Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS)

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Program Name:
Bachelor of Social Sciences (BoSS)
Bachelor Level
Affiliated To:
Kathmandu University
Social science
Program Duration:
48 Months
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The program,Bachelor of Social Sciences (Boss), is focused on the dynamics of social change relating primarily with Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology and Philosophies. This program will give a new perspective addressing various issues of social sciences, especially on Sociology, Politics, Anthropology, Economics, Psychology and Environment.  Complementing the contributions in various fields of social sciences, it will have a holistic approach to address the dynamics and complexity of social challenges.

Content and Structure
Along with basic, language and research skills pertaining to social sciences, it will contain core subjects of Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Political Science and Psychology. The course structure also contains subjects correlated with the core from various fields of development, economics, environment etc.  It contains internship as well as project work, along with electives of three subjects for specialization.  The unique feature of this course is to have the option of taking foreign language as a part of the program.  The 125 credit hour course will be completed in eight-semester(four-year) cycle.

Future Perspectives
Upon the successful completion of the program, BoSS graduates would develop a deeper understanding of the social change process from social, psychological, cultural and political perspective. Along with this BoSS graduates would be equipped with the research skills, both qualitative and quantitative, as well as field techniques including GPS and GIS for the application in social sciences.  They would also be prepared to mobilize communities using various motivational strategies for development projects at the grass root levels. They would also be skilled enough to carry out policy analysis for the conceptualization and project formulation.  Moreover, they would be qualified with competency having strong foundations in various aspects of social sciences for advanced studies in the fields, such as Sociology, Anthropology, Culture, Psychology and Gender.

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Entry Reqiremnt
Requirements for admission to the programs include minimum 45% in the aggregate in 10+2 (Higher Secondary School Board) or equivalent in any stream or at least grade D in three subjects in the Advance Level.  Students have to pass entrance examination omprising of written and oral tests.   The written tests will be in mathematics, English and general knowledge.

Students will be selected from the merit list prepared on the basis of the score in 10+2 or Advance level, the written examination and the interview.

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First Year, First Semester
> English I: Writing and Vocabulary (ENGL 161)
> Introduction to Human Geography (GEOG 111)
> Sociology I (SOCL 111)
> Introduction to Economics (ECON 111)
> Nepali : Grammar, Writing and Literature (NEPL110)
> Seminar: Creative Writing (COMM 111)

First Year, Second Semester
> English II : Literature (ENG 162)
> Introduction to Anthropology (ANTH111)
> Quantitative Methods (MAST 111)
> Politics, State and Society (POLS 111)
> Seminar: Oral and Poster Presentation (COMM112)
> Foreign Language I
Under this course, there will be two options with two papers as follows:Foreign Language # 1: Chinese I, and Chinese II (CHIL111) &(CHIL211); Foreign Language # 2: German I, and German II (GRMN 111)& (GRMN211);This course continued with Foreign Language # 2.

Second Year, First Semester
> Sociology II ( SOCL211)
> Social Mobilization (SOCL212)
> Indigenous People and Culture (ANTH211)
> Social  Psychology ((PSYC211)
> Foreign  Language II;This course will be  a continuation of Foreign Language # 1.
> Geographical information System (GEOG 211)

Second Year, Second Semester
> Social and Cultural Change (SOCL213)
> Media and Society (COMM211)
> Ethnicity and Social Inclusion (SOCL 214)
> Economics of Social Issues (ECON 211)
> Introduction to Public Policy (POLS211)
> Biography and Philosophies (PHIL211)

Third Year, First Semester
> Conflict and Society (SOCL311)
> Religions, Ethics and Society (SOCL312)
> Globalization and Society (ECON311
> Crime and Society (SOCL313)
> Women and Feminism Studies (SOCL314)
> Governance and Social Accountability (POLS311)

Third Year, Second Semester
> Project Analysis and Management (PROJ 311)
> Tourism, Heritage and Society (SOCL315)
> Social Impact Assessment (ENVT311)
> Social Entrepreneurship (ECON312)
> Research Methodology (DEVS305)

Fourth Year, First Semester
> Internship (SOCL411):The main objective of this course is to give students firsthand work experience in social   and developmental organizations and institutions. By doing this, students will get familiarized with the professional working environments in the social sectors.
Electives (Select any one of the following  groups A. Demographic Sociology, B.Development Anthropology & C. Social Policy)
>Research Planning (SOCL 412)

Fourth Year, Second Semester
> Project Work (SOCL405)
This course intends to familiarize students with empirical research on different social science disciplines viz. economics, sociology, anthropology, psychology to name a few. This skill will be further bolstered by the provision that students also have to write a scientific report and make a scientific presentation of their findings to the academia for completing the work.
> International Relations (SOCL407)

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