Academic Programs

The M.A. Course in Sociology and Anthropology offers students insight into literature, language, society, people, culture, and history. Besides studying required core courses that reflect the nature of the discipline, students have the flexibility of selecting courses from different areas such as society, culture and humanities. While retaining the fundamental philosophy of humanities education—cultivation of humanistic values and critical thinking—this course aims at developing students‘creative, critical, and communicative skills that they need in their academic and professional life. Focus on writing, intensive study of social issues, theories, fundamental genres, emphasis on interpretive and cultural theories, and the incorporation of interdisciplinary and comparative study are some of the underlying features of the courses. The syllabus requires a participatory and inquiry-based pedagogy for effective teaching and learning.