(Syllabus) Prelim Examination - Syllabus (Sociology)

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 groups.

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 assimilation.

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.

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