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BA Hons Sociology

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BA Hons Sociology

A sociology graduate from Bharati College would be a person with a thorough grounding in the fundamentals of sociology and infused with ‘Sociological Imagination’. They can see the connections between biographies and history, personal problems and historical currents, pierce the seamless fabric of common sense that envelopes the everyday life of societies, draw connections between seemingly independent social factors, processes and institutions using observation and analysis.

Being trained in a highly context‐sensitive discipline, a sociology graduate is alert to social, cultural and historical context of all issues. In the Indian context, it implies an ingrained post‐colonial sensibility that critically engages constitutions of self and engagement with the other. Sociology is a deeply self‐reflexive discipline with an inter‐disciplinary orientation. A sociology graduate is exposed to a significant quantum of concepts, conceptual writing, theories and theoretical reasoning throughout the three years across all the courses. Hence students have an ability to grasp and generate a conceptual conversation in general and within the discipline of sociology in particular.

They are also familiar with well‐defined, critical and evolving multiplicity of theoretical perspectives. A sociology graduate would be well versed with the basic tenets of these perspectives and capable of generating versions of social world from these perspectives. Endowed with this awareness of multiple perspectives on any significant issue a sociology graduate is able to reason it out and weigh the various operational options in any given context.

The Department of Sociology, Bharati College has provided theoretical training to students through analytical assignments, seminars, discussions, film screenings and various other activities. The department regularly organises special lectures by experts from outside and other disciplinary theme based activities. The students have produced short films, ethnographic films, undertaken research projects that involved field work. Some of the students have interned with government and worked on their social welfare projects and with prominent civil society organisations.

A sociology graduate is ideal for employment needs where a graduate from liberal arts would fit in for this rare blend. They are a perfect fit for the following areas (but not limited to them alone) such as law, development studies, development practice, social work, bureaucracy and public institutions, women’s studies, gender studies, area studies, international relations, policy studies, policy implementation, advocacy, management, marketing, social psychology, industrial organization, election studies, data sciences, journalism, criminology, and careers in fine and performing arts.

Through the course, the students:

Possess specialized knowledge of a range of social institutions and processes. Through courses on Indian society, political, economic, religion, kinship and family, gender and social stratification they have a fine grasp of social structures, processes, institutions, cultural diversities and dynamics of social change along with attendant conceptual tool kit of the discipline.

Become instinctually comparative across and within the cultures. They are trained to spot social patterns and trends and seek causation at the level of social and cultural collectives to explain the observed social regularities. They are averse to attaching undue causal weight to individual subjective understandings and are resistant to unfounded ethnocentric assumptions.

Have a specialized understanding of sociological conversation around Sociology of Gender; Social Stratification; Urban Sociology; Agrarian Sociology; Environmental Sociology; Sociology of Work and Industry; Health and Medicine; Visual Cultures; Indian Sociological Traditions and Reading Ethnographic Monographs. Sociology is both precise and evocative in the representation of the results of its scholarly labours. It is also keenly aware of its role in educating the public and dispelling common misconceptions and prejudices. Hence good communications skills are imperative for a sociology graduate. Sociological communication takes three principle forms: oral, written and visual.

Become well equipped to mobilize their sociological knowledge and generic skills for a variety of purposes apart from academic pursuit of the discipline. Sociology graduates are equipped to grasp vast quantities of diversely textured complex material and synthesise it into coherent and cogent arguments backed by evidence.

Inculcate an ability to engage in collaborative work and constructive, purposive and democratic conversations. They are well trained for critical thinking that matches their research skills which enables them to evaluate strengths and weaknesses of arguments in a scientific fashion.