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Sociology XI Part-I

NCERT and Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 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.





Week 0

How to access the course?

Week 1

Sociology and Society – Part 1 (kesy_10101)

Week 2

Sociology and Society – Part 1 (kesy_10101)

Week 3

Sociology and Society – Part 2 (kesy_10102)

Week 4

Sociology and Society – Part 2 (kesy_10102)

Week 5

Sociology and Society – Part 3 (kesy_10103)

Week 6

Assignment for Chapter 1

Week 7

Social Groups-concept, features, Types – Part 1 (kesy_10201)

Week 8

Social Stratification- Caste, origin and changes – Part 2 (kesy_10202)

Week 9

Social Stratification- Class, Race and Ethnicity, Gender – Part 3 (kesy_10203)

Week 10

Social status & role, conflict – Part 4 (kesy_10204)

Week 11

Assignmentfor Chapter 2

Week 12

Understanding social institutions – Part 1 (kesy_10301)

Week 13

Understanding Social Institutions: Economic-Work & Division of Labour – Part 2 (kesy_10302)

Week 14

Understanding Social Institutions : Politics-State & stateless, Religion-Features, Durkheim & Weber concept of religion, Education – Part 3 (kesy_10303)

Week 15

Assignmentfor Chapter 3

Week 16

Culture: definition and dimensions – Part 1 (kesy_10401)

Week 17

Culture: definition and dimensions – Part 2 (kesy_10402)

Week 18

Culture: definition and dimensions – Part 3 (kesy_10403)

Week 19

Assignmentfor Chapter 4

Week 20

Doing Sociology: Research Methods – Part 1 (kesy_10501)

Week 21

Doing Sociology : Research Methods – Part 2 (kesy_10502)

Week 22

Assignmentfor Chapter 5

Week 23

Feedback & Discussion

Taught by

Dr. Sheetal Sharma

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