Sociology Test Series
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- DATE : 23rd Oct
- DAY OF TEST : SATURDAY
- DAY OF DISCUSSION : SUNDAY. ( 11.30-2.30 PM )
- NUMBER OF TEST : Paper 1 – Two , Paper 2 – Two , Comprehensive: Two
- Detailed Marathon discussions.
- 100 % test copies checked by the faculty.
|TEST CODE||OPENING DATE||SYALLBUS|
|Test 01 (CODE- 101)||24th OCT, 2020 Discussion : 1st Nov 2020||FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY Sociology The DisciplineModernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.Sociology and common sense. Sociology as ScienceScience, scientific method and critique.Major theoretical strands of research methodology.Positivism and its critique.Fact value and objectivity.Non-positivist methodologies. Research Methods and AnalysisQualitative and quantitative methods.Techniques of data collection.Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity. Sociological ThinkersKarl Marx- historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.Emile Durkheim- Division of labor, social fact, suicide, religion and society.Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalismTalcott Parsons- Social system, pattern variables.Robert K.Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups.Mead- Self and identity.|
|Test 02 CODE(102)||Test- 31st OCT 2020 Discussion- 8th Nov 2020||Stratification and Mobility:Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and deprivation. Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory.Dimensions- Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity and race.Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and cause of mobility. Works and Economic Life:Social organization of work in different types of society- slave society, feudal society, industrial /capitalist society.Formal and informal organization of work.Labour and society. Politics and SocietySociologist theories of power.Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups and political parties.Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology.Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution. Religion and SocietySociological theories of religion.Types of religion practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, and cults.Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism. Systems of Kinship:Family, household, marriage.Types and forms of family.Lineage and descent.Patriarchy and sexual division of labour.|
|e. Contemporary trends. Social Change in Modern Society:Sociological theories of social change.Development and dependency.Agents of social change.Education and social change.Science, technology and social change.|
|Test 03 CODE(103)||TEST- 7th Nov,2020 Discussion- 15th Nov 2020||INDIAN SOCIETY: STRUCTURE AND CHANGE Introducing Indian Society:Perspectives on the study of Indian society:Indology (GS. Ghurye)Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas)Marxist sociology (AR Desai)Impact of colonial rule on Indian society:Social background of Indian nationalism.Modernization of Indian tradition.Protests and movements during the colonial period.Social reforms. Social Structure:Rural and Agrarian Social Structure:The idea of Indian village and village studies.Agrarian social structure- evolution of land tenure system, land reforms. Caste SystemPerspective on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille.Features of caste system.Untouchability- forms and perspectives. Tribal communities in India:Definition problems.Geographical spread.|
|Colonial policies and tribes.Issues of integration and autonomy. Social Classes in India:Agrarian class structure.Industrial class structure. Middle classes in India. System of Kinship in India:Lineage and descent in India.Types of kinship systems.Family and marriage in India.Household dimensions of the family.Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual division of labor. Religion and Society:Religious communities in India.Problems of religious minorities.|
|Test 04 CODE(104)||TEST-14th Nov ,2020 Discussion- 22nd Nov NOV,2020||Social Changes in India:Visions of social change in India:Idea of development planning and mixed economy.Constitution, law and social change.Education and social change. Rural and Agrarian transformation in India:Programmes of rural development, Community Development Programme, cooperatives, poverty alleviation schemes.Green revolution and social change.Changing modes of production in Indian agriculture.Problems of rural labour, bondage, migration. Industrialization and Urbanization in India:Evolution of modern industry in India.Growth of urban settlements in India.|
|Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization.Informal sector, child labor.Slums and deprivation in urban areas. Politics and Society:Nation, democracy and citizenship.Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite.Regionalism and decentralization of power. Secularization. Population Dynamics:Population size, growth, composition and distribution.Components of population growth: birth, death, migration.Population policy and family planning.Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health. Challenges of Social Transformation:Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustainability.Poverty, deprivation and inequalities.Violence against women.|
|Test 05 CODE(105)||TEST- 21st Nov,2020 Discussion- 29th Nov NOV,2020||COMPREHENSIVE PAPER -I|
|Test 06 CODE(106)||TEST- 28th Nov 2020 Discussion- 6th Dec,2020||COMPREHENSIVE PAPER-II|
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