Department of Sociology

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Initiation and brief overview

 The Department of Sociology started in 2003 and has been operating as an Honours Department since 2008. From its inception, the Department has a good academic record with a high pass percentage for all its outgoing batches. The Department has also consistently produced University rankers. At present, the Department has a four-member faculty (2 Assistant Professors, 1 SACT I and 1 SACT II lecturer) with different specializations who teach various papers of the discipline.

Vision and outlook

The Department strives to inculcate a strong sociological sense among students with a specific focus on developing their analytical and writing abilities. At the same time, it focuses on introducing students to empirical field-based research which is central to Sociology as a discipline. The Department further ensures that students are well prepared academically and otherwise to chart their career paths in future while applying the skills they have picked up in the three years at this Department.

Methods of Teaching

The Department believes in a comprehensive approach towards teaching keeping in mind the nature and scope of Sociology as a discipline. Apart from the usual lecture method, the Department uses audio-visual aid, such as power point presentations and films to stimulate the learning process and to ensure that students develop a keen and critical sociological sense. The Department also encourages a field-based approach towards Sociology and regularly organizes educational and field trips to expose students to sociological processes and changes in society around them. Projects both individual and group-based also form an integral part of the evaluative scheme for students. Regular assessments through class-tests and written assignments ensure that students are well prepared for their final end-semester examinations.

Email: sociology@rksmvv.ac.in

 

 

Department of Sociology

Programme Outcome

 

The undergraduate BA Sociology Honors course as offered under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) is aimed at helping students develop a critical sociological acumen, understand and articulate sociological theories and learn and apply sociological methods to understand the social worlds they live in. The specific learning outcomes are detailed as follows:

  1. Sociological Imagination: Sociology offers a perspective to understand and evaluate social worlds. Its debunking motive, often termed the ‘sociological imagination’, prepares the student to dive beneath the taken-for-granted and normalized social structures and question how norms and institutions operate in society. A well-formed sociological imagination helps the students locate the ‘social’ as against the historical, the political, the psychological and the economic. Sociological Imagination also has an applied angle and allows students to evaluate the social structures they find themselves in, thus paving the way for informed civic engagement.

 

  1. Social Structure, Social Process and the Individual: On completing the Sociology undergraduate course, students will be able to identify and understand the universal social institutions which form the framework of any society. They will also be able to comprehend the processes through which social structures respond to change and evolve with time. The macro- and micro perspectives in Sociology help students understand the interconnections between institutions and individuals and locate how social institutions shape individuals and, are in turn, shaped by individuals through collective action.

 

  1. Sociological Theory: The undergraduate course will help students get acquainted with classical and contemporary sociological thought. The course prepares students to apply sociological theory to make sense of the social issues around them. While the functional and structural-functional perspectives help them to understand the role of institutions in society, critical and conflict perspectives help them comprehend the entrenched power structures and inequalities endemic in many of the primary social institutions.

 

  1. Sociological Research Methods: Students will be trained in quantitative and qualitative research methods which will help them apply their theoretical knowledge in Sociology to study events and processes in their lived worlds. Two core courses on research methods will acquaint students with the nature of sociological research, its relationship with theory-building, qualitative and statistical research methods pertaining to the collection and analysis of empirical data as well as techniques of secondary data analysis. This will also help in inculcating a scientific temper in students necessary for following up on unfolding social issues within the boundaries of disciplinary rigour.

 

  1. Social Problems: The knowledge of sociological theory along with a generalized sociological imagination will help students develop the ability to identify issues that are construed as ‘problems’ in society by uncovering the social processes and underlying power structures that are instrumental in ‘creating’ them. Thus, students will be able to tackle a range of issues, from race, ethnicity, class and caste, to those of gender, child socialization, queer rights and the like, globally as well as in the specific context of India. This has the potential to inculcate in students the vision of a just and egalitarian social world, where lives are lived with dignity, honor and equity.

Course Specific Outcome

 

Semester I

Paper Course Specific Outcome
Discipline Specific Core Course (DS-1)

INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY

1. Sociology: Discipline and Perspective (25hrs.)
1.1. Emergence of Sociology
1.2 Sociology and Common Sense, Sociological Imagination
1.3 Sociology and Social Anthropology: Relationships

2. Some Basic Concepts (35hrs.) 2.1 Individual and Social Groups
2.2 Culture: Concepts and Meaning, Subculture, Counter culture, Cultural Lag
2.3 Socialization: Concept, Processes and Agencies
2.4 Social Processes: Integrative and Disintegrative
2.5 Social Control: Types and Agencies
2.6 Social Change: Concept and Theories (Linear and Cyclical)

  • With this introductory paper, students will Gain insight into the emergence of sociology as an independent subject of enquiry
  • The students will come to understand sociology as a discipline and their relationship with other disciplines.
  • They will come to know the basic concepts of sociology, social processes, social control and social change
  • They will learn to articulate a sociological perspective
Minor Discipline Paper 1 (MA-1)

INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY

1. Sociology: The Discipline (15hrs)

1.1 Definition and Scope
1.2 Relationship with Anthropology and History

2. Basic Concepts (45hrs)

2.1 Society; social interaction; community; association; institution; culture; cultural lag; social structure; social system; social action; status and role; role conflict; role set; norms and values; folkways and mores; conformity and deviance; law and customs;

2.2 Socialization: Concept; Processes and Agencies, nature-nurture debate
2.3 Social Processes: Integrative and Disintegrative
2.4 Social Control: Types and Agencies
2.5. Social Groups: Concept, Types
2.6 Social Stratification: Concept; Forms, Social Mobility

  • With this introductory paper, students will learn about the definition and scope of sociology and its relationship with Anthropology and History
  • The students will gain an initial knowledge about society, social life, and how society functions as they learn about status, roles, values, law, customs and other processes of social interaction
  • They will come to know the basic concepts of sociology, social processes, social control, social groups and social stratification
SEC (Skill Enhancement Course-Non lab Based):           

DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIAL RESEARCH SKILLS; Code: (SE-1)   

1. The Nature of Social Research:

1.1 The concepts of social research
1.2 Quantitative and qualitative social research
1.3 Mixed method

2. Using Series of Numbers to Do Social Research

2.1 The levels of measurement

  • The nominal level
  • The ordinal level
  • The interval level
  • The Ratio level
  • Relationship between the level

3. Further Measurement Issues

3.1  Sources and Types of Data: Primary and secondary
3.2  Census and sample survey: fundamental differences
3.3  Description of data: Tabulation and graphical presentation
3.4  Graphical representation of data through MS Excel

  • This paper helps to get a basic idea about sociological research.
  • It helps us to understand the nature of Social Research and the levels of measurement as well.
  • From this course students will be able to learn about:
    1. Sources and Types of data
    2. Graphical representation of data through MS Excel
  • Census and sample survey

 

Semester II

 

Paper Course Specific Outcome
Discipline Specific Core Course (DS-2)

INTRODUCING INDIAN SOCIETY – I

1. Caste (20hrs.)

1.1. Caste: Concept, Features
1.2 Critique of Caste System
1.3 Caste Mobility: Sanskritization, Westernization
1.4 Disintegration of Caste System

2. Village (10hrs)
2.1 Structure and Change
2.2 Agrarian Class Structure

3. Family (15hrs.)
3.1 Traditional Joint Family
3.2 Disintegration debate

4. Tribe (15 hrs)
4.1 Problems of definition: The term, Tribes as indigenous, Adivasi consciousness
4.2 Tribal Problems

  • This course aims to provide students with an integrated concept of Indian society, its cultural institutions and its elements.
  • In this paper concepts of caste, village, family and tribe will be discussed in detail.
Minor Discipline Paper 2 (MA-2) INTRODUCING INDIAN SOCIETY – I

1. India: Unity and Diversity (10 hrs.)
2. Basic Social Institutions (25 hrs.)
2.1 Caste: Concept, features, and critique
2.2 Family: Traditional Joint Family and its Disintegration Debate 2.3. Village: Village solidarity, Agrarian Class structure

3. Contemporary social issues and mobilizations (25 hrs.)

3.1 Farmers’ movement
3.2 Dalit movement
3.3 Women’s Movement

  • Through this paper students will be introduced to an integrated concept of Indian society, its cultural institutions and elements.
  • Students will also know about contemporary social issues and mobilizations.
SEC (Skill Enhancement Course-Non lab Based):  

GENDER SENSITIZATION; Code: (SE-2)

1. Gender as a Social Construct (25 hrs.)

1.1 Basic concepts: Gender, Sex, Sexuality, Patriarchy
1.2 Gender Socialization, Gender Roles, and Stereotyping
1.3 Sexual Identities: Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian and Homosexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Hijra, Koti

2. Gender, Power, and Resistance (20 hrs.) 2.1 Violence against Women
2.2 Women’s and LGBTQ Movements in India

This paper helps to get a basic about the role of gender in our society, sexual Identities and basic concepts.

From this course students will be able to learn about

  1. Gender, Power, and Resistance
  2. Women’s and LGBTQ Movements in India
  3. Gender Socialization

 

Semester III

Paper Course Outcome 
CC5: Political Sociology Code: SOCACOR05T

Political Culture and Political Socialization (10 hrs.)

1.1  Meaning and Dimensions of Political Culture
1.2  Meaning and types of Political Socialization
1.3  Agencies of Political Socialization and their role
Basic Concepts (25 hrs.)

