Gujarat Board Sociology Syllabus for Class 12

Gujarat Board Syllabus for Class 12 Sociology

Sociology Syllabus

Unit 1: Society & Sociology and Relationship with other                            (Periods 22)
social sciences
Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives
Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature & Scope. Relationship to other disciplines

Unit 2: Basic Concepts                                                                             (Periods 22)
Social Groups
Status and Role
Social Stratification
Social Control

Unit 3: Social Institutions                                                                        (Periods 24)
Family and Kinship
Political and Economic Institutions

Religion as a Social Institution
Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture And Society                                                                     (Periods 20)
Culture. Values and Norms: Shared, Plural, Contested
Socialization: Conformity, Conflict and the Shaping of Personality

Unit 5: Practical Sociology: Methods & Techniques                                  (Periods 22)
Tools and Techniques: Observation, Survey, Interview
The Significance of Field Work in Sociology

Unit 6: Structure, Process and Stratification                                              (Periods 22)
Social Structure
Social Processes: Cooperation, Competition, Conflict
Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Race, Gender.

Unit 7: Social Change                                                                                    (Periods 22)
Social Change: Types and Dimensions; Causes and Consequences.
Social Order: Domination, Authority & Law; Contestation, Crime & Violence
Village, Town & City: Changes in Rural & Urban Society

Unit 8: Environment And Society                                                                 (Periods 18)
Ecology and Society
Environmental Crises and Social Responses

Unit 9: Western Social Thinkers                                                                  (Periods 24)
Karl Marx on Class Conflict
Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour
Max Weber on Bureaucracy

Unit 10: Indian Sociologists                                                                           (Periods 24)
G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste 10 Marks
D.P. Mukerji on Tradition and Change
A.R. Desai on the State
M.N. Srinivas on the Village

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