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As you are looking for the Nagpur University B.A. Sociology syllabus, here I am providing same for you.

B.A. First Year Sociology:
Themes and Concepts
Objectives of the Paper:
1. This is the introductory paper which intends to induct the students to sociology as the
beginner of the subject.
2. The paper thus aims to expose the students to the themes and concepts in sociology as
a science of society and make them acquainted with different types of society,
sociological perspectives, social structure and social change.
3. The paper also aims at making students understand the ideas of socialization, social
control, conformity, social stratification and mobility in society.
1. Sociology as the Science of Society:
A. Sociology: meaning and definition
B. Characteristics of sociology as a science (empirical, theoretical,cumulative and
C. Development of human societies: Premodern Societies (hunting and gathering
societies, pastoral and agrarian societies).
Modern industrial Society: Its characteristics - industrialism, capitalism,
urbanism, liberal democracy. Postmodern Society: Its nature and characteristics
D. Culture: Its meaning and elements (cognitive elements, beliefs, values and
norms and signs). Culture, society and individual
E. Socialization: Its meaning, stages and agencies
2. Sociological Perspectives of Society:
A. Functional perspective
B. Conflict perspective
C. Feminist perspective
D. Interactionist perspective
3. Social Stratification and Social Mobility:
A. Meaning and forms of social stratification
B. Functional and dysfunctional aspects of social stratification
C. Class, status and social mobility
D. Types of social mobility: horizontal, vertical, upward and downward
4. Social Structure and Social Change:
A. Structural aspects of social system: Institutions, groups, subgroups, roles, norms and values
B. Social change: Its sources - internal and external
C. Types of social change: Changes in social values with reference
to pattern variables, changes in occupational structure and demographic changes
5. Social Conformity, Social Deviation and Social Control:
A. Meaning and causes of conformity
B. Anomie and social deviation
C. Factors facilitating deviation
D. Deviant behaviour and social control: rules of deviant behaviour

Nagpur University B.A. Sociology syllabus

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