Class 11th Sociology Syllabus

Sociology Class 11 Syllabus

Course Structure





Introducing Sociology


Society, Sociology and relationship with other social sciences


Basic Concepts


Social Institutions


Culture and Society


Practical Sociology: Methods & Techniques



Understanding Society


Structure, Process and Stratification


Social Change


Environment and Society


Western Social Thinkers



Indian Sociologists





A. Introducing Sociology

Unit 1: Society and Sociology and Relationship with other Social Sciences

  • Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities. Plural Perspectives
  • Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope. Relationship to other disciplines

Unit 2: Basic Concepts

  • Social Groups
  • Status and Role
  • Social Stratification
  • Social Control

Unit 3: Social Institutions

  • Family, Marriage and Kinship
  • Political and Economic Institutions
  • Religion as a Social Institution
  • Education as a Social Institution

Unit 4: Culture and Society

  • Culture, Values and Norms: Shared, Plural, Contested
  • Socialization: Conformity, Conflict and the Shaping of Personality

Unit 5: Practical in Sociology: Methods and Techniques

  • Methods: Participant Observation, Survey
  • Tools and Techniques: Observation, Interview, Questionaire
  • The Significance of Field Work in Sociology

B. Understanding Society

Unit 6: Structure, Process and Stratification

  • Social Structure
  • Social Processes: Cooperation, Competition, Conflict
  • Social Stratification: Class, Caste, Race, Gender

Unit 7: Social Change

  • Social Change: Types and Dimensions; Causes and Consequences
  • Social Order: Domination, Authority and Law; Contestation, Crime and Violence
  • Village, Town and City: Changes in Rural and Urban Society

Unit 8: Environment and Society

  • Ecology and Society
  • Environmental Crises and Social Responses

Unit 9: Western Social Thinkers

  • Karl Marx on Class Conflict
  • Emile Durkheim on Division of Labour
  • Max Weber on Bureaucracy

Unit 10: Indian Sociologists

  • G.S. Ghurye on Race and Caste
  • D.P. Mukherjee on Tradition and Change
  • A.R. Desai on the State
  • M.N. Srinivas on the Village