BS Sociology

The program offers 130 credit hours course work and field research/Thesis for the completion of the BS degree in Sociology from the Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. Regular degree of BS sociology required Successful completion of minimum 130 credit hours spread over minimum 42 courses in eight regular semester. The course work is divided into 4 groups; A) Compulsory, B)General Courses, C) Discipline Specific Foundation Courses, D) Major Courses including research project/Internship, E) Elective courses within the major. A student is required to take 9 compulsory courses of 25 credit hours, 07 to 08 General Courses of 21 to 24 credits hours to be chosen from other departments, 10 Discipline Specific Foundation Courses of 30 credit hours, 13 Major Courses including research project/Internship of 42 credit hours and 04 Elective courses within the major of 12 credit hours. The details of the courses are given below.

Academic Requirements for Degree

CategoriesDetails
Total numbers of Credit hours130-136
Duration 4 years
Semester duration16-18 Weeks
Semesters8
Course Load per Semester15-18 Cr Hr
Number of courses per semester5-6

Structure of BS Sociology

Sr.CategoriesNo. of coursesCredit Hours
Min – MaxMin – Max
1Compulsory Requirement (No Choice)9 – 925 – 25
2General Courses to be chosen from other departments7 – 821 – 24
3Discipline-specific Foundation Courses10 – 1033 – 33
4Major Courses including research project/Internship13 – 1342 – 42
5Electives within the major4 – 412 – 12
Total42 – 44130 – 133

Semester Split up of BS Sociology

Semester/YearName of SubjectCredits
FIRSTCOMPULSORY-1 ENGLISH I3
COMPULSORY-2 PAKISTAN STUDIES2
COMPULSORY-3 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER3
GENERAL-13
GENERAL-23
FOUNDATION-1 FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY 3
17
SECONDCOMPULSORY-4 ENGLISH II3
COMPULSORY-5 ISLAMIC STUDIES/COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS2
COMPULSORY-6 MATHEMATICS3
GENERAL-33
GENERAL-4 3
FOUNDATION-2 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL WORK3
17
THIRDCOMPULSORY-7 ENGLISH III3
COMPULSORY-8 ETHICS3
GENERAL-5 3
GENERAL-6 3
FOUNDATION-3 SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
FOUNDATION-4 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL RESEARCH3
18
FOURTHCOMPULSORY-9 ENGLISH IV3
GENERAL-73
FOUNDATION-5 QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3
FOUNDATION-6 PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATION OF SOCIAL THOUGHT3
FOUNDATION-7 CLASSICAL SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY3
FOUNDATION-8 SOCIAL STATISTICS3
18
FIFTHMAJOR-1 INTERNSHIP *3
FOUNDATION-9 CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY3
FOUNDATION-10 QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY3
MAJOR-2 3
MAJOR-3 3
ELECTIVE-1 3
18
SIXTH MAJOR-43
MAJOR-5 3
MAJOR-63
MAJOR-73
MAJOR-8 3
ELECTIVE-2 3
18
SEVENTH MAJOR-9 3
MAJOR-103
MAJOR-11 3
MAJOR-12 3
ELECTIVE-3 3
15
EIGHTMAJOR-13 THESIS6
ELECTIVE-43
9
SUB TOTAL 130

Group A: LIST OF COMPULSORY COURSES

Sr. No.Credit Title Credit Hours
1 English I3
2English II3
3 English III3
4English IV3
5 Ethics 3
6 Pakistan Studies2
7 Islamic Studies / Comparative Religions2
8Mathematics 3
9 Introduction to Computer3

Note: Comparative Religions can be opted by Non-Muslim Students in the place of Islamic Studies. University has the option to recommend any other course in lieu of English IV.

Group B: LIST OF GENERAL COURSES

Sr. No.Credit Title Credit Hours
1Principles of Accounting3
2Introduction to Commerce3
3Principles of Management3
4Introduction to History3
5Introduction to Indo-Pak History3
6Introduction to Islamic History3
7Introduction to Geography3
8Introduction to Anthropology3
9Introduction to Archaeology3
10Introduction to Defence and Strategic Studies3
11Fundamentals of Economics3
12Fundamentals of Education3
13General Science3
14Introduction to Gender Studies3
15Introduction to Law3
16Introduction to Library Sciences3
17Introduction to International Relations3
18Introduction to Political Science3
19Introduction to Psychology3
20Introduction to Mass Communication3
21Introduction to Philosophy3

Note: University may recommend any other subject according to their facility and faculty available.

Group C: LIST OF DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC FOUNDATION COURSES

Sr. No.Course CodeCredit Title Credit Hours
Year 1 | Semester 1
1SOC-111Fundamentals of Sociology3
Year 1 | Semester 2
2SOC-121Introduction to Social Work3
Year 2 | Semester 3
3SOC-231Social Psychology3
4SOC-232Introduction to Social Research3
Year 2 | Semester 4
5SOC-241Philosophical Foundation of Social Thought3
6SOC-242Classical Sociological Theory3
7SOC-243Qualitative Research Methodology3
8SOC-244Social Statistics
Year 3 | Semester 5
9SOC-351Contemporary Sociological Theory3
10SOC-352Quantitative Research Methodology3

Group D: LIST OF MAJOR COURSES

Sr. No.Course CodeCredit Title Credit Hours
Year 3 | Semester 5
1SOC 356 Internship3
2 SOC 357 Sociology of Development3
3 SOC 358 Project Planning and Management 3
Year 3 | Semester 6
4 SOC 361Introduction to Population Studies 3
5 SOC 362 Rural Sociology 3
6SOC 363Urban Sociology 3
7SOC 364Sociology of Health3
8SOC 365Sociology of Human Rights3
9SOC 366Human Resource Management3
10 SOC 367Organizational Behaviour3
Year 4 | Semester 7
11SOC 471 Sociology of Family and Marriage3
12SOC 472 Peace and Conflict Studies3
13 SOC 473 Sociology of Morality and Civic engagement3
14SOC 474 Sociology of Religion 3
15  SOC 475 Sociology of Globalization3
Year 4 | Semester 8
16SOC 481 Thesis 3

Note: The INTERNSHIP and its report may be completed and submitted in summer semester between FIFTH and SIXTH semester.

Group E: LIST OF ELECTIVE COURSES WITHIN MAJOR

Sr. No.Course CodeCredit Title Credit Hours
Year 3 | Semester 5
1SOC 356 Internship3
2 SOC 357 Sociology of Development3
3 SOC 358 Project Planning and Management 3
Year 3 | Semester 6
4 SOC 361Introduction to Population Studies 3
5 SOC 362 Rural Sociology 3
6SOC 363Urban Sociology 3
7SOC 364Sociology of Health3
8SOC 365Sociology of Human Rights3
9SOC 366Human Resource Management3
10 SOC 367Organizational Behaviour3
Year 4 | Semester 7
11SOC 471 Sociology of Family and Marriage3
12SOC 472 Peace and Conflict Studies3
13 SOC 473 Sociology of Morality and Civic engagement3
14SOC 474 Sociology of Religion 3
15  SOC 475 Sociology of Globalization3
Year 4 | Semester 8
16SOC 481 Thesis 3

Note: Students can opt any 4 elective courses offered by the department depending upon the expertise and availability of the faculty.

Note: This scheme of studies is effective for the students admitted in Fall-2019 and onwards.