Society and Technology Syllabus - BCA (TU)

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Course Description

Course Description

This course covers several topics of sociology and impact of technology on society that includes basic concept of sociology, organizing, social life, social  system & social stratification of Nepalese societies, society & technology and research in social sciences which are essential to make computer professionals more responsible towards their society and social norms & values.

Course Objectives 

The main objective of this course is to make the students familiar with the disciplines of sociology. The goal is to enable, them to analyze the Nepalese society and culture; and to understand the relationship between individual, Society and Culture.

Unit Contents

1. Basic Concept of Sociology : 6 hrs

Definition of Sociology, Nature and Scope of Sociology, Relationship of Sociology with Other Social Sciences.

2. Organizing Social life : 6 hrs

Society: Population size and Distribution, Culture Community, Norms and Values, Status and Role, Institutions: Marriage, Family, Kinship and Groups.

3. Social System & Social Satisfaction of Nepalese Societies : 9 hrs

Social Processes & Socialization. Social and Cultural Change in Nepal, Factors of Social and Cultural Change in Nepal, Caste/Ethnicity based Satisfaction, Gender based Satisfaction, Religion based Satisfaction, Ecological based Satisfaction, National Integration: Historical Process of Nationhood, Cultural Integration (Language, Rituals and Customs).

4. Society and Technology : 12 hrs

Technological Society, Technological Changes in Third World Society, Social and Cultural bases of Technological change, Process and Patterns of Diffusion of Innovation, Consequences of Technological Development on Nepalese Society, Accountability of Computer Professionals towards Society.

5. Research in Social Science : 12 hrs

Concept of Research in Social Science, Understanding the Concept of Research Methods, Techniques and Tools: Interview, Focus Group Discussion, Odservation, Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Method in Social Research,

Research Proposal and its Components: Identification of Research Problem, Formulation of hypothesis/research questions, Sampling design, tool and methods of data collection, Analysis and Presentation of Data, Research Report Writing and Presentation of Data, Research Report Writing and Presentation, Computer Softwares on Social Science Research.

Text and Reference Books

Text Books

  1. Andersen, M. L. & Taylor, 11. F. (2007). Understanding sociology. New Delhi: Cengage Learning India Private Limited.
  2. Bista, D.B. (1996). People of Nepal. Kathmandu: Ratna Prakashan
  3. Creswell, J. W. (2011). Research design: qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approach. New Delhi: SAGE
  4. Haralambos M & Ileald R. M. (2006). Sociology: Themes and perspectives. New Delhi: Oxford University Press

Reference Books 

  1. Bryman, A. (2008). Social research methods (3rd ed). New York, New Delhi: Oxford University Press.
  2. Central Department of So6ioldgy .and Anthropology (1987-2009). Occasional papers in sociology and anthropology. Kathmandu.
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  • Short Name ST
  • Course code CACS102
  • Semester First Semester
  • Full Marks 60 + 40
  • Pass Marks 32 + 8
  • Credit 3 hrs
  • Elective/Compulsary Compulsary