Master of Arts in Sociology - Tribhuvan University


Sociology has been established as a prominent social science branch under T.U. As member of social science, it encompasses the aspect like human evolution, Human Behavior,social institutions, social structure, social conflict and cultural complex of various societies in the world. In dealing with these aspects, Sociology/Anthropology makes holistic approach and no other members of this domain have contributed in such a manner.

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. 

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. 

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Admission criteria

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. 


Salient features

Evaluation

Evaluation will be on the basis of 40 percent internal and 60 percent external. Forty percent internal evaluation will be done by the department/faculty on the basis of the following criteria:
A. Class attendance 10 marks
B. Class participation, discussion and presentation with précis 10 marks
C. Term paper writing 10 marks
D. Class test (writing) 10 marks
The 60 percent external evaluation will be done by the Dean’s office on the basis of final written examination. However, in case of practical courses 60 percent external will also be done practically in computer lab. 


Eligibility

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

Curricular structure

First Semester Courses

Paper

Code No.

Title of Course

Credit hr.

Remarks

1

So561

Introduction to Sociology

3

Required

2

So562

Qualitative Research Methods in Sociology

3

Required

3

So563

Structural-functional Approach

3

Required

4

So564

Caste and Class

3

Required

5

So565

Theories of Social Change and Development

3

Required


Second Semester Courses

Paper

Code No.

Title of Course

Credit hr.

Remarks

1

So571

Marxist Perspective

3

Required

2

So572

Quantitative Research Methods in Sociology

3

Required

3

So573

Practice of Social Change and Development in Asia

3

*Optional any three

4

So574

Politics and Society: Interface between Nation, State and Globe

3

5

So575

Sociology of Health

3

6

So576

Household and Family in Transition

3


Third Semester Courses

Paper

Code No.

Title of Course

Credit hr.

Remarks

1

So581

World-System Perspective

3

Required

2

So582

Basic Statistics in Sociological Research

3

Required

3

So583

Sociology of Gender

3

*Optional any three

4

So584

Identity, Inequality and Intersectionality

3

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


Fourth Semester Courses

Paper

Code No.

Title of Course

Credit hr.

Remarks

1

So591

Agency/Micro versus Structure/Macro Perspectives

3

Required

2

So592

Survey Research and Computer Data Analysis (Practical)**

3

Required

3

So593

Thesis

6

Required

4

So594

Gender, Power and Sexuality

3

*Optional any one

5

So595

Changing Livelihoods

3

6

So596

Market and Society

3

7

So597

Sociology of Education

3

8

So598

Sociology of Tourism

3

9

So599

Research Design and Writing

3