CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2018 2019

CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2018 2019. Download the latest syllabus to do your studies as per the latest guidelines issued by CBSE NCERT. The syllabus, weightage of chapters, blue print of question papers and the design of question papers is issued every year for the benefit of students. Access all syllabus for all subjects here.

                                                                                            SOCIOLOGY (Code No. 039)



Sociology is introduced as an elective subject at the senior secondary stage. The syllabus is designed to help learners to reflect on what they hear and see in the course of everyday life and develop a constructive attitude towards society in change; to equip a learner with concepts and theoretical skills for the purpose. The curriculum of Sociology at this stage should enable the learner to understanddynamics of human behaviour in all its complexities and manifestations. The learners of today needanswers and explanations to satisfy the questions that arise in their minds while trying to understand social world. Therefore, there is a need to develop an analytical approach towards the social structure so that they can meaningfully participate in the process of social change. There is scope in the syllabus not only for interactive learning, based on exercises and project work but also for teachers and students to jointly innovate new ways of learning.

1 Sociology studies society. The child’s familiarity with the society in which she /he lives in makes the study of Sociology a double edged experience. At one level Sociology studies institutions such as family and kinship, class, caste and tribe religion and region- contexts with which children are familiar of, even if differentially. For India is a society which is varied both horizontally and vertically. The effort in the books will be to grapple overtly with this both as a source of strength and as a site for interrogation.

2 Significantly the intellectual legacy of Sociology equips the discipline with a plural perspective that overtly engages with the need for familiarization, to unlearn and question the given. This interrogative and critical character of Sociology also makes it possible to understand both other cultures as well as relearn about one’s own culture.

3 This plural perspective makes for an inbuilt richness and openness that not too many other disciplines in practice share. From its very inception Sociology has had mutually enriching and contesting traditions of an interpretative method that openly takes into account subjectivity’ and causal explanations that pay due importance to establishing causal correspondences with considerable sophistication.Not surprisingly its field work tradition also entails large scale survey methods as well as a rich ethnographic tradition. Indeed Indian sociology, in particular has bridged this distinction between what has often been seen as distinct approaches of Sociology and social anthropology. The syllabus provides ample opportunity to make the child familiar with the excitement of field work as well as its  theoretical significance for the very discipline of Sociology.

4 The plural legacy of Sociology also enables a bird’s eye view and a worm’s eye view of the society the child lives in. This is particularly true today when the local is inextricably defined and shaped by macro global processes.

5 The syllabus proceeds with the assumption that gender as an organizing principle of societycannot be treated as an add on topic but is fundamental to the manner that all chapters shall be dealt with.

6 The chapters shall seek for a child centric approach that makes it possible to connect the lived reality of children with social structures and social processes that Sociology studies.

7 A conscious effort will be made to build into the chapters a scope for exploration of society that makes learning a process of discovery. A  way towards this is to deal with sociological concepts not as givens but a product of societal actions humanly constructed and therefore open to questioning.


1 To enable learners to relate classroom teaching to their outside environment.

2 To introduce them to the basic concepts of Sociology that would enable them to observe and interpret social life.

3 To be aware of the complexity of social processes.

4 To appreciate diversity in Indian society and the world at large.

5 To build the capacity of students to understand and analyze the changes in contemporary Indian society.

A. INTRODUCING SOCIOLOGY                                                                                                                         40 Marks

Unit 1: Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences                                                            20 Periods

1 Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives

2 Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope. Relationship to other disciplines

Unit 2: Basic Concepts and their use in Sociology                                                                                               20 Periods

1 Social Groups & Society

2 Status and Role

3 Social Stratification

4 Society & Social Control

Unit 3: Understanding Social Institutions                                                                                                            22 Periods

1 Family, Marriage and Kinship

2 Work & Economic Life

3 Political Institutions

4 Religion as a Social Institution

5 Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture and Socialization                                                                                                                          18 Periods

1 Culture, Values and Norms

2 Dimensions of Culture

3 Socialization: Conformity, Conflict and the Shaping of Personality

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