This page contains Syllabus of Sociology of BIT.

Title Sociology
Short Name
Course code SCO105
Nature of course Theory
First Semester
Full marks 80+20
Pass marks 32 + 8
Credit Hrs 3
Elective/Compulsary Compulsary

Course Description

 1. Course Description

The course Basic Sociology for BIT is a basic course for Bachelor in Information Technology which

familiarizes the students with the subject matter of sociology in terms of broader understanding of

society in relation to information technology. It helps students understand the importance of

sociology for BIT students as its relationship to other sciences. More importantly, it enhances the

capability of understanding and analyzing society among BIT students so that they can apply New

Information and Technology with better understanding of social structure, social system, social

processes, and social institutions to bring social change using new information technology.

2. Course Objectives

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

• Describe sociology and discuss its relationship to other sciences (social sciences; history,

psychology, anthropology, economics and political science including management and

education as well as pure sciences; information technology, biology, and so on).

• Comprehend and explain the fundamental sociological concepts.

• Discuss social structure, social system, social processes, etc. in relation to information


• Analyze social structure, social system, cultural practices and develop a framework of

applying new information technology in proper way.

Units and Unit Content

1. Introduction
teaching hours: 9 hrs

a) What is sociology? Sociological viewpoint; the origins of sociology; perspectives within sociology; sociology and

social concerns; sociology’s four realms.

b) Relationship between sociology and other social and natural sciences: focus on sociology and information technology; biology; chemistry; anthropology; psychology; management; education; law, etc.

c) Traditional society and technological society

d) Sociology and the twenty first century

e) Information technology and society

2. The Fundamentals of Society
teaching hours: 9 hrs

a) Culture: culture and human intelligence; culture, nation, and society

b) The components of culture: symbols; language; values and beliefs; norms; ideal and real culture; material culture and technology; new information technology and culture

c) Development of culture around the world: cultural universals; globalization, diffusion, and technology

3. The Social Structure
teaching hours: 12 hrs

a) The sustaining forces of codes and custom: the more and social control; the major forms of social codes; social codes and the individual life

b) The major forms of social structure: types of social groups; the family; the community; city, country, and region; social class and caste; ethnic and racial groups; herd, crowd, and mass communication; associations and interests; the great association: political and economic; functional systems

c) Information technology

5. Social Institutions and Processes
teaching hours: 9 hrs

a) Social structure, societies and civilizations

b) Science, technology and society

c) Economic institutions,

d) Political institutions,

e) The marriage, family and kinship

f) Social differentiation and stratification

5. Social Change
teaching hours: 6 hrs

a) Change, development, progress

b) Factors in social change

c) Modernity

d) Post-modernity

e) Globalization and changing world

6. Application of Sociology
teaching hours: 3 hrs

a) Sociology, social policy and social planning,

b) Social problems

Lab and Practical works