Unit I : Basic Concepts :
Society, community, association, institution. Culture-culture change, diffusion, Cultural-tag, Cultural relativism, ethnocentrism, acculturation.
Social Groups-primary, secondary and reference groups.
Social structure, social system, social action.
Status and role, role conflict, role set.
Norms and values-conformity and deviance.
Law and customs.
Socio-cultural processes :
socialisation, assimilation, integration, cooperation, competition, conflict, accommodation, Social distance, relative deprivation.
Unit II : Marriage, Family and Kinship :
Marriage : types and norms, marriage as contract, and as a sacrament.
Family : types, functions and changes.
Kinships : terms and usages, rules of residence, descent, inheritance.
Unit III : Social Stratification :
Forms and functions; Caste and Class. Jajmani system, purity and pollution, dominant caste, sanskritisation.
Unit IV : Types of Society :
Tribal, agrarian, industrial and post-industrial.
Unit V : Economy and Society :
Man, nature and social production, economic systems of simple and complex societies, non-economic determinants of economic behaviour, market (free) economy and controlled (planned) economy.
Unit VI : Industrial and Urban Society :
Rural-Urban Continuum, urban growth and urbanisation-town, city and metropolis; basic features of industrial society; impact of automation on society; industrialisation and environment.
Unit VII : Social Demography :
Population size, growth, composition, and distribution in India; components of population growth-births, deaths and migration; causes and consequences of population growth; population and social development; population policy.
Unit VIII : Political Processes :
Power, authority and legitimacy; political socialisation; political modernisation, pressure groups; caste and politics.
Unit IX : Weaker Sections-and Minorities :
Social justice-equal opportunity and special opportunity; protective discrimination; constitutional safeguards.
Unit X : Social Change :
Theories of change; factors of change; science, technology and change. Social movements-Peasant Movement, Women's Movement, Backward Caste Movement, Dalit Movement.