2.1  Power and Authority
2.2  State, Governance and Citizenship
2.3  Elites and the Ruling Classes

3. Political systems: Segmentary, Totalitarian, Democratic (20 hrs.)

4. Political Parties, Pressure Groups, and Local Structures of Power (20 hrs.)

4.1 Political Parties: Structure and Functions
4.2 Types of Pressure Groups and their Relationship with Political Parties
4.3 Local Governance: Panchayat System

  • This paper aims at making the students understand the relationship between the state and society.
  • The course equips students to grasp the essential historicity of political processes, political institutions and political change to facilitate an understanding of the dynamic nature of political phenomena
  • This course introduces the students to the various concepts of political socialization, political culture, power, and elites
  • The students will be enabled to see how major social factors affect the political processes.
CC6: Sociology of Religion Code: SOCACOR06T

1. Approaches to the Study of Religion (30 hrs.)

1.1 Formulating Religion
1.2 Emile Durkheim: Society as Sacred
1.3 Karl Marx: Religion as Alienation
1.4 Max Weber: Religion as ̳Social Action‘

2. Elements of Religiosity (20 hrs.)
2.1 Sacred, Myth, Ritual and Prayer 2.2 Time-Space
2.3 Rationality

3. Contemporary Directions in the Sociology of Religion (25 hrs.)

3.1 Religious Fundamentalism
3.2 The Secularization Debate
3.3 Religious Individualism and the Boundaries of Religion
3.4 Religion and Identity: Class, Gender, Sexuality

  • Students shall be able to understand key concepts & identities of religion.
  • Students will learn to use the sociological imagination to apply sociological perspectives to the study of religion and spirituality.
  • Understanding the impacts of religions in terms of social class & power, race, gender, sexuality, and age.
  • Students will also come to learn the three thinkers (Marx, Weber & Durkheim) concepts of religion and basic issues of religion.
CC7: Sociology of Gender Code: SOCACOR07T

1. Gender as a Patriarchal / Social Construct (25 hrs.)

Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Production of Masculinity and Femininity
Gender Socialization, Gender Roles and Stereotyping

Sexual Identities: Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian and Homosexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Hijra, Koti

2. Gender: Discrimination and Inequalities (25 hrs.)
2.1. Class, Caste 2.2.Family, Work

2.3. Religion, Ethnicity
3. Gender, Power and Resistance (25 hrs.)
3.1  Social Subordination
3.2  Violence against Women
3.3  Women‘s and LGBTQ Movements in India

  • Students will be able to understand Gender as a social construct.
  • Understanding the interplay between race, class, gender, sexuality, and other social groups
  • Students will also have an idea about gender discrimination and inequalities and gender, power and resistance
GE3: Sociological Theories Code: SOCHGEC03T

1. Karl Marx(25 hrs.)
1.1  Materialist Conception of History
1.2  Class and Class Struggle
2. Emile Durkheim(25 hrs.)
2.1  Social Fact
2.2  Forms of Solidarity
3. Max Weber(25 hrs.)
3.1  Ideal Types and Social Action
3.2  Types of Authority

  • In this paper students will come to learn about the three main thinkers in Sociology, that is, Karl Marx, Max Weber and Emile Durkheim from the three main perspectives of Sociology- Conflict, Interpretive and Functionalist Perspective.
  • Applying sociological theories to understand social phenomena.

 

Semester IV

Paper Course Outcome
CC8: Economic Sociology Code: SOCACOR08T

1. Perspectives in Economic Sociology (18 hrs.)
1.1 Formalism and Substantivism
1.2 New Economic Sociology

2. Forms of Exchange (14 hrs.)
2.1 Reciprocity and Gift 2.2 Exchange and Money

3. Systems of Production, Circulation and Consumption(25 hrs.)

3.1 Hunting and Gathering
3.2 Domestic Mode of Production
3.3 Peasant
3.4 Capitalism
3.5 Socialism

4. Some Contemporary Issues in Economic Sociology(18 hrs.)
4.1 Development
4.2 Globalization

  • This course provides an understanding of the interrelation between the Economy and Society.
  • Knowing the theoretical approaches to the understanding of the economy, the market, and economic behaviour
  • Studying this course students will gather knowledge on:

a)Forms of Exchange

b)Systems of Production, Circulation and Consumption

c)Some Contemporary Issues in Economic Sociology.

CC9: Sociology of Kinship Code: SOCACOR09T

1. Introduction: (30 hrs.)

1.1 Key Terms: Descent, Consanguinity, Filiations, Incest Taboo, Affinity, Family, Residence

1.2 Approaches: 1.2.1 Descent 1.2.2 Alliance 1.2.3 Indological

2. Family, Household and Marriage (15 hrs.)

2.1 Changing Structure and Functions of Marriage, Family and Household

2.2 Meaning, Characteristics and Household Dimensions of Joint Family – Disintegration Debate

3. Re-casting Kinship (30 hrs.)

3.1  Power and Discrimination in Family, Kinship and Marriage
3.2  Marriage Migration
3.3  New Reproductive Technologies
3.4  Re-imagining Families: Debates around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and
queer (LGBTQ) and Live-in Relationships.

  • Students will acquire deep knowledge of the key terms and various approaches regarding kinship.
  • Students will also be able to understand about family, household and marriage. It will help students to get ideas about re-casting kinship.
CC10: Social Stratification Code: SOCACOR10T

1. Introducing Social Stratification: Forms and Consequences. (5 hrs.)

2. Theories of Stratification (30 hrs.)

2.1. Marx: Class
2.2. Functionalism: Talcott Parsons and Robert K. Merton
2.3. Max Weber: Class, Status and Power
2.4. Pierre Bourdieu: Forms of Capital
2.5. Feminist Theory: Patriarchy

3. Identities and Inequalities (30 hrs.)
3.1. Caste
3.2. Race and Ethnicity
3.3. Gendered Stratification: LGBTQ Identities

4. Political Economy of Inequality (10 hrs.)

4.1 Economic Inequality and Democracy
4.2 Globalization and the Third World

  • It will help students to get a basic idea about Sociological Stratification.
  • Students will also come to learn the theoretical perspectives of social stratification.
  • The students will develop an in-depth understanding of social stratification systems like gender, caste, class, ethnicity and the social inequalities resulting from them.
  • It will help them to analyze the social mobility and changing power relations in modern world
GE4: Methods of Sociological Enquiry Code: SOCHGEC04T

1. The Logic of Social Research(25 hrs.)
1.1 What is Sociological Research?
1.2 Objectivity in the Social Sciences
1.3 Reflexivity

2. Methodological Perspectives(25 hrs.) 2.1 The Comparative Method
2.2 The Ethnographic Method

3. Modes of Enquiry(25 hrs.)
3.1 Theory and Research
3.2 Analysing Data: Quantitative and Qualitative

  • Through this paper students will acquire the knowledge of what consists of sociological research, its significance and its practices.
  • The students will also learn the methods of doing research, analysing data and the relationship between theory and research.

 

Semester V

Paper Course Outcome 
CC11: Sociological Thinkers I Code: SOCACOR11T

1. Karl Marx (25 hrs.)

1.1. Materialist Conception of History
1.2. Capitalist Mode of Production

2. Emile Durkheim (25 hrs.)

2.1. Social Fact
2.2. Individual and Society

3. Max Weber (25 hrs.)

3.1. Social Action and Ideal Types
3.2. Religion and Economy

  • The course aims to provide a general introduction to sociological theory and thought.
  • It provides the students an opportunity to introduce themselves to the classical theories of Sociology.
CC12: Sociological Research Methods I Code: SOCACOR12T

1. What is Sociological Research? (25 hrs.)

1.1 Objectivity and Reflexivity in Sociology 1.2 Theory and Research
1.3 Concepts and Hypothesis
1.4 Field (Issues and Context)

2. Perspectives towards the study of social phenomenon(25 hrs.)

2.1 The Scientific Method: Positivism and Empiricism in sociology; Objectivity and Subjectivity; Deductive and Inductive
2.2 Critique of the Scientific Method: Qualitative, Quantitative
and Triangulation 2.3 Types of Research: Basic and Applied, Historical, Empirical, Descriptive, Exploratory, Comparative, Feminist

3. Modes of Enquiry (25 hrs.)

3.1 Field Research and Survey Research
3.2 Case Study
3.3 Content Analysis

  • It will help students to get a basic idea about sociological research and the importance of research design and formulation.
  • From this course, students will be able to learn about:a) What is Sociological Research?b) Perspectives towards the study of social phenomenonc)Modes of Enquiry
DSE(H)1Urban Sociology Code: SOCADSE01T 1. Introducing Urban Sociology:
What is Urban, Urbanism and the City (10 hrs.)
2. Perspectives in Urban Sociology(20 hrs).
2.1.Ecological
2.2. Political Economy
2.3. Network
2.4. City as Culture3. Movements and Settlements (20 hrs.)
3.1. Migration
3.2. Community4. Politics of Urban Space (25 hrs.)
4.1.Culture and Leisure
4.2.Caste, Class and Gender
  • This is a highly informative course that mentions some important perspectives in Urban Sociology and Politics of Urban Space.
  • Defining basic concepts of urban sociology
  • Identifying the city with concepts of common consumption and social reproduction
  • Understanding the nature, scope, and importance of urban sociology
DSE(H) Agrarian Sociology Code: SOCADSE02T

1. Agrarian Societies and Agrarian Studies(10 hrs.)

1.1 Agrarian Societies
1.2 Agrarian Studies
2. Key Issues in Agrarian Sociology(20 hrs.)
2.1 The Agrarian Question
2.2 The Moral Economy
2.3 Agrarian Commodity Systems

3.Themes in Agrarian Sociology of India (30 hrs.)
3.1 Labour and Agrarian Class Structure
3.2 Markets, Land Reforms and Green Revolution
3.3 Agrarian Movements
3.4 Caste, Gender and Agrarian Realities

4. AgrarianFutures(15hrs.)

4.1 Agrarian Crisis
4.2 The Global Agrarian Order

  • With this course students will get complete knowledge about agrarian societies and agrarian studies, issues in agrarian sociology, themes in agrarian sociology of India and agrarian future.
GDSE (G) Marriage, Family and Kinship Code: SOCGDSE02T

1. Introduction: Kinship, Critique and the Reformulation (10 hrs.)
1.1. Biological and Social Kinship
1.2. Cultural Kinship

2. Descent, Alliance(20 hrs.)
2.1. Descent, Filiation, Complementary Filiation
2.2. Marriage and Alliance

3. Family and Household(20 hrs.)
3.1. Structure and Change
3.2. Reimagining Families

4. Contemporary Issues in Marriage, Kinship(25 hrs.)
4.1. Choice and Regulation in Marriage
4.2. Power and Discrimination in the Family
4.3. New Reproductive Technologies
4.4. Marriage Migration

  • Students will learn about the key terms and various approaches to understanding kinship.
  • They will also learn about the institutions of family, household and marriage as well as new issues in the sociology of kinship.
GGE (G) Polity and Society in India Code: SOCGGEC01T

1.On Studying Politics and Society in India: Culture and Ideology, Political Socialization, Political Participation and Mobilization, Political Consensus. (15 hrs.)

