Detailed Exam Syllabus of Kerala PSC Lecturer in Sociology Examination with Category no. 594/2012 on August 2014 published by Kerala public service commission.
Post Name: Lecturer in Sociology.
Category Number: 594/2012.
Department: Collegiate Education.
Examination Date: 08/08/2014 Friday 07.30 AM to 09.15 AM.
Mode of Examination:
An Objective Type Test (OMR Valuation) based on the qualification prescribed for the post.
Module I Basic concepts in sociology
1.1.Society, Community, Association, Institution, culture – meaning and characteristics – types of society – hunting and gathering, pastoral, horticultural, Agrarian, Industrial.
1.2.Social Groups – Definition, characteristics, classification of groups – primary, secondary, Ingroup and Outgroup.
1.3.Social stratification – Origin of stratification, Functions, Types – caste, class, Estate.
1.4.Social interaction – conjunctive processes – co-operation, accommodation, assimilation. Disjunctive processes – competition, conflict.
1.5.Functional elements of society – social status, role, leadership, authority. Social control – definition , types – formal and informal social control – Agencies of social control – customs, folk ways, mores, values, norms, fashion, social conformity and deviance.
Module II Sociological Theories
2.1. Development of sociological theories, contributions of classical thinkers – Auguste Comte, Herbert Spencer, Emile Durkheim, Karl Marx, Max Weber, Talcott Parsons, Wilfreds Pareto.
2.2.Structuralism – contributions of Claude Levi Strauss and Seieg fried Federick Nadel. Functionalism in – Theories of middle range – R.K.Merton. Neo-functionalism – Jeffrey C. Alexander. Conflict theory – Ralf Dahrendorf, Lewis coser. Exchange Theory – George Homans Peter Blau.
2.3.Symbolic Interactionism- G.H.Mead – Theory of mind C.H.Cooley Theory of looking glass
Erving Goffman – Slef Dramatargical view Phenomenology – Edmund Hussel and Alfred Schutz Ethno methodology – Harold Garfinkle symbolic interactionism of Herbert Blumer and Manform Kuhn.
2.4.Recent Developments in Sociological Theory: Critical Theory – Louis Althusser, Jurgen Habermas – Reflexive Sociology – Pierre Bourdieu Post Modernism – Michael Foucault – Anthony Giddens Current debates – Micro-macro integration – George Ritzer Theoretival Synthesis.
2.5.Indian Social Thinkers – G.S.Ghurge, M.N.Srinivas, A.R.Desai, S.C.Dube, Iravati Karve, McKim Marriott, Louis Dumont.
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Maximum Marks: 100
Exam Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes.
Medium of Questions: English.
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