The Department offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The undergraduate courses comprise of the General Degree (3 years) & the Special Degree (4 years). The Special Degree is for a limited number of students who excel in first year Sociology. However, all the students passing through the Department of Sociology are ensured of an exciting and challenging journey.
UNDERGRADUATE - YEAR 3
Commonly offered to General and Special Degree Students:
SEMESTER
UNIT CODE
NAME OF THE COURSE UNIT
Semester 1
SOC 3143
Sociology of Religion
Semester 1
SOC 3144 / PSC 3147
Political Sociology
Semester 1
SOC 3147
Applied Social Research
Compulsory for Special Degree in Sociology and for the General Degree students who take sociology as their first subjecty
Semester 2
SOC 3242
Social Policy and Social Development
Semester 2
SOC 3245
Anthropological Approaches to Culture
Semester 2
SOC 3246
Contemporary Social Issues
Compulsory for students who take Sociology as their 1st subject. Not open for students who have offered SOC 2217-Social Issues with particular reference to Sri Lanka in the 2nd Year
Semester 2
SOC 3248
Sociology of Work and Formal Organizations
Not open for students who have offered SOC 2225 - The Sociology of Work and Formal Organizations in the 2nd Year
Semester 2
ELT 3254
Youth, Identity and Globalizations
In addition to the above course units, following course units are offered for the Special Degree programme in the Third Year:
Semester 1
SOC 3153
Independent Study I
Compulsory for Special Degree in Sociology
Semester 1
SOC 3155
Introduction to Psychological Disorders
Semester 1
SSOC 3160
Gender and Development
Semester 1
SOC 3162
Community Mental Health
Open only for students who follow social work study stream
Semester 2
SOC 3241**
Qualitative Analysis
Compulsory for Special Degree in Sociology
Semester 2
SOC 3267
Education and Society
Not open for B.Ed.students
Semester 2
SOC 3268
Theories and Methods in Social Work
Open only for students who follow social work study stream
** The course will be offered only in the 3rd year from 2010
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