Paper:SOC-HC-5016     Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6 Marks: 100 marks

Course Objectives:

• To introduce students to the classics in the making of the discipline of sociology through selected texts by key sociological thinkers.

Course Outcomes:

• The course introduces the students to the classical sociological thinkers, whose work has shaped the discipline of sociology.

• The course will enable students to acquire a broad overview on various issues, concerns since the time of its inception as an academic discipline.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Karl Marx

a. Materialist Conception of History

b. Capitalist Mode of Production

Unit 2: Max Weber

a. Social Action and Ideal Types

b. Religion and Economy

Unit 3: Emile Durkheim

a. Social Fact

b. Individual and Society


Paper:SOC-HC-5026     Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks

Course Objectives: 

• To introduce students to sociological research methods. 

• To acquire some elementary knowledge of the complexities and philosophical underpinnings of research.

Course Outcomes:

• The course will provide students with skills to conceptualize research problem and carry out their research work.

• The course will provide student with some elementary knowledge of the complexities and philosophical underpinnings of research.

Course Outline: 

Unit 1: The Logic of Social Research

a. What is Sociological Research?

b. Objectivity in the Social Sciences

c. Reflexivity

Unit 2: Methodological Perspectives

a. The Comparative Method

b. Feminist Method

Unit 3: Modes of Enquiry

a. Theory and Research

b. Analyzing Data: Quantitative and Qualitative


Paper: SOC-HE-5016   Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks

Course Objectives:

• To provide students with a comprehensive profile and understanding of the tribal communities in India.

• To provide knowledge about tribal societies in India in terms of their distribution, concentration, demographic feature, social structure and cultural pattern.

• To develop an understanding about the changes and challenges in development perspective of the tribal society in India.

Course Outcomes: 

• The course will help students to gain a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of tribal societies in India. 

• The course will enable students to critically analyse, explain and describe tribal societies in India from a broader perspective.

Course Outline:

Unit 1: Introduction

a. Tribe- Indigenous Debates

b. Tribe, Caste and Nation

c. Distribution and concentration of tribal people, Tribal Zones

Unit 2: Colonial/Post-Colonial Policies and Tribes

a. Impact of colonial rule on tribal society

b. Post-Independence Scenario: State policies towards tribal development 

c. Tribes in India: Development versus Displacement

Unit 3: Problems of Tribal People

a. Poverty 

b. Land Alienation

c. Indebtedness

Unit 4: Issues of Integration and Autonomy

a. Social Mobility, Change and Integration in Nationalist Discourse

b. Formation of tribal states

c. Tribal Movements in India: Colonial and Post-Independence periods


Paper: SOC-HE-5026     Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks 

Course Objectives:

• To provide knowledge on the structure and process of industrial organizations from a sociological perspective.

• To provide the students with an understanding of the ways in which industrialisation has shaped societies.

Course Outcomes:

• The course will provide the students with the ability to analyse the impact of industrialization on society and individuals.

• The course will enable students to develop ideas and make critical analysis of the process and development of industrial progress and challenges of India. 

Course Outline:

Unit1: Introduction 

a. Meaning, Scope and Nature

b. Basic Concepts: Industrialisation, Urbanization, Industrial Society and Post-Industrial Society

Unit 2: Structure of Industrial Society

a. Industrial Bureaucracy

b. Labour Relations

Unit 3: Industrial Conflict and its resolution

a. Industrial Conflict

b. Conciliation, Collective Bargaining and Adjudication

c. Trade Union and its functions, Role of Trade Unions in the industry

Unit 4:Industrialisation in India

a. History of Industrialization 

b. Labour Policy

c. Informal Sector

d. Impact of Globalization


Paper: SOC-HE-5036     Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks 

Course Objectives:

• To provide knowledge on sociological study of social inequalities. 

• To acquaint students with principal theoretical perspectives on social inequality.Course Outcomes:

• The course will introduce students to sociological study of social inequalities. 

• The course will explain students the theoretical perspectives on and diverse forms of social inequality in articulation with each other.

Course Outline:

Unit 1:Introducing Stratification 

Unit 2: Theories of Stratification

a. Marx, Weber and Class

b. Functionalism

Unit 3: Identities and Inequalities

a. Caste, Race and Ethnicity

b. Feminism and Gendered Stratification

Unit 4: Mobility and Reproduction


Paper: SOC-HE-5046     Semester: Fifth     Credits: 6     Marks: 100 marks 

Course Objectives:

• To understand religious over individual religions.

• To understand the linkage between social and religious through different themes.

Course Outcomes:

• The course lays primacy to the understanding of religious over individual religions.

• The course draws the linkage between social and religious through different registers mentioned in the course outline.

Course Outline: 

Unit 1: Social and Religious

a. Formulating Religious

b. Asceticism and Accumulation

c. Theodicy and Eschatology

d. State, Religion and Emancipation

e. Religious and Solitude

Unit 2: Elements of Religious

a. Sacred, Myth, Ritual

b. Time-Space

c. Rationality

Unit 3. Techniques of Religious

a. Prayer

b. Craft

c. Body