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Can you provide me the syllabus for B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology Program offered by the Department of Sociology of Aligarh Muslim University?
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The syllabus for B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology Program offered by the Department of Sociology of Aligarh Muslim University is as follows:

B. A. Semester I

Title of the Course: INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY

Course Category: Core Course Code: SOB151

Contact Periods per week: 4L + 1T Credits: 4 Marks: 100

Evaluation: Sessional, Assignment/Coursework etc.; 30% and 70% End Semester Exam

Goals & Objectives of the Course: This course aims at introducing sociology as a discipline by looking at its origins and development and the way it is different from and related to other social sciences. By means of an informed engagement with basic concepts and processes, the course is an attempt at familiarising the students with the essentials of the discipline.

Expected Outcome: Students are expected to comprehend the emergence, growth and development of sociology alongside understanding its basic concepts.


UNIT-I ORIGIN AND DEVELOPMENT OF SOCIOLOGY
1.1 Definition and Nature of Sociology.
1.2 Sociology and its relationship with other Social Sciences (i) Economics (ii) Political Science
(iii) History (iv) Social Anthropology (v) Psychology.
1.3 Emergence of Sociology: Industrial Revolution.
1.4 Emergence of Sociology: French Revolution.


UNIT-II SOCIOLOGICAL CONCEPTS
2.1 Society, Community, Institution, and Association.
2.2 Social Group and its types (Primary Group, Reference Group, In Group and Out Group).
2.3 Culture: Material culture, Non-material culture and Cultural lag.
2.4 Social Structure, Role and Status.


UNIT-III SOCIAL PROCESSES
3.1 Socialization: Agencies and Types
3.2 Social Control: Types and Means
3.3 Social Stratification and its forms
3.4 Cooperation and social conflict


RECOMMENDED READINGS:
1. Alex Inkles, What is Sociology? An Introduction to the Discipline and Profession, 1982, New
Delhi: Prentice Hall of India.
2. T.B. Bottomore, Sociology: A Guide to Problems and Literature, 1971, New Delhi: Blackie & Sons (India) Ltd.
3. H.M. Johnson, Sociology: An Introduction, 1960, New York: Boston.
4. R.M. MacIver & C.H. Page, Society: An Introductory Analysis, 1981, Delhi: Macmillan India Ltd.
5. P. Gisbert, 2010, Fundamentals of Sociology, New Delhi: Orient BlackSwan.
6. F. Abraham, 2006, Contemporary Sociology: An Introduction to Concepts and Theories, New
Delhi: Oxford University Press.
7. M. Haralambos and R. M. Heald, 2015, Sociology: Themes and Perspectives, New Delhi: Oxford
University Press


Syllabus B.A. (Hons.) in Sociology Aligarh Muslim University




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