Dhaka International university

Department Of Sociology

Introduction

Sociology, a scholarly discipline aims at understanding and exploring the origin, development, organization and functioning of human society. Being a multi-disciplinary approach, this program launches to lead and equip students with the fundamental and applied principle of sociology, which is the positive science of society. As a scientific discipline, sociology poses for showing the nexus between theory and data to make sense of the social problems clearly in a systematic manner. Emerging in the middle of 19th century, Sociology dominates extensively for building global leaders, policy makers and young professionals all over the world with a view to inspiring and implementing several development initiatives. Eventually, this discipline has amazingly articulated ample opportunities and created new avenues for welcoming diversified professions in a challenging environment. Department of Sociology is one of the leading Departments of Dhaka International University. It started the journey in 1996. Two shifts are concurrently run here as B.S.S program: Day shift and Evening Shift. At the current stage, 32nd batch is running in both Day shift and Evening shift. Department also provides M.S.S. degree (both one and two years).The former students of Sociology Department have formed DIU Sociology Alumni Association. This has created an opportunity to exchange academic and professional knowledge and experience among the existing and former students of Dhaka International University in the field of Sociology.

Mission

  • Ensuring global standards of multidisciplinary teaching through skilled faculty members.
  • Promoting multi-pluralistic knowledge generation in sociological setting.

Vision

Building potential leaders and professionals in global setting.

Message from Department Head

Sociology is the systematic study of societies. Sociologists study what societies are, how they are organized, how they change, and how they persist. We also investigate the effects of social networks and institutions on how people act, think, and feel.
Sociology is more important than ever. Many controversies today involve basic questions about how we should organize our societies. But too many powerful voices in politics, media, and government today express contempt for expertise and scholarly inquiry.
The Department of Sociology at the Dhaka International University was founded in 1996 with a vision of sociology that encompasses the study of social theory, history, and culture around the world. We offer training in a wide range of theoretical and methodological approaches, from the humanistic to the computational. We have particular concentrations of expertise in the sociology of international migration; science, knowledge, and social movements; and social inequalities.
An undergraduate major in sociology offers rigorous preparation for graduate study in sociology, political science, and other social and behavioral sciences. It is also an excellent preparation for professional training in social work. Sociology major provides a strong foundation for careers in the private sector, government, and non-profit organizations. I invite students interested in pursuing sociology major or minor to meet with our undergraduate coordinator for more specific information and advice on requirements, courses, and departmental activities in general.

Objectives

  • To introduce students with a broad spectrum of sociological knowledge, including its perspective, origin and applications.
  • To articulate and integrate the concepts, theories and research findings within sociology.
  • To identify the basic methodological approaches and conceptualize the role of the methods in building sociological knowledge based on empirical data.
  • To apply the basic statistical tests used in the social sciences to respond to the research questions and social facts.
  • To develop the ability to gather literary information; to think critically, logically and creatively, and to communicate effectively.
  • To enhance the educational foundation for increasing student’s involvement in graduate study and a wide variety of carriers.

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Syllabus

A proper syllabus is maintained for the best outcome of academic experience in our university.

Sociology, though a relatively new discipline, today occupies the central position among the Social Sciences. It is indeed widely considered as the Social Science per excellence. Proper study of Sociology is therefore a demand of our time. In preparing the four-year BSS Honours program, efforts have been made not only to highlight the concepts, methodology and theories of the discipline in its current form but also to focus on the special needs of our own. Provision has been made for empirical and field study as well. The program also seeks to explore the frontiers between sociology and other social sciences such as social history, political science, social philosophy, social psychology and, last but not the least, social anthropology which is closely akin to sociology. The purpose is to broaden the horizon of young learners so that they are in a position to understand and appreciate the scope of the discipline as well as the changing human society in a better way

Admission Requirements

A prospective BSS (Hons.) in Sociology student must have minimum seceond division/GPA 2.5 in S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent 'O' & 'A' level or successful completion of twelve years of studies at high school level from abroad or equivalent. He/She will have to appear at an admission test. The graduates who have completed BSS (Four years) in Sociology with minimum CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00 from a recognized university are eligible for admission in the regular MSS in Sociology (1 Year) Program. For MSS in Sociology (2 Years) Program the applicants must have at least Bachelor Degree with GPA-2.00 (minimum) from any discipline.

