Master of Arts Programme in Sociology

The Sacred Heart College, Thevara (Autonomous) offers a Post Graduate Degree Programme in Sociology with a total of nineteen Theory Papers, a Dissertation and an Internship. In addition to theoretical learning, the course also aims at to conduct Online Courses on related subjects. Field Based Interactions, Exposure Activities, and Service oriented initiatives are also aimed at besides the imparting of a formal syllabus.

The syllabus of this programme is devised to provide the students a sound theoretical base for the understanding of contemporary social phenomena, with equal importance to classical and contemporary theories on one hand, and a number of specialised areas of academic topics on the other. It offers a total of three papers on Sociological Theories, and one paper each on areas such as Social Demography, Communication and Media and Personality studies. In addition to this, a substantial number of papers which aim at a detailed understanding of the diverse realities and issues on human society in general and Indian Society in particular. It includes papers on contemporary social issues such as Globalization, Gender Consciousness, Environmental Crisis and Crime, which aim at to provide in-depth theoretical as well as empirical insight to the learners.

The courses on Research Methods, Personality studies and Counselling, etc. enhance practical skills of students in Field Work, Statistics and SPSS.  A Course on Human resources Management facilitates the students to attain proficiency in soft skills and management capabilities. The students are expected to undergo an internship with GO / NGOs during the second semester.

In the third semester, the students need to work on a Dissertation on a topic of specialization under the guidance of the supervising faculty.

Altogether this program is devised as having a total of Eighty credits, of which twenty credits in each semester during the first three semesters, fifteen credits in the final semester and three and two credits each for dissertation and viva voce respectively.

Extra credits are also devised as part fulfilment of the course to encourage students to publish research papers in UGC approved National and International Journals and participate in Seminars and Conferences of International and National levels.


Syllabus and Curriculum