What is Sociology?
Sociology focuses on the systematic understanding of society, institutions and human social relationships. The fundamental aim of Sociology is to understand how human action and consciousness both shape and are shaped by social structures. Sociology has many sub-sections of study ranging from drastic changes to social stability, from deviance to conformity, from religion to politics, from individual dispositions to collective consciousness.
The mission of Sociology (BS Program) at Fatima Jinnah Women University is to teach students the scientific skills needed to conduct theoretically sound and multifaceted analyses of human social phenomena at both local and global levels. The program will offer students various opportunities to develop and apply those skills through research and experiential learning activities in the Pakistani community. Through research, both theoretical and applied, we aim to improve the collective understanding of complex social realities. The overall mission of the program is to prepare young women to be a responsible and active participant in civic life, and transform them into trained sociologists in order to understand various social issues.
The sociology will prepare the graduates for careers in teaching, delivery and administration of social and health services, urban and environmental studies, law and governmental related occupations. Graduates will be able to pursue careers as researchers, administrators and consultants by private organization and government agencies at both local and international levels. The opportunities for sociologists as researchers and consultants are available in various areas such as community development, urban planning, health care services, social welfare programs and program/project evaluation.
After completing the degree, the students will be able to:
- To demonstrate how social interaction and the self influences society and social structure.
- Identify the causes and consequences of human behavior and relevant social issues, problems and inequalities.
- Apply sociological concepts and principles to his/her own life.
Gain awareness of the internal diversity of Pakistani society and apply this knowledge to enhance social interaction in terms of ethnicity, gender, sexuality, class and age.