Sociology Class 11 Syllabus

The syllabus consists of seven units divided into two parts: (A) Introducing Sociology (B) Understanding Society.

Exam Structure

Unit Topic Marks
Introducing Sociology 44
1 Sociology, Society 10
Terms, concepts and their use in Sociology 10
Understanding Social Institutions 12 
Culture and Socialization 12
Understanding Society 36
Social Change and Social order in Rural and Urban Society 12 
Introducing Western Sociologists 12
10 Indian Sociologists 12
  Total 80

A. Introducing Sociology

Unit 1: Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences

  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Pluralities and Inequalities among societies.
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope.
  • Relationship with other Social Science disciplines.

Unit 2: Basic Concepts and their use in Sociology

  • Social Groups and Society
  • Social Stratification
  • Status and Role
  • Society & Social Control

Unit 3: Understanding Social Institutions

  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Work & Economic Life
  • Political Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture and Socialization

  • Defining Culture
  • Dimensions of Culture
  • Socialization
  • Agencies of Socialisation & Sociology

B. Understanding Society

Unit 7: Social Change and Social order in Rural & Urban Society

  • Social Change: Types and Dimensions; Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order: Domination, Authority and Law; Contestation, Crime and Violence
  • Concepts: Village, Town and City
  • Social Order and Social Change in Rural and Urban Areas

Unit 9: Introducing Western Sociologists

  • The Context of Sociology
  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim: Division of Labour in society
  • Max Weber: Interpretive Sociology, Ideal Type & Bureaucracy

Unit 10: Indian Sociologists

  • G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village
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