CBSE Board Sociology Syllabus for Class 12

CBSE Board Syllabus for Class 12 Sociology

                                                                           Class XII
One Paper

Indian Society
1. Introducing Indian Society Non evaluative
2. Demographic Structure & Indian Society
3. Social Institutions-Continuity and change
4. Market as a Social Institution
5. Pattern of Social Inequality and Exclusion
6. Challenges of Cultural Diversity
7. Suggestions for Project Work Non evaluative

Change and Development in Indian Society
8. Structural Change
9. Cultural Change
10. The Story of Democracy
11. Change and Development in Rural Society
12. Change and Development in Industrial Society
13. Globalization and Social Change
14. Mass Media and Communications
15. Social Movements

Unit 1: Introducing Indian Society
 Colonialism, Nationalism, Class and Community

Unit 2: Demographic Structure And Indian Society
Rural-Urban Linkages and Divisions

Unit 3: Social Institutions: Continuity & Change
 Family and Kinship
 The Caste System

Unit 4: Market As A Social Institution
 Market as a Social Institution

Unit 5: Pattern of Social Inquality & Exclusion
 Caste Prejudice, Scheduled Castes and Other Backward Classes

Practical Examination

A. Project (undertaken during the academic year at school level)
i. Statement of the purpose
ii. Methodology / Technique
iii. Conclusion

B. Viva - based on the project work
C. Research design
i. Overall format
ii Research Question/Hypothesis
iii. Choice of technique
iv. Detailed procedure for implementation of technique
v. Limitations of the above technique

B & C to be administered on the day of the external examination
1.     Marginalization of Tribal Communities
2.    The Struggle for Women’s Equality
3.    The Protection of Religious Minorities
4.    Caring for the Differently Abled

Unit 6: The Challenges Of Cultural Diversity
1.     Problems of Communalism, Regionalism, Casteism & Patriarchy
2.     Role of the State in a Plural and Unequal Society
3.    What We Share

Unit 7: Suggestions For Project Work

Unit 8: Structural Change
Colonialism, Industrialization, Urbanization.

Unit 9: Cultural Change
1.    Modernization, Westernization, Sanskritisation, Secularization.
2.    Social Reform Movements & Laws

Unit 10 : The Story Of Democracy
1.     The Constitution as an instrument of Social Change
2.    Parties, Pressure Groups and Democratic Politics
3.    Panchayati Raj and the Challenges of Social Transformation

Unit 11: Change and Development In Rural Society
Land Reforms, Green Revolution and Agrarian Society

Unit 12: Change and Development In Industrial Society
1.    From Planned Industrialization to Liberalization
2.     Changes in the Class Structure

Unit 13: Globalisation and Social Change

Unit 14: Mass Media and Communication Process

Unit 15: Social Movements
1.     Class-Based Movements: Workers, Peasants.
2.     Caste-Based Movements: Dalit Movement, Backward Castes, Trends in Upper Caste
3.     Women’s Movements in Independent India.
4.    Tribal Movements.
5.     Environmental Movements.