Department of Sociology

Brief Histroy: 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 broad discipline of sociology underscores the soft core of human society in each respective space and time. It is an all-encompassing discipline of studies which addresses paradoxical aspects of interpersonal relations at all levels of diverse human activity. Its scope therefore ranges from temple to palace; from crime to philanthropy; from anarchy to order; from divisive ethnic, communal and sectional groups to the shared beliefs of a common culture; and from social stability to radical change. The quest of sociology is to understand and identify the differences and commonalities of actions and consciousness of social agents who universally remain in a mutually reinforcing relationship with the external environment, both natural and human made.

.Vision

While working on the pragmatic vision of sustainable vertical growth in near future, the Department is presently offering the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs. With a Scheme of Studies (SS) standardized to match the curriculum of similar degree programs offered by reputable schools of higher learning, both within and outside Pakistan, the Department strives to optimally enable its graduates to exercise their options for an early entry in the job market and/or pursue competitive higher degree programs. Enormous effort is invested by the faculty with the focus that students internalize the core concepts and are well grounded in theoretical perspectives, while simultaneously learning sound analytical skills. The ultimate aim of both teachers and SS is to help students develop habit of lifelong learning with critical thinking and purpose oriented disposition.

Mission

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 Department of Sociology at FJWU aims at meeting the dire need of indigenous professional female sociologists, having local focus and universal vision which promises competencies matching the challenge of a fast changing and formidable job market in the age of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

Undergraduate Program

 

Sociology (BS Sociology)
Award: Bachelors of Sociology
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 4 Years

Eligibility Criteria

Open to all with 12 years of education.

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of BS degree is four years.

Degree Completion Requirements

To become eligible for award of BS degree, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must have studied and passed the prescribed courses, totaling at least 130 credit hours.
  2. Must have earned CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of at least 2.0 on a scale of 4.0.

M.Phil Program

 

Sociology (M.Phil. Sociology)
Award: M.Phil in Sociology
Attendance: Full Time
Duration: 2 Years

Eligibility Criteria

The minimum requirements for admission in an M.Phil. Degree program are

  1. Sixteen year of education in Sociology. Social Work, Gender Studies & Behavioral Sciences.
  2. At least CGPA of 2.0 (on a scale of 4.0) or 60% Marks

Duration

The minimum duration for completion of M.Phil. degree is two years.

Degree Completion Requirements

To become eligible for award of M.Phil. Degree, a student must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Must have studied and passed the prescribed courses, totaling at least 30 credit hours.
  2. Must have earned CGPA (Cumulative Grade Point Average) of at least 2.5on a scale of 4.0.

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