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CUCET Sociology and Social Work Syllabus

Central Universities Common Entrance Test commonly known as CUCET is conducted for admission to Integrated / Under-graduate, Post-graduate and Research Programmes in Centres Universities. Ten Central Universities (Bihar, Gujarat, Jammu, Jharkhand, Kashmir, Kerala, Orissa, Punjab, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu) have joined hands and institutionalised "Central Universities Common Entrance Test" (CUCET). Thus, one single application and entrance test (CUCET) provides opportunities for admission in Ten Central Universities located nationwide.

This is part of PG Syllabus for CUCET

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CUCET Sociology and Social Work Syllabus

Test Paper Code: PGQP21

Section I (Sociology)

Basic Concepts in Sociology

Unit I

Sociology: Definition, nature and scope; Relationship with other Social Sciences: Psychology,Anthropology, History, Economics, Political Science.

Unit II

Basic Concepts: Social Structure, Society, Social Organization, Community, Association, Norms, Values,

Unit III

Status and Role: Types of status and role and their interrelation

Unit IV

Socialization: Meaning, types, processes and agencies. Theories of self (Freud, Cooley and Mead)
Culture: Meaning, characteristics; material and non-material culture; cultural lag; culture and civilization.

Social Process And Problems

Unit I

Social Processes: Cooperation, Accommodation, Assimilation and Competition and Conflict.

Unit II

Social Groups: Definition, characteristics, types (primary and secondary; in-group and outgroup; Reference group and Peer group).

Unit III

Social Institutions: Marriage; Family; Kinship; Education; Religion and economy (meaning and functions) and Religion: Meaning and Functions

Unit IV

Social Control: Meaning, Significance and agencies. Social Deviance: Meaning, characteristics, forms and factors.

Society, Culture and Social Change

Unit I

Societies: Types and Characteristics- Tribal, Rural, Urban, Industrial and Post-Industrial.

Unit II

Culture: Definition and Nature; Types- Material and Non- Material. Socialization: Its importance, Process and Stages. Social Control: Its Types and Means

Unit III

Processes of Social Change: Characteristic Features of Industrialization, Modernization, Globalization and Secularization

Unit IV

Social Stratification: types , theories of stratification and mobility and its types

Indian Society

Unit I

Evolution of Indian Society: Traditional bases of Indian Society; Unity and Diversity in India; India as a Pluralistic Society.

Unit II

Caste, theories and Caste system and its Changing Dimensions in India and Dominant caste.

Unit III

Processes of Social Change in India: Sanskritization, Westernization, modernistion Parochiatization and Universatization

Unit IV

Social Issues and Problems: Gender Discrimination, Secularism and Religious Minorities, Problems of Dalits Women and OBC and Affirmative Actions

Social Research

Unit I

Social Research: Definition, Nature and purpose; Steps in Social Research; Problem of Objectivity and Subjectivity in Social Research

Unit II

Research Method: Research Designs; Social Survey; Hypothesis- Types & significance; Sampling and Sampling Procedure

Unit III

Techniques of Data Collection: Types of Data; Techniques- Observation, Interview, Questionnaire, Schedule and Case Study

Unit IV

Statistical Analysis and Use of Computer in Social Research: Classification and Tabulation of data; Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode; Use of Computers in Social Research.

Social Problems in India

Unit I

Social Problem: Meaning and Definition; Importance of the Study of Social Problems; Sociological Perspectives on Social Problem-Anomie and suicide (Durkheim) Labeling (Becker).

Unit II

Structural Issues: Inequality of Caste, Class Gender and Ethnicity; Communalism; Problems of Minorities.

Unit III

Problems and Issues: Female Foeticide, Dowry, Domestic Violence, Divorce; Problems of Aged.

Unit IV

Social Disorganization: Crime and Juvenile Delinquency, Corruption, Drug Addiction, Suicide, nepotism, Prostitution and AIDS

Social Change and Development

Unit I

Social Change: Concept, Forms and Factors;. Theories of Social Change: Linear (Spencer), Cyclical (Pareto), Fluctuation (Sorokin); Conflict Theory (Marx)

Unit II

Social Change in Contemporary India: Trends and Processes of Change Sanskritisation, Westernization, Modernization and Secularization

Unit III

Development Programmes in India: Development Programme in India; The Five Year Plans, Community Development Programme, , Panchayat Raj; Impact of new Panchayati Raj on Women Empowerment

Unit IV

Concept and Features of Development.

Foundations of Social Thought

Unit I

Positivism: Comte s Law of three stages, Social Static & Dynamics, Evolutionism- Spencer s Evolutionary Approach

Unit II

Functionalism: Durkheims Concept of Social Fact, Division of labour in Society; Radcliffe Brown s Structural-Functional Approach

Unit III

Conflict: Marx s concept of Dialectical Historical Materialism, Class & Class Conflict; Coser s Approach to Social Conflict

Unit IV

Internationalism: Weber s Interpretative Sociology; Types of Social Action; G.H.Mead s Concept of Self & Society

Rural Society: Structure and Change

Unit I

Introduction to Rural Sociology: Origin, Nature, Subject Matter and Importance.

Unit II

Rural Social Structure: Caste and Class in Rural Set Up, Inter Caste Relation with reference to Jajmani System; Rural Family and Changing pattern

Unit III

Rural Economy: Land Tenure System, Land Reforms; Green Revolution and Its Impact; Bonded and Migrant Labourers; Major Changes in Rural Society.

Unit IV

Rural Political Structure: Traditional Caste and Village Panchayats; Panchayati Raj before and after 73rd Constitutional Amendment, Panchayati Raj and Empowerment of Women

Section II (Social Work)

Unit I

Social concepts: family, marriage, neighborhood, community, organization, culture, caste, clan, values, culture, traditions, practices, norms, lifestyle, health, socialization, needs,

Unit II

Economic concepts: economy, market, production, distribution, demand, supply, labor, income, expenditure, globalization, privatization, liberalization, industrialization,

Unit III

Political concepts: politics, democracy, decentralization, panchayat, legislature, executive, judiciary, human rights, social justice, freedom, liberty, fundamental rights & duties,

Unit IV

Psychological concepts: individual, self, behavior, mental functions, attitude, emotions, beliefs, self-esteem, intelligence,

Unit V

Environmental concepts: environment, atmosphere, pollution-air, water, sound; natural resources - air, water, soil, forest; disaster,

Unit- VI

Legal concepts: constitution, law, petition, litigation, First hand information report (FIR),

Unit VII

Social reform, social movement, social work :
Concepts: social reform, social movement, revolution, satyagraha, non-violence, truth, justice, peace, social work, social development;
Bhakti movement Guru Nanak, Kabir, Basaveshwar; Social reformers Rajaram Mohan Roy, Swami Vivekanand, Dhondo Singh Karve; Freedom movement Gandhi, Subhaschandra Bose; Dalit & Social movement Ambedkar, Medha Patkar, Anna Hazare, Aaruna Roy; Non-government organizations, Corporate.

Unit VIII

Social change and Social transformation:

Concepts: social change, social transformation,

Unit IX

Sustainable technologies:

Forms of sustainable technologies: solar, wind, bio-gas, bio-mass, bio-diesel;

Pollution control through technologies.

 

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