2. Themes in Politics and Society in India (30 hrs.)
2.1  Political Economy– The Role of State in Economic Development
2.2  Political Machine – Federalism and Local Government; Political Parties and Vote Bank.
2.3  Political Identities- Caste and Ethnicity
2.4  Political Processes – Reservation; Uniform Civil Code

3. Separatism and Secessionism: Kashmir, Punjab, Mizoram and Nagaland (30 hrs.) 

  • This course provides an understanding of the interrelation between Polity and Society in India.
  • This course aims to draw attention mainly to the problems, policies and programmes taken for the upliftment of the backward sections of Indian society and overviews of the Indian constitution, separations etc

 

Semester VI

Paper Course Outcome 
CC13: Sociological Thinkers II Code: SOCACOR13T

1. Talcott Parsons (11 hrs.)
1.1. Action Systems

2. ClaudeLeviStrauss(8hrs.)
2.1. Structuralism

3. G.H.Mead and Erving Goffman(15hrs.)
3.1. Interactional Self

4. Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann (8hrs.)
4.1. Social Construction of Reality

5. Max Horkheimar, T.W. Adorno and Herbert Marcuse (25 hrs.)
5.1. Critical Social Theory

6. Pierre Bourdieu (8 hrs.)
6.1. A Theory of Practice

  • The course aims to provide a general introduction to sociological theory and thought.
  • The paper acknowledges the contributions of Western thinkers in the development of sociology.
  • It provides the students with an opportunity to define sociological theory, understand its features and describe and illustrate the role of theory in building sociological knowledge
CC14: Sociological Research Methods II Code: SOCACOR14T

1. Sampling : (12 hrs.)
1.1 Probability and Non-probability
 

2. Data Collection : (12 hrs.)
2.1 Interview
2.2 Questionnaire
2.3 Observation
3. Data Analysis: (15 hrs.)
3.1 Quantitative
3.2 Qualitative
4. Statistical Methods : (36 hrs.)
4.1  Graphical and Diagrammatic Representation – Bar Diagrams, Pie Chart, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Smoothed Frequency Curve and Ogive
4.2  Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, Mode
4.3  Measures of Dispersion: Range, Variance, Standard Deviation

  • This course is an introductory course on how research is actually done.
  • With emphasis on formulating research design, methods of data collection, and data analysis, it will provide students with some elementary knowledge on how to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • This paper aims to acquaint students with empirical field data collection, analysis and writing analytical and standard dissertations or research reports in sociology.
DSE(H) Sociology of Work Code: SOCADSE04T

1. Interlinking Work and Industry(10 hrs.)

2. Forms of Industrial Culture and Organisation (20 hrs.)

2.1 Industrialism
2.2 Post-industrial Society
2.3 Information Society

3. Dimensions of Work (20 hrs.)
3.1 Alienation
3.2 Gender
3.3 Unpaid Work and Forced Labour

4. Work in the Informal Sector (10 hrs.)

4.1 Nature and Types
4.2 Social, Political and Economic Consequences

5. Risk, Hazard and Disaster (15 hrs.)
5.1 Socio-Environmental Risk – The case of Tehri Dam
5.2 Health Hazards – Silicosis Intervention
5.3 Industrial Disaster – The case of Bhopal Gas Tragedy

  • Students will be able to acquire knowledge about work and industry, forms of industrial culture and organization.
  • To Introduce the Students to the Discipline of Sociology of work and industry.
  • To familiarize students with the basic concepts of work and industry and capitalistic notions in Sociology.
  • It will also help students to learn about the dimensions of work and work in the informal sector. Students will get to know about industrial hazards and disasters.
DSE(H)6- Indian Sociological Traditions Code: SOCADSE06

1. G S Ghurye (15 hrs.)
1.1 Caste and Race
1.2 City and Civilization

2. RadhakamalMukerjee (15 hrs.)
2.1 Personality, Society, Values
2.2 Social Ecology

3. D. P. Mukerji (15 hrs.)

3.1 Tradition and Modernity
3.2 Middle Class

4. Verrier Elwin (5 hrs.)
4.1. Tribes in India

5. M.N. Srinivas (10 hrs.)
5.1. Social Change

6. IrawatiKarve (10 hrs.)
6.1Gender and Kinship

7. LeelaDube (5 hrs.)
7.1 Caste and Gender

  • Students will gain in-depth knowledge about eminent Indian sociologists. It will introduce the Contributions of Select Indian Sociologists and Social Thinkers to the Students.
  • Improve sociological understanding of Indian society.
  • Examine how sociologists in India have primarily been engaged with issues of tradition and modernity, caste, tribe and gender.
  • Acquaint the students to the continuities and contradictions in Indian society.
GDSE (G) Social Stratification Code: SOCGDSE03T

1. Social Stratification: Concepts and Approaches(15 hrs.)

2. Forms of Social Stratification (35 hrs.)
2.1 Race and Ethnicity
2.2 Caste and Class
2.3 Gendering Inequality
2.4 Poverty and Social Exclusion

3. Social Mobility: meaning, types and factors responsible (25 hrs.)

  • This paper allows students to learn about concepts and approaches of social stratification, its forms and social mobility
GGE (G) Economy and Society Code: SOCGGEC02T

1. Sociological Aspects of Economic Phenomenon(25 hrs.)
1.1 Approaches: Formalism and Substantivism
1.2 Sociological Aspect of Economic Processes

2. Modes of Production(25 hrs.)
2.1 Domestic Mode of Production
2.2 Peasants
2.3 Capitalism
2.4 Socialism

3. Contemporary Issues(25 hrs.)
3.1 Globalization
3.2 Development

  • This course explains the interrelation between Economy and Society and the different approaches to the economic phenomenon.
  • The course helps students learn about the contemporary issues in the economy and society namely globalisation and development.
  • Students will learn about reciprocity, gift exchange, and the various modes of production in society.
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Sociology Department Event Report
Sl. No. Nature of Events Date Title Resource Person No. of participants
1 SEMINARS 24th June 2020 Challenges of the new normal of COVID-19 and experiences of women Dr. Basabi Chakraborty, Founder Head and Senior Faculty, Department of Sociology, Rabindra Bharati University SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
2 SEMINARS 25th June 2020 Challenges of the new normal: COVID 19 and disability in India Dr. Kum Kum Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, Netaji Subhas Open University SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
3 SEMINARS 26th June 2020 Space gender and the other in the context of our everyday life Dr. Kamalini Mukherjee, Faculty, Department of Sociology, Bhawanipore Education Society College, Kolkata SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
4 SEMINARS 29th Jan 2021 GRC Lecture series Sociology department Dr. Maitree Chaudhury, Centre for Studies of Social Systems, JNU SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
5 PROJECTS 12-Feb-21 Film screening series: Samantaral SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
6 PROJECTS 23-Feb-21 Film screening series : Article 15 SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
7 PROJECTS 5-Mar-21 Film screening series : ‘Bhrahma janen gopon komoti’ SEM- I (3) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
8 PROJECTS 21st feb 2021 International Mother language Day Celebration SEM- I (2) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
9 PROJECTS 8th Mar 2021 women’s day Celebration SEM- I (2) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
10 PROJECTS 27-May- 2021 Presentation of film review SEM- I (2) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
11 PROJECTS 28-May- 2021 Presentation of film review SEM- I (2) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
12 PROJECTS 10-Jun- 2021 World Environment Day Celebration SEM- I (2) SEM-II (7) SEM-III (6)
13 EXTENSION LECTURES 8th March 2022 Research Methodology Dr. Prarhita Biswas, Professor and Head of Department, School of Education, Adamas University

Dr. Mousami Guha, Jadavpur University, Department of Philosophy

14 EXTENSION LECTURES 15th March 2022 Perspectives of Indian Society Dr. Aniruddha Chowdhury, Visiting faculty, WBSU SEM- I (4) SEM-II (2) SEM-III (7)
15 EDUCATIONAL TOUR 23rd August 2022 Students day out for movie ‘the holy conspiracy SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)
16 PROJECTS 30th November 2022 Presentation on the film ‘The holy conspiracy SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)
17 PROJECTS 9th December 2022 Poster presentation on ‘Violence against women’ SEM- I (13) SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)
18 SEMINARS 16th December 2022 ‘Society and Health: Perspectives from Clinical Research’ Bony Dasgupta, Clinical Research Coordinator, Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata SEM- I (13) SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)
19 EDUCATIONAL TOUR 17-Dec-22 Departmental excursion SEM- I (12) SEM-II (5) SEM-III (1)
20 EDUCATIONAL TOUR 10th feb 2023 Book fair visit SEM- I (12) SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)
21 EXTENSION LECTURES 3rd Mar 2023 ‘smile as a gesture’ Debadadyuti Karmakar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Prasanta Chandra Mahalanobis Mahavidyalay SEM- I (13) SEM-II (4) SEM-III (2)
22 SEMINARS 28th June 2023 Sappho for equality – Pride programme Minakshi Sanyal, Koyel Ghosh, Madhurima Ghosh 72
23 10th July 2023 Farewell and freshers Party SEM- I (13) SEM-II (5) SEM-III (2)

 

Result of CBCS System

Sociology Department 

Year Appeared Passed CGPA 6-7

 

60%-70%

CGPA 7-8

 

70%-80%

CGPA 8-9

 

80%-90%

CGPA 10

Above 90%

2023 2 2 2
2022 7 7 1 4 2
2021 6 6 2 3 1

Annual Mode Results

Year Appeared Passed 1St class University Ranks (1st to 10th)
2016 H 8 8 1 5
2017 H 6 5 1 2
2018 H 8 8 3
2019 H 5 4 (1 P) 3
2020 H 7 6 5

Student’s Progression- Student’s Placed

Sociology Department

 

Year Name of student placed and contact details Name of the employer with contact details Designation
2018-19 1. Rima Paul

2. Sonali Chowdhury

 

1. ILEAD College, Kolkata

2. webtech design LLP, Kolkata

 

1. Employed as teaching faculty

2. Employed as graphic designer

2019-20 1. Dishari Saha 2.Munmun Mukherjee 1. sanjivani bank, Bolpur

2. RKSMVV, Dum dum

1. bank staff

2. Faculty of our college library

2020-21
2021-22 1. Annesha Chatterjee 1. TCS, Kolkata 1. BPS (Business Process Services )
2022-23 1. Jahnabi Das

2. Saptaparni Sarkar

1. TCS, kolkata

2. TCS, kolkata

1. BPS (Business Process

Services ) as an associate 2. BPS (Business Process

Services ) as an associate

Student’s Progression- Admitted to Higher Education

Sociology Department

 

Year: Name of student enrolling into higher education Name of institution joined Name of programme admitted to Course Duration (mention Year)
2018-19 1.Debanjana Bhattacharya

2. Archita Ghoshal

3. Rajrupa Ghosh

4. Riya Banerjee

5. Debjani Gupta

1. St.Xavier’s University

2. WBSU

3. R.B.U

4. R.B.U

5. WBSU

1. MA

2. MA

3. MA

4. MA

5. MA

1. 2 years

2. 2 years

3. 2 years

4. 2years

5. 2 years

2019-20 1. Soujita Pramanik

2. Dishari Saha

3. Anuradha Paul

1. Rabindra Bharati University

2. Rabindra Bharati

University

3.Rabindra Bharati

University

1. MA

2. MA

3. MA

1. 2 years

2. 2 years

3. 2 years

2020-21 1. Manasi Koley 1.Rabindra Bharati

University

1. MA 1. 2 years
2021-22
  1. Sanjukta Dey

 

  1. Joyee Dutta

 

  1. Alipa Maity

 

  1. Ankita Roychowdhury

 

  1. Prantika Das Ghosh
1.New Delhi Institute Of Management

 

2.West Bengal State University

 

3.West Bengal State University

4.Calcutta University

5.Rabindra Bharati University

  1. MBA
  2. MA
  3. MA
  4. MA
  5. MA
  1. 2 years
  2. 2 years
  3. 2 years
  4. 2 years
  5. 5.2 years
2022-23
  1. Priti Mondol
1. Calcutta University
  1. MA
        2 years

 

 

Workshop on Understanding the Pride Movements: Diverse Expressions of the LGBTIQ Communities

Date: 28.06 2023

This jointly held Workshop organized by the Department of Sociology, History and Human Rights attempted at discussing the different nuances of the queer spectrum. It was held in June, the Internationally Acclaimed Pride Month. The Welcome Address, delivered by the Principal, emphasized human (gender-blind) differences at many levels/shades (sartorial, hair style, body) and she emphasised that we all are not identical. The Workshop from the very beginning wanted first to listen to the voices of the students and their takes on queers. It was followed by a thorough and sharply focused interaction on the Sex and Gender System among both faculty and students.

