Course Number : BA (BS) – 442
Credit Hours: 03


This course develops the student to observe group relationship and its importance in organizational setup with the distinction between functional and dysfunctional aspects. Sociology helps to learn and perform to meet the objectives and norms of an organization, and to interact purposefully with the groups for the success of business. This course will help the students of management to learn the recent trends in sociology.

Some of the important topics are culture, sub culture their usefulness and functional importance, roles and status in an organizational setup, social stratification etc. The subject tackles some of the challenges of globalization.

Course Contents

    1. Definition of Sociology
    2. Scope of Sociology
    3. Sociology and Scientific Thoughts: Relationship of Sociology with other Social Sciences
      3.1. Economies
      3.2. Psychology
      3.3. Political Science
      3.4. History
      3.5. Social Anthropology
    4. Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology
      4.1. Why Different Perspectives
      4.2. The Functional Perspective
      4.3. The Conflict Perspective
      4.4. The Interactionist Perspective
    5. The Origin of Society
      5.1. The Emergence of Man
      5.2. The Symbolic World
      5.3. Individual, Group and Society Definition
      5.4. Community Definition
              5.4.1. Rural Community
              5.4.2. Urban Community
      5.5. Culture Meaning, Definition and Characteristics of Culture
      5.6. Functional Role of Culture in Society
    6. Socialization
      6.1. Definition, Objectives of Socialization
      6.2. Process of Socialization
      6.3. Agencies of Socialization
      6.4. Groups The Basic Social Unit
    7. Ethnology Definition, Meaning and Importance
    8. Social Institutions
      8.1. Definition and Characteristics
      8.2. Types of Social Institution
              8.2.1. Family
              8.2.2. Economic
              8.2.3. Educational
              8.2.4. Political
              8.2.5. Religious
      8.3. Role in Social Institutions
    9. Personality
      9.1. Definition
      9.2. Personality and Culture
    10. Social Change
      10.1. Definition, Meaning and Factors

Recommended Books

  1. Wilhelm, A. (1968). Elements of Sociology. London: Heineman Educational Books Limited.
  2. Hitunen, B. M., Biesanz, R. & Biesanz, K. (1973). Introduction to Sociology (Study Guide)New Jersey: Prentice Hall, Inc.
  3. DeFleur, M. L., Millian V. D., Antonio & Defleur, L. B.(1972). Sociology: Man in Society. London: Foresman and Company.
  4. Jean, & Stockard, (2000). Sociology: Discovering Society. Wadsworth.
  5. Rand, J. D. & Rose, (1973).Introduction to Sociology. Chicago: Menally College Publishing Company.
  6. Philips, W. (1979). Reading in Sociology: Contemporary Perspectives. London: (2nd Edition). Harper and Raw Publishers.