Unit 1: Introduction to Sociology LH 4
Meaning, nature, subject matter and emergence of sociology; Relationship of sociology with economics, psychology and anthropology; Relevance of sociology in management and business administration.
Unit 2: Basic Concepts in sociology LH 4
Meaning and definition of society, community, culture, group, norms, values, status, role, ethnicity, gender, class and caste; Implication of sociological concepts in management and business administration related issues/problems.
Unit 3: Social institutions
Meaning and definition, and basic features of family, kinship, economy, polity, education and religion; Linkage of social institutions with management and business administration related issues/problems.
Unit 4: Social Processes LH 4
Meaning and definition of socialization, adaptation, cooperation, competition, conflict, globalization; Implications of social processes in management and business administration.
Unit 5: Social Stratification LH 5
Meaning and definition of social differences, inequalities and stratification; Caste, class, ethnicity and gender dimensions of social stratification in Nepal ; Social stratification vis-à-vis management and business administration.
Unit 6: Social Disorder, Deviance and Social Control LH 2
Meaning and definition of social problems (disorder and deviance) and social control. Linkage with management and business administration.
Unit 7: Social Change LH 4
Meaning and definition of social and cultural change. Factors of social and cultural change; Connection of management and business administration to social and cultural change.
Unit 8: Theoretical Perspectives in Sociology LH 6 The sociological imagination and sociological perspectives. ; Functionalism: basic assumptions; Conflict Theory: basic assumptions; Postmodernism: basic assumptions; Implications of sociological theories in management / business administration.
Unit 9: Research Methods in Sociology LH 5
Nature and trend of sociological research; Choosing a research problem or a topic; Formulating hypothesis or assumptions; Designing a research or writing a research proposal; Collecting / acquiring data through fieldwork; Processing, analyzing and interpreting data / findings; Writing up the report and Presenting / disseminating the findings.
Unit 10: The Sociology of Management and Business Administration LH 10 Sociology of organizations; Networks and organizations; Analysis of organization Organizational / bureaucratic goals and societal expectations; Managers and corporations vis-à-vis politics and power; Work and leisure; Group dynamics and intergroup relations; Indigenous management and management of indigenous knowledge; Dynamics of social capital; Interdependence of social and technical skills; Market and political culture; Management of non-government development organizations; Social movement politics and organization; Relations in Business.
Project Work (Specify the hours allocated to Unit 10)
Choosing a topic for research; Preparing research plan / proposal and developing research tools; Conducting fieldwork / research; Writing report and presentation.
Addendum: At least one case will be administered in the end of each chapter. The students will also complete a project work and few other assignments as specified by the faculty member.