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Sociology XI Part-I

NCERT and RIE, Bhopal via Swayam


This Course is an introductory course in Sociology. It gives you basic idea about the subject of sociology, what is the subject matter of sociology, what do sociologists deal with, and how do they study society. It will help us to understand better, the society we live in. The course will attempt to familiarise students with the idea of what is sociological perspective, concepts in sociology and tools of research to carry our investigations. It seeks to establish how sociology as a discipline is different from common sense understandings about society and how do we arrive at sociological understanding. The subject of Sociology equips us to question the taken for granted. While understanding the basics of the subject we will study about the idea of society and what is subject of sociology in the initial modules. After developing an idea about the subject, the Course will introduce the learners with the concepts, and terms used in sociology to make sense of reality. The idea of concepts will be applied to understand social institutions, culture and the process of socialisation. Finally, the Course will introduce the learners to the process of sociological research. How do sociologist investigate the world and how do they establish sociological understanding.


Chapter No.

Module No.

Module Name

Chapter 1

Module 1

Sociology and Society – Part 1

Module 2

Sociology and Society – Part 2

Module 3

Sociology and Society – Part 3

Assignment 1

Chapter 2

Module 4

Social Groups - Concept, Features, Types

Module 5

Social Stratification - Caste, Origin and Changes

Module 6

Social Stratification - Class, Race and Ethnicity, Gender

Module 7

Social Status - Its Role and Conflict

Assignment 2

Chapter 3

Module 8

Understanding Social Institutions: Family and Marriage

Module 9

Understanding Social Institutions: Economic-Work & Division of Labour

Module 10

Understanding Social Institutions: Politics, Religion and Education

Assignment 3

Chapter 4

Module 11

Culture and Socialisation – Part 1

Module 12

Culture and Socialisation – Part 2

Module 13

Culture and Socialisation – Part 3

Assignment 4

Chapter 5

Module 14

Doing Sociology: Research Methods – Part 1

Module 15

Doing Sociology: Research Methods – Part 2

Assignment 5

Final Assessment

Taught by

Dr. Sheetal Sharma



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