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TEST 1

SOCIOLOGY: THE DISCIPLINE:

Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED

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Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology. Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences. Sociology and common sense. SOCIOLOGICAL THINKERS: Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle. Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society. Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism. Talcolt Parsons- Social system, pattern variables. Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and deviance, reference groups Mead - Self and identity.

SOCIOLOGY : A GUIDE TO PROBLEMS AND LITERATURE: T.B.BOTTOMORE.

-SOCIAL THOUGHT: R.N.MUKHERJEE

-IGNOU B.A. ESO-13. -SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS AND HOLBORN. -IGNOU B.A. ESO-13 -SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY:GEORGE RITZER.
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Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED -IGNOU B.A. ESO-13; STRATIFICATION AND MOBILITY: -SOCIOLOGICAL THEORY : GEORGE RITZER Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, - SOCIOLOGY: THEMES exclusion, poverty and deprivation AND PERSPECTIVES: Dimensions Social stratification of class, HARALAMBOS AND status groups, gender, ethnicity and race. HOLBORN: Theories of social stratification- Structural - IGNOU B.A. ESO- 11 functionalist theory, Marxist theory, - IGNOU B.A. ESO- 14. Weberian theory. -SOCIOLOGY : THEMES Social mobility- open and closed systems, AND PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS AND types of mobility, sources and causes of HEALD*. mobility. -SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS WORK AND ECONOMIC LIFE: AND HOLBORN: Social organization of work in different -SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND types of society- slave society, feudal PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS AND HOLBORN society, industrial/capitalist society. Formal and informal organization of work -POLITICAL THEORY: O.P.GAUBA & SOCIOLOGY : Labour and society ANTHONY GIDDENS -SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND POLITICS AND SOCIETY: PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS AND HOLBORN.

TEST 2

SECONDARY REFERENCES
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-SOCIAL THOUGHT: R.N.MUKHERJEE

SOCIOLOGY : ANTHONY GIDDENS -SOCIOLOGY : ANTHONY GIDDENS

Sociological theories of power Power elite, bureaucracy, pressure groups, and political parties. Nation, state, citizenship, democracy, civil society, ideology. Protest, agitation, social movements, collective action, revolution RELIGION AND SOCIETY: Sociological theories of religion. Types of religious practices: animism, monism, pluralism, sects, cults. Religion in modern society: religion and science, secularization, religious revivalism, religious fundamentalism.

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Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND SYSTEM OF KINSHIP PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS a. Family, household, marriage AND HOLBORN.

TEST 3

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SOCIOLOGY : ANTHONY GIDDENS

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Types and forms of family. Lineage and descent Patriarchy and sexual division of labour Contemporary trends.

IGNOU B.A. ESO- 11 IGNOU M.A. MSO -003 SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES: HARALAMBOS AND HOLBORN. IGNOU M.A.MSO -002 SOCIOLOGY: THEMES AND PERSPECTIVES :HARALAMBOS AND HOLBORN *karims IAS class notes+karims IAS printed materials on sociology

SOCIAL CHANGE IN MODERN SOCIETY: a. Sociological theories of social change. b. Development and dependency. c. Agents of social change. d. Education and social change. Science, technology and social change. SOCIOLOGY AS SCIENCE: a. Science, scientific method and critique. b. Major theoretical strands of research methodology. c. Positivism and its critique. d. Fact value and objectivity. e. Non- positivist methodologies f. Non- positivist methodologies RESEARCH METHODS AND ANALYSIS (a) Qualitative and quantitative methods (b) Techniques of data collection. (c) Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity

(i) Introducing Indian Society: a. Perspectives on the study of Indian society: b. Indology (GS. Ghurye). c. Structural functionalism (M N Srinivas). d. Marxist sociology (A R Desai).

TEST 4

Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED

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-INDIAN SOCIOLOGICAL THOUGHT: B.K. NAGLA

-SOCIAL BACKGROUND OF INDIAN NATIONALISM: A.R.DESAI ( Selected chapters )

-SOCIAL THOUGHT: R.N.MUKHERJEE


-SOCIAL ANTHROPOLGY: D.N.MAJUMDAR

-MODERNIZATION OF INDIAN TRADITION: YOGENDRA SINGH (ii) IMPACT OF COLONIAL RULE ON INDIAN ( Selected chapters)

SOCIETY: a. Social background of Indian nationalism. Modernization of Indian tradition. b. Protests and movements during the colonial period. c. Social reforms B. Social Structure: (iii) Rural and Agrarian Social Structure: a. The idea of Indian village and village studies. b. Agrarian social structure - evolution of land tenure system, land reforms. (iv) Caste System: a. Perspectives on the study of caste systems: GS Ghurye, M N Srinivas, Louis Dumont, Andre Beteille. b. Features of caste system. c. Untouchability - forms and perspectives (iii) Tribal communities in India: (a) Definitional problems. (b) Geographical spread. (c) Colonial policies and tribes. (d) Issues of integration and autonomy.

