West Bengal Board Sociology Syllabus for Class 11

West Bengal Board Syllabus for Class 11 Sociology

Class 11 
Sociology Syllabus


Unit 1 : Society & Sociology

Introducing Society : Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives

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

Unit II : Basic Concepts

-Social Groups

-Status and Role

-Social Stratification

-Social Control

Unit III : Social Institutions

-Family and Kinship

-Political and Economic Institutions

-Religion as a Social Institution

-Education as a Social Institution

Unit IV : Culture and Society

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

-Socialization : Conformity. Conflict and the Shaping of Personality

Unit V : Practical Sociology : Methods & Techniques

-Tools and Techniques ; Observation. Survey. Interview

-The Significance of Field Work in Sociology


Unit VI : Structure, Process and Stratification

1. Social Structure

2. Social Processes: Cooperation,Competition, Conflict

3. Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Race, Gender.

Unit VII : Social Change

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

1. Ecology and Society

2. Environmental Crises and Social Responses

Unit IX : Western Social Thinkers

1. Karl Marx on Class Conflict

2. Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour

3. Max Weber on Bureaucracy

Unit X : Indian Sociologists

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

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