Topics with syllabus and resources
100.00 Nature of Sociology
- Introduction to Sociology- Definitions, Emergence and Nature
- Scope and uses of sociology
- Contribution of Sociologists:
- Auguste Comte
- Emile Durkheim.
- Dr. G. S. Ghurye.
- Dr. M. N. Srinivas
200.00 Social Research Method
- Social Research – Definition and Meaning
- Scientific Method – Definition and Stages
- Sources of Data Collection:
- Meaning of Primary Data and its Sources:
- Meaning of Secondary Data and its Sources:
- Personal documents
- Public documents
300.00 Basic Concepts
- Concept : Definition, meaning and functions
- Society : Definition, meaning and characteristics.
- Social Group : Definition, meaning and characteristics, classification of social group into Primary and Secondary.
- Community : Definition, meaning and characteristics
- Association : Definition, meaning and characteristics
- Status and Role
- Status - Definition and types - Ascribed and Achieved
- Role : Definition of Role, Role set, Role strain and Role conflict.
- Social Stratification : Definition, meaning, and forms of stratification (open and closed)
400.00 Social System
- Social System – Definition, Meaning and Characteristics.
- Marriage – Definition, Meaning, Characteristics, Forms and Functions
- Family – Definition, Meaning, characteristics. Forms and Functions
- Religion – Definition, Meaning, Nature, Functions and Dysfunctions
500.00 Culture and Socialization
- Culture – Definition, Meaning, Characteristics and components of Culture (Knowledge, Beliefs, Norms and Values, Signs)
- Socialization – Definition, Meaning, Process of Socialization, Agencies of Socialization and Importance of Socialization
600.00 Social Processes
- Social Process – Definition, Meaning and Characteristics.
- Types of Social Processes:
- Cooperation – Definition, meaning, Characteristics and Types
- Competition – Definition, meaning, Characteristics and Types
- Conflict – Definition, meaning, Characteristics and Types
- Accommodation – Definition, Meaning and characteristics
- Assimilation – Definition, meaning and characteristics
700.00 Social Change
- Social change – Definition, Meaning and Characteristics.
- Factors of Social Change:
- Forms of Social Change:
- Direction of Social Change:
800.00 Project Work