Himachal Pradesh Board Sociology Syllabus for Class 11


Himachal Pradesh Board Syllabus for Class 11 Sociology

Introducing Sociology

Unit I : Society & Sociology - 10 Marks (Periods 22)

  • Introducing Society : Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives

  • Introducing Sociology : Emergence. Nature & Scope. Relationship to other disciplines.


Unit II : Basic Concepts - 10 Marks (Periods 22)

  • Social Groups

  • Status and Role

  • Social Stratification

  • Social Control


Unit III : Social Institutions - 10 Marks (Periods 24)

  • Family and Kinship

  • Political and Economic Institutions

  • Religion as a Social Institution

  • Education as a Social Institution


Unit IV : Culture and Society - 10 Marks (Periods 20)

  • Culture. Values and Norms : Shared. Plural. Contested

  • Socialization : Conformity. Conflict and the Shaping of Personality


Unit V : Practical Sociology : Methods & Techniques - 10 Marks (Periods 22)

  • Tools and Techniques ; Observation. Survey. Interview

  • The Significance of Field Work in Sociology


Understanding Society

Unit VI : Structure, Process and Stratification - 10 Marks (Periods 22)
1. Social Structure
2. Social Processes: Cooperation,Competition, Conflict
3. Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Race, Gender.

Unit VII : Social Change - 10 Marks (Periods 22)
1. Social change : Types and Dimensions; Causes and Consequences.
2. Social Order : Domination, Authority & Law; Contestation Crime & Violence
3. Village, Town & City : Changes in Rural & Urban Society.

Unit VIII : Environment and Society - 10 Marks (Periods 18)
1. Ecology and Society
2. Environmental Crises and Social Responses

Unit IX : Western Social Thinkers - 10 Marks (Periods 24)
1. Karl Marx on Class Conflict
2. Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour
3. Max Weber on Bureaucracy

Unit X : Indian Sociologists - 10 Marks (Periods 24)
1. G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste
2. D.P. Mukherji on Tradition and Change
3. A.R. Desai on the State
4. M.N. Srinivas on the Village

Prescribed Books:
1. Sociology-I NCERT Publication
2. Sociology-II NCERT Publication

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