Mock Test 1 – IAS Sociology Main 2008: Fundamental of Sociology

 

PAPER – I:  FUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY (Topics from 1 to 5)

 

Download (5 Page PDF file – Content & Schedule of Test Series with Evaluation Methodology and Indicators) at: IAS SOCIOLOGY MAIN MOCK TEST SERIES 2008

 

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 CONTENT:

1. Sociology – The Discipline:

(a)Modernity and social changes in Europe and emergence of sociology.

(b) Scope of the subject and comparison with other social sciences.

(c)Sociology and common sense.

 

2.Sociology as Science:

(a)Science, scientific method and critique.

(b) Major theoretical strands of research methodology.

(c)Positivism and its critique.

(d) Fact value and objectivity.

(e) Non- positivist methodologies.

 

3. Research Methods and Analysis:

(a)Qualitative and quantitative methods.

(b) Techniques of data collection.

(c)Variables, sampling, hypothesis, reliability and validity.

 

4. Sociological Thinkers:

(a) Karl Marx- Historical materialism, mode of production, alienation, class struggle.

(b) Emile Durkheim- Division of labour, social fact, suicide, religion and society.

(c) Max Weber- Social action, ideal types, authority, bureaucracy, protestant ethic and the spirit of capitalism.

(d) Talcolt Parsons-   Social system, pattern variables.

(e) Robert K. Merton- Latent and manifest functions, conformity and  deviance, reference groups

(f) Mead   – Self and identity.

 

5.  Stratification and Mobility:

(a) Concepts- equality, inequality, hierarchy, exclusion, poverty and  deprivation

(b) Theories of social stratification- Structural functionalist theory, Marxist theory, Weberian theory.

(c) Dimensions – Social stratification of class, status groups, gender, ethnicity       and race.

(d) Social mobility- open and closed systems, types of mobility, sources and causes of mobility.

 

 

 

 

 

 IAS : General Studies Main 2008 – Distance Learning Programme : Study Material

 

 

 IAS MAIN MOCK TEST SERIES PROGRAMME 2008 ( ANSWER WRITING EVALUATION PROGRAMME )

 

 

 

 IAS DISTANCE LEARNING PROGRAMMEBased on Revised Syllabus of IAS Main Exam

 

 

 

 

 

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