Sociology is an exploration of the range of topics within the subject of society and social behavior, including social problems and public policy. Students of sociology investigate human behavior within the boundaries of demographics, race, gender, or class divisions, aided by tools for scientific research. The subject of sociology in broad in this way:
equipping students with critically examined, fact-based knowledge about society, as well as methods for the collection and analysis of data, including quantitative statistical procedures as well as qualitative methods for interviews and observations. Sociology is a subject for students interested in critical reading and thinking, research and analysis, and forming structured ideas on politics, economics, and the society. Students looking for a career in marketing, research, human resources, or social work within non-profit organizations or community development agencies, should opt for sociology.
Courses within Sociology are offered under the School of Social Sciences at Thames. Thames seeks to expose students under this school to professionals, with guest talks and internship opportunities. Students are also introduced to broader ideas, with a wealth of resources available to them and open discussion sessions within the classrooms.
Degrees under which you can study Sociology
Bachelor of Sociology
The Bachelor of Sociology program at Thames, offering a second major in Rural Development or Journalism and Mass Communications, is an extensive program focused on developing strong writing and communication skills, with courses like Reporting and Writing, Media History, and Photography. With illuminative courses like Dynamics of Nepali Society and Sociology of Culture, this program explores the layered workings of the Nepali culture and society.
Bachelor of Rural Development
The Bachelor of Rural Development program offers Sociology as a second major. Courses like Research Methods in Sociology and Sociology of Democracy, Diversity, and Inequality, taught simultaneously with courses about the rural Nepal, serves students with extensive knowledge of the complexities of the sociological and economic challenges in rural Nepal and how to tackle these problems.
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