|Course ID||Course Name||Instructor||Room Number||Time|
|Sociology Part-I||Md. Mahbub Kaiser||201||8:00-8:50 A.M (Monday), 11:00-11:50 A.M. (Wednesday)|
1. Introducing Sociology:
1.1 Definition, Scope & relationship with other disciplines
1.2 Development of Sociological Thinking: The fourfold Origin
1.3 The Sociological Perspectives.
2. Doing Sociology:
2.1 Sociological questions: Scientific Approach, Research Process.
2.2 Research methods: Ethnography, Survets, Experiments, Life histories, Comparative Research, Historical Analysis and Participant Observation.
2.3 Research in the Real World.
3. Theoretical Thinking in Sociology:
3.1 Theoretical Issues: Structure and Action, Consensus and Conflict, The Issue of Gender, The Shaping of the Modern World and Postmodernism.
3.2 Classical Theorists: Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Karl Marx, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber, Velfredo Pareto
3.3 Contemporary Sociologists: Michel Foucault, Jurgen Habermas, Ulrich Beck, Manuel Castells and Anthony Giddens.
4. Globalization and the Changing World:
4.1 Types of Society: A Disappearing World, Modern World and Global Development.
4.2 Social Change: Definition, Influence and Change in modern period
4.3 Globalization: Factors, Debate and Impact:
5. Culture, Society and Socialization:
5.1 Culture: Definition, Element, Types and Cultural Lag
5.2 Socialization: Definition, Process, Agencies and Theories.
5.3 Gender Socialization
6. Families, Education and Religion:
6.1 Forms, Functions and Theoretical Perspectives of Family.
6.2 Theories of Scooling and Inequality.
6.3 Sociological Theories and Ideas of Religion.
7. Crime and Deviance:
7.1 Basic ideas and concepts of Crime and Deviance
7.2 Theories of Crime: Functionalist, Interactionist, Conflict and Control theories.
7.3 Victims and Perpetrators of Crime.
8. Stratification and Class:
8.1 Definition and Systems of Stratification
8.2 Theories of Class: Karl Marx, Max Weber, Erik 0. Wright, John Goldthorpe
8.3 Social Mobility: Types and Consequence
9. Poverty and Social Exclusion:
9.1 Definition and Types of Poverty
9.2 Measuring Poverty: Reletive Deprivation, Breadline Britain and Social exclusion
9.3 Who is poor? Poverty and Social Mobility
10. Cities, Population and Environment:
10.1 Cities: History, Development and Global cities
10.2 Population: Concepts and Theories
10.3 Environment: Sociological Issue, Sustainable Development and Global Warming
Giddens, A.: Sociology, Polity Publications
Scheafer R : Sociology