B.A. (Hon.) Sociology

Sociology

Overview

Sociologists work in a wide variety of settings including universities, government, and private practice, using sociological methods to help communities solve everyday problems. B.A. (Hons) Sociology is an undergraduate honours degree programme designed to provide orientation towards application of sociological principles and theories to real life situations with the expectation of predicting potential outcomes for societal issues. Such knowledge structures aids in analyzing specific social problems in both public and private sectors at group and individual levels. 

Towards this end, the curriculum is outcome based and it imbibes required theoretical concepts and practical skills in the domain. By undergoing this programme, students develop application-oriented learning skills, critical, analytical thinking, and problem-solving abilities for a smooth transition from academic to real-life work environment.

Students are trained in communication skills and interdisciplinary topics to enhance their scope. In addition, the students also can enrol into one-year Ramaiah Advanced Post Graduate Diploma which will give them a leading edged and make the students more versatile, generating wide range of opportunities including registering for master’s and Ph.D. programme in a chosen subject area, if one wishes to be considering teaching in a university. 

Objective

  • The programme goal is to produce graduates with application-oriented learners, critical, analytical, and problem-solving skills, and ability to think independently, to pursue a career in sociology 
  • To impart knowledge, understanding and cognitive abilities in sociology, research, practice, and interdisciplinary courses 
  • To develop competencies and practical skills required for effective problem solving and right decision making in different activities relevant to the society 
  • To thrive towards knowledge progression and contributions to address relevant issues of the society at international, national, and local levels.

Highlights

  • FOUNDATIONAL COURSES (FC )

    Six foundational courses are offered as part of the programme to provide interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary perspectives for the students

  • CORE COURSES (CC)

    Core courses are offered as part of the programme to impart contemporary trends, theoretical understanding in the domain of sociology.

  • GENERAL ELECTIVES (GE)

    General electives are courses chosen generally from an unrelated discipline/​subject, with an intention to provide exposure to contemporary developments and learnings across other disciplines. 

  • DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC ELECTIVES (DSE)

    Courses related to the discipline of sociology that are interdisciplinary in nature are offered.

  • SKILL ENHANCEMENT COURSES (SEC)

    SEC courses are value-based and skill-based that aims at providing hands-on-training, and competencies. These courses may be chosen from a pool of courses designed to provide value-based and/​or skill-based knowledge.

  • ABLITY ENHANCEMENT COMPULSORY COURSES (AECC)

    AECC are the courses based upon the content that leads to Knowledge enhancement (Environmental Science and English/​MIL Communication.). These courses are mandatory for all disciplines.

  • PROJECT DISSERTATION

    Individual students are expected on project dissertations during the Sixth semester of the program. Students are expected to undertake thesis work in a chosen relevant topic. The topic needs to be approved by a committee constituted by a HOD. The project dissertation carries a specified number of credits and expected hours of works across the semester. Later, students need to convert their thesis into a technical paper and publication to publish in reputed conferences or journals.

  • The campus is in the neighbourhood of premier institutions like ISRO, IISc, RRI, CIPR, NIAS and so on, which provides students with ample opportunities to engage in academic and non-academic programs of these institutions
  • Hostel accommodations for students at a reasonable price
  • Enriched academic eco-system provides inter-disciplinary perspectives and opportunities to engage for students of social sciences
  • Highly ranked for its innovation by QS IGUAGE, NIRF & KSURF
  • The campus is in the neighbourhood of premier institutions like ISRO, IISc, RRI, CIPR, NIAS and so on, which provides students with ample opportunities to engage in academic and non-academic programs of these institutions
  • Collaborations with foreign universities for exchange programs (University of Illinois System, USA, International Medical School)
  • The campus is located in the heart of the city (it is a boon to students keen on attending seminars, conferences, and cultural events in Bengaluru)

  • Our emphasis on applied brilliance translates into a campus that is buzzing with activity, whether in the form of guest lectures, seminars, workshops and industry events or student-organized activities and competitions.
  • With 9 faculties from different areas of study, multidisciplinary thinking is a way of life at RUAS.
  • From a host of eateries and cafes to convenience stores and coffee vending machines, our campus has been designed and developed to ensure that the needs of every student are met.
  • With access to RUAS’s numerous facilities, students are encouraged to participate in co-curricular sports and cultural events.
  • The University offers a range of on-campus accommodation options. Third-party, off-campus hostels are also available.

Structure

Study Domains

  • FC

    Foundation Courses

  • CC

    Core Courses

  • GE

    General Electives

  • DSE

    Discipline Specific Electives

  • SEC

    Skill Enhancement Courses

  • AECC

    Ability Enhancement Compulsory Courses

Course Progression

Course Credits
CFC 1

CFC 1

4
CFC 2

CFC 2

4
Introduction to Sociology I: Basic Concepts

CC1

5
Sociology of India I: Caste, Class, Race and Gender

CC2

5
AECC 1

AECC 1

2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
CFC 3

CFC 3

4
CFC 4

CFC 4

4
Introduction to Sociology II: Beginnings of Sociological Thought

CC3

5
Sociology of India II: Village Studies in Contemporary Perspective

CC4

5
GE 1

GE 1

4
Tutorial
1
SEC 1
2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Sociological Thinkers: Marx, Weber and Durkheim and their contemporary relevance

CC 5

5
Social Stratification, Mobility and Inclusion

CC6

5
Fundamentals of Social Research; Philosophy, Techniques and Methods

CC7

5
GE 2
4
Tutorial
1
AECC 2
2

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Sociology of Rural Society

CC 8

5
Sociology of Family & Kinship

CC 9

5
Sociology of Development and Post-Industrial Crises

DSE

5
Sociology of Work: Post Modern Cultures, Digital Technologies and the New Jobs

DSE

5
GE 3
4
Tutorial
1

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Sociological Thinkers: Advanced Sociology and Postmodern Critiques

CC 10

5
Sociology of Genders

CC 11

5
Political Sociology

CC12

5
Sociology of Urban Life

DSE

5
Sociology of Environment

DSE

5
Sociology of Health and Wellbeing

DSE

2 out of 3 DSEs

5

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Research Writing & Application of Statistical Methods

CC 13

5
Sociology of Religions

CC 14

5
Culture, Diversity, and Ethnicities

DSE

5
Economic Sociology

DSE

5
Reading Ethnography

DSE

5
Sociology of Health and Wellbeing

DSE

2 out of 3 DSEs

5

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
4 Open Electives at the School of Social Sciences and School of Law
20

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Course Credits
Capstone Project/Internship
6

Key

  • Theory
  • Tutorials
  • Practicals

Details

Members of the Board of Studies (External)

  1. Dr Susan Visvanathan, Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
  2. Dr A.F. Matthew, Professor, Indian Institute of Management, Kozhikode
  3. Dr Indira Rama Rao, Professor, University of Mysore, Mysore
  4. Dr Anindita Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur

Admissions

Fees & Scholarships

Rs 1,33,550 per annum for Indian nationals (Tuition Fee + Other Fee)

Fees & Scholarships

NRI/ Foreign Students:

  • USD 2000 + Other fee Rs.38,550 per annum

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