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Indian Society - Social Problems and Issues

CEC and Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai, Tamil Nadu via Swayam


Social problems and issues is one of the major papers offered in Sociology, Social Science and Humanities. Social problem is condition in Society which is judged to be undesirable and in need of reform or elimination. The social issues like poverty, unemployment, migration, crime, delinquency, drug abuse, child abuse, crime against women, crime against children, discrimination on the basis of Caste, class & religion , corruption, family and health problems, education, political, economic, cultural and environment issues and human rights violation all need to be seen in the socio economic repercussions.This course explains about the social problems faced by the individuals and the society and introspects how to handle the issues in socioeconomic perspectives.This course is imperative to all Social science and sociology students as it deals with major problems of society and equip them to deal with it to overcome certain issues by helping the concerned individual or society or authorities towards making a better society.


Week 1   1. Introductio to Social Problems and Classification 2. Social Structure and disorganisation 3. Merton’s Theory of Anomie 4. Poverty     Week 2   5. Inequality and Caste 6. Inequality and Gender     Week 3   7. Disharmony 8. Religious and Ethnic Minority 9. Backward Class and Dalits     Week 4   10. Social Deviance 11. Alcoholism and Drug Abuse 12. Substance Abuse and Prostitution 13. Drug Abuse in India     Week 5   14. Crime and Deliquency 15. Corruption 16. Change in Profile of Crime and Criminals 17. Sucide     Week 6   18. Crime against Women 19. Sexual Assalt and Violence 20. Child Abuse 21. Status of Children in India     Week 7   22. Family Problems 23. Problems at the Individual and Family Level 24. Conflict- Causes ,Consequences and remedy 25. Depression- Causes ,Consequences and remedy     Week 8   26. Dowry, Divorce, Separation and Dessertion 27. Domestic Violence 28. Single Parenting 29. Problems of Elderly     Week 9   30. Health Problems 31. Consumerism 32. Crisis of Values 33. Causes of Social Disorganisation     Week 10   34. Developmental problems in Indian Society 35. Regional Disparities 36. Development induced displacement 37. Ecological Degradation and Environmental Pollution     Week 11   38. Sociological Perspectives 39. Cultural perspectives     Week 12   40. Political Perspectives 41. Economical Perspectives

Taught by

Dr. Sobhana Mishra

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