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BSS Honours in Sociology

 

For a BSS Honours degree in Sociology a student will have to successfully complete 134 credits (Course Work 126 and Viva-Voce 8; 134 credit hours in total). But all of them will not be in Sociology. The distribution of credit hours is given below:

 

  • Sociology courses: Minimum of 78 credit hours including compulsory and optional courses (26 courses of 3 credit hours).

 

  • Social Work courses:  Minimum 27 credit hours including compulsory and optional courses (9 courses of 3 credit hours).

     

  • Other Department: Minimum 3 credit hours either from Economics or Political Science (1 course of 3 credit hours). 

 

  • Foundation courses:  Minimum 18 credit hours (6 courses of 3 credit hours).

     

  • Viva- Voce: Every semester produce 1 credit hours for Viva-Voce, 8X1=8.

 

The Courses: There are three types of courses:
1) Compulsory Courses,
2) Optional Courses,
3) Foundation Courses.

 

 

Course Design of the Four-Year BSS Honours Program

Syllabus for 4-Year BSS (Honours) Program

 

Year-1, Semesyer-1

 

Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc.101

Introduction to Sociology

54

3

100

Soc.102

Introduction to Anthropology

54

3

100

SW 102

Social Work: Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives

54

3

100

FD 001

Bangla

54

3

100

FD 002

Bangladesh Liberation War

54

3

100

FD 004

English-1

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

324

19

625

 

Year 1, Semester 2

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc.103

History of Civilization

54

3

100

Soc.104

Social Problems

54

3

100

SW 104

Emergence of social Work as a Profession

54

3

100

FD 003

Gender

54

3

100

FD 006

English-2

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

270

16

525

 

Year 2, Semester-3

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 201

Sociology of Family and Marriage

54

3

100

Soc. 202

Social Psychology

54

3

100

SW 201

Social Group Work

54

3

100

Eco. 101

Principles of Economics

54

3

100

FD 005

Introduction to Computer and SPSS Package

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

270

16

525

 

Year 2, Semester-4

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 203

Research Methodology

54

3

100

Soc. 204

Rural Sociology

54

3

100

Soc. 205

Social Statistics

54

3

100

Soc. 206

Early Social Thought

54

3

100

Soc. 207

Social Stratification and Inequality

54

3

100

SW 204

Community Development and Community Organization

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

324

19

625

 

Year 3, Semester-5

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 301

Qualitative Research Methodology

54

3

100

Soc. 302

Social Structure of Bangladesh

54

3

100

Soc. 304

Sociology of Environment

54

3

100

SW 301

Social Policy and Programme Planning

54

3

100

SW 302

Social Action and Social Reform Movement

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

270

16

525

 

Year 3, Semester-6

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 306

Bangladesh: Society and Culture

54

3

100

Soc. 308

Sociology of Organization

54

3

100

Soc. 309

Feminist Thought

54

3

100

Soc. 311

Criminology

54

3

100

SW 306

Social Welfare Programs and Services in Bangladesh

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

270

16

525

 

Year 4, Semester-7

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 401

Classical Sociological Theories

54

3

100

Soc. 404

Marxist Sociology

54

3

100

Soc. 406

Sociology of Development

54

3

100

SW 401    

Social Work in Practice

54

3

100

Viva-voce examination

-

1

25

Total

216

13

425

 

Year 4, Semester-8

 


Course Code

Course Name

Contact hours

Credits

Marks

Soc. 407

Contemporary Sociological Theories

54

3

100

Soc. 408

Women and Development

54

3

100

Soc. 409

Sociology of Mass Communication

54

3

100

Soc. 410

Research Monograph

54

3

100

Soc. 411

Internship

54

3

100

SW  405

Human Rights and Social Justice

54

3

100

Comprehensive and Viva-voce Examinations

-

1

25

Total

270

19

525

 

 

Grand Total

2214

134

4300

 

  • Total number of students in the Department

1. Graduate: 103 (Till 26-12-2012).
2. Undergraduate: Nil.

*All undergraduate students will be required to take comprehensive and viva-voce examinations and the passing mark is 50%. None can graduate without passing these examinations.  Since no classes will be held for the preparation of these examinations, no credit will be given for passing the comprehensive and viva-voce examinations.