a particular college.

The duration of Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sociology is 3 academic years spread over 6 semesters with 2 semesters in each academic year. Each semester has a combination of theoretical classes, practical training, seminars, and talks, including a mandatory project submission in the last semester. The subjects are as follows:

Module 1: Introducing Sociology

Module 2: Introducing India

Module 3: Classical Sociological Thinkers I

Module 4: Social Interaction and Social Relationships

Module 5: Classical Sociological Thinkers II

Module 6: Body, Culture and Cultural Contestations

Module 7: Social Institutions I

Module 8: Social Theory I

Module 9: Social Institutions II

Module 10: Social Theory II

Module 11: Research Method I

Module 12: Social Stratification

Module 13: Research Method II

Module 14: Social Challenges and Movements

Module 15: Change, Development, Globalization

Module 16: Dissertation

Career prospect for sociologist:

A degree in sociology provides an excellent platform for entering the world of business, industry, and organizations. Applicants may be considered for junior or senior positions in corporate research, human resources, management, sales, or public relations. Listed below are some of the employment areas for sociology graduates:

Corporate Research Firms

Communications Industry

Education Sector

Human Services

Public Relations

Social Work

Youth Services

Humanitarian Organizations.

Sociology further studies in developmental or civic areas, such as M.A. or Mass Communication or research-based M.Phil. Or Ph.D. courses, and is beneficial for those wishing to appear for the Indian Civil Services exam with Sociology as 1 of the main subjects.

Here are the top institutions:

Lady Shri Ram College for women, New Delhi.

St. Xavier?s College, Mumbai (MH)

Loyola College, Chennai(TN)


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