B.A (Hons)


Sociology is a branch of study which investigates into multiple aspects of society and social behavior. A Bachelor degree in Sociology teaches the fundamental concepts related to structure of society, organisation of society, and how humans interact within these constructs. The basic subject matter of Sociology concerns itself with topics related to family structure, global warfare, religious cults, social class, race and gender etc.

The scope and subject range of a sociology course is one of the rarest among undergraduate courses. With its huge emphasis on society and social structure, this course fits in perfectly with the needs of modern society

Course Structure

Applicable for students enrolled on/after 2018-19.

Choice Based Credit System

Course Code Name of Course Type Semester Marks
CC-1 Introductory Sociology I SOC-A-CC-1-1-TH&TU 1 100
CC-2 Sociology of India-I SOC-A-CC -1-2-TH&TU 1 100
GE-1 Introduction To Sociology 1 100
AECC1 Compulsory English / MIL (Bengali / Hindi) 1 100
CC-3 Introductory Sociology-II SOC-A-CC -2-3-TH&TU 2 100
CC-4 Sociology of India II SOC-A-CC-2-4-TH&TU 2 100
GE-2 Sociology of India 2 100
AECC2 ENVS 2 100
CC-5 Political Sociology SOC-A-CC-3-5-TH&TU 3 100
CC-6 Sociology of Religion SOC-A-CC-3-6-TH&TU 3 100
CC-7 Sociology of Gender and Sexuality SOC-A-CC-3-7-TH&TU 3 100
GE-3 Sociological Theories 3 100
SEC -A-1 or SEC -A-2 Reading + Writing and Interpretation in Sociology or Gender Sensitisation SOC-A-SEC- 3-A(1)-TH or SOC-A-SEC- 3-A(2)-TH 3 100
CC-8 Economic Sociology SOC-A-CC-4-8-TH&T 4 100
CC-9 Population Studies SOC-A-CC-4-9-TH&TU 4 100
CC-10 Social Stratification SOC-A-CC -4-10-TH&TU 4 100
GE-4 Methods of Sociological Enquiry 4 100
SEC-B-1 or SEC-B-2 Statistical Reasoning for Sociology or Theory and Practice of Development SOC-A-SEC- 4-B (1)-TH or SOC-A-SEC- 4- B(2)-TH 4 100
CC-11 Sociological Thinkers I SOC-A-CC-5-11-TH&TU 5 100
CC-12 Research Methods – I SOC-A-CC-5-12-TH&TU 5 100
DSE-A-1 or DSE-A-2 Urban Sociology or Sociology of Work and Industry SOC-A-DSE- 5 -A(1)-TH&TU or SOC-A-DSE- 5 -A(2)-TH&TU 5 100
DSE-B-1 or DSE-B-2 India Sociological Traditions or Sociology of Visual Culture and Media SOC-A-DSE-5 -B(1)-TH&TU or SOC-A-DSE-5 -B(2)-TH&TU 5 100
CC-13 Sociological Thinkers-II SOC-A-CC-6-13-TH&TU 6 100
CC-14 Research Methods – II SOC-A-CC-6-14-TH&TU 6 100
DSE-A-3 or DSE-A-4 Environmental Sociology or Agrarian Sociology SOC-A-DSE- 6 -A(3)-TH&TU or SOC-A-DSE- 6 -A(4)-TH&TU 6 100
DSE-B-3 or DSE-B-4 Sociology of Health and Medicine or Project: Fieldwork And Dissertation SOC-A-DSE-6 -B(3)-TH&TU or SOC-A-DSE-6 -B(4)-TH&TU 6 100

Applicable for students enrolled on/before 2017-18.

First Year

Part-I (Total Marks – 200)

Paper I : Introductory Sociology 100 Marks
Paper II : Western Sociological Thought 100 Marks

Second Year

Part-II (Total Marks—200)

Paper III : Sociological Theory 100 Marks
Paper IV : Research Methods and Social Statistics 100 Marks

Third Year

Part-III (Total Marks—400)

Paper V : Social & Sociological Thought in India 100 Marks
Paper VI : Social Institutions 100 Marks
Paper VII : Indian Social Structure and Process 100 Marks
Paper VIII : Contemporary Indian Social Problems and Field Work- based Dissertation (50 + 50)= 100 Marks


Course Eligibility

A candidate taking up Honours Course in a subject must have obtained a minimum of 50% marks in the aggregate and 45% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Or, 55% marks in the Honours or related subject at the previous qualifying examination.

Or, 50% marks in the aggregate when the candidate has not studied the subject in his/her previous qualifying examination provided all other clauses are satisfied.

PLEASE NOTE: For B.A. Sociology (H), students with Commerce stream are not eligible.

Course Duration

3 Years

Course Hours

10:15 am to 4:30 pm (Day Session, Co-Ed)

Course Fees

Rs.42,750 (First Year)

CU Examinations 2020