B.A. SociologyMahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapith
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The Mahatma Gandhi Kashi Vidyapeeth offers B.A. Sociology course to its students. The course structure for it is as follows:
Sociology : Meaning, Definition, Scope, Subject matter, nature and Impartance.
Methods of Study in Sociology. Relation between Sociology and other Social
Sciences : Philosophy, Psychology, Economics and Anthropology. Human and Animal Society. Importance of Language in Human Society
Basic Sociological Concepts : Society, Community, Rural and Urban
Community, Institution and Association. Social Group : Meaning, Definition
and Types, Status and Role, Culture and Civilization
Social Control : Meaning, Definition, Characteristics, Agencies : Formal and
Informal Control. Social Change : Meaning, Definition, Patterns, Theories of
Social Change : Social, Cultural, Technological and Economic.
Relation between Individual and Society, Socialisation : Meaning, Definition,
Needs, Agencies, Theories : Cooley , Mead , and Freud,. Social Processes :
Associative and Non Associative.
Main Bases of Indian Social System : Dharma, Karma and Rebirth,
Pursharth,Varna- Ashrma System and Sanskar.
Hindu Marriage : Meaning, Definition, Aims,Forms, Types, Problems and
Change. Muslim and Christian Marriage. Joint Family System, Kinship System in India.
Caste System in India : Meaning, Definition, Characteristics, Theories of
Origin :Traditional, Racial and Occupational, Causes of Change and
Disorganisation in Caste System in India. Jajmani System in India.
Social Legislation in India : Meaning, Definition, Characeristics and Main
Social Legislations. Problems of Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes and
Backword Classes and Efforts of Solution by Goverenmental and non-
Vilfredo Pareto : Theory of Circulation of Elites, Logical and Non-logical
Action, Residues and Derivationes, Max Weber : Ideal types, social Action,
Karl Marx : Historical Materialism, Class-Conflict and Social Change.
Indian Social Thought : Origin and Development. Indian Social Thinkers : Dr,
Bhagawan Das : Social Philosophy, Varna-Ashram and Purushartha. Anand
Coomarswami : Sociology of Arts, Sri Arvindo : Concept of Super Man and
Gandhi : Concepts of Satyagrah and Non-Violence, Principles of Trustiship,
Socioalist Thinkers : Acharya Narendra Deo , Dr. Ram Manohar Lohia, Jai
Poverty, Unemployment, Caste and Gender Differentiation, Religious, Cultural and Regional Diversity.
Dawry, Women’s Harassment, Divorce, Intra and Inter-generational Conflict,
Problems of Old Age, Individual and Family Disorganization.
Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, White-Collor Crime, Changing Nature of
Crime and Criminals, Curruption, Drug Addition, Suicide, Prostitution and
Regional Disparity, Migration : Meaning, Definition, Types, Causes and
Problems. Environmental Degradation, Environment : Natural Environment
and Cultural Environment, Problems of Environment.
(a) SociologicalConcepts and Types, Facts, Relation Between Concept and
(b) Social System : Concept, Characterics and Component Elements,
(c) Social Structure : Concept and Component Elements, Norms and Values
(a) Social Action : Max Weber, Parsons and Pareto’s Theories.
(b) Concepts of Authority and Power.
(c) Bureaucracy : Concept, Characteristics-With Special Reference to Max
Weber and Peter Blau.
Parsons: Theory of Social Action, Sorokin: Cultural Dynamics, Toynbee and
Spengler : Theory of Rise and Fall of Civilizations, Merton : Anomie and
Main Schools of Sociological Theories : (a) Structural- Functionalism : Views
of Parsons and Merton, (b) Conflict Theory : Views of Marx, Dahrendorfc) Symbolic-interactionalism : Views of Mead and Blumer
Social Research : Meaning, Scope and Importance. Hypothesis : Meaning,
Characteristics and Importance. Nature of Social Phenomenon and Difficulties in Way of Its Scientific Study, Scientific Method, Logic in Social Sciences.
Methods of Social Research : Quantitative, Qualitative, Case-Study Method,
Content Analysis, Types of Research : Basic Applied and Empirical. Research Design : Exploratory, Descriptive, Diagnostic and Experimental.
Weaker Sections : Concept, History, Population – Structure, Characteristics
and Types. Problems and Status of Women in Indian Society, Governmental
Efforts, Feminist Movements