(Syllabus) RPSC: Syllabus For Post of College Lecturer: Sociology

Rajasthan Public Service Commission

Syllabus For Screening Test For Post of College Lecturer: Sociology

Unit – I

Sociological Perspective:-

  • Basic Concepts: Status & Role, Multiple Roles, Role Set.
  • Social Groups: Meaning types, Reference Group.
  • Social Stratification: Theories, Forms, Caste, Class and Gender, Social Mobility.
  • Concepts of Social change: Transformation, evolution and progress, theories of social change, Process of change-sanskritisation, westernisation, Modernization.
  • Socialization Concept: Resocialization, Anticipatory Socialization, Adult Socialization and theories of Socialization.
  • Nature of Social Research: Hypothesis, Sampling, Research Design and Techniques of data Collection.

Unit – II

  • Karl Marx – Historical Materialism, Class struggle, Neo-Marxism.
  • Max Weber – Ideal type, Protestant ethic and rise of spirit of capitalism, Authority and its type.
  • E.Durkheim – Rules of Sociological method, Division of Labour in Society.
  • Functional Theory – Parsons (Functional pre-requisites),
  • Merton (Middle range theory), J.Alexander (Neo Functionalism)
  • Conflict Theory – Marx (Class theory), Coser (Functions of Social Conflict) Darrendrof (Comparison with Marx).

Unit – III

  • Ethnomethodology, Phenomenology: Alfred Shultz, Garfinkel and Goffman.
  • Post modernity- Modernity and post modernity – Vies of Derrida, Foucault.
  • Indological/Textual perspective – G.S. Ghurye, Louis Dumount.
  • Subaltern Perspective – B.R. Ambedkar, David Hardiman

Unit – IV

  • India – Social Structure - Unity and diversify, emerging contradictions.
  • People – Major and Minor communities.
  • Caste & Class – Caste characteristics, Changes, Industrial, Agrarian and middle class Marriage, Family and Kinship- Changing patterns.

Unit – V

  • Tribal Societies – Characteristics, perspective for Tribal development.
  • Rural – Urban Society- Rural urban nexus, Agrarian relations, Problems of Urban Society- Crime and Pollution.
  • Gender discrimination and empowerment of women.
  • Forces of Social Change – Media, Economy, Education, Reformist and Radical movement. Issues for nation building– Globalisation , Crises of values, Privatisation of education.

Note :- Pattern of Question Paper

  1. Objective type paper
  2. Maximum Marks : 100
  3. Number of Questions : 100
  4. Duration of Paper : Two Hours
  5. All questions carry equal marks.
  6. There will be Negative Marking.

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