CGPCS Mains Paper VII Section II (Sociology)
Sociology - Sociology- Meaning, Scope and nature, Importance of its study. Relation with other Social Sciences. Primary Concepts - Society, Community, Association, Institution, Social group, Folkways and Mores. Individual and Society - Social interactions, Status and role, Culture and Personality, Sociolization. Hindu Social Organization - Religion, Asharm, Varna, Purusharth. Social Stratification - Caste and Class. Social Processes - Social Interaction, Co-operation, Struggle, Competition. Social Control and Social Change – Sources and agencies of Social Control, Processes and factors of Social Change. Indian Social Problems, Social disorganization-Anomie and Alienation, Inequality. Social Research and Techniques -Objective of Social Research, Use of scientific method to study of Social Phenomena, Problems of objectivity. Tools and techniques of data collection- Observation, Interview, Questionnaire, Schedule.