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Course Contents

1. Concept of Sociology (Definition and Description) 2. Society  Definition and Characteristics  Forms of Society  Characteristics of Pakistani Society 3. Culture  Definition and Types  Structural Aspects  Components/Elements of Culture (Social Norms, Language, Sanctions, Social Values)  Cultural Change 4. Socialization  Definition and Objectives  Factors responsible for Socialization (Family, Peer Group, Schools, Mass Media, Workplace, State etc.) 5. Social Structure, Definition and Features/Concepts  Status  Roles  Groups  Institutions  Societies 6. Social Institutions  Family  Religious Institution  Educational Institution  Political Institution  Economic Institution  Recreational Institution 7. Social Processes  Cooperation  Assimilation  Competition  Conflict  Accommodation  Acculturation  Amalgamation 8. Social Change  Definition and its Description  Factors which Promote and Hinder the Process of Social Change 9. Social Control  Definition and Types  Sources of Social Control

Course Synopsis

This Course aims to examine the aspects of our social environment that we might otherwise ignore, neglect, or take for granted, and it allows us to look beneath the surface of everyday life. The course of Sociology gives students the opportunity to use this sociological imagination in understanding and mastering their social world while practicing Social Work in the society as a whole. Social Work Objective is to improve the human condition so that everyone in society can lead fuller, richer, and more fruitful life. To do this students of Social Work need to know about the basic structures and processes underlying our social lives and sociology provides that scientific thinking and information.

Course Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course students should be able to:- 1. Understand that why does social inequality exist? How do people learn to interact with each other and be effective participants in society? And how and why do societies change? 2. Understand a theoretical perspective about a set of assumptions, interrelated concepts, and statements about how various social phenomena are related to one another. 3. Develop a solid understanding of the major sociological perspectives and their application in the Social Work practice. 4. Broaden their thinking horizons, sharpen their observational skills and strengthen their analytical capabilities about social systems and social processes.

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