-RURAL SOCIOLOGY: DOSHI & JAIN ( Selected chapters ) -IGNOU M.A. MSO-004

-INDIAN SOCIAL SYSTEM -RAM AHUJA. -IGNOU B.A. ESO-14 INDIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: NADEEM HASNAIN ( Selected chapters ) *karims IAS class notes+karims IAS printed materials on sociology

Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED IGNOU M.A. MSO-004 (iv) Social Classes in India: IGNOU M.A. MSO-004 (a) Agrarian class structure. INDIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: (b) Industrial class structure. NADEEM HASNAIN ( Selected (c) Middle classes in India. chapters ) (v) Systems of Kinship in India: IGNOU B.A. ESO-12 (a) Lineage and descent in India. IGNOU B.A. ESO- 12. (b) Types of kinship systems. SOCIAL CHANGE IN INDIA: (c) Family and marriage in India. YOGENDRA SINGH ( (d) Household dimensions of the family. Selected chapters ) (e) Patriarchy, entitlements and sexual INDIAN SOCIETY AND CULTURE: division of labour. NADEEM HASNAIN ( Selected (vi) Religion and Society: chapters ) (a) Religious communities in India. RURAL SOCIOLOGY: DOSHI & (b) Problems of religious minorities. JAIN C. Social Changes in India: INDIAN SOCIETY AND (i) Visions of Social Change in CULTURE: NADEEM HASNAIN ( India: Selected chapters ) (a) Idea of development planning and

TEST 5

SECONDARY REFERENCES
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-SOCIAL THOUGHT: R.N.MUKHERJEE


-SOCIAL ANTHROPOLGY: D.N.MAJUMDAR

mixed economy. (b) Constitution, law and social change. (c) Education and social change.

(iii)Industrialization and Urbanisation in India: (a) Evolution of modern industry in India. (b) Growth of urban settlements in India. (c) Working class: structure, growth, class mobilization. (d) Informal sector, child labour. (e) Slums and deprivation in urban areas.

SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA: RAM AHUJA. ( Selected chapters ) IGNOU M.A. MSOE -004. IGNOU M.A.MSO- 004

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Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs PRIMARY REFERENCES (Essential) TOPICS COVERED (iv) Politics and Society: POLITICS IN INDIA: PAUL (a) Nation, democracy and citizenship. BRASS ( Selected chapters )

TEST 6

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(b) Political parties, pressure groups, social and political elite. (c) Regionalism and decentralization of power. (d) Secularization. (v) Social Movements in Modern India: (a) Peasants and farmers movements. (b) Womens movement. (c) Backward classes & Dalit movement. (d) Environmental movements. (e) Ethnicity and Identity movements. (vi) Population Dynamics: (a) Population size, growth, composition and distribution. (b) Components of population growth: birth, death, migration. (c) Population policy and family planning. (d) Emerging issues: ageing, sex ratios, child and infant mortality, reproductive health. (vii) Challenges of Social Transformation: (a) Crisis of development: displacement, environmental problems and sustainability. (b) Poverty, deprivation and inequalities. (c) Violence against women. (d) Caste conflicts. (e) Ethnic conflicts, communalism, religious revivalism. (f) Illiteracy and disparities in education.

CONTEMPORARY INDIA: CHANDHOKE & PRIYADARSHI ( Selected chapters ) CONTEMPORARY INDIA: CHANDHOKE & PRIYADARSHI ( Selected chapters ) SOCIAL MOVEMENTS IN INDIA: GHANSHYAM SHAH ( Selected chapters ) PRINCIPLES OF POPULATION STUDIES:BHEDE & KANITKAR ( Selected chapters ) IGNOU B.A. ESO-16 CONTEMPORARY INDIA: CHANDHOKE& PRIYADARSHI ( Selected chapters ) WOMEN IN INDIA: NEERA DESAI ( Selected chapters ) INDIAN SOCIAL SYSTEM: RAM AHUJA. ( Selected chapters ) IGNOU B.A. ESO-16,SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA: RAM AHUJA ( Selected chapters ) SOCIAL PROBLEMS IN INDIA: RAM AHUJA. ( Selected chapters )

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TEST 7 TEST 8 TEST 9

18-8-2013 Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs 35-40% Questions will be asked from current affairs section in each mock test paper

Complete Syllabus of Sociology -I ( Full Length Test )

18-8-2013: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs

Complete Syllabus of Sociology -II ( Full Length Test )

Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs

Complete Syllabus of Sociology -I ( Full Length Test )

TEST 10

Max Marks: 250, Duration of the Test : 3 Hrs

Complete Syllabus of Sociology -II ( Full Length Test )