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Complete Course on Sociology Optional

Vani Mehra

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About this course
In this course, Vani Mehra will discuss all the important topics of Sociology Optional for UPSC CSE in detail. Sociology being a generalized topic, it helps in all the four papers of the General Studies. The course will be conducted in English and the notes will also be provided in English.
Course schedule
Jun
08
Sociology - The Discipline: Modernity and Social Changes in Europe and Emergence of Sociology
Lesson 15:00 PM
Jun
09
Scope of the Subject: Comparison with other Social Sciences, Sociology and Common Sense
Lesson 25:00 PM
Jun
10
Sociology as Science
Lesson 35:00 PM
Jun
11
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 45:00 PM
Jun
13
Major Theoretical Strands of Research Methodology
Lesson 55:00 PM
Jun
15
Positivism and its Critique, Fact Value and Objectivity, Non - Positivist Methodologies
Lesson 65:00 PM
Jun
17
Research Methods and Analysis & Techniques of Data Collection
Lesson 75:00 PM
Jun
19
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 85:00 PM
Jun
22
Sociological Thinkers: Karl Marx
Lesson 911:30 AM
Jun
23
Emile Durkheim - Division of Labour, Social Fact, Suicide, Religion and Society
Lesson 102:30 PM
Jun
23
Talcolt Parsons - Social System and Pattern Variables
Lesson 114:30 PM
Jun
25
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 125:00 PM
Jun
27
Robert K. Merton - Latent and Manifest Functions, Conformity and Deviance, Reference Groups
Lesson 135:00 PM
Jun
28
Mead - Self and Identity
Lesson 145:00 PM
Jul
01
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 155:00 PM
Jul
04
Theories of Social Stratification - Structural Functionalist Theory
Lesson 1611:30 AM
Jul
05
Dimensions – Social Stratification of Class, Status Groups, Gender, Ethnicity and Race
Lesson 175:00 PM
Jul
07
Stratification and Mobility: Concepts - Equality, Inequality, Hierarchy, Exclusion and Poverty.
Lesson 185:00 PM
Jul
09
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 195:00 PM
Jul
11
Works and Economic Life
Lesson 205:00 PM
Jul
13
Politics and Society
Lesson 215:00 PM
Jul
15
Power Elite, Bureaucracy, Pressure Groups and Political Parties
Lesson 225:00 PM
Jul
16
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 2312:30 PM
Jul
21
Religion and Society
Lesson 242:30 PM
Jul
21
Systems of Kinship
Lesson 255:00 PM
Jul
23
Social Change in Modern Society
Lesson 265:00 PM
Jul
24
Perspectives on the Study of Indian Society
Lesson 2711:30 AM
Jul
25
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 2811:30 AM
Jul
25
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 295:00 PM
Jul
26
Indology (GS. Ghurye)
Lesson 3011:30 AM
Jul
27
Science, Technology and Social Change
Lesson 315:00 PM
Jul
28
Structural Functionalism (M N Srinivas)
Lesson 325:30 AM
Jul
29
Marxist Sociology (A R Desai)
Lesson 3311:30 AM
Jul
29
Revision Strategy and Questions
Lesson 345:00 PM
Jul
30
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 3511:30 AM
Jul
31
Impact of Colonial Rule on Indian Society
Lesson 3611:30 AM
Jul
31
Social Structure : Rural and Agrarian Social Structure
Lesson 374:30 PM
Aug
04
System of Kinship
Lesson 384:30 AM
Aug
04
Features of Caste System
Lesson 396:30 AM
Aug
05
Visions of Social Change in India
Lesson 404:30 AM
Aug
05
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 416:30 AM
Aug
06
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 424:30 AM
Aug
06
Tribal Communities in India
Lesson 436:30 AM
Aug
07
Programmes of Rural Development, Community Development, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Scheme
Lesson 4411:30 AM
Aug
08
Industrialization and Urbanization in India
Lesson 454:30 AM
Aug
09
Politics and Society
Lesson 469:30 AM
Aug
10
Social Movements in India
Lesson 474:30 AM
Aug
11
Doubt Clearing Session
Lesson 484:30 AM
Aug
12
Mega Quiz
Lesson 494:30 AM
Course will be taught in English
8th June to 12th August 2019
48 lessons, 1 quizzes