Preliminary Examination Syllabus - Sociology
Nature, Scope and Methods of Sociology.
Basic concepts : Society, Community, Institutions,
Associations, Folkways, Mores, Norms, Value, Status, Role, Social Structure and
Functions, Social Systems and Social Organisation.
Social Groups : Concepts of Primary, Secondary and Reference
Marriage, Family and Kinship. Types and Functions Changes.
Religion : Meaning and Origin, Functions and place of
religion in modern society.
Social Stratification : Caste, Class and Estate, Functional
and conflict explanations, Social mobility - Concept and pattern.
Social Processes : Conflicts, Cooperation and Competition
Culture, Concept, Elements of Culture, Culture and
Civilization, Cultural Lag, Culture and Personality, Cultural relativism,
Factors and Theories of Cultural Changes.
Social Control : Meaning Agencies, Custom, Law and Religion.
Special Change : Meaning, Patterns of Change, Factors of
Change, Technological and Cultural.