SYLLABUS FOR THREE- YEAR B.A HONOURS
PAPER-1: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
1. Identity of sociology:
Sociology as a distinct Perspective; Sociology and Common sense; Sociology and other social sciences(Anthropology, Psychology, History, Economics, Political Science); Sociology as a science; Sociology's practical significance.
2. Culture, society and the individual:
Meaning and Characteristics of culture; Culture Diversity and Culture indentity and ethnocentricism; Society as a concept; Socialization; Agencies; Theories of Child Development; The life course; Socialization and individual freedom.
3. Type of society:
Characteristics of pre-modern and modern and modern society; The earliest society; The earliest society; Hunters and gatherers; Pastoral and agraian societies; Non-industrial civilization or traditional states; The modern world; Industrial societies; Advanced industrial societies and developing societies.
4. Social interaction and everyday life:
The study of everyday life; Nonverbal communication; Social roles and talk; Face, body and speech in interaction; Interaction in time and space; Micro sociology and Macro sociology.
5. Social change:
Definition; Factors of social change; Theories of change; Change in the modern period.
6. Gender and Sexuality:
Sex, Gender and Biology; Gender Socialization; Gender identity and Sexuality; Two Theories; Gender Sexuality and inequality.
7. Family, Marriage and Personal Life:
Key concepts ;Family in history ; Changes in family patten worldwide; Divorce and separation ; Remarriage and step parenting; The dark side of the family ; the debate on family values.
8. Deviance and Crime:
The study of deviant behavior; Theories of crime; and deviance Prisons and powerful; Organized crime; Crime, deviance and social order.
9. Ethnicity and Race:
Ethnicity, Prejudice and discrimination; Ethnic antagonism; Like future development in ethnic relations.
10. Stratification, and class, structure:
System of social stratification: Theories of stratification in modern societies ; Classes in Western societies today; Gender and stratification ; Social mobility; Poverty and inequality ; Class, inequality and economic competitiveness.
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