CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21| Check Latest Exam Pattern

CBSE has released revised Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21 that will help you in knowing about the important topics that could come in the examinations. The board has decided to reduce the syllabus this year due to ongoing health crisis. The annual board examination will be of 80 marks while practicals will be of 20 Marks.

CBSE Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21

Units-Marks
AIntroducing Sociology-
-1. Sociology, Society and its relationship with other Social Sciences8
-2. Terms, concepts and their use in Sociology8
-3. Understanding Social Institutions10
-4. Culture and Socialization8
-Total40
BUnderstanding Society-
-7. Social Change and Social order in Rural and Urban Society10
-9. Introducing Western Sociologists8
-10. Indian Sociologists8
-Total40
-Total80
-Project Work20

Part A: Introducing Sociology

Unit 1 Sociology, Society and its Relationship with other Social Sciences

• Introducing Society: Individuals and collectivities.
• Pluralities and Inequalities among societies.
• Introducing Sociology: Emergence. Nature and Scope.
• Relationship with other Social Science disciplines

Unit 2 Terms, Concepts and their use in Sociology

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

Unit 3 Understanding Social Institutions

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

Unit 4 Culture and Socialization

• Defining Culture
• Dimensions of Culture
• Socialization
• Agencies of Socialisation & Sociology

Part B: Understanding Society

Unit 7 Social Change and Social Order in Rural and Urban Society

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

Unit 9 Introducing Western Sociologists

• The Context of Sociology
• Karl Marx on Class Conflict
• Emile Durkheim : Division of Labour in society
• Max Weber:Interpretive Sociology, Ideal Type & Bureaucracy

Unit 10 Indian Sociologists

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

Project Work

A. Project undertaken during the academic year at school level

1. Introduction -2 Marks
2. Statement of Purpose – 2 Marks
3. Research Question – 2 Marks
4. Methodology – 3 Marks
5. Data Analysis – 4 Marks
6. Conclusion – 2 Marks

B. Viva – based on the project work - 05 Marks

Deleted Chapters from Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21

• Introducing Sociology 1. Doing Sociology: Research Methods

• Understanding Society 1. Social Structure, Stratification And Social Processes In Society, 2. Environment and Society

Prescribed Books:

1. Introducing Sociology, Class XI, Published by NCERT
2. Understanding Society, Class XI, Published by NCERT

Download Class 11 Sociology Syllabus 2020-21



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