Farewell and freshers Party

Date: 10.07.2023

As part of the curriculum, the Department of Sociology organized a farewell and freshers party for Semester- VI and Semester- II students. All the departments had attended the programme and the day was filled with excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, and happiness. Being part of the college, seniors and juniors make friends with each other to celebrate this day. Freshers along with their seniors got a chance to showcase their talent through various performances like solo dances, dual dances, group dances, recitations, songs and at the final hour small games were organized to make the function more artful and full of fun. Without the help of each student in our department, such an amazing event could not be successful.

 

Book Fair

Date: 10.02.2023

As part of the curriculum, a one-day educational book fair visit was organized by the Department of Sociology and this trip was meant to brighten the young minds and stimulate their way of thinking. Our destination was Milan Mela Ground at Karunamoyee, Salt Lake. Students took some pictures from the outer facades of the Mela. Then we went inside the book fair, which was decked up very well. Due to the international book fair, there were lots of foreign book stalls. Every year, the Kolkata Book Fair has a focal theme, on which the event is based. For this year the theme is Spain, where we tried to capture the culture & art scene of Spain. Then we had a break and enjoyed our lunch in a small stall. After that, we reached the middle of the mela ground, where the students strolled around, and clicked some panoramic shots of the Kolkata Book Fair. It was an excellent, informative and eventful day for all of us.

Departmental excursion

Date: 17.12.2022 

As part of the curriculum, a one-day educational trip was organized by the Department of Sociology. This trip was meant to brighten the young minds and stimulate their way of thinking. Our first destination was St. Paul’s Cathedral; Photography was barred inside the premises, so the students took some shots of the outer facades. Then we moved on to the Nandan; it was decked up very well due to the international film festival, where we tried to capture the cinematic & aesthetic art scenes. Then we had a break and enjoyed our delicious lunch in an Indo-Chinese restaurant. After that we reached our final & last destination Maidan, where students strolled around and clicked some panoramic shots of the Victoria Memorial. It was an excellent, informative, eventful day for all of us.

 

Name: Poster Presentation: Violence against women

Date: 09/12/2022

As part of the curriculum, the Department of Sociology organized a poster presentation for all the departmental students. They made a single poster on “Violence against women”. The event envisaged that empowering a woman was a way to defend not only violation against a specific gender but also it could raise the level of standard of the society.

Digital Poster-Making Presentation on World Environment Day

Date: 15.06.2021 

A poster presentation was done by the 2nd and 3rd-year students of Sociology. The students were required to make an original digital poster on World Environment Day on any topic related to the environment. They were also required to send a write-up on their poster within 100 words. This had to be submitted within 10.06.2021, and the poster presentation was held on the same where the students described their poster on 15.06.2021

Student’s Presentation on the Film, ‘Holy Conspiracy’

Date: 30.11.2022

The students were taken out for the film titled, ‘Holy Conspiracy’ on 23.08.2022 to watch and review the film critically. The students were given a project to write their understanding on the film. Thereafter, on the basis of their film project, on 9th December 2022, the students gave their presentations and gave their critical film reviews. The students were able to see and explain the societal issues highlighted in the film. They were taught to watch the movie not only as entertainment but also to sharpen their critical thinking and explain the intention and moral behind the making of the movie which was to highlight the use of religion in politics.

Online film Review

Date:  27.05.21 and 28.05.21 

The Department of Sociology organized  two-day virtual film review session on the basis of 3 films: Samantaral, Article 15 and Brahma Janen Gopon Kommoti. All the students participated in this programme and they had analysed the film through their sociological perspective. In Article 15; they realized the real value of the article 15, i.e., “Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth”. In Bhrahma janen gopon komoti; the students became aware about the irrational thought process of our society and in Samantaral, the students became aware about the loophole of our mindset. Through the screening of these film series students understood the socio-cultural and status of women in our society and the importance of the Indian constitution.

 

Our Achievers
University Rank Holders

Sl no. Year Name University Rank
2022 Priti Mondal 2 (82.5%)
2022 Adrija Roy 3 (81.45%)
2021 Annesha Chatterjee 1 (80.1%)
2021 Ankita Roychowdhury 2 (78.6%)
2021 Prantika Dasghosh 6 (75.15%)
2021 Sanjukta Das 9 (71.1%)
2020 Manasi Koley 8 (67%)

 

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Department of sociology

Routine 2022-23 (Odd Sem) 

10:15-

11:15

11:15- 12:15 12:15- 1:15 1:45-

2:45

2:45-

3:45

3:45-

4:45

Mon

 

 

CC5-UKM

 

GE1-DS

CC6-AC

DSE2-UKM

GGE-DS

DSE2- AC

GGE-DS

CC1-UKM

CC11-APC

GE3-AC

CC2-UKM

CC12-APC CC1-

APC

Tue

 

 

GE3-BB

CC12-UKM

CC2(T)-AC

GGE-BB

CC2-AC

DSE2-UKM

CC6-UKM DSE1-APC DSE1-APC

CC7-BB

GE1-

APC

Wed

 

 

 

CC5-BB CC6-AC CC1-BB

CC12-AC

GE1-AC

GE3-BB

DSE1-AC CC5(T)-

BB

Thur

 

 

 

CC11-BB

CC6(T)-AC

CC2-AC GE3-AC DSE1-AC

CC1-BB

CC5-APC

DSE2-AC

CC6-APC

CC1(T)-BB

DSE1-

APC

Fri

 

 

GE3-UKM

DSE1(T)-AC

GE1-BB

CC2-APC

GGE-APC

CC7-UKM

CC12-AC

CC11-

APC

CC7-UKM

 

CC5-

APC

CC11-BB

CC1-AC

Sat

 

 

CC5-BB

GE1-UKM

GE3(T)

-UKM

DSE2-DS

GGE-DS

CC11-BB

CC7-UKM

GGE-DS

CC7-BB

DSE2(t)-

UKM

CC6-DS

CC2-BB

CC12-

DS

CC7(t)-

BB

 Total number of classes: 72

 AC-18

BB-18

UKM-14

APC-14

DS-8

 

Even sem 2023-24

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Even Sem Lesson Plan (SOCA) 2023-24

Sociology Department

 

Semester II 

Major: Discipline-Specific Core Course (DS-2)

Introducing Indian Society- I

Total Credit- 5 (75 Hours)

 

Name of Teacher Topics No of Credit Hours (Approx)
Bisaka Blone 1.1 Caste: Concept, Feature 10
1.2 Critique of the Caste System 10
1.4. Disintegration of the Caste system 5
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee 1.3 Caste Mobility: Sanskritization, Westernization 5
2.1 Village: Structure and Change 5
2.2 Village: Agrarian Class Structure 5
Upashna Karmakar Modak 3.1 Traditional Joint Family 7
3.2 Disintegration Debate 8
Aparna Chakraborty 4.1 Tribe: Problems of definition: The term, Tribes as indigenous, Adivasi Consciousness 10
4.2 Tribal Problems 10
Total Credit Hours  75
Student Activity  15

 

Minor Discipline Paper 2 (MA-2)

Introducing Indian Society- I

Credits 5 (75 hours)

 

Name of Teacher  Topic  No. of Credit Hours 
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee 2.3 Agrarian Class Structure 5
3.2 Dalit Movement 10
Bisaka Blone 2.1 Caste: Concept, features and critique 10
Upashna Karmakar Modak 2.2 Family: Traditional Joint Family and Its Disintegration Debate 10
2.3 Village: Village Solidarity 5
Aparna Chakraborty 3.3 Women’s Movement 10
Trishita Pal 1. India: Unity and Diversity 10
3.1 Farmers’ movement 15
Total Credit Hours 75
Students Activity 15

 

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): Gender Sensitization

(SE-II)

Total Credit -3 (45 hours)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee 1.1 Gender as a social construct: Basic concepts: Gender, Sex 3
1.2 Gender Socialization, Gender Roles and Stereotyping 8
Aparna Chakraborty 1.1 Gender Basic Concepts: Sexuality, Patriarchy 4
2.1 Violence against Women 10
Upasana Karmakar Modak 1.3 Sexual Identities: Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian and homosexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Hijra, Koti 10
2.2 Women’s and LGBTQ movement in India 10
Total Credit Hours 45

 

SEMESTER- IV

CORE COURSE- 8;

Economic Sociology (SOCACOR08T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr.Anasua Chatterjee Reciprocity and Gift 7
Exchange and Money 7
Domestic Mode of Production 5
Peasant 5
Capitalism 5
Socialism 5
Bisaka Blone Formalism and Substantivism 9
New Economic Sociology 9
Hunting and Gathering 5
Aparna Chakraborty Development 9
Globalisation 9
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

CORE COURSE- 9;

Sociology of Kinship(SOCACOR09T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Upasana Karmakar Modak Introduction; Key Terms: Descent, Consanguinity, Filiations, Incest Taboo, Affinity, Family, Residence 8
Alliance 7
Changing Structure and Functions of Marriage, Family and                    Household 8
Meaning, Characteristics and Household Dimensions of joint Family- –                     Disintegration Debate 7
Trishita Pal Indological 7
Power and Discrimination in Family, Kinship and Marriage 7
Aparna Chakraborty Marriage Migration 7
New Reproductive Technologies 8
Re-imagining Families: Debates around lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) and Live-in Relationships 9
Descent Approach 7
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

CORE COURSE- 10;

