Tripura Board Class 11 Syllabus for Sociology

Tripura Board of Higher Secondary Education Class XI Syllabus for Sociology with course structure are given below.

Unit-I : Introducing Sociology (Periods 35)

Emergence, Meaning, Nature, Scope and Significance of Sociology

Sociological perspectives – Functionalist, Conflict and Symbolic Interactionism

Relationship of Sociology with other Social Sciences – Anthropology, History, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology and Economics

Research Methodology – Stages of Research, Survey Methods; Social Research – Qualitative and Quantitative Research

Tools and Techniques of Data Collection – Observation, Interview and Questionnaire

Unit-II : Basic Concepts (Periods 30)

Society – Definition, Features and Significance

Community and Association – Definition, Features, Interrelationship and Differences

Organization – Definition, Features and Types

Social Group – Definition, Typology (with special reference to primary and Secondary Group )

Status and Role

Social Control – Definition, Forums, Functions and Agencies

Unit-III : Social Institutions (Periods 35)

Institution – Definition, Features, Functions and Interrelationship between different Institutions

Marriage and Family – Origin, Meaning, Features, Types and Significance

Kinship – Definition, Typology and usages (Joking Relationship), Rules of Avoidance, Rule of Differences, Teknonymy, Avanculate, Amitted, Couvade)

Descent – Definition and Rules of Descent

Economic Institution – Definition, Types (Capitalist, Socialist, Mixed), Property, The Economic Systems (Primitive, Agravian, Industrial), The System of Exchange, Division of Labour (with special reference to Emile Durkheim)

Political Institution – Power and Authority, State and Government (Democracy, Republic and Monarchy). Bureaucracy (with special reference to Max Weber)

Religious Institution – Definition, Elements of Religion, Function, Relationship Between Religion, Magic and Science. Religion in Modern Society

Education – Concept, Functions, Formal and Informal Education

Unit-IV : Culture and Society (Periods 35)

Culture – Definition,Elements of Culture, Typology, Cultural Lag

Civilization – Definition, Differences between Culture and Civilization

Norms, Values and Laws – Concept and Significance

Socialization – Definition, Stages, Agencies, Importance. Impact of Environment and Heredity in the development of personality

Conformity – Definition, Causes, Differences between conformity and Deviance

Crime –Concept and Types

Village – Concept (with special references to M.N. Srinivas)

Rural and Urban Society and their changes

Unit-V : Understanding Society : Stratification, Change and Environment (Periods 30) 

Social Stratification – Concept, Basis of social Stratification (Caste, Class Race, Gender). Caste (with special reference to G.S. Ghurye) Class (Marxian concept)

Social Mobility – Concept and Types

Social processes – Cooperation, competition and Conflict

Social Change – Concept, Types, Causes and Consequences

Ecology, Environment and Society

Unit-VI : Project (Periods 15)

Suggested Areas :

i. Health and Sanitation in slum areas
ii. Problems related to Environmental Awareness iii. Female Literacy and Health
iv. Impact of Modern Communication Technology on students
v. Educational scenario at the village level
vi. Socio-Economic Status of a Family
vii. Problems of the aged.
viii. Neighbourhood Relations
ix. Socio-Cultural Significance of Various Festivals
x. Any other relevant areas based on the Syllabus

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