CBSE 11th Class Sociology Syllabus


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Course Structure

Part/Units Topics Marks
A Introducing Sociology 34
1 Society, Sociology and relationship with other social sciences
2 Basic Concepts
3 Social Institutions
4 Culture and Society
5 Practical Sociology: Methods & Techniques
B Understanding Society 46
6 Structure, Process and Stratification
7 Social Change
8 Environment and Society
9 Western Social Thinkers
10 Indian Sociologists
C Project Work 20
1 Project 7
2 Viva 5
3 Research Design 8
Total 100

Course Syllabus

Part A: Introducing Sociology

Unit 1: Society and Sociology and Relationship with other Social Sciences

  • Introducing Society −
    • Individuals
    • Collectivities
    • Plural Perspectives
  • Introducing Sociologyn −
    • Emergence
    • Nature and Scope
    • Relationship to other disciplines

Unit 2: Basic Concepts

  • Social Groups
  • Status and Role
  • Social Stratification
  • Social Control

Unit 3: Social Institutions

  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Political and Economic Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture and Society

  • Culture, Values and Norms −
    • Shared
    • Plural
    • Contested
  • Socialization −
    • Conformity
    • Conflict
    • Shaping of Personality

Unit 5: Practical in Sociology: Methods and Techniques

  • Methods −
    • Participant Observation
    • Survey
  • Tools and Techniques −
    • Observation
    • Interview
    • Questionnaire
  • The Significance of Field Work in Sociology

Part B. Understanding Society

Unit 6: Structure, Process and Stratification

  • Social Structure
  • Social Processes −
    • Cooperation
    • Competition
    • Conflict
  • Social Stratification −
    • Class
    • Caste
    • Race
    • Gender

Unit 7: Social Change

  • Social Change −
    • Types and Dimensions
    • Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order −
    • Domination
    • Authority and Law
    • Contestation
    • Crime and Violence
  • Village, Town and City −
    • Changes in Rural and Urban Society

Unit 8: Environment and Society

  • Ecology and Society
  • Environmental Crises and Social Responses

Unit 9: Western Social Thinkers

  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour
  • Max Weber on Bureaucracy

Unit 10: Indian Sociologists

  • G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village

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