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1. To familiarise candidates with the basic concepts of Sociology and Anthropology.
2. To develop in candidates an understanding of various forces that constitute social life and social problems.
3. To create an awareness of the process of change and development in general and with reference to the Indian society in particular.
4. To provide candidates with the means whereby they can come to a better understanding of other cultures as well as of their own.
5. To form in candidates the habit of scrutinising social assumptions and beliefs in the light of scientific evidence.
6. To introduce a deeper study of the subject for the tertiary level.
There will be two papers in the subject.
Paper I - Theory: 3 hours ……70 marks
Paper II- Practical Work ……30 marks
PAPER - I (THEORY) – 70 Marks
Part 1 (20 marks) will consist of compulsory short answer questions testing knowledge, application and skills relating to elementary / fundamental aspects of the entire syllabus.
Part II (50 marks) will consist of seven questions out of which the candidate will be required to answer five questions, each carrying 10 marks.
1. Origin and Development of Sociology and
(i) Emergence of Sociology as a discipline.
Discuss briefly the origins and growth of the discipline.
(ii) Classical thinkers and theories.
Discuss in brief the contribution of Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Max Weber.
(iii) Nature and Scope of Sociology; Meaning and Definition of Society.
General/broad definition of society.
Relation of Sociology with other Social Sciences - Political Science, Economics Anthropology, History, Psychology, Philosophy.
(iv) Research methodology.
Formulation of the problem, Observation, Classification, Hypothesis, Verification, Prediction.
(v) Nature and Scope of Anthropology.
Definition: Root words, general definition; growth of the discipline - travellers, explorers, administrators and missionaries; Branches of Anthropology: Physical Anthropology; Socio-cultural Anthropology - Ethnology, Archaeology, Linguistics; Applied Anthropology.
2. The Nature of Society - Concepts and
(i) (a) Society and the individual: man as a social being.
Explain man as a social being, using the examples of the feral cases of Hauser, Amla and Kamala and Anna.
(b) Human being as a rational and social partner in environmental actions.
While human beings are responsible for the present state of the environment, they are also capable of acting intelligently and finding solutions. For a man to sustain himself, a balance between his social life/existence and his environment is necessary. The two cannot be isolated.
(a general understanding of the above to be provided).
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