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Syllabus and Mark Distribution – Grade 11 – Sociology

Course Structure

AIntroducing Sociology34
1Society, Sociology and relationship with other social sciences
2Basic Concepts
3Social Institutions
4Culture and Society
5Practical Sociology: Methods & Techniques
BUnderstanding Society46
6Structure, Process and Stratification
7Social Change
8Environment and Society
9Western Social Thinkers
10Indian Sociologists

A. Introducing Sociology

Unit 1: Society and Sociology and Relationship with other Social Sciences
  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope. Relationship to other disciplines
Unit 2: Basic Concepts
  • Social Groups
  • Status and Role
  • Social Stratification
  • Social Control
Unit 3: Social Institutions
  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Political and Economic Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution
Unit 4: Culture and Society
  • Culture, Values and Norms: Shared, Plural, Contested
  • Socialization: Conformity, Conflict and the Shaping of Personality
Unit 5: Practical in Sociology: Methods and Techniques
  • Methods: Participant Observation, Survey
  • Tools and Techniques: Observation, Interview, Questionaire
  • The Significance of Field Work in Sociology

B. Understanding Society

Unit 6: Structure, Process and Stratification
  • Social Structure
  • Social Processes: Cooperation, Competition, Conflict
  • Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Race, Gender
Unit 7: Social Change
  • Social Change: Types and Dimensions; Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order: Domination, Authority and Law; Contestation, Crime and Violence
  • Village, Town and City: Changes in Rural and Urban Society
Unit 8: Environment and Society
  • Ecology and Society
  • Environmental Crises and Social Responses
Unit 9: Western Social Thinkers
  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour
  • Max Weber on Bureaucracy
Unit 10: Indian Sociologists
  • G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village