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There are many factors that influence the culture and development of a place. They are the latitudinal and longitudinal position of that place, topography, climate, soil and vegetation. India is a land of diverse topography, soils.

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Paper - I: Sociology SyllabusFUNDAMENTALS OF SOCIOLOGY1. 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- ope

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