Course curricula


Curricula for Master Degree (MS)

MS in in Rural Sociology

Department of Rural Sociology

MS in Rural Sociology degree programme consists of three semesters (duration of each semester is 6 months).

First two semesters are for course works and third semester is for doing active field research and writing thesis.

 

Semester: January – June

Compulsory Courses

10 Credits

 

Course No.

Course Title

 

Credits

RS 501

Sociological Theory

 

3

RS 503

Social Anthropology

 

3

RS 505

Rural Social Change

 

2

RS 507

Quantitative Research Methods

 

2

Optional Courses

4 Credits

 

RS 521

Social Demography

 

2

RS 523

Rural Poverty & Food Security

 

2

RS 525

Sociology of Mass Communication

 

2

RS 527

Women in Development

 

2

RS 529

Social Forestry

 

2

RS 502

Research Work

3 Credits

3 (S/U)

Total Credit

17

 

Semester: July - December

Compulsory Courses

10 Credits

 

Course No.

Course Title

 

Credits

RS 511

Sociology of Rural Development

 

3

RS 513

Gender Studies

 

3

RS 515

Agrarian Societies & Transformation

 

2

RS 517

Qualitative Research Methods

 

2

Optional Courses

4 Credits

 

RS 531

Sociology of Health and Illness

 

2

RS 533

Environmental Sociology

 

2

RS 535

Social Development in South Asia

 

2

RS 537

Rural Social Structure

 

2

RS 539

Sociology of Youth Development

 

2

RS 504

Research Work

3 Credits

3 (S/U)

Total Credit

17

 

Thesis Semester

Compulsory Courses

8 Credits

 

Course No.

Course Title

 

Credits

RS 506

Research Work

2 Credits

2 (S/U)

RS 508

Evaluation of Thesis

 

5

RS 510

Thesis Defense

 

3

Total Credits

 

10

Grand Total

44 Credits

Odd Number = Theory

Even Number = Practical

S = Satisfactory

U = Unsatisfactory