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NTA NET New Updated Syllabus for Sociology

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NET SYLLABUS
Subject: SOCIOLOGY

Code No. : 05
Unit -1 : Sociological Theory

1. Classical Sociological Traditions

  • Emile Durkheim
  • Max Weber
  • Karl Marx
    2. Structure- Functionalism and Structuralism
  • Bronislaw Malinowski
  •  A.R. Radcliffe- Brown
  • Talcott Parsons
  • Robert K. Merton
  •  Claude Levi Strauss
    3. Hermeneutic and Interpretative Traditions
  • G.H. Mead
  •  Karl Manheim
  • Alfred Schutz
  • Harold Garfinkel
  • Erving Goffman
  •  Clifford Geertz
    4. Post Modernism, Post Structuralism and Post Colonialism
  •  Edward Said
  • Pierre Bourdieu
  •  Michel Foucault
  • Jurgen Habermas
  •  Anthony Giddens
  •  Manuel Castells

5. Indian Thinkers

  •  M.K. Gandhi
  •  B.R. Ambedkar
  •  Radha Kamal Mukherjee
  • G. S. Ghurye
  • M.N. Srinivas
  •  Irawati Karve
    Unit – 2 : Research Methodology and Methods
    1. Conceptualizing Social Reality
  •  Philosophy of Science
  •  Scientific Method and Epistemology in Social Science
  •  Hermeneutic Traditions
  •  Objectivity and Reflexivity in Social Science
  •  Ethics and Politics
    2. Formulating Research Design
  •  Reading Social Science Research, Data and Documents
  • Induction and Deduction
  •  Fact, Concept and Theory
  •  Hypotheses, Research Questions, Objectives
    3. Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
  • Ethnography
  •  Survey Method
  •  Historical Method
  • Comparative Method
    4. Techniques
  • Sampling
  • Questionnaire and Schedule
  •  Statistical Analysis
  •  Observation, Interview and Case study
  • Interpretation, Data Analysis and Report Writing
    Unit -3: Basic Concepts and Institutions
    1. Sociological Concepts

Important Link:- NTA NET General Paper Syllabus

Social Structure

  • Culture
  • Network
  •  Status and Role
  •  Identity
  •  Community
  • Diaspora
  • Values, Norms and Rules
  • Personhood, Habitus and Agency
  • Bureaucracy, Power and Authority
    2. Social Institutions
  • Marriage, Family and Kinship
  • Economy
  •  Polity
  •  Religion
  •  Education
  •  Law and Customs
    3. Social Stratification
  •  Social Difference, Hierarchy, Inequality and Marginalization
  • Caste and Class
  •  Gender, Sexuality and Disability
  •  Race, Tribe and Ethnicity
    5. Social Change and Processes
  •  Evolution and Diffusion
  • Modernization and Development
  • Social Transformations and Globalization
  •  Social Mobility
    Unit – 4 : Rural and Urban Transformations
    1. Rural and Peasant Society
  •  Caste-Tribe Settlements
  • Agrarian Social Structure and Emergent Class Relations
  •  Land Ownership and Agrarian Relations
  • Decline of Agrarian Economy, De-Peasantization and Migration
  •  Agrarian Unrest and Peasant Movements
  • Changing Inter-Community Relations and Violence

Important Link:-Official UGC Website for Syllabus

2. Urban Society

  •  Urbanism, Urbanity and Urbanization
  •  Towns, Cities and Mega-Cities
  • Industry, Service and Business
  • Neighbourhood, Slums and Ethnic Enclaves
  •  Middle Class and Gated Communities
  •  Urban Movements and Violence

Unit – 5 : State, Politics and Development
1. Political Processes in India

  • Tribe, Nation State and Border
  •  Bureaucracy
  • Governance and Development
  •  Public Policy: Health, Education and Livelihoods
  •  Political Culture
  • Grass-root Democracy
  • Law and Society
  • Gender and Development
  •  Corruption
  •  Role of International Development Organizations
    2. Social Movements and Protests
  •  Political Factions, Pressure Groups
  •  Movements based on Caste, Ethnicity, Ideology, Gender, Disability, Religion and Region
  •  Civil Society and Citizenship
  • NGOs, Activism and Leadership
  •  Reservations and Politics
    Unit – 6 : Economy and Society
  •  Exchange, Gift , Capital, Labour and Market
  •  Mode of Production Debates
  • Property and Property Relations
  •  State and Market: Welfarism and Neoliberalism
  •  Models of Economic Development
  • Poverty and Exclusion
  •  Factory and Industry Systems

 

Changing Nature of Labour Relations

  • Gender and Labour Process
  • Business and Family
  •  Digital Economy, E-Commerce
  •  Global Business and Corporates
  •  Tourism
  •  Consumption
    Unit – 7: Environment and Society
  •  Social and Cultural Ecology: Diverse Forms
  • Technological Change, Agriculture and Biodiversity
  •  Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Ethno-Medicine
  • Gender and Environment
  •  Forest Policies, Adivasis and Exclusion
  •  Ecological Degradation and Migration
  •  Development, Displacement and Rehabilitation
  • Water and Social Exclusion
  •  Disasters and Community Responses
  • Environmental Pollution, Public Health and Disability
  •  Climate Change and International Policies
  •  Environmental Movements
    Unit – 8: Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Theoretical Approaches: Structure-Functionalist, Alliance and Cultural
  •  Gender Relations and Power Dynamics
  •  Inheritance, Succession and Authority
  •  Gender, Sexuality and Reproduction
  • Children, Youth and Elderly
  •  Emotions and Family
  •  Emergent Forms of Family
  •  Changing Marriage Practices
  •  Changing Care and Support Systems
  •  Family Laws
  •  Domestic Violence and Crime against Women
  •  Honour Killing
    Unit – 9 : Science, Technology and Society
  • History of Technological Development
  • Changing notions of Time and Space
  • Flows and Boundaries Virtual Community
  •  Media: Print and Electronic, Visual and Social Media
  • E-Governance and Surveillance Society
  •  Technology and Emerging Political Processes
  •  State Policy, Digital Divide and Inclusion
  •  Technology and Changing Family Relations
  • Technology and Changing Health Systems
  •  Food and Technology
  •  Cyber Crime

Unit – 10 : Culture and Symbolic Transformations

  •  Signs and Symbols
  • Rituals, Beliefs and Practices
  •  Changing Material Culture
  •  Moral Economy
  •  Education: Formal and Informal
  •  Religious Organizations, Piety and Spirituality
  •  Commodification of Rituals
  •  Communalism and Secularism
  •  Cultural Identity and Mobilization
  • Culture and Politics
  •  Gender, Body and Culture
  •  Art and Aesthetics
  • Ethics and Morality
  •  Sports and Culture
  • Pilgrimage and Religious Tourism
  •  Religion and Economy
  •  Culture and Environment
  •  New Religious Movements

 

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