Clearing UGC NET Exam is not a cakewalk, one must have through practice and preparation for the exam as per his subject. UGC NET Exam consists of 100 different subjects. Each candidate gets to chose one subject as per his or her eligibility. Out of these 100 subjects, Sociology is considered to be one of the toughest papers. Candidates appearing for Sociology paper must be thoroughly prepared with the subject as per the syllabus officially recommended by the UGC.
In a UGC NET exam, every candidate needs to appear for the Paper-I which is a General paper on Teaching & Research Aptitude. Paper-II and Paper-III are to be taken as per the subject selected by the applicants. To help aspirant appearing for Sociology, below we have provided a complete syllabus for Sociology Paper-II and Paper-III for UGC NET exam.
UGC NET Sociology Syllabus for Paper-II
Nature of Sociology
- Sociological Perspective
- Community Institution Association Culture.
- Norms and Values.
- Status and role, their interrelationship.
- Multiple roles, Role set. Status set, Status sequence.
- Role conflict.
Social Group Meaning
- Types: Primary-Secondary, Formal-Informal, Ingroup-Outgroup, Reference group.
Social Institutions Marriage
- Socialization, Resocialization, Anticipatory socialization, Adult socialization Agencies of socialization Theories of socialization.
- Social differentiation, Hierarchy and Inequality Forms of stratification: Caste, Class, Gender,
- Ethnic Theories of social stratification Social mobility.
- Concepts and Types: Evolution, Diffusion, Progress, Revolution, Transformation, Change in
- structure and Change of structure
- Theories: Dialectical and Cyclical.
- Radclifife Brown
- Social action: Max Weber, Pareto
- Symbolic Interactionism: G H Mead, Blumer
- Karl Marx
- Meaning and Nature of Social Research
- Nature of social phenomena
- The scientific method
- The problems in the study of social phenomena: Objectivity and subjectivity, fact and value.
- Research Design and its types
- Techniques of data collection: Observation, Questionnaire, Schedule, Interview.
- Participant observation
- Case study
- Content analysis
- Oral history
- Life history
Statistics in Social Research
- Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median, Mode
- Measures of dispersion
- Correlational analysis
- Test of significance
- Reliability and Validity
UGC NET Sociology Syllabus for Paper-III (A Core Group)
Unit-I: Phenomenology and Ethnomethodology
- Alfred Shultz, Peter Berger, and Luckmann
- Garfinkel and Goffman
- Unit-II: Heo-functionalism and Neo-Mawdsm
- J Alexander
- Habermass, Althusser
Unit-III: Structurisation and Post-Modernism
Unit-IV: Conceptualising Indian Society
- Peoples of India: Groups and Communities.
- Unity in diversity.
- Cultural diversity: Regional, linguistic, religious and tribal.
Unit-V: Theoretical Perspectives
- Indological/Textual Perspective: G. S. Ghurye, Louis Dumont.
- Structural-Functional Perspective: M. M. N. Srinivas, S. C. Dube.
- Marxian Perspective: D P Mukherjee, A R Desai.
- Civilisational Perspective: N. K. Bose, Surajit Sinha.
- Subaltern Perspective: B R Ambedkar, David Hardiman.
Unit-VI: Contemporary Issues: Socio-cultural
- Inequality of caste and gender
- Regional, ethnic and religious disharmonies.
- Family disharmony:
- Domestic violence
- Intergenerational conflict.
Unit-VII: Contemporary Issues: Developmental
- Population Regional disparity Slums
- Ecological degradation and environmental pollution
- Health problems
Unit-VIII: Issues Pertaining to Deviance
- Deviance and its forms
- Crime and delinquency
- White collar crime and corruption
- Changing profile of crime and criminals
- Drug addiction
Unit-IX: Current Debates
- Tradition and Modernity in India.
- Problems of Nation Building: Secularism, Pluralism, and Nation building.
Unit-X: The Challenges of Globalisation
- Indianisation of Sociology
- Privatisation of Education
- Science and Technology Policy of India
UGC NET Sociology Paper III-B Elective or Optional
- Rural Sociology
- Approaches to the study of Rural Society: Rural-Urban differences Rurbanism Peasant studies
- Land ownership and its types.
- Agrarian relations and Mode of production debate.
- Jajmani system and Jajmani relations.
- Agrarian class structure.
Panchayati Raj System
- Panchayat before and after 73rd Amendment.
- Rural Leadership and Factionalism.
- Empowerment of people.
Social Issues and Strategies for Rural Development
- Bonded and Migrant labourers.
- Pauperization and Depeasantisation.
- Agrarian unrest and Peasant movements.
Rural Development and Change
- Trends of changes in rural society.
- Processes of change: Migration-Rural to Urban and Rural to Rural Mobility: Social/Economic.
- Factors of change.
Elective-II Industry and Society
Industrial Society in the Classical Sociological Tradition
- Division of labour
- Production relations
- Surplus value
Industry and Society
- Factory as a social system
- Formal and informal organization
- Impact of social structure on industry
- Impact of industry on society
- Changing profile of labour.
- Changing labour-management relations.
- Conciliation, adjudication, arbitration.
- Collective bargaining.
- Trade unions.
- Workers' participation in management (Joint Management Councils).
- Quality circles.
Industrialisation and Social Change in India
- Impact of industrialization on family, education, and stratification.
- Class and class conflict in industrial society.
- Obstacles to and limitations of industrialization.
- Industrial Policy
- Labour legislation
- Human relations in industry
Elective-III Sociology of Development
Conceptual Perspectives on Development
- Economic growth
- Human development
- Social development
- Sustainable development: Ecological and Social
Theories of Underdevelopment
- Liberal: Max Weber, Gunnar Myrdal.
- Dependency: Centre-periphery (Frank), Uneven development (Samir Amin), Worldsystem
Paths of Development
- Modernisation, Globalisation
Social Structure and Development
- Social structure as a facilitator/inhibitor
- Development and socio-economic disparities.
- Gender and development.
Culture and Development
- Culture as an aid/impediment.
- Development and displacement of tradition.
- Development and upsurge of ethnic movements.
Elective-IV Population and Society
Theories of Population Growth
- Demographic transition
Population Growth and Distribution in India
- Growth of Indian population since 1901.
- Determinants of population.
Concepts of Fertility, Mortality, Morbidity, and Migration
- Age and Sex composition and its consequences.
- Determinants of fertility.
- Determinants of mortality, infant, child and maternal mortality Morbidity rates.
- Determinants and consequences of migration.
Population and Development
- Population as a constraint on and a resource for development.
- Socio-cultural factors affecting population growth.
- Population policy: Problems and perspectives
- Population education
- Measures taken for population control
Elective-V Gender and Society
Gender as a Social Construct
- Models of Gendered socialisation.
- Cultural symbolism and general roles.
Social Structure and Gender Inequality
- Patriarchy and Matriarchy.
- Division of Labour-Production and reproduction.
Theories of Gender Relations
Gender and Development
- Effect of development policies on gender relations.
- Perspectives on gender and development- Welfarist, developmentalist Empowerment.
Women and Development in India
- Indicators of women's status: Demographic, social, economic and cultural.
- Special schemes and strategies for women's development.
- Voluntary sector and women's development.
- Globalisation and women's development