Sociology - Syllabus
Embark on a profound academic exploration as you delve into the Sociology course () within the distinguished Tribhuvan university's BIT department. Aligned with the BIT Curriculum, this course (SCO105) seamlessly merges theoretical frameworks with practical sessions, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of the subject. Rigorous assessment based on a 80+20 marks system, coupled with a challenging passing threshold of , propels students to strive for excellence, fostering a deeper grasp of the course content.
This 3 credit-hour journey unfolds as a holistic learning experience, bridging theory and application. Beyond theoretical comprehension, students actively engage in practical sessions, acquiring valuable skills for real-world scenarios. Immerse yourself in this well-structured course, where each element, from the course description to interactive sessions, is meticulously crafted to shape a well-rounded and insightful academic experience.
1. Course Description
The course Basic Sociology for BIT is a basic course for Bachelor in Information Technology which
familiarizes the students with the subject matter of sociology in terms of broader understanding of
society in relation to information technology. It helps students understand the importance of
sociology for BIT students as its relationship to other sciences. More importantly, it enhances the
capability of understanding and analyzing society among BIT students so that they can apply New
Information and Technology with better understanding of social structure, social system, social
processes, and social institutions to bring social change using new information technology.
2. Course Objectives
At the end of this course, students will be able to:
• Describe sociology and discuss its relationship to other sciences (social sciences; history,
psychology, anthropology, economics and political science including management and
education as well as pure sciences; information technology, biology, and so on).
• Comprehend and explain the fundamental sociological concepts.
• Discuss social structure, social system, social processes, etc. in relation to information
• Analyze social structure, social system, cultural practices and develop a framework of
applying new information technology in proper way.
a) What is sociology? Sociological viewpoint; the origins of sociology; perspectives within sociology; sociology and
social concerns; sociology’s four realms.
b) Relationship between sociology and other social and natural sciences: focus on sociology and information technology; biology; chemistry; anthropology; psychology; management; education; law, etc.
c) Traditional society and technological society
d) Sociology and the twenty first century
e) Information technology and society
The Fundamentals of Society
a) Culture: culture and human intelligence; culture, nation, and society
b) The components of culture: symbols; language; values and beliefs; norms; ideal and real culture; material culture and technology; new information technology and culture
c) Development of culture around the world: cultural universals; globalization, diffusion, and technology
The Social Structure
a) The sustaining forces of codes and custom: the more and social control; the major forms of social codes; social codes and the individual life
b) The major forms of social structure: types of social groups; the family; the community; city, country, and region; social class and caste; ethnic and racial groups; herd, crowd, and mass communication; associations and interests; the great association: political and economic; functional systems
c) Information technology
Social Institutions and Processes
a) Social structure, societies and civilizations
b) Science, technology and society
c) Economic institutions,
d) Political institutions,
e) The marriage, family and kinship
f) Social differentiation and stratification
a) Change, development, progress
b) Factors in social change
e) Globalization and changing world
Application of Sociology
a) Sociology, social policy and social planning,
b) Social problems