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Sociology in Bangladesh
                                      
                       History       Faculty     Major Publications     Degrees Offered      Courses Taught          
 

 

                                          Department of Sociology
                                 University of Chittagong

                                                                   Chittagong 4331, Bangladesh

 

 

Degrees offered:

 

BSS (Bachelor of Social Science), MSS (Master of Social Science). M.Phil. and PhD.

 

 

Faculty:

 

Chair:

 

Professor Ghazi Saleh Uddin

MA Chittagong)  PhD.

Areas of Specialization: Rural development, Rural sociology, Research Methodology, Social Structure.

 

Professors:

 

Anupam sen

MA (Dhaka), MA (Mc Master), PhD. (Mc Master).

Areas of Specialization: Sociological theory, Sociology of development, Sociology of Knowledge.

 

Mosharraf Hossain

MA (Dhaka), MPH (Berkeley, Calif.), PhD. (Punjub).

Areas of Specialization: Political Sociology, Rural Power Structure, Political Development, Development, Environment.

 

A.F. Imam Ali

MA (Dhaka) PhD. (Punjub).

Areas of Specialization: Social Inequality, Stratification, Community studies.

 

Hasanuzzaman howdhury

MA (Dhaka), MA (Manitoba)

Areas of Specialization: Development Theory, Anthropology of Development.

 

A.H.G. Quddus

MA (Dhaka), MA (N. Iowa), MPH (Berkeley, Calif.), PhD. (Illinois). Areas of Specialization: Family sociology, Development, Population.

 

Md. Mahbub Ullah

MA (Dhaka), PhD.

Areas of Specialization: Sociology of History, Political Economy, Social Organization, Research Methodology, Sociology of Environment and Health.

(On Deputation)

 

Md. Aslam Bhuiyan

MA (Dhaka), PhD. (Bombay).

Areas of Specialization: Social Change and Development.

(On Leave)

 

Iftekhar Uddin Chowdhury

MA (Chittagong), PhD. (Tsukuba), Post-Doc. (Berkeley, Calif.).

Areas of Specialization: Sociological Theory, Industrial and Urban sociology, Ethnography.

 

Obaidul Karim

MA (Chittagong), PhD.

Areas of Specialization: Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Information Technology, Computer Technology.

 

 

Associate Professors:

 

 

Abul Quassem Chowdhury:

MA (Dhaka).

Areas of Specialization:  Social Structure, Military Science, Sociology of Religion.

 

Mohammad Bin Kashem

MA (Chittagong), MS.

Areas of Specialization: Criminology, Policing and Crime Prevention.

 

Lutfun Nahar Begum

MSS (Chittagong), MSc. (AIT, Thailand).

Areas of Specialization: Urban Environmental Management.

 

 

 

Assistant Professors:

 

Md. Liaquat Ali

MSS (Chittagong)

Areas of Specialization: Rural Sociology, Women and Society.

 

Farida Akhter Khanam

MSS (Chittagong)

Areas of Specialization: Women Studies

(On Leave)

 

Helal Mohammad Mohiuddin

MSS (Dhaka).

(On Leave)

 

Indrajit Kundu

MSS (Dhaka).

Areas of Specialization: Sociology of Capitalist Development.

(On Leave)

 

S.M. Monirul Hasan

MSS (Dhaka)

Areas of Specialization: Gender, Cultural change, Collective Movement, Social Conflict and social Integration.

 

Leema Hoque

MSS (Dhaka)

Areas of Specialization: Demography, Gender, Development.

 

Parveen Sultana

MSS (Chittagong)

Areas of Specialization: Gender and Development.

 

A.H.M. Kishowar Hossain

MSS (Dhaka),Diploma in Law (U.K.)

Areas of Specialization: Sociology of Law, Green Politics, Risk society, Virtual Community.

 

A.B.M. Nazmul Islam Khan

MSS (Dhaka)

(On Leave)

 

 

 

 

Degree Requirements and Courses Offered:

 

BSS Honours (Four Years)

(Core courses are marked with *)

 

1st Year

Requirement: 3 core, 1 non-core and 1 Functional English courses

 

Soc. 101: Introduction to sociology*

Soc. 102: Social History*

Soc. 103: Social Statistics*

Soc. 104: Introduction to Anthropology

Soc. 105: Principles of Politics and Government

        001: Functional English

 

2nd Year

 

Requirement: 3 core, 2 non-core courses

 

Soc. 201: Research Methodology*

Soc. 202: Social Psychology*

Soc. 203: Social Demography*

Soc. 204: Sociology of Religion

Soc. 205: Economy and Society

Soc. 206: Social Forestry

Soc. 207: Principles of Public Administration.

 

3rd Year

 

Requirement: 4 core and 1 non-core courses

 

Soc. 301: Social structure of Bangladesh*

Soc. 302: Criminology*

Soc. 303: Sociology of Environment*

Soc. 304: Rural Sociology*

Soc. 305: Gender and Development

Soc. 306: Social Organization

Soc. 307: Sociology of Poverty

Soc. 308: Sociology of Law

 

4th Year

 

Requirement: 4 core courses and a comprehensive examination

 

Soc. 401: Sociology of Education*

Soc. 402: Industrial and Urban Sociology*

Soc. 403: Sociology of socialism and capitalism*

Soc. 404: Sociology of Communication and Information technology*

 

Further requirements: Viva-voce and tutorial examination to be taken during all four years, equals to two regular courses.

 

 

MSS

 

Half courses

 

Soc. 501: Classical Sociological Theories

Soc. 502: Contemporary Sociological Theories

Soc. 503: Comparative Social structure and Development

Soc. 504: Political Sociology

Soc. 505: Contemporary Bangladesh Society and Culture

Soc. 506: Social Stratification and Inequality

Soc. 507: Advanced Research Methods

Soc.508: Ethnography

Soc. 509: Advanced Research Monograph

            (Offered to only 5 students selected on the basis of their BSS results)

 

Further requirements: Tutorials equal to 1 half course

                                Terminal and Viva-voce Examinations equal to 1 half course.

  

                                For External candidates: comprehensive and viva-voce examinations equal to two half courses                 

 

 

M. Phil.

 

Candidature: At least 2nd class BSS and MSS degrees.

Duration: 2 Years. : 1st year: Course work , 2nd year: Thesis.

 

Courses: Advanced Theories and Methods of Sociology

               Comparative Social Structure

 

 

PhD.

 

Candidature: M.Phil. degree or one year of M.phil. programme and recommendation of the supervisor or two years teaching at the graduate and post graduate levels.

Duration: Maximum of 6 years with a minimum of 2 years as registered student.

 

Requirements: Supervised thesis writing and defense.

 

 

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