Syllabus

Paper 1 - INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Unit 1
Sociology
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:
Culture
a)    Elements of Culture
b)    Transmission and Diffusion of Culture
c)    Aspects of Culture and Cultural Lag

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

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

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

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

Paper III - SOCIETY IN INDIA-1
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
Unit1
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

 

Paper VI - SOCIAL RESEARCH METHODS
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

 

Paper VII - SOCIAL STRATIFICATION
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  


Paper VIII - SOCIAL CHANGE
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


Paper – IX SOCIOLOGICAL THEORIES

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 
R.K.Merton
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    


Paper- X CONFLICT AND SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
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

 

Paper XI -  RURAL SOCIOLOGY IN INDIA

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 

 

Paper XII - URBAN SOCIOLOGY IN INDIA

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

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