UGC NET November 2017 Syllabus for Sociology

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UGC NET November Sociology Syllabus 2017

UGC NET Sociology Paper II

A : Sociological Concepts

1. Nature of Sociology

  • Definition
  • Sociological Perspective

2. Basic Concepts

  • Community
  • Institution
  • Association
  • Culture
  • Norms and Values.

3. Social Structure

  • Status and role, their interrelationship.
  • Multiple roles, Role set. Status set, Status sequence.
  • Role conflict.

4. Social Group Meaning

  • Types : Primary – Secondary, Formal – Informal, Ingroup – Outgroup, Referencegroup.

5. Social Institutions

  • Marriage
  • Family
  • Education
  • Economy
  • Polity
  • Religion

6. Socialization

  • Socialization, Resocialization, Anticipatory socialization, Adult socialization
  • Agencies of socialization
  • Theories of socialization.

7. Social Stratification

  • Social differentiation, Hierarchy and Inequality
  • Forms of stratification : Caste, Class, Gender, Ethnic
  • Theories of social stratification
  • Social mobility.

8. Social Change

  • Concepts and Types : Evolution, Diffusion, Progress, Revolution, Transformation, Change in structure and Change of structure
  • Theories : Dialectical and Cyclical.

B : Sociological Theory

9. Structural

  • Nadel
  • Radclifife Brown
  • Levi – Strauss

10. Functional

  • Malinowski
  • Durkheim
  • Parsons
  • Merton

11. Interactionist

  • Social action : Max Weber, Pareto
  • Symbolic Interactionism : G. H. Mead, Blumer

12. Conflict

  • Karl Marx
  • Dahrendorf
  • Coser
  • Collins

C : Methodology

13. Meaning and Nature of Social Research

  • Nature of social phenomena
  • The scientific method
  • The problems in the study of social phenomena : Objectivity and subjectivity, fact and value.

14. Quantitative Methods

  • Survey
  • Research Design and its types
  • Hypothesis
  • Sampling
  • Techniques of data collection : Observation, Questionnaire, Schedule, Interview.

15. Qualitative Methods

  • Participant observation
  • Case study
  • Content analysis
  • Oral history
  • Life history

16. Statistics in Social Research

  • Measures of Central Tendency : Mean, Median, Mode
  • Measures of dispersion
  • Correlational analysis
  • Test of significance
  • Reliability and Validity

UGC NET Sociology Paper III ( A ) ( Core Group )

Unit – I : Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology

  • Alfred Shultz, Peter Berger and Luckmann
  • Garfinkel and Goffman

Unit – II : Neo – functionalism and Neo – Marxism

  • J. Alexander
  • Habermass, Althusser

Unit – III : Structuration and Post – Modernism

  • Giddens
  • Derrida
  • Foucault

Unit – IV : Conceptualising Indian Society

  • Peoples of India : Groups and Communities.
  • Unity in diversity.
  • Cultural diversity : Regional, linguistic, religious and tribal.

Unit – V : Theoretical Perspectives

  • Indological / Textual Perspective : G. S. Ghurye, Louis Dumont.
  • Structural – Functional Perspective : M. M.N. Srinivas, S. C. Dube.
  • Marxian Perspective : D. P. Mukherjee, A. R. Desai.
  • Civilisational Perspective : N. K. Bose, Surajit Sinha.
  • Subaltern Perspective : B. R. Ambedkar, David Hardiman.

Unit – VI : Contemporary Issues : Socio – cultural

  • Poverty
  • Inequality of caste and gender
  • Regional, ethnic and religious disharmonies.
  • Family disharmony : (a) Domestic violence (b) Dowry (c) Divorce (d) Intergenerational conflict.

Unit – VII : Contemporary Issues : Developmental

  • Population
  • Regional disparity
  • Slums
  • Displacement
  • Ecological degradation and environmental pollution
  • Health problems

Unit – VIII : Issues Pertaining to Deviance

  • Deviance and its forms
  • Crime and delinquency
  • White collar crime and corruption ,
  • Changing profile of crime and criminals
  • Drug addiction
  • Suicide

Unit – IX : Current Debates

  • Tradition and Modernity in India.
  • Problems of Nation Building : Secularism, Pluralism and Nation building.

Unit – X : The Challenges of Globalisation

  • Indianisation of Sociology
  • Privatisation of Education
  • Science and Technology Policy of India

UGC NET Sociology Paper III ( B ) ( ELECTIVE / OPTIONAL )

Elective – I: Rural Sociology

Approaches to the study of Rural Society :

  • Rural – Urban differences
  • Rurbanism
  • Peasant studies

Agrarian Institutions :

  • Land ownership and its types.
  • Agrarian relations and Mode of production debate.
  • Jajmani system and Jajmani relations.
  • Agrarian class structure.

Panchayati Raj System :

  • Panchayat before and after 73rd Amendment.
  • Rural Leadership and Factionalism.
  • Empowerment of people.

Social Issues and Strategies for Rural Development :

  • Bonded and Migrant labourers.
  • Pauperization and Depeasantisation.
  • Agrarian unrest and Peasant movements.

Rural Development and Change :

  • Trends of changes in rural society.
  • Processes of change : Migration – Rural to Urban and Rural to Rural Mobility : Social / Economic.
  • Factors of change.

Elective – II : Industry and Society

Industrial Society in the Classical Sociological Tradition :

  • Division of labour
  • Bureaucracy
  • Rationality
  • Production relations
  • Surplus value
  • Alienation

Industry and Society :

  • Factory as a social system
  • Formal and informal organization
  • Impact of social structure on industry
  • Impact of industry on society

Industrial Relations :

  • Changing profile of labour.
  • Changing labour – management relations.
  • Conciliation, adjudication, arbitration.
  • Collective bargaining.
  • Trade unions.
  • Worker’s participation in management ( Joint Management Councils ).
  • Quality circles.

Industrialisation and Social Change in India :

  • Impact of industrialization on family, education and stratification.
  • Class and class conflict in industrial society.
  • Obstacles to and limitations of industrialization.

Industrial Planning :

  • Industrial Policy
  • Labour legislation
  • Human relations in industry

Elective – III : Sociology of Development

Conceptual Perspectives on Development :

  • Economic growth
  • Human development
  • Social development
  • Sustainable development : Ecological and Social

Theories of Underdevelopment :

  • Liberal : Max Weber, Gunnar Myrdal.
  • Dependency : Centre – periphery ( Frank ), Uneven development ( Samir Amin ), World – system ( Wallerstein ).

Paths of Development :

  • Modernisation, Globalisation
  • Socialist
  • Mixed
  • Gandhian

Social Structure and Development :

  • Social structure as a facilitator / inhibitor.
  • Development and socio – economic disparities.
  • Gender and development.

Culture and Development :

  • Culture as an aid / impediment.
  • Development and displacement of tradition.
  • Development and upsurge of ethnic movements.

Elective – IV : Population and Society

Theories of Population Growth :

  • Malthusian.
  • Demographic transition.

Population Growth and Distribution in India :

  • Growth of Indian population since 1901.
  • Determinants of population.

Concepts of Fertility, Mortality, Morbidity and Migration :

  • Age and Sex composition and its consequences.
  • Determinants of fertility.
  • Determinants of mortality, infant, child and maternal mortality
  • Morbidity rates.
  • Determinants and consequences of migration.

Population and Development :

  • Population as a constraint on and a resource for development.
  • Socio – cultural factors affecting population growth.

Population Control :

  • Population policy : Problems and perspectives
  • Population education
  • Measures taken for population control

Elective – V : Gender and Society

Gender as a Social Construct :

  • Models of Gendered socialisation.
  • Cultural symbolism and general roles.

Social Structure and Gender Inequality :

  • Patriarchy and Matriarchy.
  • Division of Labour – Production and reproduction.

Theories of Gender Relations :

  • Liberalist
  • Radical
  • Socialist
  • Post – modernist

Gender and Development :

  • Effect of development policies on gender relations.
  • Perspectives on gender and development – Welfarist, developmentalist
  • Empowerment.

Women and Development in India :

  • Indicators of women’s status : Demographic, social, economic and cultural.
  • Special schemes and strategies for women’s development.
  • Voluntary sector and women’s development.
  • Globalisation and women’s development
  • Eco – feminism.