Sociology Introduction

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Sociology Introduction









  1. Test batch timings at Rajender Nagar : Batch : I-(MONDAY) 2PM ,  Batch : II-(Wednesday) 2 PM, Batch :III-(FRIDAY)  2PM.  


  1.  The test is combination of paper-1 and paper-2 



  1. Unit test -11 (3Hours) 


  1. Comprehensive test- 3+3=6 Tests (Paper-1= 3Hours)+ (Paper-2= 3Hours) 



  1. Total 17 tests . 


  1. Every week there will be A PERSONAL DISCUSSION. The time will be intimated soon after the tests.  



  1. All the test writing date and timings  will be done as per the convenience of the students.  


  1. Whereas the discussion will be done only at the convenience  of the teacher.  



  1. Once students fail to contribute in certain areas of the test , the inputs will be given by the center. So that such students can take the test again as a part of the improvement test in the same topic as a part of the practice.  



  1. Fee : 20,000/- 



Syllabus consist of both paper -1 and 2 .  








 Sociology-The Discipline:(a) Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology (b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. (c) Sociology and common sense. Sociology as Science: (a) Science, scientific method and critique. (b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology. (c) Positivism and its critique. (d) Fact value and objectivity. (e) Non-positivist methodologies.  Research Methods and Analysis: (a) Qualitative and quantitative methods. (b) Techniques of data collection. (c) Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.  


Sociological Thinkers: (a) Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle. (b) Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society. (c) Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. (d) Talcolt Parsons- Social system, pattern variables. (e) Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups. (f) Mead –Self and identity.  




Stratification and Mobility: (a) Concepts- quality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation. (b) Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory. (c) Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race. (d) Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility. Caste System: (a) Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille. (b) Features of caste system. (c) Untouchability – forms and perspectives. Social Classes in India:(a) Agrarian class structure. (b) Industrial class structure. (c) Middle classes in India 




 Works and Economic Life: (a) Social organization of work in different types of society-slave society, feudal society, industrial/capitalist society. (b) Formal and informal organization of work. (c) Labour and society.  Rural andAgrarian transformation in India: (a) Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes. (b) Green revolution and social change.(c) Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture. (d) Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration.Industrialization and Urbanization in India: (a) Evolution of modern industry in India. (b) Growth of urban settlements in India. (c) Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization. (d) Informal sector, child labour. (e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas. Rural and Agrarian Social Structure. (a) The idea of Indian village and village studies. (b) Agrarian social structure-evolution of land tenure system, land reforms.  



Politics and Society: (a) Sociological theories of power. (b) Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties. (c) Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology. (d) Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution.  Politics and Society: (a) Nation, democracy and citizenship. (b) Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite. (c) Regionalism and decentralization of power. (d) Secularization. 



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