DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY

BS (4-years) Program in Sociology

Background

BS four year (eight semester) Program in Sociology prepares the students for meeting the socio-economic challenges by providing them conducive learning environment, writing and study skills, knowledge about human behavior, social organization, and culture and social changes in the societies. The subject of Sociology also gives us an opportunity to compare our society with the other societies in a more objective manner. It also provides the conceptual tools and methods for understanding the social milieu--whether it is expressed in: group attitudes, values, behaviors, political processes of workers, families, organizations, consumers and governments.

Career Advising and Planning 

A major in Sociology provides an ideal background to pursue a range of careers:

  • Business careers  (management, marketing and advertising, personnel and human relations);
  • criminal justice careers (law enforcement, courts, corrections; juvenile justice);
  • Social service careers (social work; counseling, administration, drug rehabilitation; health administration; family services; disability services);
  • Careers in social policy, politics and law (attorney, legal investigator, legal assistant, policy advocate, policy analysis, urban planning, lobbying, philanthropy; public administration, polling, social research);
  • Educational careers (college professor; college administrator; university student services; social science teacher; school administrator)

Why study in Sociology?

Sociology is about understanding societies, cultures and the various types of processes that produce them. Because the sociological perspective cuts across so many disciplines, students who study Sociology can end up working in a variety of different fields, from social and market research to policy analysis and human resources and even social and community activism. By studying Sociology, students can become aware of the underlying social dimensions in political, economic and legal systems, for example. Department of Sociology FATA University puts a strong emphasis on the acquisition of critical thinking. A sound knowledge of Sociology is a significant asset in many careers.

 

Salient Features

Duration: 4- Years
Semesters: 8
No. of courses: 42
Field work: 1
Research Project: 1
Credit Hours; 133

Award of Degree

To be eligible for the award of BS in Sociology Degree, a student is required to earn prescribed number of credit hours with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.50 out of 4 or as per HEC Criteria.

Scheme of Study

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

First

Soc.111

Introduction to Sociology

100

03

Soc.112

Social Anthropology

100

03

Soc.113

Introduction to Political Science

100

03

Soc.114

English-I

100

03

Soc.115

Islamic studies

50

02

Soc.116

Pakistan studies

50

02

Sub total

16

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Second

Soc.121

Applied Sociology

100

03

Soc.122

Gender studies

100

03

Soc.123

Introduction to Psychology

100

03

Soc.124

English-II

100

03

Soc.125

Introduction to Economics

100

03

Soc.126

Basic Mathematics

100

03

Sub total

18

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Third

Soc.231

Sociology of Family

100

03

Soc.232

Demography

100

03

Soc.233

Social Work

100

03

Soc.234

Social Statistics

100

03

Soc.235

English-III

100

03

Soc.236

Introduction to Computer

100

03

Sub total

18

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Forth

Soc.241

Comparative Social Institutions

100

03

Soc.242

Rural Sociology

100

03

Soc.243

Social Mobilization

100

03

Soc.244

Social Gerontology

100

03

Soc.245

Community Development

100

03

Soc.246

English-IV

100

03

Sub Total

18

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Fifth

Soc.351

Introduction to Social Research

100

03

Soc.352

Urban Sociology

100

03

Soc.353

Sociology of Human Rights

100

03

Soc.354

Social Psychology

100

03

Soc.355

Introduction to Criminology

100

03

Sub Total

15

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Sixth

Soc.361

Research Methodology

100

03

Soc.362

Sociology of Religion

100

03

Soc.363

Sociology of Education

100

03

Soc.364

Environmental Sociology

100

03

Soc.365

Human Resource Management

100

03

Sub Total

15

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Seventh

Soc.471

Classical Sociological Theories

100

03

Soc.472

Industrial Sociology

100

03

Soc.473

Medical Sociology

100

03

Soc.474

Project Management

100

03

Soc.475

Field Work/Internship

100

03

Sub Total

15

Semester

Course Code

Course Title

Marks

Credits Hrs

Eighth

Soc.481

Contemporary Sociological Theories

100

03

Soc.482

Political Sociology

100

03

Soc.483

Sociology of Change and Development

100

03

Soc.484

Pakistani Society and Culture

100

03

Soc.485

Research Thesis

150

06

Sub Total

18