IGNOU SYLLABUS Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)

Master of Arts (Sociology) (MSO)
School of Social Sciences (SOSS)
The M.A. Programme in sociology is designed to provide advanced sociological knowledge, perspectives and skills to a wide cross section of learners, including those in remote and inaccessible areas. In terms of content it focuses on classical and advanced concepts and theories, research methods and perspectives, social issues of development,state of sociology in India, social issues of development, education transnational communities, migration, urbanization,development of the largest section of the population and emerging concerns in contemporary society. With this backdrop the programme aims to address the various emerging concerns of the discipline taking cognizance of
need of the students on the one hand and the cognitive ability of this discipline on the other. This programme
focuses on the following:
 Sociological theories, concepts and methods applied to comprehend these processes.
 Social process and their inter-linkages with the global, regional and local manifestations.
 Issues involved in the process of development.
 Socio-cultural dynamics of Diaspora and transnational communities.
 Religion and related issues
 Education, urbanization, globalization and such other social processes.

Eligibility: Bachelor’s Degree or a higher degree from a recognized University.

Medium of Instruction: English & Hindi

Duration: Minimum 2 years and Maximum 5 years; offered in both January & July cycle of

Admissions Fee Structure: Rs. 10,800/- for full programme to be paid year wise @Rs. 5,400/- per year

Programme Details:
Course Code Title of the Course Credits
I Year
MSO 1 Sociological Theories and Concepts 8
MSO 2 Research Methods and Methodologies 8
MSO 3 Sociology of Development 8
MSO 4 Sociology in India 8

II Year (choose 32 credits only)
MSOE 1 Sociology of Education 8(credits)
MSOE 2 Diaspora and Transnational Communities 8
MSOE 3 Sociology of Religion 8
MSOE 4 Urban Sociology 8
MPA 16 Decentralization and Local Governance 8
MPS 3 India: Democracy and Development 8
Total Credits 64

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