Social Stratification(SOCACOR10T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Introducing Social Stratification; Forms and Consequences 5
Functionalism: Talcott Parsons and Robert K. Merton 6
Max Weber: Class, Status and Power 6
Pierre Bourdieu: Forms of Capital 6
Feminist Theory: Patriarchy 6
Race and Ethnicity 10
Dr.Anasua Chatterjee Marx: Class 6
Caste 10
Aparna Chakraborty Globalisation and the Third World; 5
Economic Inequality and Democracy 5
Gendered Stratification: LGBTQ Identities 10
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

Generic Elective 04  

Methods of Sociological Enquiry (SOCHGEC04T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee The Comparative Method 10
Theory and Research 9
Trishita Pal Qualitative 10
Bisaka Blone What is Sociological Research 9
Objectivity in the Social Sciences 9
Reflexivity 10
Upasana Karmakar Modak Analysing Data: Quantitative 9
The Ethnographic Method 9
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

SEMESTER- VI

CORE COURSE- 13; Sociological Thinkers II (SOCACOR13T)

Name Of Teacher Topic Number Of Credit Hours (Approx.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Max Horkheimer, T.W. Adorno and Herbert Marcuse 25
Ms. Bisaka Blone Pierre Bourdieu  8
G. H. Mead and Erving Goffman 15
Ms. Aparna Chakraborty Talcott Parsons 11
Claude LeviStrauss 8
Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann 8
Student Activity 15
          Total Credit Hours 90

 

CORE COURSE- 14;

Sociological Research Methods II (SOCACOR14T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Sampling 12
Data Collection 12
Trishita Pal Data Analysis 15
Upasana Karmakar Modak Statistical Methods 36
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

DSE- 4; SOCIOLOGY OF WORK (SOCADSE04)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee 3. Dimensions of Work 20
4.2 Social, Political and Economic Consequences 5
Bisaka Blone 2. Forms of Industrial Culture and Organisation 20
4.1 Work in the Informal Sector: Nature and Types 5
Aparna Chakraborty 1. Interlinking Work and Industry 10
3. Risk, Hazard and Disaster 15
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

DSE- 6; Indian Sociological Traditions (SOCADSE06T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Upasana Karmakar Modak Radhakamal Mukerjee 11
D.P Mukherjee 10
Verrier Elwin 11
Irawati Karve 11
Aparna Chakraborty G.S.Ghurye 10
M.N Srinivas 11
Leela Dube 11
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

Discipline Specific Elective 03; 

Social Stratification (SOCGDSE03T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Social Stratification: Concept and Approaches 15
Forms of Social Stratification: Race and Ethnicity 5
Trishita Pal Forms of Social Stratification: Caste and Class, Gendering Inequality, poverty and Social Exclusion 30
Social Mobility: Meaning, Types and Factors Responsible 25
Student Activity 15
Total Credit Hours 90

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Lesson plan (SOCA) 2023-24

Sociology Department

 Semester I 

Major: Discipline Specific Core Course (DS-1)

Introducing Sociology 

Total Credit- 5 (75 Hours)

 

Name of Teacher Topics No of Credit Hours (Approx)
Bisaka Blone 1.2 Sociology and Common Sense

2.1 Individual and social group

2.2 Culture: Concepts and Meaning, Subculture, Counter Culture, Cultural Lag

466
Anasua Chatterjee 2.4 Social processes: Integrative and Disintegrative

2.6 Concept and Theories (Linear and Cyclical)

66
Upashna Karmakar Modak 1.2 Sociological Imagination

2.3 Socialization: Concept Processes and Agencies

2.5 Social Control: Types and Agencies

456
Aparna Chakraborty 1.1 Emergence of Sociology

1.3 Sociology and Social Anthropology: Relationships

89
Total Credit Hours  75
Student Activity  15

 

Minor Discipline Paper 1 (MA-1)
Introducing Sociology 
Credits 5 (75 hours)

 

Name of Teacher  Topic  No. of Credit Hours 
Aparna Chakraborty 1.1 Definition and Scope
1.2 Relationship with Anthropology and History2.1 Society; Social interaction; Community; Association; Institution
783
Bisaka Blone 2.1 Culture; Cultural lag, social structure; social system; social action; status and role; role conflict; role set; norms and values; folkways and mores; conformity and deviance; law and customs

2.5 Social groups: Concept, Types

57
Anasua Chatterjee 2.3 Social Processes: Integrative and Disintegrative
2.6 Social Stratification: Concept, forms, social mobility
78
Upashna Karmakar Modak 2.2 Socialization: Concept, Processes and Agencies, nature-nurture debate 2.4 Social Control: Types and Agencies 78
Total Credit Hours 75
Students Activity 15

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): Development of Social Research Methods (SE-1)
Total Credit -3 (45 hours)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Trishita Pal 1. The Nature of  Social Research
1.1 The concepts of social research
1.2 Quantitative and Qualitative social research
1.3 Mixed Method
3. Further Measurement Issues
3.1 Sources and Types of Data: Primary and Secondary
3.2 Census and Sample Survey: Fundamental Differences
3.3 Description of Data: Tabulation and Graphical Presentation
3.4 Graphical Presentation of Data through MS Excel
1020
Aparna Chakraborty 2. Using Series of Numbers to do Social Research
2.1 The levels of measurement

  • The nominal scale
  • The ordinal scale
  • The interval scale
  • The ratio scale
  • Relationship between the levels
15
Total Credit Hours 45

SEMESTER- III
CORE COURSE- 5; Political Sociology (SOCACOR05T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Ms. Bisaka Blone Meaning and Dimensions of Political Culture

Meaning and types of Political Socialization

Agencies of Political Socialization and their role

Elites and the Ruling Classes

Political Systems: Segmentary, Totalitarian and Democratic

Tutorial

788888
Ms. Upasana Karmakar Modak Political Parties: Structure and Functions
Types of Pressure Groups and their relationship with Political Parties
Tutorial
674
Ms. Aparna Chakraborty Power and Authority
State, Governance and Citizenship
Local Governance: Panchayat System
Tutorial
6663
Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

CORE COURSE- 6; Sociology of Religion (SOCACOR06T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Emile Durkheim: Society as Sacred

Karl Marx: Religion as Alienation

Max Weber: Religion as Social Action

The Secularization Debate

Tutorial

67864
Upasana Karmakar Modak Sacred, Myth, Ritual and Prayer
Time-Space
Rationality
Tutorial
6654
Aparna Chakraborty Formulating Religion
Religious Fundamentalism
Tutorial
674
Trishita Pal Religious Individualism and the Boundaries of Religion
Religion and Identity: Class, Gender, Sexuality
Tutorial
763
Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

CORE COURSE- 7; Sociology of Gender (SOCACOR07T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Class, Caste

Family, Work

Religion, Ethnicity

Tutorial

7755
Upasana Karmakar Modak Gender, Sex, Sexuality
Production of Masculinity and Femininity
Gender Socialization,
Gender Roles and Stereotyping
Sexual Identities: Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian and Homosexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Hijra, Koti
Social Subordination
Violence against Women
Women’s and LGBTQ Movements in India
Tutorial
789981010
Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

GE-3; Sociological Theories (SOCGCOR03T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Upasana Karmakar Modak Max Weber (Types of Authority, Ideal Types)

Tutorial

205
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Emile Durkheim

Tutorial

20

5

Bisaka Blone Max Weber (Social Action)

Karl Marx

Tutorial

10

20

5

Student Activities 5
Total Credit Hours 90

 

SEMESTER- V

 

CORE COURSE – 11; Sociological Thinkers I (SOCACOR11T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Materialist Conception of History

Capitalist Mode of Production

Social Action and Ideal Types

Religion and Economy

Tutorial

10

10

10

10

10

Aparna Chakraborty Social Fact

Individual and Society

Tutorial

10

10

5

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

CORE COURSE- 12; Sociological Research Methods I (SOCACOR12T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Theory and Research

Concepts and Hypothesis

Field (Issues and Context)

The Scientific Method: Deductive and Inductive

Critique of the Scientific Method: Triangulation

Field Research

Tutorial

7

7

6

8

6

Bisaka Blone Objectivity and Reflexivity in Sociology;

Positivism and Empiricism in sociology; Objectivity and Subjectivity;

Critique of the Scientific Method: Qualitative.

Tutorial

5

3

3

3

Upasana Karmakar Modak Types of Research: Basic and Applied, Historical, Empirical, Descriptive, Exploratory, Comparative, Feminist

Content Analysis

Tutorial

73

3

Aparna Chakraborty Critique of the Scientific Method: Quantitative

Survey Research

Case Study

Tutorial

3

5

3

3

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

DSE- 1; Urban Sociology (SOCADSE01T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee What is Urban, Urbanism and the City

Ecological

Political Economy

Network

Tutorial

7

7

8

7

Aparna Chakraborty City as Culture

Migration

Community

Culture and Leisure

Tutorial

10

7

7

7

7

Trishita Pal Caste, Class and Gender

Tutorial

7

1

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

DSE- 2; Agrarian Sociology (SOCADSE02T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee The Agrarian Question

The Moral Economy

Agrarian Commodity Systems

Gender and Agrarian Realities

 

Tutorial

7

6

6

3

6

Upasana Karmakar Modak Agrarian Societies

 

Agrarian Studies

Labour and Agrarian Class Structure

Markets, Land Reforms and Green Revolution

Agrarian Movements

Tutorial

3

4

8

8

6

6

Trishita Pal Agrarian Crisis

The Global Agrarian Order

Caste and Agrarian Realities

Tutorial

3

3

3

3

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

 

Discipline Specific Elective 02 (SOCGDSE02T): Marriage, Family and Kinship

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Trishita Pal Descent, Alliance

Descent, Filiation, Complementary Filiation

Marriage and Alliance

Contemporary Issues in Marriage, Family and Kinship

Choice and Regulation in Marriage

Power and Discrimination in the Family

New Reproductive Technologies

Marriage Migration

Tutorial

1520

8

Bisaka Blone Introduction: Kinship, Critique and the Reformulation

Biological and Social Kinship

Cultural Kinship

Family and Household

Structure and Change

Reimagining Families

Tutorial

10

15

7

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan

Lesson plan (SOCA) 2023-24

Sociology Department

 Semester I 

Major: Discipline Specific Core Course (DS-1)

Introducing Sociology 

Total Credit- 5 (75 Hours)

Name of Teacher Topics No of Credit Hours (Approx)
Bisaka Blone 1.2 Sociology and Common Sense

