M.Phil in Sociology

Guru Nanak Dev University
In Amritsar

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Amritsar
Amritsar, Punjab, Punjab, India
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Course programme

The Guru Nanak Dev University's Faculty of Arts and Social Science offers M.Phil in Sociology course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:

SEMESTER - I
Paper I : SOCIOLOGY OF SLUMS
Concepts: Slums, Squatter Settlements, Ghettos and Favelas Myths and Perceptions about Slums.
Theories of Slums
Extent, Level and Pattern of Slums in India
Government Policies, Action and their impact on Slums and Human Settlements

Paper II : WOMEN IN INDIAN DIASPORA
Migration of Women in International Perspective
Social Construction of Gender
Issues in Women and Work
Women and Health
Emerging Voices
Women in Immigrant Literature
Participation of Women
Issues in the Status of Women

PAPER III : SOCIOLOGY OF HUMAN RIGHTS
Concepts Human Rights
Some Issues : Domestic violence; Spouse-Abuse, Underprivileged & Oppressed segments, Ethnocentrism; Environment and Human Rights, Right to Privacy.
Scope of Study : Analysis of legislative and Executive Procedures; appraisal of the Role of Judiciary; Assessment of Awareness Campaigns.
Over-view : Global efforts on Human Rights; National Human Rights Commission and its functions; Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs); Human Rights Education.

SEMESTER - II
Paper I: SOCIOLOGY OF MANAGEMENT
Management in the Social Structure
Managerial Leadership
Participative Management
Industrial Relations
Trade Unionism

PAPER II : SOCIOLOGY OF AGING
Aging : Concept, Significance and Theoretical Perspectives
Concept of Age Grades and Aged in Pre-industrial, Industrial and Tribal Societies.
Trends of Aging in the World and in India, Factors Responsible, and Social, Economic and Political implications of Aging.
Aging: Social Structure and Social processes, Family Dynamics-Intergenerational relations and Role transitions.
Problems of Elderly-Economic, Social, Psychological and Health, Elderly Abuse.
Social Security for the Aged, Governmental policy on the Aged and Role of NGOs in the Welfare of the Aged.

Paper III : DALIT STUDIES
Situating Dalits in the Perspectives on Caste
Social Profile of the Scheduled Castes
Alternative Strategies for the Status Enhancement of the Scheduled Castes
Issues : Emerging issues of Caste and Race, Caste and Gender, Discrimination and Atrocities. Politics of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and Dalit identity, Dalit diaspora, and Dalit literature.


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