BoSS Course Structure

Bachelor of Social Sciences


(Approved by the Academic Council of Kathmandu University on July 30, 2013, and revised on July 7, 2014)

List of Courses with Credits by Years and Semesters

(Revised after the May 18, 2013 Workshop)

A. Mandatory Courses (Code, Title and Credit Hours)

Course Code Course Title Credit Hours Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
  I Year, I Semester 16   I Year, II Semester 16
ENGL161 English I (Writing and Vocabulary) 3 ENGL162 English II (Literature) 3
GEOG111 Introduction to Human Geography 3 FRLN111 Foreign Language I# 3
SOCL111 Sociology I 3 ANTH111 Introduction to Anthropology 3
ECON111 Introduction to Economics 3 MAST111 Quantitative Methods 3
NEPL111 Nepali I (Grammar & Writing) 3 POLS111 Politics, State and Society 3
COMM111 Seminar: Creative Writing 1 COMM112 Seminar: Oral and Poster Presentation 1
  II Year, I Semester 18   II Year, II Semester 18
SOCL211 Sociology II 3 SOCL213 Social and Cultural Change 3
SOCL212 Social Mobilization 3 COMM211 Media and Society 3
ANTH211 Indigenous People and Culture 3 SOCL214 Ethnicity and Social Inclusion 3
PSYC211 Social Psychology 3 ECON211 Economics of Social Issues 3
GEOG211 GIS in Social Science 3 POLS211 Introduction to Public Policy 3
FRLN211 Foreign Language II# 3 PHILl211 Biography & Philosophy 3
  III Year, I Semester 18   III Year, II Semester 15
SOCL311 Conflict and Society 3 PROJ311 Project Analysis and Design 3
SOCL312 Religions, Ethics and Society 3 SOCL315 Heritage, Tourism and Society 3
ECON311 Globalization and Society 3 ENVT311 Social Impact Assessment 3
SOCL313 Crime and Society 3 ECON312 Social Entrepreneurship 3
SOCL314 Women and Feminism Studies 3 DEVS305 Research Methodology 3
POLS311 Governance and Social Accountability 3      
  IV Year, I Semester 15   IV Year, II Semester 9
SOCL411 Internship 3 SOCL405 Project Work 6
  Electives (select one area of three subjects) * 9 SOCL407 International Relations 3
SOCL412 Research Planning 3      

B. Optional Courses of Foreign Languages (Code, Title and Credit Hours)

I Year, II Semester Credit Hours II Year, I Semester Credit Hours
Foreign Language # 1   Foreign Language # 2  
CHIL111 Chinese I 3 CHIL211 Chinese II 3
GRMN 111 German I 3 GRMN 211 German II 3

C. Elective Courses for Specialization (Code, Title and Credit Hours)

IV Year, I Semester
Area COURSE CODE Course Title Credit
Demographic Sociology SOCL413 Rural sociology 3
SOCL414 Urban sociology 3
SOCL 415 Sociology of Migration 3
Development Anthropology ANTH411 Anthropology of Modernization 3
ANTH412 Anthropology of Technology Development 3
ANTH413 Anthropology of Natural Resource Management 3
Social Policy PHLT 411 Health Concept and Policy 3
ESCP411 Educational Policy 3
HRGT 411 Human Rights 3