2.1 Individual and social group

2.2 Culture: Concepts and Meaning, Subculture, Counter Culture, Cultural Lag

4

6

6

Anasua Chatterjee 2.4 Social processes: Integrative and Disintegrative

2.6 Concept and Theories (Linear and Cyclical)

6

6

Upashna Karmakar Modak 1.2 Sociological Imagination

2.3 Socialization: Concept Processes and Agencies

2.5 Social Control: Types and Agencies

4

5

6

Aparna Chakraborty 1.1 Emergence of Sociology

1.3 Sociology and Social Anthropology: Relationships

8

9

Total Credit Hours  75
Student Activity  15

Minor Discipline Paper 1 (MA-1)

Introducing Sociology 

Credits 5 (75 hours)

Name of Teacher  Topic  No. of Credit Hours 
Aparna Chakraborty 1.1 Definition and Scope
1.2 Relationship with Anthropology and History2.1 Society; Social interaction; Community; Association; Institution
7

8

3

Bisaka Blone 2.1 Culture; Cultural lag, social structure; social system; social action; status and role; role conflict; role set; norms and values; folkways and mores; conformity and deviance; law and customs

2.5 Social groups: Concept, Types

5

7

Anasua Chatterjee 2.3 Social Processes: Integrative and Disintegrative

2.6 Social Stratification: Concept, forms, social mobility

7

8

Upashna Karmakar Modak 2.2 Socialization: Concept, Processes and Agencies, nature-nurture debate

2.4 Social Control: Types and Agencies

7

8

Total Credit Hours 75
Students Activity 15

Skill Enhancement Course (SEC): Development of Social Research Methods (SE-1)

Total Credit -3 (45 hours)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Trishita Pal 1. The Nature of  Social Research

1.1 The concepts of social research

1.2 Quantitative and Qualitative social research

1.3 Mixed Method

3. Further Measurement Issues

3.1 Sources and Types of Data: Primary and Secondary

3.2 Census and Sample Survey: Fundamental Differences

3.3 Description of Data: Tabulation and Graphical Presentation

3.4 Graphical Presentation of Data through MS Excel

10

20

Aparna Chakraborty 2. Using Series of Numbers to do Social Research

2.1 The levels of measurement

  • The nominal scale
  • The ordinal scale
  • The interval scale
  • The ratio scale
  • Relationship between the levels
15
Total Credit Hours 45

SEMESTER- III

CORE COURSE- 5; Political Sociology (SOCACOR05T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Ms. Bisaka Blone Meaning and Dimensions of Political Culture

Meaning and types of Political Socialization

Agencies of Political Socialization and their role

Elites and the Ruling Classes

Political Systems: Segmentary, Totalitarian and Democratic

Tutorial

7

8

8

8

8

8

Ms. Upasana Karmakar Modak Political Parties: Structure and Functions

Types of Pressure Groups and their relationship with Political Parties

Tutorial

6

7

4

Ms. Aparna Chakraborty Power and Authority

State, Governance and Citizenship

Local Governance: Panchayat System

Tutorial

6

6

6

3

Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

CORE COURSE- 6; Sociology of Religion (SOCACOR06T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Emile Durkheim: Society as Sacred

Karl Marx: Religion as Alienation

Max Weber: Religion as Social Action

The Secularization Debate

Tutorial

6

7

8

6

4

Upasana Karmakar Modak Sacred, Myth, Ritual and Prayer

Time-Space

Rationality

Tutorial

6

6

5

4

Aparna Chakraborty Formulating Religion

Religious Fundamentalism

Tutorial

6

7

4

Trishita Pal Religious Individualism and the Boundaries of Religion

Religion and Identity: Class, Gender, Sexuality

Tutorial

7

6

3

Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

CORE COURSE- 7; Sociology of Gender (SOCACOR07T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Class, Caste

Family, Work

Religion, Ethnicity

Tutorial

7

7

5

5

Upasana Karmakar Modak Gender, Sex, Sexuality

Production of Masculinity and Femininity

Gender Socialization,

Gender Roles and Stereotyping

Sexual Identities: Heterosexual, Bisexual, Lesbian and Homosexual, Transgender, Transvestite, Hijra, Koti

Social Subordination

Violence against Women

Women’s and LGBTQ Movements in India

Tutorial

7

8

9

9

8

10

10

Student Activity 5
Total Credit Hours 90

 

GE-3; Sociological Theories (SOCGCOR03T)

 

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Upasana Karmakar Modak Max Weber (Types of Authority, Ideal Types)

Tutorial

205
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Emile Durkheim

Tutorial

20

5

Bisaka Blone Max Weber (Social Action)

Karl Marx

Tutorial

10

20

5

Student Activities 5
Total Credit Hours 90

SEMESTER- V

CORE COURSE – 11; Sociological Thinkers I (SOCACOR11T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Bisaka Blone Materialist Conception of History

Capitalist Mode of Production

Social Action and Ideal Types

Religion and Economy

Tutorial

10

10

10

10

10

Aparna Chakraborty Social Fact

Individual and Society

Tutorial

10

10

5

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

CORE COURSE- 12; Sociological Research Methods I (SOCACOR12T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee Theory and Research

Concepts and Hypothesis

Field (Issues and Context)

The Scientific Method: Deductive and Inductive

Critique of the Scientific Method: Triangulation

Field Research

Tutorial

7

7

6

8

6

Bisaka Blone Objectivity and Reflexivity in Sociology;

Positivism and Empiricism in sociology; Objectivity and Subjectivity;

Critique of the Scientific Method: Qualitative.

Tutorial

5

3

3

3

Upasana Karmakar Modak Types of Research: Basic and Applied, Historical, Empirical, Descriptive, Exploratory, Comparative, Feminist

Content Analysis

Tutorial

73

3

Aparna Chakraborty Critique of the Scientific Method: Quantitative

Survey Research

Case Study

Tutorial

3

5

3

3

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

DSE- 1; Urban Sociology (SOCADSE01T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee What is Urban, Urbanism and the City

Ecological

Political Economy

Network

Tutorial

7

7

8

7

Aparna Chakraborty City as Culture

Migration

Community

Culture and Leisure

Tutorial

10

7

7

7

7

Trishita Pal Caste, Class and Gender

Tutorial

7

1

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

DSE- 2; Agrarian Sociology (SOCADSE02T)

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Dr. Anasua Chatterjee The Agrarian Question

The Moral Economy

Agrarian Commodity Systems

Gender and Agrarian Realities

 

Tutorial

7

6

6

3

6

Upasana Karmakar Modak Agrarian Societies

 

Agrarian Studies

Labour and Agrarian Class Structure

Markets, Land Reforms and Green Revolution

Agrarian Movements

Tutorial

3

4

8

8

6

6

Trishita Pal Agrarian Crisis

The Global Agrarian Order

Caste and Agrarian Realities

Tutorial

3

3

3

3

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

Discipline Specific Elective 02 (SOCGDSE02T): Marriage, Family and Kinship

NAME OF TEACHER TOPICS NUMBER OF CREDIT HOURS (APPROX.)
Trishita Pal Descent, Alliance

Descent, Filiation, Complementary Filiation

Marriage and Alliance

Contemporary Issues in Marriage, Family and Kinship

Choice and Regulation in Marriage

Power and Discrimination in the Family

New Reproductive Technologies

Marriage Migration

Tutorial

1520

8

Bisaka Blone Introduction: Kinship, Critique and the Reformulation

Biological and Social Kinship

Cultural Kinship

Family and Household

Structure and Change

Reimagining Families

Tutorial

10

15

7

Students’ Activities 15
Total Credit Hours 90

SOCACOR01T-SOCIOLOGY (CC1)

                                                                Group-A

  1.   Write a note on the emergence of Sociology as an academic discipline. 10

প্রতিষ্ঠানিক বিষয় হিসাবে সমাজবিজ্ঞানের উত্থানের উপর একটি টীকা লেখ।

Group-B

Answer any Two questions from the following                           (2×5=10)

  1. How is Sociology related with Social Anthropology?

সামাজিক নৃবিজ্ঞান এর সাথে সমাজতত্ত্ব কিভাবে সম্পর্ক যুক্ত

  1.  How is Sociology related with History?

ইতিহাস এর সাথে সমাজতত্ত্ব কিভাবে সম্পর্ক যুক্ত

  1. Discuss how Sociology is related with Psychology?

মনস্তত্ত্ব এর সাথে সমাজতত্ত্ব কিভাবে সম্পর্ক যুক্ত

SOCACOR13T-SOCIOLOGY (CC13)

1. Write a note on AGIL model as propounded by Parsons. 10
2. Briefly discuss about George Herbert Mead’s idea of ‘Interactional Self’.

SOCADSE01T-SOCIOLOGY (DSE1)

1. অভিবাসন এর সম্পর্কে সংক্ষেপে টিকা লেখো 10
2. শহর এবং সংস্কৃতি সম্পর্কে সংক্ষেপে টিকা লেখো

Mock Test 2022-2023
Semester 4 Paper II
11.07.2023
(No. of students: 5)
Answer all questions
Group A

Each question carries 10 marks. Answer within 700 words
1. Analyze the three dimensions of stratification following Max Weber (10)
2. Explain the relationship between New reproductive technologies and culture (10)

Group B

Each question carries 5 marks. Answer within 300 words

1. Write any two forms of stratification
2. Briefly discuss the main elements of patriarchy
3. Write a short note on marriage migration
4. Trace the discriminatory issues of LGBTQ indentities
Group C

Each question carries 2 marks. Answer within 100 words

1. Distinguish between race and ethnicity
2. What do you mean by stratification?
3. What is globalization?
4. Write a short note on live-in relationship

5. Define kinship

Sem- III (Hons)
Practice Examinations

Time: 2 Hours Full Marks: 50
All questions are compulsory

The number of marks carried by a question/part is indicated against it.

GROUP-A

(Answer the following questions within 700 words each)

1. Discuss Mill’s notion of power elite 10
2. Write a short note on Karl Marx theory of religion as alienation 10

GROUP-B

(Answer the following questions within 300 words each)

3. Briefly discuss the characteristics of totalitarianism 5
4. Briefly discuss the concept of ruling class 5
5. LGBTQ Movements in India 5
6. Write a short note on Weber’s notion of authority 5

GROUP-C

(Answer the following questions within 100 words each)

7. Difference between sex and gender 2
8. Define governing elite 2
9. Define state. 2
10. Who wrote the book ‘The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism’? 2
11. What is religious fundamentalism? 2

Name of activity: Talk on Transgender Day of Remembrance

Category: Workshop

Topic: Transgender Remembrance Day

Organising unit: Departments of History and Sociology

Date: 30th November 2023

Time: 2:30 pm to 4 pm

Venue: Room no. 8, RKSMVV

Name of resource person (with designation): Anurag Maitrayee, Trans Activitist

Number of participants:

Brief description of the event

The program started at 2:30 pm with a welcome address by our IQAC Coordinator, Dr. Chaiti Mitra. The event started with an introduction on why we are celebrating the Transgender remembrance day after which the students from the Department of History and Sociology did a PowerPoint presentation where they talked and showed about the injustices against transgender people and the names of some of the transgender people who lost their lives due to hate and violence. Our speaker, Anurag Maitrayee gave a powerful lecture on various difficulties and concerns faced by the transgender people and how we as ordinary people can help them in their rights. The event ended with an interactive session with the students and faculty and it proved to be a successful talk.

Programme outcome

The students learned more deeply about the experiences of trans people coming from the personal experience of the trans activist, Anurag Maitrayee. It was an enlightening session with discussion and sharing of knowledge generating empathy and a sense of power among the students and everyone who were involved in listening to the lecture. 

Geo-tagged photos and flyer in jpg format

Events 2022-23

Name:  Book Fair

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 10/2/2023

Time: 1:30pm -5:30pm

No of students: 20

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, one-day educational book fair visit was organized by the department of Sociology and this trip was meant to brighten the young minds and stimulate their way of thinking. Our destination was Milan Mela Ground at Karunamoyee, Salt Lake. Students took some pictures from outer facades of the Mela. Then we went inside the book fair, which was decked up very well. Due to the international book fair, there were lots of foreign book stalls. Every year, the Kolkata Book Fair has a focal theme, on which the event is based. For this year the theme is Spain, where we tried to capture the culture & art scene of Spain. Then we had a break and enjoyed our lunch in a small stall. After that we reached to the middle of the mela ground, where the students strolled around, clicked some panoramic shots of the Kolkata Book Fair. It was an excellent, informative and eventful day for all of us.

Outcomes:

This trip was meant to get a chance to come in contact with the book lovers and publishers.  Its helps to build reading and comprehension skills, knowledge and vocabulary, critical for understanding new subject matters. Students were seen engaging themselves in bargaining, resulting in expansion of their collection of books. It allowed students to discover new books and writers, and it helped to foster a love of reading in our future generations.

Name:  Departmental Excursion

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 17/12/2022

Time: 10:30am -5:30pm

No of students: 16

No of teachers: 2

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, one-day educational trip was organized by the department of Sociology. This trip was meant to brighten the young minds and stimulate their way of thinking. Our first destination was St. Paul’s Cathedral; Photography was barred inside the premises, so the students took some shots of the outer facades. Then we moved on to the Nandan; it was decked up very well due to the international film festival, where we tried to capture the cinematic & aesthetic art scenes. Then we had a break and enjoyed our delicious lunch in an Indo-Chinese restaurant. After that we reached our final & last destination Maidan, where students strolled around and clicked some panoramic shots of the Victoria Memorial. It was an excellent, informative, eventful day for all of us.

Outcomes:

This trip was meant to get a chance to come in touch with the urban Culture and the colonial history of Kolkata. Through this trip student could understand the scenario of the city-culture, which is in their syllabus; i.e., “Culture and leisure” (semester-VI). Its helps to build the overall understanding of the urban cultures. Students took full advantage of getting themselves exposed to new ideas, customs, and the social pattern of urban ambience. It enhances the students’ ability to accommodate with different cultures for sustenance.  The tour helped us to appreciate the importance of preserving our history, culture, and environment. Overall, it was an enriching experience for all of us.

Name:  Departmental Excursion

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 17/12/2022

Time: 10:30am -5:30pm

No of students: 16

No of teachers: 2 

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, one-day educational trip was organized by the department of Sociology. This trip was meant to brighten the young minds and stimulate their way of thinking. Our first destination was St. Paul’s Cathedral; Photography was barred inside the premises, so the students took some shots of the outer facades. Then we moved on to the Nandan; it was decked up very well due to the international film festival, where we tried to capture the cinematic & aesthetic art scenes. Then we had a break and enjoyed our delicious lunch in an Indo-Chinese restaurant. After that we reached our final & last destination Maidan, where students strolled around and clicked some panoramic shots of the Victoria Memorial. It was an excellent, informative, eventful day for all of us.

Outcomes:

This trip was meant to get a chance to come in touch with the urban Culture and the colonial history of Kolkata. Through this trip student could understand the scenario of the city-culture, which is in their syllabus; i.e., “Culture and leisure” (semester-VI). Its helps to build the overall understanding of the urban cultures. Students took full advantage of getting themselves exposed to new ideas, customs, and the social pattern of urban ambience. It enhances the students’ ability to accommodate with different cultures for sustenance.  The tour helped us to appreciate the importance of preserving our history, culture, and environment. Overall, it was an enriching experience for all of us.

Name: Talk on ‘Society and Health: perspectives from Clinical Research’

Category: Extension Lecture

Organizing unit: Sociology Department

Date: 16th December 2022

Time: 11:30-12:15 pm

No of students: 12

No of teachers: 3

Name of resource Person: Bony  Dasgupta, Clinical Research Coordinator, Tata Medical Centre Kolkata

Brief description of the event: The talk held on ‘Society and health: Perspectives from Clinical Research’ was given by Bony Dasgupta who is a Clinical Research Coordinator at Tata Medical Centre Kolkata. She talked about her experience working as a clinical researcher, and how society views health in general. She made the students understand clinical research and how it focuses on the scientific evaluation of treatments, interventions, drugs, devices, and procedures to assess their safety and efficacy in human subjects. She mentioned the importance of clinical research in the development and evaluation of healthcare interventions and how the social, cultural, and structural factors that influence health and healthcare systems. 

Outcome: The students were able to understand the various health problems of society interplaying with financial, family and other factors. They were also able to understand the various avenues students can take after studying sociology and how clinical research is also a future prospect the students can give thought to. The students had many questions on the opportunities in this field of clinical research and they were cleared of their questions.

Name:  Farewell and freshers Party

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 10/07/2023

Time: 11:00am – onwards

No of students: 20

No of teachers: 5

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, the Department of Sociology had organized a farewell and freshers party for Semester- VI and Semester- II students. All the departments had attended the programme and the day was filled with excitement, joy, music, enthusiasm, and happiness.

Outcomes:

The purpose of Fresher’s Party and Farewell is to welcome the new students and bid adieu the old students in a friendly atmosphere and to encourage their creative impulses to boost their confidence for future as well as new phases of their lives. Being part of the college, seniors and juniors make friendship with each other to celebrate this day. Freshers along with their seniors got chance to showcase their talent by various performances like solo dance, dual dance, group dances, recitations, song and at the final hour small games were organized to make the function more artful and full of fun. Without the help of each and every student of our department such an amazing event could not be successful.

Event Report Format

Name: Student’s day out for the Film, ‘Holy Conspiracy’

Category: Departmental Activity

Organizing unit: Sociology Department

Date: 23.08.2022

Time: 2:30pm-6:30 pm

Resource Person: NA

No of students: 7

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event:

The students of 2nd year and 3rd year were taken out for the film titled, ‘Holy Conspiracy’ on 23.08.2022 to watch and review the film critically so as to give them a project to write their understanding of the film.

Outcome

The students were able to see and explain the societal issues highlighted in the film. They were taught to watch the movie not only as entertainment but also to sharpen their critical thinking.

Pride programme

Good afternoon and welcome to all present here. I am Bisaka Blone, assistant Professor of Sociology Department. First of all I would like to thank our Principal mataji for allowing us to conduct this workshop on the occasion of Pride month. I would also like to thank The department of History and Psychology as well as the IQAC for collaborating on this workshop.

Today’s workshop is a special one because this has been possible only because of the inspirational struggles of so many activitists from the LGBTIQ communities who relentlessly fought for their equal rights.

Our workshop today is on Understanding the Pride Movements and the diverse expressions of the LGBTIQ communities.

With this, I would like to heartily welcome ‘Sappho for equality’ that has been working sincerely for the rights and social justice of individuals with non- normative gender orientations, identities and expressions.

Sappho for equality is the first registered non government organisation of eastern India that openly and specifically began engaging with gender sexuality LGBTQ rights movements in India with a feminist perspective.

Today Sappho is not just limited to Kolkata and has members from various suburban spaces as well as residents of other cities, non-resident Indians and non-Indians as well.

Their vision is to create a society where the rights and lives of gender- sexual minorities with intersecting marginalisations will be respected and ensured.

Today from Sappho we have..

Minakshi Sanyal (Malobika):
Minakshi Sanyal, better known as Malobika. She is a queer feminist activist, who has been engaged in the LGBTQIA+ Rights movement in India for last 24 years and feminist movement for last 23 years. She is Co-founder of Sappho and Sappho for Equality, Kolkata. She served as the Managing Trustee for Sappho for Equality till 2020 and handed over the baton to the next generation.

Her jointly edited book “Monologue: Dui Banglar Lesbian Kathan / Lesbian Narratives of Bangladesh and West Bengal” in both bangla and english language was published in 2021.

Madhurima Ghosh:

Madhurima is an activist and an entrepreneur. She is a Trustee Board Member of Sappho for Equality.
She identifies as a lesbian woman and has been associated with Sappho for Equality for the last 10 years.

I would also like to welcome,

Koyel Ghosh who is a gender non-conforming, non-binary queer feminist activist. Koyel Ghosh is the Managing Trustee of Sappho for Equality and a trained educator who continues to impart knowledge and love to young minds over half a decade.

Collectively, Their vision is to create a gender just society, where no one is excluded on the basis of their gender identity or sexual orientation.

They are focussed on collective healing and radical kindness as their motto to sustain the legacy of the activist rights forum Sappho for Equality. They have co-authored the book Gender Chemistry, Non binary life scripts.

We are very grateful to have you Sappho with us today and to make our students and all of us enlightened and engaged on the Pride movements.

We will have a poster presentation now by the students of the department of history, sociology and Psychology followed by the workshop and interactive session.

Thank you.

Name: Poster Presentation: Violence against women

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 09/12/2022

Time: 11:00am – onwards

No of students: 20

No of teachers: 2

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, the department of Sociology organized a poster presentation for all the departmental students. They made a single poster on “Violence against women”. The event envisaged that, empowering a woman was a way to defend not only violation against a specific gender but also it could raise the level of standard of the society.

Outcomes:

This event threw light on the value of women in our society. To create awareness on gender equality was thought as one of the supreme pillars of good governance in our society. The event made us realise the role of importance of women in our society. They shared the concerns about how women face challenges in cyberspace and sexual harassment everywhere. To create awareness and to rise one’s voice against the violence is understood as the need of the hour. Among the various forms of violence, domestic aggression against women is a serious issue. Violence is considered a “silent epidemic”. The event highlighted the lack of proper education, lack of awareness and lack of adequate laws as the root cause for gender-against violence. The main aim to celebrate this event is to create awareness of gender equality for a healthy society.

Events 2021-22

Name: Perspectives of Indian Society

Category: Extension lecture

Organizing unit: Sociology Department.

Date: 15.03.2022

Time: 11 am-1 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Aniruddha Chowdhury, Visiting Faculty, West Bengal State University

No of students: 12

No of teachers: 3

Brief description of the event:  

The extension lecture was attended by the students of all three semesters. Dr. Aniruddha Sir explained clearly the history of Indian Society and its various perspectives from Structural functionalism, conflict and modernisation perspectives. 

Outcome  

The students had an interactive session and after the lecture, the students were able to understand Indian society and its various perspectives. Dr. Aniruddha Sir also clearly explained their doubts and suggested a book for the students named ‘Indian Sociological Thought by B.K Nagla’

Event Report Format

Name: Interdisciplinary Seminar on Research Methodology

Category: Extension lecture

Organizing unit: Sociology, Education and Philosophy Department.

Date: 08.03.2022

Time: 11 am-1 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Prarhita Biswas, Professor & Head of the Department, School of Education, Adamas University

Dr. Maushumi Guha, Jadavpur University, Department of Philosophy

No of students: 76

No of teachers: 10

Brief description of the event: The extension lecture was attended by the students of the three departments. The lecture was on Research Methodology where the concepts of research and how to carry out research were discussed such as what is research- quantitative and qualitative research, research design, data collection methods, research, validity, reliability and other such concepts. An interactive session was also conducted at the end of the lecture where students asked questions and learned more about research.

Outcome

 The students were introduced to research methodology. It helped them have a better understanding of research methods in order to carry out the research process.

Name:  Film Screening

Category: Student’s Activity

Organizing unit: Department of Sociology

Date: 23/2/2021

Time: 11:00am – onwards

No of students: 14

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event:

As part of the curriculum, the department of Sociology had organized a virtual film screening for all the departmental students. The students were shown the Hindi film ” Article 15 ” directed by Anubhav Sinha, to understand the role, influence and importance of the fundamental rights and Socio-political values of  India.

Outcomes:

The message of this film was very clear, the lack of awareness and breach of fundamental rights enshrined in our Indian constitution in a rural set up. The students could understand the importance of the Indian constitution. They realized the real value of article 15 i.e. “Prohibition of discrimination on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth”. Through this story we understood the corrupt practices and loopholes, that are in existence in the administrative affairs of the Govt.  This film also identified the Indian caste system and behaviour of different communities in handling the caste system. “Caste system” is also one of the parts of our syllabus. The Movie diverts our attention to a very relevant problem in a very hard-hitting manner.

Name: Feminism in India: The Tale and its Telling

Category: Online lecture

Organizing unit: Sociology Department in collaboration with Gender Resource Centre

Date: 29.01.2021

Time: 5:30-6:30

Resource Person: Prof. Maitrayee Chaudhuri, Centre For Study of Social Systems, JNU

No of students: 70

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event: The speaker discussed feminism in the context of India and provided a history of Indian feminism. She presented a schematic account of feminism in India; brought up some theoretical and methodological issues entailed in representing it and talked about the practice and theory of feminism. She also discussed and brought into light the changes over time in the contemporary context. She talked about her early years as a student of Indian women’s issues in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the developments since, and the rich and complex body of feminist writings that emerged which in many ways have become institutionalized within academia as well as within policy-making, whether of various states or of international agencies, the rise of multiculturalism and postmodernism, postcolonial studies, and the greater visibility of India and Indian scholarship in the last decades.

Outcome

The students were able to know the detailed history of Feminism in India and how it has progressed over the years. The students had many questions in the interactive session where they were able to clear their doubts and gain much overall knowledge about feminism in India. The students also received e-certificates after filling up the feedback form at the end of the webinar.

Event Report Format

Name: Digital Poster Making Presentation on World Environment Day

Category: Student’s Presentation

Organizing unit: Sociology Department

Date: 15.06.2021

Time: 11 am-1 pm

Resource Person: NA

No of students: 13

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event: A poster presentation was done by the 2nd and 3rd-year students of Sociology. The students were required to make an original digital poster on World Environment Day on any topic related to the environment. They were also required to send a write-up on their poster within 100 words. This had to be submitted within 10.06.2021, and the poster presentation was held on the same where the students described their poster on 15.06.2021

Outcome

 It was an interactive session for the students where students talked about what their posters conveyed and the challenges facing the environment.

Events 2019-20

Name: Challenges of the New Normal: COVID-19 and the experiences of women

Category: Extention lecture Webinar

Organising unit: Sociology Department

Date: 24.06.2020

Time: 4:30-5:30 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Basabi Chakraborty, Founder Head and Senior Faculty, Department of Sociology, RBU, Former visiting faculty of Women’s Studies Centre, CU and RBU

No of students: 15

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event: The speaker talked about how the pandemic was proving to be a difficult time for women staying behind closed walls increasing the risk of domestic violence and the inability to seek help. Some key points she addressed about this issue were about the surge in domestic violence cases during lockdowns and quarantine measures. Isolation, financial stress, and uncertainty contributed to heightened tensions within households. Job losses and financial strain during the pandemic added to the stress within households, which could trigger or worsen incidents of domestic violence. Other issues such as access to proper services and few opportunities for the victim to report the incident.

Outcome: The students gained awareness about the issue of domestic violence and how it might be negatively affecting women more than men because of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was a very much thought-provoking and interactive session. Students also asked their queries. The speaker also mentioned a short film related to this issue.

Event Report Format

Name: Challenges of the New Normal: COVID-19 and Disability in India

Category: Extention lecture Webinar

Organising unit: Sociology Department

Date: 25.06.2020

Time:12pm-1 pm

Resource Person: Dr. Kumkum Sarkar, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, School of Social Sciences, NSOU

No of students: 15

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event: The speaker about the intersection of COVID-19 and disability in India and it was difficult for them to survive in such a situation. She brought into light the various issues that the PWD people suffered such as mental health, economic loss, access to healthcare, vaccine accessibility, and the hindrance to getting many of the support services like counselling, therapy etc. that they might need. She also mentioned the ways Govt. helped them and what laws should be enabled in order to support these sections of the people better.

 Outcome: We were really very much enriched by this lecture, this opened a new vision of thinking, and changed our thinking towards PWD people and learned about their struggles more and saw the COVID-19 pandemic from the view of the handicapped people.  We genuinely felt for them and empathy was created among all of us. It was an insightful and thought-provoking talk.

Name: Challenges of the New Normal: A Discussion on the Space, Gender and the ‘Other’

Category: Extention lecture Webinar

Organizing unit: Sociology Department

Date: 26.06.2020

Time: 11 am-12 pm

Resource Person: Dr Kamalini Mukherjee, Faculty, Department of Sociology, Bhawanipore Education Society College, Kolkata

No of students: 15

No of teachers: 4

Brief description of the event: The Department of Sociology organized a webinar series on the Challenges of COVID-19 and the New Normal that was being faced by society. In this webinar series, a discussion on Space, Gender and the ‘other’ was done. She first made the students understand the concept of space in sociology which refers to how societies are organized, how individuals interact, and how social phenomena are shaped. She mentioned the ways in which physical, social, and virtual spaces influence human behaviour, relationships, and the overall structure of society and how this space was functioning and interacting in the covid pandemic in gendered spaces, public spaces, home and family space, work space etc as it intersects with gender and the other

Outcome

 The students became more aware of the concept of space in sociology and how space interacts with other aspects of society such as gender. It taught the students to see the new normal in a different light of gender and space, how the two interacted with each other and how it affected the different parts of society.

Department of Sociology

Advanced and Slow Learners Policy

The Department of Sociology follows its policy of slow and advanced learners so as to cater to students who may learn at a different pace or have advanced learning needs. These policies aim to ensure that all students receive an appropriate and effective education tailored to their individual abilities and needs.

Advanced learners

Advanced learners are the students who understand a taught topic relatively faster than the other students in the class and achieve high scores. They have more potential and talent than the others in the class. They have more potential with their answer writing skills, retention, memory, critical thinking ability, creativity and contextualization practices. They also show hard-working behaviours and have the drive to do their best in their studies.

Slow learners

Slow learners on the other hand mostly find it difficult to understand the subject. They may fail in exams or will score only poor grades. However, the poor performance may not be a sign of poor capacity or talent but may be due to inappropriate teaching methods, socio-economic background, lack of motivation and support, unorganized learning practices or even the inability to converse in the language taught in class.

Policy for Identifying Slow and Advanced Learners

Slow learners

The slow learners in the classroom are identified on the basis of the following grounds:

  • Less involvement in the classroom teaching-learning process
  • Low capacity to understand the core concepts
  • Less than 50% class test scores
  • Poor results in the previous semesters
  • Poor attendance in class
  • Poor retention of concept and answer writing ability

Advanced Learners

The advanced learners in the classroom are identified on the basis of the following grounds:

  • Higher than 70 % in class tests and internals
  • Good performance in the previous semester
  • Good involvement in class with quick responses
  • High capacity to grasp concepts easily
  • Self-motivated and driven to do well in their academic life

Policy Guidelines for Slow Learners and Advanced Learners

After the identification of the learners, the department’s following policies are adopted:-

Slow Learners

  1. Remedial Classes are to be conducted regularly for the identified slow learners, as per the routine prepared. During these classes, teachers engage in problem-solving exercises, provide additional study materials and notes, etc. to the students, and try to further clear their concepts and direct their focus to these few students who are lagging behind and try to bridge the knowledge gap.
  2. Provide simplified but standard lecture notes/course material and also provide handwritten notes for easy understanding
  3. Giving additional learning materials like question banks, university question papers etc
  4. Corrective classes and revision of topics more thoroughly for the slow learner students during tutorial classes based on the result of class test
  5. Guidance through mentor-mentee sessions in order to build a more healthy relationship with the students.
  6. Conducting activities to enhance their critical and problem-solving skills, orienting them to think and participate more in class.

Advanced Learners

  1. Advanced assignments or tasks would be assigned to advanced learners.
  2. Guidance to crack competitive examinations and orient them for better career planning and growth.
  3. Organizing micro-teaching sessions by the advanced learners to the slow learners to make the learning process more participatory and interesting for both groups
  4. Stimulating the research aptitude by giving them projects and assignments beyond the curriculum.
  5. Inspire them to get engaged in certificate/value-added courses to nurture their skills on SWAYAM, NPTEL, Course Era etc.
  6. Motivate them to participate in group discussions, debates, elocution, quiz to develop analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  7. Organize activities to polish their critical thinking abilities.