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Soc: 101 Introductory Sociology(Part-I) Soc: 201 Introductory Sociology(Part-II)
Soc: 10 Introduction to Anthropology Soc: 202 Cultural Anthropology
Soc: 103 History of Political Thought Soc: 203 Western Social Though
Soc: 204 Basic English Language
3rd Semester 4nd Semester
Soc: 301 Social Structure of Bangladesh) Soc: 401 Criminology
Soc: 302 Bangladesh Studies Soc: 402 Social History
Soc: 303 Society and Economy of Bangladesh Soc: 403 Sociology of Marriage and Famil
Soc: 304 Functional English Soc: 404 Sociology Demography
5th Semester 6th Semester
Soc: 501 Crime and Society Elementary Social Statistics Soc: 601
Soc: 502 Sociology of Education Soc: 602 Classical Sociological Theory
Soc: 503 World Civilization Soc: 603 Urban Sociology
Soc: 504 Population and Society Soc: 604 Social Thought in the East
7th Semester 8th Semester
Soc: 701 Advanced Statistics Soc: 801 Environmental Sociology
Soc: 702 Contemporary Sociological Theory Soc: 802 Social Psychology
Soc: 703 Rural Sociology Soc: 803 Gender and Development
9th Semester 10th Semester
Soc: 901 Political Sociology Soc: 1001 Medical Sociology
Soc: 902 Industrial Sociology Soc: 1002 Political Development in Bangladesh
Soc: 903 Contemporary Problems and Issues of Gender Soc: 1003 Sociology of Mass Communication
9th Semester 10th Semester
Soc: 1101 Research Methodology Soc: 1201 Social Problems in Bangladesh
Soc: 1102 Sociology of Development and Underdevelopment Soc: 1202 Sociology of Globalization
Soc: 1103 Sociology of Disaster Soc: 1203 Research Monograph
Soc: 1204 Comprehensive and Viva Voce
Total Credit: 126

Sociology, though a relatively new discipline, today occupies the central position among the Social Sciences. It is indeed widely considered as the Social Science per excellence. Proper study of Sociology is therefore a demand of our time. In preparing the four-year BSS Honours program, efforts have been made not only to highlight the concepts, methodology and theories of the discipline in its current form but also to focus on the special needs of our own. Provision has been made for empirical and field study as well. The program also seeks to explore the frontiers between sociology and other social sciences such as social history, political science, social philosophy, social psychology and, last but not the least, social anthropology which is closely akin to sociology. The purpose is to broaden the horizon of young learners so that they are in a position to understand and appreciate the scope of the discipline as well as the changing human society in a better way

Admission Requirements

A prospective BSS (Hons.) in Sociology student must have minimum seceond division/GPA 2.5 in S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent 'O' & 'A' level or successful completion of twelve years of studies at high school level from abroad or equivalent. He/She will have to appear at an admission test. The graduates who have completed BSS (Four years) in Sociology with minimum CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00 from a recognized university are eligible for admission in the regular MSS in Sociology (1 Year) Program. For MSS in Sociology (2 Years) Program the applicants must have at least Bachelor Degree with GPA-2.00 (minimum) from any discipline.

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Soc-501 Classical Sociological Theor Soc-506 Contemporary Sociological Theory
Soc-502 Social Inequality (Part-I) Soc-507 Social Inequality (Part-II)
Soc-503 Human Rights - International Soc-508 Social, Culture and Economic Rights
Soc-504 Sociology of Development Soc-509 Sociology of Development and Modernization
Soc-505 Theory Construction in Sociology Soc-510 Research Monograph
Total Credit: 30

Sociology, though a relatively new discipline, today occupies the central position among the Social Sciences. It is indeed widely considered as the Social Science per excellence. Proper study of Sociology is therefore a demand of our time. In preparing the four-year BSS Honours program, efforts have been made not only to highlight the concepts, methodology and theories of the discipline in its current form but also to focus on the special needs of our own. Provision has been made for empirical and field study as well. The program also seeks to explore the frontiers between sociology and other social sciences such as social history, political science, social philosophy, social psychology and, last but not the least, social anthropology which is closely akin to sociology. The purpose is to broaden the horizon of young learners so that they are in a position to understand and appreciate the scope of the discipline as well as the changing human society in a better way

Admission Requirements

A prospective BSS (Hons.) in Sociology student must have minimum seceond division/GPA 2.5 in S.S.C and H.S.C or equivalent 'O' & 'A' level or successful completion of twelve years of studies at high school level from abroad or equivalent. He/She will have to appear at an admission test. The graduates who have completed BSS (Four years) in Sociology with minimum CGPA 2.50 out of 4.00 from a recognized university are eligible for admission in the regular MSS in Sociology (1 Year) Program. For MSS in Sociology (2 Years) Program the applicants must have at least Bachelor Degree with GPA-2.00 (minimum) from any discipline.

1st Semester 2nd Semester
Soc-451 Introduction to Sociology Soc-456 Introduction to Anthropology
Soc-452 Western and Modern Social Though Soc-457 Population and Society
Soc-453 Social Statistics Soc-458 Criminology
Soc-454 Social Structure of Bangladesh Soc-459 Sociology of Environment
Soc-455 Rural and Urban Society Soc-460 Research Methodology
3nd Semester 4rd Semester
Soc-501 Classical Sociological Theory Soc-502 Social Inequality(Part-I)
Soc-502 Social Inequality(Part-I) Soc-507 Social Inequality(Part-II)
Soc-503 Human Right-International Perspective Soc-508 Social, Culture and Economic Rights
Soc-504 Sociology of Development Soc-509 9 Sociology of Development and Modernization
Soc-505 Theory Construction in Sociology Soc-510 Research Monograph
Total Credit: 60

Faculty members

Alumni

We have a strong and active alumni association named Sociology Alumni Association of Dhaka International University (SAADIU)