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Semester and Year Offered: Winter Semester, 2018-2019
Course Coordinator and Team: Teena Anil
Email of course coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Aim: The spirit of the course’s to familiarize the students with the emergence and growth of sociology as a discipline, selected concepts and theoretical contributions of pioneer of the discipline with regards to social processes and the methods of their study. It also contextualizes of some fundamental human concerns and the way sociology can offer us directions and pointers for them
To familiarize with central traditions of sociology ;
Learn to analyse some of the main debates concerning the nature of social
Enabling Sociological Imagination and apply sociological ways of looking at human societies in order to analyse complex social issues critically
Course Outcomes: With the progression and completion of this course students will be able to
Brief description of modules/ Main modules:
Unit 1. The Social Question: (3 weeks) Tracing the journey of sociology as an intellectual field, this unit will focus briefly on the way sociology as discipline has responded to the new age through its methods and concern it raises at the global as well as at the local.
The Emergence of Sociology as a discipline,
Karl Marx: Materialist conception of history, Capitalist Modes of Production
Emile Durkheim: Social Fact, Individual and Society
Max Weber : Ideal Types and Bureaucracy
Unit 2. Genealogy of the Basic Concepts (3 weeks) In this unit students will be introduced to basic concepts in sociology-every discipline has set of concepts, which are evolving with time and space.
Unit 3. Reflecting Modernity: From Disenchantment to Promise (3 weeks) Initiating the delicate debate of the increasing rationalization of the world by Max Weber. The unit critically unravel the foundations of modernity and its grand narratives and develop at alternative reading of modernity.
Unit 4 : Situating Modernity Contextualizing Indian Social question (3 weeks) Interrogating abstracted grand theorization, the unit aims to sensitize, to locate our experiment with modernity, to engage in theorization from our experience rather than implanting borrowed ideas.
Assessment Details with weights: The course will have 5 types of assessment situations.
Students will be assessed in continuous assessment mode on the basis of their participation in class and their engagement with the educational resources. This involves in-class discussion, mid semester exam (combined: 10%)