Paper: SOC-HC-2016    Semester: Second     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks

Course Objectives:

• To provide a general introduction to sociological thought.

• To focus on studying from the original texts to give the students a flavour of how over a period of time thinkers have conceptualized various aspects of society.

• To provide a foundation for thinkers in the other papers.

Course Outcomes:

• The course will enable students to comprehend social reality through sociological perspectives.

• The course will assist students for higher studies, competitive examinations and research work.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: On the Plurality of Sociological Perspective 

Unit 2: Functionalism

Unit 3: Interpretive Sociology 

Unit 4: Conflict Perspective 

Unit 5: Structuralism

Unit 6: Interactionism

Unit 7: Feminist Perspective 


Paper: SOC-HC-2026     Semester: Second     Credits: 6     Marks: 100marks

Course Objectives:

• To understand the variety of ideas and debates about India.

• To critically engage with the multiple socio-political forces and ideologies which shape the terrain of the nation.

• To understand and analyse the changing dynamics and the contemporary challenges of Indian society.

Course Outcomes:

• The course will enable the students to gather an understanding on how the Indian society as an object of study has been objectified and studied.

• The course will also enable the students to acquire a historical perspective on Indian society.

• The course will facilitate them to theorize and analyse critically the contemporary Indian society.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Ideas of India

a. Gandhi and Ambedkar

b. Indological and Ethnographic Approaches

Unit 2: Resistance, Mobilization, Change

a. Dalit Politics

b. Mobility and Change

c. Women’s Movement

d. Peasant Movements

e. Ethnic Movements

f. Middle Class Phenomenon

Unit 3: Challenges to Civilization, State and Society

a. Communalism

b. Secularism

c. Nationalism


Paper: SOC-HG-2016     Semester: Second     Credits:6     Marks:100marks

Course Objectives:

• To understand the trajectory of growth and development of Sociology as an academic discipline in India.

• To understand the prominent institutions which are cardinal to Indian society.

• To understand the contribution of Indian sociologists in the development of the discipline.

Course Outcomes:

• The course will enable students to have an understanding on when, how and in what context Sociology as an academic discipline has emerged in India.

• The course will enable students to acquire a broad overview on various issues, concerns and overall social situations of Indian society by looking at diverse concerns of sociologists of India since the time of its inception as an academic discipline.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: India as a Plural Society

Unit 2: Social Institutions and Practices

a. Caste

b. Tribe

c. Class


d. Village

e. Family and Kinship

Unit 3: Identities and Change

a. Dalit Movements

b. Women’s Movement

Unit 4: Challenges to State and Society

a. Communalism

b. Secularism