Sociologist: Everything you need to know about sociology.
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
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)