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:

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.

3. Research Methods and Analysis:

a. Qualitative and quantitative methods. b. Techniques of data collection. c. Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.

Emile Durkheim.Latent and manifest functions.Social system. poverty and b. Max Weber.Self and identity. equality. hierarchy. b. Robert K. reference groups. ideal types. d.Division of labour. Marxist theory.4. class struggle. ethnicity and race. Conceptsdeprivation. Social mobility. c. pattern variables.Structural functionalist theory. social fact. religion and society. authority. Dimensions – Social stratification of class. 5. exclusion. Merton. Theories of social stratification. d. status groups. suicide. Karl Marx. alienation. types of mobility. bureaucracy. conformity and deviance. Talcolt and closed systems.Social action. e. mode of production. protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. Mead . f. sources and causes of mobility. inequality. Sociological Thinkers: a. Stratification and Mobility: a. gender. c. . Weberian theory.Historical materialism.

feudal society. c. agitation. 8. 7. industrial /capitalist society. monism. d. Types of religious practices: animism. Religion in modern society: religion and science. c. sects. Protest. c. state. pressure groups. b. revolution. civil society. fundamentalism. Religion and Society: a. collective action. Nation. Formal and informal organization of work. . social movements.6. secularization. b. Sociological theories of religion. pluralism. religious revivalism. ideology. democracy. Sociological theories of power. and political parties. cults. citizenship. Works and Economic Life: a. Politics and Society: a. Power elite.slave society. Social organization of work in different types of society. b. Labour and society. bureaucracy.

9. c. e. d. Education and social change. Sociological theories of social change. e. Agents of social change. Development and dependency. Social Change in Modern Society: a. Lineage and descent. b. Types and forms of family. c. . d. Contemporary trends. Family. Patriarchy and sexual division oflabour. marriage. Science. b. technology and social change. household. 10. Systems of Kinship: a.

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