Unit 1
a) Emergence of Sociology
b) Nature and Subject Matter
c) Scope

Unit 2
Relations with other social sciences:
a) Economics and Political Science
b) History and Education
c) Psychology and Anthropology

Unit 3
Basic Concepts I:
a) Society and Community
b) Association and Institution
c) Folkways and Mores

Unit 4
Basic Concept II:
a) Status and Role
b) Norms and Values
c) Structure and Function
d) Kinship and Descent

Unit 5
Social Groups
a) Characteristics and Importance
b) Classification of Social Groups
c) Primary, Secondary and Reference Groups

Paper- II - Introduction to Sociology- II
Unit 1:
a) Elements of Culture
b) Transmission and Diffusion of Culture
c) Aspects of Culture and Cultural Lag

Unit 2
a) Stages, Characteristics
b) Types
c) Agencies

Unit 3
Social Control
a) Nature and Importance
b) Types
c) Agencies of Social Control

Unit 4
a) Types of Family
b) Functions of Family
c) Changing Patterns of Family

Unit 5
a) Characteristics of Marriage
b) Functions of Marriage
c) Forms of Marriage

Unit 1:
Nature of Indian Society
a) Nature of Diversity
b) Forces of Unity
c) Multiculturism

Unit 2
Segments of Indian Society
a) Agrarian
b) Tribal
c) Industrial

Unit 3
Population Dynamics

a) Demographic Profile
b) Causes and Effects of Rapid Growth of Population
c) Measures of Population Control

Unit 4
Major Linguistic Groups:
a) Language Families
b) National Language and the Eight Schedule
c) Re- organisation of States on Linguistic Basis

Unit 5
Religions in India
a) Hinduism and Islam
b) Buddhism, Sikhism, Jainism
c) Christianity, Zoroastrianism

Paper IV - Society in India- II
Unit 1
Family of India
a) Joint Family- Characteristics
b) Factors for Changes in the Joint Family System
c) Patterns of Changes in the Joint Family System

Unit 2
Marriage in India
a) Marriage among the Hindus
b) Marriage among the Muslims
c) Marriage among the Christians

Unit 3
Caste in India:
a) Characteristics of Caste System
b) Varna and Jati
c) Nature and Factors of Changes in Caste System

Unit 4
a) Changing Status of Women in India
b) Major Problems of Women in Contemporary
c) Measures for Women’s Upliftment in Contemporary India

Unit 5
Weaker Sections in India and Their Problems:
a) Scheduled Caste
b) Scheduled Tribes
c) Other Backward Classes/ Minority Groups

Paper V - Foundation of Sociological Thought
Auguste Comte:
a) Law of Theree Stages
b) Social Statics and Social Dynamics
c) Positivism

Unit 2
Herbert Spencer
a) Organic Analogy
b) Theory of Social Evolution
c) Types of Society

Unit 3
Karl Marx
a) Historical Materialism
b) Class Struglle
c) Alienation

Unit 4
Emile Durkheim
a) Social Facts
b) Theory of Sucide
c) Sociology of Religion

Unit 5
Max Weber
a) Social Action
b) Types of Authority
c) Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

Unit 1
Social Research
a) Aims of Social Research
b) Characteristics of Scientific Research
c) Steps in Scientific Research

Unit 2
Types of Research
a) Basic and Applied
b) Descriptive and Exploratory
c) Explanatory and Experimental

Unit 3
Research Design
a) Functions
b) Characteristics of Good Research Design
c) Phases in Research Designing

Unit 4
Sampling and Sources of Data
a) Types of Sampling
b) Primary Sources of Data
c) Secondary Sources of Data

Unit 5
Techniques of Data Collection and Report Writing:
a) Observation
b) Questionnaire
c) Interview
d) Report Writing

Unit 1
Social Stratification
a) Determinants
b) Features
c) Functions

Unit 2
Theories of Social Stratification
a) Functional
b) Conflict
c) Weberian

Unit 3
Types of Social Stratification
a) Caste
b) Class
c) Estate

Unit 4
Social Mobility
a) Nature and Types
b) Factors and Barriers of Social Mobility
c) Consequences of Social Mobility

Unit 5
Stratification among:
a) Muslims
b) Christians
c) Scheduled Tribes

Unit 1
Social Change
a) Nature and Characteristics
b) Progress and Development
c) Evolution and Revolution

Unit 2
Theories of Social Change
a) Evolutionary
b) Functional
c) Conflict
d) Cyclical

Unit 3
Factors of Social Change
a) Technological
b) Educational
c) Cultural
d) Economic

Unit 4
Non- Directed Change
a) Sanskritization
b) Westernisation
c) Secularization
d) Modernization

Unit 5
Directed Social Change
a) Panchayati Raj
b) Consequences of Land Reforms
c) Impact on Green RevolutionD)Role of North Eastern Council in Development


Unit 1
A.R. Radcliffe – Brown
a) Social Structure
b) Social Function

Unit 2
Brownislaw Malinowski
a) Theory of Function
b) Theory of Culture
c) Theory of Needs

Unit 3
Talcott Parsons
a) Social Action
b) Pattern Variables
c) AGIL Paradigm

Unit 4
a) Latent and Manifest Function
b) Reference Group Theory
c) Theory of Anomie

Unit 5
C.H. Cooley
a) Looking Glass Self Theory
b) Individual and Society
c) Primary Group

Unit 1
Social Conflict
a) Causes of Conflict
b) Stages of Conflict
c) Types of Conflict

Unit 2
Social Movements
a) Nature and Types
b) Formation of Social Movements
c) Theories of Social Movements

Unit 3
Peasant Movements
a) Moplah Rebellion in Malabar
b) Santhal Insurrection
c) Telangana Peasant Struggle
d) Naxalbari Peasant Struggle

Unit 4
Tribals Movements In NE India
a) Mizo National Movement
b) Zeliangrong Movement
c) SengKhasi Movement

Unit 5
Backward Classes Movements
a) Nature and Characteristics
b) Factors in the Emergence of Backward Classes Movements
c) Non- Brahmin Movements


Unit 1
Rural Sociology:
a) Origin, Development, Scope
b) Village Community- Characteristic, Village Solidarity
c) Rural- Urban Differences

Unit 2
Rural Social Structure
a) Jajmani System
b) Patterns of Land Ownership in Pre- Independent India
c) Changes in Land Ownership Patterns after Independence

Unit 3
Rural Social Stratification
a) Traditional Caste and Class Nexus
b) Emerging Rural Class Stratification
c) Changing Rural Caste System in Contemporary India

Unit 4
Rural Problems
a) Agricultural Problems: System of Cultivation, Problems of Land Holdings
b) Economic Problems: Indebtedness, Bonded Labour, Poverty and Unemployment
c) Social Problems: Corruption, Casteism, Conservatism

Unit 5
Rural Social Change
a) Emerging Rural Society in India
b) Measures of Rural Reconstruction
c) Forces of Social Change in Rural Society


Unit 1
Urban Sociology
a) Origin, Development, Scope
b) Urbanism
c) Rural- Urban Convergence

Unit 2
Urbanisation in India
a) Factors of Urbanisation
b) Types of Cities
c) Urban Influence on Rural Society

Unit 3
Some Aspects of Urban Life
a) Migration
b) Neighbourhood
c) Voluntary Association

Unit 4
Urban Social Problems
a) Alcoholism and Drug Addiction
b) HIV/ Aids
c) Juvenile Delinquency
d) Prostitution

Unit 5
Urban Development
a) Problems of Urban development
b) Urban development Programmes
c) Role of Municipal Council