For those who have enrolled for 2016
SOCIOLOGY – Schedule (TLP 2016 – Offline)
|Paper 1||Paper 2|
Timings – 2 PM to 5 PM
|Test – 1||11-Sep||Religion and Society:
A. Sociological theories of religion.
B. Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults.
C. Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, fundamentalism.
|1. Religion and Society:
A. Religious communities.
B. Problems of religious minorities.2. Social change in India:
Visions of Social Change in India:
A. Idea of development planning and mixed economy.
B. Constitution, law and social change.
C. Education and social change.
|Test – 2||18-Sep||Systems of Kinship:
A. Family, Household, Marriage.
B. Types and forms of family.
C. Lineage and descent.
D. Patriarchy and sexual division oflabour.
E. Contemporary trends.
|1. Systems of kinship in India:
A. Lineage and descent in India.
B. Types of kinship systems.
C. Family and marriage in India.
D. Household dimensions of the family.
2. Population Dynamics:
A. Population size, growth, composition and distribution.
|Test – 3||25-Sep||Politics and Scoiety:
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 Scoiety:
A. Nation, Democracy and Citizenship.
B. Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.
C. Regionalism and decentralization of power.
|Test – 4||2-Oct||1. 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.2. Sociology as Science:
D. Science, scientific method and critique.
E. Major theoretical strands of research methodology.
F. Positivism and its critique.
G. Fact value and objectivity.
H. Non-positivist methodologies.
1. 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.2. Caste System:
C. Perspective on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurey, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.
D. Features of caste system.
E. Untouchability – forms and perspectives.
|Test – 5||9-Oct||1. Research Methods and Analysis:
A. Qualitative and quantitative methods.
B. Techniques of data collection.
C. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.2. Sociological Thinkers:
d. Karl Marx – Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.
e. Emile Durkheim – Division of labour, social fact, scicide, religion and cosiety.
|Prespectives on the Study of indian Society:
A. Indology (GS. Ghurey).
B. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas).
C. Marxist sociology (A R Desai).
|Test – 6||16-Oct||A. Max Weber – Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.
B. Talcolt Parsons – Social systems, pattern variables.
C. Robert k. Merton – latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.
D. Mead – Self and identity.
|1. Impact of colonial rule on Indian society:
A. Social background of Indian nationalism.
B. Modernization of Indian tradition.
C. Protests and movements during the colonial period.
D. Social reforms.2. Social classes in India:
A. Agrarian class structure.
B. Industrial class structure.
C. Middle classes in India.
|Test – 7||23-Oct||Stratification and Mobility:
A. Concepts – equality, 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.
|1. 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.2. Tribal Communities in India:
F. Definitional problems.
G. Geographical spread.
H. Colonical policies and tribes.
I. Issues of integration and autonomy.
|Test – 8||30-Oct||Works and Economy Life:
A. Social organization of work in different types of society – Slave Society, Fedual society, industry / capitalist society.
B. Formal and informal organization of work.
C. labour and society.
|1. Social movements in Modern India:
A. Peasants and farmers movemnets.
B. Women’s movement.
C. Backward classes and Dalit movement.
D. Environmental movements.
E. Ethnicity and Identity movements.
2. Rural and Agrarian transformation in India:
|Test – 9||6-Nov||Social Change In Modern Society:
A. Sociological theories of social change.
B. Development and dependency.
C. Agents of social change.
D. Education and Social Change.
E. Science, technology and social change.
|Challenges of social transformation:
A. Crisis of Development: Displacement, Environmental Problems and Sustainability.
B. Poverty, Deprivation and Inequalities.
C. Violence against Women.
D. Caste Conflicts.
E. Ethnic Conflicts, Communalism, Religious Revivalism.
F. Illiteracy and Disparities in Education.
|Test – 10||13-Nov||Paper 1 and Paper 2 (Full Test)|
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