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Detailed Programme Description 2013

The one-year Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences is spread over two semesters. Students are taught a wide range of disciplines including sociology, anthropology, political science and research methodology. They also take classes in academic reading and writing during both semesters.


Detailed Programme Description

The diploma programme consists of two semesters of 15 weeks each with additional time to prepare for the final examination at the end of each semester. In addition to the final examination, students will be graded on assignments, presentations and participation in class. Attendance is compulsory for all classes and all subjects. The medium of instruction, assignments, exams and class discussion will be English.

Accepted students will undertake a five-week compulsory English course before the first semester begins.

Classes will begin from Monday7 January 2013. The course ends in December of the same year. Visit our 2013 academic calendar page.

Classes will be held four days a week: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Students are required to be present on Wednesdays as well to prepare for the following days’ classes. Saturday and Sunday are weekend holidays. However, classes may be held on Sundays and Wednesdays to make up for holidays and unforeseen disruptions on other days. Students are expected to remain on the Nepā School premises from 9 am to 4 pm from Monday through Friday.

Courses on Offer

Introduction to Academic English (Gary Hampton)

This is a five-week compulsory English course conducted before the first semester.

The courses offered in the first semester are:

1) Sociological Theory: From Classical to Contemporary Times (Dr. Sudhindra Sharma)
2) Political Thought (Hari Sharma)
3) Introduction to Anthropological Perspectives (Dr. Mukta S. Lama)
4) Academic English I (Gary Hampton)

The courses offered in the second semester are:

5) Research Methods (Dr. Bandita Sijapati)
6) Introduction to Gender Studies: Concepts, Approaches & Issues (Dr. Sambriddhi Kharel)
7) Readings and Research in the Comparative Social Sciences (Hari Sharma and Dr. Bandita Sijapati)
8) Academic English II (Gary Hampton)




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