MA Sociology TU

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Master of Arts in Sociology

The course Sociology offers altogether 18 papers and a compulsory thesis in fourth semester. Out of them there are 14 compulsory papers from first to fourth semester. The student may opt for three optional courses in the third and one in the fourth semester.

Objectives

The objective of these courses is to impart up-to-date knowledge of the theories and methods of sociology to the students along with training in field -work and secondary data analysis. The second objective is to provide skilled human resource for Nepal development needs. The third objective is to inculcate in the students the spirit of human rights and social justice. Thus the overall objective is to develop professional skill, in both theory and research, in sociology in the students of this discipline at a par with those of other countries.

Admission Criteria

A student holding a Bachelor degree in any of the following subjects recognized by Tribhuvan University is considered eligible to apply for admission.

  • Sociology; Anthropology; Social Work; Nepalese History, Culture and Archaeology; Psychology; history; Home Science; Geography; Economics; and Political Science
  • Any discipline from faculty of education, management and law
  • Any discipline from institute of medicine, engineering, forestry, agriculture and animal science

An applicant seeking admission to M.A. Sociology must appear in an Entrance Examination of one hour’s duration conducted by the Office of the Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Tribhuvan University. The applicant who fails to appear in the Entrance Examination or to obtain a minimum qualifying score will not be given admission. Admission of the students will be based strictly on the merit list and on the enrollment capacity of the Central Department of Sociology/Campus.

Duration of the Course and Examinations

The duration of the course is of two years with four semesters. There is an university examination, in each six months, at the end of each semester. Eighty percent of the attendance in the class is compulsory.

Distribution of Courses by Semester
First Semester
Paper Code No. Title of Course Credit hr Remarks
1. So561 Introduction to Sociology 3
Required
2. So562 Qualitative Research Methods in 3
Sociology
3. So563 Structural-functional Approach 3
4. So564 Caste and Class 3
5. So565 Theories of Social Change and Development 3
Third Semester
Paper Code No. Title of Course Credit hrs Remarks
1. So581 World-System Perspective 3
Required
2. So582 Basic Statistics in Sociological

 

Research**

3
3. So583 Sociology of Gender 3
*Optional
4. So584 Identity, Inequality and Intersectionality 3
any three
5. So585 Migration, Social Network, Remittance and Development 3
6. So586 Sociology of Ageing and Disability 3
7. So587 Power Leadership, Governmentality, and Development 3
Third Semester
Paper Code No. Title of Course Credit hrs Remarks
1. So581 World-System Perspective 3
Required
2. So582 Basic Statistics in Sociological

 

Research**

3
3. So583 Sociology of Gender 3
*Optional
4. So584 Identity, Inequality and Intersectionality 3
any three
5. So585 Migration, Social Network, Remittance and Development 3
6. So586 Sociology of Ageing and Disability 3
7. So587 Power Leadership, Governmentality, and Development 3
8. So588 Urban Sociology 3
9. So589 Sociology